Archive for March, 2016

Last year, I had a traumatic medical experience. It is only now that I am realizing how the trauma is affecting me mentally — affecting my quality of life. I hadn’t realized until recently that I had literally developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result. I may have written about it here — I can’t […]

Not long ago, my MS doctor suggested I try low-dose cymbalta for my migraines and pain in general. (Cymbalta is an anti-depressant, and SSRI/SNRIs are often used for nerve pain. I’d tried one before topiramate, and my body has adapted so well to my migraine meds that I need to up the ante a bit, […]

I saw an ad recently for the movie I always wanted to make… here it is: Living With MS Unfortunately this isn’t playing anywhere near me, but maybe I’ll get the chance to see it at some point? This film portrays the lives of four active people who continued with their sports even after their […]

So… I’m drinking the kool-aid. I never thought I’d participate in so many MS events each year, but I’m feeling the need to raise as much for research as possible, considering a) all I’ve felt in terms of drug side-effects this tear and b) the MS fatigue I’ve noticed recently. I’m pouring efforts toward MS. […]

We love traveling to exotic places, right? 🙂 What’s in store for this year? Well, we figured we should stick closer to home (ha, closer for us) with a new business and everything. (by the way, check out the website — Daltons Midway Service. If you need car repair about 30 miles north of Seattle…) […]

a great article


I’m still here… I just closed the show, and I may have to switch around my spring quarter teaching schedule (plus, prepping to celebrate Pi Day!) so there’s a ton of stuff in my world, as always. But I recently found this article that I believe many here can resonate with:   Things You Know […]

reachin’ out


Yesterday was another big accomplishment for me as a nutrition instructor. You see, I’ve been teaching for quite some time, but I feel I want to extend my public health influence beyond the classroom. So when a National Science Foundation grant came about where science/math students could work with faculty mentors on a project to […]