Posts Tagged ‘health’

I wrote about this before, how having chronic illness makes me want to do things NOW and not postpone anything in life… I had yet another realization just a few days ago: as I’m surrounded by people (anyone, really) transitioning to bigger and better jobs, and I work for a university that helps non-traditional students […]


Soooo often… I talk to people who are overwhelmed… can’t take care of their health, their exercise, their sleep, whathaveyou… but they tell me that “hopefully things will calm down in the next few months”. Will they? What are you actively doing so that things WILL calm down? Because really… snowballs are snowballs. Entropy happens. […]


I’m here to talk about a health issue… Not MS, this time. One that doesn’t really get discussed… but should. I’m talking about certain women’s health issues. I was in a doctor’s office about a week ago, waiting and flipping through a People magazine (seeing names that I didn’t recognize, for the most part) and […]


… to someone in a bad situation? “It’ll all work out fine.” Because, left to its own devices, a situation typically does not work out fine. You have to WORK at it. There is often a struggle. (And, in the end, the struggle is typically worth it… but leave it alone, and things don’t just […]


Hey! It’s just after the first of the year (Happy New Year, btw), and you all are ready to make a change, right? (Well… reality is… why wait ’til the first to make a change? Set your own “first of the year” anytime to make a change! But I digress…) It’s the way of the […]


waiting

11Aug14

Some days, it feels like I’m always waiting… Waiting for the migraine drug to work. Waiting for the anti-nausea drug to chase the migraine to work. Waiting…. to live. Can you relate? Do you know what it’s like? Some times, you wait… and nothing comes of your waiting. Aside from disappointment. Disappointment in yourself, that […]


As a health and nutrition educator, I get asked my opinion on artificial sweeteners frequently. I’m not a huge fan of synthetic chemicals going into the body, honestly… but there isn’t a peer-reviewed study showing that small amounts of artificial sweeteners directly lead to disease. Which, of course, has the diet industry (and a lot […]


(hopefully I’m not the only one who remembers that song) So, in my posts, I talk a lot about feeling good, having energy, and not experiencing many symptoms. Here’s where I admit to you that I do have the occasional rough time. I am going through a rough patch right now. I don’t think it’s […]


Happy Canada Day to my northern neighbors… only a mere 130 miles to my north, currently! So, after all of my more recent abdominal surgery medical crises I almost think the point of it all is so that I “forget” I have MS. And, really, when you have immediate pain that is a symptom of […]


settling down

16Jun14

After my past few months of nightmares (2 abdominal surgeries–the second one unexpected and major–followed by odd symptoms, which were related to the second surgery, which led to a third surgery) I seem to be bouncing back rather quickly! Part of it stems from knowing what I do… I decided, shortly after Surgery 3, that […]