THE GOAL OF THIS BLOG I love sharing stories about MS and since it is a large part of my story, I have applied whatever I learned from school (social work, divinity, public health) to learning about ways to live successfully without letting MS take over, and also to learn about ways to give my body more of an edge in health. That’s the main point of this blog—to share what I am learning, what I am experiencing, to give my story to fellow journeyers—we all have something, some of us have MS and some of us live with other challenges—and if my story and learnings resonate with your life, that’s great.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED SO FAR My books tell a lot of the story—Beyond MS Your Best Life is about what we can do to live fully regardless (or because of) challenges like MS. Beyond MS Get Moving is about, guess what, exercise! I like the ebook especially because there are a lot of links to sites where specific exercises are shown. The book convinced me that everything we do to move our bodies is good! If you want to read it in book form, which is actually my favorite way to read, it is coming out in paperback, and the publisher will load it onto Amazon soon.
WHAT I THINK ABOUT THESE DAYS What I want to do is write about the Trinity of living beyond MS—diet, exercise and especially de-stressing. I say especially because that is the biggest goal I have for my own life right now. In large ways I have done it already, I retired when I was given the diagnosis, I moved to a small rural town in northern New Hampshire where laid back is the order of the day. In small ways, though, I am learning it now, how to create healthy boundaries between me and the good ideas I come up with—not everything has to be done, not everything has to be done by me—that will be a huge lesson when I learn it.
I’ll be checking in on this blog every Thursday. See you next week--Rosalie