8 Simple Tips For Living A Better Life With MS (or any disease really)

These are excellent tips for coping with any kind of chronic illness from Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often.

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8 Simple Tips For Living A Better Life With MS

My symptoms began in 2007 while I was on vacation in Florida.  Little did I know at that time that my world would change forever with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.  I have experienced an array of symptoms and have found some fairly successful habits I have used to help offset the side effects of MS.  Here are some simple tips for living a better life with MS:

 Walk every day

One of the goals I have for myself is to walk every single day without exception.  Evelina and I have a dog and he requires being walked which guarantees I’ll be outside at some point taking a stroll.  For those who cannot walk I recommend standing up and sitting down or maybe doing leg and arm lifts.  Even if you are confined to a wheelchair, you can do some…

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from vanbytheriver

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Scene: Thanksgiving Day. T minus 30 minutes.

The bronzed bird is resting on the counter, but you need the drippings to make the gravy.

The potatoes are boiling furiously, and you are waiting to drain some of that starchy cooking water into the pot for the gravy. (A tip you found long ago). The mashing tools are ready and waiting.

You have just rolled out the crescent rolls, which need a short time and little oven space. Good thing those candied sweet potatoes and extra casserole of stuffing are about finished.

The fresh cut green beans have been steamed, and are now in a skillet with butter and sliced almonds on the back burner.

You found out how delicious those fresh cranberries can be, and you made them the night before, while the second batch of pumpkin pies was baking. The first batch was set aside, since you forgot to…

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Announcing the Launch! Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I

from Teagan’s Books

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We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programming.  Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam will return next week.

Finally!  Wheew!  I’ve been almost ready with this for months.  So I’m dropping everything to tell you about it.  Also, a pos-i-lutely huge thank-you to everyone who agreed to be part of this book launch.  Ya’ll are the cat’s pajamas!

Announcing the Launch of
Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I

Introducing the second “three things” serial, in novel form Murder at the Bijou — ThreeIngredients I

Bijou front only 2Yes, that’s the cover.  (I love making covers!)  I kept it similar to the one for the first serial,The Three Things Serial Story, but with different 1920s photos.

Giveaway!

My apologies everyone — I tried to limit the giveaway to just my followers, but it clearly went public anyway, and they blew right through it. (I’ve noticed many of the…

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Blogging Tips, Advice and Blog Strategies – 4/21/16

This kind of blogging advice is always fresh. From Danny at Dream Big Dream Often.

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For my blogging tips, advice and blog strategies post today I want to switch gears a bit and discuss the power of having an opinion and losing the fear of offending others.

I remember when I first started blogging and how I was always worried about what others thought about what I was writing.  I think it is a natural fear when you are putting yourself out for all to read and doing so in such an honest forum such as blogging.  Blogging can be intimidating at first.  I was reluctant to express my true feelings on certain topics.  I would write something and then read it to Evelina to make sure I wasn’t coming across too strong.  I still practice this habit, but I am the one usually rereading a draft to ensure my “tone” is acceptable and my message takes into account my true feelings and opinions.  But…

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