100 Days of Self-Care

I was supposed to start this 3 weeks ago. Clearly I need an accountability partner or something. So I’m going to post daily and shame myself into getting my shit together. Luckily I don’t write professionally because this would certainly result in my being fired. Professional journalists do some type of challenge, take notes, then…

Stumbling Towards Self-Care

While playing around with different WordPress themes I noticed that some give a tagline option. As I transition from posting on Facebook to only posting on my blog, I’ve been trying to figure out: What’s the focus of this space? Why should anyone give a damn and stop by?  As I messed around with a…

Living With MS: What I Wish I Had Been Told When I Was Diagnosed

If you’re newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I’m happy to give you my number with the understanding that you may never call me because: 1) I’m a stranger 2) You’ll probably spend the next six months scouring the internet and come across a plethora of excellent and downright dangerous suggestions that you’ll try before calling…

Day 33: Failing to Give Up Something for Lent

Although I thought about giving up carbs, sugar, snacks, and even wine, I’ve decided that this year instead of giving something up, I’m vowing to do more. For the next 40 days I’m going to try like hell to eat the 5 recommended fruits and vegetables and drink 5 glasses of water. Although I love…

Day 24: Failing to Blog (Again)

I was away this weekend which made blogging tough. Although I failed to write a post, I thought I’d officially use my blogging failures as opportunities to showcase blogs, sites and other artists, writers and scientists that I follow. One of my favorite blogs of all time is The Blog That Ate Manhattan (TBTAM), written…

Day 7: Failing at Finding a Dietary Cure

Look around the Internet enough and you’ll find a bunch of people that claim to have wiped away their MS symptoms through dietary changes alone. There’s the low-fat Swank Diet, Dr. Wahls’ paleo approach, Overcoming MS‘s almost vegan regimen, The Best Bet’s anti-leaky gut plan, the anti-allergy MS Recovery Diet, the Healing MS anti-candida program along…

Day 5: Failing at Shaming Oprah

Have you heard the hullabaloo about Oprah Winfrey joining Weight Watchers?  Even though she’s one of the most wealthy, powerful and accomplished women on the planet, her choice to join WW and encourage others to join her is a big problem for many. Not me. Oprah, if you want to lose weight – Go for…

Day 3: Failing Coffee

I put a lot of sugary, crap in my coffee.  In fact to the unsuspecting observer, it might seem like instead of adding sugar to my coffee I’m actually adding coffee to my mug of hot chocolate. Even though I know that eating sugar is an inflammatory act, I can’t seem to start my day…