2017: Cautious Optimism Or Reckless Certainty?

A few months ago I was frustrated by my continued gait dysfunction. No matter which medications I’ve taken (Copaxone, Tysabri, Ampyra, Low Dose Naltrexone), therapies I’ve attempted (yoga, Feldenkrais, Anat Baniel Method, physical therapy, myofascial release, basic calisthenics), or medical equipment I’ve purchased (AFOs, foot drop braces, canes), my walking was going to shit. I’d…

We Need an American Haka!

Aggression is defined as “hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another; readiness to attack or confront”.    Silva in 1980, stated that there are 3 types of aggression: Hostile Aggression Intent to harm Goal to harm Unusual effort and energy expenditure Instrumental / Channeled Aggression Intent to harm Goal to win No anger Assertive…

Failing to Solve the Problem in Front of Me

What do mean girls, martians and babies have in common? The all solve their problems one at a time. Cady Heron understood this: Babies do it all day long as they slowly map out their newly acquired brains: And in The Martian, Andy Weir taught us that “you solve one problem, then you solve another problem, and…

Shut Up and Do the Work

Today, in Frederick, MD it was 64 degrees on February 20th! I ran to the bank early this morning when it was only 47 degrees and the insanity had already started. Folks in tank tops were jogging around snow piles that were 2 feet high and lots of shorts were seen walking in and out…

Failing to Vibrate Daily

Before we get started, I’ve got to know. Why exactly did you click on this blog post? Who are you, Samantha Jones? What type of daily vibration do you think I’m talking about? I’m talking about Whole Body Vibration. You see, the vibrator I use doesn’t fit in a nightstand. It’s a whole body vibration…

Failing to Surrender

Although there are many approaches to healing chronic, non-healable conditions, I’m fairly certain they all have one thing in common. Surrender. You have to surrender your need to heal yourself if you want to heal yourself. If you’re determined to fix your health problem you must be 100% okay with not fixing your health problem….

Day 34: Success #3

I can stand on my left foot for two seconds! This is huge because it means that the outside edge of my foot is tensing up again which keeps me from falling. Well, for 2 seconds and then I grab onto something so I wont fall.  But still, two whole seconds! For the past two years…