Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Let me start with saying this: I am very open about my MS. I understand and respect those who keep their struggle with Multiple Sclerosis to themselves, however, I find that its therapeutic for me to share my story. I am writing about it with the hopes that I can shed some light on this…

It’s a New Year! Celebrate with this Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowl

Ahhh, another successful holiday season has come and gone!  Now just to get things back to normal – whatever normal means.  I love Christmas – decorating with all the twinkly lights, wrapping gifts that we choose so carefully for Christmas, baking yummy treats for the family gatherings, playing games, listening to Christmas music – all…

Finding Santosha

Santosha – To be content with what is My sister in law and I have registered for a yoga class once a week for 10 weeks taught by one of my favorite people. I have known this instructor for at least 10 years – I first hired him as an instructor teaching yoga and fitness…

45 Random Facts you Don’t Know about Me – or maybe you do!

Inspired by the idea of revealing more about myself – I am going to veer from the normal posts today. I decided to make a list of some slightly random things you probably don’t know about me and you would have done just fine in life never having known. You know the basics of me…

My New Kitchen Gadget

I got a new toy and I want to shout out to the world…. “THIS THING ROCKS!”  I don’t know about you, but I have always been nervous to try my hand at pressure cooking. I have visions of steaming my face off and not in a relaxing facial kind of way.  I remember our…

So thankful every day, not just on Thanksgiving!

Absolute cooking fail – right here, right now.  I know that it’s shocking, but it’s not all smiles and roses in my kitchen.  I always thought that making pull apart bread would be easy, I mean it looks easy – not so much! To be fair to me and to throw my son under the…

Kahlua Cinnamon Apple Bread and Some Basic Rules I Live By

As you know I have been on a journey since going on Long Term Disability – I don’t know if you have ever done it before but what I didn’t expect was all of the self-reflection that goes along with finding a new normal for yourself so regularly I find myself revisiting the rules or…

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

I’ve been a bit tired the last couple of days and so when that happens, I know that my body is telling me that it’s time to take a little break.  With MS, there is no rhyme or reason of when you feel the effects of your disease.  It may be Regular symptoms flaring up…

My 2 year commitment to science

In January of 2015, I began the process to participate in a Clinical Trial for a controversial procedure for those with Multiple Sclerosis called CCSVI.  What the heck is that you say?  Forgive me, but I have to get technical for a minute if I am to explain it to you.  CCSVI stands for Chronic…