This is my last blog post in the 'This is My MS' series (see here for my post about my physical symptoms and here for my post about my mental health). I know that I am very nosy eager to hear about how others try to manage their MS and the symptoms they have, so I thought that I would… Continue reading This is My MS – Lifestyle
I've been meaning to write this blog post for a few days now... but it has been a hell of a lot more difficult to start than my previous one in this series (This is my MS – physical symptoms). It was easy for me to write about the physical symptoms of my MS -… Continue reading This is My MS – Mind
How is everyone getting on? As summer warms up (here in the UK, there has been a recent heatwave), I am reading more and more about how the heat affects many of us with chronic illness. I personally didn't struggle with the heat until about 5 years ago - now I am all about the… Continue reading Embracing the Need for Naps
I have an app called 'Timehop', which allows me to see past posts and pictures that I have shared over the years on social media. I love it, as it will throw up pictures that I haven't seen in years, often reminding me of a specific time or of particular events that I haven't thought… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Setting New Challenges
I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking: "Avalanches are formed by tiny snowflakes" Pretty obvious when we think about it. But if we were to consider what this actually means, I suppose it is the fact that something massive and potentially life changing can arise through something small and seemingly… Continue reading Avalanches
I have been going through a particularly stressful patch of late...I won't go into the details of why, but lets just say that health, relationships and work all play a part - I am aware that I am not always a 'fun Jen' to be around at the moment. My stress manifests itself as feeling… Continue reading Stressed
Another recipe from me! This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!). Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste a lot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK). This recipe is based on… Continue reading Oaty Biscuit Bars
My life has changed immeasurably over the past 10 years. This time in 2007, I was relatively newly married, working full time and just enjoying my evenings and weekends with hubby with no cares in the world. Fast-forward to 2017 and instead of being a happy-go-lucky newly wed, I am a 30-something disabled wife and mother,… Continue reading Then:Now
Brilliant post by She Dances With Spoons – all about the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis lifestyle ✨🌱💪
The universe has a benevolence that wantsus to live
As I sat there, a single face among a group of 37 other MS warriors, I became transfixed by the sentence. Here I was listening to the harrowing, sometimes gut wrenching but ultimately hope-filledstory of our facilitator’s life that brought her to that very point in time, and that single sentence decided to glue itself to my heart – Tarzan grip style.
In that moment I felt hope.
I greeted hope for what she was; the ship that had carried me this far without me acknowledging it until that point, thinking I was really being moved along by sheer grit.
Hope is the single most powerful and intangible gift I took away with me from the Gawler Foundation’s Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis retreat in the Yarra Valley.
The tools , knowledge and awareness I had consumed throughout the week had equipped…
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Another recipe from me which I just felt that I had to share. Not least because both kids cleared their plates, with no cajoling or bribery needed. This risotto is: creamy comforting filling healthy plant-based I use the oven baking method, so no need to stand over the hot cooker. Vegan parmesan (made from cashews,… Continue reading A Child-Approved Green Veg Risotto