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
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
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
I thought it was time for a foodie post, and what better recipe to share but this one from Deliciously Ella: her Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls. I'm always on the look-out for plant-based treats and this one is lovely. Although you can buy Nakd bars and the like, there is something very satisfying about going… Continue reading Deliciously Ella’s Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls
It was my birthday on Friday and I had THE BEST chocolate cake - 100% OMS friendly - low in saturated fat, dairy free, vegan. And yum. I mean seriously yum. This is the third year in a row that I have had this cake for my birthday and I'm not complaining. It tastes rich, decadent and… Continue reading A very chocolatey chocolate cake
This weekend I haven't been able to stop thinking about chocolate... I blame Easter, seeing my kids surrounded by Cadbury's eggs - and the fact that I love chocolate and it is the one thing, along with cheese, that I still crave. As I follow OMS, 'normal' chocolate is off the menu, so finding recipes that satisfy… Continue reading Sometimes only chocolate will do….
Having MS is sh*t. There is no two ways about it and no one will convince me otherwise. Has it made me (mentally) stronger? Perhaps. But I would happily trade a 'strong' MS mentality for a weak, blancmange-like one, if is meant that I didn't have to deal with this. One of my biggest worries… Continue reading It’s a Family Affair