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On The Same Page With Jim Carrey…

Yeah, Jim and I got together on this — NOT! However, as I was writing and rewriting and editing and re-arranging this Stumble to Rise book, I often kept myself moving forward with this simple trick… ~ Visualization! ~ I’ve always had an active imagination and it benefitted me regularly when the writing goal became clouded.    OK, so here’s…

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A Word From the E.O.O.?

When you get knocked down, like the song goes, do you get up again? Due to my official self appointed title of E.O.O — “Expert Obstacle Overcomer”– I just had to address this topic. It seems like I see too many who stop believing in the light at the end of their tunnels. We all have different backgrounds and coping…

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Pity Party Anyone?

I am more than MS but some days, my disease is all I can see. Last week I had one of those days. If only I had a dollar for every time I stumbled and fell that day… Ugh. I don’t often think of myself as disabled. In fact, like I mention in Stumble to Rise, I’m really good at…

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Finding Time for Your Passion

OK this is not a blog about THAT kind of passion so don’t get any crazy ideas! The passion I’m referring to is the kind you get when you spend some time on your purpose, your pleasure, your THING! Unfortunately, most Americans rarely do. Between paying the bills and keeping up with demands, who has TIME? Just like oxygen and…

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Fave Food Hacks (Candy Included)

Life is too short to completely eliminate what you love so I developed “food hacks.” These hacks allow me to continue enjoying my favorites while taking control of what goes in my mouth. And guess what? I actually enjoy these reincarnated versions of my old favorites even more than the processed quasi-food of my old life. The backstory?  I was…

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Another Diet? What’s A Girl to Do?

Paleo, Keto, Zone, Mediterranean, Plant Based, Vegan, etc. What’s a person to eat? If you want to be healthy, where do you begin? I’m certainly no doctor or nutritionist but I know what works for me. I’ve been mostly gluten, dairy and sugar-free for almost four years and have radically changed my life. Prior to my food shift, my pain…

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What’s YOUR Movie Trailer?

Movies have trailers. (What’s YOURS rated?) Books have Cliff Notes. But people? We do too! All of us have a few overriding belief systems that drive us. Finding a few words or quotes that focus you on what matters each day can be powerful. As the publication date of my book, Stumble to Rise (STR) draws near, I look at…

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Misery vs Joy — You Choose!

My Stumble to Rise story is told from an honest and very real perspective. Thanks to MS, I’ve become somewhat of an expert at making adjustments to keep moving forward. I continue to weather the continual changes of diminishing abilities. Sure, I’ve mourned the loss of a version of myself that I used to take for granted. But I’m proud…

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Is Everything Really This Perfect?

I’ve seen the holiday fun and excitement posted on social media lately and it warms my heart I love this time of year! We all look so perfect in our smiling pics by the tree don’t we? I’ve also seen posts from my fellow MS Warriors who are physically challenged to keep up with all the holiday hubbub. You see,…

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From Broken Rib to… Author?

     As I share in Stumble to Rise, “I broke a rib and bruised a few others after a bad fall into the unforgiving kitchen granite countertop. I was in pain and received doctors’ orders to rest and recoup for six weeks. After a couple of days playing with my phone and watching TV, I stationed myself in a…

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