The holiday season is often filled with traditions that we look forward to all year long.
There are two moments that I look forward to most each year. Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family where we gather to enjoy good food and laughter together. It’s all about the relationships.
I also love the candlelit Christmas Eve church service that provides such a special feeling inside. Being surrounded with everyone in their holiday attire, the lit Christmas tree and hearing the Christmas hymns, is powerful.
Knowing the holidays have a much different feel this year due to the pandemic, Continue reading →
Our bodies – more specifically our brains – are designed to crave routine. The more habits we create in our lives the less we have to think about and the easier it is for us to move throughout our day.
Yet living with a chronic illness can lead to anything but a routine, habit-filled day.
Depending upon how this “snowflake disease” presents itself in your body, each day can bring Continue reading →
As a Jersey girl, I spent my summers “down the shore.”
But since my MS diagnosis the warmth of the sun is something I avoid… and straight up fear somedays.
I also hate the heat that summer temps bring to my workouts. I get so easily overheated. My danger zone is when it’s hot enough to raise my internal body temperature but not hot enough for me to break a sweat.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that I can exercise as it’s something that brings me Continue reading →