• Uncategorized

    Stop The Presses – The Cure for MS has been found!

    I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday, a very spiritually inclined person, who believes that all of our problems are due to faults in our character. You know the type,. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DISEASE – YOU CREATED IT. That type. Now look, that may all be true, but honestly, it is the last thing I want to hear. Okay I created my Multiple Sclerosis because I didn’t know how to deal with some trauma or another.   Fine. I will even accept that. But my question for all of those people who are so quick to give advice and opinions on the origins of my disease, is…

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Thank you, Selma Blair

    It has been a few weeks since Selma Blair came out of the MS closet and announced to the world that she shares the same condition as many of us mere mortals. We struggle to tell our stories, to raise awareness, to get…

  • Travel

    Got MS? PACE YOURSELF!

    How often have I heard those words? Pace yourself. Now we all know what it means, but how many of us actually do it? I just got back from New Orleans, LA.  and because I am a true Californian, when people asked me…

  • Creative

    Start This Day With Something Positive

    Digging back into the archives of papers, (ok, computer files) from the past couple of decades, I ran across a piece I had written in 2007.  I was surprised at how little had changed in the way I view my life. What have…

  • Inspiration,  Nature,  Travel

    One Night in Venice

    A few years ago when my daughter and I backpacked through Europe, one morning we stood in front of the Destinations Board in Geneva to decide where to go next.  Our first idea was Montpellier, France,  but all the guys in the World Cup…

  • Creative,  Inspiration,  Multiple Sclerosis

    Independence Day

    Not the Alien Kind! (Written in Bahrain) Earlier this morning my sister reminded me of something that I sometimes forget about being way over here, half around the world from the USA – today is America’s Independence Day. The 4th of July. But…

  • Multiple Sclerosis,  Travel

    Traveling with MS

    Contact your Doctor  – I would never advise you to travel without medical approval, but you do know your body best.  So take all advice from those other than the doctor with a grain of salt. People can be helpful and hurtful at…

  • Friendship,  Inspiration,  Travel

    The Kenya Air Counter

    I was leaving Nairobi, Kenya. Not that I hadn’t loved every minute of my trip there, but it was time to go, and as I approached the Kenya Airways counter to receive my boarding pass for the flight to Dubai, I was greeted…

  • All you need is love.

    John Lennon
    Inspiration

    The Truth About Thoughts

    The Truth About Thoughts As I crossed the Oakland Bay Bridge tears rolled down my face. It had been a miserable week and I was telling myself life wasn’t worth living. All sorts of ideas rolled around in my head and none of…