Staying Positive When Your Disability Gets Down

Staying Positive When Your Disability Gets You Down

They say that adversity is good for us, and that it brings out the best in us. It helps us push beyond our limits, shakes us out of apathy and despondency and encourages us to be the very best that we can be. While it’s certainly true that many people Continue Reading

THE 3 DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE – DAY 3

I struck the board, and cried, No more; I will abroad! What? shall I ever sigh and pine? My lines and life are free, free as the road, Loose as the wind, as large as store.

Thank you Dizzy for asking me to do this challenge!! There are a few quotes which I will share with you. You can see my first quote here, and my second one here. The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for Continue Reading

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

Learning from adversity Learning from my chronic illnesses has been a goal of mine. Ever since I was diagnosed decades ago. I am firm in the belief that the adversity that arrives at your door is for a reason. How you choose to react to this, apparently, negative event in Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Fooling Myself

Chronic illness - Fooling myself

Am I fooling myself? I am serious. What is the point in trying to develop my skills? I am disabled. It is so easy to take the route of giving up on improving myself as a person. It would be much less painful to spend the whole day watching TV, Continue Reading

Tip 3 – Look after your mental health

Look after your mental health “Look after your mental health” is really a sub-category of Tip 2 – Be Healthy. When you have a chronic illness that has no cure your life is thrown upside down. At no stage in your upbringing have you been taught the skills of how Continue Reading

The Choice – Pain, or possibly more pain??

So what should I do? I am faced with a choice, and I know that I have to get some more information, but a decision is looming. Up to 3 years ago I was virtually symptom-free of my MS. I had been using LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) for 10 years Continue Reading

Living With MS – Accepting the Challenge

Living with MS – Accepting the Challenge Accepting the challenge of living with MS is a choice that you have to actively make. 25 years ago when I was diagnosed was when I first realised that this disease required a different mindset to what I had coming out of university, Continue Reading

The Morning Challenge – Choose Living, or Choose to Succumb

I don’t want to succumb This morning I woke at 7:45. A little earlier than usual. On Saturdays I like to sleep in, and catch up on some rest. One of the symptoms that I have with my Multiple Sclerosis is fatigue. For those of you who don’t have fatigue Continue Reading

Who is Robert Joyce?

Hi Everyone Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope there will be some content that you will find of benefit to you. I would like to give you some background on who I am. Background I am 48 years old (born in 1969) and live in Connemara, Ireland. Continue Reading