Exercise and Vitamin D are Essential – MS Conference

Jens Bansi - MS Conference 2018 - Talking about exercise

On the 22nd of September 2018 I visited the Irish MS Conference in Athlone, Ireland. This is the first MS Conference I attended. Over the day I met other people with MS and to hear talks discussing exercise, mental health and an overview of MS and quality of life. Despite Continue Reading

Reach Out, But In The Right Ways: Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Our Help

Reach Out, But In The Right Ways: Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Our Help

It can feel like banging your head against a brick wall, whether you are helping a family member, or you are trying to get through to a friend, if you are doing your best to help someone, but they don’t want our help, the stresses and anxieties of the situation Continue Reading

5 tips to help stop being overwhelmed by chronic illness

5 tips to help stop being overwhelmed by chronic illness

Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I see normality. I don’t appear to have anything wrong with me, and occasionally I even fool myself. For a little while. When this happens, I wonder is this all happening inside my head. Is it a fiction I have immersed Continue Reading

New Opportunities – Living with Chronic Illness

New Opportunities

New Opportunities Traditional work is difficult when you have a chronic illness. Accepting that I have a new path, I find new opportunities for personal fulfillment. Now that I have accepted that my ability to work in a traditional job is not possible I have had to find another reason Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Carpe Diem or Seize the Day is a maxim that people with chronic illness usually follow. Every day brings surprises, some good, some bad. This is a day that something good happened, and I grabbed it with both hands. On Wednesday I had a great plan. Creating an 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

4 mindset changes that can help you cope with Chronic Illness – A 30 Minute Life

4 mindset changes that can help you cope with Chronic Illness

Mindset Living with a chronic illness means looking at life in a different way, altering your mindset is one of the changes that have to happen. These are the four changes that have helped me cope with my chronic illnesses. The mindset of someone with a chronic illness is different Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Transition Day – A 30 Minute Life

Transition Day

Transition – Living with chronic illness Life is a series of changes – transition. Some are unexpected, and other you know will happen. I now have to finish the work that I do because I cannot walk fast enough. This is how I am adapting to this transition. Life is 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

A Simple Mistake

A Simple Mistake

Going to Work As you all know I do market research surveys to get me out of the house. Depending on the week, I will work 2-3 days, and each of these days I actually work about 6 hours. It gets me out of the house and meeting people. It Continue Reading