Treating MS using Mindfulness

Mindfulness Research in MS

I am a participant in a new study that is being conducted by the Centre for Pain Research, National University of Ireland – Galway, and the MS Society of Ireland about the benefits of mindfulness in treating MS. This research is being conducted online, and they are actively looking for Continue Reading

My Life with MS & Chronic Pain – Week 3

My life with MS and Chronic Pain - Week 3

Week ending October 14, 2018 Another week, and another few lessons to learn. At 49 you would think I need not learn anything new, but I am. Life is continually changing, and the circumstances are continually different. When you have change, there is always the chance that the habits and Continue Reading

My Life With MS & Chronic Pain – Week 2

A 30 Minute Life - Week 2

Week ending 7 October 2018 What a week!! Full of ups, and downs. But that is the reality of life. If you take part, then things will happen. Some of them good, and others bad. At the end you look back and think;  “How did I survive it?” On Friday Continue Reading

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

5 management tips that help manage chronic illness

5 tips I learned from managing businesses that have helped me with chronic illness.

5 tips I learned from managing businesses that have helped me with chronic illness. Living with chronic illness is difficult, but my experiences as a manager have given me essential skills that help me live with multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sarcoidosis and asthma. Living with chronic illness is lonely. The Continue Reading

Isolation

Isolation of chronic illness

Isolation is what I felt last week. I was writing in my journal after finishing my meditation and a wave of sadness enveloped me. I wrote it down. ISOLATION. Since that day I have been thinking about this. Wondering why I felt that way. What causes this, and what can Continue Reading

Recipes: Treats for the Autoimmune Community

Pumpkin seed flour cake - Autoimmune Diet

In the last few months I have been looking at changing my diet (see my post about diet). Up to now I  follow the Swank diet. This diet removes all processed food, and anything from the cow. It also doesn’t like frying. As an Irishman not being able to eat Continue Reading

Pain Management Doesn’t Have To Be All About Pills

Pain Management Doesn't Have To Be All About Pills

When you are dealing with pain that is long-term, the last thing you need is yet another prescription for medications. Medicines can be expensive, and the cocktail of drugs that a doctor can put you on to manage pain can all be ineffective as they work against each other instead 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