Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is an option that is chosen when hope, faith, trust, and love are no longer experienced in a persons life. It is when these pillars of the heart that every human being needs, and has a right to…

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Tripping Through Treacle

Ok, today, a bit of yoga, courtesy of Yoga with Adriene. An important part of the OMS lifestyle is keeping active, and my favourite (and easiest!) way is through yoga.

In an ideal world, I would be going to the gym, to work the little muscle I have, but three days at work this week means that I am utterly exhausted, so I can just about manage a gentle yoga sequence, but nothing more!

If you haven’t heard of Yoga with Adriene, I highly recommend – she has a great mix of free videos on You Tube, and it can be as gentle or strenuous as you like.  She also seems really down to earth, like being in a yoga class with someone you’d be mates with.

The only thing with yoga is that it often requires balance – something that I don’t have much of!  So I quite…

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Today’s Featured Blog…MSnuButterflies!!

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A funny thing happened this past Friday. Well I can say it’s funny now. It had been a difficult day already. I wasn’t feeling well. My leg was dragging and my arm just didn’t feel right.

I went outside for a bit but when I tried to come in I found myself stuck. It’s not unusual for me to hold on to the handle of the glass sliding door to aid in helping me raise my left foot over the step. I couldn’t do that this time. It was as if my brain just quit. My legs didn’t know what they were supposed to do. My left arm had gone completely limp. I was standing there just stuck. I could feel my legs start to tremble and knew I was going to go down.


At that time I called out to my son and told him he was going to…

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Why H.O.P.E.?

Reclaiming HOPE

Fibromyalgia is a funny thing. Funny strange, not funny ha ha. One day you’re feeling well, you’re feeling optimistic that you might actually recover from it, and the next day, you’re in bed, feeling as if you’ve been hit by a truck.

I realized not too long ago that I was starting to feel hopeless. I just started feeling that I might never feel like a “real person” again. I knew two things: 1. I couldn’t live the rest of my life feeling so hopeless and 2. I had to figure out some way to live, and live well within my new parameters. As I thought about the most important thing the fibro has taken away from me, my hope, I started thinking about the best way for me to reclaim it. Part of it, of course, is doing things that help me physically, but I also needed to address…

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Email Bag: Why Do You Have Blogs In Your Sidebar?

DreamHave you ever noticed the blogs listed in my sidebar?  If you have awesome!  If you haven’t then I want you to consider taking a moment and visiting those Partners and helping show your support.  When I first began my page I learned, from bloggers like Jason at Harsh Reality, to build a community.  My belief is that if each of us focus on building a community then it makes every blog that much stronger.

Take a few minutes and visit those bloggers in my sidebar and say hello.  I guarantee you most of them will return the effort and engage with you!  The more you network, the faster you will grow!

Did You Plan To Fail?

 

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Nearly every person I know is a planner and has a planner. If not for these organizational whizzes, there would be no need for businesses that allow you to customize your own planners each year. I must admit that I marvel at…

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The Staircase Effect

This morning as I was praying about this post, I was reminded of my first position as a school leader.  I worked in a comprehensive high school with lots of stairs. Each set of stairs had a color, so it was really important to know…

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Welcome Dream Big Partner: Better Twogether!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: BetterTwogether:

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Here is an excerpt from the Better Twogethe

Michelle is a writer, Certified Life Coach, and a Master Teacher with 25 years of experience as a facilitator of learning and a school leader. From as far back as her young adult years, Michelle can recall having a passion for helping others — whether serving her local church and community or teaching in various schools throughout the United States, her desire to share her knowledge with others has been her life’s mission.

At the heart of who she is lies her values: relationships, balance, honesty, and commitment. These core values have served her well and are evident to all who meet her. According to Michelle, strong relationships are vital to successfully navigating life’s journey, and at the foundation is a relationship with God. Once you know him and live a life that’s pleasing to him, all other kinships or partnerships are sweeter as a result.

Equally important to Michelle is balance (or equilibrium). A life that is balanced is a fruitful one. The right mix of hard work, play time, reflection, and alone time is difficult to achieve at times, but that mix is necessary for living your best life. When your life is unbalanced, the result is stress, anxiety, or even physical pain. Michelle believes that finding the right mix to achieve balance is essential to living your best life now.

Honesty is the best policy or so the saying goes. Scripture also tells us that the truth shall set you free. Michelle is fair and honest with her clients because it’s what God expects from her, and it’s necessary in building strong relationships. A partnership built on half-truths or lies is in imminent danger of crumbling, but a relationship that is built on honesty can weather any storm.

Last on the list but certainly not least is commitment. Michelle’s commitment to loving and serving God is her top priority. She espouses the work ethic described in Colossians 3:23 — “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” A commitment like this guarantees honesty, balance, and a strong relationship.

Allow Coach Michelle to walk alongside you and help you move from where you are to where you want to go. Drop her a line at michellemalone@bettertwogether.org  to schedule your free 30-minute Discovery Call or Book It Now.

You can find the Better Twogether logo in my sidebar and on the Partners' Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

 

5 Ways That I Help My Children To Understand MS

Tripping Through Treacle

My children have only ever known me as their Mum with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I was diagnosed 14 years before my first child was born and, although I was physically very well for the first few years of my children’s lives, they claim they can’t remember me not having MS symptoms. I have always been the limping Mum who uses crutches and a scooter, the exhausted Mum who benefits from a daily sleep and the Mum who has to adapt her daily activities to accommodate her chronic illness.

MS is a huge part of our life as a family and, perhaps because of this, I see it as my role to support and educate my children in understanding what MS is. I also hope to reassure them through my actions that, although the disease can be awful to live with, we can learn so much from it as well.

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therapy break continues, days 3 and 4

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days 3 and 4 have been a lot harder than the first two days. proly cuz we didnt sleep and we were so dissociative. losing lotsa time, just being sad and hurting and crying a lot.
alla us kids miss eileen so much. it realy hurts our heart.
we been tryin ta make her cards and write letters to her but nothins comin out.
do anybody ever get like that? like yur words get stuck, lost even? and you dont know how to fix that?
we are going to try ta have a good weekend. and not to miss her too much.
that will be hard tho i think.
we brought her rose scent to respite with us for some comfort. and we might get to buy the perfume she wears tomorrow when we go shopping. it will double because dr. barry wears it too so we can think of…

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