A Day With MS and Rituxan

Rituxan in the “MS world” is used to slow down the progression of the disease by lengthening the time between attacks. It kills the B-cells, which are the cells that tell the T-cells to attack the Myelin.  The Myelin is what covers and protects our nerves, spinal cords and brain. I have experienced a reduction of numbness and increase in energy.  And what has been so amazing have been my MRI results, which have been stable for the past 6 months! YAY! Now everyone is different and might have a better experience with a different medication I am just sharing what has worked for me, for those who might be desperate to find something for them.

Healthy Relationships

Every relationship we have in our lives is a working progress. The bringing of two people may not always be a smooth ride. Now that doesn’t mean that you must continue on that specific ride, but it does mean you have to make some necessary changes for a smoother one. Relationships are not always romantical,  the truth is that friendships, family relationships, co-workers,  are all core parts of our daily lives.  But the relationship that you have with yourself is the most important one of all. Regardless of the type of relationship you are dealing with, they must ALL be re-evaluated. There came a point in my life when I had to sit down question and ask myself:

What am I contributing to this relationship?

What am I learning from this relationship?

Is this relationship disturbing my peace?

10 Subtle Symptoms of MS

Back in 2014, my left arm was extremely itchy and numb I told my fiancé, something feels strange. The next morning, I remembered going to lift my two year old son up from his crib and my left arm giving out on me. Confused, I looked at my arm and with no pain I tried to reach for him again. There was no pain, only a feeling of numbness, tingling and weakness.  Something was wrong.

Practice Self-Care

What is self-care? Self-care is anything that benefits you.  We can not allow our busy lives to distract or abandon the part of us that matters the most, our bodies and our minds. Over the years I have learned to narrow my self-care habits down to three main categories.  I have figured out the things I can do for myself that fit into my lifestyle and make me feel at ease and whole.

Pros and Cons of Social Media

I will be completely honest, I have never had any social media personal accounts. You can say I keep things very low key.  Someone once even told me, “OMG it’s like you don’t even exist Juny”.   The accounts I did start are all for business purposes.  I want to be accessible to my community, supporters and followers. To me personal accounts were way too personal for my own comfort.

YOUR BODY AT YOUR PACE: My simple routine

I have never been the type to go to the gym and sweat and work out until I am in pain.  I get it, everyone needs some type of exercise.   But I want to share that I started with simple yoga! At home all on my own and some youtube videos and my sticky yoga mat.  I started with 10 minutes of stretching and breathing.  I found it so peaceful and after a week of just 10 minutes, my body already felt the difference.  Nothing major but I definitely felt more flexible and breathing at ease. I learned to enjoy something at my pace and it felt good.

Gratitude Attitude

5 painless things you can be grateful for TODAY

To live in gratitude helps me focus on all the good, even if its just for a few minutes. In those minutes, I leave no room for negative thoughts, sadness or fear. I’m in Gratitude Mode! When I am in this mode all my sentences start with the two magical words “I AM”. These two simple words help your mind and body become one.