Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) changed my life. At 27, it was not necessarily a welcome diagnosis – one that came with far too many unknowns and potential grim outcomes. If I’m being honest, I’m lucky enough to live most of the time in unaffected by the disease. But, when I reflect on this journey of living with an invisible disease, I see I’ve learned some valuable lessons that have filtered into all aspects of my life. Lesson 1: Focus on what you can control.
Imperfection. Something uncommon to strive for, yet, often what we achieve. "Imperfection," by Elizabeth Carlson, beautifully describes the process of learning to love our imperfections. This poem was shared with me in a mindfulness facilitation course. It resonated deeply, not only with my own mindfulness journey, but with my journey of life. Read and reflect. Read again, if need be, and simply sit with what is. Imperfection Elizabeth Carlson I am falling in love with my imp
Are you feeling a bit…unraveled lately? You are not alone! Between still living in a pandemic, the stresses of the current social climate, and navigating “normal” daily life, there are many days when I feel like if I hear one grumbling about dinner, another dog bark, or have to wash one more dish, I might seriously lose it! Thankfully, these five grounding techniques have helped me keep my cool - so far. Check them out! Staying grounded can make all the difference in your day
Everyone I know is ready to kick 2020 to the curb and ring in the new year. But, just like everything else in 2020, traditions around New Year’s Eve are going to look different than in years past. For one, how do you transition to a new year with hope and optimism when there is still so much uncertainty and so many unknowns looming on the horizon? If you’re feeling a bit lost on starting the new year, check out these 3 promising ways to kick off 2021! 2020 has been a year wit