September 2015 Walking Update ~ Living with Multiple Sclerosis

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In September 1995 I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now, 20 years later, I’m feeling consistently well! I have been living pretty much the same as I have for the past 10 years, same prayer and meditation, exercise routine, diet, positive thinking and pharmaceuticals. The only thing I’ve changed is …

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Genuine and Intentional: A way to live

One challenge of life with Multiple Sclerosis is the unpredictability. Will tomorrow bring a new symptom or clear up an old one? Will MS fatigue come out of nowhere to spoil your plans? I try very hard to plan for and accommodate for all the ways that I know MS …

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Hiking with MS (and a trusty cooling vest)

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I have always loved the wilderness. I have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest and summers meant camping with my family, inner-tubing on the rivers and hiking in the mountains. As I grew older, hiking remained one of the few physical activities that I continued to enjoy …

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Five free apps to help remind you to take a break

We all work too much. Many don’t realize how important it is to step away from the monitor and take a break. This isn’t just for your physical health, but your mental health.For some users breaks come naturally. For others, a bit of a heads up is necessary. As you …

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News anchor and Paralympian exchange stories on disability

Saskatoon: Almost everyone agrees that a lot of progress has been made, but that we may need many more International Days of Persons with Disabilities before the remaining obstacles to their full participation in society are dismantled. As the poet and writer Denise Bissonnette remarked in Dialect, a news magazine …

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