Repair MS ~ June 2011 Update: Embracing MS Reality

I will continue helping others find joy, one step at a time, that’s what MSrelief is all about. I’ve written an e-book, entitled Emotional Clearing: Your New and Wonderful Life Begins with the Five Steps that you can get it by clicking here. Emotional clearing outlines the beginning steps to being truly happy. I’ve learned since the publication of this e-book that it’s not a quick fix. I’ve already told you I didn’t have a rough childhood where I had to process and let go of any pain. My difficulty didn’t start until I was laid up in bed with the chronic disease of MS.

During the first five years of ups and downs and often being homebound, I experienced a ton of personal growth. During those years, I prepared to meet my maker. When my husband would hear me talk about “meeting my maker” he was concerned. It wasn’t that I was suicidal, it’s a place where everyone should be. No one knows when we’ll die, death is inevitable. Preparing for death simply brings peace in living.

What brings happiness to our souls? I believe with all my being that it doesn’t have to do with our external circumstances, it has to do with what’s in our hearts. We know that what’s in our hearts and minds will cause our actions which will lead us to our happiness or misery. My actions are leading to my happiness which I hope will eventually get me walking again!

I love Juliette Kando’s floor exercises! I’ll add this to my daily work out! Right now I’m “Chairbound” ~ I can’t even scoot close enough to the wall to straighten my legs up! I’m confident that as I continue the exercises that my personal trainer, Holly Fulford-Jeffery has given me, it won’t be long until I can. (I don’t even hope to look like Juliette~ even in my best of health I could never move like she does!)

How about you, are you Chairbound? What exercises are you doing to work toward the heath goals in your New Realty? You can purchase aids to get you out of the chair, by clicking right here! I’d love for you to share your story! There is a contact tab on top where you can email me and tell me that you’re willing to write your story! I’d love to spotlight you!


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. Linda,

    Beautiful article. When I read life stories from strong men and women, I become inspired and motivated. Your comment on meeting your maker was right on the spot. I too believe everyone should be at this place. Preparing for death does bring peace. I am a seizure disorders patient and have come to terms with the reality that my next seizure may be the last breath I draw. No one around me, caregivers, doctors, other patients understands my mindset. So refreshing to finally find someone who gets it. I look forward to reading more of your quality content.

    Blessings –
    Terrific Tonya Heathco
    National Seizure Disorders Foundation

  2. Tonya,
    Fascinating! I was writing to you at TSA as you were writing to me right here! I started to say ‘we have much in common’ then I deleted it because it was too much writing to explain! Then I come here and you read it all and agreed, we have so much in common! I also look so forward to networking with you!

  3. Hello Linda,
    I’m so glad that you are enjoying my exercises and recommending them to other people. For all of you out there with MS just remember, as long as you keep following your own body intelligence (listening to your body) and challenging your own limitations, things are going to get better by the day. There are a lot more sensible tips on my website for self help towards increased body awareness at:
    Don’t give up the fight! Remember my motto: No Pain, Just Gain!

    • Juliette,
      Thank you for visiting my blog! I greatly appreciate all you’ve said! I will take a look at your site right now! We all have so much to gain from following your example!

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