Heartfelt Lessons from a Journey with MS

Heartfelt Lessons from a Journey with MS

Multiple sclerosis affects about 400,000 people in the United States, and about 2 1/2 million worldwide. There are approximately 200 new cases diagnosed each week in the United States. Rates of MS are higher for those who live further from the equator.  While anyone can develop MS, it generally targets those between the age of 45-64 and seems to be more common in women than men. Even though there are many challenges with this disease, there are heartfelt lessons we can learn from a journey with MS.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

I was in the home of a veteran recently; he had served in WWII.  At 94 years of age he shared how he had dodged bullets and land mines.  He had stories most of us could never imagine. He explained how at such a young age; he was invincible, but today, he’s afraid of the stairs. It was difficult for him to comprehend how his life had changed…

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The Avengers - What's Your EndGame?

The Avengers - What's Your EndGame?

Life has a way of throwing obstacles on our paths, not to hurt us but to present us with options on how we may wish to move forward. Spectators gaze upon the warriors of this world who are strategizing to be victorious in the end game. What many don’t realize until many maneuvers later, is that the universe has given a unique present called the gift of struggle. Those who have been given this gift are heroes in the making. Super heroes look different than you think they should.

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

There are hidden treasures all around us. We can walk-through nature trails and find burrowing bunnies, snails racing across the path and wildflowers tucked beneath the greenery. But if we move too fast, we won’t notice them! There are hidden treasures in our homes. When was the last time you …

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Stress Symptoms and the Affect it has on Your Life

Stress Symptoms and the Affect it has on Your Life

So often we blame stress for strokes, heart attacks and other ailments when we should see that stressor is not the culprit.  How we respond to stress is the real villain. Even when someone is in excellent physical condition, that doesn’t mean they handle stress appropriately.

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Anxiety vs Longevity

                                                             Anxiety vs Longevity

Centenarians, we know they exist, we may personally have met one in our own lifetime, but what is it that gives them the drive to thrive for 100 years or more? Could it be a lack of anxiety or a healthy diet? Perhaps it’s the exercise, or relationships that keep them going. Maybe it’s the power of having a purpose on the earth that continues into their golden years. Many studies have been done though out the ages seeking answers to what make some people live healthy vibrant lives to 100 and beyond.

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Traumatic Brain Injury & The Tale of Natalie

Traumatic Brain Injury & The Tale of Natalie

Sometimes we have days that start out completely normal and then suddenly something happens that can change our lives forever. This was one of those days for Natalie and her son Nicholas.

She dropped Nicholas off at school at the usual hour and was headed into work battling the clock to get there on time because of the traffic. She passed the slower moving vehicles at 75 mph and in an instant, she lost control of the car and hit the center divider.

The emergency vehicles got her to the hospital with absolutely no hope for survival.

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The Truth About Stairlifts

The Truth About Stairlifts

Have you ever wondered how people get the help they need when physical challenges disrupt their independence? You may be surprised! Sometimes folks will call on their peers, others will look to co-workers, glean wisdom from medical professionals, senior centers, social workers or articles. Let this blog be the one to simplify the process and guide you to solutions with one phone call, not ten.

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