It’s Choice Not Chance That Determines Your Destiny

it's Choice not Chance that determines your destiny

“It’s Choice Not Chance That Determines Your Destiny” -Jean Nidecht I believe that All life’s experiences are connected ~ A series of events and outcomes that lead to the next chapter of this extraordinary journey called “Life”. What might have at one time seemed like an insurmountable challenge may have turned out, in hindsight, to […]

My Journey with MS

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The year was 2000. I was on my dream vacation to Peru, going first to the Amazon, then to Machu Picchu and onto Lake Titicaca.  I tripped and fell at least twelve times on that trip.  What was happening to me? When I returned home, I went to my doctor who ran a series of […]

Keeping the “Healthy” in Food

green and red healthy food

Crisp carrots and asparagus. Glistening tomatoes. Firm potatoes. You know fresh food when you see it—and when you taste it. So how can you ensure that your food retains the highest nutritional value when you store and cook it? Well, it depends on who you talk to. Experts don’t always agree. However, there are some […]

Hoping is Not a Hopeless Endeavor

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We have all felt that sinking feeling of hopelessness at some point in our lives.  I remember as an incredibly shy teenager, I often felt that being hopeful of being asked to the prom or working really hard in hopes of being an “A” student to please my parents went hand-in-hand with feeling naïve, frustrated […]

What if your doctor’s wrong?

What if your doctor's wrong

4 Common Mistakes that can kill you After experiencing several days of stomach pain and bloating, my husbands’ doctor dismissed it as a mild case of constipation. When the symptoms progressed to severe stomach pain and constipation, we sought out a second opinion and discovered that the actual problem was colon cancer, which would have […]

The Hope of a Folding Chair

Me and Karen Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

On a recent beautiful and sunny Southern California day, the Pasadena Rose Bowl was buzzing with thousands of people. Some were in wheelchairs, some used walkers or canes while others were athletes or your average pedestrian. Everyone, however, shared a heartfelt desire and commitment to raise awareness and funds for those they love who struggle […]

The Power of Gratitude

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Journaling and practicing gratitude has been my daily practice since my 20’s. While focusing on gratitude had previously added positivity to my day, I had no idea how much it could actually change my life until I was diagnosed with MS. Then, practicing gratitude became a lifeline and absolutely shifted my experience from being fraught […]

Keeping the “Healthy” in Food

Keeping Healthy in Food

Crisp carrots and asparagus. Glistening tomatoes. Firm potatoes. You know fresh food when you see it—and when you taste it. So how can you ensure that your food retains the highest nutritional value when you store and cook it? Well, it depends on who you talk to. Experts don’t always agree. However, there are some […]