I try and stay positive, I really do. When I shared that I’d recently been confirmed as having secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) on my blog and on Instagram, everybody was absolutely brilliant, giving me so much support and praising me for working hard to keep going, despite the dark diagnosis. And I am generally… Continue reading Positive? Not Always…
I thought that it was time for a quick foodie recipe. I have had lots going on recently, but one thing that remained consistent is my diet - I still stick to the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis protocol and really enjoy it: I especially enjoy OMS when I get to eat Rawnola (raw+granola = rawnola). It is super easy, super quick,… Continue reading My Foodie Obsession: Rawnola!
As regular readers will know, I follow the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) lifestyle approach to help me feel in control of my MS. The fundamentals of OMS are explained here and, believe me, in regards to diet, it was a huge lifestyle shift for me. Gone are the dairy milk chocolate bars dunked in tea and the boxes of melted… Continue reading Obsessive, Moi?
This is my last blog post in the 'This is My MS' series (see here for my post about my physical symptoms and here for my post about my mental health). I know that I am very nosy eager to hear about how others try to manage their MS and the symptoms they have, so I thought that I would… Continue reading This is My MS – Lifestyle
I've been meaning to write this blog post for a few days now... but it has been a hell of a lot more difficult to start than my previous one in this series (This is my MS – physical symptoms). It was easy for me to write about the physical symptoms of my MS -… Continue reading This is My MS – Mind
How is everyone getting on? As summer warms up (here in the UK, there has been a recent heatwave), I am reading more and more about how the heat affects many of us with chronic illness. I personally didn't struggle with the heat until about 5 years ago - now I am all about the… Continue reading Embracing the Need for Naps
I have an app called 'Timehop', which allows me to see past posts and pictures that I have shared over the years on social media. I love it, as it will throw up pictures that I haven't seen in years, often reminding me of a specific time or of particular events that I haven't thought… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Setting New Challenges
I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking: "Avalanches are formed by tiny snowflakes" Pretty obvious when we think about it. But if we were to consider what this actually means, I suppose it is the fact that something massive and potentially life changing can arise through something small and seemingly… Continue reading Avalanches
I have been going through a particularly stressful patch of late...I won't go into the details of why, but lets just say that health, relationships and work all play a part - I am aware that I am not always a 'fun Jen' to be around at the moment. My stress manifests itself as feeling… Continue reading Stressed
Another recipe from me! This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!). Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste a lot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK). This recipe is based on… Continue reading Oaty Biscuit Bars