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The social swing of life

social-mediaLife isn’t viewed through our own two eyes anymore. We now let a smartphone be the first witness of things happening around us. We learn about other people’s lives, not by talking to, or observing them from a sun-drenched patio with a cool drink in front of us. Instead, we check out our friends’ Facebook pages and read their blogs. Direct communication seems a thing of the past. Continue reading

Fierce Friday

Ah yes, sometimes my nerves – not nervous system – sometimes my nerves get on my nerves as it were.

I happen to coexist with a messed up central nervous system, overly active heartbeat, breathing problems and every now and then I find myself covered with a nice infection or two. If that wasn’t enough, I have a few pet peeves, which on occasion drive me crazy.

Ψ Screeching kids in shopping centers. On buses, in cinemas, in my ear.

Ψ Said kids kicking my seat in the cinema. How to solve this? ♫♫ Sitting in the back row of the movies ♫♫ Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you everyone who has commented, read and interacted with me about the contents about my blog! I appreciate it truly and hope to find you here in 2014 also! Happy new year!

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Being active

Last week I received an invitation to take part in the 2013 National Meeting Day panel discussion on September 28th by the MS Society of Ireland. Needlessly, I accepted straight away as ‘Being Active and Interactive’ is something that lies close to my heart.

If you’ve been part of my blogging community for a while, you already know my online involvement in regards to writing about life with multiple sclerosis as an unwelcome passenger. Because of this, adding something worthwhile to a panel discussion about how staying active and being part of an online community can lead to a very fulfilling pastime – no matter how dull or uninviting it sounds – is something I absolutely want to be part of.

As a child and teen, being involved and fighting for the good for those less well-off was something I wanted to carry into my adult life. However, after moving from Belgium to Ireland in 2002, this activity was pushed away to work hard on my career. I studied, did lots of overtime and enjoyed every second of it. Continue reading

Break!

MS threw a tonne of bricks at me this weekend.

I’ll be back with more posts later today or tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone replying and liking my blog!

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Ireland 2013 Blog Awards

Yesterday I found out that a friend nominated me for an Ireland 2013 Blog Award. Needless to say I am chuffed, and blessed!

In return I want people to know how honoured I am to have gathered so many followers who are interested in what I bring. Even if you don’t blog yourself, you are the backbone of my reason for writing and I happily return the favour by reading and seeing your work. Reading individual stories often makes me chuckle and laugh, think and discuss.

Since there are only a few days left to vote for the Ireland 2013 Blog Awards, I have a favour to ask you. Since finding out that there is even such a thing like Ireland Blog Awards, I’d be totally in awe if you could nominate me in the Health & Wellness Category and/or the Personal Blog Category on this weblink here: http://www.blogawardsireland.com/nominations-open/. Continue reading

Sunshine Award!

sunshineaward_sm1Sometimes surprises arrive when you least expect it.

Just now I commented on dear Tink’s blog post on her receipt of the Sunshine Award, sending the comment and only then reading the entire blog post. That’s when I caught sight of my own nomination for the award (which is in fact the actual receipt if the award and not just a nomination). Continue reading

Ireland, 75 shades of green

WordPress Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monster
Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?Photographers, show us something GREEN.

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland 2011

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland 2011

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland 2011

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland 2011

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Blog break!

Yep, you read it right… I am taking a blog break (ah, stop jumping up and down, will ya! :)). Although wait… no, I am not taking a break from blogging because if/when my eyes allow me, and my fatigue is not through the roof, then I will be writing. Only difference is that I will not be posting it online for a week or so (my fingers are already itching because they want to… they need to… they crave spending time on WordPress!).

So have a great week and beware of the floodgates opening on Ireland, MS and Me! You’re warmed! :Dblog break

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Why blog?

WordPress Daily Prompt: Million-Dollar Questio is why people blog… Funny that… wondered about that last year also!

Have you ever heard of bibliotherapy? Wikipedia describes it as ‘a therapy that uses a person’s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words and it’s often combined with writing therapy.

Where other people might need bibliotherapy, I consider writing a help to ease past issues like being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005. However, when I started my blog, I didn’t think writing would become some sort of therapy I would find useful and it was not the initial goal. That goal only became clear after blogging for about a year, and realising it helped me settle my relationship towards my illness and eventually, seeing things in a more realistic way. Continue reading

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