These are the opinions and ideas of a people living with Multiple Sclerosis and NO healthcare. These opinions and ideas should not constitute and/or substitute for medical advice. These are real, live, MS patients’ hopes, dreams, and experiences laid bare, in hope, it will help others to know they are not alone as they share their MS stories.
Welcome to All Things One Love, a Gratitude Journal chronicling my awakening & transformation into positive thinking, yoga and a prescription drug free life despite Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). Throughout this Gratitude Journal, readers follow how I’ve become BETTER and strong enough to hold my head high despite an incurable illness that annexes my central nervous system. Yes, I have neurosis, every day. I’m homebound and wheelchair’ed up with Ulcerative Colitis, Spondylosis and other health deficits BUT I manage my wellness, mind, soul, spirit and body. The power and energy to BE BETTER starts with keeping a Gratitude Journal for it tracks growth, highlights passion and defines purpose. My purpose is helping others; my passion is story telling. I do these through my Gratitude Journal’s writings, reviews, foods, motivational videos and everything I use to control my perspective and thrive beyond the chronic pain and aggressively degenerative symptoms. Content is organized into 3 categories for reader convenience. My Amazon ebooks, Da G.O.A.T. (Gangsta of All Teachers) and If you can’t GET better, BE better are available here as links. I hope that my journey leaves an impression and holds your interest! Please follow and TALK with me. *bows*
In 2017, a Queen sent me my first Gratitude Journal. She has a FB Group that focuses on inner strength and moving forward. Her journal was cool than a mug and gave me topics to write about instead of dragging my head, fearing the worst of Multiple Scleorosis. I never actually stuck to writing my Gratitudes on a daily basis until August 12, 2018. At that point, I accepted a Gratitude Journal Challenge on social media that pushed adventurers to share 3 Gratitudes on Facebook, everyday, 30 days. At the conclusion, I challenged others to the same adventure but made sure to finish with people, regardless of whether they did. In 2019, I began sharing my Gratitude Journal on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, any, all, and every social media that I used! Why? I felt and STILL feel strongly in the power of a Gratitude Journal. It is the single, most influential factor explaining my acceptance of Multiple Sclerosis AND my robust energy to keep going.
MS-related Posts (Purpose)
Multiple Sclerosis is NOT strong enough to kill me. No way, no how. It is very capable of making life miserable as you lose control of basic body functions, physically and mentally. I fight back with PURPOSE. I know my purpose is to help others. Helping others is what defined my career in education, all three levels, as a teacher. Although schools refuse to hire me in their classrooms (*shrugs* Guess it is the wheelchair but whatever.) I can teach others, like me. I can detail the experiences on and off prescription medicines. I can share the intricacies of cannabis that I’ve learned will affect your Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, how, why. I offer my harrowing accounts of balancing my water intake to offset the issues with bowel movements and incontinence. Are you struggling with sleep? Me too and I blogged about the solutions I found. Marriage, parenting, relationships and exhaustion. I know. *fist bump* It jacks me up and I offer what I did; in hopes, you do better. This blog is the help that I can provide to others. From the lessons I’ve learned changing my diet (I’m 4yrs into the Pescatarian lifestyle.) to how my family of 6, somehow, with a parent like ME, is surviving this Pandemic. I’m an original member of a podcast, That’s The Way I Feel, that centers on THRIVING despite Multiple Sclerosis. I’m building a research adventure in which I and another MS’er will follow the Healing Multiple Sclerosis protocols, swallow the advised vitamins and rid ourselves of the trauma and candida theorized to cause Multiple Sclerosis. My passion is helping others by testimonies, experience, and witnessed results over dedicated programs of study.
Writings & Short Stories (Passion)
I grew up a reader. I read Malcolm X’s autobiography in the 6th grade but a teacher wrote me up and said I wasn’t capable of digesting such materials. *eye roll* I ended up becoming a teacher, winning Teacher of the Year, and left the classroom unaware that my true talent, real potential lay in written words. As my infatuation with blogging grew, my heart and spirit healed from the emotional scars of chronic illness. I published my FIRST ebook, If you can’t GET better, BE better, on January 1, 2020. The book is a collection of the 8 changes I undertook to transform my mindset into one sturdy enough for a life of adaptions, handicaps and disabilities. Over the remainder of 2020, I published two other books that culminated with the final, Knowledge Chase is Da G.O.A.T.. The book explores the unorthodox teaching methods and effective communication techniques that a young, Black teacher in Houston, Texas uses to captures his student’s imagination and harvest their attention. I’ve included poetry, remixes, and more short stories as I heighten my writing skills to start a new career as an author and blogger. What I have learned is that practice, the motions, and thoughts associated with crafting new stories have the power to distract my mind from the pain of my body. As I write the stories of Knowledge Chase, D’Boiya Beast, and Yevar, I am taken away from the pain, numbness, tingling, and spasms of Primary Progressive Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. These stories, this passion, work as healing agents for me and I hope, answer questions for readers and you.