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Back in the Saddle

So I felt well enough after my little bicycle mishap to get back out there. I was all set, I had a plan, and I was going to pay attention this time when my legs felt like they had enough. I went around one block, uphill, and then down and over to the next. I […]

Celebration of Life: Your Angel’s Name

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. So one day he asked God: “They tell me you are sending me to Earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small an helpless?”     God replied, “Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will […]

Celebration of Life

Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to a special celebration service to honor the mother of a friend. Her mother lived to be 102 1/2 years old and lived life to its fullest. This celebration service was a great reminder of what is important in life and a very moving experience. The […]

Through the Eyes of a Child

I know a lot of people worry about telling their children about MS once they are diagnosed. Common thoughts of “how much will they understand?” “will they be scared?” “can they handle it?” and other frightening things run through their minds. I remember when I went through that. My kids were 9 and 7. My […]

Handicapped vs. Crippled

Before the days of political correctness, physically handicapped people were referred to as cripples. As we became more PC, most people stopped using the term, understanding that it was offensive. However, there are still some people who insensitively use terms like “crip tick,” “crippled tag,” or other similar offensive nicknames for the handicapped placard for […]

Body, Mind, and Soul

Yoga has taught me that everyone is more than just physical beings. We are all body, mind, and soul. MS may affect the mind, but really in a physical manner, so I feel only my body has the disease. I believe this strongly and would like to share that belief here by sharing my experiences, […]

The Why Me Slip

I realized that yesterday I was feeling lousy and just blogged stuff to try to make myself feel better. I slipped back into the “Why Me”s I guess. It happens. I can be all strong and okay with everything and once in a while I just get down. But, this blog is supposed to be […]

Looks Can Be Deceiving

“But you look so good.” I’m sure many of you have heard that or something similar at some point. I find it amusing really. What does it mean? Is the speaker saying they don’t believe you could have an incurable, debilitating disease? At my best, I figure it’s one of those compliments that are meant […]

Y2K…my full story

In 2005 I sent my story to MS Focus and they published a shortened version of it. Here is the original: Original MuSings These are the opinions of Debby Nowicki only and do not reflect those of the IEEE or any other organization or individual.

Can’t is a 4-letter word

Recently, someone asked me what I can’t do because of MS. I answered with the basics; I can’t walk long distances, I can’t go up and down stairs, etc. However, after thinking about it, I realize that I should have said that in actuality, there is nothing I “can’t” do.     There are things that […]