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The Self-Healing Coach is a daily blog by Karen Gordon that offers tools and inspiration to heal Multiple Sclerosis. Karen has been living with MS for thirteen years. This blog is not a place for self-pity or talking about the run-of-the-mill MS stories. Instead you will find here fresh and... Full Bio
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Steering Clear of Symptom Fear by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I woke up this morning to find my left hand completely numb and tingling, as if I had been sitting on it all night. I panicked for a second, trying to clear the haze of ... Read on »
Is There Light At the End of the Tunnel? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I never saw it coming. There was stress in my life, sure, and I’d just made some big changes, but my health had been stable for a good two years. In fact, I’d gotten ... Read on »
How Do You Numb Out (and how can you get free?) by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) When my mom died, I sat down on the couch after the funeral and started watching Grey’s Anatomy. I began with Season 1 Episode 1 and filled every waking available moment ... Read on »
The FF is Your BFF! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The Force Field is real. I want to tell you a story about how the Force Field hooked me up the other day and proved its existence to me. But first, let me clarify a few ... Read on »
Outrunning the Monkey by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I have no business complaining about anything. My life is on an upswing! My health is stable and has been for a while now, I’ve got lots of energy most of the time, I’m ... Read on »
That I Would Be Good by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “That I would be good even if I did nothing. That I would be good even if I gained ten pounds. That I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth. That I would be good ... Read on »
Happiness is a Choice by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The man said he was conscious and aware the entire time, as he lay on the floor of the nightclub and felt his skin melting off his body. He was one of the victims of the ... Read on »
I Miss the Me I Am With You by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Some of the readers of this blog have emailed me to check in and make sure I made it to California alive. They said that they were a bit concerned, since the last they h ... Read on »
Trust: My Mantra for Living With MS by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) In a few days, I’m piling all my stuff, my daughter, and my cat into my car and driving across the country to my new home in northern California. As the launch of this n ... Read on »
Can Love Cure Your MS? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Love is the best medicine. I always knew that instinctively, but I recently learned the science behind it, which makes me want to stand up on a rooftop and shout, love ... Read on »
Will I Make It to the Other Side Alive? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Next month, I’m moving to California. My apartment is nearly empty. Every day, strangers from Craigslist come and carry away pieces of furniture I’ve lived with for year ... Read on »
Do You Feel All Alone In Your Suffering? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My friends don’t get it. My partner doesn’t get it. My family doesn’t get it. I hear these sentiments a lot from the clients I coach and from readers of my blog. Whe ... Read on »
Can You Love What is Broken In You? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My desktop computer’s mouse is not functioning properly and each time I use it, I feel a mounting rage inside me. I want to pull it out and throw it at the wall with all ... Read on »
How to Live Forever (Or at Least a Long, Long Time) by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) There is an island in Greece where people forget to die. It’s called Ikaria, and folks there live longer than almost anywhere else in the world. And not just longer, but ... Read on »
Today I’m 37. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Today is my birthday. I’m 37. As I reflect on the year, I find that I am disappointed in my performance with this blog. I want to be better and more and I want this blog ... Read on »
Information Overload by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Have you noticed what’s happened? The pace of our lives has increased in a major way. In the past 20 years, our world has been Facebooked and Twittered and emailed into ... Read on »
I Trust You by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) For the last several hours I’ve been futilely trying to write a blog post. I am so full of emotion and love and ideas I want to express, but I just keep sitting here sta ... Read on »
The Dangerous Dogma of “I Know” by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrases we play on repeat in our minds and how they frame our reality. I wrote about one of these the other day – the phrase “b ... Read on »
Be. Free. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This morning I was cranky and PMS-y and didn’t want to get out of bed. But my roommate thankfully knew what was best for me and all but pushed me out of the house to go ... Read on »
Your Illness is Your No-Guts Filter by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I have a friend who suffers from chronic cluster headaches.If you’re unfamiliar with cluster headaches (and hopefully you are), they are like migraines on steroids. Debi ... Read on »