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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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Your Stories Are Your Path To Healing by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Halloween, 1992. Manalapan, New Jersey. This photo was taken just before the party. It is the stories we carry that tell us who we are. It is our stories that tell ... Read on »
VIDEO: How to Make 15-Minute Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Brownies! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) When a craving hits, you have two choices: eat something you shouldn’t, or make my signature brownie recipe! I share this recipe in the snacks and desserts section o ... Read on »
Dating Superman by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) So I’ve started dating this guy, and I think he might be Superman. He doesn’t sleep. He regularly stays up for three days at a time, welding and sawing in his shop, ... Read on »
Wanna Feel Well? Eat the Sun. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “Sleeping With The Moon” 8 1/2 x 11, limited edition print by Shay Spaniola “I’ve never drawn in my life,” said my friend Shay. “I don’t know where this is coming ... Read on »
I Love You, Kit Kat Lasagna: The Cautionary Tale of a Sugar Addict by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Three words. Kit. Kat. Lasagna. I’m in a bad way folks. And what I’m about to share with you is both a cautionary tale and me deciding that the best way to recover is to ... Read on »
Do We Really Need Crisis In Order to Surrender? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Every now and then, when I hear a piece of perfect wisdom, I am compelled to share it in its pure form – no paraphrasing or commentary. Such was the case with a recent a ... Read on »
I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and I’ll Blow Your House Down! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Photo of Chelsea apartment building collapse, courtesy of NYMag.com. I just saw footage of Hurricane Sandy blowing away the entire facade of an apartment building ... Read on »
Another Candida Diet Survival Tip: It’s All About the Frame! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Now that my eBook’s been released , I’ve gotten some interesting feedback from readers. One challenge that I keep getting asked about is how to think about this lifestyl ... Read on »
NEW VIDEO: 9 Secrets to Eating Healthy on a Budget! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ever go to the store with the intention of spending $50 and you end up spending $150 instead? Grrr, I don’t like that! Eating for health is expensive! Whether you’re ... Read on »
Video: The 4 Steps to Stop Emotional Eating by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Emotional eating is a universal issue. All of us have fallen prey to its seductions at one point or another. But emotional eating for people with chronic illness is a se ... Read on »
Check Out My New FREE Video Series! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) That’s me sharing my 7 secrets to staying the course on your diet in any social situation. Oooooh, I am so excited! I have finally completed my new eBook, Karen Go ... Read on »
3 Brain Boosters To Improve Your Memory, Clarity and Cognitive Function by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Boost Your Brain! I was in New York City this past weekend to photograph a wedding , and while I was in town I saw my doctor at The Schachter Center for Complement ... Read on »
Do You Have the Discipline to Eat For Recovery? (AKA Leave That Bloody Crevice Alone!) by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The webby crevice of which I speak – between my thumb and index finger. You know that web-like crevice between your thumb and index finger? Well I recently got a b ... Read on »
The Last Inch of the Cosmic Mile by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I haven’t written much this week because I’ve been putting all my time and energy into mastering (as if) the world of recording online videos – a precursor to the releas ... Read on »
The Scoop on Poop: 7 Secrets to Get You Regular by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) People don’t like to talk about poop. Poop is a very private matter. It’s a dirty subject, I know. And yet, it needs to be discussed, because many people are, um, st ... Read on »
Be Patient. Have Faith. You’ll Get There. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This morning I was at the post office. My car was parked a few rows away from the entrance, in a farther lot separated by an island of grass with some landscaping. A lit ... Read on »
Let Yoga Be Thy Salvation: 16 Yoga Postures for a Better Sleep by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) At night, when I’m lying in bed, tired and still, my body becomes a playground for my misfiring nerves. Starting at the base of my spine and radiating down both legs, I ex ... Read on »
The Black Magic That Could Be Keeping You Sick by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “You have multiple sclerosis.” That’s a spell. Anyone who tells you with certainty and authority that you will only get worse as time passes is a black magician. ... Read on »
Even Our Healthy Food is Unhealthy! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A few days ago I was at Wal-Mart picking up a prescription for my daughter. I was waiting in line and overheard the woman in front of me asking the pharmacist about alte ... Read on »
You Know More Than You Give Yourself Credit For by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Our right brains get a bad wrap. In our culture, we are strongly biased toward left brain thinking like logic, analysis, critical thinking, and objectivity. We consider ... Read on »