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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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Just Because You Can Run Someone Over, Doesn’t Mean You Should by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “You know I’ll never run you over, even though you know I can.” That’s a line from a song written and performed by my friend Kai. I’ve listened to this song a thousa ... Read on »
Observations of the Weary by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I’m delirious. I went to sleep at 3 a.m. and was rudely awoken by my alarm at 6 a.m. Today was the second day of first grade for my daughter, after a long summer of ... Read on »
Doctors, Not Gods: The Danger of Medical Dogma by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Doctors. Not Gods. A couple days ago, I received an email from a woman who had just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She had seen two neurologists and both ... Read on »
Don’t Run From the Pain, Move Toward It by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) As I write this, I’m going on 24 hours with a headache that won’t quit. Drinking lots of water hasn’t worked. Sleeping hasn’t worked. Four Advil hasn’t worked. Distracti ... Read on »
Sometimes We Need to Stop Trying by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) When you’re about to take off in a plane, what are you aware of? Perhaps you are aware of whoever is sitting next to you. The shape of their body, how much space the ... Read on »
Just Say No to Emotional Eating! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My view, sitting at Mesa Coyoacan in Brooklyn, NY, eating the best chicken mole ever. As many of you know, I was in New York this past week on work/vacation and I’ ... Read on »
Sex, Lies & Healing Multiple Sclerosis by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This week I received a painful lesson in the power of belief. I discovered that the man I had been in love with for six years – the man I thought I shared a mutually sac ... Read on »
The Creamy Secret to Surviving PMS with MS by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Greetings from New York City! It feels amazing to be back home in the city I love-hate-love and off mommy duty for a full five days. Even though I don’t drink alcohol (o ... Read on »
Yup, I’ve Got MS. And I’m One Hell of a Catch. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Self-Portrait, 2001 That’s right, you heard me. I’ve got MS. And you should be so lucky to get a piece of this. That’s truly how I feel about the role my illne ... Read on »
Get Yourself Off to Get Yourself Well! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The original article from University of Maryland’s daily paper, The Diamondback When I was a junior in college, I made my debut as a writer for the school’s daily ... Read on »
Fatigue and Balance and Diet, Oh My! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A couple days ago I sent out an email asking all of you what the top three biggest problems are in your life right now that you most want solved. Well first I’d like to ... Read on »
9 Steps to Building Your Rock Star Medical Team & Healing Your Multiple Sclerosis by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Multiple sclerosis is no joke. It’s not the common cold that’ll just go away on its own or a sore throat that you can take some antibiotics for and be done with it. Nope ... Read on »
What does your illness mean to you? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Photo by rockmixer, Flickr I’ve been diagnosed with a disease. Bad. I got a promotion at my job. Good. I’m in love. Good. I got dumped. Bad. We are meaning-mak ... Read on »
How Committed Are You To Getting Healthy? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Sometimes I’m really impressed with my will. After all, most people gasp when I tell them how many major staples of the American Diet I don’t eat. I’m especially ... Read on »
The Secret to Happiness? Giving to Receive. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) From “Becoming Like God” by Michael Berg It’s called transformative sharing, and you’ll probably not like it one bit. You may even hate it because – like the rest ... Read on »
The Danger of Feeling Healthy by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Photo by Julien Haler, Flickr A week ago, I moved with my daughter from my house in South Austin to an apartment in North Austin. I didn’t have any help, so I had ... Read on »
Stop Banging on the Walls! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Healing can’t happen fast enough. If you’re anything like me, you look at people like Ann Boroch, Dr. Terry Wahls, Michael Brown, and you want to get there. You w ... Read on »
Television Is My Drug (And Other Buddhist Teachings) by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) When my mom died, I watched the entire series of Grey’s Anatomy. In the spring, when I had a bout of double vision and depression, I watched the entire series of Lost. L ... Read on »
50 First Dates (With Myself) by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 50 First Dates. Have you seen the movie? With Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler? Drew plays a woman with short term memory loss, so every night when she goes to sleep, her ... Read on »
Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My daughter’s father is in town visiting her this week. Last night I woke up from a recurring nightmare I’ve been having lately and I went downstairs to get some water, ... Read on »