Archive for January, 2015

Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader Recipient!

Written by on January 27th, 2015 – 1 Comment

KaylaThe MS Society and Someone Like Me would like to congratulate Kayla McLaughlin on receiving the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader! This prestigious national award is for new volunteers whose volunteer contributions made or are making a positive difference in their communities.

In 2007 Kayla was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the relatively young age of 18. Since then she has taken on the disease, for both herself and the other 3500 Saskatchewan residents living with MS. Kayla has been an active and vibrant volunteer in the MS community. (more…)

Stop telling me to get the flu shot…Or not to get it!!!…back off!

Written by on January 13th, 2015 – 1 Comment

flu shotThis is NOT meant to start a debate, as this is merely how I feel after doing all the research I have done … I have made choices FOR ME … for no one else.

I often find that the best doctors or health practitioners are those who don’t know a thing … there are many decisions I make in my life that are the best for me. I’m not saying you have to agree with ANY decision I make or write about, and that’s OK! But I don’t appreciate feeling attacked for my own opinion.

My husband and I have made the decision to NOT get the flu shot, I’m sure some of you support that and some of you don’t – that’s ok! But do I feel the need to verbally attack people who choose the flu shot? NO! So why is it ok to verbally attack me because I chose to not get the flu shot. (more…)

#OneWord365 Explore… Health

Written by on January 6th, 2015 – No Comments

1509906_684132398276302_843275970_nFor the second year, I’ve decided to participate in the #OneWord365 Challenge instead of making a New Year’s Resolution. This word is going to be used to guide my actions in the year, and allow me to have somewhat of a focus on what I do in my life. 2015’s word is “Explore”.

This blogpost is going to be focusing on how I’m going to be exploring different approaches to health. I’ve written before about my struggle with health, weight and physical activity.

The reason I’m heading in to 2015  with a health focus is that I ended 2015 with a bit of a health scare. After two years of being on one treatment for my MS, my neurologist suggested I switch to a different one, because although I was clinically okay, the little bugger known as MS decided to keep developing inside my body. So this new treatment was supposed to help with that. (more…)