WHO I AM
My name is Tanya, and I have Multiple Sclerosis. It’s a condition I have, but it doesn’t define who I am or what I aspire to do. I’m still a writer and an artist and a singer and a dancer and a drafter and a sister and a daughter, even if I’m not dancing as much or doing as much Yoga as I used to. I’ve learned to create a positive attitude, and I really believe that’s the first step to healing! Since my diagnosis I’ve been simplifying my life, to make sure I can get done everything that needs to be done, while still having time for the things I really want to spend time on. I realize that’s a goal for most people, but dealing with the sometimes debilitating fatigue that is such a common symptom of MS has made me really, really aware of what I’m willing to spend time doing. I’m finally at a point at which I feel like I can have a real life again! Now, I want to share my story and my knowledge to help other people.
After my diagnosis, I started examining my life and my expectations. I have always expected a lot of myself, probably more than anyone else did. I think the most important thing I did was learn to love, accept and TRUST my body and brain again. Learning to relax was also a very, very important step for me, especially since exhaustion is such a problem. It’s much easier to fall asleep when you’re relaxed. I’ve also studied meditation and energy healing techniques as alternative therapies, and unexpectedly became a certified energy healer in two different modalities. Also, in an effort to keep me with a roof over my head and food in my belly if something happened that caused me to not be able to work at a normal day job, I want to learn all about the stock market and trading Options.
WHY I DO IT
This site is my therapy, my way of expressing what I’ve learned, and also allows me to be held accountable (by YOU) to continue pushing myself to learn and do more. I don’t want to allow myself to use MS as an excuse to be less than I know I can be. And I don’t want other people with MS out there to feel like they’re alone, or that they have no one to talk to. There are so many amazing resources for this really confusing condition! I want to lead you to those resources, and hopefully be one for you myself.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH ME