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I've done it. I drank the cool-aid and signed up for another self-help challenge. As if my weekly restorative yoga and Silver Sneakers workouts are not enough, I am doing the daily MS Exercise Challenge sponsored by Healthline.https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=3frkv1aeiqb37#7088756971

All you need to do is register (it's free) and check your e-mail every day for that day's exercise. Then, DO THE EXERCISE! 
This is a win-win opportunity, folks. If you can sit, you totally do the first exercise. I've given you the links, now the ball is in your court. Let me know how it goes; or not. This is not a competition. It is an opportunity to better yourself (not that you are not absolutely fantastic as is); and it can be our own little secret. Shhhhh...

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity


You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389







Now, for something a bit more public. I stumbled (no pun, promise) across The World vs. MS quite by accident this morning. Yes, it is another challenge, but that's what gives us purpose, right? Since every day in the world of MS is a challenge, why not use that challenge in hopes of finding a cause that ultimately leads to a cure?

The first step of The World vs.MS is to fully understand the challenges multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause every day.
We ask people living with MS, their loved ones and healthcare professionals, to submit a daily challenge they experience as a result of the condition. It could be anything from getting around the house to trouble sleeping.
To submit a challenge, choose from one of our five categories and if a solution already exists that you don’t know about, we’ll share it with you

http://www.theworldvsms.com/








So, I have given you a private challenge as well as a more public project. Because I spent so much time in March harping about MS Awareness Month, I need to share with you one result of my personal challenge during that campaign. 

I met my personal donation goal thanks to outright donations and  those folks who purchased my books. I wish I knew the identity of  my anonymous donor. I still tingle with gratitude every time I think of that beautiful random act. I keep the greeting card posted above my computer. 

Any way...one (very public) result of this challenge for me was that I had the opportunity to contribute to the technology side of MS.

One of our local TV stations actually interviewed me. If you are so inclined, click on the link below to view my five seconds of fame.

http://wboy.videodownload.worldnow.com/WBOY_230320162335233686AA.mp4


The check was written and mailed to NMSS, thanks to all who supported this challenge. I am not stopping because March has come and gone. I will continue to donate a portion of book sales to NMSS, so don't forget to get your copy of  London Book Festival award winning I Have MS. What's Your Super Power? or the Purple Dragonfly and Reader's Favorite award winning young adult novel Abby,.


They are both great reads, I promise; and they serve my challenge to help others living with the MonSter.

Wow. This blog entry might not be that lengthy, but I am literally worn out! We've exercised. We've taken on the World, We've been on television, and we have followed website links and read books.
All before breakfast!

It is amazing what can be accomplished when we put our minds to it.

Have a WONDERFUL Thursday! The sun is shining bright here in Monongah, West Virginia,
Lisa






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