The end of a good week, with my previous post getting picked up and reposted by the MS Trust and retweeted by a couple of other people. Nice - thanks a lot.
I had a board meeting the other night - one of the trustees where I work has also got MS and we had an interesting chat about my recent relapse and her almost complete remission.
She was saying that she pretty much has no ill-effects from her MS, and she puts this down to her mental attitude – which is, rather than
thinking about all the things MS has taken away from her, she
concentrates on all the things it has given her.
Not that this is all 'happy-clappy' or anything - but this all ties into my adventures in CBT and (for example) the idea of naming your MS.
I fully intended to blog further about this, but this morning I ended up writing most of it in some (long and rambling) comments on this excellent post on Stumbling in Flats. So go an have a look at that.
And while you're off visiting other blogs, have a look at this amazing post,
Why Mindfulness is a Critical Tool for Living with MS on Everyday Mindfulnes.
I'm a recent-but-pretty-much-complete convert to the worlds of CBT and Mindfulness but this can be an incredibly powerful tool for "attitude recalibration".