Time heals, perhaps even MS

Dangling clock

As you move on in life, you will find that perhaps your diagnosis was something that needed to happen to see what is really important in life.
It is not an expensive new car, clothes, jewelry.
It’s health and acceptance, though flawed the best of times.

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Winner Best Blog Post 2018!

Fireworks

Like Roy Keane’s dog Triggs, I also ponder the undeniable finiteness of life and how best to get through it unscathed.

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What happened when you weren’t looking!

We often become too focused on the serious moments in life, yet we can learn as much about the funnier side of life with a chronic illness, or from those that show us grace in defeat. I was therefore incredibly surprised to find out that my blog was among the 10 Best Blogs of 2018 […]

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The story in all of us

MS is a mere aspect, label or classification. My story is therefore not one of heroism or tragedy, satire or drama, cheap thrills or grandeur. Showing up for myself in my own life means taking responsibility for the good and the bad while also trying to achieve goals I set myself for 2018.

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Multiple Sclerosis Ireland & Novartis Blog awards!

I believe it’s fair to say so that the ‘Living Like You’ as well as the ‘MS & Me’ writers share the same gratitude. Being nominated by the public means you are owed a big thank you for not just having our back, but also for sharing our words with hundreds of people. Your voice – though often unheard – means that MS isn’t a lonely illness, but a shared concern.

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Humans Multiple Sclerosis

When it comes down to awareness-raising and thought-provoking initiatives in the health charity sector, fresh ideas are often hard to find. Not so for Joan, a dear friend of mine. After her original Selfie Book idea created by her regional MS branch for World MS Day in 2015, Joan wanted to expand this Facebook idea and create a book […]

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Please vote now!

With astonishment, I found out yesterday that my blog is shortlisted yet again in the Ireland Blog Awards. To reach the final, public voting will take place from Wednesday 17th until Tuesday 23rd August alongside peer voting. Therefore, I would be massively inspired and humbled if you could help me reach the final. You can […]

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PLEASE VOTE! MS Ireland company blog shortlisted!

MS & Me, the group blog of MS Ireland for which I also write, has been shortlisted for the Blog Awards 2015 edition in the company Best Health and Wellbeing category! We need YOUR vote though to become a finalist. *** The PUBLIC VOTE is now open for the 2015 Blog Awards Ireland! *** Voting will be […]

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#bloggies2015 – Longlisted! Again!

And then there was that other happy thing that happened today: the longlist publication of the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 competition. I have YOU to thank for entering my blog, and for continuing to welcome new posts and ideas. Needless to say, I equally welcome the time you spend reading and commenting on my blog. […]

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Ireland Blog Awards 2014 certificates

Happy days! The certificates of the Ireland Blog Awards 2014 finalists arrived today so I can now frame them and give them a nice place on my walls. I want to thank everyone once again for voting me in, and for the continuous support. Without sounding too cliché, I would not be able to keep […]

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Liebster Award with a twist!

Yesterday I came upon a blog post by one of my top favourite bloggers Experienced Tutors. Dean was given another blog award but because of getting so many, wanted to skip the usual format of forwarding the award and instead do something else altogether. This tutor loves bending the rules for fun, and who could […]

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Ooooh… :(

Didn’t make the finalist list in the Ireland Blog Awards competition but still quite happy to have been longlisted and shortlisted from 168 blogs to the best 28 in the Best Personal Blog category. Here’s to more blogging, writing and hopefully getting to the finalist stage next year! ©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis […]

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Blog Awards Ireland 2013

Yesterday I found out that a friend nominated me for an Ireland 2013 Blog Award. Needless to say I am chuffed, and blessed! In return I want people to know how honoured I am to have gathered so many followers who are interested in what I bring. Even if you don’t blog yourself, you are […]

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