Introduction to Research and Development


I’ve been tossing around the idea of starting a health blog or an MS-related blog of some sort because I count myself as extremely lucky to enjoy consistent good health. I believe there are many like me, or many who just need a small boost to get their engines going into several higher gears. This writing applies to everyone, and it could especially benefit those who’ve been diagnosed with some illness. 

It’s difficult for me to identify myself as someone with MS because my affliction is quite minimal. I’m jarred by any mention of characters in movies with MS because it’s always presented with such a sense of dread and helpless hopelessness. Turning inward I feel gratitude mixed with fear of the unknown, and I remain optimistic knowing my future self will maintain strength and ability. I know how lucky I am to have enjoyed a healthy MS walk over the past 4 years. It didn’t start completely optimistic, but I gave myself hope by deciding to fight disease progression.  I decided to thrive, not just survive.

I am gifting this newsletter to anyone who is interested because working to improve myself has never been enough. I don’t claim to be an expert in anything, but I have a persistent motivation to better myself and cultivate an understanding for what makes me well. I’d like to encourage others to do the same. If it has positively impacted my life, or I believe in it, I’ll consider sharing it with the readers. There’s a great deal of information online with wide-ranging points of view, but this will be presented through the lens of my own health experience. I’ll try not to share too much that I haven’t at least attempted to apply to myself first.

Topics could range from strength training, diet/nutrition, anti-aging practices, supplements, mindfulness/meditation, cool products, podcasts and articles.

I'm calling the newsletter R&D because it will be a discussion of topics that I research and the development of new habits to integrate the information. Much more to come... See you next week.