As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

A Unique Society of Women

I think that I belong to the most unique Society of Women ever organized and I'll tell you just a little of why.

In the Relief Society, we are not merely women of the world from all over the world, we are sisters. Whether from North America (where I call home), South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the islands of the sea or one of the many nations in between, we are sisters. There is no sister so isolated but what she can do a great deal towards establishing the Kingdom of God upon the earth. My blog is part of my effort to do just that.

This society is one "separate from all the evils of the world--choice, virtuous, and holy" (Joseph Smith). It helps us strengthen our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. As we progress spiritually our sense of belonging, identity, and self-worth increases.

To learn more about this amazing society of women, please visit
Thoughts are gathered from A Society of Holy Women, August Ensign 2011.
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