I’ve received several emails from readers asking about my health in this absence. I’m fine. Good, in fact. The MS is still a minimal problem in my life. I continue to manage the Multiple Sclerosis with diet, herbs, supplement, meditation, EFT, and Reiki.
Since we’ve last talked I’ve taught some classes, and had some classes cancelled. I created an amazing recipe to use on sunburn, eczema , and other skin problems. I’ve dabbled with some craft projects, and I’ve done a lot of writing. Plus, my husband and I have decided to open a copywriting and design company. ‘ elbow deep in the launching of that business.
As for msquill…. I was considering letting it go. See, readership has been low for the past several years. Reader participation has always been a difficult thing here, and I was feeling like msquill didn’t matter. I had a ridiculously difficult time marketing this website, and I couldn’t figure out why that might be.
I became frustrated. It felt like so very few people cared about natural health. For the life of me I can’t understand why that would be. Maintaining your own health, safely, naturally, without the use of man-made chemicals and fake food, is vitally important to each individual, the next generation and the world as a whole. I mean, seriously .. NOBODY cares more about your health than you and your family do. No doctor, nurse, or politician would put your (or your family’s) health and safety above their own well-being. And yet millions of Americans, complete strangers to make medical and health decisions for them simply because the stranger in question completed medical school
That whole idea simply baffles me.
I’m very much an independent thinker. I’ve taught my kids to be independent thinkers, too. Yes, listen to what the experts say. In theory, they are more widely read on the their topics, and have more experience with the topic at hand than you do —But it is VITAL to do your own reading from primary sources, and your own learning from as many sources and viewpoints as you can find, so that you acquire enough conflicting and differing information so you can decide what YOU believe, and make the decision yourself.
It’s always seemed to me that the people who understand this fact are in the minority.
And that’s frustrating for me.
Starting msquill, all those years ago, I assumed that people with MS and other autoimmune conditions would be interested in what I had to say. I mean.. there are a very limited number of people on this Earth who have recovered from Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I am not the only one, but I am one of a relatively few.
Many of the others have done something similar to msquill. They started blogs, they started businesses, they became Health Coaches to teach others how to do it to.
And most of them had the exact same problems I do.
Their websites got little traffic. They struggled to get the word out. In short, it seemed as if nobody could see them
In light of the recent revelations about censoring by Facebook, news outlets, Google, and the Internet search algorithms in general, our difficulties make sense.
I’m NOT saying “natural health people are being censored.” I’m not saying “people who have recovered from Multiple Sclerosis naturally are being censored.” Heck, I’m not even claiming that “msquill is being censored.”
What AM I saying? That it is difficult to make yourself heard when you are in the minority. Difficult, but NOT impossible.
After a lot of soul-searching, I’ve come to the conclusion that I believe the work I’ve been trying to do here at msquill, and IRL, is important– Vital– even. Not only am I using my N.D degree, and designation as a minister to teach people how to heal themselves the way nature/God/Spirit/choose your preferred name intended, I am ALSO teaching people how to stand up and go against the politically charged wheel of “societal progress.” I’m teaching them how to stand up for themselves, their families, and their ideals.
So.. I’m not walking away from msquill. I am coming back. Not only will I talk about health, wellness, herbs, Reiki, EFT, nutrition, supplements and all the rest, but I will also speak of spirituality, humanity, politics as it relates to heath and freedom and any other topic think is relevant to maintaining health without the use of pharmaceuticals and surgery.