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MS is an interesting disease because it affects people in so many different ways.  To me, it's a paradigm of life, really.  Have any of you (with MS) had the experience of someone telling you "you probably don't actually have MS because your symptoms aren't at all what I've felt ..." or "you can't know how I feel."?  And those without MS ... have you ever felt excluded because people think you can't relate to them or their circumstances?  Have you ever felt like this flower, floating in the ocean - knowing you're of some value, but just being carried...

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Yep!  At least for me, 70 degrees is borderline YIKES.  This coming from someone who lived in Vegas heat for nearly 8 years.  Ugh.  (The heat, not the Vegas area - it's really quite lovely ... for a desert.)   Before Henderson (just outside of Las Vegas) we lived in paradisiacal Sitka, Alaska.  Geographically, it's pretty much heaven.  Seriously.  Especially for someone who can't handle heat.  The average July temperature is a welcome 61-degrees!  (Now, if you all flock to Sitka you'll probably quadruple the population, so don't everyone move at once!)   But here's the clincher.  We had one...

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Yep - we carry "healing bracelets" in our store.  Why do I put it in quotes?  Well, there are believers and there are unbelievers out there.  Me?  I'm a believer.  But that doesn't really matter, now, does it?  Either they work or they don't.  Or, you could take another approach - at the very least, they're pretty.   Scientifically, they are just beautiful stones / minerals / metals.  But anecdotally, through the centuries, strong claims have been attributed to healing properties of these refined pieces of the Earth.  Whether it's lava or gold, gemstone or copper ... believers will tell...

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