about me & my blog
Hello!! welcome to my blog, thanks so much for stopping by!
My name is Simonne, I'm originally from a small town on the East Coast beaches of New Zealand, however my boyfriend and I now live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney where it's a lot warmer. We're both beach people and we absolutely love living by the ocean and the lifestyle it offers.
In a former life I worked as a Production Manager in the swimwear industry which I loved, but that all came to a screeching halt after a pretty severe episode and a diagnosis of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
At 31 years old I was left a shadow of my former self quite literally - under weight, unable to walk, talk, feed or shower myself, co-ordinate my limbs or see properly, which was absolutely devastating. After 9 weeks between hospital and rehabilitation I was finally discharged. I got home and sunk myself deep into months of research. I was so eager to find answers to all the questions that had been swirling around my mind for the last 9 weeks like - what can I do about this? how can I benefit and support my body through this? and what research and resources are out there? I was in desperate need of hope.
And to my surprise! I found some real life-changing information that have become all the amazing resources on the site.
One of the most critical is the OMS (Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis) recovery program By Professor George Jelinek as it has literally changed my world. As soon as I found it and read the books everything changed in my mind, I could suddenly see myself living a relatively normal life again. I now eat a plant-based diet with lots of good fats and seafood which is probably best described as vegan + seafood (no dairy or meat), along with some simple lifestyle changes including meditation, vitamin D & sun exposure, regular exercise, resolving emotional dis-ease and an ongoing commitment to health and healing.
This program and all my research has helped me see how powerful and healing not only plant based living is, but emotional health as well. It has done wonders for my MS, my mind and my happiness and I just keep going from strength to strength with my recovery. OMS makes you realise that a recovery from MS is really quite possible.
As well as sharing nutritious foods and OMS friendly recipes that I love, I also share MS friendly products, I love chemical free & certified organic, inspirational films and books, and updates on my own health journey.
This space is all about...
HEALTH, HOPE & HAPPINESS
I'm also over on instagram @stayinghealthywithms where I share daily inspiration and stories, so come join me there to, i'd love to hear from you!