Word of the Day – bibliomania

a.baa-lots-of-booksToday’s word is bibliomania, which refers to an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.

With something like Ataxia, I say read.  There’s a lot out there to look at and try to get an understanding of what is going on and how to cope.  Ya, someMichael-J.-Fox-Lucky-Man will be ‘over your head’ but little bits here and there will prove very beneficial. Subscribe to Generations from the NAF.  Check out NAF’s resource list, http://www.ataxia.org/resources/generations.aspx.  Read stuff thabout dealing and keeping a positive attitude such as,  Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox or The Happiness of Pursuit by Davis Phinney.


Word of the Day – furtherance

From the NAF site: http://www.ataxia.org/

From the NAF site: http://www.ataxia.org/

Today’s word is furtherance.  This noun refers to advancement.

One reference I read mentioned the furtherance of research.   This in turn made me think of the NAF (National Ataxia Foundation) and their efforts to fund ataxia research studies that helps bring us closer to ending ataxia. Check out their site: http://www.ataxia.org/research/naf-research-landing.aspx

Word of the Day – Sodality

cropped-national-ataxia-foundation.jpgToday’s word is sodality. This one refers to friendship and companionship. Ahhh, the NAF symbol!  What does the symbol for the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) actually represent?  Really, I need some feedback here.

343b92df30470964bb66d0b93bc03f6aI’ve heard the wheelchair theory and I always bought into that one,  However, someone once told me that  it was really 2 arms embracing each other in “sodality”.  I like that one.


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