Coping with Being Cooped Up

While COVID-19 has us all cooped up...
While COVID-19 has us all cooped up, maintaining social connections, diet and exercise can help...
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Changing the Stigma of What Disability Looks Like

I owe it to every single person living with a...
I owe it to every single person living with a chronic illness, invisible illness, or disability...
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Take The Lead In How Loved Ones Respond To Your MS

Because I’m the person living with MS, the...
Because I’m the person living with MS, the people around me often are taking cues from me in how...
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Don't be quick to blame MS for every challenge

Changing and reworking some of the ways you...
Changing and reworking some of the ways you think and the approaches you take can help you to...
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Understanding your rights

Know the laws of your state in the workplace and behind the wheel.
Know the laws of your state in the workplace and behind the wheel.
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Lifestyle is key to aging well with MS

No matter what age you are now, making...
No matter what age you are now, making lifestyle changes can improve and prolong your life.
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It’s okay to ask for help

Asking for help doesn’t show a sign of weakness...
Asking for help doesn’t show a sign of weakness. It shows a sign of respect for yourself and for...
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How to Qualify for SSDI Benefits

Don’t wait to file your claim for Social Security disability benefits if you believe you qualify.
Don’t wait to file your claim for Social Security disability benefits if you believe you qualify.
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Keeping the Lifelines Open

It’s up to each and every one of us to be safe,...
It’s up to each and every one of us to be safe, informed, responsible and compassionate. 
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How I Get Through my MRIs Thanks to Music

Music works wonders, whether it be in your head...
Music works wonders, whether it be in your head, something you play or listen to, just try...
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No New Disease Progression

when my neurologist tells me I have no new...
when my neurologist tells me I have no new disease progression, I feel like I am winning the...
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Finding and Practicing Gratitude in the New Year

When you get frustrated about things you didn’t...
When you get frustrated about things you didn’t do, goals you couldn’t meet, remind yourself of...
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Adapting to Unpredictable Changes, Phases of MS

We all must remember things change. Also, we...
We all must remember things change. Also, we also must remember not to think everything is...
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It’s okay to say “no”

It takes a while to learn the differences between saying “yes” versus “no.” But remember, it’s...
It takes a while to learn the differences between saying “yes” versus “no.” But remember, it’s...
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MS and Mental Health

If you find yourself struggling with mental...
If you find yourself struggling with mental health, here are some tips on how to get help.
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How do I Decide?

You owe it to yourself to learn as much as...
You owe it to yourself to learn as much as possible (from reputable sources) about how each group...
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Understanding Your MRI

One-on-one sessions can help you and your...
One-on-one sessions can help you and your doctor bond and create a level of better understanding.
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Sorting Out Covid-19 Information with MS

The question becomes with all this information...
The question becomes with all this information coming from different angles, how do you mute the...
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Talking to Your Boss About Doctor Appointments

Most people do not like discussing their MS...
Most people do not like discussing their MS with their boss. That being said, it is a tricky...
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4 Strategies for Taking Care of Your Caregiver

Take the time to take care of your caregiver as...
Take the time to take care of your caregiver as best as you can. They need you on their side...
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Two steps to stay optimistic in the face of MS

Here are two steps I’ve taken to change how I...
Here are two steps I’ve taken to change how I see my life with MS and continue filling the...
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Lessons Learned in a Pandemic

I have learned there are more ways to be...
I have learned there are more ways to be productive with far less energy expended.
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How Can We Help?

We look forward to sharing this journey with...
We look forward to sharing this journey with you and providing the help you need.
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Making the Most of Your Appointments 

Be your own advocate and speak up. Don’t allow...
Be your own advocate and speak up. Don’t allow interruptions, finish your train of thought...
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Successful Health Outcomes and MS

While MS is a chronic, incurable parasite of a...
While MS is a chronic, incurable parasite of a disease, you can experience positive health...
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Improving safety and accessibility at home

Here are just a few examples of some safety...
Here are just a few examples of some safety measures and updates to consider.
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Blessings make bad MS days better

Things could have gone a lot worse for us that...
Things could have gone a lot worse for us that evening. As always, we counted our blessings.
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Don’t Assume and Don’t Beat Yourself Up

This is a reminder to me to continue to be...
This is a reminder to me to continue to be vigilant and protect myself and my family by...
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MRI Pro Tips

Here are some tips I’ve learned that should...
Here are some tips I’ve learned that should help you have an improved MRI experience.
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Do I have MS or Neuromyelitis Optica?

The process for diagnosing NMO is also similar...
The process for diagnosing NMO is also similar to MS. Diagnosis includes a neurologic exam, MRI...
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Laughter and humor can improve quality of life

Medical and spiritual experts have long...
Medical and spiritual experts have long supported and promoted the power of laughter to share joy...
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3 Safe Exercises for people with MS

Exercise can be challenging when you have MS...
Exercise can be challenging when you have MS, but it’s not impossible.
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Food Allergies and MS

you may have a mild food allergy your whole...
you may have a mild food allergy your whole life and be unaware that it is affecting your health.
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Three things to remember when you want to give up

Remember you have overcome challenges you’ve...
Remember you have overcome challenges you’ve faced so far, there are people who want you to...
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Finding and Practicing Gratitude in the New Year

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No New Disease Progression

when my neurologist tells me I have no new disease progression, I feel like I am winning the fight against MS. For your next MRI, I hope you hear t...
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Making holiday traditions didn’t stop with MS

This holiday season, I encourage us all to go beyond our MS to make new memories, build traditions and find joy and beauty in the simplest of things.
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How I Get Through my MRIs Thanks to Music

Music works wonders, whether it be in your head, something you play or listen to, just try something while in the tube.
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Three things to remember when you want to give up

Remember you have overcome challenges you’ve faced so far, there are people who want you to succeed, and even champions don’t win every time.