It’s okay to be a hot MS

This is something we need to practice daily...
This is something we need to practice daily. Love the ugly. Love the messy. Love the chaotic...
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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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What Being a Sports Fan Taught Me about MS

I don’t always win, but like another famous...
I don’t always win, but like another famous sports quote, “I live to play another day.” Not every...
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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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I'm Not Ready to Open Up

Put your trust in the healthcare system and the...
Put your trust in the healthcare system and the health organizations that provide guidance based...
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Menopause and Multiple Sclerosis

It is crucial to underscore the importance of...
It is crucial to underscore the importance of understanding and managing the the MS symptoms that...
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I am Scared of My Next Treatment

I expressed my concerns to my neurologist and he listened. We discussed my worries and came up...
I expressed my concerns to my neurologist and he listened. We discussed my worries and came up...
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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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Coping with Boredom

A few strategies to help combat boredom.
A few strategies to help combat boredom.
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Attacking Our MS with Vigilance and Gusto

When all is said and done, aren’t all of us...
When all is said and done, aren’t all of us with MS newly diagnosed?
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Multitasking and MS

With the difficulties associated with MS and...
With the difficulties associated with MS and multitasking, I had to learn to adapt. Here are some...
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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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Don’t let MS get inside your head

I’m always aware of my MS, but I never allow it...
I’m always aware of my MS, but I never allow it into my head beyond the many scars that it...
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Voting While Disabled

Voting while disabled requires advance planning...
Voting while disabled requires advance planning, knowledge of your rights, and a good amount of...
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MS and Oral Health

Here are some strategies for maintaining good...
Here are some strategies for maintaining good oral health with multiple sclerosis.
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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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MS and Coping with Grief

Here are some tips to use to process grief, so...
Here are some tips to use to process grief, so you don’t get stuck in depression.
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Journey to Calm

I encourage you to revisit your old photos and...
I encourage you to revisit your old photos and recall the feelings and situations that led you...
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MS and Screen Fatigue

Living with MS, I don’t need another eye...
Living with MS, I don’t need another eye problem, so I am starting to take screen fatigue...
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How Charlie Brown taught me to live with my MS

Unlike the fictitious Great Pumpkin, do I think...
Unlike the fictitious Great Pumpkin, do I think researchers will one day find a cure for MS? I...
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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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MS Hugs and more spastic issues

Spasticity comes in all forms and fashions. The...
Spasticity comes in all forms and fashions. The more we progress with our MS, the more likely we...
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Coping Mechanisms

It is when we stop tending to the details that...
It is when we stop tending to the details that these coping mechanisms may need to themselves be ...
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Tis always the season to mind your wellness

My wellness, especially when living with MS...
My wellness, especially when living with MS, knows no season. It’s something that deserves my...
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Thankful for 2020

Think about what you are thankful for and let...
Think about what you are thankful for and let that positivity carry you forward into the new year.
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Safe Catheterization

Managing your bladder can be difficult, but with...
Managing your bladder can be difficult, but with the right tools and strategies, this challenge can...
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COVID-19 and MS: What You Need to Know

Talk to provider before making changes to DMT...
Talk to provider before making changes to DMT usage
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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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Cloth masks make a difference against COVID-19

Use cloth masks in combination with hand-washing and social distancing.
Use cloth masks in combination with hand-washing and social distancing.
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Emergency Preparedness When Living With MS

Get informed, make a plan, assemble a kit, and maintain your plan and kit!
Get informed, make a plan, assemble a kit, and maintain your plan and kit!
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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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A new outlook on MS and “You look so good!”

I don’t expect others living with MS will fully...
I don’t expect others living with MS will fully comprehend my realities, so why should I put this...
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Stop “Shoulding” on Yourself

We need to stop using words such as “should...
We need to stop using words such as “should,” need,” “ought to.” etc. Instead, we need to use...
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Return to “Normal”

A significant lesson learned from all of this...
A significant lesson learned from all of this is that I need to be an active participant in life...
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Gaining MS Momentum

What will help you gain momentum to achieve the...
What will help you gain momentum to achieve the change you want?
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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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Are you okay?

There is a certain responsibility in having a chronic illness that makes you feel like you have to reassure everyone you are doing fine.
There is a certain responsibility in having a chronic illness that makes you feel like you have...
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Resilience and living strong with MS

Whatever life throws at you, remember to keep...
Whatever life throws at you, remember to keep moving forward.
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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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A letter from my newly diagnosed self

Those of us living with MS understand that not...
Those of us living with MS understand that not even time can make us forget how we felt after...
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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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The benefits of resistance training for MS patient

If you're interested in practicing resistance...
If you're interested in practicing resistance training, here are its benefits and how you can get...
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A letter from my newly diagnosed self

Those of us living with MS understand that not even time can make us forget how we felt after hearing the phrase we had feared: “You have MS.”
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Emerging DMTs for Neurodegeneration

Although both gray and white matter undergo atrophy, data suggests the loss of gray matter may be a more sensitive marker of the neurodegeneration ...
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How do I Decide?

You owe it to yourself to learn as much as possible (from reputable sources) about how each group of drugs work and also draw on the expertise of y...
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MS and Mental Health

If you find yourself struggling with mental health, here are some tips on how to get help.
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Resilience and living strong with MS

Whatever life throws at you, remember to keep moving forward.