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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Put in the Time to Build Good Habits

If you are looking to incorporate good habits...
If you are looking to incorporate good habits into your life and make a positive change, remember...
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Elon Musk, Twitter, and the MS community

One thing is for sure, we don’t know what’s for...
One thing is for sure, we don’t know what’s for sure. Therefore, let’s all just keep on keeping...
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What Selma Blair and I have in common

Selma’s bravery to share her journey helps...
Selma’s bravery to share her journey helps remind us that we never truly know what a person is...
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9 Celebrities turning a diagnosis into advocacy

Here are some celebrities who are making a...
Here are some celebrities who are making a difference in the MS community.
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The New Normal

I find I can do far more than I thought...
I find I can do far more than I thought possible with each “new normal.”
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It's Not Always MS

Although MS is a big part of my medical history...
Although MS is a big part of my medical history, it is not the only health issue I will...
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Is It MS, Allergies, or Both?

If you have MS and allergies, talking to your...
If you have MS and allergies, talking to your medical team about how you feel is an important...
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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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MS 101: Winter and MS life lessons

I don’t have a syllabus for this MS life lesson...
I don’t have a syllabus for this MS life lesson course Mother Nature is teaching, but I have a...
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Three ways to live with MS in real time

Living with MS isn’t so much about managing the time we have, it’s being real about the time that...
Living with MS isn’t so much about managing the time we have, it’s being real about the time that...
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MS and the “Kissing Disease” Mononucleosis 

A new study suggests having mononucleosis as a child increases your risk of being diagnosed with...
A new study suggests having mononucleosis as a child increases your risk of being diagnosed with...
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Routinely taking care of ourselves

Routine care is not just something that is done...
Routine care is not just something that is done to or for us. Each of us is responsible to...
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MS and Comorbidities: A Look into What This Means

The older we get, the more likely we are to...
The older we get, the more likely we are to acquire more health issues and comorbidities.
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Is There a Connection Between MS and Obesity?

Here are some of the things that I learned from...
Here are some of the things that I learned from medical studies on MS and obesity.
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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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Are There any Benefits to Having MS?

Take time to reflect on the benefits you have...
Take time to reflect on the benefits you have found by living a life with MS.
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7 ways to get better sleep with MS

I feel fairly confident to conclude that the...
I feel fairly confident to conclude that the inability to sleep is a far-to-common reality among...
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7 Supplements and Vitamins to Consider If You Have

Whenever you start a new vitamin or supplement...
Whenever you start a new vitamin or supplement routine, you should always talk to your doctor or...
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The Benefits of Stretching with MS

Daily stretching can lead to overall health...
Daily stretching can lead to overall health benefits and help manage nagging injuries like it...
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I’m not a warrior

How do you feel about descriptive words or...
How do you feel about descriptive words or phrases when describing living with MS and disability?
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An Itchy Situation

I did learn a valuable. Always listen to your...
I did learn a valuable. Always listen to your body and be honest with your care team, even if it...
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Music and MS: Going beyond the meme

I need words that speak specifically to me and are infused with the one-two punch of music.
I need words that speak specifically to me and are infused with the one-two punch of music.
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MS and Medical Weight Loss

The biggest change for me has been a complete shift in mindset. I need to make some of these...
The biggest change for me has been a complete shift in mindset. I need to make some of these...
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Think Before You Speak

Tips for handling unsolicited advice and judgement
Tips for handling unsolicited advice and judgement
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Designing Home Modifications for Multiple Sclerosis

Designing your space with intention will help you manage and ameliorate the issues of MS while bolstering quality of life.
Designing your space with intention will help you manage and ameliorate the issues of MS while...
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What Life is Like with MS Brain Fog

More than half of people living with MS will...
More than half of people living with MS will develop cognitive issues such as difficulty...
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Making the most of your doctor visit

Tips and help regarding in-person and...
Tips and help regarding in-person and telehealth visits with your doctor.
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Getting an Unexpected Call from Your Neurologist

Next time, I am going to call the neurologist’s...
Next time, I am going to call the neurologist’s office and get my orders sent out well in advance...
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Medications and supplements: risks and safety

To avoid potential problems, discuss everything...
To avoid potential problems, discuss everything you’re taking with your doctors.
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What to do when Motivation Isn’t Enough

When motivation wasn’t enough for me, I had to...
When motivation wasn’t enough for me, I had to change my mindset, make sacrifices and ask for...
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Sleepless in spite of MS

I intentionally stayed up all night. It was...
I intentionally stayed up all night. It was Jennifer and my decision to ignore our illness and...
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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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