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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Giving MS credit where credit is deserved

For as much as we shouldn't give MS more credit...
For as much as we shouldn't give MS more credit than it deserves, we need to pause and praise...
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MS and the Hiccups

The diaphragm is just as susceptible to MS...
The diaphragm is just as susceptible to MS activity as other muscles.
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Spring Cleaning

Here are some tips I have found may enable...
Here are some tips I have found may enable even those of us with limited energy or mobility to...
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If It Wasn’t MS, What Caused My Hiccups?

It took a long time to determine the cause...
It took a long time to determine the cause because we had to rule out MS, neuromyelitis optica...
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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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Housekeeping and MS

A clean house is key for maintaining a healthy,...
A clean house is key for maintaining a healthy, hygienic home environment with everything in its...
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Keeping It Light with MS

When MS makes life feel heavy or takes you to a...
When MS makes life feel heavy or takes you to a dark place, the key is to know it doesn’t have to...
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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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A Summertime Parental Survival Guide

How does a parent survive the dog days of...
How does a parent survive the dog days of summer with kids when the temperatures are rising? Here...
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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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My 20-year journey with MS

If you’re newly diagnosed, your journey is only...
If you’re newly diagnosed, your journey is only just beginning. Give yourself all the time you...
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I didn’t ask for MS, so now I’m stealing from it

I have stayed focused and surrounded myself...
I have stayed focused and surrounded myself with the positive people who support me on my quests...
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Do Not Judge a Book by Its MS Cover

When you see us trying hard to live a normal...
When you see us trying hard to live a normal life, please do not judge our book by its MS cover...
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I’m not that person anymore!

What's in your threat bucket? How can you keep...
What's in your threat bucket? How can you keep it from overflowing and jeopardizing your...
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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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Blessings make bad MS days better

Things could have gone a lot worse for us that evening. As always, we counted our blessings.
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Improving safety and accessibility at home

Here are just a few examples of some safety measures and updates to consider.
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Successful Health Outcomes and MS

While MS is a chronic, incurable parasite of a disease, you can experience positive health outcomes. You can have symptom-free days, months, or eve...
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Making the Most of Your Appointments 

Be your own advocate and speak up. Don’t allow interruptions, finish your train of thought. Interrupt if you don’t feel you’re being heard.
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I’m not that person anymore!

What's in your threat bucket? How can you keep it from overflowing and jeopardizing your interactions?