6 Tips for Parenting with MS

Although I am not an expert in childrearing techniques, I’d like to think that I’ve learned a few things in my 40 years as a mom.
Although I am not an expert in childrearing techniques, I’d like to think that I’ve learned a few...
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8 Questions to Help Evaluate Health News Online

Thanks to the Internet, the latest news about...
Thanks to the Internet, the latest news about MS spreads quickly. Because anyone can publish on...
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10 Proven Tools to Combat Stress, Promote Wellness

From financial worries to family responsibilities, from changes to job status, Americans are dealing with ever-increasing stress in their lives.
From financial worries to family responsibilities, from changes to job status, Americans are...
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4 Symptoms Seasonal Affective Disorder, MS share

During winter, you may experience an increase in symptoms that may feel like an MS exacerbation, but may actually be SAD.
During winter, you may experience an increase in symptoms that may feel like an MS exacerbation...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Think Before You Speak

Tips for handling unsolicited advice and judgement
Tips for handling unsolicited advice and judgement
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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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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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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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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

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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10 terms every person with MS should know

Here are 10 common terms that every person who...
Here are 10 common terms that every person who is newly diagnosed, or is being diagnosed, with MS...
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Hip Pain: Age or MS?

As to the hip replacement question, most people...
As to the hip replacement question, most people will never need a hip replacement.
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It’s never too late to give yourself a break

I was listening to my body, respecting my abilities and giving myself the breaks I needed to...
I was listening to my body, respecting my abilities and giving myself the breaks I needed to...
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Notable Firsts in the History of MS

I dug deep and researched some of the timeline events to bring you some notable firsts that...
I dug deep and researched some of the timeline events to bring you some notable firsts that...
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The burnout factor

How to recognize, address, and find solutions...
How to recognize, address, and find solutions for treating burnout.
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5 Tips on Running a Marathon to Help Manage MS

Applying the advice marathon experts give to...
Applying the advice marathon experts give to people running a marathon for the first time to...
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COVID-19 remains a risk

Consider the timing of virus protection in your activity planning
Consider the timing of virus protection in your activity planning
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No joke: Life with MS was a laughing matter

Three clarity points also help with making the...
Three clarity points also help with making the most of the opportunities we have and inspiring...
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Foods that cause inflammation

By making a few simple changes to your diet and...
By making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can help reduce inflammation in...
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The simple math of MS

How two negatives can equal a positive.
How two negatives can equal a positive.
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MS Drugs as We Age

To Quit or Not to Quit – That is the Question
To Quit or Not to Quit – That is the Question
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Managing MS and a Fast-Paced, Stressful Work Life 

We know that stress is not good for someone living with MS, however, stress exists in every...
We know that stress is not good for someone living with MS, however, stress exists in every...
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Approaches to spasticity

There are a few things we can do to relieve...
There are a few things we can do to relieve some of these issues. I’d like to hear your tips...
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Reality bytes

MS, stress, and COVID-19 unravel 17 years as a...
MS, stress, and COVID-19 unravel 17 years as a teacher
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Stop snoozing the MS alarm

Rather than permitting MS to scare me into...
Rather than permitting MS to scare me into submission, I willed myself to take a chance and got...
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Preventative measures against other health issues

Lessons learned and how to be more active in...
Lessons learned and how to be more active in taking preventative measures to stay ahead of other...
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CAM comes in a variety of forms

Acupuncture, reflexology, and yoga are a few...
Acupuncture, reflexology, and yoga are a few options available to people with MS.
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Travel With a Disability

Careful planning will make your vacation more...
Careful planning will make your vacation more enjoyable.
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Learning to Walk Again with MS

Rebuilding the mind-body connection that was...
Rebuilding the mind-body connection that was interrupted by my MS relapse is going to take time...
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Learning to Walk Again with MS

Rebuilding the mind-body connection that was interrupted by my MS relapse is going to take time, dedication, and personal accountability.
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Travel With a Disability

Careful planning will make your vacation more enjoyable.
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Preventative measures against other health issues

Lessons learned and how to be more active in taking preventative measures to stay ahead of other potential health problems. 
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CAM comes in a variety of forms

Acupuncture, reflexology, and yoga are a few options available to people with MS.
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Stop snoozing the MS alarm

Rather than permitting MS to scare me into submission, I willed myself to take a chance and got on with my life.