[ Episode 17 Recap ] Shift the Paradigm: Living Your Best Life Despite MS

Changing your way of thinking is a big adjustment for a lot of people. Of course, we go through life expecting our lives to look different as we age, but when it comes to those of us with MS that’s a hard pill to swallow.

In episode 17 we talked about how difficult it can be to accept the fact that yes, life has changed, & we HAVE to alter our lives a bit.  So what does that look like?  For those of us with MS, it means we paradigm shift.  This week we had the pleasure of having a brilliant neurologist, Dr. Aaron Boster, provide us with vital information about paradigm shifting, and what it looks like for Multiple Sclerosis patients.  Dr. Boster of Ohio Health MS Center in Columbus Ohio says that paradigm-shifting is, learning how to adapt despite the MS challenges that step in your way.  Take a look at his video on Youtube about this topic and ask yourself if there are areas in your life that can benefit from a shift.

Dr.B discusses the concept of “Paradigm Shifting” to thrive despite having Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis can result in loss of functions (for example balance). When this occurs it can be challenging to learn to adapt and eventually overcome, despite this new limitation. Learning a new DIFFERENT way to accomplish the old tasks using new ways can result in success. Paradigm shifting is important.”

During the podcast, both Daana & I mentioned the emotional toll it can take when you find yourself living a new normal.  Quite often this “normal” isn’t one that we are ready to accept into our lives.  That’s OK!  There is a process when planning and thinking about how life will look as you go through the phases MS.

Start with changing your narrative then allow the shifting to begin.  Be KIND and GENTLE with yourself, remember this is a “marathon and not a sprint.”

Happy shifting MS warriors!

Dawn & Daana

Episode 18 — Broke: Coping with the Costs of MS

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There are many costs associated with being diagnosed with a chronic, progressive disease like MS. These are realities that can leave one…BROKE – literally and figuratively. Not only does the emotional impact often leave us feeling broken, the financial impact is overwhelming and quite often devastating. Join us as we discuss the costs of living with MS.

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Episode 17 — Shift the Paradigm: Living Your Best Life Despite MS

Listen to Episode 17 of Myelin & Melanin!

Living life to the fullest with multiple sclerosis is hard, but it’s not impossible. Join us as we talk with Dr. Aaron Boster, MD, a clinical neuroimmunologist who specializes in treating MS. He shares with us the concept of “paradigm shifting” as a way to reframe the narrative, change your lens, and live your best life — in spite of MS. We’ll also share our own tips. [ Please forgive our technical difficulties. ]

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