Episode 17 — Shift the Paradigm: Living Your Best Life Despite MS — feat. Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

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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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Episode 16 — Voices & Choices: Self-Advocacy and MS

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Self advocacy is an essential life skill to develop and hone when navigating a chronic illness like MS. When dealing with a vicious disease that often strips away our independence and control, it is imperative that we use our voices to advocate for ourselves — by asking questions, asserting our agency, and creating boundaries. Join us as we explore this important topic.

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Tripping On Air

Tripping On Air. First, what an awesome title (and look at her logo, y’all — everything). Second, I absolutely love her blog. I am looking forward to blog binging (is that a real phrase, or did I make that up) today:

TRIPPINGONAIR

Her Instagram feed has been such an inspiration to me, as I am getting adjusted to life in public on my wheels. I have sheltered myself for months, afraid of what others will think of me. I’m slowly getting out of my funk. It’s been hard, but I am thankful to others for sharing their experiences. It’s not easy. I admire their courage.

This woman is such an inspiration.

Love and Light.

Episode 15 — Put Your Mask on First: Self-Care and MS

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You can’t pour from an empty cup. This is especially true when dealing with a stressful and draining disease like MS. Join us as we share 10 of our most important self-care tips.

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Episode 14 — Ordering Disorder: MS, Compulsion & Control

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Ordering disorder. Controlling chaos. These are no easy tasks when MS is the culprit. More importantly, perhaps, is this even possible? Join us as we share our experiences and reflections on these important issues.

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