Episode 23 — Beyond the Physical: The Other Harsh Realities of MS

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Join us again to hear more musings about Daana’s ongoing rehab journey, and to listen as we reflect on some of  the harsh realities of MS that extend beyond its physical manifestations.

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Episode 23 | Beyond the Physical: The Other Harsh Realities of MS

Join us again to hear more musings about Daana’s ongoing rehab journey, and to listen as we reflect on some of  the harsh realities of MS that extend beyond its physical manifestations. Check us out on the web: www.myelinandmelanin.com Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @myelinmelanin

Episode 22 — Emotional Intelligence: Dignity, Sensitivity & The Power of Language

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Tune in to hear about Daana’s rehab experience, as well as musings about emotional intelligence and the power of language.

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Episode 22 | Emotional Intelligence: Dignity, Sensitivity & The Power of Language

Tune in to hear about Daana’s rehab experience, as well as musings about emotional intelligence and the power of language. Check us out on the web: www.myelinandmelanin.com Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @myelinmelanin

Episode 21 — THC and CBD and MS, Oh My: Marijuana as Medicine

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JD, Wellness Consultant at Greenhouse Wellness

Cannabis, especially as it relates to its benefits for chronic health conditions like MS, has been a hot topic lately. It is one that is very personal to us. As medical (and even recreational) marijuana is being legalized more and more across the U.S. (and the world), we felt it was important to further explore this topic. Join us as we talk with JD, a Wellness Consultant at GreenhouseWellness in Maryland. He educates and enlightens us, while demystifying this fascinating topic. Check out Greenhouse Wellness on the web: www.greenhousewellness.com, on Instagram @greenhousewellnessmd and Facebook @greenhousewellness — they are fantastic.

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Episode 21 | THC and CBD and MS, Oh My: Marijuana as Medicine — feat. JD from Greenhouse Wellness

Cannabis, especially as it relates to its benefits for chronic health conditions like MS, has been a hot topic lately. It is one that is very personal to us. As medical (and even recreational) marijuana is being legalized more and more across the U.S.

Episode 20 — Tricky Territory: Relationships and MS

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Relationships are complicated enough by themselves. Add multiple sclerosis to the mix and the complexity is multiplied. When do you divulge that you have MS? How do you approach the topic? To tell or not to tell? Join us as we tackle these oftentimes tricky relationship questions.

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Episode 19 — MS and the Case of a Stolen Life

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MS is a thief. There’s no other (or softer) way to put it. It robs us, and what we’re left with is often a shell of what used to be. Join us as we grapple with this layered issue.

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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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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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We also have a new YouTube channel. Search “Myelin and Melanin” on YouTube to find us — check us out and subscribe!

Please feel free to reach out and comment with questions, feedback or suggestions for what you’d like to hear in future episodes.

Episode 13 — We Wear the Mask: Depression, Suicide & MS

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In light of the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we felt it was important to highlight the topic of suicide and MS. It is important for people to consider that there is no “one size fits all” approach to dealing with suicide — especially as it relates to chronic illness. Join us as we share our thoughts on this important topic.

Check us out, listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings on!

We also have a new YouTube channel. Search “Myelin and Melanin” on YouTube to find us — check us out and subscribe!

Please feel free to reach out and comment with questions, feedback or suggestions for what you’d like to hear in future episodes.