Episode 42 | Don’t Be a Looky-Loo: Appropriate Support, Toxic Positivity and MS — feat. Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD

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Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD

Tune in as we are joined again by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD. We talk with her about the Ring Theory of Support, staying in your lane, and toxic positivity. Don’t miss this engaging conversation.

Check Dr. Seewaldt here on Psychology Today.

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Episode 41 | Her Sister’s Keeper: A Sibling’s Relationship With MS — feat. Courtney Townsend

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Courtney Townsend

When one person is diagnosed with MS, his or her entire family is diagnosed, by extension. Join us for a candid and heartwarming conversation with Daana’s sister, Courtney who shares her experiences about how MS has impacted her. You don’t want to miss this amazing conversation. 

You can find Courtney on Facebook (Courtney Townsend) and Instagram @iamcourtneyclare.

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Episode 40 | “Everybody’s a Celebrity”: Talking MS with Dr. Boster — feat. Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

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Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

Tune in to Episode 40 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

Join us for another exciting conversation with the incomparable neurologist/MS specialist — Dr. Aaron Boster, MD. Dr. Boster shares his thoughts about: his MS DMTs of choice; what DMTs he’d never recommend for certain MS patients; MS hacks he’s learned from patients over the years, and just general love and light. 

Find him on Twitter and YouTube @AaronBosterMD.

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Episode 39 | New Pathways: Neuroplasticity, Virtual PT and MS — feat. Dr. Gretchen Hawley

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Dr. Gretchen Hawley

Join us as we discuss neuroplasticity, virtual physical therapy, and the importance of a PT who specializes in MS, with the physical therapist and Episode 39 | New Pathways: Neuroplasticity, Virtual PT and MS — feat. Dr. Gretchen Hawleycertified MS specialist Dr. Gretchen Hawley. You don’t want to miss this intriguing conversation.

You can find Dr. Hawley on IG @doctor.gretchen, on YouTube and on her website http://doctorgretchenhawley.com.

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings on! You can also find us on YouTube.

Episode 38 | When MS is Trippin’: Talking Summer Hacks with Ms. Tripping on Air — feat. Ardra Shephard

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Tune in as we chat with the fabulous Ardra Shephard — Ms. Tripping on Air — about summer hacks for MSers, hypothetical MS swag bags (an awesome idea, right?), underwear you can get drunk and pee your pants in, and internalized ableism. You don’t want to miss it.

You can check her blog out at  http://trippingonair.com (she’s on Instagram @ms_trippingonair and Twitter @tripping_onair)

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings on! You can also find us on YouTube.

Episode 37 | Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS [ Part 3 ] — feat. Carlos Kareem Windham

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Carlos Kareem Windham

Join us for the final installment — Part 3 — of our series “Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS”. We are joined again by writer, lecturer and comedian Carlos Kareem Windham (find him on Twitter @caballonegrito and IG @elcaballonegrito).

Today, we explore the concept of living in the moment, and what it means to be present. We also delve into work and health in historical context, gender stereotypes and why representation matters.

You can find US on the web at http://myelinandmelanin.com , Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also check us out on YouTube.

Peace!

Episode 36 | Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS [ Part 2 ] — feat. Carlos Kareem Windham

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Carlos Kareem Windham

Join us for Part 2 of our series “Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS” as we are joined again by writer, lecturer and comedian Carlos Kareem Windham (find him on Twitter @caballonegrito and IG @elcaballonegrito). Today, we explore the concepts of acceptance, adaptation and adjustment as it relates to MS. Where does acceptance fit on the continuum? And what about awareness? Awakening? Authenticity? Tune in as we explore these issues.

You can find US on the web at myelinandmelanin.com , Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also check us out and subscribe on YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0XzvBpSJKqm9b-aaY6pZg?).

Episode 35 | Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS [ Part 1 ] – feat. Carlos Kareem Windham

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We love Montel Williams. Full stop. Having said that, though, Montel does not represent all Black men. In fact, given the lack of representation, you’d think that Richard Pryor and Montel Williams are the only Black men who’ve ever had MS. Okay, that was an over-exaggeration, but you get the point. The narratives of Black men living with MS are noticeably missing from the MS story.

Carlos Kareem Windham

Join us for part 1 of our series “Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS” as we talk with writer, lecturer and comedian Carlos Kareem Windham about his MS journey. Find him on Twitter @caballonegrito and IG @elcaballonegrito.

You can find US on the web at myelinandmelanin.com , Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also check us out on YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0XzvBpSJKqm9b-aaY6pZg?).

Peace!

Episode 34 | Where There’s Hope, There’s Fire: Musings on MS and Trust

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Hope can be an empty concept — especially when you have a chronic, progressive disease like MS. Join us as we delve into the idea of hope, and re-envision it as trust. Once again, we discuss an article by our favorite MS blogger, Ardra Shepard (you can check her blog out at http://trippingonair.com (she’s on Instagram @ms_trippingonair and Twitter @tripping_onair) about the sometimes problematic concept of hope and MS. Daana also gives an update on her health (check out episode 33) and current rehab journey.

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings on! You can also find us on YouTube.

Peace.

Episode 33 | On the Critical Importance of Self-Advocacy

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We’re back. Did you miss us? We apologize for our unplanned absence. MS and health issues have reared their ugly heads. Join us as we reflect on the critical importance of self-advocacy as Daana shares insight about her recent (current) healthcare nightmare.

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings on! You can also find us on YouTube.

Peace!