Episode 132 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 3) — feat. Keesha (Kiki) Charles

Spirituality and intimacy? We are joined, this week by fellow MSer, Keesha (Kiki) Charles for a discussion of spiritual intimacy. How does spirituality impact life with chronic illness, MS in particular?

Find Keesha (Kiki) on Instagram @kikicharles.

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

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Peace.

Episode 132 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 3) — feat. Keesha (Kiki) Charles

Spirituality and intimacy? We are joined, this week by fellow MSer, Keesha (Kiki) Charles for a discussion of spiritual intimacy. How does spirituality impact life with chronic illness, MS in particular? Find Keesha (Kiki) on Instagram @kikicharles. You can find us on the web at http://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin.

Episode 131 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 2) — feat. Becca Agauas & Courtney Townsend

When a person is diagnosed with MS, the entire family is diagnosed with MS. In Chapter 2 of our latest intimacy series, we focus on connection and families. We are joined by two amazing MS care partners — Becca Agauas & Courtney Townsend.

Becca’s mother, Faith has MS, and she shares her reflections on the importance of communication. Find Becca on Instagram @youkeepmesmyelin.

Courtney is Daana’s sister. She shares her reflections on the importance of patience. ** Courtney’s story begins at approximately 20 minutes. You can find Courtney on Instagram @i_am_courtneyclare.

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

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Peace.

Episode 131 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 2) — feat. Becca Agauas & Courtney Townsend

When a person is diagnosed with MS, the entire family is diagnosed with MS. In Chapter 2 of our latest intimacy series, we focus on connection and families. We are joined by two amazing MS care partners — Becca Agauas & Courtney Townsend.

Episode 130 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 1) — feat. Lydia Guillory & Cathy Chester

We’re embarking on another intimacy series, but it’s not what you think. We know that intimacy is much more than physical or romantic, even. In this series, we focus on connection and the many different ways that intimacy is fostered #becausems. Today we’re joined by Lydia Guillory and Cathy Chester. They share their very different stories about how connection, vulnerability, and MS have collided and influenced their respective marriages.

Find Lydia on Instagram @love.laugh.lydia, and her website http://lovelaughlydia.com.

Find Cathy on Instagram @thecathychester, Twitter @cathyches, and her blog at http://anempoweredspirit.com.

** Cathy’s story begins at approximately 29:15. 

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

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Peace.

Episode 130 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 1) — feat. Lydia Guillory & Cathy Chester

We’re embarking on another intimacy series, but it’s not what you think. We know that intimacy is much more than physical or romantic, even. In this series, we focus on connection and the many different ways that intimacy is fostered #becausems. Today we’re joined by Lydia Guillory and Cathy Chester.

BONUS | The Language of MS: Toxic Positivity — Paid Partnership with Emilyn

Join us for Part III of “The Language of MS” — a 3 part series produced in partnership with Emilyn. Today we chat about “toxic positivity”. It’s not just “good vibes only” when it comes to a disease like MS. All vibes should be welcomed…

Download the Emilyn: My MS Companion app for Apple and Android devices.

You can find us on the web at https://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

BONUS | The Language of MS: Toxic Positivity — Paid Partnership with Emilyn

Join us for Part III of “The Language of MS” — a 3 part series produced in partnership with Emilyn. Today we chat about “toxic positivity”. It’s not just “good vibes only” when it comes to a disease like MS. All vibes should be welcomed…

Episode 128 | Observe, Accept, Release, Transform: Space, Grace & MS

Observe. Accept. Release. Transform. Join us today as talk about what these words mean to us on our MS journeys — and the grace necessary to really absorb them.

We recently came across a post on Instagram from @yung_pueblo that reads: “Observe. Accept. Release. Transform.” After sitting with it for a moment, we took some time to reflect on how these words apply to our MS journeys — at various stages. Take a look at the post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNz4iMaDPqw/

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

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Peace.

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

BONUS | The Language of MS: Spiritual Bypass — Paid Partnership with Emilyn

Join us for Part II of “The Language of MS” — a 3 part series produced in partnership with Emilyn. Has anyone ever told you that if you had more faith or prayed harder your illness would be cured? It’s happened to us, and it’s gross. Today we chat about something called “spiritual bypass”.

Download the Emilyn: My MS Companion app for Apple and Android devices.

You can find us on the web at https://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

BONUS | The Language of MS: Spiritual Bypass — Paid Partnership with Emilyn

Join us for Part II of “The Language of MS” — a 3 part series produced in partnership with Emilyn. Has anyone ever told you that if you had more faith or prayed harder your illness would be cured? It’s happened to us, and it’s gross. Today we chat about something called “spiritual bypass”.

BONUS | More Than Yoga: “Yoga Moves MS” — feat. Mindy Eisenberg

Join us as we chat with Mindy Eisenberg, founder of Yoga Moves MS — a community AND adaptive yoga classes dedicated to those with Multiple Sclerosis and other similar neuromuscular conditions.

Connect with Yoga Moves MS on their website: http://yogamovesms.org and on Facebook and Instagram @yogamovesms. You can also find them on YouTube.

You can find us on the web at https://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

BONUS | More Than Yoga: “Yoga Moves MS” — feat. Mindy Eisenberg

Join us as we chat with Mindy Eisenberg, founder of Yoga Moves MS — a community AND adaptive yoga classes dedicated to those with Multiple Sclerosis and other similar neuromuscular conditions. Connect with Yoga Moves MS on their website: http://yogamovesms.org and on Facebook and Instagram @yogamovesms. You can also find them on YouTube.

Episode 125 | Body Narratives: Reflections on Diet & Wellness Culture– feat. Anna Sweeney & Achea Redd

We are joined by two fantastic past guests — Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S, and Achea Redd — for a chat about body narratives and how they are shaped by wellness culture.

You can find Achea’s books ‘Be Free. Be You.’ and ‘Authentic You: A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up Fearless and True’ on Amazon and all booksellers.

You can connect with her online on Instagram @achearedd and http://achearedd.com. Sign up for her weekly newsletter.

You can find Anna on Instagram and Twitter @dietitiananna as well as her website: http://wholelifeRD.com

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Episode 125 | Body Narratives: Reflections on Diet & Wellness Culture– feat. Anna Sweeney & Achea Redd

We are joined by two fantastic past guests — Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S, and Achea Redd — for a chat about body narratives and how they are shaped by wellness culture. You can find Achea’s books ‘Be Free. Be You.’

BONUS | The Language of MS: “But You Don’t Look Sick” — Paid Partnership with Emilyn

Join us for Part I of “The Language of MS” — a 3 part series produced in partnership with Emilyn. Today we talk about the super problematic quasi-compliment “But you don’t look sick” that many MSers have faced. Don’t miss this great conversation.

Download the Emilyn: My MS Companion app for Apple and Android devices.

You can find us on the web at https://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

BONUS | The Language of MS: “But You Don’t Look Sick” — Paid Partnership with Emilyn

amp;nbsp; Join us for Part I of “The Language of MS” — a 3 part series produced in partnership with Emilyn. Today we talk about the super problematic quasi-compliment “But you don’t look sick” that many MSers have faced. Don’t miss this great conversation.

BONUS | Reflections On Making, Holding, and Taking Up Space — feat. A Black Woman, PhD

In this bonus episode, we talk with our guest about making space, holding space, and taking up space as a Black scholar & professor with MS.

You can find us on the web at https://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

BONUS | Reflections On Making, Holding, and Taking Up Space — feat. A Black Woman, PhD

In this bonus episode, we talk with our guest about making space, holding space, and taking up space as a Black scholar & professor with MS. You can find us on the web at http://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.