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Living with MS

How Small Acts of Kindness Changed My Life

October is always a big deal for me. The 2nd is my birthday, the 14th is the anniversary of the day I found a breast lump, and the 25th marks three years since I was diagnosed with triple-negative bre…

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The Benefits of Exercising Outside

Thank you, nature, for a truly spectacular day and for reminding me of my good fortune. Despite a looming deadline, I recently decided to take a time-out. Off to the nearby walking trail I went, in ho…

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Invisible Symptoms of M.S. (video)

Artist Cecelia Johnson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 22. I recently happened upon a video she posted titled, "Invisible Symptoms of MS." Imagine my surprise at hearing her r…

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The Forward Momentum of Standing Still

The temperature hit 103 degrees the day the storm hit. Thunder and lightening, wind and rain... and the dreaded power outage. It was 9:00 p.m. and dark, so we had no idea what was going on outside our…

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What’s Pink and Orange and Walks 5 Miles?

I've always liked pink and orange, though not together. When I was a young girl, the walls of my bedroom were pink. As a teenager, I opted for a bright shade of orange, much to my mother's chagrin and…

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No More Secs! Book Giveaway

Editor's Note: We are giving away a copy of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis by our awesome blogger Ann Pietrangelo. Check out this excerpt and commentary from th…

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New Year’s Resolution: Seek Happiness in Simplicity

I'm not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. They're easy to make, but not so easy to keep. Last year was a real eye-opener for me, clarifying what I always suspected. Happiness can be found in simpli…

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Thankful for the Gift of Life

When it comes to giving thanks, I know exactly where to start -- by sending the universe a heartfelt thank you for the gift of life. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004 and triple-negat…

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‘Did You Beat Cancer?’ They Want To Know

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#19 in a series) You never know what's going to happen when you find a lump in your breast. You hope it's inconsequential because most breast lumps are. …

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New Genetic Clues into Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

New research out of the UK has doubled the number of genes associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Twenty-nine new genetic variants linked to MS have been identified by researchers from the Universit…

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We've seen, time and time again, that these chemicals have more risks and problems than solutions. …

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I have lupus and fibromyalgia, and suddenly have been reading so much about magnesium! I bought some…