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Living with MS

Are You at Risk for Multiple Sclerosis?

If you have a parent or other close relative with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be worried that youíll develop it, too. You are at increased risk, but donít let that keep you up at night. MS is…

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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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A mini health break!

Speaking as an ardently sexual and frankly voyeuristic man, I'd like to go on record as saying that,…

This is a wonderful group!!! :) A GIGANTIC THANK U to Mr. Bennett + Pilots & Paws for such a g…