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Obese Man Loses Custody of His Children

This morning I read the story about an Ottawa man who lost his children in a custody battle, at least in part due to his weight.  While the name of the man has not been released, according to The Glob…

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3 Things You Can Do to Simplify Life with Chronic Illness

Life with chronic illness tends to be stressful, but there are three things you can do right now to simplify your life. 1) Declutter Your Home Clutter interferes with a sense of well-being. To…

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Diagnosis, Denial, Due Diligence

So you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now what? Denial. My own lasted only a few brief moments. The odyssey to diagnosis was a difficult one, and I quickly embraced the sweet relief o…

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Multiple Sclerosis Info on the Web, on Twitter, on Facebook

Multiple sclerosis information on the web... on Twitter... on Facebook... oh my! When newly diagnosed with something like multiple sclerosis, your first task is to get educated so that you can beco…

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When Positive Attitude Goes Negative

Is it possible to turn the phrase "have a positive attitude" into a negative? A positive attitude is better for you than a negative attitude. You would be hard pressed to find someone who disagrees…

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The Art of Inclusive Language

Inclusive language can be a virtual minefield for writers, where any misstep can result in offending the reader. Even if the writer lives with chronic illness or disability, the possibility of offendi…

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Mutinous Body, Thriving Soul

If you have multiple sclerosis, does it invade your dreams? Years ago, during an interview with Larry King, the late Christopher Reeve said, "you know, as a matter of fact, in my dreams -- I have n…

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A Typical Life with Multiple Sclerosis

What is a typical case of multiple sclerosis like? The newly diagnosed usually ask what they should expect from a life with MS; but typical, when it comes to MS, is hard to define. One thing is cle…

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MS on the Job: Workplace Protections Under ADA

One of the trickiest minefields in the life of a person with chronic illness involves employment. If your symptoms aren't obvious and don't affect your ability to do your job, should you inform you…

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I'm very surprised how common black dogs are just because the dogs I see being walked around where I…

I love love love bananas, I have one a day at least. I always have them in my house. Even my husba…

Some people are just idiots! They shouldn't be able to own a pet.

Very good. Thank you for the joy of celebration!

thanks for sharing...need more potassium to stop my nightly leg cramps...will eat more beans