Blog post perspective… and biscuits
Posted 1 month ago

here are a few facts: ms takes up a bigger piece of our lives than we would like. it has given us a different perspective. but it will not take our sense of humor. recently, my husband and i got yet another denial letter from our insurance saying they won’t cover the slee...

Blog post fighting ms with everything you have
Posted 1 month ago

ms saved my life. it helped me find balance. it helped me find my calling. when i was diagnosed in 2014 with relapsing-remitting ms, i experienced double vision, vertigo, and bone-crushing fatigue while my arm had a mind of its own. i went to urgent care, but they sent ...

Blog post just keep going
Posted 1 month ago

i grew up playing sports, but running was never my “thing.” what i loved was the competition that came with athletics. during the summer, my friends and i would play football until dark when our parents yelled down the street “come home!” as i got older, i would play racqu...

Blog post nutrition and ms
Posted 1 month ago

when it comes to managing ms, one of the biggest things to keep in mind is nutrition. everyone’s experience with ms is different—what works for me may not work for you. but as a cns with a specialization in fitness nutrition and someone who lives with ms, i get a lot of questi...

Blog post how to ms like a boss
Posted 1 month ago

how do you ms like a boss?! how do you “own it?” how do you feel more self-empowered with ms?   i was super inspired by the recent actions of ultimate-ms-boss selma blair beautifully displaying herself on the red carpet at the vanity fair oscar party for the first ti...

Blog post walking the walk
Posted 1 month ago

a few months ago, i was sitting in my car in a parking lot, and i saw a car pull into a disabled parking place. no one hung a disability placard on the rearview mirror, and i saw a young man jump out and head for the store.   “hey, that’s a disabled parking place,” i yel...

Blog post made strong by dance
Posted 2 months ago

i will never forget the day i knew something was seriously wrong. i was in a funk dance fitness class dancing. it was a fast paced, heart pumping, dance fitness class. i started out fine, following the warm up routine as usual. as i was learning the choreography, the righ...

Blog post twice as many
Posted 2 months ago

as an invisible illness, it’s often difficult to know if someone lives with ms. so, it comes as no surprise that many of us have a connection to ms we may be unaware of. and the odds of our connection have just increased. previous studies on the prevalence of people li...

Blog post ms transparency: how open should i be?
Posted 2 months ago

do i walk over and explain to the dude in the garage—the one who’s been giving me the stink eye ever since i pulled into a disabled parking spot—that, while i appear to be healthy, i actually have ms?   do i tell my students what’s going on when i’m pressing my icy drink...

Blog post precision medicine in ms – what will it take?
Posted 2 months ago

i’ve just come back from an exciting meeting in dallas hosted by actrims (americas committee for the treatment and research in ms).  the focus was precision medicine. it’s the idea of using a person’s genetic background, environment, lifestyle and other factors to develop a cu...