My Mind

It’s your move, make the most of it! Here you’ll find practical advice and tools to help keep your mind sharp and focused…

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Clear the Mental Fog

Clear the Mental Fog

If you’re like many people with MS who sometimes struggle with cognitive dysfunction symptoms – some prefer to call it “mental fog” – then you’re probably wondering how others deal with this fog that creeps over you and leaves you standing in the middle of the room wondering what your plan was and why you’re holding your car keys in…

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Money and Health Go Hand in Hand

Money and Health Go Hand in Hand

Managing MS may include navigating a unique set of personal finance challenges—from healthcare costs and co-pays, to long-term investments. It may seem like a lot to keep track of, but just know that you’re not alone. Be sure to reach out to whatever resources you have available, whether that’s family, friends or the human resources department at work. Here are…

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Don't Stress Over Stress

Don’t Stress Over Stress

With your MS diagnosis comes the side effect known as stress. It’s completely natural, yet unfortunately, it’s unavoidable. No worries. It’s not going to get you down. You can easily learn how to manage and deal with stress in healthy, positive ways.

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Tips for Good Stress Management Assistance

Tips for Good Stress Management Assistance

No matter what the self-help gurus say, nobody ever completely eliminates stress from their lives. It’s just a part of our daily path, as we make decisions that can be difficult and deal with challenging situations. But how we handle the stress we encounter makes a world of difference in our overall health and wellbeing. Sometimes, no matter how hard…

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Refocus Your Life With a Life Coach

Refocus Your Life With a Life Coach

In our complex world, it’s easy to lose sight of the most important person you really need to care for – you! Sometimes we need help to take a fresh look at our lives so we can move beyond the “same old, same old” to create the life we want. That’s where working with a life coach can help. Life…

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Laugh Your Way to a Happier Life

Laugh Your Way to a Happier Life

You’ve heard it before: Laughter is the best medicine. Don’t laugh, because studies show that laughter does have tangible health benefits. It’s something children know; healthy kids laugh as much as 400 times per day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times during the day. So why is laughter good for you? Here are a few benefits that researchers…

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Acceptance Means Moving Forward

Acceptance Means Moving Forward

Scream, cry, kick, yell—do whatever you need to do. Then, take a deep breath and work towards accepting your diagnosis. It’s the only way you can begin the healing process, in more ways than one.  As the saying goes, “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.” The longer you spend fighting your diagnosis, the more energy you’ve wasted. That’s energy…

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Relax. No, seriously.

Relax. No, seriously.

Stress is an inevitable side effect of being diagnosed with MS. The problem is many people with MS say they experience more symptoms during stressful times. But if you master the art of relaxation, you’ll find that the stress—and your symptoms— become much easier to manage. So learning to relax and keeping your stressors under control is essential. Of course,…

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The Ups and Downs of MS

The Ups and Downs of MS

Depression. It’s a word you’ve heard a million times before and it means different things to different people. To some, it may mean feeling down for a few hours here and there. And to others, it describes a state of sadness that lasts several months. It’s quite common to experience depression during the course of MS. In fact, studies have…

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The Three-Quarters Rule for Reducing Stress

The Three-Quarters Rule for Reducing Stress

There’s no question that life can be complicated and often stressful. One easy way to turn the stresses of daily life down a notch is to apply what Frederick Foley, PhD, calls “the three-quarters rule.” The basic idea is that if you’re three-quarters out of anything, take care of it now to eliminate potentially stressful situations. For example: Fill the…

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