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Bring your world closer to you, to a size that’s just right. Here you’ll find some great tips to better navigate your world, optimize your living space and interact with others.

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Keep Track. Stay on Track

One of the most effective ways to make our lives easier is to get organized, but even simplifying your life can feel like a colossal task. But it doesn’t have to – especially if you sort out one thing at a time. Here are a few ways to help whip your day into shape: Get a Notebook This will contain…

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Make Your Kitchen MS Friendly

Make Your Kitchen MS Friendly

Multiple sclerosis needn’t keep you out of the kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and entertaining, don’t give up just because your MS makes it more difficult to navigate around the kitchen. Instead, make a few basic changes to your kitchen equipment and layout to improve its accessibility and ease of use. Lower at least one counter space so you can…

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Talk to Your MS Specialist about Chronic Pain

Talk to Your MS Specialist about Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is different from some of the acute pain episodes of MS, in that chronic pain is defined as pain lasting for more than three months. MS pain described as burning, aching, prickling or “pins and needles” type symptoms may be chronic rather than acute. Patients with pain often have more spasticity. Spasticity may lead to muscle cramps, sore…

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Get Support with These Physical Aids

Get Support with These Physical Aids

Don’t be afraid or ashamed of the fact that you may need to make changes in your lifestyle to make room for MS. These might be small adjustments or big changes, but if you need to do it, then go for it and don’t look back. Once you do take that first step and admit to yourself – and maybe…

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MS and Your Workplace Rights

MS and Your Workplace Rights

Lots of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) enjoy work and a fulfilling career for many years after their diagnosis. Some of those folks never disclose their illness; others wait until their MS status requires them to ask for workplace accommodation; still others  don’t like keeping their illness a secret and so decide to inform select colleagues about their chronic illness.…

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It's OK to Rely on Your Caregiver for Support

It’s OK to Rely on Your Caregiver for Support

Caregiving can be an opportunity to get even closer to the person who is helping you, or it can become a very stressful situation for both caregiver and the person being cared for. Your loved one is likely doing his or her best to support you and look after you so you can remain as independent as possible and function…

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Clutter-Free Travel: See More, Lug Less

An escape from your daily routine keeps your mind and body moving. New sights, different cultures, and taking some time for youare all great reasons to travel. But the last thing you need on your trip is a heavy suitcase slowing you down. Whether you’re taking a road trip or crossing international borders, you’ll want to pack as lightly as possible.…

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How to Talk to Children About MS

How to Talk to Children About MS

It’s natural to want to protect your children from worrying about you. Yet you don’t want to withhold the truth from them, either. What to do? First of all, consider this: children are incredibly intuitive and sensitive to changes in their environment. They probably will have figured out that there’s something going on with you, even before you tell them. The…

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It Takes Two to Improve Your Relationship

It Takes Two to Improve Your Relationship

For any one-on-one relationship to succeed, it takes dedication, commitment, and understanding. Add the challenges of MS to the mix and these qualities become that much more important. Roles and responsibilities keep shifting. Chores have to be negotiated and re-negotiated. Hard work? Sure. Worth it? Definitely. Here are some tips to help your relationship thrive: Go team, go. Couples do best…

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Heading Out? Map it Out

Heading Out? Map it Out

Sometimes just heading out of the house can seem like a project in and of itself. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as long as you have your “system” together. Try these helpful tips for taking your show on the road: Map Out Your Day Make a list of each place you want to hit, and what you…

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