Genuine and Intentional: A way to live

One challenge of life with Multiple Sclerosis is the unpredictability. Will tomorrow bring a new symptom or clear up an old one? Will MS fatigue come out of nowhere to spoil your plans? I try very hard to plan for and accommodate for all the ways that I know MS …

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Hiking with MS (and a trusty cooling vest)

Judy Olson me-and-andrew-Emmons-Glacier

I have always loved the wilderness. I have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest and summers meant camping with my family, inner-tubing on the rivers and hiking in the mountains. As I grew older, hiking remained one of the few physical activities that I continued to enjoy …

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Chronic Illness Does Not Equal Unhappiness

Happiness Run

Most healthy people assume that living with a chronic illness or disability would make life miserable. Surely one can’t be as happy when dealing with a serious health condition. After all, one of the key factors to happiness is having one’s health. Isn’t it? In fact, previous research shows that …

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Celebrating Multiple Sclerosis

July is a very significant month for me. July marks my 7th MS anniversary and my 5th Tysabri anniversary.  The days surely do fly by. I can’t believe it has been 7 years since my diagnosis. It feels like just yesterday I was in the hospital not knowing I was …

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