“Everybody can be great, because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 20th will be observed as the MLK Day of Service for 2020 in honor of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, this federal holiday is recognized as a national day of service.
Hundreds of thousands of people spend the third Monday of January every year volunteering and supporting causes they feel connected to, in honor of the lifelong work of Dr. King. Continue reading
By Stacie Prada
I’m turning 50 this year, and I’m excited. I have genuinely been looking forward to it for years. No exaggeration.
Approaching the half century mark is a big deal. Anyone who lives to age 50 will have experienced many joys and challenges. I think acknowledging the wonderful and terrible things we’ve enjoyed and endured in our lives is a worthwhile assignment. (See my post on My Life List.)
Minestrone soup is perfect for any cold night in the winter. It’s one of my family’s go-to comfort foods. It is loaded with vegetables and is good for you, too. This recipe is easy to make in a crock pot and will keep you full for hours.
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It’s hard to believe we’re through the thick of the holiday season and into a new decade already! 2020 brings with it the potential to try new things and gain new perspectives, or I like to think that it does. I’m not one for liking change or trying something new but I am choosing to alter my outlook in this new year. It’s just going to take some time and hard work. And even more patience.
I don’t typically make resolutions Continue reading
Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Debbie Parker of Danielsville, GA:
“Strutting His Stuff”
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January is officially here. Wow! We are already in the year 2020, and do you know what that means? Tis the season of New Year’s resolutions. However, I’m still not over Christmas. I mean, I’m the person who would keep the Christmas tree up until March. Yep, I’m THAT person. I’m not kidding. My husband takes Continue reading
For most of you, there is one certainty when it comes to winter and MS: the colder weather and gray days have an effect on you. But how the weather affects you is a toss-up.
We reached out on the MultipleSclerosis.net Facebook page to ask: “Do the darker, gray days of late fall and winter impact your emotional symptoms?”
In the community, 925 members voted. An overwhelming majority Continue reading
Who doesn’t love sugar cookies and fudge? Well now you can have both, mixed together. This holiday fudge recipe only requires 4 ingredients. Take a batch or two when visiting family and friends over the holidays, or just treat yourself!
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By Stacie Prada
Family relationships are hard. I look back at decades of immediate and extended family holiday gatherings, and I notice what has changed and what seems like a given. Long-held disconnects or resentments lie beneath the surface and feel ready to erupt at any moment.
Consider as mere mortals, it’s rare to be perfect in these moments. I’ve left family gatherings spending huge amounts of time thinking about Continue reading
By Lauren Kovacs
Another MS enemy can be dealing with holiday traditions and family. Keep some, ditch some, and create some. MS is a big nasty gift. Pick through the mess for things you like.
When our kids were young, matching Christmas Eve PJs were a must. News flash, teens boys don’t like that. I still Continue reading