Pediatric MS – The Motivator

Pediatric MSThe Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is proud to introduce the latest edition of The Motivator, available now in both print and digital editions! The edition’s cover story, “Pediatric MS,” explores how pediatric MS differs from MS in adults, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how social and emotional well-being is promoted.

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What to do with the MS Burnout Blues…

MS Burnout. Two words that, when separate, denote significant struggles. When you put those words together, it can be explosive. MS Burnout is a real thing. Let’s talk about it.

Having MS can be draining and overwhelming, whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or you’re 20 years in. I’ve seen the effects it can have on even the strongest person.

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It’s OK to talk about it…

Mental Health - Let's Talk

In (very) recent years, mental health and wellness have become more talked about and recognized in mainstream society. It’s discussed more openly than ever before. To be honest, we’re not too far beyond the days where it was ‘taboo’ to talk about mental health publicly.

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Greetings, I’m new here!

Hello MSAA friends! My name is Selena Fisher, and I just joined the MSAA team as a super excited Client Services Specialist. I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and am currently working towards my Master’s of Clinical Mental Counseling through Liberty University. I am married to my college sweetheart, and together we have three beautiful and highly energetic children (ages 6, 4, and 2).

When you call MSAA to speak with a specialist we get to learn a little bit about you. I would love to give you Continue reading

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Apple Caramel Dump Cake

Apple Cake Fall RecipeFall is in the air! Try this out of the world and easy fall dessert. I have made this recipe several times and it always turns out wonderful. Apple Caramel Dump Cake only requires 4 ingredients. You can top this dessert with vanilla ice cream, too.

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Seasons of Change

It’s hard to believe that fall is right around the corner. Where does the time go? I don’t know if it’s the culture of our society that makes time go by even faster with its quick pace, but time sure does fly and change is constant. The change that comes with the start of fall has begun, especially in the form of back-to-school routines for the kiddos.

I do not do well with change but that doesn’t stop it from happening. Life constantly evolves and moves forward. And there are times that change can Continue reading

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Meet the Board – Ann Baird Bishop

MSAA strives to be a leading resource for the MS community by improving lives today through vital services and support – and we could not accomplish this without the help of our volunteer board members. MSAA’s Board of Directors is comprised of accomplished professionals from across the country who volunteer their time to further MSAA’s mission. With our ongoing series, Meet the Board, we hope to introduce you to our wonderful volunteer board members!

This month, MSAA is proud to highlight our newest board member Ann Baird Bishop, Esq. Continue reading

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Women and MS – Ask the Expert

Did you know that on average, women are three times more likely than men to develop relapsing forms of MS? While we don’t yet know the cause of MS, many researchers and physicians are working to clarify aspects of the disease and provide more information to women who may be affected by the condition.

In an excerpt from the cover story of our Fall 2008 edition of The Motivator, Connie Easterling, a nurse practitioner who serves as clinical coordinator of the MS Care Center, Neurological Services of Orlando, explains how Continue reading

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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Balls

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Balls RecipeNo-bake chocolate chip balls make the perfect breakfast, snack, or even dessert. They only take five minutes and six ingredients to make! If you need a quick pick-me-up or an on-the-go snack, this recipe is worth a try.

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What Helps You Relax?

I’ll be the first to admit that I can be a bit of a high-strung person. It’s hard for me to relax sometimes. I assume it’s because of my A-type personality that constantly has me on-the-go and anxious about even the littlest things. Even when I think I’m relaxing; my mind is still going a mile a minute thinking of anything and everything. I find it’s worse as I’m getting older.

I’ve always envied those who seem to relax easily. Now I’m making assumptions for some who may appear relaxed but have tons of things on their mind Continue reading

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