Looking Back to Move Forward


Subtle hints of fall have spread throughout the northeast – the falling leaves, cooler nights, pumpkins, and mums popping up in local stores. While summer is slowly on its way out, it is bitter sweet to reminisce about the times had. This summer we talked about ways to beat the heat, many of which involved remaining indoors, or doing activities in cool public places. Regardless of where you made your memories, it is important to keep those happy memories alive and present to take with you into the fall.

Journaling about an event or encounter that makes you smile will bring you back to that moment and hopefully increase your mood. You can look back at those journal entries and remember the good times that were had. Also having pictures or souvenirs from a trip or event can help to bring you back to that moment. Try taking a moment to close your eyes and remember how you felt at that time.

When times are hard or you are having difficult feelings about a situation, take a moment to re-focus your thoughts on one of those happier moments. Re-focusing your thoughts can help momentarily take your mind off of a certain problem or situation and better prepare you for dealing with the task at hand.

When looking back on those happy moments, focus on the feelings or emotions that were created in you at that time. Allow yourself to re-live that moment and take a deep breath.

What moments do you carry with you? How do they help you in times of stress?


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  • This is all new to our family. A resent diag. Was made to our family.. I am looking for ms wrist bands of(6) for our family to wear…fisherstar4@gmail.com Thank you….

    • Angel says:

      Thank you for reaching out with your question. Our organization offers wrist bands to promote the Swim for MS Fundraising initiative created by the MSAA in which individuals can create their own swim events and challenges to raise funds and awareness for MS. You can visit the Swim for MS website to learn more about this fundraising program. You can also contact the MSAA Helpline at (800) 532-7667, x154 with additional inquiries.

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