Having a hobby can be one of the most rewarding aspects of day-to-day life. Discovering something that you are passionate about and can do in your free time is an invaluable way to enrich your life for the better.
In our latest edition of The Motivator magazine, “The Therapeutic Value of the Arts” is explored. In this cover story, we discuss how participating in the arts can benefit individuals both mentally and physically, leading to a more positive outlook and a better quality of life. Art therapists, music therapists, and other types of therapists have worked with individuals with MS and have achieved very positive results. Music, art, photography, and writing are all explored as avenues of creativity that members of the MS community can enjoy, no matter their skill level.
In addition to the cover story, the newest edition also includes our popular “Ask the Doctor” section with MSAA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Barry Hendin, answering questions sent in by readers about multiple sclerosis. The “Research News” section features a study supporting the theory that Epstein-Barr virus may be involved in the development of MS, a second ACTH gel that has been recently approved to treat relapses, and experimental MS treatments showing promise for the future.
Also highlighted in this issue is our “Thoughts About Giving” column, which focuses on the honorees for MSAA’s 2022 Improving Lives Benefit. Learn more about our Corporate Honoree, Alexandra von Plato, CEO of Publicis Health and MSAA Board Member, as well as Hannah Garrison, a visual artist from San Antonio, Texas, and our Mission Honoree who has been featured in MSAA’s Art Showcase and our Improving Lives Through Art series.
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