Baking Up a New Life

By Alene Brennan

Being in quarantine for several weeks now has been an experience that encompasses ALL the emotions.

I’m relieved of commitments that I know were keeping me too busy.

I’m excited that I have so much time together now with my husband – we’re newlyweds!

I’m heartbroken over Continue reading

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Passing The Time With Some Classics

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect people and places all around the world, many of us are still staying at home and socially distancing from others. This has provided some people with more time they wouldn’t normally have at home. And honestly, a little boredom can come with that too. By staying home we’re doing our part to flatten the curve of the virus, which is great, but maybe just a little different from what we’re used to. So, trying to find Continue reading

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Jackee Spencer – May 2020 Artist of the Month

Each year, we feature the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature artist Jackee Spencer of Ogden, UT:

MS Artist of the Month Jackee Spencer from Ogden Utah

“But You Look So Good”

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The Biggest MS Triggers

Blue hand pushing away black web of strings representing stress

In the early days after diagnosis, MS triggers are often a mystery. However, many find that the more time they have lived with MS, the more they know exactly what makes their symptoms worse.

To hear about some personal experiences with MS, we reached out on the MultipleSclerosis.net Facebook page. We asked the community to Continue reading

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Keeping Positive in Challenging Times

Keeping Positive in Challenging TimesHope is made for the day that tries your understanding, when your blessings can’t be counted and the sky has changed to darkness.

By Penelope Conway

Living with multiple sclerosis can be challenging. Add the required social distancing and it can make life a bit more complicated and interesting. My groceries are now delivered to my front door making it a bit more challenging to put everything away on my own, my doctors appointments are taking place on the phone keeping me on my toes to remember everything we need to talk about, physical therapy is Continue reading

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Being an M&M

By Doug Ankerman

They call THESE challenging times, huh?

Well they don’t know squat about those of us with multiple sclerosis!

They don’t know challenging until they button a shirt with MS “fumble fingers.”

They don’t know challenging until they enter a place with a door that opens out—while sitting in a wheelchair. Continue reading

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Keep the Piles Small and Reach Out in This Challenging Time

By Stacie Prada

It’s tough right now living through a pandemic. I assume I’ll live through it, but many will not. I appreciate hearing from people who are having a hard time, because I’m glad they’re expressing themselves. I think the silent ones are sometimes the ones to worry about most.

When I think of everything I need to figure out, solve and do, it’s overwhelming: work while adapting to a state of emergency, isolate physically, help others in need, maintain Continue reading

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No-Knead Crusty Bread Recipe

Did you know that number one item purchased on Amazon outside of gloves and masks during this COVID crisis is a bread maker? I have always wanted to make bread but have been too scared to try. I don’t have a bread maker but thought this no-knead bread recipe could work for everyone with only a few simple required ingredients and a pot with a lid. I was so excited when it worked out as planned.

While I am working from home due to COVID-19, I built up the courage to give this recipe a try. Why don’t you give it a try, too! Continue reading

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Staying Socially Connected While Socially Distancing

Having to practice social distancing is super crucial right now as the world fights to overcome the devastating effects of COVID-19. With that being said, social distancing means missing out on opportunities to connect with others face to face which can really put on downer on the day sometimes. After all, we are human beings and therefore we thrive on social interaction. So, how can we still connect with others while practicing social distancing?

Here are a few ways:

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Pink Sparkles with Unicorns – Finding Connection

By Lauren Kovacs

Well here we are forced to be hermits with this virus going around. While embracing our inner hermit is just part of some MSers lives already, it is different when your inner hermit is forced to be a hermit. Having a choice to be a hermit is now not our choice.

In light of this, connections and support are essential. Sanity is imperative. Online or phone connections are all the rage. Face-to-face is Continue reading

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