An Empowered Spirit
How To Nurture Your Friendships And Find The Right Tribe

How To Nurture Your Friendships And Find The Right Tribe

Who hasn’t, at one time or another, been shunned, disappointed or hurt by someone we thought was our friend? Whether it happened when we’re young or in adulthood we’ve all had friends we valued and trusted, convinced that our lives…

How A Professor Is Using Social Media To Make Healthcare More Accessible

How A Professor Is Using Social Media To Make Healthcare More Accessible

When I was young I remember our family doctor coming to our home whenever I was ill. He’d examine me as I lay in bed and inevitably grab something out of his black medical bag that resembled Mary Poppins’ with…

Learning To Heal: The Wound Is The Place Where The Light Enters You

Learning To Heal: The Wound Is The Place Where The Light Enters You

Disappointment. Heartache. Illness. Fear. Sadness. Loss. The words dangle before my eyes, suspended in midair as if to taunt me. They hang in the balance as constant reminders of what is now. I close my eyes tightly, hoping they’ll disappear.…

How Technology And Exercise May Help Patients Live A Better Quality Of Life

How Technology And Exercise May Help Patients Live A Better Quality Of Life

It’s a new world. When I grew up getting exercise meant riding my bike all over town or, as I got older, signing up for an aerobics class. Today, technology is changing the face of exercise by reaching a wider…

How FitBit And FaceTime Use Technology To Make Exercise More Accessible

How FitBit And FaceTime Use Technology To Make Exercise More Accessible

I have friends who say they love breaking a sweat when they work out. To me breaking a sweat means I’m having another hot flash. I’ve never been good about sticking to any exercise program; instead I’ve wasted a lot…

Holding The Future Of Multiple Sclerosis Care In Their Young Hands

Holding The Future Of Multiple Sclerosis Care In Their Young Hands

When I was invited to be the first official blogger at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) annual meeting in Indianapolis I knew I’d have to take my patient hat off and put my press one on. That’s something…

My #EarthFootwear Shoes Are Made For Walking And That’s Just What I’ll Do

My #EarthFootwear Shoes Are Made For Walking And That’s Just What I’ll Do

NOTE: When I found out I’d be attending The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center’s annual meeting in Indianapolis I was concerned about the amount of walking I’d need to do. My right leg and foot have been numb for years,…

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