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Collaboration is the Key to Improving the Lives of People with MS

Collaboration is the Key to Improving the Lives of People with MS

Merriam-Webster’s definition of collaboration is “To work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.” That’s certainly true for the work being done by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).  Last week at CMSC’s “Forum…

What Happens When Brilliant Minds Focus On Improving The Quality of Patients’ Lives? #CMSC16

What Happens When Brilliant Minds Focus On Improving The Quality of Patients’ Lives? #CMSC16

I stepped into the lobby of the Gaylord Hotel, walking along their red carpet that led me past a 19 story glass atrium wall overlooking National Harbor on the banks of the Potomac. With every step my heart beat faster,…

How You Can Help Me Make A Difference

How You Can Help Me Make A Difference

When I wrote my first blog post back in 2012 I knew I wanted to make a difference by providing support and encouragement to people in the Multiple Sclerosis and disability community. I remembered the isolation and frustration I felt…

Sanjay Gupta and Why We Should Challenge Ourselves Every Day

Sanjay Gupta and Why We Should Challenge Ourselves Every Day

I had no doubt I’d be fascinated while listening to Sanjay Gupta speak at the recent New Jersey Speaker Series. He reminds me of the great neurologist and author Oliver Sacks who once said, “It is a privilege to share…

Ann Romney: How Horses, Determination And Courage Can Create A Joyful Life (Book Giveaway)

Ann Romney: How Horses, Determination And Courage Can Create A Joyful Life (Book Giveaway)

Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived a perfect life. Her hopes and dreams were like any other little girl and with each passing year her blessings grew exponentially. Her future looked perfect and bright. Never…

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…

My  Chat With The Lovely And Inspiring Valerie Harper

My Chat With The Lovely And Inspiring Valerie Harper

Life is funny sometimes. Not necessarily in a “ha ha” way but in a serendipitous one. Who would have guessed when I was 11 years old and dreaming of hanging out with Mary and Rhoda that someday, when I was…

We’re All On The Same Team, Aren’t We?

We’re All On The Same Team, Aren’t We?

I recently wrote a post about my journey of diagnosis and how I first came to understand the importance of body, mind and soul and if the three are in alignment our bodies move closer to better health. In the…

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