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Are You More Than Your Disease? Tell Us How in the #MoreThan Campaign

Are You More Than Your Disease? Tell Us How in the #MoreThan Campaign

There’s a new campaign in town that I’m very excited about. It’s called #MoreThan and it’s sponsored by the phenomenal website PatientsLikeMe whose mission is to put patients first by partnering with over 500,000 people who live with 2,700 conditions. That’s extraordinary, don’t you…

Why I Thank You For My Fifth Birthday

Why I Thank You For My Fifth Birthday

The ringer on my cell phone woke me early this week. When I finally grabbed it there were dozens of LinkedIn messages congratulating me. Congratulations for what? LinkedIn remembered something I forgot. It was An Empowered Spirit’s fifth birthday! I paused…

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…

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers During National Caregivers Month

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers During National Caregivers Month

November is National Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the often-overlooked dedication of over 40 million unpaid U.S. caregivers who provide care for a family member or friend. Most caregivers are not medical professionals. They are caring and compassionate people…

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…