Adjusting Attitudes

when shouldering the burdens of MS, there's a trick to adjusting your attitude  //

a story about an MS optimist - who, me?!  //  how to be fantastic with multiple sclerosis

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FEATURE

Adjusting your Attitude

While I was tramping through the Kenyan bush some years ago with my new wife, our safari guide gave our small group specific instructions as to what to do if we encountered certain dangerous animals. I
took those lessons to my challenges with multiple sclerosis.

4 min read

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VIDEO

Being Fantastic with MS

It's easy to dwell on the negative when you have a disability like multiple sclerosis. But know that you are still fantastic, brilliantly fantastic, no matter what your disease throws at you. In this video, I channel Puss in Boots. Poorly.

1:55 min

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VIDEO

Dance With, Don't Fight MS

It's common to hear of people "battling" or "fighting" multiple sclerosis. Maybe instead of waging war with our disease, we dance with it—think Dances with Wolves. And take the lead when we can without worrying about stepping on toes.

0:54 min

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ARTICLE

The MS Optimist

Everyday Health asked me to write about hope and optimism when you have multiple sclerosis. When I was first diagnosed in 2006, most multiple sclerosis blogs scared the bejesus out of you. I was determined not to scare the bejesus out of people.

5 min read

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