Tagged: MS

I Have Multiple Sclerosis and I Still Smile 0

I Have Multiple Sclerosis and I Still Smile

I Have Multiple Sclerosis and I Still Smile By Penelope Conway When terrible things happen, one of the first things to disappear in the chaos is laughter. Somehow all the smiles and giggles that...

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Bacon 0

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Bacon

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Bacon Do you love grilling season? I love grilled corn, especially with bacon.  When you wrap corn with bacon it adds additional flavor and tenderness to the corn....

MS, Climate Change and Kiribati 0

MS, Climate Change and Kiribati

MS, Climate Change and Kiribati The date was October 24, 2007. It was my second year at the University of Pittsburg’s Anthropology Ph.D. program when MS hit. Within minutes of arriving at the school’s...

Laughter Is Essential When Living with a Chronic Illness 0

Laughter Is Essential When Living with a Chronic Illness

Laughter Is Essential When Living with a Chronic Illness By Stacie Prada Sometimes feeling crummy and being overwhelmed makes a person forget to do things that didn’t take any thought when they felt well. ...

Laughter Therapy and Other Research Highlights 0

Laughter Therapy and Other Research Highlights

Laughter Therapy and Other Research Highlights Recently, MSAA published an article highlighting the vital information presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Annual Meeting of the...

How I Find Laughter in the Face of MS 0

How I Find Laughter in the Face of MS

How I Find Laughter in the Face of MS By Alene Brennan Incurable. Degenerative. Chronic. The weight of the words is heavy. The reality of living with them is even heavier. We can easily...

Let Humor In 0

Let Humor In

Let Humor In I think we can agree that life is very serious a lot of the time. We all encounter situations or predicaments that require much thoughtful attention and focus, and many moments...

Life as We Know it 0

Life as We Know it

Life as We Know it I recently walked our two boys to town to get pizza, and I ran into another mother from the neighborhood. She was alone and brining pizza home for her kids...

Does that Thermometer say 101?!?! 0

Does that Thermometer say 101?!?!

Does that Thermometer say 101?!?! I’m not sure about where you are but summer has been brutal so far this year in the North East! For you pessimists let me say “Yes, I know...

July 2018 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis 0

July 2018 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

July 2018 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis MSAA is very proud to present our 2018-19 Art Showcase – celebrating the work of artists affected by multiple...

Staying Cool in the Summer 0

Staying Cool in the Summer

Staying Cool in the Summer For most people living with MS, summer does not bring feelings of excitement and joy. Rather, it’s a time of strategizing, planning and being careful to avoid the heat,...

How a Shirt Can Make All the Difference 0

How a Shirt Can Make All the Difference

How a Shirt Can Make All the Difference So, this is one of those blogs you may or may not completely agree with.   Now, don’t get me wrong—I know a shirt or pair...

Flying With One Wing 0

Flying With One Wing

Flying With One Wing By Doug Ankerman For me, traveling with multiple sclerosis (and being in a wheelchair) has never been a problem. I’ve rolled through airports with every conceivable three-letter combination in the...

Bon Voyage 0

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage By Lauren Kovacs Most of us with MS see travel as a visit to an energy sucking monster.  At least, it is a trip I avoid. Ok, fine, my voyages include a...

Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Isn’t Always Easy 0

Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Isn’t Always Easy

Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Isn’t Always Easy By Penelope Conway Before multiple sclerosis came along I was an avid traveler. At different times I even lived and worked In Germany, France, Mexico and Jamaica....

Top 3 Must-Have Travel Accessories this Summer 0

Top 3 Must-Have Travel Accessories this Summer

Top 3 Must-Have Travel Accessories this Summer By Alene Brennan Just because you have MS doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the sun. MS or not, you want to enjoy summer vacations, barbeques...

When Fatherhood Meets MS 0

When Fatherhood Meets MS

When Fatherhood Meets MS It bothers me. I want to do more. Be part of more. See more. And I think, for any father, the “more” is what truly matters. It’s being there for...

Pea and Bacon Pasta Salad 0

Pea and Bacon Pasta Salad

Pea and Bacon Pasta Salad July 4th is almost here!  This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is fantastic to serve to a crowd. This is the perfect summer pasta salad...

Is This MS? 0

Is This MS?

Is This MS? There was one thing to always look forward to on sick days when I was a child, other than staying home from school. It was watching The Price is Right. A...

Making Travel Possible and a Priority When MS Symptoms Make it Hard 0

Making Travel Possible and a Priority When MS Symptoms Make it Hard

Making Travel Possible and a Priority When MS Symptoms Make it Hard By Stacie Prada In 2014, I visited France for the first time.  I went to Sainte-Chapelle at the recommendation of a neighbor...