living well with multiple sclerosis

We all approach living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in many different ways.  Below are some personal ramblings and favorite sources curated to enhance the experience and live well with MS.

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to replace the guidance of your primary care provider and does not constitute medical advice.

**Please note: I'm busy reorganizing things on the site these days, so be patient.  If something appears to be missing, it won't stay that way too long!!

 
 
Photo by Jacalyn Beales on Unsplash

staying active

It's no secret that it is a challenge to stay active when you are living with a chronic illness.  Let's explore ways to keep ourselves moving despite those challenges!!

 
Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

eating well

There is conflicting information about whether diet can control MS symptoms, but there's nothing wrong with making better choices and sharing recipes.  You'll also find tips and tricks for those days when you just don't have the energy for food prep.

 
 
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Photo by Chungkuk Bae on Unsplash

shifting perspective

Our busy minds can focus a lot of attention on what has happened already leaving us to ruminate.  Our mind's busyness also can spend a lot of time thinking and planning, organizing, and worrying about what comes next.  The uncertainty and unpredictability of MS makes that really easy to do.  Fortunately, we can practice mindfulness, embrace the imperfect nature of our lives, and shift our approach to living well with MS.

 
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Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

creating community

There are many fantastic other voices sharing their struggles and successes of living with MS.  Here are some links to a few of my favorites.  If you'd like to be included here, contact me (katiejoyquilts@gmail.com) and I'd be glad to add you.  MS can feel very isolating, but I believe none of us are facing this disease alone.  Grab a cup of coffee and explore some other offerings.