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Life

Daily strategies for living well with MS.


Illustration by Mona Daly.

Becoming carepartners

Fall 2014

It’s not easy being in a relationship when MS is in the picture. Find out how some couples make it work.

James Speegle, seated with a wood walking stick he carved, enjoys his log cabin. At the encouragement of his partner, Suzanne, he painted the door to resemble a fireplace.

Lessons of life—and MS—passed from father to son

Fall 2014

In building a log lodge, I connected with my dad, who also lived with MS.

Illustrations by Bonnie Timmons.

Think outside the product box

Fall 2014

One woman takes a humorous look at how people with MS can overcome the challenge of buying products originally intended for someone much older.

Dave Bexfield takes a sip of water to stay cool.  Photo by Chip Simons.

Summer guide to managing heat and MS

Summer 2014

Visit our summer “stay cool” guide for tips on being active, getting meals on the table, and getting a good night’s sleep in the midst of summer heat.

Sarah Keitt and kids

The parenting puzzle

Summer 2014

Many parents with MS worry that they’re not able to do enough for their children. Learn strategies for maximizing what you can do.

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Blowing hot and cold: Assistance with air conditioning costs

Summer 2014

Some public utilities commission offer medical exemptions for those whose health conditions require higher power consumption. Learn what states are doing to help people save on utilities and beat the heat this summer.

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Man of steel: An MS hero

Summer 2014

Most people aren’t aware of the sheer struggle it takes day in and day out to live with MS. One carepartner thinks it’s time we change that.

In “Self Portrait of the Artist’s Brain I,” artist Elizabeth Jameson saturates an MRI with vibrant colors of French dye on silk, to portray herself as a person with energy and passion, despite having a brain disease that threatens those qualities.Images by Elizabeth Jameson

Beautiful brain

Summer 2014

See the work of artist Elizabeth Jameson, who reinterprets brain scans and uses art to convey her emotions and feelings about her MS.

Ann Zabaldo shown with her cohousing community.

A place to call home

Spring 2014

Accessibility, affordability and amenities are just a few of the factors to consider in choosing a home. Learn more about cohousing options and how people with MS can benefit.

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Bloom where you’re planted

Spring 2014

One woman with MS finds that connecting with her fellow residents at an assisted living facility helps her adjust to her “new normal.”