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I know it’s been awhile since I wrote in this space but I needed to take a step back for a bit of a breather. We all deserve breathers once in awhile, so I guess it was just my turn.…

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Disclaimer: The following is sponsored content from DxTerity.   Are you interested in helping advance research for MS but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Taking part in a research study for MS can seem overwhelming, but it…

The post Join an MS Study from the Comfort of Home and Receive $50 for Your Time appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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The air is turning crisp while leaves dangle from their branches. Acorns lie carelessly on the ground waiting for hungry squirrels to gather them in anticipation of winter. Life goes on, as it always does. And the seasons, they go…

The post Taking a Break While the Seasons Go Round and Round in the Circle Game appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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As a child I’d hear my mother and grandmother pepper their sentences with colorful Yiddish words that were always more descriptive than their English counterparts. The words were lively and so vivid that despite not knowing the language I understood…

The post Why The Colorful Language Of Yiddish Is The Most Memorable appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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A few months ago my husband, son and I were asked to be part of a video series on living, and supporting those living, with MS. The theme of the initiative was: I have MS. I have a team. I…

The post How My First Video “What I Wish I Knew” Will Inspire You appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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How do you know if the cognitive issues you’re experiencing are a sign of aging or are the result of an illness? Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? You can’t remember a word you’re searching for. You forgot the…

The post How to Improve Your Cognition and Have Fun at the Same Time (Giveaway) appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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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…

The post Are You More Than Your Disease? Tell Us How in the #MoreThan Campaign appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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The misleading headline Meet the Cambridge Scientist on Verge of Curing Multiple Sclerosis caused some hysteria in the MS community this week. I was sent several private messages, texts and emails from people who love and care about my welfare.…

The post How Words Like “Cure” Can Exploit A Community appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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Do you have Multiple Sclerosis? Do you know someone who does? Are you interested in doing something that will help spread awareness about MS while making a difference in people’s lives? Wednesday is World MS Day, a day to join…

The post World MS Day: Four Simple Ways To Make A Difference appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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I wasn’t a diehard fan of the series “Mad Men” but the opening sequence haunts me. I have flashbacks of that black silhouetted man seeing the world crash around him, then similar to Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” he falls slowly to the…

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