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I’m so excited about the prestigious MS Charcot Award being awarded to a remarkable researcher who is also the first woman to receive it! I couldn’t wait to share this wonderful news with you. Her work is helping to positively…

The post First Woman to Win Prestigious MS Charcot Award for Outstanding Research in Multiple Sclerosis appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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As a child I could run, play the game “tag” or “kick-the-can” with the neighborhood kids, ride my bike from town to town, and when I was older squeeze a lot into a day without napping. But in 1981 that…

The post How I’d Like To Step Up My Advocacy Game appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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I was recently introduced to Brian Howard, features editor of Philadelphia magazine, through a mutual friend. She said I must read his in-depth article about the exorbitant prices of MS drugs and how bureaucracy stands in the way of fair pricing.…

The post I Went Down a Rabbit Hole Trying to Figure Out Why My MS Drugs Cost So Much appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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Dear Reader: Welcome back! I am so happy to see you here. If you don’t mind I’d like to get right into a few things I want to say to you. Here goes. I’ve been feeling very strange about writing…

The post Dear Reader: I Have a Few Things to Say appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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The first twenty-one years of my life were carefree and filled with all the quintessential growing pains of youth. But the year I turned twenty-one I was in a serious head-on collision that changed everything. After sixteen stitches in my forehead…

The post Breaking News: A Promising New Injector That’s Needle-Free appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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We all have many chapters in our lives based on the experiences and lessons we collect along life’s journey. At birth, we’re a clean slate, ready to create the unique imprint we’ll make on the world. How our chapters are…

The post Happy 60th Birthday – We Are The Champions appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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After speaking with several people in the multiple sclerosis community who were experiencing a particularly difficult year I wondered what I could do to help them. Their self-esteem was plummeting and they were questioning their place in the world. Despite several constructive…

The post You Are Enough Exactly As You Are appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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Sometimes it’s hard to find your way when living with the uncertainty of an unpredictable disease, like multiple sclerosis (MS). Can you imagine something so small but incredibly significant that could help you? I can. I was diagnosed with MS…

The post Meet Aby: A Useful App Created for the MS Community appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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In the age of “fake news” smart readers have become more scrupulous about the information they read. They can smell dishonesty and insincerity a mile away. As children, we learn the importance of telling the truth but somewhere along the…

The post Breaking Myself Open: How a Third Diagnosis Can Change You appeared first on Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit.

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