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At Can Do MS, we know that the power of knowledge can transform lives and expand beliefs about what is possible.

These articles are written by our nationwide team of program consultants - renowned healthcare professionals dedicated to educating people living with MS and their support partners.  You will find valuable information and approaches covering our Six Dimensions of Wellness- Emotional Well-Being, Cognitive Well-Being; Home & Work; Diet, Exercise & Healthy Behaviors;  Relationships; and Spirituality.

These articles are provided as general educational resources and should not be interpreted as diagnoses, prognoses, or treatment suggestions.  Information and perspectives represent the views of the individual author(s); Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is not responsible for the accuracy or currency of the responses.  Readers should consult with their healthcare team.

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Leisure: Why It's Important & Where You Can Find It

By: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

Leisure is a domain of life that is very important, particularly for people with neurological disorders.  It's important to understand that leisure does not equal laziness- leisure can improve your physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual wellness.  Learn about the research being done on the impacts of leisure on MS, as well as resources to understand more about the benefits of leisure and local opportunities to discover new activities and experiences.

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Progressive MS Health & Wellness Resource Guide

By: Denise Bruen, Roz Kalb, and Mandy Rohrig

Gather information about how progressive MS is diagnosed and managed and the important role of overall health and wellness through a variety of articles, booklets, webpages, and videos from Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and the National MS Society.

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Practical Spirituality

By: Lisa Redfearn, MSW, LCSW, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Many of you have heard of spirituality or have experienced spirituality. Even if you have heard of it, you may wonder what it really means or how you practice spirituality.

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Turning Challenges into Possibilities

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Here we are in a new year. For some people with MS, it will be facing their first year with the diagnosis. For others, this may be the second, third or fourth year living with MS.

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Support is a Two-Way Street: Tips for Partners Who Care about Each Other

By: Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D., Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Every partnership has a rhythm of its own. Whether you are spouses/partners, relatives, or close friends, a healthy, balanced relationship relies on a variety of factors.

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Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

By: Victoria Szwajcer, BScPT, Registered Yoga Teacher

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline which originates in ancient India. It is a unique kind of exercise because it requires cognitive attention to the breath and the body simultaneously. There are many varieties of yoga that can be practiced and are readily available by attending classes out in the community, working one on one with a yoga instructor/yoga therapist or trying a home based practice.

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