Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking good care of your physical health (although it receives much less attention), and is especially important during these colder and darker winter months. We can achieve good mental health broadly by reducing stresses (where possible) and increasing opportunities to feel fulfilled, trying to … Continue reading Understanding mental health and MS
I have recently been abroad and for the first time taken a non direct flight (this is something I will not do often if I can help it!) Whilst I actually quite like flying (weird), and am thrilled at the fact that I can easily see other people's cultures, I find the airport a very … Continue reading Top 10 Tips for a Stress Free Time at the Airport
I have recently had a long weekend away in Romania for MS Sessions 19 - a jam packed weekend provided for young MSers by EMSP and Shift.MS (more about that in another blog) For this blog, I am writing to give some top tips on travelling abroad with a disability (and that includes some of the … Continue reading Travelling Abroad with a Disability
Are you someone with a disability and currently looking for a new job? Are you someone who is looking for the next step in their career?I have heard of so many people with disabilities struggling to find work that they feel is suitable for them, or feel they are not being given a fair chance … Continue reading Finding a new job when you have a disability
I am not one to enter the political realm publicly, so I am not going to entertain doing that here. I am not making a comment of whether I agree with Brexit or not... that is not my intention. This is such an emotive topic for the majority of people, no matter which side of … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for someone with MS?: FAQs
My MS is a pain in the arse sometimes. It rears it's ugly head at the most inconvenient moments - like when I am sat in the board room of a meeting at work with some senior managers and my head starts to wobble like the Churchill dog. It can be a very disruptive force … Continue reading The doom of being clean
So, since being diagnosed I have been asked on several occasions to rate my quality of life in various ways using a series of questions on a scale of 1 to 5... I am sure you are familiar with the questions I am talking about. They ask about things such as how you generally feel … Continue reading The sliding scale
Have you just been diagnosed with MS? Are you in the process of being diagnosed? It can feel really overwhelming at first, but I can honestly say from someone several years down the line, it will be ok. I mean, YES, you are in for a change and some of those changes may not be … Continue reading Just diagnosed…?