Safe snow shoveling

Protect Your Heart While Shoveling

Unless you own a snowblower or have hired your neighborhood plow guy, you can most likely add shoveling your driveway/walkway after each snowfall to your winter to-do list. In fact, you’ve probably been out there in the wee hours of the morning a few times already in the past couple of months. continue reading →

multiple sclerosis

Newly Diagnosed with MS? Learn to Confront Your ‘New Normal’

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), you’re likely experiencing a range of emotions, including anger, disbelief, frustration, helplessness, depression, bewilderment, and fear. These are entirely normal reactions, and you are certainly not alone, as approximately 400,000 people in the United States, and 2.5 million worldwide, have MS. The key to adapting to your new reality – your “new normal” – and living well is to educate yourself about the disease and avail yourself of the treatment options for modifying its course and managing symptoms. MS is a chronic disease, so until a cure is found, you will have it, but you don’t have to let the disease “have” you. continue reading →

Let’s Get Meal Prepping!

This post is part of our ongoing Simplify Series, which focuses on strategies for improving your health and outlook by simplifying various aspects of your life. To view other related posts, search for “Simplify”. continue reading →