MS Path 2 Care | Home, Work, and Relationships | Episode 18



Your path when living with MS is filled with important interactions.  Whether it’s with spouses, family members, employers, co-workers, friends, or dating partners, your MS may disrupt these connections and impact your abilities and perceptions to thrive in your home, work, and relationships.   In this multidisciplinary discussion, we will discuss managing potential barriers in these areas of wellness, including tools, adaptations, accommodations, and members of the healthcare team who can assist.


MS Path 2 Care | Diet, Exercise, and Healthy Behaviors | Episode 17



Wellness is an“actively pursued goal to be in good health.”  Learn how your food, exercise, and lifestyle choices can improve your MS and your overall quality of life.  Understand how rehabilitation and physical activity can contribute to managing MS symptoms and overall health; how healthy eating and exercise participation is the first step to reducing those barriers; and how small steps you can take today can lead to big rewards in the future.  Time will be allotted for questions to our panel of MS care experts.


MS Path 2 Care | Mood, Cognition, and Spirituality | Episode 16



Emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being are the cornerstones of a full, functional life.  Focusing on problem solving strategies to overcome barriers, we will discuss how to manage common mood and cognitive changes while incorporating spiritually and mindfulness tools.  Learn how taking control of these “invisible” aspects can help you stay motivated and resilient, improve relationships, and enhance all of the areas of your health and wellness.


Young Adult Series | Growing Up with MS – Part 3 | Episode 15



As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. Some of the questions you might find yourself asking are: How will MS impact my career? What effects will MS have on my mood and cognition? Will my relationships with friends and family change throughout the course of my life living with MS? MS may change how you envisioned your life, but it doesn’t define who you are.

This third episode in our young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Roz Kalb, and our featured young adult, Channing. In this episode, Dr. Kalb and Channing explore the meaning of “resilience.” Listen to Channing’s powerful description of the ways in which her journey as a young adult navigating the challenges of living with MS has changed her definition of “resilience.”


Young Adult Series | Growing Up with MS – Part 2 |Episode 14



As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. Some of the questions you might find yourself asking are: How will MS impact my career? What effects will MS have on my mood and cognition? Will my relationships with friends and family change throughout the course of my life living with MS? MS may change how you envisioned your life, but it doesn’t define who you are.

This second episode in our young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Roz Kalb, and our featured young adult, Channing. In this episode, Dr. Kalb and Channing discuss how Channing’s diagnosis at age 16 impacted her romantic life through her early adulthood, what dating looks like for her now, and how MS has shaped what she is looking for in a life partner.


Young Adult Series | Growing Up with MS – Part 1 | Episode 13



Are you a young adult living with multiple sclerosis? If so, then join us for our upcoming podcast series. As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. The next three podcasts feature Channing Barker, a young adult living with MS. In this first episode of our Young Adult Podcast Series, we will hear from psychologist, Dr. Roz Kalb along with Channing and her mother Patti as they speak about navigating life with MS as a young adult.


Embracing Carers Series | Praising Partnerships | Episode 12



This podcast is the second episode in our two part 2019 Embracing Carers Series!

Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead to a successful partnership while navigating the challenges of MS?

Join physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and couple Dave and Laura as they discuss how Dave’s MS diagnosis has changed the dynamics of their relationship over time. They recently celebrated their 31st anniversary, but Dave’s diagnosis came after being married for several years. Listen as they dissect what and how things have changed between them, and how having a thorough understanding of your partner can make all the difference.


Embracing Carers Series | Growing Together | Episode 11



This podcast is the first episode in our two part Embracing Carers Series!

Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead to a successful partnership while navigating the challenges of MS?

Join physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and couple Caroline and Tim as they discuss the challenges of navigating Caroline’s MS. Prior to meeting two years ago, Tim knew very little about MS. Listen to hear how their deep love for one another and honest, effective communication strategies have propelled them to grow closer than ever in the face of Caroline’s diagnosis.


Relapse and MS Series | Balancing Relationships and Open Communication During a Relapse | Episode 10



This podcast is the final episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a couple living with MS, Laura and Michael, as they share their experiences on how MS relapses have impacted their relationship as a couple, as well as their relationships with family and friends. This discussion will be led by psychologist Roz Kalb.


Relapse and MS Series | Maintaining Employment and Emotional Well-Being During a Relapse | Episode 9



This podcast is the second episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from employment expert Phil Rumrill and psychologist Roz Kalb, as they share strategies on how to handle a variety of work situations impacted by a relapse. The team will use real world scenarios to provide recommendations to help you navigate the impact a relapse can have on your work life and emotional well-being.