Tag Archives: MS

Finding Empowerment Through Self-Care and Accommodations



Finding Empowerment Through Self-Care and Accommodations – Episode 32 – Transcript

Diagnosed with MS her junior year of high school, Czarina discusses the challenges that come with becoming an adult all while navigating the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. Listen to her discussion with mental health professional, Samantha Domingo as they talk about exploring accommodations and finding the best resources for support. Czarina shares her thoughts on how she cares for herself to make sure she is living the best life possible as a young adult with MS.


Advocating For Yourself Through Life Transitions



Advocating For Yourself Through Life Transitions – Episode 31 – Transcript

This episode features psychologist Meghan Beier and MS advocate Julie Stamm. The two discuss Julie’s diagnosis and the importance of advocating for yourself. We’ll talk about life changes through work, family, and symptoms. And, we’ll also hear about the children’s book that Julie wrote titled “Some Days We…”


Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive



Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive – Episode 30 – Transcript

Listen to an in-depth discussion about resilience in all areas of life. Karla Ramirez, person living with MS, and psychologist Linda Trettin discuss topics ranging from relationships and disclosure to self-care. Karla and Linda dive into challenges presented in everyone’s daily lives and how MS can make them look a little different, listen in on various strategies and coping mechanisms that may work for you to help you stay resilient!


Embracing Carers: When Your Child Has MS



Embracing Carers | When Your Child Has MS – Episode 29 – Transcript

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?


Embracing Carers: Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself



Embracing Carers: Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself – Episode 28 – Transcript

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?

In this podcast, you’ll hear from two support partners, Matt and Warren, as they share their experiences. They’ll discuss how roles evolve over time and the importance of supporting yourself while supporting your loved one with MS. This discussion will be led by psychologist Roz Kalb.


Can Do MS Interviews Art Alexakis



Can Do MS Interviews Art Alexakis – Episode 27 – Transcription

Art Alexakis (frontman for the rock band Everclear) joins the Can Do MS podcast to discuss his new music video “The Hot Water Test.” The music video features MS warriors of varying ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds, coming together to sing the emotional lyrics that recount the day Art was personally diagnosed with the disease.

Check out the music video here!


Coronavirus, MS, and You: How One Couple Is Dealing With COVID-19



Coronavirus, MS, and You: How One Couple Is Dealing With COVID-19 – Episode 26 – Transcript

Listen as psychologist Roz Kalb, PhD, talks all things quarantine with Anne and Karen, a couple of 31 years.  Anne has been living with MS for 23 years and is a retired high school social studies teacher, while Karen is a high school Athletic Director without much to direct at the moment, thanks to COVID-19.  Dr. Kalb, Anne, and Karen discuss how Anne and Karen have had to adjust their communication, daily activities, and lifestyle while living in close quarters, and the importance of taking care of yourself so that you can take care of each other.


Coronavirus, MS, and You: Quick Tips for Accessing the Medical System



Coronavirus, MS, and You: Quick Tips for Accessing the Medical System – Episode 25 – Transcript


Coronavirus, MS, and You: Sleep Tips



Coronavirus, MS, and You: Sleep Tips – Episode 24 – Transcript

In this unpredictable time, information about the coronavirus is leaving the MS community with more questions than answers. Listen to nurse practitioner Megan Weigel as she discussed approaches to sleep during times of uncertainty.


Coronavirus, MS, and You: Tips for Telemedicine



Coronavirus, MS, and You: Tips for Telemedicine – Episode 23 – Transcript

In this unpredictable time, information about the coronavirus is leaving the MS community with more questions than answers. Listen to nurse practitioner Megan Weigel as she provides some information and suggestions about how you can approach telemedicine.