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Get Back on Track: Keep Your Motivation Alive

By: David Engstrom, Ph.D., ABPP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Change can be hard. Every one of us has trouble with it. New Year’s resolutions are a perfect example of how change can be hard. Whether you made a plan before the New Year and never got started, or you started off great and didn’t follow through, goals are often not accomplished because they are too big, vague or complicated. Make your goals attainable, simple and small.

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The Snack Attack: Healthy-Snacking Tips

By: Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

What does your snacking behavior look like? Are you a vending-machine junkie? Does your co-worker bring in tempting sweets made especially for you? Does your snacking generate a guilty feeling?

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Discover Your Brighter Side

By: Peggy Crawford , PsyD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

If you feel a bit down in the dumps this time of the year, you have lots of company. By March it can feel like spring will never come. For most of us, seeing the sun and the first few buds are enough to perk up our mood. 

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Exercising Your Brain Power

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

We often talk about the value of exercise for your health and well-being.  As it turns out, exercise is valuable for your brain as well. 

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Your Yearly Checklist

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

Every year when I open the first page of my new calendar, I feel excited about the things that will fill my calendar over the next year. While New Years' resolutions never work for me, I do make sure the things that need to be done for my health are planned in advance. 

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Brain Exercises and Some Fun

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

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.  ~Mark Twain~ 

April is upon us. Winter is waning, spring is coming. It is time to shed the pallor and have some fun. Play this little game. Good for the brain and good for the soul!

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Do You Know Where Your Zone Is?

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

Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Vice President of the Professional Resource Center of the National MS Society and a member of our Can Do MS Program Staff has coined the phrase “MS Free Zone.” What she is referring to are areas of your life where MS can’t touch you.

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Gardening Tips

By: Gail Hartley, NP, MSN, MSCN

Spring has sprung and it is time to look forward to a new season of growth. Growing a garden—whether flowers or vegetables—is a wonderful, relaxing and therapeutic way to get you in touch with Mother Nature.

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What Is Your Motivation Personality?

By: Dr. David Engstrom, ABPP, FACP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

 Take two minutes to complete the quiz.

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Pain Management for People Living with MS

By: Janice Miller, MD, Susan Anacker, MSPT and David Engstrom, Ph.D, ABPP (CAN DO MS PROGRAM CONSULTANTS)

Pain can be a problem for many people with MS. Many factors like muscle cramps, tight aching joints, and musculoskeletal problems can contribute to pain. Fortunately, several seemingly small changes can add up to a real reduction in pain. 

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