What's Joy got to do with it?

What's Joy got to do with it?

Joy. Boy, that's a loaded word. AmIRight? 
With that one syllable you may envision a powder puff fairy who has said something beyond enraging.  Leaving you infuriated. 

Maybe some of us have a reaction to this word because we have a hard time envisioning (this enraging) Joy in our lives.

(Keep reading to see what would be a totally embarrassing video. That is, if I had any shame.)

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Shake the dust off your soul.

Shake the dust off your soul.

This week's video is a conversation with documentarian Sharad Kharé. Sharad has interviewed Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon and MANY others, all true luminaries. ...and now, me! I was beyond humbled and grateful to have had some time to chat about the inspiration for Thrive with MS, and ....

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Mental Health - How to Improve it and Support When You Need It

Mental Health - How to Improve it and Support When You Need It

TheMighty.com asked me to write a note to a friend having a tough mental health day.  Here's that post PLUS what I didn't include - my really truly frank opinions on how we can regain our brain health.  Know this - it is absolutely possible to feel better.  Read on and let me know your thoughts!

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The Most Powerful (and Simple) Things to Know About Joy

The Most Powerful (and Simple) Things to Know About Joy

Whether freshly committed to making meaningful change in this new year or working through the challenges of a new health reality, do not underestimate the transformative power of a little thing called Joy.

Though if you’re like me, you might overestimate the energy needed to usher it into your life. It’s not hard, it just takes a little intention. Here’s what I mean...

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Shifts in perception that rock our world.

There are moments that completely rock your world, turn it upside down and spit you out with a new perception forevermore. 

Like when you find out that the doctors who you entrust with your care don't actually know everything about the human body. (Like you so hoped they would.)

But similarly, there's a shift in perception that can empower us. Change our world. Change our lives...

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Body: Get those endorphins going!

Body: Get those endorphins going!

Moving the body helps our bodies and brain. 

Because when we move, endorphins (neuropeptides that are natural pain and stress relievers... I like to call them magic happy juice) start to flow through us once we do.

Here's how I got back into working out after taking a year off after my MS diagnosis.  (Complete with silly video.)

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