Two studies show that simple lifestyle factors make a big difference in your ability to rock with MS.Read More
RISE ABOVE ANY DIAGNOSIS
I'm Mary Joan Cunningham and I created Thrive with MS. I started this site to share my journey and encourage others in transforming fear into empowerment surrounding any new health reality.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2014, I embrace both conventional medicine and complementary therapies. I'm on a journey, figuring things out, just like you. I've given myself this space to be candid and real. And if that can help others, yay.
I share resources and insights here to serve anyone facing a scary diagnosis.
We got this.
- "A diagnosis does not define who we are."
- "We can take control of our health and be the living cure, but a "cure" might not look like we thought it would."
- "There are so many health improvements that occur in the hands of the patients themselves."
- "Let's use a diagnosis to shift the course of our lives."
- "The MS of the past is not the MS of our future."
File this under: getting out of my own head and doing the REAL work to support my body and soul...
Feeding. Eating. Nourishing. It's pretty much the most important thing ever and yet I feel like I got by for many years by not doing it very well.Read More
Last week, being the week of the move from New York---a week of intense packing, extreme change---thoughts of mortality swirled. Surely because of fear, a deep, nearly hidden swirl that--when it swells--will pull anything and everything in along with it. And with it, I swirled in my mid-sleeping dreams….Read More
So this happened...
I was just diagnosed with MS. Two months ago. Shocker.
I didn't expect it and didn't know a thing about MS, other than something about wheelchairs.
The morning I woke up for kundalini meditation training was the beginning of a full-on nerve freak out that, within two weeks, left me unable to walk and see straight, and rendered half of my face numb.Read More