What Are Real Examples Of Empathy In Your Life?

What Are Real Examples Of Empathy In Your Life?

MyCounterpane has partnered with Erika Lyons Richardson to bring you a question that is vital aspect when you live with multiple sclerosis: the empathy you receive from others.

While many MSers report that those around them don’t understand their MS, empathy from others does exist.

And we’d love to hear about the real examples of empathy in your life.

Whether it’s a neighbor who brings dinner over once a week because you’re too tired to cook, or a family member who volunteers to babysit your children when you have fatigue, empathy helps those who can’t always help themselves.

Use the …

American Health Care Act

What Would You Say To A Senator About The ACA?

American Health Care Act

The House voted 217 to 213 to pass the GOP health-care law, designed to replace Obamacare. The bill now goes to the Senate.

According to CNN,

“The Trump administration’s American Health Care Act — which squeaked through in the House on Thursday but must still be voted on by the Senate — will allow insurance companies to raise prices for those with pre-existing conditions and to not guarantee that treatments are covered.”

Multiple sclerosis is on the list of pre-existing conditions, along with:

AIDS/HIV, Alcohol or drug abuse with recent treatment, Alzheimer’s/dementia, Anorexia, Arthritis, Bulimia, Cancer, Cerebral palsy, Congestive heart

What’s on Your Mind While at MS Hope Day?

What is on your mind while at MS hope day? We are taking the time to ask our MCP users about their thoughts while they attended MS hope day. As an MCP user, you too can share your ideas and thoughts with other users through our platform.

So, what was on your mind while at MS hope day?

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How Has Losing Your Job Work Affected You

How Has Losing Your Job/Work Affected You?

How Has Losing Your Job_Work Affected You?
MyCounterpane has reunited with Heather Leffel once again to ask an important question that is a challenging aspect of living with a chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis: employment.

Whether you had a career you loved or a part-time job that helped pay the bills, losing a job can have an immense effect on your wellbeing and lifestyle. This is true under regular circumstances, but especially true if you’re already living with a chronic illness that affects your life in so many other ways.

Therefore, we ask:

How has losing your job/work affected you?

Of course, losing work may not …

One-on-One With Amy Gurowitz

Kate Milliken talks with Amy Gurowitz, one of the first veterans of MS she met. Amy is a mom and MS advocate and was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in 1988. Amy’s MS has progressed, and she is now using cannabis.

One-on-One with Jason DeSilva

Kate Milliken sat down with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jason DaSilva to discuss his film, When I Walk, his life with multiple sclerosis, and what he’s up to next. Hint: He’s not slowing down anytime soon.



[ Video 2 ] You are not alone

This video is the second of three in our series of sharing what we’ve learned by interacting with the communities on MyCounterpane since 2013. It picks up where the last one left off and goes into some powerful choices for healing: Visualization and silver linings.
Two of our amazing users articulate these choices in ways that beautifully explain similarities from so many people in our community. We are grateful for their generosity. Click. Watch. Comment. Share.

Karen Duffy

When Pain Struts In Your Life: A One-On-One With Karen Duffy

In 1987, I was a 9th grader in Dedham, Massachusetts, and every single weekend I would watch MTV. It was right at the time that MTV had launched; they were playing music videos and it was the new thing.

Over the years, I was completely addicted to MTV and in that time span of loving music videos, I also loved the VJs. And one of the VJs on MTV was this incredible woman named Karen Duffy, whose VJ name was Duff. She was cool, she was beautiful, she had amazing energy, and she had a great sense of humor. She …

The MS Marsh Mouth Challenge

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