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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable autoimmune disease. Thriving Over Surviving shares the experiences of those living with MS who lean into their core values to live their best lives. Our host, Edie, was diagnosed with RRMS in 2015. In each episode, she chats it up with MS thrivers to learn and grow from each other's experiences. Chronic illnesses such as MS can impact our lives in ways that may become overwhelming. It is nice to know that others out there who focus on thriving despite their diagnosis. Thank you for joining our thriving community!

Thriving Over Surviving Multiple Sclerosis Edie Sohigian

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable autoimmune disease. Thriving Over Surviving shares the experiences of those living with MS who lean into their core values to live their best lives. Our host, Edie, was diagnosed with RRMS in 2015. In each episode, she chats it up with MS thrivers to learn and grow from each other's experiences. Chronic illnesses such as MS can impact our lives in ways that may become overwhelming. It is nice to know that others out there who focus on thriving despite their diagnosis. Thank you for joining our thriving community!

    Maintaining Hope When You Have MS

    Maintaining Hope When You Have MS

    But let's be real, MS presents difficulties. Having hope that things will get better, that there is love and kindness in the world, and that hope is in each of us makes a difference for the good. We can not hope blindly. We have to choose a course of action and stick to it. Despite the delays and setbacks along the journey hope carries us along while ersisting with an adventurous course of action. I call it a gritty hope.
    These are the words of Justine Calcagno who was diagnosed with MS in 2016. She is an ultrarunning non-profit researcher with a Ph.D. in psychology. She is passionate about trail running, outdoor pursuits, yoga, cycling, and supporting and empowering others, particularly women and feminine-identified people.
    Her approach to living with MS is a combination of embodiment and evidence. She hopes that she can inspire others to identify their challenges to overcome and become more joyful and confident through the process of achieving their goals. She also an advocate through the MS Society. Since having MS, Justine has experimented on herself as an "N of 1". She is committed to a plant-based (vegan) and alcohol-free diet.
    Let's chat it up with Justine! 
    Instagram: RunwithMS 
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    • 37 min
    111 Choosing Self Over Fear When Wanting To Get Pregnant With Multiple Sclerosis

    111 Choosing Self Over Fear When Wanting To Get Pregnant With Multiple Sclerosis

    What is your greatest fear? Before MS, mine was probably superficial. Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that something or someone is dangerous and likely to cause pain (physical, emotional, etc.). Fear can be intense and sometimes overpower us if we don't have the tools to work through the emotions it brings. Mary Virgi does not let fear hold her back! She leans into her core values of family and faith to climb out of negative spaces. At the time we recorded this, Mary was 14 weeks pregnant. And releasing this episode she is now about to have her baby. She is surely thriving! Let's chat it up with Mary!
    Instagram: @dontmswithmindfulmary
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    • 29 min
    Finding A Safe Space When Multiple Sclerosis Causes Depression

    Finding A Safe Space When Multiple Sclerosis Causes Depression

    Did you know that approximately 50% of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis are also diagnosed with depression? This is 3X more likely than in the general population. Managing mental health can be complicated especially when you also have an unpredictable autoimmune disease. Alyssa Gonzalez bravely shares her journey with MS and mental health. She was diagnosed with pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and just that process alone was overwhelming. There is so much to chat about with this gorgeous and positive Instagram Influencer. Let's chat it up with Aly Katelyn!
    Instagram: @aly_katelyn
    Instagram: @thrivingoversurvivingpodcast
    https://thrivingoversurvivingpodcast.com
     

    • 34 min
    The Crap Gap With Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

    The Crap Gap With Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

    Have you ever experienced Crap Gap? You may know it as the end of dosing interval or the weaning-off effect. This refers to the period of time between Ocrevus infusions when you might feel a worsening of MS symptoms. This may include things such as Fatigue, cognitive fog, motor function or balance problems. You know... all the things! Kellie Batts, who has had MS since 2016 shares her experience with Crap Gap as well as her experience over the last seven years with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Let's chat it up with Kellie! 
    Instagram: @_livinglikek
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    • 30 min
    Just Multiple Sclerosis

    Just Multiple Sclerosis

    Has your multiple sclerosis diagnosis influenced the course of your life? Has it shifted your passions in a certain direction? Many people say that everything happens for a reason. Would being diagnosed with a chronic illness happen for a reason? Justin Loizos believes his MS diagnosis has further grown his passions. Let's chat it up with Justin. 
    www.justcompassion.ca
    justmsshow.buzzsprout.com
    Instagram: @justinmloizos, @justcompassioncannabis, @justmultiplesclerosis
     
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    • 36 min
    Benefits of Massage For People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis

    Benefits of Massage For People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis

    Have you ever had a massage? Not one from a friend or lover, I'm talking from a professional masseuse? For many, massage becomes a regular part of their health routine. Massage can help with anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, nerve issues, muscle stiffness, inflammation, and more! 
    Angela Landeros shares how massage therapy became her passion. As someone diagnosed with MS and a massage therapist, she knows firsthand how therapeutic it can be. This equestrian and author shares her experience with multiple sclerosis and beyond. Let's chat it up with Angela! 
     
    IG: @Angela_Landeros_Heals
    YouTube: @Angela_Landeros_Heals
    https://angelalanderosheals.wordpress.com
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

John Richard K ,

An enlightening experience

A wonderfully transparent and honest soliloquy about Edie’s experiences with MS. I learned more about the challenges and realities of this affliction during this 45 minute podcast than I learned in my prior 48 years. Happily recommend giving this a listen.

Megan Evans / The MS Stage ,

Fantastic Show

Loved connecting with Edie. She is a wonderful podcast host and this show really shares the wisdom of MS thrivers! Love listening to everyone’s personal MS journeys. Well done!

Terry Wahls ,

Terrific podcast for MS people

Worth your time!

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