MS.UNDERSTOOD

by KT Sloan

A podcast dedicated to better understanding MS and learning to live well with MS. Together, we'll explore a wide range of medical information, lifestyle choices, therapies and other care options that can have a huge impact on our existing MS symptoms, as well as work toward healing to slow our MS progression. MS impacts everyone uniquely, but together, we can all live better with MS. Join the flock!

Podcast episodes

  • Season 5

  • EPISODE 82 - Making Friends with Your Mind - A Discussion with Creative Entrepreneur and Mindset Maestro Aaron Carey

    EPISODE 82 - Making Friends with Your Mind - A Discussion with Creative Entrepreneur and Mindset Maestro Aaron Carey

    Developing friendships is an important part of life, and sometimes we’re lucky to meet someone who lights up our world in a new and beautiful way. One such friend for me is Creative Entrepreneur and Mindset Maestro - Mr. Aaron Carey. Join us today where we’ll talk all things Multiple Sclerosis - his lived experience as someone who has lived with MS longer than not, and the many creative outlets and avenues of self discovery he’s explored along the journey. We’ll dig deep into the concept of mindset to talk about: ways we can make friends with our minds through mental fitness, how the choices we make each day determine our reality, the destructive nature of the human ego, the unexpected gifts of challenge, building resiliency through deliberate repetition, spirituality & enlightenment pathways, the concept of “woundology,” and the power and purpose of artistic expression as a healing tool. patreon.com/MSFlock  You can find all of Aaron’s art at www.AaronCarey.com  @Phattybe on IG          Etsy: PhattyBGallery

  • EPISODE 81 - The Unexpected Gifts of Hardship

    EPISODE 81 - The Unexpected Gifts of Hardship

    Being a human can be hard. None of us are able to avoid the inevitability of hardship. Add the realities of living with Multiple Sclerosis to that, and we can easily find ourselves deep in a pit of despair that is difficult to climb out of.  But did you know that there are actually benefits to going through difficult times?  In this episode we’ll explore the unexpected gifts of adversity, and look at data and helpful resources we can use to help ourselves shorten our time in - and lessen our depth of - despair, and harness the hidden powers of our hardship to create an even brighter future.   patreon.com/MSFlock

  • Season 4

  • EPISODE 80 - A Diagnosis Journey discussion with Beneath the Tracksuit’s Robert Gillet

    EPISODE 80 - A Diagnosis Journey discussion with Beneath the Tracksuit’s Robert Gillet

    Join me in welcoming back Robert (Robbie) Gillett - aka Beneath the Tracksuit - as we discuss his most recent book A Diagnosis Journey, and all things MS. In this episode, we talk about the major themes in the book - exploring unusual symptoms in his early life, how he bravely forged himself anew after MS broke him apart, and other concepts that have helped him along the way, such as the journey from reluctance to acceptance, learning to embrace life and letting go of the desire to control, becoming more comfortable with change, being open to utilizing helpful tools, getting the support we need (and unfortunately the support we don’t need!), and the incredible power of gratitude and giving thanks. We’ll also talk about what’s new in Robbie’s life in terms of his current MS advocacy projects and get an exciting sneak peak into what he’s working on now. Take a listen and be sure to follow Robbie on Social Media. https://linktr.ee/beneaththetracksuit patreon.com/MSFlock

  • EPISODE 79 - Speak Your Way to Wellness - Communication Skills and their Impact on Health

    EPISODE 79 - Speak Your Way to Wellness - Communication Skills and their Impact on Health

    Did you know that our ability to speak up with authenticity and vulnerability is heavily linked to our health and wellness? In this episode, I’m joined by communications expert, Jennifer Abrams. Together, we’ll discuss a variety of communication-related skills that can help us further develop our authentic voice so that we can engage in courageous and empowered health-supporting conversations. We’ll also explore research regarding the impact of healthy and unhealthy conflict and have the opportunity to engage in a relationship audit to explore our communication opportunities in different relationships. Listen in, and learn to speak your way to better health! JenniferAbrams.com patreon.com/MSflock MyMSflock@gmail.comIG: @MyMSFlock FB: MS.UNDERSTOOD

  • EPISODE 78 - Building a Personal Daily Routine to Support MS Wellness

    EPISODE 78 - Building a Personal Daily Routine to Support MS Wellness

    Do you want to make lifestyle changes to better support your MS health, but aren’t sure how? Do you want to make changes but don’t know which ones are the most important and will yield best results? Listen in and we’ll talk about habit change - why negative behavior loops are harder to break, and helpful tools to make this important shift! We’ll also discuss the recommended daily habits that support overall health in general by looking at what those in the world’s Blue Zones do each day — as well as the daily habits most recommended to support our health specifically as folks living with MS. Listen in and find YOUR unique opportunities for growth - and the tools to make it happen! patreon.com/MSflock MyMSflock@gmail.comIG: @MyMSFlock