Monday, April 20, 2009

MS Chats Resume This Friday: Finding an MS-Free Zone

Delaware Area MS On-line Chat
Friday 24 April, 7:00 - 9:30 pm (east coast time)
Chat Topic: Finding an MS-Free Zone

(Do you need a reminder? Leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I'll send a message on Friday - but I'll need your e-mail address.)

After a few weeks off for Spring break, the Delaware Area MS chats are back!

Although the chat room took a break, MS never does. That's why it is so important to find a way to get a respite from this disease, even for a moment. Rosalind Kalb (PhD and well-known author of MS books including the "Knowledge is Power" series) refers to the part of us that MS can't touch as our "MS-Free Zone." She encourages us (and our caregivers) to carve out a time, a place, a way to stop thinking about it for even a small period of time to keep a sense of self.

Do you have a way to escape for a little bit, like immersing yourself in a book or a hobby, engaging in prayer or meditation? What techniques do you use to distract yourself for a while? Bring your thoughts and ideas to share. (Cookies are a welcome distraction, hint hint!)

Let's chat on Friday about this and anything else that comes up.

If you want to connect on-line with others with MS in Delaware and surrounding areas, please join us THIS FRIDAY between 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Show up when you want, leave when you want. Chat from the comfort of your own home.

To attend, go to the right side of this blog and click on "Enter My Chat Room" then follow the directions.



  1. I hope Taggie finds her way back to the chat room....Taggie: where are you? LOL

    Hi Joan--- hope your spirits are high for Vegas, baby! You better still be going now....

  2. An excellent remark about needing respite and of course also about MS never though, taking one...
    Glad to see you back in the saddle so to speak... So many like you, are needed by the so many more, who depend on the skills that persons like you (Joan) "supply"...
    Keep up the good work...
    Best Regards,

  3. Thanks for being a cheerleader, Stu! That means a lot coming from you.
    I agree, Jen, so sent Taggie a special e-mail reminder.

  4. If my wellness returns by Friday, alas, I will be at work. Bummer. :-(

    Next month? LOL

  5. I look forward to trying the chat Joan, thanks for the opportunity.


  6. Hiyah Joan!

    It has been forever it seems that I have had the chance to visit you. I am so glad you are still hosting your chat sessions. Hope you are doing okay. Summer seems to be coming early this the 90's tomorrow here and I am dreading it!

    Anyways...good to see you. I do miss visiting.