Michelle Clos, Shawn Achor and Kristen Adams
About Everyday Matters
Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, is a nationwide interactive program to uncover and feature the authentic stories of people who are facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.
From personal story submissions collected in May and June, five individuals were selected to be supported by the Everyday Matters team, and to represent the top-rated topics as voted on by the community, including Relationships, Empowerment, Wellness, Family and Work. Participants met one another and the Everyday Matters team at a weekend workshop in mid-July and are undergoing coaching to leverage positive psychology to address their personal challenges or opportunities. Participant journeys will be shared on this site throughout the summer and fall through video, journals and comprehensive toolkits enabling you – the MS community – to join in.
Rate videos and comment on journals, toolkits and shared resources, and share your ideas, experiences and what you’re thankful for, too! You’ll find inspiration in these real-life stories and gain access to connections, experts and tools that you can use in your own life.