πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½ Get Your Body Moving Every Day with MSπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ[click here]
Home Store About Jen Blog Empower U Login

πŸ™ MS: Importance of Gratitude πŸ’œ

 Get The Relaxation Guide   ---  Watch Jen's YouTube Videos

EMPOWER U Group Coaching Program
Get the details. 

SUMMARY 

Let's talk about gratitude when living with MS. I think it's an important time of year to bring up the discussion around gratitude, especially if you are living in the US and you're celebrating Thanksgiving this week. No matter where you are in the world, of course, gratitude matters. 

MS: Importance of Gratitude

Let's talk about gratitude when living with MS. I think it's an important time of year to bring up the discussion around gratitude, especially if you are living in the US and you're celebrating Thanksgiving this week, no matter where you are in the world, of course, gratitude matters. I live in Canada and I learned a long time ago how important gratitude was to my life. I'd like to share that story with you and also share my gratitude practice.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Jen DeTracey. I'm the founder of...

Continue Reading...

Feeling Understood Master Class for Women with MS

The Feeling Understood Master Class for women with MS is no longer available for free. You can now purchase if you would would like to get access.

Get Access Now.

Continue Reading...

βœ… What to do before Mavenclad - Year One Checklist

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

I want to talk about my experience with Mavenclad and how I prepared for it. Because the fact is that when I started year one, I didn’t know anything about Mavenclad, including the steps I needed to take. So, I’m covering it for you now. 

  What to do before Mavenclad - Year One Checklist

Today I’ll cover all the steps you need to take to be approved for Mavenclad and how to prepare.

I want to talk about my experience with Mavenclad and how I prepared for it. Because the fact is that when I started year one, I didn’t know anything about Mavenclad, including the steps I needed to take. So, I’m covering it for you now.

Maybe you're feeling a little anxious, it's okay because I'm going to explain the details to you.

Shingles is a derivative of herpes zoster (the same virus that causes chickenpox) and it can happen when you take Mavenclad. It...

Continue Reading...

πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½ Get Your Body Moving Every Day with MSπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

When you live with MS, getting your body moving regularly can be life giving for your brain. It helps you think more clearly and better regulate your mood and emotions. Plus it's fantastic for your body. 
 

‍ Get Your Body Moving Every Day with MS‍

I remember when I discovered that there were physiotherapists that specialized in working with people with neurological issues. I was excited because I didn’t realized these people existed outside of the neurological hospitals.

I was assigned to a specialist named Jill. The first time I met her, I was surprised and delighted. She used a wheelchair.

I told Jill that when the MS fatigue is at its highest, sometimes I don't leave the house for days. Her response was get out every day, even if you're just going around the block. Just walk around the block and if you feel up to it, then do more. Get some fresh air, get...

Continue Reading...

😍 How to do Self-Empathy for MS

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

Jen talks about self empathy is about acknowledging your feelings of anger, frustration, grief, worry, and so on when you are newly diagnosed with MS or have been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for a long time.

How to do Self-Empathy for MS 

If you are just tuning in for the first time, this video series is about the messy house that we have in our heads and how to tame it as human beings living with MS.

We have lots of layers of messiness in our lives. We can tame our minds like a lion.

What I want to share with you in the messiness, the rawness and the realness of MS is the concept of self-empathy. This is something I teach and talk about a lot. I learned self-empathy from two amazing mentors, Sarah Payton and Eric Bowers. I went to a series of workshops over 12 months to learn about this technique as well as others.

In fact, at the time, I was in the first few years...

Continue Reading...

πŸ”¦ Shifting Perspective with MS 🦚

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

Our minds constantly have messy thoughts that circulate through our brain. As women living with MS, shifting your perspective can make a big difference, bringing more peace and joy into your life. 

Shifting Perspective with MS

When you live with MS (and fatigue) plus all the other attributes that go with it, sometimes life can get pretty messy in our heads. I’m referring to the messiness of our thoughts.

In fact, all people, no matter what their circumstances, MS or no MS, have messiness in their minds. My philosophy is as people who live with MS, our thoughts might be a little messier at times. This is where perspective shifting is most helpful.

In episode number three, I talked about how swimming was a place that I go to that takes me away from thinking about MS. When I forget about MS, I'm joyous. I'm in the moment. It's pleasurable. It can be very freeing.

One thing...

Continue Reading...

😜 Forget MS for a Minute [or More] πŸ˜„

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

I want to encourage you to ponder moments in your life where you forget that you are living with MS, even if it’s for just a second.

Forget MS for a Minute [or More]

When you live with MS, life can be raw and real, and with that comes a little extra messiness in your life. There's certain things that we can change in our life and there's certain things we can't.

I refer to living with fatigue because that is one of the MS symptoms I experience.

Fatigue can be a hard thing to change. I manage my energy, but I also need to face the fact that I live with fatigue every day of my life.

When I am swimming, I forget all about MS. It's simply not on my mind. I feel free. When I'm in the water, I feel supported. I feel empowered. Maybe not when the waves are high and they are splashing into my face and I'm sucking back tons of water. But when the water is relatively calm and I'm...

Continue Reading...

πŸ† Resilience and MS - You Are Resilient❕

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

Resilience is one of qualities that people develop as they navigate the challenges that come from living with MS. Jen DeTracey shares a personal story and how it relates to her journey on managing life with MS.

Resilience and MS - You Are Resilient

When you think about resilience, how does it show up in your life?

I’d like to share a story about my cousin Damon. He died of kidney failure in his early 40s. I witnessed his life get harder and harder to the point where he couldn’t leave his home for days. He couldn’t eat. He was throwing up almost daily. We're talking like heavy duty suffering here.

Damon and I would often chat on Facetime. He gave me an old iPad so we could connect on video.

I love my cousin. As a little kid he was my favorite. He was so full of life and cute as a button. It broke my heart to witness how hard is life was from such an early age. His...

Continue Reading...

😒 People with MS Experience Loss of Family or Friends

loss multiple sclerosis Sep 22, 2022

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

71% of people living with MS experience loss of family members or friends. These individuals aren’t able to handle the trauma or changes that come with MS.

People with MS Experience Loss of Family or Friends 

71% of people living with MS experience loss of family members or friends. These individuals aren’t able to handle the trauma or changes that come with MS.

On top of you dealing with your diagnosis, issues can arise with depression, anxiety, stress, pain, relapses, fatigue, vision issues, or loss in abilities. You know what this list is in your situation.

This means we not only grieve our circumstances, you also grieve those who become absent in your life. Even if had a sense that MS was in your system before, now you finally have a label for it.
I call it a cold bucket moment.

When we have these cold bucket moments, it's tough, right?

Now you know...

Continue Reading...

πŸ’œLearning to Forgive Others

forgiveness Sep 14, 2022

Women Thriving with MS Membership
Get the on the waitlist

All Resources
Get access. 

SUMMARY 

When you can learn to forgive yourself it is some much easier to forgive others. In this video Jen shares her own person story and learnings on how to tap into forgiving others. 

Learning to Forgiving Others 

This is episode 28. In episode 27, I talked about forgiving ourselves and how important that is. Today I focus on forgiving others.

Once you get to a place where you can start practicing forgiving yourself for snapping at people or making decisions that you regret, life just feels a little slice easier. It can make a big difference. And then there comes a time where we want to embrace forgiving others.

When we can forgive ourselves, it's so much easier to open our hearts and forgive others. In my life, what has been difficult about MS for me is… that's interesting. I just heard and felt myself gulp. There's an emotion laying right here in my throat. So I'm...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4
Close

50% Complete

Get FREE Access  

Would you like people to really understand what it's like for you to live with MS? 

Learn 3 effective communication tools so you can feel understood and that others get you!                      

FREE for a limited time only. (Value $39)