Donna Sullivan

Donna Sullivan / USA

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

As a community manager and caregiver in her personal life, Donna understands how empowering and helpful a good social network can be. She is a passionate writer, contributes to several blogs and has participated in many initiatives in the international MS community. She has family and close friends who live with MS, and she cares for her young daughter who struggles with Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Donna has over eighteen years of media and communications experience working in radio, print and television. She loves to travel, spend time at the beach and embrace daily life adventures with her husband, three children and a menagerie of pets.

*Living Like You bloggers are financially compensated at a reasonable market rate for their time. Payments to bloggers in no way influences their writing, opinions or perspectives on life with multiple sclerosis.

Recent Entries by Donna Sullivan

Make Your Mark on World MS Day

World MS Day is celebrated by millions of people impacted by and living with MS around the globe. 28 May marks an important day of reflection, advocacy and action.

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The Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating

The Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating

Eating well is important, especially if you have a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis. But clean eating may not be as easy as you might think.

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How Chronic Illness Can Steal Your Sunshine

How Chronic Illness Can Steal Your Sunshine

It’s not easy to stay positive when dealing with a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis. Donna shares her own struggles and explains how she stays positive.

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Social Media Can Be A Lifeline For Those With Chronic Illness

Managing Your Online You

People living with Multiple Sclerosis use social media to share experiences and get help for the medical and emotional challenges of living with MS and other chronic diseases.

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MS Summer Strategies: Beyond the Basics of Keeping Your Cool

MS Summer Strategies: Beyond the Basics of Keeping Your Cool

Hot weather and Multiple Sclerosis often do not mix. Here are some great ways to keep your cool this summer.

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Taking Drugs at Work…Legally

Taking Drugs at Work ... Legally

Managing multiple sclerosis in the workplace can be challenging. Regardless of whether or not your employer or coworkers know about your MS, you may still need to weigh out the pros and cons of disclosing some prescription medications at work.

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Stylish and Sensible:  A Summer Shoe Guide for MS!

Stylish and Sensible: A Summer Shoe Guide for MS!

Your style shouldn’t have to suffer because you’re living with Multiple Sclerosis. Living Like You explores sensible and trendy summer shoes.

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Talking About The Embarrassing Stuff  – How to Talk to Your Doctor About MS Without Blushing

Talking About The Embarrassing Stuff – How to Talk to Your Doctor About MS Without Blushing

It’s not always easy to talk to your doctor about the embarrassing symptoms of MS – how do you casually bring up bladder dysfunction or sexual issues?

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Embarrassing Cog-Fog Moments

Embarrassing Cog-Fog Moments

Cognitive symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis can be really frustrating and embarrassing! Here are some tips for you to better deal with cog-fog moments.

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Chronic Illness and the Secret of The Supermum: What You Need To Know

We’re all Supermums in our own way! Donna has some tips for how you can manage life as a mom with MS.

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Your Life With Multiple Sclerosis:  What Do You Want Friends and Family To Know?

Your Life With Multiple Sclerosis: What Do You Want Friends and Family To Know?

Sometimes friends and family don’t know how to best support someone living with MS. Donna shares some tips for explaining your Multiple Sclerosis to others.

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Going from MS to MRS.

Going from MS to MRS.

Do women with MS have more to navigate during the first year of marriage? Donna offers some points to consider that may help your transition to MRS.

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