Karen O’Shea

Karen O’Shea / Ireland

"Nothing can dim the light from within." - Maya Angelou

Karen lives with her partner and her daughter in County Cork, Ireland. After her diagnosis in 2007 she became involved in voluntary work with MS Ireland as an MS Readathon Ambassador, visiting schools to talk to students about MS and engaging them in fundraising activities. Karen and her partner talk at MS seminars for the newly diagnosed and their families about the effects of MS on our family and how they have come to terms with this condition. They also recently wrote an article on this topic for the Irish Independent newspaper.

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Recent Entries by Karen O’Shea

Find Your Happy: My 5 Secrets to Unlocking Happiness Every Day

Happiness is something we each strive for in our lives. Living Like You blogger, Karen O’Shea, shares five ways she finds happiness in her life.

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A Reminder We’re More than Our MS

For those living with MS, it’s important to remember that you are much more than your illness. Living Like You blogger Karen is sharing what’s on her “more than MS list.“

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Food For Thought: Nutrition #MSLifeHacks to Help You and Your MS

After her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, Living Like You blogger Karen decided to make changes to her diet. With the help of her nutritionist, she came up with some easy MS Life Hacks for a healthier kitchen.

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The Diary of My MS

When Karen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, the world as she knew it, collapsed. Or so she thought.

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Kids Say the Darndest Things

​Talking to children about Multiple Sclerosis can be challenging. Living Like You blogger, Karen, shares how she teaches children about MS.

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My Resolution: Being More Assertive

Karen shares why she’s pledged to start standing up for herself more.

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My Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: What Cannot Be Cured Must Be Endured

My Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: What Cannot Be Cured Must Be Endured

After her diagnosis with MS, Living Like You blogger, Karen, realised with communication came less frustration and a realisation that life goes on.

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If MS Were a Day of the Week, Would It Be Monday?

Living Like You blogger Karen compares living with MS to her favourite (and least favourite) days of the week.

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Motherhood, Not for the Faint of Heart – Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis

Motherhood, Not for the Faint of Heart – Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis

Living Like You blogger, Karen, shares her experiences raising her 10-year-old daughter while living with Multiple Sclerosis.

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There’s More to Life Than MS

Struggling to learn to embrace life beyond MS? Karen is sharing her favorite budget and family friendly activities for getting out there.

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A Lesson from MS: Don’t Hide Your Heart Away

A Lesson from MS: Don’t Hide Your Heart Away

After her diagnosis, Living Like You blogger, Karen O’Shea, felt negativity encompass her life. When she eventually looked at her life differently, she felt positivity all around her.

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MS Through a Child’s Eyes

From when she was first diagnosed to now, Karen has undergone a dramatic transformation. She is sharing how she got there and what her daughter had to do with it.

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What Do the Seven Dwarfs Have To Do With Multiple Sclerosis?

Believe it or not, multiple sclerosis can be a lot like the Seven Dwarfs from “Snow White.” Living Like You blogger, Karen, shares her fairy tale philosophy.

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Finding Humor in “Female Problems” with MS

Being a woman with MS can present its own set of challenges, but at the end of the day, it is possible to find humour in them. Karen shares her story.

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