Multiple Sclerosis

12 Positive Steps to Take When Stressed and Depressed



Stress management program

Talk about it

Commit to one activity each week

Write in a journal

Develop a spiritual interest

Find your bliss

Help others

Reward yourself

Adopt a pet

Create a gratitude list

Maintain a sense of humor

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich


Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

Lisa serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the MSHealthCentral Facebook page.