UNIFIED - Ep.7: Living Your Best Life With MS with Special Guest Kathy Reagan Young
Unified Through Chronic and Mental Illness
This week we talk to Kathy Reagan Young, the founder of FUMSnow.com, whose mission is to provide information, inspiration, and motivation to help people with Multiple Sclerosis live their best lives! She also talks about her latest project, Patients Getting Paid, so tune in to hear more about that! You don't want to miss this! Music by Otis MacDonald, Angie Roberts--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unified/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unified/support
In today's episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we're interviewing the fabulous Kathy Reagan Young of F-U-M-S, Patients Getting Paid, and much more! Kathy Reagan Young was a seemingly healthy 43-year-old stay-at-home-mom with two little girls, 4 & 6, when she woke up one day with double vision, extreme fatigue, and Bell’s Palsy. She was shocked to learn that she had Multiple Sclerosis. The diagnosing doctor told her he was glad she stayed home and she shouldn’t ever work again - just rest. That was the wrong thing to say to Kathy. When the kids were in school full time 2 years later, she went back to work full-time. She loved it - right up until the day she couldn’t distinguish between the brake and gas pedal, or which side of the road she should drive on. She knew it was time to leave work. Her paychecks quit coming but her bills didn’t so - she determined to find a way to work from home that would allow her to rest and take care of herself while still making money. That involved learning and failing and trying again until she monetized her MS patient advocacy website and podcast FUMSnow.com. Once she figured it out - she was determined to share it with the chronic conditions community so she created a membership community where she shares all of her experiences and resources called Patients Getting Paid. https://www.instagram.com/patientsgettingpaid/ https://mywellnesshub.cohttps://www.instagram.com/fums.now/ https://www.instagram.com/therealspooniesunite/https://www.therealspooniesunite.com/hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2443751542368935Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/therealspooniesunite)
I met Kathy Reagan Young inside of a Facebook group for people wanting to start their own online business about 3 or 4 years ago. She and I became fast friends when we realized we could help each other become successful online. In this episode, we talk about our journey together and she shares how I helped her with the technical pieces of putting her online business together.Complete Show Notes including transcription can be found here:https://Sheyharms.com/Episode1
MS and How it Can Affect Your Mental Health With Kathy Reagan Young
Walking With Anxiety
Your mental health can be affected in many ways, especially when dealing with a difficult diagnosis such as MS. On today's episode, I talk to podcaster and blogger Kathy Reagan Young about how being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis affected her mental health, and how she now helps others. You can find Kathy's podcast and blog on her website FUMS.com, and you can also sign up to her latest project, Patients Getting Paid. If you have any questions about this episode, please let me know, I hope you find it helpful.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/walking-with-anxiety/message
FUMS 026 – A Personal Holiday Message from FUMS (Kathy Reagan Young)
FUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger
Today’s episode is a special one. The holiday season is kicking off and it could really be hectic and stressful for anyone, but especially for we MS’ers. I just want to take a minute to remind you to take a moment for yourself. As people with MS, we have to be extremely mindful of our stress load. The holiday season should be a time for relaxation and celebrating with family, friends and loved ones. Holidays are meant to be enjoyed, not stressed over. And so I’m here to remind you to take a deep breath, let go of the things that stress you out, and come up with a plan to lessen your load. Whatever that is, decide right now that you’re going to do everything in your power to reduce the holiday stress. In this episode, I share helpful tips and suggestions you can utilize to better enjoy the holiday season! Wishing you all a wonderful and (hopefully) healthy, happy holiday season! In this episode we discuss: Helpful tips and suggestions to help you in preparation for the holiday season. How to lessen your stress load. The 2018 FUMS Holiday Gift Guide Resources mentioned in this episode (clickable links): Craiglist.org Ebates.com MS Holiday Gift Guide FUMS Friday Night 5-Pack Sign Up Foodnetwork.com Pinterest FUMS Podcast Brand new FUMS logo’ed merchandise now available at FUMS Merch **Don’t forget to join us on the FUMS Facebook Page and on Twitter at FUMS. Have an idea for a topic or someone to interview? Perhaps YOU?? Send me an email at Kathy@FUMSnow.com. And remember to speak to this stupid disease as it deserves: tell it FUMS every day!!
Kathy ReaganYoung is a video contributor on our MultipleSclerosis.net site. In this episode of the Living With podcast, Kathy shares how unpredictable multiple sclerosis (MS) can be and how important her family’s support is to her. Kathy has learned how to view her challenges in a positive way and encourages others with her sunny disposition and willingness to tackle tough questions. Check out another episode of the Living With podcast about MS with Brooke P to hear more about experiences living with MS.