So happy to introduce to you joyful and brave Clare Reilly sharing her motions of grief after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in April 2017.
Clare is an Outdoor Educator graduate, a Mum to 7 year old Elliot (who has appeared as a Guest on his Mum's Podcast this month) and wife to Jay.
Clare amplifies how her life has changed from the diagnosis of MS, and basically from the get-go, refusing to let MS define her.
In David Kessler’s book ‘Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief’ he mentions “Love and grief are inextricably intertwined.” and “…Healing doesn’t mean the loss didn’t happen. It means that it no longer controls us.” The latter sums up how Clare is living her life now – with more meaning. Her effervescent nature and resilience allow her to do the normal, day to day simple things in life, incorporating her physical limitations.
For Clare to better understand herself with MS and in teaching others how to love who they are, with or without a chronic illness, she launched the mindful Podcast ‘MS Understood’ in October 2020. Here Clare highlights stories of those living with MS and more recently Practitioners to those with MS, allowing continuous education of this chronic disease to reach a wider demographic of Listeners.
As MS is a disease that is misunderstood by so many people, it's great that Clare can shed light on quality information via her Guests and weekly Podcast (now passed episode #73). Follow/support her by having a listen!
As a special gift idea for a friend/neighbour who needs a booster of positivity whilst navigating a chronic illness, delight them with Clare's Affirm cards for 29AUD plus postage.
Thank you for joining us as a special Guest of influence Clare. Best wishes on your journey, and we’d love to have you back.