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Coffee Break Episode 2

Coffee Break Episode 2: with Vicky Argyle

Welcome to our second installment of Living Well with MS Coffee Break, where we welcome Vicky Argyle as our guest! As you now know, we decided to do something a little different in expanding the range of content we produce here at Living Well with MS. To honor the community that forms the beating heart of Overcoming MS, this special series called Coffee Break features short interviews with members of the OMS community talking about their personal journeys adopting and staying on the OMS 7 Step Recovery Program, the challenges they encountered and how they overcame them, and their tips and tricks for sticking to the path that leads to better health. We hope you enjoy and learn from these intermezzos between our regular episodes, and as always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome by emailing [email protected].

Vicky originally worked as a music publisher in London before moving to Scotland in the late 1980s and retraining as a massage and reflexology therapist and teacher of Aura-Soma. 15 years later, she moved back to England where she ran a Soil Association Organic Box Scheme in Herefordshire before going on to work in the Renewable Energy Industry. Vicky was diagnosed with MS in 2013, and now works part-time for her partner, a farmer in South Somerset. Finally, she has a chance to put some focus into her true passion, writing.

Questions covered:

  • Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family, your life, where you live and anything about yourself you’d like to share?
  • When were you diagnosed with MS and how long have you been following the Overcoming MS 7 Step Recovery Program?
  • What is your favorite thing about the program, namely what do you feel has made the biggest positive impact?
  • What was your greatest challenge in adopting the OMS program, and how did you overcome it?
  • How have you had to adapt your daily healthy habits to the new realities imposed by COVID-19?
  • Do you have any other tips or tricks you can share with our audience that might help them on their journeys?

Useful resources: 

OMS COVID-19 main resource page

Excellent COVID-19 resource page from Dr. Gavin Giovannoni

On the next full-length episode of Living Well with MS, launching May 6, 2020, Geoff Allix  gets a “macro” view on a critically important “micro” topic, Gut Health: Your Microbiome and You, from Kim Venter, a trained teacher, professional psychological counsellor and nutritional consultant, who helps us understand the connection between gut health and the immune system. 

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