Cathy Chester

Cathy Chester

Cathy Chester is the author of An Empowered Spirit, a blog that empowers people to live a healthy and vibrant life after the age of 50. During what she calls her “Second Chapter” Cathy wants to pay it forward for those that helped her after her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Writing about being fabulous after 50 AND her life with MS are her true passions. She is a Writer/Administrator for Healthline and a columnist/Health Guide for HealthCentral.com. Cathy has been a Peer Advocate for Teva Neuroscience/Shared Cathy Chester is the author of An Empowered Spirit, a blog that empowers people to live a healthy and vibrant life after the age of 50. During what she calls her “Second Chapter” Cathy wants to pay it forward for those that helped her with her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. She is passionate about writing on being fabulous after 50 AND living a life of quality despite a diagnosis of MS. She is a Blogger for The Huffington Post, a Blogger/Moderator for Healthline and a Blogger/Moderator for MultipleSclerosis.net. Cathy is a Peer Advocate for Teva Neuroscience/Shared Solutions, helping others navigate the difficulties of living with a chronic illness. She is a speaker on behalf of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, educating caseworkers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities on the treatment and care of patients with MS. She lives in New Jersey with her wonderful (and fabulous over 50) husband, college aged son (when he’s home!) and three adorable cats.

How Yoga Helped My MS

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“The body is your temple.  Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.”  ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I was 26 years old and in good physical shape.  I worked in Manhattan and walked 16 blocks from the Port Authority Bus…