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Prevalent Emotion During These Unprecedented Times

Random Thoughts of Nothingness - Published by matthew

The world is on lockdown. The stock market is volatile. Unemployment has set multiple records and not in a good way. Politicians are acknowledging death. None of that might compare to the deprivation of human connection.  We are socially distancing from people we love... or even like. We yearn for human connections beyond those displayed on ...more

Pain Is Also Contagious

Random Thoughts of Nothingness - Published by matthew

In 2016, neuroscientists published a paper entitled, "Social Transfer of Pain In Mice" in Science Advances. The experiment tested pain experience and tolerance in three different groups of mice. The first group underwent controlled changes to have a more acute feeling of pain. The remaining two groups were unchanged. Researchers then conducted a series of standard ...more

OK, Boomer... We Need You, and You Need Us

Random Thoughts of Nothingness - Published by matthew

The modern workplace entered a new phase a few years ago. For the first time in history, we have five generations working together under the same roof: Traditionalists—born before 1946. Baby Boomers—born between 1946 and 1964. Generation X—born between 1965 and 1976. Generation Y, or Millennials—born between 1977 and 1997. Generation Z—born after 1997. Nearly half ...more

MS Awareness Week 2020 – Day 7 #ThisIsMS

Random Thoughts of Nothingness - Published by matthew

So, how does one end a week of posting about a life with multiple sclerosis? That’s the question I have been asking myself all week. To answer this, I thought back to why I stepped out to become public about my MS and why I posted this week. Every person has some struggle that she/he is ...more

MS Awareness Week 2020 – Day 6 #ThisIsMS

Random Thoughts of Nothingness - Published by matthew

A few weeks ago, I fell while running. It was a nasty fall and worse than I thought. I didn’t fall on the hills. I fell on the flat. It could have been MS. It could have been a root. It could have been dumb luck. After dealing with pain for 2 weeks, I decided to ...more