A chronic conditions diagnosis can feel like the end of a meaningful life. They can steal your motivation, bury your desire to mix with others and replace your love of important things with a hatred for them.

You don’t deserve this. Neither do the people around you.

Hey, I’m Clare and I have multiple sclerosis. It’s a degenerative condition for which there is no cure.

When first diagnosed, I went into a cocoon of denial and pain and self-loathing and why me and… and…

Eventually, I needed to figure out who I was and how I was going to spend the rest of my life. I simply needed to get on with being me – a person who loves a down-to-earth life raising chickens from eggs and tomatoes from seeds.

When I realised my loneliness drove me to dark places, I became resolute in my desire to form a community of beautiful souls who now all help each other find their peaceful plain, their meaningful path and the power to make a difference by getting back to basics.

Together, we form a formidable support crew for each other through the ups and downs of our individual journeys, each of us dealing with our own chronic condition.

There is laughter and tears, bravery and fears and every storm we weather.

The highs, the lows, the fun, the woes, better just being together.

Come just the way you are. You don’t have to dress it up. Experience tells me, you’ll be glad you did. We gather around my podcast at MS Understood.


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I just wanted to stop by and say I’m going through all the MS podcast and I’m really enjoying it. It’s really great what are you are doing. Spreading positivity around the MS community. My favourite aspect is when you ask everyone at the end what’s the best thing to come out of their diagnosis. That’s my favourite thing to tell people, when they ask about my symptoms and problems looking for a negative answer – I’d love to drop in that there are some amazing aspects to a diagnosis. For me it’s prioritising what’s important, not to put off anything important, my amazing support system, and how much closer it’s brought me and my mum. Thank you from Vancouver Canada.”

Bre Black

I really enjoyed the Magnificent Self Course. Clare was so relatable and gentle with her inquiry and guidance. I  decided to sign up as I was looking for ways to find balance between home life, work life and MS. The worksheets and tasks were easy to follow, just need to dedicate time to do them, but it is worth it.

“Whilst I still have many things to work on, I think this course gave me the time to filter out what is important to me and therefore what areas I need to focus my energy on.”

Alisha Harpur, Magnificent Self Participant