Barbara Stensland Barbara is a writer and project manager from Scotland who lives in Wales. She was diagnosed with MS in 2012. Barbara blogs at stumblinginflats.com and tweets at @MS_Stumbling. In her spare time she enjoys watching dating programmes for tips and debating the meaning of life with good friends. Share this page Share this page on Twitter (opens in a new window) Share this page on Facebook (opens in a new window) Blogs by Barbara Read more blogs from our MS community How my experience of the NHS inspired my son The NHS has been there for Barbara as she's lived with her MS - now her son wants to give back. Skool runnings: MS and being mum to a teenager MS hit our little family of two when The Teenager had just started high school. Five tips for living with MS and mental wellbeing We asked people living with MS to share their top tips for wellbeing. Our blogger Barbara has looked at NHS Choices five steps to mental wellbeing and adapted them for people living with MS. A bleak(ish) midwinter: MS and cold weather Who needs a barometer when you have MS? I find the cold makes everything sore – my joints, my feet, my skin, even my brain (what’s left of it). It’s painful. I’m bemused, because I also have extreme heat intolerance. MS, balance and dizziness – in a spin? Balance and dizziness are two symptoms that have been part of Barbara's MS life since the beginning.