The body is a tremendous vehicle for carrying us through the day to day, but when it breaks down, life comes to a standstill. Selma Blair is an actress who is widely known for her roles in cult classics in the 90’s and 00’s. She recently opened up about her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and how it has changed her. MS is a degenerative disease that effects the central nervous system. It is frequently misdiagnosed because the symptoms can resemble other more common issues.

In today’s video she describes how the diagnosis changed her outlook and the relief she felt after the revelation. Her humor through what appears to be an intense flair up is a testament to her courage and remarkable sense of self. It’s a reminder that obstacles don’t always have to be met with disdain because everything has a silver lining.