Our Contributors

Abigail Budd
Abigail Budd

Abi is a writer and blogger who also works part time in the criminal justice system in the UK. She lives in Brighton with her family and plays an active role in the global MS community. Abi was diagnosed with RRMS in 2008 and now has SPMS, but tries to see the funny side wherever possible!

Angela Finlay
Angela Finlay

Angela Finlay is a freelance writer and blogger committed to sharing matters that affect health and wellbeing. From fitness and motivation to medical ailments and psychological hurdles, she has covered a range of health and lifestyle topics through her web writing career. Angela feels that a high quality of life should be a top priority for everyone, and tries her…

Debra Robert
Debra Robert

After spending most of her life traveling the world working on the technical end of large scale concerts and conferences, Debra Robert was diagnosed with MS on Christmas Eve, 2014. Now unable to work in the field she’s loved, Debra is determined to live a quieter, more internal life with MS. Debra writes, sharing observations, experiences and lessons learned from…

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with…

Erica Wilson
Erica Wilson

Erica's journey with MS began in November 2016. Since that time, she has researched as much as she can about the disease. Because of the symptoms she experiences, she had to resign her job and now has more time to commit to her love of writing. She has been writing for NewLifeOutlook in January 2018 and enjoys contributing to the…

Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed. She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities. She…

Lana Barhum
Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice…

LeeAnne Lapum
LeeAnne Lapum

LeeAnne firmly believes that her experiences with MS can be used positively to affect others facing similar illnesses. LeeAnne refuses to sit back and play the victim. She is a survivor. LeeAnne has written poetry, short stories and song lyrics in the past. She truly enjoys the challenge of putting things on paper in a way that will encourage, support…

Libby Selinsky
Libby Selinsky

Libby has been fighting her battle with multiple sclerosis since 2007, and has enjoyed writing for NewLifeOutlook|MS since December of 2014. She thinks it's great to have the opportunity to speak to others about the realities of this disease, and hopes she can help calm some fears and make a positive contribution in someone's life. MS can be a very…