functionaliTEA is a podcast designed to give you all the TEA to help you function through your malfunction. Host Tausha suffers from Functional Neurological Disorder as well as other chronic conditions. Living by her mantra *Be intentional, Be faithful, Be humble* she trades negative energy and emotion for positivity and progress. Bringing relatability, and vulnerability while sharing a chronic ill life of unpredictability these weekly shows are sure to be applicable to anyone in or related to the spoonie community.


August 14, 2023 29 mins

The functionaliTEA podcast is back with a brand new season and brand new TEA.
In this episode host Tausha explains her checklist of 7 ways to get through her symptom episodes, what an episode is and how she helps make sure her friends and family also know what to do during an episode.  

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Listening isn't the easiest thing to do in a world that is so very overstimulating. Host Tausha explains an invaluable skill she has learned in listening to her body and how beneficial it has been to her overall functionality.  How well do you listen to your body? 

#listentoyourbody #tapin #overstimulation

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Everyone knows what women are talking about when they say it's "that time of the month" but what does that time look like when it is coupled with chronic illness? What does that time look like when one of your chronic illnesses is directly related to 'that time of the month'? Host Tausha discusses what she has found as best practices to get her through that time and what she has learned since she began deal...

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September 25, 2022 29 mins

Tenacity is not something we are born with, it is something that we learn.  When facing chronic illness being tenacious and persistent is more than half of the battle. Whether it's just pushing to get through the day, pushing to advocate for ourselves, pushing through comments and judgement or even just pushing to accept that this is the way life looks for us now; we HAVE to push. We must push in order to prosper. In this insp...

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September 10, 2022 17 mins

Traveling is one of the most enjoyable things about life. Host Tausha has already discussed how her traveling experience has been in the past. There are so many places and people out there to see; but travel looks different when you are chronically ill. It becomes a bit harder to plan, and possibly even harder to enjoy. In this episode we discuss traveling as it is happening and what types of extra considerations have to be taken a...

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September 4, 2022 22 mins


Community is an absolute necessity when living with chronic illness. Host Tausha discusses the steps she took to find her community through social media after initially receiving her diagnosis. She also introduces her new FND community: FNDTEA where members will be able to form real relationships with one another and journey through chronic illness together...

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August 27, 2022 22 mins

Choosing a career, getting a job and keeping a job are already hard enough if you are an able bodied person. What does all of that look like if you have chronic illnesses, especially if your chronic illnesses are a bit more stigmatized and less understood? Host Tausha discusses what life has been like in the employment world for her since functional neurological disorder (FND) symptoms began. This episode answers questions like,

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August 21, 2022 20 mins

Traveling is one of the most enjoyable things about life. There are so many places and people out there to see; but travel looks different when you are chronically ill. It becomes a bit harder to plan, and possibly even harder to enjoy. Host Tausha discusses her experiences with traveling and some tips for how to avoid symptom flare ups and what to pack.

#travelingwhileill #packingforillness #vacationadvice

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August 14, 2022 25 mins

 Diet is difficult! It is a constantly researched, ever evolving subject and while it evolves so do we. In chronic illness diet is an especially important factor to pay attention to. Host Tausha talks about her journey with her diet, while dealing with other chronic illness symptoms and trying to figure out what diet changes would be best for her overall lifestyle. 

Nausea Bracele...

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August 7, 2022 24 mins

Yoga Yoga Yoga. As mentioned in the episode, yoga is one of the biggest achievements of globalization. This week Tausha tries to give a different perspective on the practice of yoga because many of those who suffer from chronic illness are semi triggered or offput by the word or the idea of it. It is often pushed by able bodied persons who don't truly understand. Though YOGA IS NOT A CURE, it is an addition to lifestyle that w...

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July 31, 2022 23 mins

How are y'all functioning?

Acupuncture is most commonly looked at as alternative medicine but with Functional Neurological Disorder being a bit of an alternative disorder, those of us who deal with it should be open to therapies and intervention strategies from other regions and cultures. 
Host Tausha discusses her experience with the traditional chinese medicine; how it works, some history and whether or not she ...

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FND affects the entire body but where do they begin?  The Central Nervous System plays a big role in what we feel and it is protected by the spine.  Adding a chiropractor or chiropractic care to your medical team is highly recommended. Though it may not be for everyone, making sure that the spine is in the best position for the nervous system to be successful could be the game changer to symptom management. 

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July 17, 2022 23 mins

Heyy my TEAspoons!!
Losing friends and feeling misunderstood by your friends is very common when you suffer from chronic illness. Tausha discusses how she maintains friendships, develops new friendships and makes efforts to try to be a good friend despite balancing symptoms and functional neurological disorder flares. (Even as an introvert) 

Lotus tea by the black leaf tea and culture shop 

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July 9, 2022 25 mins

Functional Neurological Disorder and driving are not the best of friends. Hell, FND and walking aren't even friends; so what are us FND warriors supposed to do about transportation? Host Tausha discusses 3 of her top tips on how she deals with FND and continues to be able to drive. She also discusses what her alternate options are when she can't drive. 

*PLEASE NOTE* I am not a doctor or any type of advisor, cons...

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July 3, 2022 22 mins

She needed a hero so that's what she became- Author Unknown

3 tips on how to maintain independence while dealing with FND symptoms. 
How to function when one day might be a self sufficient day and the other you might not be able to move from the bed by yourself. 

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June 26, 2022 26 mins

Parenting is a hard enough job without a chronic illness. This episode gives the TEA about parenting while experiencing FND symptoms. Discussing what the experience is like, how to manage it for yourself and how to help your child/children better understand what you are experiencing. 

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June 19, 2022 25 mins

What the heck is FND? Host Tausha gives an overview of functional neurological disorder and her personal experience with accepting the diagnosis. 

#FND #functionalneurologicaldisorder #chronicillness 

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April 14, 2022 2 mins

Welcome to the functionaliTEA podcast!! New episodes will be dropped weekly. 

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