The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness

The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness

This show is a safe space filled with discussions of all sorts about the real life, nitty gritty stuff living with a chronic illness. From interviews with naturopathic doctors, to offering guidance and resources, to body image issues, food fear and guilt, to the challenges of intimacy and the fun of intimacy… we talk about it all, to normalize chronic illness, and encourage you and your loved ones to live your best life!

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April 7, 2021 68 min

We are very excited to have Natalie Kelly on today’s episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness. Nat is the founder of "Plenty and Well," which is her website and podcast based in Oregon. She is a chronic illness mindset and lifestyle coach. After years of suffering, Nat was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2017 but had already started her blog to share her journey of health and wellness. She went beyo...

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Keely Cat-Wells is an Entrepreneur and Disability Activist dedicated to making social, systematic, and economical changes. Keely shares how becoming disabled led her to live a life where she actually felt healthy and is able to thrive. She uses her experience to help bring awareness and open doors for other Disabled People through her companies and activist work. 

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Candice Youngblood is a lawyer who is passionate about giving communities the tools they need to thrive in their environmental health. We chat about Candice's personal experience with environmental racism and how she's using her experience to empower the youth of today with information so that they can make a change in her project, Youth on Root. Candice didn't have a project fully formed when she applied to be an Aerie...

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April 5, 2021 56 min

Bella Lam is the Founder and CEO of Coconut Whisk.  She was inspired to create her vegan baking mixes after not being able to find other options readily available while she was in college as a first-generation student. In this episode we chat about all things self-care, creating a company from scratch, and what it means to Bella to be doing all this as an immigrant. 

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This month, we'll be releasing a special series along with our regularly scheduled content. We know that as human beings, we are multi-faceted, multi-passionate people who have interests and identities beyond being chronically ill, which is why we're excited to bring you the 2020 Aerie Changemaker Podcast Series! In this mini-series, we interview women making a difference in the world, hear about the backstories behind thei...

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We are so happy to have Eva Minkoff on today's episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness. Eva is a strong advocate and has her own chronic illness podcast. She was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. Eva's ten years of career experience in healthcare and a lif...

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Today we interviewed the brilliant Kathy O'Shea on this episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness. Kathy is a professor of Literature and Humanities at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. She has suffered from migraines for 43 years. She has been published in the Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popula...

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We can't believe it's been a whole year since our first episode aired! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! This episode is for you!
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We are so excited to bring you this bonus episode today because it is with Jan Wellmann, the cofounder of our first ever sponsor, VitalField Energy Cells. Jan is an entrepreneur and health coach with a long list of successful ventures, such as revolutionizing mobile gaming with "Riot Bee," founding health and wellness portals call...

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On today’s episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we have Jackie Coffin. In this episode, she talks about her journey to find a doctor who won’t give up on finding a treatment for her diagnosed Sjogren’s disorder. Jackie is later diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia as a result of the Sjogren’s. J...

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March 10, 2021 68 min

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Today on The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we are talking to Phoebe Lapine who is a food and health writer, a gluten-free chef and speaker, and is the creator of the award-winning blog, "Feed Me Phoebe." Phoebe also has a memoir out entitled "The Wellness Project," all about her journey with the autoimmun...

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March 8, 2021 25 min

In our last Real Talk episode, we touched on this subject- in your life, you're faced every day with choices to make. And if you're conserving your energy, or perhaps you've got goals you're trying to reach, or maybe you just want to feel less overwhelmed- this episode is for you! Learning to say no to things, so you can say yes to what you really want or need.
If you want to dive deeper into these topics, reach out...

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On today's episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we interview the fantastic, multi talented Kerry Jeffrey. She is a clinical hypnotherapist, counselor, and life coach. She helps people all over the world as she works exclusively online to help them overcome all of the complex emotional issues that come with ha...

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February 24, 2021 62 min

On today's episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness,  we chat with Mollie Tinnin. Molly is an ostomy patient that had to become her own advocate after being in a situation that forced her to stand up for her self. She hopes to destigmatize and normalize ostomies through her custom sticker line called "Chronically Connected" (linked below). We had a very real and honest conversation about what it'...

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This week for Real Talk with Cassie and Chelsea on The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we've got a discussion about when you've got a bad day, or lots of them! Give yourself compassion, be kind to yourself, and use some of our mindset and practical tips and tricks to help you out of a funk!
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On this episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we have two wonderful guests joining us today; Shannon Le and Katie Madill. Shannon was a trained exercise science fitness expert but longed for a farm girl, self-sustainable, homesteading future for herself and her family, free of toxins and processed foods. Shannon dives into her decision behind moving from the suburbs to a 2 acre farm outside the city with her...

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This interview was recorded last year right at the start of the pandemic, but we wanted to reshare it because Nitika does such a fantastic job talking self-compassion and self-love, topics that are super important this time of year. 

We had the most wonderful interview with the angel herself, Nitika Chopra. She is an absolute inspiration in the chronic illness world and beyond. Nitika is the founder of ChroniCon, a chronic illness c...

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This episode came out last year in 2020 at the start of the pandemic BUT there's lots of great information that's still relevant especially for Valentine's Day!

For our third episode in our mini series: Navigating Your Relationship Dynamics, we interview a romantic interest to give our wonderful listeners an up close and personal insight into the dating world, being open with your chronic illness, and overcoming your fe...

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This episode came out last year in 2020 at the start of the pandemic BUT there's lots of great information that's still relevant especially for Valentine's Day!

For our second episode in our mini series: Navigating Your Relationship Dynamics,
we have interviewed Cassie's dear friend, Jessica. They have been friends for a decade, before Cassie's diagnosis and after, and Jessica sheds a light on what it's like...

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This episode came out last year in 2020 at the start of the pandemic BUT there's lots of great information that's still relevant especially for Valentine's Day!

Introducing a four episode mini series: Navigating Your Relationship Dynamics.
In episode 1, we discuss what it's like to be surrounded by loved ones that aren't always understanding or supportive of your illness. We start off by sharing some of our expe...

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