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Monica Michelle is joined by author & physiotherapist Kevin Hunt. Kevin lives with chronic pain. In this episode, Monica and Kevin discuss: Kevin’s philosophy of pain management as a physiotherapist who experiences chronic pain. The Hexagon Model, a life-management tool for focusing on what’s important to you. Kevin’s idea behind his new book. Usin…
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Monica Michelle is joined by author & personal trainer John K. Frazier. John lives with ankylosing spondylitis. In this episode, Monica and John discuss: John’s work as a physical trainer and author Chronic pain comparisons Personal triumph TIMESTAMPS 00:50 - John’s business & diagnosis 07:19 - Chronic pain olympics 09:31 - Talking about & hiding a…
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Monica Michelle is joined by musician Laura Mustard. Laura lives with VATER syndrome. In this episode, Monica and Laura discuss: Laura’s inspiration for her upcoming musical EP. How Laura’s illness impacted her recent relationship & self-image. Laura’s creative process, new music, and social media pressure. TIMESTAMPS 00:30 - Laura’s new EP / Monic…
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Monica Michelle is joined by author Amanda Chay. Amanda lives with Sjögren’s and Lupus. In this episode, Monica and Amanda discuss: Amanda’s book & diagnosis Outlooking on work & writing Navigating chronic illness with kids & family TIMESTAMPS 00:26 - Intro + The Girlfriend’s Guide to Lupus 02:17 - Amanda’s diagnosis 10:09 - Amanda’s outlook on wri…
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Monica Michelle is joined by author Alexis Kline. Alexis lives with Dysautonomia. In this episode, Monica and Alexis discuss: Being a sick teenager Having an isolated diagnosis Productivity workflows TIMESTAMPS 00:28 - Alexis’s diagnosis & dog 07:18 - Sick teenager road map 10:00 - Alexis’s book & workflow 16:25 - Having an isolated diagnosis 20:50…
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Monica Michelle is joined by author Emily Falcon. Emily lives with ALCAPA. In this episode, Monica and Emily discuss: Growing up sick Post-surgery support Having a public body Self-motivation and adventuring TIMESTAMPS 00:28 - Being a sick kid & Emily’s book title 07:28 - Mortality 10:16 - Portrayal of disability in media 12:21 - Post-surgery suppo…
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Monica Michelle is joined by writer and entrepreneur Micaela Hoo. Micaela lives with Lyme disease, bartonella, babesia, mold toxicity, parasite overgrowth, candida overgrowth, Hashimoto's disease, and Morgellons disease. In this episode, Monica and Micaela discuss: Micaela's diagnosis story Healthcare insurance TIMESTAMPS 00:24 - The start of Micae…
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Monica Michelle is joined by physical therapist Rita White. Rita lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Mast Cell Activation syndrome, and POTS. In this episode, Monica and Rita discuss: Rita’s work as a physical therapist Toxic productivity mentality Happiness from self-understanding and patience TIMESTAMPS 00:38 - Rita’s diagnosis and job 04:58 - “pu…
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Monica Michelle is joined by author Sara Staggs. Sara lives with epilepsy. In this episode, Monica and Sara discuss: Being a full-time creative with a disability Pregnancy & parenting Disability disclosure Chronic illness in media TIMESTAMPS 00:30 - Sara’s writing process 06:03 - Sara’s diagnosis & college 09:44 - Pregnancy & parenting 13:37 - Disa…
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Monica Michelle is once again joined by musician, chef, and activist Dione Bullard. Dione lives with End Stage Renal Disease. In this episode, Monica and Dione discuss: Favorite TV shows Favorite books Moments of delight Parenting TIMESTAMPS 02:20 - Platonic 11:42 - Somewhere Boy 14:09 - More favorite shows 21:38 - Favorite books 26:17 - Appreciati…
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Monica Michelle is joined by activist Cosmo C. Cosmo lives with porphyria, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and fibromyalgia. In this episode, Monica and Cosmo discuss: Pets LARPing Disability income and surviving on it Privilege and Prejudice TIMESTAMPS 00:33 - Cats and LARPing 12:05 - Adulting on disability income 22:01 - Privilege and prejudice 31:19 - D…
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Monica Michelle is joined by musician, chef, and activist Dione Bullard. Dione lives with End Stage Renal Disease. In this episode, Monica and Dione discuss: End Stage Renal Disease Self Advocacy as a Patient Dion’s Music & Cooking TIMESTAMPS 06:17 - Dion’s diagnosis 14:44 - Music career & food 21:42 - Self advocacy 26:05 - Disparities in care of d…
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Monica Michelle is joined by activist Kim Luke. Kim lives with multilevel spondylosis, POTS, and fibromyalgia. In this episode, Monica and Kim discuss: Kim’s story Pain clinic negligence Disability tech & advocacy TIMESTAMPS 00:51 - How Kim started 10:54 - Kim’s work 16:03 - Pain clinic negligence 19:33 - Healthcare in politics 27:08 - Recommendati…
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Monica Michelle is joined by lawyer, author, comedian, and activist Julia Irzyk. Julia lives with Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease, and Fibromyalgia. In this episode, Monica and Julia discuss: The state of COVID-19 in 2023 Julia's new book, "Disabilities and the Law, 4th Edition" The entertainment industry Access to pain medication …
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Monica Michelle is joined by activist Lisa Weiner. Lisa lives with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease and Scoliosis. In this episode, Monica and Lisa discuss: Growing up with CMT and Scoliosis Dealing with braces Living and moving around San Francisco with a chronic illness Finding community resources Discovering simple tools that can help with daily acti…
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Monica Michelle is joined by award-winning author Alyssa Graybeal. Alyssa lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. In this episode, Monica and Alyssa discuss: Alyssa’s new book Monica and Alyssa discuss being a sick kid with creativity Pacing your work in a hustle-driven culture Emergency rooms & technology The benefits of talking about your story TIMEST…
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Monica Michelle is joined by Dale Critchley. They discuss his revolutionary Kickstarter campaign in making disabled D&D NPC Cards and Miniatures. Dale is hard of hearing and has ADHD. Limitless Champions Kickstarter Campaign TIMESTAMPS 1:35 - Dale’s Story Behind the Project 11:40 - Developing the Various Types of Miniatures 14:15- Representing Your…
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Monica Michelle is joined by Kathryn Trueblood. Kathryn lives with Crohn’s disease and Graves disease. In this episode, Monica and Kathryn discuss: John Abraham’s when we decide how someone else should die we are playing god Compassion and Choices Covid end of life and choices TIMESTAMPS 1:11 - Kathryn and Caretaking 4:55 - Neurological Disease and…
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Monica Michelle is joined by artist and activist, Sunshine Ammerman. Sunny lives with Septo-optic dysplasia, panhypopituitarism, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, and is missing a membrane in the brain called the "septum pellucidum". In this episode, Monica and Sunny discuss: National Organization for Rare Disorders (Un)Well Netflix Docuseries Working a Phys…
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Monica Michelle is joined by fitness coach, Marnie Bothmer. Marnie lives with multiple sclerosis (MS). Marnie's links Marie’s Website Marnie’s Instagram In this episode, Monica and Marnie discuss: Being a Fitness Coach with a Chronic Illness Marnie’s Diagnosis Story Medical Bills Trusting your own Judgement ADHD Growing Up Religious TIMESTAMPS 2:10…
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Monica Michelle is joined by health coach and nutritionist, Allison Samon. Allison lives with unexplained chronic knee, back, and butt pain. Allison's links Instagram Facebook Allison’s Website In this episode, Monica and Allison discuss: Pregnancy and Motherhood Ethical Eating + Sustainability Suburban Farming Universal Design TIMESTAMPS 1:02 - Al…
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*This episode was recorded back in 2020 Monica Michelle is joined by artist and author, Sarah Bigham, who began writing about her experiences and painting, using dissolved medications and supplements as watercolors. Her creative endeavors are a distraction from the pain of several recent diagnoses and have been the silver lining of her medical jour…
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*This episode was recorded back in 2020 Monica Michelle is joined by Carrie-Ann, who runs an accessible travel blog sharing accessibility reviews, disability travel guides and wheelchair travel tips​. Carrie-Ann lives with: Cerebral Palsy Carrie-Ann's links Carrie-Ann’s Website Twitter In this episode, Monica and Carrie-Ann discuss: Traveling in an…
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Monica Michelle is joined by Michelle Irving, a mentor for women around the world teaching them how to create a life filled with love, meaningful work and deep personal power. Michelle lives with: Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) In this episode, Michelle and Monica discuss: how to ask for help and support becoming and l…
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Monica Michelle is joined by disability activist and founder of Everywhere Accessible, Tinu Abayomi-Paul, creator of the popular hashtag #EverywhereAccessible. She is a survivor of Cancer and Chronic Pain, and she is a black woman. *This episode was recorded back in 2020 but is still very topical today. In this episode, Monica and Tinu discuss: Aff…
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Monica Michelle is joined by author of The Lady’s Handbook For Her Mysterious Illness, Sarah Ramey. Sarah Ramey lives with: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) Vulvodynia Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) *This episode was recorded back…
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Monica Michelle is joined by Dr. Phillips, award-winning psychotherapist and sex therapist. Dr. Phillips offers a safe, empathetic, and warm environment to help clients achieve their goals. Dr. Phillips has experience in treating LGBTQIA populations, depression, sexual challenges, anxiety disorders, trauma, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders…
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Note: This is my opinion only. I have Ehlers-Danlos, POTS, MCAD, and Fibromyalgia. If you just want a quick answer: Subaru Outback 2023 Hi everyone! Welcome to the new series: Disabled Tech Reviews The list of “special” and “luxury” items are not so for those of us in chronic pain. I have a budget that for my personal sit-in gets laughed out of exi…
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Noah: Spina Bifida*Scifi Fantasy & Escape* Reading & Empathy* New House ADA* Airlines & Wheelchairs Noah and I chat about some of my favorite topics from airlines and wheelchairs* Dr Who and other sci fi shows and how they handle disability* Universal Design * School and disabled Access * Reading Fiction and Building Empathy Invisible Not Broken is…
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A FEW THINGS WE TALK ABOUT IN THE EPISODE CONTENT WARNING: WE DISCUSS RIGHT TO DIE ON THIS EPISODE. IF YOU ARE ANYONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 OR TEXT GO TO 741741 TO REACH A TRAINED CRISIS COUNSELOR THROUGH CRISIS TEXT LINE, A GLOBAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. FREE, 2…
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Invisible Not Broken is back with singer songwriter Laura Mustard! We talk art, writing, and music with chronic illness and disability Cute Dogs Artists Supporting Artists Disability in the media Why starving artist is a privilege issue Rereading old journals the trauma and the content mining www.lauramustard.com https://www.youtube.com/user/lauram…
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Monica (Explicitly Sick), Jason (Discomfort Zone) Jason from Discomfort Zone and Monica Michelle from Explicitly Sick have an open chat about what it is like to have a setback on your chronic illness protocol. Monica Michelle who has Ehlers Danlos had a setback this week while using the Ehlers Danlos Protocol, The Muldowney Method. Jason had a set …
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Ableism comes in all shapes and sizes AND we experience it both internally and externally. Monica (Explicitly Sick), Eva (Humancare), and Jason (Discomfort Zone) talk about how they have experienced and dealt with ableism personally as well as give advice on what could work for others…plus other stuff around chronic illness and crap :p TRANSCRIPT H…
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Chronic illness is a marathon and not a sprint! Monica (Explicitly Sick) and Jason (Discomfort Zone) talk about how they cope with chronic illness and other life bullshit: Finding the people that won't tell you you're crazy Pets that both comfort and injure Monica Meditating when you can't sit still Denial! YES, denial is a perfectly legitimate cop…
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Hello Humancare community. I have a very special announcement. I am finally launching a new collaborative segment of the podcast, a project I've been dreaming of putting out there for years now, and it requires your participation to come to life: Humancare Stories. An awareness and conflict resolution project. The Humancare Stories segment will be …
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2020 IN REVIEW (WTF) Eva (HUMANCARE), Monica (EXPLICITLY SICK), Jason (DISCOMFORT ZONE) and Dr. Lee (SEX & CHRONIC ILLNESS) digest the good, the bad and the super f*ing ugly, upsetting "wtf" moments of 2020...but not without some positive flair! We also talk about silver linings, learnings and what's to come in 2021! ____ JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP, Y…
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THROWBACK TO OUR 100TH EPISODE: Managing from Mattress with Eva Minkoff and Monica Michelle. In this episode, we talk about our individual experiences & tips for managing our flares on our "bed bound" days. Since the two of us have varying degrees of illness severity and mattress-bound frequency, this episode covers much of the spectrum of experien…
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Another sort of Holiday Special roundtable on gifting for people with chronic illness & disability! JOIN INB NETWORK HOSTS MONICA (EXPLICITLY SICK), EVA (HUMANCARE) & JASON (DISCOMFORT ZONE) FOR A FUN DISCUSSION ON OUR PERSONAL GIFTING IDEAS. “A little effort goes a really long way” – Jason Herterich Gift ideas mentioned throughout the episode: *No…
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Join Monica, Eva and Dr. Lee for an untamed discussion on politics, human rights, family dynamics and, oh yeah, some holiday stuff thrown in there :p "Take it or leave it - I have an opinion" (all of us in a nutshell) Just a taste of what we talk about: Election results & compassion for human rights Love languages, sex and the "diamond rule" vs. th…
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EPISODE 1: MEET DR. LEE PHILLIPS! Dr. Phillips introduces himself to the listeners and shares his personal battle with Lyme disease and how he became an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. He shares with the listeners the purpose of his podcast, and this episode he also discusses the stages of chronic illness and how this will be talked about on future…
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A sneak peek from Episode 10 of Discomfort Zone You can subscribe to Discomfort Zone on your favorite podcast player, including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Episode Description: I was too sick to attend my sister's wedding, so she wasn't expecting me to deliver a speech. Follow Discomfort Zone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Hosted o…
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We've got an INB Roundtable! Dr. Lee was a minor league mascot, Monica played fetch with coyotes, and Jason blew his chance at hand modeling. Two are true, one is a lie! Get to know the hosts through a fun icebreaker game. Click here for the show notes. Listen and subscribe to: Explicitly Sick with Monica Humancare with Eva Discomfort Zone with Jas…
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A sneak peak of this week's episode of Humancare Podcast You can subscribe to Humancare on your favorite podcast player, including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Episode Description Eva was joined this week by Tami Stackelhouse, a Fibromyalgia Coach, fellow podcast host & Author. Tami has Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, chronic dail…
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We've got an INB Roundtable! Monica and Eva are joined by the two new hosts on the network: Jason, host of Discomfort Zone and Dr. Lee, host of Sex and Chronic Illness. The four of us chat about: Our go-to coping mechanisms Striking a balance with news and social media intake Using COVID as a time to reflect The impact COVID has had on relationship…
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BIG Official Announcement We're now a Podcast Network! That means we now have 4 separate podcasts as part of our Invisible Not Broken Family: Explicitly Sick - hosted by Monica Michelle Humancare - hosted by Eva Minkoff Discomfort Zone - hosted by Jason Herterich Sex & Chronic Illness - hosted by Dr. Lee Phillips We will be continuing to publish ne…
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Meditating at a jungle monastery in Thailand brought me inner stillness. Then Rob showed up. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Here’s a short video documentary I filmed during my stay at Wat Tam Wua Monastery: https://youtu.be/mKNdmyu6guc TRANSCRIPT IT WAS JULY 2012… The summer following my final year of university. My chronic pain was …
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EPISODE LINKS Website: www.familyhealthadvocacy.com + https://www.streetsvillechiropractic.com/ Instagram: @drs.sinclair —> https://www.instagram.com/drs.sinclair/ Pre Order/Order now! Book: ‘Free yourself from the Shackles of Fibromyalgia’ Other Links Brene Brown’s talk with Tim Ferris (SO AMAZING, A MUST LISTEN!) GUEST QUESTIONS What is your prof…
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Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Karina Sturm joins the show to talk about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder she lives with. She opens up about the medical gaslighting she experienced during her long path to diagnosis and how she transitioned from laboratory technician to chronically ill patient to journalist and filmm…
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HOW TO THRIVE SUMMIT Get into touch with Lisa Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 The Magicians (Explicitly Sick) How to Thrive With Chronic Illness and Limited Energy Summit: Lisa Sniderman *Please DO NOT listen if you have not watched through season 5 of The Magicians! We jump right into the biggest gag of the ent…
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