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In Sickness

Allison Breininger and Justin Bajema

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Listen in as Allison Breininger and Justin Bajema, millennial caregivers for their chronically ill spouses, speak honestly about what life is like when there are more days spent in sickness than in health.
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About IBD

Amber J Tresca

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) is not only isolating but it also affects every aspect of the lives of those who live with these diseases. It touches relationships, finances, and careers. On About IBD, Amber talks to caregivers and people living with IBD to get their stories so that they can share what they’ve learned from their journey.
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Living with ME/CFS and Long Covid and other Chronic Illness or Disability. Follow me while I explore the challenges, the suffering, the darkness and the light while living with a chronic illness or disability. Along the way I will share insights into how I survive, how I struggle, and how I STAY ALIVE. ❤️
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My Spoonie Sisters features stories from special guests dedicated to empowering those with chronic illnesses. We share stories, discussing everything from Rheumatoid Arthritis to anxiety and sex therapy. Our goal? To connect people and provide the support and tools they need to live a better life. For those with a chronic illness, our energy levels fade faster. We must be more purposeful with the "spoons" allotted to us. Grab your coffee, sister, and tune in as my Spoonie Sisters share stori ...
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The Spoonie Podcast

Emily Fraser (The Spoonie Mentor)

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This show is full of inspiration and advice for anyone struggling with chronic pain and/or fatigue. Listen every Wednesday as host Emily Fraser shares her journey learning to thrive with multiple chronic illnesses. Follow us on instagram https://www.instagram.com/thespooniementor/ and visit www.emilyfraser.ca to join our spoonie community!
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The Spoonie Authors Podcast explores the life and stories of a different disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, hard of hearing, or mentally ill author each week. This podcast is brought to you by the Spoonie Authors Network, a collective dedicated to publishing and sharing the experiences of disabled authors.
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Spoonie Radio

Dr. Courtney Craig

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Spoonie Radio is a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Podcast highlighting effective treatment strategies as well as insight from clinicians, researchers, & advocates. Each show focuses on evidenced-based, practical information to spread hope and understanding about an otherwise invisible illness. This show is brought to you by Dr. Courtney Craig, recovered CFS patient, clinician, and creator of www.drCourtneyCraig.com
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Neuroverse is an exploration of neurodiversity, with autistic host Magnus Hedemark. We'll have guests from across the neurodiversity spectrum, including (but not limited to) autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourette's, etc.
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Join the Autistic Licence podcast, where two autistic therapists - Siana & Leo - share their experiences, insights, and the colourful world of intersectionality! We’re here to boost visibility for fellow autistic therapists, fuel the global neurodiversity conversation, and create a fun, engaging space together. No matter who you are, we warmly invite you to join us on this journey of discovery, connection, and growth. Subscribe and be part of the conversation today!
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Planet Spoonie

Kelsey Conger, MS | Clinical Herbalist + Nutritionist

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Welcome to PLANET SPOONIE, the podcast for lymies and spoonies healing themselves and the world. Together we'll explore what it means to be a lymie and spoonie, how the honeybee can guide us on our healing journey, and why all chronic illness is intimately linked to the climate crisis. We'll talk about the core foundations of holistic nutrition, herbal medicine, nature connection, and everything in between. These are the same core foundations that helped me find healing while living with chr ...
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Terminally ill. No one wants to hear those words at 28. Hi, my name is Sam Paige and with My Death Project podcast I am hoping to spread awareness of chronic illnesses and disabilities that arise from them. We will be discussing complex topics such as religion and disability, what it's like being a complex chronically ill patient in the medical community, medical ptsd, and many more! I hope to upload every other week for as long as my health permits it.
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Discomfort Zone

Jason Herterich

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Discomfort Zone is a podcast about living with chronic illness and disability. Through interviews, conversations, and stories, each episode uncovers what it means to be chronically ill and disabled. Jason helps listeners understand that the best way to cope with the discomfort of illness is to turn towards it and laugh at it. Jason is an engineering graduate who reinvented himself as a podcaster and chronic illness/disability advocate after developing fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis ...
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The Spoonie Struggle is about the raw, honest look at living life with chronic illnesses and chronic pain conditions. Spoonies of all types are welcome to join us, but we will have a heavier focus on the lesser common, lesser understood, and difficult to diagnose conditions, such as Ehlers Danlos, Marfan’s, Ankylosing spondylitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell anemia, and endometriosis. In this show, we will discuss our own experiences of each aspect of life with ...
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Pain can produce beauty and still exist. Growth doesn’t erase the trauma. Your worth isn’t tied to your productivity and what you can do for others. Living as a spoonie is hard, but you can still find joy in each day. Our host, Abigail Gagnon, shares about life, and lessons she’s learned along the way with the help of special guests, as well as some solo episodes sprinkled in. ✨ So come and share in the beyoutiful legacy we all can create together.
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Welcome to the because we are a strong podcast. A podcast inspired by stories of struggle and strength. A place where you can feel safe enough to share every part of your rare story. The good, the bad, the happy, and anything in between. Many times those in the rare disease community feel isolated from the rest of the world. Rare disease comes with its own set of unique challenges, ones that are hard for the outside world to understand. Through our stories, we can bridge the gap between a la ...
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LAUNCHING SPRING 2024 --------------- Welcome to the dys-FUNCTIONAL podcast, where we discuss ways to function with Dysautonomia! Dysautonomia is an umbrella term for a bunch of different conditions that all cause your automatic body functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and so on to not work correctly. Here, we bring doctors, practitioners, caregivers, autonomic experts, and Dysautonomia warriors to the mic to discuss tips, strategies, the latest research, treat ...
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Every football fan knows it's the goals that really stay with you such is their juddering emotional impact. In Life Goals well known football fanatics re -live the eight defining goals of their lives with host Theo Delaney and reflect on what was happening at the time as it all comes flooding back. Like a good football match it veers from the poignant to the euphoric
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Now also available on Youtube! Nostalgia can be a very powerful thing; It can bring back strong memories that transport us to a happier and better time. I aim to speak to anyone and everyone about their nostalgia to best defend from burning out and try to capture the magic that can bring such joy by talking to anyone and everyone about what they love about video games. So join me as I talk to those related to the industry for conversations about their favorite games, how they got into the in ...
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Painiac: The Podcast On Living Well Even When Life Hurts

Painiac: The Podcast on Living Well Even When Life Hurts by Shelly Jackson

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Painiac, the first podcast about mindfully living with chronic pain, is a free resource for people living with chronic pain or illness. Painiac is for people living with chronic pain and the awesome people who love them. We also explore what it means to live with various types of pain whether it be emotional, mental, or physical, and we share inspiring stories of other painiacs who are learning to live well even when life hurts. With host Shelly Jackson Buffington, listeners learn about topi ...
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From the team behind Cyclist Magazine, this is a podcast for lovers of all things cycling, whether you’re a sucker for a sportive, a carbon fibre connoisseur or just Bernard Hinault’s biggest fan. Hosts James Spender and Emma Cole bring you in-depth conversations from within the world of cycling by the people that know it best, with new episodes every other Thursday. Guests have included the likes of Greg LeMond, Tyler Hamilton, Sean Kelly, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and more. Make sure to subscri ...
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The Chronic Sisters

The Chronic Sisters

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Join Jess and Sian, 2 chronically sick chicks, chronically oversharing. Each week join the girls as they talk all things spoonie. Sharing real, raw experiences and having a good old giggle along the way.
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She Wolfe Podcast

Devany Amber Wolfe

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Dedicated to shadow work, autism + ADHD, chronic illness, anti-capitalism and the natural world, She Wolfe is an honest, raw and tender approach to living life on the fringes, with a feral heart.
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I've learned more about myself in my 40s than I did at any other time in my life. Follow the conversations of a nonbinary dad as they chat about masculinity, social issues, feminism, parenthood, body image, mental health, and more with experts and friends from around the world.
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Smokies & Wine

Smokies and Wine

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2 Arbroath Smokies chatting with guests over a glass of wine. We are also, along with our resident expert Fermer, the official podcasters for Scottish Championship side, Arbroath FC. smokiesandwine.co.uk Sponsored by Clachan View Wealth Management
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Application: The TYPO3 Community Podcast

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, Open Strategy Partners, TYPO3 Association

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Jeffrey A. McGuire celebrates the TYPO3 community by sharing your stories, your projects, and the difference you make. Application is a narrative journey connecting developers, marketers, consultants, integrators, designers, and end-users with Jeffery’s signature conversational style. Meet the humans behind the technology.
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An award-winning podcast about invisible conditions and chronic invisible illness, featuring interviews with survivors, their loved ones, advocates, and experts in varied healing modalities, from medical to holistic. Hosted by Lauren Freedman, a health coach and patient advocate, who lives with Hashimoto’s disease and sleep disorders, Uninvisible uncovers real stories of survival and humanity – complete with laughter. In truth and with candor, we offer solutions – and challenge the world to ...
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Pilot Season, Unedited's format showcase sees the launch of five new audio formats, featuring: In Facts That Matter, academic, author and journalist Professor Gary Younge applies his inquisitive analysis to a controversial statistic and unpacks the facts with first-person witnesses. "Sometimes one fact can shift our understanding of how the world works and our place in it," says Younge. "But in this period of fake news and mass misinformation, it is not enough for reporters and academics to ...
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When Lisa Norris, a part-time paramedic and former clinical trials researcher, recounts her 20-year struggle with lupus and polymyositis, it's not just a story of illness but of extraordinary perseverance. Our latest episode invites you into Lisa's world, where she navigates the complexities of her autoimmune diseases with the same precision and fo…
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This week James is joined by BBC Radio 2's DJ Spoony, current host of The Good Grove and owner of a dj'ing palmares as long as your arm, from pirate radio at London Underground to Kiss to the BBC to playing out in Ibiza and Ayia Napa. But somewhere along the way DJ Spoony also got really into cycling. And football. And golf. And Strictly Come Danci…
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This week, Will and James talk to ex-pro, team ds and race director Scott Sunderland. Today, Sunderland is race director for the RideLondon Classique and Tour of Flanders among others, but during the 1990s and 2000s he rode professionally for TVM, Lotto and GAN before taking on sports director roles at Team CSC and Cervélo Test Team. Here, Sunderla…
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Caregiving can have an enormous impact on the mental and emotional health of a caregiver and therapy is one important tool that can help. However, there are barriers that may cause caregivers to hesitate, despite the benefits. In this episode, Allison and Justin share their own experiences with therapy, describe what may stand in the way of a careg…
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People with IBD are more likely to live with anxiety, depression, or other mood disorders than people who don't live with one of these conditions. For that reason, caring for mental health is as important as caring for physical health. But it doesn't always work out that way, as patients may not know how important their mental health is to their ph…
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Monica Michelle is joined by consultant and podcast host Tim Reitma. Tim lives with Crohn's Disease. In this episode, Monica and Tim discuss: Tim’s resiliency through managing his Crohn’s The importance of self-advocacy, especially in the workplace Tim’s podcast why he shares stories of those with invisible illness TIMESTAMPS 00:47 - Tim's diagnosi…
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One of the most respected football journalists around John Richardson is Theo Delaney’s guest and brings with him a diverse range of goals, music and star studded stories from a life covering football. The Newcastle fan chooses goals from Ian Rush and Geoff Hurst in this, the first of two parts. @riccosrant @LifeGoalsTD @theodelaney https://www.the…
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Trigger warning for mention of life threatening scenarios and maternal birthing distress. If you have particular sensitivities around your own experiences of healthcare please consider carefully whether and / or when you might listen to this episode. We speak about a wide range of our experiences related to being unwell and / or navigating our heal…
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Is there a career path you want to pursue, but don’t know where to start or if you’re even qualified? If the answer is “yes,” this conversation our host had with Reena is for you! Reena has done it all and will inspire you with her go-getter spirit! We hope you enjoy this episode and go give Reena’s podcast, Better Call Daddy, a listen after you do…
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Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 82 where I speak with Xalavier Nelson Jr, where we talk about who they are and what they enjoy doing outside of games, how they got into the industry and wisdom they can share from their experiences, their favorite and perfect games, and some wild lightning round questions. Before we get started, don…
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There's nothing more humbling than hearing the story of someone who's faced the gauntlet of health challenges and emerged with wisdom to share. That's precisely what you'll get as Suzanne Casamento joins us to recount her battles with chronic Lyme disease, medical gaslighting, and a complexity of health issues that would test anyone's resolve. Her …
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Theo Delaney is joined by journalist author and broadcaster Jen offord whose excellent book The Year Of The Robin charts an eventful season in the life of a Charlton Athletic fan. The producer and co-presenter of Sarah Millican's Standard Issue podcast relives goals from Chloe kelly, Clive Mendonca, Michael Owen and more. @inspireajen @LifeGoalsTD …
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Trigger warning This episode deals with the topics of loneliness and suicide. Please take care of yourself and think about the timing and where your support is if you decide to listen. We reflect on our experiences and relationships in the past, which led to loneliness, disconnection and feelings of life not being worth living. We also reflect on t…
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Laziness is not the opposite of being sick. How have we come to this place where if we show any lack of productivity we are terrified of being labelled "lazy" and therefore not legitimately sick? …how do we start to re-frame the prejudice against us? ✏️ My ME/CFS Blog ❓What is ME/CFS? 👤 My Story 📄 ME/CFS Resources 🙏 Donate to ME/CFS Research…
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ME/CFS / Long Covid is an ever changing journey and we never know where it will take us. We can do the best we can and no more; After that, we must try to find as much life along the way as possible, knowing that it is fleeting like all else; It slips through our fingers the moment we try to hold onto it. But as it slips through our fingers we don’…
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In this episode we talk about sensitivities to physical and sensory stimuli. We focus on challenges around noise, food and physical (dis)comfort. We speak about the significance of autonomy. We also discuss interpersonal misunderstandings related to us not doing "what's good" for us. We note the important distinction here between things being seen …
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Have you ever wondered why we carry certain beliefs about sexuality, or how those beliefs impact our intimate relationships? In a riveting discussion with Dr. Fanny the Baker, an acclaimed sex coach, we unravel the intricate web of sexuality myths and the profound influence of sex education on our perceptions. As we examine the delicate interplay b…
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Theo Delaney’s guest is Dennis Greaves the lead singer and guitarist in cult blues rock band Nine Below Zero who have been bringing down the house across Britain and Europe since 1979. He’s currently on tour as part of the duo Denmark with fellow NBZ man Mark Feltham and their new album DENMARK - THE DEFINITIVE NINE BELOW ZERO ACOUSTIC COLLECTION i…
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Today our host talks with Esther all about our thyroid, and why taking care of it is so important for our overall health. Whether you have a thyroid condition, like we do, or not, we hope you find this episode educational and informative for you and your life. ✨ Here is a link for a printable with questions to ask your doctor if you are thinking yo…
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Diagnosed with attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP), retired Navy veteran Dan "Dry Dock" Shockley shares his remarkable journey of service, diagnosis, and advocacy. Following his diagnosis, Shockley became a passionate advocate for early detection and reducing the stigma associated with living with an ostomy. He emphasizes the importanc…
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Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 81 where I speak with Jared R Bair. In this episode we talk about who they are, the upcoming 100 Acre Woods and how it got started, content creation and the state of the industry, wisdom learned from his experiences, words of reassurance to the Pooh fans, what made them want to make games, life outsi…
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Part two of Theo Delaney's conversation with top agent Jon Holmes who reminisces about Leicester City's Premier League and FA Cup triumphs and selects goals from Jamie Vardy and Troy Deeney among others. Check out Jon's own podcast 'Football Ruined My Life' with Colin Shindler and former Life Goals guest Patrick Barclay here https://pod.link/166926…
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Theo Delaney’s guest is Jon Holmes who has been Gary Lineker’s agent for over 40 years without a written contract ever being involved. Among his other clients are David Gower and Ruby Walsh and there is no one better connected in the worlds of sport and broadcasting. His own podcast ‘Football Ruined My Life’ is co-hosted with Colin Shindler and pre…
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This episode is a spontaneous Saturday chit chat. There's a fair amount of "here and now" energy and interaction, interspersed with memories and reflections. Siana talks about her experience of ADHD when it fires in multiple directions at once - something which for her does not exclude hyperfocus "flow" states. Leo reflects on a range of experience…
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Today our host spoke with a longtime friend and country artist, Sofia, all about her music, how she got started and life as a creative person trying to “make it.” You may have seen her on TikTok due to, “Save Me (her POV)” and if not, you should definitely check that out there or the full version on YouTube! We hope you enjoy this conversation and …
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Maurice Burton joins Will and James for this week's show. Burton became Britain's first black cycling champion in 1974, and by 1975 was on his way to a stellar career racing track and Six-Day events on the Continent. Here he tells Will and James about his early days living in a butchers shop with a man who never washed, trading bikes or cars, compe…
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Making plans can feel risky and complex for caregivers, as they find themselves creating contingency plans for all that might go awry before, during, and after the event. All this can lead caregivers to play it safe, deciding that staying home is easier - but at what cost? In this episode, Justin and Allison talk about which way they tend to tip, a…
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Monica Michelle is joined by artist and disability advocate Sunny 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: Sunny’s complex disorders and how she copes with them Everything VR provides …
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Theo Delaney’s guest is Scott Robinson of the boy band Five who have sold over twenty million records and are part of The Biggest Disco Arena Shows later this year with a host of other 90s/00s pop superstars. With Chris Brooks Scott also presents the drive time on show on Radio Essex and the A-Z Of Men podcast. A huge Arsenal fan, among the chosen …
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When resilience meets wisdom, stories like that of Carrie Shepperson unfold. Her journey through the labyrinth of Still's disease, narrative rich with city savvy and mountain wisdom, is one I had the privilege to uncover. Carrie, hailing from Kentucky and a steadfast volunteer at AiArthritis, shares her personal odyssey from bewildering symptoms to…
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This episode is in many ways a reflection on elements of the last one. We speak about early narratives and experiences, and the lifelong meaning and impact of these. We apply this to therapeutic contexts and approaches, specifically Transactional Analysis and Internal Family Systems, and we relate this to therapy with autistic people. We also explo…
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Today our host spoke with Jackie (a friend she made through Kasandra Garcia) all about how we can make an impact. We shouldn’t focus on making a huge impact vs just one person because that one person can go and change someone else’s life and it can ripple from there! We talk about this in many ways from a Christian standpoint, but we hope those tha…
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Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 80 where I speak with Emily Meo. In this episode we talk about how she got into the industry and some words of wisdom from her experiences, the games that made her want to make games, her favorite games, and what makes gaming enjoyable to them. We also talk about her hobbies outside of gaming, and he…
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Part two of Theo Delaney’s conversation with revered music writer and editor Barney Hoskyns, the editorial director of music writing archive Rocks Back Pages and the co-compiler of ‘Phew Eh Readers?’ the new collection of writing by legendary pop scribe Tom Hibbert which is getting rave reviews everywhere. Among the scorers here are Eden Hazard and…
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Theo Delaney’s guest is celebrated music writer and editior Barney Hoskyns the editorial director of Rock’s Back Pages and co-compiler of ‘Phew Eh Readers?’ the new collection of writing by legendary pop scribe Tom Hibbert which is getting rave reviews everywhere. A devout Chelsea fan, among his selected goalscoreres in this, part one of two, are D…
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In this episode we discuss how we, as autistic people, are seen and experienced by others. We then traverse some thorny territory relating to how we see ourselves and influence each other. These are sensitive ideas and topics, interspersed with distractions, brain glitches and spiralling reasoning which somehow loops together in the end. LINKS Neur…
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Have you ever found a friend in the most unexpected of places? On our latest episode, we're joined by Geri, a beacon of hope from the chronic illness community on Instagram, who opens up about her life with Lupus and Sjogren's syndrome. Her story is a testament to the strength and solace that virtual friendships can provide, especially when real-li…
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This episode is a continuation of our host’s conversation with Ali Levine about healing, breath work, meditation, and not believing the lies about ourselves that others, or ourselves, have instilled in us. We hope you go back and listen to Part 1, if you haven’t, and that you enjoy and heal with this conversation as a whole. ✨ If you want to work w…
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Today’s conversation is with former celebrity stylist turned breath work guide, and expansion coach! Her journey from postpartum depression to helping others heal generational trauma, stored in their bodies, is truly inspiring! We hope you can learn and grow through this conversation as a whole and listen to both this episode and Part 2! ✨…
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This week Will and James are joined by Shane Williams, Welsh rugby union legend, Ospreys star winger, RFB Player of the Year and MBE. After nearly 20 years at the top of his sport, Shane retired in 2015 and quickly (like within a week) took up Ironman. From there, Shane's love of cycling only grew, and today he not only rides bikes and competes in …
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Are you familiar with the deeply uncomfortable experience of having a herx reaction when treating lyme? Are you herxing right now? Desperate for tools you can try at home to relieve the pain and other unpleasant symptoms? Join your host Kelsey Conger, a clinical herbalist, holistic nutritionist, and lymie, on PLANET SPOONIE, the podcast for lymies …
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For people living with an illness or injury, appointments with medical professionals can feel like important moments to learn more about the prognosis, get access to new treatments, and share concerns about new symptoms. But what happens when those appointments don’t go well? How does that impact caregivers and what, if anything, is their role in f…
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Theo Delaney’s guest is the lead singer of Texas, the effervescent Sharleen Spiteri whose love of football stretches back to her Scottish childhood. Her support of Celtic has remained and she’s also a fan of Arsenal and counts many a top player among her personal friends including Thierry Henry who is the Godfather of her daughter Misty. Among her …
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When Emmanuel's life was touched by the invisible struggles of autoimmune disease within his family, it ignited a fire within him to champion the rights of workers grappling with similar battles. As the founder of the Workers with Autoimmune Aliments Alliance, his story—shared on our latest podcast—encapsulates the drive behind a movement that's no…
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