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Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industries. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing.

Oct 18, 2017

This week I'm joined by Stacey Simms for an update from the DiabetesSisters/Diabetes Unconference mashup, the honor of being nominated for a podcast award, balancing the privacy of her family with the stories shared on her podcast, and the community building potential of Facebook Groups.

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Oct 11, 2017

Liz Salmi joins me this week to share her story of getting diagnosed with a brain tumor and multiple brain surgeries. Her patient advocacy journey includes co-creating an recurring TweetChat in #btsm, speaking at Stanford Medicine X, and advocating for increased research funding with elected officials. We also discuss...

Oct 3, 2017

This week I'm joined by David McShea, American Diabetes Association Executive Director for the Maryland Area for a chat about David's journey to the world of nonprofit organizations, his rise to becoming National Director of Step Out at the American Diabetes Association, maintaining perspective on the vast...

Sep 27, 2017

Kerri MacKay joins me this week to offer up a primer on the Canadian health system, and discuss the stigma faced by people living with asthma, the challenges she faced getting an ADHD diagnosis, and the joy of seeing "Everyone Included" being fully embraced at Stanford Medicine X this year.

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Sep 19, 2017

This week I'm joined by Mindy Bartleson for a conversation about diabetes advocacy, being defined by a lack of a southern accent, her work supporting patient communities in Boston, and her upcoming, yet-to-be-titled book and the KickStarter campaign that will help finance its publishing.

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