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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 16, 2018

Patient advocate Joan Mueller joins me this week for a conversation about her life with arthritis, its impact on her work as an Assistant Hospital Director, the challenges that come with physical therapy and relearning motor functions, and how to create more empathy in health care.

Run Time - 38:44

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Oct 9, 2018

This week I'm joined by Kristal Kent for a conversation about fibromyalgia, the widespread pain index, challenges that come with an invisible illness, and the positivity and empathy that an online patient community can generate.

Learn more about Kristal's advocacy efforts at @KristalPainChronicles.

Run Time - 47:17


Oct 2, 2018

Maria Thomas joins me this week to talk about her life with hyperhidrosis, share her perspective on defining chronic diseases as disabilities, empowerment and validation that is received from peers and providers, and navigating social cues most people take for granted. There's also a lot of my new puppy, Miles...

Sep 25, 2018

This week I'm joined by Justin Birckbichler for a conversation about his testicular cancer diagnosis, identifying an opportunity to educate through humor, really clever puns, and creative opportunities for testicular cancer advocacy.

Learn more about Justin's advocacy efforts at

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Sep 18, 2018

Erin Smith joins me this week to talk about her life with celiac disease, traveling the world in search of great gluten free food, challenges that arise when your medical necessity becomes a culinary fad, and New York accents.

Learn more about Erin's advocacy efforts at and