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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.

Feb 19, 2019

This week I'm joined by Pamela Jessen for a conversation about her life with multiple chronic conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. We also discuss her perspective on the ongoing stigma surrounding patients living with an invisible illness.

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Feb 12, 2019

It's Diabetes Podcast Week! Katie DiSimone joins me for a chat about working together at Tidepool, finding an opportunity to give back to the diabetes community with Loop Docs, and navigating the tricky balance of parenting a teen with diabetes.

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Feb 5, 2019

This week I'm joined by MarlaJan Wexler for a conversation about her life with multiple chronic illnesses including a heart defect that resulted in low oxygen for years and lupus. We also discuss the evolution of her patient advocacy platform, her decision to become a registered nurse, and liberal use of humor to...

Jan 29, 2019

Barby Ingle joins me this week for a conversation about living with endomitriosis and reflex sympathy disorder, the ongoing stigma facing women with chronic pain, creating the International Pain Foundation, and preparing for the upcoming International Pain Summit.

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Jan 22, 2019

This week I'm joined by Megan Elizabeth Lewellyn for a conversation about life with multiple sclerosis, battling the stigma of perception around medical marijuana, becoming an advocate for cannabis as a valid treatment option, and her book, "Segway into my new life".

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