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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.

Aug 28, 2018

This week, I'm joined by Derek Canas for a conversation about having open heart surgery at 3 months old, have five pacemakers installed over his life to date, using positivity and humor through his patient advocacy efforts, the ongoing stigma for people living with AIDS, and the art of a perfect pre-surgery...

Aug 22, 2018

Content warning: eating disorders.

Erin Akers, Founder and Executive Director of Diabulimia Helpline joins me this week to talk about her personal experience with diabulimia, building a community and growing resources for people with diabetes and eating disorders, the constant hustle of running a nonprofit organization,...

Aug 15, 2018

This week I'm joined by Rodney Miller for a conversation about his diabetes diagnosis, his passion for power lifting and Strongman competitions, unique opportunities for patient advocacy and community building, and his nonprofit organization, Bolus and Barbells.

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Aug 8, 2018

Britt Johnson returns to the podcast to chat about filing for disability benefits, the continued stigma that comes from not looking sick, and the tenacity required to find a new normal for her physical and mental health.

Follow Britt on Twitter, on Instagram, and on her blog. The resource Britt mentioned during the...

Aug 1, 2018

This week I'm joined by Mike Lawson for a conversation about the joys of theater, redefining personal efforts at diabetes advocacy, the challenges of drawing rabbits, and his new book, "Open Up Your Bag - A Diabetes Picture Book".

Visit to Mike's book. Follow Mike on Twitter @mrmikelawson and