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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.

Nov 27, 2018

Carin Anderson joins me this week for a conversation about aortic disease, navigating a complicated world of terminology and treatment options and outcomes, growing a small outreach initiative into a widely respected and recognized nonprofit organization, and the complexity of invisible illness and disability.


Nov 20, 2018

This week I'm joined by Chrisa Hickey for a conversation about childhood mental illness, fighting mental health stigma, navigating the Special Education system, sibling issues, and parental self-care. Trigger Warning: Suicide.

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Nov 13, 2018

Becky Brandt joins me this week for a conversation about central pain syndrome, battling stigma, creating an online resource for world in the Central Pain Nerve Center, and carving a unique path in patient advocacy on behalf of people living with central pain syndrome.

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Nov 7, 2018

This week I'm joined by Michele Hillman for a conversation about her son's multiple misdiagnosis adventures, understanding the impact of strabismus eye surgery for a 22-month old child, gaining an appreciation for how vision impacts development, the value of vision therapy, and channeling a path for empathy and...