Chronic Chronicles: Health Chat

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Wednesdays at 1230PM Pacific/330PM Eastern: It is time to swap being chronically ill for Chronically Awesome! Join the Chronically Awesome Donna Kay and Jules as they teach you how to be less Chronically Ill and more Chronically Awesome. What is Chronically Awesome? Chronically Awesome is a lifestyle choice for the chronically ill. It is a positive way of living life with chronic illness. We can separate ourselves mentally from our chronic illness using artistic expression, mindfulness, and a process of building ourselves up day-by-day growing emotionally strong which makes us physically stronger. Chronic Chronicles is an educational and outreach program of The Chronically Awesome Foundation. www.chronicallyawesome.org *Things to remember: 1. This is not a show about marijuana. 2. In order to participate in the chat you MUST have a user name. Anonymous "Guest 1" type names will not be able to participate due to past severely abusive trolls. Getting a username is quick and easy. 3. Any abuse of hosts, guests, chat room members will be cause for immediate removal from the chat room and report to Talk Shoe Support.

Episode Date
EP187: Special Guest from DrugRehab.com #addiction #chronicallyawesome
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Join us on Chronic Chronicles as we welcome Sarah Grathwohl from DrugRehab.com. DrugRehab.com is the 2017 Featured Partner working with Chronically Awesome to bring you important health information about addiction, what addiction is and is not, what co-occurring conditions are, and much more. Join us on Monday to hear more. We are excited to welcome Sarah, she is an advocate for mental health and addiction treatment.
May 22, 2017
EP186: Your Healthy Heart #ChronicallyAwesome #HeartHealth
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Do you take care of your heart? Do you know what it takes to keep your heart healthy for years to come? If you have not been caring for your heart let's get started so your heart can care for you.
Mar 13, 2017
EP185: Setting Boundaries and Knowing When and How To Ask For Help
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It is hard to set boundaries, to say no or to draw that personal line in the sand where you say "that is enough, thank you" or know when to let people in and how to keep people from crowding your space. It is also hard to let the boundaries down and ask for help when you need it. Even harder, when someone offers that help, how do you let your guard down and accept it. It is a lot to talk about because it is a lot to take.
Feb 27, 2017
EP184 Rare Disease Day, how to advocate and participate #ChronicallyAwesome
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Rare Disease Day is February 28th. Join The Chronically Awesome Foundation as we shine a light on those diseases that need more research and funding and help support those patients living with rare disorders.
Feb 20, 2017
EP183: Getting Sick When You Are Sick? #ChronicIllness #ChronicallyAwesome
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So, you are Chronically Awesome, you tell people that your condition feels like you always have the flu, and then you get the flu. How do you deal with that? How do you avoid that?
Feb 13, 2017
EP: 182 Where have we been? Where are we going? What are you eating?
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It has been a long winter break but we are back. Let's talk about what we have been up to, what we will be up to, and then let's have a chat about nutrition and it's importance for the Chronically Awesome.
Feb 06, 2017
EP181: Dealing With Difficult People. #ChronicallyAwesome #ChronicIllness
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It is hard to deal with difficult people, hard stop. When you are chronically ill feels like the weight of that issue becomes ten times heavier. We are not sure if a person is difficult or if they are being difficult because of their "judgement" or feelings about how our illness impacts the social situations and other aspects of life around us. And maybe they think WE are the difficult people. Sometimes we are. Tough topic at the holiday season.
Dec 05, 2016
EP180: Holidays While Chronically Ill, Knee Deep In The Hoopla!
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Holidays while Chronically Awesome can be stressful. Today we will talk about ways to pace yourself to better enjoy yourself this holiday season.
Nov 21, 2016
EP179 - Chronic Chronicles #ChronicallyAwesome #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain
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Do you have a superhero? What superpower do you wish you had? What would you do with your power? What superpowers do you already have?
Nov 07, 2016
EP178 What To Do When You Feel Not So #ChronicallyAwesome?
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Today we will talk about some ideas to get you through rough times. Depression, pain, irritability, whatever it may be there are ways to "self sooth". Let's work together and come up with the things that help.
Oct 31, 2016
EP177 It's a good time to talk about being good. #ChronicallyAwesome
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Why do people do good things? Is kindness hard-wired into the brain, or does this tendency arise via experience? Or is goodness some combination of nature and nurture?
Oct 24, 2016
EP176 It's Fall, Time to Make #ChronicallyAwesome Adjustments
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Fall is upon us and Winter is coming so how do we prepare for the coming seasonal changes?
Oct 17, 2016
EP174 - World Mental Health Day #MentalHealthFIrstAid #ChronicallyAwesome
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Did you know that today is World Mental Health Day? #WorldMentalHealth #MentalHealth #FirstAid The theme this year is "Psychological First Aid" Today on our show we will talk about the steps of Psychological First Aid: LOOKLISTENLINK And what you can do to get and give Mental Health First Aid We need Mental Health First Aid after traumatic events, natural disasters, war, and terrorism. Not only the victims of these events may require Mental Health First Aid; first responders and soldiers are often in need of psychological need. When our bodies are broken we never forget first aid, we should never forget that we need first aid for our mental health too!
Oct 10, 2016
EP173: National Day Without Stigma #stigma #chronicallyawesome
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Today is National Day Without Stigma. There are so many illnesses that are shrouded in stigma. Mental Illness, Neuromuscular diseases, any disease that makes us different amongst our peers. Today we will talk about stigma, the impact, and how to simply "GET OVER IT".
Oct 03, 2016
EP172: Invisible Illness Week #invisibleillnessweek #ThisIsChronicIllness
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Some of us have stories about chronic illness that you would never know or understand by simply looking at us. This is Invisible Illness, this is Chronic Illness. Join us to discuss 2016 Invisible Illness Week: This Is Chronic Illness
Sep 26, 2016
EP: 171 Exercise and The #ChronicallyAwesome.
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Summer is here and the time is right for getting out and stretching those weary bones. Today we will talk about how to get started and maintain a healthy exercise program that is fun, easy, and safe for the chronically awesome.
Jun 21, 2016
EP:170 Let's Take A Beat, Time To Decompress
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Sometimes we need to step away and take a beat. Today is one of those days.
Jun 14, 2016
Ep169 - Chronic Chronicles: Health Chat #Lupus #ChronicallyAwesome
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It is Lupus Awareness Month and time for us to cover lupus! Join us as we discuss this autoimmune disease that impacts 1.5 million Americans.
May 24, 2016
EP168: Mental Health Awareness Month! #MentalHealth #chronicallyawesome
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One in Five Americans has a mental health issue. That is a statistic that cannot be ignored. Everyone has someone in their family that has a mental illness yet stigma still exists. Let's bust some stigma today!
May 17, 2016
EP167 - Chronic Chronicles: #Crohns #ChronicallyAwesome #ChronicIllness
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Today we will talk about Crohn's Disease. The symptoms, diagnosis, and support available for Crohn's patients. The exact cause of Crohn's disease remains unknown. Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications. Today you will learn the facts, and we will dispel some of the stigma causing myths that surround Crohn's and related illnesses.
May 03, 2016
EP166- Chronic Chronicles tackles #Mesothelioma #Cancer #ChronicallyAwesome
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Did you know that doctors diagnose an estimated 3,000 cases of mesothelioma annually in the U.S.? Caused by asbestos exposure, there's no cure for mesothelioma and the outlook is generally poor. Listen as Donna Kay and Jules interview Cara Tampot, social media specialist and friend of The Chronically Awesome Foundation in our relationship with The Mesothelioma Center, our first partner in The Chronically Awesome Partner program.
Apr 26, 2016
EP: 165 #ChronicallyAwesome Creative Spring Cleaning
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Upcycling, Recycling, Crafting, making the old new and useful again. Today we are going to have some fun by getting our creativity flowing, our clean-up going, and maybe something useful or pretty out of what is already in your house!
Apr 19, 2016
EP164: #RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, #ChronicallyAwesome
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This autoimmune version of arthritis is chronic and progressive. It is extremely painful. Many think that it has the same symptoms and issues as other arthritis conditions. Today we will discuss the difference between the two.
Apr 12, 2016
EP163 Mood Disorders. #ChronicallyAwesome #MentalHealth #MoodDisorders
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Also called affective disorder, a psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person's mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder.
Apr 05, 2016
EP162: A Day In The Life #ChronicallyAwesome #Podcast #ChronicIllness
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Let's talk about the average day in the life of someone with chronic illness. You may learn that we are not lazy, we do not just lay around, that we are productive #Chronically AWESOME people!
Mar 25, 2016
EP161: Chronic Chronicles Schedules for #ChronicallyAwesome
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With the time change and managing doctors and meds and other difficult time management issues it is time to put your Chronically Awesome skills to work. This week we are going to help you do that.
Mar 18, 2016
EP160: Rare Diseases in the #ChronicallyAwesome Community #RareDisease
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Today on Chronic Chronicles we are talking about #RareDiseases. Why? Because February 29th was #RareDiseaseDay and because there are over 1300 rare diseases which means that men, women, and children all over our nation are living with illnesses that have little or no treatment available to them, few peers, and few doctors that know anything about their illness. Join us at our usual Bat Time and Channel! 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern
Mar 02, 2016
EP157:Chronic Chronicles #ChronicallyAwesome Women's Health #WomensHealth
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Being a woman and being #ChronicallyIll has it's own particular set of hurdles and challenges. Today we will discuss the several issues that face being female and #ChronicallyAwesome, from pregnancy to how our cycles impact pain and more to how we are seen differently by health care professionals
Jan 27, 2016
EP156: #Foodborne Illnesses and the #ChronicallyAwesome
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CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.These statistics seem to be rising, and are a particular risk for the chronically awesome.
Jan 20, 2016
EP155: Molding the Mind with Mindfulness #ChronicallyAwesome
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Exhaustively studied by the NIHM, the sensitive amygdala has been shown to contribute to chronic pain, IBS, anxiety, PTSD and more. The NIH and NIHM have also learned that the amygdala is subject to neuroplasticity -- it can be changed! How? Mindfulness Meditation!
Jan 13, 2016
EP154: Be You! No one should tell you to hide being #ChronicallyAwesome!
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Have you ever had anyone tell you to lie about being chronically ill? "Don't tell our family you are sick", "Just say you have the flu, people should not know you are depressed". According to a recent LA Times OP/ED, and something we agree with, "The pressure to report that you're OK when others check in with you is so strong â?? who has time for a real conversation today, especially one about something so unpleasant? â?? that many chronically and invisibly ill people fail to find the support they need." Today we discuss the ramifications of not being you, and the benefits of being you in the face of illness.
Jan 06, 2016
EP153: Travelling While #ChronicallyAwesome (Cont'd)
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Piggy Backing on Jules' recent WEGO HAChat and her flight to see Donna Kay, the ladies of Chronic Chronicles will talk about travelling while Chronically Ill. If you have not had a chance to get the transcript of Jules HAChat, we will pin it for you, and elaborate on Jules notes as well as other tips from Donna Kay and around the web.
Dec 09, 2015
EP152 November is CPRS/RSD Awareness Month. #ChronicallyAwesome Talk
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CRPS/RSD is a chronic condition, not a life-threatening one. Living with CRPS/RSD offers many challenges to those who are affected by it. Challenges include difficulties with diagnosis, coping strategies after diagnosis, caregiver concerns, differences in the problems faced by adults and youths, insurance, workmanâ??s compensation and other issues.
Dec 02, 2015
EP151: Giving Thanks & Giving Back:Gratefulness is #ChronicallyAwesome
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Thanksgiving is on it's way. Today we are going to talk about giving and receiving: Thanking and Helping. Grateful: feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness. How many times have you been at a restaurant and heard someone grunt at the waitress when she set the plate in front of them? What happened to thank-you notes? What about giving back? Helping others or giving. Did you know that giving back, either by volunteering or donating has both physical and psychological benefits? It's TRUE!!! Let's get on this thing, and let's start today!
Nov 11, 2015
EP 150: Chronic Chronicles Stages of Grief when illness strikes
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Happy 150th episode to Donna Kay and Jules! The stages of grief are not something that happen just when you experience the loss of a loved one; you can go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance when chronic illness strikes. Today we will discuss the stages of grief, and give you a sixth and final stage: hope.
Nov 04, 2015
EP 149: Chronic Chronicles Exercise for ChronicallyAwesome #ChronicIllness
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It doesn't matter how you do it, but moving is very important for your Chronically Awesome body. We are going to talk about myriad ways to move that body of yours in a safe way.
Oct 28, 2015
EP148- Chronic Chronicles: Health Chat #Music is #ChronicallyAwesome
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Does music calm the savage beast of chronic pain? Depression? Anxiety? Can music make you feel more awesome? We think so, and we are going to share some of our music and thoughts with you on the subject.
Oct 14, 2015
EP147 Chronic Chronicles #ChronicallyAwesome #MentalHealth Awareness Week
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October 4-10 is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the theme is "I Am Stigma Free". How can you be stigma free? Learn the facts about mental health. This week we will help you learn some key facts.
Oct 07, 2015
EP146 #InvisibleIllnessWeek Guest Lisa Copen #MyInvisibleFight #IIWK15
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It is Invisible Illness Week and we are honored to have Lisa Copen of Rest Ministries with us to discuss Invisible Illness, Invisible Illness Awareness and the Invisible Illness Week movement. Visit www.invisibleillnessweek.com for more information.
Sep 30, 2015
EP145:ChronicChronicles #InvisibleIllness #30Things Pt2 #ChronicallyAwesome
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Invisible Illness Week is September 28- October 4th. One of the great traditions of Invisible Illness Week is the 30 Things Meme. The ladies of the chronicles will share part 2 of their 30 things with you this week and talk about why these questions and answers are so important. Join the chat to share your answers and discuss Invisible Illness with us.
Sep 23, 2015
EP144: #InvisibleIllnessWeek #30Things Let's Talk About Them!
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Invisible Illness Week is September 28- October 4th. One of the great traditions of Invisible Illness Week is the 30 Things Meme. The ladies of the chronicles will share their 30 things with you this week and talk about why these questions and answers are so important. Join the chat to share your answers and discuss Invisible Illness with us.
Sep 16, 2015
EP143: Steroids! Blessings & Curses of this med #ChronicallyAwesome
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Many Chronically Awesome patients are prescribed Corticosteroids due to their powerful anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. That is FANTASTIC if that was that. That is however not that, the side-effects of steroids are common complaints amongst even the most awesome of us and include mood swings and weight gain. Today we are going to talk about steroid use for chronic pain and autoimmune disorders and how to cope with the side effects.
Sep 02, 2015
EP:142 Chronic Chronicles #ChronicallyAwesome Chat, Balance The Load
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The kids in school, maybe you are working, he s/o is working, you have doctor appointments and meds to remember, a house to clean and pets to care for. You are not your only commitment. How do you balance being Chronically Awesome and Awesomely Present for the things you must be present for? Let's find out!
Aug 26, 2015
EP 141: - Chronic Chronicles: Health Chat Innovations in Pharma
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Innovation in Pharmaceuticals
Aug 19, 2015
EP140:AccountabilityPartners! The one that helps us get things done.
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Do you ever need some extra motivation? A reminder of the date and that the rent is due? Someone to sit with you while you do the laundry so you don't quit? THAT is your accountability partner!
Aug 12, 2015
EP139: You've Got The #ChronnicallyAwesome Look #GetUp #GetDressed Let's GO
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We don't always feel like getting up, getting showered, and getting dressed do we? Well, we have a little tip around here, sort of an unwritten rule: get up, and at least get dressed. However, when you are looking good, you are going to feel better. That is why we are here today to talk to you about ways to boost your self esteem, get into a look that is good for you (ladies and gentlemen), and pamper yourself while you are at it. Trust us, you will feel good just listening to us.
Aug 05, 2015
EP138: Be Yourself, Be #ChronicallyAwesome, Don't Stray From YOUR Path
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Who are you? â?ª#â??Authenticityâ?¬ Join us today at 10 AM on the Left Coast/ 1 PM on the "Right" Coast for our â?ª#â??ChronicallyAwesomeâ?¬ Chat http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/117602 Are you living as your authentic self or has something happened (or is something happening) in your life that is forcing you to live in some way that does not allow you to be you? Today we are going to talk about how to take off the mask, how to live your true life, and how living your authentic self will make your life and your health better.
Jul 31, 2015
EP137: #ChronicallyAwesome The Power of Positivity, Don't Bring Me Down!
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Being Chronically Awesome means taking the ill out of Chronic Illness and replacing it with Awesome. Being positive is good for your health. Having a positive attitude is also good for the people around you. No one wants to be around a Debbie Downer! In this episode we will talk about the impact of being positive and the impact of those downers in our lives.
Jul 24, 2015
EP136: Chronic Chronicles: #ChronicallyAwesome Chat: It Was Sh*t Week!
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What do you do when it all happens at once? When the week really hits the fan and you don't feel like you can make it through? It happened for Donna and Jules this week, now we can tell you what we did so you can use our tools for when it happens to you!
Jul 17, 2015
EP135: Chronic Chronicles #ChronicallyAwesome #ChronicIllness: Summer Fun!
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What will you do this summer? We have some ideas that won't be too hard on the Chronically Awesome but will keep you going while the weather is fine.This is the time to try and get out and into the sun while you can!
Jul 08, 2015
Ep134: ChronicChronicles: #Health #ChronicallyAwesome #OCD #MentalHealth
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" Franklin P. Jones said, â??One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know someone is listening.â?? What Mr. Jones did not realize is that there are times when one gets tired of hearing oneâ??s voice. I would like to explain why. Perhaps in the process I will explain a common and, frankly really f#%*ing annoying misconception of OCD." from WhatTheJules, Confessions of a Reluctant Activist The blog of Jules Shapiro June 30, 2015. Today: OCD, OCD and Intrusive Thoughts, The Common Misconceptions of OCD: Let's do this thing today!
Jul 01, 2015
EP133 ChronicChronicles: #ChronicallyAwesome Talk: #Anxiety in Tragedy
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Recent events have us thinking: When tragedy strikes and our televisions are non-stop terrible news, how does it impact those of us that are sensitive to triggers such as violence? How do we deal with the fear and anxiety that comes with the repetition of anything from man-made to natural disasters?
Jun 24, 2015
EP132:Sudden #Stress What's the Impact? #ChronicIllness #ChronicallyAwesome
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When something happens out of the blue it can stress anyone out, but we are Chronically Awesome, and stress can impact us more than others. What happens and what can we do about it.
Jun 03, 2015
EP131:ChronicChronicles #ChronicallyAwesome: #Family & #ChronicIllness
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Sometimes our family is the best, other times we wish we had more support. Today we will talk about how to work with our family issues and our chronic illness
Apr 08, 2015
EP130: ChronicChronicles HealthChat Innovations In #chronicallyawesome tech
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From advances in medical science to wearable technology and apps that record everything from the steps you take and the moves you make, tech is watching you and helping with pain and regenerating or stimulating the things that go ouch or make our hearts skip a beat. Technology is everywhere in health and working to keep the chronically awesome more and more awesome!
Apr 01, 2015
EP129 ChronicChronicles #ChronicallyAwesome #Health Chat Today: #Exercise
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When you are #ChronicallyAwesome (or, gasp: Chronically Ill) it can be hard to exercise, we get it, we really do. Today we will talk about the challenges, the pain, and give you some creative ideas for exercising with different types of chronic illness.
Mar 18, 2015
EP128: Chronic Chronicles #ChronicallyAwesome Chat about #DaylightSavings
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In just over 70 countries around the world, the practice of daylight savings springing forward and falling back has us convinced that two nights a year we are losing or gaining an hour of sleep. The fact is that neither of those two things are really happening, but a whole lot more is going on. Listen up, you will be amazed.
Mar 11, 2015
EP127: A PSA, Join Us Friday for a Video Broadcast on Google+
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On Friday, March 6th at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern we will be broadcasting via a Google+ Hangout. We hope you join us. Listen here for topic info and for Jules getting a little weird. Visit facebook.com/chronicchronicles for link information on Friday morning. The show will be viewable afterward at http://bit.ly/WTJVideos
Mar 04, 2015
EP126: Procrastination #ChronicChronicles #Health chat #chronicallyawesome
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Do you procrastinate? Forget to pick-up meds until the last minute or you are out? Don't make necessary follow-up's with your doctor or get those lab tests you were supposed to do? What about bills? Ugh, right? Let's talk about why we do it and how to get on the right track.
Feb 25, 2015
EP125-#ChronicChronicles: #ChronicallyAwesome Pain Management
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Today we will continue our Chronic Pain Series with Part 2: Pain Management. With so many laws and complications these days, we will share some of what you can expect in pain management and how to navigate the world of controlled substances; the DEA and the inconsistancies of drug laws. (mic drop)
Feb 18, 2015
EP124: Chronic Chronicles #Podcast - #ChronicPain #ChronicallyAwesome
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Living with, thriving with, surviving with Chronic Pain
Feb 11, 2015
EP123 Chronic Chronicles Help Others:Tests & Procedures #chronicallyawesome
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Believe it or not, you have become an expert! You have had test A and procedure B, C and X. You also know enough about empathy to write a book. So, when your not chronically ill friend or family member has to have a test or procedure that you have had, or have heard about many, many (many) times, suddenly you find yourself in the position of no longer being the one in need, but the one who can help! HOW AWESOME IS THAT? We think it's #ChronicallyAwesome! Thus our topic: Helping Others:Tests & Procedures #chronicallyawesome
Jan 28, 2015
EP122 - Chronic Chronicles: Carve your name on hearts not tombstones
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â??Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.â?? â?? Shannon L. Alder Recently we lost sportscaster Stuart Scott to cancer. Before he passed he said, " When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live." That made us ask ourselves: What mark do we want to leave on this world while we are here? When I go, I do not want people dwelling on how I went, but how I lived.
Jan 14, 2015
EP121: Chronic Chronicles: A #ChronicallyAwesome #NewYear, Start Off Right
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Are resolutions for you? Are they for anyone? Today we are going to talk about how to get the new year off like a walk in the park instead of that likely destined to fail shot from a canon. You can do anything you set your mind to, it's a matter of how soon you think you need it done! Hint: Have you noticed that it's a New Year's BABY? (baby steps baby steps baby steps)
Jan 07, 2015