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The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness

Health & Wellness Podcasts

This show is a safe space filled with discussions of all sorts about the real life, nitty gritty stuff living with a chronic illness. From interviews with naturopathic doctors, to offering guidance and resources, to body image issues, food fear and guilt, to the challenges of intimacy and the fun of intimacy… we talk about it all, to normalize chronic illness, and encourage you and your loved ones to live your best life!

This show is a safe space filled with discussions of all sorts about the real life, nitty gritty stuff living with a chronic illness. From interviews with naturopathic doctors, to offering guidance and resources, to body image issues, food fear and guilt, to the challenges of intimacy and the fun of intimacy… we talk about it all, to normalize chronic illness, and encourage you and your loved ones to live your best life!

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United States

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This show is a safe space filled with discussions of all sorts about the real life, nitty gritty stuff living with a chronic illness. From interviews with naturopathic doctors, to offering guidance and resources, to body image issues, food fear and guilt, to the challenges of intimacy and the fun of intimacy… we talk about it all, to normalize chronic illness, and encourage you and your loved ones to live your best life!

Language:

English

Contact:

3166168872


Episodes

Real Talk: Taking a Break

4/20/2022
Hi dearest friends, we are taking a break from creating new content until this summer. Thank you so much for being such wonderful listeners, you can still connect with us on Instagram or in The Hub, and if you haven't listened to all our episodes, go back and check those out! Can't wait to chat with ya'll for season 5 this summer :) Connect with us on Instagram. Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)

Duration:00:07:04

Revitalizing your vigor with Vital Fields - an interview with Jan Wellmann

4/6/2022
We're thrilled to have Jan back on our show for a brilliant and extremely interesting and fact-filled second episode! If you haven't listened to the first one, you can go back to March 2021, episode number 412 to check it out. Many of you already know how much we love our Vital Field Energy Cells, they're so frigging awesome, we're biased to the No-Pain cells and the Anti-Inflame cells, but have heard from many a spoonie that they love the Resistance cell the most. Be sure to listen to this...

Duration:01:01:29

Take Control of Your Money with Financial Coach, Mandyy Thomas

3/23/2022
Finances and money can be so energy consuming, which is why we're re-releasing this gem of an episode to help you through those wealth woes! We have such a special guest and unique episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness for you today. We interviewed the brilliant financial coach, Mandyy Thomas, who is the CEO of “Intentionally Wealthy Coaching.” She helps others who might have a good amount of savings like she did at a young age, but don’t know where it should go or...

Duration:00:53:02

Real Talk: Feeling guilty with loved ones

3/16/2022
We've had a lot of people writing in to us about this topic recently, so we've decided to re-release this episode for everyone who needs this right now. If this hits hard for you, DM us! We wanna talk it out with you. :) Many of us feel like a burden to our loved ones, or feel guilty when we can't do certain activities, or cancel often, the list can go on and on. This episode was another request by you wonderful listeners- Cassie & Chelsea discuss why and how you should and can drop the...

Duration:00:40:25

Real Talk: Your Illness Doesn't Define You

3/10/2022
This is a re-release of an episode aired in November 2021, it's a great one that we hope you all enjoy- felt relevant for the mood this week :) You are not just your illness. You have so many other interests, hobbies, and aspects of your life! Cassie and Chelsea and talk about their thoughts on this during this week's Real Talk episode. As always, our DM's are open, so feel free to message us about anything on Instagram or email: Hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.Com :) Instagram:...

Duration:00:21:18

The life consuming effects of black mold with Heather Escalante

3/2/2022
Heather has such an incredible story- from discovering she has POTS, needing gallbladder surgery, migraines and more- to finally finding out she'd been terribly ill due to black mold exposure... this entire episode is a rollercoaster of emotions. Heather is such a sweet and wonderful person, who we've very much enjoyed over the years, and we're excited for all of you to get to know her too through this episode! Connect with Heather on Instagram here:...

Duration:01:21:16

Real Talk: Animals are the Best

2/23/2022
We love animals! This week's Real Talk is all about the impact that animals have on our lives and help us get through each day. And we want to hear from you! Please send us pictures of your animals friends! Connect with us on instagram, and join us in our community The Wellness Hub! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)

Duration:00:31:57

Real Talk: Spoonie stuff or not?

2/16/2022
In this week's episode, we discuss the differences and similarities between spoonies and non-spoonies. What are things we each have to think about in our day to day lives, do we both worry about if a bathroom is close by? Do we both make sure we have snacks on hand? Etc. Send us your spoonie questions! We want to know! Connect with us on instagram, and join us in our community The Wellness Hub! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)

Duration:00:48:51

Flying Through Life, Ollie's Fascinating Story

2/9/2022
An aerialist from Australia, Ollie's medical journey has been impacted by the fact that he is transgender, and because of this he has learnt about navigating the healthcare system when doctors come with unhelpful bias or misinformation. He is really passionate about patients being seen for their intersectional identities, and hopes to see a future where the medical system embraces diverse health experiences. OIlie is such an incredible human, we can't wait for you to hear his story. He is...

Duration:00:53:33

Real Talk: When you're over all the mindset stuff

2/2/2022
We're totally mindset junkies, we love all the personal development things- BUT for the last 6 months, neither of us have any effs to give about mindset stuff. This is an open, honest and raw discussion about the benefits of mindset work and the benefits of taking a break and just giving yourself grace. We're excited for you to have a listen, and let us know your thoughts! Connect with us via email: hello@therealspooniesunite.com and on Instagram or join us and others like you in The...

Duration:00:54:48

Real Talk: Empathy and Lack of Understanding

1/26/2022
In today's Real Talk episode, we discuss empathy, sympathy, someone's ability to be mindful and thoughtful of what someone else is going through, and how all of that relates to our spoonie lives. We'd love to hear your thoughts about this topic, as always, so reach out! Email us at hello@therealspooniesunite.com or connect with us on Instagram or join us and others like you in The Wellness Hub! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)

Duration:00:27:42

Navigating the healthcare system- an enlightening perspective of two doctors.

1/19/2022
We've been wanting to bring you an episode on this topic for ages! We truly can't wait for you to listen to this discussion- definitely listen all the way to the end, we ask all sorts of real questions about insurance input, patient responsibility and advocacy, doctor's control, wording, appointment preparation- all the things! This episode is packed full of useful information and insight into the frustrations medical professionals experience when navigating the healthcare system, too. We...

Duration:01:01:13

Real Talk: Have your cake, and eat it... sometimes, maybe, or maybe not- food sensitivities chat ya’ll

1/12/2022
That's right- We're talking food sensitivities! Come on the journey with us as we discuss our ups and downs with the battle of staying away from foods we know aren't the best for us. And, we of course offer some helpful tips and tricks to help you with your food sensitivity woes. As always, we love to connect on Instagram, so DM us anytime! AND we love chatting in our community- The Wellness Hub, so join us in there too! Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)

Duration:00:29:43

Real Talk: How to Cope When Your Facing Burn Out and Sh*t Hits the Fan

1/5/2022
We've all been there- when you feel like the smallest thing is going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back, what sets you over the edge, what finally makes things implode. After some incredible months, we both had a lot of shit hit the fan leading to us both hitting total burn out. This episode is about noticing what burn out is for you, and how to recover and get back to your best self. Don't forget- feel free to message us- we love connecting on social media, and we've got our...

Duration:00:39:42

Magnifying the Mysteries of Medical Misconceptions

12/29/2021
You have GOT TO LISTEN to this episode!! So often 'obesity' is labeled as a dirty word, in this episode, Dr Klausmeyer breaks down that stigma. He bridges the gap between body positivity, health, and medical obesity. It was an eye opening interview for us, with incredible information about the chemical reactions going on in the body and how that affects how we feel. He introduces us to visceral fat being its own endocrine organ... whaaat?! And offers tangible tips on how to advocate for...

Duration:01:00:40

Talking All Things Disabled Dating and Entrepreneurship with Keely Cat-Wells

12/8/2021
vitalfield.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 20% off Today on The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we are joined by Keely Cat-Wells again. She is an entrepreneur and disability activist dedicated to systematic social and economic change in the world. With many awards to her name, Keely is the CEO and founder of C Talent and Zetta Studios. Keely founded her first company at a young age during a difficult time in her life. She is helping push the disabled community into the light;...

Duration:00:50:43

Real Talk: Sex, Dating, and Intimacy - Revisited

12/1/2021
We're back with one of your favorite topics - Sex, Dating, and Intimacy! It's a topic that we've chatted about before but we felt like an update was needed. ;) As always, our DM's are open, so feel free to message us about anything on Instagram or email: Hello@TheRealSpooniesUnite.Com :) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealwellnesshub/ My Wellness Hub Community: https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/ Support the show (https://my-wellness-hub.mn.co/)

Duration:00:33:38

Living Holistically with Lauren Cunningham

11/24/2021
vesloils.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 10% off On today’s episode of The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness, we talked to Lauren Cunningham. She is a certified holistic health coach specializing in autoimmune diseases and is a recipe developer. Lauren creates recipes that she shares on her blog and for peoples’ fitness programs. Lauren takes a more holistic view on chronic illness. So we talked all things health, wellness, and stress management to take a more holistic approach...

Duration:00:49:00

Real Talk: Cassie's Life Update

11/17/2021
Cassie and Chelsea are back giving a little update about what's been going on with their super busy fall! In this Real Talk episode, Cassie shares about what she's been up to and gives an exciting update on how she's been feeling lately! If you'd like to check out some of the resources that have been helping Cassie feel her best, here are some links below! Purchasing through these links and with our discount codes is a great way to support our show! vitalfield.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE...

Duration:00:31:38

Mindset Management with Michelle Weber

11/10/2021
vitalfield.com Use code SPOONIESUNITE for 20% off Michelle is a life & biz coach who helps women attract clients, money, & health. She’s had different health conditions over the past 10 years including histamine intolerance, food intolerances, osteopenia, hormone imbalances, gut imbalance, HA, & anxiety. She had seen all the doctors (western, functional, holistic, specialists) & done different gut protocols with only short-term results. It wasn’t until she applied mindset coaching &...

Duration:01:03:05