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44. Lyme Disease, How Community Helps us Heal, and The Spoonie Theory

Show Notes: Noelle Janka ( is a healing coach, intuitive mentor, and yoga teacher. More broadly, she supports social changemakers in seeing new possibilities for their healing, career, and the contribution they want to make in the world. After years of symptoms went undiagnosed, Noelle finally got a Lyme diagnosis in 2013. Since then, she has done everything from antibiotic and herbal therapy to Dynamic Neural Retraining System and Omdamed treatments, and today Noelle has...


43. Multiple Sclerosis and Using Dance to Heal with Preet Royce

Show Notes: Preet Royce ( was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at 27 years old in the midst of her fast-paced, maintained-by- caffeine, lifestyle. Royce got into action quickly, treating with Western medication and simultaneously landing in a Kundalini yoga class that introduced her to a deeper experience of healing. Through many years of trial and error, Preet has found the deepest healing in living an authentic life—for her, this means shaking and...


42.Non-Toxic Beauty Tips from the Spirit to the Skin

Show Notes: Samantha Story ( ) is an acupuncturist, specializing in cosmetic acupuncture and a breathwork healer. Samantha became passionate about natural beauty as an aging woman for personal reasons, but her passion grew as she worked with more and more women displaying self-esteem issues. This is an episode about tapping in to the reservoir of beauty that exists in all of us, and healing the collective wound in our culture around beauty and age. Plus, we share plenty of...


41. A Creative Solution for Nurse Burnout with Ersilia Pompilio

Episode Notes: Ersilia Pompilio ( is a pediatric nurse practitioner, storyteller, writing teacher, and freelance writer. She's also the CEO of Rogue Nurse Media 501(c)3 with a mission to empower nurses and patients to tell their stories. She also hosts and produces the podcast Nurses and hypochondriacs. Ersilia knew that she would end up working in medicine from a young age, but ten years ago she was left feeling unfulfilled and resentful. As a nurse, you undoubtedly...


40. Take Your Hat Off! Alopecia and the Bald is Beautiful Movement with Comedian Chani Lisbon

Show Notes: NYC based Comedian Chani Lisbon first lost her hair five years ago as a side-effect of a psychiatric medication. When her hair fell out again after getting off of the medication, she was diagnosed with Alopecia. In this episode, we discuss Chani's story, the ups and downs she experienced on this journey, how the Bald is Beautiful movement helped her, and why she decided to take her hat off (both literally and figuratively) and show the world her truth! Contact Chani on Instagram:...


39. Mindfulness and Chronic Illness • Accept What Is • Surrender and Be Free

Mindfulness and Chronic Illness: Nichole Proffitt ( ) had been seriously practicing meditation for years when her first fibromyalgia symptoms developed, and (plot-twist) meditation was making it all worse. This isn't an episode about traditional meditation and using it to heal from illness. It's an episode about accepting what is, seeking out your truth, surrendering to your truth, and then being willing to let go... of everything. The closer Nichole got...


38. 365 Day of Happiness with Jacqueline Pirtle

Freaky Healer Jacqueline Pirtle: Jacqueline is the founder of Her passion for happiness shines through in all of her work as an accomplished energy healer, mindfulness & happiness coach, and bestselling author of 365 Days of Happiness ( ). She has helped hundreds of clients shift into a “high for life” frequency where they can reach happiness anywhere at any time. As a result their health...


37. Healing From an Act of Violence • Forgiving Your Perpetrator – Jackie Shea

Megan's Story: Twenty years ago, on a beautiful Monday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, Megan was violently attacked and sexually assaulted by a stranger. It was luck that saved her life, but the emotional wounds carried on for years to follow. In this episode, Megan bravely shares her story and the tools she used to navigate this random act of violence. Today, in her big, full life, she is free from the power he had over her, and she has come to a place of total forgiveness. Interested in...


36. Bullying and Anorexia • Healing From Trauma • Breaking the Stigma – Jackie Shea

Mary Beth Eversole: “I would dream about monsters chasing me with needles that would inject me with calories” -Mary Beth Eversole would have these dreams before her hospitalization for anorexia After decades of trauma—ranging in severity from car accidents to bullying and anorexia—Mary Beth Eversole ( ) wrote “Invisible Wounds,” a TV series that hopes to break the stigmas and silence around healing from trauma. Using her personal stories and those of strangers, she...


35. Thriving After Testicular Cancer with Mr. Ballsy – Jackie Shea

Testicular Cancer and Mr. Ballsy: In 2009, Thomas Cantley (@mrballsy was diagnosed with stage III testicular cancer at 26 years old. With no insurance, he found himself in the Bellevue ER after ignoring months of warning signs. Cantley jumped into action quickly and decided to film his journey. Today, whether by pushing a giant testicle across two countries or writing a cancer comic book, he's busy spreading awareness and hope to tens of thousands in a string of...


34. Breast Cancer • Sex and (Self) Love After a Double Mastectomy with Amy Marcs – Jackie Shea

Amy Marcs, Sex and (Self) Love after a Double Mastectomy: In 2009, Amy received a breast cancer diagnosis and intuitively knew that a double mastectomy was her best option—no easy decision for "a petite Jewish girl with great boobs." (No easy decision for anyone, ever). Marcs loved her breasts—her journey through the grieving process is heartbreaking, touching, inspiring and hilarious. It's a grieving process that many sick people can relate to as all of us lose a part of our identities we...


33. Amy B. Scher • Lyme disease • This is How I Save My Life (When No One Else Can) - Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea

Amy B. Scher, "This Is How I Save My Life" After seven years of boundless symptoms, innumerable diagnoses, and all the treatments you can imagine, the root of Amy's trouble was discovered: Lyme disease. Amy B. Scher ( had gotten accustomed to a life in-between wellness and illness, rarely fully in either world. When traveling to India for an experimental stem cell treatment was suggested to her, she knew she had to go—not necessarily because she knew it would work, but...


32. Feng Shui for Health and Wellness Optimization with Ashley Cantley - Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea

Feng Shui for Health: Ashley Cantley was drawn to this ancient Chinese practice when faced with healing from a toxic relationship. Similarly, I only started putting attention on my living space when I was sick and doing some healing of my own. Most people who have a current #lifegoal of "heal from illness" are in bed, and, in that case, shouldn't the bedroom feel like a sanctuary? I believe that my living space is a reflection of how I am in the world, and I committed to making my whole...


31. Stella De Mont • Listening to Your Own Miraculous Body’s Wisdom and Guidance - Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea

Stella: Eleven episodes of pneumonia affected Stella between the ages of one and twelve. Yes, ELEVEN different episodes. Always bouncing back, she was never seen as sickly by herself or her fellows. At 19, after a bad sunburn, she woke up to a sudden fever, pain in every joint, and, shortly after the onset, was told that she would likely be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. It was at that point that her real research and search for integrative healing began, but it wasn't until...


30. Maya Dusenbery, Author of Doing Harm: The Truth about How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick - Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea

Doing Harm: After her Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis, feminist writer and author of Doing Harm, Maya Dusenbery, intuitively dove into the topic of women's health—not so much the uterus and the ovaries but a more realistic and extensive look at women's health. Why are women treated differently in the ER and the doctor's office? How did medicine become a wealthy, white, male profession? How does the old diagnosis of hysteria still play a role in medicine today? Maya answers these questions...


29. Lyme disease and Using Meditation to Heal—Healing Out Loud Podcast - Too Sick and Naked

Shona Curley's Lyme Journey: Shona is one of the seemingly lucky ones: She found the tick and pulled it out. But, even that didn't stop chronic lyme disease symptoms from appearing, and, surprisingly, it also didn't streamline her diagnosis. There's no doubt that, in Northern California where Lyme disease is prevalent, Shona should have been quickly diagnosed based on her symptoms and the tick, but doctors denied the possibility of a Lyme infection for over two years. A barrage of...


28. Everything You Need to Know about Vaginal Steaming with Steamy Chick Founder Keli Garza - Too Sick and Naked

Vaginal Steaming 101: How many of you are shaking your heads in amusement? How many of you are doing that but also VERY curious? And how many of you are just like, this sounds weird but I am excited! After so many years dealing with periods that are so heavy I'm left chronically anemic, I had an entirely open mind when I first heard about vaginal steaming. Five months ago, a friend responded to a Facebook post I had written (Ladies! Any and all advice to slow the flow??) emphatically...


27. The Struggles (and Triumphs) of Unexplained Infertility - Too Sick and Naked

Riva Lombardi and Unexplained Infertility: You'll hear a baby gurgling (occasionally screaming) on and off through this episode— this story of unexplained infertility ends in the birth of a beautiful little girl. In fact, eight-week-old Birdie was given just a 10% chance. But, she's here and she's loud and she's healthy. Birdie came after five years of struggle—miscarriages,heartache, devastation, hope—on the third IVF cycle. In this episode, we discuss Riva's journey with her husband, how...


26. The Importance of Finding Your Tribe, Taking Sacred Pauses, Ditching Sugar, and Other Lessons - Too Sick and Naked

Jessica Corey: Jessica lived an entirely healthy life until 2009 when she came down with what appeared to be a UTI, but was later determined interstitial cystitis. In 2011, Jessica got pregnant and all of her symptoms magically disappeared until her acutely traumatic birth left her in the hospital for five days, fighting for her life. Since then, Jessica Corey has seen countless doctors and done hours and hours of research all to discover Hashimoto's thyroiditis and chronic EBV. All that...


25. The Future of Medicine, with Ira Pastor CEO of Bioquark - Too Sick and Naked

Bioquark: Bioquark is a regenerative healthcare company focused on developing proprietary natural biopharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare products, targeting the regeneration and repair of complex human organs and tissues. Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, is also a 30+ year veteran of the traditional pharmaceutical industry. He left pharmaceuticals to start Bioquark due to the fact that, in spite of generating close to $1 trillion annually, his former industry was incapable of generating...