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After being diagnosed with my first chronic illness by the age of 10, my second by age 19 and going through a painful divorce by 24, I know what it looks like to face and handle pain. Through sharing my own story and the stories of others, this podcast will help you break the cycle of isolation and keep you inspired to charge forward as a result.

The Point of Pai‪n‬ Nitika Chopra

    • Self-Improvement
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After being diagnosed with my first chronic illness by the age of 10, my second by age 19 and going through a painful divorce by 24, I know what it looks like to face and handle pain. Through sharing my own story and the stories of others, this podcast will help you break the cycle of isolation and keep you inspired to charge forward as a result.

    Releasing Toxic Positivity and Shame with Tiffany Yu

    Releasing Toxic Positivity and Shame with Tiffany Yu

    Today I'm sitting down with my dear friend and one of our Chronicon community members, Tiffany Yu. Tiffany and I connected last year through her company, Diversability, and the incredible work that she's been doing for the disabled community for over 12 years. More recently, we’ve been getting to know each other better through Clubhouse and I wanted to have Tiffany on the show, spotlighting her as one of our beautiful community members.
    Tiffany Yu is the CEO & Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to amplify disabled voices; the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, a monthly micro-grant that has awarded $47.5k to 48 disability projects in 8 countries; and the host of TIFFANY & YU, The Podcast. She serves on the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council and was a 2020 Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit. At the age of 9, Tiffany became disabled as a result of a car accident that also took the life of her father. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and has also worked at Bloomberg and Sean Diddy Combs' REVOLT Media & TV. She is a 2x TEDx speaker and spoke on 5 sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. She has been featured in Marie Claire, the Guardian, and Forbes.
    In this episode, Tiffany shares her experience with disability and trauma, the problem with toxic positivity, how good intentions can still be damaging, why it’s important to her to create open and inclusive spaces, her experience in the Chronicon community, and so much more!
     
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    • 46 min
    The Truth About Boundaries with Suelieka Jaouad

    The Truth About Boundaries with Suelieka Jaouad

    Suleika Jaouad has been my friend for many years and it was such a pleasure to be able to talk with her on today's episode. When we met, Suleika was in the middle of her treatment and I was so taken aback by what she was going through and how she was dealing with it. In this conversation, we go deep into her personal journey and details she hasn’t even shared in her memoir.
    Suleika Jaouad is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir, Between Two Kingdoms. She wrote the Emmy Award-winning New York Times column “Life, Interrupted,” and her reporting and essays have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and NPR, among others. A highly sought-after speaker, her mainstage TED Talk was one of the ten most popular of 2019 and has nearly four million views. She is also the creator of The Isolation Journals, a community creativity project founded during the Covid-19 pandemic to help others convert isolation into artistic solitude; over 100,000 people from around the world have joined. 
    In this episode, Suleika shares how her leukemia diagnosis sent her down a path of self-discovery which led her to embrace her fragility, release the old goals that were no longer serving her, find her own style of advocacy, re-evaluate her relationships and boundaries, and so much more!
     
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    • 47 min
    Embracing the Cycle of Challenging Times

    Embracing the Cycle of Challenging Times

    As I bring you this very special episode, I feel so many emotions. I haven’t done an episode with you since May 2020 and it’s the understatement of the year to say a lot has happened since then.
    In this first episode of season 4, I want to have a conversation about the cycles that we have all been in this past year and how they’re tied to the cycles of life that we are constantly going through.
     
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    • 34 min
    The Three Themes of Season 3 with Nitika Chopra

    The Three Themes of Season 3 with Nitika Chopra

    It's hard to believe, but we’ve officially reached the end of our third season.
    Obviously, so much has happened and changed since this season started and it seems like the perfect time for me to connect with you one-on-one.
    Some of the things I want to share with you in this special episode are the hobbies and other things I’ve been leaning on during this pandemic, what I’m feeling about the future of Chronicon and how I’ve been navigating work in this time of uncertainty, and how I’ve been taking a hard look at relationships recently.
     
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    • 38 min
    Pain as a Pathway to Truth with Alok V. Menon

    Pain as a Pathway to Truth with Alok V. Menon

    Alok V. Menon is as much of a light in this world as they are willing to hold and be with the darkness and I am so honored that they took the time to speak with me. Alok has been very open and generous with making sure that the conversation around pain and chronic illness is shared with as many people as possible and that we open that conversation to the world, whether it’s ready or not.
    Alok is a gender non-conforming writer and performance artist. Their distinctive style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. As a mixed-media artist, Alok uses poetry, comedy, performance, lecture, sound-art, fashion design, and self-portraiture to explore themes of gender, race, trauma, belonging, and the human condition. They are the author of Femme in Public (2017) and Beyond the Gender Binary (2020). In 2019 they were selected as one of NBC’s Pride 50 and Out Magazine’s OUT 100.
    In this episode, Alok shares their struggle with self-acceptance and how they reclaimed their authenticity despite being surrounded by intolerance, how pain brings us together, recognizing that life is pain, why we need to realize that everyone is suffering, and so much more!
     
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    • 53 min
    Healing from Physical and Emotional Trauma with Ruthie Lindsey

    Healing from Physical and Emotional Trauma with Ruthie Lindsey

    Ruthie Lindsey is someone I’ve been following for a long time. I wanted to share Ruthie with all of you because she has been through a profound story that has a lot of devastation and heartbreak and she shares it in such a heart-warming way that I think it will lift your spirits even though the darkness.
    Ruthie Lindsey is a speaker, podcast host, social media figure and author of There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing. She travels the globe sharing her story, empowering others to find purpose in their pain and to look for beauty in the midst of their brokenness.
    In this episode, Ruthie talks about the horrifying accident that left her the hospital for a month, the moment years later when she developed chronic pain that doctors couldn’t diagnose, how she went from not being able to get out of bed to finding joy and beauty in her life, why self-love is such an important source of comfort, and so much more!
     
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    • 55 min

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