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The goal of the show is to provide tangible ways to improve the well-being of chronic illness warriors.Do you have a chronic illness or chronic pain and you are open to trying new ways to improving your life? If you answered yes, then this show can help you explore new ways to do this. Kelsey Harris has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Canada. She is also a person with lived experience with diagnoses of UCTD, fibromyalgia, and gluacoma, who has and continues to explore ways to improve her own well-being, and that for the rest of the Spoonie community. There are many ways to heal, and to improve well-being and quality of life, and some of the ways guest healthcare professionals, guests with lived experience, and Kelsey as she presents mental health coping skills, may work well for you. We want your subjective well-being and quality of life to be better! The show has two formats: first is solo episodes, where Kelsey presents coping skills and psychoeducation for mental health as it relates to chronic illness and chronic pain. The second is guest interviews with healthcare professionals and fellow chronic illness warriors who give alternative models to well-being. Episodes are released weekly.

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The goal of the show is to provide tangible ways to improve the well-being of chronic illness warriors.Do you have a chronic illness or chronic pain and you are open to trying new ways to improving your life? If you answered yes, then this show can help you explore new ways to do this. Kelsey Harris has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Canada. She is also a person with lived experience with diagnoses of UCTD, fibromyalgia, and gluacoma, who has and continues to explore ways to improve her own well-being, and that for the rest of the Spoonie community. There are many ways to heal, and to improve well-being and quality of life, and some of the ways guest healthcare professionals, guests with lived experience, and Kelsey as she presents mental health coping skills, may work well for you. We want your subjective well-being and quality of life to be better! The show has two formats: first is solo episodes, where Kelsey presents coping skills and psychoeducation for mental health as it relates to chronic illness and chronic pain. The second is guest interviews with healthcare professionals and fellow chronic illness warriors who give alternative models to well-being. Episodes are released weekly.

    How Can I Reduce Autoimmune Inflammation with Food? with Elizabeth Yarnell

    How Can I Reduce Autoimmune Inflammation with Food? with Elizabeth Yarnell

    This week we explore what inflammation actually does in our body, and how what we eat can affect it. But this isn't a follow this specific diet episode. Elizabeth Yarnell, ND, helps us understand how individually tailoring what we eat to ourselves can usually do the trick.
    In this episode we discuss:
    what inflammation isthree-step process to testing for inflammationhow to figure out what we can and can't eathow all of this can impact our overall healthGuest Bio:
    Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 30, Elizabeth Yarnell has spent the past 20 years studying how to manage autoimmunity naturally as a traditional naturopath. She’s worked with hundreds of MS and other autoimmune sufferers in her nationwide clinic using unique, personalized natural therapies to help them slow or even reverse the course of their disease. She’s a TEDx speaker, award-winning author whose cookbook has sold more than 60,000 copies, a patented inventor, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS as well as in Good Housekeeping, Health, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and many other outlets.
    You can find Elizabeth @ elizabethyarnell.com
    Check out her MS diet website: multiplesclerosisdiet.com
    Find her cookbook @ gloriousonepotmeals.com

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    • 35 min
    What are Some Ways to Cultivate Resilience? with Lindsay Miller

    What are Some Ways to Cultivate Resilience? with Lindsay Miller

    Merriam Webster defines resilience as: "the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens." When you have a chronic illness, resilience is what helps you get through it so that you can actually live a fulfilling, values-based life. My guest this week is Lindsay Miller, a strength and resiliency coach who happens to have Hashimoto's.
    In this episode we talk about:
    Lindsay's health journeywhat resilience is and ways to cultivate itwhat we can learn from the resiliency of natureGuest Bio
    Lindsay Miller, is the host of the the Stress Nanny Podcast and founder of thestressnanny.com.  She has a degree in Child Development as well as Mindfulness, Yoga and Health Coaching Certifications.  Lindsay helps women and children recover from stressful experiences and build resilience for the future.  In her podcast and courses, she shares tools to help clients uncover their strengths, develop healthy habits, and improve their self-talk. By creating a safe space to work through stressful situations like family conflict, divorce, illness, infertility and loss, Lindsay supports clients as they unlock their potential to live meaningfully and intentionally in any situation.
    Check out Lindsay's website: www.thestressnanny.com
    Follow Lindsay on Instagram @thestressnanny

    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_

    Support the show on Patreon and get access to bonus content (this week it is how Lindsay meal plans around the holidays). 

    • 31 min
    How Can I Accept My Pain?

    How Can I Accept My Pain?

    Pain - both physical and emotional - is part of the human experience, but it's also a part that most of us don't like. However, in order to truly live fulfilled lives, we need to be able to accept it. This is especially true for chronic illness warriors.
    In this episode we talk about:
    what acceptance is and isn'twhy acceptance is importantdifferent types of acceptancean acceptance practice to get you startedCheck out the following acceptance practices:
    Urge Surfing
    The Kind Hand
    Observe-Breathe-Expand-Allow

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    Follow me on Instagram @chronically.living_

    • 28 min
    How Can I Improve My Well-Being with Cancer? with Em Veach

    How Can I Improve My Well-Being with Cancer? with Em Veach

    This week we're exploring a chronic illness that we haven't before, and yet is extremely common - cancer. The lessons from this episode, can easily be applied to any chronic illness though. And we all know or have known someone with cancer. My guest this week is Em Veach who shares her story and what has helped her.
    In this episode we talk about:
    metastatic breast cancerways to improve your well-being after a cancer diagnosisa new product for cancer patients from Em's startup, Casual RecoveryGuest Bio:
    Em Veach is COO of Casual Recovery, a medical device startup. We invented a wearable surgical recovery garment out of necessity. The company founder, Aisha McCain, invented and patented the garment with the support of her plastic surgeon. Now, we are building an all-star team and raising funds to deliver our products to people who need them. Ms. Veach, who is also a cancer survivor, is passionate about helping people and funding research for more effective, less toxic treatments for cancer and other diseases. She is a graduate of Indiana University and trained at the Knight New Media Center as well as the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD advocacy program.
    To purchase from Casual Recovery go to: casualrecovery.com
    For Em's podcast and website go to: tenthwind.com
    Follow Em on Instagram @gertrudeemily

    Purchase from The Balm Box at: thebalmbox.com.

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    • 20 min
    What If Our Chronic Pain is Muscular? with Dr. Mitchell Yass

    What If Our Chronic Pain is Muscular? with Dr. Mitchell Yass

    TW: mentions of suicide

    We're usually told by our doctors that the causes of our chronic pain are related to joints. This is often verified by the use of an MRI. But for some people, nothing shows up on an MRI. And for others, what shows up has nothing to do with their symptoms. My guest Dr. Mitchell Yass introduces us to his Yass Method for diagnosing and treating pain.
    In this episode we talk about:
    causes of  paindiagnosing painthe Yass MethodGuest Bio:
    Dr. Mitchell Yass is a physical therapist and the developer of the Yass Method. This method interprets the body’s presentation of symptoms to identify the tissue in distress eliciting those very symptoms. Chronic pain affects 130 million Americans and roughly 1,000,000,000 people worldwide. The primary cause of chronic pain is misdiagnosis. This is directly associated with the baseless use of the MRI. He can provide theoretical, clinical and scientific evidence to substantiate my position. I have treated thousands of people resolving their pain even after surgery failed.
    Check out his YouTube Channel: Dr.  Mitchell Yass
    Follow him on Facebook @The Yass Method
    Follow him on Instagram @live_without_pains
    Check out his website: livewithoutpains.com
    Email him: drmitch@drmitchellyass.com

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    • 41 min
    How Do I Create Distance Between Myself and My Illness Thoughts?

    How Do I Create Distance Between Myself and My Illness Thoughts?

    We're continuing our journey through the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy hexaflex this week by taking a look at defusion - or rather, creating distance between ourselves and our thoughts. When our thoughts are too close to us, they tend to interfere with our lives, leading us to behaviour that is the opposite of what we want (we want mindful, values-based living).
    In this episode we talk about:
    common chronic illness thoughtshands as thoughts and feelings metaphor to explain defusionsome techniques you can use to create that distanceThe meditation music in this episode was "Deep Into Nature" composed by Music of Wisdom - licensed from www.meditationmusiclibrary.com.
    The link to my YouTube channel for the full Leaves on a Stream meditation is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPTEQ7DqAud1EErmnELMjvQ
    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_ and on Twitter @janevspain
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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Really Enjoyed!

Recently did an episode with Kelsey and she is an amazing interviewer. I really enjoyed chatting with her. Great questions to guests and knows how to pull out valuable insights. Looking forward to seeing this podcast grow!

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Amazing

Kelsey got me hooked right away!

Edie Sohigian ,

Kelsey is a Fantastic Host

Learned a lot from listening to this. Great for anyone looking for inspiration. Great host! I will definitely continue to tune in.

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