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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.

Chronically Living and how to make the most of it Kelsey

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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.

    Why is the Noticing Self Helpful for My Chronic Illness?

    Why is the Noticing Self Helpful for My Chronic Illness?

    The noticing self is that part of you that notices everything. It can help you see that you are more than just your illness (or pain). You are more than just your thoughts and feelings and sensations.
    In this episode we talk about: 
    what the noticing self islife being like a stage show2 exercises to help you with the noticing selfHere's some guided practice as well:
    There Go Your Thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ_LEQVERH8
    The Continuous You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dir7xpDcX2A
    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_

    Support the show on Patreon and get weekly bonus content:
    https://www.patreon.com/chronically_living

    • 13 min
    Family Planning with Autoimmune Disease with Jessica Lorion

    Family Planning with Autoimmune Disease with Jessica Lorion

    This week my guest, actress and psoriatic arthritis warrior, Jessica Lorion, and I discuss the idea of having a baby and starting a family when you have an autoimmune disease. This includes some major lifestyle changes Jessica has had to make.
    In this episode we talk about:
    family planning with autoimmune diseasethe Autoimmune Solutions Diet/AIP dietThe "Why" Behind Your GoalGuest Bio
    Jessica has spent the past 10 years as a professional actor and voice over artist in New York City. Now, as the Host and Producer of the Mamas in Training Podcast, she supports pregnant women and aspiring moms on their journey into motherhood.
    What makes her show different from other pregnancy and motherhood podcasts is that she is NOT yet a mom. An autoimmune disease has delayed her journey into motherhood and she has decided to learn right alongside her audience.
    With a background in performing on stage, in front of camera, as well as being a professional singer, her mission is to spread the importance of studying motherhood. She intends to use her voice and desire to connect with women everywhere, to share the lessons she has learned and give community to those in need.
    Check out Jessica's websites: https://www.mamasintraining.com/ and https://jessicalorion.com
    Follow Mamas in Training on Instagram @mamasintrainingpod and on Facebook @mamasintraining
    Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicalorion

    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_

    Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chronically_living

    • 30 min
    What is the Hache Protocol for Chronic Pain? with Dr. Rob Vanbergen

    What is the Hache Protocol for Chronic Pain? with Dr. Rob Vanbergen

    You may have heard of the vagus nerve before, and it's wondrous healing powers. You probably haven't heard of microcurrent stimulation for the vagus nerve... and if you're like me, you won't have heard of the Hache protocol which integrates these with some lifestyle factors. My guest this week is holistic healthcare practitioner and former chronic pain warrior, Dr. Rob Vanbergen, who tells us about this protocol.
    In this episode we discuss:
    what is the Hache protocolthe vagus nerve and microcurrent stimulationat-home tips you can use now!Guest Bio:
    Rob Vanbergen is a Certified HHP (Holistic Healthcare Practitioner) with training in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Auriculotherapy, and Counselling. In 2021 he went on to receive is Doctorate of Natural Medicine and a PhD in Natural Medicine. After discovering the Hache Protocol for Pain Resolution, he healed his scoliosis and continues to use it today as he parents his autistic son.
    Rob has devoted his professional life to educating people about the effectiveness of natural pain management methods in relieving pain and anxiety and initiating healing in the body.
    Check out Rob's website: https://painfreeforlife.com/

    For a Lovingkindness meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLG52NuvGk
    For a Kind Hand meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbRsZ68dOcY

    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_

    Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chronically_living

    • 29 min
    What Actions Can I Take to Improve My Well-Being?

    What Actions Can I Take to Improve My Well-Being?

    We're talking about values-based living. Doing things to improve our lives, even with chronic illness and chronic pain, which sometimes means going outside of our comfort zone. This is the second-part to the episode, "Why Can Connecting With Your Values Improve Your Well-Being?"
    In this episode we discuss:
    what values based living isSMART goal settingHARD barriers to living by our values and how to overcome themSupport the show and get this week's Patreon contact by following this link: https://www.patreon.com/chronically_living
    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_

    • 19 min
    How Do I Follow My Doctor's Advice? with Emily Marquis

    How Do I Follow My Doctor's Advice? with Emily Marquis

    Sometimes we get advice from our doctor's that we don't like. Sometimes we get advice that is hard to follow. This could be lifestyle changes, or taking medication properly. Either way, we need to at the very least take it into consideration and hopefully actually follow it. Emily Marquis, health coach and chronic illness warrior, is here to share how we can do this.
    In this episode we talk about:
    what a health coach doeshow to get started with following doctor adviceSMART goal settingGuest Bio
    Emily Marquis is a Clinical Health and Wellness Coach, board certified NBC-HWC. She is an RYT200 Yoga Instructor and Mindfulness Consultant. Emily works with individuals and groups in support of creating healthy habits for sustainable lifestyle change. Drawing from her professional training and personal health challenges; she has experience in preventing, reducing, and managing chronic illness from stress to sleep to weight loss to work life balance. With her combined coaching and corporate HR background, Emily works with organizations in creating cultures of wellness and is NAHU certified. Emily also works with clinics and fellow practitioners to create a village for clients to best support their well-being. She is an Instructor at Emory University in their graduate Coaching certificate program. Emily lives in Colorado, USA with her family and loves the balance between a good TV show and an outdoor adventure.
    https://emilymarquis.com/

    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_

    Support the show on Patreon and get bonus content weekly! https://www.patreon.com/chronically_living

    • 29 min
    How Can Switching to a Plant-Based Diet Help My Chronic Illness? with Kathy A. Davis

    How Can Switching to a Plant-Based Diet Help My Chronic Illness? with Kathy A. Davis

    Plant-based lifestyle coach and cookbook author, Kathy A. Davis, joins me this week as we discuss the benefits of eating plant-based foods and the impact on overall health and wellness, as well as results she's seen with some of her clients who have chronic illnesses.
    In this episode we discuss:
    benefits of plant-based diethow to track how food makes you feelan awesome recipe to get us startedGuest Bio:
    Kathy Davis is a plant-based lifestyle coach and recipe developer, the CEO of VegInspired.com, and the author of three cookbooks: The 30-Minute Whole-Food Plant-Based Cookbook, The Super Easy Plant-Based Cookbook, and The Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Diet Cookbook. She helps people successfully transition to a plant-based way of eating that supports a fast-paced lifestyle, without requiring hours in the kitchen or added stress. 
    Kathy has been eating and creating vegan meals for more than seven years. Over the past year and a half, she shifted her daily habits to follow a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. She experienced amazing results: renewed energy, a newfound sense of joy, and a healthier mind and body! Kathy’s brand, Veginspired, is dedicated to providing people with the resources to make a similar transformation. She is eager to guide others on their journey to get from where they are to where they want to be. 
    Fun fact: Kathy and her husband, John, are living their plant-based dream while simultaneously traveling the United States in an RV with their cats. They’ve been to 22 states and 18 national parks so far, and have a goal to visit all the US national parks!

    Follow Kathy on Instagram @veginspired
    Visit Kathy's website for her cookbooks and coaching: veginspired.com
    Join Kathy's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/veginspiredfoodies

    Follow the show on Instagram @chronically.living_ and on Twitter @janevspain.

    Support the show on Patreon to access weekly bonus content (this week: why water intake is important): https://www.patreon.com/chronically_living

    • 35 min

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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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