Girlfriends, Lainie Ishbia from Trend-Able.com, & Estela Lugo from the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, are real, raw & perfectly imperfect in their informal discussions about the trials & tribulations of living with disabilities. Both women wear leg braces due to chronic neuromuscular conditions and are passionate about helping others feel confident in their own skin.
Embrace It: Episode 18 - Mindy Scheier, Runway of Dreams
Mindy Scheier's journey began when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends, but couldn’t manage the buttons or zippers. She realized then that millions of people around the world must...
Embrace It: Episode 17 - How to Stop "Shoulding" Yourself & 9 Other Harmful Thinking Traps
Thought distortions (also called cognitive distortions) are negative thoughts that are exaggerated, irrational, skewed, and/or distorted. All of us have them at times and they manifest from our unconscious perceptions & deep seated beliefs.But our...
Embrace It: Episode 16 - Maura Horton, MagnaReady® Inventor & Caregiving Coach
Maura's inspiration for MagnaReady® came one day when she closed her magnetic iPad case, and heard the metal magnet click. If a shirt could open and close the same way, then maybe people living with disabilities, like her husband, could dress themselves...
Embrace It: Episode 15 - Marcela Marañon, The Journey of a Brave Woman
At 20 years-old, Peruvian born Marcela Marañon survived a fatal car accident that killed her boyfriend and left her with a lower leg amputated. Now she travels the world alone bringing awareness to accessibility, cutting-edge mobility devices and...
Embrace It: Episode 14 - Marisa Hamamoto, So You Think You Can't Dance
Marisa Hamamoto is a stroke survivor, inclusion keynote speaker & performer, and Founder of Infinite Flow, a nonprofit and professional dance company composed of dancers with and without disabilities using dance to inspire inclusion and...
Embrace It: Episode 13 - Ben Duffy, Take A Look At This Heart
We’re diving in deep with Ben Duffy, producer and director of Take a Look at This Heart… a powerful film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disabled community. It’s a heartfelt journey into the lives of 17 very unique people; some with...
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I feel seen!!!
I am elated that I found you two! I am an AFO wearing woman=] that has been living with CMT. This podcast is fantastic and I am looking forward to listening more about how you two manage daily life activities. I am learning so much about how I can live a joyful life with CMT. The motherhood episode is everything I needed as I am currently trying to start a family, thank you.
Episode 17 spoke to my soul
Thank you for this great content! I shared with many of my friends and community because so much is relatable. Stopping negative thoughts and combating stress when disabled or dealing with a chronic issue can be very beneficial and you have great advice!
Such an empowering resource!
It's not that often I find a podcast that I feel was developed to make me feel better, inspire me to do more and learn a lot in the process. I am thrilled I found it and even more thrilled it exists.