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The podcast network that speaks to people with chronic illness, invisible illness, disability, and chronic pain.
"Explicitly Sick Podcast" with Monica Michelle + "[Human]care Podcast" with Eva Minkoff
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Invisible Not Broken - Chronic Illness Podcast Network Hosts: Monica and Eva

    • Health & Fitness
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The podcast network that speaks to people with chronic illness, invisible illness, disability, and chronic pain.
"Explicitly Sick Podcast" with Monica Michelle + "[Human]care Podcast" with Eva Minkoff
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    Roundtable - Setbacks and Chronic Illness with Jason and Monica

    Roundtable - Setbacks and Chronic Illness with Jason and Monica

    Monica (Explicitly Sick), Jason (Discomfort Zone)
    Jason from Discomfort Zone and Monica Michelle from Explicitly Sick have an open chat about what it is like to have a setback on your chronic illness protocol. Monica Michelle who has Ehlers Danlos had a setback this week while using the Ehlers Danlos Protocol, The Muldowney Method. Jason had a set back with a knee injury. They discuss frustrations and tools to get back. Redefine what success is. How Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic applies to chronic illness and disability. Why Smart Crutches are the best. Whether to financially invest in one's setback with money, time, or effort.
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    • 48 min
    Roundtable - Ableism (Part 1) with Monica, Eva and Jason

    Roundtable - Ableism (Part 1) with Monica, Eva and Jason

    Ableism comes in all shapes and sizes AND we experience it both internally and externally.
    Monica (Explicitly Sick), Eva (Humancare), and Jason (Discomfort Zone) talk about how they have experienced and dealt with ableism personally as well as give advice on what could work for others…plus other stuff around chronic illness and crap :p
    TRANSCRIPT HERE (it's not fab, but hopefully it does the job, sorry!)

    Finding the people that won't tell you you're crazyAll about mobility aids and our perceptions of them vs. the perception of othersgadgets that help us (ex: reMarkable tablet - not a paid promo, just love it!)“Do I deserve this?” - what we ask when we spend money on ourselvesGaslighting Travel adaptationsAbleism in healthcareEquitable vs. Fair (“everyone gets the same” vs. “everyone gets what’s needed”)
    3 last pieces of advice (1 hour in)
    “Taking care of yourself is not losing ground ex) if you decide you need a wheelchair, you are not taking a step back, you are not losing power. I wish someone told me that a decade ago” - Monica“Battle ableism first starts with how you receive things yourself. there is a lot you can do internally that will help you battle that in your outside world.” - Eva“Gaslighting is tough - especially with family and personal relationships. There are certain times when it can be really intense, and at times you need to give yourself distance from that person… it may be the right decision to cut them out of your life… [at the same time] it’s often people who are incredibly well-intentioned and good people…so take that into consideration.” - Jason
    Stay tunes for Ableism - Part 2! (Which will include Dr. Lee)
    How have you experienced ableism - internally and externally? Let us know what works for you in our Facebook Group!
    **ALSO, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!Monica and Jason are both seeking your stories on gaslighting. These stories could be a part of a long-form audio story or in Monica's Magazine. Send us an email at contact@invisiblenotbroken.com with a written or oral summary of your story. In the subject line, please write "gaslighting stories" as well as your country of residence.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Roundtable: Weathering the Storm with Monica and Jason

    Roundtable: Weathering the Storm with Monica and Jason

    Chronic illness is a marathon and not a sprint! Monica (Explicitly Sick) and Jason (Discomfort Zone) talk about how they cope with chronic illness and other life b******t:
    Finding the people that won't tell you you're crazyPets that both comfort and injure MonicaMeditating when you can't sit stillDenial! YES, denial is a perfectly legitimate coping response, and never let anyone tell you otherwise :)
    Do you have coping strategies that you'd like to share? Let us know what works for you in our Facebook Group!
    **ALSO, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Monica and Jason are both seeking your stories on gaslighting. These stories could be a part of a long-form audio story or in Monica's Magazine. Send us an email at contact@invisiblenotbroken.com with a written or oral summary of your story. In the subject line, please write "gaslighting stories" as well as your country of residence.
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    • 59 min
    Announcement from HumanCare: Call for stories!

    Announcement from HumanCare: Call for stories!

    Hello Humancare community. I have a very special announcement. I am finally launching a new collaborative segment of the podcast, a project I've been dreaming of putting out there for years now, and it requires your participation to come to life:
     
    Humancare Stories.
     
    An awareness and conflict resolution project.
     
    The Humancare Stories segment will be a collection of anonymously contributed stories from listeners like you, about negative interactions experienced within the context of healthcare – whether that be an interaction with a patient, provider, loved one, or stranger.
     
    For example, submitted stories could be about a disheartening dialogue with a doctor, an offensive conversation with a romantic partner, or even an infuriating exchange with someone in a waiting room. Essentially any person-to-person interaction related to one’s health journey.
     
    After the submission of a story through voice recording, these stories are validated and dissected before being published on the Humancare podcast. (All submissions, will be reviewed although only a select few stories will be chosen to be published.)
     
    For those that are, these episodes will begin by playing the original recording of the story.
     
    Then as the host, I will analyze “what happened” from both a factual and experiential viewpoint.
     
    From there, I will present to you, the listeners, thought-provoking reflection questions paired with insights from a board of advocates, as well as tools and suggested resources
     
    – all of which aim to stimulate a potentially different way of looking at the story told that best serves both parties involved.
     
    The purpose is to be both supportive and proactive.
     
    It isn’t about choosing sides. It isn’t about being right or wrong.
    It’s about shedding the labels. It’s about removing the ego.
     
    It's about seeing one’s self as human, seeing that other person as human – as awful as the interaction may have been - and finding a common ground as two humans.
     
    I am looking to encourage listeners, like you, to adopt tools to mentally, emotionally and physically prepare you for similar situations in your lives going forward.
     
    I hope to provide you with alternative options in terms of actions and reactions so that you can feel a greater sense of control going forward.
     
    I believe that if we individually shift our approach to these often angering, upsetting, frustrating interactions, that we can collectively and collaboratively shift the broken relationship dynamics within healthcare as a whole.
     
    Again, it isn’t about choosing sides. It isn’t about blame or shame. No one wins in these interactions. No one.
     
    The way we approach these difficult conversations need to change.
    You know it. I know it. We all know it.
     
    At the end of the day, relationships in the context of healthcare are between two humans just like any relationship.
     
    And that’s ultimately the purpose of this project:
     
    to humanize healthcare first through humanizing our stories.

    If you are open to sharing your story with the community, text “I want to share my story” to 585-484-0232. From there I will send you the submission requirements.
     
    While I will need to be in contact with you to receive your recording, all stories will be published anonymously.
     
    Thanks again for being supporters of the Humancare podcast and our mission to humanize healthcare.

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    • 4 min
    Roundtable – 2020 in Review (WTF): with Monica, Eva, Jason and Dr. Lee

    Roundtable – 2020 in Review (WTF): with Monica, Eva, Jason and Dr. Lee

    2020 IN REVIEW (WTF)Eva (HUMANCARE), Monica (EXPLICITLY SICK), Jason (DISCOMFORT ZONE) and Dr. Lee (SEX & CHRONIC ILLNESS) digest the good, the bad and the super f*ing ugly, upsetting "wtf" moments of 2020...but not without some positive flair!We also talk about silver linings, learnings and what's to come in 2021!
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Roundtable - Throwback to Ep 100! Managing from Mattress: Monica and Eva

    Roundtable - Throwback to Ep 100! Managing from Mattress: Monica and Eva

    THROWBACK TO OUR 100TH EPISODE: Managing from Mattress with Eva Minkoff and Monica Michelle.
    In this episode, we talk about our individual experiences & tips for managing our flares on our "bed bound" days. Since the two of us have varying degrees of illness severity and mattress-bound frequency, this episode covers much of the spectrum of experiences when one has a chronic illness.
    Links/suggestions mentioned:
    Monica's other podcast - "I Can't Believe That Happened" Podcast
    Libby: https://meet.libbyapp.com/ - "Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand."
    Scrivener: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scrivener/id972387337 - "Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more."
    Movies/TV shows
    HouseHow I Met Your MotherFriendsSex and the CityDiagnosis (documentary)
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Beaz! ,

Fascinating podcast!

I've really enjoyed listening through these and learning more about this incredibly important topic. The conversations are interesting and dynamic, and cover a lot of ground. Definitely recommended!

wmbtdf ,

Please! Stop talking like tweens!!!

I really wanted to listen to this podcast. So many great topics. But I couldn’t staaaand? How everything they saaaaid? Sounded like thiiis?

I assume these are grown women. They need to speak like adults with conviction, not tween girls.

MoiraCleary ,

Such a good listen!

This is one of those podcasts let alone places wer I feel you get solid information. I always find myself smiling when listening. Love these ladies!

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