211 episodes

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
Be Kind. Be Gentle. Be A Bad Ass.

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Invisible Not Broken - Chronic Illness Podcast Network Hosts: Monica and Eva

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 90 Ratings

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
Be Kind. Be Gentle. Be A Bad Ass.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Author of “Pain: The Ultimate Mentor,” Physiotherapist Kevin Hunt

    Author of “Pain: The Ultimate Mentor,” Physiotherapist Kevin Hunt

    Monica Michelle is joined by author & physiotherapist Kevin Hunt.
    Kevin lives with chronic pain.
    In this episode, Monica and Kevin discuss: 
    Kevin’s philosophy of pain management as a physiotherapist who experiences chronic pain. The Hexagon Model, a life-management tool for focusing on what’s important to you.Kevin’s idea behind his new book.Using pain as a guide.

    TIMESTAMPS00:34 - Kevin’s work as a physiotherapist specializing in the experience of pain 
    06:44 - The Hexagon Model for managing your life’s needs
    14:00 - Putting aside the idea of a “quick fix”
    19:45 - Kevin’s personal experience with pain and how he uses it with patients
    28:44 - Kevin’s book, “Pain: The Ultimate Mentor”
    The full transcript and all links mentioned can be found on the episode page on invisiblenotbroken.com

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    • 31 min
    Author of “Through the Pain: The Silent Suffering & Triumph of a Personal Trainer”: John K. Frazier

    Author of “Through the Pain: The Silent Suffering & Triumph of a Personal Trainer”: John K. Frazier

    Monica Michelle is joined by author & personal trainer John K. Frazier.
    John lives with ankylosing spondylitis.
    In this episode, Monica and John discuss: 
    John’s work as a physical trainer and authorChronic pain comparisonsPersonal triumph
    TIMESTAMPS00:50 - John’s business & diagnosis
    07:19 - Chronic pain olympics
    09:31 - Talking about & hiding a diagnosis
    15:09 - Personal triumph
    18:24 - Staying in the present
    23:29 - The superman complex
    The full transcript and all links mentioned can be found on the episode page on invisiblenotbroken.com

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    • 28 min
    The Creative Process, Self Worth, and Dating with Disability: Laura Mustard

    The Creative Process, Self Worth, and Dating with Disability: Laura Mustard

    Monica Michelle is joined by musician Laura Mustard.
    Laura lives with VATER syndrome.
    In this episode, Monica and Laura discuss: 
    Laura’s inspiration for her upcoming musical EP.How Laura’s illness impacted her recent relationship & self-image.Laura’s creative process, new music, and social media pressure.
    TIMESTAMPS00:30 - Laura’s new EP / Monica’s recent COVID experience
    05:32 - Relationships with chronic illness
    11:20 - Image and self acceptance with disability
    15:32 - Laura’s creative process and current projects
    20:05 - Pursuing creativity despite social media attention
    The full transcript and all links mentioned can be found on the episode page on invisiblenotbroken.com

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    • 31 min
    Author of “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Lupus”: Amanda Chay

    Author of “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Lupus”: Amanda Chay

    Monica Michelle is joined by author Amanda Chay.
    Amanda lives with Sjögren’s and Lupus.
    In this episode, Monica and Amanda discuss: 
    Amanda’s book & diagnosisOutlooking on work & writingNavigating chronic illness with kids & family

    TIMESTAMPS00:26 - Intro + The Girlfriend’s Guide to Lupus
    02:17 - Amanda’s diagnosis
    10:09 - Amanda’s outlook on writing
    17:11 - Navigating chronic illness with kids & family
    23:29 - Labels and roles
    26:24 - Flare reads & closing remarks
    The full transcript and all links mentioned can be found on the episode page on invisiblenotbroken.com

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    • 30 min
    Author of “Compass Points the Way”: Alexis Kline

    Author of “Compass Points the Way”: Alexis Kline

    Monica Michelle is joined by author Alexis Kline.
    Alexis lives with Dysautonomia.
    In this episode, Monica and Alexis discuss: 
    Being a sick teenagerHaving an isolated diagnosisProductivity workflows

    TIMESTAMPS00:28 - Alexis’s diagnosis & dog
    07:18 - Sick teenager road map
    10:00 - Alexis’s book & workflow
    16:25 - Having an isolated diagnosis
    20:50 - Wildlife photography, purchases 
    The full transcript and all links mentioned can be found on the episode page on invisiblenotbroken.com

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    • 23 min
    Author of “From the Sidelines to the Finish Line”: Emily Falcon

    Author of “From the Sidelines to the Finish Line”: Emily Falcon

    Monica Michelle is joined by author Emily Falcon.
    Emily lives with ALCAPA.
    In this episode, Monica and Emily discuss: 
    Growing up sickPost-surgery supportHaving a public bodySelf-motivation and adventuring

    TIMESTAMPS00:28 - Being a sick kid & Emily’s book title
    07:28 - Mortality
    10:16 - Portrayal of disability in media
    12:21 - Post-surgery support
    19:23 - Having a public body
    23:43 - Self-motivation
    29:46 - Emily’s tips for adventures
    The full transcript and all links mentioned can be found on the episode page on invisiblenotbroken.com

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Whitetulip31 ,

Love the podcast

This podcast has helped me a lot. The sound quality isn’t always the best but the content is so important it more than makes up for that. I’m not much of a fan of the new co-host but I’m glad the podcast is still going. Monica’s and Kyros’s episodes are my favorites. I definitely miss their presence on the show 💛

Yellowyak2 ,

Super Helpful Disability podcast

Thank you for having this episode. It was very helpful in understanding the long process we are currently going through. Off to buy the book!

Conscious_Marketing_&_PR ,

Very enlightening and inspiring.

So much knowledge is shared in this podcast! Very enlightening and inspiring.

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