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Check in for a dose of stigma-break, humor-filling, empowerment building life hacks and motivation for all the “medically-adult-ish” young people. The InvisiYouth Chat Sessions, is part of InvisiYouth Charity. This international nonprofit helps teens and young adults with various chronic illnesses and disabilities gain the right lifestyle programs, empowerment and interactive activism to learn how to keep living life. Twice a month, our founder, Dominique Viel, will bring guest experts from all illness/disability fields to have a chat show video podcast series, and our quick Audio Flash Files of 15 minutes of Self-Improvement techniques. Join this series, as it will be a one-of-a-kind chat show that clusters motivation and advocacy, entertainment and humor, and life hacks and tips.

InvisiYouth Chat Sessions Tandem Podcasting

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    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

Check in for a dose of stigma-break, humor-filling, empowerment building life hacks and motivation for all the “medically-adult-ish” young people. The InvisiYouth Chat Sessions, is part of InvisiYouth Charity. This international nonprofit helps teens and young adults with various chronic illnesses and disabilities gain the right lifestyle programs, empowerment and interactive activism to learn how to keep living life. Twice a month, our founder, Dominique Viel, will bring guest experts from all illness/disability fields to have a chat show video podcast series, and our quick Audio Flash Files of 15 minutes of Self-Improvement techniques. Join this series, as it will be a one-of-a-kind chat show that clusters motivation and advocacy, entertainment and humor, and life hacks and tips.

    E57: IYCS-Audio Flash Files #8 "Make Life Choices on a Transient Slide to Feel Confident"

    E57: IYCS-Audio Flash Files #8 "Make Life Choices on a Transient Slide to Feel Confident"

    life advice and perspectives that’ll provide empowering tools you can practically incorporate into your life for more success and joy. AND we’ll be doing it in 20 minutes or less.
    Today’s Audio Flash File is gonna give you the details on how to handle a situation we all find ourselves getting into at one point in life or another…getting advice. Whether it’s solicited or that infamous unsolicited advice, as young people we are often trying to discover the way of living that works best for us, and naturally we are given advice or resources to improve different elements of life. And InvisiYouth has been secretly teaching you one of our best techniques for you to personalize advice for your best. And that’s learning how to make decisions confidently requires a spectrum, of what we define as the InvisiYouth’s Decision-Making Spectrum. 
     Founder Dominique drops the reason our nonprofit encourages you to even disagree with advice and resources given to you, how confidence in the choices we make in life comes from sharpening our ability of sliding on a spectrum of agreement or disagreement. We also give the steps on how to do metaphorical shopping with elements of advice given to you, and why it’s important to give even that outlandish advice a moment of thought because you’re actually able to improve your life and adaptability with chronic illness or disability by recognizing the confidence you gain in your decisions.
    Get ready to slide along the spectrum of making the best decisions for your way of living, your chronic illness or disability and your desires and goal and listen to this life-improving advice!

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    • 17 min
    E56: InvisiYouth Chat Sessions with creator of the popular TikTok Magnolia Hill House and chronic illness influencer educator, Mariah Michelle

    E56: InvisiYouth Chat Sessions with creator of the popular TikTok Magnolia Hill House and chronic illness influencer educator, Mariah Michelle

    Let's bring manageable joyfulness into the way you use your social media platforms and your daily life so there's the almighty balance between work life and personal life. 

    Our special guest is creator of the popular TikTok platform Magnolia Hill House, Mariah Michelle. A model-turned chronic illness influencer, Mariah created a platform that educates and entertains over 470k followers to find joy in life with chronic illnesses while also making enjoyable and accessible content for all. 

    Here’s the Four Hot Takeaways: 
    At 3:44 Mariah and Dominique get real on setting those boundaries when you fuse your personal life into your social media, especially when you’re sharing about your chronic illness/disability. And Mariah gives all the insight on how she’s kept her health a priority without losing steam, what ways you can keep in your lane and style of content without feeling like you’re competing in that “chronic illness Olympics” with other creators, and what’s her most and least favorite things about the influencer world. At 23:17 Mariah shares how she created her highly successful #FloralFridays and we give all the tips, tricks and mindset switches you can add into daily living so you are incorporating joyfulness into even the biggest of flareup days. Plus, there are two tips so you can intentionally separate how your mind feels away from how your body/health feels…and that’s a major thing you’ll wanna learn.  STORY TIME at 43:13 gives us a huge laugh and insight into Mariah’s childhood and how her first taste of a potential ambulatory mobility aid user created a family catchphrase of “it’s a miracle” that’s now ironically prevalent in Mariah’s sarcastic humorous side of her life with chronic illness. And the final segment at 48:53 goes deep into the ways those of us living with chronic illness/disability can best interact with the “healthy/non-disabled” people and social media communities around us. Mariah and Dominique give some major pieces of advice—and a lot of laughs—on how you can create enjoyable and palatable content for both chronically ill and healthy audiences, the ways you can spark curiosity without making others defensive, and the top four tips on how to you can navigate the relationship between yourself and your circles of “healthy/non-disabled” family and friends.  Please like, comment, subscribe and share this episode, follow Mariah @magnoliahillhouse on TikTok and Instagram.
    Please check out the InvisiYouth Charity Shop to buy yourself or someone you care about our limited edition Subtle Activist Color Block bracelet on www.etsy.com/shop/invisiyouthcharity with free shipping globally!
    And please support InvisiYouth Charity by donating, following and joining our community @invisiyouth! 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    E55: IYCS-Audio Flash Files #7 "Be a Mastering Baby Yoda in Life, Never a Master Yoda"

    E55: IYCS-Audio Flash Files #7 "Be a Mastering Baby Yoda in Life, Never a Master Yoda"

    Lucky number seven of our audio resource InvisiYouth Chat Sessions: Audio Flash Files, we’re giving you our monthly boost of life advice and perspectives that’ll provide empowering tools you can practically incorporate into your life for more success and joy. AND we’ll be doing it in 15 minutes or less.
    Today’s Audio Flash File is all about our perspective-shifting technique to look at life as “mastering” instead of aiming to be a “master.” It’s so easy to want to be the master at your life, to check off all the boxes to reach a pinnacle of success and joy that you’re crushing it 24/7. But that can lead to frustrations and lack of success when you’re not able to reach that master level, especially when you have a chronic illness or disability and road blocks can happen. So InvisiYouth teaches how focusing on “mastering” life and that continuous momentum of growth and change in daily life is the supreme way of living. And how focusing on the journey rather than the goal life creates optimal joy and success levels.
    Founder Dominique drops some steps to reframe your perspective on the things you’re already working on in life to reject that mindset of needing to be the best and masterful at life and different hobbies or skillsets. 
    Get ready to choose the life of mastering, and have some laughs with Dominique while you’re motivated for positive changes along the way!

    SUBSCRIBE AND WATCH INVISIYOUTH CHAT SESSIONS: VIDEO PODCAST CHAT SHOW ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKaEltT9taGcK2TZ9KmhOw 
    SUBSCRIBE to "InvisiYouth Chat Sessions" audio podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Owltail, CastBox and Podtail. 
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    • 16 min
    E54: InvisiYouth Chat Sessions with liver transplant recipient, organ donation advocate and Donate Life Ambassador, Meghan Smith

    E54: InvisiYouth Chat Sessions with liver transplant recipient, organ donation advocate and Donate Life Ambassador, Meghan Smith

    Get this statistic: In America, 95% of people are in favor of organ donation but only 58% are actually registered, and every 10 minutes, someone is added to the organ waiting list. It’s so important to not only understand the organ donation process and registering to be a donor, but it’s also super valuable to learn the misconceptions and how to make your own decisions with all the facts.

    Today’s podcast feature’s someone that knows this topic through many POVs, the transplant recipient, the donor’s relative, the family member and the advocate. It’s liver transplant recipient and Donate Life Ambassador, Meghan Smith. After receiving a liver transplant at 27, three years after her young brother also received a liver transplant, Meghan uses her platform to educate others on organ donation and registration with open-minded positivity and realism. 

    Here’s the Four Hot Takeaways from the podcast episode: 
    At 3:25 Meghan and Dominique drop the facts about organ donation and donor registry, like the ins and outs of registering and how you can alter/select your specifics when registering, and what makes transplant surgeries different for everyone.  At 19:08 Meghan gives her advice on how to have mental and emotional fitness when going into big heath changes, her inner details about how stress transfers differently between being the patient and the support network in the transplant process, and how the post-transplant life is really like. Plus, there’s major drops of feeling empowered in your body and way of life after major health experiences.  STORY TIME at 43:16 brings some levity to the transplant experience as Meghan has a very distinct reaction to coming out of anesthesia, and as she’d say, “it’s freaking amazing.” And the final segment at 48:01 Meghan and Dominique get breaking the misconceptions around registering to donate, how media representation of the donation process could sharpen its realism to bring a better understanding, and how to have non-judgmental conversations around donation registration and support organ donation overall. 
    Please like, comment, subscribe and share this episode, follow Meghan @meghanmakingmoves and learn more about organ donation/registration at www.donatlife.net . Please check out the InvisiYouth Charity Shop to buy yourself or someone you care about our limited edition Subtle Activist Color Block bracelet on www.etsy.com/shop/invisiyouthcharity with free shipping globally, and please support InvisiYouth Charity by donating, following and joining our programs and community @invisiyouth!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    E53: IYCS-Audio Flash Files #6 "Dearly Beloved, Let's Talk About Death...of the Old Me?"

    E53: IYCS-Audio Flash Files #6 "Dearly Beloved, Let's Talk About Death...of the Old Me?"

    It’s InvisiYouth Chat Sessions: Audio Flash Files #6, and this is another boost of life advice, teachings and perspectives that’ll empower another element of your life so you thrive with success and joy. Especially for our “medically adult-ish™” young people living with chronic illness and disability!
    Today’s Audio Flash File is all about grief and death…of yourself. Now, we’re not getting morbid, we’re talking about self-grief when you’ve had a major life event change your life so there’s a break between the “old you” and the “new you.” Especially when you have a chronic illness or disability that develops later in life, you remember the “healthy version” of yourself and your life/dreams. But grieving your past self isn’t something we’re taught, and it's probably one of the most valuable tools to truly heal and grow while being young with health struggles. The tools of empowered self-grief are nothing like the stages of grief, but a reframing of how to move beyond longing and frustration.
     
     Plus, InvisiYouth’s got the best definition about how to properly sit in your grief of what’s lost from your past, how to reframe to celebrate the present you’re living in, and how actually having mini self-eulogies throughout your life is the best way to live authentically and fully.
    Get ready to grab hold of InvisiYouth’s advice on how to grieve your past-self, grieve your life without chronic illness/disability by listening to their unique formula on how to ebb and flow with your emotions without wishing you should “move past” your feelings in order to be successful, serene and joyful with your new life. 
      
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    • 17 min
    E52: InvisiYouth Chat Sessions with staff and board members of the Center for Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Gaby Vega, Darlene Barkman, and Dr. Kimberly Canter

    E52: InvisiYouth Chat Sessions with staff and board members of the Center for Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Gaby Vega, Darlene Barkman, and Dr. Kimberly Canter

    When you have three special guests on one podcast episode, you know it’s gonna be a good time. And today’s topic benefits from lots of perspectives because we’re talking about PTSD, also known as post-traumatic stress and specifically medical trauma/triggers. While we’re not making a melancholy podcast episode, we know this is a topic super important because let’s face it…when you’re a young adult living with a chronic illness/disability, chances are that you’ve dealt with a sort of trauma or triggering experience related to your health. 

    Today’s episode has three staff and board members from the Center of Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress (CPTS), which aims to improve support and knowledge around this topic to address the emotional, lifestyle and psychological needs of young people, families and the medical community. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CPTS is highlighting many of its beneficial trauma-focused care in its resources. We’re thrilled to have CPTS program coordinator Gaby Vega, pediatric  psychologist and research scientist Dr. Kimberly Canter, and Darlene Barkman who’s worked in patient-centered care from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Here’s the Four Hot Takeaways from the podcast episode:
    0:00 - Podcast Intro Time
    4:37 - The ladies give a crash course in PTSD, how the “three E’s” can be a sign in identifying that you’re dealing with triggering stressors and the number one stigma around PTSD that stops young people from seeking supports.
    20:56 -  Build you the guidebook on finding all the supports, advice and tools to navigate living your life with medical and health traumas/triggers, like how to get family involvement that’s not overwhelming, the best way to bring up worries to your doctors, and why adapting and routines are great tools to combat your triggers.
    39:30 - INTERMISSION STORY TIME and on this podcast founder Dominique sharing a story about her own PTSD physical trigger from her chronic illness journey that connects tennis, filming a Spanish university project and black outs into one place.
    51:10 -  Wrap up the podcast and our guests are sharing some of the best tools to add to your toolkit when dealing with these stressors and PTSD with health traumas so you can tackle advising parents how to “support not help,” when to advocate with your medical team when you feel that intimidation, and how tools on the Healthcare Toolbox from CPTS prove independent vetted research can support your journey to thrive with wellness long-term. 

    Please like, comment, subscribe and share this episode, follow CPTS @pedtraumastress and at healthcaretoolbox.org . Please check out the InvisiYouth Charity Shop to buy yourself or someone you care about our limited edition Subtle Activist Color Block bracelet on www.etsy.com/shop/invisiyouthcharity with free shipping globally, and please support InvisiYouth Charity by donating, following and joining our programs and community @invisiyouth!
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Marie22816 ,

A must listen podcast for life advice!

InvisiYouth has created a podcast that is entertaining and educating! It’s like you’re listening to a show that’s more than an interview with guests and it’s funny too. Plus, the new 15 minute episodes are a great break up from the longer episodes and have interesting life advice.

LS86 ,

Profound, Prolific, and Beautiful

Dominique is AMAZING. Her InvisiYouth podcast delves deep into life with chronic illnesses amongst young adults, addressing all the facets. It is about thriving, and even if you don’t have a chronic illness, the life lessons are so profound. Everyone needs to listen to this podcast series. It’s life.

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