28 episodes

Hear inspiring discussions with people living with chronic illness. These guests went after their passions and goals -even when everyone told them they couldn't. Listen to stories of resilience and gratitude in the face of uncertainty. Hosted by Andrea W. Hanson, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Autoimmune Rebel living with multiple sclerosis. You’ll not only fall in love with these guests, but you’ll soak up powerful mindset tips and ideas to find your own unique path to success.
Please note I'm not a healthcare professional, and this podcast is not promoting any specific therapy. So please use your discretion when considering the therapies we may talk about here.

To learn more about my books, courses, and free resources, visit https://andreahansoncoaching.com/

Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis Andrea W. Hanson : Author & Master Coach

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

Hear inspiring discussions with people living with chronic illness. These guests went after their passions and goals -even when everyone told them they couldn't. Listen to stories of resilience and gratitude in the face of uncertainty. Hosted by Andrea W. Hanson, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Autoimmune Rebel living with multiple sclerosis. You’ll not only fall in love with these guests, but you’ll soak up powerful mindset tips and ideas to find your own unique path to success.
Please note I'm not a healthcare professional, and this podcast is not promoting any specific therapy. So please use your discretion when considering the therapies we may talk about here.

To learn more about my books, courses, and free resources, visit https://andreahansoncoaching.com/

    Rock Climbing and Road Signs with Valerie Bachinsky

    Rock Climbing and Road Signs with Valerie Bachinsky

    Valerie Bachinsky was diagnosed with osteoarthritis at 27. She was an avid hiker who started having pain when walking downhill - so she decided to go up. Her rock climbing passion began 17 years ago and she hasn’t slowed down since. Valerie is also a nurse who chats with us about surprising causes of inflammation, why a good night’s sleep starts the minute you wake up, and what pain in our bodies really means. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation full of tips to help you feel your best - and maybe become a rock climber yourself.
    Connect with Andrea:Website: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/ (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/)
    Books: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreawhanson/ (@AndreaWHanson)

    • 51 min
    Who Am I Now That I Have A Chronic Illness? With Dr. Morgan April Morley

    Who Am I Now That I Have A Chronic Illness? With Dr. Morgan April Morley

    When we’re diagnosed with a chronic illness, no one talks about how we go through a bit of an identity crisis. How do we create an identity that’s not centered around our illness, yet is different than before because we now have a diagnosis? I explore these questions in a fascinating discussion with Dr. Morgan April Morley about what makes up our self concept. Diagnosed with Lupus, she had to deal with unique circumstances that affected how she looked at herself and her own identity. Then she decided to research the phenomenon as it relates to all people living with a diagnosis. She talks about why she wears heels when she has a flare, and the surprising reason why relationships are so impacted by a diagnosis. Dr. Morley also shares a brilliant therapeutic technique called identity mapping exercise with us to help us get started on creating a new, empowering identity that truly fits us.
    Connect with Andrea:Website: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/ (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/)
    Books: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreawhanson/ (@AndreaWHanson)

    • 56 min
    How To Write Your Own Story (Even When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going) with Paul Forchione

    How To Write Your Own Story (Even When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going) with Paul Forchione

    Pick up your pen and start writing your own story - before someone writes it for you. Paul Forchione brings his own inspiring story about learning to walk when all his doctors said he never would due to his Cerebral Palsy. He catapulted his determination and grit into a business helping others write their stories - no matter how big and impossible they seem. And don’t miss his surprising way to get anyone out to the comparison game. Today’s discussion will give you a big dose of happiness and inspiration.
    Connect with Andrea:Website: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/ (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/)
    Books: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreawhanson/ (@AndreaWHanson)

    • 53 min
    How to have hard conversations about your diagnosis (without losing your cool) with Cyndi Lynne Lamarucciola

    How to have hard conversations about your diagnosis (without losing your cool) with Cyndi Lynne Lamarucciola

    Cyndi Lynne Lamarucciola talks about navigating work culture when it’s more acceptable to leave early to go walk your dog than for a doctor’s visit. How to successfully leave the corporate world behind. Feeling embarrassed as a nurse who “should have known what was going on” when it came to her own diagnosis.Gracefully handling chronic illness in the workplace, The real way to “stay in your own lane” when dealing with what other people think of us- without it blowing up in our face. Why we need to be our own PR department, the secret to asking and receiving help without feeling like a burden, Advocating for yourself with family, friends, work, in a healthcare setting. And the secret to getting a second opinion without conflict.
    Connect with Andrea:Website: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/ (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/)
    Books: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreawhanson/ (@AndreaWHanson)

    • 55 min
    Olympic Lifting, Six Businesses, And Putting Art on the Moon with Justine Martin

    Olympic Lifting, Six Businesses, And Putting Art on the Moon with Justine Martin

    Winning strongman competitions as a woman with disabilities is only one small part of Justine Martin’s amazing story. She talks about the invaluable role of art in her recovery from a serious illness and how she’s blossomed her passions into multiple businesses that help others. Justine takes us behind the scenes for everything from how she creates all of her goals so she hits just about every one, to how she runs her booming businesses. Listen to one of the most down to earth people you will ever meet talk about her amazing productivity and the steps we can all take to knock out goals of our own.
    Connect with Andrea:Website: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/ (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/)
    Books: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreawhanson/ (@AndreaWHanson)

    • 59 min
    A Quick Podcast Intro- Meet Andrea Hanson

    A Quick Podcast Intro- Meet Andrea Hanson

    Hi, it's Andrea. I can’t wait for you to dive into the new podcast episodes in season 2. But before you do, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, tell you a little bit about my own story of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and why I think the guests on this podcast are so important.
    Learn how I’m taking everything I’ve learned through having MS for over two decades, being a master certified coach, author, workshop leader and more - and bringing it to you with the help of powerful guests to help you create your beautiful, fulfilling life. Please enjoy.
    Connect with Andrea:Website: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/ (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/)
    Books: https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook (https://andreahansoncoaching.com/getthebook)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreawhanson/ (@AndreaWHanson)

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

MOMO01022022 ,

Inspiring

Andrea is an inspiring chronic illness warrior that genuinely enjoys giving individuals platforms to share their stories and spread their unique insight! This podcast provides realistic and relevant information and narratives that can help others!

V-Town mama ,

Love it!!

Andrea is passionate about helping others. She delivers information to her guests in a way that will put them at ease.

KellyRH ,

Valuable Content and Great Presentation

Andrea has such a nice speaking style and delivers such great information. I wholly recommend this podcast.

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