The Beautiful Bag is a Podcast for anyone who is in an Ostomy, may have to be in one and those that want to learn more about what life is like living in one. Each week I will be hosting a guest, sharing a story or educating you on what it is all about. I am happy to have you here!
A true fighter and alive to talk about it with guest JD
After a motorcycle accident that left him clinging to life with breaking more than half the bones in his body, being in an induced coma for over a month, and being told he would never walk again, he is defining the odds and really has an incredible story to tell.
The accident left him with an ostomy He has decided to not dwell on it & reminds himself every day that this all happened for a reason. It happened so he can talk about it, & encourage others to shift their perspective when life changes.
Living a Fearlessly Authentic Life
In this solo episode I bring you back to an interview that I did on my friend Jodi Harrison-Bauer's Fearlessly Authentic show back in Oct of 2020
- living in NYC through Covid
- Why we moved to NYC
- Finding the Cancer
- Not having a community
- getting on Stage
- Fear and how to break through it
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When a friend is the reason you create a company to help ostomy patients with Na'Scent founder Michelyn Caldwell
Michelyn Caldwell founded , NB Products (Na'Scent.com) in 1998. This company came to fruition after a friend, needed an ostomy when she was in her 20’s, learning about her struggles inspired Michelyn's journey!
"This work has given me appreciation in life. And I think the one thing I have noticed especially in the Ostomy community is that a lot of these people have been given another life. To hear their stories and the courage they have shown and the resilience in moving forward has just been incredible.
How to eat for Thanksgiving, gratitude, NYC parade
It's Thanksgiving week! I wanted to take a moment in this podcast to thank you for being a part of the community, also so tips and tricks around eating for Thanksgiving to avoid blockages and a little fun around the NYC parade. I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
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Defining who YOU are in an Ostomy with guest Jessica Grossman
Jessica has had an Ostomy since she was 13 years old after battling Crohn's for over four years as a child. And she has done so much since then!
Growing up, she forced herself to be comfortable speaking about her Ostomy; it helped her open up and grow into this remarkable woman and bring awareness to her Ostomy.
Jessica has such an inspiring story of finding who you are because of this life-saving device and that you can still do what you are meant to do on this earth because of it!
The fear when starting a new job with an Ostomy
In this episode I discuss:
- Went to NYC last week for my colonoscopy
- What it was like to move to NYC 3 years ago
- Starting a new job with my ostomy and the fears I had
- Realizing I am an entrepreneur, not an employee
Such great stories and inspiration for ostomates, family, caregivers etc. ❤️
Thank you for sharing and being bold with your beautiful bag!
Gives people hope
Thank you Leeanne for providing this platform for us to share our stories. This is already developing into a community that can help one another. Sharing our stories gives others hope.