51 episodes

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!

The Beautiful Bag LeeAnne Hayden

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 43 min
    Living a Fearlessly Authentic Life

    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   

    We cover:

    - living in NYC through Covid

    - Why we moved to NYC

    - Relationships

    - Finding the Cancer 

    - Not having a community 

    - getting on Stage

    - Fear and how to break through it

    Follow LeeAnne on Instagram @leeannehayden 

    Find Jodi on Instagram @jodiharrisonbauer

    • 52 min
    When a friend is the reason you create a company to help ostomy patients with Na'Scent founder Michelyn Caldwell

    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.

    • 24 min
    How to eat for Thanksgiving, gratitude, NYC parade

    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!  

    Instagram handle @leeannehayden 

    • 14 min
    Defining who YOU are in an Ostomy with guest Jessica Grossman

    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!

    • 29 min
    The fear when starting a new job with an Ostomy

    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

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

ali s bender ,

Amazing podcast!

Such great stories and inspiration for ostomates, family, caregivers etc. ❤️

ElaH11 ,

Inspiring Forum!

Thank you for sharing and being bold with your beautiful bag!

michelleu9 ,

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.

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