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This podcast outlines the journey to managing Hashimoto's Disease for Ebony Colina that started 10 years ago. In this podcast, you will learn about how I was able to reduce many of my symptoms through a variety of different channels. There will be both individual accounts and interviews that seek to help others determine the best strategies to become whole, happy and healthy.

Thyroid Warrior Podcast Ebony Williams

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

This podcast outlines the journey to managing Hashimoto's Disease for Ebony Colina that started 10 years ago. In this podcast, you will learn about how I was able to reduce many of my symptoms through a variety of different channels. There will be both individual accounts and interviews that seek to help others determine the best strategies to become whole, happy and healthy.

    Teens Know Too- Part 2-116

    Teens Know Too- Part 2-116

    In the first episode of this series, we talked about what to look for and how to understand the changes that your teen may be facing.
    This episode is all about establishing a new normal, from sleep habits to understanding what their life will look like. It's easy to think the worse at that age...I definitely did.
    I want to encourage you to talk to them, get to know them from the lens of what they're experiencing. Relate to them, especially if you have any type of thyroid condition...it goes a long way.
    If your teen has a high amount of stress, say due to their academic load or if they're managing home, school and their athletic life, it's important to help them understand how their bodies change and what impact that will have on their abilities, even if it is short term. Stress management in particular will be incredibly important during this time as well. 

    • 9 min
    Teens Know Too- 115

    Teens Know Too- 115

    Lately I've been receiving a lot more messages from teens that are experiencing symptoms. They either have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease or they're having hyper or hypo symptoms. 
     
    It's really important to me to provide a voice to talk about a lot of these things because it's important and it's often missed. Far too often we will say one of the following statements:
     
    “Oh, they're just being a hormonal teenager” or  
    “They're moody, it’s that time of the month”
     “They've hit puberty” and/or “they'll get over it”


    The above statements can be “explained away”; however, you can have a child or a person that is incredibly even tempered. Suddenly they start having symptoms and things aren't quite right anymore. 
     
    I want to ask you a series of questions to have you look at the person that is in your life, who may or may not be having these symptoms. 
     
    Temperament: Is the teenager in your life, usually very even tempered or they’re someone that doesn't get easily upset?  Current Stressors: What stressors are currently in the life of your family that could be contributing to additional stress or anxiety? Has this person been engaged in a lot of sports/activities? Have you had a death in the family? Has divorce occurred in your family?  Other Health Challenges: Is this person going through other health challenges and health issues? 
    Don't be afraid to talk to that person about what's going on. It’s very easy to come to the conclusion that the teenager in your life “doesn’t talk”, but trust me, they have a lot that they want to share, but sometimes, they just don’t know how to.  I wish someone would have pulled me aside and took the time to talk to me. Be sure to allow them the space to talk...don’t bring up the conversation when you have to hop on a call or you have an engagement in five minutes. Give them the time. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did. Also, don’t be surprised if the floodgates open. Remember, kindness, love and compassion.

    • 10 min
    Being a Caregiver Part 3-114

    Being a Caregiver Part 3-114

    Being a caregiver is tough...
    I want you all to take a second and BREATHE.
    You don’t need to schedule a fancy spa day...
    Here are some suggestions:
    -Revisit something that makes you happy
    -Go back to taking five minutes for yourself
    -Don’t be afraid to be joyful...we live in a society where people assume that you’re not “dealing with stuff” when you have a happy countenance. Yes there is a such thing as toxic positivity, but many of us just choose to be happy.
    I read an activity from my good friend Lara Casey on this episode to help you work through some things. Try it out for yourself and you can grab her Book “Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life” at cultivatewhatmatters.com

    • 16 min
    Being a Caregiver Part 2-113

    Being a Caregiver Part 2-113

    Bring a caretaker part 2
    You can be as happy as you want to....as long as it fits how others think you should be happy...SIKE
    Everyone processes their emotions differently. No one can tell you how to feel. Your feelings are valid. Some tips:
    Write down how you’re feeling Make sure you have a support system Therapy is okay Anxiety medication is okay...sometimes we need some help to get us through a difficult time  Takeaway 1
    Your feelings are valid. It it’s okay to process through your emotions in the way that YOU need to. Give yourself permission to fall apart. 
    Takeaway 2
    As I learned from the Cultivate What Matters conference, each part of your life may demand a certain level of focus...Understand that you can have a vision for the season you’re going through. It can change over time and that okay. 
    Takeaway 3
    When you try to be everything for everyone else, you can’t show up for yourself. Take off the guilt jacket...as a caregiver, it’s easy to feel like you’re not enough...I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE WORTHY.
    Understand and recognize that you matter, your health matters and your life matters.
    Thank you for doing everything that you do for your loved ones. 
     

    • 22 min
    Being a Caregiver Part 1-112

    Being a Caregiver Part 1-112

    This series has completely and totally opened my eyes to the role that so many of you have to provide for your families...being a caregiver.
    This episode lays the groundwork of how I will be walking you through my experience of caring for someone from a distance.
    Here are few tips from this episode:
    Get in the habit of writing things down when a loved one isn’t feeling well. Get in the habit of recording what happens with your loved one when they leave a clinic visit. If you’re provided with information, read it. When they pick up medications from the pharmacy, read the medication labels. 
    When your loved one goes to the hospital or doctor, ask about being present in the room. Write down any questions that you have about your visit.
    Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The life of your loved one may depend on it.
    I will also introduce you all to two of my favorite humans...their words have helped me tremendously throughout this time.
    One is Dawn Barton. She wrote a book titled "Laughing through the Ugly Cry...you can find it here. It helped me so much through my own personal struggles and how to be there for my family.

    • 28 min
    Being Your Own Advocate Part 4: You Have A Say In This-111

    Being Your Own Advocate Part 4: You Have A Say In This-111

    This episode is near and dear to my heart. 
    It is VITAL that we understand our roles as a patient. It is not to say that we are less than in the patient doctor relationship, rather, we should see ourselves as a client of the doctor.
    I want to encourage you to think about ways that you can be more active in your care. This isn't to say that you aren't already, but I want to push you to feel empowered!
    Can you prepare your questions prior to your visit?
    If the doctor/healthcare provider says something that you don't understand, don't agree with or you have further questions, will you speak up about it?
    If you receive a bill that you don't agree with, will you call the billing office to ask about it?
    I'm here for you. I want to encourage you in this. You can live a happy, healthy and joy filled life and I want to make sure that you have the tools and support that you need in order to be successful!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

NewSpoonie_TC ,

Awesome!

You and inspiring and so helpful! Do you have other platforms of social media that we can follow you on?

TheHunter20 ,

Very informative

I really enjoy this podcast. Especially the support system episode. The value of a strong support system is under appreciated and Ebony captures the importance during this episode. Definitely subscribe.

peace77 11 ,

Great Info..

Love all your info thank you .. but too much giggling please remember what may be funny to you (which I understand) it’s not to to us listeners.. makes it a little hard to listen to a serious subject

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