Just Talking Podcast

Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industrie...
Stacey Simms returns to the podcast to recap Diabetes Podcast Week, discuss the opportunities for new podcasters to engage in the medium, and her perspective on the hybrid closed loop technology for people with diabetes, and their caregivers. Keep up with Stacey's podcast, Diabetes Connections, ...
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Kerri Sparling returns to the podcast to talk about the end of her blogging adventure, the exciting future of hybrid closed loop technology, mourning her cat Siah, and the wonderful rabbit hole of random top level domains. While it's still a thing, you can read Kerri's diabetes musings at sixunt...
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This week I'm joined by Pamela Jessen for a conversation about her life with multiple chronic conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. We also discuss her perspective on the ongoing stigma surrounding patients living with an invisible illness. Keep up with Pa...
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It's Diabetes Podcast Week! Katie DiSimone joins me for a chat about working together at Tidepool, finding an opportunity to give back to the diabetes community with Loop Docs, and navigating the tricky balance of parenting a teen with diabetes. Keep up with Katie's work and writing at seemycgm....
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This week I'm joined by MarlaJan Wexler for a conversation about her life with multiple chronic illnesses including a heart defect that resulted in low oxygen for years and lupus. We also discuss the evolution of her patient advocacy platform, her decision to become a registered nurse, and liber...
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Barby Ingle joins me this week for a conversation about living with endomitriosis and reflex sympathy disorder, the ongoing stigma facing women with chronic pain, creating the International Pain Foundation, and preparing for the upcoming International Pain Summit. Learn more about the Internatio...
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This week I'm joined by Megan Elizabeth Lewellyn for a conversation about life with multiple sclerosis, battling the stigma of perception around medical marijuana, becoming an advocate for cannabis as a valid treatment option, and her book, "Segway into my new life". Follow Meg's advocacy effort...
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Bonita Shelby joins me for a conversation about facing threatening health challenges, battling breast cancer, finding a balance between traditional and conventional therapies, and the value in humor in the face of adversity. Keep up with Bonita at divinehealthchoices.com. Run Time - 29:54 Send y...
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This week I'm joined by Christalle Bodiford for a conversation about living with epilepsy, the challenges of a misdiagnosis, the relief when a proper diagnosis is received, battling stigma, and creating a nonprofit organization in Life Elektrik to promote epilepsy support, education, and advocac...
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Happy New Year! Rebecca Pine joins me this week to talk about her breast cancer diagnosis, weighing the social and personal implications of breast reconstruction surgery, and co-founding The Breast and the Sea, a written and photographic project empowering breast cancer survivors. Keep up with R...
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Lydia Beier joins me for a conversation about living with depression and bipolar disorder, the challenges and opportunities that come with battling mental health stigma, and the value of starting a conversation to make a difference in people's lives. Keep up with Lydia at beinglydia.com and chro...
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Jen Loving joins me for a conversation about raising multiple children with diabetes, navigating a hemophilia diagnosis, exhibiting self care through creative hair styles, and the positive impact you can make on the world by sharing your story. Follow Jen on Twitter at @jloveblueshoe and thelovi...
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This week I'm joined by Peggy Stephens for a conversation about inflammatory breast cancer, the challenge of rapidly understanding urgent treatment options, working with the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation, and creating strong and effective advocacy and awareness campaigns for IBC. Learn m...
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Angela Cohen joins me this week to talk about her life with multiple chronic conditions, finding time for self care, defining a unique voice in patient advocacy, and the importance of empathy and shared experiences. Follow Angela on Twitter @angelee828. Run Time - 41:47 Send your feedback to fee...
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Carin Anderson joins me this week for a conversation about aortic disease, navigating a complicated world of terminology and treatment options and outcomes, growing a small outreach initiative into a widely respected and recognized nonprofit organization, and the complexity of invisible illness ...
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This week I'm joined by Chrisa Hickey for a conversation about childhood mental illness, fighting mental health stigma, navigating the Special Education system, sibling issues, and parental self-care. Trigger Warning: Suicide. Learn more about Chrisa's story and advocacy efforts at themindstorm....
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Becky Brandt joins me this week for a conversation about central pain syndrome, battling stigma, creating an online resource for world in the Central Pain Nerve Center, and carving a unique path in patient advocacy on behalf of people living with central pain syndrome. Learn more about central p...
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This week I'm joined by Michele Hillman for a conversation about her son's multiple misdiagnosis adventures, understanding the impact of strabismus eye surgery for a 22-month old child, gaining an appreciation for how vision impacts development, the value of vision therapy, and channeling a path...
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Kathy Young joins me for a lively discussion about her life with multiple sclerosis, finding her voice in patient advocacy through her blog and podcast, and advocating for patient advocates to get fairly compensated for their time. Learn more about Kathy's advocacy efforts fumsnow.com and Patien...
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This week I'm joined by Kelly Crabb for a conversation about her life with Crohn's Disease, finding her voice as a patient advocate, her stamina as a runner, and her community through the Purple Project. Follow Kelly's advocacy efforts on Twitter @girlsgotguts and Facebook @kellyontherun. Run Ti...
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