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Inflamed Sisters Thriving

Inflamed Sisters Thriving

By Catina Morrison

Inflamed Sisters Thriving is a safe space created to guide women living with chronic illness to their best quality of life. Created to help you uncover your purpose by doing what you were meant to do, move in power by advocating for yourself, and achieve strategic growth in health, career and business. You will learn how to stop hiding and start thriving by overcoming the challenges of your health, eliminating self-limiting beliefs, and learning how to achieve your goals despite chronic illness. We will inspire, educate and motivate you as we show Inflamed Sisters Thrive Together always!
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Ep.18: Rheumatoid Arthritis Led Me to My Spoonie Sisterhood
Ep.18: Rheumatoid Arthritis Led Me to My Spoonie Sisterhood
As human beings, we all desire a sense of belonging, and that sense of belonging is what connects us to the many relationships we develop. In this episode, Jenni Weaver shares her journey to diagnosis. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 32 after experiencing medical gaslighting and multiple allergic reactions with one resulting in severe pustular psoriasis. Jenni also shares her experience about how chronic illness affected some of her friendships. This hardship is what drove her to find purpose and create a community that loves and supports one another called My Spoonie Sisters. We also discuss the importance of setting boundaries, self-advocacy and “protecting our spoons.” Guest Bio: My mission is to support women with rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases. When I was newly diagnosed, I felt super overwhelmed and alone. I am passionate about answering, listening, and holding hands with others through some of their darkest and scariest times. Even though I didn’t have the support I needed years ago, I feel I have the strength to be that for others now. I have created My_Spoonie_Sisters as a fun place to highlight women suffering from autoimmune diseases & disorders of all kinds, mental health, and anxiety. Guest Links: https://myspooniesisters.com/ IG: https://instagram.com/gracefully_jen?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/my_spoonie_sisters?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Podcast: My Spoonie Sisters https://www.buzzsprout.com/1959744 Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Host Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/catinamorrison_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
38:48
November 30, 2022
Ep. 17: A Burn Survivor's Story: Finding Purpose & Confidence Through Trauma
Ep. 17: A Burn Survivor's Story: Finding Purpose & Confidence Through Trauma
Prepare yourself for a very emotional episode. Ebonee Debrah was severely burned from a house fire. Her trauma taught her to confront her insecurities and overcome them. Ebonee’s healing process was not only physical but emotional, she learned to be confident in her own skin. In this episode, Ebonee describes what it was like to be a burn victim, how her husband and 6 children supported her, and how she found her purpose through literacy. Guest Bio: Ebonee Debrah is the founder and CEO of Literary Light Publishing, an independent book publishing company specializing in products, services, and education to support non-fiction writers and poets in becoming authors. As a published poet and non-fiction author, she is passionate about helping others gain the confidence and clarity needed to produce high-quality, impactful books. Ebonee is also a passionate advocate for the burn survivor community and volunteers her time to support and encourage people living with scars and visible differences. She is the wife and proud mother of six children, four girls, and two boys. Guest Links: https://www.literarylightpublishing.com/?fbclid=PAAaaQJ2Vg6nLcvTZRHbl9vpB9J_gprewRwkUFUEs2Cq5EYbnqRpk3De4PY04 IG: https://instagram.com/literarylight_publishing?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/eboneedebrah?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@eboneedebrah?_t=8X9tNSyjxCP&_r=1 YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/EboneeDebrah Books: Phenomenal Faith- Here Because I Was Healed https://www.amazon.com/Phenomenal-Faith-Here-Because-Healed-ebook/dp/B0BKWZ7RRG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1667830892&refinements=p_27%3ABFF+Publishing++House&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=BFF+Publishing++House Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Host Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/catinamorrison_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Sponsors: ImYoo - https://www.imyoo.health/rheumatoidarthritis https://www.imyoo.health/ibd Wollborg Michelson - https://www.wmjobs.com/ Waters Edge Essential Oils- www.WatersEdgeEssentialOils.com Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
48:03
November 11, 2022
Ep. 16: Citizen Science - Putting Research in the Hands of Our Community
Ep. 16: Citizen Science - Putting Research in the Hands of Our Community
You are the difference that is needed now. You can get involved in research that answers questions that the chronic illness community have been asking for years. There are dots to be connected between the many autoimmune diseases that exist. In this episode, Emily Harari​, Business Development Manager with a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Molecular & Cell Biology, explains how ImYoo is building a longitudinal immune database. The first question ImYoo plans to address for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warriors is “Which medication works for me?” You bring the spoons and ImYoo will bring the science. Get involved in this citizen science through crowdfunding. Find out how to donate, advocate or participate here: https://www.imyoo.health/ra . Guest Bio: Emily Harari, Outreach & Engagement, supports ImYoo’s vision to equip the world’s largest patient driven biodiscovery ecosystem. To achieve that, we are starting with building a platform which allows people to participate in immune studies that are most relevant to them. Our goal is to address the questions that are most pertinent to people’s unique biologies and peculiarities. Working together with the patient community, our goal is to design research that is directly relevant and actionable to the study participants. Guest Links: https://www.imyoo.health/ra Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Host Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Sponsors: Our Serendipity - https://instagram.com/ourserendipity.app?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Be Powderful - https://powderful.com/ 10% off use code CATINA10 VuiHealth- http://www.viuhealth.com/ Go to https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Mela Vitamins - https://melavitamins.com/ ImYoo - https://www.imyoo.health/ Wollborg Michelson - https://www.wmjobs.com/ Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
51:26
October 26, 2022
Ep. 15: Could poor sleep quality be putting you at risk for chronic illness?
Ep. 15: Could poor sleep quality be putting you at risk for chronic illness?
There is more to healing than just medicine. One of our bodies natural healing sources is through sleep. When you get enough sleep, your immune system is happy. With better sleep quality your threshold for pain goes up. In this episode, Dr. Valerie Cacho explains her journey into Integrative Sleep Medicine. She also shares how her mother's advice influenced her views on the connectivity of the mind, body and soul. Guest Bio: Dr. Valerie Cacho is a board-certified integrative sleep medicine physician. She is passionate about inspiring her patients to obtain optimal sleep health and wellness through integrative, holistic and lifestyle medicine approaches. Dr. Cacho believes in treating the whole person and helps patients find healing through aligning the body, mind and spirit. Originally from California, Dr. Cacho attended medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California, trained in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and completed a sleep fellowship at the Cedar Sinai Medical program based in Los Angeles. She completed an additional fellowship in integrative medicine founded by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Dr. Cacho co-edited a book entitled, Integrative Sleep Medicine, that is part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Series. Guest Links: https://www.sleephoria.health/ https://instagram.com/drvalsleepgal?igshid=NzNkNDdiOGI= Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Host Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Sponsors: Our Serendipity - https://instagram.com/ourserendipity.app?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Be Powderful - https://powderful.com/ 10% off use code CATINA10 VuiHealth- http://www.viuhealth.com/ https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Mela Vitamins - https://melavitamins.com/ ImYoo - https://www.imyoo.health/rheumatoidarthritis https://www.imyoo.health/ibd Wollborg Michelson - https://www.wmjobs.com/ Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
40:21
October 19, 2022
Ep. 14: How can adaptogens improve your overall health?
Ep. 14: How can adaptogens improve your overall health?
An adaptogen is a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress. These days our bodies and minds are inundated with potential stressors. How can we combat these overwhelming influences? In this episode, Nicola shares her health journey and what led her to co-founding her own adaptogenic supplement. Learn how all the systems in the body are intrinsically linked with diet and exercise. And a reminder to do what fills you, not what depletes you. Guest Bio: Nicola Cartwright started her professional journey into wellness by studying nutrition and exercise sciences in her birthplace of the UK. She worked as a nutrition and fitness coach after graduating, then moved to Thailand to work as a teacher and educated her students’ parents on child nutrition. In 2015, she moved to London to work for a dietary supplement company as their Senior Nutritionist and Product Designer, creating supplements for the fitness world. She moved with the company to New York in 2016 and coached ‘transformation teams’ - groups of people who she would coach on nutrition and fitness while they used the supplements she had created, to prove their effectiveness. She also worked as a life coach and is passionate about guiding others through their wellness journeys. She now lives in Austin with her husband and puppy, and owns her own supplement brand - Powderful - which she is excited to share with the world! Guest Links: https://powderful.com/ Instagram - https://instagram.com/bepowderful?igshid=NzNkNDdiOGI= TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bepowderful?_t=8WOOkDBjEv0&_r=1 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BePowderful Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Host Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Sponsors: Our Serendipity - https://instagram.com/ourserendipity.app?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Be Powderful - https://powderful.com/ 10% off use code CATINA10 Drug Vui - https://www.drugviu.com/ https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Mela Vitamins - https://melavitamins.com/ Im Yoo - https://www.imyoo.health/ Little Main Street Dreams - https://littlemainstreetdreams.myshopify.com/ Wollborg Michelson - https://www.wmjobs.com/ Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
33:50
October 12, 2022
Ep. 13: How to advocate for a child experiencing more than just growing pains?
Ep. 13: How to advocate for a child experiencing more than just growing pains?
Children experiencing physical pain can often be dismissed as just having growing pains. Mayo Clinic describes growing pains as ache or throb in the legs — often in the front of the thighs, the calves or behind the knees. But what should you look out for if you think your child’s pain is more than that? In this episode, Dr. Saimun Singla explains the steps she takes to help her patients track and understand their pain. She also opens up about her own journey to being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Guest Bio: Dr. Saimun Singla is board-certified in general pediatrics, pediatric rheumatology, and one of the few pediatric subspecialists in the country who is fellowship-trained in integrative medicine. Her journey is unique because she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis AFTER becoming a rheumatologist. Her pain points as both a patient and doctor led her to found Rheum to Grow, a medical practice for kids with rheumatic diseases that uses an integrative approach to optimize each child's care. She resides in Houston with her husband and three children. Guest Links: Instagram- https://instagram.com/rheum.to.grow.tx?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Website- https://www.rheumtogrowtx.com/ Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Host Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. This show was sponsored by: Our Serendipity - https://instagram.com/ourserendipity.app?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Be Powderful (10% off use code CATINA10)- https://powderful.com/ DrugVui - https://www.drugviu.com/ https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Mela Vitamins - https://melavitamins.com/ ImYoo - https://www.imyoo.health/ LeapCure - www.leapcure.com CSL Behring - https://www.cslbehring.com/ Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
33:29
October 05, 2022
Ep. 12: Advocating and creating healthy relationships while living with chronic illness
Ep. 12: Advocating and creating healthy relationships while living with chronic illness
Relationships are a vital part of life that can contribute to your overall health and well-being. For chronic illness warriors, isolation and loneliness caused by a lack of friendship can be harmful to their mental, emotional and physical health.  Since relationships can have both a positive and negative impact, it is important to create relationships with intention and a mutual understanding of how chronic illness impacts social life. In this episode, Rachelle Friedman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, shares her journey as a chronic illness warrior living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and mast cell activation syndrome. She explains how she helps her clients to cope with the mental and emotional impact of chronic illness, advocate for themselves and create relationships with intention. Review of Episode (time stamped): 3:10 – Rachelle describes the “roller coaster” of chronic illness. 6:13 – Her personal journey to diagnosis and how therapy helped her. 9:46 –She describes what advocacy can look like, and how she teaches her clients to communicate with doctors. 16:08 – How to create relationships with intention and cope with the loneliness of chronic illness. 22:46 – She describes how a dark sense of humor can actually help relationships. 26:37 – What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and mast cell activation syndrome? Guest Bio: Rachelle Friedman, LCSW, works with individuals, and couples living with chronic pain and illness, neurodivergence, grief, anxiety, and trauma. She helps her clients form individualized therapeutic treatment and create relationships with intention. Rachelle is a therapist who understands that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healing.  As a disabled therapist, she understands the role that our body and brain play in our day-to-day life. Her goal is to use her understanding of the brain and therapy to help you heal and find comfort in the most effective way possible. Guest links: Website: brainysocialworker.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brainysocialworker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BSWRachelleLCSW Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
33:14
September 22, 2022
Ep. 11: Finding happiness in spite of chronic illness
Ep. 11: Finding happiness in spite of chronic illness
Many chronic illness warriors say, "I’m fine," but are you happy? Your happiness does matter. In fact, there is a correlation between happiness and how people cope with chronic illness and pain. In a research article by the University of Washington they found that people who found happiness “by having a life with lasting meaning were more likely to report lower levels of pain, pain that didn’t get in the way of their lives, and they experienced less distress (https://agerrtc.washington.edu/index.php?q=node/225).” Living a meaningful life can help you to find joy that surpasses the challenges of your health condition. In this episode, Andi Byers explains her journey to finding her happy despite multiple autoimmune and chronic illnesses, and even a heart attack. She encourages us to stop hiding behind I'm fine and living and doing the things that make us truly happy. When she chose to live a meaningful life doing the things that fulfill her and helping others find joy despite chronic illness while managing inflammation, she found a joy that exceeded her pain. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:00 – Andi explains how her journey to happiness started with dying. 5:00 – She tells us about the uncomfortable journey of choosing herself and setting boundaries. 10:58 – What happened when she decided to take her power back. 18:00 – Her greatest motivation to finding happiness. 26:19 – The freeing journey from misery to finding happiness. 36:25 – What led her to create the What the Health Expo. 40:51 – How was Finding Your Happy born? Guest Bio: Andi Byers is the founder of Chronic & Iconic Coaching. She is a 21-year Air Force veteran that knows firsthand that the one-size fits all approach is ineffective. Known for her tenacity and success as a Holistic Wellness Practitioner she set off on a mission to change the narrative on how women view health. She facilitates workshops, courses and retreats uplifting women and allowing them to just breathe. After suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in March 2020, she realized that more and more women were bogged down by stress and overwhelm and that she could be a powerful force in preventing other women from experiencing that type of heartbreak. Andi has dedicated her life’s purpose to helping women find a healthy, happy balance to life, mind, body and soul. Social Links: Website: https://chronicandiconiccoaching.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chronicallyiconiccoach/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FighterMethod1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefightermethod YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCBfRJaPE_EEVLJaldps2oyw Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Powderful https://powderful.com/ Enter coupon code CATINA10 for 10% discount. Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
55:27
September 09, 2022
Ep. 10: Could the root cause of your chronic illness be mold toxicity?
Ep. 10: Could the root cause of your chronic illness be mold toxicity?
Mold toxicity “describes the effects prolonged exposure to mold and dampness may have on your body.” ( How to Detox Your Body from Mold: Signs and Treatment of Mold Toxicity (healthline.com) Research has shown that mold toxicity could be the root cause of several chronic illnesses, especially those that affect the immunocompromised. Symptoms of mold exposure may include skin irritation, itchy, red eyes, runny or stuffy nose, postnasal drip, headache, dizziness, and a wide range of respiratory and neurological symptoms. In this episode, Heather Sunderland describes her journey to finding the root cause of her chronic illness symptoms. She now helps others identify mold toxicity and start their journey to healing. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:00 – Heather describes a long journey of being misdiagnosed that led to disability. 3:23 – She later learns exposure to mold since childhood may have contributed to her chronic illness symptoms all along. 6:08 – Symptoms associated with exposure to mold. 8:38 – Natural and holistic ways that help to improve mold toxicity, and the protocol that changed her life. 11:49 – What she learned from her journey and ways to identify the presence of mold. Guest Bio: Heather Sunderland was a Registered Dietitian, Diabetic Educator and Insulin Pump Trainer until chronic illness developed. She was sick for the next 26 years. She later learned she had been undiagnosed with Lyme disease, a lifetime of mold exposure and chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS). It was her journey that led her to become a board-certified functional health coach. She is passionate about helping others restore their health and get to the underlying issues that led them to be unwell. She now specializes regenerative nutrition, detox, Lyme, mold, CIRS and autoimmune diseases. Social Links: Email: healthcoachingbyheather@gmail.com Website: www.healthcoachingbyheather.com Instagram: @Heathersunderland842 Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ Sponsor: Powderful https://powderful.com/ Enter coupon code CATINA10 for 10% discount. Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
27:17
August 24, 2022
Ep. 09: A Breast Cancer Warrior's Journey to Passion & Purpose
Ep. 09: A Breast Cancer Warrior's Journey to Passion & Purpose
Self-advocacy is the foundation to finding your voice and using it to receive the quality of care you deserve. Oftentimes, chronic illness warriors find it challenging to advocate for themselves in health, career and business. But what if finding your voice could actually change the course of your disease and life while helping countless others? For Jessica Wilson 2020 came with a breast cancer diagnosis, twin toddlers, and questionable health care services. Her courage led her to advocate for herself to ensure she received the best quality of care. Jessica’s breast cancer journey led to her passion and purpose, teaching others how to advocate for themselves in all aspects of life. Review of Episode (time stamped): 3:44– Jessica describes how her breast cancer journey began. 9:23 – She explains the initial impact of her diagnosis on her family, and how meeting her oncologist sparked a need for self-advocacy. 18:14 – When she advocates for herself and chooses a new healthcare team her journey changes for the better. 24:57 – What she teaches her self-advocacy clients, and the course she created to change the health journeys of others. Guest Bio: Jessica Wilson is a Self-Advocacy Coach from Pittsburgh, Pa, currently living in Atlanta, Ga. She works with minorities (in race, gender(s), education, socio-economic status, etc.), teaching them effective methods to speak up for themselves in the medical, employment, and personal relationship spaces. After experiencing a difficult twin pregnancy in 2017 and being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, Jessica knows that many people shy away from advocating for themselves when speaking to those perceived as authority figures - especially doctors and nurses. She believes that self-advocacy is a crucial life skill that we all should possess, and her goal is for everyone to strengthen their competency and put it into practice. Social Media Links: From Patient to Partner course page: www.jesstheie.com/patient-to-partner General website: www.jesstheie.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/JessTheIE Facebook: www.facebook.com/JessTheIE Twitter: www.twitter.com/JessTheIE LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/JessTheIE Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iam_catinamorrison DrugViu helps patients with autoimmune disease gain full control of their health journey. https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Powderful https://powderful.com/ Enter coupon code CATINA10 for 10% discount. Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
37:46
August 11, 2022
Ep. 08: Lupus Won’t Stop Me, From Bodybuilding to Labor Law
Ep. 08: Lupus Won’t Stop Me, From Bodybuilding to Labor Law
Can you imagine coming so close to your goal, but a flare-up robs you of achieving it? This is a frequent reality of autoimmune disease warriors. Many have lived the disappointing experience of giving up dreams, careers and businesses within their grasp due to uncontrolled symptoms. However, others have chosen instead to find ways to strive for their goals and thrive. LaKeasha Williams was finally diagnosed with Lupus in 2008 after years of anemia and pain. She pursued her Master’s in Labor Law and when her Lupus went into remission, she started competing in bodybuilding. However, when a flare-up appeared, did she give-up or choose to thrive instead? Learn the answer and the impact she plans to make in labor law for chronic illness warriors. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:31– LaKeasha discusses the story behind her Lupus diagnosis. 4:00 – How did her journey with bodybuilding begin? 6: 05 – When her doctor tells her to quit bodybuilding four weeks before due to a flare-up, but she wins the competition instead. 10:39 – She completes her master’s degree in labor law but couldn’t walk the stage. 16:00 – Her personal experience with chronic illness and employment, and how she plans to help others now that she knows the facts about labor law. 23:15 – The importance of servant leadership and people living with chronic illness and differently abled should be treated. Guest Bio: LaKeasha "Keasha" Williams is a seasoned HR/Recruitment professional in the finance industry. She is a native Mississippian, recent Master of Jurisprudence, Labor and Employment Law graduate from Tulane University, mother and wife. She is also a LUPUS WARRIOR. Diagnosed in 2008, LaKeasha has not slowed down or allowed her illness to stop her from showing up as her best self. As time and ability permit, Keasha is a National Physique Committee (NPC) Competitor in the Wellness Division and is nationally qualified. The next big thing for Keasha is passing the LSAT and applying to law school. Her goal is to practice Labor and Employment law in a corporate setting and bring more awareness to physical limitations experienced by people with autoimmune diseases. Keasha can be found on IG: @luvmyblaque- https://www.instagram.com/luvmyblaque/ Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare, 16 years as a registered nurse and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, walk self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv4_3Q6S057tO32FjQBk9zg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/ DrugViu: https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Powderful: https://powderful.com/ Enter coupon code CATINA10 for 10% discount. MindFlight Journal: https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount. Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
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July 27, 2022
Ep. 07: Disabled in my 20’s but Thriving with Positive Mindset
Ep. 07: Disabled in my 20’s but Thriving with Positive Mindset
Could you imagine becoming disabled in your 20’s and not even knowing why? Autoimmune diseases are often undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and untreated for extended periods of time. This is especially the case for minorities and POC. This may be a result of cultural biases, lack of access to appropriate care and diagnostic testing, and limited research of autoimmune diseases’ impact on certain ethnicities. Antoinette Chrisana’s journey to be diagnosed and treated for the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and disability will shock and amaze you. She was forced to leave university and at times unable to even lift a toothbrush, yet her smile and positivity still shines so bright. How? Listen to the episode to learn in her words how she has maintained positivity and lived a life of gratitude despite the challenges and disappointment she has faced. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:30 – Antoinette Chrisana explains the details of what happened to her health when she attended university, and her fight remain in school while disabled. 5:00 – Her experience with medical gaslighting as she was told her symptoms were weight related and not related to disease. 8:24 – The steps she went through to learn her family history and what she learned from Google University. 12:12 – Her condition progresses to being bedridden and wheelchair-bound, and she is finally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. 17:50 – Antoinette shares how she was able to maintain a positive mindset and live in gratitude despite her chronic illness and the loss of loved ones. 23:15 – She shares the fact about living with disability. Guest Bio: Antoinette Chrisana is a 27-year-old RA warrior, advocate and host of @illest.chronicals on Instagram. Throughout her RA journey thus far she has become very passionate about the hashtag she coined #RALooksLikeMeToo …which enlightens, educates, uplifts, empowers and encourages fellow warriors, advocates and allies! She has experienced many different levels of severity along the #SpoonieSpectrum from being bedridden to being wheelchair bound and now back into her beloved high heels! This big-hearted warrior reminds us all that “Rheumatoid Arthritis is not pretty, BUT life can STILL be beautiful”! Social Links Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illest.chronicals/ Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach, Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC, and host of the Inflamed Sisters Thriving Podcast. After decades of symptoms, she was finally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and endometriosis in her 30's. Her experiences with the healthcare system and autoimmune disease have fueled her passion for assisting women like her to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/room/xew6Q5YA?utm_medium=ch_invite&utm_campaign=Lm1jf3pWWhDhnkb24DsjJw-185177 Twitter - https://twitter.https://www.facebook.com/nurselovesessentials/com/NurseLoves YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv4_3Q6S057tO32FjQBk9zg DrugViu helps patients with autoimmune disease gain full control of their health journey. https://catina-morrison.referral-factory.com/GeJTL7/join Powderful https://powderful.com/ Enter coupon code CATINA10 for 10% discount. MindFlight Journal: https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount. Now available on most podcast outlets and YouTube. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
33:23
July 14, 2022
Ep. 06: Stop Medical Gaslighting Me!
Ep. 06: Stop Medical Gaslighting Me!
What is medical gaslighting? It is when a doctor or medical professional minimizes the symptoms and concerns of someone attributing their symptoms to mentally illness. Oftentimes, the symptoms are in actuality an indication of something much more serious, like heart or autoimmune disease.  This can result in delayed treatment, worsening conditions, and even death for some.  The traumatizing impact of medical gaslighting often leads to depression and anxiety. In this episode, Nadine Olia describes her shocking experience with medical gaslighting as her heart symptoms were trivialized by doctor as a mental health problem.  Despite being dismissed, Nadine chose to advocate for herself which led to her getting the quality of care and the right treatment for her heart condition.  She also details her decision to leave her career as a respiratory therapist to choose her family and become a successful content creator and coach. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:32 – Nadine shares her experience with unusual heart symptoms and the surprising details of medical gaslighting. 5:24 – She explains how a doctor went from “it’s in your head” to you “you need a pacemaker.” 8:06 – Nadine advocates for herself and finally gets the procedure that changed her life. 12:37 – The tragic story that motivated her to leave her career as a respiratory therapist to become a stay-at-home mom, content creator, and coach. 18:31 – We discuss how receiving coaching contributed to our success. 21:21 – How she uses her social media platform and the impact she is making on moms. Guest Bio: Nadine Olia of Olia's Media, LLC. She is mom of two who transitioned from the healthcare industry as a Critical Respiratory Therapist after more than 10 years, to now a full-time entrepreneur. Today she teaches other career moms, and content creators how to earn multiple streams, through creating and launching their first digital product and multiple 4-5 figure brand deals. Website: https://www.nadineolia.com Instagram: http://Instagram.com/nadineolia  Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. Her chronic illness journey and experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare, 16 years as a registered nurse and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, walk self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com/#/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Clubhouse - @catinamorrison Twitter - https://twitter.com/NurseLoves Episode sponsored by: Powderful https://powderful.com/ Enter coupon code CATINA10 for 10% discount. MindFlight Journal:  https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount. This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost to you. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
26:15
June 30, 2022
Ep. 05: Doctors Told Me "STOP RUNNING!" to Treat My PCOS & Infertility
Ep. 05: Doctors Told Me "STOP RUNNING!" to Treat My PCOS & Infertility
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which women in the reproductive age produce high levels of the male hormone, androgen, and develop numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) within their ovaries. Symptoms include irregular menstrual cycles, irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate, weight gain, excessive hair growth, and acne. Women are at high risk for infertility as a result of PCOS. The month of June is Infertility Awareness Month and we wanted to share a transparent experience of a woman who lived with these women's health issues. In this episode, we discussed Angelica Goncalves' PCOS journey and how her love for running was affected, as well as her fertility journey. When she chose natural holistic methods to treat her infertility, she experienced a transformation in her life and body that resulted in a rewarding hobby as a podcaster and a beautiful happy ending. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:25 – Canada's maternity leave policies and the impact of the formula crisis. 6:56 – Her journey as a marathon runner and the impact of PCOS on her life since childhood. 13:32 – The moment a doctor tells her she has to stop running because of PCOS. 20:30 – The experience of having a cyst rupture and fear of not being able to have children. 30:17 – Her thoughts as she considered fertility treatments, and why she chose natural medicine. 36:54 - The cost of natural fertility treatment and what the journey includes. 46:30 - Her open and honest discussion with her husband, and the surprise that followed. 53:23 - What she recommends to women struggling with fertility issues. Guest Bio: Angelica just does a little bit of everything, she’s an award-winning podcaster, a speaker, self-advocate for PCOS and Learning Disabilities, has a full-time career in the construction industry, new mom and small business owner of All Very Good (AVG). Social Media Links: Clubhouse: @angelicavg Facebook: @alittlebitofeverythingwithme Instagram: @alittlebitofeverythingwithme Merch Line IG: @avgest2020 Website: www.everythingwithange.com https://linktr.ee/angelicavg Host: Catina Morrison is a registered nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC. After decades of symptoms, such as chronic pain and fatigue, she was finally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and endometriosis in her 30's. Her experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women who live with chronic illnesses. She now takes her more than 2 decades of experience in healthcare, 16 years as a registered nurse and life with multiple chronic illnesses to assist women to walk in their purpose, walk self-advocate, and achieve strategic growth in life, health, business and career. It is her aim to ensure that women living with chronic illnesses will learn to stop hiding and start thriving in all aspects of life. Social Media Links: Website - https://www.nurselovesessentials.com/#/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Clubhouse - @catinamorrison Twitter - https://twitter.com/NurseLoves ​Resources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/symptoms-causes/syc-20353439 Now available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, YouTube and more. This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost to you. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
01:00:17
June 16, 2022
Ep. 04: Fibroids from the UK to the US and Beyond
Ep. 04: Fibroids from the UK to the US and Beyond
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. Studies show at least 70-80% of women will have uterine fibroids by the age of 50.  There is a higher prevalence in African American women.  20-50% of women with fibroids are symptomatic.  It can be associated with symptoms of pelvic pain, unusually heavy periods, frequent urination, low back pain, and problems with fertility. In this episode we discuss Dawn’s experience with uterine fibroids while living in the United Kingdom (UK), a comparison to the United States (US) experience, and how she encourages women to advocate for themselves in all aspects of health, business and life. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:25 – Dawn explains her journey with uterine fibroids in the UK and why she chose to share it on YouTube and social media. 5:24 – She explains the response she has had from British and American women. 8:58 – We compare our experience under the UK and US healthcare systems as we both lived with fibroids and other women’s health issues. 19:54 – What does it really feel like to live with fibroids? 24:03 – Provided tips on how women can thrive in business despite chronic illness, and the importance of advocating for yourself in your career and health. Guest Bio: Dawn Heels is an In-House Senior Legal Counsel by day, who has incorporated her love for creating content into her life. Her award-winning lifestyle YouTube channel 'Dawn Heels' (which has over 2 million views) has been created for women who seek to make a positive impact in both their professional and personal lives. Her Instagram account contains a wealth of go-to information on a day-to-day basis. Resources: Uterine fibroids - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic Uterine fibroids | Office on Women's Health (womenshealth.gov) Fibroids: What are Fibroids? Fibroids Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis - UCLA (uclahealth.org) Now available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, YouTube and more. Sponsors: Ai3 One Spray Away:  https://onesprayaway.com/ Enter coupon code CatinaM10 for 10% discount. MindFlight Journal:  https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount. To Better Days: https://tobetterdays.co.uk/shop/ Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is not at extra cost.  The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only.  It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
35:13
May 30, 2022
Ep 03: Thriving with Self-Advocacy- Lupus & Fibromyalgia Awareness Month Special
Ep 03: Thriving with Self-Advocacy- Lupus & Fibromyalgia Awareness Month Special
Welcome to the Lupus and Fibromyalgia Awareness Month Special! Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes disabling fatigue, pain, skin rashes and more when the immune system attacks organs and tissues. This rheumatic disease can lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease, to name a few. 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disease that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain resulting in pain all over the body. 4 million Americans have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Symptoms include widespread throbbing pain, fatigue, brain fog, memory issues, anxiety, depression, tingling in hands and feet, headaches, and more. There are no cures for these conditions and more research is needed, as a result, self-advocacy is vital. Self-advocacy means that you have the ability to speak up for yourself and your own interests and decisions. It applies to all aspects of life and health. Finding your voice and using it for your health ensures you receive the quality of care you deserve from your healthcare team. In this episode you will learn more about the importance of self-advocacy and how you can advocate for your health. Review of Episode (time stamped): 1:02 - I discuss the purpose of this podcast and my connection to fibromyalgia and lupus. And I invite you to join me at the Annual Lupus Summit. 3:48 - What is fibromyalgia and lupus, symptoms and statistics? 8:27 - I explain the importance of self-advocacy for women and why it can be challenging. 13:02 - Doctors are not the dictators of our health, but a member of our healthcare team. 15:00 - Tips are provided on how you can advocate for your health. 22:00 - How do I help women to advocate for themselves and learn to thrive? 24:57- Join us at the Annual Lupus Summit May 20th and 21st of 2022. Links: Annual Lupus Summit: loveleeoccasions.kartra.com/page/lupussummit22 Inflamed Sisters' Thriving Self-Advocacy Guide: https://www.nurselovesessentials.com/self-advocacy-guide.html#/ Resources: Lupus facts and statistics | Lupus Foundation of America Fibromyalgia | CDC Now available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, YouTube and more. Sponsors: Ai3 One Spray Away: https://onesprayaway.com/ Enter coupon code CatinaM10 for 10% discount. MindFlight Journal: https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount. To Better Days: https://tobetterdays.co.uk/shop/ Enter coupon code Catina25 for free shipping until 5/19/2022 in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month for Unites States-based customers only. Buss Down Scrub Down Cleaning Service: http://Allthingsbyangel.com https://www.facebook.com/AngelOverhaul Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is not at extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
30:34
May 18, 2022
Ep 02: Thriving with Mental Health in Spoonie Life- Mental Health Awareness Month Special
Ep 02: Thriving with Mental Health in Spoonie Life- Mental Health Awareness Month Special
Welcome to the Mental Health Awareness Month Special! The Spoon Theory developed by Christine Miserandino defines how a person living with chronic illness manages their energy. It explains how chronic illness warriors only have a certain amount of energy to extend to activities of daily life illustrated by spoons. You must consider how your chronic illness affects not only your energy, but also how that energy can impact your mental health as well. The National Institute of Health states that 168 million adults reported depression. The CDC states 1 in 5 people have a mental health condition and 1 in 20 will have a serious mental health condition in the U.S. Research has shown that depression and fatigue have both been associated with increased activation of the immune system. Inflammation has been shown to cause changes in the brain that result in mental health symptoms. Mental illness has been said to activate inflammation and autoimmune disease. People are often treated with anti-depressants to reduce inflammation. What can you do as a Spoonie to use and conserve our energy in a way that promotes mental health? Listen to this episode to learn what has helped Mayia and I, and what we recommend based on our experiences. Review of Episode (time stamped): 2:21 - Mayia Warren shares her mental health journey while living with chronic migraine disease, the second hypermobility spectrum disorder, and oculocutaneous albinism. 7:18 - We discuss the spoon theory and how it relates to mental health. 11:21- Mayia explains how she conserves her energy, prioritizes mental health and her non-negotiables. 21:25- We discuss the impact of toxic positivity and negativity, and how to find balance for mental health as a Spoonie. 22:00 We provide tips based on what has worked for us personally to manage our mental health and improve mindset. Guest Bio: Mayia Warren utilizes several platforms with the strategic purpose of creatively advocating. On YouTube, she creates video content centered around bringing awareness to disability, invisible disability and oculocutaneous albinism. She does this through the use of spoken word pieces, shorts, original music, and the video installments of her Better Not Bitter Podcast. As an advocate, she recognizes that it is impossible to know it all, but it's possible to grow through amplifying the voices of those who share different experiences related to disability and chronic health conditions. Links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayiawarren?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayia-warren-4947a6126 Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/MAYIA Website: https://mayiawarren.org/ Merch: https://mayiawarren.org/shop Resources: The Role of Inflammation in Depression and Fatigue - PMC (nih.gov) What is Spoon Theory? (healthline.com) About Mental Health (cdc.gov) Now available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, and more. Sponsor: Ai3 One Spray Away: Use this link to learn more and purchase: https://onesprayaway.com/ Enter coupon code CatinaM10 for 10% discount. MindFlight Journal: Use this link to learn more and purchase: https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount. To Better Days: Use this link to learn more and purchase: https://tobetterdays.co.uk/shop/ Enter coupon code Catina25 for free shipping until 5/19/2022 in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month for Unites States-based customers only. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is not at extra cost. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
34:59
May 11, 2022
Ep 01: Inflamed Sisters Thriving Despite Arthritis - Arthritis Awareness Month Special
Ep 01: Inflamed Sisters Thriving Despite Arthritis - Arthritis Awareness Month Special
Welcome to the Arthritis Awareness Month Special sponsored by To Better Days with special guest, Ashley Nicole of RA Warrior Fitness. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints.  Symptoms of arthritis include joint pain and stiffness which typically worsens with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  In the United States. 58.5 million US adults have been diagnosed based on statistics from the CDC.  Women appear to be the most diagnosed with arthritis.  Medline Plus states approximately 294,000 children have Juvenile Arthritis in the United States.  There is currently no cure for arthritis, and much more research is needed in order to find solutions and treatments that work for all to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.   Listen to this episode to learn more about arthritis and how Ashley and I now thrive despite living with rheumatoid arthritis.  Review of Episode (time stamped): 0:01 - Introducing the Arthritis Month Awareness Special sponsored by To Better Days and special guest Ashley Nicole. 5:00 - We share the definition of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and why raising awareness is so important. 11:25- Ashley describes her journey with RA and how it led to her passion and purpose to help RA Warriors through faith, food and fitness. 23:13- We discuss natural and holistic ways that have helped us and that we recommend to others.  In addition, we provide encouragement to Arthritis Warriors on how you can start thriving. Guest Bio: Ashley Nicole is the Founder and Master Trainer/Coach of RA Warrior Fitness.  She’s NFPT certified specializing in personal training, fitness nutrition, endurance and strength training. She’s overcome many obstacles to maintain and improve her own personal lifestyle despite living with RA (rheumatoid arthritis).  RA Warrior Fitness was founded on January 27, 2020 with the mission to empower women living with RA to improve their quality of life through faith, food and fitness while eliminating negative self-talk and strenuous exercise. Links:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashnic_rawarriorfitness/ Website: https://www.rawarriorfitness.com/ Resources: Arthritis Related Statistics | CDC Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: MedlinePlus Genetics Now available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, and more. Sponsor: To Better Days: To Better Days has a range of fast-acting active patches that are completely drug-free, easy to apply and backed by science, shown to boost the health of your nerves, joints and muscles in a completely safe way.  Each patch contains a combination of vitamin D and nutrients that can provide you the relief you need when you need it most. Link to learn more and purchase: https://tobetterdays.co.uk/shop/ Enter coupon code Catina25 for free shipping until 5/19/2022 in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month for US-based customers only. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is not at extra cost.  The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only.  It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
37:05
May 02, 2022
Inflamed Sisters Thriving [Trailer Episode}
Inflamed Sisters Thriving [Trailer Episode}
Welcome to the Inflamed Sisters Thriving Podcast! A safe space created to guide women living with chronic illness to uncover their purpose by doing what they were meant to do, move in power by advocating for themselves, and strategic growth in health, career and business. You will learn how to stop hiding and start thriving by overcoming the challenges of your health, eliminating self-limiting beliefs, and learning how to achieve your goals despite chronic illness. We will inspire, educate and motivate you as we show you Inflamed Sisters Thrive Together always!  Review of Episode (time stamped):  0:12 - The answer to what is an Inflamed Sister and a little about my chronic illness journey.  4:59 - What I learned from my chronic illness journey and ways to thrive as an Inflamed Sister.  9:13 - Closing inspirational thoughts and sponsors.  Host Bio: Catina Morrison is a Corporate Nurse, Chronic Illness Coach and Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials LLC who has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 23 years, been a registered nurse for 16 years, and lived with multiple chronic illnesses for about 30 years. Her experiences with the healthcare system fueled her passion for assisting women with chronic illnesses to reach their best quality of life through mindset, self-advocacy, and strategic growth in health, career and business.  Episode Links:  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inflamed-sisters-thriving/episodes/Inflamed-Sisters-Thriving-Trailer-Episode-e1hhcpv Website: https://www.nurselovesessentials.com/podcast#/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/SOhEz6qO4_4 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iam_catinamorrison/ Sponsor Details:  MindFlight Journal: Created by a mother-daughter team who experience chronic illness, this vegan leather, spiral bound journal has daily entries to track your symptoms and medications as well as daily inspirational quotes, challenges and creative writing prompts that encourage thoughtful introspection and a growth mindset. Use this link to learn more and purchase: https://mindflightjournal.com/ Enter coupon code NURSELOVE for 15% discount.  To Better Days: To Better Days has a range of fast-acting active patches that are completely drug-free, easy to apply and backed by science, shown to boost the health of your nerves, joints and muscles in a completely safe way. Each patch contains a combination of vitamin D and nutrients that can provide you the relief you need when you need it most. Use this link to learn more and purchase: https://tobetterdays.co.uk/shop/ Enter coupon code Catina10 for 10% discount until 4/30/2022. Special offering coming soon for Arthritis Awareness month 5/2022. Ai3 One Spray Away: "Ai3 Joint Pain Relief Spray provides joint and muscle relief. The Ai3 proprietary blend of DMSO and essential oils with anti-inflammatory benefits will support joint and muscle health, provide pain support and improve healing and recovery times to get you back to doing things you love again sooner!" Use this link to learn more and purchase: https://onesprayaway.com/ Enter coupon code CatinaM10 for 10% discount.  Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a commission that is at no extra cost to you. The information contained in this podcast episode and post is meant for educational and informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or provide medical advice or treatment.
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April 23, 2022