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Discomfort Zone features immersive stories on chronic illness and disability showcasing our vulnerability, wellness, and resilience. My guests and I find comfort by turning towards discomfort, welcoming it, and laughing at it. I am an engineering graduate who reinvented himself as a podcaster and chronic illness/disability advocate after developing fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
 
Sick Biz Buzz, the sickest podcast for chronically ill and disabled entrepreneurs is the only podcast of its kind. Representing Sick Biz, Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing support, resources, hacks, and hope to entrepreneurs affected by chronic illness, pain, disability, and sickness, Sick Biz Buzz's host, Hilary Jastram interviews people who can help these self-starters. Guests include people working in the midst of illness and disability, the most elite of the elite entr ...
 
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The Humancare Podcast features conversations with health entrepreneurs, care professionals, patient advocates, and industry change-makers all with the mission to humanize healthcare in common. In every episode we offer unique stories paired with education, actionable tips, tricks and takeaways all to help you better navigate healthcare and transfor…
 
I was too sick to attend my sister’s wedding, so she wasn’t expecting me to deliver a speech. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Check out our Official Invisible Not Broken Facebook group A transcript is available in the show notes. Read the definition of marriage on dictionary.com Written, Produced, and Sound Designed by: Jason Herteric…
 
Matt Brennan is a Chicago-area copywriter, journalist and blogger, marketer, and contributor to HuffPost Parents, the Chicago Sun-Times, and numerous other websites and publications. He is also the author of Write Right – Sell Now and his most recent book, The Virus and Us: A Letter from Father to Son in the Midst of the Pandemic. (For full show no…
 
Brian Will will astound you with his tenacity, fierce intelligence, innovation, and fortitude. He has been run through the wringer his whole life but he never let it get him down. Now, he has written a book detailing his come up, what he’s overcome as well as what he’s accomplished...and these are no small feats. As soon as his second book was done…
 
Today’s podcast episode is part two of the little-known secrets of healing trauma. And we’re talking about addressing it in such a way that you can live with it without it taking over your life and allowing self-sabotage or full-on destruction. You can be a survivor while you also go on to live a very successful life on your terms. And that’s the k…
 
My gym teacher ridicules me in front of my peers, prompting the question: was my child-acting career a fluke? If so, what does that say about my legacy? What does free pizza have to do with any of this? Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter A transcript is available in the show notes. Written, Hosted, Produced, and Sound Designed by: Jason …
 
Hilary hits the airwaves to discuss a few secrets about trauma. Trauma is her jam. She knows a thing or two about how to climb out of the trenches when every crab in there wants to pull you back down to live the phrase “misery loves company.” You can refuse to go there anymore, or be pigeonholed by any label. You can be who you want to be as well b…
 
When Jason Herterich got sick, he knew that he had to do more with his condition than just suffer through it and barely survive. An engineering graduate, he is now the founder of the podcast the Discomfort Zone, featuring immersive stories on chronic illness and disability. The Discomfort Zone uncovers our collective humanity through stories of vul…
 
About Keith Keith McArthur is an author, speaker, kidney transplant survivor, and rare disease dad. He is the host of the CBC Podcast Unlocking Bryson’s Brain, an 8-part documentary-style podcast about his son Bryson, his rare disease, and his family’s search for a cure. Keith is also the CEO and Head of Science for CureGRIN, an organization dedica…
 
Mia Voss aka “The Accidental Entrepreneur” is a human ray of sunshine who has a unique handle on life. Her company, Mia on the Go represents women over 40 going on kickass travel adventures. (Spoiler alert: you’ll learn how to adapt your travel and what kind of travel works in the apocalypse). Mia is a travel blogger, life lover, brand ambassador, …
 
Keith’s son Bryson is a charming and outgoing 13-year old who loves his family, friends, and school. But he faces tremendous challenges. He lives with a rare genetic disease that has his brain locked at the developmental level of a 1-year old. The closure of schools has been especially hard on Bryson as he no longer has access to many of the tools …
 
Lindsay is no stranger to adversity. While most 11-year olds were out playing with their friends, she was at home caring for her mom. Now a front-line healthcare worker in the midst of a pandemic, she is faced with unprecedented challenges. Lindsay shares her insights on how the government could ensure the safety of personal support workers and the…
 
On a former SBB podcast, Drew Linsalata talked about a radical way to manage and decrease your anxiety attacks. Now, he is going to tell you more about his journey that led him to write two fresh new books in the last 18 months! Both of these books, The Anxious Truth: A Step-By-Step Guide To Understanding and Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, and Agorapho…
 
Early in the pandemic, Melissa spent all day on the phone with disabled people living in fear of COVID-19. Their fears echoed many of her own. Melissa shares her recommendations on how the government can better meet the needs of the disability community. About Melissa Melissa Graham is an advocate for social justice, public speaker, writer, researc…
 
Joe Ryan has been on a lifelong journey of overcoming shame and the demons that plague him from his childhood. And now, he has turned his mission outward, helping other people to conquer their traumatic pasts. It’s so admirable when people look beyond themselves. He shares some very insightful perceptions about recovery, what’s standing in your way…
 
Meditating at a jungle monastery in Thailand brought me inner stillness. Then Rob showed up. A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes Links: Short Video Documentary of Wat Tam Wua Wat Tam Wua Website Social Media Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Resources Substance Abuse and Suicide: A Guide to Understanding the Con…
 
Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Karina Sturm joins the show to talk about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder she lives with. She opens up about the medical gaslighting she experienced during her long path to diagnosis and how she transitioned from laboratory technician to chronically ill patient to journalist and filmm…
 
Jake Schaap has been through the living hell of agonizing chronic illness and forced to work for himself and find a way. Now, he is a successful entrepreneur, is free from his physical pain, and is turning his efforts toward helping our very special community. He knows there is a way to make it all work: sickness, business, profitability, life, rel…
 
My parents returned from their vacation in Cuba on March 7th. A few days later, my dad developed a cough and fever. His symptoms rapidly progressed. Could it be COVID-19? A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes Links: Produced by: Jason Herterich Sound design by: Jason Herterich Audio Engineering by: Justin Maradin Social Media…
 
V said enough is enough when it came to veterans’ pain. As a vet herself, she put her education to work and to solve her own pain through the use of CBD and terpenes. For full show notes on this episode, go to https://sickbiz.com/122 Since she started to resolve her ills, she went on to do what she does, combine her love of cooking (you have to che…
 
Janell Marie had a dream that changed her life. In her dream, she connected colors to emotions and saw the picture that connected every human. She saw the unifying threads of who we are meant to be to help each other. For full show notes on this episode, visit https://sickbiz.com/121 Beautifully Unbroken is nearly finished. It’s a polyamorous marri…
 
Big News for Discomfort Zone - I'm joining Invisible Not Broken Podcast Network! Podcasts Invisible Not Broken The Humancare Podcast Discomfort Zone Social Media Follow Invisible Not Broken on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Follow Wellacopia on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Follow Discomfort Zone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Hello every…
 
Sarah Doan Peace is an expert in living with challenges and instead of it making her a harder person, it has done the opposite. She exudes love and compassion to every person in every walk of life. Even when her own medical ills took over her life, she always kept her head up. To date, she has had thirty-five surgeries, so Sarah is no stranger to t…
 
Chronic pain tore my life apart and brought me and my sister closer together. A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes Links: Lisa Purzner’s website Social media Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Depression resources The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255 (1800-273-TALK) The Crisis Text Line …
 
I was in constant, excruciating pain and spent 22 hours a day in bed. I never could've imagined that someone else's life would fall into my hands. In the second half of the episode, my mom and dad talk about the struggles they've had as parents of a chronically ill son. A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes Social media Follo…
 
Introducing Discomfort Zone: immersive stories on chronic illness and disability that showcase our vulnerability, wellness, and resilience. My guests and I find comfort by turning towards discomfort, welcoming it, and laughing at it. A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes Social media Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twit…
 
Adam Niec is transforming a niche. He is a person who saw corruption in a huge industry and immediately banded together with his partners to change the way businesses process payments. He’ll be an important resource for you to listen to and connect with because as business people you should know what you are paying and where your fees are going. Yo…
 
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