A Compelling, Thought-Provoking Review

Kendra Mellinger, my guest on the third episode, wrote the below review of Autoimmune Adventures on iTunes. I am re-posting here because I think Kendra raised a number of important points and brought a welcome level of awareness and critique to difficult questions. Many thanks to Kendra for her well …

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Episode 9 Show Notes. The Alchemy of Healing: Anjuli Sherin

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What is healing and what role do emotions and beliefs play in the process? Anjuli Sherin brings a broad understanding to these questions through her work as a somatic therapist and ThetaHealing® teacher and practitioner. We discuss how chronic illness can be the result of a lifetime of debilitating subconscious …

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Episode 8 Show Notes. Honoring All Parts of Ourselves: Internal Mediation with Ike Lasater

Do you ever have trouble making a decision? Do you ever want to do one thing, but are telling yourself you should do something else? Do you tend to beat yourself up about things you’ve done? These are all types of internal conflict, where two or more internal voices, or …

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What’s Your Call to Adventure? Living Your Healing Journey Part 1. Episode 7 Show Notes

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What is the call to adventure, and how do you know if you are in one? If you’ve ever had an experience that causes you to question who you are or the way you think the world works, you’ve experienced a call to adventure, even if you didn’t realize it …

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Episode 6 Show Notes. Being Fierce: LeeAnn Mallorie

What does it take to heal? This episode explores that question in many ways, including: Being fierce with yourself, Finding your “one thing,” Listening to your body, Leaning into discomfort, Discovering your purpose. In her own healing journey, LeeAnn realized the deep connection that existed for her between physical and …

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Instructions for iTunes: Subscribe and Rating/Review

If you do not know how to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or leave a rating or review, here’s a very short video showing you how. You need to have downloaded and installed iTunes on your computer already.   If you’d prefer written instructions, here they are: To subscribe: …

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Episode 5 Show Notes. An Experiment of One: Kelly Basinger on Living With Multiple Sclerosis

In 2007, Kelly began to notice that she was losing elements of grammar and the spelling of words, problematic for a professional grantwriter. In looking at her first MRI, the doctor told her she had the brain of an 85-90 year old person. Yet it took eighteen months before Kelly …

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Episode 4 Show Notes. Being A Body In The World: Jamie McHugh

We all have a body, but how many of us really know how to be embodied? For most of us, the body is something we use, and knowing how to speak its language and listen to it are not high on the priority list. Yet when we have an illness, …

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Episode 3 Show Notes. Leading A Great Life, With Hashimoto’s: Kendra Mellinger

How do you live a good life while having an autoimmune disorder? Twenty years ago, Kendra Mellinger was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis after a routine checkup uncovered a lump in her throat. In the ensuing years, Kendra has pursued many avenues to support her health and wellbeing, including both conventional …

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Episode 2 Show Notes. The Best Worst Experience: Simla Somturk

What happens when you go from being a workaholic to suddenly being struck with an unknown and severe illness? Simla Somturk shares with us her experience of health breakdown and ultimately health breakthrough. Eventually diagnosed with multiple autoimmune disorders and related conditions, Simla refused to accept the conventional medical approach …

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