Another month in! Think we’re starting to get the hang of this 🙂 We cannot thank you guys enough for joining us on our journey, sharing our episodes, and tuning in each week to hear our stories. Together we are working to build a community where all are welcome and together, we no longer have to feel invisible.
So who did we talk to in February? We spoke with Dayna Schaaf on her journey to diagnosis (I’m sure many of you can relate!), Rachel Trobman on pain management and connective tissue disease, Katie Georgiou on living with MS, and Michele Sherman on the benefits of EMDR therapy. We learned a TON this month about mental and physical health and the impact that both have on our well-being.
We are grateful for our guests and the time they took to speak with us – they all had some amazing stories to share and hopefully you find our conversations to be helpful to yourself or someone you know.
Want to be featured on Uninvisible Pod? Drop us a line and let’s talk! All are welcome and no chronic illness is too small or large – we promise we don’t bite! You will be surprised how simply having a conversation can impact your well-being.
Dayna Schaaf is an entrepreneur based in Phoenix, AZ. She started having symptoms a few months ago and has early possible diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis and/or lupus SLE. What does the search for answers in the invisible chronic illness world look like? How has it affected Dayna’s day-to-day? What about her access to healthcare? Tune in to find out more.
Episode 9: Rachel Trobman, Founder of Pain Management App, Ouchie, and Survivor of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease with Rachel Trobman
Lauren sits down with Rachel Trobman, founder and CEO of Upside Health, creators of the pain management app Ouchie. Not only is Rachel a busy working mom of two, but she also lives with mixed connective tissue disease. She gives us a glimpse into her life running a fast-growth business and helming a family on limited bandwidth, and explains the birth of her heart-centered mission to help others reimagine chronic pain care.
In episode 10, Lauren conducts her first international interview with actress Katie Georgiou, who lives in London (UK). Katie has been living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) since she was young, and waited 10+ years for her official diagnosis at age 19. In this conversation, she tells us what her flares look and feel like, gives her frank opinion of her experience with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, and shares about the perspective shift that enables her to survive with grace (hint: it’s all about taking responsibility for her healing and taking ownership of her condition).
Lauren interviews an amazing health practitioner in this episode: Michele Sherman, MFT. Michele is a specialist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, which can be extremely useful in overcoming traumas of all shapes and sizes. She runs a specialized practice out of Encino, CA.