The Spin Sisters Podcast: Episode #1- Grief & Loss

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July 2, 2013

Kicking off the first episode of The Spin Sisters Podcast! We don’t jump into the trenches, we dive head first! We attempt to tackle the heavy topic of chronic illness and the stages of grief and loss that often suffocates a chronically ill person like a wool winter blanket.

Show notes:

VEDA
Yahoo Sport Article- Dana White Says PRP Therapy Helps Inner Ear Disorder
Orthokine- Wikipedia

Orthogen clinic: 
http://www.wehling-hartmann.de/wir-ueber-uns/
http://www.orthogen.ch/en/index.htm

Facebook pages/forums:
VEDA
Dizziness Blues
Dizzy World Cafe
Migraine-associated vertigo forums
Labyrinthitis.org.uk

Grief & Loss:
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross foundation
List of books by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Seven Choices: Finding daylight after loss shatters your world 
5 Stages of grief shared from the perspective of a physician living with Meniere’s Disease

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With Love,
Marissa & Jane

PS: Please list the resources you have found helpful!

 

The Lessons: Control And Beyond

Here are just SOME of the lessons that 12-12-12 project member Pam shared with us during her INSPIRATIONAL podcast interview.

Lesson #1
“We are not in control. Living with a movement issue, I spent the majority of my life trying to control anything because I couldn’t control the main things, and it’s a waste of time”

Lesson #2
“We have to accept ourselves with all of our imperfections.”

Lesson #3
“You have to not assume that other people are thinking anything about you. I used to walk down the street and not want to look at anyone else because I was convinced they were looking at me and how I walked.”

I HIGHLY suggest you listen to Pam break down these lessons in our recent podcast. If you want to jump directly into the lessons they start at 50:16.

PODCAST HERE

Much love,
Marissa

Podcast With 12-12-12 Project Member Pam Sloate-Dystonia

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Pam opens up about her experience living with Dystonia since age 8 1/2. She talks openly about Dystonia, grief & loss, and maintaing a positive attitude. She shares SOME VERY important life lessons! It’s a MUST LISTEN.

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Much love,
Marissa

P.S. Pam, thank you for stepping outside of yourself to do this interview. I love you girl!

Podcast 12-12-12 With Project Member Andi Durkin-Down syndrome

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Andi speaks openly about her journey mothering a toddler with Down syndrome. INTERESTING information for older mother’s interested in getting pregnant. We talk diet, nutrition, biomedicals, and more!

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References Mentioned:

Down syndrome: A day to day guide

DownSyndromeOptions.org 

You: Having A Baby 

Older mom’s interested in getting pregnant 

Biomedical Basics

Much love,
Marissa

PS: Transcript coming soon!

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Podcast September 12-12-12 With Project Member Sarah Mills- Severe Alleriges

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The month of September was a journey toward understanding severe allergies.

Working alongside 12-12-12 project Sarah Mills, I realize we have been given an awesome gift.

Sarah is open and honest about the adjustments she is making in order to survive the restricting and volatile world of severe allergies.

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How You Can Help Sarah:

Standing order mandate
Donate via Paypal
Easyfundraising.org.uk

Much Love,
Marissa

Podcast August 12-12-12 With Project Member Sarah Levis- Brain AVM

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This month’s 12-12-12 project medical podcast with Sarah Levis.

What type of mindset do you have to be in to get up each day, relearning how to walk, feed yourself, brush your teeth and learn to carry on after a brain arteriovenous malformation causes a stroke?

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Sarah gives us a glimpse into her life and openly shares her medical story. Thank you Sarah for taking this journey with me. You are an awesome woman!

Much love,
Marissa

Podcast July 12-12-12 Project Member Peachy

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HEALTH ADVOCATES…You admire them from a distance and love their tenacity!

Peachy is a passionate and friendly advocate in the world of arthritis, and I believe EVERYONE can learn a thing or TWO from her tenacious spirit.

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Much love,
Marissa

Podcast June 12-12-12 With Project Member Dale Lehn

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Are you STRUGGLING with acceptance? Dale opens up, sharing an honest and beautiful perspective on acceptance.

THANK YOU Dale for being open to taking this journey with me!

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Much love,
Marissa

Podcast: May 12-12-12 Project Member Sara Gorman

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It’s a blessing when someone alters your perspective in a positive direction. This month’s project member Sara Gorman did just that!  Thank you Sara for being open and sharing how to live well with a chronic illness! 

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* During the interview, I had an off-the-cuff moment which lead to a hidden surprise offer! 

Much love,
Marissa