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Thriving While Disabled

The Spooniepreneur Podcast

Release Date: 06/02/2020

Finding Healing Outside of Western Medicine show art Finding Healing Outside of Western Medicine

The Spooniepreneur Podcast

Sunday Oliver is a healer and educator who believes that, “the root of all difficulties, from health to emotions, from finances and career to politics...goes deeper than practical advice, and needs to be handled in deeper and more subtle ways.” She suffers from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and since discovering energy healing in her own journey, utilizes these practices in her own work as a healer. This episode features a conversation between Sunday and I where we dive into some of the work Sunday does, healing and what that looks like through energy practices,...

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How to Survive a Pivot in Your Business show art How to Survive a Pivot in Your Business

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There has been a shift for most service-based businesses recently. From Facebook live to TikTok to Instagram’s new video reels, our content-centered online world is in a constant state of change. And as Spoonie’s whose businesses rely on staying relevant with these trends, keeping up with these changes is frustrating. The easiest thing to do, however, is to resist this shift. In this episode, I talk about why changing your business plan is a good thing, the way I’ve been navigating this in my business, and so much more. We’re talking about: Where I started out with my business and how...

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Moving Forward After a Stroke show art Moving Forward After a Stroke

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After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia thought she had life by the tail. She helped write business plans, differentiation strategies, and helped businesses start up their companies. Then Marcia suffered from a major stroke in 2014. She never gave up in the effort to become whole again, finding solace in utilizing her skill in planning and strategy. In today’s episode, Marcia shares her remarkable story--one of recovery, resilience, hope, and healing. And today, as the Founder of Stroke FORWARD, Marcia shares hope to other stroke survivors and their...

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There Are No One-Size-Fits-All Solutions in Business show art There Are No One-Size-Fits-All Solutions in Business

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Whether you call it the client journey, the sales process, or the map of your offers, a sales funnel is an integral component to building your business thereby bringing you closer to potential customers through marketing. With six years in the industry under my belt, I have had a lot of exposure to strategists who use this approach to help businesses grow. Recently, however, I’ve noticed a trend: entrepreneurs are being sold on sensationalized sales funnels that leave them penniless. In today’s episode, I discuss this phenomenon, how to identify these one-size-fits-all “solutions'' and...

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You Are Not Your Diagnosis show art You Are Not Your Diagnosis

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Lyn Delmastro Thomson is a mind-body and medicine practitioner. She uses the healing systems of BodyTalk and Body-Intuitive. She is also a speaker and author of the Amazon Best-Seller, “ You are not your diagnosis” Lyn holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology and has completed additional specialized training in biofeedback, therapeutic yoga, and Reiki.  Today, our discussion looks beyond traditional approaches to medicine and how we can use other ways of healing and knowing to heal and help our experience. We’re talking about: Lyn’s work as a practitioner + what her work...

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When Anxiety and Business Collide show art When Anxiety and Business Collide

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Bonus episode alert! A lot has been going on this summer, so let’s talk about it. This episode includes life updates, anxiety, how to share your open wound with the public (when you need to), internalized ableism, and so much more. We’re talking about: Updates and everything life’s throwing at me Meeting business demands when dealing with your health Stigmas around mental health vs physical health Defining our Spoonie community

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Why I Don’t Work From Home Anymore show art Why I Don’t Work From Home Anymore

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As Spoonies, we need work environments that allow us to navigate our chronic illnesses in ways that regular 9-5’s won't. For us, getting up and going to an office is extremely taxing and causes us more pain than we can withstand. Recently, however, I made a decision considered unconventional for Spooniepreneurs—I moved into an office space. In today’s episode, I tell a story about my life after college, independence and lack thereof, navigating a business at home, and what drove me to find a new place to run my business. We’re Talking About: What living in rural Ohio is like Moving...

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Making Your Career Work For You show art Making Your Career Work For You

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In this episode, Michele and I discuss what navigating a career looks like as a spoonie, overcoming disability, and how important it is to find work that allows us to navigate our needs.    We’re Talking About:  What Michele’s day looks like Michele’s approach to being a career coach  Navigating the traditional job while managing side jobs Prioritizing your health  

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Honoring Trauma in Your Business show art Honoring Trauma in Your Business

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For me, being a Spooniepreneur means not only building a business where I can navigate my conditions and disabilities but also cultivating an environment that is conscious of the things everyone else might be experiencing outside of the office. We never know what someone else is going through, but we can all agree that everyone–especially, after this pandemic–has experienced some sort of trauma. And because service-based businesses rely on understanding our clients, becoming competent in trauma and its impact will only allow our businesses to thrive. In today’s episode, I leverage my...

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Making Sure Your Business is Accessible show art Making Sure Your Business is Accessible

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Rebecca Thorne is a disabled copywriter and disability inclusion educator for small businesses. In today’s episode, Rebecca dives into how she navigates her own sensory impairments and chronic illnesses while running a business, content marketing while having limited time and energy, positioning your chronic illness as the asset that it is, and so much more. Throughout our conversation, Rebecca underscores the importance of continuing these conversations for other spoonies like us. We're Talking About: How Rebecca found her niche What small business should know about being more disability...

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In 2003 Alison Hayes was diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder which is a neurological condition which expresses as movement. So any part of her body, especially under stress, may start moving around. Alison built a website called Thriving While Disabled, which is a blog to help people live their best possible life with a disability. Her blog talks about everything from the U.S. Healthcare system to mindset management.

Here’s what we discussed: 

  • How to advocate for yourself with your doctor 
  • Managing stress and mental wellness 
  • Navigating the social welfare programs 
  • Thriving with FND 

Connect with Alison Hayes
Website: https://thrivingwhiledisabled.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thrivingwhiledisabled/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thrivingwdisabl
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thrivingwhiledisabled/

Connect with Nicole 

Website: www.spooniepreneur.net

Instagram: @spooniepreneurpodcast

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/spooniepreneurcommunity

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wnicoleneer/

Email: [email protected]