Yadira Chevere

Episode 39: Stop Your Bladder Leaks with Dr. Shelia Whiteman

Leaking a little when you cough or laugh and getting up multiple times a night to go to the bathroom isn’t just about getting older and it’s not about your fibromyalgia!

In this episode, Tami interviews Dr. Shelia Whiteman, author of “To Pee or Not To Pee?” on the causes of bladder leakage and shares her experience of working with Dr. Whiteman.

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Episode 38: Subscription Boxes For Chronic Illness

Subscription boxes are a trend that’s here to stay. They give you a great way to be introduced to new items with little or no risk. But are there any made for those of us with chronic illnesses?

The answer is yes!

Introducing the Chronic Love Box subscription service by Recovery Love Box — a subscription box designed for those living with chronic illness by someone with a chronic illness.

Join Tami as she interviews Liz Lajoie about her journey with chronic Lyme disease, the idea that sparked the Chronic Love Box, and how a simple care package can help you feel more confident and in control of your health.

Be sure to stick around after the interview — Tami does an unboxing of the most recent Chronic Love Box she received so you can see what all the excitement is about!

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Episode 37: Raising Kids When You Have Fibromyalgia

Over the last few months, many parents are unexpectedly learning how to “homeschool” as kids are unable to attend school in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. If having your kids out of the house for school was part of your fibromyalgia coping strategy, you might be struggling right about now!

In this episode, Tami interviews Julie Schiffman, a Fibromyalgia Coach-in-Training who has lived with fibromyalgia for over 20 years, all while raising three daughters. Listen in as Tami and Julie discuss the most important thing you can teach your kids, as well as tips to help you cope.

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Episode 36: Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020

The 2020 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day episode is a special collection of tips pulled from a virtual event Tami hosted for her clients, coaches, and her coaches’ clients.

Tami asked coaches and clients alike to share their best fibromyalgia management tips, the thing that helped them the most on their fibromyalgia journey, and what it was like to work with a Fibromyalgia Coach. Listen in to hear our best tips to help you feel better.

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Episode 35: My Favorite Energy Management Tool

We’ve all had those times where we’re going along, we’re doing fine, and all of a sudden, we’ve done too much. We’ve all been there! It seems like the line between “okay” and “too much” is so fine, you can’t tell when you’re going to crossover. In this episode, Tami shares her favorite energy management tool that will put you back in the driver’s seat and in control of your own energy levels.

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Episode 34: You Are Not Alone

Are you feeling more overwhelmed and tired than usual? If so, you’re not alone. In this episode, Tami shares some thoughts on how you can use this pandemic to re-evaluate your choices on how you want to spend your time and energy. Don’t feel like you have to do All. The. Things. Give yourself extra grace and compassion and tell yourself often, “It’s okay. You’re doing your best.”

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Episode 33: COVID-19 and Fibromyalgia

Over the last few weeks, we have received many messages asking if fibromyalgia increases the risk of developing COVID-19, the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 (aka, “the coronavirus”). Tami has interviewed several doctors to get the facts, as best as we know them right now. This episode contains the information we know to be accurate as of the time of publishing.

Tami also covers things you can do to strengthen your immune system so your body is best equipped to fight off COVID-19.

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Episode 32: Your World Revolves Around Your Healing, Not Your Illness

In this episode, Tami talks about the subtle difference between focusing on your fibromyalgia and focusing on your healing. In your brain, you have a reticular activating system (RAS). Your RAS is the gatekeeper for information entering your brain and tells you what you should pay attention to. When you keep thinking of all the ways your fibromyalgia is impeding your life, all you see are more ways fibromyalgia is impeding your life. If you can make the mental shift to focus on ways you can heal, your RAS will start seeing more opportunities to feel better.

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Episode 31: Creative Resilience with ChronicBabe Jenni Grover

In this episode, Tami speaks with ChronicBabe herself, Jenni Grover, about how ChronicBabe was born, what ChronicBabe continues to stand for, and the new work that is calling Jenni forward: her School of Creative Resilience. Listen in as these two babe-alicious friends discuss what it means to live and work with a chronic illness — and uncover the innate superpower we all have: Creative Resilience.

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