I Wish You a Merry Podcast

On my 60th birthday, October 4, 2018, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for a podcast on Christopher Snider’s show Just Talking.

We discussed my dealings with mental illness and how they have helped me become an advocate for others in understanding the illness and fighting the stigma that surrounds it even still.

The podcast was published on Christopher’s sight on December 25th, 2019. I hope you enjoy it. 

A note: the gravelly voice and pauses in my speech are parts of who I am thanks to my illnesses and what has happened as a result. 

Lydia

Just Talking Podcast

Lydia Beier joins me for a conversation about living with depression and bipolar disorder, the challenges and opportunities that come with battling mental health stigma, and the value of starting a conversation to make a difference in people’s lives.

Keep up with Lydia at beinglydia.com and chronicillnessbloggers.com.

Run Time – 26:58

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My First Vlog!

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Reblog – Chatter, Clatter & Clarity

I have shared several of Sam’s posts in the last little while, and it is mostly because they are so right on with my journey through chronic illness.

This post is a big wake-up call for me and probably many other chronic illness sufferers. Where she states that “It’s ok not to blog for a week or two,” I realized that I have been fighting guilt for not being able to write a full post since we lost Violet. Not because of just grief, but because those last weeks or her life really wore me out physically and emotionally.

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My Medical Musings

One of the wonderful things that has come from living with a chronic disease is finding new networks & friends in the chronic illness community.

Before becoming disabled & unable to work, I had no idea about blogging & online support forums & believe it or not I never even had a Facebook account.

Fast forward to today & I am now fully entrenched in a whole new world of blogging network groups & online support groups, either as an active member or as an administrator/owner. Add in Twitter accounts linked to my blog, Facebook pages for my blog, my personal Facebook account, writing for The Mighty & other publications & all of a sudden my sedentary, chronically diseased life is full of non stop chatter & clatter.

From morning ’til night I am involved in some way in one of these “chatter” type activities. I love it. There is…

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