123: On Feeling Seen + Navigating Invisible Illness with Harper Spero

123: On Feeling Seen + Navigating Invisible Illness with Harper Spero

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When business coach Harper Spero was diagnosed with an extremely rare immunodeficiency disorder known as Job’s syndrome, she was determined to create her own narrative. She believes that battling an invisible illness should not define you.

Not only has Harper learned to embrace her invisible illness, but she has carved a new path and given hope to many who feel equally veiled. Harper couldn’t find podcasts featuring stories of people similar to her. In 2018, Harper launched the podcast Made Visible to help people with invisible illnesses (and those who care for them) feel more seen and heard. In 2020, she launched the Made Visible Writing Class to help others write and share their stories of invisible illness.

In this episode we talk about what it’s like to live with an invisible illness, and what that means during the times of pandemic. We also talk about access and privilege when it comes to getting help, the countless benefits of learning about stories that look different than your own, how to feel — and make OTHERS feel — seen, and so much more.

122: How To Focus On Yourself When You’re Always Focusing On Others (…And Vice Versa)

122: How To Focus On Yourself When You’re Always Focusing On Others (…And Vice Versa)

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A healthy human, in relationship with herself OR with others, is meant to have balance when it comes to what and who gets our attention. We’re not MEANT to be 100% self-focused or 100% other-focused constantly – we need to be both.

In this episode, we’re diving into why you need a mix of “self care” and “others care,” and what to do to help yourself even the balance when it feels like you’ve gone too far in one direction or the other.



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This episode is in support of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders. To learn more, visit allianceforeatingdisorders.com or listen to episode 121 with founder Johanna Kandel.

121: Walking (And Paving) The Road To Recovery with Johanna Kandel of The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness

121: Walking (And Paving) The Road To Recovery with Johanna Kandel of The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness

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After recovering from a ten-year-long battle with various eating disorders, Johanna Kandel founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Since its inception in 2000, The Alliance has brought information and awareness about eating disorders to more than 340,000 individuals nationally and internationally. In addition, Johanna runs free weekly support groups, mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families, and helps thousands of people gain information and find the help they need. She’s also the author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder (Harlequin). As a passionate advocate for mental health and eating disorders legislation, Johanna has spent a lot of time meeting with numerous members of Congress, and was part of the first-ever Eating Disorder Roundtable at the White House.

In this episode, Johanna and I candidly discuss how to move forward proactively in your life if you’re struggling with an eating disorder, how you can effectively show up for others as someone who KNOWS someone with an eating disorder, and so much more.

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The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness
NOT ONE MORE Weekend
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This episode is in support of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders. The Alliance will be hosting their first-ever NOT ONE MORE Weekend, taking place February 26-28. This will be a virtual three day event focusing on what The Alliance does best: Help. Support. Recovery. This international movement will urge individuals to reach out for help, get support, and imagine a life beyond their eating disorder. Proceeds from this weekend will directly fund The Alliance’s free weekly, therapist-led, virtual eating disorder support groups.

To learn more, visit allianceforeatingdisorders.com, check out the show notes…or, just listen to this episode :)

WANTcast 120: Now Is The Later You Dreamed About Yesterday (S6 Finale)

WANTcast 120: Now Is The Later You Dreamed About Yesterday (S6 Finale)

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Forget new year, new you. We’re so over that. (Aren’t you?)

This Season 6 finale episode is all about examining what it means to create a new outlook for yourself, even (and especially) if it goes against what’s worked for you in the past.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or simply unenthusiastic about making changes right now, this episode is for you – and only involves tapping into what you’re ALREADY capable of.

See you in February for Season 7!

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Virtual workshop on January 17th – Reflections & Projections (get tickets here)

Episode 118 with Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond

Episode 119 on living a passion-first life

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WANTcast 119: Joy Is Reason Enough

WANTcast 119: Joy Is Reason Enough

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Feeling unenthused – or just plain confused – about goal-setting this year? This one’s for you. In this solo episode, I share the (awkward and obnoxious) wake-up call my subconscious gave me about my life, and why it’s sometimes the most important to let strategy GO.

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090: Letting Go and Past-Self Pen Pals

063: Let Go and Let Goal with Goal Coach Jacki Carr

061: Reflections and Projections

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WANTcast 118: Rewriting Your Story with Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond

WANTcast 118: Rewriting Your Story with Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond

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If your favorite therapist, poet, and thought leader got together and had a book baby, What’s Your Story?: A Journal for Everyday Evolution by Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond would be it. This guided journal doesn’t just give you writing prompts to riff off of – it asks you deep, nuanced questions that get you exploring and morphing your deep-seated narratives. It’s creativity-sparking, obsession-worthy, and most of all, actually life-changing.

What’s Your Story? is an interactive journal for anyone who longs to bring a new story to life and leave behind the tired patterns of their past. Through a series of deeply personal writing prompts, you’ll excavate the stories that have shaped your past and be inspired to write a new, fulfilling narrative for the future.

In this episode, we talk about examining long-held beliefs, setting boundaries, finding a sense of belonging, and so very much more.

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What’s Your Story?
Rebecca Walker
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