41. From Idea to Published with Julie Morgenlender

41. From Idea to Published with Julie Morgenlender

And we talk about the reality of life with chronic illness, and that’s so different for everybody. The stories all have different tones and different focuses which is what I think makes [the book] so easily applicable to such a wide audience because there isn’t just one chronic illness experience.

Today’s episode brings back one of my all-time favorite people – Julie Morgenlender from episode 2 of The Notable Woman Podcast. In that episode, we talked about living with a chronic illness, and now it’s fitting that we talk about Julie’s new book, The Things We Don’t Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths.

About Julie

Julie Morgenlender is a friend, daughter, aunt, crocheter (very very good I might add – note from Cristin), reader, creator of this anthology, and so much more despite being unable to work full time. She enjoys walking in the sunshine, petting dogs, and spending time with awesome people. She volunteers for her chronic pain support group and is on the board of directors of the Bisexual Resource Center.

About the book

Spanning different ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and diagnoses, forty-two authors from around the world open up in fifty true stories about their chronic illnesses and their search for answers, poor treatment by doctors, strained relationships with loved ones, self-doubt, and more. They share the warmth of support from family and friends, the triumph of learning coping mechanisms, and finding ways to live their dreams. These stories are honest, raw, and real, and if you have chronic illness, you will find comfort and companionship in these pages. For everyone else, if you have ever wanted to know more about your loved one’s experience with chronic illness but didn’t want to ask the wrong questions, this book will have some answers and lead you to a new-found understanding.

 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • when Julie first had the idea for the anthology,
  • how she selected the writers,
  • what the process of creating the book was like,
  • how it was different due to Julie and her authors’ chronic illnesses, and
  • how COVID-19 is shining a light on issues that people with chronic illness and disability have been dealing with for decades

Ways to connect with the anthology and Julie include:

The book’s website
The book on Amazon
The book on Bookshop
The book on Goodreads

I think this episode is particularly inspiring if you have an idea that you’ve been trying to get into the world. Julie’s been working on this anthology for as long as I’ve known her, and now it’s here!

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I was a fan before I was a guest. Now I’ve been a guest and I’m an even greater fan! Cristin Downs is an amazing interviewer and host. She is insightful, professional and just a pleasure to work with. What comes across in the stories is as much a product of Cristin’s fierce talent in conceptualizing the episodes and finding the stories as it is the a reflection of her interesting and engaging subjects. Fantastic, Notable Women. Listen and enjoy!

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40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

What I would hate to learn is that someone felt that they could never reach out for help because they would be taking away from people who truly needed help in the situation, and victims always truly need help. So, we’re here to support them.

Have you heard the news that COVID-19 is causing an increase in domestic violence and intimate partner violence instances? Maybe you have from journalism like this NY Times piece or this article from the Washington Post.

In China’s Hubei province, domestic violence calls nearly doubled. In Spain, their state run domestic violence website saw a 270% increase in traffic. Here in the United States, South Carolina saw a 35% increase in March from February, Houston a 20% increase, and North Carolina 18%. And most states didn’t start social distancing or lockdowns until mid March.

I have been reading the above articles so I went to my friend and guest from The Notable Woman Podcast, episode 20, Kelley Rainey, to find out what was going on and how we can help. Kelley is the Director of Domestic Violence Programs for Family and Children’s Services, and she readily agreed to be on the show and provide resources for all of us, whether we be experiencing this or be fearful that someone we know and love is.

In this third episode focused on COVID-19 episode, we talk about:

  • what domestic and intimate partner violence instances look like pre-COVID-19,
  • what’s driving what’s happening now,
  • what resources are available for people who need help,
  • what not to do that might bring harm to those that we love, and
  • what help we can give to our friends and family we’re worried about

Resources Kelley provided include:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
  • RAINN – 1-800-656-4673
  • Family & Children Services 24 hour line (Kelley’s organization) – 443-865-8031 (This is call or text)

Although Kelley’s organization serves Baltimore, Maryland and its surrounding counties, her counselors are trained specifically in COVID-19, and they can help create a safety plan that will work for you no matter where you live. You don’t need to provide your location or any identifying information.

You’re going to find this episode a short, information filled podcast with resources that can help you now or in the future.

The other episodes in this COVID-19 series are COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins and COVID-19 and Public Health Communication with Karen Hilyard.

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I was a fan before I was a guest. Now I’ve been a guest and I’m an even greater fan! Cristin Downs is an amazing interviewer and host. She is insightful, professional and just a pleasure to work with. What comes across in the stories is as much a product of Cristin’s fierce talent in conceptualizing the episodes and finding the stories as it is the a reflection of her interesting and engaging subjects. Fantastic, Notable Women. Listen and enjoy!

If you love the show, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast! This helps more people find the show and listen to these amazing conversations. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate (with five stars, I hope!), and select “Write a Review.” I’d love to hear what you enjoyed about the episode.

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Synergistic Living – Eating to Save Your Life, One Trillion Microbes at a Time with Radiance Thompson

Synergistic Living – Eating to Save Your Life, One Trillion Microbes at a Time with Radiance Thompson

CHEF & HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH RADIANCE THOMPSON

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, chef and health and wellness coach Radiance Thompson presents: Synergistic Living – Eating to Save Your Life, One Trillion Microbes at a Time.

WHO’S RADIANCE?
Radiance Thompson is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, Health and Wellness Coach, and founder of M.E.A.L.S. (Make Eating About Living Synergistic) with Radiance, a company that combines her passion and expertise for science and nutrition by helping people create meals based on food synergy. Food synergy is based on creating scientifically favorable relationships between two or more items of food that work together to increase vitamin content and overall nutritional value, optimizing health and well-being.
 
She defied the odds, graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences as a single mom with two daughters. She has received thousands of dollars in fellowships, grants, and scholarships to showcase her research publications at local, regional, and national science conferences and has worked extensively in the biotech industry, with a focus on treating cancer patients.
 
Radiance wants to show people that any and all moments of darkness can be radiantly overcame when they Make Eating About Living Synergistic.
 
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Eating foods that are healthy for the good bacteria in your gut is imperative to the quality of your life. Fostering a healthy microbiome in your gut affects all faucets of life, namely your mental, physical and emotional states.
 
When you feed your gut the RIGHT foods, not only does it aid in digestion, weight-loss and physical appearance, but it also decreases the onset of deadly diseases, mental disorders and emotional instability.
 
“Synergistic Living” will talk about the common foods you eat that are increasing your chances of contracting cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, certain types of cancers, mental illnesses and depressive disorders.
 
We will then explore the ways you can strategically create meals with foods that work in synergy. The synergistcally favorable foods that will be discussed are scientifically proven to increase nutritional value, nourish the gut microbiome and facilitate a healthier way of living, increasing lifespan and quality of your life, one trillion microbes at a time.
 
HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Radiance’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

The Importance Of Mindful Self-Compassion For Notable Women with Sneha J

The Importance Of Mindful Self-Compassion For Notable Women with Sneha J

CERTIFIED NEURO-TRANSFORMATIONAL RESULTS COACH, MASTER REIKI PRACTITIONER SNEHA JHANB

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, Certified Neuro-Transformational Results Coach and Master Reiki Practitioner Sneha Jhanb presents The Importance Of Mindful Self-Compassion For Notable Women.

WHO’S SNEHA?

Sneha Jhanb is a Certified Neuro-Transformational Results Coach, Master Reiki Practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher and Sound Practitioner. After working as an Industrial Engineer for about 10+ years she changed paths to explore her true passions. She now helps women with a voice release shame and guilt around their stories and past traumas so that they can fully embrace who they are and live life with intention, purpose, clarity and abundance.

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Learn the 3 elements of Self-Compassion to cultivate a state of loving connected presence to change the relationship with yourself and the world around you.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU
Tap Into Your Intuition With a Womb Healing Meditation
> Say good bye to past hurts and clouded judgements and make way for crystal clear clarity
> Awaken your personal healing gifts and sensuality
> Value your whole being and see yourself as the “Queen” you really are
 
 
HOW TO WATCH

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Reach Your Health Potential And Stop Yourself Crashing and Burning Every Time You Take A Break

Reach Your Health Potential And Stop Yourself Crashing and Burning Every Time You Take A Break

NATUROPATH LOUISE WESTRA

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, Naturopath Lousie Westra shares her top tips to reach your health potential.

WHO’S LOUISE?

Louise Westra is an Australian trained Naturopath who thrives on supporting successful women in prioritising themselves to radically improve their energy levels and master their health.

She has been featured in The Sunday Times, Tatler, Red, Glamour, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveller, Fatherly, and Bustle. She has appeared on the podcast Warrior Women With A Purpose and on Your Dream Career TV.

Louise currently lives in Scotland with her husband of twenty years and their two sons.

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What price have you paid for your success? Does it show up in your dwindling energy levels? Or in your erratic gut health? Do you catch anything and everything around you? Do you crash and burn every time you take a break? Do you accept this as the ‘norm’ and manage symptoms day-to-day? If so I’m here to show you there is another way. A way to take the exceptional standards you have for your business and to apply them to your daily experience of health. After all, this isn’t a dress rehearsal!

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Louise’s free gift for you is her download, 5 Things You Can Do To Feel 10 Years Younger Today. You can check it out here.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Louise’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Health, Hope & Happiness for the Notable Woman

Health, Hope & Happiness for the Notable Woman

HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST REBEKAH FEDROWITZ

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, nutritionist Rebekah Fedrowitz teaches you to think about your life and your health holistically so you can make changes to begin filling your life with health, hope, and happiness in order to freely pursue your purpose.

WHO’S REBEKAH?

Rebekah Fedrowitz, MDN, BCHN is a women’s integrative health speaker, writer, and educator. She is the founder of You Are Well, an integrative health collaborative, and the host of the You Are Well Health Podcast.

Rebekah is passionate about helping women escape the traps of our modern approaches to health that leave them always striving for better but often feeling worse. She believes that nutrition and other natural approaches are an important part of the body’s healing process, and with the right nutrition, we all can obtain the complete health that God intended for us to have. Rebekah integrates science and scripture for a well-rounded approach to the kind of health women are seeking.

It was due to her own health challenges that Rebekah discovered natural health. Among numerous certifications and continuing education courses, Rebekah completed her masters diploma in nutrition and is board certified in holistic nutrition.

Rebekah is a wife and mom, an avid cook, and a wine “geek”. She loves traveling with her family and spending time on the water.

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From Rebekah:

Have the demands of life impacted you and your health to the point where you don’t really feel like yourself?

Your health is about your quality of life and it makes a difference in your abilities and impact.

In this session, I will inspire you to think about your life and your health holistically so you can make changes to begin filling your life with health, hope, and happiness in order to freely pursue your purpose.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Rebekah’s free gift for you is her Nutrition Fundamentals for Whole Body Health Handbook. You can check it out here.

HOW TO WATCH

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