Fall in Love with Podcasts: Inspiration for Free!

Why you might fall in love with podcasts:

Many people may be aware of podcasts but have never checked them out. They are a fantastic resource for those with chronic illness. Like with listening to radio, you are free to close your eyes and listen or get on with a task or creative pursuit as you listen. The bonus is that you get to choose what you listen to and there are some amazing inspirational podcasts out there.
It is easy to access podcasts and you can listen to podcasts on anything that will play an MP3. If you find a podcast host that you really like you can set their podcasts to be downloaded automatically to your device so you have them there ready to be listened to wherever you are.
Another mega plus point is that they are mostly FREE and produced by people who are passionate about what they are doing!
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Recommended Podcasts

Here I have listed some podcasts that I have come across recently that I am enjoying listening to as I go about my day. There are podcasts available on virtually every subject and it is easy to find information online on how to set up a podcast app on your phone or computer. The ones I have listed are either related to chronic illness or inspirational in a holistic way.

 

Phoenix Helix Phoenix Helix: Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo diet and lifestyle

With Eileen Laird

Description

This bi-weekly podcast combines personal stories of the autoimmune experience, with interviews with experts in the field of health and nutrition. Eileen is an inspirational woman who has managed her Rheumatoid Arthritis through the Autoimmune Protocol diet and other holistic practices for many years and has now been forced to add conventional medicine into the equation. Her authenticity and knowledge about the autoimmune protocol have made her a fantastic source of information and empowerment.

The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast

With Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt

Description

This podcast series was created as a free resource to accompany Mickey and Angie’s book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness.  Their mission with the book and podcast series is to spark a major shift in how autoimmune disease is viewed and treated all over the globe. These podcasts along with the other information in their books and blogs are incredibly useful for anyone ready to learn more about their condition and find a holistic path to managing all autoimmune disease.

I have personally found this series of podcasts amazingly helpful and it is so reassuring to hear about others going through the same experiences.

Autoimmune Adventures Autoimmune Adventures

With Julie Stiles

Description

Autoimmune Adventures is a podcast, created and hosted by Julie Stiles, dedicated to helping people with autoimmune disorders reclaim their health and their life. The mission is to share cutting edge information and tools for people living with AI disorders and to create a community of support.

Adventures in Happiness

With Jessica Ortner

Description

New York Times Best Selling Author Jessica Ortner takes you on a journey to explore strategies and ideas to help you feel your best. Life is an adventure, and it would be boring if it was always perfect and predictable! Jessica shares how to find your bliss within all of life’s complexities. This is a fantastic resource with so many inspiring interviews with top experts and inspirational speakers..and all for free!

Here is one inspiring episode about finding hope after the disappointment of Chronic Illness with Amy Kurtz.

The Notable Woman 

With Cristin Downs.

Description

The Notable Woman Podcast interviews powerhouse women about the inspiring ways they are making an impact on their communities and the world at large. The Notable Woman is also for women who know they want to make a big impact in the world but haven’t figured out how yet. The podcast features content series of different lengths.

 

In the episode in this podcast link, Cristin interviews Julie Morgenlender about breaking down the stigma around chronic illness. They speak at length about Julie’s own diagnoses, what those illnesses mean for her and her daily life, and what sort of assumptions people make about her as someone with a chronic illness.

Invisible Warrior RadioInvisible Warrior Radio - Chronic Illness Support

With Adrienne Clements.

Description

Adrienne Clements is an Illness Advocate + Empowerment Coach, and on this show provides you with simple strategies to navigate the various mental, emotional, relational, and existential challenges of living a life with chronic and invisible illness. Filled with practical psychology, empowering expert interviews, and personal insights and observations from her own journey as an Invisible Warrior.

Good Life Project Good Life Project

With Jonathan Fields

Description

Inspirational, unfiltered conversations and stories about finding meaning, happiness, purpose, inspiration, creativity, motivation, spirituality, love, confidence and success in life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday people, every story matters.

The Wellness Buzz Podcast 

With Carolyn Gray

Description

Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach, Teacher, Writer, Speaker, Wellness Advocate, Blogger and Primal Blueprint Certified Expert Carolyn Gray explores the topic of Wellness while discussing her own recovery from chronic illness. Learn how a Paleo diet enabled her body to heal, her dedication to Food as Medicine, a move away from chronic cardio and exercise to lead a more balanced life so that her body could heal. Carolyn explores the topic of Wellness from a Holistic Perspective, talks about the more balanced life she is creating and interviews some amazing Wellness advocates who share their own stories of illness, healthy crisis and the lives they are living today.

So there are hundreds of hours of fascinating and inspiring listening to be going on with. I will be adding to this list as time goes by and making sure to link in any podcasts I find specifically relevant to autoimmunity and chronic illness. (I haven’t added specific podcasts on Rheumatoid Arthritis as they tend to be focused on conventional medication but just to let you know, there are podcasts like that out there should you wish to focus on that.)

So why not make yourself a cup of tea, get cosy and have a little rest as you listen!

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Let me know if you found any of these podcasts especially helpful or if you have some new suggestions for me!

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