Natasha Lipman – Chronic Illness Blogger
So today’s episode is something a bit different. Usually we’re talking to people who are on top of their game and have an inspiring story to share or something to kind of take your wellness practice next-level. But what good is any of that, if you struggle to even get yourself out of bed in the morning? If you’re constantly in unrelenting pain, and have brain for that makes you forget what you were saying half way through your sentence, and you have aching joints all day long? Because that’s what today’s guest has to deal with every single day. So the idea of meditating or starting a yoga practice is cute and all, but it’s not even really on the radar. And being body positive is cool but what if you feel like your body is literally fighting against you all the way? And there’s this notion of being positive and showing appreciation ALL THE TIME, but how can you be expected to do that when you have a chronic illness that you didn’t ask for, and that you’re not grateful for? But despite ALL of this Natasha Lipman is starting a charity, she’s a freelance writer and blogger, AND she’s pursuing a master’s degree in Law. Her life may not look as cool or as glamorous as what we see presented on Instagram, but she is 100% stronger and fiercer than any of those people and I think that it’s really cool that she can talk so openly and honestly about how everything isn’t rainbows and sparkles. But what I think is truly amazing, is how despite all the things in her way, she still gets ish done, and she’s redefining what it means to have a chronic illness and what it means to have an invisible disability, and showing everyone that when you’re given the right support and seek out the right opportunities, you don’t have to be limited or constrained by your physical capacity, and it doesn’t mean you can’t pursue your dreams either. And I know that talking about chronic illness sounds like it could be a total downer, and we do get kinda heavy at times, but I really think you’ll enjoy it and hopefully really learn from it, I know I definitely did. And if nothing else it kind of makes you realise that most of the time when we’re complain about ish we’re really just being little Bs and that, really, we’ve got it pretty good.
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