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    59: Becoming Aware with Content Creator, Bobby Foster

    “Integrating your issues and learning how to live with them and move forward is very important. When you do, you give yourself a chance to have hope.” My new friend, Bobby Foster, is a creative artist and life coach who constantly overcomes his life challenges. He is a frequent writer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation blog, with his most recent article titled, “Being Left Out as a Black Man With CF.” (I highly recommend you read it!) Guys, we talked about so many things – from life with CF, to racism and sexism, and even creativity. You’re in for a great conversation that will both challenge and encourage you! Connect…

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    55: Women Entrepreneurs with Cystic Fibrosis (CFF Panel)

    Running a business while battling a life-threatening illness can be tricky; but it’s not impossible! This week I join two power-house women to share how we balance being an entrepreneur while also having Cystic Fibrosis. We have a wonderful conversation about what it has been like overcoming this disease while going after our dreams, how we creatively manage our time, and all kinds of creative things about business. You’re sure to be inspired and get some “Ah-Ha” moments in this episode! Special thanks to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Minnesota, Dakotas Chapter for letting us use the audio from our Facebook LIVE panel video earlier this summer! If you’d like…

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    Tips for Airway Clearance and Strong Lungs

    COVID-19 is here and in some ways, it seems to me like the rest of the world just woke up one day to the life of a Cystic Fibrosis Patient. Suddenly all human beings have to learn how to live their lives with a six foot rule, being super germ-aware, and managing the mental and emotional toll of what is now known as social distancing. These realities are not new to those of us in the CF Community. We have been living them for decades now and when this is over, we will still have to live them. Rather than complain about this, I want to share some insight on…

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    36: The Spoon Theory

    “I have no spoons left to deal with this.” That’s a phrase my bestie used on a weekend girls trip to Minneapolis a few months ago. “No spoons? What does that mean?” I pondered out loud. Raychel then proceeded to explain to me The Spoon Theory. Ever since then, “no spoons” has been a phrase I’ve adopted. It’s a phrase that helps me give myself grace. More than that, it’s a completely practical way for me to explain chronic illness to the world around me. According to Wikipedia, “The spoon theory or spoon metaphor is a disability metaphor, a neologism used to explain the reduced amount of mental and physical…