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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…

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    31: Get A Grip On Your Stress

    Let’s think of this episode as a coaching session between you and I. I’m going to share with you a set of questions that can help get a grip on your stress. But I need to you to make a deal with me, okay? I’m going to need you to carve out 10 minutes a day, every day this week, to get a grip on your stress by answering these questions. You can’t just think about them. You must answer them by putting pen to paper. Are you in? Let’s go… Having trouble finding all the episodes you’ve missed? Find all of the She Who Overcomes episodes on Mandy’s website…

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    30: How I Went from 22% to 80% Lung Function without a Transplant

    Disclaimer: This episode is a personal story of mistakes I made and the actions I took to get back on track. The Content shared is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. I’ve been getting a LOT of questions on social media from people asking how I went from 22% to 80% lung function without a transplant. This episode is my way of answering this question in the easiest, most heart felt format. This episode is beneficial to everyone whether you have…

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    29: Life Lessons from Running a Half Marathon with Cystic Fibrosis

    One of my big personal goals for 2019 was to run a half marathon. Somewhere along the path of my 10k race in October 2018 I came up with the crazy idea. I figured that if I could run a 10k, maybe I could actually finish a half marathon, even if I had to walk some of it. Never mind the fact that I have Cystic Fibrosis – I wasn’t letting that stop me! Well, September 21, 2019 was the day that I accomplished this goal; the goal I never knew I needed! I learned some things with each passing mile, and I want to share them with you today.…

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    26: I’m Burnt Out…Now What?

    I’m Burnt Out…Now What? Yep, it’s true. I have been burnt out and I’ve been doing some self-reflection to figure out what to do about it. This is something that almost every person on the planet experiences at least once in their life: burn out. Here’s a question for you, my friend – what do you do when you’re burnt out? Or better yet, what negative self-protection habits do you fall into without thinking when you’re burnt out? This episode is going to help you: Begin to identify your own auto-pilot habits when you feel burnt out. Discover new habits to implement that are better for your mental and physical…