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Author: Misti and Amber

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Misti and Amber shed light on chronic and invisible illnesses through education, awareness, and advocacy.
39 Episodes
Misti & Amber discuss anxiety and depression, an important topic that should become a normal conversation. The Invisible Diaries@theinvisiblediaries
 Cara Boileau is a graduate student at UCF, pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness, and recognizing that trauma affects everyone (directly or indirectly). Cara’s goal is to promote advocacy and education on mental health from a holistic and integrative approach. Cara's Instagram: @mindfully.wellCheck out more on our website
October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month!In this episode, Misti and Amber share their stories of what it's like to live with Dysautonomia. You can read more about what we discussed in this episode over on our website: 
Julie is a native New Yorker,  author, mother, advocate and MS warrior, as well as an MS Champion, Mission Moment Speaker and a Walk MS New York City participant. Julie sent us a copy of her sweet book and after reading it, we knew we just had to have her on the show.More info on this episode at!
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Kester Nedd, a Board-Certified Neurologist, and expert in sports concussion, all about concussion and traumatic brain injury, and his brand new book, "Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury from Head to Tail."Dr. Kester J. Nedd brings 30 years of experience with over 250,000 patientencounters of persons with concussions/Traumatic brain injury (TBI). He isinvolved in the evaluation and treatment of the most complicated cases ofpatients with this condition; offering unique solutions that make positivechanges in the lives of people who otherwise would have little or no hope. He developed and postulated the Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment (BHET) method; a unique multi-dimensional approach that considers the hierarchical organization of the brain and how this order is impacted by injury and the recovery process.You can find out more about Dr. Nedd, his book,  and everything we discussed in this episode over on our website: 
In this episode, we talk all about breast awareness and the importance of preventative screenings and self-examinations with Meghan Schultz R.T.(R)(M)(BD), a radiographer in Melbourne, FL who specializes in mammography, and breast health advocacy!You can find out more about Meghan and everything we discussed on this episode over on our website: 
For this episode, we discuss Intracranial hypertension with patient advocate, Amanda. According to, “Intracranial Hypertension (IH) is characterized by increased pressure inside the skull. Intracranial means inside the skull and hypertension means high fluid pressure. Intracranial hypertension means that the pressure of the fluid that surrounds the brain (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) is too high. Elevated CSF pressure can cause two problems, severe headache and visual loss. If the elevated CSF pressure remains untreated, permanent visual loss or blindness may result.”
In this episode Misti and Amber talk with Jeannie Di Bon from London, a movement therapist specializing in Hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Chronic Pain. Jeannie shares her story with us, and how she is changing the world of Zebras everywhere with her mission to help them move pain-free!You can find out more about Jeannie and everything we discussed over on our website: Instagram: @theinvisiblediariesThe Invisible Diaries P.O. Box 1051 Cocoa, FL 32923-1051Thank you guys for bearing with us while we continue to get our sound figured out!
Misti and Amber bring back special guest Ashley Rippentrop, the director and producer of Behind The Visible Film. Ashley discusses camping with a chronic illness.Ashley's Info:Website/Blog: www.morespoonsplease.comFacebook: @ashley_rippentropTwitter: @ashrippentropHead over to to subscribe to our website where you can find more information on this episode, or read the latest digital magazine issue that also features tips from Ashley and other contributors. Other ways to reach us:Instagram ➡️   click hereFacebook ➡️   click here💌: The Invisible Diaires       P.O. Box 1051       Cocoa, FL 32923-1051
Misti and Amber discuss how important humor is in terms of healing and chronic illness. Visit our blog for more resources, our digital magazine, blog posts, education, and more! www.theinvisiblediaries.comInstagram: @theinvisiblediariesPatreon coming soon!Reach out and email us at
Misti interviews Tyler Farnham, skydiving accent survivor and author. Check out the original blog post here: link. You can also view the interview in our digital magazine! Tyler wrote a story about his accident and road to recovery. You can find his book on Amazon.P.S... Please forgive the noise! There was a lawn service in the background but this story is amazing. You can also view it on YouTube. Please be sure to give us 5 stars to help our podcast and platform to be reached by others in our community. Have a story to share? Reach out to us! 
New documentary Behind the Visible provides an intimate look into the lives of those dealing with invisible illness. Their film highlights POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) in particular, to spread more awareness about this little known condition.View the trailer for the new documentary at You can also view this blog post with more links and info at The Invisible Diaries website. 
There is the disappointment that comes with finally receiving answers and confirming a diagnosis as well as the disappointment that comes when you leave the doctor's office without any answers. Both deserve to be acknowledged as they are sometimes equally devastating. Misti and Amber discuss disappointment and chronic illness on this episode. Link to the blog:http://www.theinvisiblediaries.comInstagram:@theinvisiblediaries
Joy McGregor is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist and she will share tips, tricks and beauty hacks geared towards the chronically ill. She is going to share an idea she came up with for an edible lip scrub, as well as other beauty hacks that can easily be achieved from home.
Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis with AmberVisit for resources and to view this episode in our blog post. We are on Instagram @theinvisiblediaries
Misti discusses Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome!Visit our website where you can find resources and information, as well as this episode in a blog post! We also have a digital magazine that we just launched!http://www.theinvisiblediaries.comInstagram: @theinvisiblediariesLove, Misti & Amber
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ImagineWe is a publishing company located inside of the ART247 art gallery in Lockport, NY. This business was designed to help children dream bigger by becoming a published author. Jessica is a very driven, passionate and intelligent person who was in a car accident in 2011, at the age of 20. This led to depression, chronic pain, and life-changing challenges. Being a single mother and going back to school helped her dream take shape. Jessica discusses how to build a bridge over limitations while not letting what you "can't do" takeover. http://www.imaginewellc.com
Voiceover actress Kat Cressida shares her story with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, a rare
Misti and Amber have special guest Etta (Instagram @vestibularguru) join the show to discus vestibular disorders.
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