Music gives me a peace bubble

This podcast episode features a music philanthropist — Amy Ream. From the age of 5 Amy studied classical piano but when symptoms from myotonic dystrophy impacted her hands she turned away from music. Quite recently she returned to her first love using a different instrument — her voice. Amy and her voice instructor, Marcelle Dronkers, entertained me and you get to be a fly on the wall.

Amy’s next recital is in April 2017; here’s a sample from a previous recital.


Food = Medicine (1)

This is the first of perhaps several episodes to explore how food = medicine for a variety of people with different chronic health conditions. In this episode I speak with Retired Navy Lieutenant Laura Root and Edibell Stone, LPC & health coach about their respective diets.

Edibell strongly recommends a book that’s inspired her — The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace — and finds great plant-based recipes on this website.


Working with Wounded Warriors

 

Retired Navy Lieutenant Laura Root — diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) — talks about her current work with wounded warriors as a Level 3 Shooting Coach and mentor.

Stay tuned for Laura’s blog and promotional website featuring the book she’s working on: www.AdaptedNation.com


001: My First Podcast: Who am I? Who are You?

Leslie at MDA Dance Marathon, 1979

MDA Dance Marathon, 1979

Here it is! My very first podcast! I want to lay the ground work, a foundation, that provides an understanding of where I’ve been and what I’m most interested in doing. This episode is just me; future episodes will include conversations with others — people dealing with a chronic health condition, caregivers, as well as health practitioners of modalities some of us have found helpful. But basically — it’s all about maintaining a perspective of the Glass Half Full!