Ep 23: Depression, Dating, Empathy, With Henry Epstein

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(Replay) The wonderful comedian and writer Henry Epstein joins us to talk about growing up and facing mental health and addiction at a young age. He shares how he hit rock bottom and when he was able to ask for help. He talks about the importance of medication in his life and we also talk about how dating someone who you don’t feel judged by makes a huge difference. We talk about anxiety medications and the inevitable trial and error, and the many levels of anxiety. We talk about sobriety and how as performers we aren’t always taken seriously and the challenges this can cause. We share the importance of therapy and the importance of friends and family to be supportive and to have empathy.

THE CHECK IN: Andy updates us about her cardiology appointments and the results from the Zio patch. Joleen talks about what she’s learned about trauma and it’s connection to ADHD.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“If you grow up in Manhatten you’re subjected to seeing someone poop in the street at a very young age.”

“Art school was a perfect storm of nurturing destructive behavior.”

“Being sober felt like I was being myself for the first time.”

“I’m doing everything right. Why don’t I feel okay?”

“Empathy is powerful.”

“We didn’t even get to talk about cats this episode. So next week it’s all cats!”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Follow Henry on Twitter @okhenryepstein: https://twitter.com/okhenryepstein

Follow Henry on Instagram @okhenryepstein: https://www.instagram.com/okhenryepstein/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep. 60: Feeling the Feelings, Volunteering, Condoms, with Xchel Hernandez and Alex Stein

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We are joined by comedian, improviser, writer and director Xchel Hernandez! Xchel opens up about his mental health and we talk about our feelings and ways we mask our sadness. We talk about caring for the homeless and our desires to do more to help others in our communities and in the world.

We dive into a science article called “Please Stop Doing This To Condoms.” https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/please-stop-doing-this-to-condoms-warn-us-health-officials-/

Next we head to ask Reddit and discuss the thread: “What did your parents let you do as a kid that you would never let your kids do.”

THE CHECK-IN: On this episode, we check in with the husbands! Alex and Xchel share what they’re dealing with. They talk feelings, time management, skin fungus and family.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

“Let’s all just be sad for ten seconds.”

“You shouldn’t have to deal with everything alone.”

“No one else feels like me. I’m original.”

“You have to allow yourself to be human.”

“It feels good to hear that other people are going through stuff.”

“But birthday cakes are moist but they’re delicious.”

“Moist moist moist moist moist. Let’s destigmatize moist.”

“Joe and Paul would get along!”

“Reusing condoms is good for the environment I guess.”

“I’m not googling that.”

“My parents never made me floss!”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Xchel’s personal website: https://hisilentx.com/

Follow Xchel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiSilentX

Follow Xchel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hisilentx/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 59: Teaching, Farting, Scoliosis, Marfan Syndrome, with Nicole Trickey

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This week we celebrate back to school with Nicole Trickey! She’s an amazing school teacher and improviser who became fast friends with Andy after she performed on Last Comic Standing. Nicole also has Marfan Syndrome and is an adorable, fun, silly, hilarious tall ball of joy. Nicole shares her diagnosis story and she compares notes with Andy. We talk about the genetic test for Marfan Syndrome and how Marfan Syndrome is a part of our identity. We share surgery stories and surgery experiences. We talk improvisation and Nicole talks about how she taught her students how to improvise too! Nicole leaves us with a super secret special “quiet pooping” technique, you won’t want to miss.

THE CHECK-IN: Andy has published a daily journal for Stand Up comedians! You can order a journal here: https://thestandupcomedyjournal.com/

Joleen talks about losing her medication and the issues associated with getting a new prescription and knowing that all that personal information could be out in the world.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I didn’t want to be known as the girl who loves farting.”

“Ladies: fart early, fart often!”

“If you’ve never listened to the podcast before, this is a podcast about poop.”

“You have to see this girl! She walked across the stage and I thought it was you!”

“I feel like if the test came back and I didn’t have Marfan Syndrome, my whole life would be a lie.”

“Marfan Syndrome, the jiggly disorder!”

“I just ghosted the orthodontist.”

“Farting is weird! I’m a Doctor!”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Follow Nicole Trickey on Facebook: search “Nicole Trickey”

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 58: ADHD, Adderall, Panic Attacks, Comedy, Minnesota with Rachel Scanlon

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This week we are joined by comedian, writer, viral video creator and Minnesotan, Rachel Scanlon! We chat about YouTube stars, comments and revenge. We gush about our love for Rachel and how great it has been to see her comedy career grow. Rachel also dives into her history with Adderall and what happened when she tried to quit cold turkey. We talk about the obstacles she faced trying to wean off Adderall, including dealing with doctors and learning how to focus in other ways. Joleen shares her experience with Adderall as well and how it affected her mood. We talk about our comedy experiences and career dreams and some of our most interesting/surprising comedy show moments.

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye and Amy Buchwald! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: We read some lovely iTunes reviews, THANK YOU, and Andy talks about finding comfort and support in a chronic pain group on Reddit and Joleen talks about the whole 30.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Tom Hanks is my one troll!”

“I get care packages from my mom too! A lot of pen tops…”

“Yeah no, this is going to take you at least a full year to wean down.”

“We’re from the Midwest, so I don’t want one, but sure I’ll have a pop.”

“Do you have any ideas how many times I’ve gotten my eyebrows waxed while I was getting my nails done? You ask three times and I’m going to do it!”

“Know Jesus’s Age! That’s what my grandma always says.”

“If I have to, fine, I’ll be in a movie.”

 

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Follow Rachel Scanlon on Twitter – @rachelsafety – https://twitter.com/rachelsafety

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Listen to Rachel’s podcast Two Dykes and a mic: https://twodykesandamic.podbean.com/

Follow Two Dykes And a Mic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/twodykesandamic

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 28: OCD, Anxiety, Tattoos, and Glitter, with Jason Webb

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(Replay) Standup comedian, writer, and producer Jason Webb joins us for a particularly fun episode. Get ready to pick up a southern accent, by the end of the podcast! Jason shares about the time he painted everything in his house white and his interesting relationship with his toys and his family. We talk about what it’s like to have older parents and what it’s like to spend a lot of time in funerals and hospitals as a child and the effect it might have on our relationship with death. Jason also talks about the interesting ways he uses anxiety as a motivator. We read several listener iTunes reviews of the podcast to wrap things up! Thank you all for the reviews, they mean so much to us and warm our hearts. Keep them coming! <3

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

Watch Jason lip-syncing and stepping out of his comfort zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlGjbjRHsk

Watch Joleen’s Damn I’m A Ma’am Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vzlMTHCn4

ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE:

Scientists call for a global ban on glitter: https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/environmental-scientists-call-glitter-a-global-hazard/

Unconscious patient’s ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo creates ethical dilemma for ER staff: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-engagement/unconscious-patient-s-do-not-resuscitate-tattoo-creates-ethical-dilemma-for-er-staff.html

THE CHECK-IN: We welcome back Alex Stein to the podcast and get caught up on his therapy experience. Andy tells the story of seeing a stuffed animal unicorn abandoned on the highway and talks about anxieties surrounding driving. Joleen catches us up on her 30 day journey to “release pounds.”

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“That unicorn caused a ton of traffic.”

“If you guys want to bake me a gluten-free protein cake go ahead.”

“If I’m busy I don’t really think about anything, so I always try to stay busy.”

“So I threw the stop sign into the woods and my dad said to my sister, ‘Why’s that boy so stupid?'”

“I smoke until fear visits.”

“I find it helpful TO panic.”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Jason on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uhhhJasonWebb

Follow Jason on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uhhhjasonwebb/

Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UhhhJasonWebb

Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 57: Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Therapy, Stand Up Comedy, with Lynn Stein

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We are joined by comedian, improviser and podcaster Lynn Stein to promote her upcoming podcast Lady Friends, and to also talk about her journey with persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression, and standup comedy. She has a unique perspective as she has her Masters in Clinical Psychology and we talk about what it was like to be on both sides of a therapy session. We talk about ageism and sexism in the entertainment industry and how it effects our personal lives and careers. Andy and Joleen share their hopes and thoughts on parenthood and get raw and vulnerable with Lynn. And we leave you with some of our comedy mantras.

Be sure to subscribe to Joleen’s YouTube page here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ycJ5UTbJ5DlIqwW6se6wQ

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

Check out Lynn’s show at the Comedy Central Stage on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8pm, also featuring Andy Erikson and Joleen Lunzer! Reserve your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/age-of-aquarians-tickets-48622687768

THE CHECK-IN: We catch up with producer Alex and his acting career, and Andy talks about panic attacks and a racing heartbeat and Joleen updates us on her search for a sobriety community within the 12 step program.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“What did you do today? Oh you made money? You can stay!”

“We can hear you living. I love itl”

“If I die, I die. If I don’t, I guess I’ll go eat cheese.”

“I have a lot of empathy, I take people’s problems home with me.”

“I always felt like I was apologizing for how I was feeling.”

“When I went into psychology I wanted to find out about why I was feeling this way.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? What are you dealing with? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Lynn Stein on Instagram: @lynnastein https://www.instagram.com/lynnastein

Follow Lynn Stein on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynnsteincomedy/

Check out Well That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Well-That-Escalated-Quickly-Accidental-ebook/dp/B0763L5WKK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534301677&sr=8-1&keywords=well+that+excalated+quickly

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 56: Depression, Mania, Chronic Pain, Sobriety, with Guest Host Casey Moran

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Casey Moran joins us this week as a special guest host. We start out with our check-in and talk about 24-hour news programs, intermittent fasting, and Joleen opens up about her desire to look into the 12 steps and finding a sobriety community. Joleen has to head out early, but Casey and Andy keep the podcast train a-going! Casey talks about the progress we’ve made as a podcast and shares his excitement for the next live show. Casey opens up about his depression and how he has had to come to terms with his mental health and remain active in vigilant. A very powerful quote from this episode: “I thought I could ‘man up’ and beat depression… But now I know I’m never going to overcome this, but I know I can still live a good life with it, and maybe my story can help other people, and that’s what I think I’m here for.” Andy and Casey talk about our purpose and talk about what it’s like to have invisible illnesses, like depression and chronic pain. We missed you Joleen! <3

We strongly encourage all of our listeners to befriend Casey on all his social media accounts and to listen to and follow Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: Andy talks about 24 hour news programs and how they affect our mental health. Casey talks about intermittent fasting and Joleen opens up about her sobriety journey and a new path she wants to take.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Of course they hide that from the menu! It’s like animal style!”

“Can I talk to the person who put their 2 week notice in?”

“I have this new best friend now, and she’s not imaginary.”

“I have dealt with depression, so I can handle the pain of eyebrow threading.”

“I’m ready for a butthole wax!”

“I thought I could “man up” and beat depression… but now I know I’m never going to overcome this, but I know I can still live a good life with it, and maybe my story can help other people, and that’s what I think I’m here for.”

LINKS:

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Casey Moran on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey Moran on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 55: Discussing Depression, Intermittent Fasting, Comedy, Inspiration, With Casey Moran

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Casey Moran is back and we are so glad to have him on the podcast again! In this episode, we talk a lot about depression and Casey’s current battle with his mental health. He talks about how he is just coming out of the longest bout of depression he has ever had and we talk about what that was like and how he is staying proactive with his health. He shares tools he uses to get him through his darkest days and talks about the power suicidal thoughts can have and how being open, vulnerable and honest is one of his greatest strengths. Casey also talks about his experiences with intermittent fasting and offers another perspective. We dive into the world of stand up comedy and gush about our admiration for Casey, and he says some delightful and sweet things about Andy and Joleen as well. It’s a mini love fest with great conversation. And if you love this episode you will absolutely love Casey’s podcast, Discussing Depression, so be sure to check it out!

Like Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: Andy shares her awful experience with fasting and Joleen talks about being an emotional eater and drops some sweet insights into how eating healthy needs to become a way of life, even though it is rarely easy.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Should I tell those kids to stop setting off fireworks in the parking lot? I’m over 30, fuck it.”

“The hardest part about depression is not knowing how long it’s going to last.”

“Here’s your homework. Reach out to someone you went to high school with and tell them something positive you remember about them.”

“Put some respect on my name!” – Thai Rivera – Joleen Lunzer

“I know what you’re thinking, Joleen’s an emotional eater, she’s going to internalize this shit and eat a donut. I am NOT!”

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Casey Moran on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey Moran on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 54: Caregiving, Crohn’s, MRI’s, Grief, with Felicia Michaels

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We are joined today by the absolutely wonderful and talented comedian, writer, and Director, Felicia Michaels, to talk about a condition that has plagued her family. We talk about her mother’s diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease in the 1970’s and how this greatly impacted her life from a young age. Felicia also shares her own personal journey with Crohn’s disease and the bizarre and terrifying pain that resulted in a surprising diagnosis. We get raw and real and we also laugh and smile and Felicia inspires us with her strength and tenacity. We also talk about our country’s healthcare and social welfare programs that were a great asset to Felicia’s life, especially in the midst of daunting and overwhelming responsibility as she found herself taking care of her mother as a child. We talk about the progress made in treating and understanding Crohn’s Disease and acknowledge that there is still a long way to go. We leave with some final words of wisdom and urge you to check out Felicia’s podcast with Jessica Wellington, The Liars Club. And keep an eye out for her films: My Hole Story, and Pervs. (links below)

THE CHECK-IN: Andy got an MRI of her heart and talks about the results and her love of hospital gowns. Joleen talks about the healing process and grief journey following the sudden death of her cousin.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Just ask me, I’ll tell you what’s wrong with me.”

“The worst thing is when you give a bunch of advice to a new comic and then you go on stage and eat it. So now I don’t give advice before my set.”

“Make friends with people who are funnier than you.”

“I would like to be the voice of positivity today.”

“I’d like to advocate for all the children who are taking care of a parent in this country.”

“Oh my god! My mom pees 30 times a day!”

“My kids caught me… licking the bread.”

“I have so much empathy for what people go through.”

“Take a screen capture of your tweet and put it on Instagram!”

“M&M’s, rainbows, and butterflies. M&M’s, rainbows, and butterflies.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Ep 53: Super Mini Recap of the 34th Annual Marfan Conference!

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We are so excited to share this recap of the 34th annual Marfan Conference in Stanford. Andy talks about the amazing activities, medical appointments, workshops, seminars and more! And she shares how beneficial the conference is on so many levels. She talks about her performance with Katie Lasky Lovebomb and Joleen and Alex ask questions and we discuss the importance of community. Joleen reads a listener iTunes review! And we share some sound clips from the performance and from a video with Andy’s mom.

To watch the live stream with Andy, Katie Lasky, Dominga Noe and Austin Carlile go here: https://www.facebook.com/katie.lasky.92/videos/10160681213145080/?hc_ref=ARTZg_oRs4YoBJSrMzp9FXs4zcDJ6dyKFhGSWFNkZVEjcHg02-A5muvri8K2FeSZpB0

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“How does your filter process stuff? Oh I don’t have one!”

“We can’t cry. We don’t have enough time!”

“I’m picturing this is like Comic Con for Marfan stuff!”

“Did you get your degree from Wikipedia?”

“Honey, this is soap!”

“Everyone who has ever gone to the Marfan Conference wishes they would have gone sooner.”

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