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April 6, 2023

Your Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Who You Are

with podcast guest

Jenneh Rishe


Jenneh Rishe is a Registered Nurse who lives with endometriosis and several other chronic illnesses, and she is the founder of The Endometriosis Coalition and author of the upcoming book, Part of You, Not All of You. Jenneh’s focus in her work and in her book is on educating and encouraging people suffering from chronic illness, advocating for their needs, and teaching them how to live a full and fulfilled life that doesn’t center around their condition.

In this episode, we talk about the double standard when it comes to women’s health in the medical community, the frightening overnight decline Jenneh experienced with her health, why Jenneh founded the Endometriosis Coalition, how people with chronic illnesses can navigate the new dynamics created in relationships and at work, and so much more!

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  • The double standard when it comes to educating the public about the side effects of hormonal birth control
  • Jenneh’s frightening experience with a dramatic, overnight shift in her health
  • Why Jenneh was inspired to start The Endometriosis Coalition
  • The massive resistance Jenneh had to fight through to receive an accurate diagnosis
  • Why we need to view the body and our symptoms holistically
  • Recognizing that endometriosis is a full-body disease
  • What day-to-day life is like living with an “invisible” chronic illness
  • How we can move away from defining ourselves by our chronic illnesses
  • Managing the changing relationship dynamics that come with your chronic illness
  • Navigating work and your career while dealing with the challenges of day-to-day living
  • Moving away from feeling like you need to constantly work on your healing
  • The power of community for your healing


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Stasha Washburn

Bloody Brilliant Business

Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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