Dancing with Disease Podcast
Wishing You Continued Healing

Wishing You Continued Healing

May 24, 2020

I believe we are always healing: it's a journey, not a destination. That said, you do move from one area that needs your attention to the next. This podcast helped me heal that area, and kept my company while completing my memoir. I'm starting "G School" next week. Let me know if you want to learn more. Be well!

Episode 18: 10 Ways to Deal with Right Now

Episode 18: 10 Ways to Deal with Right Now

March 26, 2020

In this episode I put a twist on the "10 Ways to Boost Your Healing Powers" PDF that's on my website. In reality, it was created for anyone going through a hard time or big life change, and well, I'm pretty sure that the current reality counts as a BIG change. You can see the list at www.gerryugalde.com Stay safe, stay home (or at least, in your car). 

Episode 17: The Making of a Memoir

Episode 17: The Making of a Memoir

March 8, 2020

The overwhelming response I get when I talk about the memoir is, "When do you find the time?" As with most things in life, we find time for the projects that pull on our hearts the most. This episode shares a bit of the writing process, but mostly what the last 18 months of edits, manuscript submissions and proofreading have felt like. I'm excited and scared to share so much of my story with the world, but I'm learning to accept the great things that come with discomfort. 

Episode 16: Strength to Meet You

Episode 16: Strength to Meet You

February 11, 2020

I'm taking a new approach to this medium. I am going for the one shot record. I'm also going to share more of who I am. I find that for a few episodes I was editing my personality down so I could reach anyone who wanted to listen. I'm not speaking to everyone though: I'm speaking to the underdogs who are always clawing their way to the top, no matter what. This episode also focuses on what I think strength means, and why I hated being called "strong" for a while. 

Episode 15: Resolve to Be Kinder to Yourself

Episode 15: Resolve to Be Kinder to Yourself

December 18, 2019

Of all the resolutions I've made and lessons I've learned, being kinder to myself is still a work in progress. That, and a few lessons I've learned in the last 10 years. 

Episode 14: When Is the Right Time for Therapy?

Episode 14: When Is the Right Time for Therapy?

November 27, 2019

With so much to deal with and adjust to after diagnosis, it's possible that talking to someone about your feelings is the last thing you have time for. There might come a time that you're ready. You don't have to take care of every part of your being at once, but as we all know there could come a time that you know it's the best way to move forward. Here I share what has worked for me in deciding when I was ready to dig deep into my emotions. 

Episode 13: Social Media Personalities

Episode 13: Social Media Personalities

November 9, 2019

Are you a social media contributor or consumer? Do you add to group conversations, or do you sit on the sidelines and watch a topic get explored? Regardless of how you participate, you've likely noticed there are certain personalities that are common across online fora. This episode identifies what those personalities bring to the discussion, and what you can do when that becomes too much for you. 

Episode 12: To Tell or Not to Tell

Episode 12: To Tell or Not to Tell

October 4, 2019

Do you have to disclose to your co-workers that you live with illness? What do you share?
In this episode I share my story of moving from school to school to school, and the three things I have learned are important for me to share with my workplace. 

Episode 11: Chronic Disease Vacation

Episode 11: Chronic Disease Vacation

August 29, 2019

I've lived with chronic illness for a decade now. Having learned a few things, especially when it comes to a battle of wills, I have pleaded with chronic illness to give me a vacation from it. This summer I got it!!

 

Episode 10: A Helping Hand Goes a Long Way

Episode 10: A Helping Hand Goes a Long Way

July 4, 2019

While grappling with disease the last thing you might be able to think about is how you can help others, but once you've got your bearings, lifting someone else up because you genuinely want to, ends up being the greatest gift to your health.