Chronicles is a podcast where real people, with real stories, have real conversations on health. We come together each month and open up about our lived experiences navigating chronic illness and mental health disorders across ...more

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June 25, 2021 00:47:23
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On empathy and advice

Join us for another episode of Chronicles! We're back together for a conversation on advice, empathy, and connection. In this episode, we share personal stories about the best advice we've ever received, as well as the times where what we or others offered felt like it missed the mark. We touch on when concern feels more like unhealthy comparisons or gossip, and the awkwardness of wellness tips or medical advice at the wrong time. We also talk about the times when there's nothing to say and the most helpful thing anyone can do is to listen. We conclude with the idea of connection over advice, sharing some of our most meaningful moments where support and empathy was offered at just the right time. ...



May 13, 2021 00:42:16
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COVID-19 vaccine: a shot for our futures

Join us for this episode of Chronicles, where we share our thoughts on one of the most pressing global health issues -- COVID-19 vaccine efforts. We discuss the situation that each of our countries are facing, the responsibilities of wealthy governments, and other inequities we're worried about. We also talk about our own personal experiences, including what it's like to live with medical conditions that leave us less protected by the vaccine than others will be, as well as difficult conversations we're having with our friends, family, and communities about vaccine hesitancy. Please note that we recorded this episode before Pres. Biden and the U.S. government announced support for the waiver of IP protections on COVID-19 vaccines earlier this month. That announcement shows exciting progress, but the global fight for vaccine equity is just beginning. So much more is urgently needed. ...



March 08, 2021 00:35:15
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Balancing words with action

For the first episode of Season 2 of Chronicles, we're tackling how we and our colleagues advocate -- and the balance between words and action. Listen in to hear us break down the terms around advocacy that we find impactful… and especially the ones that make us uncomfortable. We also discuss where we think that words are only words and the need to see and be part of more genuine efforts to address inequitable power dynamics and rebalance who has a voice in decision-making. Hope you join us, we're excited to be back! Much more to come in Season 2. See below for links to content we mention throughout the episode! ...



February 04, 2021 00:03:38
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Trailer: Season 2

We're still here! And we're back. Looking forward to a new year and new season of Chronicles, where we are continuing to come together to share real stories and have real conversations on health. Lots in store for 2021, hope you join us! Please also feel free to reach out to us on twitter @Chroniclepodcst or email at [email protected]! We'd love to hear from you. ...



September 30, 2020 00:54:57
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Connecting through COVID

In this episode of Chronicles, we discuss maintaining connectivity and connections through COVID-19. With all five of us on the podcast for the first time in a while, we share both the personal challenges of navigating how our communities have changed and the strategies we've used to maintain sanity and relationships with our friends and loved ones during the pandemic. Through our personal experiences, we grow the conversation to explore the social and political impacts in our countries and around the world, discussing gaps in policy and inequities in who has access to digital platforms at a time when being connected is as important as ever. ...



September 09, 2020 00:47:13
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Global Week of Action

During this episode of Chronicles, Joab, Chantelle and Micaela discuss this week’s Global Week of Action on NCDs, and the role of individual, public and corporate accountability. How does systemic change happen? What is the role of education, advocacy and awareness? What is your commitment to the Global Week of Action? Tune in to this month’s episode for some Chronicles insight on these subjects. ...