Hashimotos, Alopecia, Author Jenny Berk on Body Image, Chronic Illness Parenting, and Zombies A Chronic Illness Podcast


What is your disorder? *

Hashimotos and Alopecia areata

At what age did your disorder become a daily issue? *

15

Who were you before your illness became debilitating? *

I was frustrated but managing.

What would you do if you were not dealing with your invisible illness? *

I'd have the energy to match what is in my head to do and I would not be self-conscious about my hair

What would you like people to know about your daily life? *

That you can thrive with chronic illnesses

What would make living and moving in the world easier for you? *

a cure for both of these ailments

Do you have any life hacks? *

trying to find them! Meditation

What kind of support do you get from family or friends? *

I get a lot of support from my community, my friends and my family.

What is your best coping mechanism? *

meditation

What are you the most concerned about and the hopeful for in the future? *

that there will be more effective treatments

What is your favorite swear word?

fuck

Is there anything you want to make sure we talk about during the interview? Like an organization you want to promote or something specific that you deal with.

my business - Jenny Eden Coaching

What is the hardest and/or best lesson your condition has taught you?

that I am resilient - much more so than I thought.

What is the best purchase under $100 that helped your life

using the Purple Carrot in home meal delivery service ($78 a month)