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A Day in the Life of Artist Karin Schaefer

Karin’s Meditation series was our first choice for Kinnected’s featured artist. The woven threads in this series are reminiscent of the oldest and most globally relatable symbols of community that exist.

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    Karin Schaefer

  • 4 months ago

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A Day in the Life of Psychologist Mauricio Jiménez

Mauricio Jiménez Aristizabal is a Colombian psychologist working in Buenos Aires—the city with the highest number of psychologists per capita in the world—whose work focuses on supporting elderly patients and using art as a form of inclusion and social bonding.

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  • 1 month ago

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What Doctors Don't Tell You About LEEP

How I lost my sex life after the LEEP procedure and the healing I found from connecting with others who have experienced the same.

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    Kate Orson

  • 1 month ago

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Out of the Dark Room: Healing from Concussion

An otherwise healthy person, I was humbled and shocked at the change in me after a serious concussion. The early weeks of recovery were a challenge both physically and emotionally, as I describe in the attached essay.

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    Debi Lewis

  • 1 month ago

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A Day in the Life of Dr. Leonel González de León

This profile gives readers a glimpse into the daily life and work of Dr. Leonel González de León, an infectious diseases physician based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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    Rivka Pruss

  • 1 month ago

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Running With The Wolves

How Lupus Has Unleashed My Freedom of Speech

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    Adalina Bonn

  • 1 month ago

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From Nothing to Cancer

Joanna Laufer went from a life of no illness; never a flu, rarely even a cold, to being misdiagnosed for a year, to finding out she was going “From Nothing to Cancer.” This story addresses how she learned to advocate for herself and face unthinkable fears, while coming to a place of strength, healing, and freedom.

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    Joanna Laufer

  • 1 month ago

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A Day in the Life of Dr. Laura Blinkhorn

I am originally from Washington, DC. I studied literature in college and then worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, where I first became interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

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  • 5 months ago

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The Turning Point

My diagnosis is a part of me, but not my identity. It could swallow me whole and decimate my well being if I let it. But, I won’t. When the suction into the black hole happens, there is always a way out. Or at least I keep telling myself that.

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    Kyra Millich

  • 6 months ago

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Sleep to Wake

Fatigue presses on me like a weighted blanket. From beneath it, a thought emerges: No. I am on a four-lane street, at the wheel of a one-and-a-half ton vehicle. Soon the light will change. I need to wake up.

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    Kate Haas

  • 6 months ago

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Oceans Inside: My Inner Relationships with Grief, PTSD, and Spasmodic Dysphonia

Grief takes its seat on a boat in a dark ocean with little more illumination than a crescent moon to witness your pain.

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    Priscilla Freeman

  • 6 months ago

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Pause. Pivot. Perspective.

If you are reading this article, you may know the familiar feeling of being caught in a whirlpool of terror, confusion and displacement as a result of an inflammatory or immunity disease.

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    Kyra Millich

  • 7 months ago

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WTF

When I was first diagnosed with MS, I was terrified, confused and displaced. No one in my family had MS. My doctor said there wasn’t a cure and we couldn’t yet tell what severity of the disease I had.

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    Kyra Millich

  • 6 months ago

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My Struggle to Identify Migraines

My first morning in Mexico found me crouched before a sculpted wooden toilet seat in someone's sculpted underground home wearing a sculpted white canvas tunic, and vomiting.

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    Zuzu Tadeushuk

  • 4 months ago

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My Achy, Achy Jaw

I was in sixth grade when I got braces. The orthodontist told my parents that even though my teeth were straight, my jaw was misaligned and I would be vulnerable to terrible headaches throughout my life if we didnt do something about it now.

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    Johanna Stoberock

  • 2 months ago

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A Day in the Life of Mary’s Place

Mary’s Place believes that no one’s child should sleep outside. They are standing in the gap, from the moment a family becomes homeless until they find their forever home—providing safe, inclusive shelter and services for women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.

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    Interviewed by Megan Haas

  • 5 months ago

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The Cancer Playlist

If cancer treatment is a long ride through a strange country, I am often the driver on the first leg of the trip

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    George Soltes

  • 5 months ago