A feminist filmmaker and activist, Sini was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010 during production of her documentary, The Punk Singer. After watching her dear friend, Kathleen Hanna, battle Lyme disease and then—in a weird plot twist— battling it herself, Sini knew her next film was going to be about Lyme disease. Research commenced. Subjects were found. Interviews began. And then Sini realized that Lyme disease is a symptom of a much bigger problem: Women’s health and the lack of gender equality in medicine. Join us as we discuss not only Lyme disease but the problem with healthcare and some of the reasons why women are … so sick.
Last week was so fun! I found so much comfort in my friends, and I hope you did, too!
This week is another emotional one: Take care of your inner-child! Love yourself full-time. In each moment, of each day, consider how you would treat yourself if you were a young, helpless child. (Would you feed him/her a healthy dinner, put her in the bath, and dress her in comfiest PJ’s, or would you beat her up for not feeling well and call her a loser?) A good trick is to put a picture of yourself up at a young age and remind yourself to treat yourself and tenderly as you would that kid. If you are new to inner-child work, please read my post HERE to get more information and inspiration. This stuff has seriously changed my life you guys! It has been the cornerstone to healing in so many ways. I can’t wait to hear about your progress and your findings.
Listen to this Episode if you are Especially Interested In:
- Late-Stage Lyme Disease
- Chronic Lyme Disease
- Lyme disease facts
- Women’s health
- Why women are often disregarded in the medical community
- Why Lyme and women’s health is so controversial
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Women’s Health Research @ Yale
- ACE study
- The Body Keeps the Score
- 1993 Revitalization Act and how it fell short
- The Punk Singer
- Episode number 4 on healing trauma
Happy Listening! Let me know how your weekly challenge goes and share any insights xoxoxo