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Life On Pause is a podcast for and by young adults living with cancer. Each month, young adult cancer patients from Penn State Health share honestly about their cancer diagnosis, treatment and life afterwards. As cancer causes the group to reflect on issues both large and small, surprisingly relatable stories and themes emerge. From relationships to body functions, nothing is off the table.
 
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Welcome to the New World Normal podcast where every week we will be questioning – “What is normal?” We will be examining the challenges and benefits of this past year. What’s working in our society and what is not, and together we will create a road map to move into our “new Normal” more mindfully. From Casual covid conversations where we will be discussing and documenting the day-to-day aspects of life during a pandemic… to interviews with guest experts and thought leaders examining next st ...
 
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As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, we once again venture out into our communities, settle back into our routines, and return to our regularly-scheduled broadcasting as well as we can. Though any TNWN listener could tell you that “normal” isn’t always a good thing and that our own comfort doesn’t equate to someone else’s, today we will …
 
When a problem is too big for an individual to handle, it’s easy to get stuck and to feel apathetic. For instance, we can commit to curbing our plastic use by eliminating straws. However, on an individual level we also understand that this choice is only our own. The rest of the world will keep using straws. What’s the point? This is why, in nature…
 
The dreadful treadmill of office culture looms before us as COVID restrictions lift. Back to the normal life of commuting away from our families, back to Monday through Friday spent under harsh fluorescent lights, back to the 9-5 grind that can absorb more time than “9-5” implies. With a taste of work-from-home independence, many have realized that…
 
Sometimes we feel like our work has no impact on the world around us. It keeps coming back fresh every day, it keeps us from what we truly love, but it also keeps the lights on. How do we break out of this mundane, exhausting cycle? The first step to social disruption is squashing the stale standards we set for ourselves. Geri Paige Butner, today’s…
 
Chemotherapy involves so much more than just treating cancer. Chemotherapy treatments involve various side effects that can challenge patients mentally, physically, and emotionally. On this episode of Life on Pause, our host Kasara talks with guest speakers to discuss their experiences receiving chemotherapy treatments for their cancer diagnoses. T…
 
What would you do if you were convicted of a gruesome crime you didn’t commit? Now imagine serving 16 years of your life for that crime, all the while having to fight against the current of a system that is not only indifferent, but often malicious? You could be furious, frustrated, and fall into a habit of resentment towards the world. Or you coul…
 
Mind, body, soul… cells? Today’s guest, Heather Hiniker, is the founder and CEO of Ascent, a cutting-edge regenerative technology company in Newport Beach, CA. Hiniker’s business is built on two ideas: Our bodies are created to self-heal, and that we are only as healthy as our cells. Ascent offers many services focusing on cellular health and regen…
 
Even after recovery, cancer can still leave challenging effects on those who have experienced it. However, taking part in a new adventure can be beneficial and healing for cancer survivors. First Descents is a program for young adults impacted by cancer that provides them with outdoor adventures and helps them heal through psychosocial support and …
 
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” For years, the U.S. healthcare system has had this adage backwards. Every industry is more profitable with repeat customers, after all. The complicated insurance rigamarole and the surprise costs of a seemingly simple procedure add up and take their toll. If that wasn’t enough, patients commonly co…
 
The cancer journey can have a profound impact on the patient and those close by providing support. Finding oneself in the role of caregiver for a cancer patient can be an emotionally exhausting experience for a young adult, as they try to maintain support and composure in times of worry and hurt. Life on Pause is a podcast created by and for young …
 
Albert Einstein is often credited as saying, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” The quote’s true origins are unknown, but the sentiment has a Facebook-shareable quality to it and has gained traction as modern attitudes toward education grow and shi…
 
The holiday season holds a very special place in the hearts of many and is often symbolized by unique themes and activities that make a home feel more like home. For individuals who have experienced cancer, these unique traditions and practices can help them embrace the season's positivity and enjoyment. However, gathering with loved ones and navig…
 
When a young person has cancer, in reality, the whole family ‘has’ cancer. We invited siblings to share their experience when their sister or brother was diagnosed and underwent treatment. The siblings explore: Who does the extra work at home? Is it okay to be jealous of the time your parents are spending with your sibling (and the extra gifts they…
 
Welcome back to the NWN Podcast today I am talking with Craig Gustafson. Craig is a Certified Body Language Trainer, on a mission to help everyone he can in Escaping their Social Awkwardness. As a 26-year submarine veteran, and self-described recovering social misfit, he understands what it takes to learn the science of social interaction. He has a…
 
Avascular necrosis (AVN) causes pain in the joints (mainly the weigh-bearing joints of the legs) and is associated with chemotherapy and steroid use during cancer treatment. The chronic pain connected with AVN can greatly impact a young adult’s life. Listen to the stories of these four young women who live with AVN to get a glimpse into what it’s l…
 
When faced with a cancer diagnosis as a young adult, the last thing you expect is to make a quick decision about sperm-banking or egg preservation. After treatment ends and the dust begins to settle, you’re faced with questions that your peers are likely not considering, ‘Am I still able to have kids naturally?’, ‘Will I pass on genes to my childre…
 
The daughter of a Hindu from India & a Presbyterian from Scotland, it's not surprising that Sandhya has spent 25 years in activism and organizing; from the streets of Oakland all the way to the Hall of Congress. Sandhya's policy background gets put to good use around housing & labor justice, but their experience as a pastor and in non-profit also g…
 
Today our guest is Marjorie Aunos, Marjorie has a Ph.D. in psychology and is an award-winning inspirational speaker, an author and researcher from Montreal, Canada. Her expertise is working with parents who have intellectual disabilities. Marjorie believes that by focusing on our strengths of character, which we have decided to call Super Powers, w…
 
A conversation with Dr Stacy Greathouse on how we can create a more student-centered educational experience...learning Dr Greathouse is an educator, an instructional designer and self-proclaimed Pirate. She rec’d her doctorate from Illinois State University located in Normal - so as you may have guess we will talk a bit about “normal” in addition t…
 
The Life on Pause crew chats with Dr. Blackall and Sara about the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. How does a young adult navigate the emotional territory of mortality, fear, anxiety and survivor’s guilt? How do I do the ‘normal’ tasks of young adulthood with a cancer diagnosis?By Penn State Health
 
A conversation with Laarni Mulvey The Power Lady about her mission to help women tap into their inner strength. Laarni Mulvey is a proud Filipino American. She's a women's strength advocate, mind-strength coach, author, speaker, and powerlifter. Laarni is also the founder of the Strong and Mighty Company and The Global Standing in Strength Movement…
 
Today, we're talking to James Barnes. James is a dad, a husband, a plant lover, and a creator of empathy. From a young age, he always wanted to help people, whether it was helping his peers who are struggling with depression or creating groups to hold each other accountable, he was consistently eager to lead and help. He now uses that passion to he…
 
Jen Bloomer is using her talents as an artist, educator and mother to help people navigate their own creativity while building community of people exploring antiracism at the intersection of art and activism. Jen Bloomer is an artist, facilitator and the founder of Radici Studios in San Francisco (Ra-dee-chee). For the past two decades, she has pai…
 
A group of young women discuss how hair loss as part of their cancer treatment affected their life and identity. The group ranges in age and experience from the early teenage years to the late twenties, middle and high school students through college graduates, and including a newlywed. These young women share their decision making about wig or no …
 
A bone marrow transplant can be life-saving and changing for some oncological and non-oncological conditions. Terry Shapiro, CRNP, with 30 plus years of experience, talks with four young adults about their experience with the ‘boot camp’ of bone marrow transplant. From a review of what the procedure is to its impact on daily life, this episode cove…
 
What to post? What to share? Social media can be tricky enough without a cancer diagnosis. Listen in as Sarah Daniels, AYA Child Life specialist and social media researcher from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, facilitates a lively discussion with a group of young adults about the choices they made regarding social media and their cancer expe…
 
Cancer treatment impacts greatly impacts the physical treatment. This podcast begins with young adults sharing their experiences of physical deconditioning, regaining strength and exercises role in helping cope with cancer. (13:30) Natalie Burse, cancer exercise researcher and breast cancer survivor. (18:40) Dr. Pooja Rao and Jared Heitzenrater dis…
 
Should we be striving to return to our pre-covid “normal”, or would working to create a new normal be preferable? A normal to better serve us, our communities and all of humanity. Sound intriguing? Join us weekly when we meet with guest experts and thought leaders to discuss how redefining our norms can lead to a more inclusive and holistic society…
 
Joined by Julie Larson, clinical social worker with a focus on cancer patients, the Life on Pause crew discusses cancer’s impact on body image. From the moon face from steroids, hair and limb loss to changes in body capabilities, the young adults review how they navigated their relationship to body image in the midst of the physical changes that ca…
 
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