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VIDEO: Finding Your Sparkle While Living with Chronic Illness

Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW

I had a great time with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C as a guest on her podcast Therapy Chat. We discuss everything from living with chronic illness, attachment and trauma, living through your authentic self, body and self sensing, resiliency, ballroom dance, and the importance of creativity and exploration. Her podcast has become part of my routine. Her willingness to integrate topics into the social work field and mental health profession for both consumers and professionals inspires me. She talks about issues that I wish were discussed a decade ago when I was first finding my way through the field of social work. Her topics and guests are progressive and thought provoking. I believe discussing the connections between trauma and chronic illness, such as in this podcast, will gradually make these connections a part of every interaction with mental health and medicine.