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Going from Patient to Person With Author and Musician Susie Schwartz
Episode 5417th April 2023 • Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis • Andrea W. Hanson : Author & Master Coach
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“Yes, some days I'm in bed - others I am at the piano or in a gondola in Venice. Life is hard. Life is GOOD.” - Susie Schwartz

Susie Schwartz is a Canadian writer, public speaker and singer-songwriter. In her latest book, Help the Doctor Help You: 31 Secrets and Tips to get the BEST from your appointments (available now), Susie compiles her wisdom from an almost lifetime of being the patient into helping the reader have a strong relationship with their doctors. Susie calls it going from patient to person; making sure we’re not just seen as a number, but as a person talking to another person about our health.

In this episode, Susie uses her wickedly funny sense of humor to tell stories of the good, bad and the ugly of her health journey. And she shares invaluable tips on how you can get the most out of your relationship with your doctors.

Discussed in this episode - 

  • A childhood of “collecting diagnoses” and what Susie did to help herself mentally on a daily basis.
  • How almost dying and living on ‘borrowed time’ shaped the way Susie  lives.
  • The difference between emotions and attitude and how recognizing it can help us move through difficult times. 
  • How having tantrums and bad attitudes are just necessary sometimes. 

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Please note this podcast does not promote any specific therapy. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medications, therapies, and treatments. The ideas and stories discussed in this podcast are the host and guest's personal opinions and experiences only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. Listener discretion is advised.