Sick & The City

Episode 5: Managing Chronic Illness & a Full-Time Job

March 22, 2021

In this weeks episode, we are discussing the judgement and fear that comes along with having a chronic illness and a full-time job. We have both had our own experiences in an office environment while dealing with debilitating symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or brain fog. Throughout the years, we have learned how to manage the stress of a job and heal at the same time. Meal prep, arthritis tools, energy healing, and how to get by unnoticed at a happy hour are just a few of the topics we dive into. And a surprise singing performance from Mel as Amanda's prize for winning our Bachelor bet! You don't want to miss this one!


  • Spring has sprung!! What to expect in Kapha season (2:53)
  • What Mel's iris says about her health (4:48)
  • Planning Mel's 30th B-day (9:44)
  • Congrats to Amanda who quit her job and won our Bachelor bet (14:09)

Managing Chronic Illness and your Full-Time Job:

  • Judgement and fear when we were first dealing with symptoms at our jobs. How did our symptoms affect our work? (15:50)
  • How your coworkers negative energy affects you (23:00)
  • Tools to guard your energy (26:14)
  • Flexibility and honesty at your job (29:18)
  • Prepping food for work (35:36)
  • Socialization at work: eating out & happy hour (39:29)
  • How to manage stress and use your time wisely to heal even with a job (42:31)
  • Tools and resources we use to help keep our symptoms at bay (45:45)

Hot Goss:

  • Mel sings because she lost our Bachelor bet (56:28)
  • The Bachelor finale (59:52)
  • What we’re rewatching (1:11:04)
  • Cherry & Coming 2 America reviews (1:13:40)

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