My Commencement Address for Int’nl Fibromyalgia Institute Graduation

Click on the white triangle below to press play and hear my speech.  My speech is called, “Stronger Together: Community Resilience in the Face of Pain.”

I delivered the commencement address on August 6, 2016 at the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute’s Graduation Ceremony.  The institute offers two certification options: Certified Fibromyalgia Coach and Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor.  They are currently taking applications for the Fall 2016 Program.



Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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