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The Rest Room
The Rest Room
Natasha Lipman

Welcome to The Rest Room: a place to explore what it means to live (and live well) with chronic illness. natashalipman.substack.com

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On convalescence & chronic illness

A little while ago, my doctor told me that I need to convalesce. My instinct? To record a podcast episode... more

08 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
What actually is Post-Exertional Malaise?

Do you experience Post-Exertional Malaise? I have for a number of years now, and it can be utterly debilitating. But,... more

01 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
The Rest Room: A 2022 Wrap-Up

This year has been the best one yet when it comes to this podcast. I’ve been working with an amazing... more

21 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
How to survive (and enjoy!) the festive season with chronic illness

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, when December rolls around (and you live in a Christian country) there’s a whole... more

07 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
What happens when diagnostic criteria aren't fit for purpose?

In this episode we discuss:* The history of the Beighton Score - how did a tool used for epidemiological studies... more

23 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
How to make the most of your medical appointments

One of the saddest (and yet not surprising) things I’ve heard over the years in my conversations with chronically ill... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
Inside a chronic illness-friendly workplace

In the last episode of The Rest Room podcast, we explored the tricky beast of navigating work when you live... more

19 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
Navigating work & chronic illness

This week, we’re joined by good friend of the Rest Room, Pippa Stacey, a writer, blogger and public speaker who... more

04 Oct 2022 · 48 minutes
Can technology teach me to pace?

When I heard that a new startup called Visible was building wearable technology to help people with energy-limiting conditions learn... more

21 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Fear, Pain & Hope: Movement with Hypermobility

How we think about movement when living with hypermobiliy is a subject I’m super interested in, so I’m delighted to... more

07 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
The Rest Room
On convalescence & chronic illness
The Rest Room