Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Episode 119: Scrapping the Pain Away


This week's show is a departure from our normal lightheartedness. We're talking to designer, Andrea Bethke, about the physical pain she experiences every day and how scrapbooking plays a vital part in bringing joy to her life. Andrea inspired us with her courage and kindness. Our wish is that if you're experiencing pain in your life, you'll leave this episode with a sense of hope and the comfort that you are not alone. 



Check out Andrea's lovely work at her blog here.
Andrea and Tracie had an awesome conversation about Disney here. Be sure to check that out and hear all about her Disney days album, using Crate Paper's Little You collection!

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7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for discussing this topic! So many of us craft & live in pain daily, to the point that there are groups on fb.... I totally relate to the following statements "You learn to live with it." "This is my normal." "I never have a day in which I am not in pain." Koodos to the three of you, and especially Andrea Bethke for openly and honestly sharing these experiences.

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  2. That was a very powerful episode. Andrea is such a positive and honest person! I think everyone will get something out of this episode and also learn to be more compassionate toward others. Both my children have their own issues and I often remind them that everyone has their own "thing" they are battling. Some are visible and some are not. Some are short term, but many are life long. I loved how Andrea decided to not wait for life to "get better" but to live it now.

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  3. Thank you for this wonderful episode. I can't stop thinking about it. My daughter lives with chronic pain and this episode made me realize that maybe I'm not paying enough attention to her and her pain. She is living through it. She doesn't dwell on it at all. She just received her Master degree while working 2 jobs. Sometimes she is a little standoffish and would prefer to stay in her room in stead of hanging with the family. I get upset but after listening to Andrea's story, maybe she is just in pain and needs to stay in her room. Bottom line, I need to communicate more with her and find out how she is feeling. Thanks again for a wonderful show and God bless you Andrea.

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  4. Very good podcast. I just lost my mother who suffers chronic pain for 37 years. So many times because she looked good on the outside people just could not accept the fact her pain was so bad. Thanks for the positive encouragement.

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  5. Thank you so much for this podcast. I was in tears while listening....tears of empathy, of laughter, of joy and of gratitude. Andrea is such an inspiration. Her positive outlook is uplifting. Thank you to her for being so open about her condition and thank you to the two of you for sharing it with all of us.

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  6. And to add.....her paper crafting work is amazing! Thank you for bringing her blog and her Instagram account to my attention!

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  7. I just wanted to let you know that I've already recommended this episode to several friends to listen to - thank you girls, especially Andrea, for your willingness and bravery in talking about this topic so frankly. Inspiring xxx

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