Health and Wellness – Chronic Illness

In the United States, approximately 133 million people, that’s 40% of the population suffer from some type of incurable, ongoing, chronic illness. That’s a HUGE number!

Chances are, you or someone you’re close to has a chronic illness. Anne and Gabby are no different. Anne is a survivor of breast cancer and Gabby was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. So how do these illnesses affect their voiceover careers? When juggling doctor visits, medication, side effects, debilitating symptoms, recovery time, etc, can you still find time to audition and book? Anne and Gabby talk about all this, their illness experiences and offer encouragement and hope for others in similar situations within the voiceover community.


Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. Voiceover is a great career for those with chronic illnesses, as it allows for flexibility when scheduling doctor’s appointments.

  2. Know you body and don’t push yourself too hard. Allow yourself the rest you need

  3. Voiceover can be the motivation to keep going! It gives you a reason to get out of bed and keep going.

  4. Know what times of day you’ll be at your best and use those times to be productive.

Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Lupus Foundation of America