It’s always great to meet a fellow ChronicBabe who’s managed to craft a career despite serious illness. Noëlle Janka is that kind of woman; she lives with chronic lyme disease and a couple other health challenges, but she’s still managed to find a way to work and help people.

We interviewed each other last week about our work and other pursuits. Here’s my interview with her…I hope you’ll find it interesting and perhaps get inspired!

One of the things Noëlle offers is group coaching, which I think is a great idea for those of us who have mega-high health care costs and limited money to spend on other things. She also has a thriving yoga practice. Now, before you flinch—yoga kind of gets a bad rap—you should know that we talked a lot about how yoga is more than just the poses. It’s a practice that includes mindfulness, breathing, awareness, grounding…it’s so fully encompassing, and customizable for your needs.

And Noëlle also interviewed me! Here’s that interview.

A Kick-Ass Woman with Chronic Illness

Know another cool woman with chronic illness who I should interview? Let me know – jump in the comments below to share your ideas. Thanks!

…and if you want to read another interview with someone super-cool, check out my conversation with Mary England from Uncustomary.