Ep 17: How do you deal with chronic illness while living alone? Guest Dara Shashoua

Season #2

In this week's episode Dara Shashoua and Michelle talk about the hard things including:

  • Medical gaslighting and the path to getting a diagnosis with MS.
  • Navigating chronic illness while living alone.
  • Why spoonies are well equipped to run their own businesses.
  • And top tips for doing it in ways that work for you and your body.

About Dara

Dara is a passionate entrepreneur who opened Byzantine Design “The Most Beautiful Tile Store in Melbourne” mere weeks before she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Dara founded A Chronic Entrepreneur to empower other chronic entrepreneurs to share their stories.

About Michelle Irving 

A pioneer in the Chronic Illness space, Michelle Irving is the Queen of the Underworld. She mentors women around the world, teaching them how to create a life filled with love, meaningful work and deep personal power. She believes we can all have a positive relationship with ourselves even in the midst of experiencing illness. You can chat Michelle by booking at 

Connect with Dara

Instagram: @achronicentrepreneur

Website: A Chronic Entrepreneur

Connect with Michelle

Instagram: @michelleirvingofficial


Book your Chat with Michelle

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Music by Avy Summerlind