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January 26, 2021

Iliza Shlesinger: Hurst to Be Awesome. Chronic Pain, Comedy & the Mind-Body Connection

Mayim breaks down how our overall stress can have real physical impacts and Iliza Shlesinger discusses being a female stand up comedian among men in her profession, how we as a society struggle to communicate, and how her hectic work life caught up with her in the form of debilitating nerve pain.

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Mayim Bialik

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@missmayim
Jonathan Cohen

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@storiescompany
Iliza Shlesinger

Comedian, Actress and TV Host

@ ilizas

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