For the Media

6 things to ask
Cassandra ::
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How to Avoid despair when you have a mysterious, misunderstood and mercurial disease that is terrrorizing you.

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Meditation for sick people, and how to address the fears about being quiet and overcome the obstacles to sitting still.

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Why Thinking Positively is Harmful.  We have to validate the losses and not suggest the thinking is wrong. Thoughts are not powerless, but nuance is essential.

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Invisible Illness is More Dangerous because invisibility presents extraordinary obstacles and risks depending on who is blind to your illness.

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The three central obstacles to treating chronic pain. These hurdles need to be eliminated, and we need to treat it more effectively.

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Six ways sick people are like Olympic Athletes. But they don’t earn medals for their achievements. They achieve survival.

Watch the Q&A with Cassandra below for more topics.

Talks 

As a presenter for PBS, Cassandra fielded tough questions and explained the very complicated rules and regulations to make them understandable. PBS sent her to NYC and LA because of her proven ability to deliver complex concepts and extensive material in a simplified manner. She is a skilled public speaker and can custom create a talk for your audience and event.

Television 

Her story inspires and moves all those touched by chronic illness, which numbers in the millions in the United States. Her engaging manner is persuasive while she gives voice to the invisible and silent suffering of those afflicted. She spoke eloquently and honestly to the threat of suicide and her advocacy for addressing this delicate subject resulted in a full follow up story. She brings the benefits of yoga and meditation to a wide audience who would otherwise dismiss it as too hippy-dippy or too happy-clappy. She’s real and funny.

Podcasts 

As a trained attorney, she can convey information in a clear, concise and logical manner. Her insightful and intelligent analysis is informed by her extensive knowledge and innate curiosity about others, about history and about the world. Expressive and articulate, she’s a strong patient voice. She’s a great conversationalist and would love to chat with you for your audience.

Print 

As a resource for both academics and press, she has provided accessible and engaging statements on yoga and on the experience of chronic illness. She writes a regular column on living with illness for The Huffington Post too.

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Cassandra Marcella Metzger is a former PBS attorney, yoga teacher and a writer in Washington DC. In 2015, she created Wellspring Stones, the online oasis for those living with illness. Her mission is to give voice to the invisible, choice-less agony to those living with mercurial, mysterious and misunderstood chronic disease.

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Cassandra Marcella Metzger is a former PBS attorney, yoga teacher and a writer. In 2015, she created Wellspring Stones, the online oasis for those living with illness. She integrates her knowledge of western literature with her competence in yoga and meditation in order to advance lifestyle skills, promote peace of mind and nurture beauty and joy.  Her goal is to create ease, build resilience and spark spirit. And her mission is to give voice to the invisible, choice-less agony to those living with mercurial, mysterious and misunderstood chronic disease. She lives and works in Washington DC where she loves meeting people from all over the world.

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Cassandra Marcella Metzger is a former PBS attorney, yoga teacher and a writer.  She studied history at Vassar College, law at American University and creative writing at Johns Hopkins. A yogini since 1994, she completed her yoga teaching certification at Om Yoga Center in Manhattan in 2003. Also in 2003 Judith Hanson Lasater, the creator of restorative yoga, certified her as a Relax and Renew (r) teacher.

For over 10 years, she owned and operated nilambu – a personal yoga studio.  Nilambu’s mission was to make yoga possible and accessible for all so that clients could develop a practice that was meaningful, responsive and aware. The studio developed and offered complementary material on yogic lifestyle beyond the physical postures, and she created extensive web resources on yoga at nilambu.com.

After she struggled to find accessible and applicable help on how to live well with illness, she decided to prove that living well while ill wasn’t an oxymoron.

In 2015, she created Wellspring Stones, the online oasis for those living with illness. She integrates her knowledge of western literature with her competence in yoga and meditation in order to advance lifestyle skills, promote peace of mind and nurture beauty and joy.  Her goal is to create ease, build resilience and spark spirit. And her mission is to give voice to the invisible, choice-less agony to those living with mercurial, mysterious and misunderstood chronic disease.

She lives and works in Washington DC where she loves meeting people from all over the world.  And because she loves discussing politics with the smartest cab drivers anywhere. They can debate not only because they listen to NPR all day but often have advanced degrees from universities in other countries.  She loves learning and teaching through yoga, writing and telling stories is her calling.

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