Why We Love to Create

creative therapies - kidney talk

creative therapies - Myra Schwartz - jewelry - kidney talkDo you enjoy making things, coming up with new ideas and just trying them out? Lori & Myra enjoy creating jewelry. Myra Schwartz started making jewelry when she started dealing with CKD (21 years ago) and re-discovered a shoe box she had full of beads and supplies. When you’re chronically ill, you have little control over your health, and creative therapies such as making or designing something can give you a sense of control, it can also be meditative and calming and it gives you a total loss of time. Listen to this show and be inspired to cut, glue, shape, paint, collect, string or bend something into a creation of your own.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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