When Jason Herterich got sick, he knew that he had to do more with his condition than just suffer through it and barely survive. An engineering graduate, he is now the founder of the podcast  the Discomfort Zone, featuring immersive stories on chronic illness and disability. The Discomfort Zone uncovers our collective humanity through stories of vulnerability, wellness and resilience. Naturally, Jason is also a chronic illness and disability advocate learning how to live with the beasts, fibromyalgia ME/CFS, POTS, and IBS. Thankfully, after quite a few years of sickness and exhaustion, Jason saw the light that told him his life would be different, but good.


  1. How to get out of bed when you have been bedridden for a long time.

  2.  Why other people need to hear your story.

  3. How to start and keep an exercise regimen when you have chronic fatigue syndrome.

Jason took a very dark time and turned on the light so he could see where he was going and what he wanted to focus on, even in the midst of terrible pain and discouragement. And now he has found a deeper meaning because he chose to center on the outside, where people needed him, versus the inside, where all the pain is. It’s not to say that Jason isn’t confronted with pain and that he doesn’t have to manage it. But he knows he is more than his conditions. In fact he is so much more, who he is spills out of himself and onto the rest of the world. Make sure to follow his podcast the Discomfort Zone to hear stories that will move you as you get to know the magic that is Jason 🙂

Jason is the host/producer of Discomfort Zone podcast. He lives with fibromyalgia, POTS, IBS and ME/CFS. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is the youngest of three kids and the proud uncle of his nephew and niece. He currently lives at home with his mom and dad. On occasion, he helps with the dishes and does his own laundry. 

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