“You have Multiple Sclerosis.” I was only 12 when I heard these four words.
As a child, it was hard to comprehend the diagnosis, which was ultimately for the best. That little bit of ignorance led me to believe that I would “beat this.”
I held onto that belief despite the very difficult challenges I faced in the years following my diagnosis of relapsing remitting MS. I experienced a range of symptoms from being blind in one eye to paralyzed. When I look back, I wonder how I had the strength to not give up and still hope for and plan for a full life.
After 17 years of living with MS, hoping to “get by” or “manage” wasn’t enough - I wanted to THRIVE. I refused to live the rest of my life with the constant uncertainty, inability to plan, and of course the symptoms, whether it be paralysis or debilitating fatigue, weakness, and pain. I always knew intuitively that the human body has everything it needs to repair itself and to function optimally - after all, our bodies create human life.
Using scientifically-backed mind-body techniques, I successfully eliminated disease from my body. Words cannot describe the emotions I felt when my neurologist, a leading MS specialist, changed my diagnosis of Relapsing Remitting MS to No Evidence of Disease Activity (NEDA). In that moment I knew I was handed my life’s purpose and had to share these tools with others.
Every single human has the ability to experience relief following the same protocols. Today I am blessed to work with others to reduce their symptoms through understanding their health blueprint, unpacking illness identity, and unlocking the body's natural healing capacity.