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I’ve spent a lot of time this past month thinking back to when I was at the sickest point of my life. It impacted every single organ. I believe that’s by design. Stress and sickness can eventually impact everything. Your relationships, finances, career, social life. It could also show up as an imbalance in a lot of different areas, like your hormones, your digestive system, your immune system, weight and metabolism issues, or autoimmune conditions. 

I have experienced pain in every single organ system. 

I was on a ton of medications and the only other solution being advised to me was to be cut open on an operating table. 

So I went on a mission to heal my body naturally. I was tired of hearing the same message over and over that the doctors needed to throw yet another medication my way. 

Everything I needed to heal my body was placed on this earth. All it took was the knowledge to know how to access it. 

Once I started living a natural and functional lifestyle, my symptoms disappeared for 10 years. That ultimately became a point of pride for me. It was a flag that I waved proudly and boldly. I had been 100% healed. 

That was until my recent illness impacted me deeply and in multiple ways.

How Health’s Longevity Plays Out

I’ve been silent about this topic – mainly because there are so many polarizing viewpoints and I didn’t want to get distracted by that. 

My recent illness impacted me deeply and this needs to be said…

If you’ve been around here for some time, you know my message is one of longevity. I believe you don’t have to get sick before you die. You can live in health right now and into old age. 

However, when there is longevity, it is easy to fall off the straight and narrow path. Over the last couple of months, I compromised a couple of areas of my life. For a moment, I forgot that everything matters when it comes to your health. 

Every time you allow some sort of stress to creep in, eat something that doesn’t agree with your stomach, don’t put yourself first, forget the boundaries that you need to set, or lose your grounding… 

All those things matter and impact your health. 

It’s not a one-and-done game. 

It’s a do the right things every day, day in and day out, for your health.[RELATED: 7 Tips To Start Living in Optimal Health & Break Free From Your Body’s Underlying Malfunction]

My Recent Illness Impacted Me Deeply & Changed My Outlook

Every time I experience a symptom in my body, I remember the imbalances in my past cycles of illness. If I wake up with a headache, I remember the migraines that’d last a month or longer. Panic, fear, and sleepless nights used to consume me. I used to live a life directed by how I was feeling every single day. I’ve been reminded of all of those things – especially this last month. 

Getting sick again has impacted me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

My fever lasted 17 days without breaking. It was only when a friend sent me wet sock therapy that I was actually able to break that fever. Upper respiratory stuff was affecting my quality of life. I was living on anti-inflammatory medication – which destroys our gut. Unfortunately because of the symptoms, I had to rely on those medications to simply make it through the day. 

I’m grateful to have a lot of tools and resources stashed in the back of my mind for moments like this… even though I pray they don’t happen often. 

Now, I’m on the tail-end of this illness. But, that doesn’t negate the fact that I’ve watched people die because of this same illness. 

Despite the heartbreaking symptoms I experienced, I’m appreciative of the lessons that came my way. Here’s what I learned: 

Compassion

My compassion for my clients has come back. It’s stronger than it’s been in a long time. 

I remember what it feels like to be sick. After 10 years, it’s so easy to forget that. As I remember what pain and aches feel like, I know that many of my clients have been living with these symptoms. I used to catch every illness that came my way and now I remember how that currently pertains to many of my clients and readers. Headaches, sleepless nights, and having to change clothes in the middle of the night because I was sweating due to menopausal symptoms in my mid-late twenties. These symptoms ruled my life. 

I’ve been reminded of the unpleasant times and the fact that my clients come to me because they are currently experiencing these symptoms in their own lives. But most importantly, I am reminded that you are the reason for my career path. Because I want you to experience everything wonderful this world has to offer.

Gratitude

I’ve experienced so much gratitude the support I do have – gratitude for my health, husband, and God. 

Through this, I’ve met the right people at the right time. Fortunately, I partnered with the right consultants to help my business continue without me. It has run seamlessly. New clients came about when I couldn’t even market. Breaks in my schedule, cancellations of appointments… Everything worked out.

I realized that the God of this magnificent universe was holding me. That every day, we run around trying to make things happen, fit puzzle pieces together… and it should be simple. In this gratitude I feel even more compelled to help you, my clients and readers, to find wholeness in your health.

[RELATED: What Lights You Up? How To Add Positivity To Your Mindset]

Simplicity

I failed in so many ways to see the simplicity of life for what it was. I can walk outside and hear the birds singing to me. When I see the deer, I appreciate them. Once again, I can feel the blades of grass growing next to me. I’m grateful for the seasons of life. I can see the abundance of the universe all around me. And more than anything, I want this beauty in simplicity to grace your life.

Because when you appreciate even the smallest of things, you can live a life fuller than you ever imagined. 

I’m in a different place spiritually and it’s all thanks to getting sick.

I’m here, ready, back, and stronger than ever post-recovery. I can feel the energy coming back. This is one of the greatest lessons. I fully expect abundance in my health, my business, my clients, my relationships, and my free time. That’s what I deserve in this life. And you deserve it, too. You deserve the freedom that health brings. I can truly say that I am grateful that I can experience this and be on the other side. And I’m grateful to share my experience with you – whether or not you’ve fallen ill – because together, we can experience healing.

I’m so glad that God has given me the ability to see illness in this way. 

Are You Ready To Go On This Journey With Me? 

This message was not one that I ever dreamed of giving, but it’s one that I believe you need to hear. There is hope even in sickness. There is hope in living a life free of disease and pain. If you’re ready to go on a journey with me, I invite you to schedule some time to speak with me here. 

My recent illness impacted me deeply and reignited my passion for guiding you on your health journey. 

If you’re not ready to commit yet, join my Love Yourself to Health with Chelsie Facebook group. This community is encouraging, life-giving, and resourceful. 

Either way, I invite you to open yourself up to better health.

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