To the Woman Who is Committed to BRAVERY on Your Healing Journey with Autoimmune Disease:
Chances are, you are wishing for your old life back.
And that's why you're here. You are not alone.
Having an Autoimmune Disease or chronic illness REALLY SUCKS. Like... I don't want to get out of bed today kinda sucks. Scratch that. I CAN'T get out of bed today kinda sucks.
Especially if you used to be a superstar in your former life, right?!?
You feel like you will never be whole again. Or healthy again.
Or worse yet... mourning the loss of YOU... thinking you won't be able to accomplish everything you need to on any given day... let alone in LIFE!
If you have an Autoimmune Disease or chronic illness and are struggling...
✔ You have challenges (health or otherwise) that hinder experiencing life to the fullest extent.
✔ You wake up and don't want to get out of bed because you feel empty and depleted.
✔ You feel angry because you have to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone have fun without you.
✔ You just feel... DEFLATED AND DEFEATED.
Chances are... you are already asking yourself... "How long can I keep this up, right?"
If you are like me, you put your entire life on hold and you start telling yourself I can start living my REAL LIFE... once I get healthy again.
✔ You want to enjoy life in a way that is DESIGNED AROUND YOUR STRENGTHS instead of your limitations.
✔ You want to be fully present to enjoy these special moments with your loved ones.
✔ You want to enjoy each day in a way that FILLS YOUR CUP.
The thing is... most people are missing something.
But I'm NOT talking about a daily list of 3 things you are grateful for (although that's always helpful).
I'm talking about the power of life-altering... complete transformation... life-changing... mind-blowing... overflowing heart full of ... GRATITUDE.
Gratitude is scientifically proven* to be the best way to help you:
✔ Open the door to more RELATIONSHIPS.
✔ Improve PHYSICAL HEALTH.
✔ Improve psychological health.
✔ Enhance EMPATHY and reduce aggression.
✔ SLEEP BETTER.
✔ Improve self-esteem.
✔ Increase MENTAL STRENGTH - this is what I call FORTITUDE!
They focus on the external healing process... things like changing their diet and nutrition, or removing toxins from their homes. Which you SHOULD DO and they are extremely important! But if you are ONLY doing this, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment after disappointment.
Or worse! Mistake #2...
When diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease or chronic illness, your identity and belief system changes to fit the label of your condition. You are viewing the world through the lens of being sick, resulting in feelings of sadness, resentment, and even jealousy or anger.
How are you supposed to get anywhere in life when you've given your power away?
You are NOT a failure at life.
You do NOT have to keep faking well.
You are NOT lazy and unproductive.
Viewing yourself as your illness doesn't work! Because the reality is that you are more than your diagnosis. And that's a good thing!
What if... instead of focusing on your illness, you could find your way back to being that woman you were before you got sick? You remember her, right? That woman who used to feel invincible?
You have the opportunity to take ownership of your health and change your relationship with Autoimmune Disease TODAY.
I know you are probably thinking...
Holly... I've done the mindset thing before and it didn't work.
I don't have the time or bandwidth.
I lose focus.
Most women struggling with chronic illness make the mistake of thinking mindset isn't important, BUT without it, it's more difficult to make progress on your healing journey.
And if you've tried to do this in the past and have struggled, you were probably making the most common mistake without realizing it.
The reality is... when you LEARN and MASTER the power of gratitude, AND how gratitude builds resilience and fortitude, your entire worldview changes!
And that's where the magic happens.
The good news is that practicing gratitude is easy and it's free and you can start doing this right now.
But in my experience, most people struggle when they try to do it on their own. Here's what I've seen happen...
When the uncertainty and struggles of life creep in...
✅ You feel like it's one more thing you HAVE to do and you don't have the bandwidth.
✅ You FORCE YOURSELF to be grateful before you are ready and that turns into resentment.
✅ Even though you say you are grateful, you don't FEEL grateful.
✅ And since our brains are wired to focus on the negative instead of the positive...
What if... you had a GROUP of mindfulness coaches to be there for you every step of the way?
... that you could eliminate the blocks to true healing and self-worth.
... that you could rediscover your passion for family, food, and fun... AND LIFE!
Wouldn't that be nice?
Well, you don't have to imagine anymore. Because... it's here.
By the end of the Gratitude Builds Fortitude Summit - Growing Resilience with Autoimmune Disease, you will walk away with a proven methodology to activate and deepen your gratitude practice, and the power to unleash your inner fortitude and resilience so that you can get out of the funk and rise up from adversity.
"Thank you. I was so happy I cried. I've been dealing with these health issues for 5 years. I feel like, for the first time, someone actually understands and gets it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For the first time, I don't feel alone. Thank you for helping others - it really makes a difference!"
"Most summits are full of difficult medical language. Your summit's conversational approach was easy to listen to and felt like sitting down with a friend. I really enjoyed that."
"It was really nice to listen to talks by people who know what it's like to have an Autoimmune Disease. They understand what I'm going through."
"I loved all of the extra stuff - the daily themes, BINGO, and dance party. It's a reminder that we need to enjoy life. I was really surprised with how much fun I had."
✔ The role of gratitude in happiness and the REAL secret to being happier.
✔ Why it's ok to be angry at God and why bad things happen to good people.
✔ How to build a grateful family.
✔ 3 energy modalities that turn on your healing genes and create the life you want.
✔ The unexpected positive power of gratitude.
✔ The impact of stress on Autoimmune Disease and easy ways to shift into resilience.
✔ How to surrender during the detox process and listen to what the healing process can teach you.
✔ 5 steps to help kick chronic fatigue to the curb.
✔ How to redefine true and vibrant health.
✔ Underestimated root causes of depression and anxiety and the steps to overcome them.
✔ How to BEAT Autoimmune Disease.
✔ How to get started with mindfulness.
✔ Making gratitude graceful, groovy, and green.
✔ Listen to what your inner bossy is trying to tell you.
✔ 3 magic ways your mind reduces your stress load.
✔ How to release the stuck emotions that are holding you back from deep healing.
✔ The hidden dangers of toxic positivity, spiritual bypassing, and faking gratitude.
✔ Why spirituality is the secret sauce.
✔ How to heal, trust, and transform after being betrayed by your body, family, and friends.
✔ Easy steps to break up with gluten and begin your new gluten free journey.
✔ How to find gratitude and blessings when your child has a chronic illness.
✔ How to break out of the pain cycle and find relief options that don't include surgery.
✔ Rediscover your relationship with food and fitness.
✔ Participate in a Gentle Yoga session to build up your energy reserves.
✔ 3 non-traditional steps to take to get out of the funk.
✔ Why trapped emotions and trauma can be one of the biggest drivers of disease.
✔ Unlock your potential with the bold power pivot.
✔ How to find the gems in adversity.
✔ How to unlock your gifts and find your God-given genius zone.
✔ 5 simple ways to build resilience and the fundamental tools that help.
This is Your Brain on Gratitude and Happiness. Any Questions?
Betrayed by Your Body, Family, and Friends: How to Heal, Trust, and Transform
The Positive Power of Gratitude
Courage + Gratitude = Freedom
Rediscover Your Relationship with Food and Fitness
The Impact of Stress on Autoimmune Disease and Easy Ways to Shift into Resilience
From Resistance to Resilience
Finding Gems in Adversity
Release the Stuck Emotions That are Holding You Back from Deep Healing
Stepping into Your Purpose and Finding Your God-Given Genius Zone
Detox is Tough but Gratitude is Tougher
Dear Gluten, It's Not Me, It's You
Change Your Mind. Change Your Health.
What Your Inner Bossy is Trying to Tell You
Keeping the Adventure Alive with Chronic Pain
Get Out of Your Head, Get Into Your Body, and Breathe
Getting Started with Mindfulness
Kick Chronic Fatigue to the Curb
Graceful, Groovy, and Green with Gratitude
Gentle Yoga for Chronic Illness
Blessings on the Road to Healing Her Son: One Mom's Journey
Redefining True and Vibrant Health
Spirituality - The Secret Sauce
When You are Angry at God aka Why Bad Things Happen to Good People
Unlock Your Potential with the Bold Power Pivot
Building a Grateful Family
3 Energy Modalities That Turn On Your Healing Genes and Help You Create the Life You Want
Understanding Depression and How to Develop Resilience
Unwind, Rewire, and Live Intentionally
EBV and the Hidden Causes of Fatigue
Betrayed by Autoimmune Disease
5 Ways to Look 15 Years Younger
Ball of Light Meditation
Back to School - Sex Ed for Women 4.0 aka WTH is Perimenopause?
30 Seconds a Day Can Change Your Life TEDx Talk
2 TEDx Talks including Do You Have Post Betrayal Syndrome
You can choose resilience and fortitude and join FOR FREE today. Or you can do nothing and keep wondering when things are going to change.
It's time to get real.
You CAN do this. With the right mindset, tools, and experts, you can transform your life and even the lives of others.
I'm here to help.
So don't waste another minute dreaming about what could be...
...Focusing on the coulda shoulda wouldas.
Join the Gratitude Builds Fortitude Summit and start living your life in a more bold, fearless, and unapologetic way!
YES, for real, it's free! And in this case, free = high value, with amazing subject matter experts who lead with love and integrity. Previous summit attendees have said this content is worth well over $1000!
Every speaker has either been on this same journey themselves or supported a loved one. They brought their A-game with valuable information AND inspiration and they lead with their heart to help you on your journey.
While the content is targeted towards Autoimmune Disease, if you are struggling with a chronic medical condition, regardless of what type, this summit is for you!
If you are a friend/family/caregiver, you will learn a lot to support your person.
Those are helpful, for sure! But this FREE Summit is SO. MUCH. MORE!
We’re talking about the power of life-altering… complete transformation… life-changing… mind-blowing… overflowing heart full of building gratitude, fortitude, and resilience!
Our 30 expert speakers are today’s biggest industry leaders, and they share the power of gratitude and mindset with it comes to nutrition, trauma, stress, fitness, and more!
You're right! Gratitude can be a tough practice to begin. And in my experience, most people with a chronic condition struggle with gratitude when they try to do it on their own. Here’s what I’ve seen happen:
The good news… when you register for the Gratitude Builds Fortitude Summit, you’ll learn from our 30 expert speakers how when you master the power of gratitude… on your terms… your entire world view changes.
AND THAT’S WHEN THE MAGIC HAPPENS!
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You can watch and participate on your own time and at your own pace. All interviews and bonus sessions will be open from Friday, November 5 @ 12:00PM EST through Monday, November 8 @ 8:00AM EST.
The 30 speaker interviews each last approximately 20-30 minutes.
Once you register for the Gratitude Builds Fortitude Summit, you will have access to the entire week's schedule, including speakers, topics, and highlights of each interview.
Everything is 100% online! You can enjoy the summit in the comfort of your home!
Right now the best way is to watch the summit on your computer or laptop. The Kajabi platform that I'm using has a Beta launch on a mobile platform but it's not quite ready for primetime yet.
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We welcome anyone to watch! Approximately 75% of the individuals who have an Autoimmune Disease are women, and this Summit is hosted by Pink Fortitude. So yes, there is a little bit of pink going on here.
Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP
Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP is the #1 Amazon.com bestselling author of the book Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress, the first book ever to educate others on autoimmune disease as a legal disability in the U.S. workplace. She is a highly sought-after speaker and wellness expert, the leading authority on Autoimmune Disease in the workplace, and a gratitude evangelist.
Holly Bertone is currently the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, and founder of Fortitude.Academy and the health and wellness website pinkfortitude.com. As a breast cancer and Hashimoto's survivor, her passion is to help women view their chronic illness as a gift and unwrap resilience using a proven method to build fortitude with gratitude.
Holly is a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Natural Health Professional.
In her free time, she loves to garden, and hit flea markets and yard sales. Holly is married to a retired Green Beret, is a Stepmother, Pug Mamma, and lives in Alexandria, VA.
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