33: My Journey with Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto's, and Chronic Fatigue

If you are struggling with autoimmune disease or some type of health challenge or chronic fatigue or pain, then today’s episode is for you because this is the story behind rock bottom number two and rock bottom number three. I’m sharing details that I have never shared publicly before.

What really happened when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. How the chronic fatigue was so bad that it not just affected my work but how I was forced to resign. Those events were definitely one train wreck after another, but this isn’t a woe is me story, and you will soon learn why.

Today’s going to be a little more raw and a little more unplugged. And you are going to be surprised by what I share at the end. 


How do we get there? Well, let me show you.

 Together we unpack:

  • Picking up where my breast cancer journey left off (1:35)
  • Receiving a Hashimoto's Thyroiditis diagnosis (2:18)
  • Was I genetically predisposed to an autoimmune disease? (5:46)
  • What my autoimmune disease/Hashimoto's ACTUALLY looked like (7:05)
  • Don't do this when you are stressed (10:33)
  • Mean girls at work - No accommodations for you! (12:24)
  • The mental breakdown that led to spiritual peace (18:06)
  • A turning point to help others (21:47)


Are you feeling alone and scared? I felt that way and don't want you to feel the same. There are tools to help you get to the other side, and I have a proven system that works. Your next step is to TAKE THIS FUN 2-MINUTE QUIZ and find out how much gratitude and grit you have. 


Mentioned Resources: 

Episode 17: What Exactly is this Fortitude Thing All About

Episode 27: My Breast Cancer Story

BOOK: Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease

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Connect with Holly:

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