Chronic Health Issues, Financial Freedom + Mind-Body Connection to Disease with Debbie Emick

By Alex Harris January 10, 2021

Chronic Health Issues, Financial Freedom + Mind-Body Connection to Disease with Debbie Emick

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More about Debbie Emick:

Searching for health, Debbie Emick wrote the book, The Other Side of Perfect. Coming out in Feb 2020.

Debbie Emick is a survivor of multiple chronic illnesses/autoimmune diseases that took the long road to learn her path to healing was through accessing the mind-body connection to disease and health. Through addressing and releasing repressed emotions and past trauma, she’s been able to experience a life of greater health, ease, and fulfillment by living out my authentic purpose.
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She has a unique, first-hand perspective in discussing:
  • The trauma and perceived helplessness of diagnoses of rare and serious diseases with poor prognosis.

  • *Trial and error navigating the more superficial aspects of healing--advice from medical experts, pharmaceutical interventions, etc.

  • Coming to a more holistic approach toward healing (nutrition, exercise, etc.) that finally led to an internal search for mental/emotional health (meditation, energy/somatic work, calming my nervous system, etc.), ultimately creating less physical illness and pain.

  • Learning to move beyond the coping mechanisms and personality traits (like perfectionism and people-pleasing) she’d attached to for survival that no longer served me or my health.

  • Living a less fearful life from a place of power that allows me to create the life she desires today, regardless of diagnoses, because none of us have a guarantee of tomorrow.

Books Mentioned on the Show:

The Other Side of Perfect - Debbie Emick

The Other Side of Perfect: Discovering the Mind-Body Connection to Healing Chronic Illness 

By Debbie Emick

This is a brutally honest and revealing peek into the life of a woman whose multiple diagnoses and bleak prognosis would be the surprising source of her ultimate liberation.

After trying everything she knew to recover from the physical damage of autoimmune diseases–medication, nutrition, fitness, reducing stress–Debbie found her health continuing to deteriorate and in the deepest depths of depression she’d ever experienced. In her desperate attempt to claw her way out of hopelessness, this people-pleasing perfectionist stumbled upon her greatest source of self-healing yet–resurrecting the past to heal the future. 

Get Book on Amazon Feb 2020


When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection

By Maté M.D., Gabor

When the Body Says No provides transformative insights into how disease can be the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge―and how we can heal.

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

By Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Author)

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