Jan 24, 2022
Chronically Living and how to make the most of it
Here's the problem with routines, while many people find them extremely helpful, it can be hard to establish one when you have a chronic illness because you never know how you're going to feel physically from day to day. My guest this week, MS warrior, Patti Kaye Bevilacqua explains how she has been able to establish a morning routine and how it has helped her.
In this episode we talk about -Mantras and setting intentions -how to establish a daily routine -MS stands for mindset shift
Guest Bio: In September 1989, Patti Kaye Bevilacqua started her dream job, teaching high school physical education. However, five months later, before the end of her first year of teaching, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Ten years later, she was forced to leave the only job she ever wanted due to worsening symptoms of MS.In 2001, she went back to university to pursue graduate studies at the University of Toronto.
Her ultimate goal in life was to teach and supervise others keen to enter the teaching profession. In 2005 she graduated with a Ph.D. in Teacher Development. My research focused on the impact of chronic disease on teacher identity. She never secured a tenured position as a teacher educator and went on long-term disability in 2007.
Fourteen years later, she discovered her life with MS was far richer when she focused on living each day as my best self. This shift in mindset became my newfound purpose in life; to help others with chronic diseases move forward with renewed optimism and a zest for life. She is committed to sharing her message with as many people facing challenging obstacles as possible, urging them to replace "I can't" with "I will" and embrace the best version of themselves. She is a dedicated MS influencer, motivational speaker, personal coach, and writer.