“Our thoughts are everything. They are the foundation of our beliefs, the foundation of our actions, which become behaviors, which become our life.” These are the words of today’s guest Catherine Grace O’Connell. Catherine is an ageism positivist, an empowerment catalyst, the founder of The Forever Fierce Revolution (a global Facebook Community dedicated to supporting and celebrating the Modern Midlife Woman), and the CEO of Forever Fierce Media, a female-focused message-based digital media agency. In 2014, she was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease. She experienced daily seizures, her weight was reduced to under 100 pounds, her organs were shutting down, and, in a near-death experience, she believes she left her body. Today, she shares her incredible story of how she stopped all treatment and healed herself from the inside out. With a dream in her heart and the power of her mind, she came back from the brink of death. Now she is on a mission to inspire other women to take control of their own thoughts and to look at life beyond midlife in a whole new positive light. Tune in to hear about the benefits of mantras, how to reprogram your self-talk, and the importance of thinking about your thinking!
In this episode you’ll:
- Be inspired by Catherine’s miraculous story.
- Understand the power of your thoughts.
- Learn techniques like mantras and mirror work to take control of your thoughts.
- Discover how to reprogram your self-talk by talking in the third person.
- Rethink what post midlife should look like.
- Re-examine your beliefs so you can begin to change them.
- Decide what you want out of life at any age.
- Redefine what success looks like in this season of surviving instead of thriving.
“I actually was praying to go. I was like ‘Okay, I’m good, I’m ready.’ I was suffering so badly and I had so much trauma in my life, I was good. I was perfectly happy to leave this planet and obviously, the ‘universe’, ‘God’, ‘source’, whatever you want to call it, wanted me here.” — @CatherineGraceO [0:01:45]
“I felt the root of it was trauma, the root of it was abuse, the root of it was my own connection to what I believed about myself that wasn’t well, and I decided to focus 110% on wellness. I couldn’t even walk at the time, but I had a dream in my heart and I used the power of my mind.” — @CatherineGraceO [0:02:21]
“Our thoughts are everything. They are the foundation of our beliefs, the foundation of our actions, which become behaviors, which become our life.” — @CatherineGraceO [0:07:45]
“Who do you want to be in 10 years? What do you want your life to look like? Well, what are your thoughts doing right now to get you there? What are your beliefs doing right now to get you there? You can change that!” — @CatherineGraceO [0:15:20]
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