Here’s what you will learn:⁣

  • How Dawnmarie’s journey started and she found the sun through the clouds(2:05)
  • Why she keeps her crutches and wheelchair in the garage. (6:15)
  • How she keeps her strong mental and physical game up (11:43)
  • Meditation (15:11)
  • Asking for help doesn’t mean you are weak (19:41)
  • How she found acceptance and help and took time to move forward (24:13)
  • Her mission to spread awareness for multiple sclerosis  (26:42)
  • How Dawnmarie keeps her cup full and her spirit shining bright (29:10)
  • How she finds her energy to accomplish so much despite tremendous setbacks(36:14)

“It’s up to us what pace we wanna keep.”

If you’ve had a health challenge hit you sideways and seem to take over your life, this conversation is for you. I got to talk with Dawnmarie about her experience of being diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) and the choices she has made since then to live fully.

Personal health battles and emotional struggles were the fuel for Dawnmarie Deshaies to start the global wellness brand Dawnmariehealthyandfit, LLC.  For decades she has lived with and suffered from a chronic autoimmune disease that impacted her life in many different ways – Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, essentially the brain and spinal cord. She went from her rock bottom and a suicide attempt to finding her way back to herself, her joy, and her love.

Through her journey of  learning about the disease, personal self-care and finding well-being, an idea was sparked that would allow Dawnmarie to share with others the experience to health, self-care, mindfulness, restoration and positivity. By helping others heal and paying it forward, this has in turn helped to foster her own continual healing. Dawnmarie Deshaies has gathered her leading wellness allies and experts to create a multi-dimensional program that approaches every aspect of real well-being: mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, self-love and positivity. 

Dawnmarie shares her story with authenticity and relatability that I love. She is an incredible example of facing some of the hardest parts of life and choosing the very best.

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