To the Person Who is Committed to BRAVERY on Your Journey with Chronic Illness:
Chances are, you are wishing for your old life back.
And that's why you're here. You are not alone.
Having an Autoimmune Disease or chronic illness REALLY SUCKS. Like... I don't want to get out of bed today kinda sucks. Scratch that. I CAN'T get out of bed today kinda sucks.
Especially if you used to be a superstar in your former life, right?!?
You feel like you will never be whole again. Or healthy again.
Or worse yet... mourning the loss of YOU... thinking you won't be able to accomplish everything you need to on any given day... let alone in LIFE!
If you have an Autoimmune Disease or chronic illness and are struggling...
✔ You have challenges (health or otherwise) that hinder experiencing life to the fullest extent.
✔ You wake up and don't want to get out of bed because you feel empty and depleted.
✔ You feel angry because you have to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone have fun without you.
✔ You just feel... DEFLATED AND DEFEATED.
Chances are... you are already asking yourself... "How long can I keep this up, right?"
If you are like me, you put your entire life on hold and you start telling yourself I can start living my REAL LIFE... once I get healthy again.
✔ You want to enjoy life in a way that is DESIGNED AROUND YOUR STRENGTHS instead of your limitations.
✔ You want to be fully present to enjoy these special moments with your loved ones.
✔ You want to enjoy each day in a way that FILLS YOUR CUP.
The thing is... most people are missing something.
But I'm NOT talking about a daily list of 3 things you are grateful for (although that's always helpful).
I'm talking about the power of life-altering... complete transformation... life-changing... mind-blowing... overflowing heart full of ... GRATITUDE.
Gratitude is scientifically proven* to be the best way to help you:
✔ Open the door to more RELATIONSHIPS.
✔ Improve PHYSICAL HEALTH.
✔ Improve psychological health.
✔ Enhance EMPATHY and reduce aggression.
✔ SLEEP BETTER.
✔ Improve self-esteem.
✔ Increase MENTAL STRENGTH - this is what I call FORTITUDE!
They focus on the external healing process... things like changing their diet and nutrition, or removing toxins from their homes. Which you SHOULD DO and they are extremely important! But if you are ONLY doing this, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment after disappointment.
Or worse! Mistake #2...
When diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease or chronic illness, your identity and belief system changes to fit the label of your condition. You are viewing the world through the lens of being sick, resulting in feelings of sadness, resentment, and even jealousy or anger.
How are you supposed to get anywhere in life when you've given your power away?
You are NOT a failure at life.
You do NOT have to keep faking well.
You are NOT lazy and unproductive.
Embark on a 30-day journey where you will learn the benefits of gratitude, along with the steps to implement gratitude every day to achieve lifetime results!
In this 30-day challenge, you will go from being stressed and overwhelmed to learning how to implement a gratitude practice to help build your inner resilience... I like to call it fortitude.
Take the Challenge at your own pace. You can start any time.
You'll have access to 30 daily videos, each explaining the Gratitude Challenge of the Day.
All you need to do is follow along and participate.
You can do this by yourself, or have your entire family join you!
Nothing too weird or woo woo.
A structured challenge with other people.
Specific to one faith or spiritual practice - gratitude is UNIVERSAL!
In your first week, you will discover how to prepare your attitude of gratitude so that you get the most out of this challenge to create lasting results of a grateful mindset.
During week two, you will discover how to be grateful to yourself so that you can fill your own cup full of gratitude and self-worth before giving to others.
In week three, you will discover how to practice gratitude to others, especially your family and friends, and those who are close to you so that you begin to learn the magic of giving the gift of gratitude to others.
In your final week, you will discover a global view of gratitude so that you can create a ripple effect and be the change in the world.
When you join the Gratitude Builds Fortitude 30-Day Challenge, you'll receive IMMEDIATE ACCESS to everything you need to start making lasting changes today!
✅ UNLIMITED ACCESS to the Gratitude Builds Fortitude 30-Day Challenge - participate on your own time and your own schedule! ($24.99 Value)
✅ Resources and printables to set you up for success.
The challenge is on-demand and you can go through it at your own pace.
It begins with a few welcome videos to help get you started, and then has 30 video lessons to help you complete each Gratitude Challenge of the Day.
Each week has a different theme to focus on.
The end goal is for you to grow and stretch. Not to simply check the box that it’s complete.
Each video is only a couple of minutes long.
The majority of the days should only take about 5-10 minutes of your time. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible for your busy and chaotic life. If you have more time to dedicate, then by all means – go for it!
The challenge itself is designed to last 30 days.
Absolutey! You can take the challenge by yourself, or include your family.
You don’t have to start on the first of the month. Any 30 days will do.
Absolutely! All of the challenges can be done from the comfort of your home.
There are a few which may require going outside or out and about, but those are optional and there are ways to still complete the challenge at home if you can't get out.
I get it! Life happens. Commit to the entire 30 days, but if you miss a day, don’t beat yourself up about it, and don’t skip over a day. Just pick back up tomorrow the next item on the list.
There may be a day that something just feels off. Or it doesn’t make sense to you. Or whatever. This gratitude challenge is designed to help you think and become empowered, not to put you in an uncomfortable place. If a certain day doesn’t vibe with you for some reason, then change it up a bit so that it does.
You will be provided with all of the resources and printables needed to complete the challenge.
Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP
Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP is the #1 Amazon.com bestselling author of the book Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress. She is a highly sought-after speaker and wellness expert. As a breast cancer and autoimmune survivor, she helps women view their chronic illness as a gift and unwrap resilience using a proven method to build fortitude with gratitude.
Holly spent 25 years rising through the ranks of consulting and federal government service before her failing health shattered her corporate dreams. Since then, she has leaned into her path of true purpose and fulfillment, and is now the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, and founder of Fortitude.Academy.
Holly is a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Natural Health Professional.
In her free time, she loves to garden, and hit flea markets and yard sales. Holly is married to a retired Green Beret, is a Stepmother, Pug mamma, and lives in Alexandria, VA.
The information provided on this challenge has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition or disease. This challenge is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. The viewer should regularly consult a qualified, licensed doctor in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Neither Pink Fortitude, LLC nor anyone affiliated with this information are responsible for any specific health needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application or preparation, to any person listening to or following the information on this challenge. References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources.