Four Years Strong: My Survivor to Thriver Success Tips

Commit to the Healing Process and Course Correction is Constant, are just two of the many tips for thriving shared in this special episode of The Autoimmune Hour. In a change of pace, frequent guest and professional coach Bev Martin interviews your host Sharon Sayler, on the 4th year anniversary of her thriver-ship (after her diagnosis).

Discover what Sharon did (and didn’t do) to get here – a thriver! Plus, find out why she’s driven to make The Autoimmune Hour the place to go after you hear the words “you have an autoimmune condition….” Bev and Sharon will also share their wisdom on:

• How our language choices make a big difference in healing,
• How we frame our health experience determines outcomes,
• How to ask for help and support,

And the 3 things Sharon did that she knows made a BIG difference….

Find out more about Bev Martin, Professional Coach and an expert in NLP, Clean Language, and how to use your intuition at And always remember, you are under no obligation to make sense to anyone, it’s your life. So chose your outcome, discover where hope lives and get real on your own terms then join Sharon and Bev for the informative and laughter-filled show.

Full Video Interview

0:02:54.1 Sharon begins by talking about something Bev had taught her years ago, and it’s that a simple way to bring out people’s limiting beliefs and deep thoughts is to use the word “because,” to slow down and go deeper: okay, what’s the deeper reason? What is this about?

0:04:39.2 Now, Bev asks Sharon to name the diagnosis ─ dermatomyositis ─  and talk about what it was like.

0:08:49.5 After having to deal with what Sharon calls the “white coat authority,” the medical doctors who rely on medical knowledge and all the things that they know, Bev asks Sharon how she managed to navigate between that and her own voice from within.

Sharon goes through a beautiful explanation of the difference between knowing and believing ─ and that believing is where hope, prayer, thought, and faith live.

0:20:35.0 At this point, Bev asks Sharon to share some of the ways that she kept her hope and her good mood and how she used her skill in communication to support herself through her healing experience; and Sharon says that it’s always about moving forward so she would always use encouraging and positive words to herself and to others. Sharon also talks about the importance of having supportive family and friends.

0:24:41.1 Now, it’s Sharon’s turn to ask Bev to share her wisdom on how to tell people what you need in a positive supportive manner.

And a question which Bev usually asks someone on what they might need is “When you know that you are loved by me, how can you tell?”

She encourages us to be open as to how our loved ones can be supportive and loving.

0:36:02.1 Now, Bev asks Sharon to her learning experiences in her healing journey which includes having a team that listened to her ─ not always agree or disagree but really listen.

She also talks about a healthy lifestyle, sleep hygiene, diet and nutrition, being aware of the toxins we’re exposed to everyday, and learning to say “no.”

Sharon also tells us that having the show had a big role in her thriving. She says, “A big thing about healing is knowing you’re not alone.”

Finally, Bev tells us how we can get in touch with her.


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About Your Host, Sharon Sayler

Your host, Sharon Sayler is a certified executive and wellness coach, communications trainer, public speaker, best selling author, and the founder of Competitive Edge Communications who specializes in teaching professionals critical nonverbal and body language skills including how to have those critical “tough” conversations. She teaches how to up-your-impact on the stage, in the boardroom, with clients, customers, team members and even how to deal with difficult people.

Now, she's taken those skills, her passion for clear and competent communication, her own experience dealing with a rare medical condition and her frustration with the medical community in understanding what it is like to have a chronic and complicated medical condition to teach others to become courageous self-advocates so they too can turn life transitions into triumphs. One way she spreads the word is through the podcast and videocast called The Autoimmune Show: Inspiring hope and help for those with autoimmune.

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