Are You Getting ‘Stuck In A Box’ By Your Diagnosis?

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Patient advocate and friend Kristal Kent joined me, host Sharon Sayler to talk about how we can intentionally and unintentionally get siloed or put in easy-to-label boxes.’ When Kristal and I get together, it’s a free-flowing conversation about our wellness journey, the thrivers’ mindset, and advocacy. This time we got off on a rift about how labels and silos/boxes can hamper our wellness journey; just some of what we chat about is:
• Moving past a siloed medical mentality,
• Steering clear of allowing your identity to be wrapped up by your diagnosis,
• Recognizing medical and or ‘disabled’ ‘gaslighting’ when it’s happening,
• How this common stereotyping can harm our wellness and well-being if we don’t stay mindful of the dilemma, plus so much more…

More About Our Guest: Kristal Kent is an Army Veteran, Fibromyalgia Warrior, Silo Crusher, Collaboration Cultivator, Community Voice, Healthcare Collaborator, Patient Leader, an Individual Advocate along with a Policy and Legislative Advocate, Volunteers for many Veteran and Fibromyalgia non-profit organizations,  and is the Founder of ‘The Fibromyalgia Pain Chronicles’ and ‘Veteran Voices For Fibromyalgia.’  Learn more about Kristal and her powerful work at and

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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.

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