Ashley was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, when she was 26, she has endured chronic pain which has affected both her professional and personal life. She went from being super fit and healthy to not being able to cut her own food up, or get dressed.
Ashley talks about the power of meditation and how her daily practice has been essential to her recovery. She’s passionate about promoting meditation to reduce stress, lower the risk of anxiety and depression. During this podcast you will get to hear top tips and advice on how you can make small changes to your daily routine which will make a massive difference!
Who is Ashley?
Being lazy growing up
Eventually finding fitness through pole dancing
Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Finding empowerment through exercise and building strength
Becoming a pole dancing instructor
Taking control of your body and building self confidence and body confidence
Why your confidence builds by doing pole dancing
The development of her Rheumatoid Arthritis and how it spread throughout her body
Going from being a strong, fit, healthy women in January and by April not being able to dress herself or feed herself
How she coped with the challenge and how it impacted on her mental health
Suffering through the dark times and using meditation to get through it.
Why being in pain is exhausting
Why the struggles you go through make you stronger
How she started with meditation & why you need to practice it
Her top tips for meditation and why you need to start with breathing
Her self care routine & why the best thing you can do is to take care of yourself
Taking control of your addiction to technology
Her sleep routine before bed and why there is no technology allowed
Advice for dealing with negative thoughts
Why being selfish is the most selfless thing you can do
Her fitness & training routine now
Why nothing is more important than her health
What she’s learnt from all the struggles
Her final words of advice :-
"Put yourself first, stop, take a breath and make sure it’s in your best interest, put yourself first!"
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