How Gratitude Helps Healing with Holly Bertone

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About Holly Bertone

Holly beat both breast cancer and Hashimoto’s. She’s the author of the book, Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress, the first book ever to educate others on Autoimmune Disease as a legal disability in the U.S. workplace. She is an authority on autoimmune disease in the workplace and she’s a gratitude evangelist. Holly is currently the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude and founder of the health and wellness website

Holly’s passion is to help women view their chronic illness as a gift and unwrap resilience using a proven method to build fortitude with gratitude. Holly joined me to discuss how we can accelerate healing when we proactively practice gratitude.

In this interview we focus on gratitude and how to develop a mindset that moves you from victim to victor — or the empowered hero of your own healing journey and your life.


“There is a gift inside of you. You just have to unwrap it and let it shine.”

What's Inside

01:48  Holly’s healing journey from breast cancer and Hashimoto’s

05:08  Common autoimmune personality types

05:48  Where Holly’s gratitude came from

08:34  Holly’s root causes and how she addressed them

12:40  Holly’s resources for healing stress and emotional pain

16:57  The science of gratitude

22:00  What can we do to cultivate an attitude of gratitude?

29:03  The power of shifting your identity from illness to gratitude

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