“The gift that chronic fatigue syndrome gave me”, by Desiree Taylor

“I believe that by waking more people up to living a life that is true to their authentic self and most importantly a healthy, happy life of inner peace
and contentment, this in turn can create a positive
ripple effect in the world.” Desiree Taylor.

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5 years ago I had what you could call a wonderful, picture perfect “life CV”. I was playing hockey for the NSW Women’s Team, working in a lucrative corporate job as a leader for a large global recruitment firm and had a wonderful social life with fabulous family and friends. My life was a race at 100 miles an hour, filling up my days with endless to do lists, eating and drinking whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and I was always trying to achieve something at any cost, especially to myself.

During this time my body was desperately trying to communicate to me through persistent symptoms.

I would have allergies, cold’s and flu’s multiple times a year, headaches, irritable bowls, massive mood swings, bloating, a foggy head, muscle aches, constant fatigue, acne, excess weight, sleepless nights and an underlying anxiety and depression that I masked with superficial pleasures.

Deep down, I knew I wasn’t 100% but I was so focused on “doing” so much and “achieving” so much, that I pushed through and ignored everything my body was trying to say. I never once stopped to question my beliefs or why I was doing what I was doing and whether it was what I really wanted out of life. I believed because I was doing what everyone else around me was doing, I would be fine and healthy….I was wrong!

In 2011 at the age of just 26, I was struck down with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

My burn and churn lifestyle finally had caught up to me and I was bedridden for 6 months. I could not wash my own hair, I could not walk to the bathroom without my heart racing as if I was running a marathon and at times I did not have energy to talk. I had to quit my job, quit hockey and move in with my parents for support, spending all my savings on medical bills.

I was stripped of everything I had and everything I was, everything I identified and defined myself with. Unfortunately, no conventional medical doctor could help me I decided to take matters into my own hands and embarked on a journey to help heal myself….

Over the next 4 years, I spent every minute of every day researching everything I could about how to heal my body naturally. I discovered the power of using food as medicine, natural healing tools and the power of the mind to heal the body. Slowly but surely I started to heal – physically, mentally and spiritually. I re-discovered what life was really all about and I started to feel the best I had ever felt in my life!

I was blessed that through this journey I found my true passion and purpose in life (my Y) and now work as a Certified Holistic Health + Wellness Coach to educate, inspire, motivate and guide other women to make positive changes in their life that serve them on all levels. I believe that by waking more people up to living a life that is true to their authentic self and most importantly a healthy, happy life of inner peace and contentment, this in turn can create a positive ripple effect in the world.

This is my Y…..

 

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Shar Moore

CEO/Founder YMag

Shar Moore is an International Award Winning Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Author, Mum and Nani. Her work with women globally, has led her to publish YMag, encouraging people to be the best version of themselves, by living their Y.

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