#111: How to Avoid Allowing Chronic Illness to Become Your Identity with Lyn Delmastro-Thomson

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What we’re talking about in this episode!

  • How to open the door for healing when you feel stuck in a chronic situation
  • The profound powerful benefits of shifting your mindset about your health
  • What you can do to shift your identity around your diagnosis
  • Listening to your own inner wisdom and finding what works for your body
  • Why being curious is one of the most powerful things you can do

Episode Summary

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson was given the devastating misdiagnosis of leukemia at age 25. It took Lyn years to find the real root cause of her issues, and she struggled with linking her chronic illness to her identity. Today Lyn works to help empower others to find a different path with her book, You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Just because your doctor has said your illness is chronic or incurable, it does not mean it has to be a life sentence. Lyn explains how you can use your mindset and other holistic remedies to find what works best for your body and find true healing instead of symptom management.

If you are looking for a wake-up call to start listening to your body and stop ignoring the path you should be on, this episode is it. Lyn is living proof of the power of mindset when it comes to your healing journey and is here to inspire you to find the good in your body and help it grow. 

Are you ready to stop linking your chronic illness to your identity? Share what you found most inspiring about Lyn’s story in the comments below.


“Even in the midst of the incorrect diagnosis, I started to explore other options because I was just like, nobody here is listening to me, I’m not feeling better, and there have to be other things that I can do to help myself.” (13:06)

“How do you even talk about a health condition without saying ‘I have this’? It becomes a whole long sentence to just say ‘I am currently living with this, but I believe my body can heal.’ Sometimes I say it that way because I actually cringe every time I say I have this diagnosis.” (20:00)

“Yes, I might be currently living with this health challenge, but I am still all the things I was before, I am still all of those other identities.” (21:40)

“I needed that illness to wake me up, but yet I wouldn’t say I should feel ashamed of that. I was like that’s just what needed to happen for me to finally get the message through my thick skull.” (27:45)

Resources Mentioned

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Heart Fire Healing Website

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You Are Not Your Diagnosis by Lyn Delmastro-Thomson

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