159. Know Thyself, Respect Thy Needs. Nitika Chopra on How to Find Your Unique Path to Wellness & Thrive with a Chronic Illness
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My guest today has gone through a long and winding and challenging journey with chronic illness and autoimmune disease. The way she is now though — charmingly hilarious and fantastically bubbly — is kind of a great case-in-point example of one of her biggest teachings: you’re more than your illness. Much, much more. Nitika Chopra is the strong and loving voice behind the podcast The Point Of Pain, which is a place where others with chronic illness in their past share their stories. Surprisingly, there’s a lot of laughter on her show — as there was in this one. (She’s called her conference for those with ongoing illnesses “Chronicon” so you know she’s got a fan of the humor thing…) Personally, I’ve never had a guest pointedly say they’re not into trees, grass and alllll things nature, but by revealing her opposition to the great outdoors Nitika, a thriving vibrant walking taking billboard of health proved her thesis: that knowing yourself well enough to know your needs is the secret to wellness. Speaking of billboards we also talk about what it was like to be a swimsuit model for a hot sec! And vision boards! That’s kind of like a dream billboard for your bedroom, right? Anyway, here’s Nitika..
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