Episode 166: Rejecting There’s Nothing You Can Do

with Priya Massand, MPH, MCHES, CLC

Certain changes in our lives can often make us feel so exhausted and overwhelmed because it feels like there isn’t anything we can do about the situation.

When Priya Massand was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told there was nothing she could do except take the medication, it put an incredible strain on her. What turned her mindset around was the discovery that there were lifestyle and habit changes she could make that ended up delivering results. Even though there was a lot of work involved in taking this massive action to change her movement practices, the way she ate, and other big parts of her life, it was a relief to her to be able to reject the idea that there was nothing she could do about the condition of her body and life.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis became a catalyst for change in her life
  • The challenges associated with diagnosing MS
  • What changes Priya has discovered to be helpful in living with MS
  • How being in MS support groups differed from being in the Level Up community
  • The effects that enhancing her self-compassion has had on her life

Priya Massand is a holistic health coach and has been working in nutrition and public health for 12 years. Her journey has taken her from an unhealthy lifestyle for most of her young life to an eventual place of understanding the concepts of health consciousness and self-care. Her years living in West Africa sparked an interest in health education, and her own health transformation led to pursuit of a graduate degree in Public Health at Hunter College. Her later battle with Multiple Sclerosis drove her to dig deeper into the realm of holistic health, and she pursued studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She now runs Shafi Wellness, a health and wellness business, through which she strives to support others, especially women with auto-immune disorders, on their path to healing.


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