Leah is the author of UNDOING HASHIMOTO'S and founder of the  Claim Your Health, Claim Your Life movement. 

A few years ago I hit a wall.  I walked out of a doctors appointment wondering how I had managed to get here.  I had always been health conscious, ate well, had a yoga studio and a strong background in the spa industry and self care.  Now I was exhausted, in physical pain and not feeling well.  The doctor had diagnosed me with a virus called CMV and Hashimotos Autoimmune disease.  This began my journey to reclaim my health and in doing so to reflect upon my life and the direction I wanted it to take.  For too long I had allowed my life to be just a response to the next most pressing thing with very little idea about what direction I wanted it to go in.  I stopped taking care of everyone else first and began to take care of myself.  I applied the principles of wellness I knew  and became an advocate for myself.  As a result I started to become clear on my passion in life - to coach others through the process of reclaiming their health.   The body keeps track of and responds to our life- it is our unwritten diary - the path to wellness begins with embracing the bodies messages.  I am a  wife and mother to two amazing girls.

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, non apologetically, - to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.
— Stephen Covey