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Sep 29, 2019


V Capaldi is a TEDx Speaker and business builder living with both autoimmune disease Multiple sclerosis and Epstein-Barr.  She became a millionaire by age 30 and then lost it all due her diagnosis and treatments. She says for her “MS” also means “Marriage Sickness” and believes that she can’t be both well and in an intimate relationship.

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What We Discuss: (Scroll to these time codes to hear the following)

00:12:00:11 "How did you even discover you had MS? That was very interesting and a very sad tale. I was raised in a very dysfunctional family. My mom was an alcoholic, drug abuser and a gambler. My father was a ww2 hero who meddled in active combat and suffered from PTSD. So, I've been sick my whole life because I lived in a battle ground." -V

00:18:26:12 - How V learned she has MS.

00:19:59:09 - What happens when your "death sentence" becomes a "life sentence." 

00:21:54:19 - Why V says her pregnancy put her in remission.

00:23:04:17 - My skill set for maintaining my wellness in relationships is zero-zilch. 

00:30:50:04 - How V became a millionaire with MS. 

00:32:01:22 - Why V believes "everyone with an A-Type personality has MS." 

00:32:42:08 - “My husband drove me home from that appointment and said he was going to the movies and never came back. So, that's how that marriage ended.” -V

00:37:22:11 - Why staying single is part of V's health care. 

00:39:00:02 - Shawna shares some of the BS she's feeding herself

00:39:20:02 - How compromise may be making you sick. 

00:42:02:04 - Becoming Voluntarily Homeless: V lived in a van with MS and traveled around the country helping people for a year. Listen more at this timecode. 

00:48:00:09 - V shares what scared her the most about her Van Tour

01:01:03:12 - What's in Shawna's Purse?: Priya Apotheca’s Beloved CBD Beauty Potion. 

01:05:07:24 - How V's Italian culture stood in the way of her healing journey

01:05:58:16 - "Most of us live off the BS that people are feeding us and not really being our true self -- I wasn't. Everything I did was based off the BS people were feeding me and I think that's why I got so sick " - V 


Links from this Episode: 

V Capaldi’s Website

V Capaldi’s Instagram

Priya Apotheca’s Beloved CBD Beauty Potion


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