V Capaldi otherwise know as “The Paleo Boss Lady” was raised in a very dysfunctional family where chaos was the norm in her life.
At the age of 23 years old and just six weeks after her marriage to her childhood sweetheart, V was told that she was suffering from an inoperable brain tumour and lived for almost 6 months believing her life was over.
Then the cancer death sentence turned into a life sentence when she was told that the cancer diagnosis was a mistake and she actually had MS.
After a discussion with her Priest, her faith blew up and disease began to change her narrative. The hardest thing for her to bear back then was that she had been raised as the apple of her Father’s eye and her constant facial twitching caused by the MS became so painful to her Father that he literally could not bear to look at her.
V discovered that illness makes everything change in the blink of an eye and it took a very special doctor to break through to her inner sadness at her Father’s behaviour and gave her permission to finally feel her deep sadness and loss.
On the day of her Ted X talk which should have been a highlight of her life, she was completely shunned, assaulted and literally kicked out onto the street without money, credit or anywhere else to go.
V and I talk about life, loss, the reality of disability, betrayal, financial ruin and disbelief and how she has grown through it all from contemplating taking her own life, going into care or conducting a big experiment on herself using the diet advised by her friend Dr Terry Wahls and taking baby steps in learning to rebuild herself to find out who she was before fear came into her life.
V now manages her various illnesses with only the help of a naturopath, works around her energy and disability and sees her self as “peacefully coexisting with the disease”.
I absolutely loved speaking with V so this podcast is longer that the others because we were both felt the pull of a passionate, kindred spirit and just wanted to keep talking.
V is one amazing woman and this one will truely inspire you.
Have a listen here on the blog or find the Emotional Autoimmunity Podcast on iTunes, Spotify and many other podcast players.
V Capaldi has been kicking ass and taking names her entire life.
Each day she approaches life as a gift filled with gratitude living her passions. A lifetime beach girl V believes life always provides and mother nature her sanctuary.
For decades V has been taking idea’s and turning them into empires, serving the community and working her magic in the kitchen. V’s skill sets are hands down varied, well rounded, filled with years of experience making them an asset to any organization. From non-profits to nurturing idea’s V inspires everyone with her passion, wisdom, knowledge and empire building skill set.
A gifted speaker who makes a habit of making sure everyone knows when she enters the room because V is short for Verb! No noun’s here.
Brands – Taking it to the Streets Tour, The BAM van, PaleoBOSS Lady
Award Winner – 8 Times (Paleo Magazine, Organic Authority, ShiftCon, Curve Magazine)
MAP Psychology – Community Specialization
Connect with V at her website here: Paleo Boss Lady
Facebook page here: Paleo Boss Lady
Watch her TED X talk here: Cultural Collusion
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