The #1 Secret to a Self-Healing Mindset

self-healing mindset

Are you are tired of:

  • feeling tired, achy, overweight, and foggy-minded?
  • anxiety, low moods and poor sleep becoming your new normal?
  • have you tried “everything” to reverse a chronic disease, such as autoimmunity, diabetes, or arthritis, and still feel crappy most of the time?

If any of this resonates with you, I want to talk to you about building a Self-Healing Mindset & Miracles approach to your health and lifestyle.

Maybe you’ve already tried a bunch of diet and exercise books and programs to turn your health problems around and failed to stick with any of them over the long haul. If that’s the case for you…

The #1 Reason People Can’t Self-Heal

I want you to know there’s a reason it is so difficult to succeed in your earnest attempts to get healthy, feel better, and initiate self-healing. 

It’s not your fault! The majority of reasons people fail to get or stay healthy is due to many factors—most of them due to corporate greed (think Big Pharma, Big Food, toxic chemicals in the environment, and a flawed, outmoded healthcare system) . . . and others come from childhood trauma and faulty belief systems that were handed down to you as a small child.

Today, I want to talk to you about the #1 reason many people fail to create healthy habits that stick for the long haul and lead to self-healing. I also want to tell you this . . .

You can succeed.

You can create vibrant health and indestructible happiness.

Let me share with you how to get started.

Why Diets and Exercise Alone Are Not Enough to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Although diet and exercise are crucial to the prevention and reversal of any kind of chronic disease, alone they are not enough and don’t work for the long haul.

Here’s why:

Behind every failed diet or exercise program is a fixed mindset that didn’t support making or sticking to the changes needed to reclaim your health and initiate self-healing. For example, someone with a fixed mindset might say to themselves, “I have trouble losing weight” or “I could never give up sugar.” Or, “I’m not athletic, I hate to exercise.”

They may even have thoughts like, “I don’t deserve to be healthy, or happy, or even to live.” Sadly, there are even millions of people who live with a secret, silent or unconscious death wish much of the time.

These beliefs and thoughts will sabotage even the best intentions for a healthier lifestyle or self-healing.

Why a Growth Mindset is the Key to a Self-Healing Mindset

On the other hand, a growth mindset supports making or sticking to lifestyle changes and habits. A growth mindset believes that you can learn anything or succeed at anything—if you desire and work at it.   

People with a growth mindset see themselves as able to learn new things and adopt new behaviors. They also have confidence that they have the resilience to face the challenges that come with learning.

For example, if we take the examples of the fixed mindset above, it would look like this, “I have struggled to lose weight and keep it off previously, but I know if I just believe in my inherent ability to learn anything, create a plan that works for me and stick with it, I will eventually lose the weight and feel and look better.”

Unless one becomes aware of their negative thoughts, and then takes steps to turn those negative, limiting beliefs around, it is very difficult to create health or turn disease around.

Here’s how you can get started:

Action Step

Take out a piece of paper, or journal and write these sentence stems:

I want to get healthier, but ____________________________. (e.g. why bother? I have tried and failed so many times. It’s hopeless.)

I am afraid that getting healthier means ___________________ , and _________________, and ________________. I don’t know if I’m ready for that.

Start noticing when you are falling into fixed mindset mode, become aware of your unconscious beliefs and thoughts that prevent you from succeeding, and switch your thought(s) to a more growth mindset mode.

I hope your week is beautiful and filled with more growth thoughts, love and things that bring you joy.

Much love and light,


  1. Marilee Griffith on March 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Thanks, Linda! I have been actively working on a major diet change. In December, after undergoing a colonoscopy, my doctor suggested a Low FODMAP diet to relieve my gut dysfunction. I know that 3 of 5 food allergy groups are definitely problems & I will be removing these from my daily diet. Now testing the final 2 groups. What a dramatic change in my every day health! I wasn’t sure how to get started, but found a book, “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach”, by Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, that worked for me. I would not have believed any of this if I had not read your posts! Thanks for your inspiration & caring. Take care! Love, Marilee (Frick) Griffith

    • Linda Mercer on March 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Marilee! So good to hear from you! I’m so happy your health has improved and that you feel so much better–and that I had a part in that!
      I’m not sure if you knew that I have a book on gut health as well (that also addresses all other areas of health–It’s called Rebuild Your Immune System in 10 Minutes a Day and is on Right now, it’s only in Kindle version as they are printing more books. It give you the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as well as recipes and talks about Low Fodmaps. I actually have to eat low fodmap as well–there’s a lot of info online about it.
      Hope you’re well, and would be great if we ever get that cousin’s reunion organized! Take care, Love, Linda

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