We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Butterly and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by anyone who is doing something DIFFERENT than the norm, the standard, the expected paths to follow. I don’t care how “successful” it is, monetarily speaking (especially when it’s their first venture) because it’s not about the money in the beginning. It’s about the courage and drive to take that leap into the unknown. To have faith in the product, service, or information that their offering, while knowing there is a possibility of failure. When someone knows it might not work out, but TRIES anyways. That’s what inspires me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My book, F<3ck The System: An Autoimmune Disease Healing Journey, is about my journey towards healing. The healing of my physical body, but also deeper than that, the healing of my mind and soul. I think healing is a lifelong journey, so I’ll always be healing different aspects of myself. What sets my book apart from others is that I’m a pretty young author, only 23 when I wrote it, and then 26 when I finally published it. I realized early on the importance of being vulnerable and sharing your own heroes journey. I get inspired by other people living their passion, so I hope to pay it forward and be an inspiration back to other people, and then with the ripple effect, that inspiration will carry out into the world hopefully making bigger and bigger changes. We need it! I want the world to know that I wrote this book, yes, for my own healing, but more than that, for the collective healing. I see a need for a shift in consciousness, a raise in vibration, a healing that goes deep into the core of each human. I wrote this book as my contribution to shifting the collective vibration.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting Phoenix, I would definitely have them come to Lifetime at Biltmore with me so we could sauna, steam, and cold plunge! I teach yoga there and basically shower more there than I do at home! It’s the best. I would also want to check out a yoga event at the Pemberton House in the historic district, and then head to Dough Bird for dinner (my most recent restaurant obsession). I would definitely want to make time to take a trip up to Sedona. I spend a lot of time in the Red Rocks. It’s my favorite place to go to clear my head, and connect back to myself. I cleanse my mind in the creek, and absorb a healthy amount of vitamin D hiking around, or just basking in the sun. Sedona is a must for AT LEAST a day trip,
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have so many people that have played small parts in helping me stay motivated towards the creation and then publication of my book, it’s hard to pick just ONE person that who has helped me the most. Although, my mom has been with me through it all, from when I was first diagnosed with my autoimmune condition, seeing me in so much pain, to finally being my cheerleader now that the book is officially out. My boyfriend, Steven, has played a key role in reminding me that it doesn’t matter what other people think, as long as I’m doing it for myself. If I had to dedicate my process to one book, it would hands down be the Surrender Experiment by Micheal Singer! I based my whole journey traveling, and continue to live my life with a surrender mentality.
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