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Ally Hilfiger Quotes

Ally Hilfiger

Ally Hilfiger quotes: on her battle with lyme disease, her book, parenting, privilege, and more.

Never give up. I know how easy it is to give up. And I know how much sweeter the victory is when you don’t.”

“I never ever would have believed when I was bedridden that I would one day attend graduate school, publish a book, or teach writing classes. That I would one day live in my own apartment. It happened for me because I didn’t give up, and that can happen for you too.”

“Don’t just take my word for it. Work to make your life better. And that means we can’t give up… on ourselves, on hope. We just have to hold onto hope. We must never, never, never give up.”

“Focus in on a particular intention of yours, along with reminding yourself of what you’re grateful for.”

“Always bring love, compassion, and positivity to the table.”

“If I’m facing a stressful situation, I practice letting it go, telling myself things could be worse, and take a walk.”

“I believe I got lyme disease for a reason and if that is to help bring awareness, that is my mission and I will do the best that I can to do that. I’m able to fight for myself, I’m able to speak up and feel like I have a voice, and I can be my own advocate and my own warrior. I think I got sick so I could share my story.”

“I do fall into the stereotype of a privileged white person on the East Coast coming down with lyme disease. It doesn’t discriminate against race, skin color or gender. It doesn’t care what kind of shoes you wear or what kind of car you drive. It’s a cruel disease.”

“It’s been a challenging road and I think what got me out of bed some days and kept me fighting… was so I could help people one day.”

“The only thing I didn’t want was people’s pity. I felt that lyme would actually make my relationships more honest and bring me closer to those around me. Nothing is more liberating than telling the truth.”

“It was very difficult to suffer in silence and fear that you’re exaggerating or making things up in our head, because that’s what you’re accused of all your life. It made me feel like I was constantly not being validated. Once I was diagnosed, I was much stronger than I thought. It felt like winning the lottery.”

“The only real job I had was healing. This was vital to my well-being. Healing on every level would strengthen me and allow me to move on to bigger and better things. It would help me to do more than average people in the world.”

“Before beginning my journey to recovery from 11 years of misdiagnosis and physical pain, I needed to find my courage to heal physically, mentally and emotionally, and become the survivor I am today.”

“I think Bite Me encourages everyone to be raw, authentic, and vulnerable. There is no shame in people’s experiences. The point is to offer a lot of hope and education and awareness.”

Bite Me offers readers hope and ideas for how one can transition from victim to survivor, and shares the spiritual principles and actions that have contributed to my wholeness as a human, mother, and international spokesperson against lyme disease.”

“I think when you’re going through a hard time, it’s always nice to have a goal and that was really something that I focused on and I visualized myself becoming healthy enough to have a baby and she’s 13 months now.”

“I have my good days and my bad days, but overall they’re pretty good. I’m happy to be able to get out of bed everyday and be a functioning human being, a present mother and partner.”

“I worked really really hard. I did everything under the sun. Of course I have to still manage my health and I have a beautiful baby girl and a wonderful loving husband.”

“I learned self love. That’s what I want my daughter to know. You don’t have to be a victim and you can be a fearless warrior and survivor.”

“The biggest rule in our house is to be very positive all the time. We don’t argue. We keep the house happy and full of good vibes. If someone comes in with icky energy, we don’t invite them back. So far, it’s working.”

“We travel around the world visiting our creative friends and other creative people about their process and what inspires them. It’s a wonderful platform to get a little glimpse into these people’s worlds and their own environments and how they work. We’re having so much fun working together. It’s awesome.”

“My dad’s mother had nine children. The only advice she gave to my mother was ‘never let your children get overtired.’ I live by that rule.”

“It’s important to set aside time for each other and for yourself separately. We have date night once a week where we get out of the house and just have fun together. We also have one night a week where I go out with girlfriends or get a manicure to keep my own identity and feel complete. You have to bake your own cake: your child and partner are the decorations and candles, but you have to take care of you.”

“I also strongly encourage people to clean up their diet and avoid sugar. Eat clean! Think clean! Living happy, sleeping a lot, and having love and encouragement around you make a big difference, too. Eat what you need, and have what you want in moderation.”

“You gotta just laugh at yourself and let it go and not take things too seriously because life is too short.”

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