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SecondWind with Joyce

Jul 6, 2021

The Benefits of a Positive Mind & Healthy Body

A near death experience can have a profound effect on how you view your health and life’s purpose. My guest Anita Pirkle can relate to having a life threatening illness, surviving, and finding her new mission in life. In this devastating yet inspiring story on battling Covid-19, we are left with a lesson on the significance of prayer, having a positive mindset, and healthy diet. 

Anita Pirkle was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Purdue University. She was married for 61 years, and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. They moved to Atlanta 40 years ago, and have been sharing a product called Juice Plus for 25 years. With all the many nutrients Anita has been putting in her body, she was in excellent health. That is until Christmas Day when 7 members of her family were exposed to Covid-19. Only 3 of them were hospitalized. Her daughter, Dana, her husband, Carl and herself. It was one of the most terrifying experiences she has ever had. Dana was released in 6 days and Anita was released in 14 days. Her husband, Carl, died after 8 days. One night she heard her doctor tell a nurse that her lungs were not sustaining the oxygen, and he didn't think Anita would make it. She awoke at 2:00am in a sheer panic. She had to talk to someone so she called Dana. Anita didn't know what she said, but when she closed her eyes she prayed harder than she had ever prayed. Carl had just died and Anita knew she had to survive. She asked God and Carl to help her lungs heal and pour healing light over her body. Anita then went to sleep. The next morning she woke up a different person. It was a miracle. She knew she was going to survive and go home. The doctors and nurses were amazed at how much Anita had changed. From lying in bed dying to sitting up living. Everyday she grew stronger. Her mission is to tell people they have choices. Being grateful for everything puts you in a different frame of mind.

“God really knows I have more to do. I have a message. I have more to do in this life. He’s not ready for me to go over.” Anita Pirkle

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • The Pirkle family’s experience with Covid-19
  • What Anita Pirkle credits to saving her life
  • What Juice Plus is, and how it played a part in Anita’s recovery
  • How it felt to be grieving in the hospital and live alone for the first time
  • Anita’s daughter-in-law’s idea on how to help with grieving at home
  • Why Anita isn’t worried about not being able to visit her loved one's resting place
  • A good way to process pain and capture moments

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Effortless Happiness: How to Find Your Voice and Finally Ask For What You Really Want Paperback or Kindle copy.