Episode 238: Swords to Plow Shares – an interview with Claeren Smets

Claeren Smets

Claeren Smets is a 33-year-old holistic life coach, pain reset therapist, yoga and meditation docent from Antwerp, Belgium.

Ms. Smets was an internationally ranked combat athlete excelling in Judo and boxing. She studied sports education and fitness instruction in university and worked as a high school teacher upon graduation.

At the age of 27, the uber fit Ms. Smets began to feel fatigued and suffered numerous sports injuries. Her energy levels continued to decline and she felt like she “had the flu all the time.” Her swiftly declining health caused her to suffer job loss and loss of independence requiring her to move “back to [her] parents’ home.”

She was diagnosed with Lyme disease after she followed an acupuncturist’s recommendation that she explore a Lyme disease diagnosis. She tested positive for Lyme disease in testing prescribed by her family doctor.

If you would like to learn how a combat athlete had to abandon her warrior spirit and discover a growth mindset before she could heal from Lyme disease, then tune in now!