Meet Mary

7Hi, I’m Mary Rust and I am so glad you are taking the time to visit my website and get to know me.

I have developed this site for you!!

I want you to Thrive and live your best life possible. I want to transform you from the inside out and teach you healthy principles that really work. No smoke and mirrors, no political interests, no pep rally talk, just good solid information that will transform your life.

My life story has been filled with incredible highs and lows that have brought me to the place I am today. Through this process I have learned so much and

I can’t wait to share my experience and journey with you.

I had a relatively easy childhood with loving parents and two older brothers. We were a close family and supported each other the best we knew how. (Yes, I was the baby, so maybe I was a little spoiled). When I was 18 my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I was devastated. She was my best friend and support system.  She spent the next 4 years fighting her cancer battle with surgery, chemotherapy and drugs.  Two weeks before she passed, she said to me,

“Mary, this is not the way to cure cancer. There’s got to be another way.  A way that the body can heal and restore itself.”

Her life and physical presence graciously slipped away, but her words remained with me forever. Little did I know, her words were a precious gift that day. A gift of divine wisdom I would not fully understand and appreciate for years to come.

8I have always been a health conscious… No, let me rephrase that. I’m health conscious NOW, I used to be “body” conscious but “thought” I was health conscious (I’m sure many of you can relate to that statement). I studied every new diet regime and tested out every new Jane Fonda workout program when I was a little girl (Oops, I think I might have dated myself a little!). I competed in gymnastics from age 5-17 and later went on to compete in fitness competitions. At the top of my game, I won the 1999 Fitness Olympia in Las Vegas. It was quite a ride! Through it all I learned how to be anorexic, then bulimic, next came “almost healthy” (with a bodybuilding kind of twist). Bottom line, I’ve been through the school of hard knocks for nutrition, fitness and body image. This is the type of education I hope you never have to personally experience. (That’s why I created this site, so you don’t have to go the daunting trial and tribulations I went through!)

After winning the Fitness Olympia, my fitness career came to a halt with the birth of my beautiful bouncing baby boy (and yes, he was and still is very active)! Next to follow was a darling girl and life was good…for a while. As you know, life likes to throw in a few sour lemons to keep things interesting. Three years after the birth of my daughter, my husband’s business fell apart. We were at the verge of bankruptcy, several $100,000’s in debt and had to relocate away from family and friends to start over.  We lost our house and was scraping by on credit cards and odd construction jobs as we worked to rebuild again. We struggled for a long time. I tried to keep a positive attitude by reminding myself of the “good” things… I have two beautiful children, I have support from family (even though they live 5 hours away)  and I have good health…or so I thought! Next came a big fat super sour fermented lemon! Two days after my 36th Birthday,

I received the gift of breast cancer.9

(Did I really just say “gift”?) Though I didn’t think it was a “gift” at the time, I look back now and know that it was a “life” gift wrapped in precious wisdom and love from above.  Cancer was a gift from my soul.  It was a Life gift.  Life gifts have the power to transform life from the inside out if opened with treasured with careful attention.  Cancer has become my guru, my teacher and my mentor. It has taught me more about health, wellness  and happiness than I could ever have imagined.   I accepted this gift, embraced it and have repackaged it to be delivered back to you.  It now includes the wisdom and understanding of my personal journey on how to truly heal and tap into the innate healing capacities that lie within.  This gift transformed my life and thanks to my mother I was able to “Find another way”to heal.  I now hand this gift to you.  Please receive and accept it as your own so you can open the door to new healing and life potential beyond your imagination.

I want to inspire you to Live your Purpose, Love with Passion, make excellent 

choices not only survive life’s circumstances (including cancer,

disease, hardships and all other of life’s sour lemons), but to go beyond and

“Thrive beyond Potential”.

This site is my gift to you. The information I post will change your life. I believe everything happens for a reason and it is no surprise that you are here, reading this page. I am so grateful you found my site. If there is anything I can help you with please reach out and contact me. I will do my best to answer your questions and help you anyway I can. Also, please “Pay It Forward” and share the information you learn with others. You never know who needs to hear stories of hope, health and happiness. You can change their lives. It takes a community to make big changes and I would love you to be a part of this tribe!

If you are interested in reading about my own personal formula for healing and exactly what I did (and didn’t do) to to heal using an integrated approach to cancer, click Here to go to my personal post.  I will also be sharing my own cancer journey as well as super cool tips to help you live your best life possible in my newsletters.

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God Bless,