It was 8:34 in the morning and my life was about to change…

It was 8:34 in the morning and I was putting on my sweats to go on a morning walk, something I’ve done for 6 years after going to a Tony Robbins seminar.  A way to set up my day to be a total success, a way to be in the zone.  We call it our Hour of Power.  It would have been an ordinary day, except I was running a little late and had to prepare for a coaching call to help one of my clients break-through in a challenge she was facing.  Little did I know I was getting ready to face the challenge of my lifetime.  I was “undercover” in Lehi Utah.  I didn’t post my location in Facebook, I didn’t tweet about it like I usually do.  This time I wasn’t there on business for our Internet Travel or our training/coaching company.   I was there on a healing mission.

As I got chased by a dog when I passed by one of the beautiful houses up the mountain in Lehi Utah, Dave and I lovingly called him Kujo, the round-about dog.  Every time we passed by that house the dog would chase us and run in circles as if he was on a battle.  Little did I know I was about to face a new battle in my life– but rather than calling it a battle, time to introduce myself…I will not use words that are disempowering.  My entire blog will be about healing holistically, healing in an empowering way and achieve an unbelievable level in health and fitness…to speed up the results we want in our mindset, body and soul.

So I will rename the battle an “opportunity to grow.”  Dave, my amazing husband and lover always and I have always committed to ourselves that the word problem would not exist in our vocabulary.  We call them “learning lessons”, “gifts” or “opportunities to grow.”  Is that something you can apply right now?

My grateful walk has now turned into a coaching call with a great client of mine.  Helping her break-through in her health challenges…helping her break-through in her weight-loss challenges.  As soon as I was done with the 45 minute coaching session all while I took my beautiful walk up the mountains, I was ready to break-through in my own “opportunity to grow.”

Two weeks earlier I could barely walk that same mountain.  I had traveled to Utah because my dentist had found a growth in my mouth by my jaw/gum and she was concerned.  Because I travel so much I didn’t pay much attention to it, but when I came back, a couple months later, I finally saw the specialist, an oral faxima -something surgeon who sent me for a cat-scan type of x-ray.  That took me another six weeks to get through because of my travel schedule.

I always thought I was sort of invincible in a way, in terms of my health.  After goint to many seminars including the ultimate Break-Through Peak Performance coach Tony Robbins, I learned the right way to eat, take care of my health, and I even hadn’t had a cold in 3 years.  Almost cocky to a point…thinking that as long as I do the right thing…my health would always be okay.  Even with our health insurance, we requested they change the deductible to $10,000 a year because we never used it.

The specialist in Dallas called me and said we needed to talk.  When I arrived he said I needed to schedule a surgery/biopsy because he was very concerned with the growth.  My gut did not like this doctor because he did not want to explain a whole lot to me.   Didn’t want to give me details.  Didn’t want to share his thoughts.  I said I’d go for a second opinion and called my Doctor who has a practice in Kansas, who I trust with my life, Dr. John Carlston.  It was 10pm on a Tue night and after exchanging a few “tag you’re it” phone calls, I explained the situation to him.  Dr. Carlston shared with me that gum/jaw/teeth infections/growths/tumors should be treated with a lot of care and urgency because the infection can travel to the brain and could cause major issues if not death.   So……I called a Dr in Utah he trusted with his life, and after he saw my Cat-Scan he said we needed a biopsy immediately.  I cashed in on some American Airlines miles and my hubby and I flew to Utah.  Dr. Carlston and his amazing wife Angi are two of the most loving people I’ve ever known.  They hosted us at their home and Dave and I went to see Dr. Haymund in Utah.  When I went in the day before the biopsy, he looked at the second set of x-rays and said it ws probably a bit more serious than originally discussed.

Then he said there was a strong chance of it being an ameloblastoma, which is a non-cancer but very aggressive tumor that grows out of the cells that never developed into a wisdom tooth.  “ A what?”  we were in a bit of shock.  We knew that if you create a clean alkaline environment in your body, cancer can not grow.  We hardly eat sugars or flours, which can lead to diabetes.  But this had nothing to do with nutrition.  This was an “organ tumor” but it was supposedly to be treated similar to cancer, by surgery, but no radiation or chemo.  We had no idea it was this serious.  He proceeded to bring x-rays from someone who recently had the surgery.  Not pretty.  Not funny.  The doctor begins to show us the young lady’s x-rays and tells us they had to remove a quarter of this young lady’s jaw including the jaw bone, put a metal there, do a second surgery to remove part of the hip bone to do reconstructive surgery…a six-twelve month process.   No he didn’t just do that… by this time Dave was turning blue and purple and different colors…and I kept on telling Dave it would be okay.

The purpose of this blog is two things:  1.  To bring a holistic awareness to people who are going through a disease or diagnosis that you can heal your life holistically and positively, while showing our positive mindset that you can follow and apply to any are of your life.  2.  To share with people our mission to help you become healthier in every way to AVOID these diseases that can take the life out of you.  We have been blessed to have some of the top mind-set and health coaches in the world.  We have friends who have beat cancer, heart disease and diabetes the holistic way.  We have doctors and resources to help you clear your mindset and your emotions while you heal.  We have the formula to eat healthy to extend your life.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR BLOG.  It is directed by God, guided by our soul and our mission to empower people all over the world to have a happy, fulfilled life.  Sounds big…but it starts with one person.  YOU.  Every other entry will be either a healing blog or an ultimate health blog.  If you know people who are hurting physically or emotionally, send them to the healing blog.  If you know people who are ready to be healthier, physically fit and feel better about themselves, send them to our health blog.

About Yvette Ulloa

Yvette Ulloa, the fiery Latina was born in NY and currently lives in California. Yvette is passionate about health/fitness, travelling the world full time, and teaching others to achieve success! Yvette Ulloa has been through a journey of challenges, however they have turned out to be some of the biggest blessings in her life. She has been happily married for 16 years to the love of her life Dave Ulloa, a former professional basketball player in Australia and self-made entrepreneur. Yvette's philosophies are all about contribution, sharing lessons from her journey with others, and she is lucky to travel around the world inspiring people with her story. She has spoken to audiences as big as 12,000 in Vegas, South Africa, Hungary, Greece and many other places, where she is highly acclaimed speaker and coach. In 2010, Yvette Ulloa and her husband Dave Ulloa achieved one of their life-long dreams to travel the world with Anthony Robbins and become Platinum Partners. They got to experience a whole year of immersion in Scotland, Egypt, Israel, Fiji and get personally mentored by Tony Robbins. One of Yvette's biggest passions is helping women around the world to believe in themselves and have a voice. She will reach out her hand to you to help you climb up to the top of the mountain! And nothing like enjoying the journey and making many pit stops to smell the roses. The coffee. The challenges. Anything that makes you grow and enjoy life. Dave & Yvette Ulloa are also professional tourists and ambassadors of fun. Dave Ulloa recently got back from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,000 altitude, one of the toughests and most rewarding activities of his life. Dave and Yvette Ulloa are Presidential Advisory Council members for the largest travel social media company one of the top 100 direct sales companies in the globe, WorldVentures. They were honored in front of thousands of people in Las Vegas for achieving the highest rank in the company, International Marketing Directors, being the first Latino couple to achieve this rank, as well as being the first team of both International trainers and speakers.
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26 Responses to It was 8:34 in the morning and my life was about to change…

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  2. Kim Ekengren says:

    Hi Yvette/Dave,

    Wow!.. you’ve always been an inspiration to me within WV, but even moreso as you go through this part of your journey.
    I have really been trying to transition into this positive mindset/holistic living/empowered living….but it has been a challenge (mindset and the limiting beliefs are hard thing to conquer sometimes)
    I know you will triumph in this current situation, as you always do… and I look forward to being empowered by your blog.
    My best to both of you,

    Kim Ekengren

  3. Dear Yvette,
    You have always been a great source of inspiration to me. I felt a bit of sadness when I was reading this blog that was quickly transformed into awe by your approach to everything, including news of your health. My mom has been sick for about 6 months and is currently at a place called Hippocrates Health Institute. The original is in West Palm Beach florida and they are currently doing a satellite one in Calistoga. It all follows the school of thought that you have learned/from tony robbins, etc. My friend had throat cancer and is now in remission ( no chemo/radiation), my friend was diagnosed with MS and wasn’t walking after going she is doing a great and walking, she went there a year ago and has implemented this to her way of life crucial for recovery. My mom will be checking out tomorrow. If you want more info please don’t hesitate to call. I know you have a lot of people in your corner and I just wanted to reach out and let you know I am one of them. I also know you are going to come out shining and help many along your way even though it is your battle…..Love to you and Dave
    Sending Love, Health and Light
    Laura & Luca

  4. Yvette,
    I stumbled across your blog last night, just before bed and prayed for your healing and your marriage. I will put this prayer request in my God-box when we get home on Tuesday.
    Tonight after Nashville Regional, Donald and I went to dinner with Mark Chapel’s group, at a wonderful,” family-style” restaurant, Monell’s. My high school friend, Karen and I engaged three young adults in conversation that shared our table. The two girls were medical students, studying to be Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.). They talked about their 200 hours study of skeletal and soft-tissue manipulation and holistic approach to healing, in addition to their regular medical education.
    According to Donald, a nuclear cardiologist, although D.O.s are found in every medical specialty, most go into primary care. One of the girls, named Coral, was soon going to Hawaii to enter pediatrics. I gave her your blog site and told her the story you shared today. She was enthusiastic about your mindset and mission of your blog to provide a positive message of your experience through this journey.

    Karen commented that she did not think that it was an accident that we sat next to them tonight, as you had just revealed your story today. Coral agreed. I hope you will hear from her. She promised to contact you through your blog if she had any insight or learned of any new treatments for your condition.

    His blessings for you and Dave and for your future. He knows the plans he has for you.
    Anna Gordon

    • yvette says:

      Wow Anna! sounds amazing! i have no doubt that there are no coincidences in life. This diagnosis has given me one of the greatest gifts in my life and has supported my mission to empower people all over the world who might not know there is another way, a better way, a guided way. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and support I look forward to hearing from you!

  5. Jenn Beavon says:

    Love you girl. We will be praying for you and Dave through this time. If there is ANYTHING we can do, we are here for you guys. Your strength is amazing and your passion is such a blessing. Love you…

  6. Suzanne Oliver says:


    Dave told me you were in Utah seeing a Dentist and I had some idea it was something more than he was telling me. I am so happy to read your blog and to know you are taking care of yourself.

    My thoughts, prayers and love are always with you and Dave as you travel. Keep blogging and let us know how you are doing.


  7. Audrey Rice says:

    Hi Yvette, I was really bless by your story this weekend in Nashville, TN at the Regional Training for WV. You really open my eyes to view every negative situation as an opportunity to grow. I am believing God for a miracle for you. Thank you for allowing Him to use you to be a blessing to me.
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Audrey Rice

  8. Bill Elsener says:

    Thank you for your updates from Israel, especially the one on ridding “stress” out of your life. I need that greatly in my life right now. I won’t go into details here unless you request. However, do you have any books/CD/DVD to recommend to help in this journey to peace. As I said in my earlier posting, I love your presentations at Nashville and look forward for more. I am positive God has greater plans for you and Dave.
    Continuing to pray for your total healing by the power of Jesus Christ.
    “Somewhere in the future you look much better than you look right now.” See the x-rays, MRI’s, etc., as totally positive of total healing.

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  11. Tina says:

    Wow Yvette,
    I am so impressed with your attitude. Especially so early on. I have two daughters that “Medical Doctors” have diagnosed with a blood disease called “Sickle Beta O Thalassemia” I know a mouthful, right. Well we have been battling it for 17 years now. We too have chosen to take a more Holistic/Preventative approach with positive results. We have not won the war, but have won many, many battles. Dumb founded some Drs and some what taught our daughters of the benefits of Health and Nutrition, however my challenge is that the girls(one is 20 and the other is 17) have not come to that place where they are completely willing as you are to give up totally the harmful foods. I am hoping I can get them to begin to read your blogs and see difference a healthy diet and positive attitude can do for them as well. I will agree with you both in prayer for God’s Healing just as I do for my girls.


    • yvette says:

      thank you Tina! hwere are you located? i applaud your attidue…so proud of you!! i’d love to stay in touch a dn let me know how everythign goes..

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  14. Laura Locke says:


    I want to thank you for being the beautiful woman that you are, inside and out!
    God used you and Dave in a miraculous way to get our marriage back on track! The love, respect, and admiration you showed for one another was as beautiful and real as I have ever been blessed enough to witness and i told my husband…”I want that”!!! (Millionaire Bootcamp, Vegas 2010) As I read your blog tonight my heart was filled with that same sense of “wonder”……..You are both entering into the unknown and the uncertainty of this journey and yet your love and your faith seemed to be as strong and powerful as ever. I could hear it in your words and I could feel it in my heart. My prayers are with you both and I know this……you may never know many people you have touched the lives of but You should know ours is the better to have witnessed YOUR LOVE and your strength.

    Thankyou so much for your willingness to share,

    • yvette says:

      Wow Laura…thank you so much sweetie your comment brought tears to my eyes – this is the reason I live, the reason I fight, the reason I will thrive. I feel like I am on purpose every day and your thoughts just touched my heart. I know you can make things happen in a beautiful way in your marriage. Dave and I seemed to have no hope at one point and eleven years later, we are more passionate than ever. We look forward to hearing more updates from you!

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