Sheila Mullen, Blue Skies creator, loved being physically active. It was a perfect combination of fitness, friendship and competition, with a big dose of endorphins. It was her therapy and her secret to staying healthy. Being active gave Sheila the feeling of being powerful, free and in control. In 2013, all that came to a screeching halt, when her femur broke disrupting her life and stripping her of her identity as an athlete. Nothing could have prepared Sheila for a three-year journey that included: two emergency surgeries, eight months on a walker, two years of chronic pain and the lessons she learned on her healing journey.
As a result of this journey Sheila recognized the need for patients and their caregivers to have additional support and tools to inspire and empower them on their own healing journey. She created Blue Skies – the philosophy, the podcast series and the book to help others like her.