Episode 137

Published on:

16th Dec 2019

137. Leigh Joy - Opening Your Heart To Recovery and Self-Care

Trauma and adversity mean something different to everyone, and the feelings they create in us as adults can cause future adversities within ourselves. Our guest today has an impactful and powerful story that will give you an insight into healing and retrieving ones self. Joining us, we have the professional speaker, self-care and accountability coach, Leigh Joy. Leigh shares with Lance her story of how she lost her mom and was given up for adoption at just four and a half years old. Leigh opens up about her years of addiction, how she was able to learn to love herself again and start recovery for herself. Hailing from South Africa, Leigh explores South African society with Lance and how local citizens view the topic of self-development and self-care.


Leigh answers with, “There is a magic that is not man-made that lies within each and every single one of us.”


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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe

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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.