Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 234 of The New Family Podcast, where we explore the importance of having a supportive community around you, especially when times get tough.
For this episode, we welcome Leisse Wilcox back on the show. Leisse is a writer, coach, speaker and mom of three. She writes a very inspiring blog about personal growth, self-love and more at leissewilcox.ca and uplifts so many others through her community on Instagram. I love how she says she’s a professional human and brand therapist. Leisse last joined us to talk about how divorce can be a springboard for personal growth. Since then she’s had some pretty major stuff going on, which she seems to have handled with a whole lot of grace and strength, but also with a lot of support from her community. Today Leisse and I talk about just how critical it is to gather community around you in times of need, as well as how she talked to her three daughters about the health challenge she faced.
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Leisse’s advice to others facing a difficult challenge
“The biggest thing to me to share is you absolutely have to stay present – really, really present. Anything health related can be so scary. We get caught up in “I could have died” or “this could have happened” and you have to constantly have to constantly bring yourself back into this present moment. Anything that has happened in the past is no longer real and anything that might happen in the future is also not real. The only thing that matters, the only thing that counts is this moment here and when you constantly bring yourself back to this moment of mindfulness, of peace, of presence, it makes your entire frame of mind so much more peaceful that you are actually able to handle (and) to go with the flow.”
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