The Power of Storytelling - Episode 15
Welcome back to The Power of Storytelling!
Lacey, Leah and Pamela - thank you for sharing your stories, your words, and your journey with all of us.
This month’s episode reminded me that our journey is uniquely our own, and it’s up to us to choose what we aim for. Yes there will be setbacks, yes there will be moments of hardship, but we can choose to love, nurture, and empower ourselves through those moments and continue to chase our dreams.
I’m so grateful for the reflections this month’s stories stirred in me, and I know the words and reflections that are shared in this month’s episode will resonate deeply with you too.
It’s truly my honor to share the stories and provide the space here to share a little bit more about the women and men behind these words. I encourage you to check out Lacey, Leah and Pamela after you listen to this week’s new episode.
“You’re worthy you deserve to have everything you want in life, you are good enough.”
Lacey Nagar is a confidence & visibility coach, author, and mentor who believes that women can create the business, career, and lifestyle of their dreams while doing only what they love, and enjoying the journey along the way. Her focus is on visibility - because Lacey knows first-hand just how important it is to put ourselves out there and share our message, gifts, and healing with the world.
In this week’s new episode shares her story and her journey of being diagnosed with a chronic, progressive muscle disorder at the age of 12. She felt like she was in a bad dream - she wasn’t comfortable with herself, or her body. She tried for years to hide that was anything was wrong with her - she didn’t want the attention that came with being “different.” She was told that over time she wouldn’t be able to walk - it was her willpower, and mindset, that kept her going.
Lacey candidly shares the obstacles that her body goes through daily, and her courage in being vulnerable will remind you that we are so much more than our circumstances. Her reflections on struggling with worthiness - and how she wrapped herself so deeply in the messages she was telling herself - will remind you that you are worthy, just as you are. It will also challenge you to reflect on your journey, and just how far you’ve come with your own sense of worthiness, compassion, and love.
In 2015, after years of decreased confidence, lowered self-esteem, and being angry - Lace found the personal development and personal growth world. She realized just how strong and powerful our minds are - and that through her mindset, she’s been able to keep herself moving (and walking). She began to practice greater self-love, self-compassion, and honoring her worth. Instead of hating her body for what it wasn’t, or what it couldn’t do, she chose to love her body for what it does give her, and how it does support her. When she started being kinder to herself, and loving herself, she noticed a dramatic shift in her quality of life.
Leah Recor is the author of “Where the Light Is… A Parent’s Guide to the Law of Attraction,” and a mother of two young girls who turned personal traumatic experiences into her mission to help other struggling parents. In this week’s new episode Leah shares her journey in finding the law of attraction, and how she’s relied on optimism as a floatation device to keep her going.
Having grown up with a mother who battled cancer from an early age, Leah shares how the loss of her mom was the loss of her anchor. In many ways she created a disconnect in how the events of her life have impacted her. At the same time, she became intimately aware of the control in her life. It was at this time that she also found the law of attraction - and every single talk she watched felt like Abraham Hicks was speaking directly to her. This awareness, and these practices, couldn’t have come at a better time. She began to understand that she had a false sense of understanding of the control in her life, and she began to realize the hope in letting go, allowing, and trusting the energy and power in the universe.
Leah’s reflections on how she began to see the struggles in her life as a gift to expand and grow will remind you that there is always a larger (and often hidden!) message in our experiences. Her words on the new sense of hope she found, and the signs and serendipities that began to show up for her and her children, will remind you of the magic that’s here waiting for us to wake up to it. Through allowing herself to trust fall into a new path, to shift her perspective from fear to hope, and focus on messages that inspired her - Leah’s life began to change. Leah has found her joy in the now, she’s learned to respect the contrast and resistance in her life, and embrace it for what it is - her greatest teacher.
Leah is driven by a holistic path of shared knowledge through a team of experts to nurture children’s lives and wellbeing, psychologically and nutritionally. Her book (to be released January 2019) introduces small easy practices to parents that provide a practical approach to alleviate a child or parent’s anxieties. Her online workshops help lessen the guilt and regret many parents feel to better connect with one’s children and build healthier relationships. Co-Founder of Little Legacies LLC, a nonprofit serving children at Tanager Place amongst other non-profits nationally, Leah also mentors children facing serious illness, trauma and special needs through various creative writing exercises. She is available for onsite presentations of The Abundant Parent to organizations and corporate entities.
Pamela Delgado is the founder and CEO of Rawly Bold - a company designed to inspire, motivate, and empower women. It was always her goal to create a community where positivity is restored and our ability to dream and take action for our beliefs is at the forefront. Tired of the negativity in our world, Pamela decided to inspire, motive and empower through creating her favorite goods to make an impact. In fact, a portion of the proceeds from every sale is donated to Planned Parenthood, Everytown, and the ACLU.
Pamela always had a diverse set of interests - from sports to music - and for a long time she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. Her early 20’s was a huge time of trial and error, and she found herself in jobs she didn’t love. Eventually she found herself in a position she loved, as an international accounts manager for a Brazilian jewelry display company. Over time she found herself traveling on behalf of the company and doing trade shows in New York. She loved every minute of it. Her dream was to move to New York, and in 2012 after networking and pushing herself outside of her comfort zone, she quit her job and booked a one way ticket. She was terrified, but she had nothing to lose and she never looked back. Moving taught her how to survive and pick herself back up again. The recession was in full swing, and four months later she was laid off. She relied on the connections and community she made, and her willingness to push outside of what felt comfortable, and she found her next opportunity.
Pamela’s reflection on what it took to find a steady and dependable position that filled her up, will remind you that our career (and life!) journey is not linear - and it’s up to us to embrace our ups and downs to ultimately find our joy and passion. After becoming a mom in 2016, she decided to transition into another field, and after having her second child she was tired of her dreams being in the hands of others. She knew there was something more from her, and that knowing combined with her desire to create change and have an impact came Rawly Bold. The community she’s cultivating is out of this world (truly!) and there isn’t a day that goes by that she’s not reminded of its impact on her life. Words have a way of resonating - and her designs are filled with inspiration phrases that will remind you of the impact that you want to have in this world. It’s her hope that Rawly Bold inspires, motivates and empowers you to believe in yourself and your dreams, too.
To connect with Lacey and learn more about working together you can schedule a complimentary connection call at: bit.ly/laceycall, you can also follow her on on Instagram @gracefulrisingcoaching or visit her website: gracefulrising.com
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