Ep 141: Not Another Self-Help Episode!

While I love a good ‘self help’ book, I was completely fascinated by the title of my guests’ book: “Not Another Self Help Book”. How could I resist having her on the podcast to share her unique perspective on how to show up in the world when life is hard?

Lindsey Kane Leaverton is an author, songwriter, former minister and a financial wealth management expert. She also identifies as a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a woman with ADHD, OCD and PTSD; as she shares, she has ‘all the adjectives’! 

Lindsey wrote the book to highlight some of the most challenging things we experience as humans, and how we might find a gift in each of these challenges, such as pain, trauma, addiction and waiting. We also talk about how she lost everything when she came out as gay, her long journey with chronic pain, our equal dislike of the phrase “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle”. We cover a lot in today’s episode and have a lot of laughs along the way.

Here are some of my favorite parts:

  • Her belief that “my Higher Power is not out to get me”
  • How she gets out of her own head
  • Her favorite chapter in the book
  • Her long journey back from chronic pain
  • How she credits a random encounter on an airplane with saving her life
  • How she flips the script in life and in her writing and songwriting
  • When Lindsey calls me out for being ‘just a coach’
  • Her interview series “She’s A Lot”

I hope you love this episode as much as I did! You can find out more about Lindsey’s work, her book and her interview series HERE

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*Lindsey does not identify as sober or alcohol-free but does share her deep respect and personal experience with Al-Anon. If you follow Lindsey on social media, you may see her with a drink in hand, but on today’s episode we do not talk about her drinking nor do we glorify the drinking of alcohol in any way.

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