Coach & Creator of SheLovesLifeOver50.com
This is my personal blog where I share my mental health journey amongst other things.
For more details about my coaching & mentoring services, please go to SheLovesLifeOver50.com
I am a coach/mentor, mother, adventurer and successful business owner. My friends tell me I am fearless, optimistic and creative.
For 30 years I worked bloody hard to create a successful business and raise four children with my husband, Grant. Then a rapid succession of painful events in my early 50’s caused my life to crumple around me.
Too many years of poorly managed stress, my mother’s worsening dementia, the death of a grandchild and my oldest friend conspired to create a perfect storm which triggered deep depression followed by crippling anxiety attacks.
During the past 4 years I have received help from clinical support and therapy, medication, meditation, acupuncture, family and friends. I have also draw on every one of my strengths and prior experiences to create a pathway to recovery.
However it was a growing fearlessness to discover how I can help others that has brought the greatest healing.
Mental illness is a harrowing journey, one that I would never wish on anybody, but for me it has also been a humbling experience and strange blessing.
As a Well-being & Transition Coach at www.sheloveslifeover50.com I am able to use my expertise, from both life and business, to support those who have also experienced one of life’s tough trials.
As my friend Pauline says: “Leigh has the extraordinary ability and skill of listening without judgement, hearing the message, giving compassionate and sage advice and enlightening people to things that they might not see.”