Ready to dive deeper into your self-care? Join my 3 month course to deepen your self-care, self-compassion, and self-love. If I can bounce back from seventeen years of depression, after years of my life spent curled up in the fetal position, crying and hating myself on my bedroom floor. If I can heal from violence and grief at a young age, than I believe YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE too.

Listen to my introduction to the Dive Deeper Self-Care Challenge!

  • Delve into that deep shit that you have been avoiding. At some point emotions will arise that you didn’t know were lingering close to the surface. That’s the first step in cultivating a healthy self-care and self-love.
  • You will dig into the root of any suffering or apathy you are holding and become more in control and aware of your emotional and mental health.
  • You will learn sustainable, positive tools for your emotional health. These are tools to use today and in the future when unwanted, sticky situations arise.
  • Overall this is an opportunity to change the direction of your life from what you think you deserve into what you desire. I challenge you to rethink any beliefs that are holding you hostage.

  • Name your intention and your addictions
  • Uncover the root of your pain
  • Find balance with grounding and imagery tools
  • Release regret and practice self-forgiveness
  • Connect with and learn to follow your intuition
  • Create a supportive community and find your tribe
  • Write your heart song and use laughter to heal

 What Do I Receive When I Sign Up? Every Tuesday for the next 3 months, you will receive radical self-care actions via email. Each action will take between 1-3 hours, but it’s recommended to spend more time as your intuition calls for it. Once you complete the challenge, I will follow-up with and share extra actions that you can take to continue your personal self-care practice. Since these lessons are sent via your email, you will always have access. This is a long-term health-care investment.

 When will my challenge begin? Your weekly challenge will start on a Tuesday of your choice. I recommend starting the challenge within the first week after you sign up.

 What is the Cost? You receive a FREE self-care action email when you sign up! No need to pay anything unless you choose to continue. If you want to complete the 3 month course, a one time payment of $30 is required.  As much as I wish to give all my creations away for free, I put a lot of energy, research, years, and tears into my heart-work. I have priced this challenge as affordably as possible. If you can’t afford $30, consider splitting the cost with a friend and share the action emails as they arrive in your inbox. 

 Do I need supplies or to make additional purchases? There are NO additional costs. You will need a way to record your weekly lessons. This can either be on a notebook or computer. If you want a break from technology, grab a rock and chisel! 

 Why Should I Pay To Learn About Self-Care? Self-care is health care. The value of this challenge is rooted in both research and actions proven to help you cultivate a life-long self-care practice. By committing to this challenge and the additional month of weekly actions, you are setting an intention with the universe and yourself that will ripple into other aspects of your life. These include a stronger sense of self-love, healthier relationships, more focus on your true desires and a better understanding of your mental health.

 What are your qualifications? If you are familiar with my work, you know that for the past seven years I have transformed my life through recovery work and education. I trained in mental health first aid through Mental Health First Aid USA, volunteered and lead gardening group at a recovery house, spent years researching and learning about mental health, and recovered from a seventeen year depression brought on by trauma, grief, and violence.

 What is the difference between this and your Healing Journey course? The Healing Journey course is a simple course designed specifically for people who are depressed and don’t know where to start healing. It does not deliver as much care and work as this 3 month challenge nor is it emailed to you. The Dive Deeper challenge is for those who are ready and willing to transform their life. 

Once you sign up, the first two lessons will be sent for free. With the second email,, you will be sent a option to pay to continue.  You will have the option pay the $30 fee with Ko-Fi, Square, or PayPal.  I’m stoked to have you join me! 

 You are loved and supported, even if you don’t sign up. You deserve balance and love of self. We all do. If you are feeling lost, stuck, sad, angry or suicidal, please reach out to someone you know or find support and hotlines on my Resource Page.

A New Belief: “I am loved. I deserve balance & joy in my life.

 Who am I anyway? As Lewis Carroll wrote, “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”

 I am a survivor of depression, a multi media artist, a writer, an advocate for mental health, and a social and environmental activist. My life has been shaped in a way that is unique to most people I know. I was raised in a nomadic multi-racial family where being queer was okay, with a resource-rich mother who was the matriarch of our brood. She taught us to think independently and believe that all beings deserve equal love and respect.

 I love to learn about individual stories and enjoy meeting new people from different backgrounds and lifestyles. That is where my writing side shines can spend hours listening to strangers on the bus or lectures online. Illustrating, painting and creating art with natural materials feeds my creative side. Art is and has always been a strong force in my life. Both writing and art are the tools that spurred me to seek recovery. I still use expressive art and journaling to stay in balance with my inner world. These tools have been the park that transformed my life.

 Despite this wonderful upbringing (and my errrr….light skinned privilege) I experienced violence and trauma at a young age. This sent me on a downward spiral into seventeen years of depression. During this time I would go through periods of heavy alcohol consumption, suicidal thoughts, and no ability to set boundaries. Luckily, or perhaps it was destiny, I have been able to heal my pain and cultivate a healthy self-care plan. This transformation took years of learning and struggling. When people meet me, they often find it hard to believe that I was in such pain. They see my genuine smile, they thank me for listening to them and supporting them, and think that I must have always been this balanced. Pfffft! I wish!

 We all have some sort of pain in our lives, whether it is from something as naturally occurring as grief or more traumatic like violence. Our mainstream media, capitalism, and societal class system has cultivated a very unhealthy culture. We teach short attention spans and instant gratification. We undervalue our work unless someone approves of us. We teach ignoring and forgetting pain so we can feel good all the time.

 It is time for individuals to rise up and start healing. We need to do this for our own health and our collective health. My work is all about that healing process. I am honored to share my experience and tools to help others cultivate a life that feeds their heart and mind. If you would like to reach out, please use my Contact Page or find me on Instagram and Twitter. I am available for one on one support and would be happy to support you for more than 30 days as you work your own personal healing magic.

 Thank you for reading. Peace and hugs, Leah

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