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Overcoming Life-Long Grief, Shame and Reclaiming Your Truth- Lacey Johnson, Award-Winning Journalist

Overcoming Life-Long Grief, Shame and Reclaiming Your Truth- Lacey Johnson, Award-Winning Journalist

On this episode Andrea and Lacey discuss the brains response to trauma, the imprisonment of shame, the pursuit of beauty and curiosity and the life-unlocking power of stepping into responsibility. Growing up, Lacey experienced a deep sense of abandonment after her mother, grandmother and aunts died in a tragic accident when she was a young child. She experienced shame that her mother had suddenly abandoned her and that she had survived the accident. Not knowing how to deal with her emotions, she ended up in a series of toxic abusive relationships that resulted in a lot of pain, suicidal thoughts and soul deafening shame. Learn how Lacey transformed her negative thoughts and toxic behaviors into a beautiful garden of healing and freedom through the soul-unlocking power of choice. Lacey Johnson is an award-winning essayist, editor and journalist. Also a doting wife, mom, enthusiastic overthinker and coffee connoisseur. Having worked with an eclectic range of celebrated experts and thought leaders — including Deepak Chopra, Daymond John and Gabrielle Bernstein, her word babies can be spotted in a variety of top magazines and digital media sources including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine and others—many of which have been syndicated by Apple News, MSN and Yahoo! millions of times. She's also been a featured guest on a variety of Forbes' top podcasts.​ With a deep intrigue for human beings, and a passion for smacking her readers in the face with the truth, she writes and reports boldly about topics in the realms of mental health, relationships, women’s issues and self-optimization. She's author of the 21-Day Radical Life Renovation: Anchor Joy, Explode With Confidence and Redesign Your Future, and is deep in the process of finalizing her first hardback, which is a dazzling guide that explores the opportunities within pain and trauma, and how they might be transformed into providence and power.   IG: @thelaceyjohnson
Podcast 175: Finding Self-Acceptance in the Social Media Age with Top Journalist Lacey Johnson

Podcast 175: Finding Self-Acceptance in the Social Media Age with Top Journalist Lacey Johnson

In this podcast I chat with award-winning mental health journalist Lacey Johnson, on how to understand and harness the power of our minds and thinking to find true self-acceptance in an era defined by social media and narcissism. Lacey also shares some great tips on how to spot a narcissist, and how to deal with narcissistic people and parents. Read the show blog here: For more info on Lacey visit her website here: And follow her on social media: Instagram: Twitter: Articles discussed in this episode: Special offers from this week's sponsors: -BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): get a free bottle of my favorite digestive enzymes MassZymes here: -Thrive Market (the best grocery delivery service!): try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order. Sign up here: Podcast Highlights 2:18 Why Lacey is passionate about the optimization of self and how we connect with others 4:08 Mental health and the pandemic 10:03 People do not realize how much power they have over their minds 13:24 The challenge of being a journalist in today’s world 20:20 Depression, anxiety and social media 27:11 How can we get the best out of social media? 32:00 How Lacey faced her own abandonment issues and changed her thinking 43:51 Why is the topic of narcissism so hot right now? Additional resources: -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: -Visit my website at for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at!) Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: -Youtube: If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!
Mirabella Magazine Instagram LIVE: Editor-in-Chief Christina Mirabella with Journalist Lacey Johnson