Anthony Bourdain Suicide: What Happened?

Anthony Bourdain died suddenly of an apparent suicide in Paris according to his friend who found him unresponsive. At 61, the storyteller, chef, and TV star left behind a legacy of exploring the world - and for a lack those "Parts Unknown". As an emotional intelligence expert who specializes in helping business leaders, I have been asked, "What happened?" There are many reasons why someone could commit suicide. Shame, guilt, grief, hopelessness are...

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Employee Wellness Month Exclusive Interview & Tools

June is Employee Wellness Month! These are the stories that Leslie Inc. has got lined up for you on the State of Happiness! We are talking about how to make business more fun, enjoyable, and of course, profitable. We want to illuminate how other professionals are making business choices and models that truly align with their values. Download The Happiness Decks App Career Edition After two years of development, the Leslie Inc. official digital...

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How To Find Career Happiness With Mental Health

Does Career Happiness Start with Mental Health? Wade Taylor at Movin' & Motivatin' Internet radio station invited me to talk about work and mental health. In observance of Mental Health Awareness month, I talked about how we can create opportunities for finding happiness in the work place. And, I also talked about helping working mothers balance the role of providers and career happiness. Segment 1: Helping Professional Women Handling The Balancing Act In the first...

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A.R.E. Professional Life Coach Certification Students Raise Over $1000 For Home Start Inc.

Home Start Inc. Thanks A.R.E. Professional Life Coach Certification Students A.R.E. Professional Life Coach Certification students raised over $1000 with Home Start Inc. Blue Ribbon Gala committee member, Leslie Juvin-Acker. Leslie hosted intuitive readings and spoke for two special evenings to raise money for the charity at the Association For Research And Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. Leslie Juvin-Acker is also a member of the Association For Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Read her story...

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5 Ways To Use Hypnosis To Create Healthy Habits

Change Your Life And Use Hypnosis To Create Healthy Habits #1. Let Go Of The Weight The first way to use hypnosis to create healthy habits is to begin by losing weight. I helped a woman lose over 35 pounds in one month with little change to her diet and exercise routine. For exercise, she walked forty five minutes per day and ate small, healthy portions. There was nothing extreme about her diet and exercise....

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Leslie Is 2018 San Diego Women of Influence Woman To Watch Final Nominee

The 2018 San Diego Women of Influence Awards recognized me as a final nominee for the Woman To Watch Award. About The San Diego Women of Influence Awards In celebration of Women's History Month, the San Diego Women of Influence of Awards recognizes women business leaders. Additionally, the award ceremony recognizes local companies and men who also champion women leaders. The San Diego Women of Influence Awards is produced by Connected Women of Influence. Their...

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Become An Edgar Cayce Life Coach with Leslie Juvin-Acker

Become An Edgar Cayce Life Coaching At The Association For Research And Enlightenment In April 2018, I'll be joining the Edgar Cayce Life Coach program as a teacher. The A.R.E. professional Life Coach Certificate Training takes place at the Association For Research and Enlightenment headquarters in Virginia Beach. Life Coach, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, Peter Woodbury is the program leader. What Makes Me An Edgar Cayce Life Coach? I have been an active student of the Edgar Cayce...

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Dymphna, Ireland’s Patron Saint of The Mentally Ill

The Girl Destined To Become The Patron Saint of The Mentally Ill When it comes to traveling, animals, children, there is Catholic saint for everything. Little did I know that there is actually a saint of the mentally ill. Her name is Dymphna, the saint of the mentally ill. Let me tell you more about her. To begin, legend has it that Dymphna was a daughter of Damon, a pagan and petty king of...

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NBA Star Kevin Love Reveals He Got Help For Panic Attacks

Kevin Love Says He Got Help For Panic Attacks Even professional athletes at the top of their careers get help for panic attacks. Kevin Love, NBA star and forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers revealed his battle with panic attacks his in recent article for the Player's Tribune. After halftime, it all hit the fan. Coach Lue called a timeout in the third quarter. When I got to the bench, I felt my heart racing faster...

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Healing After A Friend Commits Suicide

Last time, I told a story about a man's fear of death in my Day 4, Part 2 journal of my experience at Outdoor Retailer. Now, I'm sharing a story of healing after a friend commits suicide. During the same evening, my client Chip* introduced me to his colleague, Sam*. Sam and I first talked about his career journey to Outdoor Retailer. He said he was laid off from his last job right...

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The Fear of Death: Day 4 of Outdoor Retailer Part 2

On day 4 of Outdoor Retailer, I talked with a professional runner about the fear of death. The conversation was introduced when I channeled a friend who died in a drunk driving accident. The Fear of Death I asked Ray, “Do you wonder or worry about what it’s like to die?” He responded, “Every day.” What is it like to die? First, the spirit explained, "It's like closing your eyes and then waking up in Heaven with everyone you...

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5 Inspiring Asian American Women of the 21st Century

Who Inspires Me, An Asian American Woman? As an Asian American woman, I wanted to recognize a few of my favorite and inspiring Asian American women of the 21st century during Women's History Month. #1 Inspiring Asian American Women: Chloe Kim [caption id="attachment_53180" align="aligncenter" width="366"] Photo Credit: GettySport[/caption] As a snowboarder, I find Chloe Kim to be an inspiring Asian American woman in snowboarding history. She began snowboarding when she was only four years old. And, at seventeen,...

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Why & How To Discuss School Shootings With Our Families

School shootings are every parent's worst nightmare. There have been 291 school shootings since 2013. They've become so common that we, as parents, must discuss school shootings with our families. It's a complex subject mired in a variety of perspectives and commentary on the subjects of gun control, school protection, personal freedom, and mental health. The question most tearful parents ask me in my office is, "Where do I begin and what do...

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Silent Suffering: How To Break Free Of The Shame of Mental Illness

Last week, I learned so much about the power of a parent's love in the face of death and great adversity. I felt a wide range of emotions that took me on a ride that some would describe as sheer hell: anger, helplessness, and grief. However, the moment I stepped off the spiral of silent suffering, I felt a surging wave of gratitude, compassion, and empathy. And, a focus on what truly...

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PART 2: How The Emotional Overwhelm of Rescuing An Orphaned Bunny Taught Me Empathy of A Father’s Journey To Save His Dying Son

Last week was quite a week emotional overwhelm. I appreciate many of your on Facebook and Instagram messages giving encouragement of our bunny rescue story. And, I received a message from Ary on Instagram asking why situation happened to me and what the rabbit symbolized in my life right now. Here’s the story… To read Part One of the story, click here. Stepping Onto The Emotional Roller Coaster From there, we purchased every possible item...

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