Leah Walsh (she/her) believes in a future where sensitive, empathic, neurodivergent, intense, gifted, and out-of-the-box humans are safe, supported, and celebrated.
Her work is rooted in respect and encouragement. She offers individual coaching and group events so that others can explore their story, embody their unique ways of being in the world, and show up freely.
When she is not coaching or hanging out with the Brave and Tender Club, she'll likely be found nerding out with friends, adding manure and compost to her garden, cold plunging in the creek, or curled up in her rocking chair with a book by the fire.
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The Power of Embodied Presence
True health, wealth and wellbeing result from grounding and containing your life force energy within your own physical and energetic body. Learning to be (and stay) present is a radical act that is the foundation for sustained transformation and pleasure.
Allow Curiosity to Be the Guide
In an age of perfectionism and unhealthy striving, curiosity is your best friend. Curiosity naturally pulls us to be devoted learners with a growth mindset. It attunes our eyes to find beauty, wisdom, and celebrations, even in the darkest of days.
Cultivating belonging is one of our most courageous tasks as humans. It often requires forgiveness, honoring one’s own scars, and allowing the natural world to be a mentor of interconnection and rebuilding trust.
Surrender to the Journey
In our current culture, we are overly invested in “creating our reality” and plotting goals to our best life. I believe the seed of our life is deeply rooted within each of us. This seed is brilliant and it is our sacred responsibility to practice receiving the guidance of the mystery (and magic) it holds.
I want you to know the line of teachings I bring with me to this work. Rachael Jayne Groover and the Awaken Your Impact Mastery coaching team , Brené Brown, Laurie Wagner, Bari Tessler, Center for Sacred Studies, Rita Blumenstein, Marie Meade, Indigenous Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, my mother & father and their family lineages, White Raven Center, Schumacher Center for New Economics, the spirit of the Oak Tree (Quercus spp.), the community of Bethel, Alaska, the Christian faith, my beautiful web of friends and family, the spirits of the land, the song of the waters, my well ancestors, personal angels, animal guides, and spiritual counsel.
Honoring Indigenous Peoples
In honoring the indigenous peoples and ancestral lineages that were the first stewards and rightful caretakers of all the lands that I have lived upon, I want to list those tribal communities here. There was unimaginable violence in the founding of this country. I honor these ancestors and pray for and with all living descendants of these resilient lineages.
Montara, California: Muwekma-Ohlone, Costanoans. Santa Cruz, California: Amah-Mutsun, Muwekma-Ohlone, Costanoans, Ohlone-Rumsen, Ohlone-Costanoan-Esselen Nation. Bethel, Alaska: Yup’ik. Nevada County, California: Nisenan. Portland, Oregon: Chinook Nation. Carson, Washington: Cowlitz, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and Wasco-Wishram.
**Check out Native-Lands.com to learn more about the native communities that are the original stewards and inhabitants of the lands you now call home.
**Check out #HonorNativeLand as a guide for acknowledging the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of your homeland.