Are You Depressed?

In the U.S alone, about 15 million people suffer from depression annually. Although majority are women,

almost two-thirds do not seek help.

  • Are you among the two-thirds?
  • Are you wondering if you are depressed?
  • How do you know if you are depressed?

Given the scary statistics on women, you can understand why I feel the need to do a post on depression and women.

WOMEN AND DEPRESSION

Women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men. Almost up to one in four women is likely to have at least one episode of major depression at some point in life.

Meaning that

between you and three of your close girlfriends, one of you is going to have a major depression episode at some point.

Depression is common, depression is real and no it doesn’t just happen to ‘other people.’

Depression can happen to anyone, including you and me.

So then, what exactly is depression?

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

According to Webmd,

clinical depression is a serious and pervasive mood disorder.

It causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness.

Depression can be mild to moderate with symptoms of apathy, little appetite, difficulty sleeping, low self-esteem, and low-grade fatigue. Or it can be more severe.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

In women, symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sadness, anxiety, or a sense of ’emptiness’
  • Little or no interest or pleasure in activities, including sex
  • Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism
  • Sleeping too much or too  little, middle of the night wakings
  • Loss of appetite &/ weight loss or overeating & weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling ‘sluggish’
  • Contemplation of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

WHY DO WOMEN GET DEPRESSION MORE OFTEN THAN MEN?

  1. BIOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL/HORMONAL

I. Women’s Hormonal Fluctuations

The fluctuations of hormones level throughout a woman’s life have been believed to be a major factor. Hormones changes are most evident during significant periods in a woman’s life.

  • Premenstrual stress can also cause depression, anxiety and mood swings one week before menstruation.
  • Pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, unwanted pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression
  • Perimenopause and menopause

II. Health Challenges

  • Chronic illness
  • Injury
  • Disability
  • Dieting
  • Quitting vices/addictions (e.g. alcohol, drugs, smoking)
  • Medication side effects (E.g. birth control medication, hormone replacement therapy.)

2. PSYCHOLOGICAL

I. Feelings

Women are more likely to ruminate when they are depressed. We cry to relieve our emotional tension, have negative inner dialogues and confide in friends about our depression.

The thing is,

rumination reinforces depression
and can make it worse.

II. Environmental stressors

Stress from work, school or at home can affect women more than men. Studies have shown that women are more likely to develop depression from stress, as compared to men.

Also, the female physiological response
to stress is to produce
MORE stress hormones.

The female sex hormone progesterone does not turn off the stress hormone system the way it does in men.

III. Body Image Issues

Ah, this is the bomb for women. And often, it already starts in puberty. Not only does a young girl experiences the challenges and confusion that comes with puberty, she would have already been exposed to the implicit and explicit expectations of society about women, by  observing her environment and the female figures in her life. And of course,

the impossible perfect body.

3. SOCIAL

Social factors, lifestyle choices, relationships and coping skills can become potential breeding grounds for depression as well.

  • Marital or love relationships, balancing the demands of romance, home life and career.
  • Family duties, such as caring for the spouse, the young and the aging.
  • Work challenges or discrimination at work such as skipped for a promotion or even retrenchment.
  • Death and sickness of loved ones.

4. OTHER FACTORS

Factors that can increase the chance of depression in women.

  • Genetic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychological or personality characteristics
  • Being a single parent
  • Family history of mood disorders
  • History of mood disorders in early reproductive years
  • Loss of a parent before age 10
  • Loss of social support system or the threat of such a loss
  • Ongoing psychological and social stress
  • Physical or sexual abuse

HOW TO COPE WITH DEPRESSION

As you can see, depression is common for women,

you are not alone.

While it is challenging to be enthusiastic about resolving your depression issue while in depression, you can start with baby steps.

Here are some suggestions on what you can do to slowly move yourself out of the black vacuum that you are feeling.

I will keep this short because I would like to do a separate post on techniques to cope with depression.

  • Find a friend who can be an open and non-judgemental listener for you.

    If there is none, there are always counselors and therapists near you whom you can seek help from.

  • Physical exercise

    Be it a slow walk by the park or a vigorous kick boxing session, exercise releases endorphins, that can make you feel good and better about yourself.

  • Quality sleep

    Have at least 6-8 of sleep. Do not shortchange yourself on quality sleep that can help you to rest, repair and rejuvenate.

  • Meditate

    Make time for stillness to centered yourself back to your core again. Breath works is great too. My favorite tool is Insight App.

  • Gratitude

    Just for two minutes every night, list down the blessings that still abounds in your life. Breath and expand the sensation of gratitude in your heart.

  • Hydration

    About 60% of the human body is water. Make sure you drink enough water everyday to stay hydrated and to minimize disruptions in the bodily functions/processes. Avoid or minimize alcohol or dehydrating fluids like coffee.

  • Spiritual guidance

    Whatever is your spiritual or religious beliefs, seek constant inspiration and draw strength from it. There must be a reason why this is your spirituality, anchor on it.

  • Sunlight is your friend

    Get outdoors, breath in the fresh air, and soak in the sunlight. It will do wonders for your body, mind and spirit.

    Better still, book a session of Open-Hearted Walk with me and you get counseling plus a refreshing outdoor walk, all in one! 🙂

  • Socialize

    Be involved in social activities, meet up with your friends.  Join a new social club or interest group!

  • Get therapy

    Explore psycho-therapy, energy healing. For example, Aroma Freedom Technique is known to be a quick process that helps you process past negative feelings and memories, so that you can let go of the past and move your emotional energy into a positive direction.

  • Challenge your thoughts

    When that negative voice starts again, challenge it. Don’t just accept it. Ask for evidence for what it’s saying and think of times/evidence when it was not the case.

  • Keep going!

    Even when you don’t feel like it, still get up and moving. Continue to meet friends, walk the dog, show up for work. Keep going!

So, are you depressed?

What jumped out at you from this post?

Use this depression quiz to determine where you are.

It is important to seek support and even professional help if you are depressed. First thing first, awareness. Use the depression quiz to gain awareness.

REFERENCES:

  • https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-women#1
  • https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-in-women.htm
  • https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-women/index.shtml
  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/4-fast-mood-boosters-

Be kind to yourself today dear one.

Grab your depression quiz here.

*** If you would like to book for a coaching / counseling / Aroma Freedom Technique session with me, here is the link.

Namaste.

Story SMASHer,

Joy

~ Nurturing Resilience, Vitality and Self-love in Women ~

 

Wonder Woman Way – Sexy Fun Empowerment Workshop for Women (Fundraising Event)

This body ~ mind ~ spirit workshop has primarily three parts to it (in order of sequence)

1. Warrior Goddess Meditation

2. Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)

3. Bellyfit Cardio

1. WARRIOR GODDESS MEDITATION (conducted by Joy Leng)
Based on the teachings of Warrior Goddess Training (by Heather Ash Amara), certified Warrior Goddess Facilitator Joy Leng will walk you through a heart-centered meditation.

2. AROMA FREEDOM TECHNIQUE – AFT (conducted by Joy Leng)
It largely works on the subconscious. It helps to bring out suppressed negative thoughts/beliefs/feelings, clear past traumas, trapped emotions, increase intuition and gain clarity. We will be focusing on the challenges that prevent you from celebrating being a woman and standing fully in your power.

3. BELLYFIT CARDIO (conducted by Anne Elizabeth Moss)
Bellyfit® is the holistic fitness experience for women that blends the power and wisdom of ancient cultures with the research, technology and trends of the modern world.

Designed exclusively for the female body, mind and spirit, Bellyfit® offers a full body, full of spirit, extraordinary exercise experience in a safe, effective, intelligent group fitness format guaranteed to satisfy women’s desire to feel beautiful, strong and healthy.

In the first half hour of the class, burn mega calories, relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with fun, easy to learn cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful fundamentals of Bellydance, Bollywood and African Dance.

During the second half of the class, enjoy sculpting, toning and tightening with Pilates inspired core work, a deep yet relaxing Yoga inspired stretch and mindful Mudra Meditation.

Sign up today!

FACILITATORS BIO

ANNE MOSS
Originally from Michigan (USA), Anne has been living in Asia for 7 years while teaching English most of those years. Before moving across the world she studied and performed bellydance for more than a decade, with 3 of those years teaching bellydance in Sarnia, Canada.

She took a yoga teacher training course in India in 2014, and has been able to teach her English students during camps. In addition, she has taught adult yoga, dance and Bellyfit® in Taipei and Singapore.

She has placed in international competitions, performed in 12 countries, holds a Level 3 teaching certificate by the Korean Bellydance Association, hatha/vinyasa yoga (RYT-200), group exercise leadership ( ACE) and Bellyfit® Teacher Certifications. She has worked with Darren Ho’s Le’Mirage Bellydance company for the 2015-2016 season and currently teaches regular Bellyfit® classes in Singapore.

JOY LENG

Joy Leng is the founder of Joylight Transformational Coaching, author of ‘From Zero to Shakti’ and producer of Shakti on Fire Podcast.

She is also an ICF accredited empowerment coach and a certified warrior goddess facilitator, trained by Heather Ash Amara, a Reiki healer and an Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) practitioner.

Being an adventurous soul, she was among the first, to start a pole dancing studio in Singapore, SensUal Joy Studio in 2005. She is a passionate latin dancer and was a professional dancer for many years before embarking on being a life coach.

She is the founder of For Our Children (FOC), an intiative set up to raise funds to build schools in developing countries. FOC has raised S$12,000 previously to help rebuild Ongkrong Primary School in Cambodia, under Tabitha Cambodia.

Her mission is to ignite kick ass lives and to empower one million women (Shaktis on FIre) to do three million good deeds by 2028.

FUND RAISING FOR FOR OUR CHILDREN (FOC)

83% of proceeds goes to FOC ($40 of every ticket).

Sign up today!

P.S. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~
~ Catch kick ass episodes at Shakti on Fire Podcast! 🙂

Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

Joy
~ Igniting Kick Ass Lives ~

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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.
Now available on Amazon and here.
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

FREE GIFTS

You will receive the following complimentary gifts –

  1. 3 2ml pure essential oils to use for the Aroma Freedom Technique session worth S$10
  2. A paperback copy of Joy’s autobiographical book, From Zero to Shakti worth S$20
  3. An online course, 7 Days Self Compassion Challenge worth US$25

FREE GIFTS VALUED AT US$45

Have sexy fun and ignite your inner wonder woman while doing your part for the children. It can’t get better than this.

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What’s Your Story Workshop based on Choice Theory and From Zero to Shakti

I cannot be more thrilled that my book was given a chance to have a smashing start. To be invited once again by Young Women Leadership Connection (YWLC) to do a talk for a women shelter is the most perfect beginning for my book.

One year ago, when I was invited to do a motivational talk for the same shelter, I was a brand new baby life coach. I was nervous about sharing my personal story and I did not know where to begin.

So I decided to share the three precious truths that I have learnt in my path to self-healing and empowerment. I had a powerpoint and a very able friend/trained counselor to back me up.

It was messy because of the various interpretations required due to language barrier. Otherwise,

it was a soulful success.

Everyone got something valuable out of our time together.

Fast forward one year later, same story. This time, backed up by Choice Theory, role plays preparation, another able assistant/trained Choice Theory practitioner and my book, From Zero to Shakti.

Wow, how things have changed.

Same story,

more powerful storytelling style.

We got off on a nice start, with everyone warming up at the self introduction segment. The atmosphere had a nose dive from the moment we showed the book video.

It was intentional.

This is not going to be a feel-good ra-ra talk. It was designed to be

a tough love, reality check workshop.

It was challenging, as we navigate through the emotional ups and downs of our audience.

But it worked. Sure, there were some tears, even mini breakdowns. But it was clear,

the message hit home.

All that was suppressed and hidden rose quickly to the surface.

To be healed and in time, addressed.

Based on the feedback we got and what was shared on the success board, there was no shadow of doubt, it was another impactful session. This year,

more potent than ever.

We left

with our hearts overflowing.

Proud of our work and most of all,

proud of the women who showed up and

showed their broken hearts to be healed.

Pure magic this morning.

FROM PARTICIPANTS IN THE WORKSHOP

From a thoughtful mother

From the youngest participant, a 15 years old who wrote,

‘Today I learnt to manage my emotions.’

FROM THE WOMEN FROM YOUNG WOMEN LEADERSHIP CONNECTION

I am grateful. For the work that I do. And I will do it more passionately from henceforth, for the priceless abundance I receive, every time I stepped into the arena. In the name of love.

  • Check out my book site here.
  • Check out Choice Talk, What’s Your Story? Workshop here.

~ Igniting Kick Ass Lives ~

Namaste,

Joy

 

Free Chapter Giveaway of From Zero to Shakti on Amazon

An inspiring story of a woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment. It depicts her determination to release the limiting stories that held her hostage ever since she was a child.

You will be riveted by the whirlwinds of trials and tribulations she had to wrestled with, as she go half across the world on her own to reclaim her own soul.

Experience her moments of terror as she desperately circumvent one crisis after another.

Indulge in her waves of joy as she unpeels layer after layer of her shame, her pain and her inauthenticity.

Join her in her triumph from Zero to Shakti as she blaze her way through rebirth and redemption, in a consummation of a firewalk in the desert.

Foreword by Dr Mel Gill, bestselling author of The Meta Secret

     

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Grab a free Chapter Giveaway of my book on Amazon, ‘From Zero to Shakti’.

Time to like my FB Author page and grab your free chapter!

Buy ‘From Zero to Shakti’ here.

P.S. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~

Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

Joy

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Review on Amazon

Grab your copy here!
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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins REBIRTH podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).

Kick Ass 14 – Why You Should Not Create Your Vision Board

Let’s face it, the idea of a vision board is a chore. I can think of so many reasons why one should not be creating your own vision board.

Can you think of any?

Let me tell you three.

RESOURCES

The whole point is to create a

vision board that is awesome

and makes you go wow yes?

Then be prepared for what lies ahead. You have to search high and low to find different magazines, in order to find the pictures that you have in mind.

If you live in a magazine-less house like me in this digital age, good luck on that.

You will have to be a maniac scavenger of magazines,

robbing the poor aunty, who needs to sell them for a livelihood.

Then again, of course you can head out to the nearest newsstand and buy all the available magazines.

So even if you succeed in laying your hands on a handful of magazines,

there is no guarantee

that you will be able to find all the images that you have in mind.

If you find images that you like on the internet, you will have to print them. And hey! It’s your vision board, surely you are not going to print all of them in black and white?

Expensive much?

TIME

It is an extremely time consuming activity. Unless you want to end up with a pathetic looking vision board, you have to really

pin yourself down

for a significant big chunk of time

to make it work.

The preparation time alone is not to be snort at. You need time to analyze the type of pictures you want for all the different sections in the vision board. Time is required to gather your pile of magazines, newspapers and what’s not.

You might want to spend time looking through the internet, Instagram, Pinterest to find your picture perfect images.

Ah wait!

you still have to print them too. And if it is not the right shape/size, you will have to spend time cutting and trimming it.

PATIENCE

Finally, you are ready for the actual creation process. Depending on how big your board is and how much material you have collected, you will have to figure out how to fit everything together.

Meaning that there is going to be

multiple attempts to arrange and rearrange and possibly starting from scratch too.

Now that you have decided where everything should be, you have to paste every item, one by one, and making sure that everything can be seen clearly. It should be organized and pleasing to the eye.

Hmmm so there,

  • Do you have what it takes to make your own vision board?
  • Can you visualize yourself going through all the hurdles to reach your vision board?
  • Do you have the time, resources AND patience to make it worth your while?

I can tell you. I don’t.

I was born impatient.

It is my non-existence virtue. I don’t even like magazines, much less own them. It is going to be a real hassle to try to locate them, and I am definitely not going to buy magazines, just so that I can cut them.

Or worse,

now I have to make more time to read the magazines I bought to ‘justify’ in my mind that it was worth the expense.

That is why I created my version of the vision board.

To me, my version is magic.

It does not consist of just pictures, so I don’t have to stress over finding enough relevant pictures to fill it up.

Yet, it is still colourful and stimulating to the eye.

Also, it consists of

words that are meaningful and powerful to me.

I like the idea of me writing them down then to pasting words I found from magazines, if I can even find them.

It just feels more authentic to me

and as an author, I definitely know the power of words. If it is my vision board and my special words,

I want my hand to be the pen-mistress,

not the paste-r.

So if you do not have the time, resources nor the patience like me and yet, would fancy having your own vision board, then

join me in my Vision Board Magic webinar

so I can let you in on my secrets.

 

I will show you how I managed to create my inspiring vision board iwth minimal time and resources

As a bonus, I will also show you

powerful tips to ensure your vision board is easily accessible in your daily life.

No, you won’t be carrying your board wherever you go.

So, impatient and busy people, see you at the Vision Board Magic Webinar. 🙂

SIGN UP HERE!

P.S. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~

Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy

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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).

Warrior Goddess Introductory Session

You are whole.

You are powerful.

You are divine.

  • When you read these words do you feel the truth of them ringing in your bones?
  • Or do you feel the muffling weight of self-judgment and self-doubt, the deep-marrow fear of not being good enough, and the exhaustion of seeking your value outside of yourself?

~ If you don’t love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being,

~ If you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life,

~ If you struggle with owning your power and passion, then

it is time for an inner revolution.

Join Joy, a certified warrior goddess facilitator, trained by Heather Ash Amara, to learn how to ignite your Warrior Goddess energy using the Warrior Goddess Training.

Joy with Heather Ash Amara in Mago Retreat, Sedona

~ You are ALREADY whole and perfect. ~

You only need to release the negative energy that is making you believe otherwise.

~ Joy in Warrior Goddess Facilitator training in 2016 – http://www.joyleng.com/shakti-fire-sof-25-warrior-goddess-training-heather-ash/

~ The date for the next Warrior Goddess Introduction Session here.

~ Join our Shakti on Fire Meetup Group here.

~ Download two free chapters here.

Energy Exchange – $10 (cover refreshment and material cost)

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‘Goddess energy is our creative flow; unconditional love, pleasure, passion, wisdom. When we claim our goddess energy, we live in joyful self-acceptance, self-respect, and listen to our innermost being.’

– Heather Ash Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training

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Here’s to your soul elevation!

​~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~
​With all my Shakti love.
Namaste,
Joy
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AMAZON ALERT!

 

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.
Now available on Amazon and www.fromzerotoshakti.joyleng.com
Review on Amazon –


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*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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Holistic Coaching (Coaching + Energy Healing)

“Thank you for your support. The holistic coaching session was useful as I was facing a difficult situation previously. The session has helped to provide clarity and instill positivity in my next steps.

The coaches supported the entire coaching process and at the end of the session I’m glad that I have made the decision to attend the session. Highly recommended!”

– Deborah S, Holistic Coaching with Joy and Rimi

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Now that you’ve set your amazing vision for 2017, it’s time to put it into action! To help you get your vision in gear, Rimi and I are offering a joint session of coaching PLUS energy release.

In this joint session, Joy will guide you to clarify the action steps you need to take to meet your goals, and Rimi will release the blockages that are getting in the way of your achieving them.

This joint session is the FIRST of its kind and we are confident you will reap the benefits!

Venue: Central area in Singapore
Energy Exchange: Special rate of $108 (Usual $260)
Duration: 80 min total
(40min private coaching + 40min energy release)
Pax: Only THREE spots available (you will be informed of your scheduled timing), TWO pax to be a confirmed event.

Check for latest event dates – https://www.facebook.com/joymycoach/events/

Important info:

1. RSVP here to indicate your interest.

2. To secure your place, please make your payment in full to POSB Savings 138-29-327-0. Kindly leave a note “SOF H.Coaching” when you make the transfer.

3. Email us at sofmeetup(at)gmail(dot)com with a picture of your transfer to confirm your spot.

3. If we exceed 5 ppl, we will put you on a waitlist for the next holistic coaching session which will take place again in March .

4. Please note that all allocated sessions start and end PUNCTUALLY. If you are late, your session will still end as per scheduled timing to ensure everyone gets their full exclusive session. We appreciate your understanding.

Learn more about energy detox – http://rimiyoshida.com/emotional-detox/
Learn more about coaching – http://www.joyleng.com/joylight-34-basics-of-the-coaching-relationship/

Join our meetup group, Shakti on Firehttps://www.meetup.com/ShaktionFire/

Join our FB group, Kick Ass Academy for kickass content – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1727528670792298/

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“Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.”
– W. Clement Stone

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Here’s to your soul elevation!

​~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~

Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy
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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

~~~~~~~

‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).

Interview 7 – The Tao of Confidence

An unexpected reward of my rebirth trip, was me, fulfilling my childhood dream, of being an author. I wrote about my adventures in my rebirth journey in a book. ‘From Zero to Shakti’, a woman’s search for rebirth and redemption, is now available on Amazon.

Find out more here!

Here’s to your soul elevation!

With all my Shakti love.
Namaste,
Joy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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Kick Ass 11 – Vision Board Magic

In the cycles of our lives, there will be some beginnings that will seem to come with beautiful promises. An excited air of anticipation is the general atmosphere.

While it is definitely well and good to be motivated by the delicious waft of new possibilities, it is important to remind ourselves that

nothing happens without

intention and commitment.

Oh, what a downer. But it isn’t. It means you get to play again, take out the blank canvas and dream.

  • What medium would you like to use?
  • What would you like to draw?
  • What kind of colour would you be using?

Possibilities are infinite.

The blank space is inviting you to

fill it up with what inspires you.

This is exactly how I view vision boards. They are such a powerful tool to employ in the beginning phases of our lives. You will have to use your mind to decide what are your goals for the way forward.

Investigate what  inspires you and is worth your time and effort. You prioritize them and manifest that on your vision board.

As I started drawing on mine, I just got more and more excited. There is so much power in seeing what I had been thinking about on paper. And to use the different colours served to

emphasize and affirm what is important to me.

I observed the same response from my clients. As I guide them to imagine and to claim what they want to be theirs within the projected timeline,

their eyes sparkled.

It was so intoxicating for me to watch someone else weave their dreams into their vision board. Truly magical.

When it was all done, I heaved a sigh of relief and contentment. It felt like a huge brain dump. Except that what I was releasing out, were very pleasing things that were close to my heart.

As I took a careful look at my entire vision board, my heart started singing. It was almost too much to bear to gaze at all that I desire in one glance. I felt true soul magic at work.

I also felt the newfound determination

from myself to see to all its completion.

One of my clients thanked me and shared that the vision board had helped her resolve a lingering dilemma for the last two weeks. She was considering a study bond from her company, which was a very crucial step for her.

In the course of drawing out her intentions for her work, she suddenly realized that the answer from her heart was a yes.

All the fears and concerns that had kept her immobile all these time, melted away.

Such magic!

I also have several potent secret weapons in my version of vision board magic that I use for myself and which I share with my coaching clients as well.

This adds an alchemical element to the vision board that helps it to become more accessible in daily life. After all, you can’t go everywhere with your vision board.

Magic amplification.

Vision board magic, are you on board?

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Participants say ~

‘Thank you for the clarity. It helps to build the foundation to grow my business in 2017.’
– Matt Mitchell, President of interTouch

‘It’s one thing to think about what you want to do, your future and visions. It is another to follow through and to fulfill your vision. I really love the little prompts given by Joy help work it thorough and spend 2017 in a fruitful and successful manner. Thank you Joy and Rimi!’ – G.C

‘I’ve always had these thoughts and knew what I had to do. But writing it all down helped me to see it clearer and made me realized that certain things were taking too much of my time. Time to prioritize!’ – Rosanne

‘The journey to discover my vision board with Joy helps me to have a concrete picture of my next steps ahead. Not just grounding me, but also giving me the confidence to welcome what’s coming up in the path that I am taking. Thanks Joy 🙏’ – Chui, private coachee

‘Prioritization in Progress. Thanks.’ – Grace

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P.s. Sign up for the next Vision Board Magic Workshop in Singapore.

OR sign up now for Vision Board Magic Webinar!

Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy

P.s.s. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here. ~

Here’s to your soul elevation!

Thanks for reading.

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AMAZON ALERT!


Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

Your Transformational Coach,

Joy Leng

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“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.

 

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P.S. Have you downloaded your FREE

Ready to serve if you
  • Desire momentum and accountability to achieve your life goals.
  • Want to take advantage of DiSC personality profiling to understand your/your team’s strengths and to maximize productivity and harmony.
  • Are looking for an inspiring storyteller sharing truths from real life experience..

Book a FREE 20 minutes Skype session at me (at) joyleng.com for

  • Yourself or
  • For someone you feel who is in need of an empowerment coach.

10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).

Kick Ass 10 – The All is in the All

As a young child who found out that she was adopted, my world went pitch black in an instant. I even attempted suicide once. I thought I was not loved, not wanted.

As a child, it is understandable to feel that way. After all, you are completely dependent on your family and the adults around you to support and sustain you in every way until you are capable of taking care of yourself.

But now as adults,

are we still behaving

like the young child that we were?

Looking outside for love, for support, for approval and for validation?

I would suggest that, many of us, including myself, are still guilty of it.

Being a part of a community and having a close circle of family or friends are paramount for sound mental health. But there is one truth that we must hold tightly and fiercely to, that

the true first source of all vital spiritual resources lies within.

The all is in the all.

All that you will ever need in life; love, authenticity, wisdom, courage, strength, faith, and all such goodness are

already inside ourselves.

Our circle of support serves to complement and enhance what we already carry within.

  • Who can truly love you if you don’t love yourself?
  • Who can be your best counsel other than your inner sage?
  • Who demonstrate more faith to you, for you, than you?

Remember, the all is in the all.

All these magnificent spiritual power that often lies dormant in your soul exists within all those around you as well. We all possess these qualities. It is

inherent in our birthright.

What’s most exciting is when one remembers his/her magnificence and demonstrates it, we then

command and activate

what’s latent and deep in ourselves

to do our life’s work .

Whenever we celebrate others’ triumphs and manifestation of their true selves, let that too, serve as a vital reminder, of the

magnificence within ourselves.

After all, the all is in the all.

Remember all of you.

And how all of you can powerfully light the path for your chosen destiny, whatever you want it to be.

And how when that happens, you give others

permission to shine the all of them,

to set the whole world ablaze,

with all of the best qualities in us.

~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~

Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy

Here’s to your soul elevation!

Thanks for reading.​

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AMAZON ALERT!


Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

Your Transformational Coach,

Joy Leng

~~~~~~~

‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.

 

~~~~~~~~


P.S. Have you downloaded your FREE

Ready to serve if you
  • Desire momentum and accountability to achieve your life goals.
  • Want to take advantage of DiSC personality profiling to understand your/your team’s strengths and to maximize productivity and harmony.
  • Are looking for an inspiring storyteller sharing truths from real life experience..

Book a FREE 20 minutes Skype session at me (at) joyleng.com for

  • Yourself or
  • For someone you feel who is in need of an empowerment coach.

10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).