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March 18

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EPISODE 19: Resiliency in the Face of Difficulties with Laura Wagner

By Kim Strobel

March 18, 2020


In today’s episode of the She Finds Joy podcast, Kim speaks with Laura Wagner about their shared experiences overcoming panic disorders, having families, and blossoming into totally badass women. Laura is a psychotherapist, life coach, fitness guru, model, writer, and speaker… basically, there’s nothing she can’t do! And she uses that attitude to help other women create extraordinary lives, too.

Listen On: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | Spotify

In this episode, Kim and Laura talk about…

  • Progress versus perfection—how important it is to recognize all the things you’ve accomplished, no matter how “small” they may seem.

  • Understanding that your value and self-worth are not determined by your accomplishments, and how difficult it can be to shift to that mindset. 

  • Laura’s emotional battle to recover from multiple miscarriages, and her current struggle with degenerative arthritis and chronic pain, and how she learned to be resilient in the face of hardship.

  • You can be a badass woman and still have vulnerabilities—that’s what makes us all human.

“...I played basketball a little when I was a girl. And I know, you know, the one thing they teach you is to pivot. Keep one foot on the ground. You don't get to run away, but just turn your body with the other one. Position the body differently. And that's a really compact, powerful move. Well, that's what I learned to do. I don't totally raise my foot off the ground. I really can't right now with my physical issues, but I can literally turn my body and say, ‘Well what can you do? How can you live with this?’”

-Laura Wagner

Check out these great reads recommended by Laura & Kim!

  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  • Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

  • Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M. Pittman PhD‎

  • Atomic Habits by James McClary

About Laura

Laura Wagner is a licensed psychotherapist, life coach, and fitness professional—essentially

a personal development blonde bombshell—on a mission to inspire and teach women how

to empower their minds and bodies, and create an extraordinary life. Whether she’s working with her 1:1 clients, teaching online courses, or coaching people to move their bodies and blow their minds through group exercise and personal training, Laura brings her vibrant energy and contagious motivation anywhere she lands in life. She is also a writer and speaker; and, at the age 46, was “discovered” and signed as a fashion model for a regional talent agency—once again proving her proclamation that “it’s never too late; you’re never too old, and nothing is ever too good to be true.”

Follow Laura on Facebook or Instagram, or go check out her website at www.Laura-Wagner.com.

About Kim

Kim Strobel is Chief Happiness Officer at Kim Strobel Live Events and Retreats. She is a teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, happiness coach, and mission-minded person whose passion is helping others overcome their fears and discover their joy!

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