Have you ever thought of ending it all or know someone who did? Suicide is one of today’s leading causes of death. This week, Daniel interviews Jenny Landon, Founder of the non-profit, Growing Out of Darkness. Jenny experienced a life-shattering tragedy when she lost her father to suicide. And today, she talks about how healing can still be possible despite the overwhelming pain. You must have heard the statements, “Love yourself.” or “Be kind to yourself.” Those are actually the hardest things to do especially when you’re not sure where to even start. Jenny shares some simple things you can do today to begin your healing journey and how to regain hope when you’re feeling like a failure. Most importantly, Daniel and Jenny discuss how owning your uniqueness can help unlock your confidence. We cannot control certain things in life but we can still get what we want from it. Today’s takeaway: Focus on what experiences you want to have. Tune in and learn how you can stand tall with confidence!
01:56 The Suicide War- Healing Is Possible
07:11 How to be Kind to Yourself
11:57 The Power of Daily Affirmations
16:04 Break Free From Negative Patterns
21:51 What Causes All The Pain
26:09 The “H” Word
33:27 When You Feel Like A Failure
38:45 Regain Your Confidence: Own Your Distinctiveness
42:45 What Do You Want Out Of This Life?
About Jenny Landon
Jenny Landon is the Founder and Executive Director of Growing Out Of Darkness and the author of, Growing Through Grief. Her passion for mental health and wellness breathes through every aspect of her life. But it is the connection she builds with her audience where this passion is so profoundly experienced. Jenny’s ability to transform her story into a poetic message of love and wisdom is one of the many things that set her apart. The eloquence in her words, delivered with fire for life, reaches both the minds and hearts of her audience. Jenny is passionate about cultivating a culture of support, compassion, and growth. Since 1999, she’s made it her life’s work to drive real conversations around difficult life experiences while focusing on constructive language and positive outcomes. Jenny sees every interaction as an opportunity to continue her mission through intentional living, meaningful connections, and authentic healing.
“[Affirmations]-Keep saying it until you start to feel it.” -Jenny Landon
“Regardless of what the experience is… It does not define who we are and it doesn’t dictate how we’re going to respond for the remaining of our life. We get to decide that at a certain point. We get to take accountability, but the first step is to acknowledge it.” -Jenny Landon
“When you go against [your natural tendency], it causes you so much pain.” -Jenny Landon
“You’re not a hypocrite when you fail. You’re not a hypocrite when you do something wrong.” -Daniel Gomez
“Often, we don’t pay attention to our mind, body, spirit, and take care of ourselves, which then puts us in a position to be at risk to fail.” -Jenny Landon
“The more positive energy we can put out there, the better the world we’re going to live in for ourselves and for those around us.” -Jenny Landon
“Our greatest gifts can come from our greatest struggles.” -Jenny Landon