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School of Self-Image is the go-to podcast for women who desire to transform their self-image so that they can create mind-blowing results in their lives. Join Master Life Coach, Tonya Leigh, as she shares tips, ideas, and inspiring conversations around elevating your mindset, style, and surroundings to create an extraordinary self-image. Episodes are released each Wednesday.

Download the School of Self-Image Manifesto at schoolofselfimage.com/podcastmanifesto

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School of Self-Image is the go-to podcast for women who desire to transform their self-image so that they can create mind-blowing results in their lives. Join Master Life Coach, Tonya Leigh, as she shares tips, ideas, and inspiring conversations around elevating your mindset, style, and surroundings to create an extraordinary self-image. Episodes are released each Wednesday.

Download the School of Self-Image Manifesto at schoolofselfimage.com/podcastmanifesto

    391: The Sweet Spot

    391: The Sweet Spot

    Life's Highs and Lows: Discovering Your Path to Alignment
    Being outside of your comfort zone and navigating through that phase successfullly requires curiosity and self-reflection. This episode delves into the concept of embracing life's lows as much as you yearn for the highs. Tonya Leigh stresses that straying from your comfort zone is a natural part of the journey and should not be seen as a setback. Being outside of your comfort zone and navigating through that phase successfullly requires curiosity and self-reflection.
    Tonya underscores the importance of not being too hard on yourself when you're not in your comfort zone. Instead, she urges listeners to embrace it, stay curious about themselves, and extract the lessons that being out of the comfort zone can offer. By embracing the lows, one can savor the highs even more when they arrive.
    The analogy of trying on different outfits is used to illustrate the process of finding what suits you best in life. Just like trying on clothes to find the perfect fit, life is about experimenting and trying new things to discover what resonates with your values and essence. T
    This mindset fosters growth, self-discovery, and the chance to correct course when necessary. Tonya's message inspires listeners to value the contrast between highs and lows, understanding that both experiences contribute to personal growth and a deeper self-awareness.
    Talking Points:
    01:24 Finding your sweet spot.
    04:58 Embracing Life's Ups and Downs.
    11:09 Core values and connection.
    17:12 Living in your sweet spot.
    22:23 Making tough decisions about change.
    30:44 Joyful reinvention and self-image.
    35:08 Embracing life's contrasts.
    39:27 Feeling stuck and stagnant.
    Quotes:
    "I'm feeling so at peace. I'm feeling so excited about the future. I'm feeling healthier. I'm feeling vibrant. I feel like I'm in my sweet spot."
    "But unfortunately, what a lot of people do is they just continuously focus on what they don't want."
    "You're more motivated. You're more excited about your life. You feel more aligned."
    "Every moment is a chance to turn back to you."
    "Clarity comes through action."
    "What if you learn to embrace the lows as much as you crave the highs?"
     
    Useful Resources:
    FREE Training: https://schoolofselfimage.com/powerfully-ever-after/
    FREE Download: https://schoolofselfimage.com/self-image-manifesto/
    Sign up for the weekly Edit: http://schoolofselfimage.com/edit
     
    Connect with Self-Image Coach, Tonya Leigh:
    Website: https://schoolofselfimage.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaleigh
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyaLeighOfficial
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thetonyaleigh
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TonyaLeighOfficial
     

    • 41 min
    390: Self-Image Events

    390: Self-Image Events

    Creating Intentional Self-Image Events for Personal Growth
    Self-image events play a crucial role in shaping our identities, as discussed in the podcast episode. These events can be intentional or unexpected, and reflecting on both types from our past is essential for personal growth and self-awareness.
    Intentional self-image events are experiences or activities that we consciously choose with the purpose of changing our self-image and identity. By setting extraordinary goals and immersing ourselves in new environments, we challenge our existing beliefs, push beyond personal boundaries, and facilitate the development of new skills and perspectives. These intentional events are designed to push us out of our comfort zones and help us evolve into a new way of being in the world.  Embracing intentional self-image events can be a catalyst for personal development and lead to a more empowered and fulfilling life.
    Join in to explore how moments, both intentional and unexpected, shape our identities and help us evolve personally.
    Talking Points:
    02:58 - Understanding Self-Image Events
    04:03 - Childhood and Self-Image Formation
    06:09 - Conflicting Identities: Pageants and Church
    07:03 - Overcoming Negative Self-Image from Bullying
    08:05 - Gaining Power Through Understanding Self-Image
    10:02 - Adult Unexpected Self-Image Event
    12:10 - Cognitive Dissonance and Self-Imag
    14:08 - Adapting Self-Image to New Realities 
    17:13 - Negative Self-Image Events and Recover
    19:00 - Compassion in the Face of Self-Image Challenges
    20:05 - Creating Intentional Self-Image Events
    27:45 - Intentional Self-Image Events for Future Growth


    Quotes:
    "Life is about all of it. And I've just come to the understanding that embracing that is the secret to true fulfillment."
    "I always felt like I was sinning and I was going to go straight to hell."
    "The scared little girl in me trying to protect herself from the world. But as the adult me, I've got me."
    "This is too good to be true. This surely isn't going to work out. This isn't as good as it seems to be."
    "There's going to be so much cognitive dissonance between your beliefs about yourself and your actions."
    "When I started to look for the commonalities, it lessened the cognitive dissonance, which allowed me to entertain saying yes to this opportunity that would shape my self-image in a whole different way."
    Useful Resources:
    FREE Training: https://schoolofselfimage.com/powerfully-ever-after/
    FREE Download: https://schoolofselfimage.com/self-image-manifesto/
    Sign up for the weekly Edit: http://schoolofselfimage.com/edit
     
    Connect with Self-Image Coach, Tonya Leigh:
    Website: https://schoolofselfimage.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaleigh
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyaLeighOfficial
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thetonyaleigh
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TonyaLeighOfficial
     
     
     

    • 34 min
    389: A Love Letter to All the Mamas

    389: A Love Letter to All the Mamas

    You Are Enough: Celebrating the Uniqueness of Motherhood
    Drawing from her personal journey as a mother, Tonya highlights moments of doubt, frustration, and guilt she has faced. Despite these challenges, she stresses the importance of recognizing and celebrating the love and effort that mothers put into raising their children. By acknowledging the sacrifices, hard work, and dedication that mothers invest in their children, they can begin to appreciate and love themselves more.
    The episode also addresses the common feelings of guilt experienced by mothers. Tonya suggests that instead of dwelling on guilt, mothers should embrace innocence - recognizing that their intentions are always rooted in love and care for their children. By letting go of guilt and accepting that they are doing their best, mothers can start showing themselves the same grace and understanding they offer to their children.
    Tune in for a touching tribute to the strength and beauty of motherhood.
    Talking Points:
    02:26 The journey of motherhood.
    05:17 Motherhood and astrology signs.
    12:31 Guilt and Innocence as Options.
    16:18 Your needs matter as a mom.
    20:01 Embracing imperfection as a mom.
    Quotes:
    "This is the most hard and beautiful and awful and amazing journey any person could go on. That of being a mother."
    "Can I return her? Because right now, I don't like her."
    "I was a great mother. I decided that everything has happened the way it was supposed to."
    "Guilt is always an option. But do you know what else is an option? Innocence."
    "Your needs matter too."
    "There are times that I wish I could pack my bags and just move away. Yeah, I'd probably come back, but sometimes I fantasize about it. And that's okay."
    "You are enough. Really let that sink in. You are enough."
    Useful Resources:
    Join The School of Self-Image Now:  https://schoolofselfimage.com/join
    FREE Download: https://schoolofselfimage.com/self-image-manifesto/
    Sign up for the weekly Edit: http://schoolofselfimage.com/edit
     
    Connect with Self-Image Coach, Tonya Leigh:
    Website: https://schoolofselfimage.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaleigh
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyaLeighOfficial
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thetonyaleigh
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TonyaLeighOfficial
     
     

    • 22 min
    388: 3 Weight Loss Myths Debunked with Laura Hinton

    388: 3 Weight Loss Myths Debunked with Laura Hinton

    Transforming Your Relationship with Food and Exercise: Insights from Laura Hinton
    Weight loss can be achieved by changing our eating habits and our relationship with food, rather than fixating on strict diets and clean eating. Laura Hinton shares her journey with Tonya Leigh of losing 50 pounds by shifting her mindset around food. She stressed that she didn't have to eat only "clean" or "good for you" foods to lose weight. Instead, she focused on consuming the same foods she had been eating but in moderation and with a fresh perspective.
    Laura's story underscores the importance of impartial evaluation and self-acceptance when it comes to food choices. She mentioned transitioning from self-judgment to self-love, which ultimately yielded more effective results in her weight loss journey. By approaching food with love and grace, she was able to make sustainable changes without feeling deprived or restricted.
    When individuals shift their focus from self-criticism to self-acceptance, they are more likely to make healthier choices, listen to their bodies, and approach weight loss from a place of empowerment rather than punishment. This shift in mindset can lead to enduring results and a more positive relationship with food, exercise, and self-image.
    The 3 Big Weight Loss Myths:
    Myth #1: Clean Eating for Weight Loss
    Myth #2: Exercise Intensity and Weight Loss
    Myth #3: Self-Criticism and Weight Loss
    Talking  Points:
    00:51 Weight loss myths debunked.
    05:44 Body image and weight struggles.
    10:31 Society of immediate gratification.
    14:47 Surprising lessons from weight loss.
    17:43 Relationship with food changes.
    26:05 Liberation from food obsession.
    29:26 Debunking clean eating myth.
    34:58 Exercise mindset and expectations.
    38:35 Exercise as punishment mindset.
    43:05 Self-love and weight loss.
    Quotes:
    "But the really pivotal moment was when I got engaged and that was 2008.  I suddenly had this fear and panic that I was going to be fat, quote unquote, for my wedding."
    "We want the quick fix now. We want to lose weight by the wedding. We want to lose weight by bikini season. And we have just set ourself up for this toxic cycle of white knuckling."
    "So 100%, the most surprising thing to me was that I'm in charge of the way that I feel."
    "Well, I think the biggest thing that changed for me in terms of my relationship with food is that food is no longer a source of comfort."
    "There aren't good or bad foods. There's just food."
    "In a way, it was like a dopamine hit. It was fun for the first day or two thinking about this new diet that may work."
    "You can still have pizza, but instead of eating half the pizza, we're gonna have two slices and see how that goes."
    "So many people, especially in the diet industry, they use exercise as a form of punishment."
    "Yeah, it makes me think of one of my favorite Abraham quotes where they say, there is no happy ending to an unhappy journey."
    Useful Resources:
    Sign Up for the Slim Secret Webinar: https://schoolofselfimage.com/slim
    Join The School of Self-Image Now:  https://schoolofselfimage.com/join
    FREE Download: https://schoolofselfimage.com/self-image-manifesto/
    Sign up for the weekly Edit: http://schoolofselfimage.com/edit
    Connect with Self-Image Coach, Tonya Leigh:
    Website: https://schoolofselfimage.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaleigh
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyaLeighOfficial
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thetonyaleigh
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TonyaLeighOfficial
     

    • 45 min
    Ep 387: Body Success Beyond the Scale

    Ep 387: Body Success Beyond the Scale

    Unlocking Lasting Peace with Your Body
    Success should be judged beyond the scale and dress size. This episode emphasizes the importance of redefining how we measure success with our bodies. Host and Master Self-Image Coach Tonya Leigh highlights that relying solely on the scale or dress size as indicators of success can be detrimental to our overall well-being. Instead, she encourages listeners to shift their focus towards how they feel emotionally and physically.
    Tonya shares her personal journey of struggling with weight and body image issues, where she found herself trapped in a cycle of using external measurements to determine her worth. She explains that tying success to a number on the scale can lead to feelings of discouragement, fear, and obsession. By shifting the focus to how we feel each day and how our bodies feel, we can create a more sustainable and fulfilling approach to body success. 
    Join Tonya as she delves into finding beauty and joy in life, beyond the numbers on a scale.
    Talking Points:
    02:25 Finding peace with your body.
    10:18 - Rethinking Body Success Measurement
    15:28 - Creating Intrinsic Body Success
    18:10 - Embracing Imperfection and Gratitude
    21:01 - Choosing Definitions of Body Success
    Quotes:
    "If you even look at the definition of the word slim, it's to rid of the excess, to slim down."
    "We have a limited amount of energy and how much of yours is going into obsessing, hating, resisting, trying so hard to lose weight?"
    "I have this belief that we're successful even when we fail, if we use those failures to grow us."
    "You'll never feel better when you've set up your world and your paradigm that you can only feel good if you look a certain way."
    "Wait, W-A-I-T, leads to wait, W-E-I-G-H-T. It's time to stop waiting to feel better."
    "You're not here to be perfect. You're here to enjoy your life, to enjoy your body, to learn and to grow."
     
    Useful Resources:
    Sign Up for the Slim Secret Webinar: https://schoolofselfimage.com/secret
    Join The School of Self-Image Now:  https://schoolofselfimage.com/join
    FREE Download: https://schoolofselfimage.com/self-image-manifesto/
    Sign up for the weekly Edit: http://schoolofselfimage.com/edit
    Connect with Self-Image Coach, Tonya Leigh:
    Website: https://schoolofselfimage.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaleigh
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyaLeighOfficial
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thetonyaleigh
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TonyaLeighOfficial
     

    • 22 min
    386: The Decision Switch

    386: The Decision Switch

    Illuminating Your Path: The Decision Switch in Action
    Making decisions is essential for moving forward in life and creating change. In the podcast episode, Tonya Leigh emphasizes the importance of making decisions to break free from feeling stuck and to propel oneself towards desired outcomes. She discusses how indecision can keep individuals in a state of paralysis, preventing them from progressing in life. She also highlights that decisions, whether big or small, play a crucial role in shaping the trajectory of one's life and influencing the overall experience.
    This episode underscores the transformative power of making decisions and highlights how each choice, no matter how small, can have a significant impact on one's life journey. By embracing the decision-making process and being willing to step into the unknown, individuals can break free from stagnation, create positive change, and ultimately shape a more fulfilling and purposeful life.
    Talking Points:
    00:42 - The Decision Switch Concept
    02:22 - Reasons for Decision Paralysis
    04:38 - Overthinking and Perfectionism in Decisions
    05:45 - External Pressures Impacting Decisions
    07:53 - Worry and Business
    08:15 - Breaking Connections with Old Self
    09:41 - Team Dynamics and Decision Confidence
    11:59 - Stop Self-Criticism
    14:38 - Personal Decision to Build a House
    17:50 - Clarity After Making Decisions
    18:12 - Relationship Decisions: Stay or Go
    19:05 - Comfort in Indecision
    19:37 - Removing Right or Wrong from Decisions
    23:00 - Investing in Personal Growth
    Quotes:
    "People fear losing things more than they get excited about gaining things."
    "I literally said out loud, I am no longer available to worry about my business. It is not even an option."
    "What is the decision switch that you need to make in your life right now?"
    "It was like, oh, now I am a homeowner. Now I am adulting officially. And it was the best feeling."
    "Either way, just switch the light on. That's what decisions do. They turn the light on so you can see what your next steps are."
    "There is no right or wrong decisions that we will make from a place of wanting the best for ourselves."
    "It is done. Now, can you learn something from it? 100%."
    Useful Resources:
    Join The School of Self-Image Now:  https://schoolofselfimage.com/join
    FREE Download: https://schoolofselfimage.com/self-image-manifesto/
    Sign up for the weekly Edit: http://schoolofselfimage.com/edit
    Connect with Self-Image Coach, Tonya Leigh:
    Website: https://schoolofselfimage.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaleigh
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyaLeighOfficial
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thetonyaleigh
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TonyaLeighOfficial
     

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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Changed my life!

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