47 episodes

The Light Within is a podcast for anyone seeking to re-write their life, live in their light and align with their soul's highest purpose. Join Journalist Leslie Draffin as she explores spirituality, sexuality, wellness, empowerment, mysticism and the magical world around us. By opening up about her own spiritual journey and interviewing others who are living their purpose, Leslie shares all the ways we can ignite the light within.

The Light Within Leslie Draffin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Light Within is a podcast for anyone seeking to re-write their life, live in their light and align with their soul's highest purpose. Join Journalist Leslie Draffin as she explores spirituality, sexuality, wellness, empowerment, mysticism and the magical world around us. By opening up about her own spiritual journey and interviewing others who are living their purpose, Leslie shares all the ways we can ignite the light within.

    46. How to Be Happy with Tiffany Nguyen

    46. How to Be Happy with Tiffany Nguyen

    In this week's episode, Tiffany Nguyen "The Spunky Spiritualist" shares ways we can feel a little happier, right now. Tiffany is a spiritual life coach & a pharmacist whose happiness blueprint helps her clients tap into what it really means to live a fulfilled life.

    In this chat we discuss:
    - self-forgiveness
    - inner peace & happiness through meditation
    - brutal honesty (and why its essential for a happy life)
    - ways to cultivate curiosity and awareness

    Tiffany is a spiritual life coach who helps busy professionals and sensitive, high-achievers reconnect with their truths and live authentically. She combines practicality and spiritual wisdom to guide people towards clarity and confidence in who they are, leading them to inner peace and happiness. With her analytical brain and her intuitive Tarot reading skill, Tiffany brings a unique approach to one's self-transformation journey.

    Tiffany immigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 and quickly learning the harsh reality of being alone in a  foreign country. She faced her greatest fear: loneliness. As the years went by, she grew tired of chasing the next thing and feeling lost and decided to look within. Tiffany created the Happiness Blueprint to illustrate how people can build a fulfilling life for themselves. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy and is a student of Tibetan Meditation Master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

    Connect with Tiffany on Facebook : Spunky Spiritualist.
    You can also visit her website: spunkyspiritualist.com

    Connect with Leslie on Instagram @lesliedraffin
    Connect with the podcast @thelightwithinpodcast

    Email us if you have questions or you know someone who'd make a great guest on this show: thelightwithinpodcast@gmail.com

    The best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review & rating, downloading episodes & sharing them with someone you love! 

    • 47 min
    45. Diet's Don't Work (& it's NOT your fault) with Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD

    45. Diet's Don't Work (& it's NOT your fault) with Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD

    In this week's episode, registered dietician,  certified intuitive eating counselor, and author Alissa Rumsey explains why diets don't work and why it's not your fault! It's the PERFECT message for us all right now, since the multi-million dollar diet industry is trying it's BEST to suck people in.

    Rumsey's book, Unapologetic Eating, changed Leslie's life when she read it last year. It showed her that diet culture is EVERYWHERE and it's why Leslie decided to finally give up dieting - after 20 years of disordered eating and restricting foods.

    In this chat we discuss:
    - diet culture - what it is and how to spot it
    -why diet culture is so damaging
    - all the ways diet's disconnect us from our bodies
    - ways diets keep women and BIPOC down
    - help for poor body image
    - ways mindfulness and gratitude can boost body image

    Here's a little more about Alissa:
    Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS (pronouns she/her/hers) is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about helping people reclaim the space to eat and live, unapologetically.

    She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive
    practice that offers virtual counseling, group programs, and online trainings to support people in breaking free - both individually and collectively - from body-based oppression. Through their work, Alissa and her team help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life.
    Her expertise has been featured in hundreds of media outlets and she speaks regularly at events, online trainings, and conferences around the country. She calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in.

    Alissa offers group and one-on-one coaching. You can connect with her and work with her through her website and social media pages.
    Instagram @alissarumseyrd
    Website www.alissarumsey.com

    Connect with Leslie on Instagram @lesliedraffin
    Connect with the podcast @thelightwithinpodcast

    Email us if you have questions or you know someone who'd make a great guest on this show: thelightwithinpodcast@gmail.com

    The best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review & rating, downloading episodes & sharing them with someone you love! 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    44. Connecting with the Stars: A 2022 Astrological Forecast with Bess Matassa

    44. Connecting with the Stars: A 2022 Astrological Forecast with Bess Matassa

    It's a new year and a new season for The Light Within, so what better way to kick it all off than with a look ahead at 2022's astrological forecast.

    This week, New York based astrologer and tarot reader Bess Matassa shares what astrology means to her and how we can all use it to help us live our best lives in 2022. In our chat, we discuss:
    - the astrological outlook for 2022
    - astrology 101
    - Mercury Retrograde
    - and how Bess became the badass woman she is today (with the help of astrology of course).

    Bess's newest book, The Numinous Cosmic Year, is the perfect almanac for anyone wanting to get more tuned into astrology while also tuning into themselves. 

    She also does private readings and she's given all of you a discount code so you can access this information for yourself! Use the code STARLIGHT for 20% off a reading DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2022! So jump on that discount and get aligned with the stars!

    You can find Bess on:
    Instagram
    Website

    Connect with Leslie on Instagram @lesliedraffin
    Connect with the podcast @thelightwithinpodcast

    If you're interested in Menstrual Cycle Coaching, send her a message or check out her new website www.lesliedraffin.com

    Email us if you have questions or you know someone who'd make a great guest on this show: thelightwithinpodcast@gmail.com

    The best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review & rating, downloading episodes & sharing them with someone you love! 

    • 44 min
    43. Season 1 FINALE with Leslie Draffin

    43. Season 1 FINALE with Leslie Draffin

    In this short SOLO episode, Leslie Draffin reflects on the first season of The Light Within and gives you a brief sneak peek at what awaits in season 2!

    Season 2 will launch in January 2022! Thank you so much for your continued support as we take a little break for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation ahead of what's sure to be a very busy year! Best wishes to all you beautiful beings!!

    Connect with Leslie on Instagram @lesliedraffin
    Connect with the podcast @thelightwithinpodcast

    Email us if you have questions or you know someone who'd make a great guest on this show: thelightwithinpodcast@gmail.com

    The best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review & rating, downloading episodes & sharing them with someone you love! 

    • 5 min
    42. Toxic Relationships, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs & Doing Your Inner Work with Jean Atman

    42. Toxic Relationships, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs & Doing Your Inner Work with Jean Atman

    This week, consciousness coach and quantum healer Jean Atman is going to blow your mind with all of the juicy bits of advice she has in this episode. If you've ever been in a toxic relationship then this episode is for YOU!

    Jean says toxic relationships and toxic upbringings are gifts to help us evolve as humans. She also believes we're here on this planet to evolve and the only way we can do that is to do our inner work! She also explains what doing the inner work really means, because let's be honest, it can be really tough at times!

    In this episode we discuss:
    - toxic relationships and why they're a gift
    - healing past traumas and core wounds
    - self-limiting beliefs and how to overcome them
    - making life changes with courage
    - soul contracts
    - inner child healing
    - overcoming stuck-ness
    - how to find fun and joy in life's toughest moments

    If you're interested in learning how to make real and lasting changes in your life, check out Jean's course, Limitless! It's an online course dedicated to helping you heal your past and transform your future.  This course provides a proven step-by-step system that walks you through EXACTLY what is standing in the way of living your best life. Once you learn how to identify your specific blocks, you will never feel stuck again".  Check out Limitless now! 
    Find Jean on Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube
    You can also check out her work on her website www.JeanAtman.com

    Connect with Leslie on Instagram @lesliedraffin
    Connect with the podcast @thelightwithinpodcast

    Email us if you have questions or you know someone who'd make a great guest on this show: thelightwithinpodcast@gmail.com

    The best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review & rating, downloading episodes & sharing them with someone you love! 

    • 51 min
    41. Finding Gratitude in Life's Greatest Struggles with Leslie Draffin

    41. Finding Gratitude in Life's Greatest Struggles with Leslie Draffin

    In this SOLO episode, Leslie muses on gratitude and asks the question, "can you feel gratitude for life's biggest struggles?"

    Things we discuss in this episode:
    - divorce
    -trauma
    -STIs/STDs

    It's a short and sweet one perfect for your Thanksgiving week. Enjoy!

    Connect with Leslie on Instagram @lesliedraffin
    Connect with the podcast @thelightwithinpodcast

    Email us if you have questions or you know someone who'd make a great guest on this show: thelightwithinpodcast@gmail.com

    The best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review & rating, downloading episodes & sharing them with someone you love! 

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

JeanAtman ,

True Healing Happens Here

Leslie contains a purity of intention and light. She holds sacred space to explore what has been hidden or suppressed, and offers a pathway to illuminate those spaces in the most nurturing way. She is a true source of light.

NicoleDarin ,

Gifted Storyteller!

Leslie Draffin is a truly gifted storyteller who takes you lovingly through the process of getting to know your inner self even better. The variety of content is incredible and it all contributes to the larger picture of true self love and finding your own light. Love this pod so much. What a beautiful soul Leslie is!

LeslieDraffin ,

Insightful & inspiring

The Light Within is exactly what I need right now as I explore spirituality & sexuality! Leslie’s voice is perfect and her guests are always so insightful! I literally can’t wait for each new episode!

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