Finding Your Everest
February 14, 2017
Hosted by Leaha Mattinson and Dr. Howard Rankin
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What helps us grow and develop as human beings? How much challenge do you need in your life to feel fulfilled? Is adversity the kiss of death or does it help you embrace life? Both Leaha and Howard have had their fair share of adversity and agree that challenge is a key to life mastery. In this episode, Dr Andries Botha, a South African born doctor now living in Canada, explains how the extreme challenges he has set for himself have enhanced his life. Dr. Botha is an extreme athlete having run 40 marathons, cycled major distances including from the tip of Alaska to the end of South America to raise money for children with cancer, and twice finished the "toughest 48 hours in sport" riding through Death Valley. Age is just a number to Andries. At 54 he was the oldest Canadian to summit Mt Everest and subsequently he climbed the major peaks on every continent. As usual, the hosts and their guest provide insight, inspiration and intelligence so you, too, can find your Everest.
Master Your Life
Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Renowned life coach Leaha Mattinson teams up with writer and presenter Dr. Howard Rankin to provide inspiration, insight and intelligence that will help you Master Your Life. Everyone has challenges on their journey and Leaha and Howard are no exception. However, they combine their personal experiences with expertise and knowledge to provide powerful tools to help listeners regain control of their lives. They also bring a vast array of inspirational and insightful guests who add wisdom and practical advice. If you need direction in any area of your life, this entertaining and empowering show is for you.
Leaha Mattinson and Dr. Howard Rankin
Leaha Mattinson is a change management specialist, life coach, speaker, and author who “walks her talk” in a truly extraordinary way. In 2008 she learned she would someday inherit Huntington’s disease, a genetic, neurological, terminal illness that affects the brain and progressively shuts down the mind and body. It was a devastating diagnosis—yet Leaha realized that to be true to the message she shares with clients she must live her life consciously with enthusiasm, grace and gratitude.
She developed her own wellness protocol to halt the onset of the disease by focusing on nutrition, exercise, restorative sleep, mindfulness and a pervasive sense of reverence for life. But the most crucial attribute of Leaha’s success is her mindset: she embraces passion, happiness, and possibility, and turns all negativity into positive life experiences. She attributes her work ethic and values to the example set by her beloved parents and a childhood growing up on a farm where she was immersed in the rhythms of nature.
Her mission is to share these valuable insights with others. As a life and executive coach, she guides her clients toward self-improvement by helping them resolve underlying fears, interrupt bad habits, and break through barriers in order to achieve their goals. She is also a speaker, addressing topics such as stress management, finding courage, discovering purpose, living in uncertainty, and facing terminal illness.
Leaha shares her own life story in her upcoming book "Silver Linings: How to Be Unstoppable in the Face of a Terminal Illness." Master Your Life is aimed at people who are passionate about wellness, personal growth and self-improvement—those who are eager to bring real change to the way they live and find meaning in a world that’s often brutally stressful and disconnected.
Leaha lives on a ranch west of Red Deer, Alberta with her partner Dwayne, their blended family, a pack of happy dogs, and a herd of horses.
Dr. Howard Rankin is a former psychologist now coach, speaker and writer with a reputation for taking scientific ideas and turning them into entertaining and engaging content that any reader can understand and use. He has run addiction and eating disorders units as well as his own center that integrated neuroscience into a psychotherapy practice. He is an expert in the latest cognitive neuroscience research which shows how humans really think. Howard has written 10 self-development books in his own name and has co- or ghostwritten more than 20 others on neuroscience, business, spirituality and sports as well as writing memoirs. Howard has appeared on all the major TV networks including CNN, ABC's 20/20 and The View as well as being featured in leading newspapers and magazines, You can find out more about his cognitive neuroscience expertise at www.IThinkThereforeIAmWrong.com and about his writing at www.psychologywriter.com