School of Self-Image

Tonya Leigh

  • 21 minutes 37 seconds
    397: Summer of Style

    Unleashing Your Inner Style: My Summer of Self-Expression

    Style is not just about clothing and accessories; it is a powerful tool for self-expression that can transform how we experience the world. In the podcast episode, Tonya Leigh discusses how style goes beyond fashion choices and can impact various aspects of our lives. She emphasizes that style is a mindset that can influence how we express ourselves and interact with the world around us.

    Tonya Leigh shares her personal journey of how embracing style has changed her life and helped her become more confident and intentional in her self-expression. By paying attention to the details of her style choices, she has been able to rewrite her story and create a more joyful and fulfilling life.

    Join Tonya on this journey of self-discovery and learn how style can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.

    Talking Points:

    00:52 - Designing Your Dream Summer 01:46 - How Style Changed My Life 03:01 - A Decade of Study and Exploration 03:23 - Diana Vreeland: Inspiration and Creativity 04:18 - Why Don't You: New Private Podcast Series 06:05 - Joyful Self-Expression 07:20 - Attracting Like-Minded People 08:18 - Dressing with Intention 12:45 - Telling Your Story Through Style 16:26 - Style Evolution and Growth 18:03 - Daily Attention to Details

    Quotes:

    "What if the secret to a more joyful, confident life was hidden in the details you've been overlooking?"

    "I want to use style to help birth this next version of me."

    "You have to be willing to repel people."

    "Your style choices are telling a story about who you are and who you aspire to be. Style is your visual autobiography."

    "I used to think happiness was a fairy tale forever, just out of reach. I felt stuck a lot of the times helpless and like I was constantly failing."

    "Perhaps that last point is the most important because I've found that if we're not mindful, we can get so caught up in the big, the big goals."

     

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    10 July 2024, 6:00 am
  • 26 minutes 12 seconds
    396: Packing Up and Moving On

    Emotional Residency: Packing Up Your Life for Joyful Reinvention

    Assessing what parts of our lives we are ready to leave behind and what we want to bring along as we move forward is a crucial aspect of personal growth and transformation. In a podcast episode, Tonya Leigh discusses the process of packing up her belongings as she prepares to move to a new house. This physical act of packing serves as a metaphor for the emotional and mental process of evaluating what serves us and what no longer aligns with our current goals and values.

    She emphasizes the importance of being intentional about what we choose to bring along on our journey. This includes not only physical items but also emotional baggage, old beliefs, and outdated thought patterns. By taking the time to assess these aspects of our lives, we can make conscious decisions about what to let go of and what to hold onto as we move forward.

    Join Tanya as she shares her own emotional journey of packing up her current home and moving into a new chapter.

    Talking Points:

    00:30 - Introduction to Packing Up and Moving On

    05:30 - Emotional Baggage and Letting Go

    10:33 - Sunken Cost Fallacy and Letting Go

    15:19 - Packing Up for the Future

    18:41 - Moving into a New Chapter

    22:47 - Joyful Reinvention through Packing Up and Moving On

    Quotes:

    "This has been about me deciding what parts of myself I'm ready to leave behind, what things I'm ready to let go of, and equally, what I'm ready to move towards."

    "I had divorce papers, I had emails, I had things that when I read them, I was like, oh my goodness, like, who was I and who was my ex because we both had grown up."

    "Does this spark joy? Does this belong in my future? Does this excite me? Does this align with my values? Does it represent who I am today?"

    "Your brain doesn't know what it's like to walk through the world feeling like you are deserving."

    "I believe that packing up and moving on, whether it's metaphorically or it's reality, is one of the most powerful tools for joyful reinvention."

    "But then I discovered a simple shift. Or three, that changed everything."

     

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    3 July 2024, 6:00 am
  • 34 minutes 52 seconds
    395: How to Romanticize Your Life

    Creating Magic in Everyday Moments: A Guide to Romanticizing Your Life

    Romanticizing your life involves being mindful and appreciating the present moment. Host and Master Self-Image Coach Tonya Leigh emphasizes the importance of being present and mindful to romanticize your life in this weeks School of Self-Image podcast. She highlights the significance of slowing down, being with yourself, and appreciating the details of your life. By being fully present in the moment, you can tend to the details of your life and truly appreciate the joyous moments that may otherwise be overlooked.

    Tonya also stresses the practice of slowing down and being present with oneself or those around you. By taking the time to truly be present with yourself and others, you can cultivate a deeper sense of appreciation for the blessings in your life. This involves not being distracted by worries about the future or regrets about the past, but rather focusing on the beauty and goodness that the present moment offers.

    Tune in to discover how you can infuse your daily life with meaning and enjoy the present moment rather than rushing toward the future.

    Talking Points:

    01:00 - Introduction to Romanticizing Your Life

    05:30 - Philosophical Perspectives on Romanticizing Your Life

    08:32 - Benefits of Romanticizing Your Life

    09:16 - Embracing Adventure in Everyday Situations

    11:34 - Importance of Mindfulness in Romanticizing Your Life

    17:06 - Morning Routine for Romanticizing Your Life

    21:18 - Importance of Self-Appreciation in Romanticizing Your Life

    25:38 - Balancing Idealism and Realism in Romanticizing Your Life

    29:03 - Finding Joy in Work and Daily Activities

    31:31 - Building Meaningful Connections and Appreciating Moments

    32:45 - Slowing Down and Being Present in Your Life

    Quotes:

     

    "Romance is not something that you have to wait until one day to have. In fact, to create a romantic life, it requires that you start right now."

    "I will tell you, learning to romanticize my life has been one of the biggest gifts that I've given myself."

    "You can filter it in a way that makes you feel optimistic, that makes you feel full of gratitude, that makes you feel abundant."

    "I chose to create this alternative universe that I could live in. That's full of adventure. That's full of opportunities. It's full of surprises."

    "Looking for the blessing, looking for the joy, looking for the love, looking for the abundance. It's there if you're looking for it."

    "Love on yourself more if you want to romanticize your life."

    "Really, romanticizing your life is not that hard. It's about you being awake. It's about you appreciating. It's about you tending to the details of your life. And most importantly, it's about loving yourself."

    "Appreciate all of the goodness that life offers."

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    26 June 2024, 6:00 am
  • 21 minutes 31 seconds
    394: 5 Confidence Myth Busters

    The Truth About Confidence: 5 Myths Exposed

    Confidence is often misunderstood, and host Tonya Leigh debunks five prevalent myths surrounding it in this episode. I encourage listeners to build a confident relationship with themselves and to understand that doubt is a natural part of the journey. Confidence in your abilities will grow over time through repeated actions and experiences.

    Tonya dives into the topic of confidence, debunking five common myths surrounding it. She shares personal stories about her journey to self-assurance and highlights that while confidence is desirable, it is not mandatory for living an incredible life. Tanya encourages listeners to pursue their dreams even in the face of self-doubt, emphasizing that confidence can be cultivated through thoughts and actions. Tune in to challenge your beliefs about confidence and discover the power of embracing the unknown in your journey towards self-assurance.

    Talking Points:

    00:40 - What is Confidence? 01:02 - Confidence is Overrated 01:13 - Action Before Confidence 01:58 - Myth 1: Confidence is Needed for Amazing Things 03:16 - Self-Assurance Over Confidence 04:08 - Personal Story: First Mastermind Retreat 05:54 - Building Confidence Through Repetition 07:01 - Myth 2: Confidence Comes from External Validation 09:02 - Building Self-Trust 10:32 - Myth 3: Confidence Requires Being the Smartest and Loudest 11:57 - True Confidence is Comfort with Oneself 12:29 - Myth 4: Confidence Equals Arrogance 13:56 - Confidence Has Nothing to Prove 15:02 - Myth 5: Confident People Never Doubt Themselves 16:36 - Doubt as a Companion to Confidence

    Quotes:

    "And honestly, I sort of think confidence is overrated, even though I want you all to feel it."

    "There is a big difference. And a lot of you are trying to have confidence in something that you've never done before. And it is practically impossible."

    "It becomes this thing that needs to be fed from the outside world."

    "Confidence has nothing to prove."

     "Doubt is not a reason to stop. It's a reason to keep going."

    "Confidence comes from just believing and trusting in yourself."

     

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    19 June 2024, 6:00 am
  • 24 minutes 33 seconds
    393: The Crave Compass: Navigating Your Way to a Fulfilling Life

    Soul Cravings: The Path to Joy and Fulfillment

     Pay attention to your soul cravings and align with your core values, strengths, and passions for deep fulfillment. In the podcast episode, Tonya Leigh emphasizes the importance of listening to your soul's cravings, which originate from the deepest part of you and are in harmony with your core values, strengths, and passions. These cravings differ from societal cravings influenced by external expectations and norms. By paying attention to your soul cravings, you can experience a profound sense of purpose, joy, and alignment in your life.

    Tonya shares her personal journey of discovering her soul cravings, such as a desire to learn about the world, feel at home in different cultures, and explore various cuisines. By following these cravings, she was able to align with her true self and move towards her North Star. She highlights the contrast between societal cravings, which may offer temporary approval or success but lack deep fulfillment, and soul cravings, which lead to a sense of purpose and joy.

    She encourages listeners to pay attention to their own cravings and explore what their soul truly longs for in life.

    Talking Points:

    00:39 - Tanya's New York City Experience 01:55 - Identifying Your Cravings 02:36 - Personal Development Journey 03:08 - Essential Self vs. Social Self 04:12 - Excavating Your True Self 05:06 - Following Soul Cravings 06:08 - Discovering Worldly Cravings 07:00 - Societal vs. Soul Cravings 10:03 - Discomfort in Following Cravings 12:12 - Recognizing Soul Cravings 13:05 - Creating Space for Soul Cravings 14:10 - Developing Self-Trust 15:37 - Paying Attention to Intuition and Body 21:02 - Practical Exercise: Mood Boards 24:04 - Energy from Soul Cravings

    Quotes:

    "By listening to my soul's cravings, not my societal cravings, but my soul's cravings, has led me towards my North Star."

    "I believe in honoring your soul cravings."

    "You will know a soul craving because it will bring you joy. Even if it's hard, it'll bring you so much joy and satisfaction."

    "You have to be the one that puts up a red velvet rope around your mind, around your soul, so that you can hear you again, so that you can listen and pay attention to what you're being nudged towards and what you're being nudged away from."

    "That's not it. I just moved away from my sweet spot."

    "What is that one thing that your soul is craving right now? Listen, it's trying to speak to you. Pay attention."

    "Unleash your inner powerhouse."

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    12 June 2024, 6:00 am
  • 21 minutes 3 seconds
    392: When You Feel Like You're Drowning in Your To-Dos

    Overcoming Overwhelm: What to Do When You're Drowning in Your To-Do's

    One of the key insights from the podcast episode is the understanding that overwhelm is an emotion created by the thoughts in our heads. Host and Master Self-Image Coach Tonya Leigh explains that when we feel overwhelmed, we are often in a state of fight or flight, where our sympathetic nervous system is activated. This heightened state of stress and panic can make it challenging to think clearly and find solutions to our overwhelming to-do lists.

    To manage overwhelm effectively, Tonya suggests accessing the parasympathetic nervous system. This system is responsible for rest and digest functions, promoting a state of calm and relaxation. By engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, we can counteract the fight or flight response and regain clarity of thought. She reflects on her own journey through overwhelm and provides tools to help listeners manage and conquer their to-do lists effectively.

    If you've ever felt like you're drowning in tasks, this episode is a must-listen for practical advice and inspiration.

    Talking Points:

    00:00 - Introduction to Feeling Overwhelmed

    05:30 - Overcoming Overwhelm with Self-Care

    0:22 - Filtering To-Do List with the Four D's

    13:04 - Providing Clarity through Scheduling

    4:06 - Releasing Perfectionism for Productivity

    16:28 - Embracing the Journey, Not the Destination

    18:26 - Celebrating Choices and Finding Inner Peace

    20:10 - Empowering Action with Dream Life Masterclass

    Quotes:

    "What to do when you feel like you're drowning in your to-do's."

    "I want to be like that bird. I want to be able to find my stillness.

    "Who you're being is up to you."

    "Because if you take action off of guilt and fear over and over, you're just building a life that feels like a prison."

    "Tonya, you're never going to be done. So stop trying to get to that place that doesn't exist and learn to enjoy the day that you're in."

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    5 June 2024, 6:00 am
  • 41 minutes 11 seconds
    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?"

     

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    29 May 2024, 6:00 am
  • 34 minutes 18 seconds
    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."

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    22 May 2024, 6:00 am
  • 22 minutes 36 seconds
    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."

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    15 May 2024, 6:00 am
  • 45 minutes 47 seconds
    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."

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    8 May 2024, 6:00 am
  • 22 minutes 48 seconds
    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

     

    1 May 2024, 6:00 am
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