Yes, my story is full of lessons and heartbreaks, but today I live with wellness and contentment.
Welcome to my chilled out, boho life on an English seaside island.
I'm writing this snuggled within my little cottage just like the one in the movie "The Holiday".
I practice Badass Emotional Intelligence because I've had to. Nothing else worked on feeling this at HOME with myself.
I am the creator of the ‘Emotional Intelligence Method’ and the founder of the ‘Badass Way to Love Yourself’ tribe.
I am also a coffee drinking, music-loving adventurer, crystal collector and moon-gazer, sunset admirer, free spirit, psychology expert.
I share my cottage with Alfred (the cat who believes he’s the Lion King) and a fluffy dog called Pudding (who sees his job as my Wolf).
We love road trips together. You'd smile watching me go past with the wind in my hair, singing loudly to my favourite playlists (always making up the lyrics as I go!)
I confess too many late-night eBay purchases bought with red wine.
I know the crippling feeling of not feeling good enough,
I’ve believed the lies of players and crashed and burned a few times.
I live for the beach, the trees, sunrises and sunsets, Stevie Nicks, fresh air with good friends and crackling log fires.
Maybe I’m your reminder you don’t have to be perfect to be a Badass Queen.
…to put your confidence in a loving relationship, always hopeful for the happily ever after
— but getting nowhere but drained and disappointed.
... to have a negative story playing out despite all efforts to be as positive and spiritual as possible.
… to move through your day focusing on other people’s happiness rather than your own + and loneliness that won’t go away.
… to watch your dreams drift farther + farther away from the smokin’ hot, successful, confident goddess you want to see in the mirror.
I had been fighting a negative story throughout my life that I had no clue how to defeat.
Nobody was there to guide me — or give me the loving knowledge I desperately needed. So I had to become my emotional advocate and Life Coach.
I had to seek out my archetype remedies, test my theories, and bring myself back to emotional wellbeing and self-confidence by being the real me.
I was trained in Jungian Psychology, but I became a seasoned expert — the hard way, in the trenches in my relationships.
I stand before you with over 21 years of personal wisdom — combined with top-notch psychological and personal life coaching training from some of the leading voices in personal development.
Today, I’m healthy, confident and happy. Finally, my relationships in life and business are loving, committed and supportive!
I’m here to remind you that your emotions can work for you rather than against you - even if they feel more like a runaway train at the moment!
AND I AM LIVING PROOF THAT TRANSFORMATION IS POSSIBLE
— when you discover Emotional Intelligence and The Badass Way To Love Yourself
I am here to help you get there.
At your service
Lisa Magdalena xx
For the last 21 years, I've helped survivors of toxic, narcissistic relationships fully recover.
This work has helped thousands of Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses fully recover from Cult Abuse. Learn more here
I've featured as a guest expert on BBC, Radio, Sunday Times, The Independent, News of the World, EVE magazine, Take a Break, Spirit Radio, Focus on Women Magazine, Break the Silence Summit and Apostate Freedom Hour.
I was raised in a Cult. My sadness started when I was two years old. My Dad died refusing a blood transfusion due to the Cult's rules. The pain deepened growing up with abuse and continued with a destructive marriage. Finally, I ran away from this toxicity - only to contract cancer when my youngest of my two daughters was a baby.
Terrified, I battled two years of gruelling chemotherapy ending with a full stem cell transplant; when it happened....the wake-up call.
As I gripped onto the bathroom sink in UCH Hospital, London, in my hospital gown, weak and swollen with steroids, I had no hair and a body that could barely stand. I caught myself in the mirror.
Physically I was at my lowest. And yet, as I looked into my eyes in the mirror, I saw an incredible strength. I had to get through this illness. I had to learn to love myself.
I clawed myself back to physical health and studied my academic psychology craft at a British University, earning a Bachelors Honours Degree.
Feeling like the worst was behind me, only to land into the arms of a man I thought I adored. He wasn't my first narcissist, but he was my last.
When he exited my life after five years of Narcissist Abuse, He left me with an empty house, a broken heart, but what felt like a broken soul. It was freaking painful; I wanted to die. ⠀
But, it wasn't about him, them or anyone. It was about loss and rejection. It was abandonment, and it was about aloneness. ⠀
Then I learnt something so frickin' uncomfortable - I had to face the story I had been telling myself repeatedly since I was a depressed child of 7 years old. ⠀
I had to tell her she had believed a whole bunch of lies from other people.
And the process was so freaking uncomfortable. It was terrifying to break the story that had been playing on repeat inside my head. At first, my "shadow" wasn't having it. She had invested in the story of loss for so long. ⠀
It wasn't easy. It felt like a death. ⠀
No one was there with the magic wand.
I had to find the secrets to happiness and emotional health myself. So I decided to change my life and deep dive into a personal quest to become the real version.
In this journey, I discovered the true liberation of Emotional Independence and found the keys to Emotional Intelligence.
20 years ago, the Badass Way to Love Yourself was born, and thousands have changed their lives ever since.
This is WHY I do what I do.
I have a new kind of relationship with myself. I know my "favourite bad feeling" is not feeling enough. I'll revert to it if I do not love myself the Badass Way. It works immediately.
That in itself is amazing. It means I can love - by finally loving and respecting myself completely and that never be robbed from me."
This is what I'm excited to teach you.
Lisa Magdalena is the Leading Emotional Intelligence Expert for UNSHAKEABLE joy, success, deep fulfilment and genuine connection.
She is a trained Archetype Expert with over 21 years of personal life coaching experience with 36,000 plus clinical coaching hours, working with thousands of clients worldwide.
Lisa is the Emotional Intelligence Method creator: a framework to develop emotionally mature archetypes that win hearts and fuels a life of self-confidence, freedom, and joy.
Lisa serves up straight talk wrapped in love because she understands emotional challenges.
As s a survivor of a Cult, narcissistic relationships, and cancer, Lisa found the self-compassion that drives her passion for helping others create a life they enjoy with emotions that work for them rather than against them.
This fuels topic of discussion on her blogs, podcasts, live events and guest post appearances.
Lisa’s work also specialises in helping ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses recover from Cult Abuse. She features as a guest expert on BBC, Radio, Sunday Times, The Independent, News of the World, EVE magazine, Take a Break, Spirit Radio, Focus on Women Magazine, Breaks the Silence Summit and Apostate Freedom Hour.
She lives in a little cottage by the sea in England with her little dog, Pudding and her cat, Alfred (who believes he's the Lion King).
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