The Power of Mindset: Beating Cancer and Embracing Life with Heather Chauvin

Today on Midlife Conversations I sit down with Heather Chauvin, a leadership coach known for her incredible emotional intelligence and work with women. Heather’s story is one of resilience and transformation; diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in 2013, she used this life-altering challenge to redefine her approach to life, focusing on turning obstacles into opportunities.

We delve into the emotional journey leading up to her diagnosis and how it propelled her into personal development, mindfulness, and a newfound appreciation for life. Heather shares invaluable tips and techniques from her book and personal journey to help listeners manage energy, set boundaries, and reverse engineer how they want to feel. Her insights into self-care, emotional boundaries, and the power of mindset provide a compelling guide for anyone looking to transform their hardships into potential.

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Mindset Hacks for Beating Cancer and Embracing Life

Despite your circumstances, your brain and your mindset HAVE POWER. Here are some tips that Heather shares to help get your mindset in the right spot:

  1. In your journal, fill in the blank…”Wouldn’t it be nice IF…..” and write out what you desire 
  2. Focus on how you want to FEEL. What is the FEELING you want? Get clear on THAT instead of the “thing” you want. 
  3. How can you figure out how to feel THOSE things from where you are right now? Are you structuring your day to FEEL that way? If not, what can you do to do so? Add it to your calendar. 
  4. Redfine what SELF CARE is and means to you. Consider a new definition of something like not ignoring your basic human needs 
  5. Set and obey your boundaries with yourself and others 

This and sooo much more on today’s episode!

Heather Chauvin is a leadership coach who helps ‘successful’ women courageously and authentically live, work, and parent on their own terms.

Heather started her career as a social worker helping adults understand children’s behavior. But it wasn’t until 2013 when a stage 4 cancer diagnosis pushed her to take a deeper stand for change, uncovering how cultural expectations sabotage our dreams. She has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Real Simple Magazine, Mind Body Green, Google, and more.

When Heather isn’t working, you will find her living out what she teaches which may include kayaking Alaska, snowboarding, hiking, or anything else that challenges what she believes is possible for herself (and inviting her children along the journey). Life is full of opportunities. It’s time to feel alive.

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