Against All Odds: Finding Strength and Resilience with Dr. Lise Deguire

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In this episode, we welcome author and clinical psychologist, Dr. Lise Deguire. When she was four years old, she suffered third-degree burns on two-thirds of her body due to maternal and corporate negligence.

Against all the odds, she survived the traumatic event, embarking on a journey of decades of surgeries and treatments to heal her injuries. And, she credits her survival to finding her strength and resilience. In our time together, she shares with us how to discover your self-worth and self-love plus

• Why more than ever, during this global pandemic, we need to be resilient and some steps to build our resilience skills
• How to stay grounded when life presents challenges
• Ways to transform pessimism into joyful optimism
• Why we have to let go of toxic or painful relationships and much more…

More About our Guest: In her debut book, Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor, Dr. Lise Deguire shares how she worked through the internal and external pain of her childhood to find a path towards love, health, joy, and life satisfaction.

She is the lone surviving child of gifted, unsettled, and iconoclastic parents.  After being severely burned in a fire, she spent most of her childhood in the hospital, undergoing countless surgical procedures.

Dr. Deguire attended Tufts University, graduating in 1985, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.  She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann/Widener University in 1990.    For the past fourteen years, she has been in solo practice in Pennington, New Jersey, and has appeared on television and radio, and is published in the Trenton Times, Grown &, and Dr. Deguire writes a blog about psychological resilience issues and has become a national keynote speaker.

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