Silver Linings

The Essential Guide to Building Courage, Self-Respect and Wellness

by Leaha Mattinson

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2016

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781504359191
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781504359412
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781504359184

About the Book

When a Dark Cloud Hangs Over You, How Do You Live a Life That Shines? When Leaha Mattinson tested gene positive for Huntington’s disease—an incurable genetic illness that attacks the mind and body—she was devastated. Suddenly, her life as a busy working mother of two was turned upside down, and the future was terrifying. But Leaha knew she had a choice to make: either exist in a perpetual state of fear or take charge of her own destiny and make the most of every day. Drawing from her experience as a life and executive coach, as well as her background in fitness, Leaha developed a plan to keep her brain and body in peak condition, halt the onset of HD, and live each day to the fullest, no matter what. So far her efforts have paid off, and she is enjoying vibrant health. In Silver Linings she shares her amazing journey in a way that showcases her courage, wisdom, and quirky sense of humor. Every human being will experience life-changing trials that provoke anxiety and worry. Leaha’s story, written in a coffee shop over a series of icy nights in Canada, resonates with all readers and reminds us of the universal challenge to persevere without letting our circumstances define us. Silver Linings will encourage anyone facing illness or any other type of hardship to live consciously and joyfully…however daunting the future seems.

About the Author

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 learn how to think, 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 is a radio personality, hosting the show Master Your Life on Internet radio, which reaches a global audience. It 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. Silver Linings: The Essential Guide to Building Courage, Self Respect and Wellness is Leaha’s first book. To learn more about Leaha, visit her website at