255 Reclaim Your Happiness; Learn How From Jacqui Letran

September 28, 2017

Jacqui Letran is a multiple award-winning author and a vibrant, passionate thought leader, mentor and speaker. She has helped thousands of teens and youth turn their lives around by changing their mindset to one where they truly believe success and happiness are possible, regardless of their current circumstances. Trained as a Nurse Practitioner, Jacqui has made full use of her life experience and training to successfully transform clients. Jacqui just returned from the Great American Book Festival and Literary Classics' Book Award Ceremony to receive a Gold Medal for her book, "5 Simple Questions to Reclaim Your Happiness". The book also won a Silver Medal from the Readers Favorite category.

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Most Influential Person

  • Robin Duncan (My mentor)

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has effected my emotions - everything. Right now, I'm living in North Carolina and by Sunday, big hurricane Irma might hit North Carolina and I can get drawn into that negativity and that fear, or I can stay mindful and present, stay calm and prepare for it and make decisions that are going to be more beneficial for me and not have a knee-jerk reaction out of fear.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is everything. Your breath is your life force.
  • When you take that moment to connect to your life force, things change. The physiology in your body changes when you're taking that time to slow down and be intentional with your breath.

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Bullying Story

  • [In my book], I share my stories of being the 'bullier' to other people and I also briefly share how I was bullied in the medical setting. As a teenager I was seeking help, I was scared and rather than having any kind of support or compassion, I was bullied. I was made to feel even worse about myself.
  • Those are two examples of how I bullied others and how other people bullied me. I want to present something that I don't think a lot of us think about as often as we should.
  • That is, we are our biggest bulliers. Everything that I experienced back then was because of me. I was the one who said, 'I'm stupid', to me. I was the one who said, 'Don't do it, you're not good enough'. 'You don't fit in'. 'You are inferior'.
  • I was telling myself all of that and I told myself that so much that I believed it. I would love for people to just pause for a moment and think about how you've been bullying yourself and what you can do to stop that.