#56 Jacqui Letran – The JOY of Helping Teens [PODCAST]

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Ms. Jacqui Letran, Nurse Practitioner, Founder Teen Confidence Academy talks about how to help teens that deal with fear, anxiety and depression.

In this delightful interview, Ms. Letran also talks about her own ADVENTURE, her own moments of CRISIS and how they have given her much LOVE and joy for teens.

She says:

“Coming to the US from Vietnam was my big crisis, it was so brand new. My mom became super focused on education, for her, education was the way to that good life
she wanted total obedience and education

that wasn’t my focus
I came from fun
I wanted to continue my fun
I wanted to try out new things

everything i wanted my mom said no no no
she got really mad at me
the things I hoped for, they weren’t important
I got really depressed

that’s when it started to hitting me
I expressed it through anger
I kept pushing
and at 16 I became an unwed single mom on public assistance
that was my crisis

But the grace was looking into my son’s eyes
i knew it was up to me to stop pattern of depression, suicidal thoughts and poverty
and the best public health nurse – Linda

she was the first person who showed me kindness in a way that I understood
I wanted to be amazing like Linda to be a nurse
and I became a nurse

I started my own teen clinic to prevent pregnancies like mine
to be a source of education, to be safe and be heard, understood educated
I had my clinic for 6 years

I tell my teens all the time
I share with them all I went through – suicidal thoughts, depression
no matter what you’re struggling now, there is hope
you have the power within yourself
it takes self-love

WHY IS JOY SO IMPORTANT?
JOY is everything in life
and it comes being true to yourself, your purpose
feeling that connection to the people around you
to life as a whole

people think I’ll be happy when i get those things
they chase the bigger thing
but if you have internal joy
the chase is the fun

GOZO JOKE OF THE DAY
#1 what do you get when you cross a perm with a rabbit 
#2 why couldn’t the rabbit fly home for Easter?
#3 why are rabbits like calculators?
#4 where do rabbits go after their wedding?

LINKS
Unleash Your Inner Super Powers
Starts NOV 3rd, 2015 for 6 Tuesdays
13-15 year olds – 5pm
15-18 year olds – 6:30pm
www.teenconfidenceacademy.com
Twitter @msletran
Instagram @msletran
facebook.com/teenconfidenceacademy

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