LeAnne’s Voice

I am LeAnne,
I am Catherine…

I am an Adoptee and this is my Story… Written  version coming soon! Until then please listen in to my interview with Rebecca Vahle on Adoption Perspectives Radio!

Talk it out Tuesday…
I have had the opportunity to share bits of my story with folks though out the years… here is a link to an interview I did this year on Adoption Perspectives…So grateful. If you have questions about whats going in on the heart and mind of an adoptee, tune in at your leisure and listen in…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoaK94Ncn7c

The Voice of the Vulnerable, is of tremendous Value…

I am an Ordinary Gal, with an Extraordinary Story!

I am LeAnne, I am Catherine, I am a Devoted, Warrior Wife, a Mom of two amazing children and a blessed Mother-in-Love(Law), a soon to be grandma, and a former Homeschool mom, Foster Mom, and as you can probably imagine, a passionate mom…This just about rounds out my mom hood experience! I am also a “New-Nester”, an” adopted daughter”, a “re-united birth- daughter”, a Grand-Daughter, a Daughter-in-love(law), a Foster Daughter. I have been adopted by four unique people and I am honored to be called a daughter of the one true King!

As “The Walk Your Talk Coach” at Legacy Now Lived! I coach individuals who are ready to let go of the junk that has been holding them back from doing what they say they are going to do! We workout, throw out, and talk out the blocks, hangups and hurts that hold us back. We do it together. As a Life, Leadership and Restoration Coach I am all about holding your agenda and giving you the tools to walk into your very best life.

As a Coach, Radio Host, Speaker and Advocate for Conscious Adoption, LeAnne uses her gifts to encourage individuality, integrity, confidence, and the desire to live a life of freedom and impact. Her passion and her experiences are changing lives one conversation at a time! LeAnne lives in New Mexico with her husband of 29 years- Duane and their two dogs Max and Sadie.
My approach includes the words…La Dolce Vita! … That is a significant piece of my methodology and my process.
The Sweet Life is Not a TOXIC Life… The sweet life is indeed a legacy worth leaving!

A word from LeAnne:

“I am humbled by all of life that I have been able to live and experience.

I have enjoyed many victories, and experienced tremendous losses, hurts and pain. I struggled for years to let go of toxic thinking, realize my true identity, and let go of the fear and insecurities that held me back from truly living out my life as the woman God created me to be. I had lost my voice, I had given it away, I believed my words were not important. Somebody once told me that I asked too many questions, and that I was too persistent. That one comment forever impacted the way I lived my life.

My heart is for you. My heart is for those whose lives have been touched by the heart of Adoption. My heart is for those who desire “prime rib relationships in a ground beef world”.  My journey through life has not been easy, nor has it been too much to embrace. It has been full of possibilities to grow, change and become who I was designed to be. My road, my discoveries, my path to truly heal, and to arrive at a place of complete Wholeness, has lead me into Coaching. Through working with a coach myself, I have experienced personaI growth, freedom, purpose, confidence, authenticity, a new awareness of vulnerability and unspeakable joy. I am here, here to serve you, to encourage you, to challenge you, to champion you to become more than you could ever have imagined you could be! ”

As I strive to Walk my Talk and be TRUE, and I invite you to embrace your story! As we stand shoulder to shoulder on this journey called life, I will consider it one of this worlds greatest privileges to walk along side you into a Legacy Now Lived™.

My story unfolds more everyday, Come Walk With Me!

This is LeAnne, No apologies, No compromise, Just me! Walking my Talk along with you each and every day!

When you partner with LeAnne Parsons The Walk Your Talk Coach, you will work with a certified professional coach who has been trained in the Core Energy Coaching Process. LeAnne has also received Certification as an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-P), and has created the powerful and effective “Heirloom Coaching Process”. She is an expert in her field and desires to see families discover the missing threads in the tapestries of their lives and weave them into a tapestry of love, life, and legacy. “Heirloom Coaching”  could be the missing thread in the tapestry of your life.

LeAnne, is a legacy expert, and offers up a transparent and authentic voice- The Voice of the Adoptee. She offers struggling families assistance without judgment, empathy with hope and a voice that says, “Healthy connections are possible.” She is the host of her Radio program Walk Your Talk with LeAnne on Life Coach Radio Network, that provides insight and encouragement to the world, challenging others to walk into their stories with confidence and hope instead of running from them in despair and distrust. She also provides individual and group coaching, workshops, seminars and mini retreats!

The Heirloom Coaching Process will help to identify your family’s strengths and understand its struggles. We will together as a team explore with the current realities, explore values, listen to one another and build bridges instead of walls with in your family. We will then create strategies for all family members to gain the wisdom, confidence and knowledge to grow in connection, understanding and honor areas ripe for improvement. Together we design a plan tailored for your family.

LeAnne focuses on “Legacy”, Leaving a legacy of love for generations to come- building healthy, whole families, and connecting through communication that is woven together with dignity and honor. Together we will explore what is working well, and how can we all grow in our relationships. . What strategies will work for your family, how can the relationships be improved? Which resources are we currently tapping into? Which are still desired? How can they be acquired? What’s the next best step? What do we really want our family to look like and why don’t we have it? How do each of us want to be remembered in our family? We use a process of consistent re-evaluation, re-discovery, and restoration! We never assign blame, shame or point fingers. We learn together to own our stories, our reactions and responses. Coaching illuminates opportunities, and possibilities, focuses on action and fosters growth. These proven techniques can assist you as you walk into your best life! It is time to create your Legacy!

Discover more about the unique Heirloom Coaching Process by calling LeAnne today!

Call LeAnne Parsons “The Walk Your Talk Coach” at 505-412-1817 or email her at legacynowlived@gmail.com for more information.

So Much Work Is Done Underground, And Goes Unseen!

irisDid you know that the Iris get its name from the green word for rainbow?

Think about it Thursday…

The first Iris bloom in my yard showed itself this week… This gorgeous flower is a wonderful reminder to me that much is happening in the unseen world… So much if the iris work is done underground most of the year.
An iris blooms for just a little while each late spring/early summer and grants the the word the gift of color, fragrance, nectar and beauty. Each iris stands tall even when bloom begins to wither and this miraculous plant then retains its strong green all summer, getting itself ready for the next years bloom… The iris needs at least a half a day of sun and well-drained soil. Without the sun, the iris won’t bloom. They prefer fertile soil that drains well, and they grow best in groups of three.
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Pruning In Progress 20 Days Later…

pruned day 20The plants have now been pruned… All of the dead flowers have been pinched off… Crazy cool and humbling to see no blooms, let alone NO new buds on the “ugly” plant the Beautiful plant has 3 pretty blooms and 7 buds! Let’s see what happens next. Just keeping it real and Facebook Land, and posting to my Website helps me catalogue the progress in real time! . ‪#‎legacynowlived‬

Palliative Care: What Is That?

Tree_2015_For_WebsiteI had the privilege to be the Emcee for The Los Alamos Council on Cancer Spring Seminar last evening. We welcomed in Dr. Douglas Egil the Medical Director at Christus Saint Vincent Palliative Care Program in Santa Fe! What an amazing presentation. Dr. Egli shared what every Northern New Mexican needs to know doubt Palliative Care in their community.

Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work together with a patient’s doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Do you have a Palliative Care Clinic in your area?

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Tuesdays Truth Tell…

26Truthful Tuesday. I get frustrated. I have “O.F.F.” days. Once in a while I experience Overwhelm, Fear, and Frustration. Yep, I sure do. I don’t live in a state of fear, frustration and overwhelm, yet I do on occasion visit. Sometimes I sit and have coffee with “frustrated”. Our coffee date includes a rant or two, and even a few tears. Overwhelm prefers a nap or a long prayer walk, and even a few hours to myself just to do nothing! Fear on the other hand tends to paralyze my heart, soul and mind…I am not ok with that. I choose not to stay “O.F.F.” for very long. I have found that antidote for my “O.F.F” moments is to breathe and feel gratitude for whatever is available in each minute. ‪#‎legacynowlived‬ ‪#‎truthfultuesday‬ ‪#‎walkintruth‬

Day #11 of Our CORE Energy Experiment

day #11day 11:2Think about it Thursday… Day #11 of my experiment…loving the learning here!
Your words, the energy you bring to your relationship and your tone of voice matters. Everything about you matters greatly! Here are the same two plants that I posted before. The one shown unconditional love is thriving… Just three dead blossoms The other one, well… 13 dead blossoms. ‪#‎designher2016‬‪#‎yourwordsmatter‬ ‪#‎yourenergymatters‬ ‪#‎legacynowlived‬‪#‎walkyourtalkwithLeAnne‬

It has been a pretty cool exploration! I am not gonna hold back the truth… It has been very hard to talk smack everyday into the life of the plant… I am noticing my energy in a whole new way…

Business After Hours With Your Coach!

Business After HoursWe are really looking forward to Thursdays Live Event! Bring a pair of new socks with you Thursday evening and enter to win an opportunity to find out your Legacy “E” Factor! This is a $300.00 value! Your Legacy Factor starts with an online assessment (ELI) that will discover how stress is impacting your everyday life, affecting your performance at work and at home, and perhaps even holding your relationships hostage in some way! For every sock donation, female hygiene products or filled purse you bring, you will receive an entry into the drawing.

All socks will be donated in the name of The Sock It To Em’ Campaign and Legacy Now Lived to the precious homeless in our local community and beyond.

If you prefer to donate purses filled with feminine hygiene products, I am collecting those as well. Come make a difference and step into your Legacy Now Lived!

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You Are An Eagle: Expect The Unexpected!

Expect The Unexpected

Eagle live


When someone mentions an eagle, what do you think of in your mind?

Big bird, national symbol, a high flyer, large wing span, graceful, strong claws, keen, sharp eyes, rapid flight, strength.


Native Americans tell a parable about the eagle: I have adapted it some to make it my own. Many thanks to those who teach me more of who I am everyday!

Welcome to Awareness of Who You Really Are!

Once upon a time on a large mountainside there was an eagle’s nest with three large eagle eggs inside. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain, causing one of the eggs to roll down to a chicken farm in the valley below. The chickens saw the egg and wanted to protect it. They put the eagle egg in amongst the chicken eggs.eagle-eggs

Eventually the egg hatched and a beautiful eaglet was born. The chickens raised the eaglet the … Continue reading

We Are Always At Choice

‪#‎Designher2016‬ Monday’s Motivational  Minute:

We are always at choice.
When we experience difficulty, we all have choices. One option is to hide in a dark place away from the world, another is to dismiss, numb, and move on, yet another choice we can make is to face the adversity head on, knowing that we are not alone. I am growing in the way I experience pain and challenges. I have used the above three strategies and many others to navigate obstacles. Some have worked well for me. Some have not.
Today, I have found hope in my hurts. Here is my current strategy: it’s not right or wrong. It’s not the only way. it’s my way, and that’s good enough. For now…LeAnne Parsons's photo.

Step #1 is: Awareness. Awareness that I am hurting. I have the courage to let the trial in, and see it for what it is. I choose this path because of love for myself and others. Not due to fear.

Step #2 is: Walking In Hope, I realize that I am always at choice. My circumstances do not define me. My … Continue reading

Day #1 Of Our CORE Energy Experiment!

I will be documenting this for the next 30 days! Stay tuned! I am so curious…I venture guess, you are curious as well!

Day #1 April 10
Everything about you matters. How you show up, the energy you have. The energy you give out and the energy you receive. I am a curious gal and love to explore science, faith and truth. So today I have begun and energy journey.

It is hard! Three days and it wears me out to speak like that to a living thing!… I am Not gonna lie. It’s all in the name of science and greater understanding! Awareness is the first step to conscious living!

#designher2016 Walk Your Talk Wednesday! The experiment has begun… Testing the power of our words and checking out the effect of the energy we put forth into our relationships. Today is
Day # 3 #dowordsmatter
This photo was taken on Day # 1
Same plant, same light, same nutrition… What do you predict will happen?

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Do Emotions Belong In The Work Place?



emotions at work

Emotions don’t belong in the workplace – or do they? Depends on who you ask! If you ask catabolic leaders, they’re likely to agree. But anabolic leaders have a different point of view – they understand that emotions can’t be left at the office door. Our comparison between anabolic and catabolic leaders continues with an exploration of how aware they are of their own and others’ emotions, how they express their emotions, and how they manage or control them in the work environment.


Awareness, expression, and management of emotion are the three main aspects of emotional intelligence. In the Energy Leadership Development System™, emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to distinguish, understand, and have an awareness of how thoughts and feelings connect with outward displays and behaviors, as well as the ability to manage and express appropriate emotions and help others do the same.


Let’s look at each of the components of EI and see how they are different in catabolic and anabolic leaders.



Catabolic – Not only are these … Continue reading