Jun 18, 2020
Using Self-Care &
Gratitude to Create a Life You Love with Chantal Cox
Our experiences, even the
negative ones, have helped us become who we are today. However,
remaining in toxic situations, such as abusive relationships, can
be traumatic and detrimental to our growth. We must find the
courage to know when enough is enough and leave to move on to
In this episode, we are joined
by Chantal Cox. Chantal is an author, a podcaster, and a coach. She
talks about her journey to becoming who she is today, from
recovering from domestic violence to sharing her experiences
through her book and podcasts.
Tune in to the episode to learn
more about rebuilding your life after a traumatic experience and
sharing your learnings through writing and podcasting.
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the
out how Chantal got out and learned from her negative
about the journey of writing a book and starting a
is Chantal’s advice for aspiring writers? Find out toward the end
of the episode.
- Check out Chantal’s book Create a Life You Love: 10 Healthy Habits to
Transform Your Life Now, available on
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Ready: How I Stopped Fucking Randos and Started Cupcaking My
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- Before becoming an author, podcaster, and
coach, Chantal spent ten years in the classroom as a special
getting out of her abusive marriage, Chantal rebuilt
- People saw this transformation, and she began
sharing with them what she learned, helping them create a life they
Experience with Domestic Violence
started with them being verbally abusive with each other. But
Chantal’s ex-husband got to a point where he physically hurt
discussing having children, her ex-husband became cruel and
manipulative, even suggesting that Chantal leave.
- Chantal was not considering divorce at that
time because of her Christian values. However, her ex-husband
started to become more physically abusive.
- Chantal left her ex-husband and discovered he
brought someone new into their house, with an infant to
though she is willing to work out their issues, he started to
become more physically abusive, as if trying to get rid of
On Sharing Her Experiences
her experience with domestic violence, Chantal started to explore
the self-help world at 30 years old.
- Chantal first learned about gratitude.
Eventually, her colleagues started to ask about the things she was
doing. This inspired her to share and teach.
seeing Chandler Bolt’s webinar on self-publishing, Chantal was
inspired to write her own book.
Chantal’s Approach to Writing
- Chantal chose Chandler Bolt’s self-publishing
program because she wanted to know the whole process, regardless of
whether she publishes or not.
prioritized her book by putting on hold her other hobbies and
activities for 30 days.
- Chantal looked through her old YouTube videos
and daily habits and compiled them into 10 things.
this outline, she just started filling it in with stories and
lessons she wanted to share.
prefers writing about her own experiences. However, she says being
comfortable writing about that comes with time.
Engaging on Facebook
- Chantal runs the Create a Life You Love
Facebook group and coaching page, where she shares content and
connects with people.
does live interviews on Zoom with other guests, offering different
perspectives in different areas.
Chantal’s Podcasting Journey
- Chantal was at Pete Vargas’s REACH LIVE
conference last May.
learned that the next step after writing a book is to start a
podcast and decided to just go with it.
was able to connect with other people who have amazing stories and
wanted to interview them and share the learnings with her
COVID-19 situation also gave her the time and opportunity to
officially start her podcast.
day in her journal, Chantal repeats all the things she does
throughout the day.
also writes three new things she is grateful for.
does not repeat the things she had already previously written. For
her, coming up with new things to be grateful for helps her tap
deeply into the feeling of gratitude.
5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode
“Being honest and vulnerable
about our own experiences can help someone else feel less alone, or
“The truth around a lot of
domestic violence is that it either ends in you leaving or ends in
a body bag. And there's so much denial around it because it's
really deeply ingrained with all of our kind of most core emotions
of love and loyalty and relationship.”
“Done is better than
“It's not about just getting a
check in the box. It's about really tapping into that feeling of
gratitude and shifting your mindset and starting your day like
“Wherever you are on your
journey, you are not stuck.”
Chantal Cox is
a professional learning coordinator for a special education
cooperative. Through various platforms, she teaches practical
habits and routines to create a life you love.
You can check out her content on
her Facebook coaching page and community group,
Alternatively, you can also visit her website.
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