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Episode 054: “Living Centered and Letting Go”

Featuring Lisa Whelchel

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Today’s guest, actress, author, and life coach, Lisa Whelchel, joins Mickenzie and Lindsey to talk about the beauty of letting go. Whether in our spiritual journeys, relationships, careers, or expectations, so many of us navigate life with a tight grip on how we think things should go— leaving little room for things to expand, change, and evolve. Yet, sometimes the best things in life are on the other side of letting go. Throughout the conversation, Lisa shares her own story about letting go and how embracing curiosity changed how she views the world for the better.

Meet this episode’s expert

Born in Littlefield, Texas, Lisa’s first professional acting experience was as a Mouseketeer for Walt Disney’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club.” Ms. Whelchel is perhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC’s “The Facts of Life” for nine years. 

Her first book, “Creative Correction” released October 2000 and has sold over 200,000 copies. She went on to write over a dozen more books including, “The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me,” “The ADVENTure of Christmas,” “The Busy Mom’s Guide” Series, and her most recent, “Friendship For Grownups.” 

Ms. Whelchel is also an international speaker and has toured with “Women of Faith,” “Extraordinary Women” and “Women of Joy.”  

Lisa participated in Season 25 of CBS’s “Survivor: Philippines.” She tied for second place and won the Sprint “Player of the Season” as awarded by the fans of the show.  

She made her return to feature films in Tyler Perry’s “ A Madea Christmas.” And, on the smaller screen, in Hallmark Channel’s Original Movies, “For Better or For Worse” and “Hearts of Spring.” You can currently watch Lisa on MeTV’s first original programming, “Collector’s Call.”  

Lisa is also a certified CoActive Life Coach and focusing most of her time these days coming alongside others on their transformational journey to remembering their True Self.For more information please visit and

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