EP35: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How the path to healing isn’t linear, or easy
  • The way inspiration can be found in the darkest of times
  • How your greatest tragedy can sometimes lead you to your greatest purpose
  • Why it’s okay to ask for help and knowing that you don’t have to go through anything alone
  • How the road to finding peace is of your own making
  • The importance of being kind to yourself, and treating yourself well
  • How the ability to choose your perspective is one of your greatest superpowers

Episode Resources

Show Notes

Chauntal Lewis, actress, celebrity makeup artist, blogger, and voice of inspiration, joins me today to share her path to peace and happiness — And it’s not nearly as straightforward as you’d imagine.

On March 18, 2009, Chauntal was in a car accident, and lost her left hand. Incredibly, her reaction wasn’t one of self-pity or pain, but of “I’m not done here.” From that moment on, she decided to follow her inspiration, and allow her deepest tragedy to guide her toward her greatest purpose.

Chauntal dives into the importance of finding an empowering perspective, purpose, and faith through the toughest times. The way she managed to connect with and inspire others despite everything she went through is so incredible, and I was so glad to be able to talk to her on this episode about her journey toward happiness, purpose and fulfillment.

We can never predict what direction our lives will go in, and sometimes that direction isn’t what we hoped for. But Chauntal is here to show that we have the power to overcome our tragedies and turn them into our greatest triumphs.

Chauntal Lewis

Chauntal Lewis is an American stage and film actress, celebrity makeup artist, and inspirational blogger. Her stage career began, when she was only 5. Her first film role is the Susan’s Best Friend Roxanne Strybos in Apollo 13. On March 18, 2009, Chauntal Lewis was in a car accident and lost her left hand above the wrist. Nevertheless, this she continued her acting career and played numerous other roles. Between 1995 and 2015 she appeared in more than 20 movies and TV series. Her most notable role is the Samantha Forester, the main heroine of the Coffin Baby.

Follow me on social media @iamstephaniekwong on Instagram and Stephanie Kwong on Facebook.



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