Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

The importance of discomfort and vulnerability for transformation.

June 5, 2023

Are you looking to make some changes in life but your not sure how to do it and why you feel stuck?

Are you living in alignment with your truth?

What happens when we don’t honour our energy levels?

These are the topics I will be discussing in this episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast, my guest is Tanya Cole-Lesnick, a psychotherapist and coach.

During the episode we discussed:

  • Tanya’s story and how she came to become a psychotherapist
  • Group therapy vs one-to-one
  • The power of group therapy
  • How to get alignment of goals and stop getting in our own way
  • What helps to move forward to make the changes we long for
  • Living in alignment with your truth – what it means and why it is important
  • Honouring our energy levels
  • The importance of discomfort and vulnerability for transformation
  • Energetic Clutter

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Meet Tanya

Tanya Cole-Lesnick has been a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) and coach since 1995. She received her master’s degree in social work from New York University after group therapy changed her life.

She has extensive experience in outpatient hospital mental health, private practice, and wellness center settings.

From those experiences over the years she has identified her most important focus—helping people to live lives that light them up. She does this by helping clients to access and honor their truth, to change habits that don’t serve them, and to heal faulty narratives so that they are living in alignment inside and out.

Her work revolves around intimate groups as the sharing of inner worlds and being human together in a safe space is what she finds to be the most powerful way for lives to transform.

Connect with Tanya

Email: tanya@tanyacole-lesnick.com
Website: tanyacole-lesnick.com
Instagram: @tanyathetherapist

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 5, 2023 at 11:33

    Honoring our individual energy levels is do important. I am still working hard on this one — work in progress!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2023 at 13:25

      It will always be a WIP for me too, Donna x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au June 5, 2023 at 15:59

    I really enjoyed this one Sue – Tanya was very relatable and real….and certainly understood the human (and Midlife) condition.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2023 at 13:25

      Tanya was so lovely to talk to Leanne and as you say ‘real’. I’m having some wonderful women lately to chat to, so will keep the podcast going whilst I can x

  • Reply Zara June 5, 2023 at 20:30

    This article resonated with me. The idea that discomfort and vulnerability are necessary for transformation is something I’ve experienced in my own life. It’s often through challenging situations and moments of vulnerability that I’ve grown and evolved. You have provided some great insights and examples to support this concept. I’d love to hear more stories from readers about their own transformative experiences!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2023 at 13:27

      Hi Zara thank you for leaving your thoughts and Tanya was certainly so easy to chat to. x

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