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Badass Women at Any Age

Jul 27, 2021

After being severely burned in an accidental fire set by her mother,  Lise Deguire spent most of her childhood in the hospital alone undergoing countless surgical procedures.  She is the lone surviving child of gifted, unsettled and iconoclastic parents.  ​Recognizing resilience as her super power, she spent many years working on her healing and psychological health.  Through her journey Dr. Deguire found a passion for helping others cope with, face and overcome their trauma. For the last 20 years Lise has been in private practice helping others with psychological resilience.  She attended Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.  She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann/Widener University.  She is the author of her memoir, Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor. Dr. Deguire has appeared on NPR, NBC, ABC, FOX, Sirius XM, and numerous podcasts. She is a blogger for Psychology Today, and has been featured in Thrive Global, Tiny Buddha, The Elephant Journal, and Best Ever You. Lise writes a blog about psychological resilience  and is a national keynote speaker. 


What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

Lise’s personal story of recovering from multiple trauma.

Support system.

Lise’s resilience and finding inner strength through severe trauma.  

Connection between resilience and forgiveness.

Helping others become more resilient and to overcome their barriers.

Resilience defined.

Studies on resilience and the commonality of resilience.

Helping our children learn resilience and the importance of parents’ emotional health.



“It has been a lifetime of recovery”

“Forgiveness is a really easy word to say and a very hard word to understand, let alone do.”

“Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity.  I think resiliency is a kind of super power honestly.”

“The best thing we can do for our children is get as emotionally healthy as possible.” - Daniel Siegel


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