Curiosity and imaginative play are two defining qualities of a creative person. Creative people never limit themselves to the prescribed ideals and always try to find new means to channel their energy. Leah Eber, founder of Life with Leah, has always been a creative person at heart and never stopped herself from dreaming of more.
From a young age, Leah has been someone with high energy levels; she recalls, “At a young age (in elementary school), my teachers would tell my parents at my parent-teacher conferences that I needed to be on medication because of my high energy level.” However, her parents supported her at every point and helped her channel her energy into creative areas that intrigued her, like sports, drawing, design, etc.
During her years at the college, she was an elite track and field athlete. She is also a former Track and Field All-American and NCAA Woman of the Year School nominee. She excelled in the athletic game of the long jump and is a champion of the 4x Big Ten long jump. Her enthusiasm for sports activities led her to branch out and participate in the 2012 London Olympic trials.
With time, Leah structured her passion for physical activity and explored the field of physical fitness. She is certified in personal training, weight loss, and nutrition. Additionally, she is also a professional health and wellness coach.
However, her creative spirit had a penchant for more, so she explored the literary realms. Her first published poetry book, Chocolate Affirmations, contains beautiful pieces on self-love and self-expression. To Leah, self-expression has a vital place, and when talking about her work of art, she remarked, “I’m very excited because I love being able to use my creativity and self-expression.”
In her poetry book, Chocolate Affirmations, Leah has written remarkable pieces on how black women are generally confined and boxed to fit society’s standards. She, however, propagates the idea of loving one’s self unconditionally and unapologetically. This form of self-expression brings out the most authentic self, which helps one to accept and ultimately love themself. She says, “Self-expression has always been very important to me, whether it’s through some type of art or movement.”
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