078 I Finding Strength When Addiction, Depression, and Celebrity Devastate Your Family with Liza Morales


Today on Mastering Midlife: 

  • How the father of her children’s addiction and public tragedy affected her family 

  • Too many families do not talk about the issues that are in plain sight. 

  • The effects of being portrayed in the media vs the reality of very real human beings. 

  • Liza educated and armed herself in order to survive the tsunami. 

  • Liza also worked to “put the oxygen mask on herself in order to help her kids. 

  • Liza describes having her kids talk to their dad while he was in a coma. 

  • Understanding the nature of addiction helped foster compassion and eventually forgiveness for her and her children. 

Today Liza will take us behind the headlines and the sensationalism to share the real effects addiction and mental illness have on families regardless of background.  Hers played itself out in public, but if you’ve experienced even a fraction of a similar story, you will hear yourself through her experience.  Liza brings refreshing realness to a story you thought you knew. 

“I feel like we have a duty, because of the platform and the public nature of our struggle, to talk about how addiction effects families of all stature.” – Liza Morales 

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Liza Morales is often relegated to being the former partner of NBA star Lamar Odom, and recent events and public exposure could try to define her as such. However, as you will hear for yourself, Liza is a successful New York real estate agent, the mother of two amazing kids, and in the beginning phase of her speaking career. Liza is a woman who has been through hell, in the public eye, and who is emerging to be a grounded, wise champion for family of addiction and depression. Her experience, and her eloquent communication have a profound impact on everyone she meets.

Resources Mentioned: 

·       Liza Morales and Destiny Odom on The Breakfast Club 

·       Darkness to Light by Lamar Odom 

·       Mic Drop (where Liza, Destiny and Lamar will be sharing their stories) 

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