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English, Personal health, 1 season, 218 episodes, 4 days, 7 hours, 41 minutes
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Interviews with women leaders, executives and entrepreneurs who want to be happy, healthy and fulfilled. Whether it’s physical or sexual health, juggling life and work, professional development or financial success, emotional or spiritual wellness, a Well Woman is passionate about achieving her highest level of well being. Calling on the wisdom and lessons of Byron Katie, Oprah Winfrey, Brene Brown and Marie Forleo, each episode is packed with tips and best practices for women who are doing something innovative in order to make a difference in the lives of others, and maintain a sense of well-being while doing it all! We create a supportive, social environment to connect and share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters and all the other roles we carry.
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331: IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, WORK AND WELLBEING WITH SWETA VIKRAM

On the show today, I interview Sweta Vikram, a Doctor of Ayurveda and author of 14 best-selling books. The goal of her work is to alleviate stress and elevate the overall quality of her clients lives through Ayurveda-based health and wellness coaching. Sweta specializes in addressing disordered sleep, anxiety, digestion, appetite, and mood. With a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University and a post-graduate degree in Sports Nutrition, she applies her expansive knowledge to shape her approach. Sweta’s upcoming book, “The Loss That Binds Us, set to release this month is a heartfelt guide through grief. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NBC, as well as a documentary collaboration with Dr. Deepak Chopra.On the show we discuss:Self-care, trusting women’s wisdom, and menopause from an Ayurvedic perspective.Her new book called “The Loss That Binds Us” about grief and loss after experiencing the deaths of her father and father-in-law.How Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to health issues, looking at all contributing factors rather than just treating individual symptoms.Also happening next month, 100 Women Albuquerque will be meeting May 1st at 5:30pm in Albuquerque to amplify our impact and assist under-supported organizations. Come be inspired by the collective power of women. Join us to meet like-minded women committed to making a difference. Members can nominate local nonprofits and, promote a business or event during our meeting – I’ll be there facilitating the community sharing portion of the event and I’d love to see you there!www.100WomenABQ.orgReady to make a meaningful impact while staying active? Girls on the Run Rio Grande is all about empowering young girls through running, building confidence, and promoting healthy habits.Here’s how you can be part of the action:Our SoleMates adult running group kicks off on April 13th. Find all the details on our Instagram @girlsontherunriogrande or Facebook at Girls on the Run Rio Grande – Central New Mexico. This is a casual running group that benefits the young girls in our community. Your registration gives you access to our community, free coaching, free race registration, discounted coffee and so much more!Save the date for May 11th! Join us for the Ladies Night 5K, where your registration directly supports Girls on the Run Rio Grande. Expect a fun run with music, vendors, celebration and more!On May 19th, join us and our girls for the End of Season 5K hosted by Wise Pies Pizza. Keep an eye on our social media or visit WisePies Pizza Run for updates.This is your chance to be a part of empowering the next generation of strong, confident girls!The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz
4/10/202433 minutes, 41 seconds
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330 Changing the Narrative Helps Us Heal with Jennifer Lunden

Coming up on the Well Woman Show this month, I Interview Jennifer Lunden. She is the recipient of the 2019 Maine Arts Fellowship for Literary Arts and the 2016 Bread Loaf–Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship in Nonfiction, Jennifer Lunden writes at the intersection of health and the environment. Her essays have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Orion, River Teeth, DIAGRAM, Longreads, and other journals; selected for several anthologies; and praised as notable in Best American Essays. A former therapist, she was named Maine’s Social Worker of the Year in 2012. She and her husband, the artist Frank Turek, live in a little house in Portland, Maine, where they keep several chickens, two cats, one Great Dane puppy, and some gloriously untamed gardens. Her new book is “American Breakdown: Our Ailing Nation, My Body’s Revolt, and the Nineteenth-Century Woman Who Brought Me Back to Life.”We discuss:Chronic illnesses affecting women like MECFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) and long COVID.Gender differences in healthcare and medical training that lead to delayed diagnosis and inadequate treatment of illnesses.Illness stigma, the importance of recognizing women's experiences, and empowering personal narratives for societal change and well-being.Jennifer Lunden’s book is “American Breakdown: Our Ailing Nation, My Body’s Revolt, and the Nineteenth-Century Woman Who Brought Me Back to Life.”She also recommends “Nervous: Essays on Heritage and Healing,” by Jen Soriano.The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies - a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quizAs always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/330show
3/27/202433 minutes, 19 seconds
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329 Celebrating Latina Leadership for Women’s History Month with Raquel Benavidez

On the Well Woman Show this week in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I interview Raquel BenavidezLet’s talk a bit about International Women’s Day recognized each year on March 8. UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting women’s needs worldwide. UN Women recently called on investing in women as the best solution to face growing crises – really centering women in the solutions. In a news release from the United Nations, UN Women stated that in a year where almost half of the population lives in a country undergoing an election, this International Women’s Day is a crucial opportunity to define the future we want. As conflict, climate change and polarizing societies are eroding decades of progress in gender equality, UN Women is calling on “Invest in women: Accelerate Progress” to realize the gender equality dividend for all.Ensuring pay equity is important to businesses not just from a legal compliance perspective, but also because research shows that employees have a high level of awareness around pay equity issues (and legislation), and are more likely to want to work for employers who are transparent about pay equity. As employees become more willing to talk about their pay with their coworkers, transparency from employers about pay, and pay equity, will become a critical differentiator for employers seeking to hire top talent in the future. Learn more at Family Friendly New Mexico.Now, in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Raquel Benavidez is on the show today. She’s an advocate and leader for Latina Equal Pay and CEO of Bien Loca Industries, a medical and recreational cultivation and processing company with delivery/distribution and retail licenses in New Mexico. On the show we discuss:The importance of self-awareness and discernment in embracing one’s unique identity while letting go of negative traits.Reevaluating competition, while advocating for women and addressing challenges women face in male-dominated fields.Fully embracing one’s unique perspectives and abilities without worrying what others think in order to effectively express oneself and one’s leadership.For the full interview, including a deep dive into the Four Agreements work Raquel has been leading, listen to Episode 329 available on NPR podcasts tomorrow, 3/13.Raquel recommended The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. ,andThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quizAs always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/radio
3/13/202440 minutes, 13 seconds
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328 Equity Centered Employee Engagement Leads to Collective Liberation & Joy with Viva Asmelash

Hello Well Women! Today on the show I interview Viva Asmelash. She is a passionate workplace consultant and certified inclusion strategist specializing in forward-thinking employee engagement, equity-centered strategic planning, values-driven branding, and critical team conversations. Viva’s professional purpose is to create environments where people feel truly seen and are inspired to be their best and most authentic selves. She often facilitates inclusive executive group coaching, delivers engaging keynotes and panel discussions, and crafts org-wide education experiences for clients like IDEO U, MiQ, and Reading Partners. As the co-founder of Liberation Labs, she proudly co-designed the first-of-its-kind Culturally-Aware Feedback Training™. She also co-authored the viral 2023 Harvard Business Review article, Creating Psychological Safety for Black Women at Your Company.As a first-generation Eritrean-American, Viva leverages a unique, lifelong perspective on race, gender, culture, belonging, privilege, and education access. With this lens and her breadth of experience, she takes deep care in helping teams evolve their people + inclusion ethos and efforts—all in hopes of planting seeds for collective liberation and joy.We discuss:How to Gain awareness of how identity factors into our pathways to emotional and psychological safety at workHow we can Swap "saviorism" for solidarityAnd why making workplaces safer and better for Black women actually benefits everyone.In celebration of Black History Month, I also want to highlight past episodes featuring the work and lives of Black women.265 The Urgency For Equal Rights - Carol Jenkins was President and CEO of the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality, which aims to amend the U.S. Constitution to include the Equal Rights Amendment, something many Americans believe already happened.298 How to Make and Keep Friends with Dr. Marisa G. Franco author of NYT bestselling book Platonic303 When Black Women Thrive at Work with Ericka Hines, author of Black Women Thriving, a report and call to action which seeks to define what it means for Black women to thrive in the workplace and determine how they find joy, success, and stability at work.245 Leading Inside the Beltway with Dr. C Nicole Mason, the past president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women.The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies - a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz
2/22/202447 minutes, 49 seconds
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327 Thinking Bigger Than Roe With Sylvia Ghazarian

Today on the show I interview Sylvia Ghazarian, Executive Director of Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, the largest national independent abortion fund. As former Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women for 12 years, she has championed policy advocacy on healthcare, poverty, domestic/sexual violence and human trafficking in Los Angeles. Sylvia is from California, and identifies as middle eastern and a woman of color.We discuss:Importance of our national abortion fund and the need to destigmatize this common health procedure.Thinking Bigger Than Roe as we head into what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade.How leadership development and career paths can be formed in unexpected ways.She recommended the book Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown and the documentary The Burning Times.Some other podcasts about Roe vs. Wade:326 50 Years of Ms Magazine with Kathy Spillar296 Reclaiming Abortion as Healthcare With Joan LaMunyon Sanford I want to personally invite you to the Bioneers Conference. As Bioneers celebrates its 35th-anniversary conference, the urgency of transformative change is starkly evident. It is more important now than ever that we connect and scale brilliant social movements to enact the kinds of breakthrough solutions that this earth needs. The clock is ticking. The call to action resounds: We must recognize our collective power, understanding that what we do to one another resonates with our treatment of the Earth.Previous episode with Nina Simons, the co-founder of Bioneers, https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/297show/Register now for #Bioneers2024 at conference.bioneers.org Use discount code WellWoman20!The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz
2/16/202427 minutes, 6 seconds
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326 50 Years of Ms Magazine with Kathy Spillar

Hello Well Women! Today on the show I interview Kathy Spillar, the Executive Director of Feminist Majority, a national organization working for women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence. One of the founders, Spillar has been a driving force in executing the organizations’ diverse programs securing women’s rights both domestically and globally since its inception in 1987. In December 2001, the Feminist Majority Foundation became the sole publisher of Ms. magazine (founded in 1972). And they just published their new book: “50 Years of Ms. The best of the pathfinding magazine that ignited a revolution.The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlifecom/quizAs always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/radio
1/10/202426 minutes, 38 seconds
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325 Thriving Workplaces with Ellen Galinsky

Today on the show I interview Ellen Galinsky, the President of Families and Work Institute and the elected President of the Work and Family Researchers Network. She serves as a senior advisor to the Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary of Youth Mental Health at the Administration for Children and Families and between March 2016 and September 2022 was Chief Science Officer of the Bezos Family Foundation. Her research has focused on work-life, children’s development, youth voice, child-care, parent-professional relationship, and parental development. Galinsky is the author of Mind in the Making and The Breakthrough Years. She’s also the author of 90 books/reports and 360 articles for books, journals, magazines, and the Web. We discuss her work with women and children, her upcoming book, The Breakthrough Years, and what the most common thing kids wish for their parents. ‌The book she recommended was: Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner by Barbara Kingsolver  Girls on the Run Rio Grande is a social and emotional development program, driven by an evidence-based curriculum that helps 3rd-5th grade girls build confidence, kindness and decision-making skills. Dynamic lessons instill valuable life skills including the important connection between physical and emotional health. We operate in Sandoval, Valencia and Bernalillo counties. In our 12 years of operation, we have never turned a girl away based on her ability to pay. Our programming is delivered by our incredible volunteer coaches, which we are in need of! The impact of a Girls on the Run volunteer coach is as boundless as it is beautiful. As a coach, you will also reap countless benefits, including deepening your leadership skills, finding joy in helping others, and earning new perspectives – just to name a few! Girls on the Run coaches are: · Trained to lead small teams through engaging lessons that build confidence, inspire healthy habits and foster meaningful connections · Not required to be runners or athletes · Fully prepared and supported by GOTR · Available for practice once or twice week for 90 minutes for the 10-week season · Compassionate and empowering leaders who want to support the next generation of change-makers. Our coaches bring our evidence-based curriculum to life and are at the heart of what makes Girls on the Run one of a kind. At every practice, their encouragement inspires girls to activate and reach their limitless potential. Remember: We provide coaches with all the training and supplies necessary, so prior experience is not required! Lead the way for more girls in your community and watch your own life transform. If you have any questions about our program, its impact or volunteering, please contact us. Our website is Girls on the Run Rio Grande or check us out on instagram and facebook @girlsontherunriogrande. The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies - a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/325show
12/6/202337 minutes, 48 seconds
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324: How to be Brave with Lisa Niver

Hello well women! On the Well Woman Show today I interview Lisa Niver. Lisa is the author of Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. For her print, podcast, digital and broadcast segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist 22 times. Niver is also the host of the award-nominated podcast Make Your Own Map. We discuss today: The transformative potential of embracing change. The importance of setting bold goals for personal growth. Strategies for overcoming fear and self-doubt. As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/324show   The books she recommended were: Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant  50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution by Katherine Spillar  Here is Giovanna's episode about turning fifty: Part 1 Part 2 The WWS is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies - a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz If you're in burn out or major transition, this is YOUR time to figure out what is holding you back from making the changes you need to make in order to live your fullest, most joyful life! The cause of all our challenges (personal or professional) can actually be rooted in the lack of Internal Superpowers and/or External Supports. Our Well Woman Life Framework tells you which stage of the WWL Cycle you're in and what to do about it so you can truly live your best life. You can find out more at http://www.wellwomanlife.com/quiz
11/30/202347 minutes, 30 seconds
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323 Choosing Love Over Fear at the End of Life with Danielle Slupesky

On the Well Woman Show today I interview Danielle Slupesky. Danielle is a certified End of Life Coach and Death Doula. She takes a non-judgmental, heart-centered approach to working with those who are thinking about, preparing for, and near the end of their lives. She offers non-medical, practical, emotional, spiritual and physical support to the dying, as well as to their caregivers and loved ones. Through public education and community engagement her goal is normalize conversations surrounding death, grief and loss. She aims to desterilize and demedicalize death and the dying process. After a near death experience in 2013, Danielle says, "I came back with a mission. I want to bring death back home. Back into the hands and hearts of our families and communities. Death, like birth, need not be a medical event. You've prepared for this journey your entire life. Embark without fear and full of love. We discuss today: No one makes it out of here alive - lets talk about what that means and how it feels to accept this fact. If you knew you were going to die within three months, what would you focus on or do differently? And how we can bring beauty, ritual and ceremony and sacredness to any space - even a heavily medicalized ICU! If you want to know more about Women Empower Sessions hosted by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, please visit https://web.santafechamber.com/events/WomenEmpower Featuring The 2023 Business of the Year Kitchen Table Santa Fe-3674/details?mibextid=Zxz2cZ 1. If you want to know more about the December 1st Csw listening tour, please visit https://nmcsw.org/listening-learning-event-registration-silver-city/ The books Danielle mentioned were: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Wayne W. Dyer The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life. As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/323show
11/9/202326 minutes, 12 seconds
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Overcoming the Odds, Changing Careers and Developing Resilience with Dr. Wendy Ellis

On the Well Woman Show today I interview Dr. Wendy Ellis, Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Founding Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. I met Dr. Ellis at a summit on early childhood, childcare and workplace policy - one of my all time favorite topics. And when I heard her speak about resilience and her take on the Adverse Childhood Experience model (known as ACES), I just knew I had to have her on the show. While the world, and the US in particular, might be in breakdown, there are leaders that are already rebuilding, and actually facilitating the emergence of a new version of the systems and structures that we not build for or by women and certainly not women of color. Dr. Wendy Ellis is one of those leaders.She is an Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Founding Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Ellis has spent the last fifteen years developing and working to grow a 'resilience movement' to address systemic inequities that contribute to social and health disparities that are often transmitted in families and communities from generation to generation.The&nbsp;Center for Community Resilience&nbsp;seeks to improve the health of communities by enabling cross-sectoral partners to align policy, program and practice to address adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments--or as Dr. Ellis has coined it&nbsp;"The Pair of ACEs". This innovative framing of ACEs, with an explicit focus on equity and prevention, has had a substantial influence on local initiatives, programs, public health initiatives and local, state and federal policy. Using the Pair of ACEs framing,&nbsp;Building Community Resiliencenetworks have successfully led systems and policy change focused on addressing long-standing economic, social and health disparties by partnering with community, integrating service delivery and building political will for change.The strengths-based approach is aimed at building the infrastructure to disrupt cycles of structural racism, foster equity and promote resilience in communities by improving access to supports and buffers that help individuals 'bounce back' and communities thrive.Leveraging her extensive background in communications, in 2022 Dr. Ellis produced a documentary, “America’s Truth: Cincinnati” that follows her team’s innovative approach to centering conversations on structural racism that galvanized a resilience movement to foster equity through systems and policy change. Dr. Ellis holds several leadership positions in public health including Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, Enhancing Community Resilience in the Gulf States Committee, Scientific Advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention and Injury Center and the National Academy’s Culture of Health Advisory Board. In 2018 Dr. Ellis was selected as an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow to support her leadership in developing cross-sector strategies to address childhood trauma, foster equity and build community resilience.‌We discuss:Being unafraid in the face of change.Betting on yourself when it comes to your dreams and goals.andLeading with faith &amp; focus as a leader.As always, all the links and information are at &nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/322showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at <a href="wellwomanlife.com/academy"...
10/14/202326 minutes, 14 seconds
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321 Disrupting Systems with Marianne Williamson

This week on the show I interview Marianne Williamson, bestselling author, political activist, and spiritual thought leader who is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2024 election cycle. For over three decades, Williamson has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 15 books. four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. Williamson founded Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization that has delivered more than 14 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989.The group was created to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV AIDS. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. Williamson ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.We discuss:Economic bill of rights / economy of well-beingChildcare / women in the workforceReparations / dismantling patriarchal economic and social systemsHow do we close the wealth inequality gap in America today?For all information mentioned, go to wellwomanlife.com/321show for more informationThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life.
9/29/202340 minutes, 50 seconds
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319: Convenient Birth Control and Menopause Support with Dr. Sophia Yen

This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Sophia Yen MD is the CEO and Co-Founder of PandiaHealth, providing expert women’s hormonal healthcare, convenience, and confidentiality via telemedicine and medication delivery. Pandia Health is the ONLY #WomenFounded #WomenLed #DoctorFounded/Led birth control delivery company. She co-founded Pandia Health because “No one should suffer from ‘pill anxiety’ - the fear of running out of birth control and the stress of obtaining it each month.” Dr. Yen enjoys educating the public and physicians about birth control, menstrual regulation, race differences in birth control, BMI and Emergency Contraception, and #PeriodsOptional. Graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkeley’s MPH program and with 20+ years in medicine, she’s a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School. She co-founded 3 non-profit projects to improve the lives of women. We discuss Why we need to see a doctor is you have painful or heavy periods, or menopause symptoms How so many women don’t know that you can #Make Periods Optional and Finally, that not all telemedicine companies are the same. Dr. Yen advocates for women founded, women led companies. As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/319show The Power Up Conference and Concert, happening on August 26th, will bring together inspiring speakers, industry leaders, and performers to discuss and celebrate women's empowerment. And I’m excited to share that the Well Woman Show is a media partner for this event. This year, the event will be held both in-person and virtually, allowing everyone to participate, no matter where you are. It's an excellent opportunity to network, gain insights, and support the incredible work being done to close the gender gaps. So let's power up and be part of the movement towards gender equality. Remember, change begins with each one of us. And by supporting initiatives like Dr. Adia Gooden's work, Gloria Feldt's Take The Lead, and attending events like the Power Up Conference and Concert, we can create a more equitable and inclusive world for everyone. Power Up Concert &amp; Conference 2023 https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/events/https/leadtaketheleadwomencom/event/power-up-conference-2023/e485160 Saturday, August 26, 2023 8:00 AM 7:00 PM UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Los Angeles, CA Your ticket includes a fabulous night of fun and music celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Power Up Concert with Indie Pop trio BETTY as well as August 26th 6-8 pm PT / 9-11 pm ET Los Angeles and Virtual Take The Lead Conference has been helping women for years by creating a safe space to teach them the tools they need to be successful in this world. Whether it be in your career, connecting with your family or in your community, get ready to network with women who are ready to support you in your path to success. To top it all off, the day ends with a fantastic concert with big-name performances. You can get a code that gives you 20% off of tickets with POWERUPWWS The books she recommended were: Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women's Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives -- Without Raising the Risk by <span...
8/16/202346 minutes, 47 seconds
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320: Anti-Hustle Strategies with Jadah Sellner

This week on the show I interview Jadah Sellner, bestselling author, business coach, international keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, poet, and host of the Lead with Love podcast. She's the author of SHE BUILDS: The Anti-Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and NourishYour Life. She’s also the co-author of the best-selling book Simple Green Smoothies.As the founder of Jadah Sellner Media, Inc. and She Builds Collective, Jadah helps women build their businesses and their lives in a way that works for them—–with love. The book she’s reading: Come as You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski The Well Woman Show is a media partner for the following conference and I’m really looking forward to it. Join me! The 4th SCORE Women In Business Conference is Thursday September 21st in Santa Fe: It’s called Doing Well While Doing Good - Flexible Solutions for a Collaborative Future and it helps local business people explore solutions at every stage of their business. and will feature a collection of thought leaders and visionaries ready to build a stronger and more resilient business environment. Featured speakers include: ● Victoria Price moderates the conference. Inspirational speaker, author, blogger, consultant, coach. ● Patricia Quintana - Owner &amp; operator of Rancho La Fina Lamb and Wool and De La Tierra Consulting LLC, Taos, NM ● Jadah Sellner - Motivational Speaker and author of: She Builds: The Anti- Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and Nourish Your Life ● Erin Wade - Farmer, entrepreneur and founder of Vinaigrette &amp; Modern General restaurants, new author, releasing her first book early 2024. Join me 9:30-2:30 Thursday September 21 at the Scottish Rite temple in Santa Fe. HOW MUCH: $40.00 Registration includes casual lunch. Reserve your spot: https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000009oJBE Also, you can join Jadah Sellner at an intimate evening event that same day! A She Builds Community Event with Jadah Sellner ]( A She Builds Community Event with Jadah Sellner ‌ A gift from Jadah: shebuilds.com/vision use code: wellwoman to get the workshop for free (usually $97) The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life.
8/16/202343 minutes, 44 seconds
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318: The Case for Good Jobs with Zeynep Ton

This month on the Well Woman Show, the topic is workplaces that work for women because when women thrive, families thrive. And when families thrive, whole communities thrive. I share my analysis of the future of work, workforce development and economic development ecosystems and interviews Zeynep Ton, a Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is also president of the nonprofit Good Jobs Institute, where she works with companies to improve their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors alike. Before joining MIT Sloan, Ton spent seven years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. She is the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits and the new book, The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay and Meaning to Everyone’s Work. A native of Turkey, Ton first came to the US on a volleyball scholarship from Pennsylvania State University. She received her BS in industrial and manufacturing engineering there and her Doctor of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.100 Women Albuquerque members gather quarterly and donate $100 each to the same local nonprofit. Grassroots giving circles likes ours allow us to amplify our impact and turn your $100 donation into thousands. All money goes directly to the nonprofit. Learn more at&nbsp;100WomenABQ.orgThe Power Up Conference and Concert, happening on August 26th, will bring together inspiring speakers, industry leaders, and performers to discuss and celebrate women's empowerment. And I’m excited to share that the Well Woman Show is a media partner for this event. This year, the event will be held both in-person and virtually, allowing everyone to participate, no matter where you are. It's an excellent opportunity to network, gain insights, and support the incredible work being done to close the gender gaps. So let's power up and be part of the movement towards gender equality. Remember, change begins with each one of us. And by supporting initiatives like Dr. Adia Gooden's work, Gloria Feldt's Take The Lead, and attending events like the Power Up Conference and Concert, we can create a more equitable and inclusive world for everyone.Power Up Concert &amp; Conference 2023Saturday, August 26, 20238:00 AM 7:00 PMUCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Los Angeles, CAYour ticket includes a fabulous night of fun and music celebrating Women’s Equality Day.Use code: POWERUPWWShttps://www.taketheleadwomen.com/events/https/leadtaketheleadwomencom/event/power-up-conference-2023/e485160The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life.
8/10/202328 minutes
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317: Close the Gender Gaps in Self Esteem and Power; Claim Your Self Worth with Dr Adia Gooden

Today, we delve into the groundbreaking work of Dr. Adia Gooden, a licensed clinical psychologist focusing on unconditional self-worth, imposter syndrome, and Black women and mental health. And, we’ll hear about Gloria Feldt’s efforts with Take The Lead and the ambitious goal of achieving gender parity by 2025.  Let’s start by talking about the gender gaps in self-esteem and power. These gaps still persist in our society, affecting various marginalized groups, especially women and in particular, Black, Indigenous and women of color. The self-esteem gap refers to the disparity in how individuals perceive their worth and value, and it can have significant implications for personal and professional growth. On the other hand, the power gap refers to the uneven distribution of decision-making authority and influence between genders. As we continue our program today, think about how you would rate your won self esteem and your power, or decision making authority and influence. Is it strong? Is it where you want it to be? One researcher who has been shedding light on this issue is Dr. Adia Gooden. She has focused her work on understanding self-worth and its impact on mental health, particularly among black women. Dr. Gooden’s research highlights the unique challenges faced by black women in society and the importance of fostering self-esteem and self-worth for overall well-being. Her work serves as a powerful reminder of the need to address these disparities and to support the leaders doing this work. Now, let’s shift our attention to Gloria Feldt, a renowned author and activist who has made it her mission to achieve gender parity by 2025. She co-founded Take The Lead, an organization that empowers women to embrace leadership roles and break through barriers that have held them back. You also may remember her as the former head of Planned Parenthood at the national level. Feldt’s efforts have been instrumental in advocating for equal opportunities for women and challenging systemic biases. Join the Power Up Conference and Concert with Gloria Feldt and Take The Lead in Los Angeles! The Power Up Conference and Concert, happening on August 26th, will bring together inspiring speakers, industry leaders, and performers to discuss and celebrate women’s empowerment. This year, the event will be held both in-person and virtually, allowing everyone to participate, no matter where you are. It’s an excellent opportunity to network, gain insights, and support the incredible work being done to close the gender gaps. Well Woman Show is a media partner for Power Up Conference 2023 Use our special discount code for 20% off tickets: POWERUPWWS  Power Up Concert &amp; Conference &nbsp; As always, The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life. All the links and information from today’s show are at wellwomanlife.com/radio Links: Self esteem gender gap article: <span...
7/14/202330 seconds
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316 The Brilliance of Autism with Dr. Lynn Koegel

Do you have someone in your life on the autism spectum? This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel, Clinical Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. She has been active in the development of programs to improve communication in children with autism, including the development of first words, grammatical structures, pragmatics, and social conversation. She is the author of Overcoming Autism and Growing Up on the Spectrum, and most recently co-author of Hidden Brilliance. Lynn Koegel and her husband, Robert, are the developers of Pivotal Response Treatment which focuses on motivation. The Koegels have been the recipients of many awards, including the first annual Children’s Television Workshop Sesame Street Award for “Brightening the Lives of Children”, the first annual Autism Speaks award for “Science and Research”, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis. Dr. Lynn Koegel appeared on ABC’s hit show “Supernanny” working with a child with autism. Their work has also been showcased on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.We discuss her work in with those in the autism spectrum, how we can be better supporters, and what led her to get into this work.As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife com/316showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at WellWomanLife.com/Academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life.
7/7/202329 minutes, 27 seconds
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315 Building Collective Power with Dr. Corrine Sanchez

Hello Well Woman, Today, I interview Dr. Corrine Oqua Pi Povi Sanchez, of San Ildefonso Pueblo and Executive Director of Tewa Women United. Located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico, Tewa Women United is a multicultural and multiracial organization founded and led by Native women. Dr. Sanchez is part of the co-creation process of building Indigenous Knowledge through Tewa Women United’s work over the past 34-years and is trained in forensic interviewing, sexual assault intervention and prevention. Tewa Women United (TWU) envisions movements rooted in P’in Haa (Breath of Heart/Life) and P’in Nall (Touching Heart and Spirit) that nurture and celebrate the collective power of beloved families, communities, and Nung Ochuu Quiyo (Earth Mother). Through Relational-tivity, TWU embodies courageous spaces that center Indigenous women and girls to connect with ancestral knowingness, healing strengths, and lifeways for the wellbeing of all.We dig into how she helps indigenous women, both in individual ways, as well as policy making. Her experience dealing with interpersonal violence allows Dr. Sanchez to tap into herself to help heal and educate other women, while also making sure indigenous voices are heard in our legislative systems.As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/315showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life.
5/10/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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314 :Achieve DEI Outcomes with Lily Zheng

Are you struggling to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - or DEI - in your workplace or maintain dedicated funding for DEI initiatives? This month on the Well Woman Show, I interview Lily Zheng, a no-nonsense Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategist, and consultant who helps organizations and leaders achieve the DEI outcomes they need. Their most recent book, DEI Deconstructed, outlines how any leader can achieve DEI outcomes through cutting-edge, accountable, and effective practices. We discuss why organizations struggle with DEI work, why this work is so meaningful, and why it's up to leaders to start the DEI process. The books they mention are: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Anniversary) by Michelle Alexander  White Women: Everything You Already Know about Your Own Racism and How to Do Better by Regina Jackson &amp; Saira Rao  As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/314show The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life.
4/12/202330 minutes, 25 seconds
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313: Just Giovanna: Finding Your Flow Wherever You Are

In this episode, we look at what it takes to find flow no matter what stage of the Well Woman Life cycle you’re in. If you’re in burnout or depression or need to make a big change, I’ve got you covered. There is a very real and dependable way to find flow wherever you are. You can take the quiz yourself by going to WellWomanLife.com/quiz As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/313show The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
4/5/202310 minutes, 56 seconds
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312 Just Giovanna: How to Feel Nourished Everyday

Instead of elaborate self-care practices that are only feasible once or twice a year, we look at ways to nourish and support ourselves daily and weekly so that we can live our Well Woman Life every day.Get the planner: https://collectiveactionstrategies.thrivecart.com/love-and-leadership-planner/As always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/312showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
3/29/202312 minutes, 34 seconds
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311 Future Women: Developing Girls' Inherent Strengths with Kim Brown

On the Well Woman Show this week, we're sharing the full interview with Kim Brown. Kim has over 20 years of non-profit experience with a focus on educating and empowering girls and young women. She has transformed Girls Inc. of Santa Fe into a trusted organization that provides high-quality, intentional, and effective programs with highly impactful outcomes. Kim has built community support, increased staff retention, and the overall success of GISF. Kim’s leadership and understanding of being a woman in business have developed along with her understanding that empowering others empowers her. On the show today, we discuss the role of girls in our society, body image, and new policies that are being put in place to help women. As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/311show The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
3/15/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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310: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

This month on the Well Woman Show, we celebrate International Women's Day as well as Women's History Month. The theme of the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, recognizing and celebrating the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. The observance will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities, and it will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online gender-based violence. At the IWD commemoration event held at UN headquarters in New York, UN and Member States representatives, technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, youth, and gender equality activists celebrated the women and girls who are championing the advancement of technology and innovation and their potential as a transformative mechanism for achieving gender equality. The annual event also addressed the existing gaps for women and girls in accessing digital spaces and skills, as well as the dangers they face from online violence. According to UN Women, gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. There has been progress over the last decades, but the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. The social and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even bleaker. Progress in many areas, including time spent on unpaid care and domestic work, decision-making regarding sexual and reproductive health, and gender-responsive budgeting, is falling behind. As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/310show The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
3/11/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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309: The Three Reasons Women Leaders Are Leaving the Workforce

On this week's episode of the Well Woman Show, we're discussing what I found to be the three reasons that women leaders are leaving the workforce.
3/2/202315 seconds
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308: Breaking Through False Narrative About Being Unlovable

On this week's episode, we're discussing old stories or false narratives of not being lovable. This could be handed down from past generations or facilitated by capitalism and patriarchy - this is an invitation to a deeper awareness of how that story shows up in your life and how you might reframe it.Books:All about Love: New Visions by bell hooksThe Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor&nbsp;Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin NeffAs always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/308showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
2/15/202311 minutes, 54 seconds
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307: Retrieving Stories Held in the Body with Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, narrative-based master teacher and founder of Somatic Writing. Tanya Taylor Rubinstein is the founder of Somatic Writing. She developed Somatic Writing as a way for her students to become embodied writers. By holistically liberating voice, untethering power and writing stories, they are able experience profound personal connection to their work. By writing and publishing memoirs and performing solo shows, her students become positioned as leaders in emergent culture. This process and praxis is the thirty-year synthesis of her work as a narrative-based master teacher. The emphasis of the work is on retrieving stories held in the body connected to ancestors, trauma, magic, and land. She has worked with well over a thousand people over the last twenty-one years to write memoirs, monologues, and solo shows. Her memoir, Skirting the Binary, is being published in 2023.She says Emergent planetary culture depends upon our ability to reconnect to ancestral wisdom, land, and our bodies. Now is the time to call back and write the stories of our magic. No part of our story has been more marginalized than the stories of our ancient, intuitive and psychic knowingsAs always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/307showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
2/8/202331 minutes, 16 seconds
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306: Burnout Part 2: Causes and Solutions

On the Well Woman Show this week, we’re discussing Burnout, and in this episode, we're discussing the causes and solutions of burnout.You can find out where you are in the Well Woman Life Cycle at&nbsp;Find out if you’re in burnout&nbsp;wellwoamnlife.com/quizAs always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/306show.Make sure you listen to the previous episode, wellwomanlife.com/305show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, strategy and practical support to live your Well Woman Life®.
1/31/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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305: Burnout & New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

On the Well Woman Show this week, we're discussing Burnout, and the recent decision by New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.She surprised the world this week, announcing that she was quitting because she no longer had "enough in the tank" to do the job. "Politicians are human. We give all that we can, for as long as we can, and then it's time," she said in an emotional address that signaled the end of her five-and-a-half years in office. We discuss her decision while working through the Well Woman Life Cycle.You can find out where you are in the Well Woman Life Cycle at Find out if you're in burnout&nbsp;wellwoamnlife.com/quizAs always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/305show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, strategy and practical support to live your Well Woman Life®.
1/25/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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304: Out With Resolutions, In with Simple Daily Practices

On this week's episode, we are out with resolutions and in with simple daily practices, what I call SNAPS™ - five daily practices for living well!As always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/304showGrab your copy of the Well Woman Life® 2023 planner at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/plannerThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
1/19/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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303 When Black Women Thrive at Work with Ericka Hines

On Show this week, I interview Ericka Hines, principal of Every Level Leadership and author of Black Women Thriving, a report and call to action which seeks to define what it means for Black women to thrive in the workplace and determine how they find joy, success, and stability at work. Ericka has committed to helping organizations build an equity culture for the last ten years, working with government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations across the country to help their staff and stakeholders learn how to work in more inclusive cultures.We discuss:- Why focusing on black women actually helps everyone.- Why having DEI practices in your workplace helps your bottom line.- How universal the work that Erika does is.As always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/303showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
1/11/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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302: Three Things All High Achievers Need to Thrive

Over the years, I've interviewed hundreds of high achieving women, from Byron Katie to Dr. Shafali, Elizabeth Lesser and Deepak Chopra's daughter, Mallika Chopra. And you know what the common thread is between all of them? They all do these three things:Engage in a mindfulness practice - this doesn't have to be sitting on a cushion meditating. It can be any meditative activity, such as walking, cooking, dancing or breath work.Identify and prioritize their needs (ie. self care) - this is a daily practice, not just getting a massage once every six months. Seriously, the self care industry has us believe that we need to buy expensive treatments and products in order to practice self care. In reality, we have the ability to identify our needs and take care of them already.Share and grow in a community of women - this can be your circle of friends, but usually you'll need something more structured and a place where you can show up as the woman you want to be (not who people label you as, or who your friends and family think you should be). You show up differently when you are supported to BE the writer, the woman who gets promoted, the leader, the changemaker, the innovator, or whoever it is you are in the world. This is what the Well Woman Academy™ offers.Inside the Well Woman Academy™, you have access to all of the things above that support you to thrive.As always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/302showGrab your copy of the Well Woman Life® 2023 planner at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/plannerThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
1/4/202313 minutes, 31 seconds
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301: Release 2022 & Power Up 2023

On this week's episode, we're discussing 2023.You're excited to make plans for 2023, right? I'm right there with you.But first, let's talk about 2022. Do you remember the highs and lows? Or is it a bit of a blur? Either way, now is the time to reflect on 2022 - not just because it's a nice mindfulness practice (though it is), but it actually provides the foundation to launch you into 2023.Without this deep reflection, it's near impossible to move forward. Instead we spin our wheels making the same plans year after year and then face the same obstacles we always do. Nothing moves, nothing shifts and nothing changes.That is not what I want for you, friend.But it's not just what I want that matters. It's what the world needs right now. We need smart women - that's you - who have the capacity and support to show up powerfully in 2023 and beyond. Our families need us to do this, our communities need us to do this and the world needs us to do this.So if you thought your 2023 planning was just about you in your corner of the world, making your individual plans, you'd be wrong! Now more than ever, your bold actions matter.Your actions to take back your health, to make the career move that is going to help you thrive, to make the impact you're here to make or to love deeply and allow others to love you is the foundation of co-creating a world we all want. For ourselves, for our families and for our communities.It starts with you. How do you want to show up in the world?Part of the process is to reflect on your successes as well as the disappointments, without judgement. If it sounds hard, that's because it is if you do it alone. I will help you do this. Then, we powerfully anchor into the knowledge we've either gained or remembered this year (we'll talk about this distinction on Friday), so we can take it with us into 2023.Join me for the Year end event on Friday: Release 2022 and Power Up 2023This is a special FREE year end event to release 2002 so you can powerfully move into 2023, grounded and with ease and spaciousness.Block off 90 minutes for this special event on zoomDecember 30th 10:00-11:30 mountain (12-1:30 ET)Register at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/freeyearendevent&nbsp;and receive your workbook right away.I'm here to give you permission to RESIST. To slow down, take a breath and release 2022 before you power up for 2023. (And if you aren't ready for deep reflection and release, that's ok too. Go make a cup of tea and come back to this when you're rested and want to get started.)You can actually take all of January and into February to do this year end process. I want you to ease into the new year and not feel you must start "crushing" goals right away. Seriously, if you are doing self reflection, you are not falling behind.Take your time, I've got you. Answer the following questions to get started:What did you do in 2022 that most felt like you? Where did you feel yourself in your power?Were there any surprises in 2022? Pleasant or unpleasant, recall the unexpected things you experienced.Now, what were the disappointments? It's important not to bypass this question.And what do you know to be true about what happened in 2022? This can be a deep knowing, your inner wisdom reminding you of what's important to either release or take with you into 2023.As always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/301showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
12/28/202215 minutes, 54 seconds
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300 Baking through Your Feelings with Becca Rea-Tucker

Hello Well Women; Happy December. On Show this week, I interview Becca Rea-Tucker,&nbsp;@thesweetfeminist. She is a baker and author with a passion for mixing sugar + strong opinions. She likes using baked goods as an artistic medium, talking about feelings, destigmatizing abortion, and all butter pie crust. Her first cookbook, Baking by Feel, is out now, discussing how to bake through your emotions and including recipes for all different emotions. She lives in Austin, TX, with her husband Rhys and pup Otis.We discuss:- Using your platform for advocacy.- How Baking can be therapeutic- There are no good and bad emotions - all emotions are OKAs always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/300show.The book she mentions:Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies by Rossi AnastopouloGet the 2023 Love &amp; Leadership Planner brought to you by The Well Woman Showhttp://wellwomanlife.com/planner&nbsp;But first, we'll hear from Dara Romero, stylist who will give us tips on holiday styles. And I'm sharing the 2022 Well Woman Gift guide - curated items and resources by women, mostly native and black women - to make your month cozy and nourishing. All of these items and links are at wellwomanlife.com/300show.&nbsp;Fashion Advice for Well Women From Dara Romero, Personal Stylist at Macy’s[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://wellwomanlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Fashion-2.mp4"][/video]To work with Dara, or find her recommendations: macys.com/PersonalStylist&nbsp;for booking appointments or&nbsp;Shop with Dara R. - Macys&nbsp;2022 Well Woman Gift GuideFirst up, I have The Future Is Indigenous Women 2022 Holiday Shopping Guide which has items from native women owned businesses including soaps, clothing and jewelry.https://nmccap.my.canva.site/2022-holiday-shopping-guideSecond on my list is the Buy Black event on December 16th from 11am - 8pm&nbsp;in Albuquerque by the African American Chamber of Commerce, where all items are from black owned businesses.African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber of CommerceThird, I have the Lunar Abundance book available at Luna and Luz, a woman owned shop in old town Albuquerque.Luna and Luz Modern West Goods<a...
12/16/202228 minutes, 35 seconds
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299 Release Stress and Elevate Your Mood with Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Hello Well Women; Happy November. On Show this week, I interview Anastacia Marx de Salcedo. She is a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, Slate, Vice, and on PBS and NPR blogs. She has worked as a public health consultant, news magazine publisher, and public policy researcher. She is the author of Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat, also published in Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.We discuss:The idea that physical activity is more important than diet for healthThe important message that you CAN be healthy at any size as long as you get enough exercise, despite what the marketing and media might say.Andthat every day scientists are discovering new cellular and molecular impacts of physical activity, including that it elevates mood, relieves stress, and has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. We're all learning together.Get the 2023 Love &amp; Leadership Planner brought to you by The Well Woman Showhttp://wellwomanlife.com/plannerAs always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/299showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
12/8/202229 minutes, 1 second
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298 How to Make and Keep Friends with Dr. Marisa G. Franco

This week, I interview Dr. Marisa G Franco. She's an enlightening psychologist and national speaker, Dr. Franco is known for digesting and communicating science in ways that resonate deeply enough with people to change their lives. She works as a professor at The University of Maryland, and she's the author of the NY Times best-selling book Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph, and Vice. She speaks on belonging at corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and universities across the country.We discuss:Why friendships don't just happen organicallyBeating your personal fear of rejection.Why belonging is at the root of a real friendship.But first, I want to tell you about an upcoming women's summit I'll be co-hosting. It's the Fall Women's Summit on Oct 27, 2022, from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM in AlbuquerqueEvent linkhttps://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/event/167871/2022/2022-fall-womens-summitFirst, we will hear a keynote address from Jen Paul Schroer, Cabinet Secretary for the NM Department of Tourism.Then I will share the Well Woman Life® Framework - a combined strategic and "heart centered" approach to leadership. Aspiring women leaders as well as seasoned pros can use this to identify their challenges and discover tools to overcome them.We will host roundtable discussions that relate directly to the Well Women Life® Framework immediately following where you'll learn new skills/tools and connect with other businesswomen.PROGRAM8:00-8:30a Registration and Networking8:30a Welcome8:35-8:55a Keynote: Jen Paul Schroer, Cabinet Secretary for NM Department of Tourism9:00-9:20a Well Woman Life® Framework with Giovanna Rossi9:30a-11:30p Roundtable DiscussionsYou can find out which stage you're in and get free tools to help you at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/quizAs always, all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/298showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
10/16/202226 minutes, 59 seconds
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297 Discover Your Leadership by Listening Deeply with Nina Simons

Hello Well Woman, on Show this week, I interview NINA SIMONS is Co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer at Bioneers, and leads its Everywoman’s Leadership program. Throughout her career spanning the nonprofit, social entrepreneurship, corporate, and philanthropic sectors, Nina has worked with nearly a thousand diverse women leaders across disciplines, race, class, age and orientation to create conditions for mutual learning, trust and leadership development. She co-edited Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, and authored Nature, Culture, and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership—released as a second edition in 2022 with an accompanying discussion guide and embodied practices. The first edition won Nautilus awards in the categories of Women in the 21st Century and Social Change &amp; Social Justice. Both books are being used to inspire and ignite learning in individuals, circles and classrooms. Nina serves on the Advisory Council for Daughters for Earth, and in 2017, received the Goi Peace Award with her husband and partner Kenny Ausubel, for “pioneering work to promote nature-inspired innovations for restoring the Earth and our human community.” Past honorees include Bill Gates, James Lovelock, and Deepak Chopra. You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/297show. The book she recommended was Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown by Deborah Eden Tull The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
9/8/202228 minutes, 52 seconds
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296 Reclaiming Abortion as Healthcare With Joan LaMunyon Sanford

On the show this week I interview Joan Lamunyon Sanford. She is the executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the local connection to a national community of religious organizations and faithful individuals dedicated to achieving reproductive justice through education, organizing and advocacy.NM RCRC seeks to elevate religious voices wherever faith, policy and our reproductive lives intersect. Joan is currently working with clergy and faith leaders across the state to shift the conversation about abortion toward compassionate support of women's access to a full range of reproductive health services including abortion.Joan graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in education and worked as a teacher for 15 years prior to her work with NM RCRC. She lives in Albuquerque, NM with her partner of 25 years. She is the parent of two grown children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. She has won several awards at the local GLSEN queer bake-off fundraiser.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/296show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
8/26/202225 minutes, 42 seconds
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295: The Problem with Fake Pregnancy Clinics with Terrelene Massey

Welcome back to the well Woman show, I’m your host Giovanna Rossi. on this week's show I talk to Terrelene Massey, the Executive Director for the Southwest Women’s Law Center in Albuquerque. Terrelene holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a citizen of the Navajo Nation, from Pinon, AZ and has been living in NM since 2003.Terrelene also previously served as the Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services. Terrelene practiced law as an attorney with Johnson Barnhouse &amp; Keegan, LLP, and the New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc. She also worked for the NM Human Services Department and the NM IndianWebsite -&nbsp;www.100womenabq.orgFacebook:&nbsp;https://www.facebook.com/100WomenAlbuquerqueCrisis Pregnancy Centers reporthttps://alliancestateadvocates.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/Alliance_CPC_Report_FINAL2-1-22.pdfYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/295show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
8/18/202221 minutes, 5 seconds
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294: The Art of Composition with Elizabeth Garland

On the well woman show this week, I interview Elizabeth Garland. She is an award-winning composer for film and has performed her piano pieces in the US and abroad. Winner of the 2019 International Piano Guild Composition Competition Special Category Award, 2nd place winner of the International Golden Key Composition Competition, she performed at the World Composer's concert in Vienna in 2018.A well-known composer and performer, Elizabeth Garland’s solo piano and the ensemble have been featured in films and documentaries, and she has performed her works in the US and abroad. The 2021 Commissioned Composer for New Mexico, she is the 2019 International Piano Guild Composition Competition Winner, 2021 ArtsHub Fellow, 2021 Virtual Visionaries Grant Recipient, and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Fellow. “Many people learn to play music. Very few learn to compose,” said Garland. “The skills required to compose and notate music both enhance the knowledge and skill of the player and allow for a much wider range of creativity to be called upon than simply playing standard repertoire. The recognition of the art of composition is crucial to the establishment and preservation of a society’s culture,” added Garland.In August 2022, the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna will celebrate its Fifteenth edition with a series of special events and concerts in Vienna’s most prestigious concert halls such as Ehrbarsaal, Haus der Musik, Mozarthaus of Vienna, Salzburg, Beethoven Museum of Baden and the Schloss Esterhazy at Eisenstadt. The Festival combines a unique artistic, performing, and educational experience for professional musicians and students with an exciting vacation for music lovers of all ages. Octavia Rossi Pressley and Natalia Sofia Lopez Hinojosa will perform their original music at Ehrbar Hall in Vienna on August 3rd, as well as a Mozart piece at Mozarthaus in Vienna on August 6th. You can find out more at&nbsp;Vienna FestivalOn the show, we'll discuss:What is the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna.The impact that performing at a festival has on children and how you get chosen for this festival.How composing music is a part of your culture, and how to embrace it more fully.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/294show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
8/3/202227 minutes, 11 seconds
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293: Supporting Parents so All Children Thrive with Dr. Dana Suskind

Today, I interview Dr. Dana Suskind, pediatric surgeon and author of the New York Times best-seller “Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise". Dr. Suskind is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow for the Council on Early Childhood. Her work has been profiled by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, NPR, and Freakonomics. On the show we'll discuss: Why parents aren't asking for help during the most difficult years of their children's lives. What societal supports we need to prevent parents from "going it alone" in the important work of raising children Why paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children’s brain development and prospects for a better future. The books she recommended were: AARP: America's Largest Interest Group and its Impact by Christine Day The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale by John a. List Get her book: https://parentnation.org/buy-the-book/ All notes from today’s show can be found at wellwomenlife.com/293show Resources for Women in midst of Roe vs. Wade: Take Care: Sign up for the Well Women Summer Reset Take Action: Six Ways You Can Join the Fight for Abortion Rights | News &amp; Commentary | American Civil Liberties Union Opinion | Citizens No More You can always get more support in our Academy – visit wellwomanlife.com/academy.
7/7/202227 minutes, 49 seconds
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292: Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset: Week 6 – Finish Strong

Welcome to Week Six! In this episode, we finish strong with three tips for loving the skin you're in as well as finding and trusting your inner Well Woman instead of looking externally for answers. Past episodes of the Summer Reset are listed below: wellwomanlife.com/287show wellwomanlife.com/288show wellwomanlife.com/289show wellwomanlife.com/290show wellwomanlife.com/291show This week, we finish strong with three tips for loving the skin you're in as well as finding and trusting your inner Well Woman instead of looking externally for answers. First, hydrate - we started with warm water in the morning and now we're hydrating throughout the day. Second, apply sunscreen to protect your skin from harm. Third, try a self massage after the shower - apply lotion or oils to your legs and arms and see how your body responds. Finally, go back to the last episode (291) and do the visualization again, this time asking your most powerful self, your inner Well Woman, what she wants to say to you and what she needs. Have a journal handy to capture any insights, words or images as they come up. Every week on the podcast during this six-week reset, I've shared a tool, routine, or practice that supports you to create the results you want for your body, mind, and spirit. All notes from today's show can be found at wellwomenlife.com/292show Resources for Women: Six Ways You Can Join the Fight for Abortion Rights | News &amp; Commentary | American Civil Liberties Union Opinion | Citizens No More You can always get more support in our Academy - visit wellwomanlife.com/academy.
6/29/20228 minutes, 18 seconds
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291 Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset Week Five - Power Up

In this episode, I share Week Five of the Summer Reset, how to Power Up your body and mind for the most energy, focus, and fulfillment.The notes for today's show can be found at wellwomenlife.com/291showPast episodes of the Summer Reset are listed below:wellwomanlife.com/287showwellwomanlife.com/288showwellwomanlife.com/289showwellwomanlife.com/290showThis week, we dive into how to power up your body and mind for the most energetic and fulfilling summer day! As you know, we start with warm water. If this is getting boring, you can do one of my favorites and add turmeric, cinnamon and lemon. Yum. Next, tune in to your most powerful self with a short visualization, mediation or journaling. Bring to mind a time when you felt most in your power, when you were confident about your moves. A time when what you said and did was in alignment with who you know you are. There was no struggle, just a deep knowing that you have what it takes. You have the answers and you feel at ease. Where are you? What do you see? What colors and textures are around you? Breathe into this image of you in your power. And breathe it out through your whole body. How can you apply this powerful version of you to your day today? What would your most powerful self spend her time doing today? Accomplish today? Celebrate today? Take some notes. This is gold. If you had a hard time visualizing anything, don't worry. Take a drink of water, move around and try it again. We finish our power up routine with a few jumping jacks, a brisk walk or other movement to really get your blood circulating.Remember, every week on the podcast during this six-week reset, I'll be sharing a tool, routine, or practice that will support you to create the results you want for your body, mind, and spirit.You can sign up for the emails at wellwomanlife.com/summerYou can always get more support in our Academy - visit&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
6/17/202223 minutes, 53 seconds
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290 Decolonizing Healthcare with Dr. Anjali Taneja, plus Week Four of the Summer Reset!

Anjali Taneja is a family physician and DJ who is passionate about reimagining healthcare and healing in the US. She is the Executive Director of Casa de Salud — a culturally humble and anti-racist nonprofit model of care that aims to transform the biomedical model into one of solidarity with community and collective care. Casa integrates primary care, queer/transgender care, harm reduction, addictions treatment, case management, medical debt advocacy and community organizing, acupuncture, reiki, massage, and indigenous based healing circles for uninsured, immigrant, and other marginalized communities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anjali is board certified in family medicine and in addiction medicine, and also works in the emergency room of a small rural hospital in the Navajo Nation. Anjali is a statewide appointee to the Governor’s Council on Racial Justice. Also, stay tuned until the end of the show when I share Week Four of the Well Woman Summer Reset. For weeks 1-3 visit wellwomanlife.com/summer. Anjali recommended: Undoing Drugs: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HARM REDUCTION AND THE FUTURE OF ADDICTION by Maia Szalavitz  Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupa Marya and Rajeev Charles Patel  Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion by Pavithra K Mehta and Suchitra Shenoy You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/290show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
6/9/202229 minutes, 9 seconds
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289: Just Giovanna: The Well Woman Summer Reset Week Three – Deep Rest for Your Brain

On Week 3 of The Well Woman Summer Reset, we explore deep rest for your brain with an exploration of the nervous system and the breath. The past two years have been a challenge for all humans, and you've likely been carrying around a constant sense of anxiety that may be very noticeable or very sneaky. The sneaky type of anxiety can be the hardest to address and it takes tuning in to your body to begin to rest your nervous system. This reset will help. If the body is in fight or flight, then chances are that you may need a system reset. Here are some simple breathing techniques to help you relax, maintain optimal health, and sustain longevity. Meditation #1 Sitting - eyes open: Visual, Touch, Breath Shift attention to looking at one thing in front of you, exquisitely aware of colors and shades with great clarity, see textures and shapes in great detail. Now shift to a soft, diffused visual focus on whatever you’re looking at to tune it out. Focus your sharp primary attention on sense of touch. Touch something with your fingertips. Move your fingertips so you can really feel all the nuanced sensations on your fingertips. With your visual focus remaining soft and diffuse, notice your breath now. Notice the rising and falling of your stomach with each breath. Meditation #2 Sitting - eyes closed: Three Breaths Notice your breath. What is the temperature going in, and exiting your nostrils? Focus your attention on gratitude for your breath. Feel how grateful you are for the breath that has been with you all your life. Take a deeper breath, from the belly, let the air fill your body. Hold for two counts and exhale with mouth open Sign up now: wellwomanlife.com/summer You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/287show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
6/2/202216 minutes, 35 seconds
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288: Well Woman Summer Reset Week Two – Deep Rest for Your Gut

Welcome to Week Two! I'm so glad you decided to join us for the FREE six-week reset where we support you to reach your potential by using the Well Woman Life® research-backed tools, routines, and practices in the community with other women.If you haven't already, please head over and listen to the first episode in this series: wellwomanlife.com/287showThis week, you'll learn about deep rest ("deep rest" in italics) - resting your nervous system and your digestive system as the foundation for our reset. There are two things you can start doing right away that will help you access this deep rest. First, finish dinner and snacking by sunset. What?? you say? I invite you to approach this with curiosity and trust that your body knows what to do. Second, drink warm water first thing in the morning before your morning coffee or breakfast.Remember, every week on the podcast during this six-week reset, I'll be sharing a tool, routine, or practice that will support you to create the results you want for your body, mind, and spirit.Sign up now:&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/summerYou can find notes from today’s show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/288show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
5/26/20228 minutes, 13 seconds
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287 Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset – create what you want for your body, mind and spirit

This week on The Well Woman Show, we start the summer reset for your body, mind, and spirit. I walk you through a process to connect to the result you want to create and why. Let's face it, it's been a rough couple of years, and this summer we're going to press the reset button by engaging with research-backed tools, routines, and practices.Sign up now: wellwomanlife.com/summerYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/287show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
5/20/20229 minutes, 35 seconds
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286 Making Motherhood Work with Dr. Caitlyn Collins

On the well woman show this month, I interview Dr. Caitlyn Collins, Caitlyn Collins is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies gender inequality in the workplace and family life. Her award-winning book, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving (Princeton University Press, 2019), is a cross-national interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Recently, Collins is engaged in collaborative research to probe how the COVID-19 pandemic shapes mothers’ employment. She is interviewed often in national media, and she has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and Slate. Dr. Collins is a featured speaker for WFRN Conference in June. Founded in 1997, The Work and Family Researchers Network, or WFRN, is an international organization dedicated to advancing the impact of work-family scholarship on lives, practice and policy. Nearly 2500 researchers have joined the WFRN as members. The WFRN is hosting its next conference June 23-25, 2022 in New York City. Information about joining the WFRN and its upcoming conference can be found at WFRN.ORG. The Well Woman Show is a media partner for WFRN. I'll be interviewing several WFRN scholars leading up to the June conference. Find them at NPR.org. On the show we'll discuss: Why The U.S. has the weakest social policies to support families of any western industrialized country. How the U.S. society has long told mothers that their work-family conflict is their fault and their problem to solve. And how we can find better solutions that meet the needs of all families in the United States, regardless of income, education, race, or marital or immigration status. The book Dr. Collins recommended is: Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise a book by Dana Suskind and Lydia Denworth Some articles that may be of interest: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/commentary/celebrate-moms-beyond-flowers-and-candy/article_894b354c-cd48-11ec-9bae-ab0ff6a5ba71.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/08/why-havent-us-mothers-returned-work-child-care-infrastructure-they-need-is-still-missing/ https://nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org/the-three-as-of-rebuilding-your-workforce/ https://parentnation.org/ You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/286show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
5/11/202237 minutes, 27 seconds
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285 Just Giovanna: Beyond Flowers and Public Statements: A Guide to Celebrating Working Moms

This week on the Well Woman Show, in honor of Mother’s Day, I challenge the idea that celebrating moms means nothing more than flowers and nice public statements. One of the greatest challenges working moms face is that we’re expected to mother like we don’t have a job and work like we don’t have children. This makes absolutely no sense, and I believe we can change this for all families in this decade. On the show I share four steps that can help employers, elected officials, candidates as well as family members take real action to support the working moms in your lives. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/285show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy, a global group coaching community for smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity and burnout and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque. Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy
5/6/202215 minutes, 10 seconds
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284: Just Giovanna: Using Mindfulness and Feminism to Excel in Your Career and Personal Life

On the show today, I talk about how creating awareness and developing your feminist identity, particularly through an intersectional lens, will support you to reach the goals you have. On the show I share: Two tools for creating awareness Five ways to own your power Six intersectional feminist identitiesThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy, a global group coaching community for smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity and burnoutSign up for The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp;Well Woman Academy™ - Well Woman Life
4/21/202229 minutes, 30 seconds
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283: Making Workplace Flexibility Work for Women with Dr. Kaumudi Misra

On the Well Woman Show today, I interview Dr. Kaumudi (kah-moody) Misra, Professor at California State University East Bay’s College of Business and Economics. We talk about the role of strategic human resource management practices for employee and organizational productivity and work-life flexibility practices as a strategic HR tool.On the show we’ll discuss:The key factor missing for workplace flexibility policies to work for womenDr. Misra’s focus on equity in HRThe future of flexibility at workand How core values and contextual factors impact workplace flexibility.The book she recommended was:&nbsp;The Road to Character by&nbsp;David Brooks&nbsp;The article from Harvard Business Review she mentioned:&nbsp;https://hbr.org/2021/09/the-future-of-flexibility-at-workAlso, don’t miss the WFRN Conference. Founded in 1997, The Work and Family Researchers Network is an international organization dedicated to advancing the impact of work-family scholarship on lives, practice and policy. Nearly 2500 researchers have joined the WFRN as members. The WFRN which plans to host its next conference in June 23-25, 2022 in New York City. Information about joining the WFRN and its upcoming conference can be found at&nbsp;WFRN.ORG.As always all the links and information are at&nbsp;wellwomenlife.com/283showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
4/8/202229 minutes, 46 seconds
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282 Breadwinners and Breadmakers with Jaime Gloshay

On the Well Woman Show this month we’re celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in recognition of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn't enough. Action is needed to level the playing field. Today I am interviewing Jaime Gloshay, Co-Director of Native Women Lead where she co-leads key efforts in capital expansion, fundraising, and advocacy while leading program design, international development, and evaluation oversight. Previously, Jaime led Accion’s Native Lending program managing a portfolio of $1M+ and supported the development of Nusenda’s Co-Op Capital initiative to pilot relationship-based lending. In 2019, she was appointed to lead the tribal subcommittee for the State of NM Census Complete Count Commission which activated a $11.5M state investment to ensure a 2020 complete count. Jaime holds a BA in Native American Studies &amp; Political Science and an MPA in Public Management from the University of New Mexico. Jaime is a citizen of the Navajo, White Mountain Apache, and Kiowa Nations. She is a mother of three residing in Tiwa Territory. Jaime enjoys hiking, being on her ancestral homelands, and reading to restore. Race and ethnicity compound the gender pay gap: According to a 2020 analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work for Native American women was 60% of White non-Hispanic men’s. (September 2021, IWPR #C505 Fact Sheet). Are there other data or sources of information you are using that you'd like people to know about? This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #breakthebias and the campaign explores the daily challenges still faced by women in the workplace and society. On the show we'll discuss: How Native Women Lead serves the indigenous populations. The struggle with the racial and gender pay gap especially in native communities How we can challenge the bias surrounding native individuals. The books she recommended: How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong  You Are a Badass(r): How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero Dear Sonali, Letters to the Daughter I Never Had by Lynn Toler  You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/282show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
3/10/202228 minutes, 32 seconds
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281 Menstruation is Our Strength with C. Nichole and Raffinae LaJuan

Today on the Well Woman Show, I interview Wombilee co-founders, Raffinae LaJuan and C.Nichole. Wombilee is a Black women-owned menstrual pad company that provides a non-toxic, chemical-free menstrual pad. Wombilee’s mission is to provide a healthier option for women and girls and to empower them to acknowledge menstruation as strength.Raffinaé is the CEO of the food marketing company, Inspire Brand Management, with clients on three continents. She is also the Founder of Moms for Medals, a non-profit organization that focuses on creating new successful generational statistics in teen mothers and young women. C.Nichole is a business Woman, singer-songwriter, non-profit founder, author, boutique owner, and Pan Africanist. C.Nichole started as a freelancer in TV/Film production before switching industries and starting her own marketing company, emphasizing experiential marketing.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/281show.http://wombilee.com/The book they recomenned were Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo https://bookshop.org/books/because-of-winn-dixie-9781536214352/9781536214352The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
3/3/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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280 Just Giovanna: Conquering Overwhelm the Well Woman Way

This week we're bringing back a topic that is so important. It's a new year and many people are feeling very overwhelmed with all they need to do. On the Well Woman Show this week, we tackle overwhelm the well woman way. And we do it by breaking down how to clear emotional and physical space, face your fears and build your resilience by activating superpowers you haven't been using.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/280showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communitySign up for The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp;http://wellwomanlife.com/academy
2/17/202230 minutes, 46 seconds
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279 Success in a Second Career with Laura Paskus

This month on the Well Woman Show, I interview Laura Paskus, a longtime environment reporter based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Currently, she is the environment reporter for New Mexico PBS, and produces the monthly series, “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present, and Future.” Laura Paskus has tracked the issues of climate change at both the state and federal levels. She shares the frightening truth, both in terms of what is happening in nature and what is not happening to counteract the mounting crisis. Her book “At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate,” was published in September 2020 by the University of New Mexico Press.On the show we'll discuss:The need for activism in journalism and finding success in a second careerThe frightening truth about climate changeWhat we can do to help shape the future of our climateThe books she recommended were: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas ContrerasPoet Warrior by Joy HarjoAn American Sunrise by Joy HarjoOutermost House by Henry BestonYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/279show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.
2/10/202224 minutes, 27 seconds
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278 Just Giovanna: The Not So Simple Daily Practice of Good Sleep

Hello Well Women!Today we're tackling a subject that many in the community mentioned that they struggle with after last week's episode! Sleep!We're discussing the different types of sleep, and the steps to take to try to make sure you get the best sleep possible.If you missed last week's episode on SNAPS (Sweat, Nourish, Adapt, Play/Pleasure/Power) - https://wellwomanlife.com/277show/If you didn't hear Ada Calhoun's episode on Why We Can't Sleep - https://wellwomanlife.com/200show/All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/278showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
2/3/20228 minutes, 23 seconds
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277 Just Giovanna: Five Steps to Well-Being: Out with Resolutions, in with Simple Daily Practices

This week on The Well Woman Show, we're taking 5 steps to well-being, losing the resolutions, and focusing on daily habits. I break it down with SNAPS™ - five daily practices for living well. Sweat - daily movement plus sweat 3 x week Nourish - food/water, love Adapt - flexibility, how can I adapt the situation to meet my needs? Play/Pleasure/Power - you choose which you need. Sleep - 8 hours a night. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/277show The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/26/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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276: Just Giovanna Release 2021 and Power Up for 2022

On the Well Woman Show this week, I am sharing a meditation that allows you to release 2021 properly, and get set up to Power up in 2022.On the show we'll discuss:The four steps to power up for 2022These include Reflect, Celebrate, Release and PowerUp.We'll go over each one in more detail for our best 2022 yet.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/276showIf you'd like to download your own copy of the guided activity, you can go here https://wellwomanlife.com/powerup2022/The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/20/20225 minutes, 57 seconds
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275 Social Justice Parenting with Dr. Traci Baxley

Hello Well Women! Happy New Year! I hope you're all staying healthy and well. Today on the Well Woman Show, I interview Dr. Traci Baxley, professor, consultant, parenting coach, mother to five biracial children, creator of Social Justice Parenting, and author of Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World. An educator for over 30 years with degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum and instruction, she specializes in diversity and inclusion, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education.On the show you'll learn:A quick tool you can use right away with your kids and family membersHow belonging is at the center of social justice parentingOne thing to do before a challenging conversation or meetingPlus, at the end of the show is a guided activity to release 2021 and power up for 2022. Don't miss it!You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/275show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/13/202228 minutes, 10 seconds
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274: Re-Write Your Truth with Jen Sincero (replay)

Hello Well Women, on the show this month, and happy new year. I decided it's a perfect time to re-run this episode all about your own personal truth. Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass and featured speaker for SCORE Women's Conference in Santa Fe on September 25th, about her journey and how to re-write your story and find your truth in order to achieve success.On the show you'll learn:- How Jen became a success coach when she herself was a "trainwreck"- What causes Jen is focusing on during her philanthropic work- What Jen thinks makes a good leaderAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/274showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/6/202223 minutes, 2 seconds
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273: How to Identify and Question the Stressful Thoughts with Byron Katie (Replay)

Happy almost new year! Since the holidays can be a stressful time, I decided to re-play a great episode about dealing with stressful thoughts with Byron Katie. Katie is the founder of The Work, a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches how to identify and question the stressful thoughts that cause all of our stress. On the show today, we talk about: • how to reduce our stresses in life • How to use 4 questions to practice The Work • And how to cultivate a practice of questioning in order to be happier. You can find all the info and links mentioned today at www.wellwomanlife.com/273show The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
12/30/202127 minutes, 46 seconds
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272: 10 Daily Habits for Your Wellbeing (replay)

This week, I decided to re-share the top ten daily habits from the Well Woman Community - these are tips from my guests on the show and from the community members. I'm resharing this episdoe because I think it's so timely for this season.On the show you'll learn:- the difference between daily routines and morning routines- how meditative activities can easily be a part of your daily life- and what kind of connection brings you the most benefitAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/272showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
12/23/202131 minutes, 12 seconds
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271 Challenging the Patriarchy with Father Anne Tropeano

Today on the Well Woman Show, I interview Father Anne Tropeano who defied the Vatican to be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. Father Anne earned a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA, and has worked in several parishes in the Jesuits West Province. She is currently in the early stages of founding an inclusive Roman Catholic community in the Jesuit tradition in Albuquerque, NM. Father Anne is also fully committed to Church reform and dedicates her life to seeing the doctrine of ordination change in her lifetime. On the show we'll discuss: 1. Her journey to finding spirituality. 2. Why it is so important to change the doctrine of ordination in the Catholic church. 3. Why her mission is so closely aligned to fighting for justice in all areas. &nbsp; You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/271show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. &nbsp; Also, I'd like to personally invite you to join me for a presentation called Where Are You in the Well Woman Life Cycle? It's on Wednesday, December 15th at 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm ET (10:00 am MST, 5:00 pm UK) on zoom and you can register at wellwomanlife.com/masterclass. In this session, you'll discover a framework for exploring your internal and external challenges. This is a great way to understand where you may be getting stuck and specific tools to make a shift. The way our inner and outer landscapes interact can determine so much about our potential and the possibilities for growth. There are four distinct stages of the Well Woman Life Cycle and it's important to understand where you are, without judgment. Learn more at wellwomanlife.com/masterclass.
12/9/202129 minutes, 28 seconds
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270 How to Have Conversations About Race with Celeste Headlee

Today on the Well Woman Show, I interview Celeste Headlee. She is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of "We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter," and "Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving." A self-described “light-skinned Black Jew,” Headlee has been forced to speak about race—including having to defend or define her own—since childhood. In her career as a journalist for public media, she’s made it a priority to talk about race proactively. An expert in conversation, human nature, reclaiming common humanity and finding well-being, she frequently provides insight on what is good for all humans and what is bad for us, focusing the best research in neuro and social science to increase understanding of how we relate with one another and can work together in beneficial ways in our workplaces, neighborhoods, communities and homes. Her upcoming book "Speaking of Race" is the book for people who have tried to debate and educate and argue and got nowhere; it is the book for those who have stopped talking to a neighbor or dread Thanksgiving dinner. It is an essential and timely book for all of us. On the show we'll discuss: 1. Why it is important to have meaningful conversations about difficult topics like race. 2. The critical role of empathy in our lives and conversations. 3. How to have conversations about race and other difficult subjects that can actually bring us closer together. You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/270show. You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community Tess's shop: https://www.lunaandluz.com/ Native Women Lead: https://www.nativewomenlead.org/2021-summer-bewe-box https://www.nativewomenlead.org/bewe-box-inspiration The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
11/10/202125 minutes, 42 seconds
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269 Just Giovanna: Support Local Makers This Gift Giving Season

On the Well Woman Show this week, Giovanna discusses some great options on shopping local this holiday season, especially if you're in New Mexico. Links Mentioned:https://www.nativewomenlead.org/2021-summer-bewe-boxhttps://www.nativewomenlead.org/bewe-box-inspirationTess's shop: https://www.lunaandluz.com/All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/269showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
11/4/202123 minutes, 35 seconds
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268 Just Giovanna: Celebrate Your Bad Self

This week on The Well Woman Show, we are celebrating ourselves as a window into the root causes of the obstacles we face. We look at the inner critic and reveal the old stories that keep us stuck. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/268show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
10/29/202111 minutes, 33 seconds
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267 Credibility as a Form of Power with Deborah Tuerkheimer

This month on the Well Woman Show, I interview Deborah Tuerkheimer, author and professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her law degree from Yale Law School. Tuerkheimer served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and child abuse prosecution. She's the author of Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers.On the show we discuss:Credibility as a form of power,How those with greater privilege and authority in our society are more likely to be deemed credible while those with less social status are more likely to be dismissedHow everyday interactions are a perfect starting point for cultural change.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/267showThe books she recommended were:Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. FordRecollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit&nbsp;You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
10/6/202129 minutes, 20 seconds
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266 Making New Rules in STEM Careers with Sangeeta

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to D. Sangeeta. She is the founder and CEO of Gotara, a global career growth platform for women in STEM+. Its mission is to close the gender gap and help STEM+ women stay and thrive in their careers. It’s a passion for Sangeeta because she came very close to being one of the 40% of STEM women who leave their careers within the first five years. The materials scientist said that at 32 she felt she couldn’t continue to navigate the roadblocks being thrown in front of her. Luckily, a mentor reached out, gave her guidance, and she stayed in her career for another two decades, achieving 26 patents, leading global teams of 5,000+ with budgets of more than $200 million. She worked at GE Aviation, Nielsen, and most recently was VP of Connections at Amazon. Sangeeta's ultimate dream though was to build a scalable, for-profit career growth platform so 30+ million STEM+ women around the world have access to the advice they need to stay and thrive in their careers.Today on the show we discuss:The need for equality and representation for women in STEM.Why do women need to get a voice at the table while in college and in their careers?AND How we can encourage younger women to get into STEM?You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/266show.The book she recommended was: THE OTHER EINSTEIN BY MARIE BENEDICTYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
9/23/202135 minutes, 33 seconds
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265 The Urgency for Equal Rights with Carol Jenkins

This week on The Well Woman Show, I sit down with Carol Jenkins. She is an advocate for human, civil, and women’s rights, an award-winning author, and Emmy-winning former television journalist.Previously, Carol Jenkins was the founding president of The Women’s Media Center, a national nonprofit organization created to increase coverage and participation of women in media. She also serves on the boards of several feminist leadership organizations as well as groups supporting the arts, excellence in journalism, and international animal rights. Ms. Jenkins is also an author, the three-time NY Emmy-nominated host of Black America, on CUNY TV, the executive producer, writer and documentary correspondent of an award-winning film, a podcast host, and co-anchor of CUNY TV’s live election night coverage.Today on the show we discuss:The urgency for equal rightsWhy the time is NOW to get the 28th amendment passedWhy being a feminist, regardless of your gender can change so many livesAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/265showThe book she recommended was Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems by Rita Dove -&nbsp;https://bookshop.org/books/playlist-for-the-apocalypse-poems/9780393867770You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
9/8/202129 minutes, 13 seconds
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264 Empowering Diverse Leaders with Dr. Lizette Ojeda

This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Dr. Lizette Ojeda. She s a career psychologist and behavioral scientist specializing in an evidence-based intersectional approach to help diverse leaders do their best work as a whole self. She has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and has been honored with Fellow status by the American Psychological Association for her outstanding contribution to diversity initiatives on a national level. Her mission is to empower diverse leaders to unlock their best, most confident selves at work so they can have more success and less stress. She's also an Associate professor Texas A&amp;M University.Today on the show we discuss:How we can speak up with more confidence.Dealing with hurtful systems that keep us from succeeding.Beating isolation and lack of confidence in your leadership role.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/264show.The book she recommended was The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It by Valerie YoungThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
9/1/202125 minutes, 54 seconds
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263 Just Giovanna: Creating the Future of Business and Workplaces

This week on The Well Woman Show, I share my thoughts on successful economic recovery and what it means for the future of business and workplaces.Today on the show I discuss:The opportunity and responsibility we have to rebuild and recover.Why we have to stop referring to "getting back to normal" and what we can start doing instead.The three pillars which, when implemented, create a robust foundation for businesses and their employees to thrive.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/263showYou can connect with Family Friendly New Mexico at nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org.You can view the article I mention at https://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/commentary/dont-go-back-to-normal-create-a-new-one/article_500c8a88-fc56-11eb-a915-4b7c5f9b1b3f.htmlYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
8/25/20219 minutes, 9 seconds
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262: Pro-Justice Storytelling with Eva Fernandes

How do you share your life in an honest, justice-informed and engaging way? That's the question Eva Fernandes is trying to solve.This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Eva Fernandes. She is a Pro-Justice Storytelling Coach from the Global South. She helps entrepreneurs, artists, thinkers, healers and activists share the wisdom of their life experiences without sounding cheesy, clueless or contrived.She works especially with BIPOC and people from the Global South - who are trying to contextualise their life story within the framework of social justice and feminism.It's deep work and clients are usually trying to work on a book, series of essays or audio art with her.As a former editor, journalist and corporate marketing executive, she uses a combination of deep listening, coaching, gentle nudging, editorial guidance and strategic thinking to get her clients closer to articulating their genius.Today on the show we discuss:How she became a pro-justice storytelling coach.The importance of passion for your workSlowing down and being intentional in life, business, and online.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/262show.The books she recommended were:The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing &amp; Life by Marion Roach SmithCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel WilkersonYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
8/12/202126 minutes, 51 seconds
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261 Understand Your Brain and Keep it Healthy with Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin

This week on The Well Woman Show, I talk to Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin. Dr Barbara is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has over thirty years of clinical experience. She also has a research and academic teaching background. In addition to her doctorate in psychology/neuropsychology, she has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Education degree (valedictorian). She also completed 450 hours of academic coursework in psychopharmacology sponsored by the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy/New Mexico State University Collaborative.Dr. Koltuska-Haskin was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. In 1989, she was awarded the AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Fellowship given to one out of thirty international applicants. She spent her fellowship year at UCLA’s postdoctoral training program in neuropsychology. She later received her US citizenship as an “alien of exceptional abilities” on the basis of her educational, research and clinical achievements. After her fellowship, she worked for many years as a neuropsychologist at the New Mexico State Hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Because she was the only neuropsychologist for the entire San Miguel and Mora Counties area, she was exposed to many types and stages of brain trauma, chronic mental illness, and addiction. It was challenging work, but an extensive and meaningful experience. She continued working for the state of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and was later a clinical director for a local nonprofit organization. Since 2003, she has been working full-time in her private practice, providing comprehensive and compassionate care for her New Mexico patients. She is the author of the book, How My Brain Works: A Guide to Understanding It Better and Keeping It HealthyShe loves New Mexico for its sunshine, beautiful nature, and hospitality of the people. She always feels that she is “New Mexican in her heart.” She loves walking New Mexico’s trails, and the climate of the high desert cultivates her passion for organic gardeningWe discuss:- What Nerophyschology is- How to keep your brain healthy- Ways to help anxiety &amp; depression right now.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/261show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
8/4/202132 minutes, 10 seconds
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260 Books for Girls That Look Like Me with Author Tina Wells

This week on The Well Woman Show, I talk to Tina Wells, business strategist, advisor, author, and the founder of RLVNT Media, a multimedia content venture serving entrepreneurs, tweens, and culturists.Tina has been recognized by Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business and Essence’s 40 Under 40. For over two decades she led Buzz Marketing Group, an agency she founded at age 16 with clients like Dell, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and Apple.Tina is also the author of seven books, including the best-selling tween fiction series Mackenzie Blue, its 2020 spinoff series, The Zee Files, and the marketing handbook, Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right. Tina’s board positions have included THINX, the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, The Franklin Institute, and Young Entrepreneur’s Council. She has also served as the Academic Director for Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.We discuss:Why are tween girls so important?Why is it so hard for young girls of color to find representation in media?How do parents find books for their children with interesting storylines, that are age-appropriate?The books she is reading are:Seven Days in June by Tia WilliamsSummer on the Bluffs by Sunny HostinYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/260show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
7/21/202128 minutes, 35 seconds
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258: Being a Woman of Excellence with Precious Brady-Davis

This week on The Well Woman Show, I interview Precious Brady-Davis. She is an award-winning diversity advocate, communications professional, and public speaker. She served for three years as the assistant director of diversity recruitment initiatives at Columbia College Chicago, her alma mater, implementing the campus-wide diversity initiative and providing leadership and oversight of national diversity recruitment and inclusion policies. Precious is married to Myles Brady and lives in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago, where they are raising their daughter. On the show, Precious shares her profound journey as a biracial, gender-nonconforming kid in foster care to becoming a fully actualized trans woman.We discuss:The struggles of growing up in foster care,The importance of advocating for yourself in the workplace,and Precious Brady-Davis's struggles of being a fully actualized trans woman.The book Precious recommended was My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari SellersYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/258show.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
7/7/202130 minutes, 38 seconds
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257 Just Giovanna: Shift Your Identity, Shift Your Life

This week on The Well Woman Show, we dive into the topic of identity and create awareness around the identities we've been assigned, and explore how to align our behavior with our true identity.We discuss aligning behaviors and habits with who you want to be.Taking actions that match who you want to be.Identity Inventory Activity:What are the identities I was assigned?What are the identities I want?What are the behaviors or habits that I have?Take some time to journal on the above questions, and join us to discuss it in the Well Woman Community Group.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/257showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
7/1/202116 minutes, 21 seconds
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256 The Freedom of Living Life without Alcohol with Ruby Warrington

This week on the Well Woman Show, I talk to Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious, which asks people to reevaluate their relationship to alcohol. Other works include Material Girl, Mystical World (2017) and most recently The Sober Curious Reset (Dec 2020). Ruby has over 20 years of experience as a lifestyle journalist and editor, is the founder of self-publishing imprint Numinous Books, and is a leader in the “Now Age” wellness space.We discuss:What it means to be sober-curiousWhat the benefits are of quitting drinkingHow to feel more confident in your sober lifeYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/256show.The book Ruby is reading is Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) by Douglas StuartThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
6/23/202134 minutes, 14 seconds
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255 Just Giovanna: Stop Proving Your Worth Through Chronic Overwork

This week on The Well Woman Show we're discussing overwork. Overwork is often accompanied by stress and exhaustion and while there are many explanations for why people overwork, the one that keeps coming up in this community of high achieving professional women is that of proving our value, proving our worth. We wrap our identity up so tightly with our professional achievements that we lost sight of the other parts of our lives that we want to thrive in. The other parts of our lives include our health, relationships and connection to a larger purpose.So what do women get from chronic overwork? And from the game of constant achievement? Well for a while we get lots of accolades and success. But as we keep the cycle of overwork going, we become depleted. Our bodies, minds and spirits need more to thrive. And that depletion can lead to all kinds of crises. Like health, financial or relationship crises.In order to stop the cycle of chronic overwork, we must look at the personal - what it is we really need, what overworking provides that we aren't getting elsewhere. And we must look at the systems in place that keep us in chronic overwork - like demanding bosses and corporate cultural norms.Using the Well Woman Life® Framework, we can being to understand this cycle, shift how we respond, and shift how we would like to navigate the broader systems we live in.You can take the quiz to find out where you are in the Well Woman Life® Framework at wellwomanlife.com/quizYou can find notes from today’s show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/255show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
6/18/202118 minutes, 17 seconds
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254: Self-Compassion as a Tool for Social Change with Kristin Neff, PhD

This week on the Well Woman Show, I talk to Kristin Neff, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost twenty years ago. She is the author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.We discuss:What is self-compassion?Why is it so hard to turn our compassion inward?andHow do we find balance in our gender roles through self-compassion?You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/254show.Grab her books:Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin NeffFierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive by Kristin NeffYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
6/9/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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253: The Women We Come From with Host Giovanna Rossi and Her Mother

On the Well Woman Show today, I interview my own mom for the final part of our Women We Come From series celebrating moms during the month of May.My mom, Carol Macfie Lange was born in Scotland and now lives between Andalusia, Spain, Oxford, England and New Mexico. She holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Greer Garson Theatre and a post graduate degree in English from Westminster College, Oxford. She is the author of several books, including a historical fiction trilogy about an Alpujarran village in Franco's Spain. She has two daughters, two step daughters, six grandchildren in Oxfordshire, two in New Mexico, four in Ohio, and one adopted grandson in Spain.We discuss:1. How her upbringing impacted her parenting methods.2. The importance embracing travel and other cultures.3. The importance of trusting what you’re good at without needing external validation.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/253showThe books she's reading are:Oliver Twist by Charles DickensLong Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson MandelaYou can find Carol's books on Amazon.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
6/4/202128 minutes, 30 seconds
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252 The Women We Come From with Guest Host Alicia Ortega

On the Well Woman Show today, guest host Alicia Ortega interviews her mom, Rebecca Ortega, as part of our Women We Come From series celebrating moms during the month of May.Alicia Ortega is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Native Women Lead, an organization dedicated to growing, supporting, and advocating for Native Women in positions of leadership through business and entrepreneurship with a goal to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. Alicia holds a BBA in Organizational Management and two MBA degrees in Marketing and Management of Technology from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management. She also brings over a decade of experience working with minority and tribally owned and operated businesses and entities from start-ups to established businesses. As the former Executive Director of the All Pueblo Council of Governors, she has extensive knowledge in working with the 20 Pueblos of New Mexico’s tribal leadership on critical issues affecting tribal communities including health, education, state, and federal legislation, natural resources, elder issues, and youth initiatives. She is a recipient of the 2019 New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award from the New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Alicia currently serves as a Commissioner on the City of Albuquerque Commission on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Tribal Nations Advisory Council. She is also an artist and active community member and enjoys volunteering and supporting organizations close to her heart including the American Indian Business Association and the Native Guitars Tour Organization.She'll be interviewing her mom, Rebecca Ortega who is from the Pueblos of Santa Clara and Pojoaque. She is a wife to her husband of 44 years, Adan Ortega, and mother to her three children, Adam, Mario, Alicia, and Son-in-law Dennis, and grandchildren Neva and Ezra. Rebecca is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University Class of 1976 where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. Working for the All Indian Pueblo Council, she provided career education counseling and workshops to Native American high school students in the 1970s. She also worked as an Academic Advisor at the University of Albuquerque in the 1980s. As a bilingual Tewa woman, she is also very passionate about preserving the Tewa language spoken by the Northern Pueblos of New Mexico and has participated in various efforts through the years that provide Tewa language classes and certifications of Tewa language teachers. She also enjoys working alongside other language preservation organizers including the Tribal Language Consortium through the University of New Mexico.They discuss:1 Gaining strength from our ancestors2 The excitement of having Native Women in positions of power3 Holding on to our culture and languageAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/252showCheck out Alicia's previous interview:&nbsp;https://wellwomanlife.com/231show/You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
5/26/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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251 The Women We Come From with Guest Host Babsy Sinandile

On the Well Woman Show today, guest host Babsy Sinandile interviews her mom, Nkazi Sinandile, as part of our Women We Come From series celebrating moms during the month of May.Our guest host today is Babsy Sinandile, a Transformation Coach, Speaker, Wellness Event curator, and the founder of Blak Gold Wellness Lounge, a safe online space curated with Black and Brown millennial folx in mind. As a Certified Master Life Coach, Sinandile focuses on identifying and reversing mindset blocks that stem from years of generational trauma, through her signature Undoing Method (TM). As a self-proclaimed self-care strategist with a background in community health, she helps her people take excellent care of mind, body, and soul through group and 1:1 coaching, educational and healing workshops, as well as inspirational social media content. She is a mother of two amazing girls, loves Salsa dancing and karaoke, and indulges in an expensive hobby as a recording singer/songwriter.She's be interviewing her mom, Nkazi Sinandile, who is a Registered Nurse as well as Founder of New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways/Co-Founder of Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of AlbuquerqueThey discuss:1 The concept of ubuntu2 The importance of seeking community as an immigrant, and not being isolated.3 and Not giving up as a wife and mother in the face of adversityAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/251showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.
5/19/202127 minutes, 34 seconds
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250 The Women We Come From - a Celebration of Moms with Special Guest Hosts

Welcome to The Women We Come From: a special series for and about our moms and leadership during the month of May on the Well Woman Show. I'm your host Giovanna Rossi, and I'll be joined all month long by guest hosts interviewing their mothers about life, love, leadership and the wisdom they passed on to their daughters. The stories they share will make you laugh and cry, but most of all they help us honor the hard work of being a woman, a mom and a leader. All the best and most effective leadership skills - really everything we need to grow into compassionate, driven, smart leaders- are passed down to us through these generations of strong women. Today's program will feature clips from all four hosts and full interviews can be heard on the Well Woman Show podcast at&nbsp;NPR.org&nbsp;during the month of MayYou can find all the details at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/250showYou can hear Celestina's full episode at wellwomanlife.com/249showThen next week we'll be featuring Babsy Sinandile's full interview, and on May 26th, we'll have Alicia Ortega's interview. We end the series with my interview with my mom on June 2nd.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
5/12/202129 minutes, 13 seconds
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249 The Women We Come From with Guest Host Celestina Garcia

This week on the Well Woman Show, we are starting our special series called The Women We Come From. During the month of May, we will feature a series of women who have been on the show before as guest hosts interviewing their own mothers.Our guest host today is Celestina Garcia, a mother, facilitator, educator, Ontological coach and entrepreneur. She is a native New Mexican with a passion for envisioning and collaborating with others to build the legacy of achievement in communities. A graduate of the University of New Mexico and Claremont Graduate University, Celestina brings years of leadership learning, global travel experiences and classroom teaching experience to partnerships of success building. As a serial entrepreneur, Celestina created her private coaching company, Coaching Solutions, where she has spent over 500 hrs coaching executives, small business owners and community members to align their work to their purpose.She's be interviewing her mom, Gloria Garcia, a strong, determined visionary. Gloria is the eighth child of twelve to Fidel and Celestina Sisneros from Dahlia, New Mexico. Gloria's life experiences helped navigate and guide her to a career in home health care. She earned her Paralegal Associates Degree from Central New Mexico Community College and retired from the State of New Mexico. Currently she supports families to protect their financial future as a Life Insurance Agent and spends as much time as possible with her husband of forty-seven years, children, and two grandsons.They discuss:1 Continuing their heritage and culture2 Power, financial security and motherhood3 The role of grit and strength in achieving your goalsAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/249showCelestina's previous interview: https://wellwomanlife.com/197show/You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
5/5/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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248 Just Giovanna: Goal Setting the Well Woman Way

On the Well Woman Show this week, we are talking about Part 2 of how to use your story to help you claim your power, and goal set the Well Woman Way.You can grab the free workbook&nbsp;HERE.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/248show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
4/28/202113 minutes, 49 seconds
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247 Just Giovanna: Find Your Power in Your Story

On the Well Woman Show this week, we are talking about how to use your story to help you claim your power. If you'd like to know more, you can SIGN UP for the free workshop happening today: https://wellwomanlife.com/YourStoryWorkshopYou can grab the free workbook HERE.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/232show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
4/21/202127 minutes, 46 seconds
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246 JG: How Our Lived Experiences Are the Key to Reaching Our Full Potential

How do our life stories help us reach our full potential?How has the patriarchal system taught us to devalue and ignore our experiences?And what really is a Well Woman anyway?All this and more this week on a Just Giovanna episode of the Well Woman Show.ou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/246show.The other episodes mentioned:https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/245show/https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/018show/If you're ready to learn how your experiences (even the one you have tried to hide from or change) can help you reach your dreams, join me on Wednesday, April 21 at 12pm MST for a free workshop.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
4/15/202116 minutes, 44 seconds
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245 Leading Inside the Beltway with Dr. C. Nicole Mason

This week on the on the Well Woman Show, I talk to Dr. C. Nicole Mason. the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women. Having stepped into this role in November 2019, Dr. Mason is the youngest person currently leading one of the major inside-the-Beltway think tanks in Washington, D.C., and one of the few women of color to do so. She succeeded noted economist and MacArthur Fellow Heidi Hartmann, the Institute’s founding CEO.We discuss:Why don't women earn the same as their male counterparts?What can women do to bridge this wage gap?What was the impact of COVID-19 on our wage gap in America?I want to let you know that during the month of May the Well Woman Show will welcome a series of guest hosts who are past guests on the show and in honor of Mother's Day they will interview their own moms. We've already started production on this and I can tell you - these stories are not to be missed! We will have Babsy Sinandile interviewing her mom Nkazi Sinandile who left her rural village in South Africa to build a life of service here in the US.You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/245show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
4/7/202129 minutes, 8 seconds
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244: Your Sex Life Doesn’t Have to be a Mystery with Bat Sheva Marcus

This week on the show, I talk to Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus. She is the founder and director of Maze Women’s Sexual Health, the country’s largest independent women’s sexual health center, where for 20 years, she has developed and overseen the treatment of thousands of women. A Licensed Clinical Social worker with a master’s in public health, a master’s degree in social work, and a PhD in Human Sexuality, Dr. Marcus has been profiled in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine and is a frequent guest on TV, radio, and podcasts.In her new book, SEX POINTS: Reclaim Your Sex Life with the Revolutionary Multi-Point System, this "Queen of Vibrators" and the "Orthodox Sex Guru" grounds her practical, useful advice in the core belief that "good sex is possible for everyone, at every age, in every situation," and that solutions exist for nearly every problem.We discuss:Why is understanding our sex life so important?How do we avoid feeling broken in our relationships?How do we bring new energy and fulfillment into the bedroom?You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/244showYou can find Bat Sheva's Book Sex Points hereYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
3/31/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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243: How Purpose Shapes Everything About You with Jaya Jaya Myra

3/24/202127 minutes, 46 seconds
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242 Thriving as an Advocate for Change with Ali Moore

Today on the show, I talk to Ali Moore, Director of Student Support for Future Focused Education. Ali focuses on fostering the development of asset-driven, trauma-informed and inclusive school practices in order to increase schools’ capacity to set students up for success while promoting school cultures of support for all. She is also the lead in creating increased accessibility and support for paid career pathways for young parents statewide. We talk about all of this and how Ali manages her career and being a mom.Although her career has taken her to work internationally, she is most passionate and proud to be living and working in her community of birth. Her work in Albuquerque, NM has included: in-home services to youth and families, building case management services within School Based Health Centers, youth-driven program development, the training and development of young adult peer support workers, teaching and supervising BSW and MSW interns, establishing and mobilizing community partnerships and the opening of a peer-support drop-in center for transition-age young people.We discuss:Why do young people need our social and emotional support?Why does mentorship make such a difference for young parents?How can you thrive as an advocate for change?You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/242show.You can find Ali athttps://futurefocusededucation.org/https://futurefocusededucation.org/x3-internship/The books Ali recommend were:Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad&nbsp;You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
3/10/202131 minutes, 15 seconds
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241 Career and Motherhood with Anya Creightney

2/25/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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240 Just Giovanna: Turn Fear into Power

On the Well Woman Show this week, I am sharing a quick podcast episode to help you turn fear into power. If you found this helpful, and want to dig in deeper check out The Well Woman Academy:&nbsp;https://wellwomanlife.com/academyFeel free to reach out to me, and let me know the results you found during your practice today at [email protected], or by joining our community at wellwomanlife.com/community.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy® and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
2/17/202111 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 239: Leadership Power Tools with Gloria Feldt

Today on the show, I talk to Gloria Feldt, an expert on women, power, and leadership, bestselling author, media commentator, and former head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, whose mission reflects her life’s passion for gender and racial equality: to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025 by providing training, mentoring and coaching. Its signature 9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career program is customized by industries for women in early career, mid-career, and executive levels.She is the author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power and she is currently at work on a book about the power of intention.We discuss:Why gender parity starts at homeWhen woman don't go after leadership rolesand what leadership power tools women needYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/239show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
2/10/202131 minutes, 42 seconds
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238: Unapologetically Ambitious with Shellye Archambeau

This on the Well Woman Show, I am taking to Shellye Archambeau. She is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high-performance teams, and organizations. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. She isalso a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University and serves on the board of two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven. Ms. Archambeau has over 30 years of experience in technology. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company.During her tenure MetricStream grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader. She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms. A book that will inspire you and provide the tools to enable you to fightthe battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want. She is also a Forbes contributor and the protagonist of the Harvard Business School Case Study: Becoming a CEO.We discuss:- Why wanting recognition isn't a bad thing.- How Shellye struggled with white cultureand- Why we should be unapologetically ambitiousYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/238show.The book she recommended was: Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know By Malcolm GladwellYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/27/202125 minutes, 24 seconds
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237: Brave Enough to Be the Light

On the Well Woman Show this week, we listen to the National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recite her poem, The Hill We Climb, at the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, and discuss how her inspiring words relate to reaching our full potential as a country but also as Well Women.You can find more info and links at www.wellwomanlife.com/237showGrab your power up workbook at www.wellwomanlife.com/234showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well woman show is thankful for support from the Well Woman Academy
1/20/202117 minutes, 13 seconds
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236 Women and Power: Part Two with Elizabeth Lesser

We're continuing our discussion with Elizabeth Lesser this week. Elizabeth is the author of several bestselling books, including Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes; Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and Marrow: Love, Loss &amp; What Matters Most. She is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. On the show today, I walk Elizabeth through the Well Woman Framework, and get her feedback on the process, and how we can make it even better.We discuss:Where Elizabeth is in the WellWoman FrameworkWhy this Framework is helpful.Elizabeth's insight into the process.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/236showListen to part one at wellwomanlife.com/235showTake the Well Woman Quiz.Grab the Power Up Workbook.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/13/202117 minutes, 25 seconds
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235 Women and Power with Elizabeth Lesser

We're going to talk about power all month long. This week, we start with talking to Elizabeth Lesser, the author of several bestselling books, including Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes; Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and Marrow: Love, Loss &amp; What Matters Most. She is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.We discuss:Why the word power make us so uncomfortable,How culture is built on storytellingHow our emotions are a form of intelligenceand the catch 22 of women's powerYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/235show.The books Elizabeth recommended were:Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkersonhttps://bookshop.org/books/caste-oprah-s-book-club-the-origins-of-our-discontents-9780593230251/9780593230251&nbsp;The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrantehttps://bookshop.org/books/the-lying-life-of-adults/9781609455910&nbsp;You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
1/7/202133 minutes, 20 seconds
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234 Just Giovanna: Release and Power Up

What if you could do away with New Year's Resolutions once and for all and instead release 2020 and power up for 2021?On the show this week, we'll reflect on 2020 and release those things that we don't want to carry with us into the new year. We'll reframe our story to reconnect with our power. And we'll take all of this to power up for 2021.Grab Your FREE Release &amp; Power Up 2020-2021 Workbook!Grab Your Release &amp; Power Up 2020-2021 Workbook!and tune in at NPR.org&nbsp;or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
12/29/202017 minutes, 16 seconds
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233 Unlocking Women's Economic Power

Two weeks ago, I talked to Alicia Ortega, co-founder of Native Women Lead on Episode 231. She talked about a project her organization led to purchase products from native and women-owned businesses this year as a way to support them through the pandemic. On this week's episode, we're taking a deeper dive into the businesses her organization supports. And we're looking at why it's so important to acknowledge women's economic contributions in the workforce, as business owners, and as consumers.Links to businesses mentioned:http://cheekbonebeauty.ca/http://www.squareup.com/store/nani-chacon-arthttp://www.earthskyfloral.comhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/KhaPoviHerbalshttp://www.quwutsunmade.comhttp://dancingbutterflynaturals.comhttp://www.nizhonisoaps.comhttp://www.olboutique.storehttp://bisonstarnaturals.comListen to Episode 231: wellwomanlife.com/231showJoin the Free challenge: https://wellwomanlife.com/freeevent/You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
12/23/202012 minutes, 42 seconds
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232: History in the Making with Biden's Pick for Interior Dept., Congresswoman Deb Haaland

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Thursday announced New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his nominee for interior secretary, a powerful federal position that oversees natural resources, public lands, and Indian affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, Haaland, from the Pueblo of Laguna, would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary. Haaland was re-elected to her second term representing New Mexico's 1st Congressional District in November and is currently the vice-chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources. She's been working to organize rural and tribal communities for years, including in her role as Democratic Party chair of New Mexico.As the world learns more about Congresswoman Deb Haaland who is President-elect Biden's pick for Department of the Interior, I went into the archives of this show to replay my interview with Deb in 2016, when she was the first Native American state party chair as chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.In a statement, the Biden-Harris transition team called Haaland a "barrier-breaking public servant who has spent her career fighting for families, including in Tribal Nations, rural communities, and communities of color," who will be "ready on day one to protect our environment and fight for a clean energy future."In this interview from 2016, Cong. Haaland talks about:The most powerful moment she experienced with Michelle ObamaHow she felt the night she nominated Hilary Clinton at the democratic convention in 2016Her commitment to advocating for women, need for strong families and equal payThe importance of diversity in politics and women's participation inpoliticsThe three key things Congresswomen Haaland does to stay healthy andbe successfulAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/232showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
12/16/202031 minutes, 52 seconds
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231 Native Women-Owned Businesses with Alicia Ortega

Hello Well Women,What do Flat Cedar Medicine bags, art prints, Vegan Hemp Oatmeal Vanilla Bar Soap, Cedar and Lavender Lotion, Chamomile Lip Balm, and Sage &amp; Cedar Bundles have in common? They were all made by native and women-owned entrepreneurs during this year's pandemic and supported through a project that packaged these items together and mailed them to people all over the world. The project was created by Native Women Lead, an organization dedicated to growing, supporting, and advocating for Native Women in positions of leadership through business and entrepreneurship with a goal to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. The organization also gave out 35 loans totaling $150,000 under the Matriarch Response Loan Fund in partnership with Nusenda Credit Union and New Mexico Community Capital. Here to talk about this and all of the work she's been doing to support native women leaders is Alicia Ortega from the Pueblos of Pojoaque and Santa Clara. She is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of Native Women Lead, an organization dedicated to growing, supporting and advocating for Native Women in positions of leadership through business and entrepreneurship with a goal to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business.We discuss:- Why we need to keep creating space for woman and women of color.- How we can empower women to take up their space in business or politics.- and finally, the importance of support small, women-owned businesses during the pandemic.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/231showHere are the links to the local women-owned, native businesses.http://cheekbonebeauty.ca/http://www.squareup.com/store/nani-chacon-arthttp://www.earthskyfloral.comhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/KhaPoviHerbalshttp://www.quwutsunmade.comhttp://dancingbutterflynaturals.comhttp://www.nizhonisoaps.comhttp://www.olboutique.storehttp://bisonstarnaturals.comThe book Alicia mentioned was Becoming by Michelle Obama&nbsp;You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/academy.
12/9/202030 minutes, 8 seconds
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230 Financial Freedom through the Seven Chakras with Leisa Peterson

On the show this week I talk with Leisa Peterson, a Sedona-based author, business growth strategist, money expert, mindset coach, and podcaster, all about financial freedom. She is an internationally recognized authority on bridging the gap between financial freedom and human spiritual potential. Leisa draws from biology, neuroscience, philosophy, spiritual teachings, and psychology to help people understand scarcity and prosperity in new ways. She’s witnessed thousands of money breakthroughs and financial healings as a result of the process she explores in her book, The Mindful Millionaire.We discuss:How you can change your financial future, no matter your past.How you can use the seven chakras to create financial Freedom.How the prosperity ladder works.You can find more info and links at&nbsp;www.wellwomanlife.com/230showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/communityListen to Leisa's previous episode on the Well Woman Show: https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/011show/The book Leisa is reading is The Definitive Book of Human Design by Lynda Bunnell, Director of the International Human Design School, and Ra Uru Hu, Founder of The Human Design Systemhttps://www.ihdschool.com/products/definitive-bookThe Well Woman show is thankful for support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga at&nbsp;highdesertyoga.com.
12/2/202034 minutes, 55 seconds
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229 Just Giovanna: The Three Components of Self Compassion

11/25/202015 minutes, 6 seconds
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228: Using Your Unique Gift for Personal and Collective Benefit with Susana Rinderle

Hello Well Women! On this show we spend a lot of time exploring the challenge of creating a good income while also creating the impact you know you're here to make.On the show this week, to discuss how to use your unique gift for personal and collective benefit, is my guest Susana Rinderle, writer, wisdom coach, wellness warrior and workplace wizard. Based now in LA, Susana has spent nearly 30 years garnering meaningful results for her employers and clients across the U.S. and abroad in multiple sectors including nonprofit, corporate, healthcare, education and government. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit. Susana’s first career was in diversity &amp; inclusion and intercultural communication. She held a university position in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was the co-founder and first Manager of Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion for University of New Mexico Hospitals. For twenty years, she was the President of Susana Rinderle Consulting, LLC, and is a former Principal Consultant for Korn Ferry in the leadership development practice. Susana is a former TEDx speaker, and her articles have appeared in Workforce Magazine and The Huffington Post, among others.and we talk about:Why you can't think your way out of stress and trauma. How we can be fulfilled while working and making an income. Why working on yourself can still help you shift the whole system.The books she recommended were:Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine &amp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ann Frederick&nbsp;&nbsp;You may also want to listen to my interview with Julia Cameron, the author of The Artist's Way.You can find more info and links at&nbsp;www.wellwomanlife.com/228showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well woman show is thankful for support from the WW Academy and High Desert Yoga at&nbsp;highdesertyoga.com.
11/18/202035 minutes, 26 seconds
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227 Women's Invisible Workload with Gemma Hartley

On the Well Woman Show this week, we discuss why women are fed up, according to Gemma Hartley, author and speaker whose book Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward brings much-needed awareness to the invisible work shouldered by women. Her viral Harper’s Bazaar article Women Aren’t Nags - We’re Just Fed Up sparked an international conversation about emotional labor inequality, and was shared and read by millions of readers.We discuss:- Woman’s workload during the pandemic.- How we can build a culture of awareness, and bring men into the conversation,- and finally, why it is so important for us to abandon the need for perfectionism.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/radioThe book Gemma recommended were:Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story by Bess KalbYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebook.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
11/11/202030 minutes, 35 seconds
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226 How to Build Resilience Quickly

On the Well Woman Show this week, we're discussing resilience. We'll be looking at the four steps you can take in order to find more resiliency in your life today, and every day.If you want more support for resilience, and so many other things, it's a great time to invest in your dreams and create what you desire in your life. You can learn more and register at this link:&nbsp;https://wellwomanlife.com/academyYou can find more info and links at&nbsp;www.wellwomanlife.com/226showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga at&nbsp;highdesertyoga.com.
11/5/202017 minutes, 43 seconds
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225 Just Giovanna: Breaking Through Barriers: Do This to Create the Results You Desire

On the Well Woman Show this week, I am celebrating ten years of being in business for myself! In those ten years, I worked with many large academic and government institutions as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs. And what I realized is that when women are not supported to thrive and when their leadership is undermined, whole projects and communities are impacted.Today, I want to tell you my story about starting my own business, and also I want to share a practice that I have only used with one-on-one clients with you in honor of my ten year anniversary!Now is a great time to invest in your dreams and create what you desire in your life. You can learn more and register at this link:&nbsp;https://wellwomanlife.com/academyFeel free to reach out to me, and let me know the results you found during your practice today at [email protected] Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy® and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
10/28/202017 minutes, 49 seconds
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224: Changing Workplace Culture with Tina Tchen

On the show today, I interview Tina Tchen former Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and we talk about:-How to approach diversity and inclusion in the workplace-What men can do to change workplace culture-The one thing that makes certain leaders stand outTina Tchen is former Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. In addition, she worked on Title IX initiatives and was instrumental in the formation of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Ms. Tchen is a leading voice in the national conversation on fighting sexual harassment, gender inequity, and discrimination. Ms. Tchen is a leader of Buckley Sandler’s Workplace Cultural Compliance Practice, counseling companies on issues related to gender inequity, sexual harassment, and lack of diversity in the workplace.You can find more info and links at&nbsp;www.wellwomanlife.com/224showLinks:Time's Up Legal Defense Fund at National Women's Law Center&nbsp;https://nwlc.org/times-up-legal-defense-fund/Amy Tan - author -&nbsp;https://www.amytan.net/You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy (http://wellwomanlife.com/academy) and High Desert Yoga at&nbsp;highdesertyoga.com.
10/21/202015 minutes, 46 seconds
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223 Just Giovanna: How to Produce Long Lasting Positive Feelings Without Faking It

How can you consistently produce positive feelings without faking it or somehow settling for being grateful just because "it could be worse"?On the show today we'll dive into gratitude through the lens of the Well Woman Framework. I'll talk about how to avoid faking your gratitude and how to consistently produce long-lasting positive feelings that lead to taking action. This is not about conjuring up false gratitude or telling yourself you “should” be grateful for something.When you identify social, political, or economic inequality that impacts you personally or impacts your community or the world, it’s important not to fall prey to the “well, it’s much better than it used to be - you should be grateful” narrative.I'll walk you through the exact activities I use in the Well Woman Academy, giving you a peek into the group coaching program I run for smart women changing the world.Join The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp; a monthly group coaching community-based on intersectional feminism, science and mindfulness. http://wellwomanlife.com/academyYou can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/223show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
10/16/202016 minutes, 34 seconds
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222 Creating Change with Trish Lopez

On the Well Woman Show this month, I interview Trish Lopez, founder of Teeniors®, where tech-savvy teens and young adults help senior citizens learn technology through one-on-one, personalized coaching. Lopez has worked professionally with everyone from Hollywood executives to political leaders. After 13 years in the film industry, she returned to Albuquerque as a new mom in 2015 and was inspired to create Teeniors® after seeing her own mom struggle to adapt to the digital world. A graduate of the University of New Mexico and a supporter of numerous social causes, Lopez's primary interest is bringing people together from different worlds to create change in our communities.today we'll discuss:- Why women tend to start more socially conscious businesses.- and Why it's important to show women and young adults that you can change your situation and improve your life.Teeniors®: https://www.teeniors.com/Book Recommendation: Untamed by Glennon Doyle - https://bookshop.org/books/untamed-9781984801258/9781984801258You can find notes from today's show at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/222show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
10/7/202029 minutes, 19 seconds
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221 Just Giovanna: The Big Birthday Bash – Part Two: How to Deal with Unexpected Challenges

How do you plan for that big birthday? Or your wedding? Some big life events are just overwhelming. And they rarely go as planned, which can create disappointment and even anger. Tune in for parts one and two of planning your big day the Well Woman Way.Today is part 2. If you haven't, make sure and go back to Episode 220 to hear part 1.The Four Parts to Planning your Big Bash:1. Decide how you want to feel on your big day.2. What do you need to do now to feel that way then?3. Deal with unexpected challenges.4. Make it happen!
9/30/202011 minutes, 6 seconds
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220 Just Giovanna: The Big Birthday Bash. Part One: How do you want to feel on your big day?

How do you plan for that big birthday? Or your wedding? Some big life events are just overwhelming. And they rarely go as planned, which can create disappointment and even anger. Tune in for parts one and two of planning your big day the Well Woman Way. For part one, we're focused on How do you want to feel on your big day?Questions to journal on for part 1:1. Decide how you want to feel on your big day2. What do you need to do now to feel that way then?
9/25/202014 minutes, 5 seconds
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219 In Conversation: How Black, Indigenous and Women of Color are Navigating Anti-racism (Part Four with Antonia Montoya and Giovanna Rossi)

On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part four in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice - what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we're reading, what we're doing and where we go from here.This week, I'm in conversation with Antonia Montoya, and we explore racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences. Antonia is a mental health therapist who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, loss, addiction, and challenging life transitions. She supports her clients in the exploration and reconnection with themselves while teaching new practices for creating the change they seek in their lives. As a queer woman of color from Albuquerque, she has been a lifetime student of the traditional healing practices of her ancestors. She is committed to supporting her clients in their work, understanding the importance of continuing her own.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/219showThis special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.We believe that Black lives matter.We believe that Black lives are more important than property.We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.You can find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous, and women of color at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.Also, there is a list of resources at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.The book Antonia mentions is Communities of HopeThe previous episode with Antonia is&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/27showListen to the previous episodes in this series:wellwomanlife.com/206showwellwomanlife.com/210showwellwomanlife.com/216showJoin our community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wellwomanlifecommunityThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy® and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
9/16/202032 minutes, 2 seconds
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218 Radical Self-Care with Babsy Sinandale

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Babsy Sinandile, a Transformation Coach, Speaker, Wellness Event curator, and the founder of Blak Gold Wellness Lounge, a safe online space curated with Black and Brown millennial folx in mind. Sinandile focuses on identifying and reversing mindset blocks that stem from years of generational trauma, through her signature Undoing Method™. As a self-proclaimed self-care strategist with a background in community health, she helps her people take excellent care of mind, body, and soul through group and 1:1 coaching, educational and healing workshops, as well as inspirational social media content. She is a mother of two amazing girls, loves Salsa dancing and karaoke, and indulges in an expensive hobby as a recording singer/songwriter.On the show we discuss:- What Radical Self Care is- How taking care of ourselves can be a form of resistance- and the importance of healing the generation trauma in the black and brown communities.This episode is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.You can find notes from today's show, links to past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous, and women of color as well as a list of resources at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/218show.If you want to find out more about Babsy's Blak Gold Wellness Lounge: https://blakgoldwellness.com/The books Babsy recommended:https://bookshop.org/books/multipliers-how-the-best-leaders-make-everyone-smarter-revised-updated/9780062663078https://bookshop.org/books/the-power-of-your-subconscious-mind-9781604592917/9780486478999You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
9/9/202029 minutes, 28 seconds
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217 Just Giovanna: Celebrate the Little Things (and the Big!)

What does it mean to celebrate? Is it something you do when you think you "deserve" a reward? Is it something you do and then regret it later or the next day? Do you save celebrations for "big" events or achievements?On the Well Woman Show this week I'll be sharing ten ways to celebrate without breaking the bank or indulging in unhealthy behavior.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/217show&nbsp;I'd love it if you want to continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy™, a global community of smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity, and burnout, and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
9/2/202015 minutes, 3 seconds
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216 In Conversation: How Black, Indigenous and Women of Color are Navigating Anti-racism (Part Three with Tamara Thorpe and Giovanna Rossi)

On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part three in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice - what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we're reading, what we're doing and where we go from here.This week, I'm in conversation with my colleague Tamara Thorpe, and we explore racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences. Tamara is best known as the Millennials Mentor and is a recognized thought-leader in next-generation leadership. She is the founder of Real Leadership, a dynamic and compassionate approach to leadership, creating culturally smart and inclusive leaders.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/216show&nbsp;This special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.We believe that Black lives matter.We believe that Black lives are more important than property.We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.You can find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous, and women of color at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.Also, there is a list of resources at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.Listen to the previous episodes in this series:wellwomanlife.com/206show&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/210show&nbsp;The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
8/26/202048 minutes, 17 seconds
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215 Just Giovanna: Create a Simplified, Beautiful Environment for You to Thrive

On the Well Woman Show this week, I am actually sharing a module from The Well Woman Academy on how you can change your home and work environment to really impact your mental and emotional health as well as your ability to make clear decisions and achieve your goals. You'll definitely want to get your journal out for this one and you can email&nbsp;[email protected]&nbsp;to request the pdf workbook that goes with this module. If this episode spoke to you, and you want more content like this, join us in The Well Woman Academy™ by going to&nbsp;http://wellwomanlife.com/academyAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/215show&nbsp;You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy™, a global community of smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity, and burnout and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
8/19/202017 minutes, 46 seconds
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214 Embrace Inclusive Practices with Val Day-Sanchez

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Val Day-Sanchez, a professor of communication, social activist, author, TEDX speaker, and intersectional feminist. Dedicated to education, she believes it has the power to combat social justice issues that plague our society. Val is the host of So, What Are You??? a podcast dedicated to amplifying voices that are often marginalized. Val facilitates Equity &amp; Justice Workshops across the country, to help professionals, and organizations, embrace inclusive practices. This inclusive lens is reflected in their culturally responsive teaching, equity-based curriculum design, and college service within Equity centered policy change.We discuss:- How her work in racism has changed recently- That Anti-Racism and Intersectional feminism work is imperative regardless of your race or lifestyle.- How we can make our schools more anti-racist.I want to let you know about a special series on the Well Woman show that showcases conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice - what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we're reading, what we're doing and where we go from here. This special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.You can find notes from today's show, links to past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous and women of color as well as a list of resources at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/214show.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
8/12/202030 minutes, 18 seconds
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213: Support for Working Parents with Ann-Marie Slaughter

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Anne-Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America. She was the first female director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and served as Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and professor of law at Harvard Law School. She has written or edited seven books, including “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family”. In 2012, she published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became one of the most read articles in the history of the magazine and helped spark a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.On the show we talk about:Why Ann Marie chooses to be an entrepreneur.Why work that involves investing in others isn't considered important but it should be.Why treating employees as capable adults makes better employees overall.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/213showThe book she mentioned wasThe Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DeboisYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
8/5/202029 minutes, 25 seconds
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212 Pivot and Transform with Nell Merlino

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Nell Merlino, entrepreneur and activist for the advancement of women and girls. She created Take Our Daughters to Work Day, with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993, She then expanded her strategic communications consultancy to develop campaigns, strategies, and events for dozens of clients including the YWCA, Amnesty International, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and The Sierra Club. In 2000, Nell launched Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the first online microlender in the world. And this year she has relaunched CountMeIn with $250,000 in grants for small women-owned businesses.On the show we talk about:- the pros and cons of the current women's empowerment challenge (#challengeaccepted) on Instagram-using intuition to pivot and transform your business and which businesses are the most likely to succeed right now-taking time for pleasure, self-expression and doing your most important and satisfying work when no one is lookingAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/212showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.Listen to Nell's live announcement of the $250k grant giveaway on July 31 at 2 pm EST&nbsp;https://countmeinrevival.org/.Links mentioned on the show:The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron Interview with Julia Cameron on Well Woman Show: https://wellwomanlife.com/018show/The Body is Not an Apology
7/29/202034 minutes
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Just Giovanna: Neutralize Overwhelm The Well Woman Way

On the Well Woman Show this week, we neutralize overwhelm the well woman way. And we do it by breaking down how to clear emotional and physical space, face your fears and build your resilience by activating superpowers you haven't been using.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/211showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy, a global group coaching community for smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity and burnout and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp;http://wellwomanlife.com/academyThe Well Woman Approach to Neutralizing OverwhelmA well woman is strong and vulnerable, brave and scared, challenges the status quo and internalizes oppressive systems, and is self compassionate while imperfect.A well woman doesn't "power through" tough times or "boss babe" her way to the top.A well woman accepts that NOT every thing is "figure-out-able" and that is OK.A well woman is working on being ok with uncertainty, not controlling things and not figuring it ALL out. Being ok with uncertainty - that is where real power is.On the show this week, we use this approach to present three ways to neutralize overwhelm:Step 1: Clear some space-delegate-deletehttps://wellwomanlife.com/161show/-doClearing mental and emotional space like this also creates a sense of safety and control, needed for the next step.Step 2: Face your stuff"Take fear along for the ride, just don't let it in the driver's seat." -Liz GilbertUsing an acronym, we look closely at FEAR:-Find-Evaluate-Askhttps://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/needs-inventoryhttps://wellwomanlife.com/207show/-RewardThis reward creates a sense of self-acceptance, needed for the next step.Step 3: Activate your superpowersThis builds resilience, which leads to a sense of well-being.When we learn to notice and have gratitude for a superpower like our breath, we can build upon this awareness to call it in when we need it. And when we develop the ability to call in our superpowers or activate them when we need them, we can notice and have gratitude for other superpowers, build them and use them.A.Self-care:"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare" Audre LordeB. Self-compassion:Three components from Kristin Neff:-self-kindness-common humanity- mindfulnesshttps://bookshop.org/books/self-compassion-the-proven-power-of-being-kind-to-yourself/9780061733529Episode 154: Just Giovanna: Give Yourself The Love You Seek
7/23/202031 minutes, 1 second
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210: How Women of Color and White Women are Navigating Anti-racism (Part Two with Angelica Archuleta and Giovanna Rossi)

On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part two in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice - what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we're reading, what we're doing and where we go from here. I'm in conversation with my colleague Angelica Archuleta, and we exploring racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences. Angelica Archuleta was born in Santa Fe, raised in Espanola and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a Lupus survivor since the age of ten, her passion for human rights is rooted in her lived experiences.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/210show&nbsp;The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/210showYou can find part one of this series at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/206showYou can find Liberatory Consciousness Framework by Barbara J Love at&nbsp;https://bit.ly/30pxPjtThe Resources Angelica recommended were:Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (the movie)The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderWhy are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in The Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.DAnd find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous, and women of color at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.Also, there is a list of resources that I developed, and Angelica added to wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookSign up for The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp;http://wellwomanlife.com/academyThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
7/15/202034 minutes, 45 seconds
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209 Including Diverse Voices at the Policy Table with Adriann Barboa

On the Well Woman Show this month, I talk to Commissioner elect Adriann Barboa, in Bernalillo County's District 3. Adriann currently serves as the Policy Director at Forward Together, where she works with families and communities across the state of New Mexico to bring about a culture shift and policies centered on the lived experiences of everyday New Mexicans. Adriann is a connector, an organizer, a trainer, and loves to spend her time with families and communities working together toward building the world we all want to live in. Adriann brings 20 plus years’ experience in the direct service and social justice sectors, working primarily on issues of gender, reproductive, anti-violence, education, and criminal justice in Indigenous and communities of color.We discuss-How Adriann hopes to bring diverse stakeholders to the table- Working across party lines, and connecting people- Why it's important for women to work together for change.You can find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous and women of color at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.Also, there is a list of resources at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/209show.The books that Adriann recommended were:https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-No-More-Violence-Against/dp/0807088986https://www.amazon.com/Paula-Memoir-front-cover-image/dp/0061564907/You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
7/8/202029 minutes, 47 seconds
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208 Just Giovanna: What the Self Help Industry is Missing

On the Well Woman Show this week, we unlearn the messages that keep us playing small, undervaluing ourselves, and settling for anxiety and burnout. This is so simple AND so hard. To support women to do this and to make the changes in their lives to be able to do these three things consistently, I have created the Well Woman Academy where we unlearn all the unhelpful messages and replace those with strategic and practical ways to show up, be seen, be heard and improve our lives.On the show this week, we’ll talk about:The thing that the self-help industry is completely missingThe two things women are valued for and why these are keeping you playing smallThe most important piece of the Well Woman Framework that other personal development models are missingAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/208showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookSign up for The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp;http://wellwomanlife.com/academyThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
7/1/202013 minutes, 2 seconds
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207 Just Giovanna: Get Your Needs Met Now

On the Well Woman Show this week, we are discussing the importance of getting our needs met. As women, getting our needs met has been something society has taught us is secondary. First and foremost we should be concerned with nurturing others, whether that's raising children, taking care of parents, or just simply playing the nurturer role at work, in the community, or with friends. Second, we should be concerned with how we look, being sure to be pleasing to others, particularly men. If we are women AND carry other identities based on race, ability, or sexual orientation then the requirement that we put our needs on the back burner multiplies. So it's not surprising that so many of us have ongoing unmet needs, which show up as thoughts and feelings, which ultimately guide our actions in life.On the show this week, we’ll talk about:Create awareness around your needsIntuitively reveal the steps for you to take to get your needs metCreate a strategy or action planIntegrate the plan with your life as it isAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/207showYou can find the Need Inventory at https://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/needs-inventoryYou can find the Feelings Inventory at https://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/feelings-inventoryYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebookSign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academyThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
6/24/202018 minutes, 52 seconds
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206 In Conversation: How Black and White Women are Navigating Anti-racism (Part One with Candice Thomas and Giovanna Rossi)

On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part one in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice - what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we're reading, what we're doing and where we go from here.This week, I'm in conversation with my friend and colleague, intuitive advisor, and psychic medium Candice Thomas, exploring racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences.You can check out my interview with her back in 2018 at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/109show.And find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous and women of color at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.Also, there is a list of resources that I developed and Candice added to at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/206showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookAs I mentioned, this special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.We believe that Black lives matter.We believe that Black lives are more important than property.We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.Here are three things you can do right away:Donate to any of the following:George Floyd Memorial FundMinnesota Freedom FundBlack Visions CollectiveCampaign ZeroBlack Lives MatterSign a petition:Text “Floyd” to 55156 to sign a petition to demand justice for George Floyd.Sign-up at Color of Change to be notified of more opportunities to take action.#PodcastersForJustice #WOCPodcasters #BlackLivesMatter
6/17/202051 minutes, 26 seconds
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205: Turning Anxiety into Happiness with Dr. Laurie Santos

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology and the Head of Silliman College at Yale University, as well as the host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Happiness Lab. After observing a disturbing level of unhappiness and anxiety among her students, she began teaching a course entitled "Psychology and the Good Life," which quickly became the most popular course in Yale's history and has also reached almost two million people from all over the world through an online version. Although she’s now best known as a "happiness expert,” Santos's research explores the much broader question of "What makes the human mind unique?" and often includes comparing the cognitive capacities of non-human animals to humans.On the show we talk about:- How Happiness is something we can all work on- What actionable strategies you can take to be happier now-Why it's harder for women than men to make time for happinessAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/205showYou can find the Anti-Racism Resources I mentioned at https://www.wellwomanlife.com/anti-racismThe Well Woman Show has featured many Women of Color on the show, you can find the complete list at https://wellwomanlife.com/WomenOfColorGuestsThe books Dr. Santos mentions were:https://www.christianpicciolini.com/breaking-hate-bookhttps://wwnorton.com/books/the-stoic-challengeYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
6/10/202029 minutes, 33 seconds
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204 Just Giovanna: These Three Things Support Your Leadership & Success

On the Well Woman Show this week, Giovanna discusses the three things that Well Woman Show guests have in common. The guests are often successful female leaders, making a major change in their own communities and the world as a whole, so today we're discussing those 3 things so you can begin to implement them in your life.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/204showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookSign up for The Well Woman Academy™:&nbsp;http://wellwomanlife.com/academyThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
6/3/202013 minutes, 55 seconds
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203 Just Giovanna: A Review of Models for Living Well by Brene Brown, Tara Brach and Byron Katie

This week Giovanna finds commonalities in three popular models, shows how they compliment the Well Woman Life® Framework (wellwomanlife.com/movement) and shows us that we are all talking about the same things: observe your thoughts, tune into your wisdom, take aligned action and integrate all of this to live in flow.The first one is Tara Brach, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, her teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and full, compassionate engagement with our world.RAIN: a practice of radical compassionRecognize, Allow, Investigate, NurtureRAIN Guided meditation:&nbsp;https://www.tarabrach.com/meditation-practice-rain/The second model is Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is, A Mind At Home With Itself, and the creator of the work. The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches how to identify and question the thoughts that cause all of our stress. It is a method of inquiry born directly out of Byron Katie’s experience. This practice allows you to access the wisdom that always exists within you.The Work - the four questions:Is it true?Can you absolutely know that it's true?How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?Who or what would you be without that thought?Byron Katie's Website: thework.comGiovanna's Interview with Byron Katie. https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/075show/The final model is Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston, who spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She's the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead.Rising Strong: living a wholehearted lifeReckoning - awarenessRumble - IntuitionRevolution - Aligned ActionBrene Brown's Website: https://brenebrown.com/Also, don't miss it...coming up on the show in a couple of weeks:Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology and the Head of Silliman College at Yale University, as well as the host of the podcast THE HAPPINESS LAB. After observing a disturbing level of unhappiness and anxiety among her students, she began teaching a course entitled "Psychology and the Good Life".
5/27/202024 minutes, 59 seconds
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202: What to Do About Your Mysterious Illness with Sarah Ramey

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Sarah Ramey, a survivor of chronic illnesses and a writer living in Washington, DC. She just released her first book, THE LADY’S HANDBOOK FOR HER MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia in 2007 and worked on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and she's a musician.On the show we talk about:How Sarah fought to overcome her illness and prove that she wasn’t weak, or crazy.The lack of support in our healthcare system for invisible illnesses.Why society needs to take an empathetic approach to healthcare as we move forward.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/202showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
5/20/202035 minutes, 54 seconds
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201: Just Giovanna: How to Know When to Take Action

On the Well Woman Show this week, I discuss how to know when to take action in your life, how to get Aligned Action, and break down 5 different sections.1. Goal setting &amp; Results planning2. Productivity Tools3. Morning/Evening Routine4. Accountability5. Energy level - what fuels you?The Shows I Mention:Episode 059079 Visioning Your Life: Identify and Activate Your Superpowers BEFORE you Set Your Goals with Giovanna Rossi (Part Two of Two)163 JG Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule (for intimacy, income and impact)169 Just Giovanna: Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule part Two (for intimacy, income and impact)188 Just Giovanna: Create More Energy and Focus to Tackle Your 2020 Goals192: Just Giovanna: How to Free Up Time to Tackle Your GoalsIf you'd like to work on this with me one on one or in a small group, email me at&nbsp;[email protected]&nbsp;and let's get you started on the path to living your very own Well Woman Life!All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/201showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
5/13/202019 minutes, 31 seconds
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200: GenX Women's Anxiety with Ada Calhoun

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Ada Calhoun whose new book, Why We Can't Sleep, Women's New Midlife Crisis really digs into Generation X women and our particular set of challenges. She is also the author of the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, named one of the top ten memoirs of 2017 by W magazine; and she writes for The New York, and The New Republic.Gen X women are born 1965-1980 and are likely raising small children in their 40s or dealing with infertility issues, we are caring for aging relatives and they are trying to create a better life for their kids than they had.On the show this month, we talk about:- How gen x women were told we could do anything but didn't actually have the resources- Why the current generation of women facing midlife have such strong anxietyand-Why society perpetuates the idea that all women need to do to get ahead is to try harder.If this is all sounding familiar or you have women in your life for whom this is a reality, head over to -&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/quiz&nbsp;- to answer two questions that will help you identify your challenges and solutions.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/200showThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebook
5/6/202030 minutes, 9 seconds
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199: Covid19 Disparities and New Research (Part 3 of 3) with Dr. Anuj Kapilashrami

Recently the Washington Post reported that among gender-identified covid19 disease cases looking at 20,648 people in Spain, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths. And that's not all. The Guardian reports that "The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.Since then, the pattern has been seen in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths.So why are men more vulnerable?On the Well Woman Show this week I share part three of a series I'm doing on the impact of sex and gender on health outcomes. Today I have another episode on the covid19 research and I talk to Kapilashrami is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Gender &amp; Global Health Policy at the Queen Mary University of London. Her work lies at the intersections of health politics and development praxis, with a particular interest in their interface with gender, human rights, and social justice. She is also on the Gender Advisory Panel for WHO’s Human Reproduction Programme, and the Editorial advisory board for the BMJ.On the show we talk about:- How Gender and Burden of Care play an important role in pandemics- Women's needs in combating COVID-19and- How COVID-19 revealed many inequalities and injustices in our system.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/199showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
4/22/202031 minutes, 53 seconds
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198: Covid19 Disparities and New Research (Part 2 of 3) with Prof. Sabra Klein

Recently the Washington Post reported that among gender-identified covid19 disease cases looking at 20,648 people in Spain, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths. And that's not all. The Guardian reports that "The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.Since then, the pattern has been seen in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths.So why are men more vulnerable?On the Well Woman Show this week I share part two of a series I'm doing on the impact of sex and gender on health outcomes. Today I have another episode on the covid19 research and I talk to Sabra Kline, PhD, a researcher, and professor at John Hopkins University, whose research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms mediating how males and females differ in their immune responses to viral infection and vaccination.On the show we talk about:-The lack of gendered data for COVID19 patients-How hormones play a role in the covid19 outbreakand- How important it is to put a light on male and female differences and the benefits we could have moving forward.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/198showIf you're interested in the group program, you can find more info at wellwomanlife.com/yournextchapterYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
4/15/202039 minutes, 11 seconds
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197: The Importance of Mentorship with Celestina Garcia

On the Well Woman Show this week I have curated some tips for emotional well-being and I interview Celestina Garcia about the importance of mentorship. Celestina is a mother, educator, coach and entrepreneur. She is a native New Mexican with a passion for envisioning and collaborating with others to build the legacy of achievement in communities. She created her private coaching company, Coaching Solutions, where she has spent over 500 hrs coaching executives, small business owners, and community members to align their work to their purpose.On the show we talk about:- how mentorship has shaped her life- the difference between coaching and mentorshipand- how coaching can help people realize what they really want in life.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/radio.You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookAt the end of the show, I will share four easy things you can do to boost your well-being and embrace your anxiety rather than fight against it, strengthen your resilience and find your inner strength. Be sure to stay till the end to catch these four tips you can start implementing right now.The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
4/10/202029 minutes, 40 seconds
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196: Covid19 Disparities and New Research (Part 1 of 3) with Prof. Sarah Hawkes

Hello Well Women! Welcome to Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on COVID-19.Recently the Washington Post reported that among gender-identified covid19 disease cases looking at 20,648 people in Spain, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths. And that's not all. The Guardian reports that "The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.Since then, the pattern has been seen in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths.So why are men more vulnerable?On the Well Woman Show this week I share part one of a series of three I'm doing on the impact of sex and gender on health outcomes. Today I have a special episode focused on new research related to disparities between men and women in covid19 and I talk to Professor Sarah Hawkes, professor of global public health at University College London and co-founder with her husband of Global Health 50/50, an initiative that advocates for gender equality in health.On the show we talk about:-the distribution of risk and potential response to covid 19-the underlying reasons why more men than women may suffer worse outcomesAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/196showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
4/8/202027 minutes, 46 seconds
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195 Significance Over "Success" with Doll Avant

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to Doll Avant, award-winning tech entrepreneur, a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, and a TEDx speaker. As a data scientist and social impact strategist, Doll was honored with the global designation of “Google's Woman of Water” and featured on Google's home page for creating the “world’s largest water database.” Doll is the Founder &amp; CEO of Aquagenuity ("Where Water Meets Ingenuity"), headquartered in Doll’s hometown of Atlanta.On the show we talk about:What Aquagenuity is doing to help people, and our water supply.Why our water quality is so important to our healthHow doing significant work is more important than being successful.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/195showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
4/1/202035 minutes, 37 seconds
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194 Just Giovanna: Working from Home with Kids

On the Well Woman Show this month, I talk about how working from home with kids magnifies the inequities in our systems and families and I share 6 tips for making this all work for the next few weeks."It is true that a crisis, and in this case, a global health pandemic, shows us our truth. It shines a spotlight on the weaknesses in our systems, shows us who our leaders really are, and magnifies the inequities in our personal relationships."With these systems issues in mind, here are a few practical tips for making this all work for the next few weeks:Start your day with a routine: whether that is exercise, meditation, reading or journaling, find what works for you to maintain a sense of feeling grounded. Then, extend that to the kids. Have a routine for them in the morning to include breakfast, chores, and reading or free time. Flexibility is key.Redefine productivity: You may need to lower your expectations because you will not be as productive as you are used to because of the added stress and having the kids at home.Nourish yourself and your kids: eat what make your body feels good, move your body or even work up a sweat by walking in nature, and carve out some time every day to do something you love, like curling up with a book and a cup of tea or take a hot bath and get enough sleep. For the kids, this is their free time to choose what they love.Delegate: if you’re a pro at this, then, by all means, pull out your best delegation strategies. If you’re newer and have trouble setting boundaries or delegating, then now is the time to start.Connect with the community (online, text) and family: set up a time to call grandparents and family. Set up group chats with friends.Be of service: whether in your work or in your community, how can you serve others? Journal about this and then do one thing. Ask the kids how they can help their neighbors or family members.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/194showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
3/18/202026 minutes, 47 seconds
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193 Being All of Who You Are with Katie Arnold

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to Katie Arnold, marathon runner, mother, and writer. She wrote the book Running Home: A Memoir. Katie created and launched the popular Raising Rippers column, about bringing up adventurous kids, which appears monthly on Outside Online and has grown to become one of the site’s most popular blogs.On the show we talk about:- How Running helped Katie cope with Grief.- How Katie integrates being a mom, a runner and a writerand-How to embrace all the different roles in your lifeAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/193showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
3/11/202029 minutes, 56 seconds
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192: Just Giovanna: How to Free Up Time to Tackle Your Goals

Hello Well Women!Today is a Just Giovanna where we break down 4 different steps to help you free up time to tackle your goals.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/192showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
2/26/202023 minutes, 3 seconds
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191: Latina Centered Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Ana Consuelo Matiella, MA

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to Ana Consuelo Matiella. She is a storyteller and bilingual and bicultural health communications and social marketing expert. She is co-founder and content director of De Las Mías, a bilingual healthy lifestyle platform, and community for Latinas.On the show you'll learn:- Using empathy in developing health messaging- Engaging in culturally appropriate social marketing- How to use food positive and body-positive messagingAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/191showAna recommended the book Gossip by&nbsp;Miriam SaganYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
2/12/202028 minutes, 9 seconds
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190: Relentless Commitment to Your Passion with Joann Mitchell

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to JoAnne Mitchell, a highly dedicated educator who deeply believes in people and is committed to creating equity through education. She focuses on leading her staff to provide life-changing opportunities to traditionally under-served student populations. JoAnn has 25 years of experience across the country as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, and building and district level administrator. JoAnn has now relocated to Albuquerque with the desire to provide New Mexico students with an exemplary option for their education, specifically targeting first-generation students; a passion area for Ms. Mitchell as she was a first-generation high school and college graduate herself.On the show you'll learn:- The struggles of being a first-generation student- Why education opportunities can be life-changing for students.- Why schools need to help the whole child, not just their education.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/190showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
2/5/202037 minutes, 5 seconds
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189: Inspring Others with your Personal Story with Janis Gonzales

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to Dr. Janis Gonzales, a mother, author, pediatrician, and public health physician with expertise in health policy and administration. Janis currently works as the Maternal Child Health Director in the New Mexico Department of Health and her interests include children with special healthcare needs, prevention of adverse childhood events, and advocating for health equity.She just released her book, Lessons from a Gentle Life, about the loss of her daughter.On the show you\'ll learn:- Using your passion to inspire others.- The Importance of Bringing the Personal into the Professional.- and how grief taught her some of the most important lessons.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/189showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookAlso, if you\'re interested, I\'m hosting a Masterclass tomorrow morning on 3 Steps to Go From Burnout to Bliss. You can sign up at https://wellwomanlife.com/webinarwithgiovanna/The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
1/23/202021 minutes, 28 seconds
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188 Just Giovanna: Create More Energy and Focus to Tackle Your 2020 Goals

Hello Well Women!Feeling excited and ready to nail your goals in 2020.....but worried you don't have the time and energy to actually follow through? ⁣⁣⁣⁣Or perhaps not feeling super confident about which goals to tackle first, or how to maximize your limited time?⁣⁣ I get it.⁣⁣One of the questions I get asked almost daily by busy women who are juggling career and family is “How do I get it all done??”⁣⁣Well, gorgeous, the very FIRST step to getting it all done is having a morning routine that WORKS for you, that will set you up with energy and focus for the day.⁣⁣That's what we're discussing today!If this episode was interesting, then feel free to join the FREE 5-Day Challenge that will teach you exactly how to create your morning routine. ⁣One that will Get You Into the Groove like Madonna in the 80's, and give you the CLARITY you need to tackle your goals.We start January 19th and You can grab your spot at /wellwomanlife.com/morningroutine/All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/188showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
1/15/202022 minutes, 25 seconds
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187 Work in Your Genius and Delegate the Rest with Anna Vocino

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to Anna Vocino is a voice over talent and standup comic who also happens to be a Celiac who writes cookbooks and co-hosts the “Fitness Confidential” podcast with Vinnie Tortorich.On the show you'll learn:- How doing many things can be a part of your brand.- Why delegating is so important for busy women.-.Steps you can take to avoid burnout.If you'd like to check out the book she recommended, you can do that:Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZ1YGJ5/All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/187showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
1/8/202027 minutes, 14 seconds
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186 Just Giovanna: The Only Resolution You Need This Year

Hello &amp; Happy New Year Gorgeous Well Women!On the show this week we'll cover three ways to get started with the ONLY resolution you need this year, that don't require gym memberships, diet plans or anything else you have to buy. We are going to discuss how to:1. Reflect and Release2. Build Your Power3. Be Seen and HeardAll the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/186showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
1/1/202021 minutes, 28 seconds
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185 Just Giovanna: Well Woman (Last Minute) Gift Guide

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week, I'm sharing my recommendations for five great gifts for yourself or another Well Woman in your life.Five Last Minute GiftsIf you want to check out the images, you can head to wellwomanlife.com/giftguide to see a full blog with pictures!1. Dissent Collar Hook and Hoop Earrings $21.95Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a special collar she wears on days when she dissents from decisions being handed down by the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg wore her “dissent collar” on November 9, 2016.These hook and hoop earrings are the perfect way to wear your own dissent collar proudly, every day!50% of profits from the sales of these earrings are split between three organizations:The Bronx Freedom FundInternational Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)Center for Reproductive Rights2. Custom Face Socks $24.00Get your favorite feminist's face on your socks! (or your dog's face?)3. BUST subscription $24.95US Print &amp; Digital Subscription: 1 Year (4 issues) ($24.95 + $5.00 shipping &amp; handling)You save 20% !Founded in 1993, the BUST brand is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST addresses a refreshing variety of young women’s interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex, and news. Hip, humorous, and honest, BUST is a cheeky celebration of all things female and a trusted authority on up-and-coming trends among discerning, educated, and culturally aware women.BUST is published 4 times a year by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel4 Well Woman T-shirt $20These Well Woman t's are the perfect gift for the awesome women in your life. Showcase your commitment to your inner journey and make a public statement that you are prioritizing YOU. You don't have to burnout to be successful - you can start living your Well Woman Life™ with this super comfy t-shirt!20% of merch sales goes to Crossroads for Women, a non-profit org supporting women emerging from incarceration to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.5. 99 Problems Coffee Mug $17.99Show off your support for diversity and representation with this funny political design featuring the text "I've Got 99 Problems And White Heteronormative Patriarchy Is Basically All Of Them" to celebrate minorities and our melting pot of culture! Perfect for feminists, LGBT pride, minority rights, social justice, liberals, protests and smashing the patriarchy!Hopefully you find something perfect for one of the people still on your gift list!All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;<a...
12/18/201919 minutes, 48 seconds
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184 Seven Steps to Heal Depression and Tune in to Your Intuition with Kathleen DesMaisons, PhD

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week, I talk to Kathleen DesMaisons, who coined the term “sugar sensitivity” and is the world’s leading expert on sugar addiction. Her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, continues to demystify very complex processes and she has more than thirty years of experience working in public health, nutrition, and addiction. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the President of Golden Retriever Rescue of New Mexico.On the show you'll learn:- How what you eat impacts your intuition.- The seven steps to healing depression and break sugar addiction.- How imposter syndrome is actually a biochemical issue.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/184showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
12/11/201930 minutes, 18 seconds
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183 The Power of Soft Skills in Leadership with Rajshree Patel

On the show this week is Rajshree Patel, a mind and meditation expert and an international self-awareness coach, trainer, and speaker. Over the last 30 years, she has taught hundreds of thousands of people in more than 35 countries the power of meditation, mindfulness, breathwork, and other ancient tools for accessing the innate source of energy, creativity, and fulfillment within.On the show today, we talk about:• How to bring more awareness and intuition in your life.• How getting clear inside can bring us success outside as well.• How our soft skills and who we are can influence our leadership ability.You can find all the info and links mentioned today atwww.wellwomanlife.com/183showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
12/4/201940 minutes, 24 seconds
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182 Just Giovanna: How to NOT Get Derailed By The People Closest to You

This week on The Well Woman Show, we are discussing how to NOT get derailed by the people closest to you when you are in transition. It might be difficult for people close to you to relate to your transformation. When you are emerging, awakening, transforming, your identity is shifting and that will not be comfortable for some people whose own identity relies on you staying the same as they\'ve known you.We discuss give tips to help you1. What people say is about them not you.2. What you say is about you, not them.3. Give some people space and not rely on getting your needs met by them.4. Give yourself space.5. The 4 R\'s: Reevaluate, then reaffirm, rearrange, or release.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/182showYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
11/20/201921 minutes, 45 seconds
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181 Authentic Leadership with Dr. Erica Barreiro Volkers

On the show this month, I talk to Dr. Erica Barreiro Volkers who has served as the Dean for the School of Communication, Humanities &amp; Social Sciences at CNM for the past 7 years. Erica is currently engaged at CNM in a one-year fellowship researching, ideating, and facilitating a dialog to reimagine higher education in ways that will better prepare our citizenry for the future of work and life in the age of the 4th industrial revolution.On the show you’ll learn: – How Erica uses authentic leadership to improve her workplace – How to keep college, and college faculty relevant in our society – and how leadership is an ongoing journey.All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/181showThe books mentioned by Erica and Giovanna:Web of Inclusion by Sally HelgesenWomen and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices&nbsp;by&nbsp;Jean Lau Chin,&nbsp;Bernice Lott,&nbsp;Joy Rice,&nbsp;Janis Sanchez-HuclesThank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations&nbsp;by&nbsp;Thomas L. FriedmanThe Hero with a Thousand Faces by&nbsp;Joseph CampbellHow to Be an Antiracist&nbsp;by&nbsp;Ibram X. KendiYou can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at&nbsp;wellwomanlife.com/facebookThe Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.The post 181 Authentic Leadership with Dr. Erica Barreiro Volkers appeared first on Well Woman Life.
11/6/201930 minutes, 21 seconds
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180 Just Giovanna: Ten Daily Habits for Your Well Being

On the show this week, I share Ten Daily Habits for Your Well Being from the well woman community &#8211; these are tips from my guests on the show and from the community members. You&#8217;ll learn: &#8211; the difference between daily routines and morning routines &#8211; how meditative activities can easily be a part of your daily life &#8211; and what kind of connection brings you the most benefit You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque. If you&#8217;re interested in a discovery call, head to WellWomanLife.com/LearnMore Be sure to check out the Well Woman Life Jumpstart if you&#8217;re ready to create more income, impact or intimacy in your life! The post 180 Just Giovanna: Ten Daily Habits for Your Well Being appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/23/201932 minutes, 46 seconds
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179 Surrendering with Ashley Moyer aka Saywut?!

On the show this week, I talk to Ashley Moyer aka Saywut?!. She is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been a fixture in the hip hop scene coast to coast performing for Federal and state educational, environmental, and humanitarian aid workshops through the use of non-traditional, alternative music outlets. Ashley’s performances and workshops are directed towards community awareness and development through education and acceptance of alternative music outlets. On the show you&#8217;ll learn: &#8211; How Ashley uses her Beatboxing for a purpose. &#8211; Why surrendering is so important as a creative &#8211; and why we should push past our fear. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/179show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque. The post 179 Surrendering with Ashley Moyer aka Saywut?! appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/9/201929 minutes, 21 seconds
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178 Smart, Successful and Abused with Dr. Angela Mailis

My guest today is Dr. Angela Mailis, a highly respected medicolegal expert in chronic pain; advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Health; published more than 130 scientific papers; trained numerous students and international trainees; lectured around the world; has appeared on numerous media outlets. Her new book, Smart, Successful and Abused will be released on September 2019. On the show today, we talk about: • The Myth that only unprivileged women experience abuse • The difference between physical and mental abuse • and why we need to teach empath to everyone including men. Get Angela&#8217;s Book here You can find all the info and links mentioned today at www.wellwomanlife.com/178show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook Whether you’re just starting your journey or you’ve been on it for months or even years, the Well Woman Jumpstart is a great place to begin. Jumpstart your Well Woman Life at wellwomanlife.com/jumpstart &nbsp; &nbsp; The post 178 Smart, Successful and Abused with Dr. Angela Mailis appeared first on Well Woman Life.
9/25/201935 minutes, 1 second
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177 Re-Write Your Truth with Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass

Are you ready to re-write your story, find your truth and create what you want for your life? Ie. are you ready to be a badass? On the show this week, I talk to Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass, and featured speaker at the SCORE Women&#8217;s Conference in Santa Fe, NM on September 25th. On the show you&#8217;ll learn: &#8211; How Jen became a success coach when she herself was a &#8220;trainwreck&#8221; &#8211; Which causes Jen is focusing her philanthropic work on &#8211; What Jen thinks makes a good leader Make sure to stay tuned to the end of the show for the books Jen is currently reading, and the causes that are near and dear to her heart! We are also giving away a ticket to the SCORE event to hear Jen speak. Learn more at wellwomanlife.com/177show. Click here to win tickets to the SCORE Santa Fe event. The first annual SCORE women’s conference: Power Up – Changing the Game for Women in Business is for women entrepreneurs to come together to engage, inform and inspire and leave recharged and connected to others. The event focuses on how unique each entrepreneur is, but also the importance of success not only for the individual but for their families, communities and the economy as well. Find out more about the event here Grab Jen&#8217;s Books: You are a Badass You are a Badass at Making Money You are a Badass Everyday The books Jen is reading: The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates The Overlook (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly For more about Jen&#8217;s philanthropic work, check out https://www.nowsantafe.org/ &nbsp; You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook Whether you’re just starting your journey or you’ve been on it for months or even years, the Well Woman Jumpstart is a great place to begin. Jumpstart your Well Woman Life at <a...
9/11/201924 minutes, 56 seconds
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176 Just Giovanna: Less Pressure, More Presence

On the Well Woman Show this week, we’ll focus on 3 steps you can take right away to stop feeling so much pressure about your home responsibilities (including kids if you have them) while you’re at work and stop feeling guilty about work responsibilities when you’re at home or with your kids. And we&#8217;ll also have tips for leaders of companies and organizations. You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque. Be sure to check out the Well Woman Life Jumpstart if you&#8217;re ready to create more income, impact or intimacy in your life! The post 176 Just Giovanna: Less Pressure, More Presence appeared first on Well Woman Life.
9/4/201927 minutes, 37 seconds
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175 Inclusive Leadership with Jennifer Brown

Hello Well Women! This week on The Well Women Show, I interview Jennifer Brown, the founder, president, and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting and the host of The Will to Change podcast, which uncovers true stories of diversity and inclusion. Her new book is called How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive. On the show today, we talk about: • How to be a diverse and inclusive leader at the workplace • What Jennifer’s new book is bringing to the workplace. • and How to bring inclusion and diversity, both visible and invisible to communities You can buy Jennifer&#8217;s books here. You can find all the info and links mentioned today at www.wellwomanlife.com/175show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook Whether you’re just starting your journey or you’ve been on it for months or even years, the Well Woman Jumpstart is a great place to begin. Jumpstart your Well Woman Life at wellwomanlife.com/jumpstart The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque &nbsp; The post 175 Inclusive Leadership with Jennifer Brown appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/21/201949 minutes, 26 seconds
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174 Just Giovanna: How to Create More Meaning in Your Life Now

On the Well Woman Show this week, we&#8217;ll dive into identifying and meeting your needs in order to create more meaning in your life. On the show this week, we’ll talk about: Create awareness around your needs Intuitively reveal the steps for you to take to get your needs met Create a strategy or action plan Integrate the plan with your life as it is For the Needs Inventory, check out cnvc.org You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque. Be sure to check out the Well Woman Life Jumpstart if you&#8217;re ready to create more income, impact or intimacy in your life! The post 174 Just Giovanna: How to Create More Meaning in Your Life Now appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/15/201927 minutes, 3 seconds
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173 Wild Mercy with Mirabai Starr

Hello Well Women! On the Well Woman Show this week, I interview Mirabai Starr. Mirabai is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. On this episode we talk about: -Your connection to the rising of women&#8217;s voices &amp; women&#8217;s wisdom, whether you are male or female or any gender -Opening to the wisdom at the heart of all spiritual paths -Empowerment to step up in response to the cries of the world &amp; find your own true invitation to be of service You can find all the info and links mentioned today at www.wellwomanlife.com/173show If you would like to purchase Mirabai&#8217;s book, you can do so on Amazon, or visit your local bookstore and ask them to order you a copy! You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook Whether you’re just starting your journey or you’ve been on it for months or even years, the Well Woman Jumpstart is a great place to begin. Jumpstart your Well Woman Life at wellwomanlife.com/jumpstart The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque &nbsp; The post 173 Wild Mercy with Mirabai Starr appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/7/201930 minutes, 30 seconds
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172 Intentional Communication with Cynthia Kane

Hello Well Women! My guest today is Cynthia Kane who teaches men and women to change the way they communicate so they feel confident and connected in their interactions. She is the founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute and the bestselling author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist and Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist. She has taught over 30,000 people how to speak consciously, compassionately, clearly, and concisely. On the show today, we talk about: • How to communicate in a more honest way for men and women • The power communication has in our lives and relationships and • How to communicate like a Buddhist You can find all the info and links mentioned today at www.wellwomanlife.com/172show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook Whether you’re just starting your journey or you’ve been on it for months or even years, the Well Woman Jumpstart is a great place to begin. Jumpstart your Well Woman Life at wellwomanlife.com/jumpstart The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque &nbsp; The post 172 Intentional Communication with Cynthia Kane appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/24/201930 minutes, 56 seconds
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171 A Mythological Adventure with Dr. Erica Elliott

Hello Well Women! My guest today is Dr. Erica Elliot, a medical doctor and adventurer who has served as a teacher on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in the mountains of Ecuador. Known as the “Health Detective,” she treats mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose illnesses at her clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has recently… The post 171 A Mythological Adventure with Dr. Erica Elliott appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/10/201932 minutes, 58 seconds
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170 Just Giovanna: Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule Part Two (for intimacy, income and impact)

On the Well Woman Show this week, we continue to discuss part two of how you can create more time and space in your schedule for the things that really matter in your life. On the show this week, we’ll talk about: Create awareness of all the “shoulds” in our life Go inward with mediation… The post 170 Just Giovanna: Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule Part Two (for intimacy, income and impact) appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/3/201917 minutes, 35 seconds
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169 Just Giovanna: Two Questions that Could Change your Life

Are you a high achiever, go-getter or status quo challenger? Do you have a lot going for you but wonder why you’re not feeling satisfied in some areas of your life? On the show this week, we’ll talk about: – The 4 Stages of the Well Woman Life Cycle – The intersection of internal and external… The post 169 Just Giovanna: Two Questions that Could Change your Life appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/26/201919 minutes, 26 seconds
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168 Protect Yourself Verbally and Physically with Trish Hoffman

Are you looking to tap into your own power? On today’s show, I chat with Trish Hoffman about how women can realize they do have the ability to fight back, and keep themselves from becoming a victim. As a former police officer and survivor of stalking, Trish decided to take what she learned to create… The post 168 Protect Yourself Verbally and Physically with Trish Hoffman appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/19/201930 minutes, 45 seconds
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167 How to Identify and Question the Stressful Thoughts with Byron Katie

This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Byron Katie. Katie is the founder of The Work, a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches how to identify and question the stressful thoughts that cause all of our stress. On the show today, we talk about: • how to reduce our stresses in… The post 167 How to Identify and Question the Stressful Thoughts with Byron Katie appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/12/201931 minutes, 48 seconds
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166 Sexual Wellness with Gina Gutierrez

On the show today, we’ll dive into the topic of sexual health and wellness with Gina Gutierrez. As co-founder and CEO of Dipsea, the first audio platform for sexual wellness, Gina is an empathy-driven entrepreneur focused on helping women feel sexually, mentally, and emotionally empowered through audio storytelling. Dipsea’s stories help women tap into their… The post 166 Sexual Wellness with Gina Gutierrez appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/5/201931 minutes, 31 seconds
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165 Just Giovanna: Use Your Unique Strength to Leverage Support

On the Well Woman Show this week, we’ll dive into how you can identify your unique strength (or as we like to say, your superpower!), and leverage it to find support for your dreams. We’ll talk about: How to locate your unique superpower. How to reframe your supposed flaws into your best assets. Knowing how… The post 165 Just Giovanna: Use Your Unique Strength to Leverage Support appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/29/201918 minutes, 10 seconds
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164 Learn to Human Better with Lauren Zander

How well do you know the Inner You? On the show today, we’ll dive into the topic of knowing the Inner you, a coaching program developed by today’s guest, Lauren Zander. Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international coaching company based in… The post 164 Learn to Human Better with Lauren Zander appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/22/201930 minutes, 25 seconds
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163 Just Giovanna: Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule Part One

On the Well Woman Show this week, we discuss part one of how you can create more time and space in your schedule for the things that really matter in your life. We’ll talk about: Minding your time, and seeing where you’re spending it. Noticing what you are saying, and what you’re consuming in the… The post 163 Just Giovanna: Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule Part One appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/15/201920 minutes, 27 seconds
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162 Be the Mother of Your Own Life with Berdhanya Swami Tierra

This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a spiritual teacher, shaman and mystic dedicated to opening the way to individuals who are sincerely interested in self-cultivation and inner mastery. In this conversation, Berdhanya Swami Tierra opens an invitation to explore the mystical gifts of the feminine which are being revealed… The post 162 Be the Mother of Your Own Life with Berdhanya Swami Tierra appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/8/201929 minutes, 40 seconds
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161 Just Giovanna: How to Set Boundaries and Say No With Ease

On the Well Woman Show this week, we’re discussing setting boundaries and saying no with ease and confidence. We’ll cover: How to protect your time and energy How burnout is related to setting boundaries How to know what to say no to Be sure to check out the Well Woman Life™ Jumpstart if you’re ready to… The post 161 Just Giovanna: How to Set Boundaries and Say No With Ease appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/1/201924 minutes, 25 seconds
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160 Sex Positive Erotica for Your Health with Ellen Clark

You know how the sex industry is dominated by patriarchal, guy-centric porn, and it leaves out women’s needs and desires entirely? Ever feel like reading sex-positive sexy stories to get your groove on? What if there was an app for that? Well, there is and it’s called Sunsette. On the show today, we’ll dive into… The post 160 Sex Positive Erotica for Your Health with Ellen Clark appeared first on Well Woman Life.
4/24/201930 minutes, 18 seconds
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159 Just Giovanna: Taking Aligned Action

It’s spring and many of us are coming out of hibernation, ready to take action! But how do we know what action is the RIGHT ACTION? You may be in major transition, launching a new project or starting or deepening a relationship. You may not have time to do everything you want to do. So,… The post 159 Just Giovanna: Taking Aligned Action appeared first on Well Woman Life.
4/17/201923 minutes, 20 seconds
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158 Finding Courage and Resilience with Lindy Vision

This month on the Well Woman Show, I interview Dorothy and Carla from the band Lindy Vision. An Albuquerque band comprised of three Native and African American sisters, Lindy Vision is an indie-rock band that’s been described as a “female Devo” with hints of M.I.A. and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They just released their newest album,… The post 158 Finding Courage and Resilience with Lindy Vision appeared first on Well Woman Life.
4/10/201929 minutes, 56 seconds
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157 Just Giovanna: Using Mindfulness and Feminism to Excel in Your Career and Personal Life

On the show today, I talk about how creating awareness and developing your feminist identity, particularly through an intersectional lens, will support you to reach the goals you have. On the show I share: Two tools for creating awareness Five ways to own your power Six intersectional feminist identities Be sure to check out the… The post 157 Just Giovanna: Using Mindfulness and Feminism to Excel in Your Career and Personal Life appeared first on Well Woman Life.
3/27/201929 minutes, 30 seconds
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156 Gender Equity in the Film Industry with Christine McHugh

Today on the show I talk to Christine McHugh, film maker and president of New Mexico Women in Film. We talk about: What is being done to address the gender inequality and disparity in Tv and Film and the ReFrame movement. How Christine found herself in film at the age of 50. What’s next for… The post 156 Gender Equity in the Film Industry with Christine McHugh appeared first on Well Woman Life.
3/14/201940 minutes, 29 seconds
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155 International Women’s Day with Zoreh Afsarzadeh

This week on the Well Woman Show, we celebrate International Women’s Day with a focus on how mindfulness can strengthen our sense of self and help us claim our space in the world. I interview Zoreh Afsarzadeh, whose upbringing in Iran started her on the path of Sufism, meditation, and spirituality. She opened her own… The post 155 International Women’s Day with Zoreh Afsarzadeh appeared first on Well Woman Life.
3/6/201931 minutes, 35 seconds
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154 Just Giovanna: Give Yourself the Love You Seek

Waiting for the person you love to buy you flowers? Nope. Bought my own. Waiting for the person whose affection you seek to finally come around? Nope. I was nice to myself. Waiting for your kids to appreciate you? Nope. I appreciate myself. Waiting for your boss or colleagues to thank you? Nope. I thanked… The post 154 Just Giovanna: Give Yourself the Love You Seek appeared first on Well Woman Life.
2/28/201917 minutes, 58 seconds
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153 Disrupting the Diet Industry with Susan Hyatt

On the show today, I interview Susan Hyatt, a Master Certified Life and Business Coach who specializes in helping women get more of whatever they want—whether it’s more money, more media recognition, more pleasure, more passion, or more time to pursue meaningful goals. Susan is the author of two books, Create Your Own Luck and… The post 153 Disrupting the Diet Industry with Susan Hyatt appeared first on Well Woman Life.
2/21/201938 minutes, 23 seconds
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152 Just Giovanna: Marti Murphy interviews Giovanna

Today on the show I’m playing an interview that Marti Murphy ran on her show where she interviewed me!! She asks really good questions and it will let you in on some of the back story of Well Woman Life and also the four stages of the Well Woman Life Cycle. Join us in the… The post 152 Just Giovanna: Marti Murphy interviews Giovanna appeared first on Well Woman Life.
2/13/201945 minutes, 17 seconds
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151: Gender Equity Legislation with Rep. Christine Trujillo

On the show today, I interview Rep. Christine Trujillo and we talk about: -Gender equity legislation -What the tampon tax is -What funding she’s asking for Representative Christine Trujillo worked as an educator for 21 years, has served in the New Mexico state legislature since 2013 and currently serves as a member of the House… The post 151: Gender Equity Legislation with Rep. Christine Trujillo appeared first on Well Woman Life.
2/6/201930 minutes, 6 seconds
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150 Stop and Listen and then Listen Deeper with Julie Shapiro

Today’s episode parallels nicely with the Well Woman Life Framework, in which we create awareness and then space to listen deeper to our inner wisdom or intuition. My guest today says, “we give out so much, sometimes the healthiest this to do is to pause and let things come to you.” Julie Shapiro is the executive… The post 150 Stop and Listen and then Listen Deeper with Julie Shapiro appeared first on Well Woman Life.
1/30/201954 minutes, 7 seconds
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149 Just Giovanna: Family Vision Board 2019

How do you get your family members on the same page to work together toward goals for 2019? Get them involved! Here’s how: 1. make it fun 2. let them know if they give their input they will get their goal list for 2019 3. have a clear process 4. start and end within 1-2… The post 149 Just Giovanna: Family Vision Board 2019 appeared first on Well Woman Life.
1/24/201921 minutes, 48 seconds
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148 Changing Workplace Culture with Tina Tchen

On the show today, I interview Tina Tchen is former Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and we talk about: -How to approach diversity and inclusion in the workplace -What men can do to change workplace culture… The post 148 Changing Workplace Culture with Tina Tchen appeared first on Well Woman Life.
1/9/201930 minutes, 21 seconds
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147 Just Giovanna: Have it All by Doing More of What You Love, Not Less

New Year’s resolutions keep people playing small and operating from a place of lack instead of abundance. Join me for a “Just Giovanna” episode of the Well Woman Show where we explore how you can have it all without making New Year’s resolutions! What You’ll Learn in this Episode: my secret to quitting coffee four… The post 147 Just Giovanna: Have it All by Doing More of What You Love, Not Less appeared first on Well Woman Life.
12/28/201840 minutes, 24 seconds
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146 Being a Seeker with Laurie Gerber

On the show today, I interview Laurie Gerber, who has been coaching individuals and groups for over 15 years. As Head Coach at Handel Group® Life Coaching, Laurie teaches people to tell the truth and pursue their dreams through live events, one-on-one coaching, online coaching courses, as a writer, on radio, and in frequent TV… The post 146 Being a Seeker with Laurie Gerber appeared first on Well Woman Life.
12/20/201839 minutes, 18 seconds
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145: Being a CEO with Pat Vincent-Collawn

I talk to Pat Vincent-Collawn, Chairman, President and CEO of PNM Resources, the parent company for utilities PNM in New Mexico and TNMP in Texas. We talk about renewable energy, diversity and inclusion, workplace culture and flexibility, internal and external validation and imposter syndrome. What you’ll learn in this episode: What makes a good manager… The post 145: Being a CEO with Pat Vincent-Collawn appeared first on Well Woman Life.
12/12/201831 minutes, 3 seconds
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144 Surviving the D**k Clique with Holly Caplan

Holly Caplan is a career coach, women-in-business advocate, award-winning manager and author of Surviving the D**k Clique: A Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World. For more information, please visit, www.hollycaplan.com. What you’ll learn on this episode: How you reinvent yourself when you’re ready for a re-do What to do when you feel resistance… The post 144 Surviving the D**k Clique with Holly Caplan appeared first on Well Woman Life.
11/28/201835 minutes, 1 second
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143 What’s Next with Laila Ali

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two. The youngest daughter of late boxing icon Muhammad Ali, she is a two-time hall of famer and four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose record includes 24 wins (21 of which were… The post 143 What’s Next with Laila Ali appeared first on Well Woman Life.
11/21/201841 minutes, 22 seconds
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142 Strategic Quitting with Lynn Marie Morski

On the show today we talk about strategic quitting as well as: 1) How to know when to quit vs. persevere 2) How to overcome internal fears and not label yourself as a failure when quitting 3) How to prepare for a successful quit My guest today is Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq., a physician,… The post 142 Strategic Quitting with Lynn Marie Morski appeared first on Well Woman Life.
11/14/201857 minutes, 13 seconds
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141 Finding Your Voice in Your Own Family and Community with Amy Whitfield

On the show today, I interview Amy Whitfield, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC, Inc.) and we talk about: gender equality power/control sexual harrassment/metoo movement toxic masculinity Amy joined the DVRC, Inc. team in August 2017 and has been excited to come back to work in anti-violence. Amy’s career over the past… The post 141 Finding Your Voice in Your Own Family and Community with Amy Whitfield appeared first on Well Woman Life.
11/7/201830 minutes, 26 seconds
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140 Your Role in Advocacy with Lucy Martinez Sullivan

What is your role in advocacy? I ask this question one week before the mid-term elections in the U.S.  Many of us have been reflecting on our role in advocacy, public policy and the electoral process and have already voted or will vote on November 6th. The notion that we are too busy or that… The post 140 Your Role in Advocacy with Lucy Martinez Sullivan appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/31/201854 minutes, 6 seconds
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139 How to Be in the World with Bernadette Seacrest

Life is messy, isn’t it? On the Well Woman Show I interview women about their messy, fabulous lives. These women are making a profound impact in the world. A Well Woman is not someone who is perfectly fit, healthy and successful (though we are all those things at different times). Instead, a Well Woman is… The post 139 How to Be in the World with Bernadette Seacrest appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/27/201832 minutes, 5 seconds
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138: How to Say No so You Can Say Yes with Samantha Michelle

Check out our quiz to find out where you are in the Well Woman Life Cycle! Hailed by Flaunt Magazine as one half of “London’s most exciting DJ duo,” international DJ/actress/filmmaker, Samantha Michelle makes her way back to the US with her hugely popular and spirited DJ sets that can only be described as distinctly… The post 138: How to Say No so You Can Say Yes with Samantha Michelle appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/17/201852 minutes, 44 seconds
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137: Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama

On the show today, I interview Valerie Jarrett, United State Of Women co-chair and former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. The United State of Women is a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to… The post 137: Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/10/201829 minutes
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136 Learn How To Tell The Truth with Lauren Zander

Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international coaching company based in New York City. She is the author of Maybe Its You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life (Published by Hachette Book Group, April 2017) and has spent over… The post 136 Learn How To Tell The Truth with Lauren Zander appeared first on Well Woman Life.
10/3/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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135 Courageous Conversations about Race and Equity with Jenn Roberts

What you’ll learn in this episode: what talking about race and equity in your company or institution means when to know you’re ready to have a courageous conversation about race and equity knowing when you’re really good at what you do Jenn Roberts is an educator, facilitator and mother who brings over 15 years of… The post 135 Courageous Conversations about Race and Equity with Jenn Roberts appeared first on Well Woman Life.
9/26/201825 minutes, 22 seconds
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134 Choosing Wonder Over Worry with Amber Rae

Choosing Wonder Over Worry with Amber Rae “wonder gets socialized and conditioned out of us” Unlock YOUR free guide to worry less and achieve more! What you’ll learn in this episode: How to reignite wonder and stop the worry How to stop pushing or forcing outcomes and start flowing How to pause to integrate and… The post 134 Choosing Wonder Over Worry with Amber Rae appeared first on Well Woman Life.
9/20/201840 minutes, 45 seconds
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133 Characteristics of Leadership with Lillian Montoya

While women are half the population and earn about half of all law and medical degrees, and represent half of the college educated workforce, according to the Pew Research Center data on women leaders, the share of female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies topped just 5% for the first time in the first quarter of… The post 133 Characteristics of Leadership with Lillian Montoya appeared first on Well Woman Life.
9/12/201834 minutes, 50 seconds
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132: Does networking have to be awful? with Suzanne Garber

This week we talk to Suzanne Garber about networking and about her experience making a documentary about healthcare. Guest bio: Co-founder of Gauze, the worlds most comprehensive digital network of international hospitals, Suzanne Garber directed and produced GAUZE: Unraveling Global Healthcare a PBS documentary that highlights her journey to 24 countries, 174 hospitals and interviews… The post 132: Does networking have to be awful? with Suzanne Garber appeared first on Well Woman Life.
9/5/201844 minutes, 57 seconds
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131 Preview of SuperPOWER Retreat with Kimberlee Maresma

Today’s topic is mental health and nutrition, and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to take action to support your health through mindfulness practice. What you’ll learn in this episode: How mental health and nutrition impact women’s lives How sleep issues and anxiety are related to what you put in your body… The post 131 Preview of SuperPOWER Retreat with Kimberlee Maresma appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/31/201827 minutes, 15 seconds
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130 How to Communicate to Show Confidence in the Workplace with Andie Kramer

Have you ever said something in a meeting and someone else basically repeats your idea and gets credit for it?Or you keep being interrupted in meetings or discussions? Unlock your FREE Interruptions Tip Sheet HERE It’s time to claim your space, well women. Stand your ground. Say your piece. We are socialized to politely defer… The post 130 How to Communicate to Show Confidence in the Workplace with Andie Kramer appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/23/201842 minutes, 5 seconds
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129 Crushing Self Doubt with Jodi Aman

Today on the show I’ll speak with Jodi Aman who has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, helping clients recover from every problem in the book. Having clawed her way out of her own anxiety and depression, Jodi shares her story of personal transformation and that of many of her clients in her best… The post 129 Crushing Self Doubt with Jodi Aman appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/15/201830 minutes, 48 seconds
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128 Disrupt to Innovate

Today’s topic is Disrupting to Innovate. We disrupt the narrative that you have to hustle, compete, and succumb to hate in order to get ahead as a woman, as a nurturer, as a leader or as a business owner in order to create what we know to be true – that we can lead with… The post 128 Disrupt to Innovate appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/8/201827 minutes, 10 seconds
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127: Integrating and Applying Traditional Knowledge with Nicolle Gonzales

The topic today is integrating and applying traditional knowledge and my guest is Nicolle L. Gonzales, BSN, RN, MSN, CNM. She is Navajo and her clan is Tl’aashchi’I, Red Bottom clan, born for Tachii’nii, Red Running into the Water clan, Hashk’aa hadzohi, Yucca fruit-strung-out-in-a line clan, and Naasht’ezhi dine’e, Zuni clan. Growing up on and… The post 127: Integrating and Applying Traditional Knowledge with Nicolle Gonzales appeared first on Well Woman Life.
8/2/201841 minutes, 37 seconds
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126 Taking Risks and Running for Political Office as a First Time Candidate with Alessandra Biaggi

Today’s topic is Taking risks and running for political office as a first time candidate and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to identify your authentic leadership and start failing fast in order to get to your goal. And we hear the blow by blow story of her election night in… The post 126 Taking Risks and Running for Political Office as a First Time Candidate with Alessandra Biaggi appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/25/201857 minutes, 41 seconds
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125 A Young Professional’s Journey to Success with Alessandra Biaggi

Today’s topic is A Young Professional’s Journey to Success and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to identify your journey and follow your intuition. I break down with my guest the actual steps she took to get into law school and then land a major job on the Hillary Clinton campaign.… The post 125 A Young Professional’s Journey to Success with Alessandra Biaggi appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/19/201844 minutes, 9 seconds
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124 Juggling Career and Family with Steph Poston

Today’s topic is Juggling Career and Family and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to take risks, understand the importance of surrounding yourself with people who cheer for you and take the next step in your own work-life juggle. Click Here to Unlock your Superpower! My guest today is Steph Poston.… The post 124 Juggling Career and Family with Steph Poston appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/11/201831 minutes, 13 seconds
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123 Public Service as an Indicator of Success with Kristin Seale

Today’s topic is Public Service as an Indicator of Success and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll learn about women running for office, advocacy and public service as qualifications for legislating, women’s representation in government, and women’s candidacy/ training resources. Get Giovanna’s FREE worksheet -Communicate My Purpose! My guest today is Kristin Seale,… The post 123 Public Service as an Indicator of Success with Kristin Seale appeared first on Well Woman Life.
7/4/201842 minutes, 20 seconds
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122 Seeing Through a New Lens with Indigenous Goddess Gang Founder Kim Smith

Today’s topic is sharing knowledge from the Indigenous Goddess Gang and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll understand the importance of history centering indigenous women and be inspired to see things through a new lens. Get the FREE Visioning Your Life worksheet My guest today is Kim Smith from the Diné Nation in… The post 122 Seeing Through a New Lens with Indigenous Goddess Gang Founder Kim Smith appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/27/201850 minutes, 29 seconds
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121 The importance of the “everyday superhero” with Kristine Kibbee

Today’s topic is the importance of the everyday superhero and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to see your everyday strengths as superpowers that you can use to live your best life. Get Giovanna’s FREE worksheet -Communicate My Purpose! My guest today is published author Kristine Kibbee. Kristine is a Pacific… The post 121 The importance of the “everyday superhero” with Kristine Kibbee appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/20/201834 minutes, 50 seconds
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120 Learning To Trust Yourself with Haley Laughter

Today’s topic is learning to trust yourself and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to tap into your inner wisdom and intuition in order to stop second guessing yourself and start deeply trusting your thoughts and decisions. Unlock YOUR superpower here! My guest today is Haley Laughter. Laughter is a Navajo… The post 120 Learning To Trust Yourself with Haley Laughter appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/13/201837 minutes, 44 seconds
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119 How overcoming fear is the foundation for good leadership with Nyika Allen

Today’s topic is how overcoming fear is the foundation for good leadership and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to look deeply at whether your fear responses may be derailing your leadership success and find ways to reframe your fear as a challenge or opportunity. Get Nyika’s FREE Tips on Overcoming… The post 119 How overcoming fear is the foundation for good leadership with Nyika Allen appeared first on Well Woman Life.
6/6/201833 minutes, 32 seconds
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118 Bringing the whole you (including the feminine) to the workplace and leadership with Jennifer Palmieri

“As a woman leader, you can be emotional AND strong,  you don’t have to prove that there is no emotion in you.” -Jennifer Palmieri, author and former Hillary Clinton and President Obama communications director How many times have you stopped short of being you in order to fit in? Or you acted out of alignment with… The post 118 Bringing the whole you (including the feminine) to the workplace and leadership with Jennifer Palmieri appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/30/201850 minutes, 53 seconds
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117 Mothering Under Capitalism with Merve Emre

Today’s topic is how mothering and the labor associated with nurturing and raising a family has historically been undervalued and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to deeply value the work of mothering and stop guilting yourself and others into feeling bad when you pay attention to anything other than your… The post 117 Mothering Under Capitalism with Merve Emre appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/23/201832 minutes, 57 seconds
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116 How to Give Great Feedback with Facebook’s Amy Brooks

Today’s topic is how to give great feedback to people you’re working with and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to flip the feedback conversation to see it as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Get your FREE 10 minute feedback guide HERE! On the show today is my guest, Amy… The post 116 How to Give Great Feedback with Facebook’s Amy Brooks appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/16/201831 minutes, 48 seconds
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115 How to Lead A Movement with Ellen Bravo

“A long time ago, I realized that we can never achieve gender equity or racial equity if we don’t revalue women’s work, and that includes care giving. As long as women are punished by losing income and jobs and opportunities in the workforce because they have a baby or because they’re caring for a parent,… The post 115 How to Lead A Movement with Ellen Bravo appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/9/201833 minutes, 5 seconds
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114 Living the Well Woman Life with Giovanna Rossi

These Four Tips Will Help You Live The Well Woman Life! Today’s topic is Living the Well Woman Life and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to engage your superpowers and get the help you need from those around you. This week’s episode is a speech I gave in London last summer… The post 114 Living the Well Woman Life with Giovanna Rossi appeared first on Well Woman Life.
5/2/201823 minutes, 35 seconds
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113 Self Care for Caregivers with Suchinta Abhayaratna

Get Suchinta Abhayaratna’s guide to Chakra Sound Healing Today’s topic is Self Care for Caregivers and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to engage your natural superpowers and overcome your biggest health challenge. My guest today is Suchinta Abhayaratna. Suchinta has experienced, studied, practiced and taught energy healing since 1995. She… The post 113 Self Care for Caregivers with Suchinta Abhayaratna appeared first on Well Woman Life.
4/25/201832 minutes, 29 seconds