WANTcast 076: Making Meaning + Leaving A Legacy

WANTcast 076: Making Meaning + Leaving A Legacy

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Ever feel like you don’t have enough time to make your mark? Feel like technology (or maybe just other people) are more in control of your life’s story than you are? In this solo episode, I talk about my latest “a-has” about making meaning and leaving your legacy – and hopefully, it’ll give you some of your own a-ha moments too.

WANT yourself:

 

SHOW NOTES:
• Come play at the Empowered Voice conference
 in September

• Sign up for The (Good) Wordour monthly email digest
• Check out She’s The First, this season’s spotlight
 Let’s be friends on Instagram!
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075: Living Your Best Life + Getting Healthier Together with Liz Moody

075: Living Your Best Life + Getting Healthier Together with Liz Moody

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Today’s guest is a leading voice in the wellness industry who champions the kind of wellness we should all be striving for: the kind that’s got a BACKBONE.

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Liz Moody is a writer, editor, host of the Healthier Together podcast, recipe developer, and the author of two healthy cookbooks: Healthier Together and Glow Pops. She’s a fierce advocate for mental health and emotional intelligence, a fiction enthusiast who encourages you to not only embrace the power of your imagination but also experience stories that AREN’T like your own, and a firm believer that community and connection are at the heart of living a life that’s truly lived well.

In this episode we tackle mental health and how anxiety might show up for you, chasing your dreams, nurturing healthy relationships, why community is an integral part of wellness, what it actually means to “live your best life,” real vs. pseudo inspiration on the internet and beyond, and more.

WANT Liz:

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SHOW NOTES:
LizMoody.com
Buy Healthier Together
Buy Glow Pops
Healthier Together podcast
Esther Perel
Onsite
Minimalist Baker
Connect @lizmoody on Instagram

 

Sign up for The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest
Check out She’s The First, this season’s spotlight
Let’s be friends on Instagram!

 

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074: What To Do When Sh*t Keeps Hitting The Fan (over and over and…)

074: What To Do When Sh*t Keeps Hitting The Fan (over and over and…)

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Last week was about Goodness Overwhelm – this follow-up is about the other end of the spectrum. You can be a pro at shifting your self-talk when life is going pretty well overall. But what happens when the you-know-what hits the fan…and it keeps hitting the fan? What happens when you’re in major need of a WIN, and that win just isn’t coming your way? In this episode, we talk about five powerful strategies to use when life won’t let up.

WANT yourself:


SHOW NOTES:

• Instagram Bully post
• Lynn Chen on the WANTcast
• Sign up for The (Good) Word
, our monthly email digest

•Check out She’s The First, this season’s spotlight
• Let’s be friends on Instagram!

 

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WANTcast 073: Goodness Overwhelm

WANTcast 073: Goodness Overwhelm

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It’s really easy to talk about being overwhelmed when you’re overwhelmed by hard things – but it’s harder to talk about overwhelm when all things are GOOD.

When left unchecked, our first response to Goodness-Overwhelm can be to complain or self-sabotage to subconsciously “balance things out”  (kind of like how we hold ourselves back when we think we’re only allowed to have one “thing” we’re good at…). You might even feel selfish or guilty about being overwhelmed in the first place. If I can’t handle the good, am I even WORTHY of it?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, especially if the things making you overwhelmed are GOOD things, here are six simple strategies – three internal, three external – to help you proactively persevere through whatever whirlwind you’re facing.

WANT yourself:

SHOW NOTES:
Ghost Worries
Sign up for The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest

Check out She’s The First, this season’s spotlight
Let’s be friends on Instagram!

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WANTcast 072: Acting Training is Human Training with Fay Simpson of The Lucid Body

WANTcast 072: Acting Training is Human Training with Fay Simpson of The Lucid Body

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Fay Simpson is a celebrated and visionary artistic director, acting teacher, and the founder of The Lucid Body. Informed by her 20-year career in dance and theatre, Fay created The Lucid Body as a process of introspection, exertion, and mental challenge which empowers actors to express their fullest potential. She conducts private classes and training workshops for other teachers at her Manhattan studio, The Lucid Body House. She is currently writing the 2nd edition of her book The Lucid Body; A Guide for the Physical Actor which has been hailed as “one of the ten most essential books for the actor.”

An award-winning performer and writer, Fay is currently an Associate Arts Professor in the NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program, Fay has taught at The Yale School of Drama, The New School, Michael Howard Studios, The Studio/NY, Marymount Manhattan College, and the Actor’s Center. She is also the Artistic Director of the not-for-profit Impact Theatre, which she co-founded in 1990 as a collective of physical theatre artists devising work with a social bite.

IN THIS EPISODE, we talk about how Fay’s method, The Lucid Body, is really human training disguised as acting training, developing compassion in the face of turmoil and trauma, the “shadow” and working with it, how chakras apply to everyone (actors and otherwise!) way more practically than their woo-woo associations imply, how to forgive and develop compassion and why it’s essential, and SO MUCH MORE. Maybe you’ve heard about these things before…but I bet you’ve never heard about them like this.

WANT Fay:

Show notes:

Website

The Lucid Body

Buy the book

Impact Theatre

Monthly performance salons

Drop-in classes in NYC

Online intro class

Three-week The Lucid Body intensive in Bali (co-led by Fay)

 

This episode is sponsored by Let [A Podcast] Out. Wanna start your own podcast but don’t know where to begin? Let [A Podcast] Out is a comprehensive workshop for anyone looking to host, produce, and launch a podcast of their own. This 8 module workshop is designed to answer every question you have about podcasting. Former WANTcast guest Katie Dalebout is the OG of podcasting and the person I go to when I’m feeling lost or alone in this crazy podcasting world. Her goal is to make the whole pod process easier to navigate, and to help you dial down the logistics so you can focus on crafting the best content.

Head over to LetAPodcastOut.club and Use code WANT for $25 off the course.

WANTcast 071: The Right Way To Make A Difference with Christen Brandt of She’s The First

WANTcast 071: The Right Way To Make A Difference with Christen Brandt of She’s The First

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Christen is a feminist, an activist, a self-defense instructor, and co-founder of She’s the First, a non-profit that fights gender inequality through education.

She’s the First began as a grassroots movement in 2009, and has since grown into a worldwide movement with programs in 21 countries. STF partners with local organizations to support programming for girls, including training and grants for capacity building; the organization also trains students on more than 200 high schools and universities in 10 countries to be gender activists.

Christen has spearheaded change by leading focus groups on uncovering reasons for high drop-out rates in West Africa, creating a framework for understanding community priorities in rural Nepal, and consulting on pregnancy policies in Uganda. Above all else, Christen works to ensure that girls’ voices are heard first.

In this episode, we talk about how to find your change-making sweet spot and direction, the power of providing education, examining privilege and using it for good, misconceptions around how to make an impact (I learned a new word: voluntourism!) and so much more.

SHOW NOTES:
She’s The First
STF on Instagram
Christen’s website
@cjbrandt on Instagram
@cjbrandt on Twitter
@nowhitesaviors on Instagram
The Center for Anti-Violence Education


This episode is sponsored by Let [A Podcast] Out. Wanna start your own podcast but don’t know where to begin? Let [A Podcast] Out is a comprehensive workshop for anyone looking to host, produce, and launch a podcast of their own. This 8 module workshop is designed to answer every question you have about podcasting. Former WANTcast guest Katie Dalebout is the OG of podcasting and the person I go to when I’m feeling lost or alone in this crazy podcasting world. Her goal is to make the whole pod process easier to navigate, and to help you dial down the logistics so you can focus on crafting the best content.

Head over to LetAPodcastOut.club and Use code WANT for $25 off the course.