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.

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SHOW NOTES:
Ghost Worries
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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.

WANTcast 070: Being Afraid Of The Friends That You Need

WANTcast 070: Being Afraid Of The Friends That You Need

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Friendship, just like any relationship, is a risk. Will they like me? Will I fit in? And while certain aspects of adulthood make friend-finding more challenging, there’s a self-awareness we have as adults that lends itself to some of the most important, fulfilling connections of our lives. That self-awareness can also be our biggest enemy.

In today’s episode, we talk about finding female friends that are your SOUL friends, and finding communities in which you feel like you truly BELONG. What holds us back from being in the types of communities and friendships we long for, and how to take steps to create the kinds of bonds that are fulfilling, rich, and real.

SHOW NOTES:
New York Times article – Why Is It Hard To Make Friends Over 30?
WSJ article – The Science Of Making Friends
WANT post – It’s Not About The Bestie
Sign up for The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest
Let’s be friends on Instagram!

Every season, we’ll be spotlighting an organization that’s making strides when it comes to making shift happen. This season, we’re proud to support She’s The First, an award-winning non-profit organization that fights gender inequality through education. To learn more, go to shesthefirst.org


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WANTcast 069: Orthorexia, Explained…And What Worked For Me When I’d Had Enough

WANTcast 069: Orthorexia, Explained…And What Worked For Me When I’d Had Enough

The Recovery Myth the WANTcast

Orthorexia nervosa is a sickly ironic twist on healthy eating, a laugh in the face of nutrition facts. It’s what used to be called an EDNOS: Eating Disorder Not Specified. The term “orthorexia” was coined circa 1997 by a doctor who suffered from the condition himself: there was no name for this condition, therefore there was no research. And since there was no research, it was just deemed a vague, disordered set of habits. Still, 20 years later, the information about Orthorexia out in the world – and by the world, meaning The Internet, of course – is mostly the same words regurgitated over and over. Speculation. Haziness. 

The worst part? Orthorexia is still not recognized by some doctors as a “real” eating disorder.

I mean, what?

Isn’t any form of an eating disorder a “real” eating disorder?

Orthorexia and other EDsNOS don’t always result in extreme weight loss. For me, it did. But even in my healing process, my weight fluctuated up and down – it was never a true indication of whether I’d moved forward or not.

So how do you know that you or a loved one might be on the orthorexic path – or developing disordered eating habits? Here’s some signs you might need to intervene, and some things that worked for me when I was at my all-time low and decided I’d had enough.

Health is an ever-evolving journey, not a fixed destination. Click To Tweet

SHOW NOTES:

The Recovery Myth on WANT
NEDA 
National Alliances On Mental Illnesses

 

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Marie Forleo’s B-School, an 8-week online course for creative entrepreneurs that gives you the tools, strategies, clarity, and guidance to create the business you’ve always wanted to see in the world. Sign up at http://share.marieforleobschool.com/WANT (I’ll be doing it again this year, so we’ll be schoolmates!)

WANTcast 068: Valuing Your Agency + Inclusive Actualization with khoLi.

WANTcast 068: Valuing Your Agency + Inclusive Actualization with khoLi.

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Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison, aka khoLi., is a writer, editor, and strategist, developing impactful tools and workshops for personal and professional growth. khoLi. believes that every human being has the right and responsibility to confidently and creatively contribute toward an equitable future for all. As the Founding Partner and Executive Director of HOLI. BRANDS, khoLi. expedites these contributions by working to enhance the quality of life for historically marginalized communities through the fulfillment of deficiency and growth needs like belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization.

In this episode we talk:

• Valuing your own agency and how to be in charge of the story you’re writing for yourself in this journey

• Looking at branding/business/wellness/community through a “Maslow’s Heirarchy Of Needs” lens

• Self-actualization, and what that even MEANS

• How to make the words “diversity” and “inclusion” more than empty words

• Healthy relationships when the person you’re in a relationship with (romantic or otherwise) is also your business partner

• Intensity addiction

• Imposter syndrome

• Dealing with jealousy

…and so much more


WANT khoLi.

Think of the creativity and advancement we could have if our examples of excellence, and of what gets included, included everyone. -khoLi. Click To Tweet

Find khoLi. at http://www.carriekholi.com, on Instagram at @khoLi.

Show Notes:
Facebook
HOLI Brands
Khafra Community Cohort
Hella Black Brunch
Everyday Devotion
Elizabeth McGrath
Ologies with Alie Ward about “Matrimoniology”

 



Today’s episode is sponsored by 
Marie Forleo’s B-School,
an 8-week online course for creative entrepreneurs that gives you the tools, strategies, clarity, and guidance to create the business you’ve always wanted to see in the world. Sign up at http://share.marieforleobschool.com/WANT (I’ll be doing it again this year, so we’ll be schoolmates!)