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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 & 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.

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 wellwomanlife.com/296show.

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.

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:

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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:
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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:

You can always get more support in our Academy – visit wellwomanlife.com/academy.

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.