Posts by Giovanna Rossi

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:

  1. What is being done to address the gender inequality and disparity in Tv and Film and the ReFrame movement.
  2. How Christine found herself in film at the age of 50.
  3. What’s next for Christine and the New Mexico Women in TV and Film Society.

NMWIF is championing a strategy developed by WIFT Los Angeles called ReFrame which is a revolutionary certification structure for production companies willing to make diversity and gender equity a priority in the staffing of their projects. Since last year‘s Oscar awards ceremony when Frances McDormand brought the concept of an “inclusion rider” to the greater public this idea has been gaining real momentum.

Christine McHugh is a Film Maker who comes to the medium through her many years of work as a Theatre Director. She directed the short comedy film, On The Nature Of Hotness which one the 2013 New York City International Film Festival for Best Short Comedy and was the official selection at ten film festivals in 2013 and 2014. She is currently the president of New Mexico Women in Film based in Sant Fe.

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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 yoga studio 20 years ago, where she continues to teach Yoga Teacher Training Programs and lead yoga retreats around the world.

On the show today, we talk about:

  • how to stop giving from a place of lack
  • how to start feeling beauty from within
  • how to bring harmony to mind, body and spirit

You can find all the info and links mentioned today:

Play of Consciousness by Swami Muktananda
High Desert Yoga

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at

The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

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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 myself by noticing what an awesome job I did.
Sure, it’s nice when these things happen, and they do, but wait for them in order to be happy? Hells no!
What are you waiting for?

On the show today, I share my thoughts on finding love. Guess what? We can stop seeking love and love ourselves! Even if you’re in a committed relationship, you may still be seeking that person’s love in ways that disempower you.  What if you no longer relied on the actions of people you love to validate you and give you the love you seek? What if you could fill the emptiness or loneliness you feel with your own love? Listen up for some inspiration and tips on how to make this happen in your life.

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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 BARE. Her work has been featured in places like O: The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s World, Cosmopolitan, and The Huffington Post. She’s the creator of The BARE Process, a trademarked system for upgrading your mental and physical health, building more energy and confidence, and creating the life that you want.

What we discuss in this episode:

How to treat your body with care, love, and respect—not hateful criticism.
How to shed everything that’s weighing you down, physically and mentally.
How to de-stress at the end of the day without relying on excessive food, alcohol, Netflix binging, and other habits that clog up your mind and drain your energy.
How to stop obsessing about your body and focus on the priorities that really matter in life—like rocking your career, writing your novel, learning a foreign language, contributing to your community, or otherwise leaving your legacy.


“we’re taught our power is in manipulation”
“you don’t need more will power, you need more pleasure”
“stop caring about the thigh gap and worry about the wage gap”

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.

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