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237: Brave Enough to Be the Light

By Giovanna Rossi | Jan 20, 2021 |

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.

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236 Women and Power: Part Two with Elizabeth Lesser

By Giovanna Rossi | Jan 13, 2021 |

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 & 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 Framework

Why this Framework is helpful.

Elizabeth’s insight into the process.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/236show

Listen to part one at wellwomanlife.com/235show

Take the Well Woman Quiz.

Grab the Power Up Workbook.

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.

235 Women and Power with Elizabeth Lesser

By Giovanna Rossi | Jan 7, 2021 |

Good morning well woman community… As our country tries to pull through from the last few days, it’s more important than ever to hold people accountable for inciting violence and enabling unlawful behavior. It’s unAmerican, unethical and unacceptable. Some leaders are distancing themselves now, but it’s too little too late. Now is when we need more compassion and collaboration in places of power. The topic for today – women and power – is more relevant and important than ever.

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 & 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 storytelling

How our emotions are a form of intelligence

and the catch 22 of women’s power

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/235show.

The books Elizabeth recommended were:

Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson

https://bookshop.org/books/caste-oprah-s-book-club-the-origins-of-our-discontents-9780593230251/9780593230251

 

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

https://bookshop.org/books/the-lying-life-of-adults/9781609455910

 

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.

234 Just Giovanna: Release and Power Up

By Giovanna Rossi | Dec 29, 2020 |

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.

and tune in at NPR.org or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

233 Unlocking Women’s Economic Power

By Giovanna Rossi | Dec 23, 2020 |

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-art

http://www.earthskyfloral.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KhaPoviHerbals

http://www.quwutsunmade.com

http://dancingbutterflynaturals.com

http://www.nizhonisoaps.com

http://www.olboutique.store

http://bisonstarnaturals.com

Listen to Episode 231: wellwomanlife.com/231show

Join the Free challenge: https://wellwomanlife.com/freeevent/

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.

232: History in the Making with Biden’s Pick for Interior Dept., Congresswoman Deb Haaland

By Cianna Reider | Dec 16, 2020 |

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 Obama
  • How she felt the night she nominated Hilary Clinton at the democratic convention in 2016
  • Her commitment to advocating for women, need for strong families and equal pay
  • The importance of diversity in politics and women’s participation in
  • politics
  • The three key things Congresswomen Haaland does to stay healthy and
  • be successful

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/232show

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.

231 Native Women-Owned Businesses with Alicia Ortega

By Giovanna Rossi | Dec 9, 2020 |

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 & 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 wellwomanlife.com/231show

Here are the links to the local women-owned, native businesses.

The book Alicia mentioned was Becoming by Michelle Obama 

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.

230 Financial Freedom through the Seven Chakras with Leisa Peterson

By Giovanna Rossi | Dec 2, 2020 |

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 www.wellwomanlife.com/230show

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

Listen 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 System

https://www.ihdschool.com/products/definitive-book

The Well Woman show is thankful for support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga at highdesertyoga.com.

229 Just Giovanna: The Three Components of Self Compassion

By Giovanna Rossi | Nov 25, 2020 |

How can you be kinder to yourself? And why does it matter?

On the show today I’ll share the three key components of self compassion

and how they connect us to our power. And I’ll share three activities I use in the Well Woman Academy that heal destructive emotional patterns, giving you a peek into the group coaching program I run for smart women changing the world.

Drawing from the work of Dr. Kristin Neff, I summarize the three key components of self-compassion

1. Self-kindness

2. common humanity

3. mindfulness

Read the Book: SELF-COMPASSION: THE PROVEN POWER OF BEING KIND TO YOURSELF by Kristin Neff 

You can find more info and links at www.wellwomanlife.com/229show

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The Well Woman show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy and High Desert Yoga at highdesertyoga.com.

228: Using Your Unique Gift for Personal and Collective Benefit with Susana Rinderle

By Giovanna Rossi | Nov 18, 2020 |

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 & inclusion and intercultural communication. She held a university position in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was the co-founder and first Manager of Diversity, Equity & 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:

 

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 www.wellwomanlife.com/228show

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The Well woman show is thankful for support from the WW Academy and High Desert Yoga at highdesertyoga.com.