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203 Just Giovanna: A Review of Models for Living Well by Brene Brown, Tara Brach and Byron Katie

By Cianna Reider | May 27, 2020 |

This week Giovanna finds commonalities in three popular models, shows how they compliment the Well Woman Life® Framework (wellwomanlife.com/movement) and shows us that we are all talking about the same things: observe your thoughts, tune into your wisdom, take aligned action and integrate all of this to live in flow.

The first one is Tara Brach, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, her teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and full, compassionate engagement with our world.

The second model is Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is, A Mind At Home With Itself, and the creator of the work. The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches how to identify and question the thoughts that cause all of our stress. It is a method of inquiry born directly out of Byron Katie’s experience. This practice allows you to access the wisdom that always exists within you.

  • The Work – the four questions:
  • Is it true?
  • Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
  • How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
  • Who or what would you be without that thought?

Byron Katie’s Website: thework.com

Giovanna’s Interview with Byron Katie. https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/075show/

The final model is Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston, who spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead.

  • Rising Strong: living a wholehearted life
  • Reckoning – awareness
  • Rumble – Intuition
  • Revolution – Aligned Action

Brene Brown’s Website: https://brenebrown.com/

Also, don’t miss it…coming up on the show in a couple of weeks:

Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology and the Head of Silliman College at Yale University, as well as the host of the podcast THE HAPPINESS LAB. After observing a disturbing level of unhappiness and anxiety among her students, she began teaching a course entitled “Psychology and the Good Life”.

202: What to Do About Your Mysterious Illness with Sarah Ramey

By Cianna Reider | May 20, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Sarah Ramey, a survivor of chronic illnesses and a writer living in Washington, DC. She just released her first book, THE LADY’S HANDBOOK FOR HER MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia in 2007 and worked on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and she’s a musician.

On the show we talk about:

  • How Sarah fought to overcome her illness and prove that she wasn’t weak, or crazy.
  • The lack of support in our healthcare system for invisible illnesses.
  • Why society needs to take an empathetic approach to healthcare as we move forward.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/202show

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

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

201: Just Giovanna: How to Know When to Take Action

By Cianna Reider | May 13, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I discuss how to know when to take action in your life, how to get Aligned Action, and break down 5 different sections.

1. Goal setting & Results planning

2. Productivity Tools

3. Morning/Evening Routine

4. Accountability

5. Energy level – what fuels you?

The Shows I Mention:

Episode 059

079 Visioning Your Life: Identify and Activate Your Superpowers BEFORE you Set Your Goals with Giovanna Rossi (Part Two of Two)

163 JG Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule (for intimacy, income and impact)

169 Just Giovanna: Create More Time and Space in Your Schedule part Two (for intimacy, income and impact)

188 Just Giovanna: Create More Energy and Focus to Tackle Your 2020 Goals

192: Just Giovanna: How to Free Up Time to Tackle Your Goals

If you’d like to work on this with me one on one or in a small group, email me at info@wellwomanlife.com and let’s get you started on the path to living your very own Well Woman Life!

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/201show

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

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

200: GenX Women’s Anxiety with Ada Calhoun

By Cianna Reider | May 6, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Ada Calhoun whose new book, Why We Can’t Sleep, Women’s New Midlife Crisis really digs into Generation X women and our particular set of challenges. She is also the author of the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, named one of the top ten memoirs of 2017 by W magazine; and she writes for The New York, and The New Republic.

Gen X women are born 1965-1980 and are likely raising small children in their 40s or dealing with infertility issues, we are caring for aging relatives and they are trying to create a better life for their kids than they had.

On the show this month, we talk about:

– How gen x women were told we could do anything but didn’t actually have the resources

– Why the current generation of women facing midlife have such strong anxiety

and

-Why society perpetuates the idea that all women need to do to get ahead is to try harder.

If this is all sounding familiar or you have women in your life for whom this is a reality, head over to – wellwomanlife.com/quiz – to answer two questions that will help you identify your challenges and solutions.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/200show

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

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

199: Covid19 Disparities and New Research (Part 3 of 3) with Dr. Anuj Kapilashrami

By Cianna Reider | Apr 22, 2020 |

Recently the Washington Post reported that among gender-identified covid19 disease cases looking at 20,648 people in Spain, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths. And that’s not all. The Guardian reports that “The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.

Since then, the pattern has been seen in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths.

So why are men more vulnerable?

On the Well Woman Show this week I share part three of a series I’m doing on the impact of sex and gender on health outcomes. Today I have another episode on the covid19 research and I talk to Kapilashrami is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Gender & Global Health Policy at the Queen Mary University of London. Her work lies at the intersections of health politics and development praxis, with a particular interest in their interface with gender, human rights, and social justice. She is also on the Gender Advisory Panel for WHO’s Human Reproduction Programme, and the Editorial advisory board for the BMJ.

On the show we talk about:

– How Gender and Burden of Care play an important role in pandemics

– Women’s needs in combating COVID-19

and

– How COVID-19 revealed many inequalities and injustices in our system.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/199show

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

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

198: Covid19 Disparities and New Research (Part 2 of 3) with Prof. Sabra Klein

By Cianna Reider | Apr 15, 2020 |

Recently the Washington Post reported that among gender-identified covid19 disease cases looking at 20,648 people in Spain, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths. And that’s not all. The Guardian reports that “The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.

Since then, the pattern has been seen in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths.

So why are men more vulnerable?

On the Well Woman Show this week I share part two of a series I’m doing on the impact of sex and gender on health outcomes. Today I have another episode on the covid19 research and I talk to Sabra Kline, PhD, a researcher, and professor at John Hopkins University, whose research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms mediating how males and females differ in their immune responses to viral infection and vaccination.

On the show we talk about:

-The lack of gendered data for COVID19 patients

-How hormones play a role in the covid19 outbreak

and

– How important it is to put a light on male and female differences and the benefits we could have moving forward.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/198show

If you’re interested in the group program, you can find more info at wellwomanlife.com/yournextchapter

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

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

197: The Importance of Mentorship with Celestina Garcia

By Cianna Reider | Apr 10, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week I have curated some tips for emotional well-being and I interview Celestina Garcia about the importance of mentorship. Celestina is a mother, educator, coach and entrepreneur. She is a native New Mexican with a passion for envisioning and collaborating with others to build the legacy of achievement in communities. She created her private coaching company, Coaching Solutions, where she has spent over 500 hrs coaching executives, small business owners, and community members to align their work to their purpose.

On the show we talk about:

– how mentorship has shaped her life

– the difference between coaching and mentorship

and

– how coaching can help people realize what they really want in life.

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

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

At the end of the show, I will share four easy things you can do to boost your well-being and embrace your anxiety rather than fight against it, strengthen your resilience and find your inner strength. Be sure to stay till the end to catch these four tips you can start implementing right now.

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

196: Covid19 Disparities and New Research (Part 1 of 3) with Prof. Sarah Hawkes

By Cianna Reider | Apr 8, 2020 |

Hello Well Women! Welcome to Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on COVID-19.

Recently the Washington Post reported that among gender-identified covid19 disease cases looking at 20,648 people in Spain, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths. And that’s not all. The Guardian reports that “The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.

Since then, the pattern has been seen in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths.

So why are men more vulnerable?

On the Well Woman Show this week I share part one of a series of three I’m doing on the impact of sex and gender on health outcomes. Today I have a special episode focused on new research related to disparities between men and women in covid19 and I talk to Professor Sarah Hawkes, professor of global public health at University College London and co-founder with her husband of Global Health 50/50, an initiative that advocates for gender equality in health.

On the show we talk about:

-the distribution of risk and potential response to covid 19

-the underlying reasons why more men than women may suffer worse outcomes

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/196show

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

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

195 Significance Over “Success” with Doll Avant

By Giovanna Rossi | Apr 1, 2020 |

Hello gorgeous Well Women, on the show this week I talk to Doll Avant, award-winning tech entrepreneur, a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, and a TEDx speaker. As a data scientist and social impact strategist, Doll was honored with the global designation of “Google’s Woman of Water” and featured on Google’s home page for creating the “world’s largest water database.” Doll is the Founder & CEO of Aquagenuity (“Where Water Meets Ingenuity”), headquartered in Doll’s hometown of Atlanta.

On the show we talk about:

  • What Aquagenuity is doing to help people, and our water supply.
  • Why our water quality is so important to our health
  • How doing significant work is more important than being successful.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/195show

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

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

194 Just Giovanna: Working from Home with Kids

By Cianna Reider | Mar 18, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this month, I talk about how working from home with kids magnifies the inequities in our systems and families and I share 6 tips for making this all work for the next few weeks.

“It is true that a crisis, and in this case, a global health pandemic, shows us our truth. It shines a spotlight on the weaknesses in our systems, shows us who our leaders really are, and magnifies the inequities in our personal relationships.”

With these systems issues in mind, here are a few practical tips for making this all work for the next few weeks:

  1. Start your day with a routine: whether that is exercise, meditation, reading or journaling, find what works for you to maintain a sense of feeling grounded. Then, extend that to the kids. Have a routine for them in the morning to include breakfast, chores, and reading or free time. Flexibility is key.
  2. Redefine productivity: You may need to lower your expectations because you will not be as productive as you are used to because of the added stress and having the kids at home.
  3. Nourish yourself and your kids: eat what make your body feels good, move your body or even work up a sweat by walking in nature, and carve out some time every day to do something you love, like curling up with a book and a cup of tea or take a hot bath and get enough sleep. For the kids, this is their free time to choose what they love.
  4. Delegate: if you’re a pro at this, then, by all means, pull out your best delegation strategies. If you’re newer and have trouble setting boundaries or delegating, then now is the time to start.
  5. Connect with the community (online, text) and family: set up a time to call grandparents and family. Set up group chats with friends.
  6. Be of service: whether in your work or in your community, how can you serve others? Journal about this and then do one thing. Ask the kids how they can help their neighbors or family members.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/194show

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

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