159 Just Giovanna: Taking Aligned Action

159 Just Giovanna: Taking Aligned Action

It’s spring and many of us are coming out of hibernation, ready to take action! But how do we know what action is the RIGHT ACTION? You may be in major transition, launching a new project or starting or deepening a relationship. You may not have time to do everything you want to do. So, what do you do first? On the show, we’ll dive into taking ACTION, aligned with your inner knowing.

We’ll cover:

  • The myth of “massive action”
  • How what you already know IS the answer
  • 5 Tools for Aligned Action:
    1. Accountability
    2. Results setting
    3. Productivity apps
    4. Awareness tools
    5. How to feel good in your body

Be sure to check out the Well Woman Life™ Jumpstart if you’re ready to create more income, impact or intimacy in your life!

158 Finding Courage and Resilience with Lindy Vision


This month on the Well Woman Show, I interview Dorothy and Carla from the band Lindy Vision. An Albuquerque band comprised of three Native and African American sisters, Lindy Vision is an indie-rock band that’s been described as a “female Devo” with hints of M.I.A. and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They just released their newest album, “Adult Children Part 1.”

On the show today, we talk about:

-The story they tell thru their music about being adult children of alcoholics and substance abuse
-Where the band gets its inspiration from
-How the three sisters find their courage and resilience

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

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

157 Just Giovanna: Using Mindfulness and Feminism to Excel in Your Career and Personal Life


On the show today, I talk about how creating awareness and developing your feminist identity, particularly through an intersectional lens, will support you to reach the goals you have.

On the show I share:

Two tools for creating awareness
Five ways to own your power
Six intersectional feminist identities

Be sure to check out the Well Woman Life™ Jumpstart if you’re ready to create more income, impact or intimacy in your life!

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.

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 wellwomanlife.com/facebook

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

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.

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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151: Gender Equity Legislation with Rep. Christine Trujillo


On the show today, I interview Rep. Christine Trujillo and we talk about:

-Gender equity legislation
-What the tampon tax is
-What funding she’s asking for

Representative Christine Trujillo worked as an educator for 21 years, has served in the New Mexico state legislature since 2013 and currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and the House Education Committee. Representative Trujillo was born and raised in Taos and has 5 children and 6 grandchildren. She received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico.


You can find all the info and links mentioned today at www.wellwomanlife.com/radio

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150 Stop and Listen and then Listen Deeper with Julie Shapiro


Today’s episode parallels nicely with the Well Woman Life Framework, in which we create awareness and then space to listen deeper to our inner wisdom or intuition. My guest today says, “we give out so much, sometimes the healthiest this to do is to pause and let things come to you.”

Julie Shapiro is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX – a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts. She is also the executive producer of Ear Hustle, a podcast that tells the stories of daily life in San Quentin State Prison, shared and produced by those living it. From 2014-15, Julie was the executive producer of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Radio National’s (RN) Creative Audio Unit. In 2000 she co-founded the Third Coast International Audio Festival, where as artistic director she shaped the Festival’s creative trajectory and prioritized innovative audio and a cross-pollinating international listening culture. Julie has taught radio to university students, presented at conferences all over the globe, and produced stories for the airwaves in the US and beyond. She lives in Arlington, MA with her husband and son.