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Just Giovanna: Neutralize Overwhelm The Well Woman Way

By Giovanna Rossi | Jul 23, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, we neutralize overwhelm the well woman way. And we do it by breaking down how to clear emotional and physical space, face your fears and build your resilience by activating superpowers you haven’t been using.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/211show

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 the Well Woman Academy, a global group coaching community for smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity and burnout and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

The Well Woman Approach to Neutralizing Overwhelm

A well woman is strong and vulnerable, brave and scared, challenges the status quo and internalizes oppressive systems, and is self compassionate while imperfect.

A well woman doesn’t “power through” tough times or “boss babe” her way to the top.

A well woman accepts that NOT every thing is “figure-out-able” and that is OK.

A well woman is working on being ok with uncertainty, not controlling things and not figuring it ALL out. Being ok with uncertainty – that is where real power is.

On the show this week, we use this approach to present three ways to neutralize overwhelm:

Step 1: Clear some space

-delegate

-delete

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-do

Clearing mental and emotional space like this also creates a sense of safety and control, needed for the next step.

Step 2: Face your stuff

“Take fear along for the ride, just don’t let it in the driver’s seat.” -Liz Gilbert

Using an acronym, we look closely at FEAR:

-Find

-Evaluate

-Ask

https://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/needs-inventory

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-Reward

This reward creates a sense of self-acceptance, needed for the next step.

Step 3: Activate your superpowers

This builds resilience, which leads to a sense of well-being.

When we learn to notice and have gratitude for a superpower like our breath, we can build upon this awareness to call it in when we need it. And when we develop the ability to call in our superpowers or activate them when we need them, we can notice and have gratitude for other superpowers, build them and use them.

A.Self-care:

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” Audre Lorde

B. Self-compassion:

Three components from Kristin Neff:

-self-kindness

-common humanity

– mindfulness

https://bookshop.org/books/self-compassion-the-proven-power-of-being-kind-to-yourself/9780061733529

Episode 154: Just Giovanna: Give Yourself The Love You Seek

210: How Women of Color and White Women are Navigating Anti-racism (Part Two with Angelica Archuleta and Giovanna Rossi)

By Giovanna Rossi | Jul 15, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part two in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice – what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we’re reading, what we’re doing and where we go from here. I’m in conversation with my colleague Angelica Archuleta, and we exploring racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences. Angelica Archuleta was born in Santa Fe, raised in Espanola and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a Lupus survivor since the age of ten, her passion for human rights is rooted in her lived experiences.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/210show 

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/210show

You can find part one of this series at wellwomanlife.com/206show

You can find Liberatory Consciousness Framework by Barbara J Love at https://bit.ly/30pxPjt

The Resources Angelica recommended were:

  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (the movie)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in The Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D

And find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous, and women of color at wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.

Also, there is a list of resources that I developed, and Angelica added to wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.

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

Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

209 Including Diverse Voices at the Policy Table with Adriann Barboa

By Giovanna Rossi | Jul 8, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this month, I talk to Commissioner elect Adriann Barboa, in Bernalillo County’s District 3. Adriann currently serves as the Policy Director at Forward Together, where she works with families and communities across the state of New Mexico to bring about a culture shift and policies centered on the lived experiences of everyday New Mexicans. Adriann is a connector, an organizer, a trainer, and loves to spend her time with families and communities working together toward building the world we all want to live in. Adriann brings 20 plus years’ experience in the direct service and social justice sectors, working primarily on issues of gender, reproductive, anti-violence, education, and criminal justice in Indigenous and communities of color.

We discuss

-How Adriann hopes to bring diverse stakeholders to the table

– Working across party lines, and connecting people

– Why it’s important for women to work together for change.

You can find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous and women of color at wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.

Also, there is a list of resources at wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/209show.

The books that Adriann recommended were:

https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-No-More-Violence-Against/dp/0807088986

https://www.amazon.com/Paula-Memoir-front-cover-image/dp/0061564907/

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.

208 Just Giovanna: What the Self Help Industry is Missing

By Giovanna Rossi | Jul 1, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, we unlearn the messages that keep us playing small, undervaluing ourselves, and settling for anxiety and burnout. This is so simple AND so hard. To support women to do this and to make the changes in their lives to be able to do these three things consistently, I have created the Well Woman Academy where we unlearn all the unhelpful messages and replace those with strategic and practical ways to show up, be seen, be heard and improve our lives.

On the show this week, we’ll talk about:

  • The thing that the self-help industry is completely missing
  • The two things women are valued for and why these are keeping you playing small
  • The most important piece of the Well Woman Framework that other personal development models are missing

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/208show

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

Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

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

207 Just Giovanna: Get Your Needs Met Now

By Cianna Reider | Jun 24, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, we are discussing the importance of getting our needs met. As women, getting our needs met has been something society has taught us is secondary. First and foremost we should be concerned with nurturing others, whether that’s raising children, taking care of parents, or just simply playing the nurturer role at work, in the community, or with friends. Second, we should be concerned with how we look, being sure to be pleasing to others, particularly men. If we are women AND carry other identities based on race, ability, or sexual orientation then the requirement that we put our needs on the back burner multiplies. So it’s not surprising that so many of us have ongoing unmet needs, which show up as thoughts and feelings, which ultimately guide our actions in life.

On the show this week, we’ll talk about:

  • Create awareness around your needs
  • Intuitively reveal the steps for you to take to get your needs met
  • Create a strategy or action plan
  • Integrate the plan with your life as it is

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/207show

You can find the Need Inventory at https://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/needs-inventory

You can find the Feelings Inventory at https://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/feelings-inventory

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

Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

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

206 In Conversation: How Black and White Women are Navigating Anti-racism (Part One with Candice Thomas and Giovanna Rossi)

By Cianna Reider | Jun 17, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part one in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice – what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we’re reading, what we’re doing and where we go from here.

This week, I’m in conversation with my friend and colleague, intuitive advisor, and psychic medium Candice Thomas, exploring racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences.

You can check out my interview with her back in 2018 at wellwomanlife.com/109show.

And find all the past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous and women of color at wellwomanlife.com/womenofcolor.

Also, there is a list of resources that I developed and Candice added to at wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/206show

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

As I mentioned, this special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.

We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.

  • We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
  • We believe that Black lives matter.
  • We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
  • We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.

In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.

Here are three things you can do right away:

#PodcastersForJustice #WOCPodcasters #BlackLivesMatter

205: Turning Anxiety into Happiness with Dr. Laurie Santos

By Giovanna Rossi | Jun 10, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology and the Head of Silliman College at Yale University, as well as the host of the critically acclaimed 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,” which quickly became the most popular course in Yale’s history and has also reached almost two million people from all over the world through an online version. Although she’s now best known as a “happiness expert,” Santos’s research explores the much broader question of “What makes the human mind unique?” and often includes comparing the cognitive capacities of non-human animals to humans.

On the show we talk about:

– How Happiness is something we can all work on

– What actionable strategies you can take to be happier now

-Why it’s harder for women than men to make time for happiness

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/205show

You can find the Anti-Racism Resources I mentioned at https://www.wellwomanlife.com/anti-racism

The Well Woman Show has featured many Women of Color on the show, you can find the complete list at https://wellwomanlife.com/WomenOfColorGuests

The books Dr. Santos mentions were:

https://www.christianpicciolini.com/breaking-hate-book

https://wwnorton.com/books/the-stoic-challenge

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.

204 Just Giovanna: These Three Things Support Your Leadership & Success

By Giovanna Rossi | Jun 3, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, Giovanna discusses the three things that Well Woman Show guests have in common. The guests are often successful female leaders, making a major change in their own communities and the world as a whole, so today we’re discussing those 3 things so you can begin to implement them in your life.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/204show

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

Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

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

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.