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215 Just Giovanna: Create a Simplified, Beautiful Environment for You to Thrive

By Giovanna Rossi | Aug 19, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I am actually sharing a module from The Well Woman Academy on how you can change your home and work environment to really impact your mental and emotional health as well as your ability to make clear decisions and achieve your goals.

You’ll definitely want to get your journal out for this one and you can email info@wellwomanlife.com to request the pdf workbook that goes with this module.

If this episode spoke to you, and you want more content like this, join us in The Well Woman Academy™ by going to http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/215show 

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 community of smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity, and burnout and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

214 Embrace Inclusive Practices with Val Day-Sanchez

By Giovanna Rossi | Aug 12, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Val Day-Sanchez, a professor of communication, social activist, author, TEDX speaker, and intersectional feminist. Dedicated to education, she believes it has the power to combat social justice issues that plague our society. Val is the host of So, What Are You??? a podcast dedicated to amplifying voices that are often marginalized. Val facilitates Equity & Justice Workshops across the country, to help professionals, and organizations, embrace inclusive practices. This inclusive lens is reflected in their culturally responsive teaching, equity-based curriculum design, and college service within Equity centered policy change.

We discuss:

– How her work in racism has changed recently

– That Anti-Racism and Intersectional feminism work is imperative regardless of your race or lifestyle.

– How we can make our schools more anti-racist.

I want to let you know about a special series on the Well Woman show that showcases 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 special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.

You can find notes from today’s show, links to past episodes of the WWS featuring black, indigenous and women of color as well as a list of resources at wellwomanlife.com/214show.

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 and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

213: Support for Working Parents with Ann-Marie Slaughter

By Giovanna Rossi | Aug 5, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Anne-Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America. She was the first female director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and served as Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and professor of law at Harvard Law School. She has written or edited seven books, including “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family”. In 2012, she published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became one of the most read articles in the history of the magazine and helped spark a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

On the show we talk about:

  • Why Ann Marie chooses to be an entrepreneur.
  • Why work that involves investing in others isn’t considered important but it should be.
  • Why treating employees as capable adults makes better employees overall.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/213show

The book she mentioned was

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Debois

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 and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

212 Pivot and Transform with Nell Merlino

By Giovanna Rossi | Jul 29, 2020 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I talk to Nell Merlino, entrepreneur and activist for the advancement of women and girls. She created Take Our Daughters to Work Day, with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993, She then expanded her strategic communications consultancy to develop campaigns, strategies, and events for dozens of clients including the YWCA, Amnesty International, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and The Sierra Club. In 2000, Nell launched Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the first online microlender in the world. And this year she has relaunched CountMeIn with $250,000 in grants for small women-owned businesses.

On the show we talk about:

– the pros and cons of the current women’s empowerment challenge (#challengeaccepted) on Instagram

-using intuition to pivot and transform your business and which businesses are the most likely to succeed right now

-taking time for pleasure, self-expression and doing your most important and satisfying work when no one is looking

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/212show

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 and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

Listen to Nell’s live announcement of the $250k grant giveaway on July 31 at 2 pm EST https://countmeinrevival.org/.

Links mentioned on the show:

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Interview with Julia Cameron on Well Woman Show: https://wellwomanlife.com/018show/

The Body is Not an Apology

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