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WANTcast: The Women Against Negative Talk Podcast

Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast — lessons in moving forward fearlessly and spreading the (good) word. In each episode, writer, speaker, coach and WANT founder Katie Horwitch unpacks tips, tools, motivation and inspiration to help you shift your self-talk: the internal narrative you have on loop 24/7 that tells you who you are and who you should be. Dive into topics such as confidence, fear, trust, body image, self-doubt, self-worth, relationships, career, friendships, social issues, and more - and walk away from each episode with actionable steps to shift your narrative from reactive to proactive (as well as inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough). You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. The goal isn't to change who you are - it's to BECOME who you know you're meant to be. New episodes every other Tuesday. Get the show notes + more at womenagainstnegativetalk.com
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Feb 7, 2024

This episode is a little bit of a paradox...building old habits to achieve new goals? You read that right.

In this solo episode of the WANTcast, we're talking all about how to avoid losing steam on what you've got your heart set on — AND how to build momentum for yourself in a way that's actually SUSTAINABLE. Which is the key word if you want to move forward.

 

SHOW NOTES:

168: How To Figure Out What SUCCESS Means to You (Before You Get There!)

169: Motivation, Flexibility, and RETHINKING Your Relationship With FITNESS with Amanda Katz

Join Katie on 2/27 for the launch of THE INNER TAROT in NYC

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Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn next season of the WANTcast!

 

Jan 16, 2024

You've probably been told to FOLLOW YOUR PASSION in order to find meaning, purpose, and joy in life.

But what if that's...just not it? What if passion isn't what STARTS the journeys worth taking at all?

In today's episode, we're talking to Terri Trespicio: award-winning writer, speaker, and the author of Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You.

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

  • Imposter syndrome and how to "overcome" it (or maybe not?)
  • Why passion often isn't the jump-start button we think it is
  • What to follow instead How to find strength in our comfort zones
  • The bts story behind Terri's life-changing TED Talk
  • ...and more! 

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SHOW NOTES:

Check out Terri's programs:

Creative License (8-week program to create your personal playbook for figuring out what you want to do and how to do it)

Hard Reset (self-paced program to clear blocks and set new rules so that you can better rise to the occasion)

New Rules Studio (ideal for people who want to spend time on the page, either crafting your work or reflecting on your own journey/growth)

Terri's website

Terri's TEDx Talk

Terri's IG

Terri's FB

Terri's LinkedIn

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Jan 2, 2024

Are you someone who wants to make big changes happen in the world, but sometimes  feel so overwhelmed with how to actually make that change HAPPEN? How do you take steps to make shift happen on a real level, in a real lasting and mindful way?

Christen Brandt is an impact strategist and advisor dedicated to integrating impact across sectors. She is the co-founder of She’s the First, an international NGO dedicated to ensuring girls everywhere are educated, respected, and heard, as well as the co-author of Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan To Create the World You Want to Live In.

In this (semi-encore!) episode, we talk about:

  • how to find your North Star — the vison of the world that YOU want to work toward — and what to do with that information (esp if that sounds overwhelming)
  • how criticism and having a growth mindset can live side by side
  • how you can match your intentions to your impact
  • how to ensure that there's action and energy behind the things you're fighting for (because momentum can be fleeting)
  • And more!!

 

SHOW NOTES:

Christen's website

IMPACT

She's The First

Christen on Instagram

Christen on the WANTcast ep 71

Christen on the WANTcast ep 117

WANT to join a WANT YOUR SELF x HWD event in Jan? Email jill@happywomendinners.com to reserve your spot at one of our Ft Worth, Austin, or Birmingham events!

Buy WANT YOUR SELF on Amazon (don't forget to rate and review it here!)

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Audible

Bookshop

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Target

Sounds True

Follow Katie on social

Leave a review of the WANTcast on iTunes (and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW if you haven't already!)

Subscribe to WANT on Substack, and get our bimonthly email newsletter filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

 

 

 

Dec 12, 2023

The best fitness advice isn't necessarily what you think it is. In a sea of tips, tricks, and programs telling you what to do, how do you figure out what's right for you, and maybe more tricky — how do you build a sustainably healthy relationship with exercise? Especially if you're someone who has a history with eating disorders or body image issues?

Today's guest, NYC fitness professional Amanda Katz, is here to talk about:

  • Why motivation and even discipline are smaller pieces of the puzzle than we realize, and what to focus on instead to create lasting habits
  • Specific examples of what flexibility in an exercise routine can look like
  • Having a healthy relationship with fitness after struggling with eating disorders, disordered patters, or body image 
  • How to approach fitness and training goals no matter who you are
  • How to help a loved one when you're worried they're going down a harmful path of disordered behaviors
  • Combatting NEW YEAR NEW YOU toxic fitness culture messaging in January (and beyond)
  • and more!

ABOUT AMANDA:

Amanda Katz is a full-time fitness professional. She's a certified personal trainer, RRCA certified run coach and serves as a group fitness instructor specializing in indoor cycling, treadmill running and total body conditioning formats at Equinox in New York City. Her philosophy is based on the notion that all bodies deserve a fitness experience without punishment, guilt or shame. She approaches her craft with humor, real talk and ultimately, wants her clients to feel stronger and confident in their bodies through movement. To learn more, visit Amanda on Instagram at @amanda_katzz or amandaskatz.com

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Nov 28, 2023

You've probably heard the phrase "you get to decide what success means to you"...but how do you LITERALLY do that? And how do you outline succeess for yourself as you're chasing your dreams or setting goals in the first place?

In this episode, we're talking all about SUCCESS, and how to get clear on what it means to you so that you can achieve your goals in a meaningful way — and avoid the traps of comparison, scarcity, and the continuous hustle.

 

SHOW NOTES:

BUY WANT YOUR SELF on...

WANT YOUR SELF on Amazon (don't forget to rate and review it here!)

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Sounds True

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Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn next season of the WANTcast!

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Oct 31, 2023

Today is the final celebration in our October Book Birthday party — and we are ending with a BANGER of an episode. Today’s guest is a longtime friend of the pod, and a true force to be reckoned with.

Karen Walrond is an author, leadership coach, activist and attorney. An avid photographer and journaler, Walrond's writing and coaching have helped thousands of people around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives. Karen and her work have been featured on Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast, PBS, Huffington Post, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and her award-winning blog, Chookooloonks, is a lifestyle, inspiration, and photography destination.

Karen is the author of The Beauty of Different, the Lightmaker’s Manifesto — and most notably for this conversation, her latest book, RADIANT REBELLION: Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy, and Raise a Little Hell.

Radiant Rebellion is an investigation into how we can reclaim aging, cultivate joy, and resist ageism. As Karen says, internalized ageism--bias against our future selves--is not our only option; we can write a different story of aging than the one we've been handed. In this conversation we’ll dive into all the ways we get wrapped up in ageism without even realizing it, and how, exactly, to move forward.

 

SHOW NOTES:

RADIANT REBELLION

Karen on Instagram

Chookooloonks blog

The Lightmaker's Manifesto

Karen on the WANTcast in May 2020

Karen on the WANTcast in November 2018

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Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn next season of the WANTcast!

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Oct 24, 2023

Changing your life, living your best life...sure they're great goals, but how do you actually make change happen? And, moreover, LAST? How do you balance striving for more while also enjoying what's right in front of you?

Today's guest is Liz Moody: the host of the top-rated 'The Liz Moody Podcast,' author of bestselling books 'Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships' and 'Glow Pops,' and content creator who has helped millions of people transform their lives. Her new book, '100 Ways to Change Your Life: The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships & Success', draws from Moody’s more than a decade of experience in the health and wellness world, serving as a new kind of personal development book — one that empowers readers to craft their unique, best life based on the habits they want to form, the problems they want to solve, and the parts of their life they want to take to the next level.

IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT:

  • What people get wrong about your "best" life and what they should be focusing on instead
  • Science-backed ways to create habits that stick
  • A (BIG) curveball Liz was thrown in the book publishing process and how she navigated her way through it
  • Liz's own moment when she knew her life needed to change — and why
  • How to build real motivation
  • ...and more!

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SHOW NOTES

100 Ways To Change Your Life

The Liz Moody Podcast

Liz on Instagram

Liz on TikTok

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WANT YOUR SELF on Amazon (don't forget to rate and review it here!)

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AND MORE:

Thursday 10/26 NYC EVENT with Karen Walrond in support of Radiant Rebellion

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn next season of the WANTcast!

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Oct 13, 2023

With so many things influencing us every single moment, is it ever possible to be "free" from influence? Where do these influences even come from? And how do we begin to choose what's right for us in the midst of so many voices and factors that seem to be choosing it FOR us?

And...sort of related...how do you LAUNCH A BOOK on your own terms, free from the influence of industry expectations?

Today's incredibly timely guest is Jessica Elefante, and we're talking about ALL of this. Jess is a writer and [former bullshit] artist who has spent the last few decades examining what it means to be human in our modern world. She's the author of Raising Hell, Living Well: Freedom from Influence in a World Where Everyone Wants Something from You (including me). Her book came out this week, one week after WANT YOUR SELF...so think of this episode as our dual-birthday-party. We recorded this before either of our books were published, so you're getting to hear the behind-the-scenes from two authors who are IN IT.

Jess is the founder of acclaimed Folk Rebellion and a critic of today’s culture, and her award-winning talks, films, and work have been featured by Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Paper magazine, Wired, and more. In her previous life as a brand strategist, she was recognized as one of Brand Innovators’ 40 Under 40 and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and New York University. She’s influenced by the social, cultural, and technological circumstances of her life but mostly by her desire to lead a colorful one. She is no longer bullshitting.

A must listen for anyone and everyone navigating the landscape of what it means to build a life of your own in today's day and age. Which is us all.

 

SHOW NOTES:

BUY RAISING HELL, LIVING WELL

Subscribe to Modern Bullshit

Jessica Elefante's website

Jess on Instagram

Jess on TikTok

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BUY THE BOOK:

WANT YOUR SELF on Amazon (don't forget to rate and review it here!)

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Saturday 10/21 LOS ANGELES EVENT (Malibu beach house party) with Lynn Chen

Sunday 10/22 LOS ANGELES EVENT with HappyWomenDinners: email jill@happywomendinners.com or katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com for info and to RSVP

Thursday 10/26 NYC EVENT with Karen Walrond in support of Radiant Rebellion

Oct 10, 2023

The time has finally come: WANT YOUR SELF is here!! In this episode you're not only getting a behind-the-scenes look at what "pub day" (book publication day) brought, how it all transpired and how we got there — and where we go from here.

Plus...you get a sneak peek at the very first words of the book with a WANTcast exculsive reading!

 

SHOW NOTES:

BUY THE BOOK:

Amazon: https://bit.ly/wantyourselfamazon (don't forget to rate and review it here!)

Amazon Kindle: https://amzn.to/48Fjd1H

Audible: https://amzn.to/48FjaTz

Bookshop: https://bit.ly/wantyourselfbookshoporg

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/want-your-self-katie-horwitch/1142971187

Target: https://www.target.com/p/want-your-self-by-katie-horwitch-hardcover/-/A-88434525

Sounds True: https://www.soundstrue.com/products/want-your-self-1

Saturday 10/21 LOS ANGELES EVENT (Malibu beach house party) with Lynn Chen:

Sunday 10/22 LOS ANGELES EVENT with HappyWomenDinners: email jill@happywomendinners.com or katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com for info and to RSVP

Sep 19, 2023

To get a book deal with a publishing house, you need to have a literary agent. But how do you find a literary agent? Where do you begin, and what should you look for? Is any agent better than no agent — and any deal a foot in the door of the publishing industry?

In Part 2 of this 3-part behind-the-scenes book publishing series, we're diving into the nitty-gritty of the agent-finding process, the agent-partnering process, and ultimately securing a book deal with a publisher.

We'll talk EXACT details on how to get started, how Katie (hi!) ultimately found her agent, and the plot twist that ended up leading to the book deal that was always meant to be.

(And, don't be fooled: this episode is really just a big life lesson in disguise :))

 

SHOW NOTES:

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF WANT YOUR SELF HERE (don't forget to grab your bonus gifts aka party favors!)

GET TICKETS TO THE BOOK LAUNCH CABARET 10/6

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to share what you wanna know about writing a book for future episodes

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Sep 12, 2023

81% of people say they want to write a book...but only 15% begin. So how do you become one of those people, and actually START writing the book you've been dreaming about?

In this episode — part 1 of a 3-part behind-the-scenes book publishing series — we'll answer the biggest question Katie has gotten over the last few years about how to begin the book-writing process. We'll talk super-specific logistical steps, and also the essential mental and emotional work that goes into making sure your words make it to the page.

Plus, never-before-shared behind the scenes of how exactly WANT YOUR SELF: Shift Your Self-Talk and Unearth The Strength In Who You Were All Along came to life in those earliest days. It might not be what you expect!

 

SHOW NOTES:

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF WANT YOUR SELF HERE (don't forget to grab your bonus gifts aka party favors!)

GET TICKETS TO THE BOOK LAUNCH CABARET 10/6

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to share what you wanna know about writing a book for future episodes

Follow Katie on social!

Leave a review of the WANTcast on iTunes (and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW if you haven't already!)

Subscribe to WANT on Substack, and get our bimonthly email newsletter filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Sep 5, 2023

You've probably heard (or used) the term "burnout" before...but what's actually going on when you're burnt out, and how can you turn it around? Or maybe even prevent it from happening in the first place? Do you need to hit certain marks for it to qualify as "burnout" vs. general blah-ness? Why are we all so spent??? 

Today’s guests are Amanda Baudier and Rebecca Stump, the co-founders of Full Plate Full Cup, an educational platform and boutique consultancy on a mission to help individuals and teams become wildly happy — and wildly successful. They bring over 35 years of combined leadership experience and numerous wellness certifications to all they do, from coaching executives 1:1 to hosting their podcast, also titled, Full Plate Full Cup.

IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • how to recognize burnout in a really easy-to-understand way
  • why more on your plate doesn’t necessarily equal more burnout (and less equal less)
  • how to set ruthless boundaries (including friendship boundaries) 
  • how to distinguish between what is necessary and what you can let go of
  • how to start to go from burnt out to lit up

And more!

SHOW NOTES:

From Burnt Out To Lit Up (begins 9/10 — use code "wantcast" for $30 off!) 

FPFC Podcast (if you love the WANTcast, you'll love FPFC!)

FPFC on IG

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF WANT YOUR SELF HERE (don't forget to grab your bonus gifts aka party favors!)

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn next season of the WANTcast!

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Jul 4, 2023

Summer is the time for sunshine, longer days, and...an oddly large amount of FOMO potential???

The idea of how we "should be" spending our time exists throughout the year...but between vacation pics on Instagram, social invites, and ideas instilled in us at a young age about what the "perfect summer" looks like, the feelings of FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out — might be bubbling up for you extra hard right now.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Why summertime is a hotbed for comparison and negative self-talk
  • Why "vacation" is a loaded word for a lot of us
  • How to rethink the opposite of FOMO — no "MO" necessary
  • Katie's quest for what we're gonna call JO-BO

...and more, on this Season 8 Finale!

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SHOW NOTES

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF WANT YOUR SELF HERE (don't forget to grab your bonus gifts aka party favors!)

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn next season of the WANTcast!

Follow Katie on social!

Leave a review of the WANTcast on iTunes (and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW if you haven't already!)

Subscribe to WANT on Substack, and get our bimonthly email newsletter filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Visit womenagainstnegativetalk.com

Jun 20, 2023

When we do things that are hard...what are we REALLY doing? And how are we doing them?

In this episode, we're diving head-first into the topic of DOING HARD THINGS, and how to keep yourself in check and focused on growth (versus unintentionally keeping yourself stuck and small). Katie shares a conversation she and Jeremy had recently about being courageous in their own lives, and how you can refresh your approach to hard things in your life too.

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SHOW NOTES

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF WANT YOUR SELF HERE (don't forget to grab your bonus gifts aka party favors!)

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn over the next few months!

Follow Katie on social

Leave a review of the WANTcast on iTunes (and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW if you haven't already!)

Subscribe to WANT on Substack, and get our bimonthly email newsletter filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Visit womenagainstnegativetalk.com

Jun 6, 2023

Why is it that we have such a hard time celebrating ourselves out loud — even in the big moments that are worth celebrating?

In this episode, we're saying BYE to that! You'll hear about:

  • A huge, incredibly exciting moment Katie has been waiting for what seems like forever to share with you
  • Why we hold ourselves back from going big with our big moments
  • ALL (we mean ALL!) about...well, you'll have to listen ;)
  • And how you can get involved in this big moment in time, both by helping out in a small but HUGE way, and informing how we move forward on the pod and beyond

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SHOW NOTES

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF WANT YOUR SELF HERE (don't forget to grab your bonus gifts aka party favors!)

Email Katie at katie@womenagainstnegativetalk.com or DM her on Instagram to let her know what you want to hear about, who you want to hear from, or what you want to learn over the next few months!

May 16, 2023

If you only derive joy and purpose from the things you do well — a job, an activity, a relationship — can you really say the joy and purpose is coming from those things?

In this episode, we're talking all about how to determine what you love and why you love it — and why that's so important to get clear on NOW:

  • How to make decisions now to avoid bitterness and resentment later down the line
  • "Strengthening your weaknesses" vs. "making your weaknesses your strengths"
  • Why Katie is opting into doing things right now without the intention of "excellence" 
  • The difference between loving something, loving having done something, and loving having done something WELL
  • Why we actually stick with the things we're good at, even if they don't bring us a sense of fulfillment
  • and more!

 

SHOW NOTES:

Follow Katie on Instagram

Leave a review of the WANTcast on iTunes (and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW if you haven't already!)

Subscribe to WANT on Substack, and get our bimonthly email newsletter filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Visit womenagainstnegativetalk.com

Amanda Katz strength vs. weakness post on Instagram

May 3, 2023

"Wellness" is 4.4-trillion-dollar global industry — but in many cases, it's not actually making us more well. In a society that's become increasingly distrustful of conventional medicine, how can we decipher what's fact vs. fiction, steer clear of The Wellness Trap, and reimagine what well-being CAN be?


Today's guest is the phenomenal Christy Harrison, a journalist, registered dietitian, and certified intuitive eating counselor. She’s the author of the brand new book The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation, and Dubious Diagnoses and Find Your True Well-Being  and the amazing book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating. She’s also the producer and host of two podcasts, Rethinking Wellness and Food Psych, which have helped tens of thousands of listeners around the world think critically about diet and wellness culture and develop more peaceful relationships with food. 

Something really important to know: if you’re thinking this is going to be an episode totally bashing wellness — that is NOT what this is. Christy is encouraging us to expand our critical thinking skills and hold multiple truths at once. This is 100% a WANTcast episode for people who are wellness devotees, for people who can't stand (or at least are super skeptical of) what’s become of the wellness world, and for all the people in the middle. If you listen to one pod this week, make it this one.

IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT:

  • The difference between misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation
  • How social media's algorithms can lead you down more extreme, risky paths without even intending to
  • Why the wellness industry is so enticing and, at times, can seem way more "trustworthy" to us (even if that's not always the case) 
  • How to intentionally and mindfully make space for wellness practices and alternatives you love and find useful
  • How to determine what's helpful, what's harmful, and what deserves a second look
  • What to say to a friend who might have fallen down a dangerous rabbit hole
  • How you can reinvision what "living well" actually means
  • and SO MUCH MORE.


ABOUT THE WELLNESS TRAP:

The Wellness Trap delves into the persistent, systemic problems with that industry, offering insight into its troubling pattern of cultural appropriation and its destructive views on mental health, and shedding light on how a growing distrust of conventional medicine has led ordinary people to turn their backs on science. Weaving together history, memoir, reporting, and practical advice, Harrison illuminates the harms of wellness culture while re-imagining our society’s relationship with well-being.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Buy The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation, and Dubious Diagnoses and Find Your True Well-Being  

Buy Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating

Rethinking Wellness

Food Psych

Christy's website

Christy's newsletter

Christy on IG

Follow Katie on Instagram

Leave a review on iTunes (and subscribe to the WANTcast if you haven't already!)

Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Visit womenagainstnegativetalk.com

Apr 18, 2023

When you’re feeling down about your body, that feeling can take over — and turning it around can be a lot more complicated than just saying positive affirmations about the skin you're in. How do we move beyond our ideas of what positive body image (and even "body positivity") should look like, and work toward something greater and long-lasting?

Today's guest is Chrissy King, author of THE BODY LIBERATION PROJECT: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom. In this episode, we talk about:

  • What the difference is between body image, body neutrality, body positivity, and body liberation
  • Why "loving your body" is so freaking hard to do — from both an emotional and societal standpoint
  • What body liberation actually FEELS like (and how you can take steps to get there)
  • How to recocile conflicting thoughts/feelings about your body and the way it should or shouldn't be
  • Why Chrissy says you might experience a grief or mourning of your body while working toward body liberation
  • How to deal with other people's triggering comments
  • ...and more!

ABOUT CHRISSY:

Chrissy King is a writer, speaker, strength coach, and educator with a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry. She empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. She has been featured in SELF, SHAPE, Health, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Muscle and Fitness, and Livestrong, among others. With degrees in Social Justice and Sociology from Marquette University, Chrissy merges her passion for Social Justice and her passion for fitness to empower individuals within the fitness and wellness industry to create spaces that allow individuals from all backgrounds to feel seen, welcome, respected, and celebrated.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Buy The Body Liberation Project

Chrissy's website

Instagram

Twitter

TikTok

Fat Talk by Virgina Sole-Smith

Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison

The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee-Taylor

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Apr 4, 2023

Everyone has a sensitive side, but nearly one in three people have the genes to be more sensitive than others, both physically and emotionally. They tend to be big hearted, creative, and wired to go deep. Yet society tells them to hide the very sensitivity that makes them this way.

Today's guest is Jenn Granneman, author of the new book SENSITIVE: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World. In this episode, we will talk about:

  • What it actually means to be a sensitive person and a highly sensitive person

  • How to navigate the world on whatever level of the sensitivity spectrum you fall on

  • The (genius!!) word Jenn suggests to describe "sensitive," especially when explaining your sensitivity to others

  • How to avoid feeling bitter about others' lack of sensitivity

  • How to pre-manage events you know will be harder on your sensitivity (ie parties or a day at the office)

  • Why certain self-care practices might work the opposite way you intend them to work for sensitive people, and why some might actually work way better and more efficiently

  • and so much more!!

Take notes, pass this along to another highly sensitive (or as I call it, spongy) person in your life, or maybe even give it to a loved one to help them understand your own sensitivity.

ABOUT JENN:

Jenn Granneman is the founder of the world's largest online community for introverts, Introvert Dear, and the cofounder of Highly Sensitive Refuge. An educator, journalist, and the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts, she has been featured in HuffPost, the Washington Post, the BBC, Oprah Daily, Buzzfeed, Glamour, and more.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Introvert, Dear

Introvert, Dear on Instagram

Highly Sensitive Refuge

HSR on Instagram

Buy SENSITIVE

Jenn on IG

One Line A Day journal

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Mar 21, 2023

We usually equate the phrase “trying hard” to trying, PERIOD. If you didn’t “try hard,” did you even really try at all?

In this episode we talk about:

  • Is it possible to try easier, without trying LESS?
  • The habits we work ourselves into around "trying," especially during times when we do need to give our all
  • How to, logistically, shift your relationship with how you"try"
  • ...and more!


SHOW NOTES: 

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Feb 28, 2023

Maybe you've heard about the Five Love Languages, but maybe they've at times felt...kind of limiting? Confusing? Problematic, even? 

There's a reason for that, and you're not alone. That's why Anne Hodder-Shipp decided to reimagine some things: 

  • What "The Modern Love Languages" are and how they're different than what we might already be familiar with (it's not just that there are 18 of them!)
  • How you can apply The Modern Love Languages in your life way beyond your romantic relationships
  • Whether or not it's important to find people whose love languages "match" your own
  • The origins of the "original" Five Love Languages and why they might be more harmful than helpful
  • Taking sex and relationship education onto social media in the 2020s
  • ...and more!

ABOUT ANNE:

Anne Hodder-Shipp, CSE, ACS, (she/they) is an award-winning certified sex and relationship educator dedicated to providing accurate, expansive, and compassionate care. They are the founder and lead educator at Everyone Deserves Sex Ed, a sex ed and professional development organization, and they work with people and couples of almost any age to help build skills, knowledge, and confidence around identity, pleasure, relationships, and communication.

Most recently, Anne wrote the groundbreaking expansive love language ebook, Speaking from the Heart: 18 Languages for Modern Love, and its accompanying guide, The Speaking from the Heart Workbook: A Practical Guide to the Modern Love Languages.

SHOW NOTES:

themodernlovelanguages.com

The Modern Love Languages workbook

EDSE's sex educator certification

@theannehodder on Instagram

@theannehodder on TikTok

 

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Feb 14, 2023

True love, real love, "the one"... the way people describe love is pretty and aspirational, but ultimately super vague. What does love actually feel like? How do you know it's love and not just old habits or displaced desires? Is love even a noun at all, or is it an action?

In this episode, I talk to partners in life, love, and business, Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison and Holley Kholi-Murchison) about:

  • How to truly be in relationship and partnership with someone else....and also honor yourself and your own desires.
  • Re-evaluating and reflecting about the way you relate to love
  • HOW THE HECK do you separate your own self-love from the love you experience from someone else — especially if that person fills many roles in your life?
  • and more!

    (this episode is a Best Of The WANTcast rebroadcast — so if you loved it the first time around, listen again to gather even more gems you might have missed!)

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ABOUT HOLLEY

Holley M. Kholi-Murchison is an artist and cultural geographer began her career more than 15 years ago. She is not just a writer, a strategy consultant, an entrepreneur, a speaker—she is an explorer and a trailblazer, forging her own path and teaching others to do the same.

ABOUT KHOLI

Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison, also known as Kholi, is a writer, editor, critical thinker, entrepreneur, and growth strategist. She’s been helping individuals and organizations realize their visions for more than a decade.

Jan 31, 2023

We've all heard "it's what's on the inside that counts" — but what the heck does INNER STRENGTH actually mean, and how do you cultivate it beyond just knowing it's important?

  • What this stage in the process of writing a book has been bringing up for Katie in the background
  • The call with a friend that served as a metaphor for Katie's experience with STRENGTH
  • Why some of the tangible qualities we choose to go after in our lives are important, but not enough
  • How to turn your focus onto what you CAN'T see vs. what's visible and measurable
  • and more!

SHOW NOTES:

Carrie Kholi-Murchison on the WANTcast

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Jan 17, 2023

Know what you want but struggle to untangle yourself from the feelings of obligation that somehow always seem to get in the way?

Tricia Huffman believes that "should" is a word that is actually able to be nixed from our vocabulary altogether and replaced with something way more powerful and proactive.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why and how Tricia decided to pay attention to this ONE word on such a granular level
  • How to handle the "positive shoulds" and why Tricia believes there's really no such SHOULD
  • Suggestions for how to nix SHOULD from the heaviest of situations to the lightest
  • The importance of boiling down your message, and how that opened up even more possibility for Tricia as she approached her debut book
  • and more!

 

SHOW NOTES:

Tricia on the WANTcast in 2018!

Website

Tricia on Instagram

Tricia on TikTok

F The Shoulds. Do The Wants.

Claim it! Podcast

Own Your Awesome daily inspiration app

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Jan 3, 2023

People talk about being "more brave" in their lives...but what does that actually MEAN, and how do we do it??

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Why Katie doesn't consider herself a naturally BRAVE person
  • How we sometimes misuse the word BRAVE, and how it differs from fearlessness
  • Katie's BRAVERY a-ha moment, and how she's defining bravery (and being brave!) in her life moving forward
  • How to reverse-engineer however you hope to be by changing your perspective on yourself
  • Why easy things, like emails, are so damn hard
  • ...and MORE

 

SHOW NOTES:

SUBSCRIBE to The Good Word, WANT's monthly emails from Katie, on Substack!

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