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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. You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. 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 hyper-actionable steps to shift your narrative from reactive to proactive (as well as inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough). The goal isn't to change who you are - it's to BECOME who you know you're meant to be. Get the show notes + more at womenagainstnegativetalk.com
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Jun 11, 2021

If you're feeling particularly...um...tested lately (by people, by work, by life being life), welcome to the club. Because you, along with pretty much everyone else, are in the middle of a transition. And moving forward might feel so hard — or annoying — that you feel like maybe it's not worth the energy to even try.

In this solo episode, we're diving into how to move forward when it's really tempting not to (and why those temptations feel so freaking tempting. I hear you!)...and how to use what's commonly seen as a "negative" feeling to your full advantage.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Prefer to read instead of listen? Here's a written version of this episode.

Register for NOTHING BUT A NUMBER, our FREE event to help you reimagine your relationship with age, here.

Join me for the WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9!

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May 28, 2021

You're not the same as you were one year ago. And you shouldn’t be. 

But maybe you're struggling right now as things start to look eerily similar to how they "Once Were," and feeling the pressure of needing to replicate the UN-USEFUL parts of pre-2020 times in order to be successful, loved, or just get through the day (even though you've seen that the Once Were ways weren't working).

In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts around what I call "reopening anxiety," and some things you can do this week to calm that part of your mind that feels like all the important lessons you learned over the last year are at the risk of being forgotten.

 


SHOW NOTES:

Join me for the WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9!
Follow me on Instagram
Leave a review on iTunes!
Subscribe to The (Good) Wordour monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

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Apr 30, 2021

WANTcast listener favorite Jessica Murnane is back this week — and this time, we're talking all about figuring out what "normal" and "best" mean for you...when what you're feeling is anything BUT those things.

(We're also laughing a lot, because Jessica brings SO much joy to the WANTcast.)

Her new book, Know Your Endo: An Empowering Guide To Health and Hope with Endometriosis, isn't only for people with endo – but for people who think they could possibly have endo, for people who love people who have/could have endo, or people who are questioning if the “normal” they experience is the same “normal” they hear everyone else talking about. It is a revelation, a revolution, and a treasure trove of both stories and strategies to help you build your confidence AND your toolkit.

SHOW NOTES:
Website
Know Your Endo
Buy a signed copy!
Buy on Amazon
KYE instagram
Jessica's Instagram
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Join me for the WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9!
Follow me on Instagram
Leave a review on iTunes!
Subscribe to The (Good) Wordour monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Join The WANT Community, our private membership club
Visit womenagainstnegativetalk.com

Apr 23, 2021

After almost six years and 124 episodes, I realized I'd never done what many people do right at the start of their podcasts...shared my story. But as I'm evolving, WANT is evolving, and the world is evolving, maybe now is actually the perfect time for a (re)introduction. If anything, so that maybe you can recognize a little of yourself in these words, and know you're not alone.

SHOW NOTES:
There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing via NY Times
Join me for the WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9!
Follow me on Instagram
Leave a review on iTunes!
Subscribe to The (Good) Wordour monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

Join The WANT Community, our private membership club
Visit womenagainstnegativetalk.com

Apr 2, 2021
When business coach Harper Spero was diagnosed with an extremely rare immunodeficiency disorder known as Job’s syndrome, she was determined to create her own narrative. She believes that battling an invisible illness should not define you. 
 
Not only has Harper learned to embrace her invisible illness, but she has carved a new path and given hope to many who feel equally veiled. Harper couldn’t find podcasts featuring stories of people similar to her. In 2018, Harper launched the podcast Made Visible to help people with invisible illnesses (and those who care for them) feel more seen and heard. In 2020, she launched the Made Visible Writing Class to help others write and share their stories of invisible illness.

In this episode we talk about what it's like to live with an invisible illness, and what that means during the times of pandemic. We also talk about access and privilege when it comes to getting help, the countless benefits of learning about stories that look different than your own, how to feel — and make OTHERS feel — seen, and so much more.

SHOW NOTES:
Website
Instagram
Harper's Made Visible substack
How To Be A Friend To A Friend Who's Sick
Made Visible Podcast archives
Made Visible writing course

The WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9, 2021
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WANT website
Katie’s Instagram
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Mar 5, 2021

A healthy human, in relationship with herself OR with others, is meant to have balance when it comes to what and who gets our attention. We're not MEANT to be 100% self-focused or 100% other-focused constantly - we need to be both. 

In this episode, we're diving into why you need a mix of "self care" and "others care," and what to do to help yourself even the balance when it feels like you've gone too far in one direction or the other.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Read more about a "Joy Tab" here!

The WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9, 2021
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This episode is in support of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders. To learn more, visit allianceforeatingdisorders.com or listen to episode 121 with founder Johanna Kandel.

 

New music by Coleman Zurkowski

Feb 19, 2021

After recovering from a ten-year-long battle with various eating disorders, Johanna Kandel founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Since its inception in 2000, The Alliance has brought information and awareness about eating disorders to more than 340,000 individuals nationally and internationally. In addition, Johanna runs free weekly support groups, mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families, and helps thousands of people gain information and find the help they need. She's also the author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder (Harlequin). As a passionate advocate for mental health and eating disorders legislation, Johanna has spent a lot of time meeting with numerous members of Congress, and was part of the first-ever Eating Disorder Roundtable at the White House.

 

In this episode, Johanna and I candidly discuss how to move forward proactively in your life if you're struggling with an eating disorder, how you can effectively show up for others as someone who KNOWS someone with an eating disorder, and so much more.

 

SHOW NOTES:
The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness
NOT ONE MORE Weekend
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
The Recovery Myth series on The WANTcast

The WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9, 2021
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This episode is in support of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders. The Alliance will be hosting their first-ever NOT ONE MORE Weekend, taking place February 26-28. This will be a virtual three day event focusing on what The Alliance does best: Help. Support. Recovery. This international movement will urge individuals to reach out for help, get support, and imagine a life beyond their eating disorder. Proceeds from this weekend will directly fund The Alliance's free weekly, therapist-led, virtual eating disorder support groups.

To learn more, visit allianceforeatingdisorders.com, check out the show notes, or, just listen to this episode :)

Jan 8, 2021

Forget new year, new you. We're so over that. (Aren't you?)

This Season 6 finale episode is all about examining what it means to create a new outlook for yourself, even (and especially) if it goes against what's worked for you in the past.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or simply unenthusiastic about making changes right now, this episode is for you - and only involves tapping into what you're ALREADY capable of.

See you in February for Season 7!

 

SHOW NOTES:

Virtual workshop on January 17th - Reflections & Projections (get tickets here)

Episode 118 with Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond

Episode 119 on living a passion-first life

The WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9, 2021

Join The WANT Community here!

WANT website

Katie’s Instagram

Leave a review on iTunes!

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

Jan 2, 2021

Feeling unenthused - or just plain confused - about goal-setting this year? This one's for you. In this solo episode, I share the (awkward and obnoxious) wake-up call my subconscious gave me about my life, and why it's sometimes the most important to let strategy GO.

SHOW NOTES:

090: Letting Go and Past-Self Pen Pals

063: Let Go and Let Goal with Goal Coach Jacki Carr

061: Reflections and Projections

The WANT Your Self RETREAT in Paros, Greece: Oct 4-9, 2021

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WANT website

Katie’s Instagram

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