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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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Aug 29, 2021

One of the worst pieces advice I ever received actually led me to some of the best revelations about what I do and who I am.

In this episode, we talk about how you define yourself to others — and yourself — and why it's an essential part of building self-confidence, self-trust, and proactive patterns. Plus, how to rethink and rework your self-definition on your own.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Follow Katie on Instagram

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

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

 

**TY to Coleman Zurkowski for the rad background composition!

Aug 6, 2021

The other day, I asked you what self-talk you’d help shifting. And the word ENOUGH appeared at least 15xs: not SMART enough, not COOL enough, not STRONG enough, not SUCCESSFUL enough...

...apparently, a whole lot of us are walking around telling ourselves “I’m not enough” in some way, shape or form.

Here’s a guide to start to break down (and build up!) your “enoughness.” 

 

SHOW NOTES:

Follow Katie on Instagram

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

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

 

**TY to Coleman Zurkowski for the rad background composition!

Jul 9, 2021

Brené Brown talks about "the people in the stands." Glennon Doyle talks about not "hiding your fire." How much not-caring is enough, and how much is TOO much?

In this episode, we talk about how to hold both Brené and Glennon's words as truth at the same time if you've got fear of judgement, self-doubt, and a desire to not let other people's opinions get under your skin...

...and also don't want to be a jerk to the people you love.


SHOW NOTES:

Glennon Doyle's We Can Do Hard Things podcast

Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast

Follow Katie on Instagram

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

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

Jun 25, 2021

This is an extra special episode, because it’s a conversation with one of the most extra-special people in my life: mobility expert, personal trainer, yoga teacher, dancer, and one of my dearest friends in the universe, Nicole Sciacca.

Nicole is a WEALTH of information on any and all things having to do with how your body moves - and prides herself on nurturing her client’s sense of self while optimizing their performance, potential, and personal recovery. She’s also a rockstar mother, a former fitness studio owner, a meditation teacher (and devotee), a trainer to A-list celebrities, an eternal optimist, and basically the most loyal friend you’ll ever have.

In this episode we talk about Nicole’s philosophy on doing and being many things in your lifetime (and what that can actually look like), the phrase that helped her navigate the darkest moments of her personal and professional life, how an unexpected instance involving one of her most famous clients led her to instant Instagram celebrity status literally overnight (and how she navigated that), how to rethink movement as your body ages, and WAY more.

Join us this Sunday June 27th at 3:00pm Eastern Time for Nothing But a Number - A Movement + Self Talk workshop to reimagine your relationship with age. In this free 90 minute workshop, you'll dissect your relationship with age and "aging" no matter how old you are. Half intentional movement focused on longevity and joint health, half mindful discussion, walk away with practical tools to help you age powerfully in body and spirit.



SHOW NOTES:

Nicole on Instagram

Sweat And Stillness: Nicole On-Demand

Register for NOTHING BUT A NUMBER

 

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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!

Follow me on Instagram

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

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

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

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

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
Join The WANT Community here!
WANT website
Katie’s 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

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
Join The WANT Community here!
WANT website
Katie’s 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

 

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
Join The WANT Community here!
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Katie’s Instagram
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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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Nov 26, 2020

We can't wait for gratitude to come, and can't just expect it to come naturally all the time (especially in the tougher times). To get fluent in gratitude, you've got to have a gratitude practice. And not just in the self-help, pop-culture-mindfulness way: an actual PRACTICE, just like you'd practice a sport or new language, so that when you need it most, you'll be able to access it. Try this five minute, four-step gratitude practice year-round to strengthen your gratitude muscles.

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SHOW NOTES:
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

 

This month is in support of Feeding America...but that's not all! It's in support of you getting involved with your local food bank this holiday season. While providing meals to those who struggle with hunger might look different this year, Feeding America has put together a great guide on how you can help a family put a holiday meal on the table this Thanksgiving (and beyond). Click here for more info.

 

Nov 13, 2020

If you want to "make an impact" but either don't know where to start or get overwhelmed thinking about ALL the places you could start, this episode is the one you've been waiting for.

Christen Brandt experienced an upbringing surrounded by women who built one another up as the men around them tore them down. This deeply shaped her perspective on the world. It’s what has made her an ardent advocate for girls’ rights and has allowed her to connect deeply with the girls and women she meets in her travels around the globe. She believes all girls deserve the right to be safe and loved.

In the past decade as She's the First Co-Founder and Chief Programs Officer, Christen has revolutionized outdated models of philanthropy by shifting power to the most vulnerable. She is skilled at breaking down complex issues with her sharp thinking and nimble action. She puts into words what others want to share and guides others on the journey from intent to impact, most notably in her debut book, Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In.

In this episode, we talk about how to find your "North Star" - that vision that drives your actions - and why the words you choose to describe it are so important, quick-fix solutions vs. long-term systemic change (it's not the conversation you think it is!), how to keep your finger on the pulse of what's needed out there, how to find Impact Advisors and mentors, and so much more!

 

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SHOW NOTES:
Order IMPACT, out 11/17
Launch party!
She's The First
Christen on Instagram
Christen on the WANTcast ep 71

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

 

This month is in support of Feeding America...but that's not all! It's in support of you getting involved with your local food bank this Thanksgiving season. While providing meals to those who struggle with hunger might look different this year, Feeding America has put together a great guide on how you can help a family put a holiday meal on the table this Thanksgiving. Click here for more info.

Oct 23, 2020

Trying to flip the script when everything feels like a dumpster fire feels silly at best, tone deaf and demeaning at worst. If you're trying to force your positive self-talk right now, you might be feeling exhausted, defeated, enraged, lonely, confused, or some kind of special cocktail of all the above ingredients. “Positive self-talk” probably feels pretty empty, and pretty hokey.

It does to me, too. Because the thing is that positive self-talk doesn’t always work.

In this episode we talk about WHY it doesn't work (I mean, it works SOMETIMES, but usually not when we need it most), and the one thing to do in order to harness real-deal positivity that you'll actually believe.



SHOW NOTES:

SUBSCRIBE-RATE-REVIEW on iTunes!

Read about POSITIVITY here on WANT

WANT website

Katie’s Instagram

@womenagainstnegativetalk on Instagram

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

 

This episode is in support of Sisters Network, Inc. Sisters Network is the largest Black breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen Eubanks Jackson founded Sisters Network Inc., during her personal fight to survive breast cancer Jackson recognized a lack of “sisterhood” in traditional organizations, a staggering breast cancer mortality rate for African American women and limited culturally sensitive material. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, as well as giving assistance to those undergoing treatment, and educating/empowering others with information on the importance of early detection. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women. To learn more + donate, click here.

Oct 9, 2020

Houston Kraft is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong to help schools more effectively teach empathy, connection, and kindness. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally serving over 1 million students. 

His new book, DEEP KINDNESS, is a call to action, moving us past the surface level ‘confetti kindness’ marked by cutesy phrases and empty gestures. Featuring a 30-act starter plan, journal prompts, and practical exercises, DEEP KINDNESS dives into the types of kindness the world needs most today, taking an honest look at the gap between our belief in kindness and our ability to practice it well.

In this episode we talk about the difference between kindness and niceness, the dangerous mindset we have around kindness and how to change it, social and emotional learning (it's not just for kids!), figuring out what your markers of success are, and SO much more.

 

SHOW NOTES:
Buy DEEP KINDNESS here!
Houston Kraft - website
Instagram
Facebook
CharacterStrong - website
Instagram
Facebook

 

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

 

This episode is in support of Sisters Network, Inc. Sisters Network is the largest Black breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen Eubanks Jackson founded Sisters Network Inc., during her personal fight to survive breast cancer Jackson recognized a lack of “sisterhood” in traditional organizations, a staggering breast cancer mortality rate for African American women and limited culturally sensitive material. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, as well as giving assistance to those undergoing treatment, and educating/empowering others with information on the importance of early detection. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women. To learn more + donate, click here.

Sep 25, 2020

Over the last 5 years I've had coffee dates and phone calls and quick-question-for-yous with SO many people who ask me about how to start a podcast.

The logistics of podcasting are Google-able and straightforward (I use an Audio-Technica mic, host on Libsyn, and record with either SquadCast.fm or Zencastr).

The stuff that I *really* try to share with people, beyond that, are the things that will make their podcast MAINTAINABLE and JOYFUL instead of an overwhelming time/energy suck.

After a half-decade, I've FINALLY put my biggest self-made rules in one place.

While I don’t do things by the book, I attribute the WANTcast’s longevity to sticking to a few specific self-made rules. Here are my top podcasting tips for anyone who wants to start a pod from the heart.

 


SHOW NOTES:
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

GET MONEY GET PAID conference - click this link for 50% off your ticket


This episode is in support of Ladies Get Paid, a platform that provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay, and power in the workplace. Their Get Money Get Paid 1-day Virtual Conference is coming up on October 1st - with 4 workshop tracks (Work, Money, Business, and Wellness) plus the main stage, they’re bringing attendees everything they need to grow their career and bank account. It’s a day not to be missed (I'll be there!) - use this link to get 50% off your ticket!

Sep 11, 2020

Ever felt like you want to start something, do something, be something...but "what's the point?" Or maybe you've "already tried"? Or it just seems too daunting, too trivial, too...fill in the blank? Have you ever asked yourself, rhetorically, some version of the question: Why bother??

Jennifer Louden thinks you should ask that question more - but for real. Jen is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Her newest book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next, challenges us to open our minds, our hearts, and our lives by following where that question leads.

In this episode we talk about why (and how) to bother, prioritization, making a difference/impact, reframing success, tapping into what your desires actually are...oh, and her rendezvous with Oprah. This episode is a MUST LISTEN for any age, life stage, or mindset.

Show Notes:
Why Bother? book
Instagram
Facebook
Jen's site

Navigating Your Self-Talk During The For-Now Normal event on 9/19

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

This episode is in support of NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. To get involved, learn more, or donate, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org

Aug 24, 2020

This episode is for anyone and everyone who wants to rework their relationship with their body - maybe after years' worth of body-shaming the skin you're in.

Helen Phelan is a Health At Every Size aligned pilates instructor, intuitive eating coach, and Reiki practitioner, who works with women to heal their body image and find joy in movement and food. Her approach is creative, anti diet-culture, and designed to enhance your intuition to feel better on and off the mat. Helen is dedicated to improving the collective body image and diet culture issues within the wellness industry by proving that fitness can be good for both the body and soul. Her method is designed to elicit STRONG sensation to encourage improved body awareness and mindfulness while strengthening and mobilizing the body to unstick any energy we don’t need, and make room for feeling good.

In this episode we talk about HAES principles, the business of digital fitness, how to find a trainer/coach (and red flags to look for), body neutrality vs body positivity, thin privilege, how to cultivate body awareness, and more.

 

To workout with Helen for 50% off:
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Sign up for BODY TALK on 8/30


SHOW NOTES:
All the books Helen mentioned!
Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is by Dr. Lindo Bacon


Helen Phelan Studio
Instagram

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

This episode is in support of NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. To get involved, learn more, or donate, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org
Aug 13, 2020

Most podcasts are just interviews OR solo episodes...cue that  song from Sweet Charity: there's gotta be something OTHER than this! Don't get me wrong, we LOVE interviews and solo episodes and they'll continue to remain the bulk of our podcast episodes....but shifting your self-talk also requires activating your creative brain and getting inspired in unexpected ways.

For the first time on the WANTcast, we're interviewing a spoken word artist...and then she is PERFORMING her piece here on the show. We were so moved, and know you will be too.

Daigi-Ann Thompson is an actress, dancer, spoken word poet and fitness instructor from The Bronx, New York by way of Jamaica. She grew up an athlete, running track and playing basketball up until college where she made the pivot and studied Theater and dance at Buffalo State College. Writing poetry since she was 12 years old and performing spoken word since 2012,  she performs under the stage moniker, The Perfect Dai. She has performed and won an open mic slam at the world renowned Nuyorican (noo-your-ee-can) Poet's Cafe, performed on the No Boys Allowed Tour, a college performance tour for female emcees, poets and singers. She was also an original member of the NYC artist collective "Good Vibes Creative Minds," a community of artists dedicated to curating experiences and events for POC creatives. She is also a part of the intergenerational new media collective Eres.you, a platform dedicated to empowering and uplifting folx of color. In addition to a commitment to movement and wellness, Daigi is also committed to a lifetime of inspiring action and progressive thought through creativity and will continue to share her gifts and voice with the world.


SHOW NOTES:
Daigi on Instagram
Stars In The House
Eres.you
Variis
Angela Scarfia (Daigi's fruitfluencer friend)
Lindsay B. Davis (LBD Workout)

Daigi's spoken word piece on Stars In The House/Plays In The House on 6/17
WANT website
Katie’s Instagram
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This episode is in support of Small Projects Istanbul. Small Projects Istanbul is dedicated to helping those displaced by the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, or the M.E.N.A. region, rebuild their lives. They do this through supporting community development, education and empowerment. Their Community Centre is designed to be a place of safety and belonging; and within this space they are committed to working with the community to ensure the best opportunities for families, students and individuals to reach their full potential in Istanbul and beyond. Within the Community Center, SPI strives to provide livelihood support opportunities through the establishment of a Women’s Social Enterprise, enabling skills development, income generation and economic integration. To get involved or to donate, visit smallprojectsistanbul.org

Jul 31, 2020

A negative self-talk loop is when the demeaning and degrading story we tell ourselves about ourselves or our life not only plays on repeat in our brain, but leads to even more demeaning and degrading thoughts. And since negative self-talk thrives off of uncertainty, it makes complete sense that it’s been having a field day for so many of us in so many ways throughout 2020 in particular.

 

If the self-talk coming up for you right now is along the lines of: "I’m exhausted. I’m doing everything I can and it’s just not cutting it. I'm so behind. I can't believe I’m still HERE. If I only had ______, this wouldn’t be so hard."...then this episode is for you.

SHOW NOTES:
Episode 71 with Christen Brandt

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

 

This episode is in support of Small Projects Istanbul. Small Projects Istanbul is dedicated to helping those displaced by the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, or the M.E.N.A. region, rebuild their lives. They do this through supporting community development, education and empowerment. Their Community Centre is designed to be a place of safety and belonging; and within this space they are committed to working with the community to ensure the best opportunities for families, students and individuals to reach their full potential in Istanbul and beyond. Within the Community Center, SPI strives to provide livelihood support opportunities through the establishment of a Women’s Social Enterprise, enabling skills development, income generation and economic integration. To get involved or to donate, visit smallprojectsistanbul.org

Jul 10, 2020

Take a cue from Queen Bey and Nicki - this episode of the WANTcast is all about the power of touch and how it affects your body image. If you're feeling at odds with your bod right now, this small but impactful exercise can help you trust and appreciate the skin you're in.

 

SHOW NOTES:

On Hang-Ups, Trauma, + Screwing The Shame w/ Sex Educator Anne Hodder

On Body Memories, Gut Feelings, and The Taboo Therapy You’re Not Supposed To Talk About w/ Somatic Healer Pamela Samuelson

Feelin' Myself

Hands On Research: The Science of Touch

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

 

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This episode is in support of Reclamation Ventures, a family of brands reclaiming our right to be well. They create conversations, invest in the best talent, and support innovative programs to transform wellness – for all of us. They believe “that when we elevate the capacity of diverse wellness leaders to thrive, we can start to close the wellness gap and increase health equities in communities that need it most.” To get involved, click here.

Jun 26, 2020

How does your self-talk hold you back from taking action in your life? How does that affect the world around you? In this episode, we talk about why shifting your self-talk is way more than just about self-help, why it isn’t just about changing your OWN life, and how to get yourself off of the sidelines and 'into the arena.'

 

SHOW NOTES:


Venn Diagram via @therapyforwomen


Daring Greatly

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

 

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This episode is in support of Reclamation Ventures, a family of brands reclaiming our right to be well. They create conversations, invest in the best talent, and support innovative programs to transform wellness – for all of us. They believe “that when we elevate the capacity of diverse wellness leaders to thrive, we can start to close the wellness gap and increase health equities in communities that need it most.” To get involved, click here.

Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison is a critical thinker, writer, entrepreneur, and growth strategist with 10+ years experience defining brands and gathering and growing communities, and is currently Whole30’s Director of People and Culture, leading their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across all Whole30 platforms. She is also the Director of Culture + Content at HOLI. Brands, a think tank enhancing the lives of women, people of color, and LGBTQI communities by catering to five tiers of human need, falling into two categories: deficiency needs and growth needs. Kholi believes that every human being has the right and responsibility to confidently and creatively contribute to an equitable future for all. She expedites these contributions by working to enhance the quality of life for historically marginalized communities. As a Taurus obsessing over wellness and – not just chasing, but – catching up to our dreams, she lives to help people manifest personal and professional shifts, create brave and welcoming space, and build for long-term sustenance.

 

Find Kholi at http://www.carriekholi.com, and on Instagram at @khoLi.

Show Notes:
Episode with Jessica Murnane on One Part Podcast

WHOLE30 Diversity, Equity + Inclusion
Facebook

HOLI Brands
Khafra Community Cohort
Hella Black Brunch
Everyday Devotion
Elizabeth McGrath
Ologies with Alie Ward about “Matrimoniology”

 


This episode is in support of Reclamation Ventures, a family of brands reclaiming our right to be well. They create conversations, invest in the best talent, and support innovative programs to transform wellness – for all of us. They believe "that when we elevate the capacity of diverse wellness leaders to thrive, we can start to close the wellness gap and increase health equities in communities that need it most." To get involved, click here.

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