Who is in the business of providing care? What does it mean to get paid to nurture strangers? And, what kind of support do these people need? In Care Work, author and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practitioner, Alida Miranda-Wolff, seeks answers to all of these questions with care workers of all kinds through discussions of their lived experiences. Learn how to create a culture of care in your communities and have your own care needs met through episodes that balance real-life stories with actionable takeaways.
Caring for patients, clients, or family members keeps care workers incredibly busy—but where does that time go? Our society and economy are so focused on win-lose scenarios, it’s easy to forget that when we give freely of our time and care, we don’t come out at a loss. Instead, we—not to mention our community—get so much more in return.
In the second minisode of the Care Work Podcast, host Alida Miranda-Wolff discusses how care work...
How do you strike a balance between committing to your work and honoring your own personhood? The simple answer is by setting boundaries. What’s more complicated, though, is that these boundaries are hugely individual and can be difficult to set and to maintain, especially for people in care work. In this interview, Karyn Oates, the consulting director for Ethos and a former nonprofit leader, shares her thoughts on the importance o...
Think of the people in your life. What makes them who they are? And, how can you honor their unique preferences, experiences, and needs while still holding space for yourself? In this episode of Care Work, Karen Thomas, the content facilitation manager at Ethos, a former K-12 teacher, and an adult educator of parents with transracially adopted children, talks about how her own life experiences and direct work with kids and parents ...
How do you discover and define your purpose? To understand who you are as you create the conditions for others to heal, you must spend time exploring and uncovering your identity and how it affects your interactions with the world. Miriame Cherbib, the founder of Speaking Justice and member of the Ethos team, shares her story of finding belonging and purpose on her own care work journey. As a first and second-generation immigrant, ...
Many of us will do care work at some point in our lives. If you are responsible for someone else’s wellbeing, whether personally, professionally, or communally, you are a care worker. If you have had your own wellbeing tended to by someone else, you have benefited from care work. So, with such a broad definition, what falls under the umbrella of care work? In this episode, Alida goes solo for the first time to explain what is consi...
Self-care expert Taylor Elyse Morrison is a serial entrepreneur, mostly notably running Gateway Coaching, Inner Workout, the Inner Warmup podcast, and The Process Report. She has engaged in several partnerships, including a recent collaboration with ban.do on the Tune In collection. Her forthcoming book, Inner Workout, breaks down her method for listening within and responding in the most loving way possible.
Erica Courdae is a certified coach, beauty industry veteran, and DEI practitioner who in 2018 co-founded Pause on the Play, an award-winning podcast and community for imperfect allies. In our conversation, Erica shares the parallels between hairdressing and DEI, how care work and energy work are directly connected, and the power of setting boundaries.
Known as “the therapist who moves you,” dance therapist and bestselling author Erica Hornthal has spent her career helping people heal through their bodies. She joins to talk about how to practice non-judgment, why exercise isn’t the only form of healthy movement, and how to address trauma through a body-aware lens.
Darrell Jones is a minister, spiritual guide, and mindfulness coach who brings twenty years of personal practice to his care work. In his new book, Soul Gym, Darrell explores how to link the mind, body, and spirit to nurture the soul. Darrell joins to share more about how to achieve a holistic soul experience.
Yael Shy’s purpose in life is to help others uncover their inherent worth and capacity for deep joy. Yael wrote the award-winning What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond and teaches mindfulness and meditation at New York University. Together, we discuss how mindfulness and meditation can help us understand ourselves and the world.
Celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and author of Demystifying Disability Emily Ladau joins the podcast to delve into the relationship between educating others and engaging in care work. Throughout our conversation, Emily offers tools, processes, and practices for having awkward conversations, supporting the disability community, and tending to our own needs.
Micky ScottBey Jones, the Justice Doula, is a multi-faith chaplain, Enneagram coach, compassionate facilitator, nonviolence practitioner, and author who has dedicated her life to accompanying others in their time of need. Micky joins to talk about what it means to be a witness and companion to others in the hardest moments of their lives.
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