The Wisdom Coalition Podcast — Well Of Wisdom (WOW)

The Wisdom Coalition Podcast — Well Of Wisdom (WOW)

We believe in the power of women supporting other women and the wisdom we all have to teach one another how to find joy in the journey of life. This is our podcast with hosts Nancy Werteen and Kim Howie.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 21 min
Even in the worst times, joy and happiness are possible. How? We get some practical tips from Dr. Maria Sirois, http://www.mariasirois.com/, a powerhouse in the field of positive psychology, who speaks extensively on this topic and says we need this conversation now more than ever. She tells us the most important things you can do for yourself in a crisis, and she outlines how to do it. This is a must listen to help you build resil...
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Have you had difficulties in your past? Were there things that changed your plans, derailed your path? We talk about perseverance with our guest Rachel Beck, (also known as V. Lakshmi) who wrote a book called Finding Your Way When Life Changes Your Plans. Rachel was an orphan born in a remote village in India, adopted and raised by a white Jewish family in America and the book is her memoir. In our podcast, Rachel talks about getti...
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Does your mind tell you lies about yourself? Do you ever say to yourself you’re not good enough, you are lazy or broken? Many of us believe these lies for various reasons so in this podcast, the ladies of The Wisdom Coalition www.thewisdomcoalition.com, talk about techniques to help you examine false beliefs you tell yourself about yourself and then how you can change these negative patterns. You are not broken! You are a masterpie...
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Imagine if you could befriend your difficult emotions instead of fighting with them and avoiding them. Our guest, Dr. Richard Shook Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor and a professor at Life University https://www.life.edu/ where he teaches graduate students in the Masters of Positive Psychology program. He outlines how we can walk with our difficult emotions, accept them and incorporate them into a f...
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What feelings are churning around in your mind and body that are keeping you stuck? How do you tap into your inner GPS and release them so you can be clear-headed and more joyful? Our guest, Kristin Joy Swarcheck, M.Ed , https://kristinjoyswarcheck.com/ Certified Coach, outlines a four step process that makes it so easy to live your best life! Kristin says it’s about unlearning more than learning and she adds, “When we are willing ...
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Many of us feel like we are missing something or like we can’t find our purpose. Debbra Lupien, https://akashaunleashed.com/, spiritual teacher, author, and voice of the Akashic Records, tells us about ways to rediscover your soul purpose which she says is the key to unstoppable success and happiness. She says the Akashic Records is like a library, or a book that stores every thought, idea, and action from the past, present, and fu...
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Do you really know the full impact of your words and actions on other people? What have you done or what have you NOT done that hurt someone else? We explore a concept called heedfulness, which is a way to raise our awareness of how our words and actions leave a mark on other people. The ladies of The Wisdom Coalition https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/ explore the latest research and give you ways to raise your awareness about who...
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When you use mercy, you reduce the suffering of someone else who may not have the capacity to reduce their own suffering. In this podcast, we explore the concept of mercy with Dr. Peggy Samples, a social psychologist with Life University https://www.life.edu/, who is doing research into mercy and the role it plays in our lives and hearts. Join us for some thoughts on the power of mercy.
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You don’t have to wait for someone to say they’re sorry to forgive them. Sometimes we harbor resentments and hang on to anger waiting for a reason to forgive. Positive psychology tells us forgiveness is a gift we can give ourselves at any time. Our guest is Dr. Michael Karlin, who is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University https://www.life.edu/ in the Positive Human Development and Social Change Department, explains ho...
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Is self-love conceited? Does it come naturally to you? For most of us, it doesn’t. But science shows us that we can’t fully love anyone else unless we love ourselves first. Most of us are born with the capacity to feel love and acceptance toward ourselves, but what happened in your life to change your opinions about yourself? How can you undo what’s been done and find that sense of inner love and peace? That’s what we address in th...
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What have you done that you can’t forgive yourself for? Or what did you fail to do that still haunts you? Self-forgiveness is the second part of our three-part series connected to our new online program called Filling In The Missing Peace. We will discuss how letting go of anger and resentment toward yourself is one of the keys to inner peace. Remember your internal environment greatly impacts your external environment. We can show...
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What is self-compassion and why do we lack it? We have discovered, and science supports it, that self-compassion is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. We begin a three part series touching on the keystones of our new online program, Filling In The Missing Peace. https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/online-programs What a great gift for yourself or someone you love this holiday season!
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Are you in touch with your feminine energy? Man or woman, we can all tap in to this strength that we can use in all aspects of our lives. We speak with Henna artist, Sophie Hami, www.hennachakra.com, who also runs Goddess Circles to see what they’re all about and how they can improve our lives and sense of self.
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Hope is what many of us need right now, and for the recovery community, COVID-19 has thrown up a barrier to many of the lifelines for people in need. We speak with Donna Jacobsen, a recovery advocate about where the hope is now, how families can get the help they need, and what you should be thinking about this Thanksgiving if someone in your family is struggling. We also invite you to our virtual book club via Zoom on Friday, Nove...
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Do you miss people as much as we do? How can we really connect with each other in a meaningful way? Why do we need to? The ladies of www.thewisdomcoalition.com explore creative ways we can touch each other’s hearts right now, and they also offer a great idea! You can be part of a virtual book club via Zoom on Friday, November 20th at 12:00 noon EST. All you have to do is send us an email at findyourjoy@thewisdomcoalition.com an...
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After a diving accident at 16-years-old, Sheri Denkensohn became a quadriplegic. Now 35 years later, she says she came to a point in life where she had to decide she wanted to be happy despite her circumstances. She went on to become an attorney and now runs Happy On Wheels https://happyonwheels.com/ with her husband to spread a message of hope to other people. Sheri talks about her incredible determination and fortitude and the ma...
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Are you putting your true self out in the world or do you wear a facade? That can be exhausting! Authenticity is what really speaks to others and will set you up for the life of your dreams. We talk about it with Annie Leib http://annieleib.com, a business consultant and podcast host who says she is living with “Annietude.” She tells us what that is, why it’s so important and how you can use the same strategy in your life. Annie s...
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Would you say your mindset is propelling you in the most positive direction you can go in? What are you saying to yourself inside your head? Why not reboot your mindset and start with a clean slate that can help you feel better and have more joy? The ladies of The Wisdom Coalition www.thewisdomcoalition.com talk about new online programs that can change your life. Mindset, it turns out, is the key to everything! https://www.thewisd...
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How can you make the best first impression in any situation? Anne Baum, Lehigh Valley Executive and Vice President, distribution channels and labor relations for Capital Blue Cross, talks about her new book Small Mistakes Big Consequences For Interviews. Anne is joining the ladies of The Wisdom Coalition www.thewisdomcoalition.com for a special dual book event on Friday, October 16th at Bell Gate Farm in Coopersburg. PA. Tickets a...
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This podcast was recorded earlier this year. We delayed the release of this podcast in order to respond with sensitivity to the world situation. We are happy to share it with you now. Do you struggle sometimes with how you view food and eating? What if you give up your struggle with food? How would your life be better? The ladies of The Wisdom Coalition https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/ have an honest conversation about the chall...
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