The Wisdom Coalition Podcast — Well Of Wisdom (WOW)

The Wisdom Coalition Podcast — Well Of Wisdom (WOW)

Is your mindset working for you or against you? Our podcast will show you how to build a mindset that will propel you and create opportunities to find joy in every aspect of your life. Doesn’t that sound great? A more positive mindset AND more joy? It’s all based in the science of positive psychology, which is the study of human thriving. Come and thrive right along with us!

Episodes

February 29, 2024 18 mins

Rituals have the power to turn the ordinary into something meaningful, help us celebrate life, process grief, and reduce our anxiety. Research tells us we can create our own rituals to feed our soul and to enrich our live. In this episode, Kim and Nancy of The Wisdom Coalition https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/words-of-wisdom explore a recent newsletter and blog...

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What are the limits you are putting on your life and your success? What if you discovered a formula that would give you zero limits? In this episode, our guest outlines the process she uncovered from A-Z. Elaine Zelker, https://www.elainezelker.com/ a business woman and entrepreneur recently wrote a book called Zero Limits, Breaking The Boundaries That Hold You Back. It’s filled with tangible ways to meet your goals, w...

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Have you ever considered how your body image is impacting your behavior? If you can answer honestly, you might realize that these tentacles reach into our relationships, our health, our professional lives, and even our mental well being. Our guest Lisa Hammett, a positive intelligence coach and owner of Success coaching. https://lisahammett.com/ joins us after wr...

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Do you know the impact of trauma on your body? Do you understand how it lingers? We interview Licia Sky, co-founder and CEO of the Trauma Research Foundation https://traumaresearchfoundation.org/, who works closely with Cofounder and Chairman of the board Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps The Score, which spent 141 weeks on the NY Times Bestseller list. Licia explains the latest understanding of the imp...

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What if time found a way to erase itself? Time seems to have a mind of its own as it sometimes seems to go very slowly, and sometimes seems to go very fast. It usually correlates with our activities. Thirty minutes in the dentist chair feels a lot longer than thirty minutes in the massage chair! Kim and Nancy of https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/ unpack how time works and how we can influence our perception of it. The...

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Could you still be positive after being born into extreme poverty? Qin Sun Stubis https://www.qinsunstubis.com/ says she can because she learned at an early age that things won’t make her happy, but people will. She is a longtime newspaper columnist who explores the similarities and differences between East and West cultures. She grew up in the squalor of a Shang...

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“Mental health is the crisis of our time,” says Marci Lesko, Chief Operating Officer for United Way of The Greater Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. While her organization is heading up a multi-year initiative to raise awareness and funding around the growing mental health crisis, Marci joins us to reflect on how suicide has touched her family, and why she is so pas...

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That’s right-YOU control your mindset. It isn’t dependent on what’s happening in your life. It depends on what you cultivate inside. Nancy and Kim of https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/ give a crash course in the very foundation of positive psychology, which is understanding our mindset. The discussion is based off of a recent blog you can find here: https://www....

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“Just because someone doesn’t see your worth doesn’t mean you’re not worthy,” says four time Olympian, Joetta https://joettasportsandbeyond.com/. She is a thriving businesswoman, a motivational speaker, and a huge advocate for girls and women. Joetta says the world is full of “cans”- what we CAN do! She encourages all of us, but especially middle aged women who s...

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How you perceive the world is really the key to your happiness and your success, according to our guest Lynda Ross Vega who recently released a book with co-author Gary Jordan, called, Unlock the Power of Your Perception: Claim Your Natural Strengths, Reframe Your Weaknesses, Reshape Your Most Important Relationships. Vega says, “We spend so much time chasing our weaknesses.” She says understanding our perceptual style...

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They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that certainly is a lot of pressure, isn’t it?! With that kind of expectation, it’s no wonder we can end up feeling stressed, exhausted, and disappointed. In this episode, Kim and Nancy https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/, examine how we can let go of unrealistic expectations so that we can really enjoy the s...

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We have all had those moments that change everything. When something turns your life upside down, it’s positivity that can help you find your way again, says our guest Tracey Iraca, Executive Director of the MDS Foundation https://www.mds-foundation.org/ , who suffered a significant spinal cord injury in 2022. Tracey shares her difficult, personal journey, as it ...

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“We are joy at the core,” says Lisa McCourt, https://lisamccourt.com/ author of the new book, Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness. Lisa dives into the specific methods she teaches to show people how to build authentic, sustainable joy every day. 

Lisa tells us how to find and elevate your “joy setpoint”, so you can discover the inner peace and joy you were meant to live with.

 

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Did you ever wish you could step out of your life and rediscover yourself again? Did you ever want to explore what’s troubling you in a place that wraps you with love? This is what happens at Tumble Tails Farm in Coopersburg Pennsylvania https://www.tumble-tails-farm.com/ with animal assisted interventions. Why animals? Because they can sense our energy and help ...

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“Freedom is a skill, not a pill. Once you’ve trained your body and mind how to do it, it will begin to happen all by itself while you continue to enjoy all the other bits of your life,” says Bob Gardner, Founder of The Freedom Specialist, https://www.thefreedomspecialist.com/ a body based approach to happiness, health, and well-being. Bob says we can be free from struggles, things like anxiety...

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Even in the worst possible time, can you be your best possible self? In this podcast, we explore Nancy’s realization that being her best self as her father passed away was an incredible gift she could give to everyone she loved. She felt a domino effect that triggered love, compassion and strength in her other family members. In this episode, Nancy and Kim of htt...

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Are you a joy maker? Do you go around spreading joy all over the place? So many of you do and for good reason. We found a wonderful example of someone who understands the value and power of joy! “When you give joy, you get joy,” says Hannah Votta Coleman, Founder and Executive Director of Joyful Giving https://www.4joyfulgiving.org/ in Pennsylvania. You’ll just love Hannah’s passion and energy. This podcast will leave ...

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“Self-sabotage is self-protection in disguise,” says our guest Laura K. Connell https://laurakconnell.com/ a trauma-informed author and coach. She has a new book coming out called, It’s Not Your Fault: Unconscious Reasons We Self-Sabotage And How To Stop. Connell explains ways that we abandon ourselves, the reasons why we do, and the understandings we should hav...

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After an earthquake, we might experience aftershocks that are sometimes just as damaging as the original event. Turns out our emotional landscape can be just like that. Dr. Geri-Lynn Utter, https://drgerilynnutter.com/ a clinical psychologist has a new book out called. Aftershock: How Past Events Shake Up Your Life Today . She explains how we can continue to be t...

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What do you choose to see and what do you choose to be blind to in your life? Are you really seeing what’s right in front of you, or are you concocting a story that is only based on your thoughts and not on reality. The ladies of  The Wisdom Coalition https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/ explore engaging questions about how you can really focus the lens on your li...

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