The Well Woman Show Giovanna Rossi interviews high achieving, professional women who have overcome anxiety, burnout and insecurity to become healthy, fulfilled and powerful. We share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters and sisters. On the "Just Giovanna" episodes, she shares insights and coaching based on mindfulness, feminism and her 20+ years working with women claiming their power and living with joy and ease. Whether it's physical or mental health, juggling life, work and family, professional development or financial success, a Well Woman is passionate about achieving her highest level of well being. Each episode is packed with tips and best practices for women who are doing something innovative in order to make a difference in the lives of others, and maintain a sense of well-being while doing it all!
The Well Woman Show

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Giovanna Rossi interviews high achieving, professional women who have overcome anxiety, burnout and insecurity to become healthy, fulfilled and powerful. We share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters and sisters. On the "Just Giovanna" episodes, she shares insights and coaching based on mindfulness, feminism and her 20+ years working with women claiming their power and living with joy and ease. Whether it's physical or mental health, juggling life, work and family, professional development or financial success, a Well Woman is passionate about achieving her highest level of well being. Each episode is packed with tips and best practices for women who are doing something innovative in order to make a difference in the lives of others, and maintain a sense of well-being while doing it all!

Most Recent Episodes

294: The Art of Composition with Elizabeth Garland

On the well woman show this week, I interview Elizabeth Garland. She is an award-winning composer for film and has performed her piano pieces in the US and abroad. Winner of the 2019 International Piano Guild Composition Competition Special Category Award, 2nd place winner of the International Golden Key Composition Competition, she performed at the World Composer's concert in Vienna in 2018. A well-known composer and performer, Elizabeth Garland's solo piano and the ensemble have been featured in films and documentaries, and she has performed her works in the US and abroad. The 2021 Commissioned Composer for New Mexico, she is the 2019 International Piano Guild Composition Competition Winner, 2021 ArtsHub Fellow, 2021 Virtual Visionaries Grant Recipient, and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Fellow. "Many people learn to play music. Very few learn to compose," said Garland. "The skills required to compose and notate music both enhance the knowledge and skill of the player and allow for a much wider range of creativity to be called upon than simply playing standard repertoire. The recognition of the art of composition is crucial to the establishment and preservation of a society's culture," added Garland. In August 2022, the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna will celebrate its Fifteenth edition with a series of special events and concerts in Vienna's most prestigious concert halls such as Ehrbarsaal, Haus der Musik, Mozarthaus of Vienna, Salzburg, Beethoven Museum of Baden and the Schloss Esterhazy at Eisenstadt. The Festival combines a unique artistic, performing, and educational experience for professional musicians and students with an exciting vacation for music lovers of all ages. Octavia Rossi Pressley and Natalia Sofia Lopez Hinojosa will perform their original music at Ehrbar Hall in Vienna on August 3rd, as well as a Mozart piece at Mozarthaus in Vienna on August 6th. You can find out more at Vienna Festival On the show, we'll discuss: What is the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna. The impact that performing at a festival has on children and how you get chosen for this festival. How composing music is a part of your culture, and how to embrace it more fully. You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/294show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.

293: Supporting Parents so All Children Thrive with Dr. Dana Suskind

Today, I interview Dr. Dana Suskind, pediatric surgeon and author of the New York Times best-seller "Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise". Dr. Suskind is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow for the Council on Early Childhood. Her work has been profiled by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, NPR, and Freakonomics. On the show we'll discuss: Why parents aren't asking for help during the most difficult years of their children's lives. What societal supports we need to prevent parents from "going it alone" in the important work of raising children Why paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children's brain development and prospects for a better future. The books she recommended were: AARP: America's Largest Interest Group and its Impact by Christine Day The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale by John a. List Get her book: https://parentnation.org/buy-the-book/ All notes from today's show can be found at wellwomenlife.com/293show Resources for Women in midst of Roe vs. Wade: Take Care: Sign up for the Well Women Summer Reset Take Action: Six Ways You Can Join the Fight for Abortion Rights | News & Commentary | American Civil Liberties Union Opinion | Citizens No More You can always get more support in our Academy – visit wellwomanlife.com/academy.

292: Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset: Week 6 – Finish Strong

Welcome to Week Six! In this episode, we finish strong with three tips for loving the skin you're in as well as finding and trusting your inner Well Woman instead of looking externally for answers. Past episodes of the Summer Reset are listed below: wellwomanlife.com/287show wellwomanlife.com/288show wellwomanlife.com/289show wellwomanlife.com/290show wellwomanlife.com/291show This week, we finish strong with three tips for loving the skin you're in as well as finding and trusting your inner Well Woman instead of looking externally for answers. First, hydrate - we started with warm water in the morning and now we're hydrating throughout the day. Second, apply sunscreen to protect your skin from harm. Third, try a self massage after the shower - apply lotion or oils to your legs and arms and see how your body responds. Finally, go back to the last episode (291) and do the visualization again, this time asking your most powerful self, your inner Well Woman, what she wants to say to you and what she needs. Have a journal handy to capture any insights, words or images as they come up. Every week on the podcast during this six-week reset, I've shared a tool, routine, or practice that supports you to create the results you want for your body, mind, and spirit. All notes from today's show can be found at wellwomenlife.com/292show Resources for Women: Six Ways You Can Join the Fight for Abortion Rights | News & Commentary | American Civil Liberties Union Opinion | Citizens No More You can always get more support in our Academy - visit wellwomanlife.com/academy.

292: Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset: Week 6 – Finish Strong

291 Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset Week Five - Power Up

In this episode, I share Week Five of the Summer Reset, how to Power Up your body and mind for the most energy, focus, and fulfillment. The notes for today's show can be found at wellwomenlife.com/291show Past episodes of the Summer Reset are listed below: wellwomanlife.com/287show wellwomanlife.com/288show wellwomanlife.com/289show wellwomanlife.com/290show This week, we dive into how to power up your body and mind for the most energetic and fulfilling summer day! As you know, we start with warm water. If this is getting boring, you can do one of my favorites and add turmeric, cinnamon and lemon. Yum. Next, tune in to your most powerful self with a short visualization, mediation or journaling. Bring to mind a time when you felt most in your power, when you were confident about your moves. A time when what you said and did was in alignment with who you know you are. There was no struggle, just a deep knowing that you have what it takes. You have the answers and you feel at ease. Where are you? What do you see? What colors and textures are around you? Breathe into this image of you in your power. And breathe it out through your whole body. How can you apply this powerful version of you to your day today? What would your most powerful self spend her time doing today? Accomplish today? Celebrate today? Take some notes. This is gold. If you had a hard time visualizing anything, don't worry. Take a drink of water, move around and try it again. We finish our power up routine with a few jumping jacks, a brisk walk or other movement to really get your blood circulating. Remember, every week on the podcast during this six-week reset, I'll be sharing a tool, routine, or practice that will support you to create the results you want for your body, mind, and spirit. You can sign up for the emails at wellwomanlife.com/summer You can always get more support in our Academy - visit wellwomanlife.com/academy.

290 Decolonizing Healthcare with Dr. Anjali Taneja, plus Week Four of the Summer Reset!

Anjali Taneja is a family physician and DJ who is passionate about reimagining healthcare and healing in the US. She is the Executive Director of Casa de Salud — a culturally humble and anti-racist nonprofit model of care that aims to transform the biomedical model into one of solidarity with community and collective care. Casa integrates primary care, queer/transgender care, harm reduction, addictions treatment, case management, medical debt advocacy and community organizing, acupuncture, reiki, massage, and indigenous based healing circles for uninsured, immigrant, and other marginalized communities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anjali is board certified in family medicine and in addiction medicine, and also works in the emergency room of a small rural hospital in the Navajo Nation. Anjali is a statewide appointee to the Governor's Council on Racial Justice. Also, stay tuned until the end of the show when I share Week Four of the Well Woman Summer Reset. For weeks 1-3 visit wellwomanlife.com/summer. Anjali recommended: Undoing Drugs: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HARM REDUCTION AND THE FUTURE OF ADDICTION by Maia Szalavitz Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupa Marya and Rajeev Charles Patel Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion by Pavithra K Mehta and Suchitra Shenoy You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/290show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.

290 Decolonizing Healthcare with Dr. Anjali Taneja, plus Week Four of the Summer Reset!

289: Just Giovanna: The Well Woman Summer Reset Week Three – Deep Rest for Your Brain

On Week 3 of The Well Woman Summer Reset, we explore deep rest for your brain with an exploration of the nervous system and the breath. The past two years have been a challenge for all humans, and you've likely been carrying around a constant sense of anxiety that may be very noticeable or very sneaky. The sneaky type of anxiety can be the hardest to address and it takes tuning in to your body to begin to rest your nervous system. This reset will help. If the body is in fight or flight, then chances are that you may need a system reset. Here are some simple breathing techniques to help you relax, maintain optimal health, and sustain longevity. Meditation #1 Sitting - eyes open: Visual, Touch, Breath Shift attention to looking at one thing in front of you, exquisitely aware of colors and shades with great clarity, see textures and shapes in great detail. Now shift to a soft, diffused visual focus on whatever you're looking at to tune it out. Focus your sharp primary attention on sense of touch. Touch something with your fingertips. Move your fingertips so you can really feel all the nuanced sensations on your fingertips. With your visual focus remaining soft and diffuse, notice your breath now. Notice the rising and falling of your stomach with each breath. Meditation #2 Sitting - eyes closed: Three Breaths Notice your breath. What is the temperature going in, and exiting your nostrils? Focus your attention on gratitude for your breath. Feel how grateful you are for the breath that has been with you all your life. Take a deeper breath, from the belly, let the air fill your body. Hold for two counts and exhale with mouth open Sign up now: wellwomanlife.com/summer You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/287show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.

289: Just Giovanna: The Well Woman Summer Reset Week Three – Deep Rest for Your Brain

288: Well Woman Summer Reset Week Two – Deep Rest for Your Gut

Welcome to Week Two! I'm so glad you decided to join us for the FREE six-week reset where we support you to reach your potential by using the Well Woman Life® research-backed tools, routines, and practices in the community with other women. If you haven't already, please head over and listen to the first episode in this series: wellwomanlife.com/287show This week, you'll learn about deep rest ("deep rest" in italics) - resting your nervous system and your digestive system as the foundation for our reset. There are two things you can start doing right away that will help you access this deep rest. First, finish dinner and snacking by sunset. What?? you say? I invite you to approach this with curiosity and trust that your body knows what to do. Second, drink warm water first thing in the morning before your morning coffee or breakfast. Remember, every week on the podcast during this six-week reset, I'll be sharing a tool, routine, or practice that will support you to create the results you want for your body, mind, and spirit. Sign up now: wellwomanlife.com/summer You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/288show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.

287 Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset – create what you want for your body, mind and spirit

This week on The Well Woman Show, we start the summer reset for your body, mind, and spirit. I walk you through a process to connect to the result you want to create and why. Let's face it, it's been a rough couple of years, and this summer we're going to press the reset button by engaging with research-backed tools, routines, and practices. Sign up now: wellwomanlife.com/summer You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/287show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.

287 Just Giovanna: Well Woman Summer Reset – create what you want for your body, mind and spirit

286 Making Motherhood Work with Dr. Caitlyn Collins

On the well woman show this month, I interview Dr. Caitlyn Collins, Caitlyn Collins is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies gender inequality in the workplace and family life. Her award-winning book, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving (Princeton University Press, 2019), is a cross-national interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Recently, Collins is engaged in collaborative research to probe how the COVID-19 pandemic shapes mothers' employment. She is interviewed often in national media, and she has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and Slate. Dr. Collins is a featured speaker for WFRN Conference in June. Founded in 1997, The Work and Family Researchers Network, or WFRN, is an international organization dedicated to advancing the impact of work-family scholarship on lives, practice and policy. Nearly 2500 researchers have joined the WFRN as members. The WFRN is hosting its next conference June 23-25, 2022 in New York City. Information about joining the WFRN and its upcoming conference can be found at WFRN.ORG. The Well Woman Show is a media partner for WFRN. I'll be interviewing several WFRN scholars leading up to the June conference. Find them at NPR.org. On the show we'll discuss: Why The U.S. has the weakest social policies to support families of any western industrialized country. How the U.S. society has long told mothers that their work-family conflict is their fault and their problem to solve. And how we can find better solutions that meet the needs of all families in the United States, regardless of income, education, race, or marital or immigration status. The book Dr. Collins recommended is: Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise a book by Dana Suskind and Lydia Denworth Some articles that may be of interest: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/commentary/celebrate-moms-beyond-flowers-and-candy/article_894b354c-cd48-11ec-9bae-ab0ff6a5ba71.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/08/why-havent-us-mothers-returned-work-child-care-infrastructure-they-need-is-still-missing/ https://nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org/the-three-as-of-rebuilding-your-workforce/ https://parentnation.org/ You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/286show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for community, mindfulness practices and practical support to live your Well Woman Life.

285 Just Giovanna: Beyond Flowers and Public Statements: A Guide to Celebrating Working Moms

This week on the Well Woman Show, in honor of Mother's Day, I challenge the idea that celebrating moms means nothing more than flowers and nice public statements. One of the greatest challenges working moms face is that we're expected to mother like we don't have a job and work like we don't have children. This makes absolutely no sense, and I believe we can change this for all families in this decade. On the show I share four steps that can help employers, elected officials, candidates as well as family members take real action to support the working moms in your lives. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/285show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy, a global group coaching community for smart women changing the world without anxiety, insecurity and burnout and by High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque. Sign up for The Well Woman Academy™: http://wellwomanlife.com/academy

285 Just Giovanna: Beyond Flowers and Public Statements: A Guide to Celebrating Working Moms