Whole 'n' Some
By Karwirwa Laura
Whole 'n' Some is my little safe space on this vast interwebs to explore a plethora of life's questions, nuances, experiences and the in-betweens through wholesome conversation. Often it's a monologue but once in a while, I get to do it with the lovely people in my life.
Whole 'n' SomeJun 02, 2023
Episode 44: Change your energy; Change your life
Happy listening friends...and happy new month (June babies heloooo!)
Episode 43: Love Tingz - "So passive aggressive🙄"
Happy listening :)
Episode 42: Life Lately & Tweetscapades
Taking stock and how life has been lifing lately. Would be happy to hear from you as well actually :)
Episode 41: The Universe Isn't Testing You...
Is it a test or an opportunity? Indulge to explore this perspective with me on this episode.
Episode 40: You Are Not A Problem That Needs Fixing
On this short and sweet episode, I talk about the journey of healimg and how, subconsciously, our brokenness, can become our identity.
Episode 39: Body Image (Insecurities)
Cue Sauti Sol's "Insecure", and let's get talking....
Episode 38: Oh....Regrets!
In Bronnie Wares book "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying", the most common regret was "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself; not the life others expected of me."
Let's talk about that.
Episode 37: Give Love Every Chance
Love is often calling from different directions, we just aren't keen enough to listen. This episode isn't so much about romantic love but I promise, the title is befitting :)
Episode 36: What Kind of Angst?
The unsettling feeling you get about something....?You need to think about what its really there to tell you..
Episode 35: #IAmWoman
In (belated) honor of international women's day, here are my favorite things about womanhood.
Episode 34: Friendship - the highest form of relationship
I have grown to see friendship from an interesting perspective - as being a solid foundation from which to go about relationships in our lives without misconstruing our place in people's lives of dealing with unmet unrealistic expectations. Honestly, this one felt like a rumble. I genuinely found it difficult to express in words what I understand in my mind. So I'm really hoping to hear your thoughts on this one so I can piece it together even better.
Happy listening :)
Episode 33: 5 Months In
5 months since my *temporary* relocation. Here's a little nitty-gritty reflection on how that's been..
Episode 32: One foot in front of the other
I think this episode smoothly piggybacks on the previous episode. Hence, I highly recommend listening to episode 31 if you haven't.
Thank you for being here:)
Episode 31: Settle in..It's a Long Road
Do you ever find yourself fixated too much on goals, outcomes, or how things could be better?
We share plenty a time about being in the present and today I would say the biggest take out from this is that, its a marathon, not a sprint....and we just need to chiiiil a little more :)
Episode 30: Addressing gaps as we get into 2023!
Hoping you enjoyed your Chrismas weekend! Here's to another long one as we usher in the new year.
Just sharing with you a new way around setting resolutions on this one....
Episode 29: (Microsode) Dignify people
Lowkey rant. A gentle reminder..
Episode 28: Leave Room for Magic
There is lots of magic existing for you...just needs a little space :)
It's a rather busy time in my life right now but I just wanted to make sure to leave you with something all the same.
Happy holidays if youre listening in real time!
Episode 27: Stories & Nuggets from my Media Stint
It's a long one but I hope you enjoy it :)
Also, feel free to drop me any questions if any @karwirwalaura!
Episode 26: Curiosity
Some thoughts on approaching life from a stance of curiosity....
Episode 25: My Tweetscapades 1
This new concept randomly landed on my mind to basically commentarize my Twitter life, lol!
It's a different social media experience there so...lets see if you enjoy listening to me share my thoughts on other people's thoughts!Haha. If you enjoy it, share it :)
Episode 24: How do you know that's what you want?
As a slow decision maker, I find it fascinating when people are so sure about especially the major life decisions.
Enjoy the pod and please share your thoughts with me :)
Episode 23: From Hopelessness to Peace
I hope you'll enjoy it.
Noticed a background noise while editing, I'm truly sorry about that (I hope it's not tooooo bad)
Episode 22: The Authenticity Paradox
This article (https://hbr.org/2015/01/the-authenticity-paradox) that I read as part of my Leadership Module in school is the main inspiration for this episode. You can read it at your time :)
As always, I really hope you enjoy this episode!
Episode 21: Hindsight as a Blessing
As life ebbs and flows sometimes the best you have to rely on during a dark season is the joys and highs of the sunny ones. Do we have ability to build emotional and psychological reserves?
Episode 20: Emotions
Happy listening folks.
Episode 19: Change
This episode is dedicated to "change" ....
Faced a big one recently, and picked a couple of nuggets from the experience.
Otherwise? Mko poa?
Episode 18: Now 26! What I Know for Sure (Pt. 2)
You're here for part 2 and that's sooo cool!
Episode 17: Now 26! - What I Know For Sure (Pt. 1)
Welcome to Season Two!
I'm delighted to start this season celebrating 26 years of my life with 26 tenets; just stuff I've picked up or learnt along my life journey. They're really just random..:)
Episode 16: Hope
"But hope that is seen is not hope at all..."
Episode 15: The Roaming Mic on my brother...Cris!
I really love talking with my brother and so it was definitely in the plan to land the "Roaming Mic" on him sooner rather than later...And it was everything I imagined it'd be and more!
He is such an amazing conversationalist nd what I thought would simply be catching a vibe with him ended up being a spiritual class and wooooah...
Just listen in...enjoy!
Episode 14: Friendship Busters
I'm so glad you're here, as always!
On this episode, we talk friendships...specifically the vices that can threaten healthy friendships.
Episode 13: Love *Being* Yourself
Self love from a different angle.
Episode 12: "I Want To Fight The Good Fight"
This episode is drawn from a deeply insightful conversation I had with a friend of mine recently on the meaning of things on the spiritual spectrum. I share bits of the conversation, basically to wrack your brain, lol...but I also share my greatest derivation from this conversation which had me desiring from a very deep place, to make the best of my life.
Enjoy the episode and remember to follow :) @karwirwalaura @wholensome_
Episode 11: Unpopular Opinions
I had the random idea of sharing some of my unpopular opinions with y'all.
Some are light-hearted, others deep, others sensitive...but it's all sharing for sharing sake and I'd really love to hear yours too!
Episode 10: Love Tingz - a lesson in love
Episode 9: The Roaming Mic on Peter Maina - Fitness 101
I had an insightful convo with my fitness coach that I think y'all can learn a lot from. We talk fitness basics, misconceptions, disciplines and so much more...
Enjoy this one!
Episode 8: "I Found God When I Left The Church"
Deriving from my conversation with Wamz last week, I thought to talk on this topic that I have heard with many people in my life - " I found God when I left the church". I resonate. Hence, in this episode, I share my personal experience on this...
I'd love to hear your stories though, because I know this experience is different for everyone. Kindly send me a short voice note with your story on 0110682394 and I'll hopefully share in coming episodes.
Episode 7: The Roaming Mic on Wamaitha Karanja
This is probably my best episode yet! As a first of the roaming mic edition, I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Wamaitha Karanja - a strong, beautiful lady wrapped in a cute 4"11 package, lol. We talk everything from raising her daughter (her little best friend), to our defiance against pre-marital norms & teachings especially in the church, the impact of illness on mental health, self confidence & relationships and much....much more.
Wamaitha has a powerful story, from close people in her life battling with cancer, divorce after 4 years of marriage & struggling with illness as well, that began with being diagnosed with a desmoid tumor & granted 6 months to live. She has fought through a lot, which sure explains her unapologetic zeal for life!
Watch Wamaitha's Engage talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5OD_vyx6r4
I know you're gonna enjoy this one :)
Episode 6: Pleasure Isn't Happiness
Recently, I got into ruminating on some deep thoughts as I battled indecision in a particular area of my life. I realized that I was indecisive mainly because I was pre-empting future dissatisfaction. Ever had that thought like, "what if one day this thing doesn't make me happy anymore?"
Firstly, it's not on other people or other things to MAKE us happy. Happiness is personal responsibility. And also, pleasure isn't the prerequisite for happiness. On this episode I rumble out my thoughts on this idea.
Happy listening, friend.
Episode 5: Money In Our 20s - why I haven't moved out
I'm happy to share my financial experience, for the first half of my twenties. Hoping you get to pick up a couple of money nuggets that you can incorporate into your financial life. I long to hear your feedback on this one and pick a couple of nuggets from you as well coz there is sure lots to learn on this.
Episode 4: Say "Yes" More & Loosen Up A Little
Probably your perfect pick-me-up kind of episode *wink*. To remind you, that life is for the living!
Episode 3: On Self Betrayal
Happy you're here :)
On this episode we unpack self-betrayal - how it shows up and how to maneuver it.
Episode 2: Post Valentines Day - Accommodating each others' headspaces
This is also the debut of the segments "did you know?" and " health-check"
Episode 1: About Laura; About WholenSome
I'm over the moon that you're here! This episode is simply an introductory episode. A little about me and about this podcast.
And please remember to follow @wholensome on Instagram and Twitter :)