What it Takes to be Wild
By Amazing Grace
What it Takes to be WildJul 15, 2020
With an easy to read book written on the principles for creating a great life, Eddie Thomason joined us on the show to talk about his book, "Unlock Yourself" and his experience and how these insightful ideas can significantly contribute to our own personal goals and passions. Eddie is a professional speaker with a passion to empower youth and young adults to shed self-limiting beliefs and pursue a life that they’re passionate about living.
Find Eddie's book at https://amzn.to/2DcKrlP.
Follow and contact Eddie on his social media sites:
LinkedIn: Eddie Thomason
YouTube: Eddie Thomason
Inmates Dance to be Free
In this episode I am excited to welcome Lucy Wallace and Cassy Rathbun. Lucy is the founder of an organization called Dance to be Free. Her mission is "to radically improve the lives of incarcerated women through the healing power of dance". Through Trauma Informed Dance Teacher Trainings, she uses “Cathartic Choreography” combined with leadership skills – to empower our graduates to conduct peer to peer programming within the prison.
Cassy is a lovely woman who was wrongly incarcerated for 3.5 years. During that time, she joined one of Lucy’s classes and found the self-forgiveness and power to reclaim her life again.
For more information on Dance to be Free and how you can contribute, go to www.dancetobefree.org.
Cops Are People Too
Sergeant Stephanie Linkus works in a large metro area and has seen her share of trauma - not just at work, but in her own life. As a minority officer (both latino and female), she has experienced her share of discrimination as and such treats all citizens with respect. We touch on the life of George Floyd and how the riots/protests have impacted her work and her life.
The Magical Power of Horses
Did you know that horses have hearts that over power our own when we stand near them? Their hearts and bodies actually help us relax and be in touch with ourselves and our values.
In this episode, we explore the power of horses and the freedom these animals can bring into our lives. I am here with Bridget Wald who is an equine facilitator who is trained in multiple disciplines to support human transformation through their inaction and relationship with horses.
Want to know more about Bridgit's work?
A Sharking Discovery!
Cristina Zenato is what they call a “shark whisperer”. She scuba dives with sharks and builds real relationships with them so she can remove fishing hooks from them. If you haven’t seen the video of her swimming the the sharks, visit our facebook page and take a look. She says sharks are very kind and gentle and remind her of our relationships with dogs! She is here today to share her story of how she chose and pursued this passion and what it is like to be a friend of misunderstood animals.
Resources in this Episode:
Questions before episode:
Think about your beliefs about sharks. Are they mean? Scary? Inherently dangerous? How would you compare them to a pet like a dog or a cat? Take a few seconds and establish that.
Second: think about dolphins. How do you see them? Are they cute? Kind? Always helpful, safe? Take a few seconds to establish that.
Then lastly, think about something in your life that is troubling you. What do you believe about it? Name one thing about it that you believe is true - something that has been defining your actions around the situation.
At the end of this interview, I invite you to answer these questions again and then reflect on the show in a particular way that just might change the way you see your situation.
Questions after episode:
Go back to the one thing that is true about a situation that is bothering you. How can you transfer what you learned on the show today to that situation? Here are some things to consider and be honest with yourself - it’s an opportunity to unstick yourself and be effective:
Are you judging a book by its cover?
Is your belief about the situation accurate? How do you know?
Could there be more to the story?
Where are you spending your energy? Is it worth it?
What do you want to bite onto and not let go of? How will it serve you?
What future do you want to create and what will you sacrifice for it?
We have a unique and special show for you today. We invited two lovely, intelligent and very experienced ladies to the show to help us sort through some of the emotions we are having around COVID and the reality of this new life uncertainty.
For the first time in history the entire world is in a place where we have total uncertainty about what is next for ourselves, family, country, world. In this time when we are forced to settle down and be quiet, many of us are experiencing a great deal of worry or anxiety about the future. Now, we don’t have any magical answers, but it’s an interesting topic to discuss and explore to see if we can find personal strength and direction in this new world context.
What kind of emotions are you experiencing around this uncertain time? Are you able to identify them? Make use of them? These are some questions I invite you to ask while listening to our show.
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Magical Pixy Dust
Do you know or have you been a woman who has been stuck in a painful relationship? I think at one point or another we have all had the not-so pleasurable experience of being in a relationship that was emotionally abusive. We could have been on either side of that equation: the abused or the abuser, or both. But Kelli Kintzel not only experienced leaving this type of relationship after 20 years, she also found her way out of an on going barrage of circumstances for most of her life including having drug addicts as parents, having to be in foster care from 11-18, being molested and raped, losing her brother to suicide, her best friend in a strange, surprising death, having to get two college degrees to be able to find work, losing her aunt who had become a mother to her and her husband almost committing suicide when she kept her boundaries in the relationship. Kelly found her way to happiness by learning about herself, standing up for herself, becoming a nurse and a skydiver. She leaned on friends and family and today she will tell her story in hopes that it will help someone else out there gather the courage to recreate their life out of hell to a place they love.
Boundaries in the Wilderness: Exploring limit setting for an effective life
In this bonus content, we talk with Julie Rappaport, a therapist and couples counselor in Boulder, CO who takes a non-conventional approach to couples therapy and prides her practice on re-establishing the loving connection between two people. This often includes understanding each other’s boundaries and gaining clarity on what is most important to them both as individuals and in relationship. Julie talks with us about boundaries and how being wild can come at a cost if we are not aware of our interrelationship with others.
Girls in Boots: Changing the Rules of Engagement
Martha LaGuardia Kotite was one of the first female officers to serve aboard two Coast Guard cutters with all male crews. She is the author of 5 books including Changing the Rules of Engagement which documents the lives of American women in the military who have shattered the glass ceiling and performed extraordinary feats while serving their country. By telling their stories about their remarkable careers in traditionally male-dominated environments, Martha LaGuardia-Kotite demonstrates how tenacious and courageous women can achieve the unimaginable. On our March 15th episode, we meet Martha, learn about her book and her own story and her rules of engagement recipe for achieving your biggest dreams.
Sheer Bad Assery - An interview with Eri Redmond
This month we focus on personal growth and development: what does it take and what is it like to overcome our own internal dialogue that sabotages us and holds us back from our highest potential? Eri is an athletic instructor certified in Spin and Yoga who I met at our local SPEGNA. If you don’t know what SPENGA is you are missing out! It is a new way of exercising that keeps it fresh and keeps you from plateauing. It was started by women and our Broomfield, CO gym is run by a handful of amazing ladies who kick our asses everyday. Eri has had an amazing transformation in her life that led her to SPENGA and today she is on the show to share that story with our listeners.
You can follow Eri on Instagram: @flowwitheri
There's no time for fear: An Interview with Sammy Bassett
This month we talk about mountaineering and what it takes to face such a huge mental and physical challenge. Today’s guest is Sammy Bassett… an amateur mountaineer, skydiver, professional scuba diver and entrepreneur who was mentored by our last guest, Dianette Wells. Sammy is here with us to talk about how the courage of women has influenced his life in significant ways and how he passes those lessons onto his community.
What is Your Mountain?
What is your mountain? Dianette Wells shares how she became hooked on adventure sports through mountaineering, but how it's not the sport that makes the woman, it's the challenge. She says "Everyone has their mountain to climb....what they inspire to, it doesn't matter what the person next to you is doing...its....what is YOUR mountain?" What moves and inspires YOU to grow bigger?
Resources mentioned in order in this episode include:
Why What it Takes to Be Wild
What it takes to be wild showcases courageous stories BY and ABOUT women shared to support other women who want to feel more powerful and productive in their lives. You can learn more on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Whatittakestobewild and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatittakestobewild. Want to be on the air? Tell us your story by leaving a voicemail on our anchor page at https://anchor.fm/whatittakestobewild. Leave us messages and share our social media to help grow our community. Thank you for listening!
Show Trailer - Today is the day. Let's make it count.
Hi this is Grace, your host of What it Takes to be Wild
I created what it takes to be wild to support women in becoming who they really want to be. To overcome life challenges and to create challenges that stretch them. But this is just the beginning. Being able to be resilient in the face of hardships and able to craft a future you love is simply the foundation for something bigger.
We are living in an age of deception, bullying, power hunger, and the ruling law of money. It is not that we lack compassion or desire to create peace for the collective good. The issue is that it is simply not our primary culture. Instead, we allow fear, money and political capital to control us and therefore limit what we can do as a human race. When we truly care about each other, when we connect instead of isolate, when we support rather than compete, we have an opportunity to create the world in a whole new way. A way that allows everyone to live a free, fulfilled and happy life. I believe the only reason we do not have this is as a whole we do not DEMAND something different. We are complacent. We are silent.
It is time that women start standing for what we want to see in the world and doing so in a way that is contagious and inspiring. I believe that all women hold these values of compassion, care, contribution and peace for the collective good and are the best at demonstrating and teaching them. Too many years we have been held back and discouraged from speaking our truth. Too many years we have been trained to be silent. Well. Our time is up. It’s now or never ladies. Let’s start brushing off the hatred and narcissism that keeps love down. Let’s start shining, each with our own superpower.
When we find ourselves, live authentic lives and demand only the best from people, we inspire others to do the same. With enough participation this change can be viral and turn into a mass transformation of societies and therefore world cultural values. In a time of global warming and planetary destruction, we cannot risk being silent and separate anymore. It will take us getting over ourselves, thinking bigger and being WILD in the face of complacency and the status quo.
In the What it Takes to be Wild podcast, we support women in overcoming their self-deprecating internal dialog and to start believing that they can become who they never thought they could be and make a real difference and contribution to the world. Please join the movement, subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcasting station, follow us on facebook and instagram, but more importantly, share YOUR story. Leave us a message or email us with a short summary of your story, where you have been stuck and what you have overcome. We may play it on the air or ask you to be on the show. Today is the day ladies, let’s make it count.