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The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees. In this podcast, Jen interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward. You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.
 
Mental Health is attainable for anyone--especially those labeled with mental illness. Join artist, memoir writer, and bipolar psychiatric survivor, Jen Gaita Siciliano each Wednesday at 6pm, as she challenges our world's current limited understanding of mental illness in interviews with artists, healers, educators and shamans, who offer fresh perspectives on mental health and creativity. Episodes also include Jen's personal writing on living as a bipolar creative, as well as news commentary ...
 
Momxiety Social is for anxious mom’s to peak their head in and quietly listen, or to be active, loudly, and share their anxieties, fears, worries or circumstances to feel and hear the four words; you are not alone. We are an attentive and warmhearted group that has each other’s backs and to socialize without judgment in a safe way that allows for moms to feel hope, strength, growth, encouragement and recovery with their anxiety.
 
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The first, unscripted Mama / Daughter chat cast of its kind, co-hosted by a kid! 7-year old (now 9!) Cyla Grace Hoffman and 40-whatever-year old Rachael Laya Hoffman are two voice actors who share their love for each other, their work & their community through thoughtful, candid conversations. Discussing conscious kids, opportunities for growth, how to contribute positively, and life's challenges through the lens of a precocious child, and her modern day Mama. Stay tuned for weekly episodes ...
 
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In the U.S. 43.6 million women (27%) and 37.3 (11%) million men will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. These staggering numbers make it vital for organizations to be aware of and understand gender based violence. If you feel like this topic is heavy, well, it is but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. But what role d…
 
Part of our job is guarding our own emotions and the emotions of peers. This emotional labor is rarely identified, almost never supported, or paid for, yet is a reality of the workplace. Asking employees to check their emotions at the door is not only an impossible task, but it also ignores a treasure trove of intelligence our emotions offer us. Po…
 
Thinking about leaving your corporate job to go out on your own? After six years of running her own business, Jen brings her recommendations for those in the wellbeing profession contemplating entrepreneurship. Wellbeing is one of those professions that can be very limited in career growth, so many of us think that going out on our will solve for t…
 
In the episode, "Opening Up About Process and Pain with Sculptural Artist and Mental Health Advocate, Kellie Gillespie (S4, E11)" sculptural artist and mental health advocate Kellie Gillespie is interested in deepening the conversations within and between art and mental health. Kellie holds an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Insti…
 
Have you ever felt that leading wellbeing efforts were like rolling a boulder uphill? It can definitely feel that way if you’re going at it alone. But how can you leverage certain skills to not only expand wellbeing but your role along with it? Today’s guest, Cassie Buckroyd, walks us through the skills she’s leveraged to elevate wellbeing within H…
 
Dee Edington was a pillar of the wellness community and passed away on June 21, 2022. You can learn more about Dee here. In this 2016 conversation, Dee and I talk about: How one question inspired the book “Shared Values, Shared Results”. Why a framework is needed to be built into the business, not just benefits. Helping people live to their best qu…
 
In the episode, "How to Heal Through Nutrition, Mindfulness and Lifestyle with Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Emilie Jordao (S4, E10)," Emilie joins the show to share her own personal wellness journey through natural means. After struggling for 15 years with psychiatric symptoms, before learning how inflammation plays a role in these condition…
 
This year Salesforce has been recognized on the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies To Work For®” list for the 14th year in a row. With philosophies such as “we don’t define family for you” and “success from anywhere”, they are driving business success while supporting the wellbeing of 80,000 employees across the globe. This episode gives you a peek inside…
 
In the episode, "Natural Medicine: Holistic Healer Michelle Williams Shares a Journey of Alternative Healing (S4 E9)," women’s holistic healer, Michelle Williams opens up about her personal path towards mental health wellness. After being on psych meds for 10 years, Michelle found an alternative route for her struggles through studying and practici…
 
Moral injury is the act, or omission of an act, that goes against one’s deeply held personal, spiritual, or moral beliefs. Although moral injury has been documented as far back in history as 336 BC (think Alexander the Great), the term is gaining attention within the military and is now being considered in occupations such as healthcare and social …
 
Where does the conversation about spirituality fit into the workplace? Since 86% of US adults identify as being spiritual, we don’t need to shy away from the conversation. In fact, since the definition of spirituality encompasses a wide array of current wellbeing practices, chances are you may already be addressing it. Podcast guest, Jessica Grossm…
 
What do you do when your dedication to your job lands you in the hospital for severe exhaustion and dehydration? This is the wake-up call today’s guest, Jessica Grossmeier, got 10 years ago. Jessica was juggling a demanding job, getting her PhD, and being married, but eventually the sheer capacity was too much to sustain. Podcast guest, Jessica Gro…
 
In the episode, "The Provocative Vision of Artist Andy Golub: His Process and Message in a Literal World (S4, E8)," New York City artist Andy Golub, bodypainter, and founder of the non-profit foundation Human Connection Arts, shares his artistic process and how his art has developed. Starting out as an artist looking to make his mark, Andy eventual…
 
Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or a change in a familiar pattern of behavior. Using that definition, chances are that you have recently grieved for something or someone. With everything that has happened in the past two years and continues to happen, it’s about time we had a conversation about grief. Podcast guests, Ilana Ya…
 
In the episode, "A Discussion on Mental Distress in the Family: Life and Fitness Model David Pumo Opens Up (S4, E7)," David, who is also a lawyer and writer, shares his personal family background and reveals a history of mental distress, or what the psychiatric establishment calls "mental illness." In opening up about his lineage as far back as his…
 
U.S. News named being a lawyer as the 2nd most stressful job in 2022. But it wasn’t until recently that far reaching reports identified major wellbeing deficits, such as problematic drinking, workaholism, and mental health concerns. The reports led to a major call to action for the industry to address lawyer wellbeing. It also led to the creation o…
 
This is the final excerpt from a recent webinar Jen facilitated through Wellable Labs titled “Resilience: Why We Need It More Than Ever”. In this clip, Jen reviews another way organizations can build employee resilience – reconnecting to what’s important. Listen in for practical tips for organizations and leaders. Plus, you’ll hear a live Q&A from …
 
In the episode, "Bridging the Gap and Exploring the Archetypes with Shaman Shanon Lyn Harwood, author of the book Currency (S4 E6)," Shanon shares how she discovered her purpose as a shaman through her experience and tutelage with "The Old People." Shanon was tutored for 15 years by Spiritual Elder Josephine Crowshoe of the Piikani Nation who named…
 
Two years ago, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) was the topic of new conversations, organizational pledges, and the creation of new job roles. But what has truly changed in the past two years? Although some strides have been made, there remain many barriers to progress. How can we move beyond reading books to start taking concrete steps to cl…
 
This is a short excerpt from a recent webinar Jen facilitated through Wellable Labs titled “Resilience: Why We Need It More Than Ever”. In this clip, Jen reviews one way organizations can build employee resilience – supporting rest and recovery. Listen in for practical tips for organizations and leaders. Stay tuned next week for the last in the ser…
 
In the episode, "Making Space for Magic with author Patty Lennon: Letting Go of Resistance & Learning to Receive (S4, E5)," Patty Lennon joins the conversation and offers her insight and wisdom on the intuitive journey for the curious seeker. Author of the book, Make Space for Magic, Patty shares her personal spiritual journey and how it has inspir…
 
Burnout is the result of occupational stress left unmanaged, marked by high levels of exhaustion and depletion, emotional distance from our job, and cynicism. With the macro and micro stressors of the past two years, it’s no surprise that burnout is on the rise. Although self-care strategies can be part of burnout treatment, we have to acknowledge …
 
This is a short excerpt from a recent webinar Jen facilitated through Wellable Labs titled “Resilience: Why We Need It More Than Ever”. In this clip, Jen reviews one way organizations can build employee resilience - acknowledging and making space for emotions. Listen in for practical tips for organizations and leaders. Stay tuned for another way or…
 
In the episode, "An Interview with Psychologist Dr. Roger McFillin, host of Radically Genuine Podcast, on Psych Meds, Drug Trials, Resilience & Recovery (S4, E4)," Licensed Psychologist Dr. Roger K. McFillin, who is the Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health in Bethlehem PA, joins the show. Also host of the podcast “Radic…
 
Season 3 comes to a close with a light-hearted conversation about confidence. What is confidence anyways? How do we channel it, get more of it, feel it in our bodies and replenish it when we are feeling low? With an excerpt from Cyla’s interview with Joy Cho, on A Kid’s Book About Confidence, we hear another perspective on the subject and what happ…
 
What have the past two years been like for wellness professionals? Going through the pandemic themselves, while trying to adjust to an ever-evolving situation for their employees has exposed deep issues that may not have been on their radar pre-pandemic. Wellness professionals are now charged with bigger challenges than ever while navigating the ne…
 
In the episode, "Prolonged Grief Disorder & Pathologizing Intense Feelings Of Loss: Grieve Quickly or Get a Label (S4, E3)" I discuss how in March 2022, the DSM, or Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was updated to include revisions to 70 labels, including Prolonged Grief Disorder. I review the criteria for such a disorder, revealing…
 
Being a working mom during COVID was an impossible act of balancing full time jobs and full time teaching. Pew Research Center found that working mothers were generally more likely than working fathers to say that they faced a variety of professional challenges since the beginning of COVID. In this episode, podcast guest Leslie Forde explains the i…
 
In the episode, "In the Wake of Uvalde: Stopping Gun Violence Is Not a Mental Health Issue But a Moral One (S4, E2)" I review the mass gun shooting incident in Uvalde, Texas that occurred on May 24, 2022 and tackle the question: is more gun control needed or mental health reform? While mental health reform is always needed, when Republican lawmaker…
 
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