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Welcome to The Ginni Show, hosted by award winning journalist, Ginni Saraswati. On this podcast, you'll find an original line up of daily episodes featuring real inspiring and hilarious stories from Ginni herself and guests from all around the world. Each story, however unique is connected with aligning you to a happier, healthier and abundant life.

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Welcome to The Ginni Show, hosted by award winning journalist, Ginni Saraswati. On this podcast, you'll find an original line up of daily episodes featuring real inspiring and hilarious stories from Ginni herself and guests from all around the world. Each story, however unique is connected with aligning you to a happier, healthier and abundant life.

    4 Steps for Conducting Tough Conversations with David Wood

    4 Steps for Conducting Tough Conversations with David Wood

    Nobody likes having tough conversations – but they’re essential to living a happy life with healthy relationships. 


    So, what’s a tough conversation? It’s one of those conversations where you rehearse it over and over again in your mind before you have it, and you can’t think of anything else until it happens. Maybe they come with anxiety, fear, vulnerability. More often than not, we avoid actually having these conversations, hoping the tension will blow over rather than blow up. 


    Here’s the thing: we NEED to learn how to start having these conversations. According to David Wood – the tough conversations ninja - having tough conversations is the doorway to confidence and success in both work and life, and there’s a big cost to avoiding them. 


    In this episode, David and I talk about the realities of having a tough conversation, from how to initiate them to how to respond when approached with one. He talks through the CARE model and how inmates and CEOs both can use it productively, how to create structure for taking turns speaking, and even how David has applied these tips to his everyday life. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - What’s your advice for creating space for tough conversations? (3:43)
    - How can the person on the receiving end hold space for a tough conversation? (9:24)
    - How are CEOs’ and inmates’ conversation styles similar, given the power dynamics at play? (20:01)
    - What are the consequences of avoiding tough conversations? (34:29)
    - What is your personal definition of happiness? (41:04)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How you know you need to have a tough conversation. (4:01)
    - How NOT to create space to have a tough conversation. (6:09)
    - How to take turns speaking and expressing amid tough conversations. (16:02)
    - How the CARE model is used for restorative justice. (24:23)
    - The most awkward tough conversation David ever had to initiate. (29:21)
    - How David starts his day. (39:28)


    Connect with David: 
    Website
    Tough Conversations Podcast with David Wood
     
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    • 44 min
    Sipping Tea with Your Past, Present and Future Selves with Mitra Manesh

    Sipping Tea with Your Past, Present and Future Selves with Mitra Manesh

    How are you spending your time during the global pandemic? 


    Before COVID-19 hit, many of us were constantly stimulated. We were always on the go, looking forward to our next objective. At night, many choose to fill time in front of the television or something else. 


    In other words, sitting in stillness is a rare experience. We’ve developed a behavioral pattern of constantly bombarding and distracting our brains with outside stimulation, which blocks out our own thoughts. 


    That’s why I brought Mitra Manesh for this episode. Mitra is a mindfulness thought leader and founder of the Innermap app. Her work is a blend of Western corporate training and Eastern inner-based practices. The result is a unique appraoch, offering knowledge and wisdom in a practical and empowering way. 


    Throughout this episode, Mitra shares her experience of fleeing Iran during war, and how she stumbled into mindfulness and mindful living. She also shares her strategies for mindfully engaging with the past and future – with a strict itinerary – and why we should visit those places. 


    Tune in to get back in tune with yourself and start living a mindful life. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - How were you introduced to mindfulness and mindful living? (3:49)
    - How do you mitigate feelings of guilt, as many women struggle with this when they have a high-achieving, thriving career? (11:38)
    - When did you institute your theory of vising the past and future with a strict itinerary? (21:50)
    - What is your favorite Rumi quote or teaching and why? (26:18)
    - How do you start your day? (31:46)
    - Tell me about your teacher. (34:05)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How Mitra and her clients are showing up during the COVID-19 pandemic. (6:56)
    - What it was like for Mitra to literally walk out of Iran into Turkey during the war. (10:04)
    - How to mindfully engage with the past and future without becoming anxious or depressed. (17:57)
    - How Mitra learned to befriend death. (26:38)
    - What is oil pulling? (31:48)
    - How a 90-year-old Buddhist monk taught Mitra to have fun. (36:13)
    - Mitra’s advice for combatting anxiety during the pandemic. (38:18)


    Connect with Mitra Manesh: 
    Innermap
    Instagram 
     
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    • 42 min
    How to Set Boundaries that Actually Stick with Nancy Levin

    How to Set Boundaries that Actually Stick with Nancy Levin

    What are you doing for self-care these days? 


    Now, more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves: our minds, bodies, and souls. Maybe you take a bath, meditate, or allow yourself some time to create a work of art. But sometimes, self-care looks like setting boundaries. 


    On this episode, I talk with Nancy Levin, a master coach focused on helping people-pleasers and over-achievers make themselves a priority and set boundaries that actually stick. For many women around the world, setting boundaries isn’t a common practice – in fact, we’ve never been taught, as a society, how to actually do it. 


    Throughout our conversation, Nancy dives deep into what boundaries actually are, how to maintain them, and busts myths around what it means to cross a boundary. She also discusses how we can reprogram our mindsets and habits to allow ourselves to show up authentically in the world. 


    Take a listen to learn more about setting boundaries, living freely and authentically, and creating a life by your own design. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - When did you realize it was time to start setting boundaries in your life? (7:15)
    - How do you know when a boundary needs to be put in place? (9:05)
    - Why do you think that so many people are afraid of showing up as their true selves? (17:23)
    - What’s your definition of happiness and joy? (27:55)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - Why we cross our own boundaries. (9:09)
    - How drawing boundaries can impact relationships. (13:53)
    - How we can reprogram our internal messaging to show up authentically in the world. (17:34)
    - Why Nancy disowned some personal qualities & how she reclaimed them over time. (21:17)
    - Why Nancy is so intentional about putting her phone on Airplane Mode every single night. (31:47)


    Connect with Nancy: 
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    YouTube
    Twitter
     
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    • 35 min
    Some Comedic Relief with JL Cauvin

    Some Comedic Relief with JL Cauvin

    Need a little more laughter in your life? 


    This week’s guest will bring you just that. 


    A few weeks ago, JL Cauvin recorded an off-the-cuff, selfie-style video, wearing a MAGA hat, and he took the internet by storm with his impeccable impersonation of Donald J. Trump. 


    On this week’s episode, JL talks us thought what it was like to become famous overnight, what he was working toward for the last 16 years of his comedic career, and why he nearly gave up comedy completely. 


    Tune in to feel a little lighter, and check out JL’s video for a good laugh. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - How did you learn Trump’s mannerisms? (3:26)
    - Did you ever think that your comedic career would lead up to this type of impression at such a scale? (6:37)
    - What do you think Donald Trump would tweet at you? (17:01)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How JL’s video impersonating Donald Trump went viral. (2:04)
    - The 16 years of JL’s comedy career so far. (6:51)
    - Why JL nearly decided to give up comedy. (13:54)


    Connect with JL: 
    Website
    Making Podcasts Great Again


    Resources: 
    JL’s Viral Trump Impersonation
     
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    • 24 min
    Creating Space for a Thriving Life with Karlee Fain

    Creating Space for a Thriving Life with Karlee Fain

    Things are just not normal right now – so why do we expect ourselves to act normally? 


    There’s a bit of societal pressure right now to use your “extra” time to learn a new skill, launch a side business, or do something extraordinary. But we also need to give ourselves a break, time to readjust and create new and sustainable routines to carry us through the COVID-19 quarantine. 


    That’s exactly what my guest today, Karlee Fain, has taught me. We cannot expect ourselves to function as “normal” when things are just not normal – and that’s okay. Permission granted to be not “normal.”


    Karlee is the host of the Messy & Magnificent podcast as well as a celebrity health and business coach. Throughout our conversation, Karlee explains how her approach to coaching high-achieving women is unique. Instead of focusing on the grit and grind, she focuses on nourishment, breathing, and creating space for a thriving life. She explains what blockages women are facing today, how to remedy popular isolation, and the trend of intergenerational trauma that affects women today. She also shares personal stories around learning to give herself grace, take down the façade of “having it all together,” and how she incorporates boundaries into her life. 


    Tune in to hear more about Karlee’s journey from messy to magnificent. 


    Karlee’s Definition of Joy: 
    “Presence. That’s joy for me.” 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - What is the number one blockage that women face with getting stuff done? (5:49)
    - Do you find that many women have habits of self-sacrificing? (7:48)
    - How do you get clear on what you value? (12:04)
    - What is your morning routine? (16:13)
    - When you found out that your fiancé suddenly passed, how did you (20:01)
    - What kept you going while experiencing such deep grief? (24:55)
    - What’s lighting you up at the moment? (34:36)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - Why Karlee works to heal the over-achieving population. (4:19)
    - The remedy for popular isolation. (6:02)
    - How intergenerational trauma affects women today. (9:04)
    - Why it’s essential to start the day with what you value. (14:16)
    - Why Karlee abandoned the notion of having it all together after her fiancé suddenly passed. (20:01)
    - What the tour bus lifestyle is actually like. (26:51)


    Connect with Karlee: 
    Website
    Messy & Magnificent Podcast
    Instagram
    Facebook


    Resources: 
    Empowering Relationships by Shakti Durga
    Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Dr. Valerie Rein
     
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    • 37 min
    The Journey to Loving and Respecting Your Body with Nichole Wurth

    The Journey to Loving and Respecting Your Body with Nichole Wurth

    It’s time to have a conversation about diet culture. 


    I’ve been on many diets throughout my life so far, but I’ve found that almost every reason why people decide to start dieting just isn’t sustainable. The only diet that is sustainable: taking care of your body out of love and respect for yourself. 


    That’s exactly the mindset of today’s guest: Nichole Wurth. Nichole is the founder of Wildly Alive. Her philosophy is that getting healthy isn’t about forcing your body into a certain shape, or to meet a number on a scale, or perfect your summer bod. Instead, it’s about the journey to loving and respecting yourself, and which will lead to a healthier and happier life. 


    Throughout our conversation, Nichole shares about her own health journey, starting from her struggle to comparisonitis to where she is today as a health coach. She also shares about how she developed her effective morning routine over the course of 10 years, about the role that spirituality plays in her personal and professional life, as well as how her childhood influenced who she is today. 


    Tune in to hear about Nichole’s journey to learning to love and respect her body, and how you can begin your journey as well. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - How did you get to where you are today? (2:43)
    - How can people love and respect their bodies in this day and age? (7:34)
    - What led you to value connection so highly? (9:48)
    - How did Surrender Experiment influence you? (12:21)
    - What do you think was the biggest takeaway from your childhood? (20:41)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How Nichole shifts “diet culture” to focusing on respecting your body. (3:00)
    - The philosophy and spirituality that fuels Wildly Alive. (9:51)
    - How Nichole developed her effective morning routine over 10 years. (16:32)
    - Why Nichole values her childhood experiences so highly. (20:59)
    - Nichole’s personal definition of happiness and joy. (24:50)


    Connect with Nichole: 
    Wildly Alive Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube


    Resources: 
    Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer
     
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    • 27 min

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