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Inspire people. Support each others' growth. Create a meaningful life. Does this mission reflect your values? Welcome to the community! What is WHYLD about? Bringing together friends and strangers for conversations on topics that expand their horizons. Fostering the exchange of thoughts between people of diverse walks of life. Giving extraordinary people „from next door“ a voice to share their stories. Celebrating people’s authentic life choices. Why? So that YOU feel inspired to step into YOUR most authentic, vulnerable, wild self. How can you be part of WHYLD? We produce every episode with love and care. They are a gift to you which can be multiplied indefinitely. Take away from the content what you deem valuable. You may want to try on new thoughts, challenge long-held beliefs, disagree with some aspects of it, or find yourself affirmed by others sharing your experiences, your thoughts, your dreams. Please be invited to share your own view through means of our social media appearances, invite your friends to the discussion, or share the podcast with them. Let us know if you personally know someone whose voice should be heard or if we should cover a certain topic in one of our next episodes. * Follow us on Instagram * Find us on Facebook * Or visit us on WHYLD.one

WHYLD - Podcast for Bold Authentic People Tina Hewelt

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Inspire people. Support each others' growth. Create a meaningful life. Does this mission reflect your values? Welcome to the community! What is WHYLD about? Bringing together friends and strangers for conversations on topics that expand their horizons. Fostering the exchange of thoughts between people of diverse walks of life. Giving extraordinary people „from next door“ a voice to share their stories. Celebrating people’s authentic life choices. Why? So that YOU feel inspired to step into YOUR most authentic, vulnerable, wild self. How can you be part of WHYLD? We produce every episode with love and care. They are a gift to you which can be multiplied indefinitely. Take away from the content what you deem valuable. You may want to try on new thoughts, challenge long-held beliefs, disagree with some aspects of it, or find yourself affirmed by others sharing your experiences, your thoughts, your dreams. Please be invited to share your own view through means of our social media appearances, invite your friends to the discussion, or share the podcast with them. Let us know if you personally know someone whose voice should be heard or if we should cover a certain topic in one of our next episodes. * Follow us on Instagram * Find us on Facebook * Or visit us on WHYLD.one

    Unicorn in Uniform (Germany's First Transgender Commander)

    Unicorn in Uniform (Germany's First Transgender Commander)

    Do you show your true self at work and in all your relationships?   
    You do not need to struggle with your gender identity to experience difficulties in answering YES to that question. Being ourselves first and foremost – and not what we think is expected of us in our many social roles – can be a courageous act. 
    For Anastasia Biefang, the first transgender commander of the German Armed Forces, it took decades to stop pushing her inner truth back down. After many years of service, she took over her battalion in 2017 as a woman and with a film crew on her side. She shook and changed her fellow soldier’s attitude towards gender diversity, brought to fall one or two prejudices and helped build thus far lacking policies for those who come after her. She shows how excelling at a respectable, traditional leadership role and being colourful without holding back is no contradiction. Apart from her professional role in the military, she is passionate about changing Germany’s “Transexuals Act”, a law regulating the transition process of transgender people which is deemed to violate human rights and the German constitution.  
    In this intimate, fun conversation we talk about the queer community in Berlin, dreams for a diverse society, how great leadership is based on authenticity, and what Ana likes on her pizza.  
    Ana had waited to come out publicly up until a point where the damage of continuing to hide was bigger than the fear of what could be lost. 

    Her message to you? Be your true self or you won’t know what vast possibilities lie ahead when you do. 


     Resources - legal situation for trans* people: 
    https://www.dw.com/en/trans-germany/a-56031861https://tgeu.org/https://www.equaldex.com/
     The documentary on Ana: 
     "Ich bin Anastasia" (“I am Anastasia“), 2019, documentary film by Thomas Ladenburger 
    https://www.ich-bin-anastasia.de/en/
    Would you like to contact Ana?  
    Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anastasiabiefangOr on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ana.biefangOooor Twitter: https://twitter.com/anabiefang
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    • 1 Std. 20 Min.
    Episode 16 - Are You an Imposter?

    Episode 16 - Are You an Imposter?

    ⁠Do you doubt you live up to people's expectations of you?
    Do you tend to belittle your own successes?

    Welcome to the club of many.⁠
    ⁠Sometimes we call it modesty, sometimes we speak in the name of realism, sometimes we claim to acknowledge the support of others.⁠
    But frankly: oftentimes we simply cannot accept our own greatness.⁠
    ⁠In this episode, we unpack the so-called IMPOSTER SYNDROME – a psychological phenomenon that has people feeling like they are a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving individuals, who find it difficult to acknowledge their accomplishments.⁠
    ⁠We also speak about STEREOTYPE THREAT– a rather nasty psychological effect that gives stereotypes a self-fulfilling power: If your environment puts a label on your forehead and you really want to disprove the negative stereotypes around it, this can weaken your performance and leave you even more doubtful of your capabilities.⁠
    ⁠And we look at THINKING PATTERNS that encourage doubt in one’s own abilities, how these patterns negatively affect our health and our lives – and what we can do to unlearn them.⁠
    ⁠A must listen if any of this reminds you of yourself. ⁠
    ⁠You owe yourself the respect you think you do not deserve!⁠
    ⁠☝️Tip☝️: ⁠
    Listen to EPISODE 4 with Ashleigh Seymour and to EPISODE 15 with Romeo Salazar to learn what these two beautiful souls had to say about the “imposter” topic.⁠


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    • 29 Min.
    Episode 15 - Luck or Fate? No Success Comes By Chance - Romeo Salazar

    Episode 15 - Luck or Fate? No Success Comes By Chance - Romeo Salazar

    Are you holding open the door for fate to enter or do you push it close? 
    Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Sometimes we hit obstacles, sometimes miracles lift us across them.  
    In this episode, musical theatre performer Romeo Salazar shares his experience of losing the stage to perform on during the Covid pandemic. In this juicy, textured conversation we contrast seemingly mere luck and helping fate find you through your active being and doing.  
    Filipino-born and Catholic-raised Romeo takes us back to his years growing up as a highly ambitious student and athlete who struggled to accept his love for men. While his parents foresaw an academic future for him, their rebellious son followed his north star first as a dancer on national TV. For 36 years now and counting, he has been working as a choreographer, dancer, singer, and actor on renowned stages such as London’s West End and musical theatres across Germany.   
    Equipped with life’s degree in gratitude, authenticity, and the courage to face potential rejection, he built this career on the foundation of no professional education in music whatsoever. In fact, he did not even know what a Top C was all the while chanting it away in one of his first auditions.  
    Romeo proves that as long as your heart and mind are open, you can achieve more than you can possibly see coming for yourself. And that rock bottoms along the way are not bitter obstacles or signs of failure. Although no one loves their presence in life, dark times are a necessary ingredient to becoming who you are capable of being. Accepting whatever is, and whoever you are authentically, is key to holding open the door for fate to come in and do its magic… 

    You would love to continue this conversation with Romeo? 
    You can contact him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/romeo.salazar
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    • 1 Std. 16 Min.
    Episode 14 - Fear of Not Being Perfect Is Costly

    Episode 14 - Fear of Not Being Perfect Is Costly

    How much are you willing to sacrifice in order to hide your „imperfections“? 

    We all do it at times. We throw our energy, time, and an impressively creative charade of excuses onto the things we feel insecure about, ashamed of, or „not ready yet“ for. We willingly trade our dreams, opportunities, and belief in ourselves for a chance to hide our imperfections from the people around us. And for the peace in knowing that we cannot fail… because we decided not to try in the first place.  

    This episode is a personal one. One in which I, WHYLD Podcast creator Tina, share about my own fear of not being perfect, how it surfaces in the creation process of this podcast, and what it costs me.  

    I am obsessed with people communicating and living authentically, vulnerably, courageously. And this is not because I am an expert on the matter but because I am an eager student of it.  

    A part of me cannot stand being seen as a work in progress, as insecure, as imperfect. This is not because I would love to impress others by all means… In theory, I am happy to be wrong and have my weaknesses. In practice, it is simply scary to feel raw and really be seen in all my colours. But I realized this very part prevents me from being true to WHYLDs core values and giving as much as I possibly can.  

    It is too big a sacrifice... 

    Listen to this episode to wrap your head around: 
    Why worrying about how you perform in a conversation is a selfish act that does others a disservice. What hidden struggles I fight with in the creation process of this podcast (#letsgetreal). Why it is important to observe your reasons for not doing something – and to identify when it is your fear of not being perfect whispering nonsense into your ear.  
    A book on the topic mentioned in the episode: “Brave, Not Perfect” by Reshma Saujani 


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    • 25 Min.
    Episode 13 - How to Find Humility and Dignity on the Journey to Fertility - Sandra Winterbach

    Episode 13 - How to Find Humility and Dignity on the Journey to Fertility - Sandra Winterbach

    Did you know that up to 1 in 4 recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage?



    This is something few know about. In school during sex education, we learn how to avoid pregnancies. However, the other side of the medal is rarely spoken about: How to deal with not being able to get pregnant or the child never making it through to being a new, miraculous life on this planet.



    What does it really mean to experience a miscarriage? What do hormonal contraceptives you took in the past have to do with your chances of getting pregnant today? What options do you have when the embryo inside you is declared unable to develop any further?



    Besides the need for information, these scenarios come with grief, helplessness, and a feeling to be “a failure”. Losing a child or the hope to ever have one is often kept under a veil of silence, leaving those who experience this fate on their own. Medical professionals offer help to “fix” things as if they were broken. But is there really something wrong with those concerned or are there things to understand and learn before pregnancy is working for a body?



    In this episode of the podcast, a woman who has gone through the emotional and physical roller coaster ride of family planning, fertility centres, and miscarriages opens up about her experiences. Sandra Winterbach, a life coach from Hamburg, Germany, seeks to be an ally for those finding themselves in similar situations by sharing what she has learned and what has helped her through this difficult time. Her intimate account offers valuable insight into the complex topic of fertility as well as guidance for those who seek help navigating its terrain.



     Want to get in contact with Sandra Winterbach?


     Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-winterbach-inspirealliesEnjoy her raw and inspiring blog: https://sandra-winterbach.medium.com/ 


    Are you interested in resources on the topic that Sandra recommends?


    www.isabelmorelli.de (German podcast available)www.juliaschultz.net/podcast (German podcast available)www.integral-evolution.com (English) 
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    • 1 Std. 33 Min.
    Episode 12 - Loving 2-4-1 - Chris, Sven and Andy

    Episode 12 - Loving 2-4-1 - Chris, Sven and Andy

    Can you imagine sharing life with more than one partner? 
    Find the love of your life, get married, buy a house, have kids. This default notion of a desirable, successful path in life is a common theme in society. In this picture, a monogamous “escalator” type relationship plays a central role. 
    However, vowing sexual exclusivity to, loving and living with one partner only is not the sole option. It is estimated that about 4-5 % of people living in the U.S. are practising a consensual non-monogamous lifestyle (CNBS News 2019).  
    In this episode, you’ll get to know three men who, this year, celebrate their 25th anniversary of living and loving together. We’ll talk about how Chris and Sven (also known as Kris) fell in love with Andy, got him to leave the UK and move in with them in Wellington, New Zealand. Here, they live in a beautiful, unique house in the so-called Wellywood Hills. For decades, they have been sharing their lively home with family, friends, travellers seeking bed and board in exchange for their helping hand, and holiday guests of their little homestay business (Koromiko Homestay). 

    Their unusual lifestyle alongside their open nature has inspired many people over the years to be true to themselves and proudly lead a life on their terms. There is a lot to learn from the Koromiko Trio who, between one another, share a wide spectrum of passions ranging from conservation work, gardening, active outdoor adventures, music, community contribution, art & design.
    Whether to you, this brief description sounds like a life to be excited about or one you cannot imagine for yourself… jump on board for this conversation. An authentic, deeply fulfilling life does not necessarily require following societal norms - though this may take courage and earnest self-reflection. 

    It is through the expansion of our comfort zones that we learn and grow the most.


    Get in contact with Chris, Sven & Andy on their website, www.koromikohomestay.co.nz, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KoromikoHomestay). Also, check out Sven's design work:  Plato Design (https://plato.design/).   
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    • 45 Min.

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