The Better Me Podcast delves into how people navigate through life’s challenges and live as the best people they can be. Coach, writer, and educator Heather M. Ross chats with guests about how they’ve gotten past life’s bumps in the road, from potholes to sinkholes. She also shares her own stories of living with a mental illness while striving to pursue her dreams.
Visit Heather's website at http://betterme.ca
EP 65 Lessons Learned From Music, Parenting, and Life (with guest Emm Gryner)
Canadian singer / song writer and singing teacher Emm Gryner joined me to talk about her new book The Healing Power of Singing: Raise Your Voice, Change Your Life - What Touring with David Bowie, Single Parenting and Ditching the Music Business Taught Me in 25 Easy Steps. This was a fun and inspiring conversation about what she learned from working on the first music video made in space, teaching singing, and giving up drinking just before the start of a pandemic
EP 64 Welcome Home (with Guest Najwa Zebian)
Lebanese Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator Najwa Zebian joined me to talk about her new book Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul and how you can find your home within yourself, instead of seeking it out in others.
EP 63 Stay on Top of Things, Without Burning Out (with guest Loleen Berdahl)
Loleen Berdahl, the author of the popular Academia Made Easier blog/newsletter, which provides easy tips for teaching, productivity, and work-life balance in academia, joined me to talk about how she gets things done without compromising her health. We also talked about how that can be more challenging for women than for men.
Find her newsletter at https://loleen.substack.com and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/loleen_berdahl
EP 62 Higher Ed Gig Economy in the Time of COVID-19 (with guest Christina Katopodis)
When we think of the “gig economy” we often picture Uber drivers, but it also exists among positions that require advanced degrees and experience. In the first episode of season 3 of the Better Me Podcast, Dr. Christina Katopodis joined me to discuss the challenges such workers in education face (including physical and mental health challenges) and what changes need to be made for the benefit of instructors and students.
EP 61 Productivity and Mental Health - Part 4
Self-care, whatever that looks like for you, is key to both good mental health and productivity. This is the fourth and final episode of this series, as well as the last episode of the season.
EP 60 Productivity and Mental Health - Part 3
It’s all well-and-good knowing what you need to get done, but how do you make sure you have the time to do it. In the third episode in this series, I talk about how I use block time to get stuff done.
Short bites of wisdom
I’m trying to break my bad habit of listening to depressing news stories in the morning. This is fast becoming one of my go-to substitutes—something encouraging, positive and wise, but also very realistic and relatable. Thanks for the podcast!
Great podcast and so relevant!
Hey Heather...Amy from the Prosecco N Prose podcast. Listened to your Episode 17 with Jennifer. Thank you for the book recommendations. May do two of the books you shared on your show in the future for our virtual book club podcast. Love your show and plan to come back and listen again.