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Named #1 of the "15 Interview Podcasts You Should Tune Into" by SquadCast, HIListically Speaking is conversations of stories from trauma to triumph through health, healing and humor. Discover what it takes to be a happy and healthy grownup and "be kind to your mind".

Host Hilary Russo creates the space for stories to be shared, lessons to be learned and lives to be changed. From her own healing journey and work as a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner, she's discovered that the sweetest tools for transformation and active, emotional well-being are within each and every one of us. It's what she calls "Brain Candy". Finding balance is possible once we choose to connect to the deepest part of self.

Her engaging guests share their own life battles through inspiring, thought-provoking stories that act as a guide to a happier, healthier and harmonious life. Laughter truly is the best medicine. It's time to up your dose, tune in and thrive!

Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo
Music by Lipbone Redding

HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo Hilary Russo

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

Named #1 of the "15 Interview Podcasts You Should Tune Into" by SquadCast, HIListically Speaking is conversations of stories from trauma to triumph through health, healing and humor. Discover what it takes to be a happy and healthy grownup and "be kind to your mind".

Host Hilary Russo creates the space for stories to be shared, lessons to be learned and lives to be changed. From her own healing journey and work as a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner, she's discovered that the sweetest tools for transformation and active, emotional well-being are within each and every one of us. It's what she calls "Brain Candy". Finding balance is possible once we choose to connect to the deepest part of self.

Her engaging guests share their own life battles through inspiring, thought-provoking stories that act as a guide to a happier, healthier and harmonious life. Laughter truly is the best medicine. It's time to up your dose, tune in and thrive!

Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo
Music by Lipbone Redding

    Today I Am Grateful For... (Voices of Gratitude)

    Today I Am Grateful For... (Voices of Gratitude)

    “𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿…”.  ⁣

    How would you finish that sentence?  ⁣

    During this very special Thanksgiving holiday episode, as we continue to honor National Gratitude Month, Hilary hands the mic over to listeners to share their gratitude moments and amplify messages of appreciation and hope from around the world.⁣

    This episode of 𝙃𝙄𝙇𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜® is sure to hit the heartstrings and act as a reminder that even during difficult times, there is much to be thankful for.  ⁣

    As a bonus, and in collaboration with Grateful Peoples, a non-profit organization on a mission to put gratitude journals in the hands of school children around the world, Hilary announces the winner of the Gratitude Giveaway. One lucky listener will receive a Grateful Peoples Gratitude Journal to continue their journey to be kind to their mind. ⁣

    If you enjoyed this episode, pay it forward and share it with someone who will benefit from the message of greater gratitude. You can also share your own appreciation and leave a rating and review.

    Want to learn more about the HUG it Out® Method and how you can work with Hilary personally to bring more healing, understanding, and gratitude into your own life? Book a 1:1 with Hilary today.  https://hilaryrusso.as.me/hugitout⁣

    Join the HUG it Out® Collective Facebook Group!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hugitoutcollective   ⁣
    Connect with Hilary @hilaryrusso⁣

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    Facebook:⁣
    https://www.facebook.com/hilisticallyspeaking⁣

    Twitter:⁣
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    https://www.tiktok.com/@hilisticallyspeaking⁣

    Website:⁣
    https://www.hilaryrusso.com/podcast⁣
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    𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗥𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗼⁣
    Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo⁣
    Music by Lipbone Redding https://lipbone.com/

    • 19 min
    The Grit Factor: Facing the Wind to Find Resiliency, Courage and Purpose

    The Grit Factor: Facing the Wind to Find Resiliency, Courage and Purpose

    In this awe-inspiring episode, Hilary welcomes the extraordinary Shannon Huffman Polson, a beacon of strength, resilience, and unyielding determination. ⁣

    Shannon's life story reads like an epic novel, filled with triumphs over adversity. During this episode of HIListically Speaking,  she shares the invaluable wisdom behind her grit and leadership.⁣

    ⁣From her groundbreaking achievements as one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army to her remarkable journey through grief and loss, Shannon's experiences are a testament to the human spirit's capacity to rise above even the darkest moments.⁣

    Tune in as she imparts powerful insights on how to harness resilience, embrace challenges, and emerge stronger than ever before.⁣


    Through her compelling narratives and profound wisdom, Shannon will inspire you to unlock your own reservoirs of inner strength and leadership.⁣

    This episode is a beacon of hope for anyone facing adversity, reminding us that within every challenge lies an opportunity for growth and transformation. ⁣

    Prepare to be moved, uplifted, and inspired to rise, just as Shannon has done time and time again.⁣

    Grab a copy and download Shannon’s Grit Factor Manifesto for FREE. https://training.thegritinstitute.com/the-grit-factor-manifesto⁣

    Connect with Shannon on social media at @shannonhpolson. Check out the Grit Institute on YouTube: @thegritinstitute

    Learn more about The Grit Institute by visiting thegritinstitute.com. You can also check out her books at The Grit Factor and North of Hope at shannonpolson.com⁣

    Share your voice of gratitude on the HIListically Speaking Podcast. Visit speakpipe.com/hilisticallyspeaking and press record. Your message will be shared in an upcoming episode. ⁣


    Want to know how you can turn your own traumas into triumphs? Book a free session with me today and HUG it Out for your health.  https://hilaryrusso.as.me/hugitout⁣
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    Connect with Hilary @hilaryrusso⁣

    HUG it Out Collective on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hugitoutcollective
    Instagram:⁣
    https://www.instagram.com/hilaryrusso⁣

    YouTube:⁣
    https://www.youtube.com/hilaryrusso⁣

    Facebook:⁣
    https://www.facebook.com/hilisticallyspeaking⁣

    Twitter:⁣
    https://twitter.com/HilaryRusso⁣

    TikTok:⁣
    https://www.tiktok.com/@hilisticallyspeaking⁣

    Website:⁣
    https://www.hilaryrusso.com/podcast⁣
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    𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗥𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗼⁣
    Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo⁣
    Music by Lipbone Redding https://lipbone.com/

    • 39 min
    Teddy Droseros: Growing with Gratitude

    Teddy Droseros: Growing with Gratitude

    Did you know that a 5 minute daily gratitude journal practice can increase long-term well-being by 10%? ⁣

    In fact, several studies show that writing down details of positive experiences you have throughout the day, week or even the month can help condition your brain to be more appreciative of the things you have in your life.  ⁣

    No wonder Teddy Droseros is on a mission to encourage more Grateful Peoples in the world at an early age and put more gratitude in the classroom.⁣

    What started as a project to help him overcome grief and create more happiness in his life, turned into a revolution that is now impacting school children in a number of countries. ⁣

    Teddy’s Grateful Peoples project is happiness between the pages and he's sharing his story on HIListically Speaking.⁣

    Enter the Gratitude Giveaway for a chance to win one of the Grateful Peoples journals and have your voice heard on an upcoming episode during National Gratitude Month.⁣
    Just go to SpeakPipe.com/HIListicallySpeaking and press record. Follow the prompts to share your gratitude message. ⁣

    If you leave your message by November 8, 2023, you’ll be entered to win a Grateful Peoples journal and your recording will be shared on the show. ⁣

    Want to learn more about Teddy and Grateful Peoples,  go to grateful peoples.com or visit the Instagram @gratefulpeoples. ⁣

    Sponsor a student or classroom by donating at https://gratefulpeoples.com/donate⁣

    Support by grabbing a Journal or Book at https://gratefulpeoples.com/shop⁣
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    Connect with Hilary @hilaryrusso⁣

    Instagram:⁣
    https://www.instagram.com/hilaryrusso⁣

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    https://www.youtube.com/hilaryrusso⁣

    Facebook:⁣
    https://www.facebook.com/hilisticallyspeaking⁣

    Twitter:⁣
    https://twitter.com/HilaryRusso⁣

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    https://www.tiktok.com/@hilisticallyspeaking⁣

    Website:⁣
    https://www.hilaryrusso.com/podcast⁣
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    HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo⁣
    Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo⁣
    Music by Lipbone Redding https://lipbone.com/

    • 30 min
    Maria Pendolino: Raising Your Voice about Disability Employment

    Maria Pendolino: Raising Your Voice about Disability Employment

    In an industry where representation of disabled individuals is distressingly rare, there are rock stars out there who are amplifying their voices in order to change that. Award-winning professional voice-over actor Maria Pendolino is one of them.

    At 22, she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, a painful chronic condition that can affect mobility. But that didn’t stop her from moving mountains for others just like her.

    As part of Disability Employment Awareness Month, Maria shares more about what’s being done to create more authentic representation in film, television, and the voice-over industry.  Including what you can do to be part of the change for yourself and those you love.
    Being the daughter of a disabled father, this is a subject close to my heart that you’ve heard me talk about on the HIListically Speaking Podcast.

    But this time, we’re taking a bolder step forward in what Maria calls, “ a world that isn’t made for us.” 

    You can connect with Maria on her website at voicebymaria.com.

    Check out the Disabled Voice Actors Directory:  https://www.disabledvoiceactors.com/


    Be sure you're subscribed to HIListically Speaking, wherever you’re tuning in, and consider leaving a rating and/or review to us know how we're doing. And if this episode touched, moved or inspired you, please pay it forward. 

    HIListically Speaking is looking to collaborate. If you’re a business interested in sponsoring the show, let’s have a conversation. Email hilisticallyspeaking@gmail.com


    Connect with Hilary @hilaryrusso

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    HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo
    Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo
    Music by Lipbone Redding https://lipbone.com/

    • 39 min
    Vinnie Potestivo: The Power of IP: Owning Your Podcast and Your Brand


    Vinnie Potestivo: The Power of IP: Owning Your Podcast and Your Brand


    If you think you own your brand and content, think again.

    You’d be surprised how many podcasters and creators find themselves in a funk or at a loss of control over their own intellectual property. 

    Vinnie P to the rescue!

    An advocate for independent creators, Vinnie Potestivo is an Emmy Award-Winning Media Advisor and podcaster who grows personal brands & founder-led companies by scaling content distribution, visibility & media reach. 

    If you’re a podcaster with unanswered questions, this conversation is for you.

    Expect some “Vinspiration” that will help you take your show and your brand to the next level, including:


    The benefits of knowing your niche, trademarking, and picking your platform. The importance of influencer marketing indexes, IMDB, and discoverability. How sponsorships and monetization are closer than you think. Why newsletters, LinkedIn, and ChatGPT shouldn’t be ignored. Plus, Vinnie opens up about imposter syndrome and how he turned his traumas into his superpowers to be the #1 source of creative and career inspiration. Get ready for the masterclass you have been looking for, because Vinnie wants you to win. 

    Get started and grab your FREE Growth Kit at vpe.tv/hub

    And be sure to check out Vinne's podcast and website ihaveapodcast.com for more Vinspiration.

    Connect with Vinnie on social at @vinniepotestivo @ihaveapodcast or on his YouTube: youtube.com/vpetv

    Be sure you're subscribed to HIListically Speaking, wherever you’re tuning in, and consider leaving a rating and/or review where you tune in. 

    HIListically Speaking is looking to collaborate. If you’re a business interested in sponsoring the show, let’s have a conversation. Email hilisticallyspeaking@gmail.com


    Connect with Hilary @hilaryrusso

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    HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo
    Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo

    Edited by 2Market Media
    Music by Lipbone Redding https://lipbone.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Janine Charron: Face-Off: Embracing Mental Fitness, Breast Cancer and Life Beyond Sports

    Janine Charron: Face-Off: Embracing Mental Fitness, Breast Cancer and Life Beyond Sports

    When it comes to navigating some big storms, former professional women’s hockey player Janine Charron says, “Game On!” ⁣
    ⁣Janine has always embraced the T.I.G.E.R. within. It’s something she not only learned at an early age when she hit the ice, but the sage advice from her dad and grandfather. And that wisdom and discipline have helped her through some difficult times. ⁣
    ⁣From bankruptcy to breast cancer and divorce and deal breakers, Janine has treated it as part of life’s currency: which means continuing to show up and keep going for the goal.⁣
    ⁣But this is more than about the game of hockey. As she says, sports are what you do, they’re not who you are. ⁣
    ⁣On this episode of HIListically Speaking , Janine shares more about life’s playbook and getting to "know thyself". ⁣
     The mental fitness that’s necessary to understand your values, boundaries, and standards.⁣

    The tools to help your kids self-lead and be mental and physical athletes. ⁣

    How sitting in the silence was the biggest lesson after her breast cancer diagnosis and the healing hand that was the wake-up call. ⁣
    Plus she not only answers your questions about showing up for your child athlete and yourself to build resiliency.  ⁣
    Connect with Janine Charron⁣
    Facebook:⁣
    https://www.facebook.com/janine.goulet/ ⁣
    Instagram: ⁣
    https://www.instagram.com/tigermethodjanine/ ⁣
    YouTube⁣
    https://www.youtube.com/@janinecharron⁣

    Be sure you're subscribed to HIListically Speaking, wherever you're listening, and consider leaving a rating and/or review where you tune in. ⁣ 
    Join the HUG it Out Collective on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hugitoutcollective⁣

    Connect with Hilary @hilaryrusso⁣
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    https://www.youtube.com/hilaryrusso⁣
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    HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo⁣
    Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo⁣
    Music by Lipbone Redding https://lipbone.com/⁣
     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Eastlex91 ,

Episode 130!

I just finished listening to Hilistically Speaking, Episode 130, from Hilary Russo... The courage @jd-roberto demonstrated in this interview directly resonated with me. JD shared many painful and beautiful parts of his childhood and adulthood. Such a very public sharing takes significant courage - and JD's courage and open vulnerability reminds many of us that we are not alone, and likely never really have been! So, to @jd-roberto I express my sincere thanks for sharing your story so that others may be either emboldened by your triumphs, or simply more at peace with the increased awareness of others such as yourself, who have endured similar traumas. And to @hilaryrusso I also say thank you for providing a warm, welcoming and safe place for the infinite sharing of such amazing stories of triumph. Give Hilary a listen!! HUGS!

Wtwien ,

Love the podcast

Love Hillary outlook on life and she is such a positive person , which shows in her podcast.

fellowseeker77 ,

Great podcast

Hilary is a great interviewer. She asks all the right questions to help us better understand how we can live a great life.

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