240 episodes

"I want what SHE has" w/ Theresa Lyn Widmann (and formerly Shana Falana) is a weekly live radio show at Radio Kingston in Kingston NY and PODCAST, amplifying women's voices and their stories. We share interviews of women (female identifying humans), seeking to flip the narrative on envy and celebrating the strengths and accomplishments of women we look up to. Women are so often the unsung heroines of a community’s overall health and wellbeing. These women have gifts to share and stories to tell. It's time to listen.

i want what SHE has Theresa Lyn Widmann

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

"I want what SHE has" w/ Theresa Lyn Widmann (and formerly Shana Falana) is a weekly live radio show at Radio Kingston in Kingston NY and PODCAST, amplifying women's voices and their stories. We share interviews of women (female identifying humans), seeking to flip the narrative on envy and celebrating the strengths and accomplishments of women we look up to. Women are so often the unsung heroines of a community’s overall health and wellbeing. These women have gifts to share and stories to tell. It's time to listen.

    240 Kingston Design Showhouse with Maryline Damour and Jennifer Salvemini

    240 Kingston Design Showhouse with Maryline Damour and Jennifer Salvemini

    Joining me today are two highly talented women, Maryline Damour and Jennifer Salvemini.

    Maryline is a seasoned interior designer, entrepreneur, and home expert based in the Hudson Valley. She founded the design/construction firm Damour Drake with partner Fred Drake, and then developed Kingston Design Connection and the annual Kingston Design Showhouse to help connect designers, makers, artists, contractors and design/build businesses in the region.

    Jennifer Salvemini is at heart a producer, bringing elements from her personal passions into cohesive creations, ranging from living spaces to curated events. As a student of anthropology and philosophy, her academic interests evolved into an obsession for aesthetic expression in all areas of culture. She developed an intense appreciation for deep sensory experiences and finds great satisfaction in creating sensational experiences for others. Jennifer is an interior designer living and practicing in the Catskills and is the founder of Hinterland. Hinterland is an unfurling dream. It's a playground, a sanctuary, and a home – an evolving concept to bridge disciplines, build community and generate joy. You're invited! Jennifer is also a member of the Kingston Design Connection strategy team, the organization which produces the annual Kingston Design Show House, as well as a participant designer.

    This year’s showhouse takes place October 7-23. We talk about lots more including career changes, following your passion, stars aligning, magic happening, and how to keep the design world aimed towards quality of life for all regardless of income levels.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    239 Kanien’kehá:ka Land Buy Back with Kawenniiosta Jock and Bethany Yarrow

    239 Kanien’kehá:ka Land Buy Back with Kawenniiosta Jock and Bethany Yarrow

    Today, Marielena and I are joined by two women from the Waterfall Unity Alliance to talk about the land buy back project for the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

    Kawenniiosta Jock, Kanien’kehá:ka Wolf Clan, is an activist, land protector, master seamstress and artist. Kawenniiosta has helped develop traditional support, cultural teachings and language preservation within the tribe and is a traditional full-spectrum doula who uses indigenous methods and medicines. Kawenniiosta is an alumna of the Akwesasne Freedom School and is passionate about her people and culture.

    Bethany Yarrow sings music of power and praise. She is a song keeper, earth activist, and student of the spiritual traditions of the Americas. With a living prayer for unity at the heart of her music, she uses her voice to  help protect the land & water and build community & collaborative solutions to address the existential threats of our time.

    All levels of contribution are welcomed at https://www.gofundme.com/f/MohawkReturn

    • 1 hr 47 min
    238 New Moon Plus Mindfulness and Mysticism with Ora Nadrich

    238 New Moon Plus Mindfulness and Mysticism with Ora Nadrich

    Today's episode is a collage of sorts, checking in on the New Moon vibes, this week's astrology and the wisdom of Ora Nadrich, a pioneering Mindfulness expert, international keynote speaker and coach, and the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking. A sought-after expert in the fields of Mindfulness, transformational thinking and self-discovery, she is the author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, and Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named “one of the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time” by BookAuthority. Her new book is Mindfulness and Mysticism: Connecting Present Moment Awareness with Higher States of Consciousness (IFTT, Nov. 11, 2021). Learn more at oranadrich.com,

    Ora talked about why it's important for people to recognize or connect with mysticism, what are our superpowers, what is consciousness and how do people connect with a greater consciousness, and how to maintain this connection to mysticism and a higher consciousness while living a busy and sometimes overwhelming life.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    237 "Rewinding to January 2018" with Gail Ann Dorsey and Ruth Ungar

    237 "Rewinding to January 2018" with Gail Ann Dorsey and Ruth Ungar

    I'm still in newborn land so playing an oldie but goodie in honor of Olivia Newton John and this weekend's Summer Hoot with Olivia super fan and musician Gail Ann Dorsey and Hoot founder and musician Ruth Ungar Merenda. These interviews originally aired in January 2018 when Shana and I were hosting together. It was our second episode! I could listen to these women speak for days...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    236 "Politics and Spirituality" with Marielena Ferrer and Mya Bailey

    236 "Politics and Spirituality" with Marielena Ferrer and Mya Bailey

    Today, Marielena steers the ship and is joined by artist and art historian/historian Mya Bailey for this month's installment of Politics and Spirituality. Theresa and baby Aiden do make a guest appearance. Today's conversation approaches reproductive freedom from the perspective of justice and equity and where it's lacking in the health care system. Mya has focused much of her art on the idea of race and how it's both impacted her internally as well as externally. Marielena brings themes from this recent NY Time's Article to the conversation, and we learn about Mya's artwork placement in the Yale University’s Art and Art History journal @asteriskjournal.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    235 "Pollinators" with Karen Ranney

    235 "Pollinators" with Karen Ranney

    Karen Ranney taught Early Grade Science, Kindergarten, and Pre-K for more than 20 years. She now maintains a little woods in the Hudson Valley. She gardens, photographs and writes for children every day. She thanks all the young children who observe nature, show curiosity, ask questions, and inspire everyone in their world. She's written All About Leaves and My Hear Your Heart under her pen name Lea Utsira.

    Today we learn about and visit Karen's garden, and she shares generously about her process, tips and tricks for gardening here in Kingston and the Hudson Valley, the types of plants that attract important pollinators for our region and the two books she's authored for young (and old) readers. If you want to reach out to Karen and talk gardening or pollinators, you can find her at leautsira@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Alfred Spamy ,

Breathe it all in

I really appreciated your mission on celebrating and uplifting women with women. It was very evident that envy is not the point of the show, it’s sharing, learning, appreciating the journey. I appreciate the hosts addressing that on the first show. It turned envy into aspiration. Thank you for keeping the podcast going, there’s a lot of value that I got from just the first episode.

Helen Zuman ,

Fertile conversation!

Loved the episode with Julia Indichova of Fertile Heart! I especially appreciated Theresa's ability to elicit nourishing insights from Julia, while sharing her own story.

MercedesSamu ,

Learning & Living

I had an amazing time sharing my story in the show. I was asked questions that really had me think outside the box. I loved talking with fellow artists learning something new about myself. These women are hardworking all while taking the pleasure to promote other incredible artists.

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