A Well-Tended Life is not a set it and forget it life, nor is it a perfect life. It is worked on every day, in the sunshine and through the storms. And the truth is, what worked in our life-gardens last season, may not work in the next. That’s why here at The WTL, we interview people who have grown and bloomed true in a variety of seasons and are willing to share their well-tended wisdom and weed-whacking advice with us! A QUICK INTRODUCTION: Hello Everybody! I’m Keri Wilt, a speaker, writer, and heart cultivator with a soul full of sunshine who’s on a mission to help you flourish.That’s because not long ago, I looked down and discovered that my life had become an over-planted mess that was choking out my relationships, creativity, and purpose. I was irritable, exhausted, and watering everything but myself.That’s when some soul-searching journaling time and a late-night re-reading of my great-great-grandmother’s classic book ‘The Secret Garden’ unearthed this Well-Tended Life Truth: That EVERY locked-up, weed-filled, withering life can bloom and grow again with the help of a little magic.Now I am not talking about the kind of magic that needs a wand and a trick top hat. I am talking about a dig in, make room, prune away, work on, water well, weed, and feed your soul kind of life-tending magic that I can’t wait to share here with you.“Where you tend a rose…a thistle cannot grow.” - The Secret Garden
Episode 20: The Practice of Body Positivity with Photographer Bella Shearheart
In this episode my guest, my friend and photographer Bella Shearheart chats with us about the practice of body positivity and shares the inspiration behind her latest project that celebrates some amazing women and their beautiful bodies.
This is the 6th episode in this series about practices, so go back and watch any that you may have missed!
Bella Shearhart was born and raised in Kerrville, Tx and resides there now with her husband, Brad and daughters, Adelyn, Camille, Elliot and Gillian. Bella began her business, Bella Photography in early 2012 and now specializes in Portraits, Birth/Newborn and Sunset Boudoir sessions. She has a passion for capturing empowering and inspriing moments in peoples lives. Bella strives to preserve timeless moments in the most captivating way possible.
Follow her on Instagram @BELLAPHOTOGRAPHYTEXAS and on Facebook @BellaPhotography or at her website... www.bellaphotographytexas.com
Episode 19: The Practice of Turning Burdens into Blessings
In this episode my guest, author and artist Carrie Schmitt, chats with us about the practice of turning our burdens into blessings and how this practice has changed her life.
This is the fifth episode in this series about practices, so go back and watch any that you may have missed!
Carrie Schmitt is an artist, author, and instructor who began painting as a therapeutic practice after being diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy to heat in 2009.
Today, Carrie leads online and in-person art workshops. Her art is sold in galleries and in private collections internationally and licensed for clothing, home décor, accessories, toys, and stationery. Her art has also been featured in several international publications, including Professional Artist and In Her Studio magazines.
In 2018, Carrie converted a 2002 Bluebird short school bus into a mobile art studio to have a place to paint and bring art visibility to her community.
Her most recent book, The Story of Every Flower, is a collection of her vibrant art and intimate writing that documents her 10 year journey as an artist.
Carrie lives and works in Duvall, Washington.
Facebook: Carrie Schmitt Art and Design
Episode 18: The Practice Of Creativity with Tracey Hewitt
In this episode, my guest author and artist Tracey Hewitt chats with us about the practice of creativity and it’s profound effect on our daily lives.
This is the fourth in this series about practices, so go back and watch any that you have missed!
Tracey is a visual artist, writer and art teacher with a special interest in the healing and therapeutic benefits of creativity. She lives by a billabong, not far from Theodore in Central Queensland, surrounded by her farming family.
A mixed media artist for over 20 years, she creates intuitively - from the inside out – she’s never sure what a piece will be until it’s finished. Her artwork is held in private collections in four countries, and career highlights have included designing a mosaic wall for a Theodore Community arts project, building an international creative community, and a collector who once purchased work as a gift for members of the Tongan royal family.
She is also the author of “When Your Superpower Becomes Your Kryptonite” which can be found on amazon.com or on her website www.traceyhewitt.com
Episode 17: The Practice of Healthcare with Giovanna Capozza
This week’s guest is wellness advocate Giovanna Capozza and she chats with us how the practice of healthcare.
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Always a seeker of answers with a Sherlock Holmes-esque tendency, Giovanna spent most of her early and late 20s fascinated by the world of natural healing and spirituality. She was seeking ways in which to improve her life and health not realizing she was stumbling on a life’s calling. She became absorbed in books, research on the mind body
connection, and alternative healing practices, and then passionate about educating others about her findings. She realized that empowerment came from knowledge, and she
needed to share as much as she could.
For over 24 years Giovanna has placed her focus on answering one main question: what is the root cause of all dis-ease, and how can we truly heal - mentally, physically and spiritually?
Giovanna Capozza is the co-founder of Blue Hive Health, a healing space for mind and body. As a Master Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Mind/Body Expert and Podcast Host she combines all her skills to bring a truly holistic experience to her clients.
A trained Alternative Medicine Doctor in Homeopathy and Holistic Nutrition, she held a clinical practice for nearly 8 years near Toronto, Canada. She later shifted her focus to working predominantly with men and women who wanted to experience more fulfillment and meaning in their relationships. She has studied with some of the world’s most successful and influential alternative medicine and personal growth experts, coaches and trainers.
Giovanna teaches and speaks locally and internationally on the topics of wellness and relationships. She is a strong passionate voice for personal health advocacy and authentic heart-based living. Find out more about her work at www.giovannacapozza.com or on Instagram at @wellwoman.health
Episode 15: Our Secret Garden Stories with Michelle Clapton & Dixie Egerickx
Friends, this is the 5th and final episode in the “Secret Garden Stories” series that features many of those who have brought this new Secret Garden film to life.
I had so much fun talking with Michelle and Dixie for today's podcast. Michelle is the Emmy winning costume designer who had a real “vision for growth” in mind as she designed for this film. And Dixie...well she is the pure delight in a spunky little package that brought Mary to light in a whole new way!
Ya’ll, I can hardly believe this is the final episode in this series. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to them all, go back! You won’t be disappointed...and your love for this new film and the book will bloom even brighter than before.
I am so thankful to STX Entertainment, Studio Canal, and Heyday Films for the opportunity to give my listeners a peek behind the ivy curtain of this brilliant version of my great-great-grandmother’s story.
Enjoy today’s episode!
Episode 14: My Secret Garden Story with Screenwriter Jack Thorne
This is the 4th episode in the “Secret Garden Stories” series that features many of those who have brought this new Secret Garden film to life. In this one, I get to chat with the screenwriter, Jack Thorne.
It is such an intimate peek behind the curtain about how films are really made...and his charm and honesty about the difficulties of bringing a beloved classic to life is heartwarming.
You will love him...and the film even more after listening...all while learning a few life-tending lessons in between.
In this episode, Jack asks me which “adult” book of my great-great-grandmothers he should read first. And because I can’t choose just one...here are a few to choose from in no particular order:
-The Lost Prince
-The Dawn of To-Morrow
-A Lady of Quality
-The Head of the House of Coombe
This podcast has become a part of my weekly routine. It is incredibly insightful and encourages growth in day-to-day life! Keri is on to something good!!
Seeds and Harvest
The Well-Tended Life provides seeds to plant in my own life; as well as, a great appreciation for the harvest of joy, growth and gratitude that Keri shares through each guest. As she signs off with “Blessings and Blooms” you know you have been blessed by time well spent and you will see blooms in your day. 🥰
The Well Tended Life has an applicable tip or take away each episode. I’m amazed at Keri’s wit, demeanor, humor and warmth. A must start to each day!! ❤️