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The Well-Tended Life Podcast is all about intentional living, that’s inspired by my great-great-grandmother’s classic book “The Secret Garden”. 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 Well-Tended Life Podcast, 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!This season we are going to talk about: Rest, Fear, Addiction, Busyness, Growth, grief, Friendship, Relationships, Time Management, Self Care, Pivots, Expectations, Wandering, Gratitude, Overcoming, Hard Work, Goals/Intentions, Relationships, Health, Fitness, Change, Secrets, Letting Go, and so much More! So, meet me back here each week and we will dig in together to discover what’s keeping you locked up tighter than The Secret Garden and unearth the tools that will keep you growing and blooming through every season.“Where you tend a rose…a thistle cannot grow.” - The Secret Garden

The Well-Tended Life Keri Wilt

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The Well-Tended Life Podcast is all about intentional living, that’s inspired by my great-great-grandmother’s classic book “The Secret Garden”. 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 Well-Tended Life Podcast, 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!This season we are going to talk about: Rest, Fear, Addiction, Busyness, Growth, grief, Friendship, Relationships, Time Management, Self Care, Pivots, Expectations, Wandering, Gratitude, Overcoming, Hard Work, Goals/Intentions, Relationships, Health, Fitness, Change, Secrets, Letting Go, and so much More! So, meet me back here each week and we will dig in together to discover what’s keeping you locked up tighter than The Secret Garden and unearth the tools that will keep you growing and blooming through every season.“Where you tend a rose…a thistle cannot grow.” - The Secret Garden

    Episode 63: Are You: Blooming, Budding, Stunted, or in Need of Renewal?

    Episode 63: Are You: Blooming, Budding, Stunted, or in Need of Renewal?

    Why Listen? In my journal practice, I write down what I call “heart taps”, which are the things that speak directly to my heart. Here are a few of the heart tap moments that I wrote down from this interview with DAN PONTEFRACT: 


    We are not here to see through each other, but are here to see others through. Purpose can be found at the crossroads of the things we learn and our innate skills. This a great question to ask that he said during the interview: “What’s getting in the way?”Work life balance and Employee engagement are not what we think they are anymore. Reality: No one can be in bloom, all of the time. You can have growth, even in the darkest of seasons.Which of work-life-bloom personas are you right now? blooming, budding, stunted, or renewal. Loneliness is an epidemic. Reminder: All seasons are just a moment in time. 40% of the time you will be blooming. 60% you won’t. What you decide to do during the 60% is important. 
    GUEST BIO:
    Dan Pontefract is a renowned leadership strategist, award-winning author, and keynote speaker with over two decades of experience helping organizations and leaders improve performance, productivity, and overall engagement.
    He has presented at four TED events and earned multiple industry awards including Thinkers50 Radar, HR Weekly’s 100 Most Influential People in HR, PeopleHum’s Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow, and Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. Dan has written five best-selling books and he also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

    HIS BOOK: WORK-LIFE BLOOM


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    • 59 min
    Episode 62: YOU CAN Bloom & Grow Again…EVEN IF

    Episode 62: YOU CAN Bloom & Grow Again…EVEN IF

    NOTE: Some things bear repeating…especially this message: 
    “Despite how you feel about the Current State of Your Life-Garden…there is HOPE.” 
    LISTEN IN AGAIN TO THIS POPULAR PODCAST AND THEN….
    Let’s activate the hope inside you. So while you are riding high and beginning to believe in better things,  I want you to make a quick list of 10 things that you want to someday grow, do, be, have, enjoy, produce, accomplish and more.
    Write down big things, little things, personal things, dreamy things, relationship things, faith things, future things, healing things, happy things, work things, leisure things, and even slightly crazy things. Write each of them in this form below or get out your journal for more room.
    I_____________________________________________(insert your name here), HOPE and expect with confidence that if I tend to my life, I can and will:
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    (Examples: make good choices with my food, open my own business, learn to play guitar, heal completely from the trauma of my past, grow in my faith, go back to school, paint again, love again, be a positive influence on those around me….the sky’s the limit)
    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CULTIVATE U
    JOIN ME for this 6-WEEK GROUP EXPERIENCE/MASTERCLASS, April 3-May 8, that includes weekly life-garden coaching sessions, guided visualizations, in-depth workbook exercises, journal prompts, accountability, on-demand replays, bonus tools, and so much more.
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    • 14 min
    Episode 61: It’s Time to Cultivate U

    Episode 61: It’s Time to Cultivate U

    Why listen?
    Friend, you are the master gardener of your life and it’s time to Cultivate U. This is YOUR season to water YOUR dreams, to unearth YOUR gifts, and finally tend to YOUR relationships, weeds, and needs. 

    In my journal practice, I write down what I call “heart taps”, which are the things that speak directly to my heart. Here are a few of the heart tap moments that I wrote down from today’s episode: ❤️
    1. You can’t pour from an empty watering can.
    2. You only have this one garden of a life, so grow something big and beautiful!
    3. Choose to live out this next season with more intention and fewer weeds.
    4. Magic happens when women work along side each other.
    5. You are worth it. You have been investing in everyone and everything else all of these years. It’s your turn. Invest in you.

    Click on the green link to learn more about the Spring Session of CULTIVATE U: A Life-Tending Masterclass and group experience. Registration is Open from March 13-April 2nd, but space is limited. So don’t delay… invest in your growth today!
    Let’s Get Connected
    I want to cheer you on as you begin to clear away the clutter and debris that is keeping your from growing that thing that only you were meant to grow! Click below on your favorite social channel and introduce yourself in my DMs.
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    Journal Junk
    Interested in learning more about my journal process?
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    Are you looking for a unique speaker? I would love to be a part of your next event! Let’s chat: keri@fhbandme.com

    • 14 min
    Episode 60: A Love Language That Can Feed Your Soul with Stacy Lynn Harris

    Episode 60: A Love Language That Can Feed Your Soul with Stacy Lynn Harris

    Why Listen? In my journal practice, I write down what I call “heart taps”, which are the things that speak directly to my heart. Here are a few of the heart tap moments that I wrote down from this interview with STACY LYN HARRIS: 
    When we share food with other people: we are really sharing our souls.  Everyone can grow something where they are. Get away and try to get quiet everyday. Pull weeds daily so they don’t get overwhelming. Purge the things that aren’t working for you in this season. You have to really work on not getting burned out.Place importance on the really important things: people. Just show up! You have to live in balance. Some good food and some good for you food. 90/10 rule. Life lesson: we cannot control other people and what they decide to do.Well-Tended U:
    Are you interest in learning more about what is being offered soon that can help you to bloom and grow through any season? CLICK HERE 

    ABOUT THE GUEST:
    Southern lifestyle guru, television host, celebrity chef, best-selling author and speaker Stacy Lyn Harris wants her readers to pull up a chair, hear some funny and poignant stories, and incorporate her unfussy, delicious recipes into their special occasions and daily life. After all, like the title of her new cookbook states, food is the "Love Language of the South."

    "I don't go to my home and kitchen expecting perfection," Harris writes in "Love Language of the South." "It's simply the place I go to return to what matters most: my family, my faith, and spending my days at home in the South. Time I spend cooking is time spent loving. And that's why I call it my love language."

    In addition to being a best-selling author of three books and host of "The Sporting Chef" on The Outdoor Channel, Harris is also the founder of the popular Stacy Lyn Harris blog. The Alabama native and mother of seven has grown a following with her simple approach to sourcing and preparing meals – often including ingredients from her garden.

    Her philosophy goes back to her childhood and lessons her grandmother and mother reinforced about food and connecting with people.
    Let’s Get Connected
    I want to cheer you on as you begin to clear away the clutter and debris that is keeping your from growing that thing that only you were meant to grow! Click below on your favorite social channel and introduce yourself in my DMs.
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    • 55 min
    Episode 59: Make, Have & Be More—Without More Work with Amy Kemp

    Episode 59: Make, Have & Be More—Without More Work with Amy Kemp

    Why Listen? In my journal practice, I write down what I call “heart taps”, which are the things that speak directly to my heart. Here are a few of the heart tap moments that I wrote down from this interview with AMY KEMP: 
    Stop waiting for a full on download to chase your next thing.Transitions have a lot to teach us if we will just sit still long enough to learn.Busy is such a safe place to hide. 🙈 (I resemble this remark)Don’t get stuck in the wheel of: “I have to, I need to, I should.”Take a good hard look at your boundaries and walls. One of the best things we can do is to make time for play on your calendar. Schedule it!What if our number one job it’s just to stay open and connected to God/source? We tend to make what we believe we are worth.Never apologize for or feel the need to apologize for investing in yourself. You are worth it!ABOUT THE GUEST: Amy helps leaders and business professionals understand how deeply thought habits impact every part of our work and lives.

    As a certified Habit Finder coach, Amy has led over 300 female business leaders through a four-month leadership development engagement called Encounter that is designed to replace unhealthy thought habits with more healthy ones. She has also worked through the Habit Finder curriculum with hundreds of leaders in one-on-one settings and with leadership teams at small and large companies.

    HER NEW BOOK:
    I See You: A Guide for Women to Make More, Have More, and Be More—Without More Work 
    Are you giving your all every day only to be left feeling like you’re falling short at work and at home? Are you committed to growing your influence, impact, and income but unsure how to achieve more without sacrificing yourself in the process? CEO and business coach Amy Kemp has been there. She knows what it’s like to want more professionally while simultaneously feeling like there is no more time or energy left to give. And she has answers.
                                            
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    • 57 min
    Episode 58: A Good Ole Sprinkling of Fairy Dust & Garden Grounding

    Episode 58: A Good Ole Sprinkling of Fairy Dust & Garden Grounding

    Why Listen? In my journal practice, I write down what I call “heart taps”, which are the things that speak directly to my heart. Here are a few of the heart tap moments that I wrote down from this interview with SARA RUBENS: 
    Kindness is easy to do. Reading can be a great coping skill. If you are suffering with depression, try doing some simple acts of kindness, because it can literally change your brain chemistry. A garden is a great place to keep you grounded. The hope, resilience, challenges, joy and abundance I feel when I step into my garden is my “secret sauce”.We all have a roll to play. Look for the magical moments after someone has passed. You have permission to slow down.If you are going start a garden, begin with herbs, lettuce, or radishes. Love her motto: Grow more in 2024! THE GUEST:
    Sara Rubens used to describes herself as a wife, mom, career women….but in 2021 she decided to pivot and now simply describes herself as a Garden Coach that teaches people what it means to live a “Gardenary-Life”.
    https://www.seedtosanctuary.com/


    Let’s Get Connected
    I want to cheer you on as you begin to clear away the clutter and debris that is keeping your from growing that thing that only you were meant to grow! Click below on your favorite social channel and introduce yourself in my DMs.
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

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Episode 43. Tending to your Season

I have listened to all of The Well Tended Life podcasts and Keri chooses the most interesting and helpful guests to chat with. There are times when Keri is the one speaking in the podcast and I have to say they are my favorite episodes. Keri speaks honesty from her heart about her own life changing seasons. She has a gentle way of helping others see their season and shares how to tend to it. This episode is honest , genuine guidance that is delivered in a loving and caring way💚

C in Maryland ,

Episode 41: How to Activate Your RAS

I enjoy your podcast! This episode touched on something totally new to me and has sent me researching for more information on the subject. Thank you for interviewing Sian Hill about her book.

tanitsia ,

So inspiring

Keri is probably the most inspiring and thoughtfully profound people I follow in the podcast space and social media. Her words and energy shines so much light and she has really helped me see how I can achieve my dreams ✨🙏❤️

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