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The Widening Your Aperture Podcast sheds light on the common threads in the human experience of growth and transformation. With a specific focus on navigating the ‘messy middle’ of the personal growth process, Host and Certified Professional Holistic Wellbeing Coach Kristen Henry has candid conversations with guests from all walks of life as they bravely and authentically share their personal stories of transformation. With curiosity, vulnerability and humor each episode invites the listener to find a sense of belonging through shared experiences and to discover new perspectives, resources, and tools they can use to face challenges on their unique journey in life. Humanity is a team sport - we are all in this together and together we can send positive ripples out to the world and raise the collective vibration.

The Widening Your Aperture Podcast Kristen Henry

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The Widening Your Aperture Podcast sheds light on the common threads in the human experience of growth and transformation. With a specific focus on navigating the ‘messy middle’ of the personal growth process, Host and Certified Professional Holistic Wellbeing Coach Kristen Henry has candid conversations with guests from all walks of life as they bravely and authentically share their personal stories of transformation. With curiosity, vulnerability and humor each episode invites the listener to find a sense of belonging through shared experiences and to discover new perspectives, resources, and tools they can use to face challenges on their unique journey in life. Humanity is a team sport - we are all in this together and together we can send positive ripples out to the world and raise the collective vibration.

    #44 Wide Open Aperture - Listener AMA's Answered

    #44 Wide Open Aperture - Listener AMA's Answered

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Books:
    ‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur 
    ‘The Princess Saves Herself in This One’ by Amanda Lovelace 
    ‘espresso Shots & forget-me-nots: selected poems’ by Parker Lee 
    ‘Be Here Now’ by Ram Dass 
    ‘Lighter’ by Yung Pueblo 
    ‘Inward’ by Yung Pueblo 
    ‘Clarity + Connection’ by Yung Pueblo 
    Audiobook:
    ‘Experiments in Truth’ talks by Ram Dass 
    Link to Resources page on Widening Your Aperture
    Our favorite podcasts:
    Brian:
    Know Thyself with Andre Duqum 
    Modern Wisdom with Chris Williamson 
    The Rich Roll Podcast 
    Lex Friedman 
    Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps
    The Far Out Podcast 
    Kristen:
    The Tim Ferriss Show 
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck with Mark Manson
    The Huberman Lab Podcast 
    Making Sense with Sam Harris 
    Armchair Experts with Dax Shepard 
    The Mark Groves Podcast 
    Podcast episode we will be discussing on our April 16th recording for you to listen to and send in your thoughts/questions: Episode # 75 on the Know Thyself Podcast - ‘Gabi Kovalenko: Old Soul REVEALS Our Holographic Universe, Power of Consciousness & Quantum Healing.’ 
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    kristen.henry@wideningyouraperture.com

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    https://www.wideningyouraperture.com/welcome#contact

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDgySiVcsbDKNO5_VewnZzQ

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #43 Elaine Rodriguez, Rachel Kuhlen, Susan Sotnick - 'Our Kabbalah Experience: A Journey to Spiritual Growth' (Spiritual Pillar)

    #43 Elaine Rodriguez, Rachel Kuhlen, Susan Sotnick - 'Our Kabbalah Experience: A Journey to Spiritual Growth' (Spiritual Pillar)

    Today I bring you a collaborative conversation with my friends Rachel Kuhlen, Susan Sotnick and Elaine Rodriguez as we share our experiences and learnings from studying and practicing Kabbalah. In season 1, I was fortunate to have Kabbalistic Astrologer Danielle Yardeni as guest. Before we recorded her episode, Danielle did my star chart reading and introduced me to Kabbalistic philosophy. The experience was profound and it piqued my interest into learning more about Kabbalah. Fast forward nearly 2 years and I find out that several of my friends have also been studying Kabbalah, so I got all of us together to talk about how our lives have been impacted since implementing the practices and concepts into our daily lives. 
    In this conversation, we share what Kabbalah is and the core tenets, some of the basic concepts, why Kabbalah appealed to us, and we all share specific examples of the ways that it has positively transformed us and our lives. This episode is under the spiritual pillar of holistic wellbeing as it mainly relates to the component of having a connection to something greater than ourselves but, as you will hear, kabbalah also teaches us a lot about our individual purpose and the meaning of our life which is the second component of the spiritual pillar. We also discuss what ‘spirituality’ means for each of us and while there are differences in our definitions, the common thread is that it is about connection….to self, to each other, and to something greater than us, which deepens our belief that everything is connected in this universe. 
    One of the most wonderful things about Kabbalah is that it is ultimately a very practical approach to being a better version of yourself and for living a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are interested in learning more about Kabbalah see the links below:

    The Kabbalah Centre

    Weekly Energy Boost Podcast
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    askWOA@wideningyouraperture.com

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    kristen.henry@wideningyouraperture.com

    Contact Kristen to set up a FREE 30 minute discovery call to explore 1:1 coaching options:
    https://www.wideningyouraperture.com/welcome#contact

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #42 Liz Pavese - 'The Human Experience at Work' (Occupational Pillar)

    #42 Liz Pavese - 'The Human Experience at Work' (Occupational Pillar)

    Liz is a Sr. Business Psychologist at Workday, where she marries her expertise in organizational psychology, employee experience, and organizational development to help companies build a brighter work day for their people. Liz has 15 years of experience as a consultant and internal practitioner working with world-class organizations across industries to design and implement scalable talent solutions. As a leader in HRTech for the past 5 years, she built global advisory teams to deliver on customer employee experience and development programs and provide expertise in the design of new product features and solutions. Liz earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and is an ICF Certified Professional Coach. Liz is an active  member of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Alliance for Organizational Psychology, and International Coaching Federation.

    Connect with Liz:
    LinkedIn
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    kristen.henry@wideningyouraperture.com

    Contact Kristen to set up a FREE 30 minute discovery call to explore 1:1 coaching options:
    https://www.wideningyouraperture.com/welcome#contact

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    #41 Wide Open Aperture - The Loneliness Epidemic, Meaningful Connections, Supercommunicators, Integrity/Justice/Fairness

    #41 Wide Open Aperture - The Loneliness Epidemic, Meaningful Connections, Supercommunicators, Integrity/Justice/Fairness

    Hey guys welcome back to a special episode of Wide Open Aperture. We had originally planned to talk about the loneliness epidemic in episode 1, but if you have listened to the previous episodes of WOA you know that we tend to be a wee bit long winded. So Brian and I decided to do a special episode just dedicated to this topic. As per usual, we go off on some tangents but the main focus is our thoughts on what the surgeon general has called a loneliness epidemic in America. We look at loneliness from a very personal lens - reflecting on our dad’s life and our recognition of his experience of feeling lonely, especially in the last several years of his life. Many times we do not get the opportunity to have the time and/or a person that we can go through this process with so I am grateful that Brian and I could do this and that we chose to do this episode.  We both saw very different aspects of our dad and while this episode may seem like we are focused on his imperfections that appeared to foster his loneliness it comes from a place of respect and love and appreciation for the lessons we have learned from him in life and in death. At Widening Your Aperture, community and connection are 2 foundational core values so I think it is so important for us to be talking about this topic more than ever. If you are experiencing loneliness I hope that this episode will offer you some support, ideas on ways you can find more connection and community in your life and, as always, we are here for you via our email askwoa@wideningyouraperture.com. There is a link for the email in the show notes for quick and easy access. Also, we will be doing a special episode in a few weeks dedicated to answering all of the AMA questions you have sent in. For now, lets dive in!
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    kristen.henry@wideningyouraperture.com

    Contact Kristen to set up a FREE 30 minute discovery call to explore 1:1 coaching options:
    https://www.wideningyouraperture.com/welcome#contact

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    #40 Scott Nelson - 'The Art of Balancing Life's Memories and Financial Goals' (Financial Pillar)

    #40 Scott Nelson - 'The Art of Balancing Life's Memories and Financial Goals' (Financial Pillar)

    Hi, I’m Scott and I’m the founder of Thrive Wealth Strategies, a fee only financial planning practice dedicated to helping you reach your financial goals so you and your family can enjoy a happy, comfortable life.
    Here’s a little bit of my story, why I started this site, who it’s for, how you can get involved, and why I am a financial advisor Boston trusts. Back in 2014, when me and my wife, Jen, found out we were having our first boy, my wheels really started spinning. Of course, we were overjoyed! But also, as a financial planner in Boston, ALL of the “what if” scenarios started running through my head.
    Of course, some things have changed along the way. For instance, we’ve added two more boys, and a baby girl in 2022! So we’ve had to adjust the plan from time to time. But the whole way through, I’ve been able to conquer my fears by knowing that there is always a thorough plan that has me and my family covered.
    The reason I formed Thrive is so that you can feel the exact same way about your family’s future. Life is full of enough stress. The job. Family. Staying healthy. The list goes on. Money shouldn’t be something else you’re worried about. So let Thrive help you and your family thrive. We will help you work towards your financial goals while you handle everything else.
    Now that you’ve heard my story, here’s a little bit more about me. I’ve been a registered financial planner and advisor since 1999 and a licensed Medicare specialist through AARP and Thrive Medicare Strategies since 2005.
    Those 4 children I told you about? They are now 8 (Finn), 6 (Rhys), 1 (Boden) and 4 months (Isla). As I sought ways to get involved in their lives from an early age, I served as the inaugural Dad’s Liaison on the board of the Newburyport Mother’s Club. The organization has now expanded into the Greater Newburyport Family Club, and I’ve been their Vice President for two years now.
    I’m a firm believer in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and love to spend time with my wife and kids. I love to go on adventures with my family, whether it’s skiing, biking to the beach, or a strenuous hike near the pathways around our home. I can often be found chasing my boys on mud races and other activities they’re involved in.

    Connect with Scott:

    Website
    LinkedIn
    YouTube

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    The Un-Retire Blog
    Example of Scott's 1-page financial plan


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #39 Wide Open Aperture - Consistency, humor and levity, collections, dog cuisine, turning 50, AI in healthcare and more...

    #39 Wide Open Aperture - Consistency, humor and levity, collections, dog cuisine, turning 50, AI in healthcare and more...

    Hey guys welcome back to another episode of Wide Open Aperture. This week Brian and experimented with a new format that was inspired by a recent episode on The Tim Ferris Show: We each came to the episode with 2 things we are excited about, 2 things we have changed our mind about and 2 things that we do or still do that are completely absurd. As I mentioned before, we are still testing what works in this new format and we would love to hear from you…what you are liking? What you don’t you like so much? What topics do you want us to discuss? Send us your recommendations for books, podcasts, documentaries….really, anything you want to share! In this episode we did not answer any of the AMA questions that have come in but we will answer them in a future episode soon or may do an episode dedicated just to addressing all of the AMA questions. If YOU have a question, problem, or decision you’re trying to make and you would like us to weigh in from our different perspectives, keep sending your emails to askwoa@wideningyouraperture.com. There is a link for the email in the show notes for quick and easy access. Now, lets have some fun and many, many laughs!

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Tim Ferriss Podcast Episode

    Sam Harris Waking Up app
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    kristen.henry@wideningyouraperture.com

    Contact Kristen to set up a FREE 30 minute discovery call to explore 1:1 coaching options:
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    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LaurynMaree ,

This is a Must Listen Podcast!

From the first episode, you can tell this podcast is a labour of love. Each episode Kristen gives a voice to everyday people, no mater where they are in their journey. Through her conversations, Kristen showcases that we all have wisdom within worth sharing. The diversity of thought is phenomenal, with guests from all ages, stages, walks of life, and experience. Listeners will be bound to recognize themselves in many if not all the episodes, that will incite them with hope, or provoke thought and new perspectives about their own human experience and/or transformation journey. As a host Kristen holds a space for people to be truly authentic and vunerable that allows both listeners and guests alike to create a sense of belonging through the power of storytelling, community and connection.

sotnicks ,

Great podcast!

This is an excellent podcast where guests share their stories of transformation. I love hearing these stories from people with different perspectives and experiences. Very inspirational!

RachelKuhl ,

Fantastic Listen!

It felt like I was sitting in on a conversation good friends were having. Fun, insightful, and the time flew by. The topic of public speaking and coaching was timely for me and I felt uplifted after listening. Thank you!

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