43 episodes

There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

There's A Word for That‪!‬ Suzanne Dressler

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

    VETERAN | Zina Bethea Dawson

    VETERAN | Zina Bethea Dawson

    Zina Bethea Dawson served as a combat medic. She spent the majority of her adult life caring for others; fellow service members while on active duty and family upon separation from duty. Every form of textile artistry piques her interest to the point of formal training and execution. Whether it's a quilt, hand tooled leather accessory, or a custom piece of jewelry, seeing a smile is the elixir that energizes her passion. Give her a needle and thread; magic will happen. Joy is a mission for Zina as she uses humor in her written work with Women Veterans Empowered @ Thriving, where experiential expression is the medium of camaraderie and healing.

    About the Show:
    There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

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    • 37 min
    ALZHEIMER'S | Dr. Dung Trinh

    ALZHEIMER'S | Dr. Dung Trinh

    The word “Alzheimer’s” connotes many different meanings for us; many know someone who has or had this disease. Others are terrified of the word, not knowing anything about its treatment or habilitation process. While it is a very scary and tragic (in many ways) diagnosis, there is another side to the disease. World-renowned Dementia expert, Dr. Trinh, comes on TAWFT to share his insights, helpful methods for dealing with Alzheimer's and its ramifications, and even shares new and cutting-edge treatments that have the potential to alter the future of dementia as we know it. 
    About the Guest:
    Dr. Trinh is the Chief Medical Officer for Irvine Clinical Research, Astiva Health, and Co-Founder of MdDAO. He is the host of HealthTalksOC.com which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio. His passion is to translate medical research into everyday language to promote preventive health and wellness.

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    There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

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    • 30 min
    LACUNA | Natalie Buster

    LACUNA | Natalie Buster

    Natalie Buster began her yoga path during theatrical studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  After living as a professional actress in NYC for 12 years, she discovered yoga therapy through Sundara Yoga Therapy in Austin, TX and began weaving her experience and education in theatre with yoga practices in 2011. She received her 500-hour yoga therapy certification from Niroga Yoga Therapy in Oakland, CA, and her Trauma-Informed Yoga training in Austin, TX and Tulsa, OK. She is currently a yoga therapy intern through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy and serves as Co-Founder/Programming Director for Lacuna Community, a San Antonio-based nonprofit organization with the mission of fostering connection through wellness, creative expression, and personal growth.
    Lacuna Community: https://www.lacunacommunity.org/
    My Personal Website: https://www.nataliebuster.com/

    About the Show:
    There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

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    • 34 min
    BURNOUT | Vinnie Elizabeth

    BURNOUT | Vinnie Elizabeth

    What does the word “burnout” mean to you? It seems that we are all suffering some level of burnout and trauma from the pandemic the past two years, regardless of our situations. For each of us, burnout means something unique. For some, it’s work-related. Others may be related to parenting. It could even be from dating, auditioning, or sometimes, just having to get up and face another day in an extremely tenuous era.

    In this episode, Suzanne chats with Vinnie Elizabeth about her interpretation and relationship with the word burnout. VE is neurodivergent and listening to her story and how she relates to the world on a daily basis is nothing short of fascinating. MOREOVER, she was our VERY FIRST GUEST on the first episode “COMMUNITY”!

    You should all listen if you haven’t.
    We hope you admire her and appreciate her generosity in sharing the “mic” with us!
    About the Guest:
    Vinnie Elizabeth is an Autistic PDA'er with ADHD who went undiagnosed and masked for 38 of the 39 years of her life.  She is a writer and producer with several projects in the works.  And also, she is resting.

    Autistic Visionary, Speaker, and Creative Storyteller
    AEA Performing Artist in NYC
    Mentioned on the Show:

    Currently listening to Breath by James Nestor:
    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly..."
    -Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

    About the Show:
    There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

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    • 28 min
    DIETING | M Reim Ifrach

    DIETING | M Reim Ifrach

    QUOTES:
    "Everything about dieting that we've been told is essentially a lie.""Dieting is the language of the oppressor."About the Guest:
    M is a trans/non-binary art therapist, fat activist and artist whose work focuses on body justice, intersectional social justice, and eating disorder treatment equity access.
    They are the Director for Walden Behavioral Care’s Rainbow Road, the country’s first virtual Eating Disorder 2slgbtqia+ IOP, which is proud to announce having over 90% Queer Staffing. They also co-own and operate Rainbow Recovery where they support people through the gender affirmation process, complex trauma recovery, eating disorder recovery, and body image issues. M serves as part of the board of directors for Project HEAL and is chair of their Development Committee and is committed to the mission that all bodies deserve recovery and that marginalized bodies need to be amplified in the eating disorder landscape to eradicate the stereotypes surrounding eating disorders. When M isn’t working they enjoy raising many animals including Pinball Wizard, their blind dog, watching all things Horror on repeat, obsessing over all things Elton John, and enjoying time with their family.
    About the Show:
    There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

    Where to Find Me:
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    • 40 min
    GRACE | Kimberly "KJ" Nasrul

    GRACE | Kimberly "KJ" Nasrul

    In our opinion, the word “grace” is underrated. And, we don’t mean grace in the sense of being “graceful” (though, that is lovely, as well). We mean to GIVE ourselves “grace.” To bestow COMPASSION upon ourselves. To allow us to FORGIVE ourselves. To let our own self-hate and flagellation be replaced with one word. 
    Grace can mean many things, but this is a POWERFUL and USEFUL way to interpret the word. Next time you are mad at yourself, beating yourself up, worried about repercussions at work or with family members or friends, remember– give yourself “GRACE.” You are human. 
    KJ Nasrul is back for a third time on TAWFT! (We LOVE her) discussing the beauty and transformative power of this word.
    Allow yourselves grace from your busy schedules and listen!
    QUOTES: 
    I didn’t realize what GRACE was until I truly had to dig down and find it for myself.Grace means compassion, space, kindness, and willingness.I gave myself permission to feel whatever came to the surface.About the Guest:
    Kimberly "KJ" Nasrul is a licensed psychotherapist and musician nursing an obsession with words, and a gift for making grilled cheese sandwiches. She helps healers and essential frontline workers recover their resilient stories via music, art, and compassionate conversations so that they can continue to uplift and heal their communities. 
    When she's not planning her next traveling adventure, KJ can be found on her podcast, Stories of Astonishing Light, jamming with musicians, artists, and trailblazers about creativity and mental wellness accessibility for all communities. 
    She is a Disaster Mental Health Responder (Psychological First Aid) and Quality Improvement Specialist for health privacy.
    She is also an avid roller skater. And, LOVELY human.

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    There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.

    Where to Find Me:
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

amahones ,

Fantastic!

Really interesting in-depth conversations about every day words allowing you to see then from every angle. Definitely recommend this podcast!

EowynLevene ,

So good!

Words are powerful and important and this is such a smart podcast! I particularly loved the episode on the 'other.' Almost all evil in the world can boil down to one human (or many) 'othering' another human being. And all good in the world comes from caring and inclusion and nurturing and supporting, bringing in the other. Thank you for hosting such an impactful show, Suzanne!

skara129 ,

Great Podcast

Love this Podcast. Love the idea of taking it one word at a time. Such a great idea. Loved the FAME episodes keep it up. A must listen.

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