152 episodes

Welcome to Wander Well, a podcast dedicated to holistic wellness and personal growth! Join host Shaka Smith as we explore nutrition, fitness, mental health, spirituality, relationships, careers, and other aspects of life. We'll feature interviews with experts, influencers, and prominent leaders in their field, sharing their insights and experiences to help you transform your life. Wander Well is your go-to source for inspiration, motivation, and practical tips on living a balanced, fulfilling life. Embark on this journey with us and lets wander well together!

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    • Education
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

Welcome to Wander Well, a podcast dedicated to holistic wellness and personal growth! Join host Shaka Smith as we explore nutrition, fitness, mental health, spirituality, relationships, careers, and other aspects of life. We'll feature interviews with experts, influencers, and prominent leaders in their field, sharing their insights and experiences to help you transform your life. Wander Well is your go-to source for inspiration, motivation, and practical tips on living a balanced, fulfilling life. Embark on this journey with us and lets wander well together!

    From Trauma to Triumph: Chef Babette's Journey to Health and Resilience

    From Trauma to Triumph: Chef Babette's Journey to Health and Resilience

    Join host Shaka Smith on the Wander Well podcast for an inspiring and heartfelt conversation with renowned vegan chef and health advocate, Chef Babette Davis. In this episode, Chef Babette opens up about her incredible journey from a challenging past filled with trauma and addiction to becoming a beacon of health and wellness.

    Discover how a transformative meeting with her husband led her to embrace a vegan lifestyle, revolutionizing her health and setting the stage for her successful restaurant, Stuff I Eat. Chef Babette shares insights into the importance of proper food combining, the impact of organic eating, and the power of resilience and self-love.

    Tune in to hear Chef Babette’s candid reflections on her past, her passion for educating others about health, and her exciting future projects, including her upcoming cooking show. This episode is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the transformative power of healthy living.

    Listen now to be inspired by Chef Babette's journey of survival, transformation, and triumph.

    Links:


    Follow Chef Babette on Instagram
    Visit Stuff I Eat's official website

    • 49 min
    Beyond Basketball with John Salley: NBA Glory, Veganism, and Finding Purpose

    Beyond Basketball with John Salley: NBA Glory, Veganism, and Finding Purpose

    Tune into this enlightening episode of the Wanderwell Living Podcast, where we dive deep into the life and philosophy of John Salley, a four-time NBA champion and passionate vegan activist. In our discussion, John shares insights from his multifaceted life, including his upbringing in Brooklyn, his path through professional basketball, and his subsequent ventures into veganism and public advocacy. Key topics we explore include:

    • John’s approach to maintaining a positive and proactive outlook on life.
    • His transition from professional sports to a focused advocacy for health and wellness.
    • Insights into his personal health practices and vegan lifestyle.
    • John’s experience advocating for vegetarian options in school lunches at Congress.
    • His broader views on life, success, and the pursuit of one’s passions.
    Join us for a profound conversation that navigates the highs and lows of life, offering inspiration and practical advice from one of sports’ most intriguing figures.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Power and Perseverance with Walter Jones

    Power and Perseverance with Walter Jones

    This week join us for an exclusive and uplifting session with Walter Jones, the original Black Power Ranger and a pioneer in television diversity. Broadcasting directly from SoHo Works, this episode offers a rare glimpse into the life and legacy of a man who has not only entertained but inspired millions worldwide.

    Walter takes us through his historic journey as the first black superhero on live-action TV, sharing the impact of the Power Rangers on global diversity and his own role in challenging and changing cultural narratives. We discuss the evolution of representation in the entertainment industry, the power of visibility, and how these shifts have influenced aspiring actors and audiences alike.

    Delving deeper, Walter opens up about the personal trials and triumphs that have defined his three-decade career. From the complexities of mental health and personal loss to the joys of dance and music, he shares the experiences that have shaped his approach to life, art, and resilience.

    Listeners will also hear Walter's advice for enduring success in the challenging landscape of Hollywood, along with his reflections on personal growth, professional integrity, and the future of storytelling.

    Tune in for an inspiring journey through the worlds of power, perseverance, and Power Rangers with the incomparable Walter Jones. This episode is not just a podcast; it's a celebration of the enduring human spirit and the transformative power of diversity and creativity.

    • 55 min
    Beyond the Script: Navigating Hollywood with J. August Richards

    Beyond the Script: Navigating Hollywood with J. August Richards

    In this captivating episode of "Wander Well Living," host Shaka Smith engages in a profound conversation with J. August Richards, a renowned actor, advocate, and educator. This episode offers listeners a unique window into Richards' journey through the multifaceted world of Hollywood, highlighting his personal growth and professional evolution.



    Richards opens up about significant life changes, including his recent marriage, and how these experiences have reshaped his outlook on both his personal life and acting career. He delves into the intricacies of his course for aspiring actors, "Being A Series Regular" focusing on the importance of financial savvy, the art of self-advocacy, and navigating the complex dynamics of the acting industry.



    The discussion also touches on the critical topic of representation in Hollywood. Richards shares his insights on the progress and challenges in the industry, reflecting on his own experiences and the broader implications for diversity and inclusion in media.



    "Wander Well Living" presents this episode as more than just an interview; it's an enlightening journey into the life of a person who has mastered the art of thriving amidst the unpredictability of Hollywood. Richards' story serves as an inspiration and a guide for aspiring actors and anyone interested in the transformative power of embracing life's journeys.



    Find out more:

    www.beingaseriesregular.com

    www.wanderwellliving.com

    • 44 min
    Breaking Barriers: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard on Success, Resilience, and Authenticity

    Breaking Barriers: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard on Success, Resilience, and Authenticity

    Explore the inspiring journey of Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, an Emmy-nominated actor, stuntwoman, and author, in this riveting episode of our podcast. Hosted by Shaka Smith and fresh off her lead role as Eric Cartman in "South Park: Joining the Pandaverse," this season finale delves into Janeshia's multifaceted career, her approach to personal wellness, and the art of balancing success with self-care. Join us for a candid conversation that reveals the power of self-belief, the importance of authenticity, and how to defy societal norms to carve your own path. Whether you're seeking motivation or insightful life lessons, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to be inspired.



    Connect with Janeshia Adams-Ginyard and follow her inspiring journey on social media. Find her on Instagram and other social media platforms under @hollywoodladyj and keep up with her new podcast ST With Janeshia Adams-Ginyard www.youtube.com/@ShitTalkOfficial



    Connect with us:

    Shaka Smith @shakastrong

    Wander Well @wanderwellliving

    • 51 min
    Advocacy in Action: Areva Martin's Crusade for Change and Empowerment

    Advocacy in Action: Areva Martin's Crusade for Change and Empowerment

    Tune into Wander Well for a captivating episode where host Shaka Smith engages in an enlightening conversation with acclaimed advocate and commentator, Areva Martin. This episode, set against the vibrant backdrop of Soho Works in West Hollywood, California, delves into a myriad of thought-provoking topics.

    Shaka and Areva discuss the complexities of social justice, advocacy, and the impact of community work. Their dialogue extends to the remarkable efforts of the Special Needs Network, an organization dedicated to supporting families and individuals with special needs. This episode is not only insightful but also rich with practical advice and inspiring stories, appealing to anyone interested in these vital issues.

    Listeners will benefit from the wealth of experience and diverse perspectives that both Shaka and Areva bring to the conversation. Whether you're looking for inspiration, guidance, or engaging discussions, this podcast episode is an essential listen.

    Listen to this inspiring episode on Spotify or any podcast streaming app and be part of a meaningful conversation. Follow Areva Martin, @arevamartin, Special Needs Network, @specialneedsnetwork, Shaka Smith, @shakastrong and Wander Well Living @wanderwellliving on social media and stay connected.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Aaron_Ar ,

Can’t wait

Excited for this to return! Great work!

marcryptoTA🤴🏻 ,

Love it

Love this pod! Shaka I’ve learned so much - thank you!!

HoHmp SiS ,

Love the guests on this show

I love the guests on this show. You’ve got some of the smartest health and wellness experts and it really gives you a great perspective on healthy living.

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