121 episodes

Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast -lessons in moving forward fearlessly, and spreading the (good) word. In each episode, writer, speaker, coach and WANT founder Katie Horwitch unpacks tips, tools, motivation and inspiration to help you shift your self-talk: the internal narrative you have on loop 24/7 that tells you who you are and who you should be. You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. Dive into topics such as confidence, fear, trust, body image, self-doubt, self-worth, relationships, career, friendships, social issues, and more. Walk away from each episode with hyper-actionable steps to shift your self-talk from reactive to proactive, as well as inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough. The goal isn't to change who you are - it's to BECOME who you know you're meant to be.

Get the show notes + more at womenagainstnegativetalk.com

WANTcast: The Women Against Negative Talk Podcast Katie Horwitch

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    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast -lessons in moving forward fearlessly, and spreading the (good) word. In each episode, writer, speaker, coach and WANT founder Katie Horwitch unpacks tips, tools, motivation and inspiration to help you shift your self-talk: the internal narrative you have on loop 24/7 that tells you who you are and who you should be. You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. Dive into topics such as confidence, fear, trust, body image, self-doubt, self-worth, relationships, career, friendships, social issues, and more. Walk away from each episode with hyper-actionable steps to shift your self-talk from reactive to proactive, as well as inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough. The goal isn't to change who you are - it's to BECOME who you know you're meant to be.

Get the show notes + more at womenagainstnegativetalk.com

    117: 4 Steps To A 5-Minute Gratitude Practice

    117: 4 Steps To A 5-Minute Gratitude Practice

    We can't wait for gratitude to come, and can't just expect it to come naturally all the time (especially in the tougher times). To get fluent in gratitude, you've got to have a gratitude practice. And not just in the self-help, pop-culture-mindfulness way: an actual PRACTICE, just like you'd practice a sport or new language, so that when you need it most, you'll be able to access it. Try this five minute, four-step gratitude practice year-round to strengthen your gratitude muscles.


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    SHOW NOTES:
    WANT website
    Katie’s Instagram
    Leave a review on iTunes!
    Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk
     
    This month is in support of Feeding America...but that's not all! It's in support of you getting involved with your local food bank this holiday season. While providing meals to those who struggle with hunger might look different this year, Feeding America has put together a great guide on how you can help a family put a holiday meal on the table this Thanksgiving (and beyond). Click here for more info.
     

    • 10 min
    116: How To Find Your North Star + Plan Your Impact with Christen Brandt

    116: How To Find Your North Star + Plan Your Impact with Christen Brandt

    If you want to "make an impact" but either don't know where to start or get overwhelmed thinking about ALL the places you could start, this episode is the one you've been waiting for.
    Christen Brandt experienced an upbringing surrounded by women who built one another up as the men around them tore them down. This deeply shaped her perspective on the world. It’s what has made her an ardent advocate for girls’ rights and has allowed her to connect deeply with the girls and women she meets in her travels around the globe. She believes all girls deserve the right to be safe and loved.
    In the past decade as She's the First Co-Founder and Chief Programs Officer, Christen has revolutionized outdated models of philanthropy by shifting power to the most vulnerable. She is skilled at breaking down complex issues with her sharp thinking and nimble action. She puts into words what others want to share and guides others on the journey from intent to impact, most notably in her debut book, Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In.
    In this episode, we talk about how to find your "North Star" - that vision that drives your actions - and why the words you choose to describe it are so important, quick-fix solutions vs. long-term systemic change (it's not the conversation you think it is!), how to keep your finger on the pulse of what's needed out there, how to find Impact Advisors and mentors, and so much more!
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Order IMPACT, out 11/17
    Launch party!
    She's The First
    Christen on Instagram
    Christen on the WANTcast ep 71
    WANT website
    Katie’s Instagram
    Leave a review on iTunes!
    Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk
     
    This month is in support of Feeding America...but that's not all! It's in support of you getting involved with your local food bank this Thanksgiving season. While providing meals to those who struggle with hunger might look different this year, Feeding America has put together a great guide on how you can help a family put a holiday meal on the table this Thanksgiving. Click here for more info.

    • 56 min
    115: Positive Self-Talk Not Working? How To "Be Positive" In The Middle Of A Dumpster Fire

    115: Positive Self-Talk Not Working? How To "Be Positive" In The Middle Of A Dumpster Fire

    Trying to flip the script when everything feels like a dumpster fire feels silly at best, tone deaf and demeaning at worst. If you're trying to force your positive self-talk right now, you might be feeling exhausted, defeated, enraged, lonely, confused, or some kind of special cocktail of all the above ingredients. “Positive self-talk” probably feels pretty empty, and pretty hokey.
    It does to me, too. Because the thing is that positive self-talk doesn’t always work.

    In this episode we talk about WHY it doesn't work (I mean, it works SOMETIMES, but usually not when we need it most), and the one thing to do in order to harness real-deal positivity that you'll actually believe.


    SHOW NOTES:
    SUBSCRIBE-RATE-REVIEW on iTunes!
    Read about POSITIVITY here on WANT
    WANT website
    Katie’s Instagram
    @womenagainstnegativetalk on Instagram
    Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk
     
    This episode is in support of Sisters Network, Inc. Sisters Network is the largest Black breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen Eubanks Jackson founded Sisters Network Inc., during her personal fight to survive breast cancer Jackson recognized a lack of “sisterhood” in traditional organizations, a staggering breast cancer mortality rate for African American women and limited culturally sensitive material. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, as well as giving assistance to those undergoing treatment, and educating/empowering others with information on the importance of early detection. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women. To learn more + donate, click here.

    • 11 min
    114: How Deep Kindness Will Save The World with Houston Kraft

    114: How Deep Kindness Will Save The World with Houston Kraft

    Houston Kraft is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong to help schools more effectively teach empathy, connection, and kindness. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally serving over 1 million students. 
    His new book, DEEP KINDNESS, is a call to action, moving us past the surface level ‘confetti kindness’ marked by cutesy phrases and empty gestures. Featuring a 30-act starter plan, journal prompts, and practical exercises, DEEP KINDNESS dives into the types of kindness the world needs most today, taking an honest look at the gap between our belief in kindness and our ability to practice it well.


    In this episode we talk about the difference between kindness and niceness, the dangerous mindset we have around kindness and how to change it, social and emotional learning (it's not just for kids!), figuring out what your markers of success are, and SO much more.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    Buy DEEP KINDNESS here!
    Houston Kraft - website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    CharacterStrong - website
    Instagram
    Facebook
     
    WANT website
    Katie’s Instagram
    Leave a review on iTunes!
    Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk
     
    This episode is in support of Sisters Network, Inc. Sisters Network is the largest Black breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen Eubanks Jackson founded Sisters Network Inc., during her personal fight to survive breast cancer Jackson recognized a lack of “sisterhood” in traditional organizations, a staggering breast cancer mortality rate for African American women and limited culturally sensitive material. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, as well as giving assistance to those undergoing treatment, and educating/empowering others with information on the importance of early detection. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women. To learn more + donate, click here.

    • 59 min
    113: The "No-Rules" Rules For Starting Your Own Podcast

    113: The "No-Rules" Rules For Starting Your Own Podcast

    Over the last 5 years I've had coffee dates and phone calls and quick-question-for-yous with SO many people who ask me about how to start a podcast.
    The logistics of podcasting are Google-able and straightforward (I use an Audio-Technica mic, host on Libsyn, and record with either SquadCast.fm or Zencastr).
    The stuff that I *really* try to share with people, beyond that, are the things that will make their podcast MAINTAINABLE and JOYFUL instead of an overwhelming time/energy suck.
    After a half-decade, I've FINALLY put my biggest self-made rules in one place.
    While I don’t do things by the book, I attribute the WANTcast’s longevity to sticking to a few specific self-made rules. Here are my top podcasting tips for anyone who wants to start a pod from the heart.
     

    SHOW NOTES:
    WANT website
    Katie’s Instagram
    Leave a review on iTunes!
    Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

    GET MONEY GET PAID conference - click this link for 50% off your ticket

    This episode is in support of Ladies Get Paid, a platform that provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay, and power in the workplace. Their Get Money Get Paid 1-day Virtual Conference is coming up on October 1st - with 4 workshop tracks (Work, Money, Business, and Wellness) plus the main stage, they’re bringing attendees everything they need to grow their career and bank account. It’s a day not to be missed (I'll be there!) - use this link to get 50% off your ticket!

    • 27 min
    112: Why (And How) You Should Bother with Jennifer Louden

    112: Why (And How) You Should Bother with Jennifer Louden

    Ever felt like you want to start something, do something, be something...but "what's the point?" Or maybe you've "already tried"? Or it just seems too daunting, too trivial, too...fill in the blank? Have you ever asked yourself, rhetorically, some version of the question: Why bother??

    Jennifer Louden thinks you should ask that question more - but for real. Jen is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Her newest book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next, challenges us to open our minds, our hearts, and our lives by following where that question leads.

    In this episode we talk about why (and how) to bother, prioritization, making a difference/impact, reframing success, tapping into what your desires actually are...oh, and her rendezvous with Oprah. This episode is a MUST LISTEN for any age, life stage, or mindset.

    Show Notes:
    Why Bother? book
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Jen's site

    Navigating Your Self-Talk During The For-Now Normal event on 9/19

    WANT website
    Katie’s Instagram
    Leave a review on iTunes!
    Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk

    This episode is in support of NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. To get involved, learn more, or donate, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org

    • 55 min

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95 Ratings

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Exceptional

Katie has is a great host and brings important social justice issue to the table as well as offering tangible strategies to help shift your self perception without toxic positivity or spiritual bypass. Love every episode!

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Five Stars

Katie has a special gift and her messages need to be heard. You decide for yourself; and I’m all in and on board.

Jessk42 ,

Always inspiring

Katie is so full of compassion and inspiration that listening to her speak is somehow both comforting and encourages you to push outside of your comfort zone. She has great ideas on how to be a happier, more authentic version of yourself, do good in the world, and navigate life especially for highly sensitive people/empaths/emotional sponge” types.

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