18 episodes

These days, most people find it easier to lock eyes with a screen than with another person. The Wellness 3.0 podcast, brought to you by Fabriq, sheds light on what social wellness looks like in our modern tech-centric world. With weekly guests, we'll uncover the causes of the loneliness and disconnection epidemic, find common ground, purpose, and belonging, and find out what we can do to strengthen our social fabric and improve our social wellness for a healthier, happier future.

Wellness 3.0 Fabriq

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

These days, most people find it easier to lock eyes with a screen than with another person. The Wellness 3.0 podcast, brought to you by Fabriq, sheds light on what social wellness looks like in our modern tech-centric world. With weekly guests, we'll uncover the causes of the loneliness and disconnection epidemic, find common ground, purpose, and belonging, and find out what we can do to strengthen our social fabric and improve our social wellness for a healthier, happier future.

    Amy Baglan: That's a Wrap! Wellness 3.0 Season 1

    Amy Baglan: That's a Wrap! Wellness 3.0 Season 1

    In our final episode of Season 1, we wanted to leave you with some inspiration from the best memories and the most actionable insights that we’ve learned from our incredible guests over the past few months. We look back at some of the most impactful conversations that Amy’s had to help us pave the way for a more socially well, deeply connected world. 
    At Fabriq, we are on a mission to empower people to make meaningful connections everyday. This means looking closely at our society’s social health, fighting the disconnection epidemic, and finding ways that bring us all closer together. We really need this to thrive.
    We hope you enjoyed the first season of Wellness 3.0, and have taken on a few of the weekly challenges from our guests to improve your social wellness. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Season 2!

    • 38 min
    Debra Fine: Ways to Have Better Small Talk

    Debra Fine: Ways to Have Better Small Talk

    This week our guest is Debra Fine, author, speaker, and guru of all things small talk. Debra began her career as a highly analytical engineer, an occupation that allowed her to maintain her natural shyness and avoid situations that required social interactions. But, seeing how others’ speaking abilities allowed them to flourish, Debra decided she was tired of being shy, and decided to research strategies for starting conversations, keeping them going, remembering names, practicing “active listening”, exiting with grace, and generally making a positive impression on she’s speaking to. All of her discoveries and strategies made their way into her book, The Fine Art of Small Talk, a handy tool for anyone from business executives, PTA parents, students facing post-college interviews, or singles trying to make love connections. 

    Tune in to learn how you can have what Debra calls “better” small talk, especially the moments that can get really awkward, like when you want to leave a conversation or change the subject gracefully. And, learn to recognize queues from other people when they’re trying to do the same thing. We also get into how to be a better networker, and do it in a way that’s actually enjoyable and doesn’t feel like work. For those that are around teenagers a lot, she has some awesome tips to ask better questions to get them talking to you. Above all else, Debra teaches us why we should take the risk of meeting new people.
    Whether it’s a party, a networking event, or just entertaining friends and family, we all engage in small talk. Here on Wellness 3.0 we talk a lot about how to connect with others on a deeper level, but it’s also important to improve your ability to connect with others on a surface level, too.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mark Shapiro: How to Use Technology & Social Media to Feel More Connected

    Mark Shapiro: How to Use Technology & Social Media to Feel More Connected

    This episode’s guest is Mark Shapiro, the man behind the Are You Being Real? Podcast. Mark’s a TedX speaker, life coach, avid voice memo sender, and social media experimenter. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wish every single one of your Facebook friends a personalized happy birthday message every single day? What if you had 3,000 Facebook friends? That’s exactly what Mark has been doing for almost three years. He’s on a mission to figure out how we can deepen our social connections using social media - which in many cases can seem like an oxymoron - as well as examine relationship building fundamentals, and empower people to prioritize the things that matter — authentic living and genuine support and connection. This episode is full of tips and challenges to help you build stronger relationships starting today.
    With all the technology and tools that are available in this day and age, the time has never been better for a major innovation to social connection. Technology and social media are on our side, but it’s up to us to not let it block us from connecting.

    • 55 min
    Tyler Norris: How to Build Healthy Communities & Grow Healthy People

    Tyler Norris: How to Build Healthy Communities & Grow Healthy People

    This episode’s guest is a highly accomplished leader in the health and well-being space. Tyler Norris is a social entrepreneur, a trusted advisor, and a community healer. He’s CEO of Well Being Trust,  an independent, national foundation dedicated to advancing mental, societal, and spiritual well-being in the United States. All of Tyler’s work has centered on three important themes. First, building healthy communities so that healthy people can flourish and reach their full potential. Second, supporting community collaborations that revitalize democracy, drive equitable wealth, and effectively address complex population health. And third, advancing both public and private sector policies that generate total wealth, which is much more than money. 
    Listen on to find out how Tyler is working to advance policy that will pay for whole-person care, and how he’s gained traction in the healthcare industry. We’ll talk about why healthy communities grow healthy people, plus what it means to be a healthy community. We’ll learn about the many vital conditions for wellness, including living wages, lifelong learning, and civic duty. Find out how radio DJs are encouraging people to talk openly about their mental health, and finally, learn how Tyler’s early struggles, getting into trouble as a teenager led to his passion for community building. 
    Well-being is multi-faceted, requiring a set of vital conditions in the community, integrative whole-person care, and a collection of wellness practices for your mind, body, spirit, and relationships. At the root of our well-being, Tyler describes four key aspects: sense of purpose, belonging, awe, and generosity. While focusing on improving any of these areas will increase our overall health and well-being, at the end of the day, we need a healthy group, community, and greater society to help us grow into the healthiest, happiest humans we can be. 
     

    • 49 min
    Chad Littlefield: Start with Intention for Conversations That Matter

    Chad Littlefield: Start with Intention for Conversations That Matter

    This episode features guest Chad Littlefield, the Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc., where he’s on a mission to create conversations that matter. Forbes has called him a global expert on asking questions that build connection and trust in teams. Most recently, Chad and his business partner Will Wise launched their new book Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter.
    In his interview, get to know a few things about Chad including how his passion for connecting people started back as a kid watching Robin Williams. Chad clues us in on the keys to asking powerful questions, like how to start them. Chad and Amy talk about the true meaning of intention and how Chad views intention as the foundation for all meaningful conversations. Find out what it takes to strike up a conversation with somebody on a bus or a plane, and importantly, learn how not to feel uncomfortable afterward. (Hint, it all starts with intention!) This episode’s full of practical tips that will help you get connecting right away. 
    Connection is our natural instinct, and asking powerful questions is within our natural curiosity. Get curious and get connecting after this interview with Chad Littlefield. For more tools you can start using right away to connect, visit WeAnd.Me to get Chad’s Connection Toolkit, books, conversation cards, and more!  

    • 50 min
    Jeff Howard: Lean Into Discomfort and Other Lessons from Men’s Groups

    Jeff Howard: Lean Into Discomfort and Other Lessons from Men’s Groups

    This week’s guest is Jeff Howard, a somatic psychotherapist based out of Boulder, Colorado with a practice called Three Leaves Counseling. Somatic therapy is a body-centered therapy that looks at the connection of mind and body and uses a combination of talk and physical therapy for holistic healing. Jeff is also a popular men’s group facilitator, writer, musician, and father who values honesty, humility, and growth. Jeff is fascinated by people and the reasons that we behave the way we do, and it’s that fascination that inspires and challenges him to work in counseling, lead men’s groups, lean into discomfort, and take continual risks to be more vulnerable and alive, while actively working to find ways for more of himself to be in the world.
    Listen on to find out what led Jeff to get started with men’s groups in the first place and learn what exactly happens in these mysterious bi-weekly meetings. They’ll talk about why having a manageable dose of anxiety and discomfort can actually benefit us all, the importance of using “I” statements, and finally, for those wanting to create your own group, you’ll hear details about what it takes to create one that’s effective, intentional, and valuable for everybody involved.
    There’s a lot we can learn from Jeff Howard’s work with men’s groups — the beauty in gathering in groups, with the space and the intention to connect, the magic in slowing down, and the growth in leaning into discomfort and a little bit of anxiety. We hope this episode inspires you to go out and start your own social groups. If you have any questions for Jeff, reach out to him through his website ThreeLeavesCounseling.com, and keep an eye out for Jeff to launch the Whole Man Collective later this summer!

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

SmileCauseYaCan ,

Fantastical and much needed!

Nearly all social science and health related research findings of late point to the importance of social wellness. Thanks for putting all these ideas together to share with the world!!

Stella Angelina ,

Small talk podcast

She gave a few good tips, but too many comments about age, "old lady", appearance, etc. were a turn off. You were great as an interviewer

KJLaw55 ,

Interesting & Relatable

Cool and unique topic! Also love the Weekly Challenges - would definitely recommend.

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