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When Women Fly is a weekly interview podcast where we speak with women who fly, literally and metaphorically. These are creative women who elevate the assumptions of traditions and who are fueled by physical and mental challenges. They fly, run, surf, ski, climb or otherwise soar, with a passion for life that is infectious. Join these conversations about aspirations, pivots, vulnerability, reinvention, resilience and what it takes to rise above setbacks, injury, loss and defeat. Your host, Sylvia Winter, a pilot, designer, mom and podcaster, brings her enthusiasm for adventure, fresh air and vistas, to you, wherever you are. We celebrate the spirit, courage and strength that connects us. We believe that bringing the space to dream into people's lives by our telling real stories of women who capture and harness the unimaginable, clears the sky and is an affirmation to us all. Be bold. Be brave. Fly.

When Women Fly Sylvia Winter

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

When Women Fly is a weekly interview podcast where we speak with women who fly, literally and metaphorically. These are creative women who elevate the assumptions of traditions and who are fueled by physical and mental challenges. They fly, run, surf, ski, climb or otherwise soar, with a passion for life that is infectious. Join these conversations about aspirations, pivots, vulnerability, reinvention, resilience and what it takes to rise above setbacks, injury, loss and defeat. Your host, Sylvia Winter, a pilot, designer, mom and podcaster, brings her enthusiasm for adventure, fresh air and vistas, to you, wherever you are. We celebrate the spirit, courage and strength that connects us. We believe that bringing the space to dream into people's lives by our telling real stories of women who capture and harness the unimaginable, clears the sky and is an affirmation to us all. Be bold. Be brave. Fly.

    063 The Power of a Daily Practice with Libby DeLana

    063 The Power of a Daily Practice with Libby DeLana

    In 2011, award-winning executive creative director Libby DeLana challenged herself to walk every day for 30 days. It has now been ten years since Libby took on this challenge, and she hasn't missed a day! Libby has walked 25,000+ miles, which equates to walking around the circumference of the earth and then some.

    These daily walks have transformed Libby’s life. She has been able to slow down and reconnect with herself and the world around her. She has discovered how walking allows her to process thoughts, improve creativity, and more.

    Libby has recently discovered another way to slow down and gain perspective – learning to fly!

    In today’s episode, Sylvia and Libby discuss how to shift to higher consciousness in simple and accessible ways, overcoming limitations, the power of slowing down, cold plunging, and much more.

    Topics Include:
    All female collegesWhat design has taught Libby about lifeThe power of the next stepSeeing the world at "foot speed"Writing her book Do / WalkCold plunging and Wim HofLearning to flyYoung women and flight And other topics...
    Libby Park DeLana is an award-winning executive creative director, designer/art director, author, and walker.  Libby has spent 30+ years in the ad world, during which time her work has been celebrated and featured in CannesLions, The One Show Awards, D&AD, Graphis, Fast Company, and Communication Arts.

    Libby is the former director of design at MullenLowe Group and is the Co-Founder of Mechanica. She is also on the Board of Directors for several purpose-driven organizations including, BlinkNow and The Jeanne Gieger Crisis Center, and is an advisor at It’s August. 

    In 2021, Libby published her first book, Do Walk: Navigate Earth, Mind, and Body. Step by Step. She is an advocate for female leadership, an aspiring pilot, an avid fly fisherwoman, and a mother. 
    Follow Libby:
    Instagram: @parkhere and @thismorningwalk
    Twitter: @parkhere
    Website: www.thismorningwalk.com

    January 2022 Retreat
    Cold Plunge on Cape Cod with Libby 
    https://autocamp.com/mindful-reset-weekend-at-autocamp-cape-cod/

    Resources Mentioned:
    Do Walk by Libby DeLana: https://www.thismorningwalk.com/buy-do-walk
    The Wim Hof Method: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
    West With the Night, by Beryl Markham: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780865477636
    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail: by Cheryl Strayed https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-cheryl-strayed/1110776475
    The Do Lectures Organization: https://thedolectures.com/
    The Overstory by Richard Powers: http://www.richardpowers.net/the-overstory/
    Dr. Suzanne Simard’s Finding the Mother Tree Project
    Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

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    Email – hello@whenwomenfly.com

    • 54 min
    062 – End of Year BONUS

    062 – End of Year BONUS

    In this end-of-the-year bonus episode, Sylvia shares why she took her first break in publishing new episodes this December. She discusses what listeners can expect in 2022, the difficulty of balancing child-rearing with aging parents, and more.

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    • 10 min
    061 The Imaginary Tethers That Hold Us Back

    061 The Imaginary Tethers That Hold Us Back

    In this short solo episode, host Sylvia Winter connects with listeners on the topic of perceived limitations. With a little investigation, we often find these limitations are nothing more than a figment of our imagination. But how can we see this for ourselves?

    Sylvia also discusses the healing power of Yoga and invites you to join her and Nathania Stambouli for a FREE five-day Yoga workshop. The workshop will run December 27th-31st. Grab the details by clicking the link below.

    Resources Mentioned:
    Episode 050 with Nathania Stambouli

    HANDSTANDS ON THE FLY !
    Link below for the free arm balance and inversion training plus access to Yogi Flight School with Nathania Stambouli - "the ultimate wake up call". Excavate the amazing, radiant self already inside of you. Seek. Accept. Fly. Yoga is a practice of personal and social transformation. Come fly with us! 
    * Free arm balance & inversion training  Dec 27-31, 2021
    https://www.yogiflightschool.com/a/33446/z8cBczDF
    * Enroll in Yogi Flight School for LIFETIME Access
    https://www.yogiflightschool.com/a/2147489224/z8cBczDF
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    • 13 min
    060 Be Your Own Golden Goose with Sylvia Winter

    060 Be Your Own Golden Goose with Sylvia Winter

    In today’s short episode, Sylvia discusses balancing productivity and wellness. She discusses the story of the golden goose, pacing yourself on life’s journey, and the transformative power of story.

    Stay tuned for our lineup of new guest episodes, coming soon! In the meantime, take a moment to revisit your old favorites and to catch up on missed episodes. Enjoy the holiday season, and don’t forget to make time for yourself.

    Previous Episodes Mentioned:
    004 Eliza Kerr: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423273/6149164
    010 Leigh Coates: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423273/6927674
    041 Kikkan Randall: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423273/8939543
    052 Michelle Snow: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423273/9295231
    057 Caite Zeliff: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423273/9494083
    058 Shaesta Waiz: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423273/9540184

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    • 6 min
    059 Ask Me Anything with Sylvia Winter on Growth, Guests, and Gratitude

    059 Ask Me Anything with Sylvia Winter on Growth, Guests, and Gratitude

    Where is your growth edge? What action can you take today to push yourself outside of your comfort zone?

    Sylvia takes questions from When Women Fly listeners in this first installment of the Ask Me Anything series. She explores finding your growth edge, stepping outside our comfort zone, and how committing to a practice that challenges us can push us towards growth.

    Topics Include:
    Insights gleaned from Sylvia’s conversation with Nathania StambouliHow Sylvia finds guests for the podcast.Sylvia’s experience learning to fly.What the metaphor of flight means to Sylvia.The connection between running and flight.Sylvia’s favorite things about the podcast.And other topics…
    Resources Mentioned:
    Episode 50 With Nathania Stambouli: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/050-why-everyone-is-doing-handstands-and-you-can-too/id1538039673?i=1000536123539

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    Email – hello@whenwomenfly.com

    • 17 min
    058 A Record Breaking Flight Around the World, Personal Transformation, and Inspiring the Next Generation of Kids in STEM with Shaesta Waiz - American, Afghan Refugee, and Mom

    058 A Record Breaking Flight Around the World, Personal Transformation, and Inspiring the Next Generation of Kids in STEM with Shaesta Waiz - American, Afghan Refugee, and Mom

    Shaesta Waiz is an American pilot, the first female certified civilian pilot born in Afghanistan and the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft. This is a fascinating and unfolding story about rising from adversity and discovering what is possible. 

    Flying is closely linked to freedom and opportunity. If you could circumnavigate the globe in an aircraft with one message, what would it be?

    Shaesta has a  burning desire to help others like her – underserved as a youth - to work hard, never give up and follow their dreams.  As an Earthrounder (a unique and rare breed of pilot, setting themselves apart from the more conventional modes of air travel, possessing one unifying achievement: piloting a light aircraft around the entire world), Shaesta's story is layered with grit and determination alongside a deep desire to serve.
    This is a conversation about overcoming obstacles, creating opportunities, embracing a dual identity, pursuing a big dream, and resetting in a new chapter of life.

    Hear about Shaesta’s journey, her grace and commitment to serve, and how she uses her platform to inspire and encourage young women around the world to seek education in STEM and pursue their passions. 

    Shaesta started Dreams Soar to share her story with girls and young women around the world, to let them know it is possible to achieve their dreams, regardless of the challenges and traditions they may face.

    Topics Include: 
    Growing up as an Afghan refugee in the USGender roles and what she saw possible as a young girlWhat sparked a love of flyingWhy and how she planned her trip around the worldHighs, lows, endurance and liceChallenges and doubts, trusting intuitionMental health and aviation Working towards a goalImportance of STEM education and access for women  And other topics...Shaesta Waiz was born in Afghanistan at a refugee camp during the Soviet-Afghan War in 1987. Her family came to the United States and grew up in California. Although it wasn't until graduating high school that Sheasta dreamed of an aviation career, she accomplished a great deal in short order.  She is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the first certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan. She earned a record for being youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft.  Shaesta is the founder of Dreams Soar, a woman’s ambassador program where young women interested in an education in aviation and engineering are mentored and supported.

    Resources Mentioned:
    Chicago Tribune Article:  https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1987-07-05-8702190664-story.html
    Dreams Soar: http://dreamssoar.org/
    Shaesta’s Podcast, “Aviate”: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aviate-with-shaesta/id1577977608

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Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

SHPolson ,

Thoughtful adventure

Rarely do you come across such a thoughtful conversant as Sylvie with her guests, focusing not only on exceptional adventures and experiences - which is so true- but how that experience makes us who we are. A wonderful, inspiring and challenging listen.

Vudgbdtj ,

LOVE THIS PODCAST

Sylvia rocks. Great host, great guests. Can’t wait to hear more!!

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Love this podcast!!!

I’m a newly rated IFR women pilot, Ironman athlete, freelance designer & Mom of 3. I can relate and am so inspired by the women interviewed on these podcasts. It makes me want to do MORE! Please keep them coming.
Amanda

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