This week’s word is METTLE - stuff you’re made of and gets tested! Must mean you’re human... Also, Stephanie gets Literary AF with Liz about working with dogs, growing up a reader, and starting her own blog: WabiSAB Stories. Bonus cameo by Addy the dog!
This week’s word is VAGARIOUS - cousin to vagabond, vagrant, and vagus nerve... when life seems to be wandering and slightly out of your control, maybe take a breath and find your own version of “balance”. Also, fellow WDSer (www.worlddominationsummit.com) Iggy chats with Liz about Midwestern passive-aggression and how a single word can bond a group.
This week’s word is UNFETTERED - be unburdened, release yourself from restraint! Our guest Lucia Pavone chats with Liz about sexual emancipation, unlearning shame, and why a NO is really a YES. Lucia knows what she’s talking about - she’s experienced over 6000 hours of full-body orgasms!
This week’s word is COSSET - if you could pamper or indulge someone you adore, wouldn’t you? Isn’t love meant to be shared and shown? Where is the line between care and spoiling? Dear friend and fellow world traveler Amanda chats with Liz about her definition of COSSET, her experience growing up with dyslexia, and how learning a foreign language creates empathy. Plus, find out how you can easily and joyfully celebrate this week’s full moon in Sagittarius.
This week’s word is PROBITY - a little moral guidance, anyone? What are morals anyway? Lucky we’ve got Alexandra, who untangles the right and wrong of it all with me! Hold on to your seats, there’s some explicit language and a whole lotta philosophizing. Small cameo made by Thor and Star Lord, also.
This week’s word is ANIANI - Hawaiian for mirror, or glass. Perfect for this week’s New Moon in Gemini, which is all about reflection and communication. We go into a brief history of how Hawaii became part of the USA, and how the Hawaiian language lives on. Also, Angela returns for a chat about her personal connection to indigenous cultures and why they’re vital.
This week’s word is CARITAS - let love shine on the week ahead! No matter how you feel about where this word comes from, its essence is still important. Also, Carlee and I stumble through a convo about religion, de-stigmatizing STIs, and what charity means in a modern world.
This week’s word is ACERBIC - a full moon in Scorpio deserves a sharp tongue! Listen in for tips on having your own Full Moon Ritual. Also, Lauren Goché fangirls over Michelle Obama, talks about how she became a realtor, and discusses sexist perspectives on definitions and dictionaries. Warning: contains some explicit language!
This week’s word is REDOLENT - what fragrance or smell reminds you of your childhood? Let’s celebrate those memories! Also, Leah comes back to chat with Liz about her strongest memories of her mother. Grab a tissue, it’s a touching conversation!
This week’s word is AVER - what can you affirm and attest to? What new stake will you claim for yourself? Also, a special secret guest makes a brief but vital announcement! Plus, a window into how each week’s word gets chosen.
This week’s word is WINNOW - What can you purge and release from your life? What’s no longer needed? #springclean Also, Robin from wanderingaunt.com chats with Liz about how businesses clean house, transforming her daily-used words to feel more empowered (don’t SHOULD on yourself!), and the difference between your head and your heart.
This week’s word is GAMBOL - let’s have one (or two), shall we? What are you celebrating this week? Also, Emily the event genius shares her thoughts on the word, what her next big event will be (you’re gonna wanna come!), and how language reveals more than you think.
This week’s word is UNFEIGNED - a past participle of the word FEIGN (yes adjectives can have past participles!). This week is about integrity and walking your talk authentically. This is also a word with a varied evolution! #wordnerdfun Jen McFarland stops by and chats with Liz about living with an open heart, being genuine, and why this week’s word should be a perfume.
This week’s word is FOMENT - let’s release whatever anger and intense emotion you have in a healthy way! Also, Starr from Radical Revelations discusses with Liz the power of bacon, how to be a loving disrupter, and why words are our magic. NOTE: It was a long chat, editing occurred, snafus also occurred, hence the awkward transition mid-chat. Welcome to podcasting...
This week’s word is TEMERITY - all about being bold and brazen. This word has so many scrumptious synonyms! Can you bring some bite to your week? Also, Kat nerds out with Liz about reading, being a badass, and how libraries can help raise children. Shout out to all the local community libraries out there! You are doing great work in the world - thank you!
This week’s word is BESOTTED - can you feel infatuated with your life this week? What in your life can you fall back in love with? Also, Jen B drops by to chat about Thumper from Bambi, high school hijinks, and being an English-to-English translator!
This week’s word is ASSIDUOUS - because with great care comes great perseverance! This week is all about taking clever action. Also, a big thank you to all you listeners. Seriously, thank you! Plus, Anne from creativelyrich.com shares her radically different perspective to this week’s word, along with sage money advice!
This week’s word is PITH - short, but not sweet! Set some boundaries this week, put your foot down, and be mighty! Also, Haley visits with Liz and shares her pearls of wisdom on motherhood, choosing words carefully, and peeling back language like an onion.
This week’s word is INDUBITABLE - for when you feel uncertain, or need a bit of a boost! You know who you are, deep down you already know. That’s what this week needs - your certainty! Also, Bev gives masterful tips on neuro-linguistic programming and intuition with Liz, shares her love of books, and brings her own brand of wonder and positivity to this week’s word.
This week’s word is PROLIFIC - creatively speaking, here’s to a week full of new babies to nurture! Brainstorm sesh, anyone? Also, Angela giggles her way through a chat with Liz about journaling and spirituality.
This week’s word is ASTUTE - let’s try to observe first, then act during this week’s activities. Also, Leslie gets some herbal help before talking to Liz about whether manipulation can be a positive thing, holiday birthdays, and how she’s a better actress than she realizes.
This week’s word is LARGESSE - a fitting word for this week’s lunar eclipse, as well as the US holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What goods have you harvested in your life? Who can you share with? Also, Charlene from HipShakeFitness chats with Liz about what generosity means to her and how real kindness can leave an impact.
This week’s word is DYNAMISM - let’s activate how we move through life this week! A little vim and vigor anyone? Also, Sonja gets philosophical with Liz and ruminates on how we can more authentically communicate in the world. Star Wars fans, you might really love this word!
Welcome to Word of the Week! This week’s word is SANGUINE - ideal for bringing joy and glee to the week ahead. Especially as a new moon occurs, can you bring SANGUINE to your new project or tasks? Also, Jen and Liz chat about the difference between being well-read and well-spoken, making up words, and staying positive in the face of negativity.
Welcome to Word of the Week! Each week, you’ll hear about a new word that will hopefully provide some meaning and focus for your week ahead. Hear from your host, Liz Zirk, where her love of words comes from and why she created this podcast. This podcast lives at the intersection of linguistics and positive thought. Because words matter - and so do you! Find out more at wotwpodcast.com