Make Light with Karen Walrond
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Join bestselling author, speaker, and photographer Karen Walrond as she interviews light-seekers and light-makers from around the world, learning all how they live with intention and a sense of adventure. It’s proof that beauty, positivity, creativity and kindness make the world go ’round.
||CleanLessons from Hurricane Harvey: Make Light Season 3, Episode 15||This is it, friends — the final episode of the Make Light Show for Season 3! It’s also almost exactly a year since my family and I escaped our home destroyed by Hurricane Harvey flooding. For this last episode,||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Pivoting: Make Light Season 3 Episode 14||This week we have a great question from Danielle — she’s about to change careers, but she’s not exactly sure how or to what. Take a listen as I talk about how I handled the very same situation, including three journaling prompts to help you make||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Tasting Health: Make Light Season 3, Episode 13||I don’t know about you, but I love food — and I’m completely overwhelmed by it. Who can make sense of all the “wisdom” out there around food — should we be eating Paleo? Whole 30? Gluten-free? Keto? Should we eat more red meat? Less? This||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Letting Go of Perfectionism: Make Light Season 3, Episode 12||My parents have lived all over the world, and for a time, they lived in Azerbaijan, the former Soviet republic. While they lived there, they purchased a number of Persian carpets (Azerbaijan borders Iran), which decorate their house now.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Journaling: Make Light Season 3, Episode 11||This week, Jill asks about my journaling practice — I’m an avid journaler, and journaling is part of the way I organize my life, not to mention a huge part of my self-care practice. So join us today as I talk about the techniques I incorporate in my||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Fighting Negative Self-Talk: Make Light Season 3, Episode 10||This week we have a great question from Yvette, about how to silence that inner critic in our head — you know the one. This required bringing in the big guns: I’m joined by the lovely Katie Horwitch, the founder of Women Against Negative Talk,||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light With Self-Care: Make Light Season 3, Episode 09||This week, instead of addressing a question that was sent in, I wanted to talk about self-care. Take a listen to hear why self-care and self-compassion aren’t just feel-good things to do, but actually imperative if we’re planning on changing the wor||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light When You Hate Your Job: Make Light Season 3, Episode 08||This week’s episode is a great one: Kimmy asks how to make light when you really, truly hate your job. So join me as I talk about how to set yourself up to find your next job that moves you toward a fulfilling life,||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light in Friendship: Make Light Season 3, Episode 07||Ah, friendship. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a friendship has run its course, am I right? This week’s question comes from Dayni, and she’s wondering when it’s time to call it quits with folks around her who insist on being negative.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light While Vacationing: Make Light Season 3, Episode 06||You might think it wouldn’t be hard to make light on a vacation, but for some folks, there’s stress involved. This week’s question comes from Adrienne, and it’s all about how to take a stress-free holiday. So join me as we talk about how to mana||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light By Thriving After Divorce: Make Light Season 3, Episode 05||This week we have a great question from Ginny, asking about what it takes to thrive after divorce. For this question, I brought in expert advice: my friend, certified divorce coach Jessica Ashley, who is also the founder,||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light With Quiet Activism: Make Light Season 3, Episode 04||Natalie wrote in to ask what I meant when I use the phrase “quiet activism” — she’s intrigued, but just isn’t the grab-a-megaphone-get-arrested-for-civil-disobedience type. Take a listen, and learn what I mean about the phrase,||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light By Helping a Friend Through Pain: Make Light Season 3, Episode 03||This week, I have a special guest: my friend, actor and author Stephanie Wittels Wachs. Her amazing new book, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss, is the story of her heartbreak as she supported||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Being Kind (Even When You Don’t Want To): Make Light Season 3, Episode 02||I loved delving into Nicole’s question this week, about being kind in a world that often doesn’t seem to value kindness. Take a listen, to learn tips and tricks on how and why to keep kindness at the forefront,||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Light by Setting Boundaries: Make Light Season 3, Episode 01||Welcome back to Season 3 of the Make Light Show! This season we’re going to be mixing things up a bit: we’ll be answering your questions about how to make light when life get occasionally dark — things like how to make light when you’re overw||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnection with Laura Mayes: Make Light Season 2, Episode 13||For this final episode of Season 2 of the Make Light Show, Karen speaks with Laura Mayes, a public relations dynamo. She’s best known for being the cofounder of the Mom 2.0 Summit, one of the premiere conferences in the United States for folks who c||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBody Positivity with Stacy Nadeau: Make Light Season 2, Episode 12||Stacy Nadeau is an expert on body positivity, leading workshops to young girls, college students, and even working women, by helping them delve into how their body image can affect the way they move through their careers.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResilience & Self-Compassion with Kate Inglis: Make Light Season 2, Episode 11||My friend Kate Inglis lives the kind of life you imagine all talented writers of fantastical children’s books live: in an old sea captain’s house on a wild, windy coast with a history of rumrunners. And that’s where Kate joins me to today,||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhysicality with Christine Koh: Make Light Season 2, Episode 10||My friend Christine Koh is a neuroscientist, and graphic designer, and a marathoner. She actually came quite late to movement and exercise, and views her movement as a holistic part of her self-care (which also happens to include copious amounts of cak.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStanding in Your Values with Mike Reynolds: Make Light Season 2, Episode 09||Mike Reynolds is a new friend who is an artist and a writer, and he so impresses me – especially his thoughts on feminism, masculinity, and how they deeply influence his parenting style, and the way he moves through the world. Also?||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCelebrating Your Culture with Malaka Gharib: Make Light Season 2, Episode 08||Malaka Gharib is the deputy editor and digital strategist at NPR’s Goats and Soda global development blog. But she’s also currently in the process of writing her graphic memoir about being a first generation American,||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Risks to Change the World with Aimee Woodall: Make Light Season 2, Episode 07||Today’s guest is brand professional, catalyst and rebel, Aimee Woodall. Aimee is the founder and president of The Black Sheep Agency, a cause-driven branding shop. But she’s also fearless when it comes to making a difference — so much so,||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeaningful Family Travel with Carmen Sognonvi: Make Light, Season 2, Episode 06||Today’s amazing guest is an old friend, media professional and world-traveling mom, Carmen Sognonvi. Carmen is the brainchild behind the amazing site, Top Flight Family — a destination all about luxury travel with kids (which isn’t as difficult||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity With Mira Jacob (Re-Broadcast): Make Light, Season 2 Episode 05||(Pardon our pause, friends — today we’re going to re-broadcasting an audience favourite, my inteview with the lovely Mira Jacob, who is a brilliant writer and a master at creativity. We’ll be back next week with all-new programming. Enjoy!||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHiding in the Bathroom with Morra Aarons-Mele: Make Light, Season 2, Episode 04||Author and internet marketer Morra Aarons-Mele knows a thing or two about being a successful entrepreneur — and despite what you might think, it doesn’t require extroversion to make it happen. Today she talks to Karen about introversion,||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Onlyness with Nilofer Merchant: Make Light, Season 2, Episode 03||Author and entrepreneur Nilofer Merchant is also known as the “Jane Bond of Innovation,” helping organizations innovate through seemingly impossible odds. Today she talks to Karen about “the power of onlyness”: what “onlyness” means,||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring the World with Ernest White: Make Light Season 2, Episode 02||Explorer Ernest White, also known as the Fly Brother, joins Karen to talk about why it’s important to get out and see the world, as well as how being authentic and vulnerable gives the people you’re connecting with the opportunity to show their best||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAging Fiercely with Roxanna Sarmiento: Make Light Season 2, Episode 01||Social media expert and language and communications rockstar Roxanna Sarmiento joins Karen to talk about we talk about looking forward to growing up, red hats, and how different cultures view aging. Links mentioned in this episode: Roxanna’s amazing||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Wrap-Up: Make Light, Episode 13||Thanks so much for an amazing Season 1! Karen wraps up some of the highlights of the season … we’ll be back very soon for Season 2! Links mentioned in this episode: Karen’s Facebook Page Karen’s Instagram Page Karen’s Twitter Page And feel f||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoving with Stefania Pomponi: Make Light, Episode 12||CEO and fitness enthusiast Stefania Pomponi joins Karen to talk movement: how to start moving, how to fall in love with it, and how zombies can help. Links mentioned in this episode: Clever, Stefania’s company Popsugar Fitness,||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStorytelling with Lucrecer Braxton: Make Light, Episode 11||Artist and storyteller Lucrecer Braxton joins Karen to talk about why it’s important to control your own narrative, how to discover your own medium for storytelling, and how that career as a radio DJ worked out for her..||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCultivating Self-Confidence with Jess Weiner: Make Light, Episode 10||CEO, cultural changemaker and body-image activist Jess Weiner joins Karen to talk about how to cultivate confidence, why we’re each the CEO of our media empires, and the reason it’s a good thing she never got that talk show.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStep Away from the Screen with Laurie Smithwick: Make Light, Episode 09||Designer and artist Laurie Smithwick joins Karen to talk about how she curated her designer life, what she learned when she stepped away from her screen, and how she earned a Grammy nomination for her work.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing Your Passions with Susan Mann: Make Light, Episode 08||Consultant and Environmentalist Susan Mann joins Karen to talk about what courage is all about, why caring for the environment is such a passion of hers, and what it’s like to follow your dreams to some of the harshest climates on the planet.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCelebrating Your Culture with Ana Flores: Make Light, Episode 07||Community builder Ana Flores, the creative mind behind We All Grow Latina, joins Karen to talk about growing up bicultural, the importance of knowing your roots, and why stalking the boy band Menudo was one of the best decisions she ever made.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hurricane Harvey Edition: Make Light, Episode 06||Hurricane Harvey roared into Texas, and its resulting flooding destroyed Karen’s home. Listen to hear the lessons she’s learned — and is still learning — from the experience. Links mentioned in this episode: Karen’s thoughts on the importanc||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurating an Intentional Life with Kesha Bruce: Make Light, Episode 05||Artist and activist Kesha Bruce, whose powerful work is featured at the Smithsonian, joins Karen to talk about how to curate an intentional life, the importance of art telling your story, and the best way to keep rats from touching your skin.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurship with Cindy Whitehead: Make Light, Episode 04||Cindy Whitehead is an entrepreneur and women’s health advocate who will blow your mind with her brilliance and business savvy. Join Karen and Cindy for a talk about entrepreneurship, courage, pink clothing, and — it was inevitable — sex.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPivoting with Lisa Stone: Make Light, Episode 03||Tech pioneer and entrepreneur extraordinaire Lisa Stone, cofounder of BlogHer, joins Karen for a talk about pivoting, how she powered through some of the most stressful times of her life, and which she thinks is better — Harvard or Oxford.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity with Mira Jacob: Make Light, Episode 02||Welcome back to Make Light, friends! Today’s wonderful guest is author and accidental artist Mira Jacob, one of the most creative people I know. Join us as we talk about how she tends to her own creative spirit,||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFierce Love with Asha Dornfest: Make Light, Episode 01||Hi, everyone, and welcome to Make Light! I’m thrilled to have you join me — especially since my very first guest is author, activist and persistent optimist Asha Dornfest, one of the most gentle-yet-determined people I know.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving this podcast!
I highly recommend this podcast. I'm a huge fan of Karen and am so glad she decided to start her own podcast!
Each episode gets better than the one before ( although each is interesting, funny, and enlightening in its own right). Karen creates a space that makes you feel like you're attending the best coffee date between two accomplished friends. Whatever your interests, this podcast will capture your attention and keep you coming back for more.
Every guest has shared their unique path to a thriving life. Learning their stories is giving me so much confidence to embrace my own adventurous life!