This MindFULL conversation with Carol Ross is both mindful and delightful. It did not go the way we thought it would. It went better. You can listen to our MindFULL conversation here.

Who is Carol Ross? Carol is someone who believes in 9 lives…and 3 careers.

She started her career being very happy using only her mind, and not her heart. She was an engineer for 20 years, first in the nuclear power industry and then in the telecommunications industry.

The next 20 years gifted her with the development of her heart. She’s been a career and leadership coach since 2003, focusing on emotional fitness and since 2020, Carol has focused on developing her spirituality. Now, as an energy healer, she works in the domain of soul and spirit.  She delights when energy-based practices help her navigate sticky challenges, with ease. Her newest frontier in the metaphysical world is helping clients dissolve family patterns and mine the gifts of their lineage, through ancestral healing. Having done her own work in ancestral healing, she considers herself lucky to have been born.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, both from Northwestern University. She has received training from Coaches Training Institute, Lucid Living, Center for Right Relationship, and Newfield Networks.

Check out our MindFULL conversation. I really think it will fill your mind!

It Only Takes One

How many times have you tried something and been met with No? Or even worse for me, crickets. I need to hear back – and often I don’t. I have had to learn to be OK with that inside myself. To turn down the volume of Whys.

So, too, did my guest, Howard Waldstricher, who made a huge career change at 59. He started as a computer programmer when he graduated college. Then life happened and he ended up becoming a personal trainer and gym owner. Then Covid happened, and he dusted off his old skills, added new ones and tuned into one of his Mother’s favorite sayings, “It only takes one”. Such advice kept him going as he applied and applied and applied to jobs. And then, he hit the mother-lode (to some people) – a job at Facebook.

And then, mic drop. After only 18 months, he got swept up in the mass layoff. Listen in as Howard shares his story about the life lessons he brought to the job and the new skills he integrated with his old skills for a new story.

You can listen to my MindFULL conversation with Howard here.

MindFULL Musing on Pivoting

Last week’s MindFULL conversation (and mindful conversation!) got me thinking about all that goes into pivoting in our careers. There is much written, but few lay out the steps like Susie did for me, in a side email. I turned it into a MindFULL Musing. Give a listen! And if you want a hard copy of the steps, simply DM me on IG or send me an email at robin@robinglicksteinvoices.com. Cheers to taking a step!

Listen to MindFULL conversations MindFULL Meals – Easy Dinners with Susie Miles here.

MindFULL Meals – Easy Dinners

In keeping with February Food Month, today’s Guest is Susie Miles, Host of the podcast Cooking and Convos

For more than twenty years, Susie held positions at The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and a few television production companies in between. She served in many different roles in her career and while she mostly enjoyed the journey, she began to feel a rumbling inside her soul, whispering ‘there has to be more to life than this. More than rushing around nonstop, sitting in hours of traffic each day and in long meetings, looking out the window, wanting to be somewhere else.’ Then the pandemic hit… it took an unfortunate and catastrophic event to tell her that she needed the pivot. Now she brings healthy meals to her listeners and tips for making it all so simple.

You can hear our MindFULL conversation here. And you can listen to Susie’s podcast here. But make sure you are near your kitchen. I gaurantee, you will be hungry!

MindFULL Meals

With the high price of food these days, how do you keep it all fresh so you can actually use what you have bought? Today’s cheerful and thoughtful guest, Michelle Fox, Culinary Nutrionist, gives you tips on how to keep your celery fresh, your carrots crisp and your arugula from wilting – and the tips have one thing in common, glass!

In addition to making sure you use glass for storing food (out with the plastic!), meal planning and what you fill your mind with is as important. Michelle is ALL about treating the WHOLE person and MindFULL(y) believes that “owning we are worthy of taking time to care for ourselves with meditation and a healthy mindset, builds the pillars of our well-being”.

Check out our MindFULL conversation here and be sure and read the shownotes for links to recipes and music suggestions for dancing your way to making new and healthy choices!

She Said – A Lawyer’s Movie Review and Insights

How often do you get to hear what a lawyer has to say about a movie involving our legal system and one of the most high profile films of the 2022 Holiday Season? In the beginning of December, I went to see the movie She Said about the Harvey Weinstein case with Leora Joseph. I met Leora at a wedding and one conversation led to another…

Why Leora? Well, Leora was Deputy Chief of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bureau in the Boston (Suffolk County) District Attorney’s Office. Over 25 years of practicing law has brought her empathy and intelligence to difficult conversations with thousands of victims. She has supervised specialized units involving the most vulnerable victims – human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse, elder abuse – and oversaw all the District Attorney’s special projects and community involvement in areas of intimate crimes.

Full disclosure – this is a long and complex conversation. It is also audibly challenging. Leora and I went to see the movie and then debriefed over a glass of wine in the lobby. When I listened back, I was so bummed to hear all of the music and background noise. I perseverated over it and then spent money on an Audio Engineer to fix it. When I got it back, it sounded worse to me, so I took the advice of Brene Brown and am being vulnerable in sharing the original audio. I think the conversation is way more important than being perfect. I hope it will fill your mind with new perspectives. Afterall, that’s the point of MindFULL conversations. You can listen here.

Turn Your Wine Glass Upside Down and Your Life Rightside Up

Being a professionally successful woman can have its pitfalls. Along with stress, there are deep-rooted feelings of inadequacy. This manifests in anxiety, fear, and shame. Drinking is a quick, easy, and [seemingly] harmless way to take the edge off. But it causes way more harm than it does good. 

Last Fall, my friend Lisa introduced me to Kay Allison. Kay is a powerhouse. She is dynamic in energy, thoughtfulness and looks. Her story blew me away and inspired me to learn more about her and about what it means to be Sober Curious. Once I learned the phrase, I started to notice how many people I was meeting who are Sober! When Kay came to visit, she brought me an advanced copy of her book, Juicy AF* (*Alcohol Free). Stop The Drinking Spiral. Create Your Future. Juicy AF* (*Alcohol-Free) is a step-by-step guide to help address the unique issues that underlie women’s drinking. Kay’s insights, stories, and practical tools are helping women step out of their fear, anxiety, and shame and into their Juicy AF life to reach their full potential. I sat down, read the book and walked away with several things to think about. I’m still thinking!

Today, Kay is an author, entrepreneur, and innovator behind Juicy AF* (*Alcohol-Free), and in our MindFULL conversation she tells us how her life took off once she embarked on her alcohol-free journey, how her income multiplied by 600%, how she created multi-million dollar companies, and how she met the love of her life just by giving up drinking! Now she’s helping women step out of their fear and into their full potential. If you think you need to change your story or relationship to drinking, Kay is the person to help you.

You can hear our conversation here and check out Kay’s book here. May this MindFULL conversation fill your mind with something new and your glass with something unexpected.

Collage Stories in 2 & 3 dimensions

A few weeks ago I posted an episode on MindFULL conversations about Finding Pieces and Making Something Fun, an interactive Zoom class with Judith Cassel-Mamet that takes the bits and pieces of pictures, notes and trinkets you might have inherited, kept or found and shows you how to turn it into something that delights. I wanted to put it back out into the world, now that the month of January is here (the class is happening on Friday, January 27). And… I got a great and thoughtful email for the class that is loaded with helpful and easy instructions! I think Judith is the consumate teacher and I am eagerly collecting my own pics, notes and papers. Join Us! I always learn something new from Judith that makes my world better – and I suspect you will, too.

You can re-listen to the epsiode here. And check out this link to go straight to Judith’s website where you can sign up. I trust you will find all sorts of information and inspiration!

See you at class.

HeartFULL Gratitude

Robin Glickstein. January 13, 2020. Photo by Ellen Jaskol.

I wanted to take this MindFULL Moment to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for listening to MindFULL conversations. What a year it has been and I could not have done this without you! You have given me good cheer and space to try and learn, and fail, and try again. My heart is so FULL. Thank you! I wish you all a few weeks of moments that lighten your hearts and fill your minds with words, music, books, stories and memories. We’ll be back in January to share what filled our minds and look forward to continuing our MindFULL conversations.

Listen to A MindFULL Musing of Gratitude here

xo, Robin

Getting Help with Aging Parents

When you’re 5, you think your Mom is gonna be your Mom just like this picture, for your whole life. And then, BOOM, you’re 60 and your Mom is no longer the age she was in the picture.

What do you do? How do you care ABOUT her and not FOR her. There’s a loving difference and that is what today’s MindFULL conversation with Maggie Miller is all about.

When your parents begin to age, you get a job you didn’t apply for and knowing how to navigate is where Maggie can help – she coaches adult children of aging parents. So check out our MindFULL conversation and get the help you can have, so you can be the best help to the ones you love.

You can find our conversation here. Then let us know what you learned! And make sure and check out Maggie’s website here so she can help you learn even more.