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Inspire people. Support each others' growth. Create a meaningful life. Does this mission reflect your values? Welcome to the community! What is WHYLD about? Bringing together friends and strangers for conversations on topics that expand their horizons. Fostering the exchange of thoughts between people of diverse walks of life. Giving extraordinary people „from next door“ a voice to share their stories. Celebrating people’s authentic life choices. Why? So that YOU feel inspired to step into Y ...
 
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🤔 Is it okay to not want sex? ❤️‍🔥 💬 “I just thought I was a broken gay guy for 20 years.” 💬 When Cody Daigle-Orians first posted a video 📹 on TikTok, outing 📣 himself as asexual, he immediately received hundreds of comments from young ace (asexual) people saying “Wow, I didn't know ace adults existed!” 🙏🏽 He was 42 back then. In our culture, love …
 
🖌️ What if the most vulnerable parts of your story were painted on your skin? 🎨 This can be a scary thought. We all navigate the sweet tension between wanting to be SEEN for who we are and wanting to hide 🙈 certain aspects we feel uncomfortable showing. While the latter might apply to arguably “minor” things like bad moods, particular quirks we are…
 
😳 Is disability a tragedy? 🤔 “We shouldn’t think of disability as a tragedy but it was that I could have died - which was the tragedy.” 💬 At 28 weeks of her pregnancy, Anja Christoffersen’s mom was told that her baby 👶 had no stomach and would not be able to survive. 17 years later, her beautiful daughter was walking the runway of Amsterdam Fashion…
 
🏝️ A life happening on land, a vacation on a boat - we have heard of that option before. But who says it can’t be the other way round? ⛵ Former electrical engineer Brian Trautman figured an 18-month sabbatical at sea would get him over a “freakout about life” 👻 when he left shore in Seattle back in 2009. He went all in, sold his house 🏡, his cars 🚗…
 
Do you get the sex you want? 🔥 Oops, what a bucket-of-cold-water type of question. 🥵😅 Especially for those of you who don’t usually find yourself in conversations about sex. Why should one even podcast about it? Well… I dare say, sex, love, and relationships are a vital part of everyone’s life. 🌱 ❤️ 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 This applies in some ways even to people wh…
 
🏃‍♀️Running away from where it hurt? We all have done that. But walking back towards it? 🚶‍♀️ Being rejected for who you are takes a toll on a soul. Especially so if the ones rejecting you are the very people you love most - your family, your community. 💔 This happened to Meagan after being outed as a gay woman 👭. One day she is a valued member of …
 
🛑 When will you stop treating your passion as a hobby? 🛑 To Ady Parzentny, music is everything. Has been for decades. When the working day was over, he used to hit the rehearsal room and play the night away. 🎸 👨‍🎤 But making music for a living? 💰 Unthinkable. After all, is it really appropriate for a punk rocker to make money with his music? Just w…
 
What if you chose YOU today? “By making that choice I became significantly happier. And from then on, every time I made a choice that literally felt authentic, I would gain freedom, I would gain happiness.” 🤗 Those are the words of Sam Sheppard. A kind woman with a big heart and a beautiful warm laugh. A teacher👩‍🏫 all her life, a facilitator with …
 
„Why do white people hate black people?” This is an honest question ⁉️ which people visiting Candidly Speaking events might seek answers to. In other contexts, (white) people might read this as an accusation and begin to push back – but not in the intimate space ❤️ Adolpha Cole & her team create for their participants. Candidly Speaking is a concep…
 
Have you ever, during your travels, had a conversation that was so beautiful, so rare, so impactful that you wished others could have witnessed it? A fleeting moment in time, sharing your universe with a person whom you will likely never meet again. The stranger at the café in Marrakesh, the trucker in New Zealand, the villager in Tonga. Sharing th…
 
How can you tell a season is ending? That’s a question I have asked myself for 19 episodes of WHYLD Podcast 😅 When I first started this podcast, I guess it felt calming to have a built-in drop out option, a natural end in case this creative endeavour was going nowhere. The opportunity to say anytime: “Hey, this is the last episode of Season 1… and …
 
Who needs to do something about it? For Delia Botea, the answer was “Me.” In Romania, a country where there are 600 000 stray dogs roaming the streets, waiting to be captured and very likely killed, Delia made a choice: If no one helps these poor, often malnourished, injured, sick, abandoned souls… she must do it. Once scared of dogs herself, she s…
 
Can you be the same person at work that you are at home? Before brushing off this question, pause and reflect. Why should you even ask yourself this? Why shouldn’t you be able to be yourself at work? Why should this be important, after all? Workplaces are spaces in which we spend a whole lot of our time. It’s where we show up, challenge ourselves a…
 
Do you show your true self at work and in all your relationships? You do not need to struggle with your gender identity to experience difficulties in answering YES to that question. Being ourselves first and foremost – and not what we think is expected of us in our many social roles – can be a courageous act. For Anastasia Biefang, the first transg…
 
⁠Do you doubt you live up to people's expectations of you? Do you tend to belittle your own successes? Welcome to the club of many.⁠ ⁠Sometimes we call it modesty, sometimes we speak in the name of realism, sometimes we claim to acknowledge the support of others.⁠ But frankly: oftentimes we simply cannot accept our own greatness.⁠ ⁠In this episode,…
 
Are you holding open the door for fate to enter or do you push it close? Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Sometimes we hit obstacles, sometimes miracles lift us across them. In this episode, musical theatre performer Romeo Salazar shares his experience of losing the stage to perform on during the Covid pandemic. In this juicy, textured conversa…
 
How much are you willing to sacrifice in order to hide your „imperfections“? We all do it at times. We throw our energy, time, and an impressively creative charade of excuses onto the things we feel insecure about, ashamed of, or „not ready yet“ for. We willingly trade our dreams, opportunities, and belief in ourselves for a chance to hide our impe…
 
Did you know that up to 1 in 4 recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage? This is something few know about. In school during sex education, we learn how to avoid pregnancies. However, the other side of the medal is rarely spoken about: How to deal with not being able to get pregnant or the child never making it through to being a new, miraculous li…
 
Can you imagine sharing life with more than one partner? Find the love of your life, get married, buy a house, have kids. This default notion of a desirable, successful path in life is a common theme in society. In this picture, a monogamous “escalator” type relationship plays a central role. However, vowing sexual exclusivity to, loving and living…
 
Have you ever questioned feeling pity for someone with a disability? This conversation might make you do just that. Kara Scott had been confronted for years with strange neurological symptoms and vague diagnoses that would make a spelling champion break a sweat. Her life changed for good when, on the flight home after a family vacation, paralysis h…
 
Does your way of asking questions get you ahead or does it set you back? We pose questions all the time, out of a desire to understand, to connect, to get clearer on a course of action, to challenge others, and a million more reasons. Questions are such a basic component of our linguistic toolkit, rarely do we pay attention to their power. Yet, que…
 
Are you attuned to your inner voice? Can you relate to the feeling of not being able to be your true self in the circumstances you are in? To experiencing pressure, stress, and the resulting effects on your body and mind as you try to meet the expectations of yourself and others? Depending on how deep you are stuck in the rabbit hole, you might thi…
 
How well are you connected to who you truly are being at the core? What might sound like an awkward question to some is a game changer once we actually open up to it. We are more than our name, our profession, our history. Jason Stephenson, the creator of guided mediation and affirmation recordings, reflects on how mindfulness helps to strip away t…
 
Have you ever wondered why phone booths in Italy might be wider than elsewhere? Well, it's most likely an untrue myth, to be fair. Plus, this is definitely not the topic of the episode - but you'll hear an answer anyway if you keep listening to the very end. In this episode, you'll get to meet Francesco Leone. A serial entrepreneur who does not con…
 
Are you putting others first and leaving yourself behind in the process? There is no right answer to the question of how much sacrifice is adequate and what degree of egoism is healthy. Luckily, life is not about either/or. Our span of life provides plenty of room for taking care of others as well for exploration, self-expression, and goal pursuit.…
 
Pleasure, indulgence and abundance is a popular theme of society Especially in safe and economically prosperous parts of the world. Abstaining from something that we enjoy and think we need can therefore be experienced as anything between pointless, sad, and even downright scary. This could apply to all kinds of things, like cars, kitchen gadgets, …
 
What proof do you need to believe in your own resilience? A lot of people tend to attribute their successes in life to external factors. Well, I was just lucky… I had help I couldn’t have done it without. This does not really foster one’s self-esteem. But what if you swam across the sea for 21 hours without stopping, without touching anything solid…
 
Do you take others for granted? You would realize that, at the latest, if you complained about something someone did “not right”. All of us are making hundreds of choices daily when interacting with ourselves or other people. We could choose to be rude, to be unreliable, to be ignorant. Yet instead, most of us most of the time decide to be respectf…
 
Would you have it in you to cross the US all the way from the southern to the northern end… on foot? Well, in episode 2 you get to meet someone who did just that. Thomas Clemens walked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a long-distance hiking trail that stretches for 4270 kilometers, in 5 months and 13 days. Doing nothing but putting one foot after ano…
 
Welcome to the WHYLD Podcast. Inspire people. Support others' growth. Create a meaningful life. If this mission resonates with your own values, this podcast is for you. My name is Tina Hewelt and I create WHYLD because I love people and am deeply curious about why they do what they do. Especially if – to me – they seem to have weird hobbies, quirky…
 
Inspire people. Support others' growth. Create a meaningful life. Does this mission reflect your values? Welcome to the community! What is WHYLD about? Bringing together friends and strangers for conversations on topics that might expand their horizons. Fostering the exchange of thoughts between people of diverse walks of life. Giving extraordinary…
 
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