Episode 35: The Waterwheel of Relationships with Jill Woolworth

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“Treasure the people closest to you.” @JillWoolworth

As a young professional, it may be difficult to prioritize your personal relationships. So much of your time and energy is already being invested in your career and it may be difficult to balance all of the demands at work without neglecting the people who are the most important to you. In today’s episode of Sharpen, we are joined by marriage and family therapist, Jill Woolworth.

Jill is a fountain of wisdom on the topic of relationships and very openly shares with us what she has learned as a wife of over forty years and as a therapist who has sat with countless clients struggling with their relationships. She believes the essence of her career is being an “untangler of relationship knots”. Today, she helps us to understand how to create balance between ambition and relationships. This is a powerful episode for those who may struggle with having to “balance it all”.


Questions asked:

What does “relationship health” mean? Why should we talk about it?

What practical wisdom do you have for young professionals who are starting their careers and families?


Topics covered:

How to balance “pouring out” to others and being “poured into”.

How to allow yourself to be truly seen in an intimate relationship.


Quotes from the Show:

“I've never met an over-appreciated spouse.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

“Pay attention to the things that nurture you.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

“Not being offended is a sign of mental health and spiritual growth.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

“Be intentional about kindness.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet


Connect with Jill:

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LinkedIn

The Waterwheel:Practical Wisdom  for 64 Common Concerns on Amazon

The Waterwheel:Practical Wisdom  for 64 Common Concerns on BarnsandNoble.com

Jill’s husband Rick’s Organization: Telemachus


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Episode 34: Real and Known with Irene Little

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This week I am so excited to introduce to you Irene Little, the Executive Vice President of Grey Group, a top-ranked advertising and marketing organization in New York. In this episode, Irene shares a personal story about a tragedy that reshaped the way she looked at relationships, work, and life.

Growing up with strong roots in Texas, it was never Irene’s plan to move to New York and work full time in advertising. Through a series of events Irene found herself in a place that she did not expect but also learned valuable life lessons that she openly shares with us. In this powerful episode we talk about how to handle the curve balls that life throws our way with grace and lean into the power of community in our darkest hour.


Topics covered:

Learning the difference between personal growth and perfectionism.

Being open to help in times of tragedy.

The importance of sharing your story and inviting others in.


Quotes from the Show:

“You’ve got to have a plan.” @IreneLittle

“During all the messiness, love poured in.” @IreneLittle

“Embrace the life that we have.” @IreneLittle

“We are made to connect deeply.” @IreneLittle

“I’ve learned to make space for me.” @IreneLittle

Connect with Irene: LinkedIn

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