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Wanda Davis (she/her)

Wanda joined Momma on October 18, 2023 live on Twitch to talk about Asking for Help at All Ages

About Wanda

Wanda Davis, M.Sc.,B.Sc.,B.Ed., helps others discover their gifts and live through their hearts. She is an educator, certified life coach, Gene Keys guide, professional speaker, and best-selling author. Wanda lives in London, Ontario. Her children’s book, From Head to Heart, is really a book for all ages that opens discussions about feelings and encourages people to reach out for the help they need to gain better mental health. Wanda is available for author visits and speaking engagements, both in person and virtually. She specializes in supporting self-motivated women in their personal growth to discover their gifts and reach their potential and improve their mental health in the process. This journey helps them to live through their hearts (and not in their heads) and experience self-love and freedom to be their authentic selves. 

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Episode Summary

Calling all seekers of wisdom and champions of vulnerability! Tune in to this episode where MommaFoxFire talks with Wanda Davis, unraveling the secrets of asking for help at all ages – a must-listen for anyone on the thrilling rollercoaster of life seeking connection, growth, and a little extra sprinkle of magic!

In this episode of the mental health podcast Even Tacos Fall Apart, MommaFoxFire engaged in a powerful conversation with Wanda Davis on the topic of "Asking for Help At All Ages." Throughout the interview, key takeaways emerged, emphasizing the importance of emotional awareness, seeking support, and the transformative journey towards self-love and authenticity.

Identifying and Discussing Emotions: The conversation began with a profound insight into the nature of emotions. Wanda highlighted that emotions are energy in motion, emphasizing the significance of sitting with and openly discussing them. The key message was to acknowledge and identify emotions without necessarily identifying with them. Understanding that emotions are fluid, and allowing them to move through without judgment, forms a crucial aspect of emotional well-being.

Asking for Help and Breaking Emotional Walls: It is not only acceptable but necessary to ask for help. The conversation got deep with the metaphorical concept of emotional walls or armor that individuals construct for protection. Wanda shared her perspective on the importance of dismantling these walls to connect with oneself and others authentically. Recognizing that everyone has walls, the interview highlighted the courage it takes to seek help in breaking them down and fostering emotional growth.

Contemplation and Emotional Exploration for Personal Growth: The interview touched upon the transformative power of contemplation and diving into one's emotions. Contemplating and exploring deep-seated fears and emotions were emphasized as essential steps in the journey towards personal growth. The idea that contemplation leads to self-discovery and understanding was a recurring theme throughout the conversation.

Building Self-Love and Embracing Authenticity: The discussion shifted towards the goals of personal growth, focusing on building self-love and embracing authenticity. Wanda suggested incorporating pauses into daily life to connect with the heart and focus on moments of beauty and gratitude. The interview stressed the importance of these practices in fostering self-love and authenticity, encouraging individuals to live in the present moment and build themselves up from within.

Community-Based Mental Health Resources: Addressing the practical aspects of seeking support, the conversation highlighted the significance of community-based mental health resources. Wanda stressed the importance of reaching out to local organizations and professionals, recognizing that different resources cater to various age groups. The conversation emphasized the role of schools, workplaces, and community organizations in providing tailored mental health support.

Eliminating Stigma Surrounding Mental Health: Both MommaFoxFire and Wanda emphasized that seeking help should be viewed without shame or blame. The conversation underscored the importance of open discussions about mental health struggles to foster a supportive environment where everyone feels understood and accepted.

This interview with Wanda Davis provided a rich exploration of the complexities of mental health and personal growth. The conversation emphasized the importance of emotional awareness, seeking help, contemplation for growth, building self-love, accessing community resources, and dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health. 

The Guest House

Jalaluddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.