Let us introduce ourselves! We are Lis and Gwen.
Gwen has a background in Psychology, specifically coaching and Positive Psychology, and has also volunteered with various projects related to peace building. She is passionate about communication and conflict resolution, and spends an inordinate amount of her free time listening to other podcasts, as well as travelling, hosting workshops on happiness, and occasionally trying to figure out other languages or the mysteries of the universe.
Lis was born in Illinois, and grew up Minnesota. Her life in the Midwest inspired her connection to homegrown punk and hip-hop influences. This music and lifestyle inspired a sense of rebellion, freedom, human rights, social justice, and empowerment. Lis is a proud feminist, therefore she believes in the political economic, and social equality of the sexes. She is a passionate writer, traveller, journalist, teacher, and pursuer of adventure. She is in love with discovering new ideas, old beautiful things, places, people, images, and passions.
We are both passionate about: human connections, understanding ourselves better, creating a better world in which people communicate more effectively, improving ourselves and our relationships, and learning and exploring new ideas, which is why we decided to create this podcast. In The Way We Connect, we explore a different idea in each episode relating to human connections – romantic, platonic, familial, financial, social, and everything else.