I’m Gwyneth Jones (aka Gwen), and I’m basically somebody who is passionate about communication and conflict resolution. I spend an inordinate amount of my free time listening to other podcasts, as well as travelling, hosting workshops on happiness, and occasionally trying to figure out the mysteries of the universe. I studied my MSc in Applied Positive Psychology in 2015 and am qualified as a life coach. I have also studied Radical Honesty, Non-Violent Communication and spent time volunteering in peacebuilding organisations.
I am 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 the podcast was born. 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.
My co-host for episodes 1-7 is Lis, who 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.