High Wire Woman with Rosanna Berardi

Rosanna Berardi

Rosanna Berardi is a lawyer, mother, and entrepreneur. She built her immigration law firm, Berardi Immigration Law, from her home apartment to a multi-million-dollar company in 15 short years. Rosanna is also the Founder and CEO of High Wire Woman, a consulting firm that provides systems and solutions to working women. She believes working women can “have it all” and shows her clients how to stay on the tight rope of life.

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This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is sharing tips about gift-giving. This holiday season, she tells listeners to give experiences instead of stuff. You'll hear Rosanna talk about: Taking advantage of Airbnb's Online Experiences; you can have over ten different online experiences with people around the world. This is a great gift to give to someone as it's something different and exciting, and it’s not costly. Doing low-key activities such as hikes, walks, and going out to eat at places you've never been to before with people you love.  Sending meals as gifts. It's easy and thoughtful, and you can put a smile on someone's face.  Renting a house not far away from your own and just doing relaxing activities with family and friends.  One of the best experiential gifts is the gift of a spa day. Plan a spa day with a loved one and just enjoy the relaxation. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars trying to get your loved ones the perfect Christmas gifts. Giving them the gift of experiences is cheaper, easier, and they'll appreciate it so much more.  Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman

Dec 7

17 min 49 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about intermittent fasting. Her guest, Laurie Lewis, has studied fasting principles from some of the greatest doctors in the world and has helped many individuals through her coaching program. Laurie and Rosanna walk through a typical coaching session and discuss practical tips on how to feel good while staying healthy. You'll hear Rosanna and Laurie talk about: How Laurie started in the field of diet health, and her struggles with perimenopause. Intermittent fasting is not a program, it's an eating schedule that matches the design of a human being. This is because throughout history people have never had 24/7 access to food. The calorie theory is flawed as the body actually has no calorie receptors. The idea that taking in less calories means less weight gain does not work because weight loss is hormonal. If the body perceives less nutrients than it receives, it slows the metabolism. Many people have to be coached in permanently balancing their hormones, lowering their insulin, and accessing the body's stored fat.  You get to decide how long your fasting period is and the factors that you need to consider are: your goals, your lifestyle, what meals you like to eat, your social life and your work schedule.  Tiny meals a day to rev up your metabolism is a flawed concept. You can't tap into your body's fat storage when insulin is high, and insulin is high when you're eating all the time. The two-step process of intermittent fasting is deciding when your eating window closes and discovering the foods that love you back. You should take in no flavors or nutrients while fasting, so the body can be in a full state of rest. Even a simple flavor like mint or lemon sends signals to the brain that food is incoming, and it makes fasting harder. One important aspect of a diet is choosing to eat real food. "If we can be enthusiastically, deliberately pausing from eating every day and feeling so well in those fasting hours and then looking forward to eating delicious food later...we get to relish in the experiment of what we're eating and notice what makes us feel well and what makes us feel poorly," Laurie tells Rosanna. When opening your eating window, try to eat as much protein and fat as possible and save the refined carbohydrates such as grains for your dinner. Also start paying attention to how different foods make you feel.  Where High Wire Women can go to get more information on Laurie's program. You don't have to resort to elaborate diets, or vigorous exercise regimen to lose weight. All you have to do is simply take charge of when you eat and when you don't.  Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Laurie Lewis | LinkedIn | Facebook   Fast Forward Wellness

Nov 30

43 min

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about finding out what you truly want to do. Her guest, Gina Geis, is a practicing neonatologist, and an Associate Professor of bioethics and pediatrics. Gina and Rosanna talk about burnout and why it happens, and share tips on how to deal with it.  You'll hear Rosanna and Ginatalk about: How Gina got started in medicine. The intersection of burnout and moral distress is something that needs to be discussed as it speaks to a deeper problem within society. What Gina discovered in medical literature about coaching as an evidence-based approach to help treat burnout. She tried out the method on herself, then sought training in the field so she could offer service to clients. The three core elements of burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of personal and professional accomplishment. When work takes a toll on you to the point where your body is not functioning well, when you are approaching work and people at a distance and not being present, and when the things that previously motivated you, don't anymore, you are burnt out. High functioning people with burnout still need help. You need a holistic look at how your work and life integrate before you reach a tipping point because that's when it becomes dangerous. Gina talks about how she maintains her own personal work-life balance, and where High Wire Women can go for more information about her services. Depending on where you are in your journey, there may be a goal that you're trying to work on. Gina Geis can help you achieve it without putting yourself at risk. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Gina Geis | LinkedIn | Twitter

Nov 23

23 min 10 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about material things versus interpersonal relationships. In this era of consumerism, it’s easy to get swept away focusing on the gifting part of Christmas instead of what it’s truly about: spending time with your loved ones and sharing experiences together. You’ll hear Rosanna talk about: How we remember and cherish experiences more than material things. She talks about the trips her family has been on together, and how fond those memories are. The instant gratification we’re familiar with. We no longer have to wait for anything, so the holidays and gift giving aren’t as meaningful as they once were. Rosanna emphasizes the importance of gratitude. Rosanna’s craving for deep and meaningful relationships over material things. She urges listeners to remember the spirit of the holidays and identify what Christmas means to them. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Nov 16

15 min 22 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is sharing her experience with weight loss. She has been trying for more than a decade without results. For Rosanna and many others like her, losing weight is a difficult task that goes beyond just exercising and drinking water. In a show of vulnerability, Rosanna reminds listeners in similar circumstances to be kind to themselves, and do the best they can. You’ll hear Rosanna talk about: Her visceral grief from losing her mother to a plethora of health problems. She bares it all, telling listeners how she struggled after her mother’s death and her subsequent breast cancer diagnosis. The numerous methods she has tried to lose weight. From personal trainers to coaches to exercise programs, Rosanna’s done them all, but still has yet to see the fruits of her labor. Rosanna’s eating disorder and how it links to why she hasn’t lost weight. Her hope for the future. Despite the challenges and obstacles she has overcome and the successes she has gained, there are still times when Rosanna feels inadequate for being unable to lose weight even after 10 years. However, she holds onto her mother’s words in her heart as a reminder that her weight doesn’t define her. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law “Not all that glitters is gold; there are sometimes really hard things going on in the background.”

Nov 9

19 min 59 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi’s guest is Hillary Bennett, founder and CEO of Hillary Bennett Consulting. As a passionate business growth coach, Hillary helps moms find authentic productivity, foster faith-based business growth, and take the overwhelm out of email marketing. Hillary also moonlights as a mental health coach with Lyra Health, applying science-backed coaching methods to help clients create desired change in their life and improve their well being.  You’ll hear Rosanna and Hillary talk about: Hillary’s switch from corporate to coaching. She talks about her journey from cinematography - something she had always dreamed of doing - to finding a passion in helping others actualize their potential. Debunking the myth of the one-size-fits-all morning routine. People, especially women, are frequently bombarded with numerous versions of the ‘right’ way to do things. This causes them to draw comparisons to their own lives, and often leads to self-deprecating inner dialogue.  Layering habits. When we burden ourselves with doing too much at one time, we can become overwhelmed, and subsequently, demotivated. Hillary teaches listeners how to layer habits so that they can maintain consistency while avoiding biting off more than they can chew. The power of gratitude. Gratitude is overlooked as a cliche, but there is a reason the cliche exists in the first place. It is a powerful, transformative force, according to Hillary. The true essence of a morning routine. Despite the name, Hillary says your routine does not necessarily have to be in the morning, though she recommends it as a great way to start your day. “Even in the darkest days, finding something to be grateful for helped me put one foot in front of the other.” Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Hillary Bennett | LinkedIn | Instagram Mompreneur Digest Hillary Bennett | Podcast

Nov 2

21 min 19 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about changing your life. Her guest, Jill McAbe, is a bestselling author, business coach, and the founder of Boom-U, which helps creatives and entrepreneurs start and scale their businesses. Jill shares tips on building a business, and how High Wire Women can find fulfillment in business and entrepreneurship.  You'll hear Rosanna and Jill talk about: People want to do meaningful work and feel valued in their environments.  The importance of vision and knowing what you want. You have to articulate your goals. Find something meaningful and market it so it's valuable. If you want to start a business, you have to want to do it for free because it requires time and investment. The importance of introspection and why entrepreneurs need this skill. To succeed in business you can't be the one who does everything. You have to accept help. Why Jill wrote her book. You need to stop complaining and start doing! Transform your life and become the best version of yourself. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Jill McAbe | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook It’s Go Time: Build the Business and Life You Really Want

Oct 26

24 min 28 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi looks back on her journey as she celebrates the 50th episode milestone of the High Wire Woman podcast. You’ll hear Rosanna talk about: The exacerbated challenges working women are facing due to the pandemic. How to devote time to what you love: “Life is way too short to [spend it] doing things you hate.” The Pomodoro technique. The value of consistency. “It’s that consistency that builds good habits,” she says. “You’ll get hooked because you’re going to look forward to it, and you’ll be so much happier.” Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Oct 19

16 min 9 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about making changes. Her guest, Lauren Kennedy, is the founder and Chief Marketing Nerd at Coastal Consulting, a company that helps its clients find scalable solutions for marketing automation management. She is also a blogger, an author, and a strategic marketer. Lauren joins Rosanna to share tips on how High Wire Women can go against the tide, make changes, and strike out on their own.  You'll hear Rosanna and Lauren talk about: Lauren’s career journey. Make sure you are passionate about what you are doing. Lauren talks about her career in the marketing industry and building her own company. The growth pace that’s set out for employees in the corporate world is too slow. What Lauren has done differently for her employees is map out a growth plan for what they would like to achieve. She’s setting them up for success so that they can manage their own systems. Giving people the independence to manage their own workload without micromanaging, allows them to have the creative and strategic freedom to make decisions and act on directions. Bring your teams into the loop whenever you’re making changes, and paint a full picture of why you’re making those changes. Lauren talks about Hubspot. You have the capacity to strike out on your own and achieve success. Be passionate, and stay true to your values and take that leap of faith! Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Lauren Kennedy | LinkedIn  Coastal Consulting

Oct 12

16 min 38 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about doing it all, and her guest, Katie Chonacas, is someone who has done it all. Katie is an actress, an author, a podcast host, and a voice actress. She joins Rosanna to share her insights on how she does all that she does and to encourage High Wire Woman how to do the same.  You'll hear Rosanna and Katie talk about: Katie’s acting career. Taking one step at a time. Stop and take a breath every once in a while. Be in tune with yourself and appreciate the gifts you have. The importance of being your authentic self and ‘shedding the old skin’ so that you can get back in alignment with your goals, intentions, and what makes you happy. “When you want to set your intention to do something...the things that you don't know, start messy,” Katie stresses. Doing things for the love of doing them.  Why it’s important to disconnect from the world for a little while and recenter yourself. Resetting is important so that you can just be in the moment and catch up with yourself.  Intuition is the energy of the life force of what we have around. Turning your phone off, so that you can focus on the task at hand. Trust your intuition; make it into a game or curiosity and interpersonal challenge with yourself. Katie narrows in on the importance of hacks, and applying limiters to your everyday routines. Cutting back on your media consumption, even if it’s just a few minutes less, removing toxic people from your lives or people who drain your energy, and simply doing what’s best to protect your own mental health is so vital. Katie talks about her book and what’s next for her. You have the power to do it all. Tap into that power by showing up for yourself; remove the barriers to unlocking that power and stay focused on your goals. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Katie Chonacas | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram She’s All Over The Place

Oct 5

30 min

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about entrepreneurship. Her guest, Diane Strand, is CEO and owner of JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. She joins Rosanna to share insights on how to become a great entrepreneur.  You'll hear Rosanna and Diane talk about: As an entrepreneur you need to do a mind shift on a daily basis. This reduces stress, and keeps you from worrying where the next dollar is coming from. Knowing that it will come, and that money comes and goes will make things easier for you as an entrepreneur. Diane talks about her studio, JDS Video and Media Productions. Being an entrepreneur is about providing hope and making dreams come true, and putting that into practice into your organizations. The book Diane is writing and what it's about. Entrepreneurship is about providing hope and impacting lives in any way that you can. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Diane Strand | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram JDS Video & Media Productions

Sep 28

11 min 52 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about integrity. Her guest, Cheryl Gray Hines, is an executive coach and the author of In Support of Myself: A Woman's Guide To Asking For and Receiving Help From Others. Cheryl is also a mentor and has been coaching women on how to live their best authentic lives. She and Rosanna dive deep into what true integrity is, and how women leaders can overcome the fear of asking for help. You'll hear Rosanna and Cheryl talk about: How Cheryl transitioned from academia into entrepreneurship. People view integrity as something that is egregious and don't look at it from a personal standpoint. They don't look at how their actions align with their words and so end up violating integrity because of self-esteem.  When you have clarity about your core values, you distance yourself from environments, actions, and people that do not align with those values. If you don't understand the why of what you're doing, you will always revert to your former behaviors.  Understanding the progress you've made instead of criticizing yourself constantly, will do so much for you in achieving your goals. Cheryl talks about her book.  Integrity is being in support of yourself because the first line of integrity is with yourself not others. What you do with yourself will determine how you show up with others and your organization. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Cheryl Gray Hines | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram In Support of Myself: A Woman's Guide To Asking For and Receiving Help From Others

Sep 21

23 min 39 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about energy drain. Her guest, Kristen Bowen, is the founder of Living The Good Life Naturally and has spent the last two decades helping women become comfortable with their power to obtain optimal health.  Kristen joins Rosanna on this episode to share the power of magnesium, and how to replace your energy with things that are positive.  You'll hear Rosanna and Kristen talk about: How Kristen got started in her career in health. Your energy saps because your adrenals are lacking potassium, magnesium, and salt. Having a consistent diet of potassium rich foods, especially foods that are also rich in other minerals and potassium, can help you build up endurance and strength and re-energize you. Without magnesium, you can't get proper levels of Vitamin D.  How our skin absorbs magnesium. Taking charge of how you react to your emotions can keep your stress levels down, and help stop the drain of magnesium in the body. How Living The Good Life Naturally works, and what they offer customers.  Your body is so powerful and so you need to do the best to take care of it. Every small step you take to keep yourself upbeat and positive will do wonders to keep you from falling into a slump. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Kristen Bowen | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

Sep 14

33 min 26 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about striving for perfection. Her guest, Melissa Russiano, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been offering both online and private practice since 2010. Melissa joins Rosanna on this episode to share insights and give tips on how to break the cycle of negative self-talk, and how to be gentle with yourself amidst the anxiety and stress of the pandemic.  You'll hear Rosanna and Melissa talk about: How Melissa is passionate about partnering with women in high pressure situations. Perfection doesn't exist. It's okay to be good enough where you are at and embrace the amazing things you have around you. The work Melissa does with Brené Brown. Shame doesn't hold you back. There is nothing wrong with being perfectly imperfect, and you can find a way to live authentically. You can make your life better even with circumstances that are out of your control. Focus on what you can control and live in that bubble. Be who you are at the core, and if you don't know who that is, take some time to figure it out. It is scary to figure out but also very freeing because then you can proudly say who you are and what your core values are. Make decisions that are in line with your core values. Melissa talks about how High Wire Woman can work with her. Perfection doesn't exist and striving for it - striving to maintain an image that isn't real - is only going to hold you back. Be who you are and live your authentic life. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Melissa Russiano | LinkedIn | Website 

Sep 7

23 min 47 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about our bodies’ relationship with food. Her guest, Monica Lopera Nassar, is a nutrition health expert and the founder of Calibrate Your Wellness. Monica has spent twelve years developing strategic messaging around food and has been advocating for healthier food options. She joins Rosanna on this episode to teach us about our brain and biology, that we aren’t designed to fail, and educate us about food struggles. You'll hear Rosanna and Monica talk about: Companies are more concerned with making profits than with producing healthy foods. They don’t take our health or biological reactions to ingredients into account. Don’t fall for their advertising tricks, Monica warns.  Keeping it simple when it comes to our health takes just 2 steps: creating a baseline, and tracking your water intake. Creating a baseline involves understanding the percentage of products, as opposed to whole ingredients, that are in the foods you consume. When you track your water intake you can gauge just how much water you are consuming daily and make the necessary modifications. Understanding how ingredients work together, or don’t work together, for your own specific needs is very important for your personal health. You should focus on the quality of your ingredients instead of counting your calories. How Monica’s approach differs from popular diet plans. Where High Wire Women can get more information on Monica and the work she does. Your bodies are made to heal. Your brains know what is best, and so you just need to tune into those key parts of yourselves in order to develop a healthy food plan that is specific to your own needs. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Monica Lopera Nassar | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook  Calibrate Your Wellness

Aug 31

26 min 42 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about writing. Her guest, Javacia Harris Bowser, is a blogger, freelance writer and a writing coach. Javacia is the Founder of See Jane Write, a company that helps women become ‘the authors of their lives’ through writing, blogging, and entrepreneurship. She joins Rosanna on this episode to talk about how High Wire Women can use blogging to improve their writing skills. You'll hear Rosanna and Javacia talk about: How Javacia first started writing. See Jane Write was started in a Mexican restaurant and has since grown due to the many meetups and workshops Javacia has hosted. The ways High Wire Women can get connected to See Jane Write. Blogging is important for writers in two ways: marketing, and practice. It’s a great way for writers to get their name out there, and it also helps them get in the habit of writing every day. A good way to find something to blog about, Javacia advises, is finding the intersection between something you’re passionate about, and something people consider you an expert in. There will be many blogs passionate about the same thing you’re passionate about but your own perspective and story is what’s going to set you apart. To stay focused on writing in this noisy world, remind yourself of why you’re writing. Telling another person that you are writing will keep you motivated.  Where High Wire Women can go to find more information about writing, and writing tips. Writing is a great way to stay in the moment in our busy lives. It slows things down and helps us to appreciate every moment as it happens and improving those skills can help us not only in the business world, but in our personal lives too. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Javacia Harris Bowser | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook  See Jane Write

Aug 24

20 min 34 sec

If Brene Brown and Tony Robbins had a baby, it would be this week’s guest on the High Wire Woman Podcast, Tracy Litt. Tracy is a leadership expert, mindset coach, and spiritual advisor who helps people break the patterns that bind them, so they can become the highest versions of themselves. Tracy works with businesses and groups, as well as individuals, and uses experiences from her own life to inform the transformative work she does with others. You’ll hear Rosanna and Tracy talk about: “The Path” that so many of us end up on – school, to college, to the corporate ladder that leaves us unfulfilled, and what that is so often the case How we can pivot away from the “should” and get in touch with who we really want to be. Tracy shares the critical first step. Once you understand where the “should’s” in your life comes from, you can choose how you want to act, instead of acting on autopilot according to what other people think you should do. Why it’s important to celebrate your successes and your good works – even if it feels uncomfortable at first. The unique power of a group of women working together, supporting each other, and celebrating themselves and one another.  Resources: Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman   Tracy Litt | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn TheLittFactor.com Ted Talk

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Aug 17

27 min 8 sec

On this week’s episode of High Wire Woman, it’s getting intimate. Or rather, Rosanna Berardi and her guest, intimacy expert, and host of The Marriage Podcast, Dr. Alexandra Stockwell are talking about making room for the important things. The world and our experiences of it are often intense, and when we’re so busy, many of us need to get to know ourselves and our partners again. Having an intimate relationship is a learnable skill, and Dr. Stockwell is devoted to helping people do just that, through her podcast, programs, and coaching. You’ll hear Rosanna and Dr. Stockwell talk about: How someone becomes an intimacy expert. - it wasn't in the plan but came about when all of the markers of success didn’t result in the contentment and satisfaction Dr. Stockwell expected. She decided to start making huge changes. The beauty in allowing ourselves to give up expectations of intense experiences, and allowing ourselves to enjoy being in nature and being ourselves. The struggles and opportunities in relationships caused by the pandemic. The shifts we can make to improve communication in our relationships.  How to be vulnerable and make requests for change in a way that is likely to be heard and responded to.  Resources: Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Alexandra Stockwell: Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn The Marriage Podcast  Uncompromising Intimacy

Aug 10

30 min 32 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about sponsorship. Her guest, Jessica Chinyelu, is a Corporate Sponsorship Strategist and Consultant. Jessica is an enthusiastic leader who helps foster collaborative work environments. She joins Rosanna on this episode to talk about acquiring a sponsorship, and how High Wire Women can find the best corporate sponsorships. You'll hear Rosanna and Jessica talk about: How Jessica started teaching people to land corporate sponsorships. In the corporate world, it’s important to surround yourself with people who see the best in you and can help you reach your potential. Getting a corporate sponsorship is not about the amount of followers that you have. It’s about the value that you can provide to your potential partner.  You should customize your experiences for your clients, and that requires research and really knowing your clients. If you do the research, and can demonstrate how your ideas will benefit your customer, they will want to work with you.  When you first call your potential sponsor, make sure to ask the right questions, and brainstorm with them how to make the partnership successful. The three best options for High Wire Women to get started with Jessica. Relationships are the true backbone of sponsorships; if we can foster relationships, it will be easier for us to land great collaborations and sponsorships. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Jessica Chinyelu | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram The Sponsorship Lady

Aug 3

25 min 56 sec

Hello HWW - Enjoy this replay of a favorite episode reminding us to remove our busy badge and start living life fully. It’s the first week of December, and we’ve officially entered the “busy” season. I’m not talking about tax season for accountants. I’m talking about the holidays, which is the crazy, busy, madness season for all working women. Think of the last time you asked a friend or colleague “how are you doing?” I guarantee all of them responded “busy” or “busy, busy” or “crazy busy.” We wear this badge like a medal of honor. It protects us from all of the things we don’t want to do in life.  But I challenge you to think about what wearing your “busy badge” really does to your life? I’ll go first. When I say I’m “busy,” that’s a signal to leave me alone because I’m disorganized and don’t have a grasp on what needs to be done in my personal and professional life. I go from one thing to the next, putting out the hottest fire, responding to the client who is screaming loudest. I don’t have a plan on my “busy” days. I’m a hot mess. Sound familiar? Us “busy” ladies go through our lives this way. We teach our kids that their lives will be like this too. Wait—what? Do you want your kid to live your life? Especially on your worst days, when you have too much to do and not enough hours? I certainly don’t. In 2021, I am throwing my “busy badge” away. Flushing it down the toilet, where it belongs. I’ve been researching time efficiency methods over the last few months and think they are my ticket to freedom. Here’s a few I like: 1. OHIO—this stands for “Only Handle it Once.” This nifty acronym can apply to your personal life (your mail or laundry) or your in-box. Stop reading the same emails over and over. Instead, block 20 minutes on your calendar to read and RESPOND to emails. Read and respond…ONCE. If you do this cumulatively, you will get back a lot of time and feel way more in control of your life. 2. Pomodoro technique—this is an oldy, but goody. The concept is we can only effectively focus for 25 minutes at a time. The Pomodoro technique encourages us to set a timer for 25 minutes and devote our attention to a project. It then recommends taking a five-minute break. Depending on the task at hand, you can get an alarm for a series of focus times and breaks. There are plenty of apps that mimic this concept. Try it—it really works. 3. Time blocking—this one is HUGE! As lawyers, we have a lot of responsibilities each week. Meetings, conf calls, emails, drafting, marketing. It’s tough stuff to get accomplished. However, I recommend two ways to time block: a. Weekly: on Sunday night, spend 10-15 minutes and look at your week ahead. Enter all of your “musts” in your calendar as appointments. Please include time for getting your nails and hair done! Block out your client appointments, calls, etc. b. Daily: look for gaps in each day. Or pick a day or two that you will only work on drafting or client correspondence. If you have the flexibility, make every Monday or Wednesday am your drafting days. Block 25 minutes each day for emails. These ideas aren't brain surgery. They are simple and basic techniques. However, they work. Just like we know that if we want to lose weight, we need to eat less and move more. Not that complex. But few of us ever accomplish our weight goals because we don’t have a plan. Spend a few minutes every day and time block. Time block as if your life depends on it. Being “busy” wasn’t your life or career goal. Rather, you were put on this earth to do meaningful work. Try some of my recommendations and let me know when your “busy badge” start to collect dust. RB

Jul 27

12 min 2 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about becoming an alpha-level woman. Her guest, Robin Rotenberg, is an award-winning author, and the founder of Rotenberg Consulting (Alpha Women Rock). Robin is a keynote speaker and mentor and has shared her journey of reinvention as a corporate woman with many audiences over the years. She joins Rosanna on this episode to talk about finding your voice and having the courage to assert yourself, to release the Alpha woman inside you. You'll hear Rosanna and Robin talk about: Women in the corporate world are very reluctant to say what they want and assert themselves. Robin says we have to find our voice and be confident in ourselves and in the value of our work.  What is an alpha woman? There are phases of being an alpha woman, and not every alpha woman is the same. We have different characteristics and motivations which drive us. Robin describes those characteristics in her upcoming book ‘From The Glass Slipper to The Glass Ceiling.’ When you go back to the workplace, have confidence in knowing what will work for you in the new working environment. Our work and home lives are going to blur so we need to be flexible. We will be able to manage that flexibility properly with courage and defined boundaries.  We can’t be everything to everyone or try to dedicate our time to everything at once. We should give time to the important things in our lives but we must also remember our dreams and who we want to be. To become alpha women we need to have courage, confidence, boundaries, and be able to assert ourselves and say what we want.  Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law High Wire Woman Robin Rotenberg | LinkedIn  Rotenberg Consulting (Alpha Women Rock) From The Glass Slipper To The Glass Ceiling

Jul 20

17 min 34 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about effective communication with guest Jen Mueller. Jen is a keynote speaker and a sports journalist. Her on-camera and business communication expertise is even more relevant during this era of remote work. She joins Rosanna on this episode to talk about the importance of connecting and how to communicate authentically. You'll hear Rosanna and Jen talk about: It’s important that we are connected when we communicate. It’s hard to build relationships by text messaging alone. “We need to get to a point where we are ... showing up in a way that allows others to see who we are and make that connection as easy and organic as possible,” Jen says. The types of conversation starters that Jen recommends. If we make it easy for people to talk to us, chances are that they will. This is the differentiator in business and in business relationships. The five steps to asking better questions. When asking focus questions, walk people through the conversation with you, and set them up to give you the perfect answer. That builds trust and rapport even if you're only going to ask them three questions. The way we communicate is not going to go back to the way it was pre-pandemic. We need to know how to communicate in a hybrid space, otherwise we’re going to miss substantial and organic conversations. A walkthrough of Jen’s Talk Sporty To Me website and how High Wire Women can get started.  We should think through the conversation, and not just simply our parts of the conversation and the message. We need to communicate. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Jen Mueller | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Talk Sporty To Me 

Jul 13

23 min 8 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about conscious living with guest Nika Lawrie. Nika is a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Conscious Living Advocate, and Founder and CEO of Health + Hustle, LLC and the Avapothecary. Nika counsels her clients on conscious living, maintaining a healthier lifestyle, and doing their part to keep the world healthy. She joins Rosanna on this episode to give tips on how High Wire Women can live healthily in the modern hustle world. You'll hear Rosanna and Nika talk about: Conscious living is looking at how we can change our daily activities or behaviors to maintain a healthy lifestyle while also doing our part to keep the world healthy and combat climate change. Research shows that counting calories doesn’t work. What works is eating nutritious food and trying to lower your stress and anxiety. It is this research and evidence that contributed to the changes in the diet industry. We need to stop the negative self-talk when we’re going through difficult times. All this does is hold us back. We need to rework our mindsets to a more positive one. Traditions and community connections are important, and they contribute to a longer and healthier lifespan. It’s exhausting and overwhelming to think about having to make a healthy meal, or going to the gym, or getting up and exercising. We view it as one more thing we have to do. Nika implores us to change our priorities and to make the conscious decision to put our health first. How we only need to take 15-30 minutes out of our busy schedules to exercise and that will go a long way. Becoming a digital minimalist means putting our phones down and turning off all social media. Once we start removing these distractions we will realize how much more free time we’ll have to pay attention to the more important things in our lives, like our families and friends. What a consultation with Nika entails. Our health is our wealth and we should make it our first priority. We need to remove the distractions and devote the time needed to take care of ourselves. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Nika Lawrie | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  Health + Hustle Avapothecary The Health + Hustle Podcast

Jul 6

31 min 22 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about getting in front of the camera with guest Rebecca Ryan. Rebecca is the founder of Serving Up Social, an organization helping women entrepreneurs develop their visual brand. Rebecca helps her clients feel less overwhelmed and gain confidence in front of a camera. She joins Rosanna on this episode to give tips on how High Wire Women can shine in front of the camera. You'll hear Rosanna and Rebecca  talk about: How Rebecca got into filming. The biggest obstacle to women getting in front of the camera is that we hold ourselves to unattainable standards. How to do the virtual vision board activity on Rebecca’s platform. Going beyond headshots and backgrounds, and how to be seen as approachable. The services Rebecca offers via Serving Up Social. We need to work past our insecurities and fear so that we can really shine and market our brands the way we need to. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Rebecca Ryan | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook Serving Up Social

Jun 29

15 min 14 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about making more money with guest Kathryn Eriksen. Kathryn is a feminine wealth empowerment and mindset coach. She has published many inspirational books on money coaching, most notably The Money Tree: Transform Scarcity Thinking to Empowered Wealth Consciousness. She and Rosanna talk about using our feminine energy to generate more wealth. You'll hear Rosanna and Kathryn talk about: The financial structure in the West is linear, goal-oriented, task-oriented, and has an outward focus. Kathryn explains that this is a masculine way of looking at money. The obstacles that women face that hinder us from having a healthy relationship with money and wealth. The feminine way of looking at money is first internalizing our wants, then allowing those wants to inform our decisions. It’s doing first, then having. The importance of taking a step back and releasing stress so we can respond instead of react.  What Kathryn’s book is about. Start noticing when you're allowing your mind to tell you when you're doing and then having. When it comes down to it, money is just energy. It’s the type of energy that mirrors our own so High Wire Women should focus on generating the right energy to generate the right type of wealth. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Kathryn Eriksen | LinkedIn | Twitter Empowered Way The Money Tree

Jun 22

27 min

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with stylist Bridgette Raes about how the pandemic has transformed our wardrobes. Bridgette is one of the most seasoned personal stylists and image consultants in the country. With more than 25 years of experience in the world of fashion, Bridgette has built a career helping top-level executives and women in leadership. She joins Rosanna in this episode to talk about ‘the work from home uniform’, how the pandemic has helped us embrace a new type of wardrobe as working women, and the evolution of fashion. You'll hear Rosanna and Bridgette talk about: What Bridgette’s clients are looking for regarding fashion. Women need to spend more time developing our mid-casual attire. Tips on how to prepare quickly for virtual meetings. How fashion is evolving. Retailers will have to learn how to navigate and thrive in the new landscape, or they are going to go out of business. Online shopping is going to make big box retailers less necessary. The different services Bridgette offers and how High Wire Women can get started with her. Style is an investment in time, and it’s about knowing that you’re not only looking good, but feeling good and comfortable in what you’re wearing. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Bridgette Raes | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Jun 15

21 min 4 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Cailen Ascher about getting the best out of our lives while spending less time working. Cailen is a business and lifestyle coach who works closely with women entrepreneurs. She has spent her professional life helping working women who value their time and want to enjoy life achieve a full-time income doing part-time hours. She joins Rosanna in this episode to give tips on how High Wire Women can do the same. You'll hear Rosanna and Cailen talk about: What is the three-day workweek concept? Outsourcing frees up your time and allows you to focus on the more important aspects of your life.  It’s important that working women find a schedule that honors their energy and their time. Tracking your time daily so that you can see what bad habits you need to break. We should also schedule the non-business stuff in our lives. It’s important to remember that even as working women, our lives are happening right now at this moment, and so we need to be intentional with every minute.  Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Cailen Ascher | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest CailenAscher.com

Jun 8

20 min 51 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Maria Alcantara about money and financial literacy. Maria is a money coach, investment advisor, author, and the Founder of Millennial Money Queens. She has spent her professional life educating working women about finance and giving them the tools they need to become financially literate. She joins Rosanna in this episode to share her expertise and tips on forming a financial plan, and how High Wire Women can achieve financial literacy. You'll hear Rosanna and Maria talk about: How and why Maria started in the financial sector. Psychology and finance are linked: a lot of our money problems come from the way we view money, our beliefs about money, and our family stories. 52% of women feel that money is the biggest source of stress in their lives. Many women aren’t confident enough to negotiate better salaries or fees because they don’t think they’re equipped to handle those conversations. Maria counsels women by giving them the knowledge they need to ask the right questions about money. “We give different options depending on your lifestyle, but it really always starts with having a conversation with where you are and where you want to go with your money, your relationship to money, how you feel about it…. make you empowered about all financial things in your life,” Maria tells Rosanna. The pandemic has taught Maria to value what’s really important in life. We need to be deliberate about how we’re spending our time and our time with family. Even though it may seem daunting, we High Wire Women need to develop the confidence to ask the right questions around money. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Maria Alcantara | Facebook Millennial Money Queens

Jun 1

24 min 1 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Karena Calhoun about planning for your life, and living an authentic life. Karena is a mindset and life coach and works with women entrepreneurs to level up in their business. She guides them through unveiling their authentic selves, discovering their purpose, and destroying self-defeating obstacles. She joins Rosanna in this episode to share her expertise and give tips on how High Wire Women can unlock our authentic selves. You'll hear Rosanna and Karena talk about: If we don’t change our mindsets, we won’t change our behaviors. Once you begin to unveil your authentic self, and you discover what your true purpose is, you have to be unapologetically in that zone. Discovering your purpose will make people who knew the old you uncomfortable. The process of unveiling your authentic self. What High Wire Women can expect when they sign up for Karena’s website. When we unlock our true and authentic selves, we can be so powerful. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Karena Calhoun | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook Warkry

May 25

17 min 53 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Jyotsna Ramachandran about being an author. Jyotsna helps aspiring professionals be seen as trusted experts in their fields by becoming bestselling authors in 90 days. She joins Rosanna in this episode to share her expertise and give tips to help you become a bestselling author. You'll hear Rosanna and Jyotsna talk about: How Jyotsna went into writing and publishing her own book. Why books are the best way to share our expertise as thought leaders. The two ways of writing a book, and what is an Angel Writer. The difference between writing and authoring. The timeline of constructing a book, and the process of writing, publishing, and marketing. How to make your book an Amazon bestseller. Your book as a marketing tool for your business. We have so much insight as working women and we should share it with the world. Write the book! Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Jyotsna Ramachandran | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram JyotsnaRamachandran.com  Job Escape Plan Happy Author's Tribe

May 18

21 min 15 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Jenny Arrington, the founder of Rebel Human. Jenny is a yoga instructor and has been using that knowledge to help individuals achieve mindfulness and better mental equilibrium. She joins Rosanna as they discuss meditation, growth, and helping women develop better mental health. You'll hear Rosanna and Jenny talk about: What inspired Jenny to get involved with yoga as a practice. What Rebel Human is about. Why we need to acknowledge our failures. How Jenny incorporates tools from traditional yogic practices into wellness as an action and not just a statement. Humans are wired for comfort. We need to bring something more compelling into our lives so that we can start to do away with bad habits. Choosing joy. How Jenny launched a business in 2020. How High Wire Women can become Rebel Humans. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Jenny Arrington | LinkedIn  Rebel Human  JennyArrington.com

May 11

27 min 50 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guests from the management team of the Ronald McDonald House of Western New York, Sally Vincent, Lynn Hughes and Marianne Hoover. Sally is the Executive Director, Lynn is the Director of Operations and Marianne is the Hospital Programs Manager. They join Rosanna on this episode to discuss how this charitable enterprise is impacting their community. You'll hear Rosanna, Sally, Lynne and Marianne talk about: What the Ronald McDonald House does, and how it works. The needs of the house, how you can donate, and how the pandemic has impacted the operations of the charity. The House’s hospitality policy, the ‘happy wheels cart’, and the free ‘therapy sessions’ they offer to parents of patients. The House’s upcoming physical and virtual events and how you can get involved if interested. The pull-tab program, what it is and how it contributes to the funding of the Ronald McDonald House. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Sally Vincent | LinkedIn Lynn Hughes | LinkedIn Marianne Hoover | LinkedIn The Ronald McDonald House | Facebook | (716) 883-1177

May 4

18 min 41 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Lauren Krasnodembski about finding your deeper calling in life. Lauren is a private attorney turned author and is passionate about helping other women find clarity by guiding them through the self-discovery process. Society has fed us the mistaken belief that our lives should be at a certain point by a certain time frame, and we feel pressured to organize our lives accordingly. Social media makes it worse: the glamorous lives people portray online reinforces the pressure to get it all together. In our struggle to keep up, we end up feeling unfulfilled because we are devoid of passion and purpose. Rosanna and Lauren discuss how finding our passions can help us to live better, more fulfilled lives. You'll hear Rosanna and Lauren talk about: Lauren’s four-year inward quest and her journey to publishing her book. We need to strengthen our mind to get back in touch with our heart space. Why we should not look at other people’s lives as blueprints for how to live our lives. How Lauren’s book can help us reclaim our power. We don’t need to be passionate about just one thing; we can have multiple passions. We reclaim our power when we allow more passion into our lives. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Lauren Krasnodembski | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Reclaim Your Power by Lauren Krasnodembski

Apr 27

18 min 52 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Stephanie Heller about some of the skills and mindsets entrepreneurs need to develop, especially in the early years.  They’re also talking about balancing our lives as working women, and how to be strategic and thoughtful. Rosanna and Stephanie give a few tips on how to deal with our emotions, so they don’t control us or dictate how we respond. You'll hear Rosanna and Stephanie talk about: Stephanie’s career change, including how she started life coaching entrepreneurs. In the first three years of business, we need to say yes to everything and not be reactive. We need to stay true to the original mission of our business. Noticing when our brains are giving us false stories. Planning our week at the beginning so that we can always have something to do. Being present in your own life. Stephanie’s platform The Profit Lounge. We high wire women need to be organized so that we don’t become overwhelmed. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Stephanie Heller | LinkedIn The Profit Lounge | Facebook Group | Business In Balance

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Apr 20

16 min 10 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking with guest Veronika Childs about overcoming her scares with cancer, her struggles with obesity, and reaching self-acceptance. They're also talking about embracing life and no longer waiting for 'the right moment' to do what we want to do. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis as well as obesity is difficult. Veronika says, however, that those challenges have changed her perspective on life. When you’re confronted with the possibility of death, time suddenly becomes much shorter and doing what you love while you can becomes much more important. Embracing our passions is something we should all do. You'll hear Rosanna and Veronika talk about: How Veronika started her video blog. How surviving cancer has changed Veronika's outlook on life. Working on the 'Last Life Ever' podcast. Why following our passions is fulfilling our life's purpose. How Veronika began her journey of overcoming her struggles with her weight after reaching 304 pounds. How we need to keep moving forward whenever we achieve a goal. Reframing and reprogramming ourselves to think less negatively. There is a reason that you have a burning desire to do something. You have been given that desire because it is your calling. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Veronika Childs Veronika Childs on YouTube

Apr 13

28 min 12 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about employment and maintaining that high wire in the new normal with her guest Michele Olivier. Michele is a certified career coach, a former director of talent acquisition at YMCA, and now an entrepreneur helping both companies and individual job seekers. They’re also discussing the problems working women have when it comes to balancing our work and our personal lives. A lot of the time, we take on too much and don’t let ourselves take breaks; that’s detrimental to our mental well-being. You'll hear Rosanna and Michele talk about: How the pandemic has affected the job market. Who are the hardest hit in society by the lack of availability of jobs. How we as women sometimes look for compensation for the ‘invisible jobs.’ When seeking employment we need to chat with our partners or our support system and help them understand that the endeavor we are embarking on is serious and that they need to treat it that way. We need to stop micromanaging our partners and our loved ones. Being good at one thing doesn’t mean that you are good at another thing. Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. We should let others take some of the weight we carry and allow other people to do things for us without feeling guilty. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Michele Olivier | LinkedIn Hey I Want Your Job | Podcast | YouTube O&H Consulting | Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter Instagram: @oandhconsulting

Apr 6

24 min 10 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is joined by special guest Em Hollis, who is the owner of The Freedom Project. She credits her amazing journey - from opiate addiction through a divorce to being the owner of The Freedom Project - to Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work in psychology. According to Dispenza, what’s in your mind sets off a chain reaction throughout your decision-making that affects your life.    You’ll hear Rosanna and Em Hollis talk about: The society-wide victim mindset.  Taking pride in who you are. How breathing the right way can shake off stress. Listening to your body’s needs.  “It's the most freeing thing in the world to really understand that it all starts and ends with you.” Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Em Hollis on LinkedIn | Instagram The Freedom Project You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza

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Mar 30

28 min 28 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about balance with guest Audrey Hall. Audrey is the CEO, guru, owner and founder of Eco Serve Pest Services. Like Rosanna, she’s a working mother who runs her own business and understands the daily struggles of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It is hard work, but it is doable. Rosanna and Audrey want us to strive for that and give us some tips on how to achieve it. You'll hear Rosanna and Audrey talk about: Having something in your life that helps make tasks easier or helps ease your daily stress. Surrounding yourself with people smarter than you who want to support you. Having someone in your life outside of your family who understands your struggles whom you can vent to. Paying for menial tasks to be done - having your groceries delivered, for example -  so you can have more time to focus on more important aspects of life like family and work. Being intentional about everything to keep your sanity. Understanding that life will never be perfect and appreciating the messy moments. We need to stop trying to do everything at once and accomplish every possible task. Knowing what to put all our energy into is how we can achieve a healthy work-life balance. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Audrey Hall | LinkedIn Ecoservepest.com Eco Serve Pest Services audrey@ecsoservepest.com

Mar 23

24 min 9 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about being there for your children. Parenting in itself is a hard job, one of the hardest jobs in the world, but she makes the point that a lot of the time, we parents make it harder than it needs to be. Coddling our children in the misguided hopes of protecting them won’t help us, and won’t help our children develop as responsible individuals. You'll hear Rosanna talk about: The parental inventory. The ‘parenting memo’. How parenting has changed from generation to generation. Why you have to let your kids lose sometimes. We need to stop trying to protect our children from every possible unpleasant event or emotion and just spend time with them. Put your phone down, and just be there. Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Mar 16

11 min 12 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is joined by special guest Sunil Godse, who is a teacher at Intuitionology. Sunil is an intuition expert and is so confident in the value of going with your gut that he based his entire career around teaching it to others. He discusses why we should trust our intuition. Intuition is an inclination or deciding factor in the decision-making process, backed up by your previous experiences. According to research, it activates between 7-10 seconds before you make a decision. You'll hear Rosanna and Sunil Godse talk about:  The science behind intuition. Positive and negative intuitive signals. How women channel their intuition to their benefit. The importance of removing bad influences in your life. “When you are unsure of what decision to make, your intuition is already looking into the past to help.” Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law Sunil Godse on LinkedIn | Twitter SunilGodse.com

Mar 9

24 min 50 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about fitness. The rapid switch in our daily routines due to the pandemic has made it harder to move more and eat less sugar. It is much more convenient to grab some cookies while you work than it has ever been before. Understanding the importance of a good diet and frequent physical activity is a prime motivator to taking charge of your health and wellness.  You'll hear Rosanna talk about:  The precursor to every horrible disease. The effects of reducing her sugar intake. Why too much processed sugar is bad for you. Why you shouldn’t focus on being 100% perfectly committed to your diet plan. “Sugar is like putting fuel on a fire.” Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Mar 2

25 min 1 sec

The hardest decision most working women face every day is deciding “what’s for dinner?” Why do we have to eat dinner every single day??? After trying several options including, a private chef (too pricey), prepared meals (tasted awful), meal kits (took forever to make), I’ve figured out a few short cuts. The Rotisserie Chicken is your best friend! I don’t love chicken. But the rotisserie chicken is the base of simple and easy meals. I buy one every week (Instacart delivers them) and get at least two meals from one chicken. Here’s a simple formula: 1.  Use the chicken for: ·     Chicken sandwiches (chicken, lettuce, tomato, mayo on a roll or wrap) ·     Chicken tacos (chicken, instant rice, avocado, lettuce, tomato) ·     Pulled chicken sandwiches (shred the chicken, add BBQ sauce, heat and serve) ·     Chicken burrito bowl (instant rice, chicken, cilantro, lettuce, cheese) ·     Chicken salad (chicken, mayo, salt, pepper)   2.  Use the leftover chicken for: ·     Easiest chicken soup ever!  Chicken broth, large-sized mirepoix (pre-cut carrots, celery and onions), salt, pepper, entire chicken carcass. Add pasta or rice to “beef” it up.  The Ninja Foodi should win the Nobel Peace Prize! At the beginning of this year we were looking for an indoor grill that didn’t create a huge mess and was easy to use. We bought the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill at Walmart on a whim. You guys…it has been life-changing to say the least! Here’s what it comes with: Ninja® Foodi™ 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer 5 cooking functions - grill, air crisp, bake, roast, dehydrate Foodi™ Indoor Grill Grate Foodi™ Indoor Grill Crisper Basket Foodi™ Grill Brush 15-recipe book 1-year VIP warranty Let me tell you—this grill is worth the $200 price tag and type. We use it almost every day. It is a fantastic grill that perfectly cooks chicken, steak and pork chops in minutes! The air fryer has been life changing. It crisps up chicken fingers and french fries just like your local pizza joint. It makes crispy bacon without the mess! It cooks small roasts in under 20 minutes. The possibilities are endless for the Ninja Foodi—it will surely simplify your meal planning. Breakfast for Dinner There is nothing easier to make than breakfast for dinner. Whip up some scrambled eggs, toast some bread and have some pre-cut fruit. Or there is always ingredients for french toast! And pancakes with butter and syrup. Breakfast for dinner is cheap, fast and easy!

Feb 23

15 min 44 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about thoughtfulness. The world has suddenly been thrust into a virtual landscape of daily life, with little to no person-to-person interactions. Hatred, division, and controversy is widespread within the current political and social climate. What we need right now is connection; with our families, friends, and loved ones.  You'll hear Rosanna talk about: Sending cards and gift cards. Checking in on people. How to be empathetic. The importance of social interaction. “Think of the ripple effect; if we all spend some time daily or weekly doing something for someone else, maybe we can change the tide.” Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Feb 16

11 min 2 sec

This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about the true cost of doing everything yourself. We women often take on more than our fair share of responsibilities. Spending money on some tasks - like paying for someone to clean our houses or using delivery services for our groceries - can free up our time. This is valuable time we can spend with our loved ones or doing things we enjoy. We’ll boost our mental health as well.  You'll hear Rosanna talk about: Common myths about paying for services. Investing in yourself vs saving $8 a week on groceries. Letting go of your inner control freak. “If you don’t find ways to shorten your to-do list, you’re gonna suffer greatly.” Delegating and outsourcing tasks is the only way to make strides in your personal and professional life. Spend the money! Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Feb 9

17 min 52 sec

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are some of Julie Andrews' favorite things, and they’re great – but today, we’re talking about mine. This time of year, in the cold, and in a pandemic, it can be a little hard to find things to be happy about, so I wanted to put together a list of things that I have really loved in the last little while. None of these links are affiliate links, I just think they’re great, and you might too. First of all, reading. It’s hard to avoid doomscrolling our social feeds, but it is considerably easier if you have something more pleasant to consume. Amazon Prime Reading and the New York Public Library are two of my favorite resources, and some of the books I’ve really enjoyed recently are Pretty Little Things by Janelle Brown, and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. If you’re more in the mood for something to watch, check out The Prom on Netflix if you like a feel good song and dance movie with Meryl Streep. (Who doesn’t?) Another show I enjoyed recently is Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist o NBC – if you’re a theatre fan like I am, you’ll enjoy it. Finally, I watched A Million Little Things – on ABC – this is a show with wonderful character development as a group of friends navigate the aftermath of a tragedy. Taking care of our bodies is as important as entertaining our minds. As you probably know, I work with Dr Brandon Mancuso for training, and you can watch a video I made with him last year about conquering next and back pain for good! For workout clothes, on the recommendation of a friend, I finally tried Lululemon leggings. I was surprised by just how comfortable they are. By the same token,  Sketchers socks. Trust me. I’ve also found a couple of new body products I’m really enjoying: Thrive Mascara is good for the earth, vegan, toxin free, and goes on beautifully, and silicon makeup sponges, which I know everyone else has been using forever, but I just tried and loved. Finally, it’s important to remember to take a little time for yourself. I know you’re busy, but you can find 10 minutes. Have the tea. Read the book. Have your groceries delivered. You can do it. 

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Feb 2

17 min 17 sec

The theme of this week’s episode of High Wire Woman with Rosanna Berardi is all about fresh starts. A new year is a new chance to embrace our lives and gain a new perspective. We don’t need to work on the big things—losing 20 pounds, quitting sugar—instead, the little things—turning off social media for 10 minutes a day—add up. We have to “Marie Kondo” our lives to the best of our ability to really develop.   You’ll hear Rosanna talk about:  Decluttering your life.  Keeping things in your life that bring you joy.  Stepping away from the over influx of digital information.  Spending time away from your home to reflect.   And don’t forget - hydrate like your life depends on it - because it does.   Resources Rosanna Berardi | LinkedIn Rosanna Berardi | Berardi Immigration Law

Jan 26

13 min 5 sec

Rachel Jackson is the ultimate High Wire Woman. She is a corporate lawyer, mother of two young boys and founder and CEO of Rachel’s Remedy, a company that provides products to help new mothers recover from childbirth.  Rachel experienced discomfort when breastfeeding her first son, Samuel, and was diagnosed with mastitis and clogged ducts. Her doctor advised her to hold warm, wet washcloths or diapers in place for 20-minute intervals all day. Rachel knew there had to be a better way and created Rachel’s Remedy. Learn how Rachel launched a new business, raised capital, and maintained her law practice all while taking care of a newborn. You’ll learn so many things from this High Wire Woman.

Dec 2020

22 min 55 sec

High Wire Women:  Can you imagine this? Moving from California to New York when you are six months pregnant. Studying for the New York State bar exam. Starting a new job.  Our guest today, Jessica Shpall Rosen, did just that and will share with us her secrets to staying on the high wire.  Tune in to learn more from her!

Dec 2020

22 min 59 sec

Hello High Wire Women: The most common question I’ve received in the last couple days is “do you have your Christmas shopping done?” I always laugh because one of my favorite hobbies is shopping. Some may even say I have my Ph.D. in shopping.  My love language is gifting. And I have to say, gifting for women is SO much easier than men. Men are so one-dimensional—you can buy them clothes, cologne, socks and that’s it. Now women—that’s a totally different ball game. So today I’ll share some of my Favorite gifts for the people in your life! Give an international experience! Our friends at Air BNB have recently started to offer amazing online experiences. You can sign up for a pasta making class from Italy, a tarot card reading from Spain. There are a ton of them and they are cheap (generally less than $20 a person) and are so many options. My law firm is doing a Coffee Masterclass from Mexico, where we’ll learn the science of a perfect cup of coffee, make one and enjoy our time together on Zoom! I’m also doing a “walking tour” of Venice with a native Italian for the holidays with my family in Canada.   Check out the link for more ideas! Grow your indoor garden Like many people this year, I really enjoyed my outdoor flower garden. I spent so much time planting, weeding and enjoying the beauty of my flowers. Since I live in Buffalo, I am missing my flowers and plants so much! Not to worry! I recently found a really cool Hydroponic Garden on Amazon and bought one for my home and one for the office. It’s a great little system that grows herbs with lighting. It’s incredible and so fun to watch. We are well on our way to a great Caprese salad from our hydroponic garden that is growing basil for us in December! Ring light Everyone and their brother are spending time in front of a camera these days. Enter the Selfie Ring Light. This little darling clips to your laptop, iphone or tablet and provides professional level lighting. It will enhance your image and smooth your wrinkles on camera! This one comes with a rechargeable battery.  Herban Essentials Stand back Oprah—these babies were my favorite things long before they hit your list!!! Herban Essentials are hand wipes made of essential oils. They come in lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint and eucalyptus. They are AMAZING and will make you so happy when you wipe down your keyboard, steering wheel and iphone. Trust me—once you use these, you won’t be able to stop! They are perfect for travel! RB

Dec 2020

11 min 51 sec

Hello HWW: It’s the first week of December and we’ve officially entered the “busy” season. I’m not talking about tax season for accountants. I’m talking about the holidays, which is the crazy, busy, madness season for all working women. Think of the last time you asked a friend or colleague “how are you doing?” I guarantee all of them responded “busy” or “busy, busy” or “crazy busy.” We wear this badge like a medal of honor. It protects us from all of the things we don’t want to do in life.  But I challenge you to think about what wearing your “busy badge” really does to your life? I’ll go first. When I say I’m “busy,” that’s a signal to leave me alone because I’m disorganized and don’t have a grasp on what needs to be done in my personal and professional life. I go from one thing to the next, putting out the hottest fire, responding to the client who is screaming loudest. I don’t have a plan on my “busy” days. I’m a hot mess. Sound familiar? Us “busy” ladies go through our lives this way. We teach our kids that their lives will be like this too. Wait—what? Do you want your kid to live your life? Especially on your worst days, when you have too much to do and not enough hours? I certainly don’t. In 2021, I am throwing my “busy badge” away. Flushing it down the toilet, where it belongs. I’ve been researching time efficiency methods over the last few months and think they are my ticket to freedom. Here’s a few I like: 1.  OHIO—this stands for “Only Handle it Once.” This nifty acronym can apply to your personal life (your mail or laundry) or your in-box. Stop reading the same emails over and over. Instead, block 20 minutes on your calendar to read and RESPOND to emails. Read and respond…ONCE. If you do this cumulatively, you will get back a lot of time and feel way more in control of your life. 2.  Pomodoro technique—this is an oldy, but goody. The concept is we can only effectively focus for 25 minutes at a time. The Pomodoro technique encourages us to set a timer for 25 minutes and devote our attention to a project. It then recommends taking a five minute break. Depending on the task at hand, you can get an alarm for a series of focus times and breaks. There are plenty of apps that mimic this concept. Try it—it really works. 3.  Time blocking—this one is HUGE! As lawyers, we have a lot of responsibilities each week. Meetings, conf calls, emails, drafting, marketing. It’s tough stuff to get accomplished. However, I recommend two ways to time block: a.  Weekly: on Sunday night, spend 10-15 minutes and look at your week ahead. Enter all of your “musts” in your calendar as appointments. Please include time for getting your nails and hair done! Block out your client appointments, calls, etc. b.  Daily: look for gaps in each day. Or pick a day or two that you will only work on drafting or client correspondence. If you have the flexibility, make every Monday or Wednesday am your drafting days. Block 25 minutes each day for emails. These ideas are brain surgery. They are simple and basic techniques. However, they work. Just like we know that if we want to lose weight, we need to eat less and move more. Not that complex. But few of us ever accomplish our weight goals because we don’t have a plan. Spend a few minutes every day and time block. Time block as if your life depends on it. Being “busy” wasn’t your life or career goal. Rather, you were put on this earth to do meaningful work. Try some of my recommendations and let me know when your “busy badge” start to collect dust. RB

Nov 2020

11 min 8 sec