Word of the Week

Word of the Week

wotwpodcast.com
Bringing you a new word to help you get through the week ahead. Words matter! And so do you.


Tell Me: Who Do You Love? - WOTW #40
Oct 13 • 22 min
This week’s word is FEALTY - a historical noun that maybe we could use to our modern advantage. Also, an incredibly special guest chats with Liz about growing up a bibliophile, “tugging the forelock” (listen and find out what it means!), and how she…
Shine Bright Like A Diamond - WOTW #38
Sep 29 • 24 min
This week’s word is ADAMANT - a word of strength and power! Something we could all use a bit more of, don’t you think? Also, Laurie Ann shares her book recommendations, reveals her preferred job title, and tells more about her newest business venture:…
Channel Your Inner Chatty Cathy - WOTW #36
Sep 15 • 25 min
This week’s word is GARRULOUS - an even balance to last week’s deep feels! Also, friend Sam talks with Liz about being a Brit in America, the beauty of a serif font, and how words lose their relevance over time.
Dream a Little Dream - WOTW #35
Sep 8 • 22 min
This week’s word is ISTIQÂRA - a beautiful Arabic word that is very new to me, but based in a very familiar concept! Learn what this week’s powerful full moon has in store for us, move through your emotions with grace, and utilize your dreams to your…
Whole Lotta Kindness Going On - WOTW #33
Aug 25 • 25 min
This week’s word is HALE - something I wanna be when I grow up! A brief Liz update, followed by how easy it is to be kinder every day. Also, Stephanie drops by again to chat about her knife skills, Thanksgiving dinner, and why kale is something people…
Clear the Decks, Light the Lights - WOTW #32
Aug 18 • 25 min
This week’s word is OPEROSE - a steady and industrious approach to this week! Also, Mo joins us to chat about creative disruption in a corporate environment, inherently biased words, and being a long-term PNWer.
Come Together, Right Now, Over Me - WOTW #31
Aug 11 • 19 min
This week’s word is UNCONVENTIONAL - a word you use often, maybe… hopefully? But we dive deeper into how being and living unconventionally is radical and necessary in today’s world. Just ask the WDS attendees I interviewed! www.worlddominationsummit.com
I Have A Vision Of Love - WOTW #29
Jul 28 • 21 min
This week’s word is AISLING - a Gaelic word, a Gaelic poetry genre. We dive a bit deeper into Irish poetry! This week’s new moon in Leo is all about affirming and envisioning what your heart truly desires. A new partner? A new career path? Make it come…
Value Is In The Eye Of The Miller - WOTW #28
Jul 21 • 24 min
This week’s word is a PHRASE! ….drumroll… GRIST FOR THE MILL - all about finding value in every last bit of our human experience. Also, Mary-Jayne talks with Liz about assimilating into work culture and being a former English major. Plus! MJ gives a…
I Am Iron, Man? - WOTW #27
Jul 14 • 23 min
This week’s word is METTLE - stuff you’re made of and gets tested! Must mean you’re human… Also, Stephanie gets Literary AF with Liz about working with dogs, growing up a reader, and starting her own blog: WabiSAB Stories. Bonus cameo by Addy the dog!
Like a Rolling Stone - WOTW #26
Jul 7 • 18 min
This week’s word is VAGARIOUS - cousin to vagabond, vagrant, and vagus nerve… when life seems to be wandering and slightly out of your control, maybe take a breath and find your own version of “balance”. Also, fellow WDSer (www.worlddominationsummit.com)…
Unchain Your Heart, Your Mind, Your P*ssy - WOTW #24
Jun 23 • 29 min
This week’s word is UNFETTERED - be unburdened, release yourself from restraint! Our guest Lucia Pavone chats with Liz about sexual emancipation, unlearning shame, and why a NO is really a YES. Lucia knows what she’s talking about - she’s experienced over…
These Hips Don’t Lie - WOTW #23
Jun 16 • 25 min
This week’s word is COSSET - if you could pamper or indulge someone you adore, wouldn’t you? Isn’t love meant to be shared and shown? Where is the line between care and spoiling? Dear friend and fellow world traveler Amanda chats with Liz about her…
What’s the Moral of Your Story? - WOTW #22
Jun 9 • 30 min
This week’s word is PROBITY - a little moral guidance, anyone? What are morals anyway? Lucky we’ve got Alexandra, who untangles the right and wrong of it all with me! Hold on to your seats, there’s some explicit language and a whole lotta philosophizing.…
Native, American - WOTW #21
Jun 2 • 21 min
This week’s word is ANIANI - Hawaiian for mirror, or glass. Perfect for this week’s New Moon in Gemini, which is all about reflection and communication. We go into a brief history of how Hawaii became part of the USA, and how the Hawaiian language lives…
Give a Little Bit of Your Heart - WOTW #20
May 19 • 29 min
This week’s word is CARITAS - let love shine on the week ahead! No matter how you feel about where this word comes from, its essence is still important. Also, Carlee and I stumble through a convo about religion, de-stigmatizing STIs, and what charity…
A Sharp Sting for the Full Moon - WOTW #19
May 12 • 23 min
This week’s word is ACERBIC - a full moon in Scorpio deserves a sharp tongue! Listen in for tips on having your own Full Moon Ritual. Also, Lauren Goché fangirls over Michelle Obama, talks about how she became a realtor, and discusses sexist perspectives…
The Fragrances Of Your Life - WOTW #18
May 5 • 22 min
This week’s word is REDOLENT - what fragrance or smell reminds you of your childhood? Let’s celebrate those memories! Also, Leah comes back to chat with Liz about her strongest memories of her mother. Grab a tissue, it’s a touching conversation!
Tell Your Truth - WOTW #17
Apr 28 • 18 min
This week’s word is AVER - what can you affirm and attest to? What new stake will you claim for yourself? Also, a special secret guest makes a brief but vital announcement! Plus, a window into how each week’s word gets chosen.
Swipe Left to Spring Clean - WOTW #16
Apr 21 • 23 min
This week’s word is WINNOW - What can you purge and release from your life? What’s no longer needed? #springclean Also, Robin from wanderingaunt.com chats with Liz about how businesses clean house, transforming her daily-used words to feel more empowered…
A Hop, Skip, Leap Kinda Week - WOTW #15
Apr 14 • 19 min
This week’s word is GAMBOL - let’s have one (or two), shall we? What are you celebrating this week? Also, Emily the event genius shares her thoughts on the word, what her next big event will be (you’re gonna wanna come!), and how language reveals more…
Are You For Real? - WOTW #14
Apr 7 • 20 min
This week’s word is UNFEIGNED - a past participle of the word FEIGN. This week is about integrity and walking your talk authentically. This is also a word with a varied evolution! #wordnerdfun Jen McFarland stops by and chats with Liz about living with an…
Wound, Heal Thyself - WOTW #13
Mar 31 • 21 min
This week’s word is FOMENT - let’s release whatever anger and intense emotion you have in a healthy way! Also, Starr from Radical Revelations discusses with Liz the power of bacon, how to be a loving disrupter, and why words are our magic. NOTE: It was a…
Be Bold, Be You - WOTW #12
Mar 24 • 25 min
This week’s word is TEMERITY - all about being bold and brazen. This word has so many scrumptious synonyms! Can you bring some bite to your week? Also, Kat nerds out with Liz about reading, being a badass, and how libraries can help raise children. Shout…
Rush In, Fool! - WOTW #11
Mar 17 • 21 min
This week’s word is BESOTTED - can you feel infatuated with your life this week? What in your life can you fall back in love with? Also, Jen B drops by to chat about Thumper from Bambi, high school hijinks, and being an English-to-English translator!
Be Engaged In The Work - WOTW #10
Mar 10 • 21 min
This week’s word is ASSIDUOUS - because with great care comes great perseverance! This week is all about taking clever action. Also, a big thank you to all you listeners. Seriously, thank you! Plus, Anne from creativelyrich.com shares her radically…
Get To The Heart Of It - WOTW #9
Mar 3 • 32 min
This week’s word is PITH - short, but not sweet! Set some boundaries this week, put your foot down, and be mighty! Also, Haley visits with Liz and shares her pearls of wisdom on motherhood, choosing words carefully, and peeling back language like an onion.
Feeling Small? I Doubt It! - WOTW #8
Feb 24 • 21 min
This week’s word is INDUBITABLE - for when you feel uncertain, or need a bit of a boost! You know who you are, deep down you already know. That’s what this week needs - your certainty! Also, Bev gives masterful tips on neuro-linguistic programming and…
Spreading Your Seeds - WOTW #7
Feb 17 • 18 min
This week’s word is PROLIFIC - creatively speaking, here’s to a week full of new babies to nurture! Brainstorm sesh, anyone? Also, Angela giggles her way through a chat with Liz about journaling and spirituality.
What’s Your Smallest Wish? - WOTW #6
Feb 10 • 18 min
This week’s word is VELLEITY - bring a little imagination to this week ahead, especially with loved ones! Also, Leah chats with Liz about growing up with language experts, and license plate Scrabble.
I Can See Clearly Now - WOTW #5
Feb 3 • 16 min
This week’s word is ASTUTE - let’s try to observe first, then act during this week’s activities. Also, Leslie gets some herbal help before talking to Liz about whether manipulation can be a positive thing, holiday birthdays, and how she’s a better actress…
Reach Your Boiling Point - WOTW #4
Jan 27 • 18 min
This week’s word is EBULLIENT - let some joy, cheer, and laughter into your week! Also, Carlee stops by to talk to Liz about energy management and how language can improve your daily routine.
Sharing Your Bounty - WOTW #3
Jan 20 • 20 min
This week’s word is LARGESSE - a fitting word for this week’s lunar eclipse, as well as the US holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What goods have you harvested in your life? Who can you share with? Also, Charlene from HipShakeFitness chats with…
What Makes You Feel Alive? - WOTW #2
Jan 13 • 26 min
This week’s word is DYNAMISM - let’s activate how we move through life this week! A little vim and vigor anyone? Also, Sonja gets philosophical with Liz and ruminates on how we can more authentically communicate in the world. Star Wars fans, you might…
New Year, New Moon - WOTW #1
Jan 6 • 22 min
Welcome to Word of the Week! This week’s word is SANGUINE - ideal for bringing joy and glee to the week ahead. Especially as a new moon occurs, can you bring SANGUINE to your new project or tasks? Also, Jen and Liz chat about the difference between being…
Word of the Week - Trailer
Jan 1 • 6 min
Welcome to Word of the Week! Each week, you’ll hear about a new word that will hopefully provide some meaning and focus for your week ahead. Hear from your host, Liz Zirk, where her love of words comes from and why she created this podcast. This podcast…