SILVANA CISNEROS

Silvana Cisneros

Networks Lead at The Wellbeing Project

Kansas,
United States of America

Silvana Delfino de Cisneros is the Networks Lead at The Wellbeing Project. She has over a decade of experience in network design and creation with a large focus on the social landscape in Latin America. With a background in management and finance Silvana shifted focus towards health and wellbeing after becoming a mother. She merges her knowledge of Oriental medicine, happiness studies and  the science of wellbeing to create a more holistic approach to social change.

Silvana is passionate about wellbeing and the possibility of building healthier societies through individual and collective healing, compassion and kindness.

What does inner wellbeing mean to you?

Wellbeing is an ongoing journey of self discovery and awareness driven by the desire to lead a meaningful and purposeful life. Within this journey we find traveling concepts such as kindness, compassion, resilience and self love. By exploring who with are with loving curiosity we are better able to see the world around us without judgment. Our inner world informs our outer world.

How would you define wellbeing in one word?

Many…..One thing Ive learned is that there is not one right path and that not all practices work in every situation.  The beauty in wellbeing is that it is ours to create and recreate as we become better versions of ourserlves.

Some of my favorite practices include: Yoga, meditation, any kind of conscious breathing and/or movement. My breath is my gateway to wellbeing.

Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?

Many… One thing I’ve learned is that there is not one right path and that not all practices work in every situation.  The beauty in wellbeing is that it is ours to create and recreate as we become better versions of ourselves.

Some of my favorite practices include: Yoga, meditation, any kind of conscious breathing and/or movement. My breath is my gateway to wellbeing.

Why is it important that we prioritise individual and collective wellbeing?

We are responsible for becoming better humans. If we priotitize both invidivual and collective wellbeing we will all be lifting each other up. I am a strong believer in the  the oneness of humanity, when individuals flourish and thrive they are better able to contribute to societal flourishing.  It reminds me of a morphius strip where the invidudual nurtures the collective and viceversa.

Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote, or educate on wellbeing and related themes? 

Yes!

Books: Man’s search for Meaning by Victor Frankl , Rising Strong by Brene Brown, Untamed by Glennon Doyle, Flourish by Martin Seligman, The gift of Presence by Caroline Welch.

Podcasts: The Happiness Lab with Dr Laurie santos, Tara Brach, On Being

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