04Feb

151: How To Build a Life While Battling Chronic Illness

Dealing with a severe cold or a broken bone isn’t easy. But at least there’s an end in sight. Once you get over the cold or your bone heals, you’re pretty much back to normal. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for people with chronic(long-term) illnesses. With no ‘cure’ in sight, these illnesses can sometimes last […]

21Jan

148: How We All Benefit From an Inclusive Society

Unfortunately, we live in a society that has stereotypes for everything. From love to lifestyles to career paths, people will always find something wrong with your life’s choices. However, that does not mean that you should bow to societal pressure. You can never be perfect; you can only be you, and it’s time you drop […]

22Oct

136: Don’t Leave It On the Pillow

It’s no secret; the best performing organizations are continuously championing wellness and inclusivity. Unfortunately, determining what makes your team diverse isn’t as straightforward as it seems. It takes a trained eye to highlight the social and cultural aspects of our lives that make us unique.    While different ingredients define uniqueness, you, as a leader, have […]

17Sep

131: The First-Gen Lounge Reunion

Today’s episode is truly something special–it’s a reunion. I’m so excited to have not one, not two, but THREE past guests (Irnande Altema, Shonice Montgomery, and Janet Reyes) to return to drop some knowledge on us about all things life. What are the most significant happenings? (03:10) Most people use social media to unwind and forget […]

30Jul

124: Simplifying as Self-Care

As one of my homegirls once said, “Self-care is an everyday practice, not just me reacting when I’m already burned out.” I know the past few months have been uniquely stressful for a number of people, but  as of late I’m actually hearing articulated more. I know that just because you’re home a lot these […]

12Jun

117: How to Advocate for Change

Do you ever feel like it’s difficult being a person trying to make an impact in this world? Don’t, because there’s no better time to advocate for change than now. Here’s how you and other institutions can start that change today.  How to encourage the thought process of students for driving change on campuses? – (6:25) Let’s […]