In the midst of of the most game-changing live events, we're so focused on getting OUT of the issue, that we forget to ask ourselves the basic questions that allow us to really understand how we can be better versions of ourselves. To dig into this idea, Jenina shares her reframing of the popular Five W's and H when it comes to moving on from a tough moment.
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When navigating a crisis (or a pandemic), what normal looks like also change. That said, I highlighted a handful of lessons to try and keep things in perspective.
Since coronavirus (or known as COVID-19) has evolved from epidemic to pandemic, it's immediately led to illness, death and changing the way we live -- even the way we interact. In this episode, host Jenina Nunez talks to therapist Monica Gonzalez of Balanced Lotus Counseling & Wellness about one of the byproducts of this current global crisis -- the impact of social distancing. Why is this a big deal? How do we make the bes...
Breakups are a sad reality of relationships. That said, when a romantic coupling ends, how often can we look back and without doubt, own our own mistakes in how things went? In this special episode This Life, Reconsidered, talk to Elaine, a divorcee that takes a hard look at the person she was in her marriage. Above that, she allows her to learn from the hurt and the turn of events. What we learn from this episode is that it IS po...
In this follow up to our episode about understanding trauma, we speak with Monica Gonzalez, owner of Balanced Lotus Counseling & Wellness (https://www.balancedlotuscounseling.com/). She offers some suggestions on how we can consider dealing with the moments that challenge us.
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Live events impact people differently. However, how can a distressing event affect you?
In this episode, we speak with Monica Gonzalez, owner of Balanced Lotus Counseling & Wellness (https://www.balancedlotuscounseling.com/) to understand this experience.
In a special follow up bonus episode, Monica shares some advice on managing personal stresses.
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Lillian Ruiz, former former COO of Civil Media Company and the Civil Foundation bestows some of her best tips on what it means to act & live BOLDLY, something that can be empowering when you need it!
In this season two opener, I kick things off by focusing on one of the most empowering messages we tend to forget - how to being afraid of the choices we need to make for ourselves, especially if we're going to pursue the lives we want.
To dig into this important lesson, I interviewed Lillian Ruiz, former COO of Civil Media Company & Civil Foundation. As a person that has made big, bold decisions to create her own reality, ...
At the end of Season 1, Jenina parts with the lesson she learned after all the other ones: that’s letting go in order to recover. Healing doesn’t happen overnight, but once you can let go, then you can make the rest count.
Season 2 will return later this summer with new episodes. But don't worry, there will be mini updates to keep plugged in! :-)
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As Jenina reflects on Season One, she also shares one of the biggest lessons she’s gathered since her life-altering trauma.
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We all get to that point where things get rough and stress bubbles over… So, for Stress Awareness Month, Jenina shares some of the simple tactics she's embraced to deal with stress. It's not supposed to be foolproof, but food for thought as you get your head in the game to tackle the stuff you'll inevitably need to address...
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Sometimes it takes trauma (or even a stroke) to drill certain life lessons into your head that you probably should have already known. That said, I pulled together this round up of some of the most meaningful lessons I realized as I recovered, although I'd contend that these insights are universal.
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Actor Emilia Clarke’s personal story of surviving two aneurysms really hit close...
Her experience is not only a powerful story about being stronger and willing to share, but it's a reminder that getting past the event itself is just part of experience. Ultimately, survival is a journey and should be respected as such. Listen to this week's episode for more!
At the end of the day, there only a few things that matter in that...
The word ‘selfish’ has always had negative connotations. But, in this week’s installment of Stoke of Wisdom, we poke at this idea, even suggesting why it may not ALWAYS be a bad thing…
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Gratitude is good for the soul (or so they say) but it requires some real of effort, especially when it comes to getting past trauma. It's these feelings that host Jenina explores in this episode of Stroke of Wisdom.
Some casual reads on gratitude:
His unexpected passing has sparked plenty of conversation, but what should this tragedy teach us?
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After the intro, host Jenina uses this mini-episode (also called a short) to highlight why denial is an essential part of the healing process... And how you benefit from going through it.
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In this inaugural episode of Stroke of Wisdom, host Jenina recounts the life experience and stroke that gave way to the podcast, ultimately inspiring her to flip her view on life… Or at least to work on how she sees things.
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