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Learning To Advocate For Ourselves with Sarah Nicole Landry @thebirdspapaya: Lesson 50

    Preparing for this winter stretch + the birth of her new baby [8:30] Sarah shares that she has been hard at work preparing for the winter in order to be mindful of seasonal affective disorder, and that she has also been preparing for the birth of her new baby since she works for herself and wants to be able to take some time off for maternity leave when the baby comes.  As this isn’t her first pregnancy, Sarah tells me that she has been reflecting a lot in the past few months about the state of her mind and body this time around, and she has learned to advocate for herself and communicate her needs and boundaries as...

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Finding Meaning In A Time of Collective Change: Lesson 49

  Listen on Spotify. Listen on Apple Podcasts.    It’s Sunday, after the US Presidential election, and Kamala Harris is the Vice President elect of the United States. A South Asian, Black woman is set to become the Vice President of the United States of America.  In this week’s episode, I reflect on everything that is in my heart when it comes to the change that’s happened. What the last 4 years have been like in my life, and why it’s important that we make meaning of what’s just happened and to take a second to hold this moment for ourselves.  I'm sharing the different pieces of this of the election that mean something to me and at the end...

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Five Reasons Why Planning Is Important and Critical For Your Mental Health and Well-Being: Lesson 47

        Welcome to the Lessons Learned Podcast! I’m very excited this week because I am finally back home in Carp and have returned to my usual schedule. After two long months where I have been back in Grand Prairie visiting family and sharing with you all of my #LessonsInResilience interviews, I am finally back in person this week to share with you a solo show.   This week’s episode is a big one for me. One that involves catching up on what I have been up to for the past few months such as being back in Grand Prairie living with family for the past few months, getting into a completely different routine after graduating cohort one of...

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My Year Planning Process (And Why I Don't Wait For January) : Lesson 46

    “I had to extricate myself from the pressure of becoming” - Jim Carrey.  In this rewind episode, I am on vacation in Mexico, reflecting on the changes in the quality of my mind from when I was last on vacation the year before, and how much things have changed in my mind and life since then. There’s something to be said about learning and knowing ourselves.  In this week’s episode, I talk about several things. Like the inner critic that many of us have, that tells us how we should or shouldn’t act in a certain situation. For instance, while on vacation, I kept getting the urge to work and get organized about my next steps in my...

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