So, in the wake of Black Lives Matter, companies of all sizes are choosing to embark on a road to course correct hiring, business practices, marketing and even the causes their support. That said, although these efforts are positives, this scramble to make such drastic changes begs the questions: what's to it? How authentic is it? And, how are they going to appease audiences to let them know they're working on the issue that should have been addressed long ago? 


Yes, social distancing and quarantine are exhausting and frustrating. That said, have we tried to figure out if there are tiny benefits we can extract from it, if we can to get through it?

In this episode we try to take a human, sensitive look at the protests and demonstrations... And what we should really be learning from them.

For more insight, check out the show's blog on Medium: Why you need to pay attention to these protests

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 best of it now? And, how do we learn from it?

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The Breakup, Reconsidered

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 possible to learn from the end of a relationship, if you're open to it.


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In this follow up to our episode about understanding trauma, we speak with Monica Gonzalez, owner of Balanced Lotus Counseling & Wellness ( 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 ( 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! 

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