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The Blooming Is A Habit Podcast With Dr. Stephanie Akoumany

The Blooming Is A Habit Podcast With Dr. Stephanie Akoumany

By Stephanie Akoumany
The Blooming is A Habit Podcast explores what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We aim to help youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society. Topics: Health & Wellness Family Relationships & Sex Education Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Science & Technology Career & Business Public Policy
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S2:E12 Marjorie Walsh. Committing to Antiracism & Embracing A Growth Mindset
Being An Ally Doesn’t Mean Having All The Answers. It just requires a commitment to antiracism, empathy, and cultivating a growth mindset that helps them research and understand how policies and politics can affect their own and others’ everyday experiences and access to resources. Marjorie and I attended the @brynmawrschool for 7 years, but didn’t become friends until 10 years after our graduation. We connected on IG when we realized that we were both educators that loved fitness, wellness, and social justice. Over the years Marjorie has consistently shown her commitment to antiracism by speaking up about inequality, and showing up for students in the classroom. In this episode we discuss -How books can open windows to learn about other cultures -Owning your voice through writing -Critical thinking & media literacy -Embracing a growth mindset after trauma -Preparing students for success -The power of code switching -How educators and allies can support African American students and colleagues -Making antiracism a lifestyle -Addressing and combating microaggressions in and out of the classroom -Acknowledging privilege & inequality during the pandemic -How empathy and compassion can help us heal -Habits and mindsets to support personal and professional growth -Being an ally after the protests stop The real change starts at home for each one of us. Do what you can...as much as you can...and know that your voice matters so much! Take your time, but keep putting in the work. It’s everyone’s duty to make the world a better place. Go to https://justbloom.io/being-an-ally-doesnt-mean-having-all-the-answers-how-to-make-empathy-equity-a-habit/ to get more tips to engage in online and in-person conversations about social justice and the equitable treatment of Black people in America and abroad and all people. Marjorie Walsh (BMS ’06) is a National Board Certified Teacher. She recently finished her tenth year, teaching high school English for Baltimore County Public Schools and most recently St. Mary’s County Public Schools. She taught ESL Across the Curriculum as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and helped establish a dual enrollment English course with the College of Southern Maryland. She currently serves as a school mentor for new teachers, county curriculum writer, and College Board reader for the AP English Literature & Composition exam. *Any opinions expressed reflect her personal point of view and do not represent any of these institutions. . Connect with Marjorie at: IG:https://instagram.com/thefitlitteacher?igshid=cfbytsvejd7b #Wellness #Antiracism #Empathy #Equity #GrowthMindset #EducatorsOfInstagram #Teachers #EnglishTeachers #English #Voice #Literature #Teens #Parenting #COVID #Maryland #Schools #BlackLivesMatter #Equity #Diversity #Inclusion #DiversityandInclusion #Policy #Baltimore #WomenEmpoweringWomen #Fitness #Running #Yoga #Namaste #Spirituality
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July 16, 2020
S2:E11 Dr. Tony Awojoodu. Getting Clear on What You Want & How You’re Going To Get It
If you get clear on what you want, Dr. Tony Awojoodu can help you figure out how to get it. Dr. Tone is the Founder and CEO of Tone's Professional Advisory Solutions & Services, LLC, a proud husband, #GirlDad, healthcare strategist, serial entrepreneur, accredited investor, and high performance coach who helps high potential, impact-oriented, and unfulfilled professionals unlock their full potential so that they can change the world, build generational wealth, and live their best lives.    Several years ago Tony was working on his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech on the path to becoming a professor for a top tier research University but something wasn't right. He was broke (making $25,000 a year on a graduate student stipend), completely unfulfilled with life, and had no clarity into what the future would hold for me. His health and relationships suffered, and he felt completely lost. During that period, Tony went searching for meaning in life and discovered that there were many things that he had not fully tapped into: his purpose, the strengths he naturally possessed, and strategies to increase his time, energy, and money. Collectively, he now refers to these as the ingredients of "peak performance". Tony reinvested in these things and started to unlock the full potential in his life. He discovered his love for problem solving, graduated with his PhD, and landed a job at McKinsey & Company, the world's top management consulting Firm. He built a 7-figure investment portfolio in under 5 years and started building wealth for the next generation. He reinvested in his relationships and his health & wellness and married his college sweetheart. Today, Tony leads strategy for the northeast for DaVita, the world's largest dialysis provider, helps impact-oriented professionals achieve peak performance through his business, Tone's Professional Advisory Solutions and Services, and is a managing partner for multiple investment groups focused on early stage black-owned ventures and small businesses. Connect with Dr. Awojoodu at:  Website: https://www.tonespass.com/aboutme IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr_tone/?hl=en  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVWZKzVTJR_96DttWDFWoQ?view_as=subscriber Email: info@tonespass.com  Follow Bloom on  IG: Dr. Stephanie Akoumany  https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/   IG: The Blooming Is A Habit Podcast https://www.instagram.com/thebloomingisahabitpodcast/?hl=en Website:http://justbloom.io   Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany   Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit  Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference   https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy   2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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June 26, 2020
S2:E10 Bei Achirimofor. Having Faith & Following Your Dreams on Purpose.
How do you find joy in the midst of chaos? Bei says the secret is to walk in your purpose. You must identify your calling, gifts, talents, and follow your dreams. Despite your religious beliefs, we can choose to work towards our dreams and have faith on purpose. Not just to make a wish and close our eyes, but to put everything on the line to pursue our goals. We hope you enjoy S2: E10 of the Blooming is A Habit Podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and get more tips on making yourself a priority. Please rate, subscribe, and share! This is the best possible time to show the world our gifts because we all need inspiration. We can be the rainbow in the midst of global storms. Show others a path to sunnier days. Right now. Bei asks us to consider how healing starts within. Self love is essential for us to thrive, and self care is more than a trendy word. We have to make it a lifestyle. Bei reminds us that everyone can flourish with love. Who are you going to be when times are tough and when things are going great. Train and Bloom. Bei Achirimofor’s Bio: Growing up in two worlds, Bei can be best described as a lover of life. Born of Cameroon parents, Bei was born in Durham, NC and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She attended primary school in Yaounde, Cameroon. Bei attended the University of Maryland where she majored in Communications. She is currently residing in Los Angeles, California where she is pursuing her dreams of becoming a journalist and a film director. Bei has been a professional photographer for over 8 years, which allowed her to travel the world. Her love for traveling and storytelling, started in high school when she would frequently participate in missions trips with her church youth group. Bei doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. She enjoys being a moderator & an MC at events and also enjoys working out. Fitness is her middle name. As a lover of life, Bei hopes to impact her community by spreading her infectious joy and love for dancing and smiling with every individual she encounters.
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June 18, 2020
S2:E9 Joseph Green. Reimagining How We Can Live, Learn, Work, Play, & Grow Together
We are facing unprecedented times. A global pandemic and global antiracism movement to protect and celebrate black lives. @josephlmsgreen notes that the revolution has already happened and now it’s time to put in work. He urges us to use our imaginations to create the lives and world that we want to see, especially during our most challenging days. He advocates for us to believe in ourselves, no matter what, because our abilities to dream and take action are our superpowers. Please listen, share, subscribe, and rate The Blooming is A Habit Podcast. Joseph’s Top Tips To Reimagine & Redesign Your Life Embrace a Growth Mindset Use Technology to Create Innovative Learning & Entertainment Experiences Offer Genuine Apologies Make Kindness A Priority in All Of Your Relationships Choose Happiness Consistently Practice Self-Reflection, Mindfulness, Meditation, Journaling, Self-Care Build Honest & Connections With Your Children, Family, Colleagues & Friends Reimagine & Schedule Time For Work & Play with Children and Family Joseph’s Bio: Over the past 15 years, this passionate motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, professional storyteller and award-winning performance poet, has created and facilitated thousands of workshops with youth, educators, health care professionals, realtors, nonprofit organizations, and many others. His workshops focus on implementing effective youth development strategies, Diversity and Inclusion, Creative Mindfulness, and burnout prevention for both personal and professional spaces. With a background in theatre, performance poetry, and social justice education, Joseph seamlessly intertwines storytelling and spoken word poetry into his presentations and workshops to inspire his audience to join him on a journey which uplifts the core principles of self-care, self-awareness, diversity and inclusion, and paying your blessings forward to make a world a better place for everyone. He believes in the innate ability of story to connect people to their higher purpose and one another. Joseph’s life story and work have been featured in media outlets such as Youth Today, UpWorthy, PBS NewsHour, and many more. He has recently keynoted or presented at the 2017 American Society of Addiction Medicine, Talks @ Google, University of Baltimore, 2016 and 2018 California Statewide Conference on Substance Use Disorder, 2017 Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference, and Wisconsin Voices for Recovery Rally for Recovery. After co-founding the nonprofit, poetryN.O.W., Joseph merged his organization with Split This Rock, a Washington DC-based poetry and social justice organization, where, for three years Joseph served as Director of Youth Programs. In 2017 Joseph started LMSvoice, an organization dedicated to helping people and socially conscious organizations discover and share the transformative power of story. www.LMSvoice.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/josephlmsvoice/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josephlmsgreen/ Website: https://www.LMSvoice.com Email: joseph@lmsvoice.com Dr. Stephanie Akoumany is host of the Blooming is a Habit Podcast a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams. Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Website: http://justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy
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June 12, 2020
S2:E8 Ashley Douglas. Helping Baltimore City Public Schools Thrive As They Navigate COVID-19
When teachers believe in their students, they empower them to change the world. In this episode, Ashley Douglas shares success stories from teaching Kindergarten & 1st grade as a model teacher and team lead for 9 years in Baltimore City Public Schools before & after COVID-19. She shows how important it is to understand our students’ and their families’ experiences and how schools can create in school and now online programming to meet their needs. Ashley is one of the most passionate teachers and mothers that I know! Her children are amazing and her students and their parents always share stories of how she changed their lives! She is also an Adjunct Professor at Towson University in the department of Elementary Education, an Improving Education Teacher Implementation Fellow, and Teach For America Alumna. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley and her cohort of Improving Education Fellows developed Learning in a Box, interactive resources that can be used to engage in fun, meaningful learning activities at home for children in Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. She was a celebrated TFA alumna, Ashley has been featured in internal instructional videos and material after obtaining model teacher status in 2015. She is a Baltimore native and graduate of The Bryn Mawr School and the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned a Masters of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Ways you can connect with Ashley: Email: ashley.douglas0128@gmail.com Twitter: @mrsdouglas6 https://twitter.com/mrsdouglas6 Instagram: @ashleydouglas6 https://instagram.com/ashleydouglas6?igshid=1m0cvxdc563tp Improving Education Teacher Improvement Fellowship https://www.improvingeducation.org/teacher-improvement-fellowship Learning in A Box: https://bedtimeinabox.org/pages/donate-learning?mc_cid=95869a1dba&mc_eid=483c525354 Follow Bloom on IG: www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Blog: justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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June 04, 2020
S2:E7 Jamila Sams, MA. ED. How to Support Children and Teens During & After COVID-19
What did you need from your family and school when you were growing up? What would you while going through a pandemic? To be seen, heard, have fun, and feel cared for! Jamila Sams MA.ED the Founder and CEO of Go to Ms. Sams and Advisory 4 the Culture notes that COVID-19 is teaching all of us that we need to evolve to meet our own self care needs AND the needs of our families, schools , and organizations. In order to do this we must own what’s going well & what can be improved. Then we must ask our children and teens what they need and how they would like to thrive. Jamila gives adults (parents, educators, and policy makers) the tools needed to establish positive & meaningful connections with young people, meet them where they are, and help them reach their goals and aspirations. This 2019 Johns Hopkins University Business School TED X Speaker https://youtu.be/dhqHOMj44KM shares: -The importance of culturally relevant curriculum and advisory activities for students of color and marginalized students -How funding policies affect schools and educators -How students, educators, administrators, and parents can build deeper connections -How cities can help education systems meet the changing needs of students who may be disengaged or unable to commit to online learning -What COVID-19 means for the safety and wellbeing of economically disadvantaged students and students without many social safety nets -How schools can help students, parents, and educators find their purpose and their "why" Connect with Jamila Email: jamila@gotomssams.com Website: http://www.gotomssams.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gotomssams Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gotomssams/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/advisory4theculture?igshid=pmrmmsxrkrrc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamilasams Connect with Dr. Steph & Bloom IG: www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Blog: justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Guest Bio: Throughout her career as a school administrator, Jamila Sams heard frustrated teachers tell marginalized students “Get out and Go to Ms. Sams!” on a daily basis. Teachers viewed these students as troublemakers who did not want to learn and attributed to them labels such as “at-risk”, “bad”, and, with no formal diagnosis, “ADHD.” However, Ms. Sams saw students who were passionate and creative, but were often unseen and unheard. Ms. Sams recognized that she was uniquely suited to bridge the communication gap between youth who struggle to express themselves effectively and adults who struggle to understand the complex challenges that marginalized youth face every day. In 2013, she founded the education consulting agency, Go to Ms. Sams Inc., to give adults the tools needed to establish positive and meaningful connections with young people, meet them where they are, and help them reach their goals and aspirations. Go to Ms. Sams provides services to educators, nonprofit professionals, and members of the business community around three core pillars: School Climate and Culture; Youth Program Development and Training; and Strategic Partnership Development. Clients include the Maryland State Department of Education; the New York City Department of Education; QLIK Corporation; Mentor Foundation USA, Mentor International, and El Desafio in Rosario, Argentina. Ms. Sams has been a featured TEDx speaker for the Johns Hopkins School of Business, panelist for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, presenter for the National Gathering for the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, and the Center for the Promotion of Social Emotional Learning National Conference. Ms. Sams is a native of Philadelphia and a proud first-generation college graduate of Lincoln University. She also has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration & Supervision from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
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May 14, 2020
S2:E6 Jen Cort. Making Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion A Priority In Schools While Learning Remotely
How we treat each other matters and how we advocate for each other matters. When students don’t feel included, respected, and understood, they don't feel well. Experiencing bias, racism, sexism, classism, ageism etc. can lead to feelings of isolation, fear, anxiety, depression, and anger. Educators have a responsibility to stand up for their students when they see or hear someone being mistreated, made fun of or harassed because of some part of their identity. Many educators may feel unprepared to do so due to the lack of diversity or conflict resolution training. Educational consultant and therapist, Jen Cort explains how teachers don’t have to have all of the answers to help their students thrive. They just have to be willing to be acknowledge moments of bias, be vulnerable, lead with their hearts, and learn from their students. In this episode we explore The challenges that students, educators, administrators, parents/guardians faced before COVID-19 around diversity, equity, and inclusion and the challenges they are facing now. How students, educators, administrators, and parents can heal and create stronger bonds. How to create conversation norms that help school communities thrive. Guest Bio: Jen Cort, LCSW-C has spent the last 25 years in Quaker schools as a counselor with all ages, assistant head of lower school, head of middle school, and senior administrator. Jen's therapy background includes serving as a counselor in lower, middle, and upper schools as well as private practice. She began consulting after seeing a need for supporting schools to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion such that students can be seen and heard while learning to be visible and use their voices in productive ways. Jen has been a keynote speaker, presented at national conferences, a frequent contributor to blogs and journals, and is the host of an internationally syndicated podcast "Third Space With Jen Cort" bringing student, faculty, staff, and parents voices focusing on equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. Jen is a member of Sandy Spring Friends Monthly Meeting. Contact: Jen Cort at jencort@jencort.com http://www.jencort.com/ Third Space With Jen Cort Interview with Dr. Stephanie Akoumany https://soundcloud.com/voiced-radio/third-space-with-jen-cort-stephanie-akoumany IG: https://instagram.com/jencortedcon?igshid=1tk55m5h4ojcg Facebook/ https://www.facebook.com/JenCortConsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenCortEdCon Follow Bloom on IG: www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Blog: justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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May 07, 2020
S2:E5 Dr. Mark Bittle. Barriers to Healthcare in the US Before COVID-19
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, 27.5 million Americans did not have health insurance. Only 60% of companies offered their employees health insurance, but even then so many Americans could not afford the premiums because they were high deductible health plans so they could not afford the out-of-pocket cost. Listen to the Blooming is A Habit Podcast S2:E5 as we interview the amazing Dr. Mark Bittle the Program Director of John Hopkins School of Public Health’s Master of Health Administration & Online Masters of Applied Science in Population Health Management as we discuss barriers to accessing healthcare in the US, more inclusive healthcare models, the need for universal healthcare, and what habits, mindsets, and work cultures can best support patients, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare administrator’s holistic wellness.  Guest Bio: Mark J. Bittle, DrPH, MBA, FACHE Dr. Mark Bittle is a Senior Scientist in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An experienced health care executive, Dr. Bittle is board certified in health care management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). His healthcare executive experience spans all facets of ambulatory services, including development and operations of community-based primary and multispecialty physician practices, hospital-based ambulatory and faculty practices organizations, quality and patient safety improvement activities.   Currently, Dr. Bittle is Program Director for the Master of Health Administration and the innovative online Master of Applied Science in Population Health Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He teaches courses in Leadership and Management, Collective Impact and Collaboration, Health Care Financing, Medical Practice Management, and Healthcare Strategy. His areas of research interest include physician leadership development, organizational and management factors that influence physician alignment and managing change in complex organizations, and developing effective strategies for collaboration within population health management.  Dr. Bittle serves on various boards including the Maryland Rural Health Association, the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives, and The Shepherd’s Clinic, a unique, non-profit organization providing free, quality comprehensive health care to Baltimore’s uninsured. He is active in the American College of Health Executives where he serves as Regent for Maryland and as faculty. Dr. Bittle is the Ambulatory and Medical Group Practices faculty forum leader for Association of Universities and Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and is currently serving a 2 year term as a governing councilor for the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Bittle earned his Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) with a concentration in Leadership and Management, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, his MBA from the University of Baltimore and his Bachelor of Science in Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Contact: Dr. Bittle: mbittle1@jhu.edu  Follow Bloom on  IG: www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/  Blog: justbloom.io  Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io  Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany  Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit  Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference   www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy  2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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May 01, 2020
S2:E4 Dris Villaman on Giving Yourself Permission To Thrive While Quarantined
Are You Giving Yourself Permission To Thrive While Quarantined? Want to figure out your next steps? Listen to S2:E4 of the Blooming is A Habit Podcast with Dris Villaman a health and wellness advocate, coach, educator & Zumba instructor from #WashingtonDC who currently lives in South Korea. Listen & learn how to bet on yourself, trust your intuition, align your passions with your career choices, take calculated risks, create boundaries for yourself, and cultivate a more physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit while quarantined at home. We also discuss how South Korea handled Covid-19 and what we can do in the U.S. to connect more deeply with ourselves and loved ones even while practicing social distancing. Drisneidi Villaman graduated from University of Maryland with a BS in Kinesiology with a strong passion on public health. She has worked in various organizations such as the FDA as a Wellness Assistant Coordinator, Federal Reserve Board as a Health Fitness Program Manager, Healthy Futures as a Health Advocate and as a fitness instructor and health coach. Her experience in fitness and corporate wellness has allowed her to learn about many of the components of health. Her passion for Zumba has also opened many doors worldwide to understand the crucial component that fitness and community plays on health. In the future, she aspires to obtain her Masters/PHD in Global Health. She is originally from Dominican Republic but has lived in the US since an early age and is currently residing in South Korea.
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April 17, 2020
S2: E3. Elyse Preston. How Yoga, Mindfulness, and Life Design Can Help You Live Your Dream Life
I’m so excited to have Elyse Preston on BIAH S2 E3 to discuss the power of yoga, meditation, healing from emotional, social, and physical trauma, life design, DEI and ending racism, and community building in Baltimore and other urban hubs around the world. Elyse is a wellness advisor, and community leader whose work focuses on centering connection as an essential ingredient for healing and social transformation. Elyse believes that when we intentionally invest in creating healthy relationships with ourselves and others, we are shifting the energetic conditions in our communities and the wider world. Elyse is particularly passionate about supporting changemakers and visionaries, who experience stress and burnout while in service to others. Elyse is passionate about creating more opportunities for yoga, deep relationships, spiritual practice, creative expression and self-care. She's grateful for the opportunity to share the practices she loves, and is inspired by any occasion to deeply connect with others. Be More Connected Summit: Laun ching April 28th- May 12th. Soul-Centered Wellbeing for Leaders and Change -makers. The vision for this event is to bring together healers, scholars, artists and activists to celebrate transformational work in our culture and to provide participants with concrete tools to promote health and wellbeing in their own lives. To learn more visit, bemoreconnectedsummit.com Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Blog: http://justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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April 09, 2020
S2:E2 How to Improve the Health Care System & Help Youth Thrive With Rhonda Smith Wright, RN
Nurses help us heal physically and emotionally during times of distress. They are currently on the frontlines helping so many as the nation battles COVID-19. Before the outbreak, I interviewed Rhonda Smith Wright, RN, MSN, MHSA a clinical nursing instructor at Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland’s School of Nursing, a @brynmawrschool for girls alumna and trustee, and former @gbali co-director to learn: - how she teaches future nurses to understand the unique needs of diverse and underserved populations in Baltimore and the nation. -what personal and professional development, wellness, and community building opportunities could help physicians, nurses, and administrators thrive -what does the future of nursing look like and what skills will public health students need to succeed and contribute new and bold ideas and practices to create a more mindful, well, and inclusive national and global community -what technical, life, and or social emotional learning skills will youth and adults need to thrive in the next 25 years! Connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhonda-wright-23694b4 Bio: Rhonda Smith-Wright currently serves as a Clinical Nurse Instructor for Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing, where she supports the professional learning of graduate students and aspiring registered nurses in community settings. Concurrently, Rhonda consults in numerous health care and public health roles and projects including workforce development, quality, care coordination, and community health assessments. Prior to consulting and while living in Naples, Italy for two years, she successfully led the U.S. Naval Hospital to the U.S. Surgeon General's Blue H. Award for excellence in health promotion activities. Before Rhonda's time overseas, she served as Vice President of Clinical Services for a consortium of community health clinics in Northern California directing programs such as mobile mammography, HIV testing, and diabetes self-management for vulnerable populations in the area. Rhonda holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Michigan, and a master of science degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University. involvement with the Bryn Mawr School includes membership on the Alumnae Association Board from 2003-2006 and 2016-2019, the Board of Trustees Community and Inclusion Task Force during 2018-2019 school year, Parents Association class parent (2015-2016), and Admissions tour guide for Lower School. The Blooming is A Habit Podcast helps youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We explore what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Website: http://justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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April 02, 2020
S2. E1. Using Creativity To Design A Life, Career, & Business You Love with Anna Fitzgibbon
We are forced to bloom where we are planted in uncertain times. Before the COVID-19 outbreak began to affect our everyday lives in the US, I interviewed Outgrowth Founder Anna Fitzgibbon for S2. E1. of the Blooming is a A Habit Podcast. We discussed how to Use Creativity to Design A Life, Career, & Business of our dreams. I hope this episode helps you to actively work to define what balance means to you, redefine new normals, and create lives and careers that are fulfilling to inspire and create a new world order. Right now many of us are totally out of our comfort zones, but that’s where all growth happens. Let’s Bloom!🌱🌸🌱 Anna is a JHU DC TedX Speaker who builds and implements programs in schools and businesses that “inspire teams to fulfill their potential, improve the world, build a life of impact and grow a better tomorrow. She is committed to shift the way we approach our educational and professional systems in the U.S., so that people can “rethink the linear paths we are all told will (one day) lead to success.” She notes that “there are countless different ways to craft a life, chart a career path and approach our community or business' most pressing needs.” ” for more information visit her website at https://www.outgrowthtoday.org/about . Follow Anna on IG at https://www.instagram.com/outgrowth.today/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OutGrowthToday/ Website: https://outgrowth.today Email: anna@outgrowthtoday.org The Blooming is A Habit Podcast helps youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We explore what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society. Topics Covered: Health & Wellness Family Relationships & Sex Education Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Science & Technology Career & Business Public Policy Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Website:http://justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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March 25, 2020
S1:E7 How to Find Your Voice and Define What Success Means For You with Joseph Green
The difference between where you are and where you want to be is work.“ Don’t let fear of hard work get in the way of you sharing your talent and story with the world. In this episode of Blooming is a Habit (BIAH) S1: E7: How to Find Your Voice and Define Success on Your Own Terms, Joseph Green, the Founder of LMS Voice https://lmsvoice.com/ and a motivational speaker, educator, and poet shares taking actions that will help you accomplish your goals and help you overcome the fear of starting a new career, business, relationship, or skill that you need to thrive and feel a sense of purpose. The success is in the doing, the learning, and the failing. There’s really no such thing as failure if you’re learning from your mistakes, implementing new strategies, and reflecting on what’s working and what’s not. We discuss how students, educators, business owners, and business professionals can find their voice and define success on their own terms. We also discuss how we can use mindfulness and storytelling to make deeper connections at school and work so that students and employees emotional and physical health is supported. When schools and businesses make wellness a priority youth and adults have more opportunities to be creative, productive, and thrive. This episode is available on all platforms. Please listen, subscribe, and share! Follow Joseph on IG at https://instagram.com/josephlmsvoice?igshid=w3mds1nax00v Facebook https://www.facebook.com/josephlmsgreen/ Website: https://lmsvoice.com/ Email: joseph@lmsvoice.com Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams. Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Website:http://justbloom.io Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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December 10, 2019
S1: E6 How to Prepare Girls and Women for the Future with Cristina Jacobs Easton
We have all had a dream or a goal that we wanted to accomplish, but then told ourselves “that’s not for me!” “I cant possibly do that!!” In this episode of Blooming is a Habit (BIAH) S1: E6 How to Prepare Girls and Women for the Future, Cristina Jacobs Easton, the Upper School Principal at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) helps us remember that 1. You belong wherever you want to be. 2. You can do anything you put your mind to, but this comes with hard work, perseverance, and self reflection. 3. Success is not achieved by being fearless, but by being so committed to your dreams that you take action even while scared, and find ways to cope mindfully. 4. Girls and women can better plan for their future and be their best selves when they are open and honest about the challenges and success they experienced throughout their academic, personal, and professional journeys! 5. There is no such thing as perfection. Mistakes help all of us learn and grow. These lessons start in school. Let’s make it foundational material! Guest Bio Continued. BLSYW is an all-girls public charter school serving girls in grades 6-12 across Baltimore City, Cristina Is a Baltimore native and graduate of both The Bryn Mawr School for Girls and Smith College, girls' education is a topic that she holds dear both personally and professionally. Cristina began her career in Education as a Special Education teacher in the Bronx as a New York City Teaching Fellow. In 2007, Cristina was on the founding committee for The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn, and was a founding staff member when the school opened in 2008. She worked there as a Teacher and Assistant Principal until 2016. Moving to Baltimore to join BLSYW has been an exciting personal and professional opportunity. Since returning to Baltimore, Cristina has served in multiple capacities supporting girls' education and institutions. As the co-chair of the Student Leadership Network's Affiliate networking in 2016, she facilitated space for educators in the Young Women's Leadership affiliate network across the country to share best practices. She served as a member of the Bryn Mawr School Alumnae Association and now sits on the Board of Trustees there. Cristina has presented for the National Coalition of Girls Schools on the collaborative course, Baltimore Studies, in which Bryn Mawr, Gilman, Roland Park Country and BLSYW students engage in a historic and ethnographic study of their city. When not working to further girls access to opportunity, Cristina enjoys spending time in her kitchen with her husband, dog, and son who joined the family in September. You can connect with Cristina at ceaston@blsyw.org or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-jacobs-2a6370106 Her message to students to BLSYW: https://www.blsyw.org/m/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=313984&type=d&pREC_ID=586743 Blooming is a Habit Podcast Description Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams. Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany. Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit. Introducing President Obama by https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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December 03, 2019
S1:E5 BIAH How to Help Teens Embrace Their Skills & Inspire Their Peers with Long Reach High
Do your friends, parents, and teachers inspire you? Do you inspire your them? Think about the 5 people that you spend the most time with? Do they cheer you on? Push you to be your best self? Do they bring positive energy to your relationship? Can you learn from them? Having open minded, goal-oriented, and positive people in your life can give you the boost to accomplish any goal you set for yourself! On this BIAH Episode we are discussing how we can best help teens embrace their skills, believe in themselves, and inspire each other to be their best selves. We also discuss how schools, students, and parents can encourage students with different learning styles so they can all develop and/or maintain a love of learning. These teens from Long Reach High School in Columbia, MD show us that so many divisions are created around the course offerings and course selection. This is only a microcosm for the collegiate and corporate worlds. Lets change the way we build community so we can learn and create innovative solutions to the worlds problems. Lets open up more opportunities and conversations between students in all course levels. Let’s Bloom! Follow Long Reach SGA at https://instagram.com/longreachsga?igshid=dhtruas1llak. Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams. Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany. Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit. https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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November 26, 2019
S1:E4 BIAH How to Cultivate Girls’ Curiosity & Confidence with STEM & Self-Care w/Tiffany N. Davis
Are you willing to ASK FOR WHAT YOU DESERVE? First tap into your creativity, identify for passions, work hard, find a mentor, network, fail, come back, reap your rewards, and SHINE? Listen in! Tiffany N. Davis is a rocket scientist and young dreamer from Washington, DC reaching for the stars and beyond. https://instagram.com/tiffany_n_davis?igshid=1c55zs06pbf0s This Boeing aerospace engineer had to overcome many challenges to pursue her dreams. When we are little everyone asks us "What do you want to be when you grow up?" but too often we are not shown how to land that position. We are not given the time and space to acquire the skills, tools, and professional networks needed to thrive and earn a great salary in our field of choice. Our guest Tiffany N. Davis is fighting to make this change. She even talked to President Obama about it https://ae.gatech.edu/news/2019/02/tiffany-davis-bsae-16-still-inspiring-others-reach-stars ! We both did actually! https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy ! So cool! Let's use our voices to make great change in the world. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, subscribe, and share to hear how Tiffany shares invaluable tips on how to make Blooming a Habit and how she is sure to shine her light and share her knowledge on all things STEM, Aerospace Engineering, AI, and Machine Learning. Find more about her Astro Girls Space Camp Scholarship that helps girls understand real-world applications of STEM in the aerospace world at a week long summer camp! http://tiffanyndavis.com/astrogirls-space-camp-scholarship/ Guest Bio: Professional • On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Tiffany graduated from the Boeing Corporate Engineering Leadership Rotation Program. After her graduation, Tiffany was promoted to a Level 2 Engineer. • Tiffany is currently working in Washington D.C. as a spacecraft engineer in Boeing’s Mission Operations and Engineering group. • Tiffany was nominated and selected as the 2018 Technology Rising Star for the Women of Color in STEM conference. Rising Stars are young women, approximately 1 to 22 years in the workforce, who are helping to shape technology for the future. Tiffany will accept the award at the conference in Detroit, October 12th. Passion/General updates • On May 18th, 2018, Tiffany was a panelist on the Second Annual Dream Talk Panelist. The purpose of the Dream Talk Panel to expose the youth to to the dreams of African American leaders in the DMV community. • On August 17th, 2018, Tiffany was a guest speaker for the Girls Who Code summer immersion Program in Manhattan, New York. The mission of the Girls Who Code organization is to close the gender gap in technology. Personal/Education • Tiffany will be matriculating into Georgia Tech’s Master in Computer Science program Fall 2018. Tiffany plans on focusing her studies on artificial intelligence and machine learning applications with the hope of using those for future space exploration missions. Please learn more about Tiffany’s work at http://tiffanyndavis.com/ . Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests on the Blooming is A Habit Podcast as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany. Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit. https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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November 19, 2019
S1:E3 BIAH Helping Girls Thrive & Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline with Rexanah Wyse, Esq.
Black and brown girls act out in schools and at home when they feel disrespected, misunderstood, & overwhelmed by daily stressors and adverse childhood experiences. Rexanah Wyse, Esq., Founder of Empowered Strategies LLC @empowered_strategies LLC https://instagram.com/empowered_strategies?igshid=1nn5ho8wlcahi joins us for Ep 3 to share how she helps educators to understand how shaming, stigmatizing, and unfairly expelling black & brown girls’ can increase girls’ entry into the juvenile justice system, thus stifling their chances of future academic, economic, and mental wellness. You can find her blog and contact her at https://www.empoweredstrategies.org. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blooming-is-a-habit-podcast-with-dr-stephanie-akoumany/id1480841080! Also you can connect with her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rexwyse . I asked Rexanah to come on because I felt that we both train teachers and administrators to ask girls empowering questions about who they are, who they want to be, what stresses them out, what helps them relieve daily stress, and what trauma (and adverse childhood experiences) they are coping with, and how teachers and parents can help can disrupt these girls entry into the school to prison pipeline. Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams. Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business.Rexanah P. Wyse, Esq. Guest Bio: Rexanah Wyse, Esq. is the founder of Empowered Strategies, a juvenile justice education firm outside of the Nation’s capital. Rexanah is a former prosecutor dedicated to changing the narrative for youth to thrive. Rexanah’s professional experiences center on policy, advocacy and direct service geared toward multicultural populations. Rexanah has been a featured speaker at Towson University, University of Maryland, University of Baltimore School of Law, the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation Preparing for Success Conference, and much more. She has participated as a commentator on the Montgomery County Week in Review Program and Comcast Newsmaker segment. As a former prosecutor, Rexanah has given a number of presentations on truancy, early-prevention programs, internet safety, and healthy teen dating to educators, students, and families. Rexanah is a graduate from the University of Baltimore School of law earning her Juris Doctor degree with a certificate in Public Service. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland-College Park earning her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice and minor in Human in Development. She is a licensed member of the Maryland State Bar. Currently, Rexanah serves as a Pathways to Education Subcommittee Chair for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services State Advisory Board, Board of Directors for CARECEN DC, and is involved in the New Leaders Council-Speaker’s Bureau. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany. Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit. https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0
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November 12, 2019
S1:E2 BIAH: How to Own Your Story & Create a Life, Career, & Business You Love with Donelle Boose
Want life changing career & self care tips to help Black Girls & Women, Girls & Women of Color, Allies and Everyone succeed in any field, secure mentors, and create a life of their dreams. Join Soon to be Dr. Donelle Boose @histartivist https://instagram.com/histartivist?igshid=xf7l0ux66evr and owner of Story Power History LLC https://www.linkedin.com/in/donelle-boose-86508736 for this amazing conversation. The Blooming is a Habit Podcast helps women, girls, and well EVERYONE explore their passions and create a career and/or business of their dreams. We believe that everyone can offer revolutionary solutions to complex social challenges in the areas of Health & Wellness Family Relationships Education Science & Technology Career & Business Let’s share habits that help us Bloom together! Connect with Bloom: My major questions for Your Career and Business Interview: 1. What is your calling & why? 2. What is Story Power LLC and why does history, art, and activism matter to you? 3. Who inspires you the most and why? 4. What are the most important pieces of advice that you can share to help girls and women who: -Are exploring what fields to enter into -Are experiencing bias, microaggressions, and/or overt racism at school or work -Want to organize to support black women and women of color businesses and economic success 5. How can black girls and women create habits and mindsets to help them harness feelings of abundance and recognize their skills, contributions, and worth? 6. What organizations are helping to prioritize women and girls’ economic empowerment and helping them gain needed skills to then find or create the career they want? 7. What can schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations do to help black girls and girls of color reach their highest potential? 8. Based on your research and work at Posse and Mikva, what technical, social emotional, and life skills will girls need to succeed? 9. What ideas and contributions would the 60 year old Donelle Boose regret not sharing with the world? Guest Bio: Donelle Boose is Chief Historian and Owner of Story Power History, LLC, a research and workshop for hire service in the field of American History. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Masters Degree from Cornell University, and is currently a PhD candidate at American University. Having worked for 10 years in youth development for nonprofits and with students in academia at Cornell University, American University, and Montgomery College, she is a skilled educator and workshop leader. Her passion is research, writing, and facilitating conversations in and among communities about the past so that we might all better understand our common humanity. Hailing from Lynchburg, Virginia, Donelle now splits her time between New Orleans and the metro DC area. She can be reached at Donelle@storypowerhistory.com. Follow Bloom on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany. Dr. Stephanie Akoumany’s Bloom Wellness Summit 2019 and how schools can make girls’ and their teachers wellness a priority on Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit. 2009 Introduction of President Barack Obama at a televised White House press conference advocating for increased Pell Grants for college students from low to middle socio-economic statuses. https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justbloom.io/ Gmail: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io
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November 05, 2019
S1:E1 BIAH Food is Medicine: Healing Your Gut & Creating The Life You Want with Nicole Ritter
Nicole Ritter is a Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Health and Life Coach. Website: https://www.mrsnicoleritter.com . IG: https://www.instagram.com/itsnicoleritter Nicole is passionate about showing women how to overcome their health challenges by getting to the root of their issues so that they may truly thrive in health and in life. She specializes in gut health and has helped her clients with issues such as IBS, bloating, constipation, psoriasis, eczema, fibromyalgia and leaky gut. She began her own health and wellness journey three years ago to find answers to her health problems. Nicole helps people naturally heal through food, lose weight, identify food sensitivities, and improve their overall health and well being through customized Nutrition Counseling and Health Coaching. We explore how food, ideas, and people can affect our health and ways to embrace self-care while honoring our other commitments and relationships. Podcast Questions. 1. When you meet with clients what are the top three things that they are suffering from and what are the causes or triggers? 2. How do you encourage and help them manage these issues and reclaim their health? On your website you discuss giving clients daily protocols. 3. What is holistic nutrition and inspired you to study it? 4. How did you turn your dream into a reality? 5. What challenges do you still face and how do you overcome them? 6. Holistic and functional doctors like Dr. Mark Hyman have recently highlighted the importance of gut health! How can we heal our guts and why should we? How do you help your clients do this? 7. There are so many diets: keto, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, paleo etc. what is best for optimal health? 8. How can people use food to regulate their and their children’s emotions? 9. What meal prep tips could you share with busy professionals, educators, parents, and founders? 10. How did you help yourself to bloom into the person you are today and how are you helping others to bloom? 11. If someone listened to this podcast episode and only took away two habits that they should integrate in their lives what would they be? 12. How can our audience connect with you?. Connect with Dr. Stephanie Akoumany Website: http://justbloom.io IG @dr.stephanieakoumany https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/. Email: Stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io Dr. Stephanie Akoumany Featured Work: - May 2019 article on Bloom Wellness Summit and how schools can make girls’ and their teachers wellness a priority on Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit. -National Association of Independent Schools Interview on Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies For Educators following my workshop presentation at the 2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0 -2009 Introduction of President Barack Obama at a televised White House press conference advocating for increased Pell Grants for college students from low to middle socio-economic statuses. https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy Set Your Intentions. Plant Your Seeds. 🌱 Design the Life and Community You Want! Let’s Bloom! Music: Petit Biscuit. Sunset Lover. 2015. Album Available at http://smarturl.it/PB_Presence
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October 28, 2019