The University of Miami Student Well-Being Podcast
By Kathryn Jackson
Empowering students to focus on their well-being to tap into their most authentic selves.
Q&A With Host Kathryn Jackson: New Year Goals 2023, Building Routines, Manifestation
This episode features a Q&A with the host of the podcast, Kathryn Jackson. Listen to hear more about manifestation, wellness, and self-love.
January 21, 2023
Interview with Coach Mike Donnellan: Strength Training, Consistency, Body-image, Values
This episode features a conversation with Coach Michael Donnellan. Mike is a strength coach at the University of Miami for the spirit squads which consist of the Sunsations Dance Team and the Cheer Team. Coach Mike is also an assistant trainer for Baseball, Women's Soccer, Swim, Dive, and Rowing. The conversation touches on how strength training can also be implemented into life training. Topics that are also mentioned include the power of consistency, a schedule, and what body-image can look like for young athletes.
November 30, 2022
7 Steps ON: How to Play the Best Game of Life
This is a solo episode written and spoken by the host Kathryn Jackson. Kathryn shares a motivational speech that she presented in her public speaking class. The speech covers 7 steps on how to play the best game of life.
September 30, 2022
Interview with Heidi Engerman: Studying abroad, social media, friendships, advice
This episode features a conversation with Heidi Engerman. She shares her unique traveling abroad experience along with the hardships that she faced while being away. We discuss everything from picking a country you may want to travel to, FOMO, social media, friends, and professors. You don’t want to miss this!
September 14, 2022
The guide to well-being
Welcome back to school canes! On this episode, I interviewed one of my friends, Riley Mercier, who I had the pleasure of working with this summer at Alo Yoga. Riley is a former 6-year veteran in the military. She has been on the journey of healing herself holistically and is now signed with Ford Modeling Agency in Miami and Chicago. Listen to the episode to learn her take on well-being and what it looks like to live in alignment with your authentic self while creating the life of your dreams.
August 29, 2022
Advice from UM Seniors
This final episode of the semester is comprised of 3 interviews with graduating seniors: Ashley Howell, Hayden Seager, and Carter Ingersoll. They all give different perspectives of their college experience and helpful advice along with it.
April 13, 2022
Interview with Professor Claire Zovko: Mindfulness, athlete mind-blocks, ADHD
This episode features a conversation with UM alum and current professor, Claire Zovko. She shares insight on how she structures her classes to encourage mindfulness and what the learning outcomes are. We also touch on mind-blocks for athletes, and what it will look like if we can control our thoughts in all aspects of life.
March 02, 2022
Interview with Emily Ocon: Mind-gut connection, body-image, nutrition
This episode features a conversation with UM alum, Emily Ocon. She is now attending Colombia for her master's in nutrition. Emily shares her personal health journey and what inspired her to study nutrition. This episode dives into deep topics and valuable lifestyle tips. Enjoy!
February 09, 2022
Interview with Julianne Aerhee Byun: New year intentions, finding your flow, switching majors
This podcast features a conversation with former Cane, Sunsation, Delta Phi Epsilon sister , Miami Heat dancer, and now yogi: Julianne Aerhee Byun. We talk all about new year intentions, finding your flow, and how to sit with yourself to find peace and happiness.
January 19, 2022
Introduction to Well-Being
November 17, 2021