Live, Learn & Thrive

Live, Learn & Thrive

By Jenna Garma
If you’re curious about wellness, mindfulness, mental and physical health, social justice and workplace topics, then join host Jenna Garma as she has honest conversations with experts, shares lessons learned, valuable tips and strategies related to this shared experience of ours we call life. This podcast is offered as another chance to expand and learn, because at the end of the day it all starts and ends with people who want to thrive.

Brought to you by SKYWES and hosted by Jenna Garma with new episodes every Wednesday.
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Find Out Why *Self Examination is Required* When Learning About Racism
If you’re with me on this Social Justice learning journey you are likely experiencing a myriad of feelings and emotions. And those be may be triggering you. I know I certainly have. In today’s episode I''ll dive into what social justice educators say about it, plus, we are hearing terms, such as race, ethnicity, racism, discrimination, prejudice and oppression. And today I’d like to focus on oppression, what it means, and how it shows up.  Join me by tuning in today! Below are 4 anti-racism educators and activists you can learn more from. I'll continue to share resources weekly! Rachel Cargle - As an academic, writer, and lecturer, Rachel Cargle explores the intersection of race and womanhood on her public platforms. https://www.rachelcargle.com/  Ijeoma Oluo - Ijeoma Oluo is the New York Times bestselling author of “So You Want To Talk About Race,” whose work focuses on race and identity, feminism, mental health, and more. http://www.ijeomaoluo.com/ Blair Imani - Historian and advocate Blair Imani’s work centers women and girls,  global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. She’s written two  books (“Modern HERstory” and “Making Our Way Home”) and is preparing to launch a 10-week anti-racism course. http://blairimani.com/ The Conscious Kid - If you’re wondering how to talk to your children or students about race  and racism, The Conscious Kid offers books, resources, and tips for  hosting the conversations. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit also goes further on its Patreon, where you can become a monthly contributor for $5 or $10.  https://www.theconsciouskid.org/
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July 2, 2020
A Bit About Systematic Racism & Race Consciousness
Tune in as we continue our Social Justice education journey, where I explore and define terms related to systematic racism and race consciousness. There is much to learn and share! Show Correction: It sounds like I say 107 for the Kentucky example, and I actually meant to say 170 - apologies for any confusion due to my speech! There are amazing, valuable, informative resources out there, here are just a few, and as with the Black Lives Matter podcast I'll keep adding new resources with every related podcast to come in the future. #alwayslearning #learnliveandthrive Resources - Books, Articles, Films The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Author is Michelle Alexander White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, Author is Carol Anderson Stamped from the Beginning, Author is Ibram Kendi Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity - World Trust - https://world-trust.org Mirror of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible -  World Trust - https://world-trust.org
09:42
June 24, 2020
Black Lives Matter
This podcast is for all the neutrals who have woken up and are fully in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and are engaged, learning, listening and acting. I am speaking up, rather than saying nothing, and being vulnerable to share my journey in hopes of bringing all the formally neutral complacent folks, and now adamant supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, with me. Let's learn together and keep the momentum going. In this podcast you'll hear about what I've learned so far, resources I'm highlighting and more. Hopefully you will feel inspired to continue to do your work. Let's do this together. Show up perfectly imperfect. #blacklivesmatter Resources: Books -  How to be Antiracist written by Ibram Kendi White Fragility written by Robyn DeAngelo The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness written by Michelle Alexander A People's History of the United States written by Howard Zinn Sites -  Black Lives Matter www.blacklivesmatter.com Center for Antiracist Research - www.bu.edu/antiracist-center When We All Vote follow on Instagram @whenweallvote Be the Bridge bethebridge.com/give ACLU aclu.org/lgbtq-scotus-win Grass Roots Law grassrootslaw.org Civil Rights Org https://lcchr.cp.bsd.net/co/2020-06-lcchr-justice-for-policing-act?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=justiceinpolicingact&utm_content=callcongress Color of Change https://colorofchange.org/ NAACP support.naacp.org/onlineactions/HTLjqYG940WATTV_Y_SUUQ2 Ford Foundation https://www.fordfoundation.org
19:48
June 18, 2020
5 Vital Tips to Help You Change a Habit
Why does it seem so hard to change habits? We’ve all been there. Decided to exercise more, eat better, get more sleep, stop smoking, drink less, be more assertive, be less reactive or fill in the blank with whatever it is. And yet despite knowing the behavior change will benefit us, we find ourselves slipping back into old conditioning. I’ll share 5 reasons why, and how you can use them to start moving towards long lasting change. Join us for our podcast today, visit us online at Live, Learn & Thrive for a ton of free resources with no sign up or email required or follow us on social media @livelearnandthrive. Thank you for listening and don't forget to rate and subscribe!
10:10
June 4, 2020
Learn About the Brain Diet
What does that word diet mean to you? For me, traditionally it meant deprivation. Most often if we are talking about our diet, it’s about eliminating something, whether it be calories, points or a food group. Diet in fact can be both a noun and a verb, meaning we may have dieted or are dieting (verb, whereby we regulate our intake of food and nutrients) and diet with respect to the quality of the food we consume and its impact to our health (noun). And generally, diet is considered when losing or gain weight, lowering cholesterol or blood pressure, heart health and so on. Lately, the gut brain axis (GBA) or gut health is top of mind, but we don’t often think diet and its effect on our brain. For example, is it possible to connect our diet to how we manage anxiety or stress? The answer is in short yes, and this podcast will dive into how that’s possible.  Join us for our podcast today, visit us online at Live, Learn & Thrive for a ton of free resources with no sign up or email required or follow us on social media @livelearnandthrive. Thank you for listening and don't forget to rate and subscribe!
10:47
May 27, 2020
Slow Down to Speed Up
This episode is all about learning how to slow down to speed up during a time of triage, critical or escalated issue you're dealing with as a business owner or within a company you work for. Slowing down to speed up is a powerful skill set you can leverage to ensure you're solving for the root issue of any problem rather then reacting to the symptom. I'll provide you 9 key questions you can ask to help you get to the root of the issue and identify how you will solve it.  Join us for our podcast today, visit us online at Live, Learn & Thrive for a ton of free resources with no sign up or email required or follow us on social media @livelearnandthrive. Thank you for listening and don't forget to rate and subscribe! Note: I referenced the book Rewire Your Brain, written by John B. Arden. It's available for sale at all major book retailers. It's a well written book, which takes complex neuroscience and breaks it down into easy to understand parts. This book can you understand how your habits, your thoughts, your diet  and more, influence your ability to change the wiring within your brain. Five stars, highly recommend this read!
16:18
May 20, 2020
8 Tips to Help Transition to Working From Home
Have you recently transitioned to working from home? If so, this podcast is for you. Going from the office full time to being home all day, every day, is a bigger change then you'd think. I am your host Jenna Garma, and I've worked from home for 6 + years and I'm sharing the tips and techniques which have helped me create a wonderful working from home schedule.  Join us for our podcast today, visit us online at Live, Learn & Thrive for a ton of free resources with no sign up or email required or follow us on social media @livelearnandthrive. Thank you for listening and don't forget to rate and subscribe!
14:27
May 20, 2020