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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.

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Cultivating Resiliency
I don't know about you, but it's been a rough year for most of us. And some of us seemed to be able to bounce back faster than others during these times where bad news seems to be popping up often. Those people who can recover faster are resiliant. Can we all be resiliant? Why yes, we can! And in this podcast I'll share 5 strategies you are can start practicing today, so you can cultivate resiliance in your life. The 5 strategies I share are based on the research done by professionals in this arena. In this podcast I reference the following researchers and encourage you to read or listen to the books and the podcast, links are below. Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection John B Arden, Rewire of Your Brain Lucy Hone, Ted Talk
20:21
September 30, 2020
#4 of our 4-Part Series: Cultivating Mindfulness, Critical Thinking, Self-Reflection & Curiosity
Our current macro climate is reflective of the power of technology, which gives us access to information that we’ve not had before. Today’s podcast is the fourth and last of a 4-part series where my goal is to touch on the skill sets to consider cultivating so we can be mindful, thoughtful, and conscious about the information we consume and digest. The four skill sets I'll cover during this 4-part series are: mindfulness, critical thinking, self-reflection, and curiosity. These skills will enable and empower you to seek out, assess and digest vital information related to your social environment, your career, and your self-development. Tune in today to learn more!
12:44
September 2, 2020
#3 of our 4-Part Series: Cultivating Mindfulness, Critical Thinking, Self-Reflection & Curiosity
Our current macro climate is reflective of the power of technology, which gives us access to information that we’ve not had before. Today’s podcast is the third of a 4-part series where my goal is to touch on the skill sets to consider cultivating so we can be mindful, thoughtful, and conscious about the information we consume and digest. The four skill sets I'll cover during this 4-part series are: mindfulness, critical thinking, self-reflection, and curiosity. These skills will enable and empower you to seek out, assess and digest vital information related to your social environment, your career, and your self-development. Tune in today to learn more!
09:58
August 26, 2020
#2 of our 4-Part Series: Cultivating Mindfulness, Critical Thinking, Self-Reflection & Curiosity
Our current macro climate is reflective of the power of technology, which gives us access to information that we’ve not had before. Today’s podcast is the second of a 4-part series where my goal is to touch on the skill sets to consider cultivating so we can be mindful, thoughtful, and conscious about the information we consume and digest. The four skill sets I'll cover during this 4-part series are: mindfulness, critical thinking, self-reflection and curiosity. These skills will enable and empower you to seek out, assess and digest vital information related to your social environment, your career and your self-development. Tune in today to learn more!
14:12
August 19, 2020
4-Part Series: Cultivating Mindfulness, Critical Thinking, Self-Reflection & Curiosity
Our current macro climate is reflective of the power of technology, which gives us access to information that we’ve not had before. Today’s podcast is the first of a 4-part series where my goal is to touch on the skill sets to consider cultivating so we can be mindful, thoughtful, and conscious about the information we consume and digest. The four skill sets I'll cover during this 4-part series are: mindfulness, critical thinking, self-reflection and curiosity. These skills will enable and empower you to seek out, assess and digest vital information related to your social environment, your career and your self-development. Tune in today to learn more!
15:13
August 12, 2020
5 Common Misconceptions About Defund the Police
In this episode I’ll share 5 common misconceptions about Defund the Police and share a bit of history of the slogan as well. The goal is to continue our learning journey as it relates to Social Justice education topics being discussed today in different communities by sharing information I’ve learned.  As always, I am sharing more resources of experts and activists on racism and anti-racism below.  Resources No White Savior - To understand that anti-racism work is essential worldwide, No White Saviors is a platform based in Uganda that challenges the White Savior Complex (WSC) and centers and uplifts African people. It identifies and provides critical feedback around the WSC and dismantles harmful systems through public and legal action. https://nowhitesaviors.org/ Austin Channing Brown - The author of “I’m Still Here,” Austin Channing Brown’s writing and speaking combines racial justice, faith, and Black womanhood. She’s also the creator of “The Next Question,” a video series that expands and deepens the conversation about racial justice. http://austinchanning.com/ DeRay Mckesson - DeRay Mckesson is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, a  co-founder of Campaign Zero, and co-host of “Pod Save The People.” He is  also the author of “On The Other Side Of Freedom,”  a book that draws from his experience as an activist, organizer,  educator, and public official to dismantle racism and build a better  world. https://deray.com/ From Privilege To Progress - This platform was founded in 2018 after the founders witnessed the  arrest of two innocent Black men. With a mission to “desegregate the  conversation about race” and to further education around anti-racism,  From Privilege to Progress recommends resources, amplifies stories, and  encourages readers to show up. https://fromprivilegetoprogress.org/
14:35
July 16, 2020
Learn How Oppression Works within the US
In this podcast, I’ll cover the last 7 features of Oppression and I’ll also share examples, as I did in the last episode with the first two, of the 9 total features of oppression. Learn how they work together, interwoven, to strengthen and reinforce oppression. I continue to share in my learning journey, pulling together key takeaways from the experts, along with provide Social Justice terms and definitions. The goal is to help you continue your own learning journey about Social Justice in the US.  As with every epsiode, I'm sharing resources available to you. These are activists and anti-racist experts, so you can continue and expand your education.  Check out these resources! Brittany Packnett Cunningham - The co-founder of Campaign Zero and co-host of “Pod Save The People,” Brittany Packnett Cunningham’s voice spans across many mediums. https://brittanypacknett.com/ Layla F. Saad - After Layla F. Saad led the “Me and White Supremacy” challenge on Instagram, she turned her work into a bestselling book by the same name. Saad’s work is dedicated to becoming a good ancestor for the generations to come through healing and liberation. https://laylafsaad.com/ Ericka Hart - Ericka Hart is a sex educator and cancer survivor who challenges anti-Blackness in medicine, academia, fashion, and everywhere else it shows up. http://ihartericka.com/ achel Ricketts - Rachel Ricketts is a racial justice educator, lawyer, healer, speaker, and author. She offers online courses on spiritual activism. https://www.rachelricketts.com/
15:57
July 8, 2020
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/
13:24
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