The Meru Experience

The Meru Experience

By Meru Hunter McMahon
Discussing The Currency of Life by sharing Professional, Cultural and Personal Experiences.
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Episode #10 - Fear of dogs, what is your fear?
I went from being terrified of dogs to loving them, it is fascinating how your perspective changes when you see the other side of things. Tune in to hear my story. I would love to hear your story: Are you afraid of dogs, or do you have any other phobia? What fear did you overcome? Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience"
10:26
March 9, 2020
Episode #9 - Is the discussion surrounding death taboo for you?
Is the discussion surrounding death taboo for you? Well…if you do, it may change in the future….as National Funeral director association mentioned in HBO documentary “Alternative endings: Six New Ways to die in America” that American attitudes about death and end of life choices are changing as most rethinking the funeral options. I would love to hear your life story so share your story about your experience with losing loved ones as sharing gives hope… we learn from each other, together we are stronger. Here are some questions if it helps you to start the conversation. Do you believe in identifying your burial ceremony while alive?  Are you aware of various options that are growing in the current age?  If you have kids, do you feel comfortable discussing the subject surrounding “death”? Mentioned in the episode: National Funeral Directors Association, Alternate endings: six-new-ways-to-die-in-America film and National Museum of Funeral History Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
16:52
February 7, 2020
Episode #8 - Money discussion with Oma
Money management is an essential life skill, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing money. We may all achieve the same/similar results, but the path to getting there may vary from one culture or family to another.  Great discussion with Oma Wilson who is a Financial Advisor and very passionate about her profession.  Many cultures think outside the box and use creative practices to manage money.  See some visual guide to give yourself an idea of how people from around the world deal with money.  Most of us struggle with money and weight management.  Interestingly, our emotional brain responds to the word budget the same way it responds to the word diet.  Just like dieting, budgeting gives us images of suffering, giving things up (good things, like cakes/ice cream and shopping!) and making forced sacrifices. In reality, budget = awareness. So instead of thinking about the real reason you’re budgeting (i.e. saving for a new house /car that will make you happy), all you’re thinking about is what you can’t have (a new item from Amazon or maybe I-phone). I would love to hear from you as well so share your story about your money experience as sharing gives hope… we learn from each other, together we are stronger. Here are some questions if it helps you to start the conversation. "Do you budget to better manage your finances? Do you feel most people around you are afraid to speak about money? If you have kids, how do you approach teaching your kids about money?" Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
59:28
January 14, 2020
Episode #7 - College prep talk with college daughter
Parenting does not come with a manual but parents come from various backgrounds.  The common desire of parents for their kids’ to succeed, go to college and become great citizens of the world.  Most importantly (like any skill) parenting skills improve over the years as their kids grow older and become adults. The high school years are challenging because children are growing into adulthood and communication at times is not the best between parents and children. The situation can vary greatly for everyone.  Hormone battle at its best - you know what I am talking about?! i.e. “when kids think they know everything, roll their eyes, feel like we are embarrassing them, don’t want to share about their happenings, etc.” Thankfully, my daughter Tota is making me proud and happy parent but it didn’t come to be straight perfection as it is a life. We learned with our ups and downs together and now sharing some insights as I get a lot of questions from other parents about college, the architecture program & scholarship.  I have shared my daughter's essays and interviewed her to get her perspective from her experiences and challenges on college prep and college experience.   I would love to hear from you as well so share your story about your student and college application experience as sharing gives hope… we learn from each other, together we are stronger. Here are some questions if it helps you to start the conversation. - "What challenges you faced with the college application process? Did your child end up loving the profession he/she chose? If you have younger kids, did this episode help you to help your situation?" Names mentioned in Tota's essays: Qingyun Ma - a Chinese architect & Zaha Hadid - was an Iraqi–British architect.  Tota’s portfolio - check out some of the projects she worked in the past. Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
55:14
January 5, 2020
Episode #6 - Do you struggle with Growth Mindset?
Join me as I discuss about Growth Mindset.  “If you do not believe in yourself why should others believe in you?” is the question I ask myself when I struggle with a growth mindset. Growth mindset is a hard work, we as individuals can gain a lot by deepening our understanding of growth-mindset concepts and the processes for putting them into practice. Challenges and Processes may vary for everyone as dreams and people are not the same but It gives us a richer sense of who we are, what we stand for, and how we want to move forward. I stand by "DREAM, BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE". I would love to hear from you so share your story as sharing gives hope… we learn from each other, together we are stronger. Here are some questions if it helps you to start the conversation: "How you overcame the growth mindset challenges? Do you believe in getting help from others to grow your mindset?" Resources mentioned: Meru's LinkedIn Article re Growth Mindset Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
12:02
December 22, 2019
Episode #5 - Holiday season blues
Sales marketing images of love and joy fill Stores, TV, Internet, and magazine pages, for many of us.  However, the reality of the holidays isn’t so cheerful for everyone and Holiday season blues are real.    Do you struggle with sadness? - Join me as discuss Holiday season blues, how I handle it and confess about being a Grinch. :).  Email me as I would love to hear from you.  Sharing the story gives hope… we learn from each other, together we are stronger. Here are some questions if it helps you to start the conversation. What makes you sad and how you deal with it?  What is your most favorite holiday memory as a child?  What do you like about the Holiday season? Resources mentioned: *Tip: Check out your local library first for any of the following books to save money The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven. Lessons for the Living - by Laura Lynne Jackson Love and War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful in Your Marriage - by John Eldredge and Stasi Eldredge Why You're Not Married... Yet: The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve - by Tracy McMillan The Choice: Embrace the Possible - by Dr. Edith Eva Eger Rich dad Poor dad - by Robert T. Kiyosaki You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth - by Jen Sincero The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness -by Dave Ramsey Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
09:45
December 8, 2019
Episode #4 - All about "Thank"
Happy Thanksgiving Y'All!  Do you know the history of Thanksgiving?  Join me as I discuss All about "Thank".   I learned 15 Thanksgiving Fun Facts you will want to share on Turkey Day with your loved ones to keep the conversation going and enlighten all with the information they may not have known before.  "What Are you thankful for? and How do you practice Gratitude? I would love to hear from you as sharing gives hope so share your unique story.  We learn from each other and together we are stronger. Resources mentioned: House Beautiful post about 15 Thanksgiving Fun Facts Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
11:37
November 26, 2019
Episode #3 - Do you feel something is missing from your life?
Join me as I learn and discuss “energy healing” topic with my guest Renu as most, if not all of us feel something is missing from our lives and we live in this world with some level of discomfort whether it is being sick, emotional trauma, childhood experience, relationships, grief, etc. and in need of some form of healing. Guest info: Renu is the owner of Renu Your Life which brings a holistic approach to healing and she applies her studies in nutrition, meditation, healing visualization, and flower therapy to add to your experience of physical, mental and emotional renewal.   Her mission is to Make a difference in the world by helping people become healthier and more productive in their lives and unblocking abundance. You can find Renu at https://www.renuyourlifellc.com. One of the reasons many miss this method of healing is because of a lack of information.   Be intentional to prosper Emotionally, Physically and Financially to lead your Meaningful Life. Resources mentioned:  Book: Healing Visualizations: Creating Health Through Imagery by Gerald Epstein  Poem link: https://themotivationangel.co.uk/well-being-and-mindfulness Connect and Follow: Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram "The Meru Experience" My professional business page is https://www.yoursavingspro.com
33:58
November 16, 2019
Episode #2- Everyone says I am busy, are you really?
Join me and my guest Carla as we discuss “Busyness” as it is a trend of the current age that is associated with being successful, possibly feeling of importance for some people and/ or using it as an excuse to avoid someone or something - outsourcing your responsibility to your irresponsibility. Guest info: Carla is the owner of Calderas Counseling with values being the Balance, Respect, and Love.  You can find Carla at https://www.calderascounseling.com. Connect and Follow: By Email: themeruexperience@gmail.com Via Social Media accounts: Facebook and Instagram My professional business page is Your Savings Pro
33:26
November 8, 2019
Episode #1 - I am not Chinese nor Russian
Join me as I discuss where I am from and the challenge of which box to check.  Also, learn how to say Hello in Kazakh and Russian. Email me at themeruexperience@gmail.com Connect and Follow via Social Media accounts Facebook and Instagram My professional business page is Your Savings Pro  Resources mentioned: The Two or More Races Population: 2010 - Census Briefs
14:39
October 29, 2019