We talked to Debo Ofsowitz, a local legend in the LGBTQA+ volunteering space and our dear friend, about volunteering, being an ally, building trust, increasing self-awareness, and steps to increase your own empathy for others. We took a little deep dive into The Four Agreements and purposefully practicing checking your implicit bias. When asked what… Continue reading Podcast – S3E05 – Plug In and Make Your Experience Better
Seeing a vast disparity in diversity in the tech world, Josh helped form Black Orlando Tech, a successful nonprofit in teaching adults about technical fields to help them either change or advance their careers. He used his hunger to learn and passion for teaching to become an expert in cloud computing. His book, Venti Fried… Continue reading Podcast – S3E04 – Create Your Own Opportunities
Lea Tran, author, speaker, and overall wonder woman, joined us to talk about her story of being a member of the "Boat People" and escaping from Vietnam. We talk about how courage is something you find or create, but it doesn't come naturally. Sometimes it's because you have to have it to survive, and other… Continue reading Podcast – S3E03 – Courage is Something You Make
We interviewed Janel Chambers, co-owner of the Minuteman Press in College Park, Orlando. Running a small business has a lot of different pressures, and when you run one with a friend, there are different dynamics you need to consider. We talked about maintaining trust, knowing your strengths and lanes, and keeping it light. You have… Continue reading Podcast – S3E02 – Working Hard and Keeping It Light
We are back with the first episode of our third season! We have changed the format and now have full format interviews with our friends. First up is our conversation with Marjorie Phoenix, founder of the Giving Voices Project. She's a leader for advocating for those recovering from violent acts, she's a student getting her… Continue reading Podcast – S3E01 – Give Voices to Others and Listen
I have a friend who writes for and co-owns healthyindian.com. He and his wife were at the house a couple months ago practicing social distancing happy hour, and he brought a recipe that he modified to fit my diet. He hadn’t heard of a lectin free diet before and wanted to hear about my journey and… Continue reading My Lectin Free Journey
Two things have inspired me to adjust my work from home lifestyle. First, my new puppy, Eva, has taken a liking to our old above-ground pool. After we go for our morning, afternoon, and evening walks, we come home and she goes straight for that pool. It's soft-sided, so she uses momentum to run right… Continue reading Are you living your Bermuda lifestyle?
John and Patti took a little hiatus mid-season to learn more about being anti-racists and how to be better allies to People of Color. In this episode, they talk about their learning journey the past two and a half months and encourage all people to learn more about White Fragility and White Privilege. Now is… Continue reading Podcast – S2E11 – Being an Ally
In random learnings, Patti has gotten pretty good at hosting Zoom meetings and John has gotten into the music of Steven Sondheim. (Check out his 90th birthday tribute on YouTube!) The theme for this week was to just reminisce on what Patti and John miss bit also what they DON’T miss. Certain activities such as… Continue reading Podcast – S2E10 – What We Miss
Twenty episodes so far! Wow! In random learnings, video conference calls are better with games and walking lets John experience his neighborhood’s nature better than when he used to run like a madman. The theme for this week was “What makes your atoms sing?” What comes really natural to you that when you picked it… Continue reading Podcast – S2E09 – What makes your atoms sing?