Join us for the final episode in our basic needs series as we explore connection with Curator of Culture, Ruben Dario Villa. Ruben shares his story and passion for his community as he and Melissa discuss the importance of connection in building resilience. Tune in now!
In the second episode in our basic needs series, Melissa is joined by Chef Mark Segovia to explore food. The two go past nutrition and discuss the importance of food as a means of creating community, safety, and peace in the lives of many. Listen now!
The first episode of our new series, Rethinking Our Basic Needs, kicks off with a conversation with Dr. Shantha Gowda, clinical health psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine doctor. Tune in now as she and Melissa dive into the world of sleep and how important it is to prioritize.
Tune in to episode 28 of Pathways to Resilience for an inspiring conversation with Silvia Gianelli, exploring childhood trauma and its lasting physiological and psychological impacts, how choice plays a role in change and resiliency, and how Silvia practices honoring her shadows and living in the light. It’s a must hear!
In this episode of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by LGBTQ+ youth advocate and leader, Alex Spielmann, for an episode exploring the crucial role of identity and community in the queer and trans experience. They share their story and the intersections of identities that play a role in their experience, while touching on what he is seeing LGBTQ+ youth are needing the most right now. Tune in now!
In honor of Pride Month, Pathways to Resilience is back with a powerful episode. In “Rethinking Collaboration,” Melissa is joined by Dr. Peter Goldblum, a trailblazer in LGBTQ+ mental health, to explore the intricacies of identity and acceptance. Dr. Goldblum shares his story – an inspiring journey through love, loss, and the evolution of the LGBTQ+ community. Tune in now for an amazing discussion!
We have a special episode of Pathways to Resilience in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. In “Rethinking Wellness” Melissa is joined by Holly Hughes, LCSW and CEO/Founder of Holly Hughes and Co. The two dive into the world of mental health discussing misconceptions, reasons for hope, and re-shaping the way we think about wellness. Tune in now for a powerful discussion.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Melissa is joined by survivor, Susanna Torres, who shares her story of resilience with us. The two discuss the impact that sexual assault has on families and how she has navigated the healing journey. Thank you so much Susanna for sharing your truth and heart with us.
Disclaimer: This episode discusses sexual assault and trauma. Please listen with care for yourself.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we have a special episode of Pathways to Resilience in honor of this cause. In this edition of “Inside CS,” Melissa is joined by three Community Solutions’ staff members from our Sexual Assault Services Department. Tune in now as the panel discusses the realities and nuances of sexual assault.
Disclaimer: This episode discusses sexual assault. Please listen with care for yourself.
We have a special episode of Pathways to Resilience to share with you in honor of Disability Awareness Month! In “Breaking Barriers” Melissa is joined by Sharon Winston, Executive Director of Project HIRED. The two discuss the important role that leaders play in accessibility and the key practices of a ‘Change Leader.’ We invite you to tune in to the enlightening conversation!