REAL TALK: TRANSFORMING YOUR ENERGY IN 2021
APRIL 2021: WITH DARLYN SAN JOSE
Darlyn San Jose is a Filipina American born and raised in the Bay Area. For the last 8 years, She has been working as an occupational therapist with the geriatric population at a PACE program (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). Darlyn believes that OT is her calling and feels blessed to have a career that she is passionate about. She met her partner in college, got married in 2016 and are now raising an almost 2 year old. Recently, Darlyn started her own podcast called wifeymomz where she discusses their journey as an LGBT family, women empowerment and spirituality/healing. This year she became a reiki practitioner, energy healer, and also started a crystal jewelry business with her cousin where pieces are dedicated to different family members and 10% is donated to various organizations. Finding herself in the past 13 years and living her truth unapologetically and authentically empowers her to help and empower others.
MARCH 2021: WITH LAUREN DEVERA
Lauren DeVera is a certified life coach, positive psychology practitioner, mindfulness/yoga teacher, and choreographer dedicated to empowering others through movement, mindfulness, introspection, and self-care. She received her degree in Dance Performance and Communications from Old Dominion University and has been teaching professionally for 11 years. A distinguished thought leader and educator in the arts community with performance and teaching credits including The Kennedy Center, Howard Theatre, Dance Place DC, Culture Shock DC, World of Dance, BET, CW Network, George Washington University, NPR, and Dept. of Energy. Combining her love for people and the arts, she created and founded The Lion’s Den, an inclusive community connecting through movement, wellness, and self-expression. A passionate self-care facilitator, you can find Lauren hosting workshops and healing circles centered around connection, transformation, and living on purpose. She's the host and creator of the Thrive + Thread podcast, a sacred soul space for others to lean into self-love, personal growth, and creativity. You can find her reading, writing, and drinking coffee in her free time!
FEBRUARY 2021: WITH PATRICK I. EMELIFE, M.D.
Patrick Ifesinachi Emelife, M.D. grew up in San Francisco, CA and graduated from Lowell High School. He earned an Associate’s Degree with Highest Honors at City College of San Francisco before transferring to Stanford University, where he earned a B.A. in Human Biology. After graduating from Stanford University, he attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship, which jump-started his career as a physician-scientist. Dr. Emelife’s unique experiences, work ethic, and enthusiasm brings him one step closer to realizing his goal of providing the highest level of care to his patients while developing, disseminating, and applying cutting-edge research to alleviate pain and suffering, promote health, and enhance the quality of his patient’s hospital experience. He seeks to mentor the next generation of professionals and challenge the status quo. Tune in to meet this amazing and inspirational individual because he has so much to offer.
JANUARY 2021: WITH DR. GIULIETTA OCTAVIO
Dr. Giulietta Octavio, DACM (Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine) is an integrative doctor dedicated to helping people feel better in their minds and bodies so they can have healthier and happier lives. Trained in mind-body acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and holistic coaching, she's worked in private practice in San Francisco, CA since 2002. When Dr. Octavio is not at her Dogpatch clinic, she can be found running her dog, Delma, at Ocean beach, biking in West Marin or surfing in Pacifica.
USING MY LOVE OF DANCE TO BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
REAL TALK: SELF-LOVE TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER 2020
DECEMBER 2020: SELF-LOVE FOR THE SOUL WITH CORI KAT
NOVEMBER 2020: FINISHING 2020 WITH PEACE AND STARTING 2021 WITH NEW ENERGY
WITH SHARMAINE DENISE, RACHEL GRANT, SERGIO JAIMES-VIGARAY, QUYNH YAMAMOTO
OCTOBER 2020: THE SHAME OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS WITH FORREST FOLEN
SEPTEMBER 2020: MICROAGRESSION AND THE HIDDEN POWER OF SELF-LOVE: USING YOUR LipPOWER
WITH MAVIA HARDIMAN
AUGUST 2020: NAVIGATING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY WITH MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER WILLIAM HUNG
JULY 2020: THE SELF-LOVE JOURNEY WITH THE MOMENT MOVER COACH: JEREMY LAUTAN