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100 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Unapologetically Me (Chidimma Ozor)

So friends, can you believe we made it to 100 episodes? Just you and I and our theTYPEAhippie community. What a gift! One of my dearest, best girlfriends Christine Fuller interviewed me for this episode. It was so much fun and it reminded me on the good days and the bad that I have the best folks in the world in my life. My heart is filled with love and gratitude for the journey of this podcast and because I'm so damn grateful to have all of you amazing souls to live life alongside. It is...


99 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: More Than Enough (Lolade Siyonbola)

I came to know who Lolade Siyonbola was as many of you because she had the Yale Police Department called on her while she snoozed in a common room within the Yale Graduate School dorm. And the student who called the police on her, a white woman, had previously called the police on one of Lolade's friends, another black student. I wanted her to share why this matters and has to stop. Bio coming soon.


98 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Holistic Healing (Dr Saudia Major & Michelle Buggs)

I had the learned about 3N1 Fitness before I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Saudia and Michelle. Several friends knew I was in the market for a new fitness center/studio and they suggested 3N1 Fitness. I went to the studio's grand opening and met the pair and invited them to be on the podcast. Dr Saudia Major, a native of South Carolina, is a Clinical Psychologist at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital and Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan, specializing in Geriatric & Health...


97 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Running for Michigan State Senate (Anuja Rajendra)

I remember the first time I heard Anuja Rajendra speak. I thought, I must have her on the podcast. She spoke of being a mother to four, a wife, a businesswoman and that she was running for Michigan State Senate. And I thought, "Oh yes you are!" Fast forward several months, I received a mailer about Anuja Rajendra running for Michigan State Senate. I reached out and you get to hear our conversation. As the daughter of immigrants, a mother, a small business owner, and an activist, Anuja...


96 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Speaking Truth to Power (Jessica Kapp, PhD)

I came across Professor Jessica Kapp when I found out about a watchlist and that Dr Kapp was on said watchlist. I reached out to hear her side of the story. Jess Kapp earned her PhD in geology at UCLA in 2004. Her research combined field mapping with U-Pb geochronology to study the history of the Nyainqentanglha mountain range in southern Tibet. Early on she discovered a love for teaching and is currently a senior lecturer and the associate department head in the department of geosciences...


95 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Gender Harassment (Lilia Cortina, PhD)

I met Professor Lilia Cortina through our work at the ADVANCE Program at the University of Michigan and I was always impressed with her talks and the research she does on gender harassment and its implications in academia. Dr Cortina's research centers around the victimization of individuals (especially women) in the social context of work. She focuses in particular on the process by which sexual harassment unfolds, investigating women’s experiences of gender disparagement, unwanted sexual...


94 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Out and Free (Anthony Guillen)

First off, I love Anthony Guillen for so many reasons - his authenticity and vulnerability, his love for humanity and makeup and his humor. We met through a mutual friend and I'm so grateful. Anthony Guillen resides in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in South Central LA and prides himself with being a child of Salvadoran immigrants. Anthony has a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a passionate, gay, social activist and a lover of people. He is a...


93 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: College 101: Access, Power and Money (Lauren Schandevel)

A collective of students developed a misguided guide on budgeting whom many thought was tone deaf and insensitive. Several students "clapped back" with a guide of their own which is how I came to know Lauren Schandevel. Lauren Schandevel is a rising senior at the University of Michigan studying Public Policy with a minor in Community Action and Social Change. Originally from a working-class suburb of Detroit, Lauren's activism on campus is devoted to empowering and advocating for...


92 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Art, Soul Connecting and Real Life (Elena Brower)

Elena Brower is one of those people that you just feel grounded, safe and seen around. She has come from a place of lack and worry to fully own a place of abundance and gratitude. She's humble, loving, tolerant and has a quiet strength about her that is contagious. She's generous with her time and energy and is authentic and vulnerable which always opens the door wider for others to be as well. Mama, teacher, author, speaker and Presidential Diamond leader with dōTERRA, Elena has taught...


91 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Restoring Humanity to Healthcare (Rushika Fernandopulle, MD)

I have known Rushika Fernandopulle, MD for nearly seven years and I worked for Iora Health for almost six years. He's a man of integrity, humility and seeks to provide support for humanity and he's a lot of fun. When I lived in Las Vegas, NV I always looked forward to his visits to the Las Vegas practices because his insight was unique, practical and humane. Rushika Fernandopulle, MD is a physician who has spent more than ten years involved in efforts to improve the quality of healthcare...


90 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Navigating Grief (Robyn Donaldson, PhD)

Robyn Donaldson is an amazing human. I heard great things about her before I even had the pleasure of meeting her. She is brilliant, humble, intelligent and feels a great sense of duty serving others especially when it comes to grief. On a normal weeknight in 2013, Dr Robyn Donaldson’s husband did not come home from work. He had been killed in a motorcycle accident less than a mile from their home. Adjusting to life without her husband of two short years and partner of seven was far from...


89 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: #MeToo and More (Lisa Boehm)

Lisa Boehm is one of those souls who makes you think every time she shares, whether online or off. She has done significant self-work and is always continuing to grow as a human. Speaking with her is refreshing and she utilizes her privilege for good and she speaks truth to power. Always. Lisa Boehm is a freelance beauty stylist in the Pacific Northwest. Lisa believes that telling the truth can be an act of love. Like James Baldwin said, “If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the...


88 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Attitude of Gratitude (Onawa LaBelle, PhD)

Onawa LaBelle, PhD is one of those people that inspires others without trying. A noticeable cornerstone of her life is gratitude and service. She always remembers the folks who believed in her before she could believe in herself and she pays it forward daily without fail. Onawa LaBelle earned her PhD in the Personality and Social Contexts Program in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan. Drawing heavily upon Positive Psychology, Onawa's work broadly aims to better...


87 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Live Your Freedom (Jen Ross)

Jen Ross it one of those people with whom you immediately feel connected. She has a warm and affirming presence that allows you to feel that your best self and living your freedom is possible. Jen Ross is a Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Teacher, Modern Day Shaman and Social Justice Advocate. She serves as an archaeologist of the soul and a doula to your transition. Jen has been in the field for over 20 years and she currently runs her psychotherapy practice out of Boulder, CO and...


86 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: From Activist to Domestic Terrorist (Jake Conroy)

Jake Conroy is an insightful soul. He's very concerned about how his actions impact the environment and humanity. He also is willing to hold companies - large or small - to a higher standard which they do not like as evidenced by his story. Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, California. As a co-founder of Ocean Defense International, he helped lead the first ever disruption of a whale hunt in US coastal waters, putting himself between the...


85 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Scott Strode)

I got a chance to speak with Scott Strode and I was blown away with how such a seemingly simple idea could have such a huge impact on recovery. And it makes sense, right? We were created for community and that's what he's created with The Phoenix. I'm looking forward to checking it out next time I'm in Denver or Boston! Scott is the founder and national executive director of The Phoenix. Phoenix offers a unique approach to combat addiction by fostering a sober, supportive, physically active...


84 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Tia Clinton)

I've known Tia Clinton for almost two years and she's one of the amazing ones. Her light radiates and draws you in. She works hard for the things she wants. Her brilliance, intellect and drive is inspiring and Tia is funny AF. You'll always have a good time with her. Bio coming soon...


83 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Michael King)

When I spoke with Michael about his story, I was struck by his zest for life, his humility and his general positivity. His story is a 'fall from grace and get back up and do some good in the world' type. Definitely another story of redemption as a result of not drinking. Whenever I'm in the Pacific Northwest, I will definitely do my best to meet him. Michael King is the National Director of Outreach & Engagement with Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to unifying...


82 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Mariel Hufnagel)

Mariel Hufnagel is a humble soul filled with grace and dignity, but it wasn't always this way. She has an easy way about her that makes people feel comfortable in her presence. She is inspiring, down to earth and lots of fun. Mariel battled with alcohol & drug addiction, bipolar disorder and bulimia nervosa for all of her teenage years – leaving her bankrupt emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. Mariel is formerly incarcerated, a convicted felon, formerly homeless and a sex...


81 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Taryn Strong)

Taryn Strong is an amazing soul, bursting with life and positive energy. A firm member of the badass brigade, she advocates for multiple pathways of recovery for women. Her energy is contagious and is a source of solace and hope for women across the globe. As a recovery advocate, she hosts events all over the world specifically dedicated to creating a space for women to recover. Taryn is grateful to be in recovery from drug addiction, self harm, disordered eating and codependency. Taryn was...