One Could Argue
Dont Weight Up: Evaluating Self Worth and Health in your late 20's
It's birthday week here at OCA! So we're discussing some mindsets that are changing as we approach 30. One being self-worth and how our opinions on what value is has changed. The other being health. Jonathan discusses his weight-loss journey of 150 lbs, finding confidence in the right places and the importance of knowing your REAL community (this doesn't include social media followers).
Parents: A Numbers Game Pt. 2
In part 2 of this conversation, we discuss the side effects of a parents' love. Why you may need to step away from it and why accepting your parents is the only way to find a sense of peace and enjoyment from having them in your life. Regardless of how many you have.
Parents: A Numbers Game Pt. 1
Too often I've been told (and heard) that one should feel fortunate to have two parents as opposed to just one. Without having any idea of who the child's parents are as people or their living conditions, AT ALL! So today with my friend Rup we're discussing parents; the benefits of only having one, the downsides of having two and everything in between from finances to religion. Check it out!
Permission vs. Progress: The many faces of accountability
Permission is tricky. It can be hidden in words like "inclusion" or "acknowledgment" or "approval". I think the goal is to find the balance between "permission" and guidance. This week I have my friend Hope on the pod and we're discussing how waiting for permission could very well be the underlying issue keeping revolutions from being revolutionary, whether it's within a cultural, country or human being in general. Using the power we have and building a lasting sense of confidence whether...
Big Mad Wednesdays: Stop the Monkey Business
For the second episode of BMW, the obvious idiot of the week is H&M for their "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" hoodie ad photo that features an African American child. I have my good pal Rup on this episode as well so it's not just my voice! MILESTONES PEOPLE!!! lol... We're gonna talk about measuring progress when it comes to nostalgia vs. actuality and a few other things. Have a listen!
Big Mad Wednesdays: Keaton Jones... I'll buy your belts.
For this new segment called "Big Mad Wednesdays", we'll be discussing one-off events that really just get me tight or "BIG MAD", if you will. In this episode, we're discussing everything wrong with the Keaton Jones situation from his racist mama, to America's problem with trying to use money and celebrity as a solution for everything. Also, a message for Black people who are tired of sticking up for white people that don't stick up for them. Trust me... I know it's an uphill battle.
Bullying: Adjusting Perspectives on Deadly Misconceptions
Bullying is often limited to being one of the biggest causes of suicide and depression amongst school-aged youth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Bullying affects people of ALL ages and walks of life. In this episode, we discuss this and other misconceptions about bullying: what it means, the role of vulnerability, setting proper expectations, self-defense, and a path forward for those looking to conquer the effects of bullying, not cope with them. Ending bullying is a false hope...
Defining and Utilizing Leaders
Leaders change us and our world, for better and for worse. This week we discuss what a leader REALLY is. How being sensitive can keep you from having one and how to properly utilize the one(s) we do have. We also take a look at Mahatma Gandhi’s racist history. The side effects of dehumanizing parents and how to keep people that care about you jeopardizing your future. Kool-Aid Jim Jones vs. Hustlers P.O.M.E. Jim Jones and more… One Could Argue Episode one has arrived!