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The Mindful Corner Podcast

Hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Erika Velez, The Mindful Corner is a series of candid conversations with everyday individuals from all walks of life–single parents, college students, career professionals, roaming travelers, and more–who share stories in the hopes that we can earn from each other and, simultaneously, grow together. Have you ever experienced a moment in your life that felt isolating and hopeless? Did you wish you could connect with someone who was dealing with the same emotions you felt? Although our experiences as individuals may be unique, there's far more that we have in common than what separates us. The Mindful Corner will be our place to have authentic and raw conversations about the human experience while discussing the gift of mindfulness and how we can all benefit from some time in a mindful corner.

Jun 28, 2019

Dr. Velez interviews Candace Alnaji, attorney, freelance writer, and proud mother of three, who runs The Mom at Law. 

Candace spent more than a decade pursing a career of passion only to have to balance a change of heart once she became a mom. She shares how she navigated those feelings, the steps she took to make it...

Jun 25, 2019

Men must be strong and "man up", or at least that’s what the overwhelming echo of society wants us all to believe. But to men facing significant misfortunes, traumas and heartache, a culture promoting strength in the realm of emotions is disappointing and far from helpful, to say the least. In this episode of

Jun 18, 2019

Annie Vasquez is a fashion, travel, and beauty blogger, who had to overcome societal pressures to fit into impossible standards, and now uses her platform to help others feel empowered to stop the war against themselves. Annie discusses how her journey through body positivity unfolded and why she she believes in...

Jun 11, 2019

Do you have some Type-A personality traits and over-plan each move? In this episode, Evely, self-proclaimed “goal-getter” shares her accounts of working towards a lifelong goal and suddenly being faced with the choice to remain safe or take a chance into the unknown. She shares her accounts of how this decision was...

Jun 11, 2019

**Trigger warning—This episode contains sensitive information and discusses suicide.**

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Monica, mother of two, and lifelong “healer” joins us to share her story of making the best out of life’s dark moments. She shares her account of growing up with a sibling...