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This Life, Reconsidered

22 EpisodesProduced by Pulse 3Website

The podcast that focuses on uncovering the lessons we're meant to learn.

22 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

How companies are addressing diversity

June 30th, 2020


So, in the wake of Black Lives Matter, companies of all sizes are choosing to embark on a road to course correct hiring, business practices, marketing and even the causes their support. That said, although these efforts …

Benefits to quarantine? An Approach

June 30th, 2020


Yes, social distancing and quarantine are exhausting and frustrating. That said, have we tried to figure out if there are tiny benefits we can extract from it, if we can to get through it?

Reflection: Why the protests matter

May 31st, 2020


In this episode we try to take a human, sensitive look at the protests and demonstrations... And what we should really be learning from them.

For …

The Five W's and H of Moving On

April 28th, 2020


In the midst of of the most game-changing live events, we're so focused on getting OUT of the issue, that we forget to ask ourselves the basic questions that allow us to really understand how we can be better versions …

Learning from Moments of Crisis

April 14th, 2020


When navigating a crisis (or a pandemic), what normal looks like also change. That said, I highlighted a handful of lessons to try and keep things in …

Social Distancing, Reconsidered (The Pandemic Effect or COVID-19)

March 26th, 2020


Since coronavirus (or known as COVID-19) has evolved from epidemic to pandemic, it's immediately led to illness, death and changing the way we live …

The Breakup, Reconsidered

October 30th, 2019


Breakups are a sad reality of relationships. That said, when a romantic coupling ends, how often can we look back  and without doubt, own our own mistakes in how things went? In this special episode This Life, …

Mini-Episode: Healthier ways to cope with stress

October 5th, 2019


In this follow up to our episode about understanding trauma, we speak with Monica Gonzalez, owner of Balanced Lotus Counseling & Wellness (

Understanding trauma (An interview with Monica Gonzalez)

October 2nd, 2019


Live events impact people differently. However, how can a distressing event affect you?

In this episode, we speak with Monica Gonzalez, owner of Balanced Lotus Counseling & Wellness (

Mini-Episode: Acting BOLDLY (Insights from Lillian Ruiz)

September 13th, 2019


Lillian Ruiz, former former COO of Civil Media Company and the Civil Foundation bestows some of her best tips on what it means to act & live BOLDLY, something that can be empowering when you need it! 

Some advice on being BOLD (Interview with Lillian Ruiz)

September 11th, 2019


In this season two opener, I kick things off by focusing on one of the most empowering messages we tend to forget - how to being afraid of the choices we need to make for ourselves, especially if we're going to pursue …

Same podcast, just a new name!

June 12th, 2019


Launched as "Stroke of Wisdom," Jenina rolls out this brief news update to explain the new title before new episodes roll out later this summer. 

Why you have to let go to heal

April 30th, 2019


At the end of Season 1, Jenina parts with the lesson she learned after all the other ones: that’s letting go in order to recover. Healing doesn’t happen overnight, but once you can let go, then you can make the rest …

Recovery is a journey

April 24th, 2019


As Jenina reflects on Season One, she also shares one of the biggest lessons she’s gathered since her life-altering trauma.

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Keeping the stress factor in check

April 9th, 2019


We all get to that point where things get rough and stress bubbles over… So, for Stress Awareness Month, Jenina shares some of the simple tactics …

7 Obvious Life Lessons You Should Know

April 2nd, 2019


Sometimes it takes trauma (or even a stroke) to drill certain life lessons into your head that you probably should have already known. That said, I …

This is what real survival looks like

March 26th, 2019


Actor Emilia Clarke’s personal story of surviving two aneurysms really hit close...

Her experience is not only a powerful story about being stronger …

When it's not so bad to be selfish

March 19th, 2019


The word ‘selfish’ has always had negative connotations. But, in this week’s installment of Stoke of Wisdom, we poke at this idea, even suggesting why it may not ALWAYS be a bad thing…

***Reach out to Stroke of Wisdom …

What makes gratitude hard

March 12th, 2019


Gratitude is good for the soul (or so they say) but it requires some real of effort, especially when it comes to getting past trauma. It's these …

The main lesson from Luke Perry's story

March 9th, 2019


His unexpected passing has sparked plenty of conversation, but what should this tragedy teach us?


***Reach Stroke of Wisdom by email …

Denial isn't just a river

March 5th, 2019


After the intro, host Jenina uses this mini-episode (also called a short) to highlight why denial is an essential part of the healing process... And how you benefit from going through it. 

***Feel free to reach Stroke …

Introduction: A new view of the world

March 5th, 2019


In this inaugural episode of Stroke of Wisdom, host Jenina recounts the life experience and stroke that gave way to the podcast, ultimately inspiring …

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