The Mindful Corner Podcast
The Mindful Corner Podcast
Dr. Erika Velez
Hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Erika Velez, The Mindful Corner is a series of candid conversations with everyday individuals from all walks of life, who share real life stories of the human experience. Guests share their accounts of struggles and triumphs through life's challenges while keeping mindfulness and mental health at the core of each conversation.
Episode-43
Jennifer, homeschooling mother of three, joins us to share her top tips for a successful start to the academic year. Whether your child will be learning via distance learning, going back to school in-person, or starting the homeschooling journey, Jennifer shares her most valuable tips to help our children stay engaged and foster their love of learning. Jennifer is a homeschooling mom of 3 girls (ages 6, 5, and 3). She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Reading Education. She is also Nationally Board Certified in Literacy. Jennifer has spent the past few years learning about homeschooling and education and helping other families along in their journey. In May, with the rapid demand for homeschooling information, Jennifer began her consulting business which aims at helping parents learn what they need to know to make homeschooling feasible for their unique families needs. To learn more about Jennifer and her services, visit her Instagram page @sparkingwonder The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series:https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/  
Aug 24, 2020
55 min
Episode-42
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, pediatric psychologist and parent coach, comes on to share her personal story of being Black in America. After moving to the United States from St. Croix for college, Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart shares her experience with microaggressions and racism.  She shares valuable suggestions for parents who seek to raise race conscious children and for those seeking a path to allyship. Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart is a pediatric psychologist, parent coach, and the business owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology in San Antonio, Texas. She was born and raised on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. She has lived in Buffalo (NY), Indiana, Ohio, California, Arizona, and now Texas. She has lived and experienced a wide variety of cultural and geographic perspectives within the United States and in the Caribbean. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. She has been married for 21 years and has two children, ages 10 and 7. Visit her website: http://www.anewdaysa.com/ Dr. Lockhart's course on Racism, Prejudice, and Microaggressions: https://www.renewedvisiontraining.com/courses/understanding-racism-prejudice-and-microaggressions/   Visit her Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/dr.annlouise.lockhart/   Sign up for her newsletter: https://www.anewdaysa.com/newsletters   Some freebies and downloads: https://www.anewdaysa.com/free-downloads A Kids Book About Racism: https://bit.ly/3eeHO0f  Use Coupon Code: Lockhart_Kids   The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/
Jul 6, 2020
36 min
Episode-41
Ylette is an entrepreneur, podcast host, and mother of four children under the age of 10. She comes on to share her motherhood journey and the lessons she's learned in this past decade of motherhood. We discuss how our children may trigger some of our childhood wounds and she shares how she chooses to parent the way she desired to be parented. She shares tips on how she carves out time to bond with each child, and how she balances being a business owner, podcast host, wife, and momma. We also touch on the power of following our maternal instincts and the importance of cultivating a support village. “Life doesn’t happen to us, but happens with us.” ― Shefali Tsabary, The Conscious Parent To learn more about Ylette follow her on IG (https://www.instagram.com/ylette_/) and listen to her spiritual podcast- The Aura Room. Ylette's jewelry line:  https://xiobyylette.com/   The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/
May 6, 2020
57 min
Episode-40
After being diagnosed with DOR (diminished ovarian reserve), Yaira embarked on a four year battle with infertility and IVF. She shares her journey giving us a glimpse into the long battle she fought. 1 in 8 women know this struggle and some have suffered in silence. This episode aims at shedding a light on this difficult and trying journey. Yaira shares her story of hope, loss, and gives us a look into the emotional and physical toll this process took on her.   To learn more about Yaira and her story, visit her blog at https://40somethingmomblog.com/blog/f/our-life-with-infertility-ivf   The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/
Apr 27, 2020
37 min
Episode-39
Monica, from Episode-01- The Ups and Downs of Living Your Truths, comes on to update us on the year she's had post the launch of that episode. She discusses her journey through one of the toughest years of her life, shares what lead her to return to therapy, and how she is managing living alone under quarantine during the current pandemic. Monica also shares what tools she's leaned on and how she found her strength in vulnerability.    The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/    
Apr 20, 2020
36 min
Episode-38
Child psychologist, Dr. Yalemni Luna, comes on to have a casual chat with Dr. Velez about parenting during COVID-19. They share tips on practicing mindfulness, the importance of validating our feelings, and controlling what we can. They discuss the benefits of creating simple routines and the importance of keeping simple promises to ourselves. They also share tips for parents working from home while assisting their children with their virtual school load, how play can be a useful tool, and discuss the importance of shifting our perspective and expectations during this sensitive period.  * Please excuse the audio quality! Follow Dr. Yalemni Luna on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/luna_psychology/ The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/    
Mar 30, 2020
58 min
Episode-37
Certified Sex Therapist, Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy joins us in another episode of the Ask The Expert series. She answers your FAQs including who can benefit from sex therapy services, desire discrepancies, and we discuss if a healthy sexual relationship needed for a healthy relationship.  She also shares tips on fostering sex positive families and discusses the importance of having these conversations early on.  Follow Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/drlaurenfogelmersy/ Websites mentioned: Sex positive families: https://sexpositivefamilies.com/ To search for a certified sex therapist in your area visit: https://www.aasect.org/ The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/    
Mar 25, 2020
43 min
Episode-36
Dr. Velez discusses the benefits of mindfulness and shares how it can help mitigate some of the overwhelming feelings we may be experiencing due to COVID-19. She discusses the role of the amygdala and how it impacts our fight or flight response. She shares tips for parents navigating their fears while helping their children manage theirs. Dr. Velez also discusses the importance of using mindfulness to protect what we consume and where we place our focus, and why it's helpful to focus on love rather than on fear. May you feel motivated to share your light with others.     Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page  https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/   The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com  
Mar 16, 2020
19 min
Episode-35
On this episode of the Ask the Expert series, Maria Sosa, MS, MFT, comes on to answer the FAQ listeners submitted. Maria, is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach on a mission to help you redefine your health. Maria and Dr. Velez discuss some of the principles of intuitive eating and take a deep dive into the relationship that we may have with food, health, and weight. They answer questions regarding body image, diet culture, and share information on how to help children foster a healthy relationship with their nutrition. Maria also shares her personal journey with intuitive eating and what led her towards this path.    To learn more about Maria and her work, visit her instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/holisticallygrace/ To learn more about Intuitive Eating, visit: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/   The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com Business inquiries: derikavelez@gmail.com Make sure to follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page & submit your questions for the next Ask the Expert series: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/  
Mar 2, 2020
58 min
Episode-34
Dr. Velez discusses all things therapy. In this episode she touches on the benefits of therapy, how to search for a clinician, the different types of mental health professionals, what to expect during the first session, the importance of the therapeutic alliance and finding the right fit. She also shares tips on how to make the most out of your time in therapy, how your religion/spirituality may play a complimentary role in mental health services, and the importance of being an informed consumer about where/how you receive services.  Websites mentioned: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us?tr=Hdr_Brand https://www.goodtherapy.org/ The content on The Mindful Corner Podcast should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to consult your doctor concerning your specific health condition and because each person is unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. Follow The Mindful Corner's Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcorner/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving an honest rating and review. Want to share your story or know someone who does? Email us at: themindfulcornerpodcast@gmail.com
Feb 25, 2020
51 min
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