17 episodes

It Hits Different is a culture podcast featuring Merisa and Erica aka "The Lewises". By serendipity, these two former grad school roommates (who oddly shared the same last name) became soul sisters. Bonding over a shared love of travel, philosophical debates, spirituality, food, dance, and unpopular opinions, there is no telling where the conversation may go.

It Hits Different E. Lew & Merisa

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

It Hits Different is a culture podcast featuring Merisa and Erica aka "The Lewises". By serendipity, these two former grad school roommates (who oddly shared the same last name) became soul sisters. Bonding over a shared love of travel, philosophical debates, spirituality, food, dance, and unpopular opinions, there is no telling where the conversation may go.

    Bullying

    Bullying

    Merisa and Erica discuss bullying from all perspectives and how they can possibly break one’s relationships.

    Kevin Samuels link:https://youtu.be/VI6XWGKvUrE

    • 27 min
    Unlearning

    Unlearning

    In today's episode, Erica and Merisa discuss all aspects of unlearning.

    • 31 min
    Politickin': That's That Sarah Palin

    Politickin': That's That Sarah Palin

    This week Erica and Merisa discuss black conservatism with guest Curt Bender and Christian Williams.

    • 37 min
    Boundaries

    Boundaries

    In this episode, Erica & Merisa discuss boundaries, the set of rules or expectations we place on ourselves to avoid compromising who we are. A boundary can look like not allowing certain people to know private matters, determining who can physically touch you, and simply saying “no.” Not to be confused with standards—qualities that must be present before a certain level of engagement—boundaries are very important

    • 29 min
    Rejection Vs. Redirection

    Rejection Vs. Redirection

    Rejection vs. Redirection
     
    In this episode, Erica & Merisa discuss rejection and its consequences on how we think and react to our environment. Social and familial rejection has a profound effect on our mental health causing stress, depression, envy, and anxiety throughout our life if not confronted properly. By simply taking a more optimistic approach to rejection, such as looking at it as a redirection, we are able to move forward with our lives with more confidence & peace.
     
    2:10: Defining rejection & redirection, per Oxford Dictionary
     
    3:00: Discussing where rejection comes from & the evolutionary biology behind it
     
    5:40 Determining if we’re being rejected versus being challenged; Also, understanding when quit especially if your goals are not purpose-driven
     
    10:04 How men versus women handle rejection in romantic relationships & in their career
     
    13:25 The negative effects of dwelling on past relationship trauma
     
    18:40 Rejection from parents; the effects of divorces & having empathy and compassion for our parents
     
    24:07 Cultural rejection and outcasting people based on their political views; cancel culture
     
    28:00 Stop rejecting people who may have some ignorance but are trying to find common ground
     
    32:35 Rejection in friendships, in particular, gift-giving
     
    34:06 Setting friendship expectations, having self-awareness in friendship, & friendship audits
     
    37:28 Discussing “ghosting” and the hypocrisy amongst people who do it but hate when it is done to them
     
    38:54 Understanding that no one owes us anything and taking accountability for your self-esteem by not chasing people who are rejecting you
     
    41:15 Being cautious of people who want to keep you in a rejected mindset & also understanding that rejection is often so painful that their anger can be projected onto the wrong person
     
    46:33 Define yourself so you don’t absorb other people’s opinions or rejections
     
    48:20 Takeaway on rejection and closing  
     
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_ithitsdifferent/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ithitsdifferen1  
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    E. Lew: https://www.instagram.com/__ericalewis/
    Merisa: https://www.instagram.com/mer.lew/ 
    Music by: Dystinkbeats.com
     

    • 50 min
    The New Normal: Rona Chronicles

    The New Normal: Rona Chronicles

    This week E. Lew and Merisa catch up and talk about life during COVID-19. They cover everything from Trump checks to cancel culture.

    • 45 min

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27 Ratings

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