9 episodes

The Blooming is A Habit Podcast explores what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We aim to help youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society.

Topics:
Health & Wellness
Family
Relationships & Sex
Education
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Science & Technology
Career & Business
Public Policy

The Blooming Is A Habit Podcast With Dr. Stephanie Akoumany Stephanie Akoumany

    • Self-Improvement

The Blooming is A Habit Podcast explores what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We aim to help youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society.

Topics:
Health & Wellness
Family
Relationships & Sex
Education
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Science & Technology
Career & Business
Public Policy

    S2:E2 How to Improve the Health Care System & Help Youth Thrive With Rhonda Smith Wright, RN

    S2:E2 How to Improve the Health Care System & Help Youth Thrive With Rhonda Smith Wright, RN

    Nurses help us heal physically and emotionally during times of distress. They are currently on the frontlines helping so many as the nation battles COVID-19. Before the outbreak, I interviewed Rhonda Smith Wright, RN, MSN, MHSA a clinical nursing instructor at Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland’s School of Nursing, a @brynmawrschool for girls alumna and trustee, and former @gbali co-director to learn:
    - how she teaches future nurses to understand the unique needs of diverse and underserved populations in Baltimore and the nation.
    -what personal and professional development, wellness, and community building opportunities could help physicians, nurses, and administrators thrive
    -what does the future of nursing look like and what skills will public health students need to succeed and contribute new and bold ideas and practices to create a more mindful, well, and inclusive national and global community
    -what technical, life, and or social emotional learning skills will youth and adults need to thrive in the next 25 years!

    Connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhonda-wright-23694b4

    Bio:

    Rhonda Smith-Wright currently serves as a Clinical Nurse Instructor for Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing, where she supports the professional learning of graduate students and aspiring registered nurses in community settings. Concurrently, Rhonda consults in numerous health care and public health roles and projects including workforce development, quality, care coordination, and community health assessments. Prior to consulting and while living in Naples, Italy for two years, she successfully led the U.S. Naval Hospital to the U.S. Surgeon General's Blue H. Award for excellence in health promotion activities. Before Rhonda's time overseas, she served as Vice President of Clinical Services for a consortium of community health clinics in Northern California directing programs such as mobile mammography, HIV testing, and diabetes self-management for vulnerable populations in the area. Rhonda holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Michigan, and a master of science degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University. involvement with the Bryn Mawr School includes membership on the Alumnae Association Board from 2003-2006 and 2016-2019, the Board of Trustees Community and Inclusion Task Force during 2018-2019 school year, Parents Association class parent (2015-2016), and Admissions tour guide for Lower School.

    The Blooming is A Habit Podcast helps youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We explore what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society.

    Follow Bloom on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/

    Website: http://justbloom.io

    Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany

    Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit

    Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy

    2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color
    https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0

    • 59 min
    S2. E1. Using Creativity To Design A Life, Career, & Business You Love with Anna Fitzgibbon

    S2. E1. Using Creativity To Design A Life, Career, & Business You Love with Anna Fitzgibbon

    We are forced to bloom where we are planted in uncertain times. Before the COVID-19 outbreak began to affect our everyday lives in the US, I interviewed Outgrowth Founder Anna Fitzgibbon for S2. E1. of the Blooming is a A Habit Podcast. We discussed how to Use Creativity to Design A Life, Career, & Business of our dreams. I hope this episode helps you to actively work to define what balance means to you, redefine new normals, and create lives and careers that are fulfilling to inspire and create a new world order. Right now many of us are totally out of our comfort zones, but that’s where all growth happens. Let’s Bloom!🌱🌸🌱


    Anna is a JHU DC TedX Speaker who builds and implements programs in schools and businesses that “inspire teams to fulfill their potential, improve the world, build a life of impact and grow a better tomorrow. She is committed to shift the way we approach our educational and professional systems in the U.S., so that people can “rethink the linear paths we are all told will (one day) lead to success.” She notes that “there are countless different ways to craft a life, chart a career path and approach our community or business' most pressing needs.” ” for more information visit her website at https://www.outgrowthtoday.org/about .


    Follow Anna on IG at https://www.instagram.com/outgrowth.today/

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OutGrowthToday/

    Website: https://outgrowth.today

    Email: anna@outgrowthtoday.org

    The Blooming is A Habit Podcast helps youth and adults cultivate habits that can help them design the lives and communities they love! We explore what it can mean to be human and highlights innovative solutions to complex social challenges! We start honest and kind conversations that will help everyone thrive academically, economically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and reach their highest potential in our global society.

    Topics Covered:
    Health & Wellness
    Family
    Relationships & Sex
    Education
    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    Science & Technology
    Career & Business
    Public Policy

    Follow Bloom on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/

    Website:http://justbloom.io

    Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany

    Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit

    Stephanie Introducing President Obama at White House Pell Grant Press Conference
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy

    2018 NAIS POCC Conference- Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies to Help Faculty of Color
    https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0

    • 57 min
    S1:E7 How to Find Your Voice and Define What Success Means For You with Joseph Green

    S1:E7 How to Find Your Voice and Define What Success Means For You with Joseph Green

    The difference between where you are and where you want to be is work.“ Don’t let fear of hard work get in the way of you sharing your talent and story with the world. In this episode of Blooming is a Habit (BIAH) S1: E7: How to Find Your Voice and Define Success on Your Own Terms, Joseph Green, the Founder of LMS Voice https://lmsvoice.com/ and a motivational speaker, educator, and poet shares taking actions that will help you accomplish your goals and help you overcome the fear of starting a new career, business, relationship, or skill that you need to thrive and feel a sense of purpose.

    The success is in the doing, the learning, and the failing. There’s really no such thing as failure if you’re learning from your mistakes, implementing new strategies, and reflecting on what’s working and what’s not. We discuss how students, educators, business owners, and business professionals can find their voice and define success on their own terms. We also discuss how we can use mindfulness and storytelling to make deeper connections at school and work so that students and employees emotional and physical health is supported.

    When schools and businesses make wellness a priority youth and adults have more opportunities to be creative, productive, and thrive. This episode is available on all platforms. Please listen, subscribe, and share!

    Follow Joseph on IG at https://instagram.com/josephlmsvoice?igshid=w3mds1nax00v

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/josephlmsgreen/

    Website: https://lmsvoice.com/

    Email: joseph@lmsvoice.com

    Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams.

    Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business.

    Follow Bloom on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/

    Website:http://justbloom.io

    Email: stephanie.akoumany@justbloom.io

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany

    Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy

    2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0

    • 1 hr 19 min
    S1: E6 How to Prepare Girls and Women for the Future with Cristina Jacobs Easton

    S1: E6 How to Prepare Girls and Women for the Future with Cristina Jacobs Easton

    We have all had a dream or a goal that we wanted to accomplish, but then told ourselves “that’s not for me!” “I cant possibly do that!!” In this episode of Blooming is a Habit (BIAH) S1: E6 How to Prepare Girls and Women for the Future, Cristina Jacobs Easton, the Upper School Principal at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) helps us remember that
    1. You belong wherever you want to be.
    2. You can do anything you put your mind to, but this comes with hard work, perseverance, and self reflection.
    3. Success is not achieved by being fearless, but by being so committed to your dreams that you take action even while scared, and find ways to cope mindfully.
    4. Girls and women can better plan for their future and be their best selves when they are open and honest about the challenges and success they experienced throughout their academic, personal, and professional journeys!
    5. There is no such thing as perfection. Mistakes help all of us learn and grow.
    These lessons start in school. Let’s make it foundational material!
    Guest Bio Continued.
    BLSYW is an all-girls public charter school serving girls in grades 6-12 across Baltimore City,
    Cristina Is a Baltimore native and graduate of both The Bryn Mawr School for Girls and Smith College, girls' education is a topic that she holds dear both personally and professionally. Cristina began her career in Education as a Special Education teacher in the Bronx as a New York City Teaching Fellow. In 2007, Cristina was on the founding committee for The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn, and was a founding staff member when the school opened in 2008. She worked there as a Teacher and Assistant Principal until 2016. Moving to Baltimore to join BLSYW has been an exciting personal and professional opportunity. Since returning to Baltimore, Cristina has served in multiple capacities supporting girls' education and institutions. As the co-chair of the Student Leadership Network's Affiliate networking in 2016, she facilitated space for educators in the Young Women's Leadership affiliate network across the country to share best practices. She served as a member of the Bryn Mawr School Alumnae Association and now sits on the Board of Trustees there. Cristina has presented for the National Coalition of Girls Schools on the collaborative course, Baltimore Studies, in which Bryn Mawr, Gilman, Roland Park Country and BLSYW students engage in a historic and ethnographic study of their city. When not working to further girls access to opportunity, Cristina enjoys spending time in her kitchen with her husband, dog, and son who joined the family in September.

    You can connect with Cristina at ceaston@blsyw.org or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-jacobs-2a6370106

    Her message to students to BLSYW: https://www.blsyw.org/m/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=313984&type=d&pREC_ID=586743

    Blooming is a Habit Podcast Description
    Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams.

    Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business.

    Follow Bloom on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany.
    Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit.
    Introducing President Obama by
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S1:E5 BIAH How to Help Teens Embrace Their Skills & Inspire Their Peers with Long Reach High

    S1:E5 BIAH How to Help Teens Embrace Their Skills & Inspire Their Peers with Long Reach High

    Do your friends, parents, and teachers inspire you? Do you inspire your them? Think about the 5 people that you spend the most time with? Do they cheer you on? Push you to be your best self? Do they bring positive energy to your relationship? Can you learn from them? Having open minded, goal-oriented, and positive people in your life can give you the boost to accomplish any goal you set for yourself! On this BIAH Episode we are discussing how we can best help teens embrace their skills, believe in themselves, and inspire each other to be their best selves. We also discuss how schools, students, and parents can encourage students with different learning styles so they can all develop and/or maintain a love of learning. These teens from Long Reach High School in Columbia, MD show us that so many divisions are created around the course offerings and course selection. This is only a microcosm for the collegiate and corporate worlds. Lets change the way we build community so we can learn and create innovative solutions to the worlds problems. Lets open up more opportunities and conversations between students in all course levels. Let’s Bloom! Follow Long Reach SGA at https://instagram.com/longreachsga?igshid=dhtruas1llak. Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams.

    Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business.

    Follow Bloom on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany.
    Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit.
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy

    2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0

    • 28 min
    S1:E4 BIAH How to Cultivate Girls’ Curiosity & Confidence with STEM & Self-Care w/Tiffany N. Davis

    S1:E4 BIAH How to Cultivate Girls’ Curiosity & Confidence with STEM & Self-Care w/Tiffany N. Davis

    Are you willing to ASK FOR WHAT YOU DESERVE? First tap into your creativity, identify for passions, work hard, find a mentor, network, fail, come back, reap your rewards, and SHINE? Listen in! Tiffany N. Davis is a rocket scientist and young dreamer from Washington, DC reaching for the stars and beyond. https://instagram.com/tiffany_n_davis?igshid=1c55zs06pbf0s This Boeing aerospace engineer had to overcome many challenges to pursue her dreams. When we are little everyone asks us "What do you want to be when you grow up?" but too often we are not shown how to land that position. We are not given the time and space to acquire the skills, tools, and professional networks needed to thrive and earn a great salary in our field of choice. Our guest Tiffany N. Davis is fighting to make this change. She even talked to President Obama about it https://ae.gatech.edu/news/2019/02/tiffany-davis-bsae-16-still-inspiring-others-reach-stars ! We both did actually! https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy ! So cool! Let's use our voices to make great change in the world. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, subscribe, and share to hear how Tiffany shares invaluable tips on how to make Blooming a Habit and how she is sure to shine her light and share her knowledge on all things STEM, Aerospace Engineering, AI, and Machine Learning. Find more about her Astro Girls Space Camp Scholarship that helps girls understand real-world applications of STEM in the aerospace world at a week long summer camp! http://tiffanyndavis.com/astrogirls-space-camp-scholarship/ Guest Bio: Professional
    • On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Tiffany graduated from the Boeing Corporate Engineering Leadership Rotation Program. After her graduation, Tiffany was promoted to a Level 2 Engineer.
    • Tiffany is currently working in Washington D.C. as a spacecraft engineer in Boeing’s Mission Operations and Engineering group.
    • Tiffany was nominated and selected as the 2018 Technology Rising Star for the Women of Color in STEM conference. Rising Stars are young women, approximately 1 to 22 years in the workforce, who are helping to shape technology for the future. Tiffany will accept the award at the conference in Detroit, October 12th.
    Passion/General updates
    • On May 18th, 2018, Tiffany was a panelist on the Second Annual Dream Talk Panelist. The purpose of the Dream Talk Panel to expose the youth to to the dreams of African American leaders in the DMV community.

    • On August 17th, 2018, Tiffany was a guest speaker for the Girls Who Code summer immersion Program in Manhattan, New York. The mission of the Girls Who Code organization is to close the gender gap in technology.
    Personal/Education
    • Tiffany will be matriculating into Georgia Tech’s Master in Computer Science program Fall 2018. Tiffany plans on focusing her studies on artificial intelligence and machine learning applications with the hope of using those for future space exploration missions. Please learn more about Tiffany’s work at http://tiffanyndavis.com/ . Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests on the Blooming is A Habit Podcast as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business.

    Follow Bloom on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanieakoumany/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieakoumany.
    Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health’s Blog https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/blog/bloom-wellness-summit.
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?285476-1/president-obama-remarks-higher-education-policy

    2018 NAIS POCC Conference https://youtu.be/w6p-Fyip5d0

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

Nicole Ritter ,

Love this podcast!

This podcast is incredible, inspiring and REAL! No fluff, lots of realness. I love the authentic connection Dr. Stephanie has with her guests and all of the topics have been amazing so far. Can’t wait to for more episodes!!

xangrams ,

Authentic podcast with helpful lifestyle information

This podcast is well worth the listen. The authenticity Dr. Akoumany brings to her podcast is evident by the content and guests she brings to this show. This show provides a platform on topics not commonly discussed in mainstream society, which needs to be part of the dialogue. From juvenile justice, wellness and health, and much more this podcast has it all. This show is worth a listen. Bonus is that you may get to hear her adorable daughter as a surprise guest here and there. Great work, Stephanie!

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