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Rocio Parra, Whittier
Speaker on Nutrition & Fitness
Fitness enthusiast speaks on her personal fitness journey and how losing a loved one pushed her to align her mental and emotional wellness with her physical commitments.
"Change your life before it changes YOU"
Dion Cooke, Long Beach
Speaker on Men's Mental Health Awareness
Dion shares his story of how mental illness changed his family dynamics and forced him to break generational cycles.
"I had to put in the work to understand what was going on in my family wasn't my fault"
Carla Ramirez, Whittier
Speaker on Women's Emotional & Mental Wellness
This wife, Mom and mental health expert shares her story of healing her inner-child and how self-love is always the answer.
"I am teaching my daughter to love herself, as I do the same. I am breaking down walls and ending generational cycles. When we heal ourselves we heal grandmothers, our mother and generations to follow."
Elisa Yasutomi, Whittier
Principal at La Colima Elementary
Speaker for our community meditation and yoga session dedicated to educators in Whittier
Dedicated to our hard working educators, who have gone through a huge shift due to Covid-19. This session offered gratitude, sharing and listening. Elisa, a Whittier native shares the stress and fears that her peers and colleagues have been faced with as they tried to juggle new ways to teach, stay inspired, continue to motivate and still continue to take care of themselves. This emotional conversation also brought to light the positive revelations that have been discovered during our "stay home" orders. Most importantly, it was a reminder of how mental and emotional health is a responsibility that needs to be taken serious during these times. Where there is support, there is healing.