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Adulting 101. A podcast on everything they NEVER taught us in school.

25 episodes - English - Latest episode: over 1 year ago -

As adults we struggle with savings, investments, networking, parenting, personal branding and the list goes on. Join Melissa, as she seeks the answers to your adulting questions.

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Mental Health and Coping During the Covid-19 Pandemic with Dr. Kristen Robinson-Barrett

May 04, 2021 02:00 - 38 minutes - 26.5 MB

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many of us not only emotionally or financially but also mentally. With lockdowns, not being able to see or hug your friends and loved ones, working from home etc. On this episode of Adulting 101 I speak to Psychiatrist, Dr. Kristen-Robinson Barrett who shares with us ways to cope during locks down, how to manage working from home with your kids and significant other and the importance of self-care. We have all struggled in one way or the other during this...

Pivoting: A Series with Marc Chin

March 08, 2021 18:00 - 1 hour - 48.6 MB

On the second episode in the Pivoting Series, I interview Marc Chin, DJ of the world-renowned sound Coppershot. Marc Chin's ultimate goal is to bring happiness to people and he surely accomplishes that each times he plays at an event. In 2020 when COVID-19 hit, Marc made the decision to pivot to real estate. With the support of his family it has been a great transition for him. In the interview Marc also speaks about his mental health during the period and how he dealt with it. His passion...

Pivoting: A Series with Kimberly Martin

February 22, 2021 20:00 - 31 minutes - 21.9 MB

Covid-19 has hit certain industries such as the tourism industry in the Caribbean hard. Persons working in this industry have either lost their jobs or are working and only receiving a percentage of their salary. In this episode we hear from Kimberly Martin, Assistant Learning and Development Manager at a well known hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. When Covid-19 hit Jamaica, she had to make a decision to either sit on her hands or find a way to make some extra money. Not only did she have he...

Surviving Quarantine with Nicolette Richardson

May 04, 2020 23:00 - 35 minutes - 24.4 MB

Many of us are living in areas that are under a stay at home order, bars and restaurants are closed, and many of us are also working form home. The introverts among us are OK but extroverts and persons who like to be outside are not so OK. On this episode Nicolette Richardson, Curator of The Grown Up Millennial shares with us some very useful tips we can use to help us survive this period. In her blog post #Quarantined: coping in isolation [COVID-19] she shares a number of resources we can...

The Parenting Journey with Allison Harvey

April 13, 2020 14:00 - 40 minutes - 27.9 MB

On this episode of Adulting 101, I speak to my very good friend Allison Harvey all about parenting. Allison is a nurse and is married with two kids Madison (4) and Skylar (2). We speak about, being prepared for kids, child birth, discipline, her style vs her husband's style of parenting among other things. She also shares what shes learnt so far being a parent of 2, as well as some tips and tricks that shes trying out.  Allison shares that parenting is a journey and everyone's journey is d...

Holiday Spending with Kenishia Mais

December 11, 2019 19:00 - 47 minutes - 32.8 MB

It was so nice we had to do it twice! On episode 4 of the podcast I featured Kenishia Mais from Thriving Dollars, and the episode was a hit. On this episode we dive into holiday spending and all the things that usually make us go broke during this time of the year, but also how we can come out on top during the new year.  Kenishia shares with us in a way that we can all understand how we can set up our spending plan aka budget, how to use cash instead of the plastic and some budget frien...

I Moved Out!

September 30, 2019 18:00 - 21 minutes - 14.9 MB

I moved out! YAY!!!! On this new episode of Adulting 101 I share my moving out journey. On a previous episode I interview a few person on moving out and some of the difficulties they faced. To be honest I was very fearful of moving out for a number of reasons. But alas! I did it. I break down a few things I should have done differently and what I'm enjoying about living alone and what I need to work on.  If you are enjoying these episodes don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss the ne...

Masters Series: Taking the emotions out of a decision with Shikha Lachmandas

July 04, 2019 21:00 - 29 minutes - 20.3 MB

In the last episode of the Masters Series I speak with Shikha Lachmandas, Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition at Scotibank Digital Factory in Toronto Canada who completed her MBA at McMaster Univerity, Degroote School of Business. During the interview Shikha speaks about the Decision Making Matrix which is a tool persons can use to help them make decisions such as doing a masters or any decision at all in life. She also shared that if someone is considering to do their masters they are t...

Masters Series: Your Drive Will Propel You with Paige Jackson

June 27, 2019 19:00 - 24 minutes - 17.2 MB

In this new episode of the Masters Series I interview Paige Jackson who completed her masters in Communication for Social Behavior Change with Distinction. She recently presented her thesis on Communication Channels Influence on Parental Attitudes Towards Nutrition of Children with Disabilities at the 64th Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference in Trinidad.  While doing her masters she was also the President for the Rotaract Club of St.Andrew and working in a full time job, in the intervi...

Masters Series: No Perfect Timing with Laura Calabrese

June 19, 2019 14:00 - 21 minutes - 14.9 MB

In the second episode of the Masters Series I speak to Laura Calabrese (LC), Science Teacher who is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Educational Leadership. LC has two kids, a husband, works and goes to school full time. This episode is for anyone with a family or has a reason why they think pursuing a masters may seem to be hard because the situation is not "right". LC shares that the perfect time to get it done is now because the situation will never be right. If you are en...

Masters Series: What's your Why with Gareth Burrowes

June 12, 2019 16:00 - 23 minutes - 10.6 MB

As I continue to grow in my career, I'm haunted by the question of; Should I get my masters? To help me answer this question I have enlisted the help of a few of my friends who have either gone through the process or are currently going through it. My first guest is Gareth Burrowes, Head of Product and Growth at The Tech Connection in Boston, Massachusetts. Gareth received a dual masters in Computer Science as well as an MBA. During this interview Gareth brought up a key point of WHY are y...

Dear Younger Self

April 15, 2019 20:00 - 14 minutes - 6.84 MB

Dear Younger Self.......... On this episode of Adulting 101 it's all bout things we would tell our younger selves and regrets we may have in life. This episode was made with the help of my friends and listeners who shared their reflections and regrets, from career advice, money, love, relationships,family etc. I am truly grateful for each and every person who contributed. I hope you enjoy this episode and can take something away from it. I would love to hear form you what you would lo...

Infusing happiness into your life with Rochelle Gapere

February 26, 2019 05:00 - 51 minutes - 23.6 MB

On this episode of Adulting 101 I chat with Rochelle Gapere who is an Attorney, Happiness Coach and an Entrepreneur. We speak about how infusing happiness and positive thinking into your life can help you make better decision. Before making a decision ask yourself will it make you happy? If I go to the gym this morning will it make me happy? If I hang out with the toxic people from work will it make me happy? If the answer to these questions is a yes then go ahead and do it! if the answer ...

Adult Questions

January 08, 2019 05:00 - 50 minutes - 23 MB

On this episode of Adulting 101, I ask the panel some real grown up questions.  What does it mean to be an adult? What's the most adult meal they can prepare? What do the words such as  taxes, credit card, self care etc mean to them.  Prepare to laugh and say hmmmm interesting at the same time! Check out my panel: Jo-Hanna Taylor Massy Janine-Sade Squire  Hit me up Adulting101 and let me know what you think about this episode.  Remember to rate and review the podcast and subscribe so ...

Holiday Pounds with Jo-Hanna Taylor

December 11, 2018 05:00 - 40 minutes - 18.7 MB

The holidays are upon us, Christmas office parties are around the corner, the ham is being bought, pricesmart and megamart checkout lines are getting very long and the radios are filling the airwaves with Christmas carols. Its all about family, friends, food, liquor and parties. In this episode of Adulting 101 Jo-Hanna shares with us how we can strike the balance between having fun and remaining healthy for the holidays. We learn that consistency is key and we need to set goals that are ...

Confidence 101 with Cara Alwil Leyba

November 28, 2018 21:00 - 28 minutes - 13.1 MB

How often do we struggle with taking a dive into something we would truly love because our fears and lack of confidence has held us back? On this episode of Adulting 101, Cara Alwil Leyba, best selling author and master life coach shares with us how she became confident and how she shares this with the women she comes in contact with. For Cara its all about passion, her passions fuel her drive and encourages her to keep moving forward. Cara also shares how she became and author and talks...

Home-ownership with Sheldon Pinnock

October 11, 2018 05:00 - 43 minutes - 19.8 MB

On this episode of Adulting 101, I interview my friend Sheldon Pinnock. He is a first time homeowner and has lots of information to share. We speak all about sacrifice and what it takes to really accomplish your dreams. As part of the sacrifice Sheldon also spoke about saving and being ready for when opportunity comes knocking.  This is a continuation of the moving out conversation we had in episode 7. If you didn't hear that one, after listening to this interview you can go back and check ...

Lets talk mental health with Dr. Earl Wright

September 27, 2018 05:00 - 44 minutes - 20.5 MB

Did you know that there are around 280 Mental Illnesses? On this episode of Adulting 101 I speak to Dr. Earl Wright, Consultant Psychiatrist and President of the Jamaica Psychiatric Association who speaks on the topic of mental illnesses and the various types. He shares with us that the most common mental health disorder is depression and it affects more women than men. In Jamaica nearly a 1/4 of the population will suffer some symptom of depression at some point in time. Dr. Wright share...

Moving Out: A conversation with friends

September 10, 2018 05:00 - 49 minutes - 22.8 MB

On this very exciting episode of Adulting 101 we talk all about moving out and living on your own. I'm joined by 3 friends who share their different living situations. Jo-Hanna and Massy (who live together) and Janine (her mom lives with her) and me (I still live at home). We talk all about moving out and moving back in, what its like being on your own, managing bills and expectations and just making that first step and a whole lot more! This episode will give those of you who still liv...

Personal Branding 101 with Naomi Garrick

August 29, 2018 05:00 - 44 minutes - 20.4 MB

Personal Branding is what people say about you when you are not around. Who are you? What do you stand for? What are your core values? In the age of social media, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook we have to become more aware of the things we are not only posting about but liking and comment on, as we are leaving our digital signature, our stamp of approval on these things. We have to think about our reputation as well, how do we make people feel after they have had an interaction with us. Ba...

Finance 101 with Kenishia Mais

August 23, 2018 05:00 - 1 hour - 35.5 MB

As adults we struggle with our finances, how much to save, what to invest in, creating a realistic budget, trying to keep track of what you are spending your money on etc. On this episode of Adulting 101, Kenishia Mais Founder of ThrivingDollars an online financial education platform, breaks down the concept of personal finances and gives us some tips and tricks we can use. Here are the books she spoke about in the episode: (1) The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco (2) The Slight Edge...

Preview: Moving Out

August 14, 2018 05:00 - 1 minute - 653 KB

Coming soon: An episode all about moving out. It will be a panel discussion with a few of my friends sharing their moving out stories and me sharing my still living at home story. But before we dive into this topic I want to share your stories as well and answer your questions. You can send me an email or voice note to [email protected] or DM me on Instagram at adultingoneoone. Let us know why you moved out, how has it been for you, do you love it or hate it? do you want to move back...

How Fitness Can Help Us To Adult Better

July 27, 2018 05:00 - 35 minutes - 16.5 MB

On this episode, Jo-Hanna Taylor, Wellness Coordinator shares with us her wellness journey and how it has helped her to achieve her adulting goals. She also shares why exercise is so important to our daily routines and how it can help us reduce stress, improve our sex game and help us to plan and accomplish more. Connect with Jo-Hanna: Connect with me: [email protected] https:...

Lessons in Entrepreneurship w/ Danielle Tait, Founder of The Interview JM

July 18, 2018 05:00 - 35 minutes - 16.1 MB

For some of us, we have a passion that we want to share with others and starting a business is an avenue to do that. But unfortunately we do not know where to start, who to ask or where to look when trying to get information on entrepreneurship and how to start a business. On this episode I interview Danielle Tait, Founder of The Interview JM. She shares with us some of the processes she went through, how she found relevant information to help her start her business using resources such as...

What is Adulting 101?

July 09, 2018 05:00 - 1 minute - 912 KB

In this intro episode I (host-Melissa Whyte) share with you why I decided to start a podcast and what you can expect in episodes to come.


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