The frustrations experienced in the service industry can be maddening. Today's guest, Maurice Lyrique, likes to channel his frustrations of his work in hospitality on Pensacola Beach into his poetry and his music. We also talk about his time in the military and moving from Mobile to Pensacola as a child.

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Quick Minute Mini: Massage

March 24, 2020

In today's Quick Minute Mini, Peace talks about the health benefits of a good massage. Human contact is extremely important, it helps fight off pain and depression, and massages help release dopamine.

Music, Happiness, and Discrimination

March 10, 2020

Jacobi Williams is our youngest guest yet at 23, and he just likes to make people happy. His attitude served him well when he faced discrimination at school. His love of music and the acceptance and support of his family have certainly helped him face the stress of life.

Quick Minute Mini: Forest Baiting

February 25, 2020

In our last episode, we talked about the loss of community and home. Big changes in our lives, such as moving and having to find a new community, can make us feel overwhelmed and stressed In this Quick Minute Mini, Felipe talks about the concept of Forest Baiting, which helps fight depression and improve mood. 

Hurricanes, History, and Mental Health

February 11, 2020

In this episode of the De-stress Podcast, we were joined by Jessica Baralli Kao. Jessica came to Pensacola after losing her home in Mississippi because of Hurricane Katrina. We talk about the stress of starting over after losing a community, on top the difficulty of raising a child.

Quick Minute Mini: Mindfulness

January 28, 2020

Mindfulness means "awareness" and "being present". Today, Felipe Munoz talks about how mindfulness meditation can help with attention and concentration, as well as develop skills to deal with depression and anxiety.


Transition, Moving, Starting Over Later in Life

January 14, 2020

Today's guest, Trish Taylor, moved to the U.S. from England in 2005. If you're wondering why she came to America to live, she warned, "be careful who you dance with." Trish talks about the stress of transitioning not only to a new country and new job, but engaging in new ventures like becoming an author and speaker. 

Quick Minute Mini: Positive Emotions

December 31, 2019

In our last episode, we talked about laughter and positive emotions to help with high stress, hard work, and outside negative influences. In this Quick Minute Mini, Felipe talks about the value of focusing on the positive aspects of our life to our mental and physical health.

Laughter, Heritage, and Lots of Hard Work

December 17, 2019

Chris Djedala: In this episode, Chris Jadallah opens up about what what it was like being of Middle Eastern descent and growing up in Pace. Chris let his experiences help shape his comedy sketches with Kitty Get A Job and his company, Calliope Films.

Quick Minute Mini: Positive Attitude and positive emotions

November 5, 2019

How can you look around you and connect with moments in a more positive manner? In this Quick Minute Mini, Felipe Munoz brings perspective to shifting attitude and nurturing positive behaviors. The way you look at life, and how you put energy and thought into what matters can change how you relate to a situation or even how you can influence the results of what challenges you.

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