WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: ALEXIS DAVIS

You are only as strong as your team. I am grateful to have The Content Plug on speed dial. I promise I know more than UNC Alum, but Alexis is the homie and she's a Tar Heel. Not only is she making moves as a social media manager during the day, but she has also turned her passion into a hustle as an entrepreneur.  Some people think social media is easy. I was excited to chop it up with Alexis to dispell this myth.

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: LORENZO HOPPER

I know I say this all of the time, but I really did meet some dope people while I was at UNC. Weight lifting, nutrition, and cardio is not only way Lorenzo pushes others to be "Better Than Yesterday".   As a Doctoral student, professor and fitness coach, Zo leaves a lasting impact on others to live healthier lifestyles. Let's see how he adds good stress to his life. 

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: RACHEL HILL

The Internet has made the world extremely small, and I have had the pleasure to connect with someone who makes the world seem even smaller with her many travels.  Rachel helps people learn how to travel without breaking the bank and how to build profitable online brands. I had the opportunity to catch her in between adding stamps to her passport to learn how she adds good stress to her life.  

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: JULIAN WILLIAMS

I don't know how else to put it, but I went to college with some really dope people! I met Julian back in 2006 at UNC, and I couldn't be prouder to watch him grow, transform, and saving lives. Between juggling school and working full-time an Emergency Services Registered Nurse, Julian finds ways to add Eustress to his life in a high-stress career.  It was an honor to chop it up with my fellow Tar Hell to see how he balances everything!

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: CASEY OWENS

When you hear people say "we grew up together", most of the time they are hyping and you give them the side-eye but I legitimately grew up with this guy. We have been through so many things together and continue to reach out to each other for guidance.  It was a pleasure to sit down with the CEO of Bertie County's YMCA and single father of two, Casey Owens,  to learn about how he incorporates good stress in his life. 

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: RAVEN NICOLE GIBBS

Following your passion can be very difficult. I can honestly say that I look up to this young lady who has not only balanced a full-time job and traveled the world dancing, but she has also founded a non-profit to provide kids an avenue of expression through dance. It was a pleasure to sit down with one of my biggest supporters and to see how she adds Good Stress in her life. 

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: DEXTER ROBINSON

Transitioning to college can be difficult. Fortunately for many students at UNC-Chapel Hill, they have Dexter Robinson as a Senior Academic Advisor.  Before he established himself as a key figure in helping minority students on campus, Dex was always a mentor, taking me underneath his wing my freshman year in college. It's always a pleasure to chop it up with the big homie. 

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: ELIZA BOQUIN

We all know there is a stigma surrounding going to therapy. So imagine the looks that one may get when they say they are getting help from a therapist that specializes in relationships and sexual wellness.  Throughout my social media travels, I connected with Eliza Boquin. Recently, I was able to chop it up with her to learn how she incorporates eustress in her life as a Relationship and Sex Therapist.  

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: BRANDON MILLER

It's amazing how social media connects like minds.  A little over a year ago I set up a time to meet with Brandon to simply link up and learn more about what we each do. Long story short, you witness a lot of things we have put in place since that day as a result of truly becoming like brothers.  With so many things going on, I was able to get him to sit down for second and learn how he incorporates eustress in his life. 

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: GEORGE ACHEAMPONG

In 2009, I believe that I wanted to be a dentist and that led me to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a post-bac program. There I met George (GA), and we have been pushing one another to be greater ever since. Throughout the years, I have watched him overcome some major obstacles and couldn’t wait to chop it up with him about how he adds eustress to his life as a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor.

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: ALEXIS LONG-DANIELS

Social media can be a very useful tool. It’s always a pleasure to connect with people who have passion to help others address their mental health challenges.  A little over a year ago, I connected with Alexis Long-Daniels, a graduate student who is studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Not only is she a graduate student, but she is also an entrepreneur.  I was able to catch up with her to see what unique stressors she experiences. 

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: RANDY JOSEPH

Growing up, sports allowed me to meet an array of people from various areas.  I didn’t play AAU or travel ball like many young people today, but we did travel from county to county in our section of Northeastern, NC.  In middle school, I had the opportunity to link with Randy and we competed against one another through high school. 

We stay in touch to motivate, inspire, and congratulate each other through life’s changes.  Recently, I was able to chop it up with Randy to see what unique stressors he faces as a Electronics Technician in the US Navy.

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WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: KELLY DAVIS

I used to think that I was in this fight all by myself. It wasn’t until I started to speak on issues that I have dealt with in life that my eyes were opened to others that have dealt with some things as well.  Not only have they dealt/dealing with things, they are also making moves to help others.  I was introduced to Kelly by a mutual friend. Kelly’s passion to make the world a safe place for individuals living with a mental health challenge is hard to miss and it is actually a breath of fresh air. 

I was able to connect with Kelly to see what unique stressors she faces as a Yoga Teach and Mental Health America’s Manager of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services. 

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