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2023: Let’s Make it the Year of the GOAT

Written by Edson O’Neale   Happy New Year everyone, 2022 is over and we are officially in 2023.  I hope 2022 was a good year but it is in the past now.  We are now in 2023 and it is full speed ahead as we are already in the second month of the year.  Now as we are in the New Year, you are probably making a New Year’s resolution.  Why do we make New Year’s resolutions?  Is it a way for us to set new goals? To push us to do something different? Something new? To motivate yourself?  If that’s the case why do we need to make a New Year resolution for that? I just read an article online through Insideout Mastery and it gave statistics on New Year’s Resolutions.  According to that article, 23% of individuals who make New Year’s Resolution quit in the first week, and 36% only make it past first the month. They also reported that only 9% successfully keep their resolution.  I do not know about you but those numbers do not motivate me to make a New Year’s resolution.   Now I am not saying or telling anybody not to make a....

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Brandy Wilson Edwards: How did alcohol push you away from who you were and where you wanted to be? Featured

On the Fraternity Foodie Podcast today, we have attorney and motivational speaker Brandy Wilson Edwards! Brandy empowers you to be a zealous advocate for yourself and make courageous choices. She helps bridge the gap between personal and professional development, and she encourages you to embrace your uniqueness so you bring more of your personality into everything that you do. With her love for everything pink she is not your typical attorney. She is a multi-passionate creative, a published author, and is also certified to teach yoga and mindfulness. Brandy leverages her life experiences to help you take control of your life, follow your happiness and pursue your potential. In episode 328, we find out why the University of North Texas was the right school for Brandy, what was special about the members of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority that made her want to join, how alcohol was pushing her away from who she was and where she wanted to be, how practicing yoga, journaling, and meditating turned that all around, what happened when she stopped drinking alcohol, how she worked through imposter syndrome and gained confidence, what are 5 actionable steps students can apply both personally and professionally to take control....

Tracy Rector: Why did you want to produce the film “No Ordinary Love” on intimate partner violence? Featured

In episode 327 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we interview Tracy Rector. She is a speaker, an award-winning film producer, an author, and a survivor who uses her voice to raise awareness of gender-based violence. USA Today recognized her film, No Ordinary Love, as one of the “biggest summer movies” in 2021. She’s spoken at events in the US, including Guam, Asia Pacific and the UK. Tracy served as board chair of the 2nd largest domestic violence agency in Texas. Her passion and energy are ever-present on stage. After the film’s release, she launched PROJECT #RaiseAwareness to screen the film at colleges as a Title IX event. We find out why she decided to attend Texas Tech for her undergraduate experience, what was special about Tri Delta Sorority that made her want to join, why did she decide to produce the film “No Ordinary Love” on intimate partner violence, what was surprising about the reactions she got from people watching the film, what college students think about the film, what we can do to prevent intimate partner violence from happening in the future, how can Title IX offices be more effective on college campuses, whether fraternity or sorority members have....

David D’Orazi: How did mental illness in your family impact your life? Featured

In episode number 326 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we have David D’Orazi as our guest, an author. He’s taken all the information from his sister’s diaries and scrapbooks since the early 1960’s and wrote an incredible book with it. David graduated from UC Irvine, and then got his Masters in Business at Cal State Los Angeles. He’s also an award winning salesman for many years, and he tells the story of mental illness in his family and how that impacted his life. We find out the life story about Dave’s father, influential twentieth century artist, in his first book “The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D’Orazi”, we hear about all the materials that Dave had to go through in order to write the book, how the mental health of his father impacted Dave’s life, we hear about Dave’s sister (the actress) Kathy O’Dare and her upbringing in his book “Is Everybody Happy?”, why Dave ended up at UC Irvine for his undergraduate degree, how Dave credits his own success in sales to his father and sister, how our listeners can learn from mental health struggles in those we love, and the next book that Dave is planning to....