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PAWdcast

By Fresno State Student Health and Counseling Center

Bringing you weekly podcast episodes to talk about health, wellness and balancing life in these challenging times.
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Coming Out

PAWdcastMar 08, 2023

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Sex

Sex

Let's talk about SEX! Tune in as Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Eugenia Vang and Raymart Catacutan engage in a great discussion on sex, sex education, and all the things we didn't learn along the way.


Throughout the PAWdcast we share about sexual health services offered by the Student Health and Counseling Center such as birth control consultation and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) testing and treatment. We also share where you can find FREE condoms throughout campus and how to order your personalized KISS Kit. We also introduce Fresno Barrios Unidos as a community resource to support your continued sex education.

Apr 14, 202330:23
Senioritis
Mar 24, 202326:05
Coming Out
Mar 08, 202321:20
Fitness and Nutrition

Fitness and Nutrition

Finding the time and motivation to eat healthy and move your body isn't easy. In this episode of the PAWdcast, Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Kevin De La Cruz and Kyla Esqueda share ways they make fitness and nutrition FUN and campus resources to support you on your journey. 

Throughout the PAWdcast we share about many resources linked below:

Student Rec Center: Fresno State's on campus gym, which you have already paid for in your tuition. Intramural Sports: A fun way to move your body, compete and connect with peers. Student Cupboard: A free food and hygiene pantry for current enrolled students. CalFresh: A nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need.
Feb 27, 202320:06
Money

Money

Let's face it, being a college student is expensive! In this episode of the PAWdcast, Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Joy Xiong and Sarah Garner share ways they personally reduce expenses, save for the "wants" and the needs, and use campus resources to support their financial wellness.

Throughout the PAWdcast we share about many resources linked below:

Student Cupboard: A free food and hygiene pantry for current enrolled students.  CalFresh: A nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. Scholarships: Students can apply for 2023-24 scholarships by March 2, 2023.  DISCOVERe Device Loaner Program: Students can borrow Wi-Fi hotspots and other devices to increase accessibility. Money Management Center: Improving the financial well-being of students through education, financial counseling, tools, etc. 
Feb 17, 202317:34
Addressing Health Disparities

Addressing Health Disparities

Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Deanna Trieu and Raymart Catacutan share their passion and personal interest in addressing health disparities among ethnic communities. Learn how you can be a part of creating positive change in the world around you. 

Nov 14, 202223:15
A New View on Relationships

A New View on Relationships

We often hear the word "relationships" and immediately assume a romantic relationship. In this episode Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Abby Canales and Kyla Esqueda broaden the framework by which we view relationships and discuss ways to grow and develop new relationships while at Fresno State. 

Nov 03, 202222:44
Wellness as a Journey

Wellness as a Journey

We often talk about wellness as being something you achieve, but in reality it truly is a journey.

Join Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Ernesto Mandujano-Belman and Eugenia Vang as they share moments from their own wellness journey and challenge some of the assumptions we often make about wellness. 

Oct 21, 202223:40
Mental Health and Identity

Mental Health and Identity

Who we are and how we identify greatly influences how we view mental health and take action on our mental health. 

In this episode of the PAWdcast, Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) James Rosales and Karla Cabrera Lopez dive into their various identities, the stigmas faced, and ways their decision to seek help influenced their day to day life. 

If you are looking for support, explore some of the resources linked below:

Not sure what to expect in counseling? Read more,
here. Learn about opportunities to connect with your peers in group counseling, here. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Try meeting with one of our Project HOPE Case Managers, here. Access drop-in mental health support Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., here. Explore your identity with the support of the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, here. If you are in crisis, help is available. Dial 9-8-8 to be connected to a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Oct 10, 202228:17
Wellness On the Daily
Sep 19, 202214:31
Graduation Unplugged

Graduation Unplugged

Graduation is that moment in time we count down to from day one in college, and yet as it approaches a funny thing happens and several other emotions start to creep in. Join Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Marlene Henriquez and Sarah Farah for an unplugged conversation about graduation. 

Apr 03, 202215:52
Sleep

Sleep

How much sleep are you getting and is it enough? Hear from Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Justine Warwick and Marina Trejo how they build and maintain healthy sleep habits. 

Mar 25, 202217:55
Stress Unplugged
Mar 19, 202217:20
Connections to Campus
Mar 13, 202211:53
PAWsitively Social

PAWsitively Social

How do you feel after being on social media? Tune in to talk about using social media as a tool to support your wellness and when to recognize when your daily scroll may be negatively impacting your mental health. 

Joining in on this conversation are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness, Aidan Garaygordobil and Grace Yang. 

Mar 05, 202215:22
Protect Your Dogs
Feb 26, 202219:40
Therapy Unplugged
Feb 21, 202218:38
Self-Love

Self-Love

Self-love isn't as simple and flipping a switch on or off... it really is a journey. 

Hear first hand from Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Grace Yang and Marlene Henriquez about their personal self-love journey, lessons they've learned along the way and tips for fighting against negative self-talk. 


Feb 13, 202218:07
Gratitude

Gratitude

Hear from Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Alysha Curtis and Emily Bradley what gratitude looks like for them, plus learn more about the benefits of gratitude and ways you to reflect on, express and receive gratitude in your life. 

"Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for." Zig Ziglar

Feb 07, 202219:29
Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

This week we are celebrating faculty who support you in and out of the classroom and sharing ways to build those connections. Joining us for this conversation are Peer Ambassador of Wellness (PAW) volunteers, Emily Bradly and Gabby Perez-Vigil. 

Jan 31, 202215:41
Healthy Relationship with Food
Nov 18, 202119:52
International Student Experience

International Student Experience

Peer Ambassador of Wellness (PAW) volunteer Sarah Farah shares her experience as an international student from Malaysia and highlights lessons learned along the way and resources to support her peers. 

Nov 16, 202124:53
Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are inevitable, but when you have the right tools in your toolbox things don't have to be quite so hard. Listen in as Peer Ambassador of Wellness, Marina Trejo and Survivor Advocate, Mindy Kates share tips and walk through some scenarios you might come across. 

Nov 01, 202123:13
Mental Health and Culture

Mental Health and Culture

In this episode of the PAWdcast, Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Grace Yang and Marina Trejo engage in a conversation around mental health and culture. We talk about everything from the language we use within our individual communities to describe mental health, how stigma shows up, and how we can become advocates for change for generations to come. 

Oct 25, 202118:03
Burnout Culture, Part II
Oct 20, 202114:07
Burnout Culture, Part I

Burnout Culture, Part I

Peer Ambassadors of Wellness Alysha Curtis and Marlene Henriquez kick off part I of our conversation on Burnout Culture. We talk about where and when it became a good thing to work yourself to the bone, what to watch out for and hear personally from Alysha about her own experience where burnout landed her in the hospital. 

Oct 18, 202121:27
Finding Your Path
Oct 05, 202113:46
Movement

Movement

All too often we get hung up on the words "exercise" and "physical activity," when in reality... we're simply talking about moving our bodies. This week Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Emily Bradley and Justine Warwick dive into creative ways to get moving, fit it in your busy schedule and all the benefits you can expect when you do just that! 

Sep 23, 202118:52
Access to Mental Health
Sep 20, 202118:15
College Life

College Life

This episode, Emily Bradley and Grace Yang are talking about navigating college life... from those first feelings being on campus as a freshman or transfer student, to the experiences that make college so much more than just what happens inside of the classroom.

Sep 13, 202115:46
Wellness in Action

Wellness in Action

Join our guests Alexis Valdez and Gabby Perez-Vigil in exploring the topic of wellness and how we can be intentional about making wellness a priority in our lives. 

BONUS: Be the first to learn how you can get in on the action... wellness in action that is!

Sep 07, 202117:27
Student Health and Counseling Center
Aug 24, 202119:16
Study Smart

Study Smart

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to William Hardaway, Academic Support Coordinator at the Learning Center. Learn techniques to support learning and memory so you can study SMART for final exams. 

Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Ramon Perez and Royce Perkins. 

Apr 30, 202123:56
Courageous Leadership

Courageous Leadership

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Kathleen Scott, Vice President for Leadership Development and Partnerships with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Kathleen shares a bit about her leadership journey and how she chooses to lead with vulnerability, values, trust and by learning to rise after we fall. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Audrie Hernandez and Anou Vang.

Apr 23, 202124:58
Communication

Communication

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Fresno State Alum, Hunter Sansom about the topic of communication: what it is, what it isn't, how it connects to your wellness, and why the way you talk to yourself is just as important as how you talk to others. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Gwyneth Quitorio and Summer Hijazi. 

Apr 16, 202125:02
Career Readiness

Career Readiness

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Mary Willis, the Interim Director and University Internship Coordinator at the Career Development Center. Hear about everything from identifying and building confidence in your career path to landing an interview for your dream job with the support of the services offered by the Career Development Center. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Michelle Alaniz and Ramon Perez.

Apr 09, 202121:08
Survivor Advocacy

Survivor Advocacy

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Fresno State's Confidential Survivor Advocate, Mindy Kates. Learn more about the services she provides to the Fresno State community and how to help when someone discloses that they have experienced a sexual assault, dating or domestic violence. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Robert McGregor and Zeyda Romero. 

Apr 02, 202121:05
Diversity and Identity

Diversity and Identity

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Estevan Parra Guerrero, Coordinator for LGBTQ+ and Gender Programs and Services. We're talking about our various identities and embracing and celebrating our diversity. You'll also learn more about the services provided by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Audrie Hernandez and Poutisak Smoky Rith. 

Mar 19, 202121:17
Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Clinical Case Manager, Anna Ruelas-Gomez about grief, loss and resources for support. Take a closer listen to hear how we all may be experiencing loss during the pandemic. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Destiny Buford-Ayala and Gabby Perez-Vigil. 

Mar 12, 202123:20
Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation

This week on the PAWdcast we talk to Nayantara Rodrigues, LMFT about what mindfulness and meditation is, how to practice it, and provide a quick exercise to try at home. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Jackie Garcia Luis and Summer Hijazi.

Mar 05, 202124:43
Campus Connections

Campus Connections

This week on the PAWdcast we talk to Breanne Scogin from the Student Involvement Center, about starting conversations, making connections outside of the classroom and simple steps to get started today. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Smoky Rith and Summer Hijazi. 

Feb 26, 202123:05
Financial Aid for Food

Financial Aid for Food

This week on the PAWdcast we learn more about food, finances and resources available to support our students' grocery budgets. Our guest, Kelly Condron from the Student Cupboard shares about the idea of financial aid for food available to students in the form of CalFresh benefits. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Gabby Perez-Vigil and Jackaline Vivanco.

Feb 19, 202117:07
Alone Together

Alone Together

This week on the PAWdcast we explore what it means to be "Alone Together" during the pandemic. Our guest, Zenaida Cruz, LMFT shares strategies for maintaining connections with the people in our lives and resources available to our students. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Jackaline Vivanco and Zeyda Romero.

Feb 12, 202119:52
Sexual Health

Sexual Health

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking about SEX, sexual health, and taking charge of your body. Our guest, Marissa Corpus from Fresno Barrios Unidos talks about everything from getting comfortable talking about sex, consent, and knowing your resources. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Destiny Buford-Ayala and Jackie Garcia Luis. 

Feb 06, 202126:30
Academic Success

Academic Success

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Kathy Dunbar, Assistant Director for the University Advising Center at Fresno State about what "academic success" is and how to achieve it. Learn about finding the right career path and major, choosing when to take credit/no-credit,  and how to maximize your higher education experience inside and outside the classroom. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Gwyneth Quitorio and Robert McGregor.

Jan 29, 202124:55
New Year, New You

New Year, New You

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking to Katie Williamson, Professional Development and Wellness Coordinator at Fresno State about weaving wellness into your new year! Learn how to set goals, keep the motivation alive, and add healthy habits into your routine. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Anou Vang and Michelle Alaniz.

Jan 22, 202125:26
Stress

Stress

This week on the PAWdcast we are talking about something college students know all too well... stress! We interview Myrna Pacheco, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the Student Health and Counseling Center. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Michelle Alaniz and Summer Hijazi. 

Dec 07, 202027:12
Art and Mental Health

Art and Mental Health

This week on the PAWdcast we interview Fresno State Alum, Abby Cabrales to talk about the intersection between art, mental health and our overall health and well-being. Your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Smoky Rith and Zeyda Romero.

Nov 30, 202019:35
Hunger and Homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness

Explore the topic of basic needs as it relates to hunger and homelessness and the resources available to students at Fresno State. Our guest this week is Jessica Medina, Coordinator of the Food Security Project and your co-hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness Anou Vang and Audrie Hernandez. 

Nov 13, 202013:37
Nutrition

Nutrition

This week on the PAWdcast we're talking to Stephanie Annett, Registered Dietitian at the Student Health and Counseling Center about ways to build a healthy diet and resources to help you maintain a nutritious lifestyle. Hosted by Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Jackie Garcia Luis and Robert McGregor. 

Nov 06, 202027:03
Anxiety

Anxiety

This week's PAWdcast features Dr. Leslie Weiser and a conversation about the topic of anxiety, what it is, how to cope, and resources available to our Fresno State students. Hosted by Peer Ambassadors of Wellness, Anou Vang and Robert McGregor. 

Oct 30, 202022:17
Depression

Depression

This week we're talking about depression, the most common mental health condition. Learn what it is, what it isn't, how to recognize it, and how to break the stigma related to seeking help. Our guest this week is Marie Haroutinian, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at the Student Health and Counseling Center and your hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness Jackaline Vivanco and Zeydra Romero. 

Oct 19, 202020:34
Balance

Balance

This week's episode is all about balance, what it is, how we achieve it, maintain it and some tips and tricks to help you juggle a busy class schedule, work and personal responsibilities. Our guest is Jamaal Washington, Support Net Advisor and your hosts arePeer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Gwyneth Quitorio and Royce Perkins.

Oct 08, 202026:06
Relationships

Relationships

This week's episode is all about relationships. From friendships, colleagues, romantic partners, and pets... we're exploring relationships, the value they can bring to our lives, and how to build, maintain and improve the relationships in our lives. Our guest is Steve Sanchez, LMFT at the Student Health and Counseling Center and your hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Summer Hijazi and Zeyda Romero. 

Oct 02, 202027:03
Staying Physically Active

Staying Physically Active

We're talking about physical activity, how much you need, how to fit it in and have fun! Our guest is Fresno State professor, Tami Phillips and your hosts are Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) Jackaline Vivanco and Ramon Perez. 

Sep 26, 202023:07
Self-Care

Self-Care

Join the conversation on self-care, tips for finding time in your schedule and creative ways to practice it. Our guest is Health Educator, Georgianna Negron-Long and your hosts are Destiny Buford-Ayala and Michelle Alaniz.

Sep 18, 202025:11
Student Resources

Student Resources

Learn about some of the incredible resources FresnoState offers to support YOU personally and academically. Our guest is Clinical Case Manager, Diana Karageozian and your hosts are Gabby Perez-Vigil and Gwyneth Quitorio. 

Sep 13, 202024:48
Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Explore virtual learning with our guest William Hardaway, Academic Support Coordinator at the Learning Center. Hosted by Royce Perkins and Destiny Buford-Ayala, we will explore navigating the virtual learning environment and share tips and practices to support you in a changing environment. 

Sep 03, 202022:46