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Mind Release

By Aja

Welcome to Mind Release by Aja Atwood - a playground for mental exploration and discovery - a space to process and release thoughts related to my journey of self-improvement and awareness while being an entrepreneur. All topics welcome - not for the tame, sometimes I go in.
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Mind ReleaseMay 20, 2020

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Ep 18: Duck Season
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Ep 17: Dasheeda Dawson

Ep 17: Dasheeda Dawson

Welcome back to Mind Release!! We're thrilled to share our next guest with the Mind Release audience because when it comes to equity in cannabis, she is not playing around. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Please join our conversation with Dasheeda Dawson, Founder & Bestselling Author (@DasheedaDawson) where we cover her transition into the industry, her #blackout strategy, and a new and amazing opportunity to make a serious impact on the Oregon cannabis community!๐Ÿ–ค

Learn more about Ms. Dawson:

Dasheeda Dawson is CEO of The WeedHeadโ„ข & Company and author of the bestselling workbook, How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry. A global cannabis advocate and industry thought leader featured across multiple media outlets, Dasheeda is a corporate-to-cannabis crossover pioneer and world-renowned cannabis business strategist with experience as an industry educator, senior executive leader and strategy expert for multiple cannabis businesses, political/municipality leaders and media outlets across the country. She is a co-host on She Blaze, an award-winning weekly cannabis culture and news podcast and she was recently appointed to the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation Board of Directors.

And don't forget to grab a copy of "How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry, 3rd Ed." www.theweedhead.com/succeed-in-cannabis and also available on Amazon

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a natural catastrophe risk engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ www.ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

Jul 11, 202025:06
Ep 16: Orange Moon Love
Jul 03, 202058:29
Ep 15: Saskia Vann James
Jun 27, 202056:05
Ep 14: Juneteenth Ms. Information
Jun 19, 202026:50
Ep 13: Laury Lucien

Ep 13: Laury Lucien

We're pleased to have our next guest, Ms. Laury Lucien AKA โ€œBig Mamaโ€ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜. Laury shares her background and perspective, including how growing up in Haiti conditioned her for success during times of conflict and strife. She also drops knowledge on Black history, revolutions, and identifying actions for change from within. ย It's time to unlearn!ย 

A little background on Laury Lucien:

Laury C. Lucien is a Boston business attorney with experience in healthcare and life sciences matters as well as business licensing, corporate services, and mergers and acquisitions. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelorโ€™s Degree from the University of Massachusetts. Laury is passionate about giving back to underserved communities. While attending law school, Laury participated in Suffolk University Law School's Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she represented clients, on a pro bono basis, in a wide range of business disputes and intellectual property matters. She also worked with the Housing Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, where she advocated for clients facing foreclosure. Laury currently provides pro bono services to emerging entrepreneurs by helping them draft their business formation documents and filings.

Laury launched the LegallyGreat Podcast to transform the world by elevating human consciousness. The Podcast will feature guests of various backgrounds, utilizing story-telling to explain life-changing concepts and philosophies. Learn more about Laury via @legallygreat on your favorite social media platform.

To learn more about the topics discussed in this episode:

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mi

Jun 12, 202024:36
Ep 12: Throat Chakra Allies

Ep 12: Throat Chakra Allies

Next up on Mind Release, I decompress and share my updated thoughts related to the latest bouts of racial and social injustice in the US. Topics covered include understanding why Black people are angry, #Blacklivesmatter and the symbolism behind kneeling on human beings' throat, what kind of allies I'm looking for, and more. I ask that you listen with an open heart and mind. Note: switch โ€œinflectionโ€ point to โ€œtippingโ€ point. ๐Ÿ˜ Click here to see my 5/27 Recording on Facebook.ย 

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพย 

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

Jun 04, 202032:55
Ep 11: Whereโ€™s the Fruit?!
May 28, 202018:10
Ep 10: Beth Waterfall Pt Two
May 20, 202022:24
Ep 10: Beth Waterfall Pt One
May 20, 202020:05
Ep 9: Sonia Erika Pt Two

Ep 9: Sonia Erika Pt Two

During Part Two of this episode, we continue our discussion with Sonia Erika, a self-described "#BusinessDoula". In this episode, we cover a myriad of topics including immigration, entrepreneurialism, music, cooperative business models, and of course, our favorite plant....cannabis. ๐Ÿ˜

A little background on Sonia Erika:

Prior to graduating from Harvard, Sonia Erika helped co-found the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA), an organization that strives to involve underrepresented communities in the legal cannabis/hemp industry in New York. After CCA, Sonia co-founded the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC), @MAConsumers, whose efforts seek to bridge the gap between communities and local legislators. Currently, Sonia is a co-op developer at the Cooperative Development Program in The Center for Family Life. Aside from MRCC, Sonia runs @EatMe.Land, a cannabis, femme, art, tech, collective. Follow Sonia on Instagram here: @sonia.erika.likes.weed

To learn more about the topics discussed in this episode:

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ


Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

May 14, 202032:14
Ep 9: Sonia Erika Pt One

Ep 9: Sonia Erika Pt One

This next episode is a two-part series. For Part One: join me in welcoming Sonia Erika, a self-described "#BusinessDoula". In this episode, we cover a myriad of topics including immigration, entrepreneurialism, music, cooperative business models, and of course, our favorite plant....cannabis. ๐Ÿ˜

A little background on Sonia Erika:

Prior to graduating from Harvard, Sonia Erika helped co-found the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA), an organization that strives to involve underrepresented communities in the legal cannabis/hemp industry in New York. After CCA, Sonia co-founded the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC), @MAConsumers, whose efforts seek to bridge the gap between communities and local legislators. Currently, Sonia is a co-op developer at the Cooperative Development Program in The Center for Family Life. Aside from MRCC, Sonia runs @EatMe.Land, a cannabis, femme, art, tech, collective. Follow Sonia on Instagram here: @sonia.erika.likes.weed

To learn more about the topics discussed in this episode:ย 

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

May 14, 202027:08
Ep 8: Bonus - That was NOT a "Battle"!
May 10, 202034:26
Ep 7: Goldie & Ominique Pt One

Ep 7: Goldie & Ominique Pt One

Join me in welcoming our first guests! Massachusetts Cannabis entrepreneurs >> Goldie Piff and Ominique Garner. In Part One of this episode, we discuss how cannabis has the capacity to heal and.....create opportunities. Check out this episode and then continue over to Part Two where we discuss the politics behind the cannabis industry in Massachusetts. ย 

Please share this episode to spread awareness and support! >>> Please sign the petition to support EE/SE applicants!

To learn more about Goldie Piff and Ominique Garner, check out the below:

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

May 07, 202016:40
Ep 7: Goldie & Ominique Pt Two

Ep 7: Goldie & Ominique Pt Two

Join me in welcoming our first guests! Massachusetts Cannabis entrepreneurs >> Goldie Piff and Ominique Garner. In Part Two, we discuss how recent changes to cannabis licensing regulations may impact the opportunities for communities most negatively impacted by the criminalization of the plant and the war on drugs.ย 

Please share this episode to spread awareness and support! >>> Please sign the petition to support EE/SE applicants!

To learn more about Goldie Piff and Ominique Garner, check out the below:

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

May 06, 202018:07
Ep 6: Mourning myself
Apr 29, 202005:36
Ep 5: Planet of the what?

Ep 5: Planet of the what?

Welcome to Mind Release, Episode 5 (Earth Day) It's Earth Day and I decided to watch "Planet of the Humans" a new documentary by Michael Moore. It totally blew up the "Green" tech industry and how we need a new approach to reduce our impact on climate change. Some of the solutions discussed make sense, while others concern the heck out of me! Take a listen to this podcast and check out the documentary for yourself:ย 

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn.

Apr 23, 202019:44
Ep 4: Bonus - Mr. Laurier

Ep 4: Bonus - Mr. Laurier

Welcome to Mind Release, Episode 4 (the day after bonus) Decided to record a quick session to thank you for the love felt after the launch๐Ÿ’š. Also, stick around to meet Mr. Laurier - my Afro-Panamanian tutor who taught me more than just math and reading..he taught me how to visualize!

Enjoy!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Aja is a mechanical engineer-turned-cofounder of Trella Technologies, an agri-tech startup focusing on the indoor farming and cannabis industries. To learn more about Aja and her mission visit ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ ajaatwood.com or connect on LinkedIn

Apr 17, 202014:59
Ep 3: Corona Focus Part Two
Apr 16, 202017:26
Ep 2: Corona Focus Part One
Apr 15, 202007:47
Ep 1: No Limits
Apr 15, 202004:26