This week we welcome Author + Couple’s Expert Alicia Muñoz for our May Month of Healthy Relationships!

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We’re pleased to welcome Featured Mentor Julie Underwood to the Building Brave app! Julie is an accomplished educator, academic, and former Dean of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joins us in the app to share her thoughtful advice, Q&A responses, and incredible professional experience with our community members.

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Building Brave continues our month of Time Management with Featured Expert Alexis Haselberger! Alexis is a Time Management and Productivity Expert who uses coaching, workshops and online courses to help people “do more and stress less” in their work-lives. With 15+ years in HR and early-stage startups and SHRM-SCP certification, Alexis utilizes her keen understanding of people and her time management know-how to help her clients find new ways to free up their busy schedules. She shares with the Building Brave community her top tips for saying no to extra time commitments, balancing your work-life responsibilities, and dealing with the everyday distractions that slow us down.

To connect with Alexis directly and access her helpful exercises, download and register with Building Brave’s free app!

Building Brave kicks off our Month of Time Management with Expert Judy Dang! As the creator and founder of Avid at Work, Judy is a time management and productivity genius who teaches professionals how to meet their goals by working smarter, not harder. A trainer, coach, consultant, and speaker, Judy comes to the Building Brave app with easy-to-understand strategies and exercises for clearing the clutter on your calendar and freeing up time for yourself!

To connect with Judy directly and access her helpful exercises, download and register with Building Brave’s free app!

Right now—due to the killing of George Floyd and as a result of the culmination of racial injustice—our country finds itself deep in action and turmoil. As our country reels, we reckon with the very basic belief written into the Declaration of Independence in 1776: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

At the time of this writing, the Founding Fathers continued to enslave people, both in law and in practice themselves. They did not include Non-White people in “all men,” nor women. Nearly 250 years later, we have much work left to do to realize the spirit of that Declaration for all humanity—and especially for Black and Brown people. Many of our laws and systems have evolved, but the inequality, racism, and unconscious bias affecting how those laws and systems are enforced—and how we treat one another—undermines these unalienable rights and subverts what it should mean to be an American.

Building Brave focuses on supporting women and operates from the fundamental belief that our gender should not mean lesser or unequal treatment. It feels more crucial than ever to assert that the same holds true for race, and to acknowledge the harm that hatred and racism inflicts upon the Black community historically, and still today. As we show up in this virtual community and the world-at-large, we aspire to do better. Let’s listen to each other, care for one another, and work together to finally make real the words “liberty and justice for all.”