Day in the Life: Katherine Johnson

Owaves Team Scientist

Day in the Life: Katherine Johnson   Anyone who has heard of the book/movie Hidden Figures knows of Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who made groundbreaking discoveries. Growing up in a time when segregation was still a reality, Mrs. Johnson overcame many struggles. She was one of the three Black students to integrate West Virginia’s graduate schools. She was a teacher, a …

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks

Owaves Team Activist

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks   I remember first learning about Rosa Parks in elementary school. When I heard how she defied the status quo by staying put in her seat on the bus that day in 1955, I was empowered by her fearlessness. Through time, it made sense that more than fearlessness, it was fatigue. She was tired of being …

Doris Holding roses

Day in the Life: Doris Sherk

Owaves Team Centenarian

Day in the Life: Doris Sherk The pandemic has changed a lot of lives. It has particularly made it difficult for the elderly who are an at-risk population. Centenarians have been through the various trials this world has presented to them including the 1918 pandemic, the Great Depression, and World War II. While this population has been vulnerable, several have overcome SARS-COV-2. …

Ushi Okushima

Day in the Life: Ushi Okushima

Owaves Team Centenarian

Day in the Life: Ushi Okushima   The quaint village of Ogimi in Okinawa, Japan was home to Ushi Okushima, a centenarian who lived 109 healthy years. Okushima-san was born on August 7, 1901 and lived through tumultuous times. For many Okinawans, World War II took away family members and created disruptions in their daily lives. Okushima-san lost her husband through the …

Thomas Dannhauser

Day in the Life: Thomas Dannhauser

Owaves Team CEO, Entrepreneur, Health Coach, Professor, Psychologist

Day in the Life: Thomas Dannhauser, PhD, MRCPsych, MBChB   Thomas Dannhauser, PhD, MRCPsych, MBChB, is a popular consulting psychiatrist, neuroscientist and health entrepreneur. From 1990 to 1995, he studied medicine at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Thomas paid for his studies through student work in a large, private medical pathology firm that introduced to him a high-performance business culture where …

Michellie Jones

Day in the Life: Michellie Jones

Owaves Team Cyclist, Health Coach, Olympian, Personal Trainer, Swimmer, Track & Field, Triathlete Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Michellie Jones   Michellie Jones is an Australian triathlete whose most recent accomplishments include induction into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame, International Triathlon Union (ITU) Hall of Fame, and Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame. Michellie’s awesome track record includes an Ironman World Championship and an Olympic Silver Medal. She has big love for horses and all things …

Lori Beeken

Day in the Life: Lori Beeken, RD, MS

Owaves Team Mother, Nutritionist Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Lori Beeken, RD, MS Lori Beeken, RD, MS is a registered dietitian from Southern California. Lori has pledged herself to help others achieve their optimal health over the past decade. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in health and human performance, specializing in nutrition, at St. Mary’s College of California. She went on to complete her Master’s in nutritional …

Evgenia Ilienko

Day in the Life: Evgenia Ilienko

Owaves Team Health Coach, Pilates Instructor Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Evgenia Ilienko   Evgenia Ilienko is a certified pilates instructor and a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It has taken her some time to discover what her life passion is, but after spending some years learning dance, practicing yoga and pilates, she decided she’s the happiest when she moves her body. This, in …

Bianca Bonus

Day in the Life: Bianca Bonus

Owaves Team Yoga Instructor Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Bianca Bonus   Bianca is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) living in Orange County, California. She is known for her calm teaching voice, grounding presence, and challenging vinyasa yoga sequences. After her first yoga class, she never looked back. Bianca loved how physically challenging yoga was and the mental benefits of yoga kept her coming back to her …

Day in the Life: DJ Townsel

Royan Football Player, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: DJ Townsel   Derrick “DJ” Townsel, a former NFL athlete, is now an Orlando-based personal trainer, health coach, and yoga instructor. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Derrick was extremely athletic throughout his childhood and adolescence. His God given talent compelled with all of his hard work and tenacity propelled him to a full scholarship playing football at …