Matin Nazari

Day in the Life: Matin Nazari

Mikaela Horvath Boxer, Photographer, Weight Lifter

Day in the Life: Matin Nazari   Introducing Matin Nazari, the Director of Community Development here at Owaves! Matin lives in San Diego and loves learning about health and medicine and spending time outdoors! He aspires to live a healthy life by staying active, eating well-balanced meals, and adhering to a proper sleep schedule. In order to nurture his mind and body, Matin …

Day in the Life: Bryan Stevenson

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Bryan Stevenson The prison industrial complex is one of the most prevalent forms of institutional racism.  One incredible lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, has tackled this issue since the 1980s. Despite Black people only making up 12.1% of America’s population, they constitute 34% of America’s prison population. His work has exonerated several innocent Black individuals unjustly incarcerated by the justice …

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela “Madiba!” That is what the people lovingly called Nelson Mandela. The human rights violations and the discriminatory policies of the Apartheid in South Africa compelled many, including Mandela, to fight. Most people outside of South Africa are unaware of Apartheid; this form of institutionalized racial segregation existed from 1948 to the early 1990s. Mandela, as 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 …

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Day in the Life: Barack Obama

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer, Politician

Day in the Life: Barack Obama   When Barack Obama became the first Black president 12 years ago, it was not only a historical moment, but it was also a victory for Black communities who wanted proper representation for their voices. While president, he made several decisions to tackle the social and economic disparities in America. He made health insurance more accessible, …

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 …

Day in the Life: Tom Brady

Royan Football Player

Day in the Life: Tom Brady What does it take to win 6 Super Bowls, become a 3X NFL MVP and 14X Pro Bowl NFL quarterback? Most young athletes would like to know. Having a supermodel spouse would be quite the kicker. Owaves researched the lifestyle of Tom Brady from recent interviews to come up with a composite day. Tom Brady’s Daily …

Colin Zhu, D.O.

Day in the Life: Colin Zhu, D.O.

Royan Chef, Entrepreneur, Physician Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Colin Zhu, D.O.   Dr. Colin Zhu has never regarded himself as “traditional” in the sense that he likes to look at things from multiple, diverse perspectives. Trained in Family Practice, he had learned the foundation of patient care. Osteopathy heightened his sense of connection with patients’ ailments. The culinary arts and health coaching elevated his palate for …

Arianna Huffington

Day in the Life: Arianna Huffington

Royan Author, Entrepreneur, Mother Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Arianna Huffington   Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited …

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 …