Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM

98. STEMSkills - Wellness, Wellbeing - Lennis Perez, Wellness Engineer

February 22, 2023 Kathy Nelson Episode 98
Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM
98. STEMSkills - Wellness, Wellbeing - Lennis Perez, Wellness Engineer
Show Notes

Lennis Perez is the founder and chief wellness engineer at Just Lennis, LLC, a wellness consulting company focusing on helping organizations and individuals implement stress management strategies to prevent burnout, improve efficiency, productivity, and overall well-being. She is a certified meditation teacher and coach and has a Masters in Chemical Engineering with over 16 years of experience in the chemical industry.

What do we talk about in this episode?

Lennis is passionate about wellness and helping other women in STEM to stop putting themselves and their wellness last or as an afterthought to ensure they are being their best selves in all aspects of life. She shares how she works with individuals and corporations and we walk through some challenges I'm having and how she would potentially work with me to help me achieve my wellness goals.

  1. The importance of wellbeing throughout our lives and how to incorporate wellbeing into our lives NOW...don't wait until the next thing to start...
  2. What we eat affects our gut and how that affects many, many aspects of our wellbeing. It impacts mood, hormones, cravings. 
  3. How sleep is affected by what you eat. And the importance of sleep and rest.
  4. Making changes that impact your well-being by creating new patterns in your brain.
  5. Only make one small change at a time. Pick the low hanging fruit - how can I get the biggest benefit with the smallest effort. Taking on too much change is not sustainable.
  6. Change can be hard because we are letting go of a piece of ourselves we've had for 20, 30, 40+ years.
  7. The importance of meditation (mindfulness, breath work, whatever you want to call it).
  8. The four stages of meditation. Thoughts, repetition of the mantra, falling asleep, and stillness.

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio


Lennis Perez is an international speaker and coach. Through her workshops, events, and individual mentoring, she teaches professionals in STEM how to manage stress in practical and sustainable ways to ultimately become the conscious leaders and role models of well-being in their workplace and beyond. With her engineering background, meditation and nutrition certifications, she brings a unique but relatable approach to holistic wellness in STEM. She calls it Engineering Wellness from Within(TM). You can book a complimentary 30-minute chat with Lennis here: https://calendly.com/lennisperez/call


Primordial Sound Meditation, or PSM, is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation. For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind's busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness. (https://chopra.com/articles/what-is-primordial-sound-meditation)

Ohm - the SI unit of electrical resistance, expressing the resistance in a circuit transmitting a current of one ampere when subjected to a potential difference of one volt. (wikipedia)

Deepak Chopra - an Indian-American author and alternative medicine advocate. Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating in 1970 to the United States, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology. As a licensed physician, in 1980 he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH). In 1985, he met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and became involved in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement. Shortly thereafter, Chopra resigned his position at NEMH to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. In 1993, Chop