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Season 4, Episode 6: “EMBRACE YOUR MIND: Self Acceptance & Mental Wellness.”


Tune in to a special episode of our Make Today Well Lived podcast featuring Zach Hollis, a Maple Counselor and former professional basketball player, alongside Kim Nielsen, a Maple Counselor and former actress. They dive deep into the power of self-acceptance and its profound impact on mental health. With their unique insights and compassionate approach, they explore how our perceptions, self-talk, and treatment of ourselves shape our mental well-being. 







Season 4 Episode 7: “Choosing Healthy Relationships: In Life, Friendships, and Love”


Featuring Dr. Dolly Klock, MD, who is a Board Certified Family Physician and the founder of Adolessons. She will help students establish and maintain healthy relationships and define and assert boundaries in relationships - physical, emotional and mental.








Season 4, Episode 5: “Pushing Forward and Shining Through”


February is NormanAid’s “Identity and Diversity Month.”  This month, we passionately emphasize the significance of embracing diversity on our campus and nurturing an understanding of individual identity. NormanAid is committed to educating our students on the vital concept of Allyship – guiding them on how to actively support and empower those who face marginalization, discrimination or underrepresentation based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, or nationality. 

NormanAid is honoring Black History Month, a time to celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black individuals. During this significant month, we aim to amplify Black voices, share stories of resilience, and engage in meaningful conversations that contribute to a more inclusive and informed community.




Season 4, Episode 4: “Hills & Harmony: Alumni Strategies for Managing Stress”


Dive into the heart of resilience with “Hills & Harmony,” where alum Sophie Szew opens up about her journey from Beverly Hills High School to becoming a mental health advocate. Noteworthy is Sophie’s role in the MTV Entertainment inaugural Mental Health Youth Action Forum, where she shared ideas at a White House event, shaping the future of creative public health campaigns related to mental health.

Continuing her advocacy, Sophie remains active with SAMSA, NAMI, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way organizations. In this episode, she shares her powerful story, providing insights into stress management and revealing the coping mechanisms that have positively impacted her mental health. Join us for an engaging exploration of resilience and discover strategies to navigate stress, gaining insights on the path toward achieving harmony in your own life.




(October 24) 

Season 4, Episode 3: “Cultivating a Naturally Elevated Lifestyle”

Join us as Doug Rosen, a Beverly alumni, and Josh Fingerhut, distinguished professionals from the Beit T ‘Shuvah Treatment Center, guide you on a transformative journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling existence. In this episode, we discuss common substances used by teenagers, including vaping, alcohol, and other dangerous drugs. Gain essential insights into responsible celebration, crafting safer social gatherings, and acquiring invaluable coping strategies for effective stress management. Tune in and embark on the path to a naturally elevated lifestyle.






(September 20th)

“Make Today Well Lived” podcast. 

Join us for a special episode: "Breaking Barriers: Mental Health at BHHS." Our guest from "Bring Change to Mind" will help us tackle the stigma around seeking mental health support. Tune in to hear empowering conversations about overcoming barriers, finding support, and fostering open dialogue. Our Peer Counselors are teaming up with BC2M to bring this club to Beverly Hills High School, promoting support-seeking and mental wellness. – Subscribe, listen, and share to be part of the change!



(August 23)

Our “Make Today Well Lived” podcast explores our motto, HOW TO make each to-day Well Lived, through engaging interviews and discussions with BHHS students, staff, alumni, wellness experts, and celebrities. Hosted by our peer counselor students and directed by KBEV.  


Season 4, episode 1, featuring Beverly Hills High School alumni Francois Reihani shares his inspiring story of how he went from a high school student to the owner of La La Kind Cafe. In this episode, Francois focuses on the importance of kindness in high school and how it can have a positive impact on individuals and the entire community. His message is one of hope and inspiration, and we hope that it will help spread kindness not only to our listeners but also to our campus and beyond. Tune in now to hear Francois' powerful message and join us in spreading kindness!


“Make Today Well Lived” is a monthly podcast inspired by NormanAid's MonthlyAid mental health topics, sponsored by Michael J. Libow. Now in it's third season, the show is produced and hosted by Beverly Hills High School’s NormanAid Wellness Center Founder, Ali Norman-Franks along with Peer Counseling students and directed by KBEV.

Each episode explores HOW TO make each to-day Well Lived, every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Through dynamic interviews and engaging discussions with BHHS students, staff, alumni, wellness experts, and celebrities, this program brings to light the most relevant topics in today’s teen & high school life. 

All episodes are open for students and families with topics that cover all aspects of teen culture, social experiences, mental health, and well-being.  Each episode will air on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and will feature different themes and guest speakers.

Podcast Season 3

(February 22)


Season 3, Episode 3: “Voices of Diversity: Navigating Allyship in our Community” 

3x Honorable Mayor of Beverly Hills, BHHS Alum and diversity advocate, Lili Bosse, will join our Peer Counselors to discuss the values of inclusion and diversity, how her initiatives are creating a new sense of community in Beverly Hills, and explore the active roles that students can take to cultivate greater kindness and allyship in BHUSD.


Season 3 Ep 3


(October 26) 


Season 3, Episode 2: “Celebrating Safely”

Featuring one of our own Maple Counselors, Stephanie Rosenberg, who worked at a treatment center, will discuss the meaning of “natural high”, share tools for celebrating safely and responsibly, and practice healthy coping skills for managing stress.




Season 2


SEASON TWO, FIFTH EPISODE: “Norman Grit: Trauma, Resilience, and Healing”Rachel Kove, a BHHS alumni, is a certified recovery coach and the CEO & co-owner of Transformational Solutions. She is driven to help people create and lead fulfilling lives where they are able to pursue their passions and dreams. She hosts the podcast Kicking it With the Koves with her father Martin Kove (aka “Sensei John Kreese” from the Cobra Kai TV series) and brother Jesse Kove and they discuss Hollywood, pop culture, spirituality, mental health, bullying, and so much more. Rachel believes passionately in people and will help our listeners build resilience as she believes that with the right guidance and support, anyone can undergo a complete transformation.


Radical Self-Acceptance with Guest Speaker Melissa Lanz, Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Founder of The Fresh 20, an award-winning meal planning service, will share how she learned to love herself enough to show up without fear or rejection or judgment. Practical tips on leaning into your purpose, embracing imperfections and finding freedom.




Racial Trauma and Resilience with Guest Speaker Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of civil rights activists Ralph and Juanita Jones Abernathy and goddaughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Author of “Partners to History: Martin Luther King Jr.”, Ralph David Abernathy & civil rights activist shares how racial trauma impacted her family and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s mental health.

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One Goal At A Time: Resolutions For Healthier And Happier Living

with Guest Speaker Ryan Weiss L.A.’s premier life coaches and a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher.

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Season 1
Steps to Cultivate Resilience
Our guest speaker, former Maple Center Counselor Samira Soroory’s mission is to encourage you to see how wonderful you are. She focuses her energy on influencing others with insights and practices for internal happiness through her blog, videos, private practice and daily happiness posts.
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Strengthening Our Community Through Allyship

Featuring three guests - ALL NORMANS -  two alum and one current student, share their personal stories and experiences they have had with discriminations, and how allyship can help strengthen our community.

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Pathways of Hope

Special guest, Danielle Fagan Brooks, Marriage & Family Therapist will talk about the different types of grief, how to explore pathways of hope and to support others through their sadness.  

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Slam Dunk: Social Justice Impact

with Guest Speaker former NBA player, Harvard Law School grad, justice advocate, sportscaster & lecturer, Len Elmore.

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Persevere and Succeed: Turn Challenges Into Gifts

with Guest Speakers Personal development and health coach, Jennifer Trepanier and Marine Corps Veteran, speaker and adventurer, Akshay Nanavati.

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You Have The Right To Remain SAFE!

with Guest Speaker Los Angeles City Prosecutor, Book Author & BHHS Alum,  Jonathan Cristall

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Don't Fall For It! Choose The Right Path! 

with Guest Speaker OG Street Skater Sammy Baptista

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ep 3




It's OK to not be OK - Reach Out!

with Guest Panelists Candace Yoder, Ben Greiner, Brittany Bronson




with Guest Speaker Spencer Paysinger


Executive Producer:  Prof. Romeo Carey
Supervising Producer: Ali Norman-Franks
Senior Producer: Ricky Lee, Fiory Carey, Joshua Katz, Sophie Bednarsh
Director: Ricky Lee
Writer: Ali Norman-Franks, BHHS NormanAid, GR8
Quality Check Manager: Joshua Katz
Editor: Ricky Lee, Fiory Carey
Assistant Editor: Sophie Bednarsh