Sep 26 2023
Thriving in Hospitality by Prioritizing Well-being | Erin Boyle and Jasmin Parks of CHOWCO.org
"We need to create a container where hospitality professionals can check in with each other, listen, and have compassion and grace for one another. It's time to prioritize mental health and wellness in our industry." - Jasmine ParksIn a world where silence often shrouds the struggles of hospitality professionals, two women dared to defy the norm. They manage a sanctuary, a digital haven, where the battles of the mind can find solace. But little did they know that their journey would take an unexpected turn, revealing a truth that would shake the industry to its core.Brace yourself as we delve into the heart-wrenching tale of Erin Boyle and Jasmin Parks and the startling revelation that awaits them at the crossroads of mental health and hospitality.In this episode, you will be able to:Discover strategies for fortifying mental health and wellness within the demanding hospitality sector.Learn the benefits of establishing safe spaces and nurturing communities among industry professionals.Examine the challenges the newest generation faces as they enter the modern workforce.Uncover the essential role of compassion, grace, and collective effort within the hospitality environment.Delve into the profound effects of trauma on mental health and the significance of healing and self-realization.If you're experiencing a mental health issue, don't wait - dial 988 and get the help you need.My special guests are Erin Boyle and Jasmin Parks of CHOW.org Jasmin Parks, Erin Boyle, and CHOW fill a significant gap in wellness support in the hospitality industry.Jazz, a chef by trade, identified the urgent need for a rethink of work ethics in the industry and passionately advocates for establishing self-care as a norm, not an outlier.Erin, who has bravely shared her own mental health struggles, is a beacon for those seeking understanding, providing resources, connections, and a much-needed safe space for dialogue. Their dedication makes them a light in the hospitality industry, guiding professionals towards improved mental health and well-being.The key moments in this episode are:00:00:05 - High Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in the Hospitality Industry, 00:01:04 - Personal Experience and Benefits of Chow, 00:05:04 - Origins and Mission of Chow, 00:09:01 - Creating a Supportive Community, 00:16:28 - Tools for Service Improvement, 00:17:18 - The Value of Check-ins, 00:18:31 - Supporting Well-Being in the Industry, 00:20:24 - Embracing Change and Mentorship, 00:22:31 - Adapting to Industry Changes, 00:30:51 - Trauma and Panic Attacks, 00:32:02 - Taking Responsibility for Success, 00:32:39 - Meeting People Where They're At, 00:34:26 - Resilience and Adaptability, 00:37:40 - Support and Community, For a deeper dive into the conversation, click this link for the episode page.