Mindy Kaling & Zelle want you to THRIVE for the HoLiDaYs!


Lisa Niver and Mindy Kaling at Pendry West Hollywood on December 14, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Zelle)

Thank you to Zelle and Mindy Kaling for a funny upbeat chat about how to not just survive the holidays but THRIVE! How does she do it?

Zelle found that the top three stressors are: MONEY, FAMILY OBLIGATIONS and TIME.

Mindy says: The perfect gift to give is CASH using ZELLE

How do you make time for YOU?

Mindy says: “Self care will make me a better parent!” Her top priority is to get 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep so she can be the best mom for her kids.

How do you give back to the community?

Mindy is an ambassador for PANCAN the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Her mother died from this disease and she is raising awareness to help and support other families.

Mindy also works with UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Mindy and Hawa Hassan make spicy Somali pasta: Stories about Food, Family, Spices and Refugees

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Mindy Kaling & Zelle Host Thriving Through the Holidays Party at Pendry West Hollywood
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Aaron Kokoruz, Lisa Niver and Christopher Hudspeth attend the Thriving Through the Holidays Party hosted by Mindy Kaling & Zelle at Pendry West Hollywood on December 14, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Zelle)

Zelle wants you to be financially savy! To be successful, you need to be MONEY SMART! Two thirds (2/3) of American adults need more financial skills around budgeting, planning for your future and paying off their debts. Figuring out credit card bills, health care costs and mortgage payments is stressful for many people. Becoming a parent inspires many people to do a financial audit, figure out a plan and make a will.

Mindy’s TIPS for your financial future:

  1. STOP shopping online out of boredom. Only buy things you really want or need.
  2. It is important to not only save money but also to invest wisely.

Many women are uncomfortable to talk about money which is why Zelle wants to sponsor more conversations like this to normalize it!

Does Mindy make New Year’s Resolutions? YES! and Vision Boards! Read more about her process in Vogue Well Intentioned!

She talked with James Corden on The Late Late Show about her vision boards:

This year her resolution is to be more healthy! She wants to lose weight and be healthier to live a long life with her children!

ZELLE HOLIDAY Give-away of $100,000

how to enter?


CONGRATS on being named to “The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual(ish) Women in Entertainment Power 100

CONGRATS to Mindy Kaling for her People’s Choice Award for Never Have I Ever

Are you watching NEVER HAVE I EVER on Netflix?

HBOMax: Sex Lives of College Girls is also Mindy Kaling’s show:

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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