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 is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.7 million views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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