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Be Well Sis: The Podcast

English, Personal health, 4 seasons, 122 episodes, 3 days, 1 hour, 22 minutes
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After being consistently left out of wellness conversations, Be Well Sis is a podcast dedicated to providing resources for Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Hosted by Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the conversations are candid, informative, and unapologetically Black.
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The Mind-Body Connection: Exploring the Link and Disparities in Cancer Outcomes

We’re on YouTube- Subscribe to the Be Well, Sis Channel today! May is Mental Health Awareness Month; this episode dives into the interconnectedness of our mental and physical well-being.  Articles Mentioned: Largest study of its kind to investigate why Black women are more likely to die from most types of cancer What is the Mind-Body Connection? The mind-body connection: not just a theory anymore Therapy Resources: Psychology Today : Enter your zipcode to find therapists and browse their profiles.  ​The Loveland Foundation - the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally. ​Therapy for Black Men -In partnership with licensed mental health professionals and coaches in private practice throughout the fifty states, TherapyForBlackMen.org provides proactive, multiculturally competent care to men of color. ​Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): BEAM is a national training, movement-building, and grant-making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Winona: Use code BEWELLSIS at checkout to save 25% off your first order.  Neurohacker: Resist celluarl aging at the cellular level with Qualia Senolytic. Visit neurohacker.com/BEWELLSIS  for savings! 310 Nutrition: Get 50% off up to $100 for your first order by using code BEWELLSIS Ya-Man: Experience the future of beauty and visit Ya-manusa.com. Use code BEWELLSIS for 20% off!
5/17/202435 minutes, 46 seconds
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Workplace Trauma and Validation: Insights from Safe Spaces for Black Women with Alicia Coulter

Did you know we're on YOUTUBE?! Subscribe to the Be Well, Sis channel!   Guest Spotlight: Alicia Coulter, MPH, MSW is the is a highly sought after advocate and public speaker focusing her work in protecting the lives of Black women. She is also the CEO & Co-Founder of AHN Foundation, a nonprofit that is committed to providing Safe Spaces for Black Women™ and health including equity and inclusive services to the Black community. Her desire to develop Safe Spaces for Black Women™ was birthed from her habitually experiencing unsafe spaces in corporate America because of her being a Black woman. The spaces she creates afford Black women a space that is for Black women by a Black woman, luxurious, filled with positivity, joy, and sisterhood. Purchase Safe Spaces for Black Women here! Connect with Alicia: Follow her on LinkedIn  Follow her on Instagram -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Winona: Use code BEWELLSIS at checkout to save 25% off your first order.  Neurohacker: Resist celluarl aging at the cellular level with Qualia Senolytic. Visit neurohacker.com/BEWELLSIS  for savings! 310 Nutrition: Get 50% off up to $100 for your first order by using code BEWELLSIS Ya-Man: Experience the future of beauty and visit Ya-manusa.com. Use code BEWELLSIS for 20% off!
5/10/202447 minutes, 35 seconds
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Navigating Church, Spirituality, and Queer Identity with Anna DeShawn

Anna shares insights into her upbringing and the influences that led to the creation of Second Sunday, providing a glimpse into the world of black Lutheran and missionary Baptist churches. Tune in to learn more about Anna's journey and the significance of Second Sunday in addressing important narratives within the church community. She emphasized that religion is often associated with control and power, historically being used as a system to control people and exclude marginalized groups.  About Second Sunday: Second Sunday is a podcast about Black queer people finding, keeping, and sometimes losing faith in the Black church. Join hosts Darren and Esther, as they take turns exploring the journey of each guest as they navigate religion, spirituality, culture, and identity.   Guest Spotlight:  Anna DeShawn is a Chicago-born social entrepreneur who builds digital media platforms that center & celebrate BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. She received her bachelor's in radio/television production from Drake University and then went on to receive her master’s in communications from Ithaca College. Anna spent 12 years in the digital media space producing webinars and virtual events for government and corporate clients alike. Media has always been Anna’s passion so she turned her passion into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, LLC. E3 Radio is an online radio station playing queer music & reporting on queer news in high rotation with an intersectional lens. Most recently, she co-founded The Qube, a curated app of music & podcasts by BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. Anna is determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing online radio streams to play the music & tell the stories that deserve to be heard. How to connect with Anna: Follow her on Instagram and LinkedIn Learn more about The Qube Listen to Second Sunday   -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  
4/25/202445 minutes, 29 seconds
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Whole Person Healing: A Conversation with Dr. Bernie Lim

In this episode, we delved into Dr. Bernadette Lim's journey from medical school to creating a revolutionary community-based healing healthcare system in Oakland, California. Dr. Bernie's decision to pivot from traditional medical practice to community healing was driven by her deep-rooted desire to create a more inclusive and holistic approach to healthcare. Guest Spotlight: Dr. Bernadette Lim is a passionate advocate for integrating ancestral healing with Western medicine to achieve Whole-Person Healing. At just 29 years old, Dr. Bernie has already made significant contributions to the field. She founded and leads the Freedom Community Clinic in Oakland, CA, and serves as a faculty member at the San Francisco State Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Additionally, she co-founded the Institute for Healing & Justice in Medicine. Dr. Bernie is a graduate of UCSF School of Medicine and UC Berkeley School of Public Health through the Joint Medical Program as a PRIME-US Scholar. She also graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2016 and served as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India. How to connect with Dr. Bernie: Follow her on Instagram Follow the Freedom Community Clinic on Instagram Learn more about Healing and Justice in Medicine  -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  
4/17/202445 minutes, 7 seconds
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Balancing Business and Pleasure with Kimberly Lewis

In this episode, we speak with Kimberly Lewis, the CEO of Curlmix and 4C Only, who shares a valuable lesson on the significance of prioritizing self-care and joy in life, even amidst business success and responsibilities. Kimberly recounted her personal journey of realizing that she had sacrificed her joy, peace, and happiness in pursuit of business goals and financial success. Despite reaching significant revenue milestones, she found herself lacking personal satisfaction and fulfillment. Guest Spotlight: Kim Lewis is not your average CEO. Her journey began with a setback, but through unwavering determination and a relentless work ethic, she transformed challenges into triumphs. As the mastermind behind CurlMix, Kim disrupted the beauty market with a revolutionary concept, offering DIY boxes for curly hair. After strategic experimentation and research, she pivoted CurlMix to focus on their hero product - Flaxseed Gel, creating the first 4-step Wash and Go System to empower individuals to master their curls in just 21 days.   How to Connect with Kim: INVEST in Curlmix! Follow Kimberly on Instagram Learn more about Kim  
3/26/202441 minutes, 33 seconds
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FIght Through Flights

Each March, the US honors the women who have made and are making positive contributions to our society. To celebrate that, I'm highlighting a woman who, along with her sister/Co-founder, are doing beautiful work that helps ease the burden and stress of a Breast Cancer diagnosis. Fight Through Flights aims to empower and support the healing of Black women living with Breast cancer and breast cancer survivors by providing free wellness retreats and travel experiences in addition to mental health, nutrition, and fitness resources.  Support this incredible cause by : Visiting the website, Making a donation, Following on Instagram.   -More: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  
3/20/202436 minutes, 15 seconds
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REWIND: A Guide to Reproductive Wellness and Self-Advocacy with Janelle King

For the next few weeks, we're celebrating our 4 year anniversary! To do so, we'll be mixing it up with a few throwback episodes featuring my favorite guests/conversations from our first few years.  Guest Spotlight: Janelle King  is a Registered Nurse with a Master's degree in Public Health. During her nursing career she has spent many years educating young women about reproductive and sexual health.  In her spare time, you can find writing about reproductive health and wellness on her blog thenursenote.com Discussion Highlights: Vaginal Health and Wellness Tips Cervical Cancer Screening Info The importance of establishing a relationship with your healthcare provider Self advocacy and your rights as a patient Sexual Wellness tips/ red flags Where to find Janelle : website and social media Resources/Tips:  Doctor, Doula, Midwife- which is right for you? Tips for finding an Ob/Gyn NIH Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines -More: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  
3/1/202433 minutes, 45 seconds
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Checking In.. P.M.S.

This solo episode details the behind-the-scenes of the podcast and we dive into how Cassandre has been doing on all fronts- physically, mentally, and emotionally.   -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  
2/23/202431 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hormones, Health, and Harmony: A Conversation with Dr. Nicole Peoples on Perimenopause

Today we're talking about the P-Word.... Perimenopause.   Guest Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Peoples is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and owner of Peoples Functional Medicine, an integrative medical practice that helps women age backward by addressing the root causes of health and hormone imbalances. She is the creator of the Black Woman’s Guide to Health, Hormone and Longevity, a virtual lifestyle medicine coaching program that helps women reset their hormones so they can release excess fat, balance their metabolism, prevent disease and optimize the way they feel and age.   How to Connect with Dr. Peoples: Practice Website: www.drnicolepeoples.com Coaching Program: www.blkwomansguide.com Youtube: drnicolepeoples Supplements: https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/drpeoples/store-start Order Labs: https://labs.rupahealth.com/store/storefront_l7yRDng -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Neurohacker- Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Use code BEWELLSIS for an extra 15% off your purchase.  Truvaga-Enter promo code BEWELLSIS at checkout 
2/14/202437 minutes, 5 seconds
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Come Back, Sis: Chrisette Michele on Resilience, Pivoting, and Communication

WE ARE NOW ON PATREON!! I'm thrilled to share that, starting now, the Be Well, Sis book club will now be hosted on Patreon, offering an enhanced and more interactive experience. Our January Book of the Month is  "Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma" by Mariel Buqué. Join the book club- your $10/month contribution directly funds the post-production fees of the podcast. The ultimate goal is to outsource video and audio editing so that the podcast is uploaded on time every Tuesday and Friday.    Also- we're going to Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 and you DESERVE to be there. To get find out the details and reserve your spot visit-->Be Well, Sis Retreat   Guest Spotlight: In this episode, I'm joined by Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter- Chrisette Michele. She’s weathered the journey of a 15-year career topping the Billboard Pop and R&B charts, collaborating with artists from Jay Z to John Legend, and touring the world. She’s experienced cancel culture first hand, love, marriage and divorce and the stigmas that come with adult ADHD and Bi-Polar Type 2, all in the public eye. She just launched her brand new podcast called Come Back Sis.  Come Back Sis is where Chrisette Michele invites guests and friends to offer encouragement, hope, and personal methods to inner peace-no matter the storm.   How to Connect with Chrisette: Follow her on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram Visit the Come Back, Sis website Also mentioned- Chrisette's Tedx Talk- watch it here!  -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  
1/31/202436 minutes, 35 seconds
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Self-Marriage, Social Justice, and Body Liberation: A Conversation with Danni "Amapoundcake" Adams

WE ARE NOW ON PATREON!! I'm thrilled to share that, starting now, the Be Well, Sis book club will now be hosted on Patreon, offering an enhanced and more interactive experience. Our January Book of the Month is  "Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma" by Mariel Buqué. Join the book club- your $10/month contribution directly funds the post-production fees of the podcast. The ultimate goal is to outsource video and audio editing so that the podcast is uploaded on time every Tuesday and Friday.    Also- we're going to Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 and you DESERVE to be there. To get find out the details and reserve your spot visit-->Be Well, Sis Retreat   Guest Spotlight Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams is an influencer, writer, activist, body image coach, and speaker. She has worked alongside physicians to help minimize anti-fat bias in health care. In 2021, she partnered with Seminole County Health Department to decrease food disparities in low-income communities.  She’s received the Solidarity Award from Job with Justice award and has been nominated for several 2023 awards for change. One of them being the 30 under 30 Global Brand Award.  The audacious body image coach has been invited to speak at Harvard University, the University of Ottawa, Bethune Cookman University, and others about race, beauty, and more. She's also been featured on the Tamron Hall Show and Dr. Phil.  How to Connect with Danni: Visit her Website Follow her on Instagram  Read her features on CNN, Ebony Magazine, and Dallas Weekly   -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
1/17/202435 minutes, 42 seconds
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Understanding and Overcoming Mother Wounds | Alyson Brown

WE ARE NOW ON PATREON!! I'm thrilled to share that, starting now, the Be Well, Sis book club will now be hosted on Patreon, offering an enhanced and more interactive experience. Our January Book of the Month is  "Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma" by Mariel Buqué. Join the book club- your $10/month contribution directly funds the post-production fees of the podcast. The ultimate goal is to outsource video and audio editing so that the podcast is uploaded on time every Tuesday and Friday.    Also- we're going to Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 and you NEED to be there. Click here for more info on the wellness retreat!   Guest Spotlight: Alyson is an inner child healing coach who helps Black women heal and overcome the pain of the mother wound. Countless women are suffering in silence because they have no language for their experience. Alyson not only holds space for that pain, but creates opportunities for us to address and overcome.   How to Connect with Aly: Visit her Website Follow her on Instagram and on TikTok   -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
1/9/202458 minutes, 49 seconds
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Break the Cycle: A Guide for Healing Intergenerational Trauma with Dr. Mariel Buqué

In this episode, Cassandre interviews Dr. Mariel Buqué, a therapist and author of "Break the Cycle." They discuss intergenerational trauma and its impact on individuals and families. Dr. Buqué explains that intergenerational trauma is the only type of trauma that is passed down through generations and can affect our biology. They highlight the importance of addressing and healing intergenerational trauma to break the cycle and create healthier family dynamics.   Guest Spotlight: Dr. Mariel Buqué, an Afro-Dominican Psychologist, and author of "Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma," has woven her holistic approach into a modern, comprehensive therapeutic framework. With training from Columbia University, she co-developed a holistic mental health care fellowship, serving diverse clinics in the Columbia hospital system. Dr. Buqué integrates sound bath meditation and breathwork into therapy to deepen trauma healing. Her healing workshops reach Fortune 100 companies like Google and Twitter, and she lectures at Columbia University. Featured on major media outlets including The Today Show and Good Morning America, Dr. Buqué's approach to healing layered trauma is underpinned by her proprietary intergenerational healing approach. She extends her practices through her book, newsletter, and a growing social media community, earning recognition as a School of Greatness 100 Greatest People Doing Good in 2022 and an inaugural Verywell Mind 25 Mental Health Champion. PURCHASE A COPY OF BREAK THE CYCLE HERE! Where to connect with Dr. Mariel: Follow her on Instagram Follow Break the Cycle on Instagram Visit her website! WE ARE NOW ON PATREON!! I'm thrilled to share that, starting now, the Be Well,Sis book club will now be hosted on Patreon, offering an enhanced and more interactive experience. Our January Book of the Month is  "Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma" by Mariel Buqué. Join the book club- your $10/month contribution directly funds the post-production fees of the podcast. The ultimate goal is to outsource video and audio editing so that the podcast is uploaded on time every Tuesday and Friday.    Also- we're going to Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 and you NEED to be there. Click here for more info on the wellness retreat! -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
1/2/202446 minutes, 46 seconds
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2023 in Review: Wins,Losses,and Lessons Learned

A million thanks for being part of the Be Well, Sis tribe. I'm incredibly grateful for you and wish you more love, laughter, good health, success, joy, and peace as we enter the new year. WE ARE NOW ON PATREON!! I'm thrilled to share that, starting now, the Be Well,Sis book club will now be hosted on Patreon, offering an enhanced and more interactive experience. Our January Book of the Month is  "Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma" by Mariel Buqué. Join the book club- your $10/month contribution directly funds the post-production fees of the podcast. The ultimate goal is to outsource video and audio editing so that the podcast is uploaded on time every Tuesday and Friday.    Also- we're going to Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 and you NEED to be there. Click here for more info on the wellness retreat! -MORE: Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
12/29/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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Finding Love in a Changing World:Dating in the App Age

**You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club.   Dating can be tricky. This is especially true if you're not asking the right questions.  Guest Spotlight: Dr. Jacquie’s rise into the relationship and marriage space has deemed her America’s Marriage & Relationship Coach™. Her magnetic appeal captures audiences with her practical solutions to relatable issues. Dr. Jacquie’s mantra derives from the idea that the foundation of any society starts in the individual homes of people. Dr. Jacquie is regularly featured on morning shows and News segments on networks like Fox, KTLA, CNN, GWN, Hallmark ABC and NBC affiliates, TV One Bravo and Huffington Post. She continues to light a path towards an enriched life and resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 25 years and two sons. ***** Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
12/5/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding Your Authentic Self with Bianca Hughes

**You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. In this episode, therapist and author Bianca Hughes joins the host to discuss her experience with a personal diagnosis. Bianca shares her story of being told she may have herpes over 20 years ago and the subsequent shame, stigma, and fear she faced. Despite not receiving an official diagnosis, she grappled with the implications it could have on her relationships. Tune in to hear Bianca's journey and how she navigated through this challenging experience. Guest Spotlight: Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist and speaker inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Bianca helps women overwhelmed with perfectionism connect to their inner selves through self-awareness and vulnerability to essentially embrace their imperfections and authentically be themselves. Connect with Bianca: Follow her on Instagram Visit her website Resources: Take the Perfectionism Quiz here! Herpes Simplex Virus CDC Factsheet    Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
11/29/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Feel Good Fridays: Mindful Giving

**You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. In a world where we’re constantly on the go, it's easy to rush through the holiday season without truly savoring the joy of giving. But the act of gifting can be a powerful source of connection, love, and impact.  Be well, Sis.  Connect: www.bewellsis.com Follows us on Instagram! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS
11/24/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sacred Purpose:A Journey of Self-Discovery with Myeisha Essex

**You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Guest Spotlight: Myeisha Essex is a sacred purpose coach, wellness advocate, motivational speaker, journalist, and digital marketing specialist. With a passion for teaching the power of mindfulness, meditation, and self-care, Myeisha has become a leading voice in the wellness community. After years of personal and professional experience, she founded Essex Media Group — a boutique agency that focuses on 3 main pillars: purpose coaching, digital marketing, and event planning in the wellness space. Connect with Myeisha: Follow her on Instagram Visit her website Follow Zentola and The Bowlettes on Instagram       Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSI
11/21/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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Home Therapy: Transforming Your Space into a Sanctuary for Your Wellbeing with Anita Yokota

**You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Guest Spotlight: Anita Yokota is a licensed marriage and family therapist turned interior designer and author of the bestselling book, HOME THERAPY. She believes design and wellness go hand in hand in our homes. Domino named Anita’s site the Best New Design Blog in 2017 and her work has been featured on GMA3, MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, Oprah Daily and many others.   Purchase Home Therapy here! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS      
11/7/202339 minutes, 53 seconds
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Feel Good Fridays: From SAD to Glad; A Guide to Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Feel Good Fridays: a Friday Bonus series that explores various wellness trends, wellness finds, pop culture as it relates to Wellness, or simply my thoughts.  Let's talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder. ***DONATE Doctors without Borders to help with humanitarian crises around the world** Resources: NIH SAD Info  The Loveland Foundation- Therapy Fund   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens (AG1)– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    
11/3/202332 minutes, 24 seconds
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Flower Power to the People | Lindsay Fauntleroy

Feel Good Fridays will resume next Friday.  For today's episode- I'm joined by friend to the show, acupunturist, and author- Lindsay Fauntleroy, for a much needed conversation on things that we should also add to our self-care tool kit especially in times like these. Guest Spotlight: Lindsay Fauntleroy is a licensed acupuncturist and the founder of The Spirit Seed, a school that offers personal and professional development courses that are rooted in ancestral understandings of health, humanity, nature, and the cosmos. Her approach to soul medicine emerged through over 15 years of clinical practice, Doctoral studies of Indigenous and African Diasporic psychology, and her commitment to community wellness. Lindsay's line of Five-Element flower essence remedies, the Elementals, is available nationally and internationally. "The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free." Dr. Maya Angelou
10/20/202339 minutes, 10 seconds
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Feel Good Fridays: Expressing Gratitude

Happy Friday Friend! As you know, it's October and that means it's my birthday month! To help me celebrate, I'm asking you to take a few moments to follow (or subscribe) and leave a rating/review. If you listen on Spotify, please take a moment to answer the question by leaving honest feedback about the episode. Today's episode references this Tweet found here along with all of the other things that we have going on in our community.  MORE- You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Be Well, Sis Partners: AG1– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS 
10/13/202321 minutes, 36 seconds
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Creating a Safe Space for Mental Health Conversations with Priscilla Agyeman of Saddie Baddies

Guest Spotlight: saddie baddies® was created in 2019 by Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH (she/her)- a creative entrepreneur, thought leader and mental health activist. Priscilla noticed there was a gap in digital discourse designed primarily for young Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, and multiracial people that educated and unpacked the layers of mental health — and she knew that needed to change. Through carefully curated visual content and evidence-based topics, saddie baddies® is challenging a shift in mental health discourse worldwide. How to Connect with Priscilla: Follow on Instagram Listen to the Soft Life Podcast by Saddie Baddies Check out her website Resources Mentioned in this Episode- The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund The Charlyne McFarland Therapy Assistance Program MORE- You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Be Well, Sis Partners: AG1– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS 
10/10/202343 minutes, 5 seconds
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Understanding Trauma: A Conversation with Dr. Maiysha Clairborne

In this episode, Dr. Maiysha Clairborne joins us to discuss trauma, its effect on the brain, grounding, and healing. She also helps us explore the definition of trauma from a mental and psychological perspective, emphasizing that trauma is not solely about the events themselves, but also about how our bodies respond to those events. This conversation delves into the misconceptions and overuse of the term "trauma," highlighting the need for a nuanced understanding. Tune in to gain insights into the impact of trauma and the importance of healing and finding grounding in the face of adversity.   Guest Spotlight Dr. Maiysha is an integrative physician, visionary, thought leader, consultant, and trainer of neuro linguistic programming, and her specialty in trauma-informed communication is teaching people the power of words and how our unconscious thoughts and beliefs have an impact on the reality we create. She teaches leaders to become trauma-informed by teaching conscious communication and emotional fluency. How to connect with Dr. Claiborne: Follow her on Instagram Listen to her podcast- The Black Mind Garden Podcast  Visit her website  Resource Mentioned: The Mood Meter App- Based on decades of research from Yale. Tell your Mood Meter mobile app how you feel and build emotional intelligence that lasts a lifetime. Puzzle with me! Use code BEWELLSIS15 at checkout.  MORE- You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024 for the Inner Renaissance Retreat. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Be Well, Sis Partners: AG1– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS 
10/4/202345 minutes, 23 seconds
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Feel Good Fridays: First World Problems

In the Charlotte area? Join us on September 29th for our first LIVE event.  Grab your spot -->Here! You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club. Mentioned in episode: Puzzle with me! Use code BEWELLSIS15 at checkout.  BabyFoot Exfoliating Foot Peel    Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
9/22/202314 minutes, 9 seconds
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Playing a New Game: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving in the Workplace with Dr. Tammy Wilborn

Join us as we explore the impact of workplace wellness on our entire lives. From strained relationships to chronic health conditions and even shortened lifespans- toxic work environments play a major role and we don't talk enough about it. Guest Spotlight New Orleans native, Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn is a mental health and wellness expert, author, and speaker whose transformative messages inform, inspire, and ignite audiences to live, love, and lead. Dr. Wilborn is a retired board-certified licensed professional counselor-supervisor with 20+ years of professional experience. Dr. Wilborn is the author of Playing A New Game: A Black Woman’s Guide to Being Well and Thriving in the Workplace . Playing A New Game offers Black women a new way forward, in which ambition and wellness can not only coexist but bolster each other. With insights from her extensive professional counseling experience and research, Dr. Wilborn expands the dialogue on Black women’s experiences of race and gender stereotypes at work as a wellness issue and provides evidence-based best practices that promote self-care and self-empowerment as necessary tools for professional success.   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS     EVEN MORE- In the Charlotte area? Join us on September 29th for our first LIVE event.  Grab your spot -->Here! You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024. Sign up here!  Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club.
9/20/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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Feel Good Fridays: Chasing Purpose

In the Charlotte area? Join us on September 29th for our first LIVE event.  Grab your spot -->Here! You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024. Sign up here!  Feel Good Fridays: a Friday Bonus series that explores various wellness trends, wellness finds, pop culture as it relates to Wellness, or simply my thoughts.    Should we keep this? Engage with us to let us know your thoughts:)   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS     MORE- Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club  
9/15/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rediscovering the World and Ourselves with Ashley N. Company

Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club In the Charlotte area? Join us on September 29th for our first LIVE event.  Grab your spot -->Here! Guest Feature: In this episode, Cassandre speaks with Ashley Company, the CEO and founder of Jelani Travels. Ashley shares the story behind Jelani Travels, which started as a nonprofit that took three Black girls to Ghana. Despite initial challenges in raising funds, Ashley's determination and personal investment led to the success of the first two cohorts. As word spread, more adults expressed interest in becoming chaperones. Tune in to learn more about Ashley's journey and the transformative power of travel. You've heard the news- join us in Cartagena, Colombia in August 2024. Sign up here!  Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS     Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2 😉  Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note 🙂 Become a Patron on Patreon!
9/13/202346 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sisterhood Heals with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Stay informed and join our newsletter -->here! Click here for more information on our book club In the Charlotte area? Join us on September 29th for our first LIVE event.  Grab your spot -->Here!   Guest Feature: Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is the founder/creator of Therapy for Black Girls podcast and community. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women, and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. Named by Glamour as a Game Changer for her work in the mental health field, she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from Arkansas State, and her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in Essence, Oprah Daily, The New York Times, HuffPost, Black Enterprise, and Women’s Health.   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS     Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2 😉  Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note 🙂 Become a Patron on Patreon!    
9/6/202335 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fatherless Father: A Journey of Healing

Fatherhood, a role that carries immense significance and impact on our lives. Yet, for many, the journey of fatherhood is shaped not only by the present but also by the wounds of the past. Today, we shine a light on a topic that often remains unspoken but affects countless individuals: healing from growing up without a father.  Today's guest is the best father I know- my husband. Join this intimate conversation on healing, compassion, and unconditional love.    Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2  :)  Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note  Become a Patron on Patreon!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
6/20/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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Real Friends Talk About Race | The Kinswomen: Yseult P. Mukantabana and Hannah Summerhill

Having conversations about race is uncomfortable. But for progress between individuals (and our communities) to happen, we need to be able to speak openly and honestly. Podcast hosts of The Kinswomen Yseult and Hannah use their own friendship and experiences from different racial backgrounds to offer guidance on navigating these layered conversations. Buy Real Friends Talk About Race: Bridging the Gaps Through Uncomfortable Conversations  Introducing the Be Well, Sis book club!- Join here! Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2 😎   Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note  Become a Patron on Patreon!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Avocado Mattress: For a limited time, get 10% off mattresses with code BEWELL10 at checkout. Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis  
6/7/202343 minutes, 3 seconds
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Embodied Healing: The Journey from Fibroids and Pregnancy Loss to Purposeful Pleasure | Dr. Candice Nicole

Nearly a quarter of Black women between 18 and 30 have fibroids compared to about 6% of white women, according to some national estimates. By age 35, that number increases to 60%. Black women are also two to three times more likely to have recurring fibroids or suffer from complications. Today's guest is Dr. Candice Nicole. She is an award-winning associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studies sexual wellness and liberation. She also hosts F*ck the System: A Sexual Liberation Podcast, as well as How to Love a Human, a liberation podcast that asks people with multiple marginalized identities what the world would be like if it loved them. She's published over 50 research articles, been featured in HuffPost, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, and the New York Times . Where to Find Dr. Candice: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.candicenicole/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drcandicenicole/ Websites: www.DrCandiceNicole.com www.CenterForHealingRacialTrauma.com    Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2 ;)  Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note :) Become a Patron on Patreon!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS      
5/23/202349 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Renaissance of Our Own| Rachel Cargle

This conversation is one that I manifested even before I launched Be Well, Sis! Rachel Cargle is a writer, entrepreneur, philanthropic innovator, and founder of The Loveland Foundation, Inc., founded in 2018, which offers free access to mental health care through the Therapy Fund for Black women and girls. Rachel Cargle’s A RENAISSANCE OF OUR OWN: A Memoir & Manifesto on Reimagining is a crucial addition to the antiracist conversation and comes from a place of deep personal discovery. There are breaking points in all our lives when we realize that the way things have been done before no longer serve us, be it the way we approach our relationships, our belief systems, our work, our education, even our rest. For Rachel Cargle, reimagining—the act of creating in our minds that which does not exist but that we believe can and should—has been a lifelong process. Reimagining served as the most powerful catalyst for Cargle’s personal transformation from a small-town Christian wife to an incisive queer feminist voice of a generation. Our conversation dives into honing our highest values and redefining success, exploring platonic romance, have a deep relationship with all versions of ourselves, self-forgiveness, and much more! Buy A RENAISSANCE OF OUR OWN: A Memoir & Manifesto on Reimagining here! Where to find Rachel: Instagram The Loveland Foundation  Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2 ;)  Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note :) Become a Patron on Patreon! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
5/16/202328 minutes, 47 seconds
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Black Girl Burnout: Part 2

It's still Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of that, I'm featuring a cross-over episode with the Black Girl Burnout Podcast hosted by Kelley Bonner. The article mentioned: click here to read!   Easy Ways to Support Be Well,Sis: Join us on Instagram! Leave us a 5🌟 rating + review  Share an episode with a friend or 2 ;)  Subscribe to our free newsletter Leave us a voice note :) Become a Patron on Patreon!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
5/12/202325 minutes, 46 seconds
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Black Girl Burnout: Part 1

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to celebrate, we're featuring a cross-over series with one of my favorite podcasts- Black Girl Burnout. For the next few episodes, I'm in the guest seat, and you'll learn a bit more about my experience with burnout, how burnout impacts you physically, and more. Tune in to the Black Girl Burnout podcast on all streaming platforms!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    
5/2/202319 minutes, 29 seconds
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Reimagining the Possibilities | Junauda Petrus-Nasah

Are you living your ideal life? This week's episode features author, artist, and activist, Junauda Petrus- Nasah. As we discuss her latest book- CAN WE PLEASE GIVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE GRANDMOTHERS?, we delve into what it means to reimagine a better, more positive future. Based on her viral poem after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, Petrus inspires readers to imagine a radically positive future where police aren’t in charge of public safety and community well-being.  How to connect with and support Junauda: Purchase her books here Follow on Instagram  Visit her website  Mentioned in this Episode: The Erotics of Abolition by  Junauda Petrus-Nasah Erased Ly*chings- Ken Gonzales-Day   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    
4/21/202347 minutes
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Self-Care, After-Care, Why Care?

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we're discussing all things stress management. Join us as we explore coping with stressors, the importance of (and the difference between) self-care and aftercare, and practical tips for implementing these strategies into your daily life. We'll also talk about the consequences of poor stress management and the benefits of building resilience. Tune in to learn how to beat stress and prioritize your mental health and well-being. Mentioned in today's episode: Codex Beauty Labs: Clinically proven, plant-powered biotech solutions for healthy skin. Use Code: BEWELLSIS20 for savings! Modest Mix Teas:  Delicious handcrafted teas, using organic ingredients sourced from fair-trade farms worldwide. Use Code- BEWELLSIS20 for savings! RVL Wellness Puzzles: Self-Care inspired puzzles How to support the Be Well, Sis Podcast?--> follow on Instagram and Twitter, leave a 5🌟rating + review and share with a friend CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS     INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE SHOW OR SEGMENT?-- reach out! We'd love to chat with you.   
4/4/202335 minutes, 9 seconds
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Emotional Intelligence: The Key To Happiness | Ashley Williams

When we're emotionally well, we tend to have better relationships, better work performance, and better physical health. We're more resilient to stress, and we can handle difficult situations with greater ease.  Guest Spotlight: Ashley Williams is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Clymb, an emotional wellness software for school-age children. She is the 2022 Culture Builder of the Year for Baltimore, which honors her work to make children’s happiness a policy priority. Ashley’s published work has appeared in EdPost, and in journals at Cornell University, Howard University and Southern Illinois University. Ashley is also an avid meditation practitioner passionate about sharing the transformative power of mindfulness with others and believes that it can improve the quality of life for anyone willing to commit to the practice. Her messages of encouragement and hope help people live their happiest and most fulfilling lives. How to connect with Ashley: Clymb Website Instagram   Episode Sponsor: **Modest Mix Teas: Use code BEWELLSIS for 20% off! (get one of these and thank me later)    Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
3/21/202355 minutes, 38 seconds
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ADHD as Your Super Power- The Inner Workout | Taylor Elyse Morrison

ADHD is not a male disorder, but men and boys are diagnosed far more commonly than women and girls. Let's talk about it.    Articles about ADHD in women: Why ADHD in Women is Routinely Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Treated Inadequately ADHD in Women    Guest Feature: Taylor turned being bad at self-care—and being firmly convinced of every human’s potential—into a career. She’s the founder of media company Inner Workout, and the author of a book by the same name. Recently named one of Fortune’s 10 Innovators Shaping the Future of Health, Taylor is tired of aspirational 'wellness as usual.' In fact, the first line of her book, Inner Workout, reads, "This is not an aspirational wellness book." Instead, Inner Workout offers a practical and accessible approach to self-care that meets you where you're at. Her Take Care assessment, which measures well-being across five dimensions, has been taken by thousands of people across the globe. Taylor’s mission is not to change who you are; but rather to strengthen your connection to the wisdom you already have within. Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    Follow us on Social Media: Instagram,  Twitter!
3/15/202345 minutes, 36 seconds
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Skin, Sex, and Intergenerational Relationships| Lana Kerr

If we're lucky, aging is inevitable- let's do it with grace.  Guest Feature: Lana Kerr is the CEO of Lumisque Skincare, home of CO2LiftV Carboxy Gel, the first and only natural and non-invasive method for skin regeneration that uses carbon dioxide to hydrate and re-oxygenate the skin, creating hydration and firmness and lift. Her work has revolutionized the way doctors, ranging from dermatologists to gynecologists, treat their patients and has received recognition from celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen.   Lana has devoted her life to health and wellness, with over two decades of experience as a wellness coach, public speaker, business owner, and bestselling author. Her revolutionary products have changed the lives of cancer patients, burn victims, post-pregnancy patients and more with their revitalizing healing properties. They have also helped prevent aging and have promoted a sense of empowerment to those who have benefited from the process.     Learn More! What is CO2Lift? What is CO2LiftV?    Use code: BEWELLSIS for savings on your Lumisque Skincare purchase!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
3/7/202337 minutes, 53 seconds
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To Honor Them, We Honor Ourselves: Prioritizing Rest| Tanya Christian

This episode concludes our BHM series and highlights the different types of rest and their importance.  Guest Feature: Tanya Christian is a home expert at CR who reports on sleep staples to help consumers make informed decisions. Where to find Tanya: Website, Instagram, Twitter Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    
3/2/202335 minutes, 52 seconds
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Introducing the Women of Color Podcasters by Danielle Desir Corbett

Discover how Women of Color podcasters and audio creators are shaping how we create and consume podcasts. Hosted by WOC Podcasters founder, Danielle Desir Corbett, learn how these powerhouses got started, ways they’ve overcome challenges, seized opportunities, and their best advice for making it in the podcasting industry. Hear from award-winning podcast hosts and producers, app developers, award show hosts, community organizers, podcast network CEOs, and more. Get updates about new episodes by following Women of Color Podcasters on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    
2/24/202348 seconds
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To Honor Them, We Honor Ourselves: Empowerment through Pleasure | Jamila Dawson, LMFT

Guest Feature: Jamila Dawson, LMFT is a sex therapist and speaker. She supports Black people and other POC to manage trauma and thrive despite racial battle fatigue. Jamila has been a sex educator since 2005 and has practiced psychotherapy since 2015. She is the founder and owner of the psychotherapy practice Fire & Flow Therapy. She presents clinical trainings grounded in social justice to mental health organizations and teaches classes on kink/BDSM, ethical non-monogamy, navigating trauma, and ways to discover wellness through pleasure. Her life's work is to break down sexual stigma and help people design relationships that center pleasure, creativity, and liberation. She is co-author of With Pleasure: Managing Triggers for More Vibrant Sex, Pleasure, and Relationships (2021) and the co-author of the upcoming book Essential Clinial Care for Sex Workers: A Sex-Positive Handbook for Mental Health Practioners (2023) Resources: Book: With Pleasure https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B099GVZQXQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_5M16CAT3XKZ058GCEJQH Sex Positivity definition: https://goodvibesblog.com/sex-positivity/ Sex Positive/Social Justice Sites: 1. https://afrosexology.com/ 2. https://polyrolemodels.tumblr.com/ 3. https://www.sistersong.net/reproductive-justice 4.https://kimchicuddles.com/ Toys and Online Education: https://www.goodvibes.com/s Somatic/Mindfulness Resources Everyday Feminist.com: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/10/sex-tips-mindfulness-activity/ Big Think.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/dr-bessel-van-der-kolk-on-dealing-with-ptsd Where to Find Jamila: Her Website, Instagram, Twitter   Be Well, Sis Partners:  Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let’s Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS   JOIN THE INNER CIRCLE!!!
2/22/202339 minutes, 23 seconds
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To Honor Them, We Honor Ourselves: Embracing Ease | Kelley Bonner

February is here and it's Black History Month! This year, we're doing things a little differently on the Be Well, Sis podcast. We want to honor our ancestors in a unique way - by taking care of ourselves. We'll be exploring how we can use these qualities to create a life that's more fulfilling and meaningful, not just for ourselves, but for those around us as well. Be sure to tune in every Tuesday for new and insightful episodes featuring brilliant women invested in our collective healing and growth.  Guest Feature: Kelley Bonner, Expert Company Culture Strategist, Award Winning Podcaster, and Founder of Burn Bright Consulting, transforms workplaces by reducing burnout and bias, resulting in increased innovation and inclusion. She provides a framework for leaders to understand the deeper organizational issues that lead to symptoms of burnout and how to solve them at their core. Having served on the Gender Policy Committee for the White House as well as the International Women’s Economic Security Council, Kelley impacts culture and policy across the globe. She was also hand-picked by the Biden Administration to assist in the development of a national framework for workplace safety and harassment. Kelley has worked with several federal and international organizations to create safer environments and strategies for violence prevention, including the U.S. Military, the Library of Congress, National Academy of Sciences, The United Nations, and NATO.   In our conversation, we delve into self-compassion, her philosophy of ‘to heal and to help”, giving yourself space to explore your identity and passion, and what it means to embrace a life of ease.  How to Connect with Kelley: Website, Instagram,  Listen to and Follow Black Girl Burnout! MORE: So excited to announce the launch of the Inner Circle! This is an exclusive community for us to connect, share, and support each other on our journeys. And for this month, the Inner Circle is free to join! However, starting in March, it will transition to a paid model for those who aren't already part of the community. So, now is the perfect time to join and experience all that the Inner Circle has to offer.   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let's Get Checked: If you want to feel more empowered in your health and wellness and get tested at home, visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS    
2/7/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mental Health, Cultural Stigmas, and My Story

Variation in depression symptoms could translate to underdiagnosis and missed care- see article here.   **TRIGGER WARNING**: Mentions of SI and other difficult topics    RESOURCES  BLACK MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES 55 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR  MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR  Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs BetterHelp- Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let's Get Checked- Visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS Want More? Join us on Patreon for exclusive episodes and content. Join our group-chat on the Geneva app! From book discussions to wellness practitioner recommendations, and more- let's help keep each other on track to achieve our goals! Join here!   
1/24/202326 minutes, 32 seconds
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Retroactive Allyship Theatre, The Workplace, and Challenging the Status Quo | Petra Vega

Happy New Year!!! Join us on Patreon for exclusive episodes and content. Join our group-chat on the Geneva app! From book discussions to wellness practitioner recommendations, and more- let's help keep each other on track to achieve our goals! Join here!   Guest Feature: Petra Vega (She/Ella) is the Founder and Liberatory Leadership Coach of Create More Possibilities. She is also a Facilitator, Radical Social Worker and Emergent Strategist. Petra’s background includes over a decade of experience in building power with parents and neighbors, challenging toxic workplaces into care-centered spaces, developing facilitation as an art for consensus-based decision-making and inclusive, participatory engagement, as well as training the next generation of social workers to trust the people as experts in their own lives, interrogate the savior complex within us and to heal ourselves in order to heal the collective. Connect with Petra: Website and Instagram    Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  BetterHelp- Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis Let's Get Checked- Visit trylgc.com/bewellsis and get 25% off your test using code BEWELLSIS  
1/17/202345 minutes, 10 seconds
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Holiday Bonus Series Part 4: End of Year Rituals + Cultivating Better Habits

This episode brings us to the end of the holiday bonus series as well as the end of the year! In this episode, Brittny and I discuss end-of-year rituals and the ways we plan on being better to ourselves next year. Don't forget to follow Brittny on IG as well as to shop RVL Wellness Co. Thanks for an incredible year- looking forward to growing with you in 2023!  
1/1/202336 minutes, 53 seconds
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Unpacking the "Ride or Die" Woman with Shanita Hubbard

BE WELL SIS IS NOW ON PATREON!!!! Become a patron for exclusive bonus content! Patreon.com/bewellsis   Guest Feature Shanita Hubbard has been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Pitchfork, ESSENCE, and a host of other publications. She is also the author of the bestselling book RIDE OR DIE: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women.   In this book, she interrogates the notion of the “ride or die chick”—a Black woman who holds down her family and community, often at her own expense. Hubbard argues that this way of life has left Black women exhausted, overworked, overlooked, and feeling depleted. She suggests that Black women are susceptible to this mentality because it’s normalized in our culture. RIDE OR DIE fervently dismantles cultural norms requiring Black women to care for everyone but themselves. “I am who I am because of other Black women,” Hubbard writes, “so I wrote this book to focus on us and our well-being.” How to Connect with Shanita: IG Twitter Website Purchase Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-being of Black Women here!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  Bolden: A trusted voice in skincare and that work to inspire women to nurture, value, and love their natural beauty. Check out their entire skincare range here! Natural Annies Essentials: A clean, non-toxic home fragrances and candle-making experience for you and your entire family. NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman-owned and family-operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Shop scents that elevate the ambiance of your home here! Taupe Coat: A vegan nail care brand that believes in a life filled with color, beauty, and abundance. Shop non-toxic nail care here! Nyah Beauty: is a natural skincare brand offering high-quality, consciously handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles, and scrubs. They offer plant-based skincare options free of detergents, phthalates, and other potentially irritating ingredients. Momotaro Apotheca: A plant-based and certified organic vulvovaginal care company that supports the body’s natural ability to heal from issues stemming from yeast infection, BV, clothing, exercise, and sex.  Mothering Tea: Hand-crafted, small-batch teas to help you create more  moments of stillness and reflection.     
12/20/202242 minutes, 15 seconds
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Holiday Bonus Series: Part 3- Cuffing Season

We're back with Part 3 of the Holiday Bonus Series! Brittany, of RVL Wellness Co, and I discuss 'cuffing season' and dealing with loneliness during this time of year.    Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. Visit athelticgreens.com/bewellsis Bolden: A trusted voice in skincare and that work to inspire women to nurture, value, and love their natural beauty. Check out their entire skincare range here! Natural Annies Essentials: A clean, non-toxic home fragrances and candle-making experience for you and your entire family. NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman-owned and family-operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Shop scents that elevate the ambiance of your home here! Taupe Coat: A vegan nail care brand that believes in a life filled with color, beauty, and abundance. Shop non-toxic nail care here! Nyah Beauty: is a natural skincare brand offering high-quality, consciously handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles, and scrubs. They offer plant-based skincare options free of detergents, phthalates, and other potentially irritating ingredients. Momotaro Apotheca: A plant-based and certified organic vulvovaginal care company that supports the body’s natural ability to heal from issues stemming from yeast infection, BV, clothing, exercise, and sex.  Mothering Tea: Hand-crafted, small-batch teas to help you create more  moments of stillness and reflection. 
12/16/202218 minutes, 34 seconds
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Holiday Bonus Series Part 2: Managing Expectations and the In-Laws

Let’s face it- the holidays can be triggering AF.  Join us every Friday for a holiday miniseries to help you navigate all the holiday feels. For the month of December, I’m joined by Brittny of RVL Wellness Co , Founder of a self-care-inspired puzzle company,  as we discuss navigating complicated family dynamics, managing expectations, loneliness, relationships, and the anxiousness that tends to be exacerbated during this time of year.  In this episode, we discuss managing expectations of not only the people around us but also the ones that we put on ourselves. We also discuss tips for dealing with the in-laws as a new couple. Article Referenced:  Navigating Family Relationships During the Holidays  Bonus Series Sponsor:  Join the 3 million plus people who have taken charge of their mental health with an experienced BetterHelp therapist Visit BetterHelp.com/bewellsis for savings!   Be Well Sis Parnters:  Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  Bolden: A trusted voice in skincare and that work to inspire women to nurture, value, and love their natural beauty. Check out their entire skincare range here! Natural Annies Essentials: A clean, non-toxic home fragrances and candle-making experience for you and your entire family. NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman-owned and family-operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Shop scents that elevate the ambiance of your home here! Taupe Coat: A vegan nail care brand that believes in a life filled with color, beauty, and abundance. Shop non-toxic nail care here! Nyah Beauty: is a natural skincare brand offering high-quality, consciously handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles, and scrubs. They offer plant-based skincare options free of detergents, phthalates, and other potentially irritating ingredients. Momotaro Apotheca: A plant-based and certified organic vulvovaginal care company that supports the body’s natural ability to heal from issues stemming from yeast infection, BV, clothing, exercise, and sex.  Mothering Tea: Hand-crafted, small-batch teas to help you create more  moments of stillness and reflection. 
12/9/202222 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Family Business with Island Vibes ft Natural Annies Essentials

Today’s episode features the Owner of one of my favorite Candle companies- Natural Annie’s Essentials. Today, Annie and I discuss how the birth of her child with spina bifia and hydrocephalus led her to create this company and the ins and outs of running a true family business. If you aren’t familiar with Natural Annie- please get familiar! You’ll thank yourself later.  Follow Natural Annie's Essentials on IG ! Shop Natural Annie's Essentials Here!   Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  Bolden: A trusted voice in skincare and that work to inspire women to nurture, value, and love their natural beauty. Check out their entire skincare range here! Natural Annies Essentials: A clean, non-toxic home fragrances and candle-making experience for you and your entire family. NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman-owned and family-operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Shop scents that elevate the ambiance of your home here! Taupe Coat: A vegan nail care brand that believes in a life filled with color, beauty, and abundance. Shop non-toxic nail care here! Nyah Beauty: is a natural skincare brand offering high-quality, consciously handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles, and scrubs. They offer plant-based skincare options free of detergents, phthalates, and other potentially irritating ingredients. Momotaro Apotheca: A plant-based and certified organic vulvovaginal care company that supports the body’s natural ability to heal from issues stemming from yeast infection, BV, clothing, exercise, and sex.  Mothering Tea: Hand-crafted, small-batch teas to help you create more  moments of stillness and reflection. 
12/6/202232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Holiday Bonus Series Part 1: Tips for Navigating Family Estrangement During the Holidays

Let’s face it- the holidays can be triggering AF. For the month of December, every Friday I’m joined by Brittny of RVL Wellness Co as we discuss navigating complicated family dynamics, managing expectations, loneliness, relationships, and the anxiousness that tends to be exacerbated during this time of year.  This discusses how to navigate estranged family relationships; we both share the impact of the relationships with our fathers and how to deal with feelings of anger, sadness, and loss during the holiday season.  Mentioned this episode: Brene Brown Article Referenced: Tips for Dealing with Family Estrangement During the Holidays Series Sponsor: Join the 3 million plus people who have taken charge of their mental health with an experienced BetterHelp therapist. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/bewellsis  Be Well, Sis.
12/2/202229 minutes, 3 seconds
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Introducing the Be Well, Sis Holiday Bonus Series

It’s the holiday season- a time for good food, good friends, family, and overall enjoyment. But that isn’t always the case. It can also be a time that triggers the not so good feelings– grief, loneliness, comparison, and overall sadness. So, I tapped my friend- Brittny Horne of RVL wellness to join me and chat all things mental and emotional health around the holidays.  We’ve created a holiday miniseries just for you to help you navigate all the holiday feels.  Join us every Friday in December for bonus episodes where we discuss relationships, managing expectations, and the anxiousness that we can sometimes feel during this time of year.  Think of us as your holiday besties! Tell a friend to tell a friend. Be well, Sis. 
11/29/202248 seconds
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Exploring Holistic Reproductive Wellness

* My apologies for the mic issues 😩; Still a great conversation nonetheless with Lindsay Wynn- cofounder of Momotaro Apotheca.  Momotaro Apotheca is a certified organic and cruelty-free vulvovaginal care line that supports your body’s natural ability to heal. Their proactive plant-based products work gently yet effectively to systematically address symptoms associated with common vulvovaginal issues stemming from infection and general irritation without interfering with pH balance, hormones, pheromones, or medication. Visit Momotaroapotheca.com and use code BEWELLSIS at checkout for savings!    
11/23/202236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Creating an Extraordinary Life with Efia Sulter

Guest Spotlight Efia is a Mindset + Manifestation Coach, content creator + podcast host of The Manifest Edit. Her mission is centered around empowering ambitious women to stop playing small, confidently manifest their desires, and create extraordinary lives. Nothing charges her more than empowering people to step into their greatness, which is something I know to be true of your work also.  After being orphaned at 14 she desperately wanted to live a normal life but the older she got she realized normal wasn’t going to cut it… she wanted more. Efia went from battling chronic illness, anxiety + depression to moving overseas from Scotland to Australia and manifesting her extraordinary life. Now Efia dedicates her life to empowering others to break out of normal and into extraordinary.   Get Efia’s free course → The Power Of Subconscious Manifestation  Efia’s Book recommendation: We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers  How to Connect with Efia: Visit her website Follow on IG! Checkout her Podcast!  
9/13/202234 minutes, 40 seconds
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Re-writing your Money Story ft. Danetha Doe

Lately, almost everyone has been talking about the likelihood that we’re headed towards a  recession. But my weekly trips to the grocery store, gas prices, and the current housing crisis tell me that we’re just about there.  In this episode, I’m joined by Danetha Doe- economist and Webby Award-winning TV host, and founded of Money and Mimosas to uncover how we can create wealth in any climate and in a socially and environmentally responsible way.  Learn more from and about Danetha here! Be Well, Sis Partners: Athletic Greens– Redeem your offer for 1 year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs  Bolden: A trusted voice in skincare and that work to inspire women to nurture, value, and love their natural beauty. Check out their entire skincare range here! Natural Annies Essentials: A clean, non-toxic home fragrances and candle-making experience for you and your entire family. NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman-owned and family-operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Shop scents that elevate the ambiance of your home here! Taupe Coat: A vegan nail care brand that believes in a life filled with color, beauty, and abundance. Shop non-toxic nail care here! Nyah Beauty: is a natural skincare brand offering high-quality, consciously handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles, and scrubs. They offer plant-based skincare options free of detergents, phthalates, and other potentially irritating ingredients. Momotaro Apotheca: A plant-based and certified organic vulvovaginal care company that supports the body’s natural ability to heal from issues stemming from yeast infection, BV, clothing, exercise, and sex.  Mothering Tea: Hand-crafted, small-batch teas to help you create more  moments of stillness and reflection.
7/26/202251 minutes, 23 seconds
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Hormonal Health for a Better Period and a Happy Flo ft. Necole Kane

Many know Necole as the successful former celebrity blogger of Necole Bitchie and media mogul of xoNecole- however, similar to most women, she spent years overworking, skipping meals, and forgetting to prioritize self-care while hustling her way to success in an unhealthy way. And her periods were debilitating! After learning about hormonal imbalances and their very real impacts on our reproductive health, she launched My Happy Flo.  In this episode, Necole gave a mini-masterclass on hormonal health. I literally had to take notes! We discussed:  Tips for a less painful period How My Happy Flo helps  The role that nutrition plays in hormonal health The link between gut health and hormonal health Why Necole decided to launch My Happy Flo Resources mentioned in this episode: Spain to reportedly offer three days of menstrual leave every month What is I-3-C? (Indole 3- Carbinole) What is DIM (Diindolylmethane)? How Birth Control Pills Affect Your Nutritional Needs Post-Birth Control Syndrome  Blood Tests without Insurance- Jason Health   Necole's Book recommendation*: The Fifth Vital Sign:Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Where to find Necole online: Visit My Happy Flo! Follow My Happy Flo on Instagram! Follow her on Instagram (she also shares a TON of gems here!)  Be Well, Sis Partner: Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis   
5/24/202251 minutes, 54 seconds
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Better Together: Community as Self-Care with Christina Brown

Self-care is the daily practice of nurturing yourself. Because we’re naturally social creatures, self-care also involves being part of an authentic community that is truly invested in your wellbeing. Community is a vital part of our self-care.  Guest Spotlight Christina Brown is the founder and Chief Curator of the BabyBrownSugar brand and community. For over a decade, she’s been a champion for women’s empowerment and inclusivity.  In 2009, she created the award-winning blog, LoveBrownSugar to encourage self-love and style inclusivity for women of color. It wasn’t until she was pregnant with her daughter in 2013 that she noticed the lack of online spaces that celebrated moms of color like her. As a response, she launched BabyBrownSugar to celebrate the magic of multicultural moms. With Christina’s background as a digital community curator, she knows first-hand the importance of cultivating digital spaces for marginalized groups.  This episode mainly focuses on the power of community and how having a community is an important part of our self-care practice. We also talked about how she grounds herself as a busy mom and business owner, her upcoming product launch (which I’m geeked about!), and so much more.  Christina's book recommendation: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz To learn more about Christina, visit her blog here and follow her on social media.  Babybrownsugar is launching soon! Sign up for the newsletter to stay in the know!   Listen to the episode below and don’t forget to share it with a friend! Be well, Sis. Be Well, Sis Partners: Switch Research: use code BEWELLSIS20 for 20% off peer-reviewed Mental Health resources  Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis  _____  Join the tribe on IG!  Sign up for our newsletter!   Be Well, Sis. *Affiliate link: By purchasing this book (or any other book on our bookshop storefront, the podcast earns a small commission that helps support the production of this podcast.   
12/9/202141 minutes, 56 seconds
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From Surviving to Thriving: Travel as a Path to Wellness

Is the life you’re living the one that you’ve envisioned for yourself? Do you feel like your life is meaningful and purposeful? Have you ever felt like ditching the conventional and traditional in pursuit of your dreams? Wanda Duncan is doing exactly that. She’s thriving, instead of just surviving, and living her life with intention and full of purpose. In my discussion with Wanda, we chat about Wanda’s unconventional but meaningful life as a digital nomad and what inspired her to live her life on the road. She shares her journey from her failed attempts at digital nomad life, difficult and traumatic experiences, and navigating culture shock to ultimately thriving as an entrepreneur and full-time traveler. Wanda also explains how she stays connected with her community while not being physically present and close to her loved ones. However, she also shares how she manages to connect with a community of like-minded Black women travelers and independent entrepreneurs through her Facebook group. Aside from Wanda’s travels around the world, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a successful entrepreneur. Through our conversations, Wanda opens up about her experience with internal and external work as an entrepreneur, and how she has been intentional about her growth and evolution. And for aspiring digital nomads and entrepreneurs, Wanda dives into the several ways in which you can sustain a lifestyle on the road and on your own terms. This episode is for the dreamers and doers out there who strive for a life off the beaten path. Tune in as Wanda shares her wisdom about purpose, community, entrepreneurship, and living a full and sustainable life as a full-time digital nomad and entrepreneur. A Closer Look at the Episode [7:46] What prompted Wanda to live life as a digital nomad [13:51] Thriving, not surviving, and living a life full of meaning and purpose [16:00] How Wanda stays connected while not being physically present with her community [18:19] Wanda’s community for Black women digital nomads and travelers [19:21] The internal and external work of entrepreneurship as a Black woman [22:16] Evolving and working on yourself intentionally [24:36] How Wanda provides for herself as a digital nomad [27:33] Wanda’s upcoming conferences [30:42] Wanda’s book recommendations Episode Resources: Free one-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase (use code BEWELLSIS): https://athleticgreens.com/ Self-love Journal  (use code BEWELL20 for 20% off) International Black Women Travel Jubilee  Black Women Travel Website  Black Women Travel Pod  Black Women Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs Facebook Be Well Sis Patreon  Be Well, Sis Partners: Join our FREE text community for more wellness info between episodes + to speak directly to me. Text ‘Hey Sis!’ to 973-832-1684.  Get your free Audible trial here! *** The above contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we earn a modest commission which helps support the production of this show. More-- Join the tribe on Instagram!   Be well, Sis. 
10/19/202132 minutes, 54 seconds
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An Exploration of Acupuncture with Franchesca Isaac,LAc

One of the things that I’ve said (and will continue to say) is that while Western medicine has its benefits, it’s not the end all be all when it comes to your overall health and wellness. And while I’m grateful for Western medicine, it doesn’t quite get to the root cause of an ailment the way that Eastern medicine does. On my journey to decolonizing my mind when it comes to being more intentional with my wellness, I’ve been doing what I can to learn about traditional and alternative medicine. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to Francesca Isaac, a licensed Acupuncturist and fellow island girl. Francesca fell in love with the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine while receiving treatments for severe menstrual cramps. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in biology, she spent 3 years studying acupuncture at the Tri-state College of Acupuncture in New York City. Today, Francesca is here to share her expert knowledge on acupuncture and how it pertains to your wellness. We discuss how acupuncture can aid your menstrual cycle. She also shares some tips and tricks that you can easily implement at home to alleviate your menstrual cramps and discomfort. Francesca walks us through the importance of learning and acknowledging the history of Chinese medicinal practices, especially in a world where these practices are becoming more widely available. If you’re interested in the therapeutic, physical, and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture and you’re ready to incorporate it into your wellness routine, this episode is for you. Listen in to this incredibly insightful episode with Francesca and pick up some pointers on the benefits of adding acupuncture into your wellness routine. A Closer Look at the Episode [5:16] How Francesca got into the field of acupuncture [7:23] Why acupuncture can aid your menstrual cycle and alleviate your menstrual cramps [8:56] Tips for keeping your pelvis warm [10:11] The benefits of using castor oil in the days leading up to your cycle and tips for using it [14:00] What is cosmetic acupuncture and acknowledging the history of Chinese medicinal practices [17:37] The benefits of Guasha and how it alleviates stress [18:30] Is cupping painful? [19:37] The evolution of Francesca’s business during the pandemic [21:22] Embracing the benefits of Eastern medicine [23:23] Francesca’s top book recommendations   Episode Resources: Athletic Greens Free is offering a one-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase (use code BEWELLSIS) Self-love Journal: (use code BEWELL20 for 20% off) Francesca’s Website Francesca’s Instagram Be Well Sis Patreon  Be Well, Sis Partners: Join our FREE text community for more wellness info between episodes + to speak directly to me. Text ‘Hey Sis!’ to 973-832-1684.  Get your free Audible trial here! *** The above contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we earn a modest commission which helps support the production of this show. More-- Join the tribe on Instagram!   Be well, Sis. 
10/5/202125 minutes, 22 seconds
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No New Friends?

I’m in my mid-thirties. At this point in life, I’m quite familiar with the ebbs and flows of friendships. Over the years, we’ve outgrown childhood friends and made new ones throughout high school and college. But one of the skills we seem to lose a grasp on in adulthood is how to make new friends and navigate friendship breakups. Enter Danielle Bayard Jackson. Danielle is a friendship expert on a mission to help women create and maintain better friendships. Today, we’re diving into an open and candid conversation about how we can make new friends as adults.   We discuss the balancing act of prioritizing friendships while juggling the responsibilities of adult life. Danielle gives us a new perspective of viewing friendships through the lens of wellness, and why not having anyone to vibe with can have the same harmful effects as other unhealthy habits As a self-proclaimed introvert, I couldn’t wrap up this episode without picking Danielle’s brain on how I can take on the scary task of starting new friendships and finding new friends outside of my already existing circles. Danielle is here to help you navigate adult friendship breakups, transitions, and expanding your friendship circle. Because at the end of the day, we all get by with a little help from our friends.   About Danielle Bayard Jackson: Danielle Bayard Jackson is a friendship expert on a mission to help women create and maintain better friendships. As a former high school teacher and certified women's coach, (as well as a podcast host, author, and speaker) Danielle uses her knowledge and training to help women better understand the impact and importance of strong platonic relationships between women through her unique platform, FriendForward. Recently featured in the NBC News article “I hired a friendship coach to make friends. Here’s what happened”, Danielle is sought after by various media outlets to shine a light on the complexities of female friendship and to provide actionable strategies for overcoming some of the most common hurdles to sustaining meaningful friendships. Closer Look of the Episode: [2:45] How to make new friends as adults [6:17] Balancing adult life while prioritizing friendships [10:20] Viewing friendships through the lens of wellness [12:28] Taking the first step to new friendships as an introvert [17:43] Tips for finding new friends as an adult [25:11] Navigating friendship breakups [28:09] Danielle’s top reading recommendation   Episode Resources: Self-love Journal:   (use code BEWELLSIS20 for 20% off) Friend Forward Website Friend Forward Podcast Friend Forward Instagram  Deborah Tannen Books Shasta Nelson Books Be Well, Sis Partners: Join our FREE text community for more wellness info between episodes + to speak directly to me. Text ‘Hey Sis!’ to 973-832-1684.  Get your free Audible trial here! *** The above contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we earn a modest commission which helps support the production of this show. More-- Join the tribe on Instagram!   Be well, Sis. 
9/7/202137 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Power of Compassion ft. Switch Research

You hear the word “self-love” being tossed around the internet. So much so that it has become a trigger word for so many people. But having compassion and kindness for yourself is crucial to living a kind, peaceful, and fruitful life. So in today’s episode, I’m diving deep into how you can foster self-compassion so that you can have better relationships with others and have a healthy relationship with yourself. First, I dive into an explanation of what self-compassion is and what that can look like. I also share what experts in psychology have said about the importance of self-compassion and how it affects our lives. Then, we’ll discuss Dr. Kristin Neff’s 3 main components of self-compassion, what they mean, and examples of how they show up in my own life. We’ll take a look at what it means to be mindful, and how to simply observe your thoughts while letting them pass, so as to not assign meaning and weight to them. Lastly, I talk about journaling and share my framework for falling into this healthy habit. This is an important episode that will reshape the way you approach self-compassion. So tune in, take notes, and give yourself permission to be kind to yourself. Many thanks to Switch Research for partnering with me to bring you this episode. Time Stamps: [7:10] What is self-compassion [8:15] Why it’s important for us to have self-compassion [10:49] Self-kindness vs. self-judgment [13:42] Taking a non-judgmental approach to your thoughts and emotions [14:45] Observing your thoughts and letting them pass [15:47] What you need to know about journaling [16:29] A framework for approaching journaling Resources: Self-love Journal  (use code BEWELLSIS20 for 20% off) Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen  Clubhouse App  Dr. Neff Definition of Self Compassion Article   Be Well, Sis partners: Join our FREE text community for more wellness info between episodes + to speak directly to me. Text ‘Hey Sis!’ to 973-832-1684.  Get your free Audible trial here! *** The above contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we earn a modest commission which helps support the production of this show. More-- Join the tribe on Instagram!   Be well, Sis. 
8/24/202120 minutes, 17 seconds
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You Are Enough: Overcoming perfectionism and disappointments

What do you do when life has disappointed you? How do you regain your footing when career setbacks have knocked you down? Navigating these disappointments and setbacks can be lonely and defeating. You might find yourself looking in the mirror, not recognizing the person staring back at you because they’re drained of their confidence. Kyla Denanyoh knows this feeling a little too well. She dealt with frustration and immense self-doubt after not having passed the bar exam. Although she is hardly the first person to fail the bar, she felt isolated in her experience. In our conversation today, we discuss how to overcome disappointments and setbacks, especially when things don’t go as planned. Kyla shares her expertise and experience on overcoming self-doubt, giving yourself permission to pivot, and embracing the journey. Connect with Kyla: Website and Instagram Episode Timestamps: [3:25] Career changes, breaking down perfectionism, and being a lawyer [7:50] Embracing your journey and knowing that nothing takes away from your expertise [9:47] Overcoming disappointments when things don’t go as planned [16:11] How to overcome self-doubt [18:07] Permission to pivot and why your experience is relevant [22:06] How Kyla’s pivots helped her discover different aspects of herself [26:51] Why therapy is a blessing and what prompted Kyla to seek therapy out [32:11] Kyla’s advice for anyone considering a career pivot   Be Well, Sis partners: Visit Athletic Greens to redeem 1 year’s worth of Vitamin D + 5 travel packs for FREE with your subscription.  Shop my favorite clean and ethically sourced skincare products at Odacite. Use code BEWELLSIS at checkout for savings. #tohealthandbeauty Join our FREE text community for more wellness info between episodes + to speak directly to me. Text ‘Hey Sis!’ to 973-832-1684.    Get your free Audible trial here!   *** The above contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we earn a modest commission which helps support the production of this show.   More-- Join the tribe on Instagram!   Be well, Sis. 
8/10/202137 minutes, 33 seconds
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Unlocking True Body Positivity and Real Self-Confidence

"I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself".  Guest Feature:  Farah M. Green is a Certified Exercise Nutrition Coach, Body Activist, Speaker, Author, and the Founder/CEO of Thick, Bold, and Healthy LLC. She encourages women to embrace their bodies through body image consulting, health, wellness, and nutrition. After years of fighting with depression, low self-esteem, and weight loss, she discovered every health and wellness journey begins with self-love. As a result, she created Thick, Bold & Healthy LLC and launched The Body of Gold Podcast where she teaches a community of health-conscious, curvy women to be the best version of themselves by not allowing the scale to dictate their self-worth. TBH is a one-stop-shop for all things related to body positivity, nutrition, and wellness. We discussed: Her journey from journalism and media into health, fitness, and nutrition The importance of work-life balance How she recognized she was suffering from depression How a fitness routine helped her improve her mental well-being  what it truly means to be body positive how to cultivate confidence  and so much more! Farah's Book recommendation: The Skin I Am In by Alycia R. Wright Where to find Farah: Instagram and website  Be Well, Sis partners: Visit Athletic Greens to redeem 1 year’s worth of Vitamin D + 5 travel packs for FREE with your subscription.  Shop my favorite clean and ethically sourced skincare products at Odacite. Use code BEWELLSIS at checkout for savings. #tohealthandbeauty Join our FREE text community for more wellness info between episodes + to speak directly to me. Text ‘Hey Sis!’ to 973-832-1684.    Get your free Audible trial here!   *** The above contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we earn a modest commission which helps support the production of this show.   More-- Join the tribe on Instagram!   Be well, Sis. 
7/23/202136 minutes, 31 seconds
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Good Grief

This week we're joined by Breeshia Wade
11/10/202042 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hey Sis- where have you been?!

We're (almost) BACK!!!  Just an update to let you know where I've been, what I've been up to, and when to expect the show to be back in action.  Mark your calendars for the season 2 debut on October 13th! We'll be back with more thought provoking conversations and information to equip you to live your best live on your own terms! In the meantime, be well, Sis.     
9/15/20203 minutes, 14 seconds
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Raising Resilience: The Intersectionality of Race, Motherhood, and Mental Health

One in seven women in the U.S. suffers from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Black mothers suffer at even higher rates and are less likely to be treated. For this reason, this conversation is extremely important not only for expectant mothers, but also for all of us because we’re either personally affected or have known someone who is silently suffering.  Guest spotlight: This week we spoke to Tiffany Thompson and Whitney Coble, the dynamic duo behind the North Carolina based non-profit organization- Raising Resilience. They are  Licensed Professional Counselors certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and working to obtain certification in Maternal Mental Health. Their clinical experience includes providing services to women, children, and adolescents who struggle with daily stressors, traumatic events, and additional mental health diagnoses. In this episode we discuss: What are Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders Possible signs and Symptoms Tips on how to support moms around us Pregnancy/self-care during a pandemic Raising Black children and how to address the current socio political events with smaller children How to SUPPORT : Please visit this link! :) They also offer free, on-going postpartum support virtually- visit this link for more info! Follow Raising Resilience on IG!  ______________________________________________________ Join the tribe! Be Well, Sis Current Favorites- Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies : The world’s first apple cider vinegar gummy; packed with powerful antioxidants and infused with superfoods. Natural Annie’s Essentials: Non-toxic, homemade Soy wax candles with 35-50+ hour burn times.
7/22/202044 minutes, 3 seconds