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Brown Girl Self-Care

English, Health / Medicine, 3 seasons, 260 episodes, 6 days, 18 hours, 26 minutes
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Join Bre, aka The Self-Care Pusher from Southern California, as she shares life experiences, weighs in on current events, amps up her wellness/health habits and finds clean(ish) products to try all for the sake of taking her physical, spiritual and emotional well-being to the next level and (hopefully) inspiring other women of color to do so as well. It's time to become obsessed with our self-care!
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5 Things To Consider If You Are Starting A Debt Free Journey in 2024

In this weeks episode I'm sharing "raw and real" details about my journey to being debt free to help you avoid some of the pitfalls I've had along the way. You will leave this episode feeling inspire to keep going as well as feeling like you are seen and supported. If fear around debt is keeping you stuck, this episode is definitely for you!Our Sponsors:* Check out NPR: npr.org* Check out OUAI and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: theouai.com* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: www.takearecess.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/20/202443 minutes, 41 seconds
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Singlehood, Not Settling And Buying "Everything Black" w/ Sociologist Dr. Kris Marsh

Hey, hey! This week we are diving deep into the world of singlehood, relationships, and empowerment with the esteemed sociologist, Dr. Kris Marsh. Dr. Kris and me, Bre Mitchell, are unpacking the gems from Dr. Marsh's groundbreaking book, "The Love Jones Cohort." Get ready to challenge the status quo as we debunk stereotypes surrounding Black women's love lives and celebrate the beauty of not settling.In this candid conversation, we laugh, we learn, and we liberate ourselves from societal norms, all while sipping on some truth tea. Dr. Marsh shares her wisdom on the importance of nurturing non-romantic relationships and the freedom found in refusing to settle for less. Plus, she spills her top-notch self-care routines, from mental health Mondays to hitting the green for a round of golf.But wait, there's more! We're not just talking the talk—we're walking the walk by shining a light on Black-owned businesses and rocking representation in everything we do. So grab your favorite beverage, settle into your comfy spot, and get ready for an episode packed with healing, liberation, and unapologetic self-love. It's time to rewrite the narrative and embrace the power of being true to yourself. Let's do this!Be sure to show Dr. Marsh some love!! You can find her book,The Love Jones Cohort: Single and Living Alone in the Black Middle Class near you in a Black Owned bookstore or, if you'd prefer, you can get your copy on her website. Dr. Marsh on InstagramDr. Marsh on FacebookBrown Girl Self-Care is all about fostering sisterhood and we want you to be part of it! Share your thoughts, questions, or personal stories inspired by this episode on our social media platforms. Connect with Brown Girl Self-Care on YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM if you want more content like this. Don't forget to tag a sister who needs to hear this message too! Together, let's continue to grow, heal and bloom.Our Sponsors:* Check out NPR: npr.org* Check out OUAI and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: theouai.com* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: www.takearecess.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/13/202450 minutes, 37 seconds
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Real Talk Self-Care Check-In. How are YOU?

Hey, hey! In this episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast I want to check in with you and to do my best to ensure you feel seen and supported. In this episode I touch on a few topics including:The importance of taking time for yourself so that you don't feel depletedMaking time verus TAKING timedesire to live authentically without feeling the need to meet others' standards or expectationsBeing honest with our feelings and not needing to pretendGrab your journal, press play and let's tap in!!And before i forget!! You can follow along with me on Youtube now too!Our Sponsors:* Check out NPR: npr.org* Check out OUAI and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: theouai.com* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: www.takearecess.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/6/202430 minutes, 11 seconds
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I Am Letting Go Of The "Noise" And Giving Myself Permission To Start Again w/ BGSC

In this episode of the Brown Girl Self Care Podcast, host Bre Mitchell takes a reflective journey into the concept of starting over. With the backdrop of a restorative and very lush park setting, Bre shares her raw thoughts and experiences, delving into the reasons behind her desire to reset and redefine Brown Girl Self Care. From shedding external influences to embracing authenticity and inner strength, Bre offers insights and inspiration for listeners navigating their own paths of growth and renewal.This episode touches on:Starting Over with Brown Girl Self-CareReleasing External InfluencesReevaluating PrioritiesPermission To Start AgainOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor and use my code selfcare50 for a great deal: www.factor75.com* Check out OUAI and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: theouai.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/29/202438 minutes, 2 seconds
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Monique Smith, The Oldest Living "Jane Doe" On Breaking Cycles, Claiming Your Identity And Softness After Childhood Trauma

*trigger warning* This episode talks about exploitation and abuse of a Black child.In today's episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast, I am speaking with Monique Smith, aka the worlds oldest living Jane Doe. We dive into:The traumatic experiences she endured and how she became a "Jane Doe"Laying claim to her identity unapologetically so that she could begin to heal and thriveBreaking cycles with her childrenHow our babies are labeled as "runaways" more often than not and why that happensWalking out her God-given assignment even as she was unsure if she had a passion for itHow she was able to explore softness and trust after traumaMonique's book, I Am The Ancestor, can be purchased directly from her website. Click Here To Check It Out! For more details on booking this amazing woman for your next book club, inquire here.Monique's website - Known as MoniqueMonique's IGMonique's FacebookOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor and use my code selfcare50 for a great deal: www.factor75.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Check out www.theouai.com and use my code SELFCARE for 15% off any product.* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!* This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out BetterHelp and use my code betterhelp.com/ BGSELFCARE for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/22/202456 minutes, 3 seconds
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Are You Stealing From Your Future Self? Be Mindful Of These 6 $$/Mindset Struggle Points

Hey Sistren!Welcome back to the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast, your safe space for healing and empowerment! Host Bre Mitchell dives into a vital topic today: breaking free from financial struggle to pave the way for a future filled with abundance and liberation. Join us as we explore six transformative steps, rooted in self-love and empowerment, to reclaim your financial health and set yourself up for success. It's time to honor your journey, prioritize your well-being, and embrace the freedom that comes with financial empowerment. Want to get straight to the point? Start at around the 10:30 mark :)Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor and use my code selfcare50 for a great deal: www.factor75.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Check out www.theouai.com and use my code SELFCARE for 15% off any product.* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!* This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out BetterHelp and use my code betterhelp.com/ BGSELFCARE for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/15/202446 minutes, 23 seconds
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Intermittent Fasting Is Healing My Body But There Is One Thing That I Kind Of Wasn't Expecting

Happy Monday!If you have never heard about the basic in's and out's of intermittent fasting or need encouragement while taking a break from sugar, tap in to todays episode. I'm sharing the basics of what IF looks like for me plus also sharing one thing that happened as a result of my body getting back on track.As noted in the episode this is not medical advice. Please speak with a medical professional if you are considering starting your own journey. ********I've FINALLY started the BGSC Youtube channel. Click here to see my 1st video and leave me some encouragement in the comments.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor and use my code selfcare50 for a great deal: www.factor75.com* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Check out www.theouai.com and use my code SELFCARE for 15% off any product.* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!* This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out BetterHelp and use my code betterhelp.com/ BGSELFCARE for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/8/202450 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Reminder To Stay In Integrity With Yourself/Your Faith So That You Aren't Attaching Your Name To Opportunities That May Not Be For You.

Something recently happened on my end that was an excellent reminder for me to do what I believe is right/stay in integrity with my morals and faith and I absolutely had to share it here on the show. I had the opportunity to work with a brand that MANY influencers partner with but Iturned it down because it didn't sit right in my spirit. It ended up being the right decision even though on the front end it seemed like I missed out on a great opportunity. Listen for more deets and use this episode as a reminder to use your discernment when possible, even if it means not moving forward with any type of opportunity.Our Sponsors:* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Check out undefined and use my code selfcare50 for a great deal: undefined* Check out www.theouai.com and use my code SELFCARE for 15% off any product.* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/1/202435 minutes, 33 seconds
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Do You, BOO! Let's Gooo, It's Spring!

If you need an infusion of good energy as we begin to shift towards "spummer" (aka Spring + Summer, lol), THIS is the episode for you! It's time to get into our flow while we forge ahead, living our best lives. Listen to todays episode and refresh your spirit!Our Sponsors:* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/25/202438 minutes, 12 seconds
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5 Different Types Of Depression + Myths About Black Women That We Must Resist

Hey, sis, happy new week!In this weeks episode I'm covering a few things:5 different types of depression. Yep, there is definitely not "just" one layer of depression.Myths that Black women unfortunately have to face and resist when it comes to our mental health and/or how we existHow "just pray about it" no longer works when it comes to our healthA few online mental health resources FOR US.Our Sponsors:* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/* Go to takearecess.co/SELFCARE for 15% off your order!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/18/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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You Have Permission To Let People Struggle And Find Their Own Happiness

**This episode has a little bit of "language" in it so, NSF little ears or possibly work spaces**Happy Monday, Sis!Today I want to chat with you about giving yourself permission to STOP trying to keep people happy and what that looked like for me personally. If you are a recovering people pleaser, you need to listen to todays episode.Our Sponsors:* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/11/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is It Time To Pause The Podcast? Perhaps! Don't Be Afraid To REST/RESTORE Or Create White Space!

Happy Monday!In today's episode I'm getting a little personal and sharing a small slice of my thoughts on the future of BGSC Podcast. After listening today I'd love it if you took some time to think about if you are intentionally releasing and making space in your life for not only rest but also for change.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/4/202442 minutes, 19 seconds
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Do You Value Others More than You Value Yourself? Here Are 3 Things I Am Very Mindful Of Now.

Hey hey!Welcome back to the pod. This week I'm having a vulnerable conversation with you about what it can mean to value yourself, how for some of us that are survivors of childhood trauma we are forced to prioritize our safety and also three things I'm doing in my journey of healing and blooming.Join me on Sundays for The Bloom Room when you support my work on PatreonOur Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/selfcare* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/* Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/26/202447 minutes, 34 seconds
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I Did It Y'all! Finally Releasing YT Content!

Hey, hey! This week's episode is a little different! After saying for some time now that I'd be doing BGSC videos on Youtube, I've recorded my first real video. This process is absolutely not comfortable for me but I want to show you that it's possible to follow your purpose even when it feels scary to put yourself out there.In this weeks episode, which is audio from the YT video, I'm reintroducing myself, sharing my thoughts on how money does NOT motivate me as I walk in my purpose, and how there are times that even though on the outside appearances can be one thing, on the inside they can be COMPLETELY different.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/selfcare* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/19/202443 minutes, 32 seconds
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You Aren't "Lazy," Sis So Stop Putting Yourself Down

Black women get called so many negative things and we are always being hit with labels that are meant to make us feel bad about ourselves and/or encourage us to selflessly burn ourselves out by putting our entire beings last. If you have it in your mind that you are lazy because that's what you were told, or because you aren't doing all the things, this episode is for you.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/selfcare* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/12/202442 minutes, 59 seconds
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Don't Let Fear Stop You From Taking A Risk Or Potentially Earning More $$

This conversation isn't for anyone that isn't ready to hear it. If you put to much emphasis on fear/what people think, it will be hard for you to live a life of financial freedom.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/SELFCARE* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/5/202445 minutes, 27 seconds
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When You Finally Accept That The Relationship You Have With Your Parent Is What It Is, Your Life Changes

Hey, hey!*Trigger Warning For Episode (child abuse, domestic violence)*I want to share a bit about my journey to acceptance regarding the relationship I have with my parent. I hope this helps those of you having a hard time with the mother/daughter dynamic to heal a bit.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/SELFCARE* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/29/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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I Took A Staycation + Babystepping Your Way Out Of The Struggle Mode Mindset

Hey, hey!I recently took a staycation in a pretty swanky villa in Malibu. The point was not only to get somewhere, sit down and just be, but also I wanted to allow myself/my nervous system to see that it's ok to invest in myself and have luxury experiences.Press play and let's talk about it on todays episode.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/SELFCARE* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/SELFCAREAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/22/202430 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hating/Quitting Your Job In 2024. Listen To This Before You Do Anything.

Hey, hey,Today I want to share a few things with those of us that are juuuust about ready to throw up the peace sign to our 9-5's. This was me which is why I quit my "good paying job" in 2019 right before the pandemic hit. There are two things I want to tell you before you move forward so please listen to this episode.Our Sponsors:* Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/SELFCARE* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/SELFCAREAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/15/202450 minutes, 3 seconds
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Avoid The "New Year, New Me" Trap, Consider Doing 3 Things If You Want To Become Brand New.

How many of us every year say "new year, new me" without giving much thought about the shifts necessary to see change in our lives? This was me for many, many years. I would say it but never really meant it. Tune into todays episode where I'm sharing three things I want you to consider doing to help you not waste time in 2024.Our Sponsors:* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/SELFCARE* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/SELFCAREAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/8/202449 minutes, 35 seconds
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Distractions Will Rob You Of Your Destiny In 2024

Happy 2024!! I am so excited to be entering the new year with you. There are many distractions happening right now that, if allowed, will get you all caught up, deplete your energy and take you completely off your path. If 2024 is your year of elevation, healing, cycle breaking and much more, you absolutely must listen to this episode today because this is specifically for you.Get your 50 Journal Prompts For Black Women Who Are Radically Blooming journal right here!Our Sponsors:* Check out Recess and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com/SELFCARE* Check out Ritual and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://ritual.com/SELFCAREAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/1/202440 minutes, 16 seconds
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My Christmas Wish For Every Black Woman

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Press play on todays episode to hear my special wish for you.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcare* Check out Warner Bros: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/the-color-purpleAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/25/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gentle Reminder: You Can't Control Everything

Hey, hey!I'm sharing a gentle reminder with you today, one that I think we need to hear many times. We can't control everything and there are going to be times where you'll need to take a step back, lean into your faith, trust God and know that things will work out for your better good. You know I have a backstory for you, right? Listen to todays episode to find out what that is and how I am using this gentle reminder even though I may have to spend hundreds of dollars handling an emergency that I didn't cause.Also, here is the tiktok that you need to see today.Lastly, you can join me/support BGSC on Patreon here.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcare* Check out Warner Bros: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/the-color-purpleAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/18/202334 minutes, 49 seconds
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Live From A Place Of Healing And Joy In 2024 By Doing These 3 Things

This episode is a call to action for Black women to embrace their wellbeing. I'm sharing three transformative practices that will align you with freedom, self-love, growth and much more. This isn't just about "self-improvement." It's about leaning into the strong AND soft parts of yourself.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcare* Check out Warner Bros: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/the-color-purpleAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/11/202348 minutes
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Your Insecurities Can Wreck Your Bloom. Start addressing them today.

Hey, Hey!If you are struggling with your insecurities and can't seem to allow yourself to break free, hit play! In this episode I'm sharing how life was for me before I got intentional about addressing my insecurities plus I'm giving you a few things to consider before going into 2024, Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcare* Check out Warner Bros: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/the-color-purpleAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/4/202353 minutes, 13 seconds
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Advocating For Yourself (And Your Coins) In Corporate Spaces (9-5's) W/ Cherrise Wilks

In this episode I'm joined by Cherrise Wilks, Founder of The Fund Finders as well as Affinity Consulting Group. Cherrise is not only a distinguished business development and government consulting leader, she also advocates and mentors, often seen speaking at conferences and conducting training on critical business topics like government contracting and business sustainability. In a nutshell, Cherrise is not afraid to talk about money or take the necessary steps to secure it for herself or her clients. This is why I invited her to be in conversation with me about the importance of Black women advocating for themselves in corporate and/or 9-5 spaces, in this episode we talk about the importance of mindset, how you must ALWAYS negotiate your salary, taking a step back to move ahead and much more.Keep up with Cherrise here:Affinity Consulting GroupThe Fund FindersGet your business funding guide hereInstagramOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/27/202341 minutes, 1 second
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*Must Listen* 5 Ways You Can Free Yourself And Buck Societal Expectations This Holiday Season

Hey, hey!In this episode I'm sharing 5 powerul ways that you can center yourself during the holidays. This is a must listen episode if one of these apply:You are in debtYou people-pleaseYou have a lowered sense of self-confidence/self-wothThe holidays leave you mentally drained or physically exhaustedAlsio, as mentioned in the episode:Here is the article about decolonizing your dietOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/20/202350 minutes, 27 seconds
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This Podcast Isn't For Everybody + One Topic You Likely Won't See Here

Hey, hey!Quick episode for you. I want to share my thoughts on something that troubled me for a minute regarding the podcast as well as confirm which topic(s) likely won't ever be discussed here.Also, have a blessed week and thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart <3Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/13/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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Align Yourself With The 2024 Your Future Self Deserves, Starting TODAY. What Are Your Pillars?

Hey, Hey!If you want to have a "real" conversation without all the cutesy fluff about how you can begin now to align yourself with the 2024 your future self will thank you for, press play on this episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast.I'll be sharing:How many goals/pillars to focus on between now and the end of the yearWhy you should start nowWhat a SWOT Analysis isReflections at the end to help you reflect so you can hone in your focusOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/selfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/6/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Black Woman, Don't You Dare Give Up!

Hey, hey!I want to share some encouragement with you today because recently, I had been questioning if I should continue with Brown Girl Self-Care. Listen in and I hope that you are left feeling inspired and encouraged today.Be sure to share this episode if you felt it in your spirit the way that I did.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/30/202323 minutes, 45 seconds
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3 Things To Take That Can Help Grow Your Nails, Get Glowing Skin, Feel More Calm And Maybe Even Look Younger.

Hey, hey!In today's episode I'm sharing three things I take on a regular basis that are helping me:Grown my hair and nailsGet clearer, more glowing skinReduce inflammation in my body/jointsFeel more calmHelp me sleep betterIf you'd like to know what I'm taking to help get this glow up, press play on this weeks episode!Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/23/202347 minutes, 51 seconds
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Surviving An Aneurysm Plus Knowing That God Didn't Put Me Here To Be Mediocre With Robin Robinson (BGSC Community Member)

Hey Y'all!So I'm trying something new for this episode. Several weeks ago I sat down and had a virtual conversation with someone directly from the BGSC community. I did this because just like it's important to hear from people that may be a bit more mainstream on the show it's also important to hear from women just like me and you directly from our community.Robin is sort of a "Jill of all trades." She's done a ton in her life thus far including acting, writing, painting and even standup! Currently she's hosting her podcast: A Closed Mouth Does Not Get Fed as well as writing a book that details her first hand experience with surviving an aneurysm. In this episode we talk about not only what it was like having an aneurysm but also:If there were any warning signsWhat she had to remind herself to get over being embarrassed by using a bedpanWhat she feels her purpose in life is right nowWhat keeps her moving forwardRobin also shares her thoughts on God plus gives you some encouragement that will hopefully fill your spirit.Robin's FacebookRobin's IGOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/16/202358 minutes, 10 seconds
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I Use This Simple Item Every Day To Help Me Bloom And Elevate!

Hey Sistren!This is part two to last weeks episode. I promised that I'd share a simple item that I use every single day that is helping me to bloom and elevate. What you bring awareness to is able to heal, change or grow so, after you finish the episode I highly suggest that you get your hands on one ASAP and start using it this week. The 2.0 version of you will thank you for it.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out NPR: https://www.npr.org/* Check out Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/9/202349 minutes, 1 second
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My Recent Costco Trip Confirmed That I Still Feel Disregulated BUT I Also Can Ask For Help

Hey, sistren!Happy Monday. In today's episode I'm sharing a little revelation I had while shopping at Costco recently. I have done some major healing in the last few years, but I still get disregulated. It's ok to not be perfect and it's ok to take a breath, raise your hand and ask for/receive help.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/2/202341 minutes, 9 seconds
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Let's Talk About Elevating Our Morning Bathroom Routines

Hey, hey! Have you ever thought about the effect an elevated (bathroom) morning routine can impact the rest of your day? Let's talk about it on todays episode. I'll be sharing some pointers to help you rethink the way you spend your time in there for your best glow-up ever!Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/25/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Taking Care of Plants Helps Us Bloom And Thrive

I've got a special episode for you today and I know you're gonna love it!Kamili Bell Hill, Author of "Happy Plants, Happy You" is joining me "in the studio" to share our insights plants, life and everything in between. Here are a few things we touch on in this episode:When your plants bloom, you bloom and change as wellListening to those inner nudges as you step out in faith while on a new pathWhat life was life after leaving a petty 9-5 environmentWhich plants she suggests to start with if you are new to being a plant muvaDo plants need light or is low-light an actual place where plants can thrive?Pre-Order your copy of Happy Plants, Happy You right here and be sure to go say "hey" to Kamili plus tag her in your plant pics over on Instagram by following her here:PlantBlerdBlack People with PlantsOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.com* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/18/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

Story Time - One night while I slept I CLEARLY heard a voice say - "You have not because you ask not." Y'all, I was SHOOK!!In this episode, I'm talking about the concept of asking and how YOU deserve and SHOULD ask for what you want and need even if you were conditioned to believe you aren't worthy of it.Join me on Patreon for more self-care support!Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/11/202343 minutes, 2 seconds
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8 Indicators That You Need To Be Still

Hey, hey!Happy Labor Day and yes, there is a new episode of the podcast today. Absolutely! Especially because today is labor day I want to give you some indicators that automatically tell me you are in need of stillness and unproductivity. This week I am offering a free stillness challenge that starts today (9/4). Want to join? Sign up for the newsletter (scroll to the bottom and add your email address) or join me on Patreon!Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/* Give Factor a try by visiting https://www.factormeals.com/selfcare50 and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/4/202359 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Small Peek Into My Personal Evolution (It's My Birthday, Too!)

Hey, hey!In this episode I am sharing a small bit of my personal evolution (in the hopes of offering encouragement to those of you that are elevating plus healing) including how it's been exactly one year since I took a spiritual solo road trip from California to Georgia.Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/* Give Factor a try by visiting https://www.factormeals.com/selfcare50 and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/28/202352 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sisterhood Heals w/ Dr Joy of Therapy For Black Girls

Welcome to another empowering episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast! In this week's episode, we are diving deep into the transformative power of sisterhood and community with a truly inspiring guest. Join us as we engage in a heartfelt conversation with the incredible Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, the visionary behind Therapy for Black Girls, and the author of the enlightening new book, "Sisterhood Heals."Dr. Joy not only shares her insights on how cultivating sisterhood is an ongoing journey that requires vulnerability but we also discuss takeaways from how our elders modeled friendship behavior plus do a little unpacking around conflict in our relationships plus challenge the perception that conflict is entirely detrimental, discovering how disagreements can lead to deeper understanding and growth when approached constructively.As mentioned in this episode, take the Sisterhood Quiz right here!Keep up with Therapy For Black Girls and Dr. Joy here:InstagramFacebookWebsiteGet your copy of Sisterhood Heals hereOur Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/* Give Factor a try by visiting https://www.factormeals.com/selfcare50 and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/21/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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6 Mindset Shifts I Had To Make About Money To Start Elevating (Part 2)

Hey, hey! In this episode I'm sharing SIX SHIFTS to consider when it comes to changing your money story.Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/* Give Factor a try by visiting https://www.factormeals.com/selfcare50 and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/14/202353 minutes, 34 seconds
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Let's Talk A Smidge About Money, Liberation And A Chaotic Mindset (Part 1)

Hey, hey Sistren!In today's quick (but real) episode let's talk about money, liberation, and our mindsets today. If you are struggling with your finances and can't figure out why, you gotta get your mind right!! Next week I'll give you some ideas on how to move forward with a more empowered mindset/strategy. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/7/202317 minutes, 40 seconds
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Liberating Our Bodies w/ Dietician and Author Jessica Wilson

Hey, Sistren! Press "play" and join me as I connect with the brilliant clinical dietician and author, Jessica Wilson, who wrote the transformative book, "It's Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women's Bodies." Together, we will dive into an eye-opening journey to peel back the layers on the impact of white supremacy and how it shapes the relationship that Black women have with their bodies. In this conversation we talk about food, body image, self-perception and food respectability. Unpacking the effects of survival mode on our food choices and body acceptance, Jessica sheds light on the urgent need for healing and transformation. We are in need of liberation and conversations like this one are a great way to empower ourselves while challenging the harmful, oppressive norms we have to deal with every single day (which is EXHAUSTING). You can keep up with Jessica here:InstagramTwittaGrab your copy of It's Always Been Ours!Jessica's WebsiteAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/31/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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12 Ways That Black Women Healing From Childhood Trauma Can Show Up For Themselves

Hey, hey, sistren!I've got a GREAT episode for you this week because I'm sharing 12 "simple" things that you can start doing that align with showing up for yourself. If you are a self-abandoner (like I was/am at times) and/or want to explore what it means to nurture yourself since you were never handed that blueprint, press play on this episode.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/24/20231 hour, 23 seconds
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Do You Ask Yourself "Why" You Do Some Of The Things You Do?

Hey, sistren!I want to talk about being allowed to ask ourselves why/question things before making decisions. Were you allowed to do so as a child? Do you find yourself operating from the surface-level version of yourself constantly? Let's talk about it on todays episode. I also share what my attachment style is which is something important to consider when we talk about self-exploration and questioning thoughts/patterns.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/17/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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Holding Boundaries When You Have Experienced Trauma Ain't Easy

In today's episode, I am sharing some things you can expect when it comes to holding boundaries. A lot of times, this can be super hard to do and you may feel like you are "failing" when in actuality, you aren't :)The author mentioned in this episode:Nedra Glover TawwabThe two books I mentioned:Drama FreeSet Boundaries, Find PeaceAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/10/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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Not Feeling This Holiday (4th of July)

Hey, hey!Let's unpack the 4th of July holiday (just a little bit) and also talk about what it can mean to redefine OUR freedom and independence. I'm also sharing what I recently did for self-care that is helping me level up my mindset as well as have more "unbalanced balance."Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/3/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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Are You In a Relationship With A Narcissist? Are YOU a Narcissist? W/ Dr. Nic Hardy

Hey, hey! There is a ton of talk out there about narcissists but what does it really mean to possibly be one, or be in relationship with one? What the heck even really is a narcissist? If you've ever wondered, or want to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself, this is the episode for you.If you haven't already, be sure to follow Dr. Nic on Instagram as well as check out his podcast Untherapeutic for insight on relationships that "everyday" people can benefit from.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/26/202340 minutes, 44 seconds
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Liberation + Mother Wounds *Trigger Warning*

Hey, Hey!In this episode I'm getting straight to the point to talk about mother wounds, signs that you are still carrying them around and also how I finally liberated myself. This episode does discuss physical abuse so if that's a trigger for you, it's ok to skip this episode sis. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/19/202358 minutes, 9 seconds
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My Self-Love Was At A Deficit, How About You?

Hey, hey! In todays solo episode I'm sharing a bit more about my self-love journey, how being in a different environment can be a positive part of your self-care journey, and also why it's ok for Black women to cry and feel emotions.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/12/202353 minutes, 55 seconds
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Letting My Hair Down And Talking "All The Things" W/ The Beyonce of Yoga, Jessamyn Stanley!

Whew, Chillaayyy!! This conversation is a great one, y'all. I'm in conversation with author, yoga teacher and life-learner Jessamyn Stanley today. We discuss her new book, Yoke, but also connect on life, our bodies, self-worth, my #blackgirlluxury purchase of new pots and pans plus a whole bunch of other juicy stuff. We go deep but also have a few "kee-kee's" along the way. Hit play and drop in :)You can find Jessamyn and support her in these places:Jessamyn's InstagramThe Underbelly IGJessamyn's WebsiteAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/5/202348 minutes, 53 seconds
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I Self-Sabotaged Friendships With Black Women, Now I'm Healing And Learning About Intimacy In Friendships.

Hey, hey!This week I'm sharing about how I'm learning to lean into relationships with Black women that allow me to experience more closeness, sisterhood, safety....basically INTIMACY. If you were taught that intimacy is bad, or that it is only about sex, this episode is definitely for you because it's something that I was conditioned to believe as well. I'm healing and liberating myself from toxic untruths so thought this episode might serve you in some way as well.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/29/202350 minutes, 7 seconds
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Breaking the Silence: Dr. Candice Hargons on Fibroids, Heavy Periods, Reclaiming Sexual Pleasure and How She Learned to Trust and Let Go

** This episode has a little language!! **Hey, hey! I'm in conversation with Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons, an award-winning associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky and sexual wellness advocate. Dr. Candice is also the host of F*ck the System: A Sexual Liberation Podcast and 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.We are talking about the fight she found herself in with her womb as a Black woman and everything that went with that including heavy periods, the unexpected impact on her self life and even how she had to challenge the notion of "Black Excellence" to save her life.Be sure to connect with and keep up with her here:https://www.drcandicenicole.com/Her InstagramHer Youtube ChannelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/22/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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I Choose Peace Of Mind Over This

Hey, hey! Thanks for listening to the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast. Today I've got a solo episode for you. I'm getting real about my recent experience with "comparison-itis" and how a quote from Shawn A. Ginwright's book The Four Pivots inspired me to choose peace of mind over this harmful spiral. If things are spiraling for you too and you need permission to stress less than what you might currently be experiencing, this episode is definitely for you.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/15/202327 minutes, 20 seconds
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Centering Our Healing Includes Understanding "Black Fatigue" With Author Mary-Frances Winters

Hey, hey!In this episode of Brown Girl Self-Care, I am in conversation with Mary-Frances Winters, author and diversity, equity, and inclusion expert, to discuss her book, "Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit." We explore the concept of "Black fatigue" and also its effects on Black women in the workplace.Whether you're a Black woman navigating the complexities of the workplace or someone looking to learn more about the impact of systemic oppression on marginalized communities, this episode is a must-listen.Be sure to pick up the book we discussed today- Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit as well as her most recent work - Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change by clicking the links OR, if accessible by visiting your local Black owned Bookstore.Learn more about Mary-Frances Winter here:LinkedinFacebookInstagram**The links above are affiliate links through Amazon. I may be paid a small amount when you purchase through these links**Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/8/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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Adultification, How Medical Misinformation Is Harmful And The Appropriation Of Black Culture With Author Brianna Holt

Hey, hey! In this episode, join me as I engage in a meaningful conversation with Brianna Holt, author, writer, and reporter, on her debut book titled IN OUR SHOES: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not-So "Post-Racial" America. Together, we explore the pervasive stereotypes and systemic challenges that Black women face on a daily basis, and empower ourselves to stand in our power.Holt's book offers a roadmap for expanding empathy, understanding, and allyship, as we dive deep into critical topics such as:• The "adultification" of Black girls, which has been linked to violence against them;• The danger of medical misinformation, which often results in Black women being ignored, disrespected, and even fatally harmed;• The prevalence of appropriation, where non-Black individuals treat Black art, music, and style as trends to try on, while Black individuals are criticized for the same things that are part of their cultural identity.Join us as we unpack these important issues and learn from Holt's insights and solutions.You can purchase her book here* -> In Our Shoes: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not-So "Post-Racial" AmericaYou can learn more about Brianna here:Her websiteHer Instagram*As an Amazon affiliate I earn a small percentage every time a purchase is made from my link. Thank you for your support!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/1/202348 minutes, 19 seconds
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Struggling To Identify Your Gifts? Here's A HUGE Reason Why.

Hey, hey!In this episode of the pod, I want to talk to you about how we limit ourselves by not believing we have gifts and talents, and why we tend to do this. If you know that 2023 is your year but you've been scared to move forward with purpose and intention, tap into todays episode.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/24/202328 minutes, 48 seconds
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Healing and Doing The Work: Key Steps For Black Women

Hey, hey! In this episode I'm sharing my thoughts on what it means/looks like to start "doing the work" including:Addressing where we are in our journeyBeing in community with others vs. going into isolation out of fear or shameLearning to believe you are worthyDon't forget to leave a review where ever you are listening and share if you found this episode helpful. If you want to keep the healing going be sure to find me on Instagram or on Facebook. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/17/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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You Don't Have To Be The Scared Little Girl Anymore

Hey, hey! Welcome to the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast, a show for Black women who are learning to prioritize their humanity while existing in a world that does not.In todays episode I'm sharing a profound thought I recently had that may help you on your healing journey - you don't have to the scared little girl anymore and this is going to be a key part in building in our self-confidence.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/10/202345 minutes, 14 seconds
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Crease the Damn Page, Sis!

Hey, hey. Welcome to the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast - a show for Black women learning to bloom as we honor our wholeness, healing and humanity while existing in a world that doesn't.Todays episode is one meant to encourage you in your journey. If you've been going through life feeling like you aren't worthy enough to be yourself and leave your mark on the world, this one is definitely for you. Have sound sensitivity? Give these Loop ear plugs a try. ** These are the ones that I mentioned in todays episode and so far they work well to help lessen the sounds of a busy neighborhood during my morning quiet time.** I am an Amazon affiliate which means that if you purchase I will earn a few cents in commission.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/3/202336 minutes, 18 seconds
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After Grief, Whats Next? **Trigger Warning**

Hey, hey! Thank you for listening to and supporting the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast. You are the best part of the community and why I do what I do.In this episode 'I'm sharing about the grief I've had over choosing to have an abortion as well as sharing some perspective on what is on the other side of grief as well as how life may not be what we imagined and thats ok.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/27/202330 minutes, 11 seconds
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Black Women Must Always Keep Their Faces Fixed

In this episode of the podcast I'm exploring the topic of how we must "mask" and keep our faces fixed in order to be accepted and valuable. This is a huge problem and one that we've had to deal with for centuries.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/20/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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Honoring our Humanity Through Self-Reflection

In this weeks episode I'm sharing with you a couple of questions to reflect on as we explore what humanity is and what it means for us to honor that humanity. I'll also share my B.E.I.N.G framework which is a work in progress that integrates with the conversation we are having today.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/13/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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As You Assert Yourself And Set Boundaries, Don't Be Surprised To Have These Things Happen.

Hello Beautiful Black Woman,On the show this week I'm sharing a few things that you'll likely notice start to happen as you empower yourself by setting boundaries. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/6/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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Your Body Is The Biggest Truth-teller

In this weeks episode I want to talk about listening to the truths our bodies tell as well as being ok with discomfort. Towards the end I'm going to give you some truths about setting boundaries straight from my therapist and also journal prompts to help you during the week.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/27/202344 minutes, 36 seconds
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Living A Natural(ish) and Healthier Lifestyle Begins At Home. Here Are Some Things I Want You To Consider No Longer Buying Or Doing.

Hey, hey!! In this weeks episode of the pod I'm sharing a few things I really want you to start thinking about this year as we explore ways to live a fuller, healthier and happier life. I'm talking deodorant, water bottles and much more.Have you signed up to join me on February 26th? Click right here for the opportunity to join for free!-> BookclubAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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You don't have to take ownership for how others feel, what they believe or their lack of emotional maturity

Hey, hey! Before you listen to this episode, be sure to register for the BFF (Black Fem Freedom) Collective Bookclub that happens every month starting February 26th!! Click right here to join us-> Bookclub. Up first we are discussing bell hook's Sisters of the Yam which you can get right here -> Order Here**Now that that's done, let's get into todays episode. I'm sharing real talk about having permission to free yourself by releasing someone else's hangups that don't serve you.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/13/202359 minutes, 7 seconds
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3 Step Process To Try If You Tend To Get Caught Up In Your Own Negative Stories

Hey, Hey! In this weeks episode I am sharing something that recently happened that ended up having me spiral and start telling myself some really negative things. I'm also sharing my process on how I'm actively healing from this and nipping it in the bud.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/6/202347 minutes, 22 seconds
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Three Things To Watch Out for With Guru's and Influencers

Hey, hey! Let's get into todays episode. I'm giving your three things to be on alert for when it comes to "guru's and influencers." Are they bad? Do they lie? Should you be on guard to preserve your mental health as well as your bank account? That's what I'm sharing my thoughts on today.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/30/202343 minutes, 34 seconds
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Boundaries, A Book Rec and Allowing Yourself To Trust + Surrender

In this episode, is it ok for me to put my notes down and just flow? That's exactly what I'm doing as I discuss these points:Saying "no" and setting boundariesA book recommendation that can be used for all of 2023 - Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Click here to check it out -> Jesus Calling*How an early morning start reminded me that God is present even when I don't "feel" himHow you decide to feel about yourself is your choice to makeWant to connect with me? You can email me here!Thank you for being the best part of Brown Girl Self-Care*This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you decide to make a purchase I will make a few cents off of what you buy. I do this to help keep the show going.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/23/202340 minutes, 38 seconds
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I Was Afraid I'd Let Black Women Down Last Year

In this weeks episode I'm getting real about how I was so afraid I'd let down the BGSC community last year plus three ways I'm releasing expectations of "Black Excellence" as I move forward.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/16/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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Perfection Is In Opposition Of Our Liberation

Were you ever told that "practice makes perfect?" When it comes to self-care are you allowing perfectionism to keep you from enjoying the healing path that you're on?Let's talk about it in todays episode.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/9/202332 minutes, 28 seconds
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7 Things I Wish For Black Women in 2023

Happy New Year to you! Girl, we made it to 2023. I'm hoping that you had the chance (to slow allll the way down during the holidays so that you could recharge your internal battery. On the first episode of the new year I'm sharing seven things that I wish for you. Truthfully there are hundreds if not thousands of things that I wish for you, for me, for us. I tried my best to pare it down into a small list. Consider this part of our liberation list. Err..that's a work in progress. But how amazing would it be to have a liberation list for Black women. Maybe thats a work in progress. Anyway, on to todays episode!Happy listening and be sure to share the episode if it touched your spirit. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/2/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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5 Ways To Know You Are Healing PLUS An Affirmation For Black Women Who Are Healing

Hello Beautiful Black Woman!In this episode I'm sharing five ways that show me the healing work we are doing is actually making a difference. This includes:Understanding that there will still be hard things to process emotionallyUnderstanding my toxic patterns and behaviorsNot trying to change people but instead focusing on meRealizing that I can choose what I do for healingListen in to todays episode and be sure to write down the affirmation that I provide at the end.If you'd like to support the podcast be sure to rate and review where ever you are listening or/and share this episode on social media.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/26/202242 minutes, 45 seconds
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We Are Not Ok *Trigger Warning / Regarding Death*

In this episode I'm sharing my heart on how many of us are walking around smiling but in pain on the inside. It's ok to not be ok, sis. Please know that you matter and you are beyond valuable. Please know that you are loved.If you are in a situation where you need to immediately connect with someone because you are struggling PLEASE reach out to the Suicide and Crisis hotline by texting 988 or visiting https://988lifeline.org/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/19/202243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Self-Soothing To Feel Safer In Your Body

Hey, hey! in this weeks episode of the podcast, I want to share with you some powerful, but oh so simple, ways that you can self-soothe anytime that you need.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/12/202243 minutes, 4 seconds
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5 Things I Am Letting Go Of In 2022. You With Me?

Hey, Hey Beautiful Black Woman!I'm sharing five things with you today that I/we want to consider releasing as we head in to a brand new year. Email me at [email protected] and let me know what I'm missing from the list.I'm so thankful for you. YES, YOU!! So glad that you are a part of the BGSC community whether you are a listener, hang out with me on social, support on Patreon or work with me privately. This healing and inner work we are doing is a tremendous way to honor who we are as well as break the chains of chaos and dysfunction we've been subjected to. You are doing an amazing job and I'm so glad to be a part of your journey.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/5/202247 minutes, 30 seconds
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Shadow Work Talk + A Reminder That Our Time Here Is Not Endless So Prioritize Yourself NOW

Hey, hey! In this episode of the BGSC podcast I'm sharing a part of my shadow work process plus giving you a "tough love" reminder that our time here won't last forever, so prioritize yourself and live your life NOW.Have a self-care question that you'd like to see answered on the show? Email it to [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/28/202250 minutes, 37 seconds
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I Came Out Of My Shell In A High...I Mean Big Way

Hello Beautiful!In todays episode I'm sharing what two things I did for self-care over the last week or two. Spoiler alert, one of them includes edibles.Also, I'm sharing with you a misconception that some have about self-care being a magic pill. Also...In case you are wondering, here is the weighted blanket*:And here is the book, A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino**I am an amazon affiliate so may be paid a tiny fee if you purchase items through the links provided.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/21/202243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Are You Creating Your Life w/ $5 Energy

Hey, hey! In this weeks episode I'm diving into the topic of creating the life that we deserve which includes bringing awareness to the type of energy we are bringing to the table. I had to make a decision to stop operating from a place of low energy that I wasn't aware I even had. What we do now will lead to the type of life we have in the future so don't miss this weeks episode.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/14/202243 minutes, 10 seconds
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Let's Talk About The Struggle You Might Be Facing Of Being Fearful Of Confronting Hard Stuff (Like Me!)

Hey hey, beautiful Black woman! Listen in to todays episode where I go COMPLETELY off script with zero notes and talk about how I've struggled hugely with conflict/confrontation. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/7/202246 minutes, 54 seconds
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One Of My Anxiety "Bad" Habits Plus Let's Talk About Taking A Break From Social Media

Hey Sistren!I'm digging into the community question bag to share some tips on how to detox from social media. With the holidays plus the NEW YEAR just around the corner, this can be an amazing time to center yourself and put your energy into outlets that serve you better than scrolling Tik Tok. If you'd like to support my work, consider becoming a Patreon Member. www.patreon.com/browngirlselfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/31/202242 minutes, 7 seconds
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What We NOT GON' Do Is Normalize Not Having Our Needs Met

Hey, hey! In this episode of the pod I'm sharing some thing you need to hear about having your needs met. At the end I also provide a quick affirmation/reminder to carry with you this week.This episode is a little cussy, just a heads up.If you'd like to support my work, consider becoming a Patreon Member. www.patreon.com/browngirlselfcareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/24/202238 minutes, 47 seconds
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For The Times That You Are Triggered

Hey, Hey, Beautiful Black Woman! Have you ever heard someone say that they are triggered and not quite know what they meant? In this weeks episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast I'm sharing some basics on "triggers" as well as some steps to take care of yourself if and when they pop up. Since the holidays can be a time of super stress this is a great time to prepare yourself and help to maintain your peace.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/17/202237 minutes, 38 seconds
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5 Ways Black Women Can Begin Leaning Towards "Unproductivity" In A System That Demands Labor

Hey, hey! Right off the bat I'm letting you know that a little cussing is involved in this episode, mmkay? Ok!With that said, I'm sharing my thoughts with you on what it means for Black women to be productive and ways to consider shifting away from this idea that our worthiness depends on what parts of us/our labor can be monetized as we grind and burn out.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/10/202245 minutes, 19 seconds
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4 Things You Will Want To Consider As We Transition To Fall/Winter

Where did the time go? We blinked and now it's all ready the end of 2022. Yes, I am being a bit dramatic but listen, these fall and winter months hit differently. As we start to wrap up the year I want to give you four things to consider that will hopefully help you make a smooth transition into the cooler and darker seasons that tend to affect our mental health in several ways.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/3/202240 minutes, 37 seconds
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De-Centering Whiteness is Self-Care for Black Women

Did you know that white supremacy plays a huge part in our day to day lives in regards to how we feel about ourselves, the money we do/don't make, how healthy we are as well as the healthcare we receive, how exhausted we are in these 9-5's and much more?In today's episode I'm sharing 3-4 ways that I'm actively healing and prioritizing my wellness by de-centering whiteness. Grab your journal and press play to hear todays episode.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/26/202254 minutes, 53 seconds
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Never Been Married. Over 40. Am I Lonely?

Hey, hey! Welcome back to the BGSC podcast. In todays episode I want to get real with you about being a woman "of a certain age." Yes, i'm in my late 40's. Yes, I am single. Yep, I've never been married. You may be wondering a few things like...have I ever been engaged? How long have I been single? Do I get lonely? Would I ever date anything other than a Black man?Let's go ahead and talk about it! Grab your tea, settle in somewhere and let's get into it.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/19/202238 minutes, 59 seconds
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Have You Ever Considered Burning Your Current Life Down To The Ground Then Completely Starting Over?

Hey, welcome back! In this episode I'm talking about something that seems pretty popular these days - starting your life over from scratch.  I've been thinking about this to various degrees for some time now and so today I'm sharing my thought process as well as some questions you should ask yourself if you've ever considered doing something similar. Has the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast helped you embrace a self-care lifestyle?  Consider supporting my work by becoming a patron in my private community!  Click here for more info.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/27/202231 minutes, 9 seconds
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For The Times You Want To Give Up In Your Business (ETC Friday)

I'm back with an Eff the Cubicle edition episode of the pod.  Here are some things discussed today: You already know (or knew) what you wanted to do years ago How we pretend to show up when we really aren't showing up How I wasted YEARS of my life starting and stopping Let me know your thoughts about todays episode.  Reach me at [email protected]. Also, as mentioned, here are the details for the Soul-Care Sunday happening on June 12th! - > Puzzle and Sip! As of now there are 19 spots left to join us.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/20/202234 minutes, 1 second
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3 Things To Consider When Bouncing Back From Bad Decisions

Heeeey! In today's episode I'm answering a community members question about how to bounce back from a bad decision.  This is a great question because everyone makes choices that don't end up panning out in ways that we hoped for and when that happens we feel stuck on how to move forward.  There is usually shame around it too.  You are more than just the outcomes of your decisions. Girl, have you saved your seat for my affirmation workshop happening on January 2nd?  This will be a virtual event so no need to hop on a plane or book a hotel.  For 90 minutes I'll be teaching you how to think about your thoughts and words and how to use affirmations in a way where you start to notice positive transformation.  If you're tired of feeling like the words you are saying are a lie, if you don't know how use affirmations or if you want to create a life of more calm, clarity and confidence this workshop is for you. Register for your space here -> Brown Girl Self-Care Affirmation WorkshopAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/20/202121 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where You Are Rooted Changes EVERYTHING

On this episode I'm asking to think about where you are rooted.  By rooted I mean your thoughts, things that were spoken over your life, daily messages you receive, etc that you've absorbed and now allow to dictate your life in this season.  Are you rooted in good soil?  It's never too late to set a new course for your life. To join me at Januarys self-care workshop by reserving your space here - AFFIRMATION WORKSHOP Stay connected with me and this unapologetic movement of self-care for Black women by : Following on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/browngirlselfcare/ Following on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/browngirlselfcare Signing Up For weekly email updates https://view.flodesk.com/pages/611d92f65d8876143a1a2623Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/13/202132 minutes, 20 seconds
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Creating A Life Of Freedom Plus Starting A Business You Have A Passion For With Aai'sha Shakir-Wright Of Sugar Shak Collection

In todays Eff The Cubicle episode I'm joined by Aai'sha Shakir-Wright, founder of Sugar Shak Collection.  Aai'sha shares with us how she uncovered her passion which led her to starting a wildly successful business, how she created a life of freedom, what her season of sacrifice looked like and also why money is not the most important benefit of being an entrepreneur. For our listeners, Suga (Aai'sha) is giving you 50% off of EVERYTHING in the Sugar Shak when you use code "Brown Girl".  Visit sugarshakcollection.com to support a Black Business that supports Black Women by creating quality body and skin care products.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/5/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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When You Can Give But Struggle To Receive Consider These 4 Things

In this episode I'm sharing 4 things for you to consider when it's hard to receive support or ask people for help.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/1/202133 minutes, 17 seconds
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4 Powerful Questions To Ask Yourself When Feeling Overwhelmed With Worry

In this episode I'm giving you a four question exercise you can begin using IMMEDIATELY in times of feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities and challenges straight from the book How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. Have you gotten your ticket to our crafting event Waist Beads + Wine where you'll learn how to make your own strand of waist beads? Get your ticket by clicking here. Find this episode helpful?  Share it with your sister-friends.  Also, don't forget to leave a rating and review!!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/18/202148 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Tea On Vanlife As A Single Black Woman W/ Nomad Crystal Vanner

Hey, hey! I've got a GREAT episode for you.  I'm in conversation with Nomad Crystal Vanner and she is spilling the tea on just about everything vanlife.  If you have ever considered buying a 60k Sprinter Van and hitting the road (ok, that was possibly just me) or if you think that the freedom of vanlife is only a "White" thing, this episode you gotta hit play on this episode.  Here are some discussion points: Basics to getting started How does Crystal protect her peace while taking care of her mental health Where does she...go to the bathroom? Why you should camp out in your car before even thinking about going all in What she does to afford a nomadic lifestyle Be sure to watch Crystals adventures on her Youtube Channel by clicking here! Her Website: Nomad 4 Less Her Instagram: Crystal Vanner Resources mentioned: African Americans That RV and Camp African American Singles That RV and Camp Have you heard about the Day of Collective Rest for Black Women event?  Make sure you are on the newsletter to get more info by clicking right here! Support this episodes sponsor: Sugar Shak - Natural Bath, Body and Skin EssentialsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Sometimes The Right Decisions Take Time To Work

In a time where we can have orders Amazon Primed within 24 hours (or less) it's no surprise that having to wait more than a few days through a tough decision to see a breakthrough can be agonizing.  It's during those times that it's even more important to activate your faith.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/31/202120 minutes, 6 seconds
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Self-Care Looks Like Saying "No" Without Guilt When Your Job Wants You To Travel Or Do After-Hours Events

Have you ever been shamed or guilted into attending potlucks, after-hours  events or traveling for your job?  I was for quite some time until I took a firm stand, set a boundary said I would only participate when I felt it was right for me.  I talk about that in todays episode!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/5/202122 minutes, 48 seconds
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Learning how to be more resilient: Pt 1 (Anger)

How resilient are you in the face of challenges and upsets?  When I was younger, I really struggled with being able to bounce back in a healthy way because I didn't know how to cope.  In today's episode, I'm sharing the downside of chronic anger, ways to possibly work through it, plus a bible verse that helped me put things into perspective.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/23/202031 minutes
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Leave Trash in the Trash!

Bloomies, why do we go back to the "trash" of old relationships and habits that no longer serve us?  It's because we are getting something out of it.  What?  That is for you to reflect on.  Listen in on todays episode where I share my thoughts and experiences.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/26/202019 minutes, 16 seconds
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Self-Care Looks Like Setting Boundaries With Our Kids

Hey, Bloomie! Quick episode today where I share some of MY personal experiences around raising a child as a single parent.  I'd often put my needs to the side and put self-care on the back burner.  This definitely had some consequences that I've come to regret. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/19/202021 minutes
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The "4 rooms" and creating a vision for your life

Hey, hey!!!   Today I'm sharing about how our spiritual, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing makes up the "rooms in our body" and an exercise on how to create a vision for your life.  This stemmed from a quote I found from author Rumer Godden that in essence says everyone is a house with 4 rooms and these rooms need to be at minimum "aired out" everyday.  I'll explain more in the show so click "play" to listen now. Also, make sure you sign up for the 5 day #cancelgrindculture challenge which starts August 31st.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/24/202025 minutes, 42 seconds