Balanced Black Girl

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Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.

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Last updated on September 22, 2020, 7:05 am

#1

68 | Setting Boundaries and Protecting Your Energy

June 09, 2020 • 32m

We are now in the middle of a global pandemic and cultural revolution at the same time. It’s a lot (to say the least). In this solo episode, Les is discussing the importance of setting boundaries and protecting your energy so you can channel it into the areas of life that make most sense for you. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with responding to everyone wanting to check in with you because you’re their go-to “Black friend”, if you’re being put in the position to educate others and are trying to figure out how to navigate it, and if you’re looking for ways to set clear boundaries so you can take care of yourself during this critical time, this episode is for you.  In this episode, we talk about… Defining the role you want to take on in our current state. Listening to your body and redefining what self care means at this time. How to respond to emotionally taxing conversations.  Guided journal prompts for clarity. RESOURCES: Check out #ProtectYourEnergy, an extensive doc with canned responses to racial gaslighting and taxing conversations. Visit the Balanced Black Girl Community Healing Resource Guide for an extensive list of Black-focused virtual healing events, mental health resources, and Black-owned self care businesses.  Follow @balancedblackgirlpodcast on Instagram. Like Balanced Black Girl on Facebook. Follow @balancedblkgirl on Twitter.  This episode is sponsored by Cantu Beauty. Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off Organifi supplements Peak and Valley | Use the discount code balancedblackgirl for $5 off your order of adaptogen blends Balanced Black Girl is edited by Bex Be Casting. If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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8 | Taking Care of Our Mental Health with Ashley McGirt, MSW

November 20, 2018 • 50m

Today, we’re talking to Ashley McGirt, MSW, Licensed Mental Health Therapist and founder of Ashley McGirt Counseling Services. Ashley is an accomplished speaker, author, hospice therapist, and entrepreneur running her own private therapy practice. Ashley specializes in helping individuals through racial trauma, grief and loss, and navigating anxiety and depression. In her practice, she uses a holistic and interactive- multicultural approach that focuses on the needs of people of color. Her interest in mental health began when she began going to therapy, but struggled to find a therapist of color she could relate to and wanted to offer the kind of help to others she wanted to receive.   She is also an avid traveler and wrote the book I Tried to Travel It Away: Mental Health Tips for Travelers to help folks create lives they don’t need a vacation from. We are so grateful for the opportunity to share her story and knowledge with the Balanced Black Girl community.   In this episode, we talk about… How women of color can prioritize their mental health when facing racial and gender inequalities How physical health ailments that often impact women of color can be avoided by prioritizing mental health Ways we can destigmatize mental health How women of color can release feelings of needing to be everything to everyone Mental health tips for travelers RESOURCES: Ashley’s Website: https://www.ashleymcgirt.com/ Ashley’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therapywithash/ Ashley’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/McGirtCounselingServices/ Ashley’s Book “I Tried to Travel It Away”: https://www.ashleymcgirt.com/new-products/i-tried-to-travel-it-away-mental-health-tips-for-travelers Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom: https://amzn.to/2Kd3L1H Letters to a Young Sister by Hill Harper: https://amzn.to/2S2oY0X

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58 | Democratizing Wellness with Sinikiwe Dhliwayo

January 21, 2020 • 35m

Today’s guest is Sinikiwe Dhliwayo, a creative and public speaker who for the last decade has made a home at the intersection of wellness and publishing. Sinikiwe has worked in all facets of the photo and magazine publishing industry and oversees photo and video shoots from inception and conception to execution and delivery. Her skills include casting, producing and art direction as well as creative problem solving and most importantly, creating meaningful and impactful connections with target audiences. Sinikiwe is also the founder of NAAYA, which roots people of color in their wellness. Whether making yoga accessible to those who need the practice most or telling the stories of marginalized folx through elevated photo and video, Sinikiwe is dedicated to changing the conversation around what it looks and feels like to be well. Her work and efforts to make the wellness space more equitable.  Later this year, Sinikiwe is kicking off NAAYA’s first 200-hour yoga teacher training, created specifically for people who identify as BIPOC. Head to the NAAYA website to learn more. In this episode, we talk about… The importance of mindfulness practices for people of color. Cultural appropriation in yoga. The intersection of wellness and media. Advice for beginning your yoga journey. RESOURCES: Visit the NAAYA Website to subscribe to the newsletter Follow NAAYA on Instagram: @naaya.wellness Follow Sinikiwe on Instagram: @sinikiwe.stephanie Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Black Girl Sunscreen | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blackgirlsunscreen.com Methodology | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL30 for 30% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off Organifi supplements Skinny Dipped | Use the code BBG for 15% off your order at skinnydipped.com Balanced Black Girl is edited by Bex Carlos. If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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17 | Creating Safe Spaces for Fitness with Luca Page of Radically Fit Oakland

January 22, 2019 • 47m

Today, we’re talking to Luca Page, the founder of Radically Fit Oakland. Radically Fit is the Bay Area's body positive community gym for all queer, trans, POC, big bodied and fat identified folx and their allies, regardless of experience or ability. Luca first got into fitness while grieving the loss of a close friend. With physical movement being such an important part of their healing, they wanted to share it with others through their training. They created Radically Fit to build a safe space for fitness, self-care, and well-being for those who need it most, but often don’t feel served or welcome in more traditional fitness spaces. We had an insightful, honest conversation about inclusivity across race, gender identity, sexuality, and physical ability in the fitness space, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share their story and mission. In this episode, we talk about… Luca’s experiences working in the fitness industry, and not having a body type traditionally seen as “fit.” Creating fitness offerings geared towards POC, queer, trans, big bodied, and fat identifying folks. Ways the fitness industry relies on shaming as a key marketing tactic, and how we can change that. The significance of representation across intersectionalities in the fitness space. What being an ally truly means.   RESOURCES: Radically Fit Website: https://www.radicallyfitoakland.com/ Follow Radically Fit on Instagram: @radicallyfitoakland Like Radically Fit on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadicallyFitOakland/ If you’d like to visit Radically Fit, reach out to Luca at info@radicallyfitoakland.com   If you're in Seattle, join us for our first Balanced Black Girl book club meet-up on January 27! RSVP HERE.  If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your new year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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23 | Kombucha for the Culture with Milan Durham of Cultured Kombucha

March 05, 2019 • 40m

In today’s episode, we’re sitting down with Milan Durham, founder of Cultured Kombucha. With a background in architecture and a love of wellness, Milan built Cultured Kombucha. She created Cultured Kombucha not only because she is a kombucha lover, but because she also wants to tackle barriers to wellness including representation and access to healthy products. Cultured Kombucha is really the story of one woman looking to affect positive change in minority communities through driving awareness to internal health and wellness. Milan strives to make the health and wellness scene in the District more diverse one fizzy bottle at a time. In this episode, we talk about… Introducing kombucha to new communities. Gateways to make wellness more accessible. Running an unapologetically black business. Self-care for entrepreneurs, and how to avoid entrepreneur burnout.   RESOURCES: Visit Cultured Kombucha’s Website Follow Cultured Kombucha on Instagram: @theculturedkombucha  Like Cultured Kombucha on Facebook: @theculturedkombucha  Subscribe to the Cultured Kombucha Newsletter Where to find Cultured Kombucha if you’re in DC   If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. Subscribe to the Balanced Black Girl newsletter and get your free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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50 | Finding Your Soulful Flow with Jasmine RaShae

October 01, 2019 • 59m

Today’s guest is Jasmine RaShae, founder of Soulful Flow Yoga. Jasmine is a native of Baton Rouge, LA who currently resides in Seattle. She is a yogi, storyteller and a brand alchemist.    Her platform is used to authentically connect with her following and cultivate a sense of community. She achieves this through a three-prong approach, the creation and practice of Soulful Flow Yoga, custom curated content on her lifestyle blog, “Do It For the Story" and brand storytelling for an array of clients, as the female founder of a boutique consulting agency, The J. RaShae Project. In this episode, we talk about… Ways anyone can benefit from yoga.  Making yoga more accessible to communities of color and children. Why telling and sharing our stories is so important. Helpful tips for balancing self-care and still showing up for others.  RESOURCES: Visit Jasmine’s website: www.jasminerashae.com Follow Jasmine on Instagram: @jasminerashae Follow Soulful Flow Yoga on Instagram: @soulfulflowyoga Take Jasmine’s Class (Seattle area) Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Black Girl Sunscreen | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blackgirlsunscreen.com Methodology | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL30 for 30% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use code BBG for 15% off supplements from Organifi. Go to balancedblackgirl.com/organifi If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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49 | Decolonizing Education with Adrienne Thomas

September 24, 2019 • 70m

Today’s guest is Adrienne Thomas. Adrienne is an unapologetically Black educator who hails from the city of Chicago. She is a passionate social advocate with a focus on Black liberation.  While Adrienne is also a powerlifter and musician, her passion lies within classroom education, where her goal is to create inclusive curriculum that truly supports the lived experiences of our diverse students and children. In this episode, we talk about… How the US school curriculum can be more inclusive.  Why it is so important for all students to learn from diverse curriculum. Tangible ways to support educators.  How inclusion has evolved in the powerlifting space.  RESOURCES: Support Adrienne’s classroom library Follow Adrienne on Instagram: @adriennewhoo Episode 24: Elevating Marginalized Communities Through Fitness with Maria Rodriguez Organic Bath Co Body Butter Favorite of the Week: Organic Bath Co Body Butter Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN all-natural products from Black artisans | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Black Girl Sunscreen | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blackgirlsunscreen.com Methodology Prepped Meals | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL30 for 30% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off supplements from organifi.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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73 | CBD, Sisterhood, and Living with Purpose with Brown Girl Jane [Part 2]

August 20, 2020 • 48m

Today we’re sharing the second part of our conversation with the BROWN GIRL jane team, sitting down with co-founder and Chief Brand Officer Tai Beauchamp. BROWN GIRL jane is a Black woman-owned and founded company that offers broad-spectrum CBD products created especially for women of color. Named one of the 50 most influential people in the multicultural market by WWD, Tai is an award-winning producer, TV host, and brand consultant, known most for her expertise in marketing to women. Formerly an editor for Harper’s Bazaar, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Seventeen magazines, Beauchamp departed publishing in the earliest days of social media to leverage her vast audience platform to empower, educate and entertain women of all ages. Tai has become a go-to thought leader for platforms like ABC, NBC, E!, BET, TVOne, The Wendy Williams Show, The View, The Chew, and the Tamron Hall Show. She’s hosted her own shows on TLC, Cleo TV and GSN as well as worked with fortune 500 companies and impact organizations like AdColor, CoverGirl, Essence, Ford, GM, Hilton, InStyle, Lexus, McDonald’s, Proctor and Gamble, Sundial Brands, Prudential, Target, Walmart, and The Wing. Currently living in Los Angeles, Tai is a New Jersey native and proud Spelman College alum. In this episode, we talk about… The importance of understanding your “why”. Staying aligned with your purpose. The collective power of sisterhood and genuine friendships and Collaboration. Stress management and taking care of yourself during busy seasons of life. RESOURCES: Visit the BROWN GIRL jane website to shop their CBD tinctures and beauty products. Follow BROWN GIRL jane on Instagram @itsbrowngirljane Follow Tai on Instagram @taibeau Like BROWN GIRL jane on Facebook @browngirljane Follow BROWN GIRL jane on Twitter @BROWNGIRLjane Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Methodology | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL for 20% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off Organifi supplements Peak and Valley | Use the discount code balancedblackgirl for $5 off your order of adaptogen blends If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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67 | How to Manage Your Energy Using Human Design with Jasmine Offor-Verville

May 26, 2020 • 70m

Today’s guest is Jasmine Offor-Verville. Jasmine is a writer, speaker and truth-teller empowering us to unearth our individual Divine Destiny through the lens of Human Design.  Her provoking conversations and practice pioneer a new way of being that will allow each of us to see our divine nature. Through her resources, workshops and writing, Jasmine is changing the way we see ourselves so that we no longer have to look out for validation but return back within. In this episode, we talk about… What the different Human Design types are, and how they differ from one another. How Human Design differs from, and works with astrology. Ways to customize your self-care practices for your Human Design type. How our Human Design impacts how we approach relationships, career, and purpose. RESOURCES: Visit Jasmine’s Website Follow Jasmine on Instagram @moondustourmother Book a Soul Session with Jasmine and use the code “BalancedBlack” for 10% off Listen to Jasmine’s Podcast, Divinely Human Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Methodology | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL for 20% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off Organifi supplements Peak and Valley | Use the discount code balancedblackgirl for 15% off your order of adaptogen blends Balanced Black Girl is edited by Bex Carlos . If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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11 | Reframing Fertility with Bri Braggs of Fertile Alchemy

December 11, 2018 • 61m

Today, we’re talking to Bri Braggs, the founder of Fertile Alchemy. Bri is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about educating women on the importance of preconception health and create a new narrative around their fertility. Bri helps her clients take charge of their fertility and hormonal health, and helps women live more conscious, holistic lifestyles in an approachable, doable way. She has also developed her own Aromatic Oil (make sure you shoot Bri a DM @FertileAlchemy letting her know you tuned in - she’ll give you a special discount code). Currently, Bri is working on expanding her line of products and writing her first book. She is currently enrolled in yoga teacher training and considers herself a “professional” at gluten free and dairy free baking. We had an incredible conversation about fertility and reproductive health for women of color, particularly black women, and know that you are going to find so much value in this episode.   In this episode, we talk about… Common fertility and hormone-related issues for women of color. How to start tracking your cycle to better understand your reproductive health. The spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of fertility. The disproportionate risk level of pregnancy and birth-related complications for black women, and how we can prevent putting ourselves at risk. Breaking generational patterns. Being a black woman in the wellness space (check out Bri’s Instagram post on the topic here).   RESOURCES: Fertile Alchemy Website: https://www.fertilealchemy.com/ Follow Bri on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fertilealchemy/ Follow Fertile Alchemy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fertilealchemy/ Follow Fertile Alchemy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FertileAlchemy Bri’s Aromatic Oil: https://www.fertilealchemy.com/aromaticoil/fertile-alchemy-aromatic-oil (Shoot her a DM letting her know you tuned into the show for a special discount code!)   Join the BBG Community: Join the Balanced Black Girl Community on Facebook. Subscribe to the Balanced Black Girl newsletter for diverse, curated content delivered to your inbox weekly. Thanks for listening! Please take a moment to leave us a rating and review on iTunes.  

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52 | Black Girls Wine with Shayla Varnado

October 29, 2019 • 45m

Today, we’re talking to Shayla Varnado. Shayla is a serial entrepreneur, entertainer, side hustle queen and the founder of Black Girls Wine. Black Girls Wine, affectionately known as BGW, is a lifestyle brand that celebrates Black girl magic by curating exclusive experiences for women who love wine. With over 11 chapters in 10+ cities, the brand is growing and the world is taking notice. A decade of creating businesses has led Shayla to her passion for teaching women how to increase their income by monetizing their gifts with online + offline strategies that actually move their business forward. She is the author of 44 prayers for the Christian Entrepreneur. And she is the host of a weekly podcast called "The Business Besties" where she shares the real deal of what it takes to run a business. In this episode, we talk about… The importance of creating community and experiences for Black women. The backstory of Black Girls Wine. Wine education tips for beginners. Knowing when to pivot in business. Favorite Black-owned wine companies.  RESOURCES: Visit the Black Girls Wine Website: https://www.blackgirlswine.com/ Join the Black Girls Wine Society: https://www.blackgirlswine.com/society Follow Black Girls Wine on Instagram: @blackgirlswine Like Black Girls Wine on Facebook McBride Sisters Wine: Black Girl Magic Rosé The Lotus and the Vines Divine Wineries Shoecrazy Wine Balanced Black Girl Partners: This episode is sponsored by Skinny Dipped Almonds. Use the code “BBG” for 15% off your first order at skinnydipped.com.  Organifi | Use the code “BBG” for 15% off Organifi supplements at balancedblackgirl.com/organifi.  If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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33 | The Power of Black Literature with Harmony Tamaalevea

May 14, 2019 • 39m

Today, we’re talking to Harmony Tamaalevea, the founder of The Literacy Lounge. The Literacy Lounge is a monthly subscription box that highlights Black literature while promoting reading as a means to a less stressful life. Getting diagnosed with Lupus at age 18 shaped her outlook on life, and helped her shift her perspective on all things health and wellness. This episode will inspire you to see self-care in a whole new way. In this episode, we talk about… The importance of promoting and celebrating Black literature. How an autoimmune diagnosis inspired The Literacy Lounge. Why reading is so important for self-care. How to make your business idea come to life (even if you’re young!) RESOURCES: The Literacy Lounge Website Follow The Literacy Lounge on Instagram: @literacyloungebox Like The Literacy Lounge on Facebook Follow The Literacy Lounge on Twitter: @litloungebox Join the Balanced Black Girl Book Club If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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54 | Wholehearted Living with Shirin Eskandani

November 26, 2019 • 56m

Today, we’re talking to Shirin Eskandani, life coach, public speaker, and writer who specializes in mindfulness and mindset work. She has been a featured wellness expert on the Today Show and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Certified by the International Coach Federation, her holistic approach to transformation is influenced by her background in guided meditation, spirituality, and the arts. Prior to building her successful coaching business, she was an award-winning opera singer, performing at Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. She is the co-founder of Brown Girl Brunch and has been a featured speaker at ALT Summit, Well Summit, the Assemblage, and Soho House. In this episode, we talk about… Overcoming feelings of perfectionism. Figuring out what comes next after reaching your goals. How to perform mindset work. The importance of practicing self-compassion. Living wholeheartedly. RESOURCES: Learn more about Shirin’s Wholehearted Women Program Visit Shirin’s Website Follow Shirin on Instagram: @wholeheartecoaching Like Wholehearted Coaching on Facebook Balanced Black Girl Partners: Skinny Dipped | Use the code BBG for 15% off your order at skinnydipped.com BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Black Girl Sunscreen | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blackgirlsunscreen.com Methodology | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL30 for 30% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off Organifi supplements If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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31 | Getting In Tune With Your Mental Health with Alicia Tetteh

April 30, 2019 • 41m

Conversations around mental health are always a top request, and this episode delivers. Today, we’re talking to Alicia Tetteh. Alicia is a mental health therapist practicing in Charlotte who sincerely believes in the power of change. She completed her education at Virginia Commonwealth and Howard University. She is a new mom of twins and loves learning how to best nurture them. Alicia owns Building Endurance, where her focus is decreasing the stigma around mental health and recently created a mental health mobile application, ATTUNE. Additionally, Alicia teaches social work at the collegiate level and co-hosts a podcast with a friend and colleague, 2 Elephants in the Room. She loves laughing, silence, books and anything outdoors. In this episode, we talk about… How to decide if therapy is right for you. What strengths-based therapy entails. How to overcome common barriers to entry when it comes to seeking mental health services. How to find the right therapist. RESOURCES: Check out Alicia’s app, Attune: https://getattune.com/en/ Follow Alicia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciaoctavia Follow Building Endurance on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingendurancepllc Listen to Alicia’s Podcast, 2 Elephants in the Room If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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74 | Nourishing Our Bodies and Making Healthy Eating Equitable with Dr. Akua Woolbright

September 01, 2020 • 72m

Today we’re talking about nutrition for better health and dismantling food inequality with Akua Woolbright, PhD. Dr. Woolbright is an expert in plant-based nutrition who specializes in teaching people how to harness the healing power of foods to prevent and reverse disease, feel great, look younger, and live longer. In 2009, Dr. Woolbright joined Whole Foods Market to help create and implement the company’s signature healthy eating program, blending science and evidence-based recommendations with a back-to-basics approach. In this episode we talk about… The difference between rural and urban poverty and farming Nourishing our bodies and making healthy eating equitable Getting rid of biases and stereotyping in health education spaces The importance of nutrition education How to break through the barriers of food accessibility Resources: A Life At Work by Thomas Moore Learn more about the Whole Cities Foundation Sign up for our Self-Care for Stress Management virtual class on September 26 at 12:00 pm PDT Dr. Akua Woolbright’s email: akua.woolbright@wholefoods.com Balanced Black Girl Partners: BLK+GRN | Use code BBG20 for 20% off at blkgrn.com Methodology | Use code BALANCEDBLACKGIRL for 20% off your first Methodology shipment Organifi | Use the code BBG for 15% off Organifi supplements Peak and Valley | Use the discount code balancedblackgirl for $5 off your order of adaptogen blends This episode is sponsored by Cantu Beauty. If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

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