Good, Better, Betterness

BetternessBox

The Good, Better, Betterness podcast is a chat with and for Black women, about what self-care is and how you can make it an intentional part of every single day. We share real stories with real women who are devoted to living a life rooted in better wellness and living in harmony with the world around them. Take a seat, take a breath and explore how deep and radical self-care can transform your life. read less
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EP 10 Worthy & Whole: Reclaiming Your Space and Embracing Your True Self
Jun 1 2024
EP 10 Worthy & Whole: Reclaiming Your Space and Embracing Your True Self
Ever feel like the world throws negativity at Black women? From societal pressures to self-doubt, it can be a lot to navigate. But guess what, sis? We're here to rewrite the narrative! This episode is all about celebrating Black women in their full glory. We're diving into the empowering message of The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. Joining us is Stacey Brown, a phenomenal voice who'll be dissecting the book's insights alongside us. This episode is for you if: You're tired of fighting against negative portrayals of Black women You're ready to embrace your authentic self and reject societal pressures You want to cultivate peace and self-love within your own boundaries. Highlights (7:20) Changing the narrative starts with self-thoughts(12:29) Black women are worthy and deserving(13:30) We are enough just as we are (14:29) Breaking free from negative stereotypes Ready to rewrite your narrative and step into your full power? Tune in to⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcast⁠ on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠ Links mentioned in this episode ⁠The Sisters Are Alright Book⁠BetternessBox Subscription⁠⁠BetternessBox Instagram⁠ Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Stacey D. Brown ⁠(⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@staceydbspeaks⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠) Kala Garner (⁠⁠⁠⁠@thekglifestyle⁠⁠⁠⁠)
EP 9 Mental Health Month: How Black Women Can Prioritize Mental Health at Work with Dr. Rheeda
May 16 2024
EP 9 Mental Health Month: How Black Women Can Prioritize Mental Health at Work with Dr. Rheeda
Feeling drained at work? Black women face unique challenges in the workplace that can take a toll on mental health. This episode unpacks those challenges with Dr. Rheeda Walker, exploring microaggressions, internalized racism, the pressure to code-switch, imposter syndrome, overwork, and why saying "no" is actually a BOSS move. This episode is for you:  You're a Black woman who feels unseen and unheard at work. You struggle with the pressure to constantly prove yourself. You're ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Highlights [00:05:00] Challenges Black employees face when it comes to mental health in the workplace.[00:13:37] The impact of daily microaggressions to Black women employees’ mental health.[00: 29:00] How to challenge the narrative of what's expected from Black women at work.[00:51:00] Tips on how to increase your psychological fortitude.[00:54:00] How companies can ensure their programs are inclusive. Don't miss this powerful conversation! Tune in to⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcas and learn how to navigate these challenges and prioritize your mental wellbeing.on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode The Unopologetic Guide & WorkbookMinding Your Black Mind with Dr. Rheeda BetternessBox SubscriptionBetternessBox Instagram Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Dr. Rheeda Walker ⁠(⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@dr.rheedawalker⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠) Kala Garner (⁠⁠⁠@thekglifestyle⁠⁠⁠) Denise Gilmore-McPherson (⁠⁠⁠@dgilmcphee⁠⁠⁠) #blackexcellence #mentalhealthmatters #betterreality #mentalhealthmonth
EP 8 Mamamorphosis: How Motherhood Makes You a Whole New You with Tot Jones
May 2 2024
EP 8 Mamamorphosis: How Motherhood Makes You a Whole New You with Tot Jones
Is Motherhood everything you expected? Probably not!  This Mother's Day, we're celebrating the real deal of motherhood with Tot Jones and Denise. Tune in for hilarious stories, heartwarming moments, and honest truths about what it REALLY means to be a mom.  This episode is a celebration of Black motherhood in all its glory. So grab your headphones, pour yourself a glass of wine (or juice!), and get ready to be inspired. This episode is for you if:  You are wondering how to heal after losing a child. You need tips on mom-ing like a boss (even when you feel like a hot mess) You just need a reminder that you are enough, exactly as you are. Highlights: [09:03] The pain of losing a child at birth but never giving up on her dream of having children. [41:02] Why self-care isn't selfish, it's essential (and how to achieve it even with a tiny human demanding your attention 24/7). [00:51:25] The importance of not being afraid to pivot and keeping the faith. [1:03:30] Tips for moms to regain confidence after having children. Tune in to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for this special Mother's Day episode and celebrate the beauty of motherhood in all its complexities on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode Tot’s Website ⁠⁠She Is Evolving BetternessBox Subscription⁠⁠ Let Us Glow Summer Box ⁠⁠BetternessBox Instagram⁠⁠ Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Tot Jones ⁠(⁠⁠⁠⁠@totallytot3⁠⁠⁠) Kala Garner (⁠⁠@thekglifestyle⁠⁠) Denise Gilmore-McPherson (⁠⁠@dgilmcphee⁠⁠) #goodbetterbetterness #mothersday #blackmommagic
EP 7 Blaze into Wellness: Finding Your Higher Ground with CBD on 4/20 with Vierra Vibe!
Apr 20 2024
EP 7 Blaze into Wellness: Finding Your Higher Ground with CBD on 4/20 with Vierra Vibe!
Looking for a natural way to promote relaxation, relieve anxiety, and balance your hormones? This episode is for you if you're curious about CBD products! We celebrate 420 with Vierra, a wellness expert who walks us through the world of CBD: what it is, how it works, and the many benefits it can offer. This episode is for you if: You're curious about CBD and its potential benefitsYou're looking for natural solutions for anxiety, inflammation, and moreYou want to learn the difference between CBD and THC Highlights: [00:06:01] - Different forms of CBD products[00:11:04] - Best uses of CBD for inflammation, anxiety, and more[00:18:36] -The difference between CBD and THC[00:20:00] - How CBD receptors work in the body [00:26:23] - The legality and various uses of CBD [00:38:59] - Personal experiences using CBD for pain relief and breastfeeding[00:41:05] - The benefits of CBD for sleep and relaxation[00:42:34] - How CBD works in the body for longer effects [00:45:47] - Vera's exciting future plans for her wellness business Tune in to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more inspiring stories and practical advice on navigating life's challenges and embracing personal growth on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode Elevate Wellness Club ⁠BetternessBox Subscription ⁠BetternessBox Youtube⁠ ⁠BetternessBox Instagram⁠ Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Vierra ⁠(⁠⁠⁠⁠@⁠⁠⁠⁠vibe.with.vierra⁠⁠) Kala Garner (⁠⁠⁠⁠@thekglifestyle⁠⁠⁠⁠)
EP 6 From Fierce to Rest: How Entrepreneurs Recharge for Success with Tot Jones
Apr 17 2024
EP 6 From Fierce to Rest: How Entrepreneurs Recharge for Success with Tot Jones
Are you feeling burnt out but unsure how to find rest? In this episode, we explore the beautiful paradox of being a fierce entrepreneur while embracing the importance of rest. Our guest, Tatiana "Tot" Jones, shares her inspiring journey from corporate America to building a successful style business that empowers others to be their most confident selves. This episode is for you if: You're feeling stuck between a secure job and your entrepreneurial dreams.You're looking for guidance on how to navigate the highs and lows of starting a business.You want to learn how to find balance between pursuing your goals and taking time for rest. Highlights: 00:04:21 - Tot's inspiring story of transitioning from corporate life to entrepreneurship ()00:18:52 - Balancing the fierce drive to succeed with the importance of rest00:24:28 - The importance of self-discovery, rest, and acknowledging your emotions00:37:13 - Finding your true calling and transforming your personal style00:42:36 - Tips for building a business that aligns with your values00:39:07 - Her approach to helping clients achieve confidence through personal style Tune in to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more inspiring stories and practical advice on navigating life's challenges and embracing personal growth on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode Totally Tot's website BetternessBox Subscription I Am Fierce Fall Box BetternessBox Youtube BetternessBox Instagram Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Tot Jones ⁠(⁠⁠⁠@⁠⁠totallytot3⁠) Kala Garner (⁠⁠⁠@thekglifestyle⁠⁠⁠)
EP 5 How Your Hustle Can Grow Legacy Wealth with Aquania Escarne
Apr 1 2024
EP 5 How Your Hustle Can Grow Legacy Wealth with Aquania Escarne
Are you a woman who wants to learn how to build wealth through life insurance and real estate investing? This episode is for you! We're joined by Aquania Escarne, the founder of The Purpose of Money, dismantles that myth and shows how wealth and wellness are intertwined. In this episode, you'll learn: How Aquania got started with saving and investing at a young age (without a lot of money) Why your relationship with money matters How to find extra money to save, even if you feel like you don't have any The surprising connection between wellness and wealth How Aquania's childhood experiences shaped her path as an entrepreneur Highlights: (1:50) Importance of financial literacy and empowerment for women. (4:12) Wealth and wellness are interconnected. Financial security can contribute to overall well-being. (5:03) Starting small and building financial habits is key, even with limited resources. (8:30) It all starts with a spark. Positive financial influences can make a big difference. (10:26) Shifting your mindset to believe you can save money is crucial. (12:02) Choosing a career that aligns with your financial goals is important. (14:48) Financial legacy: How our financial decisions can impact future generations. (15:07) Building wealth takes time and effort. Don't get discouraged if you don't see results overnight. Tune in to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more inspiring stories and practical advice on navigating life's challenges and embracing personal growth on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode The Purpose of Money website: https://thepurposeofmoney.com/https://thepurposeofmoney.com/ BetternessBox Subscripton: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/subscribe-save⁠⁠⁠⁠ We Are Wealthy Spring Box: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/we-are-wealthy-spring-box BetternessBox Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@betternessbox⁠⁠⁠⁠ BetternessBox Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/betternessbox/⁠⁠⁠ Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Acquania Escarne ⁠(⁠⁠@purposeofmoney) Kala Garner (⁠⁠@thekglifestyle⁠⁠)
EP 4 From Passion to Purpose: Evolving Your Career with Domonique Worship
Mar 22 2024
EP 4 From Passion to Purpose: Evolving Your Career with Domonique Worship
Ever dreamt of a life filled with purpose, but feel stuck in the "shoulda, woulda, coulda" zone? We get it, girl! But what if we told you there's a way to break free and THRIVE in your true calling? Join us as we welcome powerhouse Coach Dominique Worship! Dominique's here to guide you on a journey of self-discovery, helping you unlock your potential and create a life that lights you up. Are you a woman who: Feels like you're going through the motions but not truly living?Has a fire in your belly but doubts your ability to achieve your dreams?Wants to break free from self-doubt and step into your greatness? Then this episode is for YOU! In this episode, you'll learn: How to identify the itch that needs scratching (aka your need for change!)Practical tips for building unshakeable confidence and a winning mindset.How to rediscover your hidden talents and unlock your true potential.Why imposter syndrome is a sneaky little liar, and how to shut it down!The secret to cultivating the audacity you need to achieve your wildest dreams! Highlights: 00:28 - Icebreaker: Who said the quote?04:31 - Introducing Coach Dominique Worship06:00 - Challenges and rewards of coaching journey08:22 - The defining moment for the leap10:35 - Building a support network during transition13:09 - The importance of community14:35 - Building your foundation28:09 - Transferable skills exercise31:31 - Imposter syndrome and the audacity to go for your dreams34:44 - The importance of self-trust Tune in to ⁠⁠Good, Better, Betterness Podcast⁠⁠ for more inspiring stories and practical advice on navigating life's challenges and embracing personal growth on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode Coach Dominique's website: ⁠https://www.domoniqueworship.com/⁠ BetternessBox Subscription: ⁠⁠⁠https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/subscribe-save⁠⁠⁠ BetternessBox Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://betternessbox.com/⁠⁠⁠ BetternessBox Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@betternessbox⁠⁠⁠ BetternessBox Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/betternessbox/⁠⁠ Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Domonique Worship ⁠(⁠@coach_domonique⁠) Kala Garner (⁠@thekglifestyle⁠) Denise Gilmore-McPherson (⁠@dgilmcphee⁠)⁠⁠⁠
EP 3 How to Thrive in Transition: A Journey of Self-Discovery
Mar 8 2024
EP 3 How to Thrive in Transition: A Journey of Self-Discovery
In this episode Denise and Raven explored the path to self-discovery and inner peace through the lens of black women's experiences. In this episode, we revisit our interview with Raven, a lifestyle blogger, as she shares her journey of growth and self-realization. This podcast is for you if: You're seeking to thrive in challenging situations in your life. You're seeking inspiration and encouragement on your own journey to self-discovery. You're interested in hearing personal stories from black women who have overcome challenges and found inner peace.You're looking for practical tips on how to practice gratitude and prepare for success in your own life. In this episode: Raven shares her origin story, growing up in a small town and embracing her southern belle roots.She opens up about her journey to becoming a blogger and using her platform to inspire others.Raven discusses the importance of rebranding being a "good girl" and finding balance in life.She talks about her experience with anxiety, depression, and ADHD, and the importance of seeking help and reducing stigma.Raven shares how her small-town upbringing influenced her journey to self-discovery and finding inner peace.She discusses the balance between gratitude and preparation in her life and how it has shaped her mindset. Highlights Include: [01:00] Raven's origin story and upbringing in a small town. [07:09] Rebranding being a "good girl" and finding balance in life.[11:00] Dealing with anxiety, depression, and ADHD, and reducing stigma.[16:50] Shame guilt on shaming herself in moments she haven't had it all together[21:40] Influence of small-town upbringing on self-discovery and inner peace.[38:40] Raven's definition of "We Are Thriving" Tune in to Good, Better, Betterness Podcast for more inspiring stories and practical advice on navigating life's challenges and embracing personal growth on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Google Podcast⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Audibe⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Amazon Music⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode BetternessBox Subscription: ⁠https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/subscribe-save⁠ BetternessBox We Are Thriving: https://betternessbox.com/products/we-are-thriving-fall-box?_pos=1&_sid=2a6688796&_ss=r BetternessBox Website: ⁠https://betternessbox.com/⁠ BetternessBox Youtube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@betternessbox⁠ BetternessBox Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/betternessbox/⁠ Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Raven Purifoy Instagram: ⁠(@rhoyallysouthern) https://www.instagram.com/rhoyallysouthern/ Denise Gilmore-McPherson Instagram: ⁠(@dgilmcphee) ⁠https://www.instagram.com/dgilmcphee/
EP2 Planning & Incorporating Self-Care Rituals for Busy Lives
Feb 14 2024
EP2 Planning & Incorporating Self-Care Rituals for Busy Lives
Ready to ditch the hustle culture and step into a life filled with small victories and big wins on YOUR terms? Join us on the Good, Better, Betterness podcast, where we explore life planning, mindset shifts, and practical tools to help you design a life you love. Meet your hosts: Kala and Denise This podcast is for you if You're feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward. You want to set goals that are meaningful and aligned with your values. You struggle to say "no" to requests and commitments. You're ready to stop chasing external validation and define success on your own terms. You're looking for a supportive community of like-minded women on their journeys. In this episode Learn how to transition from a season of rest and restoration to taking action on your goals.Discover frameworks for setting realistic and achievable goals.Redefine what "achievement" means for you, especially as a Black woman.Explore the concept of "small victories" and celebrate your progress along the way.Learn how to identify and eliminate unnecessary burdens and responsibilities.Learn how to embrace stillness and "nothingness" for restoration. Highlights Include 2:00 - How are you feeling? 5:59 - Defining goals and aspirations becomes step one of the journey. 7:33 - The power of small victories 11:37 - Redefining achievement for Black women 15:59 - Proactively eliminating responsibility  17:32 - The power of proactively eliminating responsibility (and saying no to brunch!). 18:53 - Identifying the invisible burdens you're carrying. 19:57 - Why therapy is a game-changer for Black women's well-being. 21:46 - Eliminating vs. replacing: the crucial difference for lasting change. 22:43 - Embracing alone time and redefining relaxation. 27:45 - Introducing the pack LIGHT acronym 33:44: - Embracing grace and trusting that what you need will be there. 35:23 - The importance of self-compassion and letting go of guilt. Ready to start living your best life? Hit subscribe and follow the BetternessBox community on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. Check out episode 1 of the Good, Better, Betterness podcast out now on ⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠, ⁠Google Podcast⁠, ⁠⁠Audibe⁠, ⁠Amazon Music⁠ and ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ Links mentioned in this episode BetternessBox Subscription: https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/subscribe-save BetternessBox We Are Wealthy: https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/we-are-wealthy-spring-box BetternessBox Website: https://betternessbox.com/ BetternessBox Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@betternessbox BetternessBox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betternessbox/ We Should All Be Millionaires Book by Rachel Rodgers: https://www.google.com.ph/books/edition/We_Should_All_Be_Millionaires/EeDtDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Kala Garner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekglifestyle/ Denise Gilmore-McPherson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dgilmcphee/
EP1 Welcome to the Good, Better, Betterness Podcast!
Feb 12 2024
EP1 Welcome to the Good, Better, Betterness Podcast!
Tired of the achievement hustle? This podcast is for Black women who want to ditch the "hustle culture" mentality and embrace radical self-care. Denise and Kala, friends and co-founders of Well Rise, have real conversations about what better wellness means: less doing, more being, and more prioritizing your own damn needs. Meet your hosts: Kala and Denise This podcast is for you if You're tired of the hustle and grind mentality. You want to prioritize your own wellness. You're looking for practical tools and inspiration for self-care. You want to connect with other Black women on a similar journey. In this episode Why this podcast is different: it's not about doing more, it's about doing less and doing it better. The dangers of achievement culture and how it impacts Black women. Practical tips for prioritizing self-care, even with a busy schedule. A featured "Put that Ish on!" product: a stretch mark cream for embracing your scars and loving the skin you're in. Ready to ditch the hustle and embrace radical self-care? Hit subscribe and follow the BetternessBox community on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. Highlights Include 1:00- Why this podcast is needed: challenging achievement culture 3:20- Personal stories of neglecting self-care and the consequences 6:38 - What self-care actually is (hint: it's not just nail appointments) 7:00 - Reframing busyness and prioritizing what matters 10:00 - The link between achievement culture and self-worth in Black communities 11:50 - What you can expect from the podcast: tools, stories, and inspiration 15:00 - Put that Ish on! segment featuring a stretch mark cream 18:30 - Denise's tip: evaluate one responsibility and its value 20:20 - Kala’s tip: remove one responsibility and replace it with one self-care need Check out episode 1 of the Good, Better, Betterness podcast out now on ⁠Spotify⁠⁠, Google Podcast, ⁠Audibe, Amazon Music and ⁠YouTube⁠ Links mentioned in this episode BetternessBox Subscription: https://betternessbox.com/collections/shop-betternessbox/products/subscribe-save BetternessBox Website: https://betternessbox.com/ BetternessBox Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@betternessbox BetternessBox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betternessbox/ Skin Research Stretchmarks Cream: https://us.skinchemists.com/products/skin-research-stretch-marks Guest/Hosts Social Media Info Kala Garner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekglifestyle/ Denise Gilmore-McPherson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dgilmcphee/