Balanced Black Girl

Balanced Black Girl

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.

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Our Editor's Take

The Balanced Black Girl podcast has a holistic approach to life. According to its philosophy, one must consider every aspect to improve well-being. They must work on the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual daily. That sort of transformation requires a lot of effort, so the podcast is here to assist. It hopes to help its listeners develop healthy habits while also exploring the barriers to entry.

The podcast host Les Alfred started her blog, The Balanced Berry, in 2014. Back then, she used it as a creative outlet. It was a place for her to share healthy recipes and workouts. She also used it to stay connected with her past personal training clients. Over the years, the blog grew and became a wellness brand. Something about it never felt right for Alfred. The majority of the well-being industry was white, tall, and skinny, and that wasn't who she was. Trying to fit in made her lose her identity. So, around 2018, Alfred decided to rebrand. That rebranding coincided with a podcast dedicated to people like her. It was for people who didn't see themselves in the mainstream wellness space.

Balanced Black Girl offers a combination of listeners' questions and interviews with experts. Alfred invites wellness specialists, advocates, allies, fitness professionals, and anyone in between. In one episode, Alfred interviews a career expert to discuss imposter syndrome. In another, she talks to a scholar to explore solutions for food inequality. Other topics include dismantling colorism and coping mechanisms. She also discusses optimizing the menstrual cycle and preserving the Black legacy.

Every discussion on the Balanced Black Girl podcast is candid and vulnerable. It seeks to be informative as well as relatable. Alfred wishes to provide a voice to women of color and allies in the wellness realm. She wants them to feel heard, represented, and comforted in every stage of their lives.

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Episodes

Welcome to the Group Chat with Sequoia Holmes and Kimberly Hill
5d ago
Welcome to the Group Chat with Sequoia Holmes and Kimberly Hill
Turn your notifications on– the group chat is open!This week Les and her besties, Sequoia Holmes and Kimberly Hill, get together the for the ultimate kiki. From their most embarrassing social media moments to their favorite celebrity crushes, the girls round up commentary on womanhood, relationships, lifestyles, and habits they’re loving and leaving out in 2024!Together, the girls revisit how they first met, share new business ideas, and reveal the keys to lasting friendship in your 20s and 30s.ResourcesFollow Sequoia on Instagram @sequoiabholmesListen to Sequoia’s podcast “Black People Love Paramore”Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlyhill_Buy Kimberly’s Tome CandlesHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Alo Moves | Alo Moves is an all-in-one self-care platform with everything from workout classes, to skincare tutorials. Visit alomoves.com and use the code BALANCED for 30 days free.Happy Mammoth | Support your hormone health with Happy Mammoth’s EstroControl supplement. For a limited time, you can get 15% OFF your entire first order at happymammoth.com just use code BALANCED at checkout.Quince | Get quiet luxury on a budget with Quince. Quince is my favorite site for high-quality, affordable clothing and home items. Go to quince.com/balancedles for free shipping and 365-day returns.Notion | Notion is my go-to app for managing my work and life admin, and now that it’s powered with AI, it saves me so much time and keeps me organized. Visit notion.com/balanced to try Notion for free.Rocket Money | Want to get ahold of your finances in 2024? Rocket Money is here to help. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and track your financial goals with Rocket Money. Visit rocketmoney.com/balancedles to give it a try.Shopify | Shopify is the internet’s favorite e-commerce platform for a reason. Grow your online business and manage orders with Shopify. Visit shopify.com/balancedblackgirl for a $1 per month trial.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How I Became A Full-Time Podcaster [BONUS]
Feb 16 2024
How I Became A Full-Time Podcaster [BONUS]
A few months ago, I put in my two weeks notice at my tech job to pursue working on this podcast full-time.In today’s special bonus episode, I’m sharing what my career trajectory looked like up until that point, all that went into the decision to make the leap, and what’s next.Mentioned in this episode:Episode 213: Time to Enter Your Successful EraEpisode 207: The Truth About Working Towards Your Dream Career with Blake NewbyEpisode 201: Nicole Walters on Redefining Success, Creating the Life You Want, and Finding Love After DivorceSponsors:NPR | Black Stories, Black Truths is a celebration of Blackness from NPR. In the Black Stories, Black Truths collection you’ll hear: stories of joy, resilience, empowerment, and creating world-shifting things out of struggle. Listen now to Black Stories, Black Truths from NPR— wherever you get your podcasts.Fatty15 | Fatty 15 is on a mission to replenish your C15 levels and restore your long-term health. You can get an additional 15% OFF of your 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty.com/BALANCEDLES and using code BALANCEDLES at checkout.Happy Mammoth | Support your hormone health with Happy Mammoth’s EstroControl supplement. For a limited time, you can get 15% OFF your entire first order at happymammoth.com just use code BALANCED at checkout.DIME Beauty | DIME Beauty is a clean, high-end skincare that is affordable—AND, it really works. Love your skin again! Go to dimebeauty.com to unlock your discount. Dime Beauty– clean, affordable, luxurious skincare!Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How to Strengthen Your Friendships, Make New Friends, and Navigate Friendship Changes with Danielle Bayard Jackson
Feb 13 2024
How to Strengthen Your Friendships, Make New Friends, and Navigate Friendship Changes with Danielle Bayard Jackson
As we get older, it feels like opportunities to make friends diminish. Even finding the time to maintain the friendships we already have can feel more challenging.Between busy schedules, demanding jobs, family obligations and other responsibilities, we are left with little time for socializing, wondering how to be closer to those who make us feel like home.In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with female friendship coach and educator, Danielle Bayard Jackson for tangible tips on how to overcome these challenges to spice up your social life, make new friends, and embrace the ebs and flows of friendship for years to come!We also talk about…The surprising connection between friendship and our long-term health.How to navigate friendships through different seasons of life.Types of friendships and how to find the aligned friends you needWhy friendship breakups feel so devastating, and how to copeHow to leverage technology to make new friendsHow to create friendship rituals and stay connected even when you have limited capacityIdentifying what friendship success looks like for youResources:Follow Danielle on TikTok @thefriendshipexpertFollow Danielle on Instagram @daniellebayardjacksonPre-order Danielle’s new book “Fighting for Our Friendships: The Science and Art of Conflict and Connection in Women's Relationships” Out May 7th, 2024Listen to Danielle’s podcast Friend ForwardFor more friendship advice and coaching visit Danielle’s website: betterfemalefriendships.comFollow @BumbleForFriends on InstagramDownload the Bumble For Friends appHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirl Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors: Notion | Notion combines your notes, docs, and projects into one space that’s simple and beautifully designed. Now that it’s powered by AI, it’s not only keeping you organized but it’s making your work that much easier. Try Notion for free when you go to notion.com/balancedBite Toothpaste | Bite toothpaste tablets are made with clean ingredients that are super effective. Bite is offering our listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/BALANCEDLES or use the code BALANCEDLES at checkout to claim this deal.Nutrafol | Nutrafol is the number one dermatologist-recommended hair growth supplement, with over 1 million people seeing thicker, stronger, faster-growing hair with less shedding. Go to nurtafol.com/BALANCEDLES and use promo code BALANCEDLES for discount.LMNT | LMNT is a zero sugar electrolyte drink mix with a research-backed ratio of electrolytes. To try it out go to drinkLMNT.com/balancedles to receive a free LMNT sample pack with any order.Foria | Experience your juiciest and deepest sensual experience with a bottle of Foria. Get 20% OFF your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/BALANCED or use the code BALANCED at checkout.Prose | Custom, made to order haircare with Prose is the key to achieving all your hair goals this. year. Take your free in depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order today PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that! Go to prose.com/balancedles for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Starting A Business & Building with Your Friends with Justine and Natasha of 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose
Feb 6 2024
Starting A Business & Building with Your Friends with Justine and Natasha of 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose
We've all been there. Late one night you and your friend come up with a business idea that will change the world. But is it actually a good idea to start a business with a friend?Today, I’m sitting down with Justine and Natasha, co-hosts of the 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose podcast for an exciting conversation on how to start a business, keep friendship sacred, and collab creatively with your closest friends.Justine and Natasha have been best friends since high school and turned their love of reality TV into a fun, engaging platform over the past few years. But there’s always a flip side to running a business with your friend...From creative differences to making time for girl dinner, these two share how their friendship has changed since their 20s and how their relationship as business partners has improved for the better with the help of effort and communication.We Also Talk About…Hanging onto friendships that no longer bring you joyTurning mundane parts of your friendship into points of connectionHow to keep business and friendship separateHow to hold space for your individual aspirations while in a business relationshipResources:Listen to the 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose podcastSubscribe to 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose on PatreonFollow 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose on Instagram @2blackgirls1roseListen to the “Intimacy in Friendships: Having Healthier Friendships and Making Friends As An Adult with Dr. Marisa Franco” episodeHave a question you want answered in an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirl Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors: Branch Basics | Their Premium Starter Kit will provide you with everything you need to replace all of your toxic cleaning products in your home! Save 15% OFF on your Starter Kit or their new Hand Soap when you use code balancedblackgirl at www.branchbasics.comRitual | Ritual Synbiotic+ is my go-to gut health supplement complete with prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic to provide balanced gut support. Get 20% OFF of your first month for a limited time at ritual.com/BALANCEDThrive Market | Thrive Market is the go-to for affordable healthy grocery and household essentials, and the convenience of getting everything online then quickly shipped to your doorstep is a huge time saver! Go to ThriveMarket.com/balancedles for 30% off your first order and get a FREE $60 gift!Cora | Cora makes comfortable, reliable period care products with clean ingredients. When you order online with code Cora.Life/BALANCEDLES you’ll get 20% OFF all Cora products!IQBAR | Refuel smarter in 2024 with IQ BAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack with 7 IQ BARs, 4 IQ MIX sticks, and 4 IQ JOE sticks. Get 20% OFF all IQ BAR products, plus get FREE shipping by texting GIRL to 64000. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ask Les: Successful Era Questions
Jan 30 2024
Ask Les: Successful Era Questions
We kicked the year off discussing what it means to have success in your career, creative endeavors, dating life, and money habits. Today the conversation around what success looks like in other areas of your life continues!This week I’m answering all your questions on how to navigate your own successful era and ways you can fine-tune your habits and routines to get closer to what you want this year.Have a question you want answered in an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirl Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors: [Heineken 0.0](https://shop.heineken.com/link/17019825786838b8dc626/abd59ad7-713b-40af-175f-1ec5aa190128?) | Heineken 0.0 is an alcohol-free option to the original Heineken you love. 100% taste, zero point zero alcohol, only 69 calories! Click [here](https://shop.heineken.com/link/17019825786838b8dc626/abd59ad7-713b-40af-175f-1ec5aa190128?) to buy now. Must be 21 to purchase.NUULY | Nuuly is a subscription based clothing rental service that’s all about helping you have fun + get creative with your style. Nuuly is a great value at $98 a month for nay 6 styles, but right now you can get $20 OFF your first month of Nuuly when you sign up with code BALANCEDLES20LMNT | LMNT helps anyone stay hydrated— without sugar and other dodgy ingredients found in popular electrolyte and sports drinks. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/BalancedLes to receive a FREE LMNT sample pack with any order.Notion | Notion combines your notes, docs, and projects into one space that’s simple and beautifully designed. Try Notion for FREE when you go to notion.com/balancedRocket Money | Rocket Money is a personal finance app that finds and cancels your unwanted subscriptions, monitors your spending, and helps lower your bills. Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/balancedlesEarth Breeze | Earth Breeze fights everyday stains and odors, giving you an amazing clean every time! Go to EarthBreeze.com/balancedles for 40% OFF your subscription!Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How to Get Your Money Together in Your 20s and 30s with Caitlyn Kumi
Jan 23 2024
How to Get Your Money Together in Your 20s and 30s with Caitlyn Kumi
Knowing how to manage your money is one of the most valuable skills you can have, and the start of the year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your finances.In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Caitlyn Kumi, founder of Miss EmpowHer, for tips on how to manage your money, invest for the future, and create financial habits that feel less overwhelming and more aligned with your goals.We also talk about…Navigating your early career and how to manage a salary for the first timeMonthly budgeting routines and types of bank accounts you can create for yourselfHow to get started with investingHow to manage your retirement fundCreating the financial life of your dreamsResourcesFollow Caitlyn on Tiktok @caitlynkumiFollow Caitlyn on Instagram @caitlynkumiFollow Caitlyn on LinkedInFollow and subscribe to @missempowher for virtual events, newsletters, and more!Apply to the Miss EmpowHer remote internship hereRead Caitlyn’s e-book: “Hot Girls Don’t Gatekeep: A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Your Personal Finances”Read “The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness”Have a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Heineken 0.0 | Heineken 0.0 is an alcohol-free option to the original Heineken you love. 100% taste, zero point zero alcohol, only 69 calories! Click here to buy now. Must be 21 to purchase.Alo Moves | No matter your path, it’s time to make a move with Alo Moves. Get a 30-day free Alo Moves subscription by going to alomoves.com and use code BALANCED. That’seHarmony | Get started with their compatibility quiz for free, so you can find someone you can be yourself with.NUULY | Nuuly is a subscription based clothing rental service that’s all about helping you have fun + get creative with your style. Nuuly is a great value at $98 a month for nay 6 styles, but right now you can get $20 OFF your first month of Nuuly when you sign up with code BALANCEDLES20Nutrafol | Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering $10 OFF your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to nutrafol.com and enter promo code BALANCEDLESIQBAR | Refuel smarter in 2024 with IQ BAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack with 7 IQ BARs, 4 IQ MIX sticks, and 4 IQ JOE sticks. Get 20% OFF all IQ BAR products, plus get FREE shipping by texting GIRL to 6400. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for detailsPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How to Have Your Best Dating Experience Ever with Damona Hoffman
Jan 16 2024
How to Have Your Best Dating Experience Ever with Damona Hoffman
Over the past few years, dating has gotten a bad reputation. But whether we love it, or hate it, relationships are a big part of life, and dating is how we get there, so let’s reclaim it and make our experiences positive.Today, we’re welcoming back celebrity dating coach and host of the award-winning podcast, Dates & Mates, Damona Hoffman, for an in-depth conversation on how to rewrite your narrative around finding love.We also talk about…How to overcome dating burnoutDiscovering your pillars for long term compatibilityStrategies for having a more positive experience using dating appsWhat it means to date with clarityHow to never get stuck in another situationship againKey ways to embrace being singleResourcesFollow Damona on Instagram @damonahoffmanListen to Damona’s podcast, ‘Dates and Mates’Get a copy of Damona’s new book: F the Fairy Tale: Rewrite the Dating Myths and Live Your Own Love StoryHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Sponsors:Elastique Athletics | Elastique is self-care you can wear offering activewear sets with world-class compression and lymphatic massage. Use code BALANCEDLES for 20% OFF your first order.[Heineken 0.0](https://shop.heineken.com/link/17019825786838b8dc626/abd59ad7-713b-40af-175f-1ec5aa190128?) | An alcohol-free option to the original Heineken you love. Must be 21+ to purchase.eHarmony | Get started with their compatibility quiz for FREE, so you can find someone you can be yourself with.Bite Toothpaste | Looking to get rid of plastic in your self-care routine? Try Bite. Bite is offering 20% OFF your first order. Go to trybite.com/BALANCEDLES or use code BALANCEDLES at checkout to claim this deal.Cora | Cora tampons, pads, and liners are made from 100% organic cotton. Go to cora.com/BALANCEDLES for 20% OFF all products!NUULY | Upgrade your wardrobe by subscribing to Nuuly. Nuuly is a great value at $98 for any 6 styles, but right now you can get $20 off your first month when you sign up visit Nuuly.com and use the code BALANCEDLES20.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesProduced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Being the Blueprint and Finding Your Creative Path with Brooke DeVard
Jan 9 2024
Being the Blueprint and Finding Your Creative Path with Brooke DeVard
Have you ever been imitated? Or had your ideas shared by someone else? Have you felt like you’re the first person to blaze the path your on? If so, you are the blueprint and it’s time to embrace it.In today’s episode, I’m deep diving with host and creator of Naked Beauty, Brooke DeVard, on how we can start creating our own seats at the table (or better yet– make our own tables!)Together, we discuss navigating double standards, overcoming criticism as content creators, and setting the standard for our lives, one pivot at a time.We also talk about…Every Stylish Girl’s Sip N’ Slay Event in LABrooke’s experience leaving corporate to pursue entrepreneurship and content creation full-timeBeing copied online and how to get credit for your ideasTips on how to connect with people through your brandAdvice for starting a podcastInfluencer values and goal settingResourcesFollow Brooke on Instagram @brookedevardFollow Brooke on Tiktok @brookedevardListen to Brooke’s podcast Naked BeautyFollow @nakedbeautyplanetListen to Brooke’s live podcast at Sip N Slay hereHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsorsBranch Basics | Save 15% on your Starter Kit or their new Hand Soap when you use code balancedblackgirl at www.branchbasics.comRitual | There’s no more shame in your gut game. Synbiotic+ and Ritual are here to celebrate, not hide, your insides. Get 40% OFF your first month for a limited time at ritual.com/BALANCED (Offer ends Jan 31, 2024)Heineken 0.0 | An alcohol-free option to the original Heineken you love and only 69 calories! Must be 21+ to purchase. eHarmony | Get started with their compatibility quiz for FREE, so you can find someone you can be yourself with.LMNT | Go to DrinkLMNT.com/BalancedLes to recieve a FREE LMNT sample pack with any order.Notion | Try Notion for FREE when you go to notion.com/balancedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Time to Enter Your Successful Era
Jan 2 2024
Time to Enter Your Successful Era
Calling all the girlies who want to level up this year– you have been officially summoned. It’s time to enter into your successful era!The successful era is all about recommitting to the habits, routines, and lifestyles that make you feel happy, healthy, thriving, and most importantly, like the best version of you!From wellness to finances, I’m helping you map out your year of success and make growth your new best friend.I also talk about…How to create your own definition of successKey ways to maintain successThe relationship between success and consumerismPersonal branding and living up to your fullest potentialNot focusing on goals, but on the attributes you haveResourcesListen to my episode with Jodie Taylor called “The Ultimate Glow Up: How to Level Up in Your Career and Life”Listen to my episode with Dr. Marisa Franco called "Intimacy in Friendships: Having Healthier Friendships and Making Friends As An Adult”Read “Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--and Keep--Friends” by Dr. Marisa FrancoRead “Reach Out**:** The Simple Strategy You Need to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence” by Molly BeckDownload the Copilot app to track your financesWatch The Wealth Planner with Katie hereHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.What are you focusing on in your successful era? Leave a comment under my latest Instagram post!Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsorsOpen | Get 30 days of free meditation, breathwork, and movement classes with Open. Visit www.withopen.com/balancedlesElastique Athletics offers self-care you can wear. Visit elastique.co and use code “BALANCEDLES” for 20% off your first order.Thrive Market offers affordable healthy grocery items and supplements at the best prices. Visit thrivemarket.com/balancedles for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Didn’t Reach My Goals– Now What?
Dec 26 2023
I Didn’t Reach My Goals– Now What?
I failed at every single thing I set out to accomplish this year. I didn’t reach not one goal– but guess what? That’s perfectly okay!Today, we’re reflecting on the year we had, setting new goals, and discussing what it means to put a “why” next to everything you want to achieve in order to set yourself up for success!We also talk about…Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up over what you did or didn’t achieveSetting goals out of vanity versus meaningMulti-year goals and habitsThe journey and destination of our goalsDay-to-day routines and what feels good (not the achievement itself)Resources:Have a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here. Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsorsNotion | Notion is my favorite app for managing my docs, projects, business, and life and now with Notion AI, it’s even more powerful. Visit notion.com/balanced to try Notion AI for free.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Astrology of 2024: Major Themes and Lessons for the Year with Tamerri Ater
Dec 19 2023
Astrology of 2024: Major Themes and Lessons for the Year with Tamerri Ater
Have you ever wondered how you can use astrology to manifest your dream career, relationship or money goals?Certified Astrologer and founder of Gift of the Nile Wellness Tamerri Ater, joins me for a conversation on how to live out all aspects of your chart including tapping into your perfection years, discovering what you were born to do, getting through your Saturn Return, and using your big three to maneuver the world.We also talk about…What the different areas of your birth chart meanLove and marriage compatibility (and why it goes deeper than your sun sign)Process and the evolution of selfResources:Follow Tamerri on Instagram @afrofashionistaVisit astrofashionista.com to book an astrology reading with Tamerri!Order spiritual wellness products rooted in Egyptian Ritual at giftofthenile.comGet your FREE birth chart hereHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsorsGreen Chef | Go to greenchef.com/60balanced and use code 60BALANCED to get 60% OFF plus 20% OFF for your next two months!Bite | Bite Toothpaste Bits are a convenient way to take your toothpaste on the go. Visit trybite.com/balancedles for 20% off your first order. Nutrafol | Get thicker, healthier hair with Nutrafol. Visit nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BALANCEDLES for $10 off your first month.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Overcoming Scarcity Mindset and Knowing When to Pivot with Zuri Adele
Dec 12 2023
Overcoming Scarcity Mindset and Knowing When to Pivot with Zuri Adele
Having a scarcity mindset can take an emotional toll on your day-to-day life, and even worse, it can get in the way of you being your most abundant self.Today, I’m welcoming back activist, actor, and wellness coach, Zuri Adele, for a much-needed conversation on how we can show up more presently in our lives through mindfulness, intentionality, creativity, and most importantly, how we can learn to kick any feelings of lack or insufficiency to the curb!We also talk about…Being unpresent in your 20sHolding on versus surrenderingPreparation for new opportunities and trusting your instinctsHoning in on your creative power and rising above “the machine”Resources:Follow Zuri on Instagram @zuriadeleListen to Zuri’s last episode on BBG called “Intentional Friendships, Setting Healthy Boundaries, and Life-Changing Healthy Habits”Donate to The Zuri Adele Scholarship Fund for HBCU alumniLearn more about human design types hereKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsorsDose | If you want to give Dose a shot and invest in your health, get 15% OFF your first order, plus an additional 15% OFF if you subscribe for a monthly delivery! That’s 30% OFF your first order! Go to dailydose.co/BALANCEDLES and use code BALANCEDLESOpen | If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days FREE of Open by visiting withopen.com/BALANCEDLESElastique | Finally, there is a wellness tool that you can actually wear! Visit www.elastique.co and use code BALANCEDLES for 20% OFF your first purchaseShopify | Sign up for $1 per month trial at shopify.com/balancedblackgirlPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How to Find and Live In Your Purpose with Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins
Dec 5 2023
How to Find and Live In Your Purpose with Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins
Purpose: what is it? How do we find it? Can it change over time? That’s what we’re exploring in this episode. I’m excited to sit down and chat about purpose with this week’s guest Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins. Ashley is an actor and the host of the Trials to Triumphs podcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also known for her iconic role as Joelle Brooks in Netflix's Dear White People. Whether you feel firmly rooted in your purpose, or are still discovering what that means for you, you’ll walk away from this episode feeling inspired to follow your unique aligned path. We Also Talk About…Why your purpose may not be just one thingThe difference between purpose and assignmentHow to change course to better align with your purposeWhy it’s important to acknowledge your trials and triumphsResources:Listen to Ashley’s podcast Trials to TriumphsFollow Ashley on Instagram @ashleyblaineListen to Ashley’s interview on Michelle William’s podcastHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Quince | Get affordable luxury with Quince! Go to quince.com/BALANCEDLES for free shipping and 365 day returns.Ritual | Support your gut heal with Ritual Synbiotic+. Visit ritual.com/BALANCED to get 30% off your first month.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ask Les: Getting Back with An Ex, Making New Friends, Feeling Lost in Your 20s
Nov 28 2023
Ask Les: Getting Back with An Ex, Making New Friends, Feeling Lost in Your 20s
This week I’m kicking things off with a life update before going into big sister mode and answering your questions on how to navigate exes coming back, finding the right friend group, your most wanted advice on how to get through your 20s, and more.Have a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.I also talk about…My Weekly R.E.P.O.R.T and life updatesResourcesListen to How to Get Unstuck: My 25 by 25 Case Study episodeListen to Intimacy In Friendships: Having Healthier Friendships and Making Friends As An Adult episodeRead Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need to Expand Your Network and Increase Your InfluenceRead Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--and Keep--Friends by Dr. Marisa FrancoRead Songs of Irie by Asha BromfieldRead The Neighbor Favor by Kristina ForestDownload the Alive App for workout programs and moreShop all my beauty favorites hereNeed holiday gift ideas? Check out my 2023 holiday gift guideKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/balancedOpen | Need a daily routine? Get 30 days FREE withopen.com/BALANCEDLES Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It’s Expensive to Dream: The Truth About Working Towards Your Dream Career with Blake Newby
Nov 21 2023
It’s Expensive to Dream: The Truth About Working Towards Your Dream Career with Blake Newby
Dreams are beautiful because they fuel our creativity, give us purpose, and sometimes, they even come true.Today I have the honor of chatting with content creator and former beauty & style editor for Essence Magazine, Blake Newby on pivoting in your career, taking advantage of where you are, and how to lean on your support system in order to reach your goals.We Also Talk About…Blake’s transition from being a corporate beauty editor to venture scout and full time content creatorBetting on yourselfEmbracing uncertaintyManaging anxiety before it derails youResources:Follow Blake on Instagram @blakelawrenFollow Blake on Tiktok @blakenewby_Have a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Joi Wellness | If you’re looking to take ownership of your health and feel your best, Joi is giving you 20% off any labs. Go to choosejoi.co/BALANCEDLESGreen Chef | For Green Chef’s best deal of the year, get $250 off with code BALANCED250. Go to greenchef.com/BALANCED250Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The SECRET to Choosing Yourself with Eni Popoola
Nov 14 2023
The SECRET to Choosing Yourself with Eni Popoola
If you don’t choose you, who will? From overcoming people pleasing to making uncomfortable decisions, to setting boundaries, choosing yourself can come in so many different forms.Today I’m sitting down with content creator and attorney, Eni Popoola @enigivensunday, on how to listen to your gut, practice boundaries as a content creator, and put yourself first no matter what season of life you’re in.We Also Talk About…Eni’s experience leaving big law to pursue content creation full-timeEntrepreneurship and making content around your workWhat it’s like dating as a content creatorSolo date and travel ideasFinding joy in the small things (like putting together an outfit or spotting vanilla bean at the grocery store!)Resources:Follow Eni on Tiktok @enigivensundayFollow Eni on Instagram @enigivensundaySubscribe to Eni’s NewsletterHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Dose Daily | Get 15% off your first order, plus an additional 15% off if you subscribe for a monthly delivery! That’s 30% OFF! Go to dosedaily.co/BALANCEDLES and use code BALANCEDLES. Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/balancedPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Leaving The U.S., Conscious Spending, and Moving Through Faith with Monique Melton
Oct 24 2023
Leaving The U.S., Conscious Spending, and Moving Through Faith with Monique Melton
Have you ever thought about living somewhere permanently after a vacation? I’ve been curious about the process, however, the idea of moving permanently to another country has always sounded intimidating to me. In today's episode, I’m sitting down with my friend, Monique Melton– educator, author, podcast host, and expat currently living in Spain.Monique is sharing her thoughts on becoming an expat, living outside the U.S. as a Black American, and relocating her family to experience new cultures.We also talk about:Opening yourself up to cultures and lifestyles that aren’t your ownConsumerism and living with lessMonique’s experiences leaving the church and her relationship with faith ever sinceAsking people for help– in work, relationships, future plans, and moreResources:The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less by Christine PlattOff The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura VanderkamListen to Monique’s podcastFollow Monique on Instagram @moemotivateKeep in touch with Les:Follow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Joi | If you’re looking to take ownership of your health, Joi is offering 20% off of lab tests. Go to choosejoi.com/BALANCEDLES to browse their list of comprehensive labs.Quince | Get affordable luxury with Quince! Go to quince.com/BALANCEDLES for free shipping and 365 day returns.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.