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 from Black women wellness experts.


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How to Invest, Why Women Need Financial Wellness, and Managing Money in Relationships with Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
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How to Invest, Why Women Need Financial Wellness, and Managing Money in Relationships with Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
Do you include financial well-being in your wellness plan? If not, today’s episode will inspire you to get started.Financial wellness is critical for women. When we have our own resources and are able to navigate our own finances, we can have healthier families and relationships. Today’s guest, Bola Sokunbi is a certified financial educator and champion of financial wellness for women.Bola is a finance expert, bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Clever Girl Finance, a financial education platform and community for women empowering them to achieve financial wellness and live life on their own terms.Listen to this episode for practical tips on improving financial wellness, how to manage finances with your partner, and how to start investing.We Also Talk About…How Bola saved $100,000 in her early twenties as a single woman.Rewriting your financial story.How to approach money management with your partner.Why financial wellness is critical for women.Initial steps we can take to start investing.What index funds are, and how to invest in them.The power of compound interest, and how compound interest can help build wealth.Resources:Interested in going on a Balanced Black Girl retreat? Take our survey!Visit the Clever Girl Finance website for courses, financial education resources, and community.Check out Bola’s book Choosing to Prosper: Triumphing Over Adversity, Breaking Out of Comfort Zones, Achieving Your Life and Money DreamsClever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money and Build Real WealthClever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your MoneyClever Girl Finance: The Side Hustle Guide: Build a Successful Side Hustle and Increase Your IncomeSponsor:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first order.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
How to Invest, Why Women Need Financial Wellness, and Managing Money in Relationships with Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
Today
How to Invest, Why Women Need Financial Wellness, and Managing Money in Relationships with Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
Do you include financial well-being in your wellness plan? If not, today’s episode will inspire you to get started.Financial wellness is critical for women. When we have our own resources and are able to navigate our own finances, we can have healthier families and relationships. Today’s guest, Bola Sokunbi is a certified financial educator and champion of financial wellness for women.Bola is a finance expert, bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Clever Girl Finance, a financial education platform and community for women empowering them to achieve financial wellness and live life on their own terms.Listen to this episode for practical tips on improving financial wellness, how to manage finances with your partner, and how to start investing.We Also Talk About…How Bola saved $100,000 in her early twenties as a single woman.Rewriting your financial story.How to approach money management with your partner.Why financial wellness is critical for women.Initial steps we can take to start investing.What index funds are, and how to invest in them.The power of compound interest, and how compound interest can help build wealth.Resources:Interested in going on a Balanced Black Girl retreat? Take our survey!Visit the Clever Girl Finance website for courses, financial education resources, and community.Check out Bola’s book Choosing to Prosper: Triumphing Over Adversity, Breaking Out of Comfort Zones, Achieving Your Life and Money DreamsClever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money and Build Real WealthClever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your MoneyClever Girl Finance: The Side Hustle Guide: Build a Successful Side Hustle and Increase Your IncomeSponsor:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first order.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Having a Healthy Money Mindset and Becoming Recession-Proof with Chioma Njoku
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Having a Healthy Money Mindset and Becoming Recession-Proof with Chioma Njoku
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of the messaging around money on social media and in the news? There are countless things vying for your attention and resources, and having a healthy money mindset is more important than ever.In this episode we’re talking to Chioma Njoku, the owner and Chief Mindful Operator at the Mindful Bookkeeper as well as the host of the Cheers to Your Prosperity podcast. Through her work as an accountant and financial coach, she helps coaches, consultants, and small business owners keep more of their hard-earned money without sacrificing the things that make life enjoyable.Listen to this episode to understand the building blocks of having a healthier relationship with money, and to learn how to overcome past financial mistakes.We Also Talk About…Popular messaging around money on social media that can keep us broke.Understanding money mindset.Common mistakes people make when it comes to manifesting money.How the Profit First method can support your personal and business finances.Recession-proofing our businesses and finances.How to overcome being “woke but broke.”Resources (contains affiliate links):Listen to Chioma’s podcast “Cheers to Your Prosperity”Cheers to Your Prosperity Episode 5: How Money Mindset Keeps You BrokeVisit Chioma’s website to learn more about her servicesProfit First by Mike MichalowiczSponsor:Skillshare | Check out the amazing courses and community on Skillshare to launch your next business or fine-tune your new hobby. Visiting skillshare.com/balanced for one month free.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
How to Create and Stick to a Budget, Pay off Debt, and Reach Your Financial Goals with Dyana King
Sep 13 2022
How to Create and Stick to a Budget, Pay off Debt, and Reach Your Financial Goals with Dyana King
Have you ever struggled to create and stick to a budget? If so, you aren’t alone. Budgeting, paying off debt, and reaching financial goals can be challenging especially when they aren’t approached the right way.Today’s guest, Dyana King shares a life-changing approach to personal finance that is realistic and supportive. Dyana is the founder of Money Boss Mama, a personal finance company that helps single moms improve their money habits so they can pay off debt and build their savings. After stumbling into the personal finance world, Dyana has paid off $35,000 of debt to become debt-free on a moderate income and is now on a mission to help other single women do the same.Tune in to learn about the necessary habits to creating a sense of financial wellness, and why directing where your money should go can have a bigger impact than how much you’re bringing in.We Also Talk About…How to make saving money a habit.Creating a budget without deprivation.Strategies for paying off debt.How to talk to kids about money.Ways worthiness and self-sabotage impact budgeting.Resources:Follow Dyana on Instagram @moneybossmamaJoin Dyana’s 7-Day Spending ChallengeSubscribe to Dyana's YouTube channelFollow Dyana on TikTok @moneybossmamaFollow Dyana on Twitter @moneybossmamaDownload our budget template for NotionSponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.AG1 by Athletic Greens | This episode is sponsored by AG1 by Athletic Greens. Visit athleticgreens.com/balanced and get five free travel packs and a free year-long supply of Vitamin D with your subscription.Skillshare | Check out the amazing courses and community on Skillshare to launch your next business or fine-tune your new hobby. Visiting skillshare.com/balanced for one month free.Check out Good Moms, Bad Choices on tour from September 22-October 1. Get your tickets here.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Time Abundance: Why Your Time Is More Valuable Than Money
Sep 6 2022
Time Abundance: Why Your Time Is More Valuable Than Money
What is your most valuable asset? Chances are, it’s your time. Many people treat time as a scarce resource — something it feels like we never have enough of. But what would happen if we looked at time from a place of abundance?We’re kicking off our Money and Abundance series by exploring the idea of time abundance. Instead of viewing time as a race against the clock, we’re aiming to look at time as a valuable asset that we can allocate, invest, and spend in ways that align with our values.I also talk about…Why time is more valuable than money.The ways our time and money intersect.What time abundance is and how we can be more abundant with our time?Strategies for managing our time to create more space to focus on what matters to us.Resources (contains affiliate links):Psychology Today: What is Time Abundance?Download our Time Audit Worksheet to track your time and create time abundance.Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver BurkemanSponsors:AG1 by Athletic Greens | This episode is sponsored by AG1 by Athletic Greens. Visit athleticgreens.com/balanced and get five free travel packs and a free year-long supply of Vitamin D with your subscription.Skillshare | Check out the amazing courses and community on Skillshare to launch your next business or fine-tune your new hobby. Visiting skillshare.com/balanced for one month free.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: Cycle Syncing: How to Optimize Your Menstrual Cycle with Berrion Berry
Aug 30 2022
REWIND: Cycle Syncing: How to Optimize Your Menstrual Cycle with Berrion Berry
Have you ever wondered how your menstrual cycle affects your work, relationships, and overall balance in your life?In our final rewind episode of the summer, our guest is Berrion Berry. Berrion is a Menstrual Health Educator, Integrative Health Practitioner, and the founder of Optimize Your Flo. Part of her mission is to teach others how to master their menstrual cycles one period at a time.As the founder of Optimize Your Flo, Berri focuses specifically on teaching those who identify as female entrepreneurs or modern women, how to have better periods and healthier hormones, through online menstrual health education.From hormone balancing to cycle syncing, to mood enhancement and self-healing, Berri covers it all and is excited to help you have your best period yet.We Also Talk About…Understanding the four phases of your menstrual cycle.How to align your work with your menstrual cycle.Improving your relationship with your period.Understanding the best way to adjust your diet and exercise routine throughout your menstrual cycle.Why authenticity is a key component of balance.Resources:Check out Optimize Your FloListen to Berrion’s podcast, Optimize Your FloFollow Berrion on Instagram @berrionlberry and @optimizeyourfloSponsor:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/**BALANCED.**AG1 by Athletic Greens | This episode is sponsored by AG1 by Athletic Greens. Visit athleticgreens.com/balanced and get five free travel packs and a free year-long supply of Vitamin D with your subscription.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Nedra Glover Tawwab
Aug 23 2022
REWIND: How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Nedra Glover Tawwab
Do you struggle with setting healthy boundaries with family and friends? How do you navigate challenging situations?In today’s rewind episode we’re talking to boundaries expert Nedra Glover Tawwab. Nedra is diving deep into the importance of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries and how to navigate shifting your boundaries as we move through this new normal.Nedra is a licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 12 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling.Every day she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others.You don’t want to miss this episode because Nedra isn’t holding anything back. She dives deep into family dynamics, navigating the boundaries within ourselves, and why it’s necessary to use our voice and ask for what we want.In this episode, we talk about…The foundation of setting and maintaining healthy boundariesWays to shift your boundaries when challenges ariseNavigating boundaries in family relationshipsEmpowering other people in the relationshipUsing your voice to stand in your powerResources:Order Nedra’s book Set Boundaries, Find PeaceGet the Set Boundaries, Find Peace WorkbookFollow Nedra on Instagram @nedratawaabCheck out Nedra’s Website: by Athletic Greens | This episode is sponsored by AG1 by Athletic Greens. Visit athleticgreens.com/balanced and get five free travel packs and a free year-long supply of Vitamin D with your subscription.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: Creating A Walking Habit, Physical & Mental Benefits of Walking
Aug 16 2022
REWIND: Creating A Walking Habit, Physical & Mental Benefits of Walking
A simple walk can be an incredible tool for healing. In this week’s rewind episode, I’m resharing one of our most popular episodes all about the incredible mental, physical, and emotional benefits of walking.Tune in to not only be inspired to move your body, but also to learn how to explore that why and define the intentions that serve your goals and desires. And remember, tag us if you go on that walk. Let's create a #BalancedBlackGirlWalks movement. 👟I also talk about…Using movement as a tool for greater clarity.Simple ways to be less sedentary.The scientific benefits of walking.Setting intentions and taking action.Resources:Find a GirlTrek chapter near youEp 39: Creating A Community Of Black Girl Magic – Balanced Black Girl Podcast LIVEWalking slows progression of Alzheimer'sHow walking benefits the brainWalking can lower risk of heart-related conditions as much as runningStanford study finds walking improves creativitySponsors:AG1 by Athletic Greens | This episode is sponsored by AG1 by Athletic Greens. Visit athleticgreens.com/balanced and get five free travel packs and a free year-long supply of Vitamin D with your subscription.Rap Radar | Tune in to the Rap Radar podcast for hip hop’s most revealing interviews. Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: Reframing the Reset: Redefining Productivity and Creating Systems of Self-Care
Aug 9 2022
REWIND: Reframing the Reset: Redefining Productivity and Creating Systems of Self-Care
Instead of overloading ourselves with endless goals, to-do lists, and self-help, let’s look at what it really takes to use our time wisely and live as our most authentic selves.The hardest part of making a change should be showing up, not making time to do more of the things. So we’ll be reflecting on what our soul actually yearns for and how to make space to simply be. Get ready for lots of reframes, pivots, and thoughtful invitations on becoming who we are becoming.I also talk about…Creating systems instead of goals.Focusing on rituals over routines.Redefining productivity and efficiency.Resources (contains affiliate links):Atomic Habits by James ClearEp 93 - The Power of DisciplineEp 109 - You Don’t Have To Do It All + Watering Your Professional Relationships With Tiffany DufuSponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Wonderful Pistachios | Wonderful Pistachios are a healthy, delicious snack for a busy lifestyle. Visit wonderfulpistachios.com to learn more and find your favorite variety.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: Small Daily Wellness Habits That Make a Big Difference
Aug 2 2022
REWIND: Small Daily Wellness Habits That Make a Big Difference
How do you start your day? How do you end your day? What are a few things that you do daily, weekly, or even monthly to help yourself feel energized, rested, and vibrant?We can move through each day in such a rush that we forget to pause and evaluate the actions we are taking every day. Are they serving us?In today’s episode, I’m talking about habits related to your well-being. I've really been reflecting on some of the habits that have kept me going and also things that I think promote longevity for all of us. The ways that we can continue to pour in and take care as we continue to navigate these challenging situations that we're all facing.I’m taking you behind the scenes of my small daily habits that have made a huge impact on my mindset and the way I show up in the world.Tune in to hear why small habits have a giant impact on you and the people around you.In this episode, I discuss:My daily habits and how they have changed the way I show up.Why doing small things each day can keep you energized and rested.The importance of incorporating small habits into your daily routine.Resources:Download The Reset Journal, our daily self-care journalFollow Balanced Black Girl on Instagram @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow me on Instagram @balancedlesFollow me on TikTok @balancedlesSponsors:Wonderful Pistachios | Wonderful Pistachios are a healthy, delicious snack for a busy lifestyle. Visit wonderfulpistachios.com to learn more and find your favorite variety.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: How to Improve Self- Discipline
Jul 26 2022
REWIND: How to Improve Self- Discipline
Today’s rewind episode is all about approaching discipline in a new way.Have you ever felt like you need more discipline in your life? Have you told yourself you’re not disciplined enough? By reframing our mindset to take the necessary action steps to correct it, we can start to see a positive change in our lives.Tune in to hear why discipline involves reframing your mindset and being intentional about your daily habits.In this episode, I discuss:The importance of redefining discipline for ourselvesThe difference between discipline and punishmentWays to create discipline in our lifeWhy discipline starts with small, intentional habitsResources:Episode 90: Small Daily Habits That Make a Big DifferenceFollow Balanced Black Girl on Instagram @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow me on Instagram @balancedlesFollow me on TikTok @balancedlesSponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Wonderful Pistachios | Wonderful Pistachios are a healthy, delicious snack for a busy lifestyle. Visit wonderfulpistachios.com to learn more and find your favorite variety.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
REWIND: How to Begin Your Healing Journey with Yasmine Cheyenne
Jul 19 2022
REWIND: How to Begin Your Healing Journey with Yasmine Cheyenne
What does it mean to heal? How can you facilitate your own healing journey? How can you continue to keep yourself going? If you're someone who is going on a healing journey you have probably asked yourself similar questions.In today's rewind episode, we're really going to talk about the necessary tools needed to truly heal ourselves and healing in a very practical sense.My guest today is Yasmine Cheyenne. Yasmine is an advocate for mental health and self-healing expert. Yasmine is also known for her transformative teachings around self-healing which she offers through keynote speeches, corporate presentations, and one-on-one coaching. Her instruction has helped thousands of students take control of their financial and physical health by creating boundaries, designing their dream job, finding the love of their life, and more.Yasmine discusses how we can break the cycle of negative self-talk and empower ourselves. And we also dive into discernment, boundaries, and looking after ourselves.Yasmine’s knowledge of boundaries, self-awareness & self-acceptance, and healing ourselves comes at a time when women are feeling out of alignment. Hit play if you’re ready for a real discussion on boundaries, making space for ourselves, and being worthy!We Also Talk About:Understanding the difference between intuition and ego.The power of discernment and trusting red flags.Why self-healing is so important.Establishing healthy boundaries.What it means to protect and refill your sugar jar.Resources:To keep in touch + get started on your healing journey, sign up for Yasmine’s newsletter and receive 2 free workbooks!Listen to Yasmine’s podcast, The Sugar Jar PodcastDownload Yasmine’s app, The Sugar JarFollow Yasmine on Instagram @yasminecheyenneSponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/**BALANCED.**Wonderful Pistachios | Wonderful Pistachios are a healthy, delicious snack for a busy lifestyle. Visit wonderfulpistachios.com to learn more and find your favorite variety.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Healing Through Rest: Creating Balance for Your Nervous System [Solo Episode]
Jun 28 2022
Healing Through Rest: Creating Balance for Your Nervous System [Solo Episode]
Have you ever struggled to truly feel rested no matter how much sleep or downtime you get? If so, this episode is for you.There’s a lot of messaging encouraging us to rest and be soft. But what should we do if we’re trying to take it easy, but still don’t feel rested? What even is rest? I’m closing out our Modalities of Healing series with a solo episode about how we can heal through rest, and what our minds and bodies need to feel rested (in addition to adequate sleep).With so much happening in the world, it can be natural to have a “tired but wired” feeling when we’re constantly on alert. This episode explores what rest is on a physiological level, and shares techniques we can use to start feeling more rested to support our healing.I also talk about…Your “fight or flight” and “rest and digest” systems, and how they work together.Habits and techniques to help you feel more rested.How to create better mind-body synergy.Defining what it means to be “soft” for yourself.The importance of taking breaks when needed.Resources:Download The Reset Journal to support your daily journaling practiceEpisode 123: Ways to Incorporate the Principles of Yoga Into Our LivesNeuroanatomy, Parasympathetic Nervous SystemLoving Kindness MeditationEffects of yoga on the autonomic nervous systemEffect of meditation on autonomic function in healthy individuals: A longitudinal studybalancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Healing Through Nature with Toyin Ajayi of Outdoorsy Black Women
Jun 21 2022
Healing Through Nature with Toyin Ajayi of Outdoorsy Black Women
Nature is not a nice to have, it really is a must-have for physical health and longevity. Studies show that being in nature reduces feelings of isolation and promotes calm. For this episode, we are joined by Toyin Ajayi, the founder of Outdoorsy Black Women, which is a community for Black women to connect, celebrate, and open our minds to an outdoorsy lifestyle. Toyin is an entrepreneur, community builder, and creative who is helping Black women connect with nature and one another through her safe space that embodies positivity, celebration, and resources.Toyin explains how it is possible to heal through our relationship with nature, and your idea of healing can shift over time. And nature doesn’t have to mean going in the woods. It can mean having plants. It can be opening a window, it can be putting your feet in the sand. Whatever makes sense for you.We Also Talk About…How connecting with nature can be imperative to self-care practicesWhy we must be open to spending time outdoors and being in natureHow to explore nature and feel safe and connected doing soWhat are important wellness practices of being outdoorsWhy having access is a privilege and should not be taken for grantedResources:Join the Summer Solstice Journaling ChallengeSign up for monthly meetups and hikes with Outdoorsy Black WomenCheck out the Twerk n’ Trails event on July 30 in AtlantaJoin the Outdoorsy Black Women Book ClubJoin an Outdoorsy Black Women Chapter near youNature Gap: Why Outdoor Spaces Lack Diversity and InclusionHow Does Nature Impact Our Well-Being?How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your HealthSponsors:Op e n | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Op e n enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/balanced to start your trial.Propel | Stay hydrated this summer with Propel. Check out Propel Immune Support, the newest fitness water that helps support a healthy immune system with 100% of the recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C per bottle and an excellent source of Zinc and electrolytes.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Healing Through Community: Why You Don’t Need to Be Fully Healed to Be Loved [Solo Episode]
Jun 14 2022
Healing Through Community: Why You Don’t Need to Be Fully Healed to Be Loved [Solo Episode]
For many of us, hurt oftentimes happens in relationship to other people. Therefore, healing needs to happen in community as well. For the halfway point of our healing series, I’m exploring a statement that was introduced to us in last week’s episode — that healing often happens in community.In this solo episode, I’m examining why being in community is such a significant, effective healing modality, why we don’t need to be perfectly healed to be loved, and ways we can cultivate healing in our immediate and broader communities.I also talk about…The Summer Solstice Journaling Reset, a 5-day journaling challenge.Why healing is not a prerequisite for receiving love or support.How being in a supportive community can be incredibly therapeutic.Why being in community is an effective healing modality.Ways we can cultivate healing in our relationships and communities.Resources (contains affiliate links):Join the Summer Solstice Journaling Challenge beginning June 20, 2022Episode 111 Let People Show Up for YouThe Healing Power of Community and Connection (Psychology Today)The Importance of Community in Indigenous Peoples’ Healing (NAMI)Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling: A Framework to Address Racial Trauma in Africana Communities (Journal of Black Psychology)Connectedness and Health: The Science of Social Connection (Stanford)The Art of Showing Up by Rachel MillerHow We Show Up by Mia BirdsongAttached by Amir Levine and Rachel HellerHow to Be An Adult in Love by David RichoWhat Happened to You? by Dr. Pruce Perry and OprahSponsors:Arrowhead Mills | Use code ARROWHEADVIP for 15% off Arrowhead Mills baking goods and pantry products at vitacost.com That’s code ARROWHEADVIP for 15% Arrowhead Mills products at vitacost.com.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Healing Your Inner Child + Finding Joy in Your Healing Journey with Dr. Peace Amadi
Jun 7 2022
Healing Your Inner Child + Finding Joy in Your Healing Journey with Dr. Peace Amadi
Emotional healing is probably one of the most challenging forms of healing. In order to attend to who we are as fully formed adults, it is imperative that we understand our inner child to aid in our healing journey.That’s why we’re talking to the amazing Dr. Peace Amadi, a mental health expert, professor, author, TEDx speaker, TV host, and trauma-informed coach who has helped leaders heal including everyone from entrepreneurs to content creators, to pastors to parents.Dr. Peace is a coach and cheerleader to the people in our lives that everyone goes to. She explains neuroplasticity and what affects our ability to change, what it means to heal, and how we can incorporate joy into our healing process.We Also Talk About…How to identify what your inner child needs to heal.What “healing” means, and whether or not we can ever be fully healed.How healing impacts our ability to adapt to change.Why we should be asking “what happened to you?” instead of “what’s wrong with you?”The importance of connection and relationships when it comes to healing.Resources (contains affiliate links):Follow Dr. Peace Amadi on Instagram @itspeaceamadiVisit Dr. Peace’s WebsiteWhy Do I Feel Like This?: Understand Your Difficult Emotions and Find Grace to Move Through by Dr. Peace AmadiWhat Happened to You? By Dr. Bruce Perry and OprahJoin our Summer Solstice Journaling Challenge starting June 20 to get focused and re-aligned during the middle of the year.Sponsor:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Open for 30 Days free by visiting open-together.com/BALANCED.Propel | Stay hydrated this summer with Propel. Check out Propel Immune Support, the newest fitness water that helps support a healthy immune system with 100% of the recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C per bottle and an excellent source of Zinc and electrolytes.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Healing Your Gut: Having A Healthy Microbiome and Immune System with Dr. Asia Muhammad
May 31 2022
Healing Your Gut: Having A Healthy Microbiome and Immune System with Dr. Asia Muhammad
Our Modalities of Healing series continues with an important conversation about how gut health and the microbiome impact our overall well-being.The digestive system is incredibly complex, and our gut health can influence several functions in the body and can be linked to many other ailments. That’s why when we look at healing from the inside out, healing our gut is a critical part of the conversation.We’re talking to Dr. Asia Muhammad, an expert in the field of gut health and digestion. Dr. Asia values the power of lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal health. She uses evidence-based, science-based medicine to provide individualized attention to those in her practice.As a naturopathic doctor, she utilizes nutrition, exercise, and supplementation through nutraceuticals, botanical medicine, and mind-body therapies such as hypnosis. She has a special interest in gastroenterology, mind-body medicine, and stress management, as increasing research demonstrates the role of stress in disease. She has received additional training in gastroenterology and mind-body therapies, including hypnosis, guided imagery, biofeedback, autogenic training, and progressive muscle relaxation.Dr. Asia has a gift for making a complex topic such as gut health easy for us all to understand.We Also Talk About…The difference between naturopathic and conventional medicine, and how the two can work together.What do we mean when we say “gut health” and why gut health is so important for everyone to understand and prioritize.How common gut health-related ailments such as dysbiosis, leaky gut, IBS, Candida, and SIBO occur.Simple daily practices anyone can implement to support their gut health.How antibiotics impact gut health, and how to support your gut after taking antibiotics.The importance of liver health, and why a healthy liver is important for a healthy microbiome.Resources:Follow Dr. Asia Muhammad on Instagram @dr.asiamuhammadSubscribe to Dr. Asia’s NewsletterDr. Asia’s Liver Detox TeaGERD E-Bookbalancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
Daily Healing Rituals + Using Your Voice to Heal with Ashley Curtis
May 24 2022
Daily Healing Rituals + Using Your Voice to Heal with Ashley Curtis
Welcome to our new series, Modalities of Healing. In this series, we’ll be exploring what it means to heal from the inside out and emphasizing healing as a source of joy. Our first conversation will leave you feeling incredibly supported in your healing journey, and ready to implement a few new practices shared by our amazing guest, Ashley Curtis.Ashley is the founder of The Journey Healing Oasis and is a Goddess, Healer, Yogi, spiritual doula, sound therapist, soul care coach, wellness advocate, Actress, director, and Writer. She hails from a long line of powerful spiritual healers such as her grandmother who is an ordained Evangelist and her Mother, an ordained evangelist and clairvoyant.Ashley also has over 8 years of experience with Applied Behavior Analysis. And was certified as an Energy Healing Practitioner at The Mystic Living School based in LA.In this episode, we explore sound and energy healing.We Also Talk About…How sound can heal on a cellular level.Why using your voice is the most powerful sound instrument for healing.Simple practices you can do daily to promote calm and energy healing.The importance of cutting energetic cords.Resources:Visit Ashley’s website, The Journey Healing OasisGo to the Spiritual Day Spa Retreat May 29-30, 2022 in AtlantaGo to Ashley’s Soul Care Weekend July 29-31, 2022 in MilwaukeeFollow The Journey Healing Oasis on Instagram @thejourney.healingoasisFollow Ashley on Instagram @iamashleycurtisDownload our Wellness Rituals JournalSponsor:Op e n | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breathwork, and movement app I can’t recommend Op e n enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breathwork, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out:
How to Nurture Your Creativity Find Inspiration with Cristina Martinez
May 17 2022
How to Nurture Your Creativity Find Inspiration with Cristina Martinez
This week we’re continuing our exploration of the intersection of wellness and creativity. According to research, creative expression can support feelings of motivation and overall well-being. However, many people have aversions to creativity due to bias, perfectionism, and fear of failure or not creating a perfect result.To wrap up our series on New Life and Creativity we’re talking to our guest Cristina Martinez about how she’s found healing through creativity, and how creativity has influenced her career and relationships.Cristina Martinez is a contemporary visual artist based in Seattle, Washington. Her career started in fashion school before she explored self-expression through painting. Cristina’s work is rooted in telling the often-overlooked stories of Black and Brown people, encouraging them to water themselves to bloom and grow in this journey called life.This conversation inspires us all to tap into our creativity for healing, and a deeper connection to our loved ones and ourselves.We Also Talk About…How our relationship with creativity can evolve over time.Ways to draw inspiration when you need it most.The ups and downs of having a creative career.How Cristina supports her kids’ creativity.The ways creativity can help us bloom, and what it means to bloom.How collaboration and community can foster creativity.Resources:Follow Cristina on Instagram @sew_trillPurchase Cristina’s work from her website June and MarsCheck out Cristina’s collection at NordstromResearch Article: Everyday Creative Activity As A Path to FlourishingDownload our Wellness Rituals Workbook to find your daily inspirationSponsor:Almond Cow | With Almond Cow, you can have mess-free homemade non-dairy milk with the press of a button. Visit almondcow.co and use the code BALANCED for $25 off your order.Plum Deluxe | Plum Deluxe offers premium tea blends that are the perfect addition to your self-care routine. Visit plumdeluxe.com/listen and use the code BALANCED for 12% off your first order.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out: this podcast at — & Opt-Out: