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Networking with Michelle is a podcast created for the professional in transition. Whether it is climbing the corporate ladder, venturing into entrepreneurship, startups or maybe you have a book in you waiting to come out. Michelle interviews influencers from all walks of life that will enable you with resources to become a better networker as you breakthrough in your journey.
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What Is Your Mental State
5 days ago
What Is Your Mental State During The Holidays Transcription: I didn't consider this episode until Thanksgiving Eve and I'm recording it on Black Friday. Mental health should be addressed freely at anytime, but it becomes exceptionally hard during the holidays. Society becomes stuck between slowing down to spend time with family and friends and getting caught up in the holiday shopping hype. Maybe you don't live in the same city as your family and it is hard to travel b/c of lack of money or receiving multiple days off from work. Or maybe you've been in a relationship for 3,4,5 years and this is the 1st holiday without that special person. Look I get it. I've been there myself one way or the other. For the AA community speaking on mental health has been taboo as we default to church or religion. Mental health is not subject to a one size fits all cure by Jesus. For many of us we feel pressured to meet the standards of our respective religion, but that's another episode. I've had the chance to address mental health in episode Better Health, Better Mind with Dr. Dion Metzger and my Perspective of Black Lives Matter with therapist Brandon Jones. This is the thing we all have our collective and individual pressures that drive us crazy. A few months ago a male colleague confided in me about all of the police shootings and he would cry randomly. I commend him for telling me this. I don't know how many women or even his homeboys he was able to share this with. I know many of our men are taught not to show or discuss emotion. When the fact of the matter is it takes a mentally, emotionally strong person to express their authentic themselves with any loved one in a safe environment. Many of my sisters are looking for love. It's not even in the wrong places. I get disappointed that too many women are single. The dating stories I hear from my friends are hilarious, ridiculous, and quite sad. I don't have any personal stories to share since I stopped dating 8 years ago. But my last two clusterfuck relationships ended and they were significant enough for me to see a therapist. I took the responsibility of being the common denominator. Why am I attracting these types of people, situations in my life. I knew advice from girlfriends were not always the best advice. Granted I was young, I'm in my 30s now and I have learned a lot about myself, people, values, and