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45 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Ep. 98: The Road To Wellness ft. Michelle Ross
In this week's episode, Ritha talks wellness with Michelle Ross, COTA, co-founder of Live Life Rehab, and a certified occupational therapist assistant. Wellness is a lifelong journey. There will be many bumps on the road, but you will be successful as long as you are intentional and purposeful. Michelle drops a lot of gems. Get your baskets ready, open up your minds and collect these gems. To learn more about Michelle and her movement, follow her on Instagram @Queen.Nashambi *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. If you love the content, please subscribe, rate and review! Want to be part of our FREEda Tribe? follow us on Instagram @freedas_world
25 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Ep. 97: The FREEda Way
Happy Birthday to my beloved grandmother Freda. Although she is no longer with us, her life has inspired women all over in so many ways. In this episode, we talk about the FREEda Way and the importance of being human. As the year comes to a close, we discuss the importance of remaining positive despite what we are going through. As we head-on into the new year, remember the FREEda Principles. Be Fierce, be Resilient, Empowered, Erudite, Daring, and Ambitious. FREEda Fam, have a happy new year, and see you in 2022! *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your platforms. Please remember to comment, rate and review! *Follow us on Instagram @freedas_world
32 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Ep. 96: Strategize to Optimize
This week we are talking strategy! Many of us are anxiously trying to get things in order with the new year coming. As women of color, we often have too much on our plate. Achieving a work-life balance seems to be unattainable. What is the key to success? How can we strategize to optimize our lives? In this episode, consultant and strategist Debbie Louis-Cesar drop some gems on how to organize and strategize our lives healthily and sustainably. *If you love the content, please comment, rate and review! *Be sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and catch the visuals on Youtube at Black Ivy Media
43 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Ep. 95: How to Leverage Yourself for a Promotion/ Raise ft. Lucha Saint-Fleury
This week we are talking promotions and raises! We work hard, and we deserve to be compensated accordingly. This week, we have the amazing Lucha Saint-Fleury, a Director of Talent Acquisition for a large NYC company. In this episode, Lucha talks to us about the many ways we can leverage ourselves for our next promotion and or raise. You do not want to miss this gem-dropping session! *FREEda's World podcast is available everywhere you listen to podcasts. If you love what you hear, please rate and review our content! * To watch the video of this episode, subscribe to Black Ivy Media on Youtube! * Want to keep with our latest happenings? Be sure to follow us on Instagram @FREEdas_World.
26 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Ep. 94: Setting Boundaries
In this episode of FREEda'S World, we discuss setting boundaries. Let's face it, boundaries have taken on a whole new meaning, especially at the workplace. We went from clocking out at 5 PM on the dot to now answering emails at 2 AM, and this is after working a whole 8-hour shift! Something has got to give. We need to reclaim our time and manage expectations when it comes to our time.
21 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
EP. 93: FREEda's World Re-launch!
FREEda Fam we are back! We are so excited to be back! There is so much going and we are back to help you navigate these crazy workplace streets. In this episode Ritha shares some life updates and gives a preview on what to expect at FREEda's World. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world
41 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Ep. 92: A Covid Thanksgiving
FREEda Fam! We missed you so much! FREEda's World is officially coming back Wednesday, December 1st! Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we know that you are excited to spend much-needed time with your family and friends. But as we celebrate we have to remember to keep safety measures in place. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic. In this episode of FREEda's World, Ritha and her special guest, Jessica Cenatus talk about the effects of covid on thanksgiving travel and what measures we can take to ensure that we have a great time while being safe.
43 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Ep. 91: Diversity and Inclusion In A Time Of Racial Divide
This week we are talking about diversity and inclusion with Tatiana Dorsey! Tatiana works in the Consumer Goods Industry in the space of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is dedicated to creating inclusive and equitable working environments where employees feel welcomed and bring their "whole-selves" to work and having the opportunity to grow, contribute, and develop. She continues her commitment to community service within her ownership and operation of The LadyBUGS, a 501c(3) mentoring organization with a mission to Build, Uplift, and Guide our Sisters. Her org is committed to ensuring every girl is empowered, specifically targeting those of marginalized groups. ---------------------------------------------- Be sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world. FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts! Subscribe, rate and review!
37 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 90: The HBCU Experience ft. Christa Newkirk
This week I have the privilege of interviewing the amazing Christa Newkirk, owner and operator of EclectikRead LLC and co-author of the newly released book, The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A&T University, 2nd Edition. In this episode, Christa will talk about her HBCU experience as well as the importance of this recent book and its potential impact on the Black community. Social Media: @EclectikRead @freedas_world *FREEdasWorld is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts! Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and review!
22 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Ep. 89: Trust More, Worry Less
This week I am coming to you with a solo episode. Things have been quite interesting these last several months and as we enter into a new quarter, a new season, I wanted to revisit the topics of fear and worry. Despite what is going on outside, despite our current employment statuses and despite the hardships, we still have to keep pressing on. We still have to be giving even when we are in a time of famine. We have to remember that fear is a result of failing to submit to God. It is a result of our unbelief. We must learn to trust more and worry less. This is the only way that we can increase our piece and stand in prime position to accept the blessings that are waiting for us on the other side of that door. It's not easy and I struggle with the concept of "what is for you, will be for you" ever day. As many of us continue to face unemployment and receive rejection after rejection. Know that the right opportunity will come your way, you just have to trust more and worry less. Don't forget to subscribe rate and review the podcast! FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. Also, follow us on IG @freedas_world
36 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Ep. 88: Travel During Covid fy. Jocelyn Alexander
This week we have another amazing guest by the name of Jocelyn Alexander. Like our previous guest, she too is a co-author of the recently released book, "The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A & T University, 2nd Edition". In this episode, Jocelyn and I discuss traveling during COVID as well as her chapter in the book "The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A & T University, 2nd Edition. Jocelyn is the owner and operator of Stamp'd Travel, an experience-focused travel agency she founded in 2013 whose motto is “creating memories that are stamp’d in your heart not just your passport.” Travel is truly a passion of hers, and she takes great delight in using that passion to design travel experiences for clients whether it’s a long-weekend getaway to a Caribbean resort or a “trip of a lifetime” honeymoon to the Maldives.
60 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Ep. 87: The Business Of Dating ft. Shani Farmer
Welcome back everyone for another episode of FREEda’s World! We are back from our summer hiatus and we are ready to get back into the swing of things. This week we have an amazing guest by the name of Shani Farmer. In this episode, Shani discusses her work as a relationship enthusiast, her written works and her love for her HBCU, North Carolina State Agricultural, and Technical University. About Shani Shani L. Farmer graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2008 with a B.S. in Business Management. She continued her studies at Walden University where she obtained her MBA with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She currently is a Hiring and Workforce Strategy Officer for the Department of Defense in Washington DC. She has been committed to serving her country in this capacity for over 10 years. Shani is affectionately known for her position as the founder of Shani L. "The Relationship Enthusiast" brand. Her mission is to inspire women to be healed, healthy, and whole in each season of their life and relationships. Currently, she is serving the singles community and coaching women on how to heal from past romantic relationships and inspiring them to elevate their purpose while learning the business of dating for marriage. Shani’s vision is to help 500 women reach their relationship goals by 2025. In 2017, Shani became an Amazon Best-selling co-author in the“Dear Fear” anthology series where she inspired women to fearlessly own their truth. In 2018 she shared her story at several colleges, universities, women organizations, podcasts, and on panels. Most recently, Shani co-authored the book "The HBCU Experience, North Carolina State Agricultural, and Technical University, 2nd Edition". The book is set to release on September 30th and will be available on amazon. Social Media @Shanilrelationshipenthusiast @freedas_world FREEda’s World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcast. Make sure you subscribe rate and review!
32 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Ep. 86: Where The Mind Goes, The Man Will Follow
The mind is so powerful. Where the mind goes, the man will follow. If we allow our minds to go to "the dark place", then we will go to "the dark place". If our minds go to a place of confidence, then we will not only be led to confidence, we will be confident. As we continue to strive in these uncertain times, remember to strengthen your minds. Feed them with positivity and surround yourself with positive people. In this episode, I talk about the dangers of engaging in "if only" and "what if" talk. In order to move forward to the land of confidence, we need to appreciate who we are, what we have, and what we will be in the future. FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. Follow us on Instagram @freeda_world and sign up for the newsletter at www.freedasworld.com.
25 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Ep. 85: Let's Be Present
It's been. a few weeks but I am back! In this episode, I talk about the importance of women being present in the midst of trying times. As people of color, we find ourselves yet again, in the midst of a war. We are fighting so many elements at the same time. COVID, racism, injustice, gender discrimination. We are going through it all, and it can be tiring. We are tired. But we cannot give up hope, we cannot give up the fight. So let's not. Let's figure out a way to be present and active. Let's figure this out together! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, review! Follow me on Instagram @freedas_world and subscribe to our newsletter at www.freedasworld.com
53 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Ep.84: What Is Your Why?! ft. Jessica Sinclair
Happy Wednesday FREEda Fam! This week, I am dishing with the amazing Jessica Sinclair, Founder of Network Like You Mean It. Jessica is a nurse professional and entrepreneur extraordinaire. On this episode, Jessica shares her journey to nursing after being a PR professional for so many years. She also talks about how her background as a PR professional has elevated her nursing career. Jessica's mission now is to help other nurses find their passions within the nursing industry, and teaching them how to network like they mean it. To learn more about Jessica Sinclair, visit her website at www.itsjessicasinclair.com FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcast. Don't forget to subscribe rate and review. To learn more about FREEda's world, visit our website www.freedasworld.com and follow us on IG @freedas_world.
23 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Ep. 83: #Sayhername, Women, Find Your Voice!
This week's episode was hard to get through. I am not happy. What's happening in this country is not ok. I am tired, but there is work to be done. Women of color are seen as the backbone of the community, and we are. We are the backbones of our community. We are the voice. When they kill our men, we are the ones who speak up, while still holding it together to care for children and our community. We have to be the voice for ourselves. Women are victims of police brutality too. We are being murdered by the hands of law enforcement and this is not ok. On this episode, I air out my frustrations, while urging our sisters to find their voice. Those who can speak, speak, those who cannot there are other ways to let your voices be heard. We cannot be silent. We need to continue the fight for justice. We need to continue saying the names of the countless women who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. We need to #sayhername. *FREEda's World podcast is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. *Follow us on instagram @freedas_world
64 minutes | May 27, 2020
Ep. 82: I Was Suppose to Get Married Now What? ft. Lucha Cineas- Saint Fleury
This pandemic has devastestated all aspects of our lives. It has reshaped the way we celebrate birthdays, funerals, graduations and especially weddings. As a 30 something year old woman, attending weddings is like having a second job. Several of my friends had to cancel their weddings and many are still in limbo. On this episode, Lucha Cineas- Saint- Fleury, CEO and founder of Designed By Lu, will discuss how this pandemic has affected the wedding industry and what you can do to move forward. About Designed by Lu: Designed By Lu is an all-inclusive Event Planning and Design company of a dedicated team. It exemplifies a strong service acumen, with trademark energy and positivity that builds and maintains constructive alliances with vendors and clients. Social Media Mentions: Instagram @designedbylu
52 minutes | May 20, 2020
Ep. 81: Money Talks ft. Nadia Aristide
This week we are talking money. During regular times, managing money can be a task. But as we are currently in a global pandemic, the need to manage our money wisely is imperative. We have to be smart and we have to be cautious. On this episode finance guru, Nadia Aristide will discuss: ▪️ Tips on managing your finances ▪️ Resources available to entrepreneurs ▪️ Additional resources for those laid off/ furloughed ▪️ Budgeting essentials and more! About Nadia Nadia Aristide is the founder of Maroon Strategies. She has over 15+ years of experience, with an MBA in finance. Nadia's experience in financial planning and analytics spans across many industries such as: AIG, CBS News, American Express and ADP. Nadia's passion lies in helping people and businesses win. Her enthusiasm and cheerful personality strengthens when her work allows others to be victorious. Social Media Mentions Nadia Aristide's IG: @maroonstrategies Where To Listen FREEda's World podcast is available on apple, spotify, soundcloud and every where you enjoy your podcasts. Click the link in bio to listen today! To sign up for our newsletter, head over to our website, www.freedasworld.com first 5 people to sign up today will receive a special gift!
48 minutes | May 13, 2020
Ep. 80: Real Estate Matters ft. Yadlynd Cherubin
This week we are talking real estate with licensed real estate agent Yadlynd Cherubin! I know that we are in a pandemic, but real estate still matters! There are a lot of concerns with regards to buying and selling property and understandably so, and the rumors floating around regarding the real estate market doesn't help. On this episode Yadlynd and I will debunk some of these rumors and provide you with the accurate information you need to make your power move! About Our Guest: Yadlynd Cherubin is a Licensed Real Estate agent at Keller Williams and respected member of the Long Island community with more than 15 years’ experience marketing residential properties throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. Yadlynd is also a certified Commercial and Investment Real Estate representative which gives her an edge on the competition. Clients, competitors and colleagues alike consider Yadlynd as an authentic, competent, highly intelligent, resourceful and hardworking agent who always goes above and beyond to ensure smooth real estate transactions that exceeds all expectations. As a Native New Yorker, Yadlynd offers her real estate clients an exceptional blend of real financial investment, ownership, efficacy, and client empowerment. Social Media mentions: Instagram: @yadlynd @legacygroupproperties @freedas_world Don't forget to subscribe to FREEda's World! We are available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts!
49 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Ep.79: Domestic Violence During Quarantine
Happy Wednesday FREEda Fam! This week we are talking about Domestic Violence during quarantine with licensed social worker, Alethea Best. Over the last couple of weeks, we have read reports that incidents of domestic violence have surged as a result of COIVD-19. With stay at home orders in place throughout most of the country, the up tick in cases do not come as a surprise. Alethea Best, LMSW, Social Worker who is passionate about ending Intimate Partner Violence. Alethea provides: trauma-informed counseling, educational workshops for students, parents and staff, and the development of a peer leadership program to promote healthy relationships in her current role as a Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator to her school community. Alethea plans and facilitates an intensive peer leadership training program where young people gain knowledge and skills to be supportive peers and agents of social change in the movement to end intimate partner violence. *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts! Make sure to subscribe, rate and review!
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