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14 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 21: She Lived - Ode to Queen V
This episode I recap my mother's day weekend, it's the first one we spent without our mom. In celebration of Mother's Day it's only fitting that this episode be dedicated to my mother, Vanessa Brown. She's taught me not by what she said, but how she lived.
49 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 20: Coach Gessie - DETOX LIVING
This episode I talk to Coach Gessie, CEO of Detox Living. It is filled with so much passion and love to aid in our healing. So yes, It's primarily about fibroids, however because Coach Gessie takes a holistic approach to healing, inflammatory diseases such as Diabetes and Heart Disease are included, men you're welcome to listen in too. I'm going to borrow a few lines from Coach Gessie that you will hear her say in this podcast 1) when it comes to fibroids you're not alone 2) lets center our health & healing 3) when we shift our thoughts can begin to shift your health. it's a lifestyle! Click here for more information on DETOX LIVING music: http://diggydiamond.com/ Click here for more information on DETOX LIVING music: http://diggydiamond.com/
43 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 19: Calling All Goddesses - Pose for the Camera (Click)
This episode I talk to Layra Marte of Layra Marz Photography, and she's gifting you all with a FREE ebook, 5 Steps to DIY your own Self Portrait Session. Listen to find out why. The other reason to listen is to see if you too experience all the feel goods that I did, and let me know if it is a) how Layra celebrates women through her lens, literally. b) that she left a career of eleven years to become a photographer, with very little experience c) how women go from changing in the private to changing right on set? Talk about being liberated! Decide for yourself. Free ebook and/or book a session: Layra Marz (Ebook / Session) Podcast Music: Diggy Diamond
43 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 18: The Natural Hair Care Coach (Simeko Hartley)
Here's what I know about Black women, when it comes to getting our hair done and adorning beautiful styles, we don't play. I know, I don't. However, I also know when it comes to understanding what works best for the health of my hair I could use help outside of Youtube University. That's where the expertise of Simeko Hartley comes in. She's coined the phrase "Primary Hair Care Specialist." And after listening you will surely want to sign up for the Own Your Natural 28-Day Healthy Hair Course. Join via:The Natural Hair Care Hub This episode I connect with Simeko Hartley an award-winning entrepreneur, cosmetologist, podcaster, author, master trainer, and business coach. She is passionate about educating women about their natural hair and business. Did I mention she also homeschools her children? We touch on how she's teaching them about entrepreneurship. Simply fantastic!
56 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 17: Do the Work: Let's Heal w/Finding Jaymee
In this episode I connect to and with Jaymee Vee of Finding Jaymee a 28-year-old educator by day, author and wellness professional by night. I was extremely excited, you could hear it. I wanted to pack it all in. This is an episode you will want to hear and invite others to the listen too, because Jayme says, "It's up to a lot of other people who are on their healing journey, who can identify these things to help promote someone else's healing journey." She does just that with her book, Do the Work: Let’s Heal, which you can find on Amazon now. as Jaymee shares authenticity, courageously, and powerfully her story using her voice, now that she's found it. The book provides actions steps to aid us in healing if you're interested and open to doing the work. This episode may contain subject matters where some that may have experienced trauma may find triggering Websites: Findingjaymee.com Instagram.com/findingjaymee Resources: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 https://hopecenterharlem.org/ Therapy For Black Girls https://www.kyndconsulting.com/ ThriveNYC- you have access to various programs and can also sign up to receive free mental health trainings https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/ *podcast has been edited from the youtube version to fit format
45 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 16: Kyndra Frazier - Sharing is Caring
This episode I talk to Kyndra Frazier, Founder and CEO of KYND (Knowing Yourself In Need of Devotion) Consulting, Inc. the conversation ran the gamut, find out who Kyndra is, the services she provides, and the advice she shares about doing it afraid. It's apparent that Kyndra loves what she does, and therefore she gets to share it. #sharingiscaring https://www.kyndconsulting.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kyndconsulting/ https://www.instagram.com/kyndconsulting/ music: Diggy Diamond
51 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 15: Rethink Therapy w/TaKeesha White
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and this episode I talked to TaKeesha White, Licensed Therapist and Master Life Coach and friend in real life. We talk about her at-home birth during this pandemic, as TaKeesha welcomed her twins, rounding her family out to three. Therapy, specifically within the black community has such a stigma associated with it. If you’ve ever resisted the thought of therapy, know your thoughts and fears aren’t unwarranted. TaKeesha provides insight to the possible root of those fears, and the work that so many have and continue to do in shifting the paradigm; which is why we want you to Rethink Therapy. Rethink Therapy: Visit https://www.takeeshawhite.com/ to get a consultation and to sign up for her TEA Time Devotional which supports you with working through your Thoughts Emotions and Actions. Additional Resources: Therapy for Black Girls (find a therapist): https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ ThriveNYC- you have access to various programs and can also sign up to receive free mental health trainings https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/ Takeesha White featured: Good Morning America https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/city-benches-encouraging-conversations-mental-health-64774855 The Breakfast Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uxx3QGjzHU&feature=youtu.be
33 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Episode 14: Nina Miller - Lupus, Faith & Winning
We are heading into Lupus Awareness Month. This episode I talk to Nina Miller about Lupus, how faith got her through, and she lets us know that you can win from the neck up. Find out what she means by that. Lupus Awareness
23 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Episode 13: Since Being Quarantined I...
This episode I invited a few good friends to share their reflections on what have they uncovered, discovered, created, and/or are letting go of since being quarantined. Thank you friends! Naima Bergen @naiiiiiiimaaa Monica Dennis @sojourner4truth Ben Hey! benheyallday Betsy Munoz @betscanpersonalizeit Rachel Ibrahim rachael_ibrahim Tanisha
22 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Episode 12: Learning to Pivot: Our New Normal
What level is your emotional fuel tank on? Have you experienced yourself frustrated with homeschooling? Are you serving as a Teaching Assistant, and/or Dean of Students? In this episode I share my personal experience and how I'm pivoting in this new normal (COVID19 Pandemic). FREE emotional support: 1-844-863-9314 Resources for Businesses: Business Support Assistance & Guidance for JobSeekers & Businesses FREE Fitcamp Instagram @Ms.Transforher
42 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Episode 11: Robinson Lynn
This episode I chat with Executive Director/CEO Robinson Lynn. He shares about the amazing work Momentum Education is doing. He took the helm of the organization at twenty two years old, and was a protégé of Robin Lynn, his mother, an international trainer who was recognized by the South African government for her role in the dismantling of the apartheid system. Since it is Women's History Month, I wanted to know how the organization elevates women and when his isn’t working what brings him joy; is it: A: Cooking B: Battle Rap C: Playing Basketball D: All the above
11 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Episode 10: Women's History Month; I Am...
It's Women's History month and we kick it off honoring everyday, extraordinary women within our communities. Find out who they are as we celebrate them. I am...
69 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Episode 9: Life After
What do you do after you experience a catastrophic loss? How do you gather yourself and go on? What’s Life After? On this episode my guest Sallome "Sallomazing" Hralima explores these questions and so much more, as she shares how she reinvented herself after the tragic death of her parents which also led her on a crusade; and how planning for death has allowed her to LIVE differently. You can put your affairs in order with your family and friends in a very creative way. Check out After.Community and their product offering. They really shift how you plan for your end of life. Follow Sallome’s journey on Instagram and Facebook
7 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Love Manifested - Special Valentine's Day Edition
In this brief Valentine's Day episode, I share how I manifested love, not once but twice at the Post Office. And I share the advice that a fourth or fifth grader bestowed upon me. Happy Valentine's Day!
41 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Episode 8: Najha Zigbi-Johnson, Freedom School Founder & Leader
It's Black History Month and this episode I talk to Najha Zigbi-Johnson, Freedom School Founder & Leader. "What does it mean to be committed to material change work; not just thinking about scholarships and talking for the sake of talking and sounding fancy, but what's our work in service of. Is it in service of something larger than ourselves?" Najha explores her own question. She shares about: Prison Reform, Bridging Community, Legacy, and Black Women. Najha Zigbi-Johnson, MTS '20, African and African Studies Concentrator - Harvard Divinity School Also, check out Najha's piece, Afrosurrealism and the Absurd: Making Sense of Love, Life, and Death in “Queen and Slim”She analyzes and theoretically contextualizes the movie Queen and Slim.
62 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Episode 7: Conversation w/Christa David (Part2)
On this episode Christa David shares all that she was able to create for herself since quitting her six-figure income job. She was clear on her goals; which is to make art, have ultimate time/freedom, and make money to build generational wealth. She's doing it, and so much more. Get your pen and paper ready she's dropping gems. To view Christa’s art, which you will want to own, click here. Christa’s here to be of service and invites questions.
34 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Episode 6: Conversation w/ Christa David (Part 1)
This episode (Part 1) Artist and Entrepreneur Christa David shares how the practice of consistency was essential to her taking the leap of faith from being employed to becoming SELF-employed. If you've ever wonder if you can do it, Christa shares how.
70 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
Episode 5: Spiritually Woke
This episode I talked with Dr. Sunne-Ryse S. Smith about her newly released book, Spiritually Woke & Principal, A Journey to Spiritual Awareness and Inspiration, 7 Principles 7 Week. Our conversation ran the gamut from mental health to of course spirituality. Dr. Sunne-Ryse shares tools and tips to support us as we usher in this new decade. Be ready to be spiritually fed. She is an inspirational trainer, speaker, mentor, and author. She is known for motivating people to live with a greater sense of self-awareness and purpose in life. Throughout the course of her professional journey Dr. Sunne-Ryse has been consistently described as a thought-provoking, intuitive, and results-driven facilitator with a gift of inspiration. Her mission is to inspire people to live out their God-designed purpose with confidence and joy!
48 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Episode 4: Mask-Off
This episode I share about what I experienced as a bout of depression and it lasted for a couple of months, I was withdrawn, could only do what was absolutely necessary, and was grateful for what I called a "good day." When they say check on your “strong” friends, it’s not a notion, it’s necessary. If you suspect that you or someone you know is experiencing depression here are some resources: @therapyforblackgirls a national database of black therapist. Visit NYC.gov to to get info on FREE Mental Health First Aide Training (MHFA) teaches you how to identify signs of mental health distress, or substance use issues in your community. Next Episode: I follow up with Dr. Sunne-Ryse S. Smith an inspirational speaker, trainer, and spiritual mentor. Her new book is titled, Spiritually Woke.
69 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Episode 3: My Virginity, My Business
This episode I talked with my amazing two adult, and teen daughter about what I shared spoken and unspoken regarding "losing" their virginity. We explore sexuality, consent, positive body image, and they share what they would have told their younger self about sex. In this case, their younger self looked much like their little sis.
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