26 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
How To Develop Self-Discipline
Season 2: Episode 9 How To Develop Self-DisciplineSolo Episode|SheRonda B. In today’s episode, I define discipline and explain why it is a necessity along your journey to health and wellness. You will learn 4 strategies on how to implement self-discipline daily. Key Takeaways: · Just because we fail at something, doesn’t mean we should give up.· Life is challenging and change is difficult, but we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.· Excuses are monuments of nothingness that build bridges to nowhere and are the tools that the incompetent use. Episode Highlights:· [00:00] Intro· [00:23] Welcome· [01:00] Episode begins· [05:09] Excuses…monuments of nothingness· [06:44] 2 Timothy 1:7· [08:00] What is discipline· [09:22] Discipline as a mental muscle· [10:20] Running from difficult things weakens your self-discipline· [12:21] The More I do things, the better I get at them· [17:11] Competence produces confidence· [19:50] Choose progress over perfection· [20:20] Momentum will work in your favor· [22:00] Conclusion/Recap· [23:48] “Keep Going”· [24:40] Outro Quotes: o “God has given us self-discipline which is imperative during your journey to health and wellness.” o “Even small steps lead to success if you make enough of them.” o “Do not despise small beginnings.” Resources Mentioned: · “Keep Going” a poem by Edgar Guest Where to find SheRonda: https://the cultivatedvegan.com Instagram: @thecultivatedveganFacebook: @thecultivatedvegan SheRonda’s Book:“Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Veganism” Connect:“The Beautiful You” 5 Day Self-Esteem Challenge (Free download)
31 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
10 Ways To Get More Antioxidants Into Your Diet
Season 2: Episode 8 10 Ways To Get More Antioxidants Into Your Diet Solo Episode|SheRonda B. By now, everyone has realized the importance of a healthy immune system. In this episode, I discuss 10 ways to boost your immune system by adding antioxidants into your diet. Key Takeaways: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals. A diet high in antioxidants may decrease your risk of several diseases. Red delicious apples, Gala apples, and Granny Smith are all high in antioxidants. Episode Highlights: [00:00] Intro [00:23] Welcome [00:55] Episode begins [01:15] Benefits of antioxidants [06:45] Suggested daily recommendation [07:00] What is an antioxidant [07:10] What are free radicals [09:00] How are we exposed to free radicals [10:45] Sources of supplemental antioxidants [12:50] How to include antioxidants in your breakfast [13:51] How to include antioxidants into your snacks [14:30] How to include antioxidants into your lunch/dinner [17:00] How to include antioxidants into your desserts [17:40] How to include antioxidants into your beverages [18:35] Think outside the box [20:06] Over cooking vegetables destroys antioxidants [21:40] Container gardening [23:28] Take your diet on vacation [24:32] Learn to cook [25:15] Conclusion [26:57] Prayer [28:03] Outro Quotes: “Do not wait for something to happens before you become cognizant about your health.” “Do not wait for a bad diagnosis...do not wait for a bad prognosis before you start deciding I have to change.” Resources Mentioned: N/a Where to find SheRonda: https://the cultivatedvegan.com Instagram: @thecultivatedvegan Facebook: @thecultivatedvegan SheRonda’s Book: “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Veganism” Connect: “The Beautiful You” 5 Day Self-Esteem Challenge (Free download)
30 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health
Today on the podcast, I discuss 10 Small Steps you can include into your lifestyle TODAY to improve your health.
25 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
The Unquenchable Thirst
The term "healthy" is floating around the internet in abundance these days. This has many fitness, nutrition, and health and wellness gurus touting their "expertise" in this area. Whether it is the promise of losing weight without dieting or losing weight without exercise, everyone has a solution to our weight loss dilemma. But what if I told you I had a scientifically proven, inexpensive, and simple strategy to facilitate weight loss... One that does not require a meal plan, special diet, or tons of exercise...one that is simple enough, it does not require a personal trainer, coach, or mentor. What is this secret? W.A.T.E.RIn this episode, I discuss how vital and essential water is to the human body and how it can help to facilitate weight loss; however, I also discuss how vital and important God's living water is to the spiritual body. If you find yourself in a perpetual state of thirst... unfulfillment...or a constant state of emptiness, this is the episode for you. PSALM 42"As the deer pants for streams of water,so my soul longs after You, O God.My soul thirsts for God, the living God."Key Takeaways:Water is essential for proper kidney function.Water to facilitate weight loss.How water hydrates skin.How water lubricates the jointsWhy the living water of God is essential to our spiritual bodiesHow the living water of God can quench or spiritual thirst.The Dangers of using carnal things to fulfill a spiritual need.Episode Highlights:[00:00] Intro[00:27] Welcome[01:05] Podcast begins[01:58] Why diets fail[02:50] Why carbohydrates are necessary[04:04] Water as a proven strategy to facilitate weight loss[04:45] Why you should be drinking water[08:05] Water is essential for kidney function[09:32] Water hydrates the skin[10:00] Water lubricates joints[11:10] Water facilitate oxygen circulation[12:52] The danger of artificially sweetened beverages[13:32] Water increase calorie burning[14:28] Water as an appetite suppressant[16:10] Spiritual thirst[17:40] Matthew 5:6... a thirst for righteousness[18:14] John 6:35... trying to prove God doesn't exist[19:05] 1 Corinthians 10:4...God as the living water[19:50] Psalm 42... My soul thirst for the living God[22:16] Conclusion[23:12] Prayer[24:30] OutroQuotes:"There is nothing else that can fulfill this void, this need to say." (But the living water of God)[20:48]"Our spiritual bodies need living water." [21:23]Resources:"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Veganism" eBookConnect: Find The Cultivated Vegan at thecultivatedvegan.comOn Instagram: @thecultivatedvegan On Facebook: @thecultivatedvegan
26 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
For Display Purposes Only
In this episode, I discuss the dangers of the fake it 'til you make it culture and how to avoid living a life that's for display purposes only.
35 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Healing Yourself With A Plant-Based Lifestyle
Season 2: Episode 4 Healing Yourself With a Plant-Based LifeStylew/Olivier MankondoIn today’s episode, I speak with Olivier Mankondo, speaker, author, and weight-loss Coach who has lived a plant-based lifestyle since 2016. Olivier is passionate about educating people on complete wellness and how a plant-based lifestyle can offer optimal health. Olivier has successfully lost 77 pounds and reversed several chronic illnesses in his own health. Key Takeaways: How living a plant-based lifestyle can help you to achieve optimal health.· The importance of curing the root cause of chronic illness as opposed to masking the symptoms of the disease.· How the body is capable of healing itself.Episode Highlights:· [00:00] Intro· [00:27] Welcome· [01:45] Interview begins· [02:04] Olivier’s place of gratitude· [03:10] Olivier’s health journey· [06:15] Was meat designed for the human body· [07:10] The plant-based lifestyle, is it extreme· [08:15] The dangers of masking symptoms of chronic diseases· [08:45] Addressing the root cause of chronic diseases· [10:00] What causes High Blood Pressure· [10:14] How to heal the body with food· [12:05] How does Diabetes work in the body· [13:27] How to reverse insulin resistance· [15:35] How eating living foods impact our body· [17:07) Bowel transit time· [19:28] The effects of negative emotions on the human body· [23:18] Intermittent Fasting· [24:53] The dangers of processed foods· [26:30] How Olivier maintains a 77-pound weight loss· [28:10] 3 Tips for beginning vegans· [33:15] One book that has impacted Olivier’s life· [34:11] OutroQuotes: “Meat was not designed for the human mechanism.” “Our bodies are electrical, and you can [only] have electricity from live foods.” “We are not just physical bodies… we are a spiritual entity having a physical experience.” “We also need to take care of our minds…not to entertain negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, hatred envy…” Resources Mentioned: · Indian Guru: Sadhguru (YouTube)· Book suggestion: “Timeless Secret of Health and Rejuvenation” by Andreas Moritz Where to find Olivier: https://Oliviermankondo.comhttps://www.youtube.com/c/OLIVIERMANKONDOOlivier’s Book:“The Plant-Based Nutrition” How It’s Going To Change Your Lifehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1687205345/Olivier’s 7 Tips to Lose Weight (Free download)https://oliviermankondo.ck.page/897bb1ee43 Connect With SheRonda:Find | THE CULTIVATED VEGANOn the web: Thecultivatedvegan.comOn Instagram: @thecultivatedveganOn Facebook: @thecultivatedvegan RATE & SUBSCRIBEWherever you listen to your podcastsOn AppleOn SpotifyOn StitcherOn
34 minutes | May 23, 2021
3 Obstacles That Will Hinder Your Health Journey
In today's, episode I discuss avoiding B.A.D. behavior: Blame, Avoidance, and Denial. The three obstacles will not only hinder your health journey but also your life's journey.
24 minutes | May 12, 2021
3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Vegan
Remember the phrase, "If I only knew then what I know now"? Well, now you know because, in this episode, I share 3 things that I encountered after I became vegan. I'm sharing them with you to help make your transition easier.
30 minutes | May 5, 2021
3 Common Mistakes New Vegans Make
In today's episode, I'm discussing 3 Common Mistakes New Vegans often make as well as offering tips on how to avoid them. Enjoy:)
38 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Mastering Your Mental Health (Pt. 2)
The second part of an engaging conversation with Tyrah Hickman (Certified Nurse Practitioner) discussing the importance of mental health care for the African-American woman. We discuss the stigma associated with mental health care, the importance of counseling, and the importance of self-care. This is part one.
38 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Mastering Your Mental Health (Pt. 1)
An engaging conversation with Tyrah Hickman (Certified Nurse Practitioner) discussing the importance of mental health care for the African-American woman. We discuss the stigma associated with mental health care, the importance of counseling, and the importance of self-care. This is part one.
44 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
5 Things We Should've Left In 2020
Here are 5 mindset adjustments to help you CRUSH your goals, resolutions, and affirmations in 2021.
38 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Listening To Your Inside Voice
We all have an inside voice. No, I am talking about the one we lower when we're in public. I am referring to the persistent and sometimes nagging inner thoughts we experience throughout the day. Research suggests we have over 60.00 thoughts per day. What are you doing with yours? This is how I manage my inside voice.
56 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
4 or 5 Things I've learned in my 45 years of life
In this episode, I am celebrating my birthday by sharing the knowledge that I've acquired during this journey called life. There have been a plethora of ups and downs, highs, and lows all of which have molded me into the woman I am today. Here are a few things that I've learned .....most of the time, the hard way.
34 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Does My Black Life Really Matter
The recent political upheaval and racial tension in our country have caused both distress and uncertainty. I've watched people (whom I considered closed friends) retweet, repost and regurgitate hurtful statements and racist rhetoric. In this episode, I speak from my heart on the issue Black Lives Matter.
40 minutes | May 5, 2020
Loosing Over 400 Pounds On A Plant Based Diet
On today's podcast episode we're speaking to Nalida Besson. She and her husband were featured in a "Forks Over Knives" article that highlighted their successful plant-based journey. During their journey, the two of them had a combined weight loss of greater than 400 lbs. Their fitness journey also enabled them to reverse several chronic illnesses and discontinue several prescription medications. Listening to this inspiring interview.
23 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Survey Your Circle.....Frenemies
Question: Are you surrounded by friends or foes? Does your squad truly cheer for you? Do they really have your back? Are you celebrated or merely tolerated by those in your inner circle? In today's episode, I encouraged listeners to take an honest assessment of the people who call themselves your FRIEND.
21 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Others
We’re all guilty of making comparisons- to some degree. But could getting trapped in the cycle of comparisons cause you to miss out on opportunities to discover your God-given gifts and purpose?Today, I share my own story. Hear how I found myself stuck in a tangle of comparison, desperately seeking a gift I had with me all along. Find out how I nearly ran in the opposite direction when God showed me the path I was intended to walk. Also, I break down how you can start leaning into your own unique gifts and avoid or break free from the destructive cycle of comparing yourself to others. "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:" 1 Peter 4:10"Every good and every perfect gift is from above.... James 1:17"A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. Romans 18:16Key Takeaways:God has given each of us a gift, a talent, a natural ability.God's gift to you is perfectly suited and tailored for you. He does not make mistakes.The gift that God has given to you is sufficient opening all necessary doors.Episode Highlights:[00:00] Intro[00:40] Welcome to episode 2[01:39] God has given us all a gift[02:06] Building a foundation of low self-esteem due to comparison.[03:35] Getting trapped in a vicious cycle [04:03] Feeling talentless[06:26] Chasing financial success[08:31] Being self-serving in searching for talent[09:47] Viewing your God given gift as insignificant[12:46] Your gift is perfectly suited for you[14:48] Put in the effort and walking in your calling[16:25] Your gifts will make room for you.[19:29] OutroQuotes::“If you were walking in your calling, you would enjoy what you do. Even on bad days. Even on hectic days. Even during trying times...If you only accept what has been bestowed on you.” [15:59]“No one can be you better than you. So stop trying to be someone else.” [16:25] “You will not have to compromise your morals, your standards, your ethics when you're walking in your calling. Don't you bow, don't you bend and don't you break.” [17:26] Resources Mentioned:Thecultivatedvegan.comConnect:Find | THE CULTIVATED VEGANOn Thecultivatedvegan.comOn Instagram: @thecultivatedveganOn Pinterest: @thecultivatedveganOn Facebook: @thecultivatedveganRATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcastsOn Apple PodcastsOn SpotifyOn Stitcher On: Google Podcast
37 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Just Press Publish
Welcome to The Cultivated Vegan Podcast!In any work we do often, getting started can be the trickiest part. When that work requires us to be vulnerable, despite our best intentions, we can sometimes find ourselves paralyzed by fear.In today’s episode, I share the internal struggles I had to overcome to press publish on this episode. If you’ve ever had a dream or passion held ransom by your worries of judgment or rejection— this is the episode for you. Learn how you can accept the possibility of failure without giving into it completely.Key Takeaways:• An introduction to The Cultivated Vegan• How the opinions of others, a fear of rejection and obsessing over perfection put a hold on my dreams.• What it means when family and friends don't support your ideas.• How to just press publish.Episode Highlights: • [00:00] Intro• [00:47] Welcome to episode 1• [05:42] Fear• [08:10] The story and struggle to get here• [11:29] Shrinking out of fear of the opinion of others• [13:53] Striving for perfection and the worry of rejection• [15:46] Feeling self - conscious• [21:22] The fear of success• [22:56] Can you relate?• [24:48] Just press publish• [25:54] Learning from failure• [29:12] Finding support and community• [35:17] Recap• [35:53] OutroQuotes: ○ “What is stopping you? What is holding you back? You know your dream. You have your vision. You know your calling. But you just won't press publish.” [07:55]○ “At one point I was thinking, 'you know what? It's better just to sit back and have this dream and dream it because if I never pursue it, I won't know that it failed. I won't know that I was successful at it but I couldn't keep it up.” [24:15] ○ “I'm here to tell you not everybody is going to support your vision sweetie. You know why? Because it's not theirs— it's yours.” [29:12] Resources Mentioned:• Thecultivatedvegan.comConnect:Find me:On the web at: Thecultivatedvegan.comOn Instagram: @thecultivatedveganOn Facebook: @thecultivatedvegan