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The Niva J Podcast
36 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Why Social Work?
Hello cool cats and kittens! Join some of my colleagues and I as we discuss why we became social workers, and bestow our wisdom upon future, current, and past social workers. And to all of you who haven't subjected yourself to social work, listen in just for our wisdom!
32 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Free Your Mind!
Bring attention to your breathing. Inhale, exhale, notice where you are in the current moment. Now bring your attention to The Niva J Podcast, and join Angie and I as we discuss mindfulness.
53 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Immigrant Wives (Part 2)
Join me and the real housewives I call my friends in this follow-up to my Immigrant Wives episode. We continue our conversation about what it's like to be an immigrant wife.
40 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Chef Labi with the Pots
If you've ever considered veganism or you just love food in general then this is the podcast for you! Join my friend Labi and I as he discusses his love for cooking and what has brought about his passion to make interesting vegan dishes.
56 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
To Leap Or Not to Leap
Join me and entrepreneur Indigo as we journey through her arrival at the creation of Monarchy Inc and the APEX Radio Show. We discuss the importance of Black entrepreneurship as well as the challenges.
87 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
New Year, New Me
It’s a new year! That means here comes the pressure to become a “new me.” Have you ever made any New Year’s resolutions that seem out of reach and unfair? In this episode, I sit down with business owner and nutrition coach Janasa Livingston (@Janay.Livi and @LivEmpoweredFitness) as we talk about how we can be our own worst critics and how we have learned to embrace ourselves while still working towards our goals. Janasa also shares about her own health and fitness journey, as well as her business Liv Empowered Fitness.
31 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Reaction to the Capitol Attack
What transpired at the Capitol on January 6th left me with a cocktail of emotions and hopelessness for the future of America. I’m sure some of you can relate to the feelings that I talk about in this new episode.
57 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
How do you define self-love? In today’s episode we talk about what this means to us and how this has changed over time. We discuss how with age comes a lot of missteps but also some wisdom.
57 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Are We Okay?
Welcome to my second episode on mental health. This time I am joined by my fellow social workers Lynsay and Jenni as we talk about what it's like working in the mental health field. We share about the difficulties we experience with our own mental health while trying to help others and talk about how we try to take care of ourselves.
61 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Let's Talk About Sex (Part 2 of 2)
Welcome to part two of Let’s Talk About Sex. Get ready for some not safe for work content. If you thought part one (and if you didn’t listen to it you might want to now) was out there, get yourself set as we dive into bedroom talk. You’ll hear us get very personal about how important communication is as well as all the insecurities and challenges that have come up for us all in different ways.
49 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Let's Talk About Sex (Part 1 of 2)
It's time to grab another glass of wine because today we are unwinding and talking all about sex! In part one of two, we dish on what influenced our views of sex and much more. Hope you all are in the mood to listen and check out part two next Monday!
12 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
The Niva J Podcast is taking a week off in light of tomorrow's election. Here are some of my thoughts on what this day means to me and how we all might try to best take care of ourselves.
42 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
It’s WINE TIME! Sit back with your own glass of wine if you’d like and listen to me and my girls talk all about codependency and independence in relationships. We share stories and laughs as we talk about what we’ve learned over the years about how we can best take care of ourselves in our relationships.
60 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
No Connection Without Representation
Television. Movies. In a world full of black mirrors, we can't escape it and oftentimes we don't want to. In this episode, I am joined by my good friends Tia and Lesley to discuss the power and influence of TV in our lives.
60 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
What Are You?!
Have you ever asked someone this question or have you been the one asked this? If the answer is yes, then this might be the episode for you. And if the answer is no... way to be! Today I am joined by my friends Nicole, Joy, and Danielle to discuss what being biracial in America means to them.
48 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
The Good Ol' Days
Today’s episode features my good ol’ friend Yasmin as we sit down and shoot the breeze! We reminisce and of course give each other a hard time. We also talk about what our friendship has meant to us. So take a break, listen in, and hopefully you can think about your own good ol’ days!
73 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
This episode is all about grief and loss. I am joined by my childhood friend Kristen today to talk about the reality of loss and how it can affect us. Kristen shares about the loss of her father and talks about the difficulty that comes with trying to move forward. We share memories and I also talk about my own grief and loss.
61 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Voodoo or Cuckoo, Let’s Talk Mental Health!
Mental health, oh my! My good friend and fellow social worker Nicole and I discuss mental health stigma and the impact it can have. We also share our thoughts about how we feel the Black community and mental health intersect. My husband D also joins in on the conversation and opens up about his own personal growth.
56 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Do It For the Children!
Today I am joined by some of my friends and family to talk about co-parenting. They open up about the real challenges making co-parenting work and why it is so important.
52 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Be the Light
In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with poet, actor, singer, and writer John Hargrave. We discuss what faith means to us and share our journey and experiences with religion.
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