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58 minutes | 3 days ago
Nurturing The “Whole Mom” with Melanie Fiona
“Kids listen to what you say but they pattern what you do. The best thing that we can do is model holistic care for ourselves." -Melanie Fiona Happy Mother’s Day and welcome to season 4 of The Suga Podcast!! In this episode, we are joined by singer, songwriter, wellness advocate, healer, and Mama, Melanie Fiona. Melanie candidly shares with us, the doctor’s visit that led to her great awakening, the importance of trusting your own intuition, and why it’s so critical to pay attention to the themes and truths that continue presenting themselves in our lives. Connect with us: @TheSugaberries @TikaSumpter @ThaiRandolph TheSuga@Sugaberry.com www.sugaberry.com Connect with our guest: @MelanieFiona MelanieFiona.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | a month ago
All About Healing with Alex Elle
We're wrapping this season with a heart to heart with author and wellness consultant, Alex Elle. We’re talking all about healing, self-love, and self-care. While we take a brief break, write us with any questions, guests or topics you want us to cover next season: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, sign up for our newsletter to stay connected: https://sugaberry.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | a month ago
Getting Good with Money with Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche
Talking about money can feel like a shameful or confusing topic, but not with this week’s guest. Today we’re talking with America’s favorite personal financial educator, Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche about financial wholeness and her new book, Get Good With Money. You can get your copy here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/663645/get-good-with-money-by-tiffany-aliche-the-budgetnista/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
69 minutes | 2 months ago
Mantras that Guide Us with Cleo Wade
We're reflecting on what it means to respect the road that got us to where we are now with today's incredibly thoughtful guest, Cleo Wade! We're talking all about her new children's book, "What the Road Said" which is available for purchase now, check out Cleo's website for more information: https://www.cleowade.com/what-the-road-saidSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Family Planning Options with Reverend Stacey
This week we’re joined by Reverend Dr.Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn of Fertility for Colored Girls to talk about the intersection of faith and fertility.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Experiencing Pleasure, Joy and Ease with Ev'Yan Whitney
We’re tapping into our sensual side today with Sexuality Doula, Ev’Yan Whitney. Listen in and learn all about how we can indulge in the pleasure we all deserve.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Reimagining Justice with Brittany K. Barnett
This week we're talking about the intersection of incarceration and motherhood with Author, Attorney and Entrepreneur, Brittany K. Barnett. We learn more about the life saving work she's doing to change the narrative around justice impacted people and how we can get involved in creating sustainable liberation for women and girls impacted by the justice system.You can learn more about Brittany's incredible work by checking out the nonprofits she founded: The Buried Alive Project, which works to dismantle life without parole sentences handed down under federal drug laws and Girls Embracing Mothers (GEMS), dedicated to empowering girls with mothers in prison. The Buried Alive Project: https://www.buriedaliveproject.org/ GEMS: https://girlsembracingmothers.org/about/mission-statement/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
From Threenager to Teenager with Tichina Arnold
Anyone else dealing with a threenager? Today we're talking all about what it's like raising a teenager with actress and comedian, Tichina Arnold!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Finding Your Front Row With Garcelle Beauvais
This week we're celebrating Galentine's day with the one and only Garcelle Beauvais! We're talking all about sisterhood and how to find a squad that lifts you up, cheers you on and fixes your crown. Plus, Garcelle shares what it's like co-parenting her teen sons, finding love during Covid, and her big goal for 2021! Show us some love, don't forget to rate and review!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Centering Black Women and Our Stories with Alicia D. Williams
This Black history month, we're talking all about storytelling with multi-award winning author, Alicia D. Williams and her new picture book Jump At The Sun that chronicles the life of writer and storycatcher extraordinaire, Zora Neale Hurston. A friendly reminder that you are not the default in somebody's story. You can learn more about Alicia's book, Jump At The Sun here: https://www.aliciadwilliams.com/my-books Here's what we're throwing in the bag this week: https://thehoneypot.co/ https://sugaberry.com/mama/be-well/black-owned-brands-good-vibes-for-the-new-year/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Working Through Mommy Guilt with Kyla Pratt
Staying busy is good and all but what grace do we offer ourselves when it comes to being a working mom expected to balance it all? This week we're talking with actress and mom Kyla Pratt about breaking generational curses, managing mommy guilt, and understanding postpartum depression. To get support and for more information about postpartum depression, call or text the Postpartum Support International helpline at 1-800-944-4773. More information can also be found on their website: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
We Do Us On Our Terms with Dani McClain
The Suga is an intentional space for joy because we understand the pain that is often associated with Black motherhood. Today we’re joined by journalist Dani McClain, author of We Live For The We: The Political Power Of Black Motherhood to unpack the layers of our power and what it means to be a mother today. We're talking about raising confident children and what it means to live for the we while also doing us on our terms. If you loved today's episode, need some words of affirmation or advice, drop us a line at thesuga [at] sugaberry [dot] comYou can learn more about Dani's book here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/dani-mcclain/we-live-for-the-we/9781568588544/Books mentioned this episode are linked below:The Will to Change by Bell Hooks: https://bookshop.org/books/the-will-to-change-men-masculinity-and-love/9780743456081Sula by Toni Morrison: https://bookshop.org/books/sula/9781400033430See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Go About Your Business with Tabitha Brown
In 2021 we’re asking: how are you betting on yourself this year? Actress, vegan foodie and everyone's favorite mom, Tabitha Brown joins us to share her incredible story about how she took a chance on herself and made her wildest dreams come true. Plus, Tabitha shares her personal approach to motherhood. If you loved today's episode, need some words of affirmation or advice, drop us a line at thesuga [at] sugaberry [dot] comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 minutes | 4 months ago
Words of Affirmation from Tika and Thai
The Suga is back with all new episodes starting Monday, January 18th! We have some incredible guests and topics lined up for you. Make sure to subscribe, we can't wait for you to listen! While you're at it, if you need some words of affirmation drop us a line at thesuga [at] sugaberry [dot] comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | 7 months ago
Taking Care of Our Mental Wellness with Nina Westbrook
In our final episode of the season, we want to remind you that it's OK to not have it all together all the time! We're sharing the pressures we've been feeling to hold it all together and it's rarely ever perfect but we're all learning how to roll with what life throws our way. Plus, we're joined by the insightful and thoughtful Nina Westbrook (@ninawestbrook) who teaches us effective strategies about how to take better care of our mental wellness, setting boundaries, and prioritizing our self-care. Also, we are sharing what we're throwing in our bags, check out the links below.Minibrook: https://minibrook.co/Vibrate Higher Daily: https://www.vibratehigherdaily.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61 minutes | 7 months ago
Thriving Not Surviving with Tina Lifford
This year has been a full on lesson in resilience. To help us get out of our own way, author of The Little Book of Big Lies and actress, Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar) teaches us how to adapt our mindset from surviving reactions to thriving responses. You can learn more about mental fitness and Tina's life changing book on her website: https://www.theinnerfitnessproject.com/the-little-book-of-big-lies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | 7 months ago
Guilt Free Living with Kandi Burruss
Shaking off judgement about how and when you choose to start a family is something that many of us are unfortunately familiar with. This week, we had so much fun talking with Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta) about how she prioritizes her happiness over judgement from other people and demystifies the surrogacy process. Plus Kandi also shares her advice for keeping things spicy in the bedroom, you don't want to miss this!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | 7 months ago
Defining Black Motherhood with Vanessa Simmons
We told y'all we read the reviews! This week's conversation is inspired by a review that led us to talk about the scrutiny we all face as moms. We're also talking about how to raise grounded children with mommy, Actress, and Pastry Creative director Vanessa Simmons!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Turning Fear into Faith with Kendra Bracken-Ferguson
As moms and entrepreneurs, betting on yourself to bring your business idea to life takes grit, commitment and faith. CEO of rē•spin and Founder of BrainTrust, Kendra Bracken-Ferguson shares her secrets on how she balances parenting while also running successful businesses on her own terms.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75 minutes | 8 months ago
Facing Fertility Concerns with Desireé McCarthy-Keith, M.D.
We're handling this week's episode with extra care, a medical conversation wrapped in velvet may sound uncommon, but we promise you this episode is one you don't want to miss. We're joined by Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta, Desiree McCarthy-Keith, M.D. for a shame-free conversation about the basics of fertility, our reproductive options and to remind us that we're not alone on this journey. To learn more about Dr. MK and Shady Grove Fertility, please check out their website: https://www.shadygrovefertility.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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