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For this week’s Reframing the Reset episode, we’re talking about alcohol, and exploring this sometimes-sensitive subject in a non-judgmental, open, and educational way.Join in as I share my personal journey with alcohol consumption — from my not-so-inspiring first drinking experience to my somehow less inspiring last. We’ll also dive into some pretty surprising heath information and the cultural connotations of drinking for women.I also talk about…The false sense of confidence alcohol can provideThe art of sneaking kombucha into the clubThe dreaded Saturn Return and why it’s really nothing to be scared ofGetting comfortable sitting in your discomfortThe actual science behind wine’s health benefitsResources:No Level of Alcohol Consumption Improves Health — The LancetAlcohol’s Effects on the Body — https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-health/alcohols-effects-body#:~:text=Drinking too much can weaken,do not drink too much.How Alcohol affects your sleep patterns — https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/effects-on-the-body/alcohol-and-sleep#:~:text=Regular drinking can affect the,drinking disrupts your sleep cycle.&text=Some people may find alcohol,sleep quality through the night.Alcohol and Anxiety — https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol-and-anxiety#consequencesMore young women are drinking to cope — https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/09/1003980966/women-now-drink-as-much-as-men-and-suffer-health-effects-more-quicklySex differences in alcohol-related alcohol use — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6430711/Women’s response to alcohol suggests need for gender-based alcohol programs — https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/womens-response-alcohol-gender-specific-treatment/Substance Abuse Treatment Entry, Retention, and Outcome in Women: A Review of the Literature — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3532875/#FN1Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Join the Reframing the Reset ChallengeVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesFollow on IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedlesFollow on TikTok @balancedblackgirl @balancedlesSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Starting a new year often gets people interested in improving or revisiting their exercise regimens. But workout culture is so fraught with harmful weight loss narratives that the critical benefits of movement often get overshadowed.In this episode, I share my knowledge of cardio, mobility, and strength training, and my own life-changing fitness journey. I also explain my strategy for building a health-focused routine rooted in building strength and longevity as an act of kindness to your future self.I also talk about…The unique benefits of strength training for womenWhat a healthy fitness routine could look likeUnderstanding basal metabolic rateNutrition and sleep basicsSome tactical tips for understanding your strength workoutsResources:Join the Reframing the Reset ChallengeCheck out these physical activity guidelines for AmericansHormonal responses and adaptations to resistance exercise and training: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15831061/Exercise programming for Insulin Resistance: https://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/fulltext/2011/10000/exercise_programming_for_insulin_resistance.5.aspx#:~:text=ResistanceMuscle Mass Index As a Predictor of Longevity in Older Adults: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0002934314001387Get ClassPass for two weeks free and try workout classes in your areaAlive App by Whitney Simmons: https://aliveapp.co/Uplift with Jibby: https://uplift.plankk.com/Nike Training Club: https://www.nike.com/ntc-appAlexis Moore, flexibility coach: https://instagram.com/stretchwithlex?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Sponsors:Open | Open is a mindfulness app built to transform your life. Experience the power of combining breathwork, meditation, sound, and movement to strengthen your mind-body connection. Visit https://go.o-p-e-n.com/balancedles for 30 days free.Zocdoc | Finding a doctor you trust doesn’t have to be hard. Check out Zocdoc’s free app to find patient-recommended care providers in your area.Nuuly | Nuuly is a subscription clothing rental service that I absolutely love. Get $20 off your first month when you sign up with the code BALANCED20.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Visit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesFollow on IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedlesFollow on TikTok @balancedblackgirl @balancedlesSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Screen time has a way of sneaking up on us, and before we know it, our time for the things we really want to do is gone. So this week, we’re continuing the Reframing the Reset series with a topic we’ve all struggled with at some point — digital self-care.In this episode, I discuss some best practices to help keep you in the driver’s seat on your devices. And I share some tools I’ve used to help organize my digital world that I hope will be helpful to you as well.I also talk about…Cultivating awareness of how you spend your timeCurating your social media feedsStaying out of the comments section of toxic postsHaving creative outlets to get you out of constant consumptionStrategies for healthier screen time managementResources:Join the Reframing the Reset ChallengeGet the Smart Cleaner AppSponsors:Nuuly | Nuuly is a subscription clothing rental service that I absolutely love. Get $20 off your first month when you sign up with the code BALANCED20.Zocdoc | Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find and book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, and are available when you need them. Visit zocdoc.com/balanced to download the app and find a care provider near you.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Visit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesFollow on IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedlesFollow on TikTok @balancedblackgirl @balancedlesSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Happy New Year, and welcome to our first episode of 2023! To kick off the year, I’m revisiting last year’s Reframing the Reset series with even more clarity and actionable items.We’ll be exploring ways that we can reset in the new year to feel our best all year long. This week, I focus on the idea of strengthening our habits in sustainable and stackable ways that affirm us as the version of ourselves we want to be.I also talk about…Investing time upfront to free you up for what’s most important to youDirecting your energyChoosing when to face inevitable discomfortMaking decisions with the best version of yourself in mindThe big impact of small, incremental stepsResources:Join the Reframing the Reset ChallengeOrder the Almanack of Naval RavikantJoin Club Balanced on GenevaSponsors:Open | Join me in the Meditation + Breathwork Challenge on Open - it’s totally free for the month of January, go to www.withopen.com/balancedles to sign up.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Visit our website at balancedblackgirl.comJoin Club Balanced, our community on GenevaSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesFollow on IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedlesFollow on TikTok @balancedblackgirl @balancedlesSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Join us for the Reframing the Reset series and challenge kicking off on January 2, 2023. Each week in January we'll be releasing a new episode to inspire you to refresh your habits. As a community, we'll be participating in weekly challenges for accountability to help you apply what you hear on the podcast. Visit balancedblackgirl.com/reset to sign up for the challenge, and join Club Balanced, our community in Geneva to connect with other Balanced Black Girl listeners. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Before we start talking about 2023, I think it’s important to look back and reflect on 2022.So in this solo episode, I’m sharing my process for conducting a life audit. I explain what a life audit is, why you might benefit from doing one, and how it can help you find deeper satisfaction next year.I also talk about…Our upcoming Reframing the Reset series + challengeChecking in with how you feel vs how you want to feelCelebrating the areas of life where you feel satisfiedShowing love to the parts of your life where there’s a gap between how you feel & how you want to feelImplementing changes for the year aheadResources:Sign up for Reframing the Reset 2023Join the Balanced Black Girl community on Genevabalancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s episode, we are continuing our end-of-year rest and digest series with the incredible, Alex Elle. Together, we have an honest talk about healing — the good, the challenging, and everything in between.Alex also shares what it’s like to heal your inner child while raising children, the importance of taking time for reflection, and even the joys of her walking practice. This conversation is packed with wisdom, thoughtfulness, and stunning truths.Alex Elle is a New York Times best selling author and wellbeing teacher who helps others find their voice and create clarity in their lives and relationships. She just released her latest book How We Heal, which guides us on a life changing journey to begin again, grow, and heal not only ourselves, but the generations after.We Also Talk About…Opening the box and being with the messGiving ourselves grace and permission to be softEmpowering children to share when their feelings are hurtHealing as an act of community careCommon misconceptions about healingEmbracing emotional rest and allowing space to be present with joyThe most powerful tools for healing — walking and writingThe stunning beauty of the truthResources:Visit Alex’s WebsiteBuy How We HealFollow Alex on InstagramJoin Alex on SubstackJoin Club Balanced on Genevabalancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
For me and so many others, Winter can be draining and leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and our communities. So as we move toward the end of 2022, I find myself thinking of ways to be prepared for the holiday season and Winter blues.In this solo episode, I encourage you to think of Winter as a call to rest, set the stage to call in your manifestations, and channel the energy of the Winter Solstice to prepare for the bloom. I share my favorite ways to stay balanced, set boundaries, and be financially well.I also talk about…Why winter is the perfect time to focus on extra self-careWhat winter represents spiritually and how we can apply this to how we take careWays to reflect without dwellingThe importance of taking a break from doing “the work”Resources:Healing Through Rest: Creating Balance for Your Nervous System — Balanced Black GirlWinter, sleep and your circadian rhythms — The American Association of Sleep MedicineExercising for better sleep — Johns Hopkins MedicineSleep Toolkit: Tools for Optimizing Sleep & Sleep-Wake Timing — Huberman LabDoes the High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in African Americans Contribute to Health Disparities? — National Library of MedicineBenefits of Vitamin D — Harvard School of Public HealthIs Vitamin D deficiency causing your depression? — HealthlineThe Synergistic Interplay between Vitamins D and K for Bone and Cardiovascular Health — National Library of MedicineThe Physical and Mental Benefits of Getting Outside in the Winter — University of UtahSponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Open for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/**BALANCED.**BetterHelp | This episode is sponsored brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/BBG and get on your way to being your best self.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
It’s so important to balance life, family, friends and your career, but it can be challenging — especially during the holidays.In this episode, I’m joined by Abena Antwi, a Chemist and Associate Product Designer at Burt’s Bees. She shares how she balances her career in chemistry and cosmetics, making time for her family, and taking care of herself.We Also Talk About…Why Abena wanted to become a chemist & how she ended up in cosmeticsThe challenges of being a working mother and being passionate about your workHow community makes our careers and lives possibleThe importance of Black women & women of color working in the cosmetics industryHow Burt’s Bees shea butter products support women in GhanaOur favorite Burt’s Bees lip tints & shimmersResources:Follow Burt’s Bees on Instagram @burtsbeesShop Burt’s Bees lip tints & shimmersLearn more about how Burt’s Bees uplifts women in sheaSponsor:This episode is presented by Burt’s Bees. By Nature. For Nature. For All.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Podcasting is a growing industry with so much room for Black creators to share themselves, their views, and their brands. That’s probably why Black people make up 12% of the total population, but 15% of the podcast host population. But how do you get started? And how do you help your podcast be heard?Today I’m joined by Nakia Swinton, Supervising Producer at iHeart Radio, Co-host of Sufficiently Black, freelance producer for Balanced Black Girl podcast, and general podcast wizard. Together, we talk all things podcasts — from creation, to marketing, to community building and monetization. We even answer some thought-provoking listener questions!We Also Talk About…Building a community through your podcast marketingKeeping your SEO clear and easy to understandThe importance of consistency above all elseThe fabulous Issa Rae and her little-known (but amazing) podcastThe pros and cons of each type of podcasting and reading contracts thoroughlyHaving passion for more than the moneyResources (contains affiliate links):Visit Nakia’s WebsiteFollow Nakia on InstagramListen to Sufficiently BlackFollow Sufficiently Black on InstagramArticle: The Ultimate Guide to Starting A PodcastRedCircle, the hosting and monetization platform we usePodcasting gear we use to recordRiverside: the online recording software we useAcuity Scheduling: the software we use to book interviews with guestsSofter Sounds: who we work with for editing supportSponsor:Willmaker | Protect your financial assets with Willmaker. Visit willmaker.com to take their free quiz and use code BALANCED10 for 10% off your first document.POM Wonderful | Get your fill of antioxidant goodness with delicious POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. To find delicious recipes and learn more about the antioxidant goodness of POM, visit pomwonderful.com.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Black women have been the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US for the past few years with 17% of us in the process of starting new businesses. But in 2020—a record-breaking year for venture capital investment—less than 100 Black women raised $1 million or more for their businesses, which is very small in the VC world.In this episode, I’m joined by Kathryn Finney, Founder and Managing General Partner of Genius Guild, a $20 million venture fund that builds and invests in scalable companies led by diverse founders. She's also the founder of the Duni fund, the founder and former CEO of Digital Undivided, the mastermind of the widely acclaimed project Diane Research, the author of Build the Damn Thing, and a Yale-trained epidemiologist.Together, we discuss the ins and outs of Venture Capital and business funding as well as Kathryn’s expertise as a successful entrepreneur and her favorite wellness practices.We Also Talk About…Seeing entrepreneurship as a tool that lets you live a creative lifeFocusing on executing an idea, not just the idea itselfHow not to waste $30k on a businessThe importance of knowing yourself and having a solid foundation as a leaderNot waiting for permission from the entitledThe differences between startups, small businesses, and hobbiesResources:Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. But the job isn’t easy— JP MorganBuild The Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business if You're Not a Rich White Guy by Kathryn FinneyVisit Kathryn’s WebsiteSubmit Your Pitch to the Genius GuildListen to the Build the Damn Thing! PodcastFollow Kathryn on InstagramConnect with Kathryn on LinkedInSponsor:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Open for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/**BALANCED.**balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
There is a big difference between building an audience that’s watching you and building a community that’s engaging with you. So how do we build strong, engaged communities that connect people rather than simply entertaining them?This week, I’m joined by Kim Johnson, head of community at Geneva, a New York based messaging app. Geneva helps creators, brands and leaders build communities from the ground up. So in this episode we dive deep into all things connection, conversation, and community.We Also Talk About…Building organic community that is engaged and passionate about you and your workThe changing landscape of the content creation and audience interactionHow people are getting good at sniffing out inauthenticityHaving your community build content with youThe imperative value of mutual exchangeI am also very excited to announce that we have launched a brand new Balanced Black Girl community on Geneva! Yes, we now have a free community called Club Balanced that you can join to connect with other listeners. The links to download Geneva and join the community are below.And if that’s not exciting enough, the book club is back and also hosted on Geneva. We will have monthly book picks, share recommendations, and we'll chat about them in the community.Resources:Follow Kim on InstagramJoin the Balanced Black Girl community on GenevaDownload the Geneva AppFollow Geneva on InstagramSponsors:BetterHelp | This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/BBG and get on your way to being your best self.****Framebridge | Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Asking for help and leaning on your community can be intimidating, especially when you’re an entrepreneur. So this week in our Black Women in Business Series, we're focusing on what it looks like to make big career changes, bring physical products into the world, and bootstrap a startup.In this episode, I’m joined by my friend, Anicia Anya. She is the founder, chef, and CEO of Kid’s Table, New York City's only meal delivery service for kids which she launched in 2021. Her mission is to help parents create adventurous and confident eaters in a way that’s accessible and convenient.Join in as we discuss Anicia’s unique and remarkable journey from the tech industry, to nannying, to private chef, to entrepreneur. Her inclination to lean on her community and ask for help are as inspiring as her passion for her business.We also talk about…Working for high-profile celebrities and CEOsHow the little, mundane things make us better leaders and business ownersThe joy in always acquiring new skillsHow asking for help can build community in beautiful, unexpected waysHelping kids explore ethnic food and expand their palates beyond LunchablesWinding down before AND after your day (seriously, try it!)Embracing the soft life and the hard life simultaneouslyResources:Check Out Kids Table NYFollow Anicia on InstagramFollow Kids Table NY on InstagramSponsors:BetterHelp | This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/BBG and get on your way to being your best self.Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Open for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Framebridge | Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.Healthy Happy Hippie | Try their high-quality herbal blends to supplement your lifestyle. Visit healthyhappyhippie.com/balanced for 50% off your first subscription.Luna | Get better rest with Luna Weighted Blanket. Visit lunablanket.com/balanced to get 20% off your first order.Willmaker | Protect your financial assets with Willmaker. Visit willmaker.com to take their free quiz and use code BALANCED10 for 10% off your first document.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
It’s challenging to stay balanced and relevant as a Black woman content creator and business owner with a full-time job. That’s why in today’s episode we’re continuing our discussion of side hustles with Alexis Barber.Alexis is a full-time tech industry employee, content creator, and owner of Too Collective luxury robes. She’s also the host of the podcast Too Smart for This and lives a bi-coastal lifestyle between New York City and Los Angeles. And even with all that on her plate, she reminds us that it’s imperative to put yourself first.Join us as we discuss the realities of transitioning from content creator to business owner and how to practice self-care and setting boundaries in the digital realm.We Also Talk About…The shifts in how content is consumed.Quality vs. Quantity in your follower count.How to get brand deals that are aligned and successful.Launching a physical product as an influencer.Resources:Follow Alexis on IGFollow Too Collective on IGFollow Alexis on TikTokPreorder your Too Cozy RobeCheck out NorbyWatch Alexis’ YT video the truth about becoming an INFLUENCER and getting PAID deals in 2022Listen to Alexis' podcast Too Smart for ThisSponsors:Framebridge | Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.Healthy Happy Hippie | Try their high-quality herbal blends to supplement your lifestyle. Visit healthyhappyhippie.com/balanced for 50% off your first subscription.Luna | Get better rest with Luna Weighted Blanket. Visit lunablanket.com/balanced to get 20% off your first order.Willmaker | Protect your financial assets with Willmaker. Visit willmaker.com to take their free quiz and use code BALANCED10 for 10% off your first document.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Today I’m kicking off our business and entrepreneurship series sharing my experiences having various side hustles. From podcasting, to personal training, to working in retail and corporate at the same time, I’ve done it all and I’ve learned a lot about how to find your balance while juggling multiple careers.If you’re interested in having your own business and don’t know where to start, or want to run and grow a business without burning yourself out, this episode is for you.In this episode I talk about…My experiences having different side hustles over the years.How I transitioned into podcasting.How to decide if having a side hustle is right for you.Tips for growing a sustainable side hustle.Ways to prioritize your wellness as an entrepreneur.Links from this episode:Human Design 101: Understanding the Energy TypesFollow Balanced Black Girl on Instagram @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow Les on Instagram @balancedlesVisit our websiteSponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Open for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/**BALANCED.**Framebridge | Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.Cariloha | The softest, most sustainable sheets. Cariloha is giving you 25% off your order by using code BALANCED. Visit cariloha.com and use the code BALANCED for 25% off.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. ****You can listen ****on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: advertising@redcircle.comPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
We’re wrapping up our Money and Abundance series with an important conversation about working through financial trauma and redistributing wealth to support our community.How we feel about and manage our money is often influenced by our early experiences with money, and some of these experiences can have a lasting impact. Our guest today is Nafasi Ferrell. Nafasi is a Financial Coach certified in the Trauma of Money Method (TOM) where she proudly serves on faculty as a Racial Wealth Gap Educator and facilitator of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Affinity Spaces. She is the founder and owner of Narratives Unbound which she founded in 2019 after the passing of her father and after getting her and her husband out of over $30,000 in consumer debt.Episode Topics:How generational trauma impacts our relationship with money.The relationship between hoarding and scarcity mindset.How to move through financial trauma and embrace abundance.The importance of redistributing wealth, and ways we can redistribute wealth in our communities.Resources:Follow @narrativesunbound on InstagramCheck out Nafasi’s website to learn more about coaching and wealth distribution circlesReach Nafasi at info@narrativesunbound.netLearn more about the Trauma of Money methodTake the Money Disorder AssessmentSponsors:Framebridge | Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.Cariloha | The softest, most sustainable sheets. Cariloha is giving you 25% off your order by using code BALANCED. Visit cariloha.com and use the code BALANCED for 25% off.The Good Stuff | Amazing goodies to add to your coffee. Visit forwellness.com/podcast and enter code BALANCED at checkout for 20% off and a free starter kit.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. ****You can listen ****on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
For most people, work and money go hand-in-hand, and it’s hard to build wealth when we’re being underpaid. That’s why in today’s episode we’re talking about how to use the skills you have to increase your pay with Mandi Woodruff-Santos.Mandi Woodruff-Santos is an inclusive wealth-building advocate, career coach, and co-host of the popular award-winning podcast Brown Ambition. She’s a regular contributor to Yahoo Finance Live and her personal finance and career advice has also been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Business Insider, Essence, Teen Vogue, and U.S. News & World Report.Mandi is a master negotiator who has helped thousands of women navigate career crossroads, plan their next move, and negotiate higher salaries. This episode is packed with gems and is like sitting down for a coaching session with Mandi.We Also Talk About…How Mandi was able to 10x her net worth by quitting jobs.Navigating career transitions when the economy is down.How to negotiate a higher salary.Other perks and benefits you can negotiate in addition to base salary.How to use the skills you have to make more money.Resources:Listen to the Brown Ambition podcast, hosted by Mandi and Tiffany “The Budgetnista” AlicheFollow Mandi on Instagram @mandimoneyFollow Mandi on TikTok @mandimoneyBook a 1-on-1 Coaching Session with MandiJoin the MandiMoney Makers communitySponsors:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Framebridge | Get your photos and artwork framed with Framebridge. Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Curious about investing in emerging technologies such as crypto and NFTs but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right episode! While traditional forms of wealth-building such as the stock market and real estate are still relevant, tech is becoming an increasingly important space for wealth-building, and in this episode we’re sharing how to get started.Our guest today is Grace MacJones. Grace is a Nigerian-American technologist, podcaster, and Azure Cloud Engineer at Microsoft. She is a STEM advocate for underrepresented groups and is passionate about democratizing technology through mentoring, speaking at tech events, and volunteering with tech organizations such as Black Girls Code, Women Who Code, and DigiGirlz.She’s also the host of the Tech Unlocked podcast which aims to demystify and diversify the tech industry by giving people of color the keys they need to unlock their successful tech careers. In addition to all of that, she’s the founder of Women of Color in Emerging Tech (WOCIET) which is a community helping WoC onboard into web3 and beyond.In this episode, Grace and I discuss the opportunities available for building wealth in tech. She demystifies working in tech, and helps us understand emerging technologies to invest in including cryptocurrency and NFTs.We Also Talk About…New ways of building wealth outside of stocks and real estate.What cryptocurrency is, and how to invest in it.How web3 will impact the creator economy.How creators can use NFTs to protect their work.Resources:Follow Grace on Instagram @gracemacjonezListen to Grace’s podcast, Tech UnlockedJoin the Women of Color in Tech ComunitySponsors:Framebridge | Looking to get artwork framed? Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first framing order.Skillshare | Check out the amazing courses and community on Skillshare to launch your next business or fine-tune your new hobby. Visiting skillshare.com/balanced for one month free.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Do you include financial well-being in your wellness plan? If not, today’s episode will inspire you to get started.Financial wellness is critical for women. When we have our own resources and are able to navigate our own finances, we can have healthier families and relationships. Today’s guest, Bola Sokunbi is a certified financial educator and champion of financial wellness for women.Bola is a finance expert, bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Clever Girl Finance, a financial education platform and community for women empowering them to achieve financial wellness and live life on their own terms.Listen to this episode for practical tips on improving financial wellness, how to manage finances with your partner, and how to start investing.We Also Talk About…How Bola saved $100,000 in her early twenties as a single woman.Rewriting your financial story.How to approach money management with your partner.Why financial wellness is critical for women.Initial steps we can take to start investing.What index funds are, and how to invest in them.The power of compound interest, and how compound interest can help build wealth.Resources:Interested in going on a Balanced Black Girl retreat? Take our survey!Visit the Clever Girl Finance website for courses, financial education resources, and community.Check out Bola’s book Choosing to Prosper: Triumphing Over Adversity, Breaking Out of Comfort Zones, Achieving Your Life and Money DreamsClever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money and Build Real WealthClever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your MoneyClever Girl Finance: The Side Hustle Guide: Build a Successful Side Hustle and Increase Your IncomeSponsor:Open | If you’re looking for a mindful meditation, breath work, and movement app I can’t recommend Open enough. They have a beautifully curated collection of guided meditation, breath work, and movement exercises to support you in your practice. Try Op e n for 30 Days free. Visit open-together.com/BALANCED.Visit Framebridge.com and use the code “BALANCED” for 15% off your first order.Going Wild | Add Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to your podcast lineup. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, or your favorite listening app.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of the messaging around money on social media and in the news? There are countless things vying for your attention and resources, and having a healthy money mindset is more important than ever.In this episode we’re talking to Chioma Njoku, the owner and Chief Mindful Operator at the Mindful Bookkeeper as well as the host of the Cheers to Your Prosperity podcast. Through her work as an accountant and financial coach, she helps coaches, consultants, and small business owners keep more of their hard-earned money without sacrificing the things that make life enjoyable.Listen to this episode to understand the building blocks of having a healthier relationship with money, and to learn how to overcome past financial mistakes.We Also Talk About…Popular messaging around money on social media that can keep us broke.Understanding money mindset.Common mistakes people make when it comes to manifesting money.How the Profit First method can support your personal and business finances.Recession-proofing our businesses and finances.How to overcome being “woke but broke.”Resources (contains affiliate links):Listen to Chioma’s podcast “Cheers to Your Prosperity”Cheers to Your Prosperity Episode 5: How Money Mindset Keeps You BrokeVisit Chioma’s website to learn more about her servicesProfit First by Mike MichalowiczSponsor:Skillshare | Check out the amazing courses and community on Skillshare to launch your next business or fine-tune your new hobby. Visiting skillshare.com/balanced for one month free.balancedblackgirl.com ◉ IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balancedles 〆Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donationsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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coco amondi

this episode made my morning.......love ,love ,looove!

Oct 27th
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Msi

unfortunately can't hear her at all.

Mar 25th
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Megan Kidwell

thank you so much for sharing this. it felt like she really knew me. i really needed to hear this

Feb 11th
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Sonile Jere

such a calming episode

Oct 25th
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Marissa Candace

I can't listen through the podcast. 😭😭😭 you go so hard on your Ss bb 😂😂

Jul 2nd
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DMFY

love it

Jun 21st
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Bahar Khayami

It was so pleasant to listen to you dear goddess 🙏🏾🍃

Jun 11th
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DMFY

I love listening to this podcast and have found so many products and information that I probably would not have found if not for this podcast. I also enjoyes this podcast and the information that was given but its the first time I felt the host was either preoccupied, tired or just had other things on her mind. It was a little weird at times during paused moments. This guest had lots of energy and positive information. Maybe it was just an off day, we all have those.

Mar 10th
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Kandis Draw

well said.

Jul 16th
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bookaddict 4real

Hey I agree mindset is everything! I love the transparency in the conversation😍

May 17th
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Krystal M.

Amazing episode!

May 1st
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lester alfred

This Podcast is as Awesome as the other Balanced Black Girl Podcast! Truly a Great Blessing!

Oct 29th
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lester alfred

Awesome, I mean totally Awesome!

Oct 20th
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