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Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice.


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#241: While anxiety and depression are commonly discussed, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often goes unnoticed, especially among Black women, leading many of us to feeling hesitant to seek help.In this episode, I’m joined by licensed therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Saraa Lee (LCSW) from NOCD, for a conversation about mental health, misconceptions in the healthcare industry, and how OCD can manifest into our daily lives.Together, we discuss the ins and outs of OCD, Saraa’s experience living with the disorder, and why treatment for overcoming intrusive thought patterns has to be handled with care.We also talk about…Early symptoms of OCD and why they’re overlookedThe difference between OCD and anxietyCommon types of OCD and their triggersWhy specialized, evidence-based treatment is more effective for OCD than talk therapyHow exposure therapy (ERP) works for OCDHow OCD can affect friends, family, and romantic relationshipsHow to support someone experiencing OCDResources:Follow NOCD on Instagram @treatmyocdIf you think you might be struggling with OCD and want to talk to someone, NOCD can help. Visit nocd.com to book a free call with their team and learn more about how working with a NOCD Therapist can help you start regaining your life from OCD.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Alo Moves | Stay on top of your wellness routine wherever you go. Use code BALANCED30 for a free 30-day trial at alomoves.com.NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.LMNT | LMNT is a zero sugar electrolyte drink mix that will keep you hydrated this summer. Go to drinkLMNT.com/balancedles to receive a free LMNT sample pack with any drink mix order.Quince | Get quiet luxury without luxury prices at Quince. Go to quince.com/balancedles for free shipping and 365-day return on your next order.Nike | The Nike Free Metcon 6 is the perfect shoe for every way you like to move. Shop now at Nike.comThrive Market | Save time and money on groceries and household essentials at Thrive Market. Go to thrivemarket.com/balancedles for 30% off your first order plus a $60 gift!Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#240: It’s officially summer so you know what that means – it’s the season for feeling your best!In today’s solo episode, I’m guiding you through a detailed roadmap to becoming your healthiest, happiest, and hottest self yet. From invigorating workout routines to rejuvenating skincare secrets and everything in between, I’m covering all the essentials you need to thrive this summer!Catch up on these glow-up episodes:Episode 236: How to Become Your Highest Self: Essential Glow-Up Tips with Jaz TurnerEpisode 205: The Ultimate Glow Up: How to Level Up in Your Career and Life with Jodie TaylorEpisode 213: Time to Enter Your Successful EraResourcesCheck out Nike Motiva Walking ShoesFor more of my favorite Nike wellness picks, explore my full list here.For more of my favorite beauty and skincare recommendations, check out my full list here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#239: Do you struggle with expressing yourself? Or feel like you need a safe space to go to when things get hard? Journaling is a powerful tool that allows you to live life more intentionally, helping you discover your truest interests and passions. But figuring out where to begin on the page can be tough.So today I’m sitting down with entrepreneur and founder of wellness brand Inside Then Out, Nya Jones for practical tips on how to approach starting a journaling practice through prompts, guided questions, and self-care routines that help you identify what you’re feeling.Together, we talk about Nya’s career journey from tech to wellness, her experience as a founder, and what practices help bring her back to herself.We also talk about…Nya’s transition from tech to wellness brand founderJournaling prompts and practices that help you check in with yourselfThe benefits of using a guided journal and ways to improve your self-awarenessHow to unplug from social media and practice self-care offlineThe mental, physical, and emotional benefits of journalingCommon roadblocks we have when journalingJournaling about the good things to help you feel more of itResourcesFollow Nya on Instagram @nyajonesFollow Inside Then Out @insidethenoutCheck out Inside Then Out Wellness JournalsCheck out the Inside Then Out AppRead “The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia CameronKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Equip Health | Equip offers support for anyone experiencing disordered eating. Schedule a free consultation at equip.health/balancedblackgirlForia | Experience your juiciest and deepest sensual experience with Foria. Get 20% off your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/balanced or use the code BALANCED at checkout.Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comVionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use only.Lipton | Drinking two cups of Lipton Green tea daily an easy hack to support your well-being. Try New Lipton Green Tea!Culina Health | Culina Health’s award-winning nutrition care is trusted by 7,500+ patients and 600+ providers nationwide. Our diverse, multilingual team of registered dietitians provides nutrition care for sustainable weight loss, diabetes and prediabetes, gastrointestinal health, eating disorders, general healthy eating, and more. We accept all major insurance plans, and we offer affordable out-of-pocket options. Sign up today at www.culinahealth.com.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#238: Contrary to popular belief, doing 'good work' alone may not be enough to progress in your career. For many of us, strategic moves are essential to propel our careers to the next level!So in today’s episode, I’m sitting down with founder and CEO of ColorComm and author of the bestselling book “What Do You Need?” Lauren Wesley Wilson for tips on how to advance your career through building a strong network, delivering exceptional work, and making a lasting impact in your workplace.We also talk about…How Lauren overcame job loss early in her career to become a founder and CEOPractical tips on identifying and approaching potential mentors in your industryHow to thrive in today’s job marketHow to manage your time between your corporate job and side hustleNavigating longevity and growth in your careerResources:Follow Lauren on Instagram @laurenwesleywilsonCheck out Lauren’s book What Do You Need?: How Women of Color Can Take Ownership of Their Careers to Accelerate Their Path to SuccessKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.LMNT | LMNT is a zero sugar electrolyte drink mix with a research-backed ratio of electrolytes. To try it out go to drinkLMNT.com/balancedles to receive a free LMNT sample pack with any drink mix order.Nike | Find your feel with Nike bras & leggings that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comEquip Health | Equip offers wraparound support for anyone experiencing disordered eating. Schedule a free consultation at equip.health/balancedblackgirlVionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use only.Biosil | Biosil helps you generate your own collagen for healthier hair, skin, nails. Get 30% off your first product order when you visit www.biosil.beauty and use code BALANCEDLES.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#237: Have you ever felt like your hormones were off? Or wondered why your menstrual cycle is irregular? Have you experienced painful periods? If so, you're not alone.In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with entrepreneur and founder of My Happy Flo, Necole Kane for an insightful conversation on how menstrual and hormonal health can affect your overall well-being. From what a healthy period looks like, to what to expect when you come off of birth control, Necole shares tips for managing period symptoms, embracing holistic remedies, and understanding the stages of your menstrual cycle.Together, we talk about Necole’s career journey from media to wellness, her experiences as an entrepreneur, and how’s she found balance in her life starting from the inside out.We Also Talk About…Necole’s transition from media entrepreneur to supplement brand founderSigns that it’s time to make a professional pivotHow hormonal imbalances can impact daily lifeNavigating conditions like fibroids and endometriosisThe relationship between our hormones, gut health, and liver healthMaintaining healthy hormones while entering perimenopauseEmbracing ease and flow in your daily lifeResources:Check out Necole’s supplement brand, My Happy FloGet a copy of Necole’s “Your Period Just Got An Upgrade Booklet”Visit [myhappyflo.co](http://myhappyflo.cohttps://myhappyflo.co/) for more menstrual and hormonal resourcesRead You Are What You Eat: The Plan That Will Change Your Life  by Gillian McKeithRead Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill by Jolene BrightonKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comVionic Shoes | Vionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use onlyLipton | Lipton Green Tea | Drinking two cups of Lipton Green tea daily an easy hack to support your well-being. Try New Lipton Green Tea!Biosil | Biosil | Biosil helps you generate your own collagen for healthier hair, skin, nails. Get 30% off your first product order when you visit www.biosil.beauty and use code BALANCEDLES.Equip Health | Equip offers wraparound support for anyone experiencing disordered eating. Schedule a free consultation at equip.health/balancedblackgirlCulina Health | Culina Health’s award-winning nutrition care is trusted by 7,500+ patients and 600+ providers nationwide. Our diverse, multilingual team of registered dietitians provides nutrition care for sustainable weight loss, diabetes and prediabetes, gastrointestinal health, eating disorders, general healthy eating, and more. We accept all major insurance plans, and we offer affordable out-of-pocket options. Sign up today at www.culinahealth.com.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#236: Imagine the version of you who is living your dream life. What habits does she have? How does she talk to herself each day? Listen to day’s episode to develop the habits and mindset you need to become her.I’m excited to sit down and chat about all things glow-up with content creator and wellness influencer, Jaz Turner. Tune in for tips on how to kickstart your self-improvement journey through reframing your thoughts, investing in yourself, and finding wellness tools that unlock your highest self.We Also Talk About…Jaz’s glow up journey and career pivot from lawHow to make social media work for you as a source of inspirationHow to invest in yourself and find the catalyst to your confidenceJournaling practices and affirmations that help you connect to your higher selfHow to practice mindfulness when consuming contentHow to check in with yourself to ensure you’re making the right decisions for youResources:Subscribe to Jaz’s YouTube channel @jazturner16Follow Jaz on Instagram @jazturner16Follow Jaz on Tiktok @jazturner16Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Alo Moves | Get a variety of workouts and wellness classes on demand with Alo Moves. Use code BALANCED30 for a free 30-day trial at alomoves.com.LMNT | LMNT is a zero sugar electrolyte drink mix with a research-backed ratio of electrolytes. To try it out go to drinkLMNT.com/balancedles to receive a free LMNT sample pack with any drink mix order.Shopify | Get your online business up and running with Shopify. Sign up for $1 per month trial period at shopify.com/balancedblackgirlNike | Find your feel with Nike bras & leggings that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comNurx | Nurx provides reliable reproductive and sexual health that’s accessible right from home – no judgment or stigma attached. Go to nurx.com/balancedles to get started. Results may vary. Not offered in every state. Medications prescribed only if clinically appropriate, consultation required.Biosil | Biosil helps you generate your own collagen for healthier hair, skin, nails. Get 30% off your first product order when you visit www.biosil.beauty and use code BALANCEDLES.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#235 Over the last decade, ‘girlboss’ culture has convinced us that we’re superwomen who can have it together all of the time. But that’s not always the reality, and we’re ready for open conversations that embrace the REAL qualities that lead to success!Today, we’re welcoming award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and author of “Simplify The Hustle,” Sherrell Dorsey for an in-depth conversation on how to simplify your approach to success through reframing productivity, prioritizing self-care, and creating space for yourself to win and reach your goals beyond just hard work.We Also Talk About…Sherrell’s journey finding balance as a serial entrepreneurThe keys to building and distributing wealth amongst communitiesFirst-generation entrepreneurship and the challenges of building a business from the ground upThe difference between leveling up and selling outIntention-setting and how to practice self-care as an entrepreneurWhat it means to simplify the hustle and embrace efficiencyResources:Follow Sherrell on Instagram @sherrell_dorseyRead “Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us” by Sherrell DorseyRead “Simplify The Hustle: A 21-Day Guide to Balancing Work With Ease & Intention” by Sherrell DorseyKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.Lipton Green Tea | Drinking two cups of Lipton Green tea daily an easy hack to support your well-being. Try New Lipton Green Tea!Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comDelta | Delta Air Lines helps you feel at home, even if you’re 30,000 feet above it. Learn more at delta.com.Vionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use only.Equip Health | Equip offers wraparound support for anyone experiencing disordered eating. Schedule a free consultation at equip.health/balancedblackgirlPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#234: Are you healing or are you coping? Today I’m sitting down with content creator and host of That Conversation, Tarek Ali for an honest chat about how to prioritize your mental health and take care yourself during hard times.Whether you are in survival mode or in a season of rebuilding trust, Tarek offers amazing tips and tools on how to set new standards for yourself, be patient with your progress, and learn how to identify what your feeling in order to move forward.We Also Talk About…Tarek’s career journey from dentistry to content creator to screenwriterWhat it means to come out of survival modeSeed mentality and making time for things that bring you joyHow to use journaling as a healing tool in difficult timesWhy it’s important to identify trust in relationshipsDaily stress and anxiety relieving techniquesResources:Follow Tarek on Instagram @itstarekaliFollow Tarek on TikTok @itstarekaliSubscribe to Tarek’s YouTube Channel @TarekAliListen to Tarek’s podcast THAT ConversationListen to Tarek’s “Whole lotta SEX — Healing Body Trauma, Sexual Agency, & Growing Beyond Judgement” episodeVisit leapintohealing.com for more tools and resources for healingKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comThrive Market | Save time and money and today at Thrive Market. Go to thrivemarket.com/balancedles for 30% off your first order plus a $60 gift!Vionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use onlyPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#233: At the beginning of the year, I moved to New York City and started working as a full-time podcaster and content creator.In today’s solo episode, I’m opening up about the challenges I’ve experienced so far, what changes I’m making to support my mental health, and how I’m using new wellness tools to spark my next creative endeavor.Catch up on my other solo episodes:Episode 220: How I Became A Full-Time PodcasterEpisode 222: How to Make Friends in A New City + Am I Oversharing with My Friends? [Q&A]Resources:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchRead The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher CreativityRead the NYTimes article on the Eldest Daughter SyndromeKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Foria | Experience your juiciest and deepest sensual experience with Foria. Get 20% off your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/balanced or use the code BALANCED at checkout.LMNT | LMNT is a zero sugar electrolyte drink mix with a research-backed ratio of electrolytes. To try it out go to drinkLMNT.com/balancedles to receive a free LMNT sample pack with any drink mix order.NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#232: What does it look like to be in your power? In some instances, power can be a bold proclamation, and at other times it can be a calm, quiet knowing. When we aren’t in our power, we can feel stuck, burned out, or like we aren’t living up to our potential. However, we can learn how to reframe our relationship with power to use it as a tool for growth.Today I’m sitting down with entrepreneur, author, and founder of Woman Evolve, Sarah Jakes Roberts for a powerful conversation on how to build confidence, embrace flexibility, and make power moves.We Also Talk About…Sarah’s experience stepping into her power in each area of her lifeWhat inspired Sarah’s new book “Power Moves: Ignite Your Confidence and Become a Force”The difference between being prepared and trying to control the outcomeFinding power in vulnerability and how to identify what you’re afraid ofWays to improve your decision-making skills when you’re feeling anxious or depressedHow to create a vision for yourself and find opportunities that empower youIntention setting and giving yourself permission to restTips for approaching burnout and ways to embrace flexibilityResources:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchFollow Sarah on Instagram @sarahjakesrobertsFollow Sarah on Tiktok @realsarahjakesrobertsSubscribe to Sarah’s YouTube channel @SarahJakesRobertsGet Sarah’s book “Power Moves: Ignite Your Confidence and Become a Force”Listen to the Woman Evolve podcast hosted by Sarah Jakes RobertsFrom Sarah’s YouTube Channel — POV: I took my wig off while I was preachingKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchWatch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Maidenform | Visit www.maidenform.com and use code BBG20 at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.Hinge | Download Hinge and try voice prompts today! Then, find someone worth deleting the app for.Lipton Green Tea | Drinking two cups of Lipton Green tea daily is a great ally for wellness and a simple way to up your everyday wellness habits. Try New Lipton Green Tea!Vionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use only.Biosil | Biosil helps you generate your own collagen for healthier hair, skin, nails. Get 30% off your first product order when you visit www.biosil.beauty and use code BALANCEDLES.Cora | Cora offers affordable organic period care products. Get 20% off at www.cora.life/balancedles.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Feel confused about all of the conflicting nutrition and wellness information out there? You’re not alone! It can be really overwhelming and confusing to figure out what will work best for you. Thankfully, nutrition can be a lot simpler than we think.In today’s bonus episode I’m sitting down with registered dietitian and CEO of Culina Health, Vanessa Risetto for pro tips on how to make nutrition simple.From protein intake to gut health issues, Vanessa and I get to the bottom of nutrition trends, and discuss ways you can improve your eating habits and relationship with food for a healthier lifestyle.We Also Talk About…Vanessa’s experience as a Black woman running a venture-backed startup.Why working with a dietitian is more accessible than you thinkHow to understand and alleviate common gut health issues through dietThe pros and cons of taking weight loss medications like OzempicHow to avoid falling into the trap of fad diets and nutrition trendsHow to get health and nutrition assistance at a lower costResources:Shop limited-edition Balanced Black Girl merchFollow Vanessa on Instagram @vanessarissettordFollow Culina Health on Instagram @culinahealthVisit start.culinahealth.com to sign up for insurance-covered nutrition care! If your insurance does not cover Culina, mention Balanced Black Girl for a special discount.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsor:Culina Health’s award-winning nutrition care is trusted by 7,500+ patients and 600+ providers nationwide. Our diverse, multilingual team of registered dietitians provides nutrition care for sustainable weight loss, diabetes and prediabetes, gastrointestinal health, eating disorders, general healthy eating, and more. We accept all major insurance plans, and we offer affordable out-of-pocket options. Sign up today at www.culinahealth.com.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#230: We’ve heard the term “girl’s girl” before and understand what in means in theory to support other women. But what does it actually look like putting it to practice?Today I have the pleasure of sitting down Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Dr. Joy is a licensed psychologist and the host of the award-winning podcast Therapy for Black Girls. We have an in-depth conversation on sisterhood, why community is vital for our well-being, and how to create meaningful connections with other women in our lives.We Also Talk About…What inspired Dr. Joy to become a licensed psychologist and create Therapy for Black GirlsWhy female friendships are beneficial to our healthThe differences between friendship, community, and sisterhood and why they aren’t interchangeableHigh-maintenance vs. Maintenance friends and the role of reciprocityHow attachment styles shows up in friendshipsThe benefits of intergenerational friendshipsNormalizing therapy and exploring different types of therapeutic modalitiesResources:Follow Dr. Joy on Instagram @hellodrjoyListen to the Therapy for Black Girls podcastListen to the “What Does It Mean to Be A Girl’s Girl?” episode on Therapy for Black GirlsNeed someone to talk to? Check out the Therapy for Black Girls Directory to find a therapist near youJoin the Therapy for Black Girls Sister CircleRead Dr. Joy’s book “Sisterhood Heals: The Transformative Power of Healing in Community”Read “Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--and Keep--Friends” by Dr. Marisa G. FrancoKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.comMaidenform | Visit www.maidenform.com and use code BBG20 at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.Alo Moves | Unlock your personal wellness routine with Alo Moves. Visit alomoves.com and use code BALANCED30 for an exclusive 30-day free trial and enjoy 20% off an annual membership.Delta | Delta Air Lines helps you feel at home, even if you’re 30,000 feet above it. Learn more at delta.com.Nurx | Nurx provides reliable reproductive and sexual health that’s accessible right from home – no judgement or stigma attached. Go to nurx.com/balancedles to get started. Results may vary. Not offered in every state. Medications prescribed only if clinically appropriate, consultation required.Vionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use only.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#229: In today’s episode we’re celebrating Black Maternal Health week by discussing the ways you can be more attune to the seasons of our bodies. Understanding the power of your hormones, menstrual cycle, and fertility can be a game changer and serve as a guide for how to move with your energy no matter what season you’re in.Our guest is Latham Thomas, the founder of Mama Glow – a global maternal health and education platform serving women along the childbearing continuum. Latham serves as a visiting Professor at Brown University, where the Mama Glow Doula Training program is incorporated to extend her work as a global advocate for maternal health and education. She also recently opened The Soft Space, a wellness and education center in Brooklyn, NY.In this episode, we discuss unique ways to be in touch with your reproductive health.We Also Talk About…Latham’s journey starting Mama Glow and opening a new facility in Brooklyn.Living seasonally and pushing through chaotic seasons of lifeMenstrual depression and finding moments of retreatWhy it’s important to listen to your bodyHow to modulate your life to accommodate your reproductive systemHow aging affects the reproductive system in your 20s, 30s, and beyondCatch up on these reproductive health episodes:Reframing Fertility with Bri Braggs of Fertile AlchemySexual Health from the Womb to the Tomb with Michelle HopeDemystifying Reproductive Health: Egg Freezing, Fertility Treatments, and the Impact of Fibroids with Dr. Tiffanny JonesSexual and Reproductive Health with Dr. Sara FlowersEnding Generational Trauma with Epigenetics + Preparing to Conceive with Dr. CleopatraResourcesFollow Latham on Instagram @glowmavenFollow the Mama Glow community on Instagram @mamaglowVisit mamaglow.com/gatherings for professional doula training programs and moreHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:LMNT | Stay hydrated with LMNT– electrolytes your body needs with no added sugar. Visit drinklmnt.com/balancedles for a free sample pack with any purchase!Thrive Market | Thrive Market is the go-to for affordable healthy grocery and household essentials, and the convenience of getting everything online then quickly shipped to your doorstep is a huge time saver! Go to ThriveMarket.com/balancedles for 30% off your first order and get a FREE $60 gift!Shopify | Get your online business up and running with Shopify. Sign up for $1 per month trial period at shopify.com/balancedblackgirlProse | Each and every bottle of Prose custom hair and skincare is made to order and personalized, with a unique blend of naturally powerful and proven-effective ingredients to meet your needs. Get 50% off your first subscription order at prose.com/balancedles.NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.Hinge | Hinge is the dating app that’s designed to be deleted. Download Hinge and try voice prompts today!Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#228: Have you ever had a life-altering experience change the way you view friendships and dating? Today’s guests certainly have, and we’re getting every detail of their experience from reality TV to dating on the sidewalk.Today I’m sitting down with hosts of the new podcast On The Sidewalk, Chelsea Vaughn from Season 25 of the Bachelor, and Cashay Proudfoot from Season 3 of Love Island.From big chops to experiencing heartbreak, Chelsea and Cash dish about what it’s like to grow, love, and evolve in the public eye.We also talk about…How Chelsea and Cash navigated public breakups after being on reality TVForming a friendship over shared unique experiencesChelsea and Cashay’s hot takes on working in reality TV as Black womenHow to know if you’re ready for a long-term relationshipHow to manage your dating expectationsResourcesFollow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseavaughnFollow Chelsea on TikTok @chelseavaughn_Follow Cashay on Instagram @cashayproudfootFollow Cashay on Tiktok @cashayproudfootListen to Chelsea & Cash’s new podcast On The SidewalkKeep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch on YouTube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Nike | Nike’s Indy Bra and Universa Legging offer supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at nike.com.Foria | Enhance your pleasure with Foria. Get 20% off your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/balanced or use code BALANCED at checkout.Fatty15 | Fatty 15 is on a mission to replenish your C15 levels and restore your long-term health. You can get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to www.fatty15.com/balancedles and using code BALANCEDLES at checkout.Delta | Delta Air Lines helps you feel at home, even if you’re 30,000 feet above it. Learn more at delta.com.Nurx | Nurx provides reliable reproductive and sexual health that’s accessible right from home – no judgment or stigma attached. Go to nurx.com/balancedles to get started. Results may vary. Not offered in every state. Medications prescribed only if clinically appropriate, consultation required.Vionic Shoes | The Vionic Vitals collection has the best essential styles for everyday wear to get you ready for the season. Use code BALANCEDLES at checkout for 15% off your entire order at vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. One-time use only.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#227: Are you living or are you existing? Today, we’re getting back into our wellness girly roots with Peloton instructor Kirsten Ferguson for tips on how to take back control of your life, move through challenging pivots with grace, and learn to enjoy the process of becoming the best version of you.Kirsten offers amazing advice on evolving alongside your purpose, taking your power back, and the importance of living instead of existing on autopilot.We also talk about…How Kirsten manifested her dream opportunity to become a Peloton instructorKirsten’s journey with fertility challenges and motherhood.Why intention setting walks and creating personal anecdotes for yourself can be so powerfulThe difference between living and existingOvercoming imposter syndrome and believing you belongTaking pause seasons and ways to celebrate yourself during dark timesHow to tap into purpose and figure out what you really loveResources:Follow Kirsten on Instagram @iamkirstenfergusonFollow Kirsten on TikTok @iamkirstenfergusonVisit https://www.onepeloton.com/ for workout classes and equipmentJoin Kirsten’s outdoor running series on PelotonSign up for Kirsten’s Intention Setting Sundays. This 60-minute walking class is designed to be low-impact and takes place on the Peloton Tread, making it accessible for people of all fitness levels to reflect and set intentions for themselves. Intention Setting Sunday classes can be taken on the Peloton Tread+, Peloton Tread, Peloton App and live at Peloton Studios NY.Have a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:LMNT | Stay hydrated with LMNT — electrolytes your body needs with no added sugar. Visit drinklmnt.com/balancedles for a free sample pack with any purchase!Maidenform | Visit www.maidenform.com and use code BBG20 at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.Hinge | On Hinge there’s no rules, times or games. If you’re feeling inspired, give Hinge a try. Download Hinge today and find someone worth deleting the app for.Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.com.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#226: We often think of creativity as a means to get to an end result. We create for a final product, or create to get good feedback. But what if we reframed how we looked at creativity to see it as a source of healing instead?Today I have the honor of deep-diving with author and filmmaker of the award-winning memoir and Netflix series From Scratch, Tembi Locke, on ways to stay grounded, take inventory with yourself, and find healing through self-expression and artistry.We also talk about…Tembi’s transformative journey from actor to author to filmmakerHabit stacking and becoming the person you want to beHow to use creativity as a learning tool in difficult timesHow to find the rest in creative seasonsWhat it means to be vulnerable in creative spacesHow to get over the fear of sharing your creative workResources:Follow Tembi on Instagram @tembilockeSubscribe to Tembi’s YouTube channelWatch From Scratch on NetflixRead Tembi’s memoir: “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home”Listen to Season 2 of Tembi’s podcast “Lifted”If you’re in the LA area, check out Octavia’s BookshelfFor more of Tembi visit www.tembilocke.comHave a question you want answered in an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Factor Meal Delivery Kit | Factormeals.com/balancedles50 code balancedles50 for 50% offLMNT | Stay hydrated with LMNT — electrolytes your body needs with no added sugar. Visit drinklmnt.com/balancedles for a free sample pack with any purchase!Fatty15 | Fatty15 is a science-backed, award-winning, vegan-friendly and pure C15 supplement. Fatty 15 is on a mission to replenish your C15 levels and restore your long-term health. You can get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to www.fatty15.com/balancedles and using code BALANCEDLES at checkout.Delta Airlines | Delta AirLines believes you should feel at home, even if you’re 30,000 feet above it. Learn more at delta.comPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#225: Today’s episode is dedicated to the literary lover girls.Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kennedy Ryan. From spicy characters to strengthening women’s relationships with themselves, Kennedy shows us the parallels between romance fiction and key lessons we’re all learning on our healing journeys. She also takes us behind the scenes of the latest romance novel in her Skyland series, This Could Be Us (Don’t worry, we don’t share any spoilers!) and shares how she’s learned to create impact, reclaim her story, and love herself first through the pages.Whether you’re a lover of romance fiction, are tapped into BookTok, or are looking for ways to practice more self-love and acceptance, you’ll love the gems that are dropped in this episode from start to finish.We also talk about…Kennedy’s journey from self-publishing to bestselling authorKennedy’s novel “Before I Let Go” being opted for a television seriesKennedy’s favorite book recommendationsWhy reading romance novels can be beneficial for men and womenWhy reading is such an effective form of self-careFeeling seen in fiction and the importance of nuanced representationSetting the bar for yourself and becoming the love of your own lifeResources:Follow Kennedy on Instagram @kennedyryan1Follow Kennedy on Tiktok @kennedyryanauthorFollow Kennedy on X @kennedyrwritesRead Kennedy’s novel “This Could Be Us”Read Kennedy’s novel “Before I Let Go”Check out Kennedy’s other novels hereHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Alo Moves | Unlock your personal wellness routine with Alo Moves. Go to alomoves.com now and use the code BALANCED30 for an exclusive 30-day free trial and enjoy 20% off an annual membership.Maidenform | Visit www.maidenform.com and use code BBG20 at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.Foria | Foria products are made to help women have fully experience their sexual pleasure– from enhancing sexual connection, to heightened orgasms and more sexual and more sexual comfort. Get 20% off your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/balanced or use code BALANCED at checkoutShopify | Get your online business up and running with Shopify. Sign up for a $1 per month trial period at shopify.com/balancedblackgirlProse | Each and every bottle of Prose custom hair and skincare is made to order and personalized, with a unique blend of naturally powerful and proven-effective ingredients to meet your needs. Get 50% off your first subscription order at prose.com/balancedlesHinge | Hinge is the dating app that’s designed to be deleted. Download Hinge and try voice prompts today!Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#224: Have you ever felt like you were getting in your own way? Or wondered if you’re undermining your success? That’s what we’re unpacking in this episode.I’m excited to sit down and chat about all things success and embracing a soft life with this week’s guest, Morgan DeBaun. Morgan is a new mom and the co-founder and CEO of Blavity Inc. overseeing brands like AfroTech, 21Ninety, and Travel Noire. She is also the founder of Mor Matcha and the host of her own podcast “The Journey with Morgan DeBaun” where she delves into the captivating stories of purpose-driven achievers on their quest for living their best lives.We also talk about…How Morgan’s definition of success has changed throughout her careerMorgan’s journey into motherhood, and self-discoveryNavigating moments of doubt and our relationship to fearThe difference between working hard vs. working smartHow to create capacity for success and minimize your decision making fatigueHow to take advantage of opportunities as a new entrepreneur or professionalResources:Follow Morgan on Instagram @morgandebaunFollow Blavity on Instagram @blavityListen to Morgan’s podcast “The Journey” or watch on YouTubeListen to Les’ episode on “The Journey”Check out Morgan’s matcha brand Mor MatchaHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Notion | Notion AI helps you work smarter, write better, think bigger, doing tasks that normally take you hours in just seconds. Try Notion for free when you go to notion.com/balancedNPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.LMNT | Stay hydrated with LMNT — electrolytes your body needs with no added sugar. Visit drinklmnt.com/balancedles for a free sample pack with your order.Brooklinen | Get your sleep back on track with Brooklinen’s bedding and essentials. Shop 20% off everything, plus up to 45% off bundles during Brooklinen’s Sleep Week Sale happening right now, in-store or online a www.brooklinen.comRocket Money | Rockey Monkey is a personal finance app that finds and cancels your unwanted subscriptions, monitors your spending, and helps lower your bills so that you can grow your savings. Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to www.rocketmoney.com/balancedlesPlease note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
#223 Past money conversations on the podcast covered topics like budgeting and paying off debt but those are just pieces of the financial wellness puzzle. For many of us, we need to expand our capacity to earn and receive more.In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with self-made millionaire and founder of Hello Seven, Rachel Rodgers, for tips on how to raise your financial ceiling, set bigger money goals, and create million-dollar habits that help you earn more over time.We also talk about:How to take financial risks as an entrepreneur and move towards abundance in your businessThe difference between a ‘broke-ass habit’ vs a ‘million dollar habit’How to create a million-dollar vision for yourselfAffirmations for financial growth and other money-generating activitiesThe wealth mindset and how to get comfortable with asking and wanting moreResourcesFollow Rachel on Instagram @rachrodgersesqRead Rachel's book “We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power”Listen to Rachel’s audiobook “Six-Figure Side Hustles”Subscribe to Hello7 on YouTubeBecome a Hello Seven member hereRead “Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola EstésHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Cora | Cora offers affordable organic period care products. Get 20% off at www.cora.life/balancedlesThrive Market | Thrive Market is the go-to for all grocery and household essentials, and the convenience of getting everything online then quickly shipped to your doorstep is a huge time saver! Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift by visiting www.thrivemarket.com/balancedlesBranch Basics | Their premium starter kit will provide you with everything you need to replace all of your toxic cleaning products in your home. Save 15% on your Starter Kit or their new Hand Soap when you used code “balancedblackgirl” at www.branchbasics.comMaidenform | Get classic, comfortable, cravable bras, underwear, and shapewear from Maidenform. Visit maidenform.com and use code BBG20 for 20% off your first order.Fatty15 | Fatty15 is a science-backed, award-winning, vegan-friendly and pure C15 supplement. Fatty 15 is on a mission to replenish your C15 levels and restore your long-term health. You can get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to www.fatty15.com/balancedles and using code BALANCEDLES at checkout.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
All month long we’ve been talking about friendship – how to make new friends, reconnect with current ones, and ways to support and grow with each other as the seasons change.This week I’m back with an all new Q&A where I answer your questions about friendship. I share my thoughts on losing friends to distance, ways to make friends in a new city, how to attract aligned friendship, and more.Catch up on these friendship episodes:Episode 218:  Starting A Business & Building with Your Friends with Natasha and Justine of 2 Black Girls, 1 RoseEpisode 219: How to Strengthen Your Friendships & Make New Friends with Danielle Bayard JacksonEpisode 221: Welcome to the Group Chat with Sequoia Holmes and Kimberly HillResourcesHave a question you want answered on an upcoming episode? You can share them anonymously with me here.Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:Watch weekly episodes on Youtube @BalancedBlackGirlFollow on IG: @balancedles @balancedblackgirlpodcastFollow on TikTok @balancedlesVisit our website at balancedblackgirl.comSubscribe to our newsletter, Mirror NotesSponsors:Maidenform | Get classic, comfortable, craveable intimates from Maidenform. Visit maidenform.com and use the code BBG20 for 20% off your first order.LMNT | Stay hydrated with LMNT — electrolytes your body needs with no added sugar. Visit drinklmnt.com/balancedles for a free sample pack with your order.Brooklinen | Time to refresh your bedding for spring! Shop online at brooklinen.com and use the code balancedles for $20 off your order of $100 or more.Earth Breeze | Portable laundry detergent sheets without harmful ingredients. Go to earthbreeze.com/balancedles for 40% off your subscription.NPR Black Stories, Black Truths | In NPR’s Black Stories, Black Truths you’ll find a collection of some of NPR’s best podcast episodes celebrating the Black experience. Listen here.Happy Mammoth | Support your hormone health with Happy Mammoth’s EstroControl supplement. For a limited time, you can get 15% off your entire first order at happymammoth.com using the code BALANCED at checkout.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.Produced by Dear Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Carlos Barron

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Dana Shepard

Great segment!

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nasrin rafiei

perfect accent 👍😍

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coco amondi

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

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Msi DauVid (pronounced Missy)

unfortunately can't hear her at all.

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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

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Sonile Jere

such a calming episode

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Marissa Candace

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

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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 🙏🏾🍃

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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.

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Kandis Draw

well said.

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bookaddict 4real

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

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Krystal M.

Amazing episode!

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lester alfred

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

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lester alfred

Awesome, I mean totally Awesome!

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