Balanced Black Girl show

Balanced Black Girl

Summary: 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 from Black women wellness experts.

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 72 | Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:50

Today, we’re discussing ways to heal from and cope with racial trauma with our guest, Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah. Jacquelyn is a Storyteller and User Experience Designer in the wellness space. She has a degree in Social welfare, where she focused on making wellness more accessible to overlooked communities. She also has a degree in UX design, where she spent a year researching what it would take to design a platform that reduced the barriers to therapy for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

 Bonus: How to Reclaim Your Worthiness [Guided Meditation + Journaling Exercise] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:26

In this solo episode, Les will dive into the topic of worthiness. While each of us is born inherently worthy, we receive messages that lead us to believe our worthiness is transactional or something we have to earn back.

 71 | Sex Ed, Consent and Intimate Relationships During a Pandemic with Dr. Sara Flowers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:19

Today, we’re talking to Dr. Sara C. Flowers, the vice president of education at the planned parenthood federation of America. She is an advocate for evidence-informed practice and emotional intelligence in sex education, Sara’s research focuses on fidelity and adaptation of sex education curricula, dismantling sexual and reproductive health disparities, serving the youth of color, and strengthening reproductive health access.

 70 | Overcoming Workplace Imposter Syndrome and Navigating Career Transitions with Adunola Adeshola | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:49

Today, we’re talking to Adunola Adeshola, a career strategist and Forbes contributor. She teaches flourishing and unfulfilled corporate professionals how to secure new positions they love at companies they love. In this episode, we talk about ways to overcome imposter syndrome in the workplace, and how to navigate a career transition during times of uncertainty.

 69 | Navigating Healthcare As A Black Woman with Dr. Kristamarie Collman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:26

Today’s guest is Dr. Kristamarie Collman, a double board certified family medicine doctor. Leveraging her professional background in medicine paired with a natural flair for beauty and style, Dr. Kristamarie takes a holistic approach in helping women to live healthier lives. 

 68 | Setting Boundaries and Protecting Your Energy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:59

We found ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic and cultural revolution at the same time. It’s a lot (to say the least). In this solo episode, Les is discussing the importance of setting boundaries and protecting your energy so you can channel it into the areas of life that make most sense for you.

 67 | How to Manage Your Energy Using Human Design with Jasmine Offor-Verville | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:33

Today’s guest is Jasmine Offor-Verville. Jasmine is a writer, speaker and truth-teller empowering us to unearth our individual Divine Destiny through the lens of Human Design. Her provoking conversations and practice pioneer a new way of being that will allow each of us to see our divine nature. Through her resources, workshops and writing, Jasmine is changing the way we see ourselves so that we no longer have to look out for validation but return back within.

 66 | Creating Holistic Wellness Habits That Stick with Alina Brown | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:56

Today’s guest is Alina Brown, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner co-founder of WellnessCon, and creator of the Aligned Life Planner. In this episode, we discuss ways to make healthy habits affordable, sustainable, and easy to stick to.

 Bonus: Breaking Generational Cycles with Les's Mom Trina | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:40

Today’s bonus episode is a candid conversation with Les’s mom Trina in honor of Mother’s Day. This episode is a special one, as they talk about navigating motherhood through the different stages of life, and how their mother/daughter relationship has evolved over time.

 65 | How to Heal Through Breathwork with Kathleen Booker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:43

In this episode, discover the healing power of conscious connected breathwork with Kathleen Booker, the Jedi of Calm.

 64 | Black Maternal Health: Protecting Black Mothers with Adriana Jean Louis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:08

Today, we’re talking to Adriana Jean Louis, doula and founder of Doula Philosophy. When working with these organizations, Adriana works directly with adolescent mothers, mothers of Haitian descent, women of color and women with a history of trauma. In private practice Doula Philosophy offers birth, postpartum and home doula services to families in Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.

 63 | Making Pilates Accessible with Patty Dean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:34

Today’s guest Patty Dean, also known as Patty Pilates, has been teaching classical Pilates for 20 years. Through her teaching, she has worked with celebrity clients, athletes, children of all abilities and everyone in between. We discuss the mental and physical benefits of Pilates, and ways to make the format more accessible.

 62 | Creating Change Through Storytelling with Bridget Todd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:10

Today we’re talking to Bridget Todd, political strategist, media personality, and the host of AFROPUNK’s Solution Sessions Podcast where she focuses on amplifying black stories globally.

 61 | Stress Management + Everything You Need to Know About Adaptogens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:43

Today’s guest is Nadine Joseph, founder and CEO of Peak and Valley, a conscious company that combines ancient wisdom and modern science to make everyday wellness essentials. In this episode, we discuss practical tips for stress management, and why managing stress is so important.

 60 | Black History: Preserving Our Legacy with Toya Coleman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:44

Today’s guest is Toya Coleman, creator of Toya from Harlem. In this episode, we discuss lesser-known Black history moments, Black women’s stories that aren’t often told, and how we are all contributing to Black history today.


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