Fasting for Health and Happiness

This week marks the beginning of Ramadan.  For those observing, it is 30 days of fasting, reflection, prayer, and community.

 

There are many spiritual and health benefits to fasting. But sustaining from food and water aren't the only ways to fast. 

On this episode, I invite you to consider joining me in fasting from these five things:

  1. Comparison
  2. Control
  3.  Social Media  
  4. Self-Doubt
  5. Over-Achieving 

For each of these, just picking 1 day a week or a month to fast, can have a positive impact on our lives. Consider it :). 

Plus learn about the reasons why, tips for getting started, and enjoy some fun stories I share. 

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A Trans Secret Agent Fights Crime

I honestly had such a FUN time on this week’s episode.  If there was a laughter barometer, we would have broke it!

I sat down with the filmmakers Shaan Dasani and Mikki del Monico to talk about their new project Agent of Change.

Agent of Change is about a secret agent who is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity: one gender stereotype at a time!

Plus we took a deep dive into: 

  • Masculinity
  • Transgender representation in the media
  • Courage
  • Living your truth 

Shaan and Mikki have a crowd funding campaign going to support their film.  It would mean the world to me, and them, if you took a moment to check it out here

Enjoy this weeks episode!  

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The Legendary Dj Ace Vedo

I am so excited to share this interview with Dj Ace Vedo.  Prepare yourself to be inspired and to enjoy yourself! 

Dj Ace Vedo is a Pro Dj Hailing from the boogie down Bronx, NY.   Nominated as one of “Tampa Bay’s best Club Dj’s” in 2015 & 2016, Dj Ace Vedo has cultivated an eclectic sound that gets any crowd moving.

It was a pleasure getting to learn the origin story of how Ace Vedo become Dj Ace Vedo.    I really got to know a whole new side of someone I’ve been a long time fan of. 

Plus we had an in depth conversation on:

  • Confidence and courage
  • Self-awareness
  • Discovering your passion
  • Hilarious stories of Djing
  • Tips, tools, and insights into Djing
  • Project No Labels

I know I saw this often, but trust me, this was by far one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve ever done.  I’ve already listened to this twice!  

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Tracy Durrant: Growing Profitable Businesses

Tracy Durrant is a Creative Entrepreneur, Business & Lifestyle Coach based in London. She is passionate about supporting women growing profitable businesses that are aligned with their gifts.

On this interview, she shares her Journey from selling homemade badges at the age of 5 - to launching a lingerie brand in London and Paris - to building a successful coaching business.  

We also talked about: 

  • How she built her coaching business. 
  • Many inspiring stories about women entrepreneurship.
  • Spirituality and sustaining your vision.
  • The role of creativity in business and life.
  • The power of Courage.

I did not want this interview to end!  I was soaking up the captivating stories, resources, and knowledge that Tracy shared.  The gifts and gems that she offers in this episode are ones you will not want to miss! 

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An Intersectional Dialogue With Claudia Alick

I am really excited to share this one with you.  This week’s episode is unique and explores a new format.  I sit down with intersectional inclusion expert, artist and digital nomad Claudia Alick.  

Rather than an interview, Claudia and I had a back and forth conversation.  Both of us asked each other questions and explored the answers together.

During our dialogue, we covered topics such as: 

  • Claudia's Listening Tour
  • Leadership 
  • Inclusion and Accessibility 
  • Intersectionality 
  • How we both got into the work we are in. 

It was really fun exploring this format.  Both Claudia and I had some real ‘aha moments’ during this one. 

You will love this unique and exciting episode.  

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"To Be Black Queens By Any Means.” - An interview with Destinny Fletcher

This week’s episode is pure magic and power.  

I interview spoken word artist and community advocate Destinny Fletcher.  Destinny’s mission is to engage the community through womanhood, self-awareness, and body positivity. 

Destinny spits 3 dope poems during this interview and shares the origin story behind her mantra, "To Be Black Queens By Any Means.” 

Plus we talked about: 

  • What inspires you to be you.
  • What self-care and self-love looks like.
  • How to gain self-awareness.
  • How to have badass confidence. 

Destinny is one of my favorite poets and SHE IS FROM MY HOMETOWN OF MILWAUKEE, WI.  What more could you ask for from an episode?  

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Milan Crump - CEO and Founder of LadynPink

This week’s episode is an inspiring interview with LadynPink’s CEO and Founder, Milan Crump. 

LadynPink (IG: @ladynpink_) is a lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering the modern “lady.”  This brand was created to uplift women and compel them to feel like LADIES: classy, confident and powerful. 

Milan shared with us the origin story of what lead to her founding of LadynPink.  She talked about what it takes to run a successful lifestyle brand. 

We also covered topics such as:

  • Women’s Empowerment
  • What it means to be a LadynPink
  • Why it’s important to love yourself 
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-care
  • Time Management

I truly had a great time interviewing Milan!  I know you will find this episode enriching and empowering. 

 

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28 Countries in 8 Years: Jewels Rhode

This week’s episode is an epic interview with Jewels Rhode.  Jewels is a Public Health Professional, World Adventurer, and the founder of TravelJewels.

Since 2010, Jewels has traveled to 28 countries, all while being a student or working full-time. 

Her company, TravelJewels, showcases the amazing things and people you can see and meet the world over through travel. 

In addition to the amazing stories Jewels shares, we also talk about:

  • How to make travel work for you and your budget. 
  • What it is like to travel as a Black Women.
  • Travel disasters and the lessons Jewels learned from them.
  • Being intentional and being true to ourselves. 

You can follow Jewels on her Instagram and Facebook.

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The Foundations of Growing Your Business

Do you have a side hustle, a vision, a message, or passion that you want to share with the world while cultivating a sustainable income?

This week’s episode covers the foundations and best practices of starting and growing your business. 

This episode is filled with passion and great content. We talk about: 

  • Tools for social media
  • All you need is a tribe of ______ to have a successful business. 
  • Beyonce and Her Empire
  • Depth > Width
  • New technology 
  • The power of relationships
  • Brand > Short Term Sales
  • The myth of “going viral."

Whether you’re in the early stages or already have a successful business, these Foundations of Business Development will add resources to your toolbox.  

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Interview With Ash S. - Budding Poet and Psychologist in Training

On this week’s episode I interview budding poet and phycologist in training Ash S.  

We talked about:

  • Gender
  • Being Non-Binary
  • Langston Hughes
  • Is the Universe Kind? 

Plus Ash shares 4 brilliant and inspiring poems. 

Ash was authentic, open and vulnerable in this interview.  I really learned a lot and was grateful for the opportunity.   

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