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It's time to let go, y'all. Emotionally detaching from a person or a situation can be easier said than done. Sometimes it’s hard to leave because you’re so entwined with that person (or situation), and sometimes it’s hard to leave because the other person doesn’t want to let you go. If you find yourself obsessing over a certain outcome or ignoring …
 
In a world and time where we are constantly moving from one historical moment to the next, it can feel overwhelming to know where you can jump in and be a part of the movement for equality and justice for all. Looking through the perspective of how we can empower ourselves as a community rather than the individual reminds us that this isn't somethi…
 
Martyrs are known for sacrifice. Many of us sacrifice our time, energy and mental health by putting other people's needs above our own. Maybe you're putting more effort into the relationship than your partner is. Maybe you told your boss you can handle an extra project when your plate is already full. Perhaps you don't want to say no and cause disa…
 
How has your screen time been impacted by the pandemic? This is just one of the many questions I ask Taylor around our relationship with our screens and creating an unplugged self-care practice. Taylor Morrison is an international speaker, facilitator, and the founder of Inner Workout. She's on a mission to help others beat burnout by building sust…
 
Welcome to our newest series: Read Me, Sis! Call us librarians, because we're about to read y'all. Have you ever told yourself that you'll feel better after accomplishing something in the future? Maybe you want to find a new job. Maybe you're looking for a relationship. Maybe you want a new car. What about now, though? We're so focused on the futur…
 
Connecting with Multi-Hyphenate Actress and Author Asha Bromfield was nothing short of inspiring. You might have recognized her from the hit CW show, Riverdale, or Netflix's adaptation of Locke & Key. But what we really dive into is her new coming-of-age book, Hurricane Summer, and how she ventured into creating representation for softer Black wome…
 
We're ending our Draft Season series with free game for our homegirls. This week, we're talking about cultivating divine feminine energy. We evaluate past experiences, both personally and with past love interests, to think about our connections to our inner goddesses and how we can nurture our feminine energies. If you're feeling out of touch with …
 
Coming off of our Connection Series, I wanted to continue the conversation on building boundaries, pursuing what's in our best interest, and making sure we're navigating forms of self-care that align with our needs. And so for the next six episodes, we'll be exploring ways that we can take our power back - spiritually, emotionally, socially, and ph…
 
Let's be real, y'all... at the beginning of any relationship, everything seems so sweet. In this week's episode, we talk about experiencing limerence in relationships. Limerence is a state of infatuation with another person that involves an all-consuming passion and intrusive thoughts. When you're experiencing limerence, you can say goodbye to soun…
 
Do you need help feeling more present and grounded? This guided meditation is for you. Join me for a brief meditation to help you connect with your body and senses in this moment to ease feelings of overwhelm. I'll be back next week with a brand new episode series about dreaming big and taking your power back. IG: @balancedblackgirlpodcast @balance…
 
Welcome back, homegirls! Draft Season continues with Francesca Hogi. She is the host of Dear Franny podcast and a certified love coach. We talk about love confidence and how it ties into our dating patterns. She also helps us understand why we may be avoidant when dating, how to treat ourselves with compassion and learn from our dating mistakes and…
 
As we draw a close to another incredible series, I'll be going off the cuff, today. This connection series has got me so inspired to be real and present with you. Because if there's anything we all have learned from these powerful conversations and expansive insights, it's that communication is key to have healthy connections with those in our live…
 
This week, we welcome special guest Alea Lovely, the host of Spiritual Shit Podcast who happens to be an intuitive empath, a spiritual leader and an author. Alea takes us on a journey of self discovery as she tells stories of healing, growth and expansion on her quest for true love. We learn about manifestation, how to accept the timing of how thin…
 
How full does your cup feel these days? And how much time are you dedicating to yourself and your needs? Tune in to my conversation with Tiffany Hall, LMFT, and let's check-in. When looking at people-pleasing behaviors, I think we can sometimes get too literal. People-pleasing isn't necessarily going out of your way to please the people around you …
 
The seasons are changing, y'all. We're preparing for cuffing season by kicking off our latest series: Draft Season! In this series, we're going to get candid about our dating experiences AND we'll be talking to some dating experts to prepare you all for the draft and get you ready to cuff. Listen in as we sip on some piña coladas and talk about the…
 
As important as it is to strive for work-life balance, the act of trying to achieve that can get you into a toxic trap of scarcity (especially if you try to constantly "check-out" between those hours of 9-5). Yikes! I know - but that's why it's such a gift to have Tiffany Dufu on the show. She helps rein us in, providing check-in points to see if w…
 
When it comes to friendship, things aren't always sweet. We're bringing this series to a close by discussing common friendship 'pain points,' from jealousy to having unrealistic expectations for a friend. We aren't excluded from these pains, no matter how close we get to somebody. It's only right that we unpack the good AND the challenging parts of…
 
We hear time and time again how intuitive and wise our inner self is, but that can be hard to believe when we don't feel connected to or even understand who that inner self even is. If you can relate, get ready to feel seen by our expansive guest, Mari Roberts - a psychic life coach who specializes in bringing purpose into the 9-5 lifestyle. There …
 
In the words of TLC, what about your friends? Our friendships are some of the most significant and long-lasting relationships we'll ever have, yet the significance of friendship is often overshadowed by conversations about romantic partnership. Today we're continuing our relationships and connection series with a dynamic crossover episode with Germ…
 
Making friends seems to get harder as we grow older. It could be because we become more mature... or maybe we get more specific with what we want out of our friendships. In this episode, we talk with our homegirl Les of Balanced Black Girl Podcast to hear about her journey of finding new friends in a new city and how she approaches going out of her…
 
Many conversations about relationships revolve around our relationships with others – romantic, platonic, family – but today we are talking about the relationship each of us has with ourselves. How you treat yourself can set the tone for others treat you. When you have a strong connection with yourself, you are more equipped to uphold necessary bou…
 
Welcome back, homegirls! Our Friendship Goals: Reloaded series continues. We discuss child psychology theorists Gottman and Parker's six functions of friendship as we apply the theories to OUR personal friendship with each other. We talk about hyping each other up, being there both emotionally and physically for each other, supporting one another i…
 
Next week we're diving into our relationships and connection series. To prepare, enjoy this guided meditation to help you cultivate a deeper appreciation and better relationship with yourself. Grab your headphones and set aside 10 minutes to connect with yourself. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/balanced-black-girl/donations Privacy…
 
As we grow older, we evolve as people. We change, our environments change and so do our friendships. Have you ever considered how the process of making friends has changed as you grew up? What about the quality of your friends as opposed to the quantity? Consider the friendships you've had throughout the years and reflect upon your current friendsh…
 
We've all been there... a friendship was going and then it was gone. Maybe it was a falling out. Maybe the tension was building over time. Maybe the friendship just fizzled. However it went down, the end of a friendship can leave you feeling scared to start a new one. We're here to help! Listen in as we go over the signs of friendship PTSD and how …
 
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