Balanced Black Girl

Balanced Black Girl

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.

  • 47 minutes 53 seconds
    [Solo] Your Summer Glow-Up Plan: How to Become Your Healthiest, Hottest Self

    #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:

    Resources

    • Check out Nike Motiva Walking Shoes
    • For 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:

    Sponsors:

    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.

    14 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 56 minutes 14 seconds
    How to Start Journaling & Benefits of Having a Journaling Practice with Nya Jones of Inside Then Out

    #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 founder
    • Journaling prompts and practices that help you check in with yourself
    • The benefits of using a guided journal and ways to improve your self-awareness
    • How to unplug from social media and practice self-care offline
    • The mental, physical, and emotional benefits of journaling
    • Common roadblocks we have when journaling
    • Journaling about the good things to help you feel more of it


    Resources


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • Equip Health | Equip offers support for anyone experiencing disordered eating. Schedule a free consultation at equip.health/balancedblackgirl
    • 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.
    • Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.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.
    • 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.

    11 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 44 minutes 47 seconds
    How to Find A Mentor + Career Tips to Help You Thrive with Lauren Wesley Wilson

    #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 CEO
    • Practical tips on identifying and approaching potential mentors in your industry
    • How to thrive in today’s job market
    • How to manage your time between your corporate job and side hustle
    • Navigating longevity and growth in your career


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • 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.com
    • Equip Health | Equip offers wraparound support for anyone experiencing disordered eating. Schedule a free consultation at equip.health/balancedblackgirl
    • 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.


    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.

    4 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 57 minutes 27 seconds
    How to Balance Your Hormones, Have Healthy Periods, and Start Over in Your Career with Necole Kane

    #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 founder
    • Signs that it’s time to make a professional pivot
    • How hormonal imbalances can impact daily life
    • Navigating conditions like fibroids and endometriosis
    • The relationship between our hormones, gut health, and liver health
    • Maintaining healthy hormones while entering perimenopause
    • Embracing ease and flow in your daily life


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.com
    • Vionic 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 only
    • Lipton | 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/balancedblackgirl
    • 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.

    28 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 8 minutes
    How to Become Your Highest Self: Essential Glow-Up Tips with Jaz Turner

    #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 law
    • How to make social media work for you as a source of inspiration
    • How to invest in yourself and find the catalyst to your confidence
    • Journaling practices and affirmations that help you connect to your higher self
    • How to practice mindfulness when consuming content
    • How to check in with yourself to ensure you’re making the right decisions for you


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • 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/balancedblackgirl
    • Nike | Find your feel with Nike bras & leggings that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.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.
    • 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.

    21 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    How to Beat Hustle Culture and Avoid Burnout with Sherrell Dorsey

    #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 entrepreneur
    • The keys to building and distributing wealth amongst communities
    • First-generation entrepreneurship and the challenges of building a business from the ground up
    • The difference between leveling up and selling out
    • Intention-setting and how to practice self-care as an entrepreneur
    • What it means to simplify the hustle and embrace efficiency


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • 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.com
    • Delta | 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/balancedblackgirl


    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.

    14 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 32 minutes 12 seconds
    Mental Health Check-In: Tools to Support Your Healing with Tarek Ali (Part 2)

    #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 screenwriter
    • What it means to come out of survival mode
    • Seed mentality and making time for things that bring you joy
    • How to use journaling as a healing tool in difficult times
    • Why it’s important to identify trust in relationships
    • Daily stress and anxiety relieving techniques


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.com
    • Thrive 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 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.

    10 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 32 minutes 37 seconds
    [Solo Episode] Mental Health Check-In: Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Life Updates (Part 1)

    #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:


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • 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.

    7 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    How to Step Into Your Power, Build Confidence, and Align Yourself with Purpose with Sarah Jakes Roberts

    #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 life
    • What inspired Sarah’s new book “Power Moves: Ignite Your Confidence and Become a Force”
    • The difference between being prepared and trying to control the outcome
    • Finding power in vulnerability and how to identify what you’re afraid of
    • Ways to improve your decision-making skills when you’re feeling anxious or depressed
    • How to create a vision for yourself and find opportunities that empower you
    • Intention setting and giving yourself permission to rest
    • Tips for approaching burnout and ways to embrace flexibility


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • 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.

    30 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 48 minutes 57 seconds
    Debunking Nutrition Myths, How Much Protein You Actually Need, and the Truth About Ozempic with Vanessa Risetto, RD [BONUS]

    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 think
    • How to understand and alleviate common gut health issues through diet
    • The pros and cons of taking weight loss medications like Ozempic
    • How to avoid falling into the trap of fad diets and nutrition trends
    • How to get health and nutrition assistance at a lower cost


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsor:

    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.

    26 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    High-Maintenance vs. Low-Maintenance Friends, Supporting Women in Your Circle and the Benefits of Being a Girl’s Girl with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy for Black Girls

    #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 Girls
    • Why female friendships are beneficial to our health
    • The differences between friendship, community, and sisterhood and why they aren’t interchangeable
    • High-maintenance vs. Maintenance friends and the role of reciprocity
    • How attachment styles shows up in friendships
    • The benefits of intergenerational friendships
    • Normalizing therapy and exploring different types of therapeutic modalities


    Resources:


    Keep in touch with Balanced Black Girl:


    Sponsors:

    • Nike | Find your feel with Nike Bras & Legging that deliver supportive flexibility and comfort for whatever your day brings. Shop now at Nike.com
    • Maidenform | 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.

    23 April 2024, 7:00 am
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