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.

  • 51 minutes 49 seconds
    [Solo] The Secret to Getting Everything You Want: Archetype Embodiment

    #245: Ready to step into the best version of yourself to reach your goals and achieve your dreams? It’s time to meet your alter ego and transform your life!

    In today’s solo episode, I’ll teach you how to harness your inner alter ego to upgrade your habits, make smart personal investments, and use archetypes to achieve your dreams.

    I also talk about…

    • How to identify your personal archetype
    • Affirmations and rituals that will help you step into your alter ego
    • Ways to transform into your dream job, lifestyle, and social life
    • How to close the gap between who you are and what you want to be
    • Embracing growing pains and unlocking new versions of yourself


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    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.

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    16 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    [Solo] How to Start Over in Your 30s

    Do you dream of making a big life change, but worry it’s too late? The good news is, it’s never too late to live your dream life, whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, or beyond.

    In today’s solo episode, I’m sharing practical tips and hacks for rebooting your life in your 30s. Whether you're exploring a new career path, considering a move to a different city, or seeking to transform your habits to achieve your goals, I've got you covered.


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    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.


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    9 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 56 minutes 27 seconds
    [Solo] How to Decenter Men and Romantic Relationships

    #243: Whether you’re happily single, dating, or in a relationship, it’s essential to recognize the importance of prioritizing yourself amidst societal relationship standards.

    In today's solo episode, I’m shifting the spotlight away from finding ‘the one’ and delving into the journey of what it truly means to become the main character of your own life.

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    • 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
    • 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 Green Tea | 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.

    2 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 41 seconds
    What It Means to Heal, Find Joy, and Tap Into Inner Wisdom with Yasmine Cheyenne

    #241: Healing and “doing the work” have been hot topics for years — but what does doing the work truly mean? And how do we know when we’ve healed?

    In today’s episode, I’m welcoming self-healing expert and mental wellness advocate, Yasmine Cheyenne back to the show for a deep dive on how to identify what serves you best and understanding how relationships shape our healing journey.

    Whether you're seeking clarity in your romantic partnerships, friendships, or family, Yasmine offers wisdom on balancing meaningful connections with self-care and joy.

    We also talk about…

    • Yasmine’s experience embracing curiosity in her healing journey
    • What inspired her new book “Wisdom to Path: The Beautiful and Bumpy Ride to Healing and Trusting Our Inner Guide”
    • Establishing healthy relationships while focusing on yourself
    • Overcoming people pleasing and honoring your feelings
    • Setting boundaries and accepting change in relationships
    • Advice on prioritizing your wants, needs, and goals

    Resources:

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    • Shopify | Get your online business up and running with Shopify. Sign up for $1 per month trial period at shopify.com/balancedblackgirl
    • Nike | The Nike Free Metcon 6 is the perfect shoe for every way you like to move. Shop now at Nike.com.
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    • Lipton Green Tea | Drinking two cups of Lipton Green tea daily is 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.

    25 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    The Mental Health Condition We Don’t Talk About Enough: Everything You Need to Know About OCD

    #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 overlooked
    • The difference between OCD and anxiety
    • Common types of OCD and their triggers
    • Why specialized, evidence-based treatment is more effective for OCD than talk therapy
    • How exposure therapy (ERP) works for OCD
    • How OCD can affect friends, family, and romantic relationships
    • How to support someone experiencing OCD


    Resources:

    • Follow NOCD on Instagram @treatmyocd
    • If 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:


    Sponsors:

    • Alo Moves | Stay on top of your wellness routine wherever you go. Use code BALANCED30 for a free 30-day trial at alomoves.com.
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    • 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.
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    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.

    18 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 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!

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    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:


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    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
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