This week on the podcast, I'm chatting with T'era Burton about mental health + motherhood. She is passionate about bringing awareness to the importance of maternal mental health, to provide safe spaces and resources for mothers, normalizing and de-stigmatizing mental illness that silently plague motherhood.
She'll be speaking at the Power of Woman Conference March 13th and 14th 2020. She'll also be an honoree for the Women Unshaken Hat and Heels “Reveal to Heal Brunch on March 21,2020.
For more information, visit her website: www.concealerandaprayerlife.com + follow her on instagram @t_eraburton + @concealerandaprayerlife.
In this episode, I'm talking with Sierra Brown about 3 steps to stress-less wellness and how to create lasting change in 2020. She's passionate about helping women of color step into true power and confidence and live a purposed life. So if that resonates with you, tune in.
She will taking over the Bresumbrella story on Instagram tonight at 7pm EST + in The Bresumbrella Wellness Tribe facebook group @ 8pm EST.
Follow her on instagram to stay updated: @iammelaninwell
Join the waitlist.for Stress-Less Wellness in 21 Days: http://bit.ly/stresslesswellness
TGMS - Episode 051 - What does beauty inside and out mean to you?
During promotion for Journey Live Production’s play Beauty Inside and Out, I had an opportunity to sit down and chat with two lovely ladies, Daija and Jhimae.
We were at Forest Park, one of the world’s most beautiful parks (I believe.) We were sitting near the fountain. You’ll hear people walk by or in the distance conversation or laughter.
I presented two different questions and let them decide which one they wanted to answer. They bring up some interesting points, stay tuned to listen in.
What does beauty inside and out mean to you?
I asked them a series of questions. First up, Daija answers what beauty inside and out means to her? She asked me to share a tidbit on what I thought beauty inside and out meant. Then she went on to present some interesting arguments.
At the time, I mentioned that beauty inside and out was equivalent to freedom, to maximum self-expression. I believe there’s a box that comes with not accepting your own beauty.
She says, we need to dissect the whole ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Are we really in a place to decide what beauty inside and out means for someone else? Are the magazines, social media TV really reliable sources for defining beauty? She believes that we ultimately feel internally what is beautiful to us. She learned in school that, according to society’s standard, someone with a more symmetrical face seems to be more attractive because symmetry has a correlation with perfection.
She went on to say that, if one person deems something as beautiful, we should be able to say differently, if that’s what we feel.
Her other argument is that the person you are on the inside and define how beautiful you are on the outside.When you are a beautiful person on the outside, and your personality or who you are on the inside doesn’t match, you start to look less attractive.
In summary, laughter is the best medicine AND inner beauty determines your outer beauty. And that’s her opinion.
Who are you and what do you stand for?
This second question is answered by ‘Mae’ as she lovingly calls herself a voluptuous black woman.
She answered the question of who is she and what she stood for.
I am Jhimae Brock.
She loves the beauty of life, nature, music, and connections with people. Just the simple things.
She stands for love. Love keeps us all connected. It’s a beautiful thing. We need more of it in the world. There’s so much hate, violence, and crime. There’s a lot of things that bring people down. There’s depression, institutionalized racism and so much stuff. And all we really need is love. We need to care about and be there for each other.
Daija has a moment to think about what she stands for and answers the question as well.
“You know what I think I stand for - independence. Because everything I do in my life has to do with becoming independent.
I strive for independence.
I got to work because I want to be independent. I found me a place to stay so I can move out of my parents house, so I can be independent.
I don’t like depending on other people for things, so that motivates me to do better, to make more money.
I want to get to a point where I don’t need anyone for anything. Which, I don’t think that’s totally possible. I think God made is so that we need each other.
But that’s what drives me.
I just want to be independent. I want to be on own. I want to be able to do things by myself. And that’s just me - I’m a loner.”
This week on the Golden Mind Show, I am sharing my life affirmation. I wrote it last year to help me be focused on a day-to-day basis with my life's mission. I have hopes to review it everyday. Each time I hear it, it puts me in the right frame of mind, gets me back on track. It's good stuff. Tune in for a moment. I would suggest sitting in a quiet space and listening with headphones. This is one you can come back to time and time again.
In this episode, we're talking about the mind. It's sponsored by Journey Live Theater, a local QC theater company. The focus is the keep the arts ALIVE. The latest project is Chosen Generation, touring schools, churches and organizations.
Black history didn't start with slavery, let's take charge of the story that continues to be written.
I first realized I was black - well, maybe the first time I remember 'being black' was in fifth grade. And since then, I've had a series of events that have added to this definitive. Starting out, I played into the not-loving-the-black-parts-of-me. But then at some point, I started loving me. I loved everything I previously despised. My eyes, my lips, my overall more prominent features...
During the month of January, my husband Curtis, and I are sharing 8 Critical Milestones of 2017 and surrounding details. This second episode of season 4 (and of 2018! Happy New Year!) Curtis and I share highlights of 2017. In the episodes to come, we will share where we are headed and how we plan to honor Curtis' grandfather's legacy...
Long time, no chat... Well it has been one heckeva ride since we last chatted. Around the time I posted the last episode in 2016, many, many things took place. And I relinquished my responsibility to anything I deemed 'optional' - including the podcast!
BUT we're back!
The show is on hold. But thank you for your support, please don't hesitate to raid previous interviews!
Curtis and I just recently opened a donation-driven thrift shop at
Bre's Umbrella Wellness + Thrift
1303 Vandaila Collinsville, IL 62234
so we've been focusing heavily on getting it off the ground and making a grand impression in the community.
BUT don't worry, it will be back in due time! Hang tight!
Septembre Lewis Interviews Paris Patterson
Freshman Student | University of Arkansas Pine Bluff | Arkansas
Make sure you are going to a school of your choice and not your best friend's. Paris Patterson
Listen in as Paris shares :
how to make a smooth transition from high school to college
important tidbits to excel academically, socially, and financially
advice on getting and staying on track
what she plans to do different next year to stand out and make connections
The Golden Mind Show (TGMS)
Septembre (Bre) Lewis is a nurse entrepreneur turned life and wellness empowerment coach. TGMS was created to uplift, inspire, and encourage people to transform their minds, and in turn transform their lives through special guest interviews of the worldwide community.