Up On Game Presents: Stay A While With Tommi Vincent Self-Care Is More Than A Spa Day (w/ Cassandre Dunbar of Be Well, Sis Podcast)
Up on Game Presents
***SUBSCRIBE TO THE FASTEST-GROWING NETWORK UP ON GAME PRESENTS PODCAST CHANNEL*** https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/up-on-game-presents/id1596136129 “We're great for everybody around us. But I want us to get to a space where we are making ourselves a priority. And I realized that in my journey to wellness if my mental health isn't intact, nothing will be intact,” - Cassandre Dunbar Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! Face mask on? Check. Pedicure done? Check. A good glass of wine? Check. And now, let’s discuss the deeper meaning of self-care. Because, all the external pampering is wonderful, but when it wears off, do you still feel well? What tools do you have to combat mental and emotional blocks? How are you showing up for yourself when life throws you a curveball? Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, host of the Be Well, Sis podcast stops by Stay A While in this episode to get right down to the bare bones of self-care with transparent and thoughtful insight. Turn your speakers up and listen in. Cassandre Dunbar is a woman of many hats. She’s a mother of 2 young boys, medical doctor, wife, educator, Wellness blogger, and host of the Be Well, Sis Podcast. Cassandre is incredibly passionate about the wellness and self-care practices of Black millennial women. Shortly after graduating medical school, Cassandre became pregnant with her eldest and was made very aware of the things that she put both in and on her body. This became even more important after giving birth to a child with many sensitivities and allergies. In doing her own research, she learned that there was a large gap between what she had learned in medical school and what it truly means to be well. In her quest for knowledge, she quickly realized that we are often underrepresented or alienated in Wellness spaces although we often also suffer the worst medical outcomes compared to our peers. Cassandre has become dedicated to providing relevant resources that resonate with those of us who feel forgotten. [00:01 - 09:31] Get To Know Cassandre[09:32 - 23:36] Radical Self Love [23:27 - 33:30] How to Love Yourself While Taking Care of Everyone Else [33:31 - 42:44] Feeling Unworthy of Self-Love [42:45 - 44:36] Closing Segment Key Quotes “That's just an important aspect of being in a relationship with someone else. The ability to communicate effectively, what it is that you need, and vice versa,” - Tommi Vincent “If you don't take care of yourself, you really won't be able to work, be efficient, be your best, or show up as your best self.” - Cassandre Dunbar Connect with Cassandra Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassandredunbarBe Well, Sis Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/bewellsis_podcast/ Website: https://thebewellsis.com/ Listen to Be Well, Sis https://thebewellsis.com/podcast for inspiration and resources to guide you on your wellness journey Connect with Me! Follow us on Instagram @stayawhileshowYou can reach Tommi on Instagram @cheftommivVisit https://vincentcountry.com and get connected with us on Vincent Country’s Instagram @vincentcountry Produced By: Tommi Vincent, Tanner Vincent Music By: Stichiz - Big T. Music /Roj&TwinkiEhttps://www.instagram.com/stichiz LEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who wants food for the soul, and the key ingredients to embracing their true, authentic self. Listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Spreaker, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How to Build Community Around Your Brand with Cassandre Dunbar
Hustle With Purpose Podcast
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Cassandre Dunbar, a mom of two spirited boys, wife, doctor and educator. Years of ‘doing it all’ finally culminated in severe burnout following the traumatic birth of her now 2-year-old son.Now Cassandre is passionate about self-care practices for black millennial women, especially moms who've been socialized to be self-sacrificing since birth. Cassandre is the host of the Be Well, Sis podcast, a wellness podcast dedicated to providing resources and candid conversations that empower black millennial women to be their best selves. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.Episode Highlights:02:14 - The moment Cassandre realized she had been neglecting her self care05:12 - How starting a podcast allowed Cassandre to prioritize her mental and spiritual well being. 06:02 - Cassandre and I have an unfiltered discussion about our own struggles with self-care13:55 - Launching a podcast in the midst of a recession18:10 - Cassandre’s sage advice for anyone starting a podcast or any other business venture24:41 - How Be Well Sis was became a self care community for women of color 28:40 - Learn what Cassandra has in store for the next stage of Be Well Sis About CassandreCassandre Dunbar is the host of Be Well, Sis Podcast a wellness podcast dedicated to providing resources and candid conversations that empower black millennial women to be their best selves. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.You can also check her and the community at https://thebewellsis.com/or connect with her on Instagram @bewellsis_podcastMore About Your HostJacinta Gandy is passionate about small business and a champion of women’s entrepreneurship. She’s the founder of Social Circle, a full-service creative studio specializing in bold, beautiful branding and web design for driven women entrepreneurs. Are you ready to harness the power of brand strategy for your brand? Download our FREE Brand Strategy workbook. You can learn more about Jacinta at– socialcircleinc.com– Follow on IG at jacinta_gandyThank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and review the Hustle With Purpose Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and other podcast platforms available to you. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.For detailed show notes please go to socialcircleinc.com/podcast.
Ep. 9: The Journey of Motherhood, Mental Health & Self-Care With Dr. Cassandre Dunbar
Rich by Intention
In this episode of the Rich by Intention Podcast, Anjie is joined by Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, host of the Be Well Sis podcast. They discuss the traumatic birth of her son, managing motherhood, marriage, your mental health and giving yourself grace. Tune in for an amazing episode on motherhood and self-care.More about Dr. Cassandre Dunbar of @bewellsis_podcast:Cassandre is a mom of 2 spirited boys, wife, doctor, and educator. Years of 'doing it all' finally culminated in severe burnout following the traumatic birth of her now 2-year-old son. Now, she is passionate about self-care practices for Black millennial women- especially moms - who've been socialized to be self-sacrificing since birth. She is the host of the Be Well, Sis podcast- a wellness podcast dedicated to providing resources and candid conversations that empowers Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spirituallyCheck out our website: Richbyintention.com
Are You Showing Up for Yourself with Cassandre Dunbar
Chatting Over Chowder
Cassandre is a mom of 2 spirited boys, wife, doctor, and educator. Years of 'doing it all' finally culminated in severe burnout following the traumatic birth of her now 2-year-old son. Now, she is passionate about self-care practices for Black millennial women- especially moms - who've been socialized to be self-sacrificing since birth. She is the host of the Be Well, Sis podcast- a wellness podcast dedicated to providing resources and candid conversations that empowers Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Join us a we chat about: Why therapy is important for minority women. Cassandre’s journey into podcasting. How it’s okay to take care of yourself and not feel guilty. Listen to Cassandre’s podcast recommendations: The Read Jill Scott Presents: J.Ill Ratchet and Respectable Be Well Sis Podcast Bisque Please tell us where you can find Cassandre Dunbar?: Website: https://thebewellsis.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bewellsis_podcast/ Honorable MentionsChatting Over Chowder with Kimberly Sumpter 🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣 This episode is sponsored by Crackers In Soup! Crackers In Soup is a minority women owned podcast management company dedicated to helping you up level your podcast! We provide time and freedom while you use your voice to showcase your expertise. Today's guest received the soup from Spoonful of Comfort! Spoonful of Comfort is the perfect way to send love to friends and family. Use discount code: CrackersinSoup at checkout to receive 15% off!! 🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣 We would love to know what you slurped up in this episode!! *Connect with us on Instagram at @ChattingOverChowder *Check out our website *Take a look at the behind the scenes tomfoolery on YouTube *Subscribe to “Chatting Over Chowder” Loving what you are hearing at Chatting Over Chowder? Have you listened to the podcasts featured? Make sure you subscribe and leave a 5 STAR – Review at Apples Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts! Song Credits: Shine on You featuring Gloria Tells Chatting Over Chowder is a Crackers In Soup Production
Tea and Therapy: Dr. Kimberly chats with Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the founder of Be Well Sis.
Dr. Kimberly: Tea and Therapy
Be Well Sis!, join Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Cassandre as they have candid conversations on podcasting, community, sisterhood, acceptance, and parenting during a pandemic. This podcast starts as we check in with both over their cups of tea. Dr. Kimberly describes her morning sip of Adagio Tea's FoxTrot blend. Dr. Cassandre's favorite tea companies are Adjourn tea https://www.adjournteahouse.com/ and Organic Spiced Ginger Yukki tea. Spilling the TEA with Dr. Cassandra: How do you teach, empower and advocate? Teaches: Self-care is a necessity. Empowers: Black women that self-care is your right. Advocates: For Black women to keep engaging in self-care. Follow Dr. Cassandra on her web-page and podcast: https://thebewellsis.com/about Join Dr. Cassandra for the fourth Tea and Therapy Saturday, March 27th at Noon EST. Advance registration required, donation appreciated: https://teaandtherapy.info/MarchAnniversary Tea and good Book; Dr. Cassandre's book recommendations: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Adagio FoxTrot tea contains a blend of Chamomile, Rooibos, Peppermint, and Vanilla. Vanilla: Sweet treat, curbs appetite and satisfies cravings. Natural Vanilla is an antioxidant and elevates mood. Chamomile: More of a bitter taste, chases blues away, and aids relaxation, and quiet moments. Soothes body aches and arthritis. Antibacterial property can treat irritable bowel syndrome, ease indigestion, and fights E. Coli. Peppermint: Cooling, fights nasal congestion, good for lungs, and cools inflamed joints. Rooibos: Antioxidant qualities. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tea-and-therapy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tea-and-therapy/support
081: How to create a safe space to exchange ideas with Cassandre Dunbar, Be Well, Sis
Episode 081. “This podcast, in a way, has become my self-care. I didn’t even realize that I would be, but it absolutely has been the thing that makes me happiest... just for me. “ ~Cassandre Dunbar Here’s a podcast truth that may feel a bit uncomfortable: the personal has never been more political. Allow my paraphrasing of the popular concept to seep under your protective layers for a moment while I explain. Podcasters, content creators, cultural influencers: we all have a responsibility to speak and respond to what’s happening in the world around us. To show up for ourselves and our communities an authentic manner. Especially now. Even if our podcasts have nothing to do with social justice or politics. Why wouldn’t we want to create content that improves society and adds value to the lives of our listeners! Honestly? Because doing so might be risky. Doing so might require going against the forces that have shaped our POV (family, community, followers). Doing so might require confronting an old nemesis: impostor syndrome. Cassandre Dunbar of Be Well, Sis is tackling many of those personal and political taboos with her approach to the self-care podcast - a format that can politely be described as lacking in diversity. Cassandre was driven to provide information with social context, giving women of color tools to counteract the effects of sustained trauma within their communities. She views self-care as both a personal and community-based responsibility, individual therapy as a tool for addressing our country’s racial reckoning. “We can use it to look in the mirror and see all the things that have been done - that are being done - that are harmful, not only for the marginalized communities but, really, for the greater community too.” That’s how to use your platform socially, responsibly. Peace, love & podcasting, Andrea Klunder, Your Podcast Boss Hear more of my conversation with Cassandre over on the crossover interview for The Creative Impostor. Get the full show notes including links to shows and episodes referenced at: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/podenvy081 Podcast Angel: Podcast Envy Pro Pod Surround yourself with your very own amazing community of podcasting professionals who’ve got your back. Including me, but not JUST me! The Podcast Envy Pro Pod is launching in 2021 with a highly curated network of creative professionals who podcast (ahem — that’s you!) who will meet monthly in real time to workshop a challenge, question, or opportunity of one of our members. To learn more and apply click the link in the show notes for this episode to thecreativeimpostor.com/podcastenvypro This program is for creative business leaders within any industry or niche with at least 6 months podcasting experience. We will not be covering the basics of “how to podcast,” rather deeper topics for which you can’t just Google the answer or post in a Facebook Group. We are waiting for YOU! Don't wait to reach out. Together we’ll solve your most pressing questions around growth, sustainability, craft and culture for your show. Apply for the waitlist for the very first cohort! Not sure yet? Book a quick call with me and we'll talk through it together. Connect with Cassandre Be Well, Sis Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Connect with me Email firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you're a Podcast Envy listener.) *** Do you LOVE Podcast Envy? What's your fave episode? What have you learned? What mistakes have I saved you from making with your show? Let me know in a review here: http://ratethispodcast.com/envy
123: Remember why you started with Cassandre Dunbar, Be Well, Sis
The Creative Impostor
Episode 123. "I feel that self-care, sometimes, it’s not just about you; it could be, like, community self-care.” ~Cassandre Dunbar What is self-care now? In the wake of last summer’s peaceful protests against racial inequity? Alongside a presidential transition marred by threats of further violence? How can we support the collective while caring for ourselves - and vice versa? Challenging questions about wellness have led me to people who are redefining the standard answers, like Cassandre Dunbar. As host of the podcast, Be Well, Sis, she embodies the idea of self-care as a civic duty, speaking directly to women of color, a group long under-considered by mainstream wellness content creators. Even with her medical degree and a background in teaching, Cassandre had difficulty locating wellness information, especially discussions centered on mental health within the Black community. So, she did what anyone with a full-time job and a family would do when inspiration struck: she let it percolate in the back of her mind for five years. Then the pandemic hit and all her fears about starting a podcast morphed into fuel for her fire. “I just embraced being an amateur.” Podcasting inadvertently became a three-pronged approach to wellness. Crafting each episode made her feel good, which, in turn, made her family happier. Producing the show connected her community and expanded their access to vital information. “I want women to have a safe space to exchange ideas and information, to get encouragement...I want people to feel empowered in their health and in their wellness.” Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/123 Special Music - "Glass Bass by Frankum & Frankumjay on Freesound.org. Licensed under the Creative Commons. *** JOIN THE COMMUNITY The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks is free to join. Are you a creative professional who podcasts? Apply for our Podcast Envy Pro Pod now. Or book a complimentary podcast "tea" with me to learn more about the 2021 cohort and see if it's right for you. Connect with Cassandre Be Well, Sis Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Connect with Andrea Email or Voiceandrea@thecreativeimpostor.comFacebook Page @thecreativeimpostorInstagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.) Show some love for The Creative Impostor! I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative. Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode. Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program. Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.
Meditations By Mamas: Inner Child Meditation w/ Cassandre Dunbar
Dem Black Mamas Podcast
#DearMama we were lied to when we were told that children were to be seen and not heard. Many of us were harmed because of that popular notion. Changing oppressive ideologies and false narratives begin with us, in our homes and communities, and often in our own bodies, hearts, and minds. Now is the time to allow your inner child to speak. Listen intently to her. Speak to her, praise, and affirm her. Give Black girls the care they deserve by starting with yourself. Cassandre (@withlovecassandre) is a mom of 2 spirited boys, wife to her husband of 8 years, doctor, and educator. Years of 'doing it all' finally culminated in severe burnout following the traumatic birth of her now 18-month-old son. Now, she is passionate about self-care practices for Black millennial women- especially moms - who've been socialized to be self-sacrificing since birth. She is also host of the Be Well, Sis podcast (@bewellsis_podcast) - a wellness podcast dedicated to providing resources and having candid conversations for Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. #MeditationsByMamas are lead by Black mamas to help us maintain in alignment with healing, creativity, and liberation to manifest joy and abundance. ⠀ INVEST IN US! When you invest in us, you invest in a platform curated by three Black women actively cultivating spaces rooted in healing, creativity, and liberation for Black mamas. There are multiple ways to help us continue to be #BlackMamaBuilt Patreon Merch 1 Time Investment/Venmo Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Engage with us on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Email us with questions, comments, and/or show topic suggestions: email@example.com Join our email list through our website.
51 | When Your Birth Doesn't Stick to the Plan - Cassandre Dunbar
Birth Stories in Color
Every birth is different, and even with a family with multiple children, each experience is a reminder that nothing is in our control. This was the case for Cassandre and her husband, Dorian. With their first pregnancy and birth, for the most part, everything went as planned. The pregnancy was pretty straightforward, and at 39 weeks, their son was born precisely in the way they envisioned it. With their second son, everything seemed to be on target to follow suit. They made some shifts this time around, taking a childbirth education class, prepared to birth at a birthing center, and hired a doula for support.While she knew she shouldn't make comparisons, around 37 weeks, Cassandre began questioning what to expect. Around this time with her first, she was already showing signs for his arrival. An earlier incident in the pregnancy had caused some uneasiness, a feeling that didn't fade, and by 39 weeks at her regularly scheduled apt, she made sure to advocate strongly that every test be ran to ensure everything was ok. Results yielded that nothing directly was concerning, and showing no signs of being in labor Cassandre went home. Little did she know that in a couple of hours, they would be headed to the hospital via ambulance, and upon arrival birthing her son in one push - but there were some complications. He was not breathing, and due to not knowing how long he had been without oxygen and other symptoms, he was placed in a medically induced coma for three days to preserve brain function. It was a wild ride of anticipation of would this work, but he was able to recover and come home with his family. Cassandre describes their experience as a miracle. While the early journey of postpartum was an adjustment, it welded many lessons for their family, all rooted in leaning into their intuitions and the unexpected. Cassandre's wish is that all who listen to her story, don't see it as a scary experience but a source to remind you always to trust yourself.Cassandre is also the creator and host of the podcast Be Well Sis, a podcast centered around wellness for black women. When speaking about wellness, black women tend to be erased from those conversations. Be Well, Sis, black women, their voices, and experiences are centered. To connect in community with Cassandre's head over to her website (Be Well Sis) or follow her via social media (@bewellsis_podcast)ResourcesBabyBuddha Breastpump | portable battery-powered single and double breast pumpMy Darling Doula | Femetta Darling, doula & childbirth educator