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Rank #183 in Health & Fitness category

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Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self-­love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash. This show uplifts, affirms, and informs and features a refreshing line-up of guests—including yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzzworthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

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Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self-­love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash. This show uplifts, affirms, and informs and features a refreshing line-up of guests—including yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzzworthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

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Sooooo need this in my life right now. Beautiful. Just beautiful. ❤️

One of the best!

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Awesome podcast. Great stories, great information, great vibes!

iTunes Ratings

962 Ratings
Average Ratings
881
48
10
7
16

Wow!

By KamLoftman - Mar 10 2020
Read more
Sooooo need this in my life right now. Beautiful. Just beautiful. ❤️

One of the best!

By Mook88! - Jan 03 2020
Read more
Awesome podcast. Great stories, great information, great vibes!
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Black Girl In Om

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Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self-­love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash. This show uplifts, affirms, and informs and features a refreshing line-up of guests—including yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzzworthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

Rank #1: #3: Five Challenges on our Self-Care Journeys

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This episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah discuss challenges they face on their respective self-care journeys—including unforgiveness, selfishness, patience, and more. This dialogue comes from a vulnerable place for both of them in the hopes that this conversation will inspire more women of color to open up about the challenges that they face in order to grow.

This week's sponsor: Warby Parker. To receive your free, 5-day home try on, go to warbyparkertrial.com/postloudness

Jul 05 2016

45mins

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Rank #2: #33. Higher and Higher: A Lesson in Vibrating Higher Daily with Lalah Delia

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In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with writer and founder of Vibrate Higher Daily Lalah Delia. Lalah uses her writing and experiences to create a platform for personal growth, elevation and transformation inspiring others to live more freely in their heart, their mind and their energy by cultivating a lifestyle of higher vibrations. All the good vibes start flowing as these ladies begin to unpack what it means to Vibrate Higher Daily and discuss ways that each of us can start today, wherever we are, on our own path towards deeper connections to ourselves and to the Divine. Let the energy from this talk flow from your headphones or your speaks and into your life and may it guide you to be more mindful in your interactions with yourself and others from this point forward.

Feb 27 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: #4: Manifestation and Mantras, with Brittany Josephina

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In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah chat with self-proclaimed emotional nudist and empowerment coach Brittany Josephina. Brittany breaks down the power of manifestation, mantras, and intuitive purpose in this highly inspirational episode. All three women affirm the wisdom found in reflecting back to their childhood curiosities and desires in revealing glimpses of their purpose.

Jul 19 2016

45mins

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Rank #4: #20: On Getting Clear, Staying True with Hey Fran Hey: Being of Service to your Vision and Others without Sacrificing your SELF

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Francheska Medina, lovingly known as Hey Fran Hey, has had to learn to find balance, say no, and discern what’s best for her life just like anyone else. In this episode, BGIO Founder and Creative Director Lauren Ash and BGIO Art Director Deun Ivory chat with lifestyle influencer and fellow wellness podcaster Fran about the power of establishing boundaries, recalibrating your energy, and being intentional about how and what you focus your energies on. Fran gets vulnerable in sharing her personal journey of self-healing from a life-threatening health scare and how listening to her body and reassessing her relationship to work and lifestyle choices ultimately led her toward holistic wellness. This episode is a must-listen for anyone standing at a crossroads in your career, lifestyle, and health, or anyone who needs a reminder about the power of intention and loving, supportive relationships.

This episode is sponsored by Afro Hair & Skin Co., an independent afro beauty and wellness business located along the beautiful English coast. Afro Hair & Skin Co. is dedicated to creating truly organic and natural products carefully crafted by hand, using fresh natural, and locally sourced ingredients that will feed your skin and hair with all the goodness necessary to blossom and be truly healthy. BGIO listeners get to enjoy 10% off using the code pureplantmagic, so shop their site today to find your new favorite skincare product!

May 23 2017

50mins

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Rank #5: #51. Perfect, Whole, Complete: Connecting Curiosity And Conscious Communication with Dr. Crystal Jones

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You are perfect. You are whole. You are complete.

All the thanks to the incomparable and absolutely incredible Dr. Crystal Jones for gifting us with that truth to forever hold onto. Throughout this conversation, Crystal reminds us that we are and always have been everything we most desire. As a longtime member of the Black Girl In Om circle we’ve featured several times, we are still constantly left in awe of the incredible energy Crystal brings to every interaction we share. She is the embodiment of what operating from your genius truly looks like. In this episode, Crystal taps into her powerful gift of spiritually led curiosity to demonstrate that our lifelong path towards healing is always evolving and expanding. Press play and settle into this conversation with Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory as they journey through the beauty of conscious communication, healing to uncover wholeness, and so much more with Dr. Crystal Jones.

When the episode is done, offer yourself a moment to recite this affirmation to yourself with any additions that feel right for you and your journey towards your highest self:

I am perfect.

I am whole.

I am complete.

May I be that which I ask for.

And so it is.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Oct 01 2019

54mins

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Rank #6: #2: Veganism: A Chat on How to Adopt this Ethical and Compassionate Lifestyle with Jenné Claiborne

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This episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah chat about veganism, yoga, and living a life of intention with their first BGIO Podcast guest: their friend Jenné Claiborne, founder of the amazing vegan lifestyle platform Sweet Potato Soul. Jenné shares how, for her, veganism is more than just a diet—it’s a lifestyle rooted in compassion and ethics. Lauren and Zakkiyyah admit some of the challenges they have faced in adopting veganism. Jenné shares how her yoga practice informs veganism (and vice versa) as well as what she eats in a typical day. Listeners inspired by this conversation should join the nearly 50k other vegans (or vegan lifestyle enthusiasts!) who subscribe to Jenné’s inspiring YouTube Channel for practical vegan food and skincare recipes and Jenné’s favorite vegan beauty products! You may find Jenné online at www.sweetpotatosoul.com as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Jun 23 2016

48mins

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Rank #7: #37. Let's Get Loved Up with Koya Webb

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This conversation has us feeling good, y’all! Everything about it demonstrates the power leading a life of love, for self and others, can make in your relationship to the world. Listen in as Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory are joined by Koya Webb, a holistic health coach, yoga instructor, and true embodiment of all things light + love! In this episode, Koya takes us on the journey she’s had with her yoga practice and the various ways it expands and improves her existence, both physically and spiritually. From the creation of Get Loved Up to the lessons she’s learned off the mat to little moments that led to life lessons, we’re positive all that was shared in this episode won’t just leave you feeling good: you’re gonna feel GREAT!
This episode is sponsored by Bright Pink, a nonprofit that saves women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering us to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink targets the 52 million women between the ages of 18-45, as well as the people who love and influence them. While listening, learn! Text PREVENT to 59227 to Assess Your Risk or visit www.assessyourrisk.org/bgio.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: #13: Emotional and Spiritual Empowerment 101: A Chat with Tracy G.

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In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah invite Tracy G., self-proclaimed “edutainer, emotional empowerer, and trillass individual” onto the show. They dive into the power of affirmations, Tracy’s unique origins empowering other women, and Tracy’s approach to her incredibly transparent and inspiring platform and podcast She’s Beauty and the Beast. Nod your head in agreement (and laugh!) with Tracy G., as she candidly and eloquently discusses emotional empowerment, the power of writing affirmations in battling imposter syndrome, how she stumbled (serendipitously) into sharing her once-private audio vision boards, and her suggestions for how we should approach our creative projects. After listening (and relistening) to this powerful episode, learn more about Tracy G. by visiting ShesBeautyAndTheBeast.com.

Dec 08 2016

47mins

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Rank #9: #52. Moving Mindfully: Motherhood, Meals, and Manifestations of Power with Jenné Claiborne

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Those of y’all who’ve been with us for a while already know today’s guest. The darling, jubilant, and all-around lovely Jenné Claiborne is joining us on this episode and we couldn’t be happier. Jenné has been a member of the Black Girl In Om family for years and recently expanded her own family in a whole new way: she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! Get a peek into her journey through motherhood, the power she unlocked through this path, what she’s manifesting for her new life, and all the necessary reminders that the potential for greatness is something available to us all, whether we’re mothers or not.

Plus, if you know Jenné you know she always has all the nutritious and absolutely delicious food advice. Today’s episode is no exception. She schooled us on everything from travel snacks to finding healthy options in a food desert. And we gotta give her bonus points because, just like the recipes shared on all her platforms, they’re fully plant-based! Listen in as Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory enjoy all types of laughs, heart-to hearts, and moments of resonance love in this conversation with one of our forever favorites.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Oct 15 2019

55mins

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Rank #10: #54. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Erica Chidi-Cohen

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Erica Chidi-Cohen is an educator, author, doula, and the co-founder and CEO of LOOM, which provides empowered education from periods to parenting. She is passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and sex positivity by giving them the tools to advocate for their and loved one’s reproductive health and wellbeing. Her work has guided thousands of people in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood in her work as an educator, doula, and author with the bestselling book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. Beyond womxn and healthcare, Erica works to educate on pleasure, relationships, vulnerability, and self-care by providing an empowered, shame-free perspective. Erica Chidi-Cohen is a rich gift and we are so grateful to have her.

Enjoy this conversation on finding a deeper level of self-awareness + self-love, examinations of our pain + trauma, sexual liberation, and more recorded live from the Los Angeles stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour.

Get the full show notes, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Nov 26 2019

58mins

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Rank #11: #34. Listening, Learning, and Loving: Journeying To Self with Yaminah Mayo

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Is your wig secure? Keep it on hold because this conversation with Yaminah Mayo a.k.a. Spicy Mayo just might snatch it! In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory delve into the benefits, challenges, and power of listening to ourselves with Yaminah. It may not always be easy, especially for us as Black women, but standing firm in yourself and in your community can help you find the path that’s always been meant for you. We’re manifesting new possibilities and opportunities for ourselves every single day. Hopefully, after listening to this chat, you will too!

Mar 14 2018

48mins

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Rank #12: #55. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Rachel Cargle

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Rachel Cargle is a public academic, lecturer, and author. Her work centers at the intersection of race and womanhood where she is building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling, and critical discourse. Her organization, The Loveland Foundation, champions Black women through a sturdy commitment to integrity and intention. Rachel manifested her vision of free therapy for Black women & girls in 2019 and is now raising funds to continue sustaining her community in this way and beyond. (Interested in supporting her in this incredible endeavor? Donate here!) Whether in her essays for Harper’s Bazaar, the TedX stage, or her social media platform of over 300K followers, Rachel’s work is pushing boundaries and fighting for change. We are infinitely grateful to have her with us. Prep your listening ears for some seriously stellar + synchronous shares from these absolutely beautiful and brilliant Sagittarius sisters.

Immerse yourself in this conversation on seeking softness, defining “enough” for ourselves, creating space for ease, abundance, opportunity, and so much more from the New York stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour.

Get the full show notes, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Dec 17 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #13: #24: Mindfulness 101 with Neuroscientist, Artist, and Meditation Guide Nkechi Njaka

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In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory explore the question what is mindfulness? with neuroscientist, multi-disciplinary artist and integrated lifestylist Nkechi Njaka. Nkechi has spent the majority of her life investigating the relationship between the brain and the body and has always felt the significance of their integration. For several years, Nkechi worked as a neuroscientist as well as a professional modern dancer and choreographer. Through this work, she discovered that mindfulness and creativity are crucial for sustaining individual and global wellbeing. Both Lauren and Deun have been intentionally cultivating mindfulness practices, have benefited from them, and add their insights to this conversation. This episode offers valuable revelations for anyone interested in starting a mindfulness practice inclusive of mindful meditation, mindful movement, and integrated mindfulness through everyday activities.

This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, a membership community that uses the power of direct buying to deliver the world’s best healthy food and natural products to their members at wholesale prices, and to sponsor free memberships for low-income American families. Thrive Market's mission is to make healthy living easy, accessible and affordable for everyone. Thrive Market is gifting BGIO listeners with 25% off their first purchase, free shipping, and a free 30 day trial using code BGIO.

Jul 18 2017

58mins

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Rank #14: #8: Confidence and Self-Definition, with Freddie Harrel

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In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah have a lively conversation with top UK fashion blogger and confidence consultant Frédérique "Freddie" Harrel. The dynamic stylist and digital strategist vulnerably shares about how her personal history battling racism and depression, combined with her career change and healing of a broken heart, pushed her to start her blog and move towards realizing her passions. Be empowered in hearing these three women discuss tips for radiating confidence everywhere you go.

Thanks to our episode 008 sponsor Shyp, a shipment service made easy, listeners may also enjoy $10 toward their first "shypment" using the code SHYPCHI10.

Sep 13 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #15: #50. The Many Layers of Black Womanhood with Kenesha Sneed

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Press play and journey through the musings of an incredible and impactful multidisciplinary artist we love, Kenesha Sneed. She truly embodies what it means to be a multifaceted Black woman through her exploration of art forms and absolute refusal to be boxed into any specific way of being. We’re especially lucky to catch Kenesha at this time as she celebrates ten years of crafting her artistry in a meaningful way. As is clear from our conversation and look through her work, what she brings to this world will last in your soul for a lifetime. In this conversation, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory explore Black womanhood as an entity in Kenesha's work, the path compassion for your craft can take you, grief and the importance of a support system, and the layers we all peel back to go a little deeper. 

What does it mean to be a Black woman existing? Kenesha adds her sentiment to this question and as you listen, we invite you to do the same. Even though as a Black woman existing, there are pops of color and light, behind all of that there is someone still seeking and searching for solace. 

Follow her artistic path on her website and feel more of her illustration vibes by perusing Tactile Matter.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Sep 17 2019

49mins

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Rank #16: #45. Claim Your Divine Reality with Millana Snow

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The life you desire is already yours, but do you trust that you can create it? With encouragement from the one and only Millana Snow, we’re confident your perspective will be changed forever. As an energy healer and ever-evolving spirit, Millana is fully focused on helping us heal through expanded consciousness in our everyday lives. Most recently, she founded Wellness Official, an online marketplace of practitioners & brands focused on democratizing wellness for all. In this episode, Millana breaks down energy healing, the law of attraction, tangible practices, and so much more to help us forge the path to claiming and creating a truly divine reality. Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash, Art Director, Deun Ivory, and members of the Wellspring audience received this healing, affirming conversation in person and we’re so thrilled to bring it to you today.

Feel empowered to make the reality you seek as tangible as your wildest dreams. You deserve it, love.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Jul 09 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: #44. Loving, Living, Learning: A Liberated Life Talk with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

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This conversation goes DEEP, y’all. We know this episode is going to touch so many of you with the affirmations, advice, and real talk provided by the absolutely incomparable Rev. angel Kyodo williams. She is a teacher formally trained in the Zen tradition, a person deeply aware of who she is, and an honest reflection of what liberated living really looks like. We are so honored to open the door to their incredible teachings and work to you all. Join in for this conversation, shared with Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash, Art Director, Deun Ivory, and the members of the Wellspring audience. Nearly everyone present for this conversation left feeling ready to really embrace liberation in their lives. As you do the same in yours, we know these words from Rev. angel Kyodo williams will serve as a reminder to always do so with love.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Jun 25 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #18: #23: On Being a Healer and On Finding True Wholeness with Dr. Crystal Jones and Tie Simpson (Hippie Heathen)

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In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory take a deep dive into a conversation on being a healer and finding true wholeness through healing with two Atlanta-based guests and friends: Dr. Crystal Jones, multifaceted healer, and Tie Simpson, yoga and mindfulness instructor. Crystal shares her powerful perspective on how she approaches the healing process and the first thing that she believes all those who are considering becoming a healer should consider. Tie enlightens us about how she embraces a taboo lifestyle and how yoga as a holistic practice has been a fundamental part of her wellness journey as an individual and as a mother. All women offer their thoughts on the most valuable action that black women can do for themselves on their wellness journeys. This episode is a must-listen for any holistic wellness practitioners, for anyone interested in exploring her shadows as much as her light, and anyone looking to recommit to her wellness journey.

Jul 04 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: #35. Womb Wisdom: Healing From the Inside Out with Danielle Lyles Barton

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In this episode, we get DEEP. Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory sit down with yogi Danielle Lyles Barton. Continuing our Questions for a Yogi segment, we enter one of our most heartfelt conversations yet. With her powerful and earnest convictions, Danielle Lyles Barton is a wonderful illustration of our Women's History Month theme to honor our duality and the soft, strong woman. Allowing love to guide her path, Danielle Lyles Barton assists women to transform emotional trauma and heartbreak into the manifestation of their life’s dharma, drawing deeply from her own healing experiences and spirituality. What ensues once these three ladies gather in the studio, is a deeply moving and cathartic discussion on healing, philosophy, womanhood and the practice of yoga as a vessel to explore all of those. Listen in, buckle up and take a ride with us as Danielle Lyles Barton guides us through this incredibly powerful journey. Oh, and be prepared to GO THERE.

This episode is sponsored by Get Loved Up, an inspiring platform rooted in loving yourself, loving others, and loving the planet with self-love, oneness, and eco-friendly living. Founded by Koya Webb, GLU features holistic wellness resources including yoga teacher trainings, vegan nutrition resources, and more!

Apr 02 2018

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Rank #20: #49. Explore, Examine, and Enrich: Reset Your Relationships with Nkechi Njaka

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Who are you in your relationships? In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory are sitting down with the most mindful neuroscientist we know, the incredible Nkechi Njaka, to dive into this question in a major way. Given her status as a longtime, frequent, and beloved contributor to our online publication, consider this a continuation of all the things she’s brought to this community over the years.

If you’ve been seeking relationships that leave you feeling fulfilled, this episode is for you. If you’ve been actively avoiding intimacy with the people in your life, this episode is for you. If there’s a friend you’re ready to dig beyond the surface with, this episode is for you. If you’re wondering why you’re single or pondering your status in partnership, this episode is for you. Essentially, if you’re a human being and you’ve ever interacted with another human being, this episode is for you.

With this episode as the catalyst, you can take all your relationships to the next level, including the most important one: your relationship with yourself.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Aug 28 2019

35mins

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Affirming words—and our affirming new sister circle for you.

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Take a brief moment to close your eyes, breathe, and affirm with us that in this moment you have everything you need to get through. Our founder Lauren Ash offers a calming moment within what may be a storm for many of us right now. And, then, she offers an exciting announcement about something our team has been creating with love for our community.

This week, Black Girl In Om officially introduces The Circle—a new digital sister circle for our global community. This month in our five-week journey, we invite 250 black women and women of color to join us in leaning into the unlimited growth opportunities, spiritual awakenings, and community support possibilities that this unprecedented moment in history affords us.

Get more details and enroll in the beta experience of The Circle here before we reach capacity. We understand that this is a time of financial uncertainty for many, so please apply to our community scholarship here by April 20th and encourage a sisterfriend that you believe would benefit from the 35-day journey we have in store.

Eager to support our mission and our community? We welcome your generosity here. 10% of all gifts at this time support the creation of more community scholarships for The Circle.

Apr 17 2020

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This year, say yes to the unfolding with our love, Danielle Lyles Barton.

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The darling Danielle Lyles Barton is back on the podcast to chat about the incredible journey she's taken since we last spoke in this special "minisode". Listen along as she and BGIO Founder, Lauren Ash chat through the evolutions that have birthed the incredible experience that is the unfolding. In this four day, immersive experience you’ll find so much:

Truth.
Healing.
Stillness.
Sisterhood.

And that’s just a sampling of all the blessings on the way when you choose to show up for you. Press play on this episode to get all the details, including a special opportunity just for our listeners, and start your application to join today.

We hope this episode and this invitation serves you well, love. If you feel called to it, follow your intuition and trust that your unfolding is on the other side of this beautiful experience.

If you’d like to know more about Danielle, you can check out her full bio here and follow her on Instagram @daniellelylesbarton.

Mar 17 2020

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This weekend, join (and support!) the body: a home for love for their #mybodymyhome LA experience.

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In this "minisode" our beloved sisterfriend Deun Ivory returns to the Black Girl In Om podcast to chat with Lauren Ash about what she is cultivating within her 501c3 (it's official, ya'll!) nonprofit organization the body: a home for love. For our Los Angeles loves, this Sunday, March 1st Deun and her team present an experiential fundraising activation featuring a series of wellness programs and art installations for black women. With a 2020 goal to raise $100k to support survivors in their healing journey through a day retreat tour, pop-up gatherings, and an interactive coffee table book, we encourage our community to get involved and support, so head to www.thebodyahomeforlove.org to learn more and donate.

Get more details about Sunday and RSVP today!

Follow along Deun's phenomenal new chapter and journey on Instagram at @thebodyahomeforlove

Feb 28 2020

28mins

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Creating Space To Expand: A Moment of Reflection and Meditation with Lauren Ash

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Happy New Moon, loves! We know many of you are still getting your lives from The Expansion Series and we have another treat from this tour to serve your journey to expansion. In this recording, live from the Los Angeles stop of The Expansion Tour, BGIO Founder, Lauren Ash shares a moving testimony on the expansive power of pleasure, connecting with our bodies, and reclaiming the idea of being home within our bodies. What does it mean to do these things? How can you deepen into the relationship you have with yourself meaningfully and with intention? What are the things you can do today to create the relationship you desire for yourself and your body? Press play and receive this word from Lauren on how these lessons came to play in her life and a special meditation that will help you uncover this in your own life.

Get the full show notes, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates (and the first part of this phenomenal conversation) today!

Feb 23 2020

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#57. Creating Space To Expand: A Conversation with Karlene Graham Perry

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Karlene Graham Perry is the founder and executive director of NUEVOLVE. She leads manifestation retreats and workshops in places like Bali and Peru, teaching women how to create ManifestAction Plans otherwise known as MAPs. These MAPs offer clarity around the pruning and planting needed to allow the seeds of your dreams to expand to abundant fruition in each area of your life.

If what we’ve described sounds like exactly what you need to receive, Karlene and her team are crafting a divine experience to help you manifest your dreams into reality. With The 20/20 Vision Retreat + ManifestAction Mastermind, start your year and decade with clarity + community as you create plans for greater freedom in every area of your life.

In this episode, Karlene speaks on the power of manifestAction, how her definition of love has evolved over the years, how you can join the beautiful experiences she creates, and so much more. We hope this conversation, continued from the DC stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour, encourages you to step into 2020 knowing you are always unconditionally Loved and supported.

Get the full show notes, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates (and the first part of this phenomenal conversation) today!

Dec 31 2019

57mins

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#56. Creating Space to Expand: A Live Conversation with Alexandria Eregbu

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Alexandria Eregbu is a visual artist and arts practitioner. On a fundamental level, Alexandria believes that the impact of art is strengthened by shared values within community. As such, she is most dedicated to providing services that promote empowerment and advocacy for artists and communities engaging the arts. Her early background and interest in the purpose of art and communities was initially fostered through her involvement as Lead Teaching Artist and Co-Founder of the community curatorial project TRACE: Teens Reimagining Art, Community, and Environment.

As an artist, Alexandria’s multi-vocational practice has received generous support from The Propeller Fund, Chicago Arts Coalition, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Chicago, The University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, Independent Curators International, The Joyce Foundation, and 3Arts. She received her BFA in Performance and Fiber & Material Studies and is a current MA Candidate in Visual and Critical Studies, both at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She recently held the position as curator for Illinois Humanities’ city-wide initiative, Envisioning Justice. It examined how incarceration affects Chicago communities and interrogated the failures of our criminal justice system while presenting plans towards self-empowerment and communal liberation. She has several previous curatorial projects and you should check them all out on her platforms.

In short, Alexandria is a showstopper, y’all.

Her wondrous personality and dedication to authentic expression of self pours through in this episode. Live from our origin city, Alexandria guides us through finding home outside of just people and places, flowing with our internal rhythm, and creating what we need for ourselves. Enjoy as we dive deep into this nourishing conversation for the soul with Alexandria from the Chicago stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour.

Get the full show notes, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Dec 24 2019

1hr 18mins

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#55. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Rachel Cargle

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Rachel Cargle is a public academic, lecturer, and author. Her work centers at the intersection of race and womanhood where she is building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling, and critical discourse. Her organization, The Loveland Foundation, champions Black women through a sturdy commitment to integrity and intention. Rachel manifested her vision of free therapy for Black women & girls in 2019 and is now raising funds to continue sustaining her community in this way and beyond. (Interested in supporting her in this incredible endeavor? Donate here!) Whether in her essays for Harper’s Bazaar, the TedX stage, or her social media platform of over 300K followers, Rachel’s work is pushing boundaries and fighting for change. We are infinitely grateful to have her with us. Prep your listening ears for some seriously stellar + synchronous shares from these absolutely beautiful and brilliant Sagittarius sisters.

Immerse yourself in this conversation on seeking softness, defining “enough” for ourselves, creating space for ease, abundance, opportunity, and so much more from the New York stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour.

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Dec 17 2019

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#54. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Erica Chidi-Cohen

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Erica Chidi-Cohen is an educator, author, doula, and the co-founder and CEO of LOOM, which provides empowered education from periods to parenting. She is passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and sex positivity by giving them the tools to advocate for their and loved one’s reproductive health and wellbeing. Her work has guided thousands of people in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood in her work as an educator, doula, and author with the bestselling book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. Beyond womxn and healthcare, Erica works to educate on pleasure, relationships, vulnerability, and self-care by providing an empowered, shame-free perspective. Erica Chidi-Cohen is a rich gift and we are so grateful to have her.

Enjoy this conversation on finding a deeper level of self-awareness + self-love, examinations of our pain + trauma, sexual liberation, and more recorded live from the Los Angeles stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour.

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Nov 26 2019

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#53. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Deun Ivory

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Deun Ivory is a traveling wellness creative, inspirational speaker, influencer, and multidisciplinary artist whose work centers and celebrates Black women. Widely recognized for her striking portrait photography and authentic influence in the creative and wellness industry, she has partnered with brands like Apple, Glossier, Nike, Netflix, and more to create visual experiences through visual storytelling. Her unapologetic yet inimitable presence has made room for her as a powerful speaker. She has led workshops and delivered keynote presentations for universities, photography conferences, and brand activations.

In 2018, she was awarded her first artist grant through VSCO Voices which led to the start of her nonprofit, the body: a home for love, a wellness and healing space for Black sexual assault survivors. Deun is a multifaceted Black creative and servant leader shifting culture through mindful creativity and authenticity.

Enjoy this conversation on walking in alignment, finding + following your ministry, Deun’s incredible journey to where she is today, and more recorded live from the San Francisco stop of The Black Girl In Om Expansion Tour.

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Nov 26 2019

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Join us for a full day of wellness this November!

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Our annual celebration of Black Girl In Om is here, y'all! To celebrate year five, we are so excited to announce The Annual, an elevated experience for women of color to practice holistic well-being. In partnership with The Assembly, we've created this immersive full day event to release what no longer serves you, receive all that's meant for you, and remember your divine ability to breathe easy.

Get all the info on what we have planned, how you can join us, and save your spot right here: http://bit.ly/TheAnnualWellnessDay19

Oct 29 2019

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Expansive intentions + an invitation for you.

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Press play to be blessed with some of the intentions from your fellow community members + share your intentions with us when you reserve your spot for The BGIO Expansion Tour: http://bit.ly/BGIOEvents

Oct 27 2019

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#52. Moving Mindfully: Motherhood, Meals, and Manifestations of Power with Jenné Claiborne

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Those of y’all who’ve been with us for a while already know today’s guest. The darling, jubilant, and all-around lovely Jenné Claiborne is joining us on this episode and we couldn’t be happier. Jenné has been a member of the Black Girl In Om family for years and recently expanded her own family in a whole new way: she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! Get a peek into her journey through motherhood, the power she unlocked through this path, what she’s manifesting for her new life, and all the necessary reminders that the potential for greatness is something available to us all, whether we’re mothers or not.

Plus, if you know Jenné you know she always has all the nutritious and absolutely delicious food advice. Today’s episode is no exception. She schooled us on everything from travel snacks to finding healthy options in a food desert. And we gotta give her bonus points because, just like the recipes shared on all her platforms, they’re fully plant-based! Listen in as Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory enjoy all types of laughs, heart-to hearts, and moments of resonance love in this conversation with one of our forever favorites.

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Oct 15 2019

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This fall, we're inviting you to expand.

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Join us for The Expansion Tour!

Venture deeper into your wellness journey with Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and an incredible group of very special guests. Sign up and be ready to expand and elevate yourself through meditation, intention setting, and reclamation of a space that's been ours all along.

Head to our website to get all the details and save your spot today.

Oct 04 2019

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#51. Perfect, Whole, Complete: Connecting Curiosity And Conscious Communication with Dr. Crystal Jones

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You are perfect. You are whole. You are complete.

All the thanks to the incomparable and absolutely incredible Dr. Crystal Jones for gifting us with that truth to forever hold onto. Throughout this conversation, Crystal reminds us that we are and always have been everything we most desire. As a longtime member of the Black Girl In Om circle we’ve featured several times, we are still constantly left in awe of the incredible energy Crystal brings to every interaction we share. She is the embodiment of what operating from your genius truly looks like. In this episode, Crystal taps into her powerful gift of spiritually led curiosity to demonstrate that our lifelong path towards healing is always evolving and expanding. Press play and settle into this conversation with Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory as they journey through the beauty of conscious communication, healing to uncover wholeness, and so much more with Dr. Crystal Jones.

When the episode is done, offer yourself a moment to recite this affirmation to yourself with any additions that feel right for you and your journey towards your highest self:

I am perfect.

I am whole.

I am complete.

May I be that which I ask for.

And so it is.

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Oct 01 2019

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#50. The Many Layers of Black Womanhood with Kenesha Sneed

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Press play and journey through the musings of an incredible and impactful multidisciplinary artist we love, Kenesha Sneed. She truly embodies what it means to be a multifaceted Black woman through her exploration of art forms and absolute refusal to be boxed into any specific way of being. We’re especially lucky to catch Kenesha at this time as she celebrates ten years of crafting her artistry in a meaningful way. As is clear from our conversation and look through her work, what she brings to this world will last in your soul for a lifetime. In this conversation, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory explore Black womanhood as an entity in Kenesha's work, the path compassion for your craft can take you, grief and the importance of a support system, and the layers we all peel back to go a little deeper. 

What does it mean to be a Black woman existing? Kenesha adds her sentiment to this question and as you listen, we invite you to do the same. Even though as a Black woman existing, there are pops of color and light, behind all of that there is someone still seeking and searching for solace. 

Follow her artistic path on her website and feel more of her illustration vibes by perusing Tactile Matter.

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Sep 17 2019

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#49. Explore, Examine, and Enrich: Reset Your Relationships with Nkechi Njaka

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Who are you in your relationships? In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory are sitting down with the most mindful neuroscientist we know, the incredible Nkechi Njaka, to dive into this question in a major way. Given her status as a longtime, frequent, and beloved contributor to our online publication, consider this a continuation of all the things she’s brought to this community over the years.

If you’ve been seeking relationships that leave you feeling fulfilled, this episode is for you. If you’ve been actively avoiding intimacy with the people in your life, this episode is for you. If there’s a friend you’re ready to dig beyond the surface with, this episode is for you. If you’re wondering why you’re single or pondering your status in partnership, this episode is for you. Essentially, if you’re a human being and you’ve ever interacted with another human being, this episode is for you.

With this episode as the catalyst, you can take all your relationships to the next level, including the most important one: your relationship with yourself.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Aug 28 2019

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#48. Documenting and Defining: Determine Your Story with Rikkí Wright

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Through her words, her work, and her presence, Rikkí Wright is creating a legacy that will live on forever. As a modern-day storyteller, Rikkí demonstrates the beauty, the power, the vulnerability, and the stories of Black women through the unique perspective of her lens. If you haven’t seen her work yet, do yourself a favor and get familiar. In conversation with Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory, Rikkí takes us on the path that created the incredible human being she is today. She feels affirmed by the deep bonds of sisterhood. She chooses to do the same for us through her creative processes. She has experienced deep, profound loss. She is constantly creating, moving, and living with intention. There is no set definition for this creative genius, but through sharing with us today, Rikkí Wright is a powerful reminder that we are always at the helm of the story of our lives. Are you ready to settle into that yourself? Get into this conversation full to the brim with inspiring affirmations, passionate proclamations, vulnerable confirmations, and so much more.

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Aug 13 2019

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#47. Cultivating Connection Creatively with Morgan Harper Nichols

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What does connection mean to you? From the early days of Black Girl In Om, our consistent and unwavering core has always been this incredible community. Connection is at the heart of our lives as human beings and in this podcast conversation, Morgan Harper Nichols is sharing more on what that means to her. Through her incredible artistic endeavors, Morgan offers a voice to people across the globe in visually stunning, incredibly intimate, and emotionally relatable experiences for all of us to connect with intentionally. Join Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and Art Director, Deun Ivory for this inspiring chat on the beauty of divinely led creation. This conversation unfolds between these creatively connected women and reminds us of the power, the love, and the release we can all find as we align + ascend to our highest selves. As Morgan shares so beautifully in this episode, your story is always part of anything you’re putting into the world. You just have to figure out how to do so in a way that feels right for you. And when you do? Know that this community is always in your corner, cheering you on as you find your way.

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(We're releasing this episode a little earlier than our usual schedule, but we know you're gonna love it. Consider it our gift to help you flourish through the final moments of Mercury retrograde and as we approach the new moon.)

Jul 30 2019

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#46. Ignite Intentionally: A Cannabis Conversation with DeJanae Evins

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As much as we love a huge green salad, smoothie, or juice, we’re discussing going green in a whole new way today. In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and Art Director, Deun Ivory sit down with DeJanae Evins, an expert on cannabis, wellness, and their various intersections. As the creator of and creative mastermind behind Green Goddess Glow and HighTide Tours, DeJanae educates on how to incorporate cannabis into your self-care with intention across the globe and uncover new experiences of life in the beautiful city of Los Angeles.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur, curious about the science behind it, have no experience beyond media perceptions, or fall somewhere in between, we’re certain this will be an enriching, educational, and easeful listening experience. As a woman growing into her own glow, DeJanae is committed to promoting the divine feminine through education about conscious cannabis use and self-care practices. Consider this an invitation for you to find your own glow and dive deeper into the world of conscious consumption with DeJanae. Sit back, get comfy, and let this deeply knowledgeable and incredibly intentional green goddess get you right. We’re sure you won’t regret it.

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Jul 23 2019

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Q + A with I + A — Sneak Peek!

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Get into this sneak peek of the first episode of Q+A with I+A, a podcast curated with creative Black women in mind.

Listen here for a quick background on the early days of Lifestyle with Ivory + Ash, how co-founders Deun Ivory and Lauren Ash define the word "creative", a new venture you should be expecting from these beauties, and a little bit about what this first episode is all about.

Want access to the full conversation? Head to our Patreon and become an Intimate Insider today.

Jul 16 2019

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By KamLoftman - Mar 10 2020
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Sooooo need this in my life right now. Beautiful. Just beautiful. ❤️

One of the best!

By Mook88! - Jan 03 2020
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Awesome podcast. Great stories, great information, great vibes!