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xoNecole's Happy Hour

xoNecole's Happy Hour Podcast serves up candid conversations over cocktails (without the early-morning hangover). Led by xoNecole founder Necole Kane, the show’s trio of hosts also includes managing editor Sheriden Chanel and lifestyle contributor Amer Woods. Together they transform into your “homegirls in your head” as they welcome special guests and delve into vulnerable, unfiltered discussions on life, love, sex, wellness, personal/professional growth and all things affecting your glow up. Need a mid-week mental refill? Join us for the xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast and unwind with us every Wednesday. IG: @xohappyhour

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xoNecole's Happy Hour Podcast serves up candid conversations over cocktails (without the early-morning hangover). Led by xoNecole founder Necole Kane, the show’s trio of hosts also includes managing editor Sheriden Chanel and lifestyle contributor Amer Woods. Together they transform into your “homegirls in your head” as they welcome special guests and delve into vulnerable, unfiltered discussions on life, love, sex, wellness, personal/professional growth and all things affecting your glow up. Need a mid-week mental refill? Join us for the xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast and unwind with us every Wednesday. IG: @xohappyhour

Regarding Heaux Activities & Heaux Phases

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In honor of Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales, co-hosts Amer Woods and Sheriden Chanel decided to talk about our feelings around “Heaux Activities.” Everyone, women and men, should feel unapologetic about experiencing a hoe phase at least once in their lives. How you tackle this or don't phase is entirely up to you. It can be a learning experience in many ways. In this episode, the ladies of xoNecole's Happy Hour podcast explore the relationship with the word "hoe", hoe phases, and their own heaux tales.

Stay connected by following us on Instagram:

xoNecole: https://www.instagram.com/xonecole/

xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/xohappyhour/

Amer: https://www.instagram.com/amariebrb/

Sheriden: https://www.instagram.com/sheridenchanel/

Feb 24 2021

1hr 19mins

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The Black Effect: What Is Black Excellence?

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In current times we see so many examples of Black people, especially women, showing up and taking up space like never before. Whether it is on Capitol Hill or in the C-Suite, Black women are the epitome of Excellence. But does excellence only mean degrees, jobs, and money? Or are there other things we should be celebrating that are also meaningful? In celebration of Black History Month, we seek to celebrate Excellence in all its forms.

Stay connected by following us on Instagram:

xoNecole: https://www.instagram.com/xonecole/

xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/xohappyhour/

Amer: https://www.instagram.com/amariebrb/

Sheriden: https://www.instagram.com/sheridenchanel/

Feb 10 2021

1hr 15mins

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The Hardest Truths & Life Lessons Of 2020

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Whew, we are finally to the end of 2020, and what a helluva year it has been. Collectively, we have been through so much this year. However, we have also found some beauty in the ashes. In this episode, we are saging our spaces, realigning our chakras, and setting our intentions as we wrap up 2020 and prepare to enter 2021 better and bolder.

Dec 30 2020

1hr 40mins

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Feeling The Burn Of Burnout

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We are winding down the end of the year and in overdrive to wrap up all of our projects, tasks, and to-do lists before the holidays. Any other year, the fourth quarter push might not be so bad but 2020 has pushed us all to the brink. In this episode, co-hosts Amer Woods and Sheriden Chanel discuss the topic of burnout, whether or not they are laying low or pushing through, and doing away with the “end the year strong” rhetoric. So if you’re feeling the burn like we are, this episode is definitely for you.

Dec 16 2020

1hr 1min

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Fanmail: Answering Listener Questions

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The ladies of the xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast have an extra special guest pulling up to the bar on today's episode, YOU, our listeners. Co-hosts Amer and Sheriden take turns answering audience questions and sharing personal experiences with our favorite Happy Hour partners in crime. In this special episode, we are leaving it all on the table as we give advice to listeners on everything from parenthood to how to start a podcast to shooting your shot at a celebrity. So grab your favorite holiday drink and kick it with us!

Stay connected by following us on Instagram:

xoNecole: https://www.instagram.com/xonecole/

xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/xohappyhour/

Amer: https://www.instagram.com/amariebrb/

Sheriden: https://www.instagram.com/sheridenchanel/

Dec 02 2020

1hr 21mins

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Navigating Friendship Breakups & Outgrowing Relationships

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As we grow older, friendships that no longer serve us almost become inevitable. We've all experienced our fair share of toxic people. In hindsight, the signs of a toxic friend seems obvious, but sometimes when you're in them, it's not always so clear. On this week's episode, Amer and Sheriden explored when it's time to break away from friendships that no longer serve us, how do we do it? How do we even know when it's time? What happens when that growth has you pulled in different directions? Press play and tune in as our favorite ladies sound off.

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xohappyhour/

Follow the ladies of xoNecole's Happy Hour Podcast:

Amer: https://www.instagram.com/amariebrb
Sheriden: https://www.instagram.com/sheridenchanel

Nov 18 2020

1hr 17mins

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'Tis The Season: Is You Cuffin' Or Nah?

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Daylight savings time has come, the clocks have rolled back, and we have officially entered *drum roll* cuffing seasonnnn! That's right, the infamously annual cuffing season. And while some of us are ecstatic, the rest of us are rolling our damn eyes dreading another year of more of the same. But whether we're interested or not, society has synonymously named the next few months as a time for prospective bae applications to officially become wide open—just in time for holidays. On this week's Happy Hour episode, Amer and Sheriden decided to lay out the blueprint and explore exactly what this means.

Nov 04 2020

1hr 28mins

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Throw It Back Like A Zodiac (ft. Dani Simone)

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'Tis the season, ladies! The leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping, which can only mean it is time to get in tune with our best autumn and third quarter selves. And listen, for some of us, we have no clue where to start. Just in time for the shift, Tarot Reader, Dani Simone joined Amer and Sheriden for this week's episode of the xoNecole Happy Hour podcast to get all of our vibrations in check! Also known as the Mystic Model, Dani's resume extends way beyond your local newspaper clipping. She also serves as the resident horoscope writer for xoNecole, and as Amer says, "Sis, don't miss!"

So, grab your crystals and conjure up your best manifestation, spirituality, and zodiac questions. We're tapping into our higher selves today.

Stay connected by following us on Instagram:

xoNecole: https://www.instagram.com/xonecole/

xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/xohappyhour/

Amer: https://www.instagram.com/amariebrb/

Sheriden: https://www.instagram.com/sheridenchanel/

Oct 21 2020

1hr 49mins

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Protect & Believe Black Women, WAP & Multiplicity (ft. Shivy Brooks)

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Black woman, black woman. You are everything, sis. And you're the focus of the latest episode of xoNecole's Happy Hour Podcast. This week, the ladies invited Shivy Brooks to the table for a fresh, male perspective on all things black woman, specifically in reference to current events. A high school teacher by day and a self-proclaimed activist and thought-leader by night, Shivy brought the same heat of his weekly Teacher Talk Live, to hang with co-hosts Sheriden Chanel and Amer Woods for an epic discussion of education, race, politics, culture, and everything in between.

Catch up with us on Instagram @xohappyhour.

Oct 07 2020

1hr 24mins

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The Catch Up

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The Happy Hour trio is now a duo! The ladies of the xoNecole Happy Hour Podcast's Season 2, Sheriden Chanel and Amer Woods, join together to catch up on the latest and greatest of what all has gone down since the pandemic made the podcast's second season go AWOL, and it's all good conversation, y'all. So, grab your drinks and press play. This episode is one for the books.

Sep 23 2020

1hr 9mins

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Dating, Social Distancing, And Coping Through Coronavirus

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In this episode, the Happy Hour squad talk coping with the coronavirus and how to keep calm and carry on in the midst of a health storm. A surprise voice memo during pre-game has the ladies sharing their thoughts on whether or not cheating hurts men more than it does women. And Necole reads a love message from her “prison pen pal,” making her realize the importance of personal connections and making space to attract the love and man that she truly desires, despite the fear she's currently experiencing.  Sheriden explains why she’s disconnecting from social media to protect her peace while also trying to maintain a long-distance love with her international bae. Amer, who’s at home with her mini-me, is adjusting to homeschooling and gives tips for parents on how to keep their kids active and entertained while they’re on indefinite vacay. And with the cancellation of xoNecole's biggest event franchise -Pajamas & Lipstick just a week from the event going live, Necole shifts her focus to listening to God’s voice during this time of uncertainty and reconnecting with friends that she hasn’t spoken to in a long time.  Plus, the ladies highlight small businesses that are giving back to the community in a major way, share resources for business owners big and small, and suggest online courses to sharpen your skills and keep boredom at bay. ⠀ Catch all important links and show notes here https://www.xohappyhour.com/post/coping-with-coronavirus-social-distancing

Mar 22 2020

55mins

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What Does Beauty Mean To You? A Self-Reflection

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When you look in the mirror, do you see beauty in your reflection? On today's episode, The Happy Hour squad gets real about how they perceive their own beauty in a world of unrealistic beauty standards. 

Plus get all the scoop on Ulta's 21 Days Of Beauty sale

https://www.xonecole.com/ulta-beauty-21-days-of-beauty-sale/

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Mar 15 2020

49mins

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The Hardest Lessons Of 2019

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Things you will hear in this episode: One of the ladies reveals a recent domestic violence situation with her ex which shocks her co-hosts Tips for removing yourself from a toxic and potentially abusive partner The eye-opening lessons each host learned in 2019 How to date with intention Questions you should ask before accepting an offer to speak on a panel Tips on pitching yourself as a writer for xoNecole Advice for contacting editors and managing editors for publications How to choose the right conferences to attend Resources mentioned in this episode: xoNecole's ElevateHer Think & Grow Rich Outwitting The Devil Noonlight App    Writer's spotlight       Shellie R. Warren       Taylor Honore       Charmain Michelle   You can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @xohappyhour and use the tag #xohappyhour to join the social convos.    Leave us a voice message on xohappyhour.com to share your story with us or ask a question for a chance to be featured on the show!

Dec 11 2019

56mins

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A Well Traveled Life + Vegan Dating (Featuring Kendrick Cross)

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Things you will learn in this episode: How travel can change your life Flight Layaway plans that are available for travelers on a budget How to protect your peace from toxic family members during the holidays   Plus Find out what it's like to date Actor Kendrick Cross @Kennythepoet Watch the interview on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAk_kt77Lbc Travel Resources Airfordable **Book a flight at a low price and pay in installments https://www.airfordable.com/referred?referrer=5ddab88addc8fe0019e69282 Use this link to get $25 off your first booking Give us a shout on Instagram @xoHappyHour

Nov 27 2019

50mins

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I Love My Job, But Not The Anxiety

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Today the Happy Hour squad is getting real about the anxiety, stress and burnout that comes with their careers and dream jobs. Although black women have become advocates for therapy, healing from past traumas and childhood wounds, when it comes to our wellness in the workplace, we’ve been slow to remove our superwoman capes. Inspired by the xoNecole.com article, “I Took A Two-Month Leave From Work For My Mental Health”,  in this episode, the ladies share their different encounters with anxiety while on the clock. From Necole feeling burned out from the acquisition and expansion of xoNecole and Sheriden becoming a slave to her inbox, to Amer working in a no-days-off environment with tough management to match, each story is a reminder of the importance of putting yourself first. And thanks to advice from clinical psychologist Dr. Ayanna Abrams, you’ll learn how to fill your cup instead of your to-do list.

Nov 20 2019

57mins

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Things My Parents Never Told Me About Sex

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Inspired by the recent controversy surrounding T.I. taking his daughter to the OBGYN to confirm her sexual purity, in this episode, the xoNecole Happy Hour squad tackles sexuality.  The hosts gets down and dirty, sharing lessons learned and unlearned about sex from parents to first partners and beyond, and how the stigma around sexuality as it pertains to young black women has impacted their own views on sex. Sheriden keeps it real about her first masturbation experience at the age of nine, and how it opened her up to a world of pleasure and living a sex-positive life. Necole shares how a particular sexual experience left her feeling dirty, and why she wasn’t comfortable in her sexuality until her 30s. And Amer teaches mothers how to approach the topic of sex with their children (especially their daughters), and the importance of passing along accurate information on the subject.

Nov 13 2019

1hr 5mins

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Credit Karma, Money Shame & Self Worth

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As women we often keep it real about everything except for our bank accounts. We desire prosperity but operate with a broke mindset, and sometimes tie material things like a house, a car, and even getting our hair and nails done to our self-worth. Not to mention that social media has us showcasing our wins and not the journey it took to get there. On this episode the xoNecole Happy Hour hosts spill the tea on everything from their finances and credit scores, to dealing with money shame in the digital age and keeping up with the Jones’. Necole shares her story of how she spent $30,000 in one year as a celebrity gossip blogger in an attempt to stay “glammed up,” and the sacrifices she is now making to tackle her tax debt, while Amer talks her change in lifestyle after losing her six-figure job. And Sheriden explains how she’s taking strides to improve her credit while also revealing that a man’s salary is low on her tier when it comes to choosing a partner. You’ll also learn about some of their favorite resources to help transform your money habits and keep you inspired on the road to financial freedom.

Nov 05 2019

1hr 12mins

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I Met my Husband in an Uber Pool

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Inspired by the xoNecole.com article, "I Met Him In An UberPool & Now We're Married," the second episode of xoNecole's Happy Hour Podcast explores the possibilities of finding love in unexpected places. The ladies interview special guests Jenisa and Lester Richmond about their unpredictable love story that started in a rideshare in Los Angeles. Lester shares how Jenisa ghosted him twice before finally saying yes to a first date, and Jenisa shares how they kept the relationship going while living in two different states. Plus, the Happy Hour hosts confess their fantasy places for meeting a love interest and present an interesting challenge for listeners who are open to new love.

Oct 30 2019

44mins

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WTF Happens in Your 30's?! Life Shifts and Saturn's Return

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Your 20s and 30s are filled with opinions of where you should be in life. You’re told to go to college, get married, get your dream house with a white picket fence, and bring another life into this world before your biological clock runs out. But what happens when you fail to meet society’s expectations of who you should be as a woman by a certain time?   On the debut episode of xoNecole's Happy Hour podcast the hosts get real about the life shift that happens as you close out your 20s and head into your 30s. Necole reveals the struggles behind the scenes of her huge career pivot from gossip blogging to female empowerment, including almost walking away from the xoNecole site after accumulating mounds of debt and having to pay her team out of her own pocket while living in a community space in New York City. Amer opens up about leaving a domestic violence situation and how solo travel encouraged her to hit the reset button on her life, and Sheriden reflects on the past few years as managing editor of xoNecole.com, and why she’s currently experiencing imposter syndrome. If Saturn's Return is coming for you at this stage in your life– you're in for a few laughs and thought-provoking revelations from the hosts of xoNecole's Happy Hour.   Follow us on IG: @xohappyhour and leave us your comments using the hashtag #xohappyhour

Oct 29 2019

45mins

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Outstanding!!

By TracyNichole - Mar 25 2020
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This podcast so rich with wisdom and black girl excellence! I’m so grateful for each of you!

Loved it

By wvhhgsse - Feb 25 2020
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First time listening. I loved it!