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Balanced Black Girl Podcast

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Rank #24 in Alternative Health category

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Self-Help
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Putting black girl magic in motion, the Balanced Black Girl Podcast provides a dose of real-life wellness for women of color. Join host Lestraundra Alfred and guests for candid conversations about health, happiness, and life. This show aims to reimagine wellness and self-care to make them feel real and approachable for all.

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Putting black girl magic in motion, the Balanced Black Girl Podcast provides a dose of real-life wellness for women of color. Join host Lestraundra Alfred and guests for candid conversations about health, happiness, and life. This show aims to reimagine wellness and self-care to make them feel real and approachable for all.

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176 Ratings
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Les and this podcast are amazing.

By Korticles - Jun 13 2019
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Disclaimer: I’m biracial. However, society sees me as black, and that’s my defining characteristic. Les makes me feel confident and strong and proud. I came across this podcast just recently, at a tough time in my life, and having this to listen to and help uplift me has helped my mental and physical health tremendously. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Les for doing what she does. Representation matters, and she’s helping more people than she knows. Definitely recommending to my sisters and friends ♥️

Les is my favorite part of Tuesday!!! 💜

By Taylor💚✨ - Jun 11 2019
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When I found Les’s podcast this winter I didn’t realize how it would impact so many facets of my life, like girl, I wear sunscreen on the daily now and that’s cause of BGS and this podcast - my skin thanks BBGP for that and so much more! Les’s words and interviews resonated so well with me that I binged all the past episodes till I caught up to the new releases and I’m so glad I did! Each interview highlights rad women who are moving and shaking, sharing their truth and changing the world (most of which I’ve started following on IG and loving each of them!)! Every “Feel Good Friday” episode feels like morning coffee with the bestie who’s dropping gems to energize me and help me develop positive habits to live my best life. Thank you, Les!! It’s hearing you advocate that helps me remember to take up my space on and off the yoga mat and make sure I show up to represent. BBGP has changed the way I define self love and helped me improve the way I show up for myself. Les *is* black girl magic in motion!

iTunes Ratings

176 Ratings
Average Ratings
171
4
0
0
1

Les and this podcast are amazing.

By Korticles - Jun 13 2019
Read more
Disclaimer: I’m biracial. However, society sees me as black, and that’s my defining characteristic. Les makes me feel confident and strong and proud. I came across this podcast just recently, at a tough time in my life, and having this to listen to and help uplift me has helped my mental and physical health tremendously. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Les for doing what she does. Representation matters, and she’s helping more people than she knows. Definitely recommending to my sisters and friends ♥️

Les is my favorite part of Tuesday!!! 💜

By Taylor💚✨ - Jun 11 2019
Read more
When I found Les’s podcast this winter I didn’t realize how it would impact so many facets of my life, like girl, I wear sunscreen on the daily now and that’s cause of BGS and this podcast - my skin thanks BBGP for that and so much more! Les’s words and interviews resonated so well with me that I binged all the past episodes till I caught up to the new releases and I’m so glad I did! Each interview highlights rad women who are moving and shaking, sharing their truth and changing the world (most of which I’ve started following on IG and loving each of them!)! Every “Feel Good Friday” episode feels like morning coffee with the bestie who’s dropping gems to energize me and help me develop positive habits to live my best life. Thank you, Les!! It’s hearing you advocate that helps me remember to take up my space on and off the yoga mat and make sure I show up to represent. BBGP has changed the way I define self love and helped me improve the way I show up for myself. Les *is* black girl magic in motion!
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Balanced Black Girl Podcast

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #24 in Alternative Health category

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Putting black girl magic in motion, the Balanced Black Girl Podcast provides a dose of real-life wellness for women of color. Join host Lestraundra Alfred and guests for candid conversations about health, happiness, and life. This show aims to reimagine wellness and self-care to make them feel real and approachable for all.

Rank #1: Feel Good Friday #19: Making Friends As An Adult

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Today’s Feel Good Friday episode is about a topic nearly everyone has struggled with at some point: making friends as an adult.

When you’re a kid, making friends is all about proximity, but as you get older it gets a little more complicated. After you finish school and are no longer surrounded by people your same age, or from your same area, how’s a Balanced Black Girl supposed to make friends? Let’s discuss some tips to help you meet an amazing squad.

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

May 17 2019
12 mins
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Rank #2: 3 | How to Feel Confident At The Gym

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Ever walk into the gym or a fitness studio and instantly feel overwhelmed? This episode will help you get past that feeling. Tune in for 8 simple, actionable tips to help you feel more confident working out in public no matter your fitness level. 

Oct 17 2018
22 mins
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Rank #3: Feel Good Friday #3 - How to Create a Morning Self-Care Routine

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In today’s Feel Good Friday episode, we’re addressing one of my favorite topics: how to create a morning self-care routine. I’m breaking down what my morning self-care routine looks like, why it can be short and sweet (I promise you don’t need to wake up at the crack of dawn for a solid morning self-care routine), and how you can customize it to make it work for you.

Generally speaking, I break my morning routine into three categories: things that take care of my mind, body, and spirit. Depending on my season in life and what my priorities are, the amount of time I spend on each area, and what I do to support each area will vary. But I recommend you find a routine that works well for you! Because we all could use a little more practical self-care.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Why you shouldn’t use your phone first thing in the morning.
  • Resources to help you take care of your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Ideas for customizing your morning self-care routine to make it work for you.

RESOURCES:

Download our free glow-up guide for morning journal sheets, inspiring quotes, and affirmations to guide your morning self-care routine.

Join us at our Balanced Black Girl Seattle book club meet-up for Becoming on January 27. Register HERE.  If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

Jan 25 2019
15 mins
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Rank #4: Feel Good Friday #11 - How to engage in positive self-talk

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In today’s Feel Good Friday episode, we are diving into the importance of self-talk. It can be so tempting to fall down the rabbit hole of negative self-talk. But often times, the language we use to speak to ourselves is far more harsh, and less compassionate than what we would ever say to anyone else.

We’re going to dive into why positive self-talk is so important, how to decode and understand the negative self-talk we frequently engage in and how to engage in positive self-talk (without feeling cheesy).

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If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Mar 22 2019
13 mins
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Rank #5: 27 | Starting Over: How to Thrive When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan with Irie Love

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Today, we’re talking to Irie Love. Irie is a talented singer, fitness Instructor, activist, child mentor and empowerment coach. Irie is new to Seattle, and determined to use different platforms to empower women and youth worldwide through her love of music, health and wellness.

Irie started her music career in 1999, and spent nearly two decades working in the entertainment industry. After a series of life-changing events in 2017, she fell in love with cycling and transitioned to a career in wellness.

This episode will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on any transitions you may be going through in your life.

In this episode we talk about...

  • Navigating major career transitions.
  • The power and importance of strong friendships and community.
  • Making manifestation accessible.
  • How to thrive when life doesn’t go according to plan.

RESOURCES:

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Apr 02 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #6: 22 | Mind, Body, and Soul Care with Shanna Tyler

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Our guest today is Shanna Tyler. Shanna Tyler is a life + biz coach for entrepreneurial women and podcast host of The Self Soul Sport Podcast.  Based in New York City, she loves connecting with fellow girlbosses and owning the concrete jungle. Shanna believes that you can do it and have it all -- from pursuing a life of passion, cultivating a supportive network, and making money doing what you love!

In 2016, she launched Shanna Tyler blog with categories like yoga, mental health, and lifestyle. It’s led to many amazing collaborations with big names like Blink Fitness and SELF Magazine.  Recently, Shanna launched her first e-book, the Get It Done E-Book - a guide with productivity hacks, tips, girlboss insights, and more.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Shanna’s journey with major depressive disorder.
  • Mindset tips to help you boost your productivity.
  • How to overcome imposter syndrome.
  • Shanna’s experience as a black woman yoga teacher in New York City, and an open discussion about diversity in fitness clientele.
  • Creating self-love pockets throughout your day.

Resources:

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your new year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Feb 26 2019
47 mins
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Rank #7: 6 | Cultivating Self-Love Through Strength Training with Brittany Love

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In this episode, Balanced Black Girl Founder Lestraundra Alfred sits down with Brittany Love, Seattle-based health coach, personal trainer, and cycling instructor. Brittany has had a wide range of experiences in the world of fitness. From discovering fitness in her early 20’s, to competing in bodybuilding competitions, to becoming a trainer and helping her clients build self-confidence and create balance, Brittany shares valuable insight on what it’s like to be a woman of color in the fitness industry. In this episode, they talk about how Brittany uses her platform to diversify the Seattle wellness scene, how she makes her classes and training sessions feel welcoming and inclusive for all, and how fitness can be used as a tool to build more confidence and self-love for all women. This episode will make you feel like you’re laughing with girlfriends - press play and join in the conversation!

Connect with Brittany on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curvycurl/

Workout with Brittany:

Nov 05 2018
54 mins
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Rank #8: Feel Good Friday #12 - You Are Enough

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You have probably seen memes, quotes, graphics, and merch all over the internet the past few years with the phrase “I am enough.” While we have all liked, shared, and retweeted it, when will we start believing we are in fact, “enough?” Furthermore, what does being “enough” mean?

In this Feel Good Friday episode of Balanced Black Girl Podcast, we are tackling the idea of being enough, and are discussing how to actually start believing it. Because you are enough already.

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Mar 29 2019
7 mins
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Rank #9: 4 | Taking Up Space with Chrissy King

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Chrissy King is a Milwaukee-based ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, lifestyle coach, fitness blogger, and truth-teller. While on her own fitness journey, Chrissy was introduced to strength training and powerlifting, which helped her build confidence and inner strength. Chrissy shows her clients that fat loss and weight management don’t have to be cumbersome or restrictive. She also encourages women to love their body in every stage, regardless of size or body fat percentage.

In this episode, Chrissy and I discuss ways the wellness community can be more inclusive and representative for all, true self-care that doesn’t feel like a commodity, how to hold ourselves and each other accountable when we miss the mark with diversity and inclusivity, why it is important for women to feel comfortable taking up space, and so much more.

For more from Chrissy head to www.chrissyking.com, and follow her on Instagram (@iamchrissyking), Facebook (@chrissykingfitness), and Twitter (@iamchrissyking)

From Chrissy’s Blog:

“Is Fitness Only for Thin, White Women?”

“Words That Don’t Belong to Us: Why It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Using the World ‘Savage’”

Oct 22 2018
51 mins
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Rank #10: 34 | Good Hair with Kayla Greaves

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Kayla A. Greaves is an award-winning journalist who currently works at Bustle as the fashion & beauty features editor. She was previously a lifestyle editor at The Huffington Post, and her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, ELLE, Blavity, FASHION magazine, Upscale magazine, S/magazine and more.

Using an intersectional and inclusive approach, her pieces focus mainly on women's issues, culture, beauty, and fashion. Kayla has interviewed the likes of Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, TIME 100’s Most Influential People and women’s rights activist Jaha Dukureh, Kelly Rowland, and Tess Holliday among others.

Earlier this year, Kayla created a series for Bustle called “Good Hair” which explored the joys of having 4C hair. Though the natural hair movement is alive and well, it hasn’t necessarily been inclusive of all textures. We discuss hair texture discrimination in the natural hair space and celebrate the beauty of 4C hair.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • The importance of representation in journalism and media.
  • Kayla’s natural hair journey.
  • Why representation and celebration of 4C hair is so important.
  • The history of hair texture discrimination.

This episode is sponsored by Black Girl Sunscreen. Finally, a sunscreen designed to protect your melanin without the white residue. Use the code “BBG20” for 20% off your order at blackgirlsunscreen.com.

RESOURCES:

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

May 21 2019
46 mins
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Rank #11: 5 | Pretty, for A Black Girl

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"You're pretty, for a black girl." 

A back-handed compliment at best, these types of comments are often said to women of color. In this solo episode, Lestraundra is breaking down why this "compliment" is anything but, why our society's narrow definition of beauty needs to change, and ways we can all create inclusive definitions of beauty for ourselves. Whether you are a woman of color who is tired of being told you're pretty for a "____" (not true - you're just plain pretty), or you want to learn more about what women of color experience when it comes to beauty standards, you'll want to tune into this episode.

Connect with the Balanced Black Girl Podcast here:

Blog: https://www.balancedblackgirl.com

Instagram: @balancedles or @balancedblackgirlpodcast

Facebook Group: Confidence Over Comparison // BBG Podcast Community

Oct 29 2018
27 mins
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Rank #12: Feel Good Friday #4 - How to Stay Healthy at Work

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In today’s Feel Good Friday episode, we’re sharing tips to help you stay healthy at your J-O-B. Let’s be real, most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else so it’s important to still take care of yourself even while you’re at the office.

Tune in for seven super simple, actionable tips to help you feel your best at work.

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your new year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Feb 01 2019
13 mins
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Rank #13: 12 | Staying Happy and Well with Dr. Pragati Gusmano

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Today, we’re talking to Dr. Pragati Gusmano, Florida-Based Functional Medicine Doctor and founder of Happy and Well.

Dr. Pragati offers her patients an alternative perspective on conventional healthcare and her approach emphasizes identifying the root cause of illness, eliminating nutritional deficiencies and the preventing disease and illness through diet and lifestyle modifications.

She was inspired to study Functional Medicine because she wanted to find a way of healthcare that really took a whole person approach to care vs looking at and addressing symptoms. After witnessing her father navigate preventable lifestyle illnesses, she became passionate about addressing lifestyle components of disease, instead of only focusing on a medication-only approach.

In addition to running her own practice, Dr. Pragati is also a wife and mother. We had an awesome conversation full of actionable advice to help you take charge of your health no matter where you are.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • The differences between functional and conventional medicine, and how the two work together.
  • Ailments and illnesses that disproportionately impact women of color, and how we can prevent and alleviate them.
  • Important nutrients people of color specifically need to pay attention to.
  • Easy lifestyle changes to make healthy living more accessible.  
  • Tips for navigating cold and flu season.
  • Cultural appropriation in the wellness space.

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Dec 18 2018
37 mins
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Rank #14: Feel Good Friday 16: The Importance of Alone Time

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In today’s Feel Good Friday episode, we are talking about the importance of alone time. Spending time alone can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, having time to yourself can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Whether you have a packed calendar and never have a moment to yourself, you intentionally fill your time to avoid spending time alone, or if you’re in a season of having a lot of alone time and you’re ready for a change, this episode has useful insight to help you make the most of your time to yourself.

RESOURCES:

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Apr 26 2019
8 mins
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Rank #15: Feel Good Friday #5 - Creating a Relaxing Night Routine

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A few weeks back on Feel Good Friday we talked about creating a morning self-care routine. Today, we’re talking about creating a night time routine. Having a solid night routine can help you get more rest, properly recover from workouts, and improve your focus for the next day. Tune in for three simple tips to help you create a relaxing nighttime routine that works for you!

Mentioned in this episode...

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your new year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Feb 08 2019
11 mins
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Rank #16: 17 | Creating Safe Spaces for Fitness with Lindsey Page of Radically Fit Oakland

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Today, we’re talking to Lindsey Page, the founder of Radically Fit Oakland. Radically Fit is the Bay Area's body positive community gym for all queer, trans, POC, big bodied and fat identified folx and their allies, regardless of experience or ability.

Lindsey first got into fitness while grieving the loss of a close friend. With physical movement being such an important part of her healing, she wanted to share it with others through her training.

She created Radically Fit to build a safe space for fitness, self-care, and well-being for those who need it most, but often don’t feel served or welcome in more traditional fitness spaces. We had an insightful, honest conversation about inclusivity across race, gender identity, sexuality, and physical ability in the fitness space, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share her story and mission.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Lindsey’s experiences working in the fitness industry, and not having a body type traditionally seen as “fit.”
  • Creating fitness offerings geared towards POC, queer, trans, big bodied, and fat identifying folks.
  • Ways the fitness industry relies on shaming as a key marketing tactic, and how we can change that.
  • The significance of representation across intersectionalities in the fitness space.
  • What being an ally truly means.

RESOURCES:

If you're in Seattle, join us for our first Balanced Black Girl book club meet-up on January 27! RSVP HERE

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook.

PS: If you really want to take your new year to the next level, snag our free glow-up guide. This free guide has everything you need to implement a self-care practice that works. You’ll get daily journal worksheets, inspiring quotes, affirmations, and a bonus workout. Get the guide HERE.

Jan 22 2019
46 mins
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Rank #17: 13 | Listener Q&A with Les

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In this bonus solo episode, Les is answering listener questions on everything from food, to fitness, to hair care, to racism in the wellness space. Questions include:

  • What have been your experiences as a Balanced Black Girl doing outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, etc.)?
  • What are some of your favorite breakfast/lunch/dinner options?
  • What does your wash and go hair routine look like?
  • How did you become comfortable talking about difficult subjects?

and more!

If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Keep in touch with Les on Instagram @balancedles, follow the show @balancedblackgirlpodcast, and join the Balanced Black Girl Podcast Community on Facebook. 

Dec 25 2018
36 mins
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Rank #18: 10 | Creating Your Own Lane with Falesha Johnson

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Today, we’re talking to Falesha Johnson. Falesha is a former professional track athlete turned empowerment speaker, speed and agility coach, and philanthropic adviser.

Inspired by her personal love of track and field, Falesha saw a need for young athletes in her area to focus on speed and agility training. She then built her athletic training company Felite Performance, to help fill this void. She strongly believes that track and field have embedded characteristics in her such as resilience, adaptability, and time management skills that she continues to use in all aspects of life.

Falesha is also a talented public speaker who leads inspiring talks on perseverance and creating a strong, authentic personal brand.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Her background as a professional track and field athlete.
  • How she balances working full-time as a philanthropic adviser with running her own business.
  • The importance of representation when it comes to coaches (for youth and adults)
  • Setting and achieving audacious goals.
  • Self-care for side hustlers.

RESOURCES:

Falesha’s Website

Follow Falesha on Instagram

Follow Felite Performance on Instagram

Get your ticket to the Ignited Womxn Summit to hear Falesha and Les speak (register before December 10 for early bird pricing!).

Join the BBG Community:

Join the Balanced Black Girl Community on Facebook.

Subscribe to the Balanced Black Girl newsletter for diverse, curated content delivered to your inbox weekly.

Thanks for listening!

If you liked this episode, please take a moment to leave us a rating and review on iTunes.

Dec 04 2018
51 mins
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Rank #19: 7 | Igniting Intersectional Feminism with Allison Tenney

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Today, we’re talking to fitness coach Allison Tenney.

Allison is known for her online fitness training programs and for founding the Ignited Womxn Summit, an annual wellness and leadership event that creates a space for learning through an inclusive lens.

Over the past two years, Allison has really dug into understanding the importance of diversity, inclusion, and intersectional feminism both within and beyond the fitness space. It all started after her first Ignited Womxn event that she held on the heels of the 2016 Presidential Election.

Currently, Allison is preparing for the 2019 Ignited Womxn Summit taking place in Seattle on February 9.

During this conversation, she gets incredibly candid discussing challenging topics, and we’re so grateful for her honesty and willingness to share.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • How the Ignited Womxn Summit came to be
  • Why diversity in the wellness space is so important
  • How those who are not a part of marginalized groups can be more supportive of those who are
  • What it means to do the work
  • Resources that can help individuals be better allies

If you haven’t already, make sure you get your ticket to the Ignited Womxn Summit! You can register HERE (make sure you register before December 10 for early bird pricing). Yours truly will be a speaker - hope to see you there!

RESOURCES:

Allison’s Website: https://allisontenneyfitness.com/

Ignited Womxn Summit: http://ignitedwomxnsummit.com/

Allison’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisontenney/

On Whiteness by Erin Brown: https://www.iamerinbrown.info/blog/2017/1/4/on-whiteness

Dr. Tee’s Foundations of Social Justice Course: https://imdrtee.com/foundationslivexxx/

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo: https://amzn.to/2PYAHAF

Nov 13 2018
48 mins
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Rank #20: 11 | Reframing Fertility with Bri Braggs of Fertile Alchemy

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Today, we’re talking to Bri Braggs, the founder of Fertile Alchemy. Bri is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about educating women on the importance of preconception health and create a new narrative around their fertility.

Bri helps her clients take charge of their fertility and hormonal health, and helps women live more conscious, holistic lifestyles in an approachable, doable way. She has also developed her own Aromatic Oil (make sure you shoot Bri a DM @FertileAlchemy letting her know you tuned in - she’ll give you a special discount code).

Currently, Bri is working on expanding her line of products and writing her first book. She is currently enrolled in yoga teacher training and considers herself a “professional” at gluten free and dairy free baking. We had an incredible conversation about fertility and reproductive health for women of color, particularly black women, and know that you are going to find so much value in this episode.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Common fertility and hormone-related issues for women of color.
  • How to start tracking your cycle to better understand your reproductive health.
  • The spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of fertility.
  • The disproportionate risk level of pregnancy and birth-related complications for black women, and how we can prevent putting ourselves at risk.
  • Breaking generational patterns.
  • Being a black woman in the wellness space (check out Bri’s Instagram post on the topic here).

RESOURCES:

 

Join the BBG Community: Thanks for listening!
Dec 11 2018
1 hour 1 min
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