121 episodes

In a world where black women are often underrepresented and misunderstood, we need more safe spaces to just… be. Every Friday, join Dr. Dominique Broussard, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker, as they initiate authentic conversations on everything from fibroids to fake friends. If you’re a black woman or woman of color looking for an extra dose of inspiration on the go, pull up a seat and join us on the Cultivating H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) Space podcast. We can’t wait to meet you, sis! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/her-space/support

Cultivating H.E.R. Space: Uplifting Conversations for the Black Woma‪n‬ Terri Lomax & Dr. Dominique Broussard

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In a world where black women are often underrepresented and misunderstood, we need more safe spaces to just… be. Every Friday, join Dr. Dominique Broussard, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker, as they initiate authentic conversations on everything from fibroids to fake friends. If you’re a black woman or woman of color looking for an extra dose of inspiration on the go, pull up a seat and join us on the Cultivating H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) Space podcast. We can’t wait to meet you, sis! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/her-space/support

    S10E2: Is Your Partner a Narcissist? Diving into Dr. Ramani Durvasula's Narcissism Quiz

    S10E2: Is Your Partner a Narcissist? Diving into Dr. Ramani Durvasula's Narcissism Quiz

    Does your partner often think that people are out to get them or take advantage of them? On one hand this a valid experience of being Black but when combined with certain other traits this could be a sign of narcissism. In today’s episode, Terri and Dr. Dom take a look at some of the questions from Dr. Ramani’s quiz in her book, Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist. Listen in to see if you or someone you know fits this description and tune in next week to hear from Dr. Ramani on strategies to end the narcissistic relationship.



    Quote of the Day:

    We live in a world of romance and rescue, where many believe love will conquer all, and that the more we endure unacceptable behavior, the more likely that we can “fix” our relationships. It doesn’t always work that way—despite what the fairy tales tell us.

    -Dr. Ramani Durvasula



    Is Your Partner a Narcissist?

    This quiz from the Dr. Ramani Durvasula of Should I Stay or Should I Go? can help you determine the answer.



    TalkBack Tuesday with Dr. Dom

    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri

    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary



    Resources:

    Melanin and Mental Health

    Therapy for Black Girls 

    Psychology Today

    Therapy for QPOC



    Where to find us:

    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast

    Instagram: @herspacepodcast

    Facebook: @herspacepodcast

    Website: cultivatingherspace.com


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    • 35 min
    S10E1: How to Put Shame in Its Place

    S10E1: How to Put Shame in Its Place

    Lady, are you ready to stop hustling for your worthiness and become the victor in your story? It is time for us to stop dimming our light and focus on shining and soaring! We are not defined by where we come from and as Bryan Stevenson notes, “ Each of us is much more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” In today’s episode, listen in as Dr. Dom and Terri discuss how shame shows up in our lives. They also provide us with the internal and external compasses we can create to put shame in its place.



    Quote of the Day:

    "You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness."

    -Brene Brown

    How to Put Shame In Its Place


    Bring shame into the light.

    Become attuned to the script of your inner dialogue.

    Develop greater inner compassion with yourself.

    Become a “witness to” and mourn your wounds.

    Forgive yourself for feelings, thoughts, or actions of your “former selves."


    TalkBack Tuesday with Dr. Dom

    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri

    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary



    Resources:

    Melanin and Mental Health

    Therapy for Black Girls 

    Psychology Today

    Therapy for QPOC



    Where to find us:

    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast

    Instagram: @herspacepodcast

    Facebook: @herspacepodcast

    Website: cultivatingherspace.com


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    • 47 min
    S9E13: How to Be Whole and Happy While Being Estranged From Your Mom

    S9E13: How to Be Whole and Happy While Being Estranged From Your Mom

    The mother-daughter relationship is a complex one. Some of us have beautiful relationships with our mothers in which they are one of the most trusted people in our inner circle. However, what happens if you have a complicated, distant, or estranged relationship with your mother? What are the feelings that come up for you? How can you support a friend who does not have a close relationship with their mother? In this episode, Dr. Dom and Terri discuss Terri’s relationship with her mother and the steps she took to heal from the estrangement. “You can’t heal what you don’t reveal.”-Terri



    Quote of the Day:

    “In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden.”

    -Unknown



    How to Be Happy and Whole When You are Estranged From Your Mom


    Be real about your feelings

    Establish boundaries

    Ritualistic clearing

    Grieving the vision you had for the relationship

    Filling your life with the mother energy your mom is unable to provide

    Remember that hurt people hurt people; your mom is human




    TalkBack Tuesday with Dr. Dom

    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri

    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:

    Melanin and Mental Health

    Therapy for Black Girls 

    Psychology Today

    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:

    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast

    Instagram: @herspacepodcast

    Facebook: @herspacepodcast

    Website: cultivatingherspace.com


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    • 54 min
    S9E12: Cultivating Community When You're Not Close to Your Family

    S9E12: Cultivating Community When You're Not Close to Your Family

    How do you define family? Is it based on your relatives, people you have chosen as family, or some amalgamation of the two? Today Dr. Dom and Terri are discussing the complexities of navigating familial relationships and what happens when we decide those relationships are abusive or not in alignment with who we are. The ladies also provide us with tips on how to cultivate community family or community when we are not physically and/or emotionally close to our family of origin.



    Quote of the Day:

    “Family is where you're meant to be most free. Don't let blood chain you down.”

    -Unknown

    How to Cultivate Community When You're Not Close to Your Family


    Get clarity

    Identify your why

    Identify your ideal family

    Heal and forgive

    Work on your communication skills

    Meditate and manifest your chosen family




    TalkBack Tuesday with Dr. Dom

    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri

    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary



    Resources:

    Melanin and Mental Health

    Therapy for Black Girls 

    Psychology Today

    Therapy for QPOC



    Where to find us:

    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast

    Instagram: @herspacepodcast

    Facebook: @herspacepodcast

    Website: cultivatingherspace.com


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    • 45 min
    S9E11: When Black Does Crack: Coping With Aging and Beauty Standards

    S9E11: When Black Does Crack: Coping With Aging and Beauty Standards

    Black don’t crack...or does it? What is your relationship with aging? What aspects of the aging process are within our control? In today’s episode, Terri and Dr. Dom examine the science, the common stereotypes, and our perceptions of the aging process for Black women. While this episode only scratches the surface, make sure you are consulting your spiritual, physical, mental, and financial health providers to ensure your aging process is moving in alignment with your values.



    Quote of the Day:

    Black don't crack... "This conventional wisdom opens up the door for ageism and discrimination based on looks under the guise of black empowerment."

    - Kimberly Foster



    TalkBack Tuesday with Dr. Dom

    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri

    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary



    Resources:

    Melanin and Mental Health

    Therapy for Black Girls 

    Psychology Today

    Therapy for QPOC



    Where to find us:

    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast

    Instagram: @herspacepodcast

    Facebook: @herspacepodcast

    Website: cultivatingherspace.com


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    • 38 min
    S9E10: Why Youth Mental Health is Important with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble

    S9E10: Why Youth Mental Health is Important with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble

    Lady, if you have any young people in your life this episode is definitely for you! Today Terri and Dr. Dom are joined by the incomparable Dr. Alfiee to talk about the mental health issues of BIPOC youth, young adults, and young at heart. This is a conversation full of honesty and realness to not only understand the toxic systems mental health providers navigate to how these same providers prioritize being a safe space for youth and young adults. The powerful gems Dr. Alfiee shares with us are a small portion of the wisdom she provides through her various projects.

    Donate to the AAKOMA Project 



    Quote of the Day:

    "If we stopped saying 'we know what works' (because we actually don't from the way we traditionally 'science') and started asking, 'what works for you?' THEN build TOGETHER from that shared understanding, then we'd see some real positive changes."

    -Dr. Alfiee



    Where to Find Dr. Alfiee:

    @dralfiee and @aakomaproject  – on Twitter, IG and Facebook

    @couchedincolor – on Twitter and Facebook

    @couchedincolorpod – on Instagram

    Alfiee (Dr. Alfiee) Breland-Noble and AAKOMAProject - on LinkedIn

    TalkBack Tuesday with Dr. Dom

    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri

    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary



    Resources:

    Melanin and Mental Health

    Therapy for Black Girls 

    Psychology Today

    Therapy for QPOC



    Where to find us:

    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast

    Instagram: @herspacepodcast

    Facebook: @herspacepodcast

    Website: cultivatingherspace.com


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/her-space/support

    • 56 min

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