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Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.

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    • Alternative Health
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.

    80 | Healthy Coping Mechanisms for 2020 and Beyond with Tiffany Wright

    80 | Healthy Coping Mechanisms for 2020 and Beyond with Tiffany Wright

    Today, we’re talking to Tiffany Wright, a mental health professional, author, speaker, and wellness consultant based in Inglewood, CA. Tiffany is known for her clinical work that focuses on trauma, grief, esteem, relationships and eating disorders. Her areas of expertise are creating culturally relevant healing spaces, trauma-informed care and leadership, tools for self-care, historic and intergenerational trauma, and grief & loss.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Unpacking My Wellness Journey: Body Image, Mindfulness, and Inner Work

    Unpacking My Wellness Journey: Body Image, Mindfulness, and Inner Work

    In this solo episode of Balanced Black Girl Podcast, I’m sharing how my wellness journey has evolved over time. From early childhood experiences to the intersection of body image and career, today’s episode is an honest reflection on how our relationship with ourselves can evolve over time.

    • 54 min
    79 | How to Build Body Awareness + Remote Work Wellness Practices with Tarin Calmeyer

    79 | How to Build Body Awareness + Remote Work Wellness Practices with Tarin Calmeyer

    Today, we’re talking to Tarin Calmeyer. Tarin is committed to sharing practical tools to understand the body, energy, and mindfulness to take her clients from stress to success. She is a Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness Coach with a background in Osteopathy.
    Tarin has more than 10 years of experience coaching burnt-out people around the world to reconnect with their bodies and minds. Tarin has focused her teachings around holistically approaching the aspects that contribute to overall wellbeing.
    She has extensive experience working with brands from Women’s Health to Puma to Movenpick Resorts to create engaging wellness experiences and content.
    In 2020, Tarin founded Remote Team Wellness as a solution for forward-thinking companies to prioritize their people’s wellbeing by connecting them to world-class wellness instructors and facilitators.
    She is a beacon of light and love and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share her story and mission.
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    Building body awareness. The healing practice of osteopathy: what it is and its benefits. Establishing a mindfulness practice.  Maintaining wellness practices while working and socializing remotely.  How to remain focused and centered while working from home.  The importance of accepting our current reality and the things we cannot change.   
    RESOURCES:
    Learn more at Remote Team Wellness at www.remoteteamwellness.com Follow Tarin on Instagram: @thechocolatepretzel + @remoteteamwellness  
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    If you like this episode, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. 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.

    • 55 min
    78 | You’re Worthy – Honoring Your Spiritual Evolution with Lyvonne Proverbs Briggs

    78 | You’re Worthy – Honoring Your Spiritual Evolution with Lyvonne Proverbs Briggs

    Today's conversation is about our spiritual evolutions and how that plays into our wellness. Our guest today is Lyvonne Proverbs Briggs (aka “Pastor Bae”) a body and sex-positive preacher, writer, speaker, and spiritual life coach.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    77 | Intentional Friendships, Setting Healthy Boundaries, and Life-Changing Healthy Habits with Zuri Adele

    77 | Intentional Friendships, Setting Healthy Boundaries, and Life-Changing Healthy Habits with Zuri Adele

    Today, we’re having a heartfelt conversation with Zuri Adele. Zuri is an actor, currently known for her portrayal of Malika Williams on Freeform’s “Good Trouble.”

    • 1 hr 19 min
    76 | Dismantling Colorism with Dr. Sarah L. Webb of Colorism Healing

    76 | Dismantling Colorism with Dr. Sarah L. Webb of Colorism Healing

    Dr. Sarah L. Webb is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of English and Modern Languages at the University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Webb first wrote publicly about colorism in the summer of 2011 in a post titled: “Colorism: 5 Reasons I Haven’t Said Much… Yet.”
    After seeing the interest, positive responses, and negative reactions to her early writing on colorism, Dr. Webb recognized the need for a dynamic platform dedicated entirely to this issue.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Pixie85Ldn ,

You Probably Have No Idea How Much Your Changing Lives!

Dear Les, I have recently started something that can only be described as an 'awakening' after a few very testing years including the loss of my dad and my marriage. I think i found your podcast through another and instantly fell in love with the clarity of your voice, the way you think and your guests. Even though I live in London, England I still feel very close to you and what you say resonates and is relevan to met. I am still way behind and only on episode 10 but so far the life-changing episode for me has to be episode 9 with Abiola -it was everything! I could listen to you both all day and I am now totally in love with and folowing Abiola's videos on YouTube! Thank you for existing! Love, V xx

NicoleBrit ,

Insightful!

I’m a new listener from London, England and I came across this podcast after a recommendation. It is so insightful to hear the insights from other women of colour in the wellness space. I often find that the wellness space is dominated by certain demographics but I feel that this podcast is the start of something great so keep up the good work!

Lindiwe.cara ,

Am I black enough?

All my life I felt I am not “black enough” I’ve grown up in a white family, if I was a white women my only minority would be a woman because I am so privileged in how I’ve grown up and how I live now.
The last few years I have had to check myself I used to say “no one is ever racist to me”- I had rose coloured blinders on, I’m wasn’t black enough.
I’ve discovered balanced this year- its was my Instagram is about- so when Les started this podcast I was so excited. Listening I realise that I AM black enough. I am the only black girl in a mindful class, I am the only black girl in my school, I am the first black girl that people meet in there lives!!
This podcast makes me feel heard, and it makes me feel that I am a part of a big black family with people all over the world so thank you Les. Thank you.

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