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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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    • 4.9 • 27 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.

    120 | Reframing Your Menstrual Cycle + Ancestral Practices with Raven Rose

    120 | Reframing Your Menstrual Cycle + Ancestral Practices with Raven Rose

    Over the past year or so, I’ve become impassioned with menstrual health and learning all the ways menstruating impacts my well-being. The lack of education or awareness that goes into learning about the menstrual cycle can make us feel like it’s a burden instead of seeing that it’s one of the most powerful, rewarding gifts a person can have.

    Raven Rose, a Menstrual Health Herbalist of Moon Medicines joins us to discuss all things cyclical living. Get ready to learn so much from Raven - not just about our cycles, but also healing with herbalism and dreamwork, and creating ancestral practices.

    And bonus - Join us for the Reframing the Reset Challenge! It’s free and we’ll be doing it together as a community. Snag your roadmap here → balancedblackgirl.com/reset

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    119 | Reframing Your Relationship with Exercise with Lauren Leavell

    119 | Reframing Your Relationship with Exercise with Lauren Leavell

    As you know, here at BBG we believe wellness is so much more than having a fitness routine (or ritual). It’s just one part of the picture. So when we can start to measure our progress by how good we feel instead of a number on the scale, we’re taking our power back with movement. Before we dive full-on with a new fitness program, let’s get clear on what fitness is actually for, the benefits we’re going after, and how to make movement a joyful part of life.

    We’re joined by Lauren Leavell, a fitness coach and instructor who focuses on weight neutrality and finding comfort and joy in building a movement practice.

    And bonus - Join us for the Reframing the Reset Challenge! It’s free and we’ll be doing it together as a community. Snag your roadmap here → balancedblackgirl.com/reset

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    118 | Reframing the Reset, Redefining Productivity, + Creating Systems of Self-Care

    118 | Reframing the Reset, Redefining Productivity, + Creating Systems of Self-Care

    We’re kicking off a series on wellness basics with a twist for the modern-day, including care for individuals living through a global pandemic, and connecting back to the origins of why I created Balanced Black Girl.

    As we embark on a new year, instead of overloading ourselves with endless goals, to-do lists, and routines, let’s look at what it really takes to get what we want from this reset. The hardest part of making a change should be showing up, not making time to do more of the things. So we’ll be reflecting on what our soul actually yearns for and how to make space to simply be. Get ready for lots of reframes, pivots, and thoughtful invitations on becoming who we are becoming.

    And bonus - Join us for the Reframing the Reset Challenge! It’s free and we’ll be doing it together as a community. Snag your roadmap here → balancedblackgirl.com/reset

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    • 28 min
    REWIND: Making Space for Yourself with Breathwork with Kathleen Booker

    REWIND: Making Space for Yourself with Breathwork with Kathleen Booker

    Our last rewind episode for helping us wind down from the year explores how to be present with ourselves, as we are, right now at this moment. Last year, I sat with Kathleen Booker, the Jedi of Calm, and we talk about how to use our breath to invite calm, peace, and a grounded state of mind - no matter what it is we are facing.

    Whatever it is in front of us, whether it's joy, pain, or somewhere in between, we always have our breath. Leaning into the present moment is a beautiful gift that Kathleen encourages us to receive within our lives. She even graciously leads up through a short, Conscious Connected Breathwork practice, which roughly starts around the 45th minute.

    TW: Please note that Kathleen briefly mentions her sexual assault trauma in this episode.

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    • 59 min
    REWIND: Storytelling + Discovering Your Identity in Wellness with Zuri Adele

    REWIND: Storytelling + Discovering Your Identity in Wellness with Zuri Adele

    If you're like me, then you're still reflecting on that amazing episode we had with Taylor Elyse Morrison on being discerning of how we use our screen time. Ep 114. Thinking about the way we lean into self-care while also doing the things - like working, living, and decompressing from the day. And it really ties into this motivating conversation with Zuri Adele (actress + storyteller) I had a while back.

    As we're looking at who we want to be in the new year, it's helpful to reflect on our experiences and the things we have accomplished in this time. What lessons have we learned and how are we using them to own our story and our identity in this world? Especially when it comes to the wellness industry, which is full of essential tools for our well-being, yet surrounded primarily by whiteness. Consider this more food for thought in this already thoughtful time we're all in.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    REWIND: Human Design 101 + Following Your Own Path with Jas The Moon Mother

    REWIND: Human Design 101 + Following Your Own Path with Jas The Moon Mother

    As we begin to lean in and think about the person we want to be for this next year, recentering and connecting back to who we authentically are is a pretty great start. This conversation with Jas is one I come back to time and again, and I find it to be really inspiring when it comes to trusting myself.

    Jas The Moon Mother is a writer, speaker, and truth-teller empowering us to unearth our individual Divine Destiny through the lens of Human Design

    My favorite quote from the conversation is that "we're called human BEings, and not human DOings". Human Design is such a powerful tool for learning how we operate and the kind of environments or situations that allow us to flow with ease in life. We're meant to enjoy life, so let's definitely lean in and start doing that more.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Beth_bosse ,

Best podcast!

I’ve been trying to find a podcast that resonates with me for so long and this is it. This is so real, honest and inspiring!

ImmaKoigi ,

Amazing podcast

I’ve listened to all the Balanced Black Girl podcasts episodes and I cannot stress enough how amazing they are. From the interviews to the solo episodes, it honestly feels like sitting with a cosy blanket by the fire when I listen to each episode. So many gems are dropped, incredible knowledge shared and just wholesome content all around. Thank you Les for sharing with us!!!

Grayceeeeeeee ,

The best wellness podcast available right now

I’ve been obsessed with balanced black girl lately - every episode is great. I’ve learnt so many useful tips about wellness from this podcast and I love starting my morning with morning with it.

lots of love can’t wait for more ❤️❤️

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