13 episodes

A mental health podcast for people of color to develop insight and critically think about matters such as race, anxiety, depression, sexuality, imposter syndrome, family dynamics, professional development and empowerment.

Dark Matters with Dr. Shemen‪a‬ Dr. Shemena Johnson

    • Mental Health

A mental health podcast for people of color to develop insight and critically think about matters such as race, anxiety, depression, sexuality, imposter syndrome, family dynamics, professional development and empowerment.

    Why Couples Fight -- And What to Do About It

    Why Couples Fight -- And What to Do About It

    Your relationship arguments are not always about what you think. Listen to Dr. Shemena discuss the interpersonal dynamics under most relationships fights and how to stop the pattern.

    • 11 min
    Some Ideas on Why Change is Difficult

    Some Ideas on Why Change is Difficult

    Effecting change involves hard work and difficult choices.  Most of us want something for nothing. Listen to Dr. Shemena share her ideas on why change is difficult and how to work towards creating change. 

    • 9 min
    Reflections -- One Year In A Pandemic

    Reflections -- One Year In A Pandemic

    A year ago, we realized everything was about to change. We scrambled to stock up on goods as the world shut down. This week is the anniversary of the global pandemic. Listen to Dr. Shemena share her reflections on this past year and routines that she's...

    • 7 min
    Your Emotional Playlist

    Your Emotional Playlist

    What's your emotional playlist? I’m not the first one to note that music is connected to our emotions. It gives voice to emotions we’re already experiencing and can also induce new feelings within us.  Listen to Dr. Shemena discuss how bringing your...

    • 7 min
    Outgrowing Your Parents

    Outgrowing Your Parents

    People don't become grown-ups until they realize that their parents, however wonderful, were misinformed in areas. Each generation's job is to question the things the parents accept , explore the possibilities, and learn to become your own adult. Listen...

    • 8 min
    Self-Love and A Sense of Well-Being

    Self-Love and A Sense of Well-Being

    What do you mean when you use the term "self-love"?  Higher sense of self or a state of wholeness. Listen to Dr. Shemena share her ideas on why this term is often times confused with a more grounded sense of well-being.

    • 8 min

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