20 episodes

Giving Roses is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to seeking ways to appreciate life and those we love by “giving roses” and having thoughtful conversations, sometimes featuring special guests.

Giving Roses Podcast Amber Heyward & Beatrice Downey

    • Society & Culture

Giving Roses is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to seeking ways to appreciate life and those we love by “giving roses” and having thoughtful conversations, sometimes featuring special guests.

    19. GR - "You are Becoming."

    19. GR - "You are Becoming."

    In this episode we give roses to Brianna Wiest for her thought-provoking writing style. We discussed her newsletter, A Letter From Your Future Self, and shared our thoughts on it.
     
    Mentions:
    Follow Lex Jones on her journey to remission as she discusses all things lupus! 💜
    https://www.instagram.com/lexandlupus/
     
    Brianna's Website
    https://www.briannawiest.com/
     
    Brianna’s Books
    https://shopcatalog.com/?author_name=b-wiest 
     
    Self-Care Framed Poster
    https://shopcatalog.com/product/self-care-is-an-unbeautiful-thing/
     
    In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero ( affiliate links)
    https://bookshop.org/shop/givingrosespod
    http://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm299297
     
    Visit our website to give roses
    www.givingrosespod.com
     
    Follow us on IG
    @givingrosespod
     
    Theme song by: Deli Rowe, Liberated Soul Music Group
    Follow her on IG: @delirowe

    • 48 min
    18. TC - Mad Love: A Conversation with Polivia

    18. TC - Mad Love: A Conversation with Polivia

    In this episode we have a thoughtful conversation with co-founders of the Mad Love Tour, Siya Olivia & Tatiana Ponce aka Polivia. We discussed how the Mad Love Tour was created, creativity, and collaboration. Mad Love Tour is an annual weekend experience for creatives in search of community and support. There was mad love during this conversation and we know you feel it! #MadRoses 
     
    Mentions:
    COVID-19 relief: York friends raise $5,000 through 'Make Small Business Great Again' campaign. 
    Mad Love Tour Website
    Follow Mad Love Tour
    Follow Siya 
    Follow Tatiana 
     
    Visit our website to give roses
    https://www.givingrosespod.com 
     
    Follow us on IG
    @givingrosespod 
     
    Theme song by: Deli Rowe, Liberated Soul Music Group
    Follow her on IG: @delirowe 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    17. GR - Bigger Love

    17. GR - Bigger Love

    In this episode we gave roses to John Legend for getting us through the pandemic with his latest album Bigger Love. Y’all know we love love on the pod and this album was giving it all to us! If you haven’t heard the album, do listen now, it is the pick me up you need.  Meet us in our IG stories on Thursday, May 27th to vote for who will receive the next bouquet of roses!
    Mentions:
    Bigger Love
    John Legend Interview
    Album Artwork painted by Charly Palmer
    (OOPS! John Legend won a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Album" not "Album of the Year")
    Visit our website to give roses
    https://www.givingrosespod.com 
     
    Follow us on IG
    @givingrosespod 
     
    Theme song by: Deli Rowe, Liberated Soul Music Group
    Follow her on IG: @delirowe 

    • 59 min
    16. TC - Where is God Now: A Thoughtful Conversation with DeAndre Carswell

    16. TC - Where is God Now: A Thoughtful Conversation with DeAndre Carswell

    In this episode we have a thoughtful conversation about enjoying life as a multi-faceted Christian with Elder DeAndre Carswell of Prince of Peace Church. Be ready to get a word this Sunday! We hope you enjoy. 
    Episode Mentions:
    Prince of Peace Church 
    Follow His Instructions Sermon
    Follow DeAndre @dre_inspires 
    (2 Chronicles 7:14 - scripture Amber referenced)
     
    Visit our website to give roses
    https://www.givingrosespod.com 
     
    Follow us on IG
    @givingrosespod 
     
    Theme song by: Deli Rowe, Liberated Soul Music Group
    Follow her on IG: @delirowe 
     

    • 1 hr
    15. GR - Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

    15. GR - Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

    In this episode we gave roses to Dr. Mark Hyman for his recent book, Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?. We discovered this book from the GOAT Myleik Teele, and it has changed our lives! We discuss things we learned, that freed us, surprised us, and lifestyle changes we have made because of it. We read your roses submissions on this episode. Meet us in our IG stories on Thursday, April 29th to vote for who will receive the next bouquet of roses!
    Mentions: 
    Books
    Food: What The Heck Should I Eat 
    Ruffage Cookbook
    *or check these books out at your local library!
     
    Healthy Food Mentions
    Seaweed snacks
    Partake 
     
    Farm to Door Groceries 
    Imperfect Foods
    Misfit Market
     
    Visit our website to give roses
    https://www.givingrosespod.com 
     
    Follow us on IG
    @givingrosespod 
     
    Theme song by: Deli Rowe, Liberated Soul Music Group
    Follow her on IG: @delirowe 
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    14. TC - Don’t Be the Classist and Egregious Girlfriend

    14. TC - Don’t Be the Classist and Egregious Girlfriend

    In this episode we have a thoughtful conversation on the tv series Girlfriends. We talked about why we didn’t really like any of the characters on the show, an interview with Tracee Ellis Ross about the role she played in society as Joan, and did a deep dive into S4 Ep 21 Just the Three of Us. 
     
    Mentions:
    Girlfriends: S4 Ep 21 Just the Three of Us
    Undistracted Interview with Tracee Ellis Ross
     
    Visit our website to give roses
    https://www.givingrosespod.com 
     
    Follow us on IG
    @givingrosespod 
     
    Theme song by: Deli Rowe, Liberated Soul Music Group
    Follow her on IG: @delirowe 

    • 1 hr 26 min

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