38 episodes

After being consistently left out of wellness conversations, Be Well Sis is a podcast dedicated to providing resources for Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Hosted by Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the conversations are candid, informative, and unapologetically Black.

For guest or sponsorship inquiries, please contact hello {at} the bewellsis {.com} .

Be Well Sis: The Podcast Cassandre Dunbar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 131 Ratings

After being consistently left out of wellness conversations, Be Well Sis is a podcast dedicated to providing resources for Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Hosted by Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the conversations are candid, informative, and unapologetically Black.

For guest or sponsorship inquiries, please contact hello {at} the bewellsis {.com} .

    The Nuances and Celebration of Black Fatherhood

    The Nuances and Celebration of Black Fatherhood

    This week’s episode features our very first male guests! With Father’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to explore the nuances of Black Fatherhood. This episode had was a bit of a departure from the usual in the best way possible. 
    Guest Feature: 
    Muki and Brown are the co-hosts of the 30 to Life Podcast. In honor of Father’s Day, I had a chance to speak with 2 Black millennial dads and got some insight on their journeys through parenthood. 
    “Breaking stereotypes, building legacies, and helping others along the way. 30 to Life is for 30 somethings trying to make it in America. Tune in every Wednesday with Muki and Brown as they have stimulating conversations with a hint of comedy about everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience.”
    Discussion Highlights:
    Pregnancy and the postpartum period from the perspective of partner,  the mental shift that happens after becoming a parent,  how parenthood changes relationships,  The importance of knowing yourself before partnering or becoming a parent And much more…  On My Radar:
    BLQK Coffee: Black-owned coffee company dedicated to championing educational, economic, and food justice by serving handcrafted coffee with style. 
     
    High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America - a Netflix docuseries that examines food in African American life and the profound influence of Blacks on American food culture. (an adaptation of the  book  written by Jessica B. Harris)  
    Brown’s Book Recommendation: 
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
    Muki’s Book Recommendations:
    Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell  Where to find the Co-hosts of the 30 to Life Podcast: Check out their Instagram  and website!
     
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    • 54 min
    Life Updates, Prioritizing Joy, and Operating out of F.O.G.

    Life Updates, Prioritizing Joy, and Operating out of F.O.G.

    Happy June! School is finally out and we're in a celebratory mood around these parts! 
    In this episode, Cassandre updates you on the Clubhouse Creator First Program that she mentioned in the previous episode as well as provides insight on how she'll make joy and her wellness a priority this summer. 
    She also discussed making decisions out of F.O.G. (fear, obligation, and guilt) and the repercussions on your psyche. 
    On my radar: Hats off to Naomi Osaka and her brave choice to be vulnerable and open about her mental health in dealing with the press. Please see the article that was referenced here. 
    More: 
    Supplemental Books for Grade Schoolers- Check out my List Here 
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    • 19 min
    Purpose, Bathbombs, Cannabis, and Self-Care

    Purpose, Bathbombs, Cannabis, and Self-Care

    Life is very short and we have to do what must be done in the now.- Audre Lorde
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    Today's episode features a rich conversation that started out as one focused on cannabis as self-care but evolved into an even greater conversation on our community at large. 
    Guest Feature: 
    DeJanae is the founder of Green Goddess Glow—a platform where cannabis, fungi, and other plant medicines are reimagined as wellness tools for sustainable self-care—as well as For Ever Garden, a community garden in South Los Angeles. Her commitment to cultivating a deeper understanding of cannabis and our relationship with it has been a catalyst for transformation and creating space to amplify the voices and experiences of women of color. 
    In our discussion we spoke about:
    The importance of evidence-based information on Cannabis DeJanae's journey to the incorporation of cannabis in her selfcare rituals Various self-care products that use the hemp plant and some of their benefits Where to start when deciding to incorporate cannabis in your self-care routine The role of cannabis as a teacher On My Radar:
    Odacite All-Embracing Watermelon and Hibiscus Serum: Formulated to embrace all complexions, this light, penetrating formula imparts a feeling of newfound suppleness and long-lasting hydration to the skin.
    Odacite Sun Guardian Day Creme with SPF 30- light-weight day crème that works as a sunscreen SPF30 UVA + UVB. It melts into skin with a matte finish and slight blurring effect to reduce the visibility of pores and unify the complexion.
    **Use code: Bewellsis for savings**
    Ami Cole: Clean beauty for WOC. Inspired by Senegal. Born in Harlem. 
    Where to Find DeJanae: 
    Shop her apparel collection here ; Follow her on IG here.
    DeJanae's Book Recommendations:
    Of Water and the Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Some
    The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
    Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmer
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Grief, a Pandemic, and How to Overcome Burnout

    Grief, a Pandemic, and How to Overcome Burnout

    This week's episode features a solo conversation where Cassandre discusses :
    her very recent struggles with grief, news from the CDC, and how to manage and overcome burnout.  *Major News*: Be Well, Sis is a finalist in the Clubhouse Creator First accelerator program. The pilot will be on May 20th at 8 pm EST. Part of the judging will be audience size and retention. Please join the event and share the info with your friends! 
    Event details are here : https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xoE1XJDo
     
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    • 35 min
    Conscious Child, Mindful Parent

    Conscious Child, Mindful Parent

    There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.~ Sue Atkins
    Guest Feature: 
    “Kristen Hanna is a mother of two, mindfulness practitioner, and guide who specifically works with pregnant women and other moms. Her intention is to teach tangible self-regulating practices and share in transparent experiences across the mothering community that will help to create more peaceful, loving environments for babies and children as they grow. She believes that a self-aware mother grows compassionate kids. Through her work, she is striving to close the gap by providing more information as she learns alongside.”
    Discussion Highlights:
    The definition of mindful parenting Different parenting styles Additional Mindful parenting resources How mindful parenting affects children How mindful parenting affects parents The importance of community in child-rearing On My Radar:
    Adjourn Tea House : Adjourn Tea House is an artisanal loose leaf tea company that offers beautifully unique, superior quality, hand-blended teas that are sustainably sourced from around the world. Mothering Tea: Mothering Tea is a wellness-focused tea company based outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and aims to help moms reconnect with themselves by prioritizing self-love practices steeped in premium loose leaf teas.   
    Kristen’s Book Recommendation: Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
    Where to find Kristen : Instagram 
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    If the links aren't working on your device- please visit www.thebewellsis.com/mindfulparenting. 

    • 51 min
    Season 3- Decolonizing Wellness

    Season 3- Decolonizing Wellness

    Hey Sis! 
    I've been gone for a few weeks resting, regrouping, and prepping for a dope new season! 
    This season we're exploring topics like cannabis as self-care, the power of traditional medicine modalities such as acupuncture, real body positivity, conscious parenting, sisterhood, the complexities of modern relationships, self-image, and so much more. 
    As always, I’ll share my struggles and triumphs as I navigate my own wellness journey  along with wellness finds in the On my radar segment. 
    This season, I'm also debuting a new book segment called Be Well Sis Reads where I’ll give you my 2 cents on a book and whether or not it’s a must-read. 
    Look- I may have been gone for a second- but I’ve been working tirelessly to bring you an even better experience! Looking forward to chatting with again with you soon!
    In the meantime, be kind to yourself and Be well, Sis. 
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    Be Well, Sis.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Hypatia of Alexandria ,

Great podcast. Room for growth.

Wonderful relaxing and uplifting podcast. However I am unsubscribing for two reasons; (1) your guests brings their spiritual baggage on the show on it’s seriously weighing me down. It’s great to discuss spirituality, especially outside of the judeocristian realms, however it’s weird (not in a good way) to have guests espousing spiritual belief systems that they themselves have no grasp on. I’m not asking for theologians, just for better followers. If you’re not well informed, then take me on a journey of what it feels like to believe what you do! That is inspiring in or itself.
(2) you don’t put out podcasts on a consistent schedule. People in the struggle strive for structure. Sis, we don’t always need a guest. Your dulcet tones, highlighting of entrepreneurs or issues, and weekly trials and beneficent enough. You are enough.

kj535 ,

Great wellness podcast

Just discovered your podcast, such a wonderful wellness resource. Thank you!

Nea20 ,

Nea

Hello Cassandra! I love your podcast, thank you for discussing all things in such a relatable way.
I just listened to your latest where you say you’re struggling with insomnia. I am just getting over it myself. I wanted to share a resource that is TRULY helpful to understand insomnia and how to apply this all aspects of life. Please give it a try if you haven’t- Insomnia Insights In YouTube.
Love you💜
Nea

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