10 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.

Be Well Sis: The Podcast Cassandre Dunbar

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 23 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.

    10. Self-Love, Boundaries, and the Power of Your Story

    10. Self-Love, Boundaries, and the Power of Your Story

    "Someone else will be inspired by the part of your story you're ashamed of."- Nakeia Homer
    Guest spotlight:
    Just a girl from the projects who decided not to settle is a phrase Nakeia uses to share her story. She believes that behind every dope woman is a story only she can tell. As a writer, speaker, mentor, and writing consultant, Nakeia's story, her words and her hustle has made her a great resource for women. Her music has found its way to the top of the Billboard Charts, and her work as a victim’s advocate has helped hundreds of women, children, and families find safe havens and stability. 
    In this episode we discuss:
    The power of your story  The journey of self-love and what it means to truly love yourself How to enforce boundaries in your life How enforcing boundaries is an act of self-care and self-love Where to find Nakeia:
    She can be reached via her Instagram account and her website. 
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    Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies : The world’s first apple cider vinegar gummy; packed with powerful antioxidants and infused with superfoods.
    Natural Annie’s Essentials: Non-toxic, homemade Soy wax candles with 35-50+ hour burn times.

    • 31 min
    Black. Lives. Matter.

    Black. Lives. Matter.

    This week's episode is a departure from the usual show format. There is no featured guest. Instead, I try my best to articulate how I've been feeling these past few weeks and reiterate the purpose of this podcast. 
    I'm incredibly grateful for each and everyone of you and truly hope you're well.
    Organizations to support:
    The Color of Change- The nation’s largest online racial justice organization... they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
    NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. -Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. 
    Black Lives Matter-  The mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
     
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    • 14 min
    Episode 8: Position Yourself as the Answer

    Episode 8: Position Yourself as the Answer

      In this episode, we speak to Courtney Underwood- the founder and CEO of the HR consulting firm- Kassar Consulting as well as the owner of  lifestyle apparel brand - Passports and Purpose. While being a multi-passionate mompreneur with two thriving businesses, she created multiple streams of income that are both sustainable and high performing. She affirms that while it’s no easy feat, it's possible.  As an HR Alignment Strategist at Kassar Consulting, Courtney teaches entrepreneurs and small business owners how to set themselves free by building an effective team. 
    In this episode, we discussed:
    Courtney’s journey to creating a thriving business Insightful tips on how to build a sustainable and profitable business Tips for navigating the workforce during Covid-19 Tips for job seekers during the current climate How to efficiently use Linked to optimize your job search  Tips for budding entrepreneurs How to manage remote workers Courtney’s Book Recommendation: Super Fans by Dan Flynn
    Where to find Courtney: LinkedIN, Kassar Consulting 
    Shop Passports and Purpose here!
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    Be Well, Sis Current Favorites-
    Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies : The world’s first apple cider vinegar gummy; packed with powerful antioxidants and infused with superfoods.
    Natural Annie’s Essentials: Non-toxic, homemade Soy wax candles with 35-50+ hour burn times.

    • 37 min
    Episode 7: Jesus and Therapy: You Can Do Both

    Episode 7: Jesus and Therapy: You Can Do Both

    "Just pray it away!" "Take it to the Lord in prayer". 

    If you're Black and ever confided in an elder about possibly seeking therapy, you've likely been given one of these responses {insert eyeroll}.
    This week, we're joined by Aly Brown- also affectionately known as AlyB,  as we delve into our experiences with therapy, discuss the intersection of faith and therapy, and the importance of finding a culturally competent therapist. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 6: How to Heal After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

    Episode 6: How to Heal After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

    "My son, Joshua, died in 2014 during my 39th week of pregnancy. I was just a few days shy of my due date. After we received news that he no longer had a heartbeat, I knew my life would change forever"- Caroline, Founder of Parents of An Angel and author of Heartache, Heatling, & Hope: The Store of One Mom's Courageous Journey After Pregnancy Loss
    This episode features the lovely founder of Parentsofangel.com- an online destination devoted to supporting grieving families after such a loss. After losing her son just a few days shy of her due date, she knew that her life would never be the same. After failing to find appropriate resources for grieving mothers and navigating an arduous path to healing, Caroline created Parentsofanangel.com . There, grieving mothers and families can find information on everything from postpartum care after a pregnancy loss to tips on how family and friends can provide support during that time.
     
     

    • 39 min
    Episode 5: Self-care, Well-being, and Growth: How to Start Your Wellness Journey

    Episode 5: Self-care, Well-being, and Growth: How to Start Your Wellness Journey

    Guest Spotlight:
     
    In this episode, we spoke with Florie Johnson- a California-based Intuitive, Reiki Healer, Feather energy cleanser, Alternative Health Expert, and mother who uses a variety of tools to help her clients turn their pain into power.  This episode is crucial, not only, for those looking to start their wellness journey, but also, for those looking for new tools to add to their wellness arsenal. 
     
    We discussed:
    How to use your kitchen as your medicine cabinet How to use gratitude to shift your perspective and experiences How to develop your intuition How to mother your inner child How to incorporate flower essences in your self-care practice Finding the right healing crystal for you How to Contact Florie: Instagram , her website, or call her→ (424) 281-9119
    Florie’s Book Recommendations:
    Love is in the Earth: The Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia
    The Flower Essence Repertory
    Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Ways to Overcome Them
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    Be Well, Sis Current Favorites-
    Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies : The world’s first apple cider vinegar gummy; packed with powerful antioxidants and infused with superfoods. 
    Natural Annie’s Essentials: Non-toxic, homemade Soy wax candles with 35-50+ hour burn times.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

L. Bridges ,

A revelation!

An essential listen for all black men! Black women’s voices have been washed out misunderstood far too often for far too long. Be Well Sis provides a platform for amazing and insightful black women to be seen and heard in a way society should but usually fails to facilitate. I’m taking notes in the hope of breaking past cycles and being part of the black wellness solution. I HIGHLY recommend for ALL black men.

SusanNealYoga ,

Improve Your Well-Being

What an incredible podcast and at such an applicable time. The host, Dr. Dunbar, covers all sorts of applicable topics for women. If you want to be inspired to improve your health and well-being, this podcast is for you.

FifiB17 ,

So needed!

Found this podcast today. The topics and approach of this show truly encourages me to be well!

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