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Across the board, Black women suffer the worst medical outcomes and score the lowest in well-being assessments. Yet unfortunately, Black women are consistently overlooked or are an afterthought in the Wellness community. Be Well, Sis was created to address this gap and is dedicated to empowering Black women with insightful conversations to heal mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
This space is where we can finally feel seen and be heard. Join us!

Be Well Sis: The Podcast Cassandre Dunbar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 186 Ratings

Across the board, Black women suffer the worst medical outcomes and score the lowest in well-being assessments. Yet unfortunately, Black women are consistently overlooked or are an afterthought in the Wellness community. Be Well, Sis was created to address this gap and is dedicated to empowering Black women with insightful conversations to heal mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
This space is where we can finally feel seen and be heard. Join us!

    Self-care for Pain Free Periods ft Berrion Berry

    Self-care for Pain Free Periods ft Berrion Berry

    Major News: We're CROWDFUNDING!!!!! Support our campaign here!
    Guest Spotlight:  
    Berrion is a Board Certified Integrative Health Practitioner, Menstrual Health Educator & the Creator of Optimize Your Flo who believes that you can have a period & a life — an enjoyable one at that.
    She also believes that a woman who is fully educated, equipped, and empowered with tools and resources about her body and its language, is truly her own best advocate and is on a mission to help you become just that.
    In today's conversation, we discussed: 
    What is Cycle Syncing How to have pain-free periods What food cravings might reveal about possible nutritional deficiencies How to eat for optimal menstrual health  And so much more.  Berrion's Book Recommendation: Mastery of Self by Don Miguel Ruiz 
    How to connect with Berrion: 
    Berrion's  Instagram
    Berrion's TikTok: @berrionlberry
    Check out Optimize Your Flo here.
    Be Well, Sis Partner:
    Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hormonal Health for a Better Period and a Happy Flo ft. Necole Kane

    Hormonal Health for a Better Period and a Happy Flo ft. Necole Kane

    Many know Necole as the successful former celebrity blogger of Necole Bitchie and media mogul of xoNecole- however, similar to most women, she spent years overworking, skipping meals, and forgetting to prioritize self-care while hustling her way to success in an unhealthy way. And her periods were debilitating! After learning about hormonal imbalances and their very real impacts on our reproductive health, she launched My Happy Flo.  In this episode, Necole gave a mini-masterclass on hormonal health. I literally had to take notes! We discussed: 
    Tips for a less painful period How My Happy Flo helps  The role that nutrition plays in hormonal health The link between gut health and hormonal health Why Necole decided to launch My Happy Flo Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Spain to reportedly offer three days of menstrual leave every month
    What is I-3-C? (Indole 3- Carbinole)
    What is DIM (Diindolylmethane)?
    How Birth Control Pills Affect Your Nutritional Needs
    Post-Birth Control Syndrome 
    Blood Tests without Insurance- Jason Health
     
    Necole's Book recommendation*: The Fifth Vital Sign:Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
    Where to find Necole online:
    Visit My Happy Flo!
    Follow My Happy Flo on Instagram!
    Follow her on Instagram (she also shares a TON of gems here!) 
    Be Well, Sis Partner:
    Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis 
     

    • 51 min
    Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness ft. Sasha Nicole

    Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness ft. Sasha Nicole

    Have you ever felt fearful of sharing your mental health struggles with a loved one out of fear of judgment?
    Guest Spotlight: 
    After several years of dealing with major depressive disorder and anxiety- she noticed the lack of authentic conversation regarding mental wellness. Too many people were living in shame about taking antidepressants, talking to their children and employer, or even in denial about their mental health.
    As a mother who survived severe postpartum depression, and thrives with a mental health condition, Sasha Nicole on a mission to reduce the stigma and eliminate the shame. 
    In today's episode, we discussed:
    How to recover from self-injury and suicidal ideation How to overcome postpartum depression How she started a non-profit organization to address the needs of mothers of color experiencing postpartum depression- Partum Evolution Why mental illness shouldn’t be taboo  Why there shouldn’t be any shame in psychiatric medications The role that  self- accountability plays in your healing journey Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Inception-The Mental Health Gym
    Get Sasha’s E-book here!
    Sasha’s Book recommendations*:
    Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsh
    The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz 
     
    Where to find Sasha Nicole:
    Visit her website!
    Follow her on Instagram!
    Be Well, Sis Partner:
    Athletic Greens*: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis 
    Join the tribe on IG! 
    *Affiliate link: By purchasing via this link, we receive a small commission that helps support the production of this podcast.

    • 56 min
    A Conversation on Race and How to Breakaway from Overdoing ft. Celeste Headlee

    A Conversation on Race and How to Breakaway from Overdoing ft. Celeste Headlee

    Are you overworked or are you over working?
     
    Today we’re joined by, award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Celeste Headlee!
     
    A self-described “light-skinned Black Jew,” Celeste Headlee has been forced to speak about race—including having to defend or define her own—since childhood. In her career as a journalist for public media, she’s made it a priority to talk about race proactively. She’s discovered, however, that those exchanges have rarely been productive.
    In today’s conversation, we discussed a bit of everything from hard conversations around race, the things she’s been privy to because some didn’t realize that she too is Black, how to move away from overworking and so much more! 
    Buy her books:
    Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving 
    Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk about Racism–And How to Do It 
    We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter
    Where to find Celeste online:
    Visit her website!
    Be Well, Sis Partners:
    Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis 
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    Join the *Inner Circle*– a virtual community by Be Well, Sis here!! 
    Join the tribe on IG! 
    Be Well, Sis.

    • 34 min
    Black Womanhood: The Search for Peace, Joy and Justice with Dr. Treva B. Lindsey

    Black Womanhood: The Search for Peace, Joy and Justice with Dr. Treva B. Lindsey

    In what ways do you consistently cultivate joy in your daily life?
    Guest Spotlight
     In addition to being an author, Dr. Treva B. Lindsey is a Black feminist historian and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.  She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the inaugural University of Missouri Faculty Achievement in Diversity Award and the inaugural Equity for Women and Girls of Color Fellowship at Harvard University.  She has written for outlets such as The Washington Post, Time, NBC News, Bustle, Al Jazeera, BET, Complex, Vox, The Root, Huffington Post, PopSugar, Teen Vogue, The Grio, Zora, Women’s Media Center, and Cosmopolitan. She has been a featured commentator/expert on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BET, Black News Channel, PBS, NPR, and CNN. Her work on Black women and girls, race, gender, sexuality, culture, and politics encompasses the far-reaching and often untold effects of current events and pop culture moments on marginalized communities. 
    Her most recent title, AMERICA, GODDAM , chronicles multiple forms of violence against Black women and girls in the twenty-first century and illuminates their fight for liberation against it. With this book, Treva B. Lindsey compels readers to sit with how the U.S. has failed Black women and girls by interweaving personal accounts, hard-hitting analysis, history, and current events.
    In today’s episode we discussed:
    The ways in which the patriarchy fails not only women but also men, The medical-industrial complex and its impact on the Black Maternal Health Crisis, Intercommunal violence, The importance of cultivating joy in spite of the barriers intentionally placed before us,  And so much more! America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice is a must-read. Purchase your copy here!
    Be Well, Sis Partner:
    Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis 
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     Join the tribe on IG! 
    Join the waitlist for the INNER CIRCLE here!!!
    Be Well, Sis.
    *Affiliate link: By purchasing this book (or any other book on our bookshop storefront, the podcast earns a small commission that helps support the production of this podcast. 

    • 58 min
    Keeping the Vision with Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

    Keeping the Vision with Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

    How many ways could your life change if you would commit to creating that thing you’ve been thinking about?
    Guest Feature: 
    Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is a board-certified pediatrician for over 15 years and an academic faculty for over a decade, mentoring women physicians of color. She is CEO and founder of Melanin and Medicine - a company designed to provide Black women physicians with support through an online community, networking, masterclass events, courses, and coaching. As a life and career strategist, she provides Black women with culturally-informed strategies and systems to reduce burnout, achieve personal and professional fulfillment, rediscover their purpose, and achieve their vision for life without struggle or sacrifice. 
    In this episode we discussed:
    How to gain clarity around your purpose How to cultivate a nurturing community to help bring that vision to life, How to regain confidence, and much more! Dr. Omolara's Book Recommendations:  Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms by Denise Duffield-Thomas
          The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Your Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks (mentioned on the section on clarity)
                                              The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare by Priscilla Rose (mentioned on the section on gaining clarity around purpose)
    How to connect with Dr. Omolara: 
    Melanin and Medicine website
    Follow Melanin and Medicine on Instagram!
    Check out the Melanin and Medicine Podcast here!
    Be Well, Sis Partners:
    Athletic Greens: Redeem your offer of 1 free year of high-quality Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs by visiting athleticgreens.com/bewellsis 
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    Join the *Inner Circle*- a virtual community by Be Well, Sis here!! 
    Join the tribe on IG! 
    Be Well, Sis.
    *Affiliate link: By purchasing this book (or any other book on our bookshop storefront, the podcast earns a small commission that helps support the production of this podcast. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Finav99 ,

10/10! Love listening

Cassandre is doing amazing work. This podcast is so incredibly thoughtful and educational and it’s such an honor to learn from her. She approaches the topics with such empathy and gentleness. I would highly recommend this podcast!

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Excellent show

Love the host and the content is great. She really does her research and incorporates qualified guests to go deeper into the day’s topic. I’ve even recommended this podcast to my sisters. Keep them coming.

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