44 episodes

Welcome to Being the Balance Podcast, where we share life lessons and new adventures through open-minded, honest conversations. We honor the journey to self-discovery. And we welcome multidimensional growth.

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    • Society & Culture
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Welcome to Being the Balance Podcast, where we share life lessons and new adventures through open-minded, honest conversations. We honor the journey to self-discovery. And we welcome multidimensional growth.

    What is the first step to "Choosing Resilience"?

    What is the first step to "Choosing Resilience"?

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re taking some time to honor things that make us happy and be realistic about some of the heaviness happening around us. That’s what being the balance means to us at this moment. A tv show aptly named “Atlanta” gets all of the love for the characters and the storyline. And can we take a moment to say, Shari is CAUGHT up on the episodes, people! Issues centered around race, blackness, traditions, tragedy, self-reflection, and introspection are gift-wrapped in the script and delivery. Don't mind us... We’re just a couple of fans gushing over the way the episodes are presented. Watch it for the first time or catch up on a few episodes from this season. Time well spent. You’re welcome. We’d be remised if we didn’t check in with each other after the violent events over the weekend. Once again, a mass shooting is causing us to consider our lives and how they intersect with others. Grief and anguish sit with all of us as we process what’s unfolding. And we’re grateful that we spoke to our dope friend, Ti, to ground us. Sadness is real and you have every right to feel it. But his story is a testament to transforming the trauma and finding authentic purpose after a life-changing loss. What an incredible testimony of honoring your person, their wishes, and their memory. These dope friends have shown up and shown out this season! Thank you to each one for being vulnerable and sharing your truths. Those truths continue to help our dope friends know they’re not alone.
    For more details about mental health awareness, self-care, professional help in getting over the hurdles, or facts that can help you or someone you know, go to the National Institute of Mental Health’s site. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    We hope the takeaways from this episode and the season are: There’s room for transformation on the other side of what feels like an unbearable reality. You are supported.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Make Space for Yourself and Others

    Make Space for Yourself and Others

    Y'all... It feels like this week has been hectic with the news 🗞 (per usual). And this episode's dope friend was right on time. Tune in to hear our initial thoughts on the leaked draft of the potential changes to Roe v. Wade. And then we'll talk to Dr. Julie about grief and her grief community. What does it look like to make space for yourself and for others during the grieving process? What is prolonged grieving? How can you integrate grief into your life? I mean... we loved discussing these questions with her. We'll all experience loss at some point, but having a community to work through it with and be vulnerable about your thoughts and feelings with can be life-changing.
    You are supported. ❤ 🫂

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Back like we never left! What'd we miss??

    Back like we never left! What'd we miss??

    Hey Dope Friends! We're back from spring break, and we've got some things to catch up on. #Travel, sand, sun, #politics and lodging, and THE thing that everyone's seen and talked about all month... You know you were waiting to hear our commentary. LOL we've got you covered. Have you made a life change and received differing advice from your village? Have you been the person to question your friend about #exercise, #diet, #dating, etc.? We share our perspectives on change and why it seems to put people in a space. What's your experience? We want to know. Side note: Folks can judge and offer opinions all they want. Shari's still vegan, and Callie's fam still doesn't eat pork. End of story. Ooohhh did it feel like that pushed a button or two? [insert a nod and a shrug] Change is good, guys. Now that that's out of the way, drop us a line and tell us what you've got planned for the #summer. We're going back on break in a few weeks, but we will leave you a listening list to keep you entertained. We promise!

    • 52 min
    Ladies, this ones for you!

    Ladies, this ones for you!

    As Women's Her-story Month wraps, we wanted to talk about women making monumental moves.

    Salute to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for being the first Black woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. She's shining in those confirmation hearings. Come on #blackgirlmagic!! We'll let you decide how you want to categorize the 2nd group. Sooooo you'll just have to listen and decide for yourself. No spoilers on that one. And our dope friend, athlete and bodybuilder extraordinaire came by to share her journey and the moments of clarity she's had along the way. We're rooting for you, girl!! Drop us a line and share something you learned this month about an inspiring woman.
    P.S. We're taking spring break off! Check out some our oldie but goodie episodes while we're out. ✌🏽

    • 1 hr 11 min
    In the thick of a challenge

    In the thick of a challenge

    Listen we know you're carrying a lot. And without sounding like a huge cliché, it's important to take a breath, speak your truth, lean on your people aka your #tribe and take things one thing at a time and one day at a time. As adults we know that, but how do you help kids understand the often-slow journey of processing difficult topics. Callie's #Mommy Corner paints a picture of how her family is processing a personal #loss, and how they explained it to their little ones. Even in difficult times, there are profound moments that will last for years to come. The #memories that will live on and the memories you're creating are a beautiful testament to what feels "lost" but will always have a special place. Go on that trip! Bradley is right. #Mexico is a great idea to create more amazing memories that will honor their loved one. How do you process and explain tough subjects to your little ones? Do you remember how any of those conversations from your #childhood? That's that. And then on a scale of 1 to 5, how are you feeling about being outside in these streets these days? 1 is "nah, I'm good" and 5 is "meet us at the spot, we got the first round!" You know what to do... drop us a line and tell a friend to... you got it!!
    Friendly reminder: "You are supported."

    • 42 min
    Authenticity is worth every penny

    Authenticity is worth every penny

    As we close out #BHM, we're talking real-world issues from #Putin and politics to resilience and retail. #Sanctions, gas prices, and intense tension overseas. We're #adulting and working through what it means to us and the world around us. For example, what's the first word you think of when you hear the word resilient? Is it strong? Is it unbreakable? Or is it synonymous with struggle? Let's debunk the connection between resilience, strength, and struggle. We're definitely unearthing some truths about our perceptions in this episode. [Enter Dope Friend, Elisha.] This episode was a great fit for Elisha to discuss her journey to being an #entrepreneur and what it means to her to be a balanced, boutique boss. Here's a hint: The keyword is #authenticity. And it resonates seamlessly with not working to be resilient/tough all of the time. Be vulnerable and be you. The people will #love you for it. Take it from a boss in this episode.

    • 44 min

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