37 episodes

Blk Flngs is a bi-weekly podcast covering mental health, self care and personal development. Hosts, Ilia and Monica, will take listeners on their shared journey of self improvement as they unpack their personal therapy sessions and have necessary conversations often shied away from in the black community.

BLK FLNGS Podcast Ilia & Monica

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Blk Flngs is a bi-weekly podcast covering mental health, self care and personal development. Hosts, Ilia and Monica, will take listeners on their shared journey of self improvement as they unpack their personal therapy sessions and have necessary conversations often shied away from in the black community.

    Too Real for TV?

    Too Real for TV?

    This episode, Ilia and Monica discuss how therapy is portrayed in television, from dramas like A Million Little Things and This is Us  to reality shows like The Real Housewives. They continue to unravel layers of themselves by comparing their own therapy sessions to those on TV, and also express their mutual adoration for Sterling K. Brown.

    If you are listening to this episode, we thank you for your continued support and for sticking with us! While we don't know what life holds, we're looking forward to reconnecting.

    Are you looking to collaborate, connect, or just need some advice? We are here for you!  Please feel free to reach out to us here:
    blkflngspodcast@gmail.com.

    Don't forget to check out our social media:
    IG - @blkflngspodcast
    Facebook - @blkflngspodcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Never Deny a Good Cry

    Never Deny a Good Cry

    Welcome back! This episode, Ilia and Monica discuss taking the time to reflect on their accomplishments rather than always pushing forward, and rekindle the conversation on setting boundaries when it comes to caring for family and friends. As well, they share a tip from Mel Robbins on why it is necessary to "High 5" yourself to help release positive hormones during a very sensory-deprived pandemic. The girls also share a moment when they reflect on the people they've lost in the past couple years, and put action to their words when it comes to showing support and strength for one another.

    Check out Mel Robbins' interview with The Breakfast Club here:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-breakfast-club/id1232428553?i=1000539202932

    If you are listening to this episode, we thank you for your continued support and for sticking with us! While we don't know what life holds, we're looking forward to reconnecting.

    Are you looking to collaborate, connect, or just need some advice? We are here for you!  Please feel free to reach out to us here:
    blkflngspodcast@gmail.com.

    Don't forget to check out our social media:
    IG - @blkflngspodcast
    Facebook - @blkflngspodcast

    • 40 min
    What Had Happened Was...

    What Had Happened Was...

    Annnnnnnnddd we're back.

    After a brief (re: long) hiatus, we are back for season 4! We catch y'all up on what has been going on in our lives, our recent therapy sessions, and our goals for season 4.

    If you are listening to this episode, we thank you for your continued support and for sticking with us! While we don't know what life holds, we're looking forward to reconnecting.

    Are you looking to collaborate, connect, or just need some advice? We are here for you!  Please feel free to reach out to us here:
    blkflngspodcast@gmail.com.

    Don't forget to check out our social media:
    IG - @blkflngspodcast
    Facebook - @blkflngspodcast
    YouTube- @blkflngspodcast 

    • 47 min
    Hindsight is 20/20

    Hindsight is 20/20

    Happy New Year!

    On the season finale of Blk Flng Podcast, we catch up on our latest therapy session(s),  and reflect on the year that was 2020! Ilia discusses birthday blues turning 30 during the pandemic and Monica shares her hope for our society turning a new leaf after the attempted coup on the Capitol. We discuss what we hope this new year will bring, and talk about the future of Blk Flngs Podcast and plans for our break!

    Thank you so much for your continued support and sticking around for this ride! We will be back very soon with new episodes and content for you!

    In the meantime, if you are  looking to collaborate, connect or you just need some advice? We are here for you!  Please feel free to reach out to us here:
    blkflngspodcast@gmail.com.

    Don't forget to check out our social media:
    IG - @blkflngspodcast
    Facebook - @blkflngspodcast
    YouTube- @blkflngspodcast 

    • 45 min
    Therapy + Puppy Love

    Therapy + Puppy Love

    This week, we catch up on our latest therapy session(s), but mainly talk about the new furry additions to our households! We get very candid about puppy parenting woes (also known as puppy blues), the joy our pups bring into our lives, and things we have learned about ourselves through this journey of being first-time dog owners.   

    Hopefully, our dog talk doesn't tire you out as much they do us. 

    TRIGGER WARNING: We do discuss briefly domestic violence after  FKA Twigs opened up about the abuse she experienced from Shia LaBeouf. Domestic violence is never okay and you are not alone, here are some hotlines you can contact if you or someone you know needs help:

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


    Are you looking to collaborate or connect? Need some advice, want to share a story or some tips? We are here for you!  Please feel free to reach out to us here:
    blkflngspodcast@gmail.com.

    Don't forget to check out our social media:
    IG - @blkflngspodcast
    Facebook - @blkflngspodcast
    YouTube- @blkflngspodcast 

    • 51 min
    Healing is a Journey with Listiner Inspires

    Healing is a Journey with Listiner Inspires

    This week, we are joined by Listiner Inspires, organizer of the Healing is a Journey  conference.  We talk about personal mental health issues and overcoming difficult obstacles, such as Listiner's fight with breast cancer (which is thankfully now in remission!). Healing is a Journey  is a quarterly conference where the attendees learn how to work through their pain and trauma from their past, and restructure it in order to live a brighter future. We were so blessed to have such a vivacious, enlightening soul join us in conversation, and hope you will feel the same after listening!

    To learn more about Listiner Inspires and her many works in mental health and self-healing, visit her website and subscribe to her newsletter at:
    https://www.listinerinspires.com/

    You can find out more about the Healing is a Journey conference and purchase tickets here:
    http://hiajlive.com/


    Are you looking to collaborate or connect? Need some advice, want to share a story or some tips? We are here for you!  Please feel free to reach out to us here:
    blkflngspodcast@gmail.com.

    Don't forget to check out our social media:
    IG - @blkflngspodcast
    Facebook - @blkflngspodcast
    YouTube- @blkflngspodcast 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JetsGurl21 ,

Thank you ladies!

Thank you for being open and honest about mental health ❤️

Iesha218 ,

Thank you

First of all! Thank you ladies so much for bringing this topic to the forefront & allowing yourselves to be vulnerable/authentic. It is pivotal that we have these discussions especially at a time like now when there’s so much going on yet mental health is still second thought, something swept under a rug or disregarded as a weakness. I love what you guys are doing & I am soo looking forward to your next episode.

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