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In a world where black women are often underrepresented and misunderstood, we need more safe spaces to just… be. Every Friday, join Dr. Dom, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker, as they initiate authentic conversations on everything from fibroids to fake friends. If you’re a Black woman looking for an extra dose of inspiration on the go, pull up a seat and join us on the Cultivating H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) Space podcast.

Cultivating H.E.R. Space: Uplifting Conversations for the Black Woman Cultivating H.E.R. Space

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In a world where black women are often underrepresented and misunderstood, we need more safe spaces to just… be. Every Friday, join Dr. Dom, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker, as they initiate authentic conversations on everything from fibroids to fake friends. If you’re a Black woman looking for an extra dose of inspiration on the go, pull up a seat and join us on the Cultivating H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) Space podcast.

    S21E9: The Women of NatGeo's MLK/X with Jayme Lawson and Weruche Opia

    S21E9: The Women of NatGeo's MLK/X with Jayme Lawson and Weruche Opia

    Hey lady! Black History Month may be officially over, but we celebrate the richness of our history every day, which is why this week’s episode is extra special. Jayme Lawson and Weruche Opia, stars of the Disney/Hulu series GENIUS: MLK/X, join Terri and Dr. Dom for a beautiful conversation about the wonder and depth of the Black experience. The two powerhouses share their testimonies of endurance and perseverance to position themselves to portray the extraordinary legacies of Dr. Betty X Shabazz and Coretta Scott King on the small screen. Both women are civil rights luminaries in their own right and spouses to civil rights icons Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. The ladies dive deep into their research and process for fleshing out these roles and bringing fresh light and perspective to the incredible stories of the women. Lady, if you’re looking for inspiration on how to lead a full life of integrity and purpose tune in for this awesome episode!

    Quote of the Day:
    "Sometimes, I am also identified as a civil rights leader or a human rights activist. I would also like to be thought of as a complex, three-dimensional, flesh-and-blood human being with a rich storehouse of experiences, much like everyone else, yet unique in my own way, much like everyone else.”
    – Coretta Scott King

    Where to find Weruche Opia:
    Instagram: @werucheopia

    Where to find Jayme Lawson:
    Instagram: @jaymelawson

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    Register here for the Vibrate Higher Empowerment Workshop!
    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri
    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:
    Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice
    Branding with Terri
    Melanin and Mental Health
    Therapy for Black Girls
    Psychology Today
    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:
    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast
    Instagram: @herspacepodcast
    Facebook: @herspacepodcast
    Website: cultivatingherspace.com

    • 55 min
    S21E8: The Peaceful Coexistence with Fear: Keys to Serenity in Turbulent Times with Guryan Tighe

    S21E8: The Peaceful Coexistence with Fear: Keys to Serenity in Turbulent Times with Guryan Tighe

    Lady! If you are ready to make bold, decisive actions towards achieving your wildest dreams then this episode is for you! Guryan Tighe, a fear technician and founder of Fourage, sits with Dr. Dom and Terri and offers a solid game plan on how to let fear activate you into forward movement. Guryan is no stranger to the podcast and this time she’s coming back with the heat.

    The ladies dive deep and start asking the questions that help you get to the core root of where any fear you may be facing stems from. Lady, you might want to head to the Cultivating H.E.R. Space shop and grab a journal because this conversation is a great starting place for you to endeavor a deeper conversation with yourself. Becoming your most badass self involves a measure of courage that may be greater than you currently have so tap in and gain some tools to help you cultivate the reservoir of strength, bravery, and guts that will help you leap into your next level.

    Quote of the Day:
    "Fear is telling you where to apply courage."
    – Guryan Tighe

    Where to find Guryan Tighe:
    Website: Fourage LinkedIn:
    Guryan Tighe

    Register here for the Vibrate Higher Empowerment Workshop!
    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri
    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:
    Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice Branding with Terri
    Melanin and Mental Health
    Therapy for Black Girls
    Psychology Today
    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:
    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast
    Instagram: @herspacepodcast
    Facebook: @herspacepodcast
    Website: cultivatingherspace.com

    • 59 min
    S21E7: Standing on (Official) Business with Blavity's COO Jeff Nelson

    S21E7: Standing on (Official) Business with Blavity's COO Jeff Nelson

    Hey lady! Are you ready for a big dose of motivation? This week, Jeff Nelson, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blavity, joins Dr. Dom and Terri for some real talk about the inspiration and motivation that drives him to pour back into his community by creating avenues for us to see ourselves in spaces we may not always do so. Jeff drops gems on how to navigate the difficult landscape of being a Black entrepreneur while keeping his creative fire stoked. Tune in and find out how this man on the move honors his passions as he continues to make his big dreams happen!

    Quote of the Day:
    "My mind is an infinite canvas framed by logic and reason. I’m both an ENGINEER who uses technology to make complex things simple and an ARTIST who makes simple things remarkable with nuance and texture."
    – Jeff Nelson

    Where to find Jeff Nelson:
    Website: Jeff Nelson
    IG: @thatjeffnelson
    LinkedIn: Jeff Nelson
    X: @thatjeffnelson

    Register here for the Vibrate Higher Empowerment Workshop!
    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri
    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:
    Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice
    Branding with Terri
    Melanin and Mental Health
    Therapy for Black Girls
    Psychology Today
    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:
    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast
    Instagram: @herspacepodcast
    Facebook: @herspacepodcast
    Website: cultivatingherspace.com

    • 59 min
    S21E6: Navigating Partnership: Tips for Women Entering Intimate and Business Relationships with Felisha Sweat

    S21E6: Navigating Partnership: Tips for Women Entering Intimate and Business Relationships with Felisha Sweat

    Hey lady! Are you ready for some motivation for every aspect of your life? If you are, this episode is for you! Felisha Sweat is the founder of Empowered Projects and People, a business operations consulting service, and co-founder of Secure the Bag, a trading company she founded with her husband. She dishes all things boss babe life with Terri and Dr. Dom this week and drops gems as she shares pieces of her journey. Queen Fe keeps it all the way real about how trusting her journey, no matter how many twists and turns happened along the way, led her to big results and a rewarding life. Tap in and get a dose of Fe’s authentic energy and let her story help fuel you as you chase your dreams. Secure the bag with style, sis!

    Quote of the Day:
    "If you want your partner to make a move on something, position them to feel like they are MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY, NOT taking a RISK…"
    – Felisha Sweat

    Where to find Felisha Sweat:
    Website: Felisha Sweat
    IG: @fit4thegoodlife
    Threads: @fit4thegoodlife

    Register here for the Vibrate Higher Empowerment Workshop!
    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri
    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:
    Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice
    Branding with Terri
    Melanin and Mental Health
    Therapy for Black Girls
    Psychology Today
    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:
    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast
    Instagram: @herspacepodcast
    Facebook: @herspacepodcast
    Website: cultivatingherspace.com

    • 57 min
    S21E5: Becoming Everyone's New Favorite Author with Avery Cunningham

    S21E5: Becoming Everyone's New Favorite Author with Avery Cunningham

    Calling all of the book lovers! Lady, we have a hot one for you this week. Avery Cunningham, author of The Mayor of Maxwell Street, stops by Cultivating H.E.R. Space to discuss her debut novel and her process of writing a thrilling story about love, loss, and success. Terri and Dr. Dom sit down with Avery for an insightful conversation about how she crafted an enthralling story set in the 1920s. Avery dives deep into her research for the book and why immersing yourself in the world of your characters and providing context for the beautiful world you’re building for them helps you as an author. She also shares tips on how you can improve your skills as a writer – hint, Avatar: The Last Airbender has some gems for you aspiring wordsmiths – and why a strong support network can take you far in life. So, tap into Avery’s beautiful energy in this episode and find your next weekend read!

    Quote of the Day:
    "A part of me is still a little girl staring up at her mother’s collection of books, dreaming of the day when my story could sit on that shelf."
    – Avery Cunningham

    Where to find Avery Cunningham:
    Website: Avery Cunningham
    Book: The Mayor of Maxwell Street
    TikTok: @averywritesbigbooks
    IG: @averywritesbigbooks
    Facebook: Avery Cunningham
    X: @AA_Cunningham
    Pinterest: Avery Cunningham

    Register here for the Vibrate Higher Empowerment Workshop!
    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri
    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:
    Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice
    Branding with Terri
    Melanin and Mental Health
    Therapy for Black Girls
    Psychology Today
    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:
    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast
    Instagram: @herspacepodcast
    Facebook: @herspacepodcast
    Website: cultivatingherspace.com

    • 51 min
    S21E4: Don't Lose You: 7 Tips to Preserve Your Individuality in Relationships

    S21E4: Don't Lose You: 7 Tips to Preserve Your Individuality in Relationships

    Lady! Have you found yourself yearning for deeper more intimate relationships in your life? Or, are you in a fulfilling relationship and finding something is missing? Is that something…you? This week Terri and Dr. Dom sit and discuss all the small and subtle ways we can begin to lose ourselves in our relationships, both romantic and platonic, and how you can find your way back to a sustainable relationship with the most important person in your world – you!

    Intimate partner relationships and close friendships add necessary dimension to life but sometimes they can turn into less-than-ideal situations due to enmeshment, co-dependency, and loss of identity. The good news is there are ways to find a sense of sovereignty in your togetherness. The dynamic hosts list out ways you can still maintain your independence while growing deeply with the people you care about. Remember lady, 2024 is about reaching new heights so tune in to learn how you can navigate your relationships more skillfully!

    Quote of the Day:
    “When you get so caught up in someone else that you stop being able to recognize yourself, it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate your priorities.”
    – Author Unknown

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    Register here for the Vibrate Higher Empowerment Workshop!
    Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri
    Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary

    Resources:
    Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice
    Branding with Terri
    Melanin and Mental Health
    Therapy for Black Girls
    Psychology Today
    Therapy for QPOC

    Where to find us:
    Twitter: @HERspacepodcast
    Instagram: @herspacepodcast
    Facebook: @herspacepodcast
    Website: cultivatingherspace.com

    • 53 min

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