Grow Room is a safe space for self-care and personal development that aims to help women cultivate, grow, and bloom the corners of their life that could use a little more sun.
Hosted by Ariel Hairston, Powered by Straight To Tell.
Empowering your sex life with Fatima Kojima
In this episode, Ariel and Fatima discuss how sex is different for men and women, why we have sex we don't want to have, masturbation, and how to deal with sexual trauma.
Dating and relationship advice from a therapist with Katrina Leggins
In this episode, Ariel and Katrina discuss how long you should date before making it official, how to date without losing yourself, the qualities of a healthy relationship, and how to effectively deal with a breakup.
Therapy resources: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, Therapy For Black Girls, National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective, Ethel’s Club, National Alliance on Mental Illness, @thehealthcareplug, Therapist Aid (worksheets)
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Being a mother isn’t your only superpower with Jaycina Almond
In this episode, Ariel and Jaycina discuss the best part about being a mother, how to ask for help, rising above the single mother trope, and being the founder of a nonprofit, Tender Foundation. Join the conversation!
Financial freedom is a mental practice with Tonya Rapley
In this episode, Ariel and Tonya discuss when to spend and when to save, comparing your lifestyle to others, and why everyone can make the money they desire.
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Books on Recommendations on Money:
Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by
You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
How to overcome the fear of aging with Joy Vandervort-Cobb
In this episode, Ariel Hairston and Joy Vandervort-Cobb discuss overcoming shame around not meeting milestone goals, living in the present moment, seeing the beauty in aging, and making peace with death.
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Directing your own spiritual path with Nikia Phoenix
In this episode, Ariel and Nikia discuss taking charge of your own beliefs, opening our hearts to different spiritual practices, and having grace for yourself amidst your journey to truth. We've included resources for this episode below and on our Instagram.
Follow Nikia on Instagram: @nikiaphoenix
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Book Recommendations on Spirituality:
Be Here Now, by Ram Dass
You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters, by Deepak Chopra M.D.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Amazing, inspiring, and so relatable!
There aren’t enough words to explain how much I love (and really needed) this podcast. I could listen to Ariel talk all day long! Not only is her voice incredibly soothing, but she’s such an engaging, intelligent, thoughtful, and charming host. All of the guests featured seem to match her energy, and they are able to have deep insightful conversations about topics that most women in their 20s will easily relate to. In fact, the way they tackle relatable, but sometimes hard to talk about issues with such eloquence and authenticity is really inspiring. And it’s like every time I start to feel anxiety about a certain aspect of my life (like wanting to start therapy and feeling like I haven’t accomplished enough in my 20s), an episode pops up just in time to ease that anxiety. I often find myself nodding along and making mental notes of what is being said, and feel lighter after finishing an episode.
I definitely give Grow Room a 10/10 and would recommend it to anyone! I can’t wait to hear more!
Such a good podcast for 20-somethings!
I’ve been listening since the first episode, and can’t get enough of the vulnerability and authenticity. All the messages are so TIMELY!!