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Marjy Marj - Ghanaian-American author, visionary, and consultant chats with guests about everyday issues impacting humans. For your weekly dose of inspiration, motivation, or human interest stories, listen to Humanity Chats.

Humanity Chats with Marjy Marjy TV

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Marjy Marj - Ghanaian-American author, visionary, and consultant chats with guests about everyday issues impacting humans. For your weekly dose of inspiration, motivation, or human interest stories, listen to Humanity Chats.

    Black History and Art with Belinda Hodasi Jones

    Black History and Art with Belinda Hodasi Jones

    Belinda Hodasi Jones—an artist with deep roots in Ghana, West Africa—shared her journey and artistic inspirations in a recent interview on Humanity Chats,. 
    Born with an innate passion for art, Belinda was nurtured in her creative pursuits by the cultural environment of Ghana and later through her academic experiences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. In reflecting on her evolution as an artist, Belinda expressed her profound connection to the history and heritage of her homeland, embodying it through her work.
    Belinda’s current art exhibition, which resonates deeply with Black History Month, explores the crossroads of African and European encounters and their enduring legacies. Her pieces depict not just historical moments but intimate recollections of a culture that is changing and, in some aspects, vanishing. These visual narratives show her commitment to preserving the rich tapestry of African traditions and memories through her art.
    The current exhibition for Black History Month, is on display at the Gateswood Studio Center at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and is scheduled to run through the end of February. Belinda invites everyone to experience her art—a testimony to the stories, the nostalgia, and the heritage she holds dear. 
    Through storytelling and immersive art, Belinda Hodasi Jones ensures that the rich narratives of African heritage continue to inspire and educate, emphasizing the significance of Black History Month. Her investment in this commemorative time is not just about reflection but also about active education and cultural preservation.
    For those who wish to dive into Belinda's art, her website provides an insight into her work. Click HERE to visit the website.
    Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far.
    Thank you for listening.  Share with a friend.  We are humans.  From all around the world.  One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

    • 32 min
    How to Heal From Trauma - Dr. Tamera Foley

    How to Heal From Trauma - Dr. Tamera Foley

    A retired educator, Dr. Foley continues to work as an advocate for children grappling with trauma and mental health challenges. Her integrated approach leans heavily on the transformative power of social and emotional learning, showcasing her commitment to the emotional wellbeing of the children she encounters. 
    Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far.
    Thank you for listening.  Share with a friend.  We are humans.  From all around the world.  One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

    • 30 min
    Building Bridges Part I - Marjy Marj

    Building Bridges Part I - Marjy Marj

    Marjy Marj announces the Building Bridges Tour, explains its purpose, and shares her experience from the Northeastern leg of the tour.
    Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far.
    Thank you for listening.  Share with a friend.  We are humans.  From all around the world.  One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

    • 14 min
    Inspiring Lives through Mr. Jimmy - Jeffrey Blount

    Inspiring Lives through Mr. Jimmy - Jeffrey Blount

    Seasoned television director and award-winning author Jeffrey Blount chats with Marjy Marj about his newest book Mr. Jimmy from Around the Way. 
    Blount's new book release sparked insightful reflections on life, carrying the promise to inspire important conversations. A fun fact that may surprise many is that despite his illustrious career in Washington, D.C., and NBC News, Blount identifies as a farm boy from Virginia. His humble beginnings, growing up on a family farm and running a country store, have deeply shaped his narratives.
    Blount's latest protagonist, Mr. Jimmy, is a testament to his own upbringing and experiences. Mr. Jimmy is a billionaire who, amidst personal chaos, retreats to rural America, reflecting Blount's own safe space growing up. The crux of the story revolves around Mr. Jimmy's journey towards redemption. Raised by parents who believed in assisting their fellow human beings, Mr. Jimmy is inspired to help a poverty-stricken community despite his initial reluctance. His journey is a representation of Blount's aspiration for more people to see each other's humanity first and understand that every life is worth saving.
    Blount's book is not solely for adults but can also be appreciated by young adults who are at an inflection point in their lives. His books, mostly centered on African-American stories, are intended to bring everyone to the table. His goal is to illustrate the breadth of Black culture and achievement, to inspire the younger generation that they can be successful in all realms.
    Blount's passion for storytelling extends beyond his writing. He is a firm believer in mentorship and the importance of adults investing in the lives of young people. According to him, one of the most significant contributions an adult can make is to guide and stand by a young person during their struggles and triumphs, thereby becoming their roadmap towards success. 
    Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far.
    Thank you for listening.  Share with a friend.  We are humans.  From all around the world.  One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

    • 34 min
    Getting Unstuck - Monica Okrah

    Getting Unstuck - Monica Okrah

    Monica Okrah, a Harvard MBA, investment banking professional, digital marketer, social impact co-founder, and board member, has an inspiring journey that has led her to become a successful coach. Initially, she envisioned a long-term corporate career, but starting and growing her family shifted her to a different path. The genuine relationships she developed with her clients and the impact she made on their lives inspired her to build a business based on her own path.
    Monica's clients have not only been admitted to their choice schools but also earned over $25 million in scholarships. Monica believes she's found her purpose through coaching.
    In the episode, we discussed the topic of how to get unstuck, which is a common issue for many people at the start of the new year. Monica shared her experiences and tips for breaking free from such mental blocks. She talked about her unexpected journey to bodybuilding and how the discipline and consistency she learned from it helped her get unstuck in other areas of her life.
    One of the crucial points Monica talked about was the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and discipline. She emphasized the need to set standards for oneself and to live by these standards regardless of what happens in life. She also highlighted the importance of opening oneself to new experiences and learning opportunities by participating in activities you wouldn't typically engage in.
    Monica's journey to self-improvement didn't just stop at bodybuilding and her career. She also shared her practice of writing love letters to herself, reflecting on her achievements, dreams, and aspirations. This practice, she believes, fosters a positive and encouraging mindset that helps one get unstuck.
    Her conversation was a reminder that sometimes, getting unstuck doesn't always require drastic measures. Sometimes, it's about the small, consistent steps we take daily towards self-improvement and self-discovery. As Monica puts it, we just have to start, focus on being better every day, and surround ourselves with the right people who can help us grow and learn.
    Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far.
    Thank you for listening.  Share with a friend.  We are humans.  From all around the world.  One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

    • 33 min
    Embracing Empty Nesting - Satreva Dogan

    Embracing Empty Nesting - Satreva Dogan

    Satreva Dogan discusses the transition to 'empty nesting', a term referring to the period in a parent's life when their children leave home. It's a period of adjustment, a time when the house becomes quieter, and each family member begins to chart their own path. 
    Satreva's open and honest dialogue about empty-nesting offers solace and guidance for those in similar situations. She highlights the importance of nurturing relationships, fostering open communication, and allowing things to occur naturally.
    One noteworthy aspect of the conversation revolves around how parents handle the newfound solitude when their children leave home. Satreva emphasizes the importance of rediscovering oneself and being intentional about spending quality time with your spouse or other loved ones. She wisely notes, "You just really have to be intentional about what you choose to do with your time now that they're gone."
    The conversation wouldn't be complete without touching on the social and emotional aspects of the holiday season. While it is often painted with cheer, it can also induce feelings of loneliness and sadness for some. Satreva encourages us to extend grace, express love without limits, and cultivate a heart of gratitude during this season.
    Satreva's candid conversation serves as a gentle reminder that life is a journey of continuous learning and adjustment. Whether you are an empty-nester, or someone navigating through life, her experience offers wisdom and companionship, reminding us all that we are never alone in our journey.

    About Guest
    Satreva Young Dogan is a dedicated community servant in Greenville, SC, with over 25 years of service. A Registered Nurse for 23 years, she owns and operates Complete Care Management Services, an In-Home Care Provider in Spartanburg, SC. Satreva has initiated numerous community efforts, including a weekly food bank, a senior feeding program, and outreach programs that provide essential items to families in need. As a mentor, she has guided many young girls, sharing wisdom and support. Satreva has had leadership roles at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Christ Church Episcopal School, and is a past recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Humanitarian Award. A mother and a wife, she lives her life by the verse I Thessalonians 4: 11-12, aspiring to lead a quiet life, mind her own business, and work diligently so she may lack nothing.
    Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far.
    Thank you for listening.  Share with a friend.  We are humans.  From all around the world.  One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MindOverMatters ,

Thank you Marjy!

What a pleasure to talk with such an interesting, engaging, and all around skilled host - on such an important topic that affects every inch of our lives. Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet you!

NurseSarina ,

Excellent

This is such an amazing and uplifting podcast. I love listening. Lisa Lopez, I just listened to you speaking about Dark but Beautiful. You definitely have a message that the world needs to hear. I’ve definitely experienced that and I can’t wait to let me daughters hear this. So proud!!! You’re both doing amazing things!!

Chefdippy ,

Wonderful Person

I really appreciate the work Marjy puts in towards helping others and equipping them with the tools to improve themselves, whatever that looks like to them.

It was pleasure chatting with her as well. A really great person!

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