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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.

    S15E8: Making Mental Health Care More Accessible with Cara McNulty

    S15E8: Making Mental Health Care More Accessible with Cara McNulty

    Hey lady, this week Dr. Dom and Terri sit down with Cara McNulty, DPA, and President of Behavioral Health and Mental Wellbeing at CVS Health, to have an honest conversation about the real impact of the last three years. The impacts are real and we are just beginning to see the long-lasting effects of multiple major crises on our collective mental health. But, there’s no need for alarm. Mental health professionals have been nimble in adapting to the needs of society to provide care and nurturing as we all navigate uncertain terrain. In fact, according to Cara more than 60 percent of the population CVS recently surveyed are accessing telehealth services as a part of their care plan. Cara offers practical guidance on the way mental health services are becoming more accessible to Black and Brown communities. You don’t want to miss this episode, it’s chock full of helpful information for both the insured and uninsured.

    Quote of the Day:
    “You need so much more than mental health or “well-being” in this era of discrimination, invisibility, and psychological warfare. You need an impermeable web of protection for your mind.”
    ― Dr. Rheeda Walker

    Where to find Guest:

    Website: CVS
    LinkedIn: Cara McNulty
    Twitter: Cara McNulty

    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

    • 42 min
    S15E7: The Routines That Help Us Thrive

    S15E7: The Routines That Help Us Thrive

    Hey lady, it’s one thing to survive and a whole other thing to thrive. We want to see you thrive so this week Terri and Dr. Dom catch up and discuss all of the tips and strategies they use to help keep themselves rising above the tide and in the direction of their goals. Adulting is not just doing the things you have to do, but also cultivating a life that lights you up. Aside from setting strong intentions of how you want your life to feel, what actions are you putting in place to make them happen? And, when anxiety or imposter syndrome begins to pester you, how do you cope and manage it? The good news is some of these strategies are fun. Tune in to today’s juicy episode to see what we mean! And, check out the after-show for some show and tell.

    Quote of the Day:
    "My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

    -Maya Angelou

    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

    • 49 min
    S15E6: The Importance of Black Stories and Storytellers with Felicia Pride

    S15E6: The Importance of Black Stories and Storytellers with Felicia Pride

    Lady, do you enjoy watching Black love on screen? Well, this episode is one you’ll want to turn the volume up on. This week Dr. Dom and Terri sit with acclaimed filmmaker Felicia Pride to discuss her journey through her storytelling, why Black women over 40 are fly and deserve to have their stories told, and how we can celebrate Black love more in the arts. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss! Listen in and then be sure to check out Felicia’s work.

    Quote of the Day:
    "When you do writing well you are able to access humanity...you are able to get to a truth that people can feel."
    -Felicia Pride


    Where to find Guest:
    Website: feliciapride.com
    Watch: tendermovie.com reallylove
    IG: @feliciapride @itshoneychile
    Podcast: Chile, Please


    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

    • 32 min
    S15E5: Rediscovering Yourself After Motherhood

    S15E5: Rediscovering Yourself After Motherhood

    Hey lady, this week Terri and Dr. Dom sit down for some honest conversation about mothering and motherhood. Being a mom, as rewarding as it can be for some moms, does not come without its challenges. Terri shares her journey of trying to conceive her now 15-month-old daughter while Dr. Dom and Terri offer tips for moms trying to find their way back to themselves. We could all use a little extra support sometimes so tune in for all the helpful gems!

    Tips
    1. Honoring who you were before and what you accomplished
    2. Make time for the things you enjoy (when and if you can) and enjoy them solo
    3. Determine who you want to be moving forward
    4. Prioritize your relationship with you
    5. Find new ways to connect with your people
    6. Get help
    7. Take care of you/self-care

    Reference Episodes:
    ✓ S10E8: New Mom Who Dis?: 3 Tips for Navigating the Change in Friendships for New Moms

    ✓ S12E10: Postpartum Depression and Feeling Unprepared for Motherhood with April Hernandez-Castillo

    ✓ S12E7: Supporting Parents Who Breastfeed with Courtney Stallworth

    Quote of the Day:
    "In the end, I'm the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life."
    - Terri Lomax

    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

    • 58 min
    S15E4: Why We Need More Uplifting Content with Ione Butler

    S15E4: Why We Need More Uplifting Content with Ione Butler

    Lady, it’s no secret there’s a lot going on in the world right now. In fact, sometimes the amount and pace of the headlines can seem overwhelming. And, even if it is not the news you’re consuming, the sheer volume of content available is almost impossible to get through. And, that’s okay according to Ione Butler, author of Uplifting Stories and founder of Uplifting Content. This week, Ione sits down with Terri and Dr. Dom and speaks openly about her journey in acting and voice acting and how her background with both helped her come to one important conclusion – we need more uplifting content! Tune in and find out how tailoring what you consume can make a big impact on your self-care practice.

    Quote of the Day:

    "Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already."
    -Ione Butler

    Where to find Guest:
    Website: Uplifting Content
    Facebook: Uplifting Content
    IG: Uplifting Content
    Twitter: Uplifting Content
    LinkedIn: Uplifting Content
    YouTube: Uplifting Content
    Website: Ione Butler
    IG: Ione Butler
    Twitter: Ione Butler
    LinkedIn: Ione Butler

    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

    • 38 min
    S15E3: Understanding Burnout: It's Not About You

    S15E3: Understanding Burnout: It's Not About You

    Hey lady, did you know that burnout is classified as an occupational hazard and not a mental health condition? It was news to us too, which is why this week Dr. Dom and Terri sit down and break down the truth about burnout and why it can manifest in us all differently. Day-to-day life can pile up and once you add in work stressors it can feel as though you are in a pressure cooker. Tune in for tips on how to release some pressure and identify ways to prevent it.

    Signs of Burnout:
    1.Feeling depleted or exhausted
    2.Feeling distant, negative, or cynical about the job
    3.Experiencing reduced professional efficacy
    4.Acting out of normal character
    5.Disengaging from self-care routine
    6.Punishing self for feeling burnt out

    Reasons for Burnout:
    1.Unfair treatment at work
    2.Unmanageable workload
    3.Lack of role clarity
    4.Lack of communication and support from management/leadership
    5.Unreasonable time pressure

    ***The responsibility of reducing and eliminating burnout is on the employer, not the employee.***

    How to care for self before during and after burnout:
    1.Identify and focus on what's within your control
    2.Make time for what brings you joy
    3.REST!!!
    4.Always have something that you're looking forward to
    5.Stay connected to your support system

    Quote of the Day:

    “All my life I've been sick and tired. Now I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
    -Fannie Lou Hamer

    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

    • 37 min

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979 Ratings

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