Woman Evolve Network presents nationally acclaimed trauma therapist and life coach, Dr. Anita Phillips. Listen along as she talks to special guests and everyday callers about thriving in love, life, and relationships. If you’re brave enough to stand in the light, Dr. Anita is here to help you evolve into the best version of yourself. Are you ready?
May the Force Be With You
We are wrapping up our Women Power Series, with a SHEro who is no less than a force. Evon Benson Idahosa is a lawyer and a leading international expert on sex trafficking and gender-based violence in sub-Saharan Africa. Through her organization Pathfinders Justice Initiative, this highly-accomplished Nigerian queen is literally setting captives free. In this episode, Ms. Idahosa joins Dr. Anita and her co-host, Oliva-Grace to discuss her chain-breaking work and the authentic power we can all derive from embracing our history and moving forward with purpose.
The Embodied Life
Woman Power series - week 3! Dr. Anita and her daughter, Olivia sat down with @blackliturgies creator & NYT bestselling author Cole Arthur Riley to discuss the power of storytelling, the difference between spirituality & religion, how worldview influences faith & mental health, and what it means to thrive as a “living soul” in a culture that too often places us at odds with our bodies.
In the second episode of our “Woman Power” series Dr. Anita and her guest co-host, Olivia-Grace Phillips, are drawing wisdom from Dr. Thema Bryant. As a trauma psychologist, researcher, and minister, Dr. Thema deeply understands how conflict within and around us can disconnect us from our God-given gifts and purpose, and she is here to walk us home. Home to our authentic selves where we unapologetically stand in our power as women who know God.
The Business of Surrender
It’s Women’s History Month and Dr. Anita is celebrating the revolutionary power of women with four history-makers who inspire her. First up is Arian Simone. As an entrepreneur, philanthropist, best-selling author, and Co-Founder and CEO of the Fearless Fund --the First Venture Capital Fund built by women of color for women of color-- she personifies the power of purpose. Her journey from business owner to homelessness to corporate boardrooms illuminates the potency of faith, hard work and forgiveness. We may not all be entrepreneurs, but we are all in the business of surrendering to our divine purpose. That business always turns a profit!
In a world where change feels constant, we can use boundaries to map our journey into uncharted territory. Boundaries are more than just the borders we draw to protect ourselves. They are the route we travel to reach that place called “next”. In this episode, Dr. Anita and guest co-host & therapist Danae Wheatley are sharing their own experiences with mapping change. They get raw, they get real, and they are sharing it with you. Tune in as these two friends inspire you to reconnect with the terrain of your heart and recommit to making your dream your destination.
The Narcissism Episode
“Dr. Anita, please do an episode about narcissism!” In the Light listeners, your wish is our command, and we can’t think of a better time to do it than during a month dedicated to setting boundaries for ourselves and with others. This week Dr. Anita and her February co-host, Danae are joined by Dr. Vanessa Abernathy, a clinical psychologist, relationship abuse survivor, and author of UNbaitable U: Keys to Triumph Over Narcissistic Abuse. Together they are shining a light on narcissism in romantic relationships, family systems, and friendships. Dr. Abernathy will illuminate the path to freedom and prepare you to support others on their healing journey.
I love you and your gift!!!
You are so many words, and then you are words that haven’t been yet formulated. I just love you, your spirit and your transparency❤️❤️❤️
I loved this episode, which feels uncomfortable saying, but it met so much of my experience with relation to the “mother wound.” I listened to an audiobook called “Daughter Detox: Recovering From An Unloving Mother.” That was the first time in my life that I heard my experience quantified. Dr. Abernathy’s statement about “you only get one mother” dogged me most of my adult life - although my mother has been deceased for almost as many years as I’ve been alive. As a Black woman, this episode was so valuable to me because I heard other Black women validate the mother wound. I mean it’s just not something we talk about in the community. Your mama?! Nope, nope, nope don’t talk about mama, especially when she’s the only one holding you down. Thank you for this episode. It was the episode I didn’t know I needed.
This podcast is both powerful and practical. It brings together faith and psychology in a beneficial way, allowing the two to intermix and inform the listener. Dr. Anita also has a gentle (yet strong) posture and a calming cadence as she speaks, making even difficult topics able to be heard and processed.