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Inviting all women, in particular my Black sisters, to take up space and just be. An invitation to talk about what we think about, but rarely speak about. Conversations about spirituality, relationships, the “ism’s,” sex, mental wellbeing, secrets and feelings that we stuffed. We will celebrate! You will laugh, cry, be pissed, disagree, and begin to count yourself in where you’ve been counted out. Lisa Lackey, therapist, consultant and chief conversation starter and her guests will challenge you to keep the conversation going.
Think of Insideout Conversations as brunch with your main girls right in the middle of the week.

Insideout Conversations Lisa Lackey

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Inviting all women, in particular my Black sisters, to take up space and just be. An invitation to talk about what we think about, but rarely speak about. Conversations about spirituality, relationships, the “ism’s,” sex, mental wellbeing, secrets and feelings that we stuffed. We will celebrate! You will laugh, cry, be pissed, disagree, and begin to count yourself in where you’ve been counted out. Lisa Lackey, therapist, consultant and chief conversation starter and her guests will challenge you to keep the conversation going.
Think of Insideout Conversations as brunch with your main girls right in the middle of the week.

    Be Gentle with Yourself, Tiny Steps

    Be Gentle with Yourself, Tiny Steps

    As time passes, the initial coronavirus lockdown sinks further and further into the past. It’s tempting to try to forget about it and start fresh. But we all have individual and collective traumas to continue processing as well as things we’ve learned about ourselves that we can integrate into our new lives moving forward. Those who do this healing work will have better skills for self-care when new challenges come along, and we’ll feel a deeper sense of peace.
    This episode includes some reflections on what I’ve personally learned about myself and what I’m trying to do differently now, and it ends with an inspirational poem that illustrates this kind of self-discovery and personal growth. 
    Highlights Introduction and reflection
    :41 - 5:41 Reflect with me on two years of lockdown and isolation  5:45 - 6:40 Think about it: what did you learn about yourself? Insights from my pandemic experience
    6:40 My anxiety drives controlling behaviors and puts others on edge 7:17 My pet peeves about others often reflect my own unwanted behaviors 7:45 Busy-ness is addictive 8:24 Accommodating others is exhausting, but being creative makes me feel present and alive 9:48 Setting boundaries is hard, but the freedom is so worth it I may be a loner, but I still need my sister friends Moving forward
    Making smaller changes is more sustainable and makes for better results My new perspective on setting boundaries Inspirational poem on learning and growing after bad experiences: “There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk” Poem reflection and takeaways: our expectations for personal growth versus the actual healing process If this conversation has brought you to an insight, a story, a sense of relief, please email me at lisa@insideoutrecovery.com and let me know.
    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Insideout Conversations is edited by The Creative Impostor Studios.
    Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.
    Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

    • 19 min
    Recovery Remix: Transforming Our Pain Into Purpose Mark Sanders LCSW, CADC

    Recovery Remix: Transforming Our Pain Into Purpose Mark Sanders LCSW, CADC

    Mark Sanders is someone whose work and contribution to the mental health field I have admired from afar for many, many, many years. 
    Mark is an international speaker, trainer and consultant in the behavioral health field. He's authored five books and has been a  champion in the addiction field, speaking out and normalizing the needs that we have as people, period, and specifically in the Black community to de-stigmatize mental health.
    One thing I hope that you will look at it is an Online Museum of African-American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery. This helps us to see that there are other people that have recovered and are doing the kind of work to move their lives forward.
    And one of the most unexpected directions our conversation took was talking about the healing power of music -- including rap and hip-hop.
    Visit Mark's website to learn more: http://www.onthemarkconsulting25.com/
    About Mark Sanders:
    Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. 
     
    Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni. 
     
    Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.
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    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Insideout Conversations is edited by The Creative Impostor Studios.
    Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.
    Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

    • 45 min
    Mary-Frances Winters, Black Fatigue: An Invitation For Women To Find Rest

    Mary-Frances Winters, Black Fatigue: An Invitation For Women To Find Rest

    Black fatigue.
    Particularly for Black women.
    When I ran across the book, Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit, by Mary-Frances Winters, I had already gone through various renditions of COVID, the racism that has always been there...
    I was really, really, really tired, not so much in a sleepy way, but my soul was tired.
    This book helped me to understand more about what I'm looking at in my own life and in the work that I do with women.
    Our guest, Mary-Frances Winters is the CEO of The Winters Group, a global organization with a focus on diversity and inclusion consulting. Mary is truly working in her passion and her calling.
    About Mary-Frances:
    Ms. Winters is President and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., a 36-year-old diversity and inclusion consulting firm, and the author of six books, including her best seller, We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics; and her two latest books, Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy and Belonging across Differences and Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
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    If this conversation has brought you to an insight, a story, a sense of relief, please email me at lisa@insideoutrecovery.com and let me know.
    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Twitter: @insideoutheal
    LinkedIn: Lisa Lackey
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    Insideout Conversations is edited by The Creative Impostor Studios.
    Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.
    Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

    • 49 min
    Redefining Black Motherhood with Lavelle Smith Hall, MOMLogics

    Redefining Black Motherhood with Lavelle Smith Hall, MOMLogics

    Lavelle Smith Hall is on a mission to save, transform, and to be able to create a space for 1 billion moms on this planet.
    Her organization, which is really more like a full, living, fluid organism is called MOMLogics and it's a safe space for redefining Black motherhood. The process begins by first taking care of yourself.
    Hear how Lavelle was inspired by her own experiences growing up, the challenges of parenting, and tragedy in her circle of friends.
    Learn more about MOMLogics:
    https://momlogics.com/
    Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momlogics
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lavellesh/
     
    About Lavelle:
    I am "The Mom Shifter", a Personal Growth Consultant who trains businesses, organizations, and individuals on the enormous benefits of parenting through the lens of emotional intelligence.
    I'm a mompreneur, author, coach, founder and Chief Mom of MOMLogics, an online startup which exists to empower Black moms with the best strategies to enjoy better relationships with their children, spouses, and families. I have two children -- son Alec (20), a junior at Cornell University, and daughter Braelyn (14), a freshman at Marian Catholic High School.
    With my guidance, moms will apply lifestyle changes to help them effectively manage and enjoy motherhood.
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    April 17, May 15, June 12, 2021
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    If this conversation has brought you to an insight, a story, a sense of relief, please email me at lisa@insideoutrecovery.com and let me know.
    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Twitter: @insideoutheal
    LinkedIn: Lisa Lackey
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    Insideout Conversations is edited by The Creative Impostor Studios.
    Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.
    Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

    • 1 hr
    Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay

    Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay

    We're talking trauma, embodiment, attachment theory -- how we become separated from ourselves and others and how to reintegrate safely.
    Three years ago, I went to this workshop in a suburb outside of Chicago. And I already knew what the deal was going to be. I was going to be, probably, the only Black person there, or one of two, because that's just how it is my field. And it was true.
    As I was walking up the steps to go to this room, my body started to defend. And by that, I mean, my shoulders became tight. My hips became tight. I had my serious face on because I needed to prepare as usual.
    I walked into this room and, you know, everybody was kinda milling around and the presenter was at the front and she was talking to some people.
    And as I was getting ready to sit down, I looked up and she was in the front of the room and she smiled from her heart through her eyes with her energy.
    It couldn't have been more than a second. And my body began to relax because I knew that I was safe just by that transaction.
    And so this woman that I am speaking of is Deirdre Fay. Deirdre Fay, MSW has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga, and meditation. She teaches “a radically positive approach to healing trauma”.

    Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills groups, the basis for this book, and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults, as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation.
    To learn more about Deirdre visit https://dfay.com and to order her book Becoming Safely Embodied, https://dfay.com/book.
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    April 17, May 15, June 12, 2021
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    If this conversation has brought you to an insight, a story, a sense of relief, please email me at lisa@insideoutrecovery.com and let me know.
    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Facebook: @insideoutliving
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    Twitter: @insideoutheal
    LinkedIn: Lisa Lackey
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    Insideout Conversations is edited by The Creative Impostor Studios.
    Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.
    Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    045 - Ladies Leading with Ava Thompson Greenwell, PhD

    045 - Ladies Leading with Ava Thompson Greenwell, PhD

    Ava Thompson Greenwell has taught broadcast writing, reporting and producing classes at Medill/Northwestern University since 1993.  In addition to her teaching duties, she has held several administrative posts including associate dean for curriculum, director of the Teaching Television Program, co-curator for the nationally recognized Ida B. Wells award and director of the McCormick Tribune Fellows Program.  Currently, she serves as co-director of the South Africa Journalism Residency Program.
    We talk about “Mandela in Chicago,” the documentary film Ava produced and directed about the city’s anti-apartheid movement; her new book Ladies Leading: The Black Women Who Control Television News; and the story of an experience her son had with the police in the town where they live, that traumatized the whole family -- and what they decided to do about it.
    To learn more about any of Ava's projects and her academic life coaching sessions, reach out a-greenwell@northwestern.edu, visit MandelainChicago.com or LadiesLeading.net.
     
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    March 27, April 17, May 15, June 12, 2021
     
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    If this conversation has brought you to an insight, a story, a sense of relief, please email me at lisa@insideoutrecovery.com with the subject line "Black Woman Burnout."
    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Facebook: @insideoutliving
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    Twitter: @insideoutheal
    LinkedIn: Lisa Lackey
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    Insideout Conversations is edited by The Creative Impostor Studios.
    Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.
    Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Deep conversations, deep healing

Lisa’s interviews feel more like intimate conversations. She’s not afraid to explore difficult topics. Or to celebrate and laugh with her guests. I always get a fresh perspective on some aspect of other people’s lives, or my own, with every episode.

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Real & Raw

Excellent expressions of living life through the heart ❤️

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Truth Hurts So Good!!

This podcast gives me life! Each podcast touches on some of the truths about myself that I have ignored for years! Not only is the lie exposed, but Lisa speaks the truth and gives you tools for healthy living! Bravo!!

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