Without our health, we have nothing. Our mental, physical, and emotional well-being is a need for happy lives and prosperous businesses. Lift U Up is the podcast where we share inspiring health stories from business owners who are fulfilling their purpose to live their healthiest lives, and helping you do the same.
Tamika Bickham is a former TV reporter turned marketing entrepreneur and content creator. She’s covered stories that include the death of superstar Michael Jackson, ESPN Monday Night Football, Alabama state politics, and wild, breaking news stories across South Florida. She’s getting back in front of the mic (and camera) to share stories that matter, uplifting and inspiring us all on our journey to healthier living.
Learn more about Tamika, your health and wellness matchmaker, on her website tbmediagroup.com or watch the video version of each episode on her youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2VAqD2w.
World AIDS Day: Sharing His Truth & Spreading Positivity with Lionel Moise
Lionel Moise is an Emmy award-winning journalist, an actor, a vegan food entrepreneur (featuring his Haitian culture), and an advocate for destigmatizing HIV. December 1 is recognized as World AIDS Day, and also the day one year ago that Lionel revealed his HIV+ status on his social media platforms – something many of his close friends and family members had no clue about. On episode 112 of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Lionel shares the ups and downs of the last decade, why it is important for him to speak up on his personal and professional challenges, and also how health is a key component to maintaining it all even through the roadblocks.
Transform Your Body from the Inside Out with Bryce Henson
One million pounds lost! That’s the impact Fit Body Bootcamp has had on their clients across all of their locations. They’ve seen this huge success among their clients thanks to their alternative look at workout sessions, their community mindset, and the passion for their business that goes on behind the scenes. On this episode, we’re joined by one of their passionate leaders, CEO Bryce Henson, who tells us more about the intention of Fit Body Bootcamp. He also dives into his personal fitness story, one that didn’t start until he was 21 and he shares his big transformation over the last 15 years.
Breaking Stigmas Through Storytelling from The Stage with This Is My Brave
Through performing arts, This is My Brave is breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse. Hosting performances across the country, the nonprofit equips ordinary people to join their cast, tell their stories, and feel empowered in their hardships. Their research has shown the direct impact of their work- a reduction of self-stigma and an increase in confidence and sense of belonging. Simply put, their storytelling platform saves lives. This week Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories is joined by Erin Gallagher, This is My Brave’s Interim Executive Director. She shares what drew her to This is My Brave and why a devastating family loss led her to becoming a mental health advocate.
Keeping Girls Loud: From Shark Tank Heartbreak to Empowering Young Women with Angelica Sweeting
Angelica Sweeting is the first Black woman to hold a utility patent in the toy industry, an accomplishment she’s proud to wear today – but one that did not come without a lot of ups and downs along her winding entrepreneurial journey. One of those highs was being featured on Shark Tank in 2017 and snagging a deal with shark, Daymond John, but shortly after the lows became very low.
For the first time in 5 years, Angelica is able to discuss her Shark Tank deal gone bad, and how she’s bounced back from the hardest period in her life. As Angelica says, “Failure and mistakes are part of the process.” On this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, get a first look at her new business, My Mella Magic, the first doll with interchangeable hair, and why she says her mission is to empower young girls to use their voice.
From Burned Out to Brain Food: Making An All Natural Energy Bar with Manny L.
If you fuel your body with good food, your brain will run well. This advice comes from Manny L., this week’s Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories guest and Heaven’s Pantry co-founder. After experiencing the all-too-familiar corporate burnout, Manny came to realize just how important it is to give your body the food and drinks that keep you going – in the right way. Inspired by his needs mid-burnout and advice his father gave him as a young boy, Manny (along with his co-founder Rob) created ExcaliBars. Manny shares with us the unlikely connections between our bodies and his full-time career in automation, what his goals are with Heaven’s Pantry, and his personal habits that keeps him healthy.
Invisible Illness: From Paralysis to Powerful with Alyson Seligman
Alyson Seligman is reminding us that there is so much more than what meets the eye. This week’s guest of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, had a 30th birthday that changed the course of her entire life. When her unknown invisible illness suddenly made her paralyzed and sent her to the hospital, Alyson started a journey of recovery and managing her symptoms. It took getting diagnosed with an invisible illness for Alyson to learn what that phrase even meant, and today, 12 years later, she’s passionate about educating others on everything she’s learned about invisible illnesses. One of the ways she’s doing this – educating workplaces about how to create a compassionate workplace, and empowering women to take on challenges with strength.
One of my new fav podcasts!
Best interviewer ever
It’s truly a pleasure listening to Tamika interview her guests. You can tell she comes from a TV news background because she lets the guests shine - and she knows how to draw out their best stories! What a joy to listen to.
Tamika is so warm, genuine and real. She is the best interviewer and makes you feel so comfortable. I loved being on her podcast. Watch, learn and be uplifted. Thanks for capturing such great stories!