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The Mind-Blowing Happiness Podcast brings you topics and tips from inspiring and empowering guests to help you slay self-doubt and limiting beliefs so you can juice up your life's journey and find Mind-Blowing Happiness®!

Hosted by Trish Ahjel Roberts, Founder and CEO of Mind-Blowing Happiness LLC and Black Vegan Life®. Trish is a Self-Actualization & Diversity Coach, Happiness Expert, and Inspirational Speaker. Trish was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and holds an MBA from Long Island University. She is the author of three self-help books: the e-book, Mind-Blowing Happiness® Guide to Self-Care; the self-help memoir, Thinking Outside the Chrysalis: A Black Woman’s Guide to Spreading Her Wings; and the inspirational journal, 12 Steps to Mind-Blowing Happiness: A Journal of Insights, Quotes & Questions to Juice Up Your Journey. She is also the author of the #sexyfunnysmart novel, Chocolate Soufflé. Trish is a #1 Amazon bestseller with endorsements from Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, and Iyanla Vanzant. She has over a decade of Buddhist study and yoga experience. She is a certified life coach, registered yoga and meditation instructor, and certified reiki practitioner.

Learn more at TrishAhjelRoberts.com

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The Mind-Blowing Happiness Podcast brings you topics and tips from inspiring and empowering guests to help you slay self-doubt and limiting beliefs so you can juice up your life's journey and find Mind-Blowing Happiness®!

Hosted by Trish Ahjel Roberts, Founder and CEO of Mind-Blowing Happiness LLC and Black Vegan Life®. Trish is a Self-Actualization & Diversity Coach, Happiness Expert, and Inspirational Speaker. Trish was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and holds an MBA from Long Island University. She is the author of three self-help books: the e-book, Mind-Blowing Happiness® Guide to Self-Care; the self-help memoir, Thinking Outside the Chrysalis: A Black Woman’s Guide to Spreading Her Wings; and the inspirational journal, 12 Steps to Mind-Blowing Happiness: A Journal of Insights, Quotes & Questions to Juice Up Your Journey. She is also the author of the #sexyfunnysmart novel, Chocolate Soufflé. Trish is a #1 Amazon bestseller with endorsements from Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, and Iyanla Vanzant. She has over a decade of Buddhist study and yoga experience. She is a certified life coach, registered yoga and meditation instructor, and certified reiki practitioner.

Learn more at TrishAhjelRoberts.com

    "Spiritually Fly for the Holidays" with Faith Hunter

    "Spiritually Fly for the Holidays" with Faith Hunter

    Welcome to the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast! Each month we speak to inspiring and empowering guests to help you rediscover your authenticity, realign with your values, and walk in your purpose for a juicier, more joyful life.

    In this episode, Trish talks to Global Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Faith Hunter, about taking the best care of your emotional and spiritual self during the holiday season and every day.

    2:43 Faith tells us how she got started in yoga

    6:38 Faith tells us where the name “spiritually fly” came from

    9:48 Faith discusses kundalini yoga

    13:00 Faith explains chakras and kriyas

    15:00 Trish talks about the relationship between chakras and mind-blowing happiness

    16:27 Faith talks about the importance of being present in the now

    20:00 Faith talks about staying in community in times of loss

    22:30 Trish and Faith address the topic of loneliness

    28:34 Faith talks about living out her purpose

    31:32 Trish and Faith talk about how to handle toxic family members

    34:38 Faith teaches how to do “aura sweeps”

    38:00 Trish talks about the importance of protecting your emotional space

    39:00 Trish talks about how to handle losses over the holidays

    40:00 Faith talks about creating a “connection ritual” with lost loved ones and ancestors

    43:00 Trish talks about her experience reconnecting with her deceased grandmother

    46:00 Trish tells her story of creative gift-giving when money was short

    47:13 Faith talks about unique low and no-cost gifts

    49:30 Trish talks about being generous with time and talents

    51:30 Faith tells us how to stay spiritually fly every day

    55:15 Faith tells us how to connect with her and her projects coming up

    Learn more about Faith Hunter's work at https://faithhunter.com/
    Follow @SpirituallyFly

    Learn more about Trish Ahjel Roberts’ coaching, books, workshops, and keynote talks at https://TrishAhjelRoberts.com
    Follow @TrishAhjelRoberts


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Managing Mental Health in Critical Times with Filmmaker, Gina Barboza

    Managing Mental Health in Critical Times with Filmmaker, Gina Barboza

    Welcome to the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast! Each month we speak to inspiring and empowering guests to help you rediscover your authenticity, realign with your values, and walk in your purpose for a juicier, more joyful life.

    In this episode, Trish talks to the CEO of Balancing Acts Entertainment, Mental Health Advocate, and Filmmaker, Gina Barboza about her upcoming documentary, The Call, and ways to manage mental health in difficult times.

    2:00 – Trish recommends Gina's Tyler Perry project, A Jazzman's Blues
    3:00 – Gina explains how she got started in filmmaking
    7:50 – Gina talks about meeting her dad at 15 and his mental illness
    11:30 – Gina shares how her mental health documentary got started
    12:04 - Gina explains how her brother's addiction turned into psychosis
    13:15 - How Gina identified her purpose
    14:10 - Trish explains collective trauma
    16:15 - Gina shares some of her best advice for mental wellness
    17:45 - Trish shares the first tip for mental health
    20:25 - Trish and Gina discuss the spiritual thread in healing
    21:20 - Trish and Gina discuss the importance of gratitude
    26:00 - Trish shares a third tip
    28:09 - Gina discusses her new documentary
    33:10 - Trish talks about the gratitude shower
    36:00 - Trish talks about taking action to process emotions
    37:09 - Gina talks about her stepdaughter's mental health crisis
    43:30 - Trish discusses the importance of getting help
    44:00 - Trish shares resources
    47:20 - Gina talks about her new film projects and how you can find her work

    Learn more about Gina Barboza's work at https://www.balancingactsent.com/
    Follow @GinaBarboza

    Learn more about Trish Ahjel Roberts’ coaching, books, workshops, and keynote talks at https://TrishAhjelRoberts.com
    Follow @TrishAhjelRoberts

    Learn about Trish's Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2024 at https://www.mindblowinghappinessprograms.com/ghana

    Resources
    https://psychcentral.com/ (for mental health quizzes and other resources)
    https://holisticlifefoundation.org/
    https://988lifeline.org/ - Suicide prevention line - Dial 988
    https://www.mentalwealthalliance.org/
    https://www.badbitcheshavebaddaystoo.com/
    https://nami.org/Home







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    • 48 min
    Does Being Woke Still Matter? with NY Times Bestselling Author, Resmaa Menakem

    Does Being Woke Still Matter? with NY Times Bestselling Author, Resmaa Menakem

    Welcome to the 1st episode of season #4 of the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast! Each month we speak to inspiring and empowering guests to help you rediscover your authenticity, realign with your values, and walk in your purpose for a juicier, more joyful life.

    In this episode, Trish kicks off the new season with New York Times Bestselling Author, Healer, and Trauma Specialist, Resmaa Menakem. Resmaa is the author of the New York Times bestseller, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. He is also the author of The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation's Upheaval and Racial Reckoning, and Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy–and What You Can Do About It.

    Resmaa Menakem is a longtime therapist and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the healing of racialized trauma. He is the founder of the Cultural Somatics Institute and the originator and key advocate of Somatic Abolitionism. For ten years, Resmaa co-hosted a radio show with former U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison on KMOJ-FM in Minneapolis. He also hosted his own show, Resmaa in the Morning, on KMOJ. Resmaa has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on family dynamics, couples in conflict, and domestic violence. He has also been a guest on Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central TV program, Tha God’s Honest Truth, and on iHeart radio’s The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy.

    1:00 – Trish talks about how she learned of Resmaa's work
    3:50 – Resmaa talks about how he got into the work of healing
    8:40 – Resmaa explains "somatic abolitionism"
    12:00 – Trish and Resmaa address the concept of "wokeness"
    13:15 – Resmaa gives historical context to wokeness and "fugitiveness"
    17:05 – Trish and Resmaa talk about the impact of Jan 6 and the potential for a Civil War
    18:54 - Resmaa discusses how "symbols of our feral past" are part of our present
    20:30 - Resmaa examines the "training ground" of Jan 6
    23:00 – Resmaa explains the value and "currency" of whiteness
    23:40 - Resmaa shares the mistake in his bestselling book, My Grandmother's Hands
    24:50 – Trish and Resmaa discuss the reason for the creation of "white supremacy"
    26:15 – Resmaa explains why black and brown people should seek each other out
    27:00 - Resmaa explains that race has a "charge"
    28:40 - Trish talks about the need to awaken white compassion instead of tears
    29:53 - Resmaa offers his recommendation for personal growth in mainstream communities
    31:30 - Resmaa explains "bodies and logic"
    35:00 - Resmaa explains the concept of "generativeness"
    37:37 - Resmaa discusses the acronym, "VIMBASI" and how to reclaim the "6 intelligences"
    40:00 - Trish talks about her work with Black women and busyness
    40:30 - Resmaa talks about how rest for Black women is revolutionary
    41:50 - Trish recalls the consistency of images of white women being pampered and resting
    43:30 - Resmaa explains why the "structure" wants free labor
    45:00 - Resmaa encourages you to think of your body as a "toy box" instead of a "toolbox"
    45:20 - Trish talks about the shame of body rest and pleasure
    46:00 - Resmaa describes a powerful embodied mirror practice
    47:19 - Trish talks about the importance of nurturing the physical body
    48:00 - Resmaa discusses the power of pausing
    49:20 - Resmaa dives into pain and healing
    54:00 - Resmaa explains that most people don't look at or hold their own bodies
    54:50 - Trish and Resmaa share the strange childhood behavior they have in common
    56:00 - Trish and Resmaa talk about how to prepare for whatever is coming
    58:38 - Resmaa shares his new children's book project


    Learn more about Resmaa Menakem's work and donate...

    • 1 hr
    "Are Retreats Important for Black People?" with Vegan Food Entrepreneur, Chloe Colbert

    "Are Retreats Important for Black People?" with Vegan Food Entrepreneur, Chloe Colbert

    Welcome to the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast with inspiring and empowering guests to help you slay self-doubt and limiting beliefs so you can juice up your life's journey and find Mind-Blowing Happiness®!

    In this episode, Trish talks to 2023 Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat participant and vegan entrepreneur, Chloe Colbert.

    1:30 – Chloe shares her journey to veganism and raw food
    3:20 – Chloe tells how she found out about the Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat
    6:00 – Chloe shares her retreat experiences
    9:00 – Trish shares her retreat experiences
    11:00 – Trish remembers how she learned about slavery in school
    12:20 – Chloe shares her school experiences with diversity
    14:00 – Trish talks about more retreat experiences
    16:20 - Trish talks about why retreats are self-love
    17:00 - Chloe talks about getting away from all the distractions
    23:30 – Chloe talks about how her perspective changed and why she wants to go back to Ghana
    25:10 - Chloe talks about breaking routine and her aha! moment in Ghana
    28:30 – Trish talks about her aha! moment in Ghana
    30:50 – Chloe talks about her experience in the dungeons
    32:30 - Trish shares a Native American comment about heartlessness and Resma Menakem's book, "My Grandmother's Hands"
    35:40 - Trish talks about perspectives
    36:20 - Chloe talks about her conversation with a local Ghanaian and his perspectives on adopting African children
    42:00 - Trish talks about Black Joy in Ghana
    45:30 – Chloe shares an experience from the plane ride home
    48:00 - Why retreats are a great place to make friends
    48:40 - Trish shares why African retreats are special
    50:00 - Chloe talks about uncovering the lies she was told
    54:10 - Trish speaks about her commitment to bring more Black people to Africa
    56:30 - Trish and Chloe talk about moving back to the Motherland



    Learn more about Trish Ahjel Roberts’ work and schedule a Discovery Call at https://TrishAhjelRoberts.com to learn about the 2024 Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat, Mind-Blowing Happiness Private Coaching, Finding Freedom Book Coaching, and more!

    Learn about the Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat at https://MindBlowingHappinessPrograms.com/Ghana


    Learn more about Chloe Colbert's meal prep and catering business in Atlanta, GA.
    https://www.facebook.com/queendaisyvegandelights

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    • 1 hr
    Black Girl Joy and Self-Love for Black Women with Award-Winning Playwright and Author, Trey Anthony

    Black Girl Joy and Self-Love for Black Women with Award-Winning Playwright and Author, Trey Anthony

    Welcome to the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast with inspiring and empowering guests to help you slay self-doubt and limiting beliefs so you can juice up your life's journey and find Mind-Blowing Happiness®!

    In this episode, Trish talks to badass Jamaican-British-Canadian, truth-teller, award-winning writer, and wellness expert, Trey Anthony. Trey is known as the “Oprah of Canada,” the first Black woman in Canada to have her own prime-time series on a major network. Her popular book, Black Girl in Love (with Herself) has been published by Hay House, the largest self-help publisher in North America. Her award-winning play, Da Kink in My Hair, received four NAACP awards including Best New Playwright. Trey recently adapted her new play, How Black Mothers Say I Love You, to a film, which was shortlisted at Sundance.

    3:38 – Trey talks about getting her first big break on the Chris Rock Show
    6:40 – Trish explains what it means to be "multi-passionate"
    8:50 – Trish shares a powerful self-love quote from Nina Simone
    11:06 – Trey talks about staying in the moment with gratitude
    12:55 – Trey and Trish talk about what makes Black Girl Joy unique
    16:30 – Trey and Trish share thoughts on spirituality, joy, and purpose
    21:08 – Trey talks about visualization and meeting Oprah Winfrey
    24:24 – Trey and Trish discuss the importance of managing and transforming anger
    35:35 – Trish shares her gratitude shower technique
    41:00 – Trish talks about the pillars of self-love
    42:40 – Trey and Trish discuss self-awareness and taking responsibility for your choices
    49:56 – Trey shares final thoughts about tenderness and support on her self-love journey


    Learn more about Trish Ahjel Roberts’ work at https://TrishAhjelRoberts.com
    Schedule a call with Trish at http://BlackGirlJoyTalk.com
    Learn about the Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat at https://MindBlowingHappinessPrograms.com/Ghana


    Learn more about Trey Anthony at https://TreyAnthony.com
    Follow Trey on IG @BlackGirlInLove

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    • 55 min
    Love, Money, and Purpose for Black Women with Life and Business Coach, Rosetta Thurman

    Love, Money, and Purpose for Black Women with Life and Business Coach, Rosetta Thurman

    Welcome to the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast with inspiring and empowering guests to help you slay self-doubt and limiting beliefs so you can juice up your life's journey and find Mind-Blowing Happiness®!

    In this episode, Trish talks to Life and Business Coach, Rosetta Thurman. Rosetta is the Founder of Happy Black Woman®, a personal and professional development company that empowers Black women to create their ideal lives. She is the author of Launch Your Business: The 5-Step Solution to Do What You Love, Quit Your Job and Have the Freedom to Travel and Live Life on Your Own Terms and the co-author of How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career. She has been featured in many media outlets, including Essence, Black Enterprise, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and SUCCESS Magazine.

    2:00 – Rosetta shares how she got started with the Happy Black Woman brand through blogging 5:07 – Trish talks about her LOVE-MONEY-PURPOSE 3-day challenge which begins on Valentine’s Day. Sign up here: https://mindblowinghappinessprograms.com/challenge
    6:12 – Trish talks about the journey of love through life stages.
    6:52 – Rosetta talks about her self-love journey and what it means to be “self-approved.”
    9:40 – Rosetta discusses how children naturally know they are “good enough.”
    10:50 – Trish talks about getting rid of negative self-talk to enhance self-love.
    11:39 – Trish recommends her secret tip for self-talk.
    12:30 – Rosetta tells us her morning routine for self-love.
    13:12 – Rosetta shares a powerful truth about Black women’s LOVE.
    14:54 – Trish talks about her wealth awakening.
    16:40 – Rosetta talks about her money awakening on her entrepreneurial journey.
    18:50 – Trish talks about love and money and how it ties into worthiness.
    19:26 – Rosetta talks about the value of addressing and shifting her money thoughts.
    21:55 – Trish shares a powerful affirmation.
    22:53 – Trish shares her money tips.
    24:07 – Rosetta talks about the importance of digging into the numbers as an entrepreneur.
    24:45 – Trish tells a story of negative money talk in her business.
    25:28 – Rosetta shares how historically in the Black community we are taught to just survive.
    28:27 – Trish shares a powerful quote about money.
    29:00 – Rosetta talks about normalizing having "more than enough."
    30:17 – Trish talks about her journey to finding her purpose.
    31:18 – Rosetta talks about the inner knowing of purpose we have as children.
    32:54 – Trish recalls a story of being discouraged by a family member.
    34:48 – Trish talks about following your purpose on the weekend and not giving up your calling. 36:15 – Trish gives her tips for finding your purpose.
    37:30 – Rosetta gives her tips to make your purpose matter.
    39:43 – Trish talks about the power of creativity.

    Sign up for the Love-Money-Purpose 3-Day Challenge at https://mindblowinghappinessprograms.com/challenge
    Learn more about Trish Ahjel Roberts’ work at https://TrishAhjelRoberts.com
    Schedule a call with Trish at http://BlackGirlJoyTalk.com


    Learn more about Rosetta at https://RosettaThurman.com




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    • 44 min

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