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Pause On The Play® is where you are challenged to examine your beliefs, question your predisposed notions, and consider realities you may be unfamiliar with in order to understand that they too are real. Erica Courdae and co-host India Jackson have real conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, visibility, mindset, and everything in between.

Topics include imperfect allyship®, imposter syndrome, company culture, and how you can feel more aligned and empowered in your business marketing. Let's go beyond the surface and move into action, today.

Pause On The Play Erica Courdae

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Pause On The Play® is where you are challenged to examine your beliefs, question your predisposed notions, and consider realities you may be unfamiliar with in order to understand that they too are real. Erica Courdae and co-host India Jackson have real conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, visibility, mindset, and everything in between.

Topics include imperfect allyship®, imposter syndrome, company culture, and how you can feel more aligned and empowered in your business marketing. Let's go beyond the surface and move into action, today.

    Pause & Explore: Rediscovering Your Existing Resources

    Pause & Explore: Rediscovering Your Existing Resources

    Erica and India discuss their intentions for the shows Pause on the Play® and Flaunt Your Fire®.  After nearly 300 combined episodes, they pause to explore how to use them as continued resources and how to stay in the loop about future projects.
    Ready to dive deeper?
    Keep in touch and find out what we’re up to at pauseontheplay.com

    • 4 min
    Decolonizing Health and Nutrition with Dalina Soto

    Decolonizing Health and Nutrition with Dalina Soto

    Diet culture is everywhere.
    What we consider healthy. What we consider unhealthy. The foods that we’re taught are good for us and the ones that we’re told to stay away from. How we think about food, health, and wellness is shaped by a culture steeped in white supremacy culture.
    There is so much more nuance available to us around food, health, wellness, and culture–not to mention enjoyment–when we break down the binary of good vs. bad foods, healthy vs. unhealthy people.
    Dalina Soto, MA, RDN, LDN joins Erica for a conversation about diet and wellness culture, why ancestral and cultural foods too often get left out of the conversation, and the policy and systemic influences on what we think of as “healthy” food.
    In this discussion:
    Why we need to expand binary thinking about nutrition and healthHow nutritional guidelines in the US leave out large swaths of cultural and ancestral foodsThe impacts of stress and other social determinants of health on the body, and why that’s a policy failure not a personal oneTaking guilt and shame out of doing what you can with what  you have when it comes to food
    Connect with Dalina Soto, MA, RD, LDN:
    Your Latina NutritionistInstagram: @your.latina.nutritionistTikTok: @yourlatinanutritionistResources:
    "Anotha One"Hood Feminism, Mikki KendallFearing the Black Body, Sabrina StringsReady to dive deeper?
    Connect with values-aligned entrepreneurs and employees across titles and industries inside The Pause on the Play® Community. 
    Join a network of individuals committed to making their values explicit, evolving the way they show up for themselves and each other, and growing their influence together. 
    Get access to community conversations, live Q&As and workshops, and our whole library of evergreen resources.
    Learn more at pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 50 min
    Accidental Entrepreneurship, Success, and Owning Your Values with Amanda McKinney

    Accidental Entrepreneurship, Success, and Owning Your Values with Amanda McKinney

    ​So often, our goals and the way we feel about success come from what we’re supposed to want, what we’re supposed to do, and how we’re supposed to act and feel once we achieve those goals.
    But being truly satisfied with our achievements means defining success outside of the “shoulds.”
    Amanda McKinney joins Erica for a replay from a live conversation within The Pause on the Play Community about success, accidental entrepreneurship, and maintaining a balance between your business and your life.
    In this discussion:
    Why it’s essential to pause and consider what you actually want from your businessWhy you can’t separate your values from the way you do businessHow to bring your values into the way you build your businessConnect with Amanda McKinney:
    WebsiteWhy Not You?: An Accidental Entrepreneur's Guide To SuccessFREE Guide to Defining SuccessInstagram: @theamandamckinneyResources:
    173. Diverse Perspectives: Reconsidering the Meaning of SuccessReady to dive deeper?
    If you want to participate in live conversations like this one with Amanda, join us in The Pause on the Play Community.
    Inside the Community, you’ll get access to live conversations, workshops, community conversations and Q&As, plus our whole library of evergreen resources.
    Learn more at pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 36 min
    Tokenism and Gaslighting at Work with Gabi Day

    Tokenism and Gaslighting at Work with Gabi Day

    How do your identities impact the way you show up at work and how you interact with work culture?

    How we move through the world is influenced by white supremacy, colorism, and capitalism, and it can have profound impacts on our working life and our physical and mental health.

    And while none of us can extract ourselves entirely from these systems, it may be possible–even necessary–to say enough is enough and forge a new path.

    Gabi Day joins Erica for a conversation about identity, work, capitalism, and her journey out of the corporate world to entrepreneurship.

    In this discussion:
    How toxic educational and work environments impact mental and physical healthHow tokenism and gaslighting uphold systems of oppressionMaking the personal political by showing up with your values in life and workConnect with Gabi Day:
    Bright BodyTikTok: @itsgabidayInstagram: @mybrightbodyResources:
    What is gaslighting? Examples and how to respond.Mind in Motion Therapy on Instagram: @minds_in_motion_therapyBlair Imani on Instagram: @blairimaniImani Barbarin on Instagram: @crutches_and_spiceReady to dive deeper?
    How do I share my values when they aren’t related to my work? 

    We’ve been conditioned to show up to work as our “professional” self and leave our personal beliefs behind. But the truth is, values inform every area of our life, so why try to compartmentalize?

    Each month in The Pause on the Play® Community, we explore one specific way to make your values more explicit. Our curated connections and learning experiences will help you challenge harmful norms, show up as an imperfect ally®, and live in alignment.

    Learn more at pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 38 min
    Bringing the Body Back to the Whole Self with María-Victoria Albina

    Bringing the Body Back to the Whole Self with María-Victoria Albina

    Have you ever felt like you betrayed yourself?

    We live in a culture that teaches us to forsake our own wants in favor of serving others. We operate from a place of “I’m fine,” and get stuck in functional freeze, even when from the outside it appears we’re successful.

    María-Victoria Albina joins Erica for a discussion about resentment and obligation, setting and holding standards, and tending to your nervous system as you pursue embodiment and change.
    In this discussion:
    Changing the narrative on obligationWhy setting standards and boundaries is a part of a self-reclamationHow our nervous systems get stuck in functional freezeWhy pushing too hard for ourselves to change can backfire
    Connect with María Victoria Albina:
    WebsiteInstagram: @victoriaalbinawellnessFeminist Wellness PodcastAnchored: Overcoming CodependencyResources:Embodiment, Agency, and Choicefulness with María-Victoria Albina
    Download María-Victoria’s Free Meditations and ExercisesRatchet and Respectable PodcastBittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, Susan CainReady to dive deeper?
    Change happens best when you have support. Find a community of like-minded individuals committed to helping each other show up and own their values in The Pause on the Play Community.
    Members get access to community conversations, office hours, Q&As with Erica and India, live workshops, our library of resources and replays, and more.
    Learn more at pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 51 min
    Letting Go to Make Space

    Letting Go to Make Space

    As seasons shift, our thoughts may turn to growth and transformation.
    And it’s worth taking a pause to consider what you might need to let go of in order to continue to grow.
    Erica shares her thoughts on releasing the ideas and narratives you no longer want to hold, creating space to grow, and affirmations to support you along the way.
    In this discussion:
    Identifying and releasing the ideas and narratives that you no longer want to holdIntegration and gratitude as you evolve and growAffirmations to support you as you identify what you need to release
    Ready to dive deeper?
    Considering how you want to evolve and grow happens best with support. You can connect with values-aligned individuals across titles, industries, and experiences inside The Pause on the Play® Community.
    Evolve the way you show up for yourself and others while growing your influence and amplifying your impact on your journey of Imperfect Allyship®.
    Learn more at pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Amanda_6 ,

Approachable

Every leader and business owner should listen to this podcast. Erica and India cover topics that are often tough to discuss, yet needed. They do this in an approachable way that leaves you with incredible insights and real-life examples that you can take into your leadership role. This podcast is a valuable listen that you’ll want to have in your weekly cue each week! Hit the subscribe button.

THEbrasileira ,

Must listen

Erica has a way of breaking down big, heavy topics in ways that are digestible and relatable. Gets you thinking and growing both personally and professionally.

j stardust ,

Engaging and important conversations!

This podcast brings to light so many ideas that are avoided, obscured, and erased from mainstream spaces. Erica is a brilliant interviewer and the conversations with guests are so real. Love the curious and inquisitive vibes that make topics accessible. The blog write ups are also well done for when you don’t have time to listen, but want the highlights of an episode! Thanks so much for this amazing show!!

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