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Top-rated weekly lifestyle podcast, brand, and community where women of color come to commune. Hosted by media veteran and entrepreneur, Loni Swain. This is a safe space for sharing our honest, relatable, and inspiring stories of navigating personal and professional transitions. Each episode serves as a resource of support to help us process experiences and potentially challenge our perspective. We also discuss the parts of our journey that we often find uncomfortable to talk about – we’re digging into them here in hopes of helping to normalize and destigmatize vulnerability, but to also positively impact other women's outcomes. Creating community and conscious connection, one authentic conversation at a time. Some common themes are wellness, entrepreneurship, mental health, dating/relationships and self-development in candid, vulnerable chats with fascinating guests. Join me and my guests as we live and learn more about ourselves and life, together. Let’s start the conversation.

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The Loni Swain Show Podcast Loni Swain

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Top-rated weekly lifestyle podcast, brand, and community where women of color come to commune. Hosted by media veteran and entrepreneur, Loni Swain. This is a safe space for sharing our honest, relatable, and inspiring stories of navigating personal and professional transitions. Each episode serves as a resource of support to help us process experiences and potentially challenge our perspective. We also discuss the parts of our journey that we often find uncomfortable to talk about – we’re digging into them here in hopes of helping to normalize and destigmatize vulnerability, but to also positively impact other women's outcomes. Creating community and conscious connection, one authentic conversation at a time. Some common themes are wellness, entrepreneurship, mental health, dating/relationships and self-development in candid, vulnerable chats with fascinating guests. Join me and my guests as we live and learn more about ourselves and life, together. Let’s start the conversation.

#personaldevelopment #woc #womenofcolor #shepodcasts #relationships #relationshipadvice #careeradvice #entrepreneurship #selfcare #podcasts #podsincolor #vulverability #authenticity #connection #support

    REWIND How To Set Healthy Boundaries With Family This Holiday with Dr. Pia Holec

    REWIND How To Set Healthy Boundaries With Family This Holiday with Dr. Pia Holec

    With the holidays in full swing, many will find ourselves with family members who we haven't seen most of the year - and sometimes by choice. As if boundary setting, in general, wasn't hard enough, try setting boundaries with family members! As an adult, many conversations with friends reveal dysfunctional family dynamics that lack boundaries altogether or very few in place. This realization then sparks the conversation: how does one go about implementing healthy boundaries when the life span of the relationship has been without them?

    Some may be asking - What is a boundary?

    Thomas Fischer, M.Div states “Personal boundaries define you as an individual, outlining your likes and dislikes, and setting the distances you allow others to approach. They include physical, mental, psychological and spiritual boundaries, involving beliefs, emotions, intuitions, and self-esteem.” SOURCE

    In this episode of The Loni Swain Show Podcast, my guest Dr. Pia Holec will help us navigating determining our boundaries and how to approach implementation with family and loved ones.

    Dr. Pia Holec is a psychotherapist at Resilience Psychological Services. Here she specializes in working with minority populations in the areas of sex therapy, relationship concerns, family of origin concerns, and trauma. Dr. Holec received her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, New York. Here she received extensive training at the Addiction Institute of New York and the Center for The Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders. Prior to this, Dr. Holec trained at Rush University Medical Center, Marital and Sex Therapy Department in Chicago, Illinois where she gained specialized training in working with couples and treating sexual dysfunctions. Dr. Holec has worked with individuals, couples, and families presenting with a variety of clinical concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, PTSD, complex trauma, and addictions. Dr. Holec specializes in the successful treatment of Female Hyposexual Arousal Disorder, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Premature Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, unconsummated marriages, gender dysphoria, and LGBTQ+ concerns.

    You can find Dr. Holec on Therapy Road, Therapy for Black Girls as well as: www.resiliencechicago.com drpiaholec@resiliencechicago.com @sexdrpia

    You can listen to the podcast on Spotify iTunes Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher.

    Please subscribe, rate, review, and share with at least 3 friends who you think would enjoy and/or benefit from this episode and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast

    • 14 min
    REWIND How Understanding Attachment Theory Can Deepen Your Relationships with Jenny D. Brice

    REWIND How Understanding Attachment Theory Can Deepen Your Relationships with Jenny D. Brice

    Rewinding to one of my favorite episodes. I recently re-listened to this episode and deeply needed to reminder and thought I'd share with you while we navigate the holiday season and interact with people who we may wish to connect with on a deeper level. This conversation can offer some perspective.

    Jenny D. Brice is helping us to better understand attachment theory and how we can use it to deepen our connections. Deepening our connections can result in more joy, satisfaction and fulfillment in our relationships. Jenny says in fact that “There’s nothing more disheartening than spending time tending to your mind, body and spirit, only to return day after day to a relationship where you feel emotionally unsafe and abandoned, with no tools to communicate your needs effectively. If your relationships are not nourishing you, they’re depleting you.”

    Jenny believes in the power of personal narratives to radically re-shape one’s life, relationships and experiences. Her mission is to elevate and encourage the practice of self-realization through awareness, acceptance, compassion, communication and appreciation; with the knowledge that people are genuinely doing the best they can with the mindsets and resources they have.

    Jenny is a clinically trained Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of Individuals, Couples and Families. She is Core Skills certified and trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Level I trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She is also a Level II Usui Reiki Practitioner, a thirteen-year Public Health Professional and passionate Wellness Enthusiast. Her aim is to support clients in vibrating higher in all aspects of their human experience, by helping them improve the quality of the tools within their reach. From the concrete and analytical to the experiential and spiritual, Jenny utilizes an integrative approach to cultivate healing.

    Check out this article Jenny wrote about the subject and some suggested reading on the topic.

    Connect with Jenny at www.jennydbrice.com @jennybmytherapist

    Let's continue the conversation online and don’t forget to subscribe, rate, review and share with at least 3 people you think would enjoy or benefit from this conversation. Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast #TLSS #TLSSpodcast #attachmenttheory #connection #attachment #relationships

    • 17 min
    Separating Your Identity From Your Career with Erica Williams Simon

    Separating Your Identity From Your Career with Erica Williams Simon

    After spending over 10 years in entertainment radio and media, deciding to make a career pivot ultimately became a full-on search for my identity which had gotten wrapped up in titles, accolades, access and earnings that really didn't mean anything to me - but were associated with me and my external persona had overshadowed my internal identity. Can anyone relate?

    Erica Williams Simon can. So we sat down to chat about the journey and the strategies for separating your identity from your career, pivoting, and redesigning your relationship with your life's work versus your job.

    Erica Williams Simon is a social critic, author, host and CEO of Sage House Media, a content and experience company that surfaces wisdom about “who we are and how we want to live”. Most recently the former Washington politico and lifelong civil and human rights activist was Head of The Creator's Lab at Snapchat, a first of its kind program that developed inspirational programming for a global network of young storytellers and creators. The self described professional question asker is an accomplished moderator and interviewer: She is host of the popular podcast The Call with Erica, creator and host of the Rosario Dawson produced digital talk show The Assembly and author of the book "You Deserve the Truth” (Simon & Schuster). She has been featured on The Today Show, O Magazine, and Washington Post and is a frequent TV commentator.

    Connect with Erica Williams Simon

    Instagram: @missewill

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    • 41 min
    Slaying the "Strong Black Woman" Archetype with Dr. Akilah Reynolds

    Slaying the "Strong Black Woman" Archetype with Dr. Akilah Reynolds

    Dr. Akilah Reynolds joins me to discuss the "Strong Black Woman" archetype - its origins, it's benefits, ways it hinders our mental health and how to redefine it for ourselves.

    Dr. Akilah Reynolds resides in Los Angeles where she is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is passionate about helping people transform their lives by promoting psychological health and wellness. Dr. Akilah sees her role as a mental health educator, consultant, and advocate, helping modern women and parents prioritize self-care, self-expression, and social support. Her work includes a private psychology practice, research on the Strong Black Woman (SBW) and mental health, parent education and coaching, and wellness workshops and retreats. Dr. Akilah is committed to supporting contemporary women and parents achieve balance, emotional wellness, and live the life of their dreams.

    Connect with Dr. Akilah
    Instagram: @dr.akilah
    SBW Instagram: @sbw.selfcare

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    • 36 min
    Things I Learned From My Last Break Up

    Things I Learned From My Last Break Up

    Break-ups are never fun, but they are an opportunity to reassess what you want and how you want to show up in your next relationships. In this episode, I'm sharing the top 4 things I learned from my last break-up.

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    • 18 min
    Why Believing In Yourself Is The First Step To Living Your Best Life with Michelle Thames

    Why Believing In Yourself Is The First Step To Living Your Best Life with Michelle Thames

    Do you have a career that you hate, but you’re sticking with it because you’ve invested a lot of time and money on degrees in the field? Are you afraid to make the leap into entrepreneurship? You should talk to Michelle Thames. I had the chance to speak with her for you. She’s been there. As a matter of fact, she’s been there, done that, and made the t-shirt line to prove it. In this candid conversation, Michelle shares her journey of unceremoniously leaving her corporate career and why she is not looking back, stepping into the blogging sphere, reinventing herself, and how positive thinking paved the way for a life she loves.

    Book Recommendation: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

    https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Badass®-Doubting-Greatness/dp/0762447699/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10YO52AWGUKF3&keywords=you%27re+a+badass+book&qid=1573186820&sprefix=you+are+a+badass%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1


    Connect with Michelle: @naturalista86

    https://www.instagram.com/naturalista86/

    • 40 min

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