15 episodes

Everyone carries a unique collection of life tales, current challenges, and past triumphs. You might find yourself playing a starring role or aspiring to one. At some point, however, many of us stopped sharing our stories, not because they're outdated but perhaps because we questioned their relevance in present conversations.



Enter the Wise Black Nanas, who firmly believe that women are the custodians of vital stories and events. In the tapestry of our lives, we often keep a lot to ourselves, forgetting the power and wisdom embedded in our experiences. From navigating the segregated South to thriving in the hustle of Corporate America, Wise Black Nanas have stories that resonate — stories that are both painful and uplifting, like two lifelong friends sharing a timeless connection.



Yet, the Nanas feel that Black women aren't sharing enough of their narratives. What have these seasoned women, with their wealth of experiences in marriages, divorces, losses, triumphs, and relationships, learned as they've "Nana'd" many at home and work? A lot. Their stories are as relevant today as they were years ago, echoing through generations facing similar challenges.



So, seizing the opportunity, the Wise Black Nanas have decided to launch a podcast. It's not a tell-all, but a tell-some — a chance to share everyday lived experiences, sprinkle in a lesson or two, and offer some straightforward advice. While this podcast may not resonate with everybody, it's destined for a lot of somebodies who crave genuine, relatable stories.



Are the Wise Black Nanas a bit jaded? Perhaps. Are there still unfinished chapters in their lives? Absolutely. But do they still hold onto hope and believe in love? Without a doubt.



If you've ever pondered the "what ifs" or wondered how others endured, resisted, and kept it together, this podcast is your window into the world of Wise Black Nanas — friends, colleagues, mothers, wives, former wives, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and SISTAHS, all wrapped up in the vibrant personalities of these two mature women.



Get ready for a podcast that breaks the mold. Here come the Nanas, bringing you a different kind of storytelling experience.



Learn more about the Nanas Sharla M. Walker and Joanne Early at WiseBlackNanas.com

Wise Black Nanas Sharla M. Walker and Joanne Early

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Everyone carries a unique collection of life tales, current challenges, and past triumphs. You might find yourself playing a starring role or aspiring to one. At some point, however, many of us stopped sharing our stories, not because they're outdated but perhaps because we questioned their relevance in present conversations.



Enter the Wise Black Nanas, who firmly believe that women are the custodians of vital stories and events. In the tapestry of our lives, we often keep a lot to ourselves, forgetting the power and wisdom embedded in our experiences. From navigating the segregated South to thriving in the hustle of Corporate America, Wise Black Nanas have stories that resonate — stories that are both painful and uplifting, like two lifelong friends sharing a timeless connection.



Yet, the Nanas feel that Black women aren't sharing enough of their narratives. What have these seasoned women, with their wealth of experiences in marriages, divorces, losses, triumphs, and relationships, learned as they've "Nana'd" many at home and work? A lot. Their stories are as relevant today as they were years ago, echoing through generations facing similar challenges.



So, seizing the opportunity, the Wise Black Nanas have decided to launch a podcast. It's not a tell-all, but a tell-some — a chance to share everyday lived experiences, sprinkle in a lesson or two, and offer some straightforward advice. While this podcast may not resonate with everybody, it's destined for a lot of somebodies who crave genuine, relatable stories.



Are the Wise Black Nanas a bit jaded? Perhaps. Are there still unfinished chapters in their lives? Absolutely. But do they still hold onto hope and believe in love? Without a doubt.



If you've ever pondered the "what ifs" or wondered how others endured, resisted, and kept it together, this podcast is your window into the world of Wise Black Nanas — friends, colleagues, mothers, wives, former wives, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and SISTAHS, all wrapped up in the vibrant personalities of these two mature women.



Get ready for a podcast that breaks the mold. Here come the Nanas, bringing you a different kind of storytelling experience.



Learn more about the Nanas Sharla M. Walker and Joanne Early at WiseBlackNanas.com

    I Am SO Grateful For...

    I Am SO Grateful For...

    Joanne explores the concept of gratitude in that Wise Black Nanas style we love - personal, fascinating, moving and inspiring. This is not your standard treatise on the importance of gratitude. Engaging, revealing and powerful, you will reflect not only on what you can be grateful for, but how you can fully embrace the life you are living.

    • 29 min
    Juneteenth - Did You Know?

    Juneteenth - Did You Know?

    Wise Black Nanas looks closer at the newly proclaimed Federal Holiday Juneteenth. Is this just another day off or what is the real significance of June 19? Enjoy Joanne’s part history lesson and part personal commentary espousing how the Black Community has kept Juneteenth near and dear, current, alive and growing through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter and Me Too. Joanne shares her love of history with you as she talks about how and why Juneteenth is more than a Holiday to so many people, and has so much potential. Go with her from Texas to Central Florida to Oakland to Washington DC, what happened there and what they mean to the narrative. Hear about well known historical figures and learn about a few new ones. Be inspired to make Juneteenth everyday.

    • 44 min
    Millennial Chat - Super-Power of Friendship and Love

    Millennial Chat - Super-Power of Friendship and Love

    Wise Black Nanas pull back the curtain for a look into the lives of two special guests, Millennial best friends Amber and Monique. They have known each other since 4th grade. One married, the other single, different career choices, different demands on time. What sustains them? How do they keep it together, or do they? What keeps them up at night as they juggle family, relationships, careers, social media, children or not, and the demands of today. They talk about health, loss, friendship and support. Can these young women of today have it “all”, or does it just look that way? Their story reinforces the Super-Power of friendship, love, and gratitude.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    When Life Throws You A Curveball

    When Life Throws You A Curveball

    Wise Black Nanas were thrown a curveball. Just what does that mean, what do you do when something happens that you did not plan for; something completely out of your control. Hear the strategy that Wise Black Nanas embrace as they work through their season of uncertainty. Joanne shares a revealing situation that shows that the Nanas do not always have all the answers or make the right choices. As she looks back at the situation, what did she learn, what was reinforced? Practice key essential steps right along with the Nanas.

    Ask The Nanas - Part III

    Ask The Nanas - Part III

    The Nanas close out their “Ask the Nanas” series in a lively Part III. Dr. Sharla and Joanne continue their earnest thoughts, pros and cons, as they talk about big life transitions. You might be surprised as they share their insight on life purpose and causes. As usual their responses are as unique as they are, and right from the heart. Feel the “realness” as they respond to this last batch of questions.

    • 56 min
    Ask The Nanas - Part II

    Ask The Nanas - Part II

    The Nanas continue to answer questions received from listeners in this Ask The Nanas Part II. Dr. Sharla and Joanne talk earnestly and at times humorously when answering diverse questions from making and keeping friends to astrology. As usual their responses are as personal as possible, when relating to questions about confidence, authenticity, and failure. When asked about references of influence, they really go deep and offer responses as different as they are. Dr. Sharla shares how she is affected by Podcast topics and personal stories from the past. Get ready for lots of gut laughs, intense sincerity and inspiration.

    • 56 min

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