May 3, 2022
On Episode 45 we are going to go there. If you're a woman you know someone who has experienced menopause or you are experiencing it yourself. It's natural part of life...but we don't talk about it and because of that many of us suffer in silence. Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Di are going to talk about it. Let's Talk about it! Hot flashes, mood swings, low energy, weight gain, brain fog.
Dr. Dianah Lake is passionate about helping you get your life back! There is nothing wrong with desiring balance back in your body.
There is still hope to relieve your menopausal symptoms and regain your quality of life. I promise you this is not the same information you will get from your Ob/gyn, in the safety of the sister circle we have other women who are chatting their very relevant and personal questions so it's no holds bar.
Contact Dr. Dianah for a safe and convenient telemedicine consultation and get on the path to menopausal support and overall well-being.https://getmenopauserelief.com/
March 13, 2022
In Episode 44, Dr. Stephanie has an inspiring talk with Dr. Tedra Gilmore about Lifestyle Medicine and Intentional Joy. Her personal story of going from being orphaned as a child to triumphing as a physician is riveting and so on brand with what we do in showcasing how sisters overcome and rise.
Dr. Gilmore's child-like joy and infectious laugh will reel you in and then she hits you with the knowledge. She does not just talk about joy, she is joy personified. Have you been thinking about a plant based lifestyle? Then you don't want to miss this episode. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about eating to live and not living to eat.
Tedra Gilmore is dual board certified in OB/GYN and Lifestyle Medicine. She is a community women’s health educator and advocate. For nearly 20 years, she has provided quality surgical and medical care through shared decision-making with her patients. She has one of the lowest c-section rates in the area as a result of her patience and attention to detail.
As a result of Dr. Gilmore’s practice she has seen the impact of chronic diseases on her patients. She continues to see the effect of diet on her patient population and also in her own family. Thus, she decided to become certified in lifestyle medicine in 2021. She encourages her patients and family alike to embrace lifestyle medicine principles, to become the healthiest version of themselves.
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December 13, 2021
On episode 43 Dr. Stephanie talks with beauty expert and relationship coach LaShawn Thompson about the topic of perfectionism and dating. They discuss the question "Is perfectionism ruining your dating life or interfering with marital affection?" Now let's be honest sometimes we try to do everything right in order to attract the partner of our dreams only to have it come crashing down. No-one can keep up a front forever so why do we feel the need to be perfect in order to attract what we want or keep what we have. This is a juicy episode that you will want to listen to and share.
La Shawn is a Beauty Expert, turned certified relationship coach. She has been in the industry for the past 20 years, working with celebrities, working women and millennials as a hairstylist and makeup artist. The hot topic was dating and relationships. Her first clients were the ones in her chair! She started coaching some of her clients and the next thing she knew, they were having fun dating and less drama! That’s when she knew had a gift to coach independent women to have the love they often spoke of but hated the dating process and found it easier to focus on their careers, work hard and find fulfillment there.
Through her own life experiences of two failed marriages, low self-esteem, people pleasing and horrible communication skills. She went on a mission to heal whatever it was that was stopping her from having healthy relationships with men. To find out she had to start with herself and that’s when her transformation took place.
Fast forward 10 years later, La Shawn is happily married with two children.. She is an entrepreneur with her coaching and beauty businesses. She believes that working on health, mindset, and self care are the keys to a fulfilled life. These lifestyle changes birthed a deep desire within her to coach others so that they can learn how to have and sustain loving, passionate and mutually satisfying relationships.
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November 17, 2021
On Episode 42: Professor and author Kristin Henning talks about her new book
The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth. Unfortunately, the epidemic of Black youth being overly criminalized continues and we all have an opportunity to do something about. Yes, even you! Professor Henning will share what each of us can do. All children and adolescents deserve the chance to be young and dumb and make the mistakes that all youth make. We talk about how to walk the fine line as Black parents of not traumatizing our children but making sure we "give them talk" and prepare them for the realities of life in America as a Black youth. Do our children have an accurate picture of justice are some of the questions we explore in this interview. After you listen to this podcast you will realize this book is a MUST read.
Drawing upon 25 years of experience representing Black youth in D.C's juvenile
court, Henning confronts America's irrational, manufactured fears of Black youth and makes a powerfully compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children. Discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear and resent the police, and details the long-term consequences of racism and trauma Black youth experience at the hands of police and their vigilante surrogates. Unlike white youth, who are afforded the freedom to test boundaries, experiment with sex and drugs, and figure out who they are and who they want to be, Black youth are seen as a threat to white America and are denied healthy adolescent development. Henning examines the
criminalization of Black adolescent play and sexuality, and of Black fashion, hair, and music.
She highlights the effects of police presence in schools, and the depth of policing-induced trauma in Black adolescents. Especially in the wake of the recent unprecedented, worldwide outrage at racial injustice and inequality, THE RAGE OF INNOCENCE Is an essential book for our moment.
KRISTIN HENNING has been representing children accused of crime in
Washington, DC for more than twenty-five years and is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. Henning now serves as the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law and was previously the Lead Attorney of the Juvenile Unit at the D.C. Public Defender Service. Henning is the recipient of many awards, including the 2021 Leadership Prize from the Juvenile Law Center and the 2013 Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Award for Excellence in Juvenile Defense by the National Juvenile Defender Center. She has written numerous law review articles
and other publications advocating for reform in the juvenile legal system.
October 6, 2021
In Episode 41 Dr. Stephanie talks to Dr. Marcea Whitaker about breaking out of your personal prison. Have you ever felt like you were in prison and freedom was on the other side of the bars. Dr. Stephanie is very familiar with this feeling. When confronted with this feeling, she had to ask herself some questions like: Who is my jailer? Who has the keys to unlock my prison? What she and Dr. Whitaker both have discovered is that 99% of the time we hold the keys to our freedom. You may be thinking; no-one voluntarily puts themselves in jail, do they? Of course not, so how do we end up in our own personal prisons. Well this podcast episode answers that question and so many more. So, if you are ready for some transformation you don't want to miss this. As Dr. Whitaker says " Validation is for parking" We don't need anyone else's validation. We can self-validate.
Dr. Marcea Burnette Whitaker, MD is a Physician, Life Coach and Founder and CEO of In Full Bloom Health and Life Coaching and Women Ready to Move Academy. After practicing medicine for 25 years and being active in public health, Dr. Whitaker fully appreciates the role the mind plays in life and health. As a Certified Health and Life coach, she helps professional women who feel trapped in their personal prison of life so they can break free and finally live life without limits. Dr. Whitaker is uniquely qualified, drawing from her multiple experiences as a physician, life coach, women’s conference speaker, mother and former Pastor’s wife, to encourage and equip women who are Ready to Move!
August 25, 2021
In Episode 40, Dr. Stephanie talks with Rashida George about how difficult it can be to be authentic in a world full of judgement. In the age of Instagram where people's images are curated and appear flawless what is the role of authenticity. Rashida's life story is one of finding her true voice despite being judged negatively according to some of society's standards. When you're from the Carribean but grow up in London and then find yourself in the U.S an identity struggle lis inevitable. But by embracing what some may define as failure, she has been able to give her true gifts to so many. She is an advocate for social justice, restorative justice and education. She is also a business woman, creative and dedicates herself to serving her community.
Rashida is a small business owner and consultant who received her undergraduate degree from Middlesex University in London and later studied at Columbia University School of Social Work. As a current Maryland resident, her governmental career as a Restorative Justice Coordinator allows her to serve families and the community. She has a passion for creating change within those areas that are underrepresented and often ignored. With all of the judgment in the world, her love and compassion serves as a breath of fresh air and a gateway towards change.
Rashida currently lives with her two children in Columbia, Maryland and works for the government as the Restorative Justice Coordinator. She is also a consultant and small business owner.
Rashida has a passion for people. Her international work with youth, families and striving communities exemplifies her intention to create improvement and change to those who have been underrepresented and often ignored.
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