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The Black Girl Bravado

Black Girl Bravado

Society & Culture, Health & Fitness

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Overview

A motivating and encouraging podcast for Black Women everywhere. Candid conversations on self-care, self-love, mental health, wellness and much more. Check out new episodes published every Tuesday, ONLY on Spotify. Connect with us via email at: [email protected]

375 Episodes

Desire Remix: Why You Want What They Want (and How to Stop)

Ever feel like you "need" that new gadget everyone seems to have? Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media, bombarded by friends' perfect vacations and ideal lives? You might be experiencing mimetic desire, the powerful urge to want what others want. In this episode we unpack the psychology of mimetic desire, its impact on our choices, and most importantly, how to harness it for a more fulfilling life.In this episode we discuss:What mimetic desire is and why it existsThe upside and downside of mimetic desire in our livesHow social media and marketing exploit mimetic desireTips to identify and manage mimetic desire for a more fulfilling life This week’s gem: Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out : chime.com/BRAVADO * Check out BetterHelp : betterhelp.com/BRAVADO * Check out Book of the Month and use my code PASTEL for a great deal: www.bookofthemonth.com * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: happymammoth.com * Check out My Life in a Book and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: * Check out NPR: npr.org * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Tiny Steps, Big Results: The Power of Consistency

Are you in a cycle of starting and stopping too many things? Frustrated that progress feels slow and motivation fades? What if the secret to achieving your goals wasn't about grand gestures, but about tiny, consistent actions? In this episode we’re exploring the often-underestimated power of consistency. If you’re ready to stay on track and finally achieve your goals, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss:The surprising benefits of consistency that go beyond just skill development.Why our brains fight against consistent action and how to overcome those mental hurdles.Practical strategies to build consistency into your routine, even when life gets busy.Creative hacks to make consistent effort more engaging and enjoyable. Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out : chime.com/BRAVADO * Check out Book of the Month and use my code PASTEL for a great deal: www.bookofthemonth.com * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: happymammoth.com * Check out NPR: npr.org * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Why We Hate Regret (and How to Deal With It)

Have you ever made a decision you still regret to this day? Do you constantly worry about making the "wrong" choice? Don’t worry, you're not alone. In this episode, we’re discussing regret aversion: why we fear making the wrong choice and how it impacts our decisions. If you’re ready to overcome regret, make decisions with confidence and live more boldly, this episode is for you! In this episode we:Explore the biological and psychological roots of regret aversion.Discuss the positive and negative impact of regret aversionShare tips and strategies to help shift your perspective and overcome feelings of regret This week’s gem: Topicals Slick Salve Mint Lip Balm Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ * Check out undefined and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: undefined * Check out undefined and use my code PASTEL for a great deal: undefined * Check out undefined: undefined Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Dopamine Detox: Hitting Reset on Your Reward System

Feeling constantly pulled towards notifications, social media scrolling endlessly, or maybe that afternoon sugar crash just won't quit? These could all be signs of a dopamine overload. In this episode, we'll explore the science behind dopamine, the brain's feel-good chemical, and how excessive stimulation can disrupt our focus, happiness, and overall well-being. In this episode we discuss: What dopamine is and its role in motivation, learning, and pleasureSigns and symptoms of experiencing excessive dopamine stimulationThe potential benefits of a dopamine detox Practical tools to help you reduce exposure to activities or substances that trigger excessive dopamine release This week’s gem: Prepare Your Mind Mood Chews Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ * Check out undefined and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: undefined Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Hack Your Happiness: Why Reprogramming the Subconscious Mind is the Key to Success

Have you ever felt stuck in a loop? Maybe a negative thought pattern keeps replaying, or an old habit keeps rearing its head? Well, guess what? The answer might lie in the subconscious mind, a powerful force shaping our lives often without our awareness. Whether you want to boost your confidence, conquer a fear, or simply attract more positivity, this episode is for you. In this episode we discuss: What the subconscious mind is and how it worksWhy we sometimes struggle to be our best selves, even with conscious effortHow to reprogram the subconscious mind to create lasting change and live the life we truly desire This week’s gem: Foria Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ * Check out undefined and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: undefined Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

The Paradox of Perception: Why We Crave Approval Yet Fear Being Seen

How often do you find yourself second-guessing your actions based on what others might think? Do you silence your voice or hold back from pursuing your passions due to the fear of being judged? Is the constant pressure to present a perfect image taking a toll on your mental well-being? If you answered yes, you're not alone. Today we’re exploring the fear of being perceived - a common struggle that can hold us back from living our most authentic lives. In this episode we discuss: The underlying reasons behind the fear of being seen The hidden costs of constantly seeking external validationPractical strategies to overcome the fear of being perceived and embrace your true self This week’s gem: Conscious Coconut Body Scrub Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

The Power of Choice and How to Make Better Decisions

Feeling stuck in autopilot? Do you ever wonder if you're truly making the choices that will lead you to a fulfilling life? In this episode, we explore the incredible power of choice and equip you with practical tools to make decisions with confidence and clarity. Whether you're looking to improve your career path, navigate personal relationships, or simply feel more in control of your life, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: The key difference between making choices and making decisions.Understanding the various types of choices we face every day.Actionable tips to help you navigate through complex decisions.This week’s gem: Day One (Journaling app) Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Imposter Syndrome: How to Navigate Self-Doubt and Embrace Your Worth

Have you ever received praise for your work but convinced yourself it was just a fluke? Ever felt like a fraud, even though you were achieving success? Or maybe you constantly compare yourself to others, feeling like they're somehow more qualified than you? These are just a few signs of imposter syndrome, a psychological phenomenon that can affect anyone, regardless of their accomplishments. If you’re ready to silence your inner critic and celebrate your unique strengths, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: How imposter syndrome manifests in our daily livesCommon symptoms that might be silently sabotaging your confidence.Ways to build self-awareness to recognize and acknowledge imposter syndrome; how to embrace your achievements with confidence Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out The Wonderful Company: https://www.wonderfulpistachios.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Bravado Bonus: Are you Okay or Are you the Oldest Daughter?

In this episode we unpack the complexities of "Eldest Daughter Syndrome" and explore the unique challenges and expectations placed on the firstborn daughters. Discover the signs and symptoms, from perfectionism to struggles with expressing emotions, tied to the birth order theory proposed by Alfred Adler. The episode offers practical coping strategies, emphasizing self-care, identifying support systems, setting boundaries, and seeking professional help when needed.Listen to the full episode here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2024

Can’t Do, Won’t Do, or Just Won’t Try?: Understanding Strategic Incompetence

Ever feel like someone uses "I don't know how" as a superpower to avoid chores, responsibilities, or even basic adulting? Is there a chance they're actually wielding the secret weapon of "strategic incompetence?” Today we’re unpacking the psychology behind weaponized incompetence, and equipping you with strategies to navigate this tricky dynamic, whether it's with a family member, significant other, friend, or even a coworker! In this episode we:Define weaponize incompetence and explain its real world implications Explain why people use this tactic, and which subtle signs to look for Provide practical advice for handling situations without losing your cool Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on YoutubeJoin us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Navigating Compatibility and Chemistry in Love

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the balance between compatibility and chemistry in relationships? Can you have both compatibility and chemistry, or does one take precedence over the other? Today we’re discussing the nuances of these two relationship pillars. From shared values and long-term goals to the electrifying sparks of attraction, we’re exploring how compatibility and chemistry intertwine and sometimes collide! In this episode:Discover the key differences between compatibility and chemistry and how they contribute to relationship dynamics.Learn tips for identifying and fostering compatibility, ensuring a solid foundation for lasting love.Explore the role of communication and self-awareness in creating a harmonious blend of connection and passion. Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

How to Maintain Your Individuality & Discover Your Own Taste

What does it mean to have your own taste, distinct from the influence of trends and online pressures? How do you maintain your individuality in a sea of conformity? Today we’re discussing the complexities of preserving your uniqueness in the age of likes, shares and trending hashtags. In this episode we: Discuss how social media has limited individuality and created a culture of conformity How the pressure to participate in trends can affect your sense of selfWays to uncover your preferences and refine your personal taste This week’s gem: The Set (Podcast) Watch video on Youtube Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out NPR - Black Stories, Black Truths: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510372/black-stories-black-truths * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Exploring the Wonder Within: How to Cultivate Curiosity

What steals our childlike wonder? Why does curiosity often take a back seat in the hustle of adult life? What if the key to a more fulfilling life lies in the questions we ask and the paths we choose to explore? If you’re ready to reignite your curiosity, this episode is for you! In this episode we: Discuss factors that contribute to the decline of curiosityExplain how to reclaim the innate curiosity that lives inside each of us Explore why embracing the unknown and leaning into being curious can be a superpower This week’s gem: Topicals High Roller Ingrown Hair Tonic Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out Recess and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Embracing Femininity: The 7 Feminine Archetypes & Understanding Your Unique Design

What does femininity mean to you? How do you express your feminine energy? In today’s episode we’re exploring the world of femininity and celebrating the spectrum of feminine expression using Jungian analyst and psychiatrist, Jean Shinoda Bolen’s framework for the 7 feminine archetypes. In this episode we: Define the 7 feminine archetypes— key traits & shadows Share tips on how to embody different feminine energies And much more! Discover your Archetype Here Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Watch video on Youtube Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out Recess and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Beyond the Buzz: Navigating Sober Curiosity

Have you ever contemplated what life would be like without the familiar hum of alcohol in the background? As Dry January unfolds, we’re discussing the growing sober curious movement and shedding light on the benefits that reach far beyond a hangover-free morning. From mental clarity to rediscovering your true self, we’re unpacking the potential of embracing a sober curious lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or just considering dipping your toes into the world of sobriety, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss:What it means to be sober curious or “sometimes sober”Reasons to consider taking a break from consuming alcohol Strategies to help you take on a mindful approach to drinking This week’s gem: Recess Zero Proof Craft Mocktails Watch video on Youtube Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out LifeStraw: https://lifestraw.com/ * Check out Recess and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

Letting Go: Mastering the Art of Not Taking Things Personally

How often do you find yourself dwelling on someone else's opinion? Ever wondered why it's so challenging to brush off criticism? What if you could unlock the secret to these common questions? If you’re ready to liberate yourself from the trap of taking things personally and reclaim your inner peace, this episode is for you! In this episode we: Identify common signs of feeling overly affectedExplain the reasons why we take this personally Provide practical tips to let go and build emotional resilience + confidence Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Watch video on Youtube Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out Recess and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

The Art of Living: Reinventing Yourself and Entering a New Era

What does it take to truly reinvent yourself and begin a new era of life?? As we step into the fresh canvas of 2024, the idea of entering a new era isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s a commitment to your personal evolution! If you’re ready to jumpstart your journey towards a refreshed and reimagined version of yourself, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: Reasons we seek to reinvent ourselves Practical tips to implement when committing to transforming our lives How to maintain a healthy balance between self-improvement and self- acceptance Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com * Check out Recess and use my code BRAVADO for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

Reframing Resilience: How to Actually be Resilient (instead of pretending to be)

As we prepare to come back from our break we thought we’d give y’all a sneak peek of what you’re missing over at the Homegirl Hangout. Enjoy this Bravado Bonus! Are you tired of the strong black woman narrative? Resilience Resentment is a pushback to those toxic nudges that encourage us to conquer our emotions and be unwavering under stress and difficult situations. If you’re ready to reframe how you look at resilience, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: How resilience hype is detrimental to our emotional health Ways to reconsider how we perceive resilience Why it’s important to avoid being perfect and allow room to explore our emotions Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 26 December 2023

Make Change Stick: Implementing Atomic Habits (Re-Release)

The girls are on break but we’re taking this time to bump a few of our favorite and most valuable episodes to the top of your feed. This one is a goodie and a must listen before the year ends! Are you tired of making resolutions that don’t stick? What about trying to create new healthy habits to only look up and realize you’ve fallen back into your old ways? If you’re ready to commit to being 1% better everyday, this episode is for you! This week we’re focusing on how we can implement tiny, marginal changes or, “atomic habits” to achieve remarkable results and obtain the success we deserve! In this episode we discuss:What are atomic habits and how we can use them to our advantageDistinguishing the difference between having goals and having systemsHow to avoid falling back into bad habits And much more! This week’s gem: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Watch video on Youtube Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-1067 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code bravado50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

Less but Better: The Art of Essentialism (Re-Release)

We’re taking the last few weeks of the year to revisit a few of our favorite and most impactful episodes. We invite you to ease into the new year considering what you can do to make it the best one yet; and we’re sure episodes like this one will help you do just that! Have you ever felt like you have so many things to do and EVERYTHING is a priority? Do you find yourself saying yes to every invitation, thus leaving yourself with little time to do the things that really matter most? If you’ve ever felt overcommitted, overworked, or overwhelmed- this episode is for you! This week we’re chatting about Essentialism- the deliberate practice of saying no and focusing only on what is truly important. Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s not about getting less done. It’s about getting only the right things done!! In this episode we discuss:How to adopt the way of the Essentialist for a better quality of lifeUnderstanding the Essentialist approach Ways to effectively and gracefully say “No!”And much more! This week’s gem: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Watch video on Youtube Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

What This Year Taught Us: Wrapping Up 2023

A lot happened this year, so of course we need to chat about it! It’s time to reflect on all we’ve learned, the goals we’ve achieved (and didn’t lol), and how we’re looking forward to becoming the best versions of ourselves in 2024! In this episode we discuss: What we discovered about ourselves this year that was previously unknown How the people around us contributed to our growth; why prioritizing new connections was important in 2023 The obstacles we faced and how we overcame themHow we feel about podcasting for 7 years; what our hopes and intentions are for 2024 This week’s gem: Holy Hydration Lip Mask Watch video on YoutubeHit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

Breaking Free: Releasing Unhealthy Patterns for Personal Growth

Have you ever felt trapped in repeating patterns that seem to hold you back from reaching your full potential? Today we’re discussing the intricate art of releasing patterns that hinder us from being our best selves. If you’re ready to overcome self-limiting beliefs or shed repetitive cycles, today’s episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: How to identify and understand your patternsCommon “negative patterns” or “cognitive distortions” Ways to effectively become the person you want to be through managing your patterns. This week’s gem: Addicted by Zane Watch video on Youtube Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2023

Rethinking Ambition: How to Craft a Healthy Relationship with Success

What do you feel when you hear the word ambition? Does it spark any ill feelings? Do you feel it’s a characteristic that you possess? Is it something you wish you had more of?? Today, we’re engaging in an open dialogue questioning the traditional definitions of success and ambition. If you’re ready to define success on your own terms, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss:How ambitious we believe we are and what factors motivate us to succeedIf Black women can be ambitious and live a soft life at the same damn timeThe importance of seeking a path to success that aligns with your authentic self. This week’s gem: Tia (Women’s Health Clinic) Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

Talk of the Yard Series: Mustafa Speaks + Morgan McCoy

Tune in to a powerful episode featuring Mustafa Speaks and Morgan McCoy, both proud alumni of Hampton University. These two incredible individuals share their journey of friendship and transformation that began on the university grounds. Get ready to be inspired as Mustafa and Morgan open up about their collaborative efforts to ignite change and pave their paths post-graduation. In this candid conversation, they delve into deeply personal topics, highlighting the significance of a strong support system, managing mental health, and the pivotal role their HBCU education played in shaping their identities. Join us as they explore the profound impact of love, camaraderie, and education on their lives and how these elements continue to drive their endeavors towards a brighter future. This episode is a testament to the strength found in friendship, resilience, and the lasting influence of an HBCU experience. Follow Mustafa Speaks: https://www.instagram.com/mustafaspeaksFollow Morgan McCoy: https://www.instagram.com/morganaverymccoy Head to Nike.com or the Nike app to learn more about the Nike Yardrunners and grab your school or Yardrunner gear now! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 17 November 2023

Talk of the Yard Series: Terrence J

Join us for an exclusive chat with the multi-talented Terrence J—TV host, entrepreneur, actor, and philanthropist. In this episode, Terrence shares how he's become a force for positive change in his community over his impressive 20-year career. Discover the secrets behind his journey of reinvention and relentless pursuit of excellence. Terrence opens up about the pivotal role of his HBCU, North Carolina A&T, in taking a chance on him when no other college would. Tune in for inspiration, gems and a candid conversation with a true game-changer! Follow Terrence J: https://instagram.com/terrencejHead to Nike.com or the Nike app to learn more about the Nike Yardrunners and grab your school or Yardrunner gear now! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

You Deserve Happiness: How to Stop Being Miserable

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to radiate positivity effortlessly and others are down in the dumps? What if breaking free from misery was not just a distant dream, but a tangible reality? If you’re ready to banish misery from your life and have a brighter perspective, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: How to use the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule to test your natural levels of happiness/unhappiness What behaviors are possibly causing the source of your misery Practical tips to help you remove the misery from your life and work through unhappiness Test your PANAS here!Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

Talk of the Yard Series: B Daht

Join us in a compelling conversation with Bdaht, a proud alum of Winston-Salem State University, as he shares a heartfelt account of how his alma mater saved his life! Bdaht reflects on the transformative power of networking and the role community plays in his success. Get ready for an inspiring exploration of resilience, growth and vulnerability that all started on the yard! Follow Bdaht: https://instagram.com/bdahttv Head to Nike.com or the Nike app to learn more about the Nike Yardrunners and grab your school or Yardrunner gear now! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 10 November 2023

Talk of the Yard Series: Summer Brown

In this episode, join us as we sit down with one of Winston-Salem State University's finest, Summer Brown. Together, we discuss the inspiring journey of what it means to be a change-maker and explore the profound impact individuals can have on their communities and beyond. Tune in to gain insights and motivation from Summer's experiences as an HBCU student and discover what it truly means to make a difference.Follow Summer: instagram.com/therealsummerbeeHead to Nike.com or the Nike app to learn more about the Nike Yardrunners and grab your school or Yardrunner gear now! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2023

It’s Okay to Slow Down: How to Cope with Hurry Sickness

Are you always in a rush? Do you find yourself racing to accomplish tasks on your to-do list? Do minor inconveniences and setbacks frustrate you? If so, you might be struggling with a hurry sickness- a behavior pattern characterized by an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency. In this episode we discuss:How hurry sickness can impact your health and wellbeingCommon effects of hurry sickness and how to identify if you’re dealing with itWays to slow down so you can transition from managing your life to enjoying it This week’s gem: Todoist (app) Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-black-girl-bravado1502/donations

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

QTNA: Am I The A**hole?

Today we’re putting ourselves in other people's shoes and wondering what we’d do in their situations. It’s time for “AITA?” What would you do if your sister severely bullied you your whole life and now expects to be friends in adulthood? How would you respond if your boyfriend lied about having to work to avoid going on a vacation with you and your family? These topics and more come up in this wild selection of our AITA thread favs! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

How to Manage Your Financial Anxiety in Today’s Economy

Are you feeling the financial crunch of the current economy? Have you been girl-mathing your expenses and things aren’t adding up?! Between low job wages and seemingly unmanageable living costs, it’s safe to say inflation is doing us in and today we’re talking about it! In this episode we discuss: Why Millennials and Gen Z are being hit the hardest by the current economic climate How to make smarter lifestyle decisions to soften the blow of inflation What are our personal economic concerns And much more! This week’s gem: Don’t Miss the Moment (Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts) Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

Do You Care as Much as You Should?: Exploring the Empathy Deficit

Many of us believe that we’re compassionate and consider the feelings and experiences of others but what if we told you as a collective we’re not empathetic enough? It’s true! The world is experiencing an empathy deficit and today, we’re talking about it. In this episode we discuss: What factors contribute to our lack of empathy The difference between empathy and sympathy; the 3 types of empathy How to retrain your brain to become more empathetic towards others And much more! This week’s gem: How to use your FSA/HSA at Sephora! Good Moms Bad Choices are bringing their live show experience to Los Angeles on October 21st! Their ‘Confessions of a Good Mom’ tour is the ultimate girls night or date night so get ready to enjoy an evening of sexy entertainment, naughty confessions, and surprise guests. This is the perfect place to feel unashamed and indulge in a wild and soul filling evening at the Teragram Ballroom! Grab your tickets now! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2023

Are You Sliding or Deciding?: Why You Need to Make Intentional Choices in Love

How many times have you been in a relationship and all of a sudden you’re living together or expecting a child? Do you recall the conversation that led you to such a milestone decision? It’s likely there wasn’t one. Today, we’re discussing what it means to make intentional choices rather than slide into decisions within your relationship. In this episode we discuss: The difference between sliding and deciding when it comes to your love life. How to make better decisions and feel good about the outcomes Tips to avoid sliding in your relationship Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

Are You The Drama?: Exploring Drama Addiction

Let’s keep it real! There’s a little drama queen in all of us but some of the girls have taken it a bit too far. If you’re drawn to chaos or know someone who can’t seem to avoid the drama, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: Need For Drama (NFD) and signs of this personality trait Tips to manage your desire for drama Ways to deal with the drama addicts in your life And much more! Do you have a propensity for drama? Take the test here! This week’s gem: Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others by Dr. Scott Lyons Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 October 2023

How to be In a Healthy Relationship with Yourself

How long has it been since you’ve examined the relationship you have with yourself? When you think about what it looks like to show up as a good partner in a relationship or a great homegirl in a friendship, are you showing up in the same ways for yourself? Today we’re discussing how to fall in love with the most important person in your life, YOU! In this episode we discuss: The importance of being in a healthy relationship with yourself How to be a better partner to yourself And much more! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 September 2023

You Called, We Answered: The Homegirl Hotline- Relationship Edition

What would you do if you hated your bestfriend’s cheating man? How long should you date someone before expecting them to pop the question? If things didn’t work out, is it okay to spin the block and try again? Is it fair to have to choose sides between your husband and your bestfriend?? Today, we’re answering the homegirl hotline calls and giving the girls the relationship advice they need! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 September 2023

How to be Happy Single (Even If You Want a Relationship)

In a world that often glorifies romantic relationships, it can be challenging to navigate the realm of singlehood. Today we're reminding you that you don't need a relationship to complete your life; you can complete yourself. Whether you're happily single, single and ready for a relationship, or dating, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: The benefits on being single + how we personally navigate our singlehood How to embrace the singleness stage on your path to finding love Questions to ask yourself if you've found that you can't accept your singleness And much more! This week’s gem: Banana Bright + Vitamin CC Eyestick (OleHenriksen) Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2023

Why Can’t You Stop Going Back to Your Ex?

Are you stuck in a cycle of make-up to break-up with your boo? Does your back and forth relationship offer you a false sense of stability? Although on-and-off again relationships are common, it’s time we look at the real reason you can’t stop going back to your ex. In this episode we discuss: Common causes for on/off again relationships Our experience with on/off again relationships How to end the cycle of make-up to break-up And much more! This week’s gem: Foresight Mental Health Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 September 2023

Rich Auntie Supreme: Living Child-free by Choice

Have you always envisioned yourself as a mom? Do you picture a future without children? What would life look like if you chose a child-free life? Have you felt shame from society because you don’t want kids? Today we’re discussing what it means to live child-free by choice. In this episode we discuss: Myths associated with the decision to be child-free How to respond to societal pressures and expectations regarding becoming a parent or not Questions to ask yourself if you’re struggling with the complex feelings of having children or not And much more This week’s gems: Rich Auntie Supreme Instagram Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Use code SHECONNECTSEARLY for $200 off until 9/6 Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

You Called, We Answered: The Homegirl Hotline

Can you distinguish if a friend is being competitive or copying your every move? Would you let your sneaky link borrow money after 2 months of talking? How would you feel if your best friend didn’t invite you on her birthday trip?? Today, we’re answering the homegirl hotline calls and giving the girls the advice they need! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Join us in Belize May 3-7, 2024 for the She Connects: Unlocking Sisterhood Retreat. Book your spot now! Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 August 2023

How to Reevaluate Your Goals and Become the Person You Want to Be

Do you remember the goals/intentions you set at the top of the year? How successful have you been in achieving them?? As the initial enthusiasm of the new year fades and we find ourselves in the midst of the year, it's not uncommon to realize that the goals we set at the beginning of the year might not be resonating as they once did. Whether you're experiencing a mid-year goal slump or seeking guidance on refining your desires this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: Strategies for reevaluating and adapting your goals for continued growth + success How to work towards identity based goals as opposed to destination-oriented goals And much more! This week’s gem- Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell Homegirl, are you in LA? Join us outside for a BYOE* Park Day on 8/19 – bring whatever you need to have a great time! Register Here Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 August 2023

Are You Stuck or is it Time to Embrace Your Season?

Just like the changing seasons of nature, life unfolds in different phases, each serving a specific purpose. Whether you're facing challenges or celebrating victories, this episode will empower you to navigate life's transitions with grace and purpose. In this episode we discuss: The different seasons we experience in our lives How to maximize the season you’re in; what you should be doing to make the most of the moment Ways to avoid trying to bypass the current season and instead accept when you are. This week’s gem: Maximize the Moment by T.D. Jakes Homegirl, are you in LA? Join us outside for a BYOE* Park Day on 8/19 – bring whatever you need to have a great time! Register Here Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 August 2023

Do We Really Know Each Other?!: The Friendship Game

When was the last time you asked your friend questions like: When do you trust me? What about our dynamic concerns you? What is a mistake you think I keep making? If you’re anything like us, you likely haven’t lol After being friends for over a decade we’d like to believe we know each other pretty well, but do we really?! Today we’re deepening our unbreakable bond through meaningful conversation, asking one another thoughtful questions and providing intentional responses. This is a goodie, y’all! This week’s gem: The Skin Deep {The And}: Friends Edition Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 August 2023

Astrocartography Explained: How to Use Your Birth Chart to Explore the World

Have you ever felt compelled to travel to a destination but can’t explain why? Are you interested in relocating but not sure where or when you should pack up and go? Today we’re chatting with Astrologer Tamerri Ater to explore how we can use our natal charts as our personal maps along our travel journeys. In this episode we discuss: How your career, relationships and personal growth is impacted by where you’re located in the world If you should review your birth chart before relocating Which planetary lines are the best to live by and why And much more Connect with Tamerri Ater This week’s gem: Gift of the Nile Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 July 2023

People Aren’t Worried About You, Girl: Understanding The Spotlight Effect

We hate to break it to you but people aren't thinking about you as much as you think. We're breaking down the psychology of how we overestimate how much others pay attention and care about our appearance or behavior. It's giving lifehack, homegirls! In this episode we discuss: How The Spotlight Effect impacts our self awareness and self esteem Ways decenter ourselves and instead look at an experience from multiple perspectives And much more If you enjoyed today’s episode, be sure to join us on Patreon for more episodes like this every month! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 July 2023

Expat Life: How to Live Abroad with Imani Bashir

Have you considered what your life outside of America could look like? More and more Black women are packing their bags for good and opening themselves up to the idea of living abroad. Today we’re joined by world traveler + expat expert Imani Bashir to give us the tea on how to live abroad with ease. In this episode we discuss: What to consider before deciding to move abroad + how to best prepare for the transition Ways to make money + support yourself after relocating to another country How Imani successfully travels with her son as a single mother; schooling/education options abroad for children And much more! Connect with Imani Bashir Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 July 2023

Exploring Wanderlust: How to Successfully Solo Travel with Tai Eiland

If you’re tired of trips not making it out of the group chat and are ready to get into your solo travel bag, today’s episode is for you! This week we’re joined by our homegirl, Tai Eiland to discuss how to travel alone like a pro. In this episode we discuss: The perks of solo traveling, where to go first + flight hacks Ways to be safe as possible while traveling alone as a black woman How Tai embraces her femininity and manifests the perfect vacation rendezvous And much more! Connect with Taiann Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 July 2023

Are You Experiencing Friendship Trauma?: How to Heal After Friendship Disappointment

How do you recover when a homegirl hurts you? Or when a friend you thought was a day one turns out to have never had your back? Feeling betrayed by a close friend can create wounds and trust issues causing us to be fearful or closed off to making new friends. In this episode we discuss: How friendship trauma occurs and tips to help you move past the wounds How we’ve personally dealt with feeling abandoned in friendship And much more Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 June 2023

Friendship Missteps: How to Avoid Unintentionally Ruining Your Friendships

Have you ever realized you and a friend aren’t as close as you once were but can’t explain the reason for the distance? Perhaps they overstepped your boundaries one too many times or didn’t reciprocate the energy you put into the relationship? Today we’re diving into friendship missteps— the tiny fractures that if not repaired result in the end of a friendship. In this episode we discuss: Common missteps which occur within friendship The characteristics of friendship that help to ignite, sustain and deepen the relationship Ways to avoid allowing miscommunication or missteps that ruin friendships. And much more! Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2023

Why Are Adult Friendships So Hard? Exploring the Makings of Friendship with Dr. Marisa G. Franco

Making new friends as an adult isn’t for the faint of heart— it takes initiative, courage and vulnerability. Thankfully although meeting new friends and establishing meaningful connections can be difficult, it’s not impossible! This week we’re joined by New York Times bestselling author, psychologist and friendship expert, Dr. Marisa G. Franco to discuss the science of friendship. In this episode we discuss: The significance of valuing platonic relationships and the impact of friendship on our mental health How to work through feelings of possession within friendship Ways to mitigate anxiety when making new friends And much more! Connect with Dr. Marisa G. Franco Hit our Homegirl Hotline…we’d love to hear from you! Call or Text us at (310) 363-0167 for advice, to share the things you’re proud of, or any gems you think we’d enjoy. Support us on Patreon | Get Bravado bonus content + special discounts! Shop our Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2023

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