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  • 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 patterns
    • Common “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 

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    1h 1m | Nov 28, 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 succeed
    • If Black women can be ambitious and live a soft life at the same damn time
    • The importance of seeking a path to success that aligns with your authentic self. 


    This week’s gem: Tia (Women’s Health Clinic) 


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    1h 7m | Nov 21, 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.


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    41m | Nov 17, 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!

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    35m | Nov 15, 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 


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    1h 7m | Nov 14, 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! 


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    40m | Nov 10, 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.

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    25m | Nov 9, 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 wellbeing
    • Common effects of hurry sickness and how to identify if you’re dealing with it
    • Ways to slow down so you can transition from managing your life to enjoying it  


    This week’s gem: Todoist (app)


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    52m | Nov 7, 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

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    50m | Oct 31, 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

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    57m | Oct 24, 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

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    54m | Oct 17, 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

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    59m | Oct 10, 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

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    54m | Oct 3, 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

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    1h 3m | Sep 26, 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

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    48m | Sep 19, 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

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    45m | Sep 12, 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

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    54m | Sep 5, 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

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    1h 4m | Aug 29, 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

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    49m | Aug 22, 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

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    48m | Aug 15, 2023
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