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Reflections from the Red Chair with Ms. Ayana

Reflections from the Red Chair with Ms. Ayana

By Ms. Ayana Burnett, LCSWC; Psychotherapist & Soul Coach

Some insights are too good to keep to one selves, this is a space where I shall share of the treasures that Life and the Universe have gifted me to help uplift the other seekers of my global tribe. Join me, an expert in the art of personal transformation, as I share wisdom that has served thousands who have been willing to enter the Healing Room and take a seat across from me in my therapeutic Red Chair.

Who am I? I AM Ms. Ayana!
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Episode 101: Will Did A Thang!
Episode 101: Will Did A Thang!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Will Smith did that thang. He did it. He was exposed to a vulnerable moment and he slapped the ish out of Chris Rock. However, if we're being really honest with ourselves, how many times have you actually been that person who reacted or imagined being that person who slapped the heck out of somebody after they made what you perceived to be an ignorant comment? What if this public incident this isn't so much about Will or Chris for that matter?  What if it's reminder that we are always standing on the edge between sanity and insanity. Do you have a sanity play? Because we all need one. Ready to shift from chaos and overwhelm into daily balance? Let's create your Sanity Plan together! Click Here! 
12:04
March 30, 2022
Episode 100: Dare to Dream
Episode 100: Dare to Dream
In spirit of the holy days, I am delighted to deliver this special message to you. I have been waiting over a year to share this (so give grace when the math might be a bit off.) Take a listen.   Ready to work with me 1-on-1?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
04:16
December 19, 2021
Episode 99: My Obsession with Self-Development
Episode 99: My Obsession with Self-Development
Okay, obsession might be too strong of a word.  Yet I definitely have had a long standing passion and love affair with self-development.  Today, I share why in hopes that you too might be inspired to embrace this powerful practice for yourself.  Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
09:02
December 12, 2021
Episode 98: Matrix - love it or hate it?
Episode 98: Matrix - love it or hate it?
Have you heard that the 4th Matrix Movie debuts on the 22nd this month?!! It does!!! And I’m super excited. In fact, the trilogy is my inspiration for today’s episode. When I share how much I love these movies, I’m often hit with mixed responses. So whether you too love the Matrix or whether you hate it, take a listen and let’s reflect on the nuggets of wisdom found in these films. Ready to step into the New Year right?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
10:06
December 05, 2021
Episode 97: Where my trekkies at?
Episode 97: Where my trekkies at?
“How are you living in your meantime?” During the moments of uncertainty between knowing what you desire and living without it, are you anxious? Are you frustrated? Annoyed? Criticizing yourself or judging yourself? We can feel all these things when we have clarity about what we want and yet it is taking life such a long time to deliver! In today’s episode, I provide you relief by sharing how this delay may indeed be saving you from yourself.  And if you are Trekkie, I need to answer the question of the day!!! Let’s reflect together. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck. Resources mentioned in today's episode: Medical Astrologer, Carlos Hudgins (to learn more visit my FB page: @livinglightonline) Book: In the Meantime, Finding Yourself and the Love You Want by Iyanla Vanzant 
17:47
November 07, 2021
Episode 96: Lessons from the Play Kitchen
Episode 96: Lessons from the Play Kitchen
How do you respond when the unexpected hits?  Today, I was able to stay cool, calm and collected when a hazard moment occurred. And more importantly, I had a realization as to why. Wanna know what’s at the root and makes the difference between us freaking out versus being calm?  Let’s reflect! Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
10:12
October 31, 2021
Episode 95: What do when drowning in overwhelm?
Episode 95: What do when drowning in overwhelm?
Today, I want to speak to those parents who are amidst ligation and fighting over their rights to see their children.  No one says that want to be in a legal battle when I grow up, yet it is the reality for many.  If this is you or someone you know, this episode is for you.  The truth is, even when overwhelmed, there is a beautiful opportunity in the middle of the mess that you have likely overlooked.  Wanna know what it is?  Plug in and let’s reflect!  Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
09:16
October 24, 2021
Episode 94: What to do when the bliss is gone?
Episode 94: What to do when the bliss is gone?
Bliss! Such a wonderful state when we are there!  And yet, like with most pleasurable things, it can flee aww too soon.  So what do you do when the bliss is gone?  Ever though to ask the very source of your bliss?  I did.  Wanna know what happened?  Wanna hear it, here it goes 😉 Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
14:32
October 12, 2021
Episode 93: Is it simpler than we think?
Episode 93: Is it simpler than we think?
In these unscripted times, we can find ourselves seeking. Seeking 'the right way" or the perfect solution to get us our desired outcome.  This seeking can become tiring and frustrating, especially if the answer doesn't seem near despite all our effort.  Yet, what if it is actually quite simpler than needing to formulate the perfect plan?  Take a listen and see if this path might be a better fit for you. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
06:54
October 03, 2021
Episode 92: "I don't wanna do 'the work' today!"
Episode 92: "I don't wanna do 'the work' today!"
I was once asked, "Ms. Ayana, what happens when I'm doing 'the work' and it still isn't helping?"  Has this happened to you too?  Where you are doing your practices and using your tools, yet the results are fair at best.  Today's reflection has an answer for you.  Let's go!  Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
07:07
September 27, 2021
Episode 91: Let's Talk About Love
Episode 91: Let's Talk About Love
Still ‘searching’ for your ‘soulmate’ or seeking ‘your person’? In this episode, I share wisdom that was inspired in the unlikeliest of places.  Wanna know where? Plug in and let’s take a higher perspective while reflecting about attracting love. Ready to learn more?  Take the deep dive by working with Ms. Ayana. Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
13:60
September 12, 2021
Episode 90: Poor vs. Rich
Episode 90: Poor vs. Rich
Do you believe that rich and poor are only defined by one’s economic status? Or might there be more to this conversation? We talk about being poor or rich often. Yet when we do so, we are usually speaking in terms of money. I have my own take on this topic and that’s what I share in today’s Reflection. Plug in and let’s explore together. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
06:10
September 05, 2021
Episode 89: Confused while following the spiritual path?
Episode 89: Confused while following the spiritual path?
Have you noticed how mainstream 'walking the spiritual path' has become? Talk of seeking balance and oneness with the Creator is quite common.  Yet, there's also an underlying expectation of finding the 'right' way to connect to one’s higher power.  A 'right' way to meditate. A 'right' way to ground oneself.  Perhaps you too are frustrated with this hidden expectation of doing even spirituality 'right'.  If so, today’s episode is for you. Let’s explore whether there can be a simpler path together. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
09:45
August 29, 2021
Episode 88: I'm pissed...here's why
Episode 88: I'm pissed...here's why
Holding negative feelings and thoughts internally can be burdensome, especially when we do so alone.  Let’s reflect on the ways we unknowingly disempower each other and how we can vow to do better...by ourselves and others. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
12:55
August 22, 2021
Episode 87: Reframing - The Power of The Mind
Episode 87: Reframing - The Power of The Mind
Have you ever replayed a hurtful experience in your mind over and over again? Maybe it was an argument, a disappointment or even heartache. Sometimes one holds onto these past events and feelings for a lifetime. Yet what happens when you shed true light on these archived moments of pain? Today, I am opening up and sharing with you exactly what happened when I did just this while thinking of my first heartbreak. Pick your platform, plug in and let’s dive deep. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
16:07
August 15, 2021
Episode 86: The Orange Cone Zone Pt. 2
Episode 86: The Orange Cone Zone Pt. 2
Ya’ll! Life is always speaking to us. In today’s podcast, I reveal another insight that Life has shared about The Orange Cone Zone. Not sure or forgotten what The Orange Cone Zone is? Don’t recall what the higher meaning is of its appearance in your life? Stop, go back to episode 84 and listen to part 1. Then come back and learn how in the world we can deal with this most-annoying-and-often-frustrating-yet-all-to-common phenomena of daily life. Want to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
11:18
August 08, 2021
Episode 85: Divorce...yuk!
Episode 85: Divorce...yuk!
Who likes divorce?  I certainly don’t. Yet not for the reasons you think. Of course we can agree that divorce brings forth big change. So for those of you who are struggling with this experience, let’s reflect. Just for fun, take a listen as I explore a new way to look at this common and often dreaded reality. Perhaps, we can create a new lens though which to understand this experience. Plug in and listen If you agree or better yet if you have a differing point of view, leave me a voice mail. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
12:08
August 01, 2021
Episode 84: Orange Cone Zone
Episode 84: Orange Cone Zone
Everybody encounters struggle at one time or another. I am no different!  Yet how do we deal when there is chaos all around? How do we keep motivated when change is knocking us off our behinds and we are stretched thin? Wanna know what to do? Step one is easy, listen here!!!  And let’s explore how those annoying orange cones on the roadside just might hold the key! Want to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
05:54
July 25, 2021
Episode 83: Perspective vs. Opinion
Episode 83: Perspective vs. Opinion
Let’s talk about … therapy. There is indeed a difference between giving an opinion versus providing perspective. Why do I say this? There are different approaches to mental health therapy and I want you to know that my professional approach is to give you perspective. The mission here at LIVING LIGHT is to empower you to access the resources within yourself as to cope with the unknowns that life throws at you. That way, you can make solid decisions for yourself moving forward. If you’re needing help figuring out your feel good formula, I got you. Reach out and let’s schedule a soul check. Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
07:08
July 18, 2021
Episode 82: The ONLY Task Ever Needed on Your Daily To Do List
Episode 82: The ONLY Task Ever Needed on Your Daily To Do List
This is one of my all time favorite episodes!!! Are you tired of the unending To Do List too?!  So exhausting!!!!  Well, I got ya!!!  Listen now and learn the only task you will need EVER!!! Yep, I can get you to JUST ONE item!  Don't believe me yet... Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
07:54
July 11, 2021
Episode 80 (Re-release): I Confess...
Episode 80 (Re-release): I Confess...
Beautiful people!  Here is the re-release of Season Two's 1st Episode.  As the first version was only available on Spotify, here it is for all of you who didn't get it the first go around!!!!  Yes, we all have confessions...so let's kick off this new season starting with mine!   ****************************************************************************** Do you love Usher's song too?  Truth is, we all have confessions yet are we courageous enough to stand in our truth even if it has consequences? Well, let me be your mirror!  Part of authentic expression is acknowledging all your parts... in today's episode, I invite you just a bit closer as I reveal my confession...(Yep, we therapists and coaches have them too)! Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
11:08
July 04, 2021
Episode 080: I Confess...
Episode 080: I Confess...
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Do you love Usher's song?  Truth is, we all have confessions yet are we courageous enough to stand in our truth even if it has consequences? Well, let me be your role model!  Part of authentic expression is acknowledging all your parts... in today's episode, I invite you just a bit closer as I reveal my confession...(Yep, we therapists and coaches have them too)!  Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
11:38
July 02, 2021
Episode 81: Relationship Woes
Episode 81: Relationship Woes
Are you unhappy with your mate? If so, you aren’t alone.  Lots of us right now are dissatisfied when we look at our relationship CHOICES.  In today’s episode, I invite you to look inside yourself.  You aren’t to blame... are you?  Or perhaps your discomfort is having a greater impact than you think... In other words, let’s reflect on how: Your RELATIONSHIP with your EMOTIONS matters! Ready to take the deep dive with Ms. Ayana?  Visit www.msayana.com/soulcheck.
12:46
June 27, 2021
Episode 79: Where you at?
Episode 79: Where you at?
Let me know what is on your mind. Send me your questions via the voicemail link or email me at Support@MsAyana.com. Let’s make season 2 all about you!
01:44
August 16, 2020
Bonus Episode 78: Your Turn...
Bonus Episode 78: Your Turn...
Preparing for more is a step... take a listen for how you can be a part of the next season!!!
02:43
August 08, 2020
Episode 77: The 6th Love Language?
Episode 77: The 6th Love Language?
Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages?  Well, I think I just might have discovered a 6th.  Take a listen! Then visit https://anchor.fm/ayana51/message to leave me a voice message and let me know what you desire me to reflect upon next.  Let's keep the conversation going!
10:15
July 30, 2020
Episode 76: Why you’re not taking action....
Episode 76: Why you’re not taking action....
Do you know what is needed to improve your life yet you aren’t doing it? Want to know why? I got you! Take a listen!
05:59
July 05, 2020
Episode 75: What NOT do after being disappointed by your partner!
Episode 75: What NOT do after being disappointed by your partner!
If you find yourself enraged when your partner just isn’t putting forth their best, this episode is for you!!!
16:24
June 28, 2020
Episode 74: Why Astrology’s Approach to Relationships may be what you need!
Episode 74: Why Astrology’s Approach to Relationships may be what you need!
Let’s explore the matter of relationships today! What if we been taught all wrong? Perhaps the Stars can point the way!
10:44
June 21, 2020
You been listening, but now what?!
You been listening, but now what?!
I have news for you! With over 70 episodes, I have an invitation for you!!! Let’s Go Deeper Together! Take a listen for details...
03:49
June 14, 2020
Episode 72: Perfect Imperfections...
Episode 72: Perfect Imperfections...
Today, I reflect deeper on the matter of Self-Love.  Even once you think you got it, you realize you don't.  Take a listen for what do when you try it all and it still ain't working!  
13:38
June 07, 2020
Episode 71: True Prayer Meditation
Episode 71: True Prayer Meditation
Today, I am switching it up! As a gift to you, I present one of my favorite meditations to help get your through these unscripted times!
26:30
May 27, 2020
Episode 70: The #1 Killer of Relationship Success
Episode 70: The #1 Killer of Relationship Success
Some insights are so great, they must be shared. Let’s explore the topic of relationship success a little deeper today. Take a listen!
10:43
May 09, 2020
Episode 69: It’s over...now what about the kids?
Episode 69: It’s over...now what about the kids?
This episode explores the realities of addressing the end of a loving (at least it use to be) relationship. Making the decision to leave your partner is one thing...now what about your children?
14:15
April 27, 2020
Episode 68: Supporting your child through emotional pain
Episode 68: Supporting your child through emotional pain
Wondering how to support your child through the Parent Reunification process? Or a similar process that is likely to put them face to face with the memory of emotional pain? This episode is for you!
12:34
April 21, 2020
Episode 67: Unequally Yoked...
Episode 67: Unequally Yoked...
We often talk about meeting “The One” or writing out “The List” of what we want in the ideal mate. This, however, is only part of the conversation... take a listen as I reflect about the most important aspect of this topic.... it may surprise you.
13:11
April 20, 2020
Episode 66: The Pursuit of Relief
Episode 66: The Pursuit of Relief
We always hear about the pursuit of happiness, yet what if there is more? What if what we want is actually something different....what about the pursuit of relief? Let’s ponder together!
05:35
April 19, 2020
Episode 65: Trying to understand this thing called life?
Episode 65: Trying to understand this thing called life?
Have you ever heard that “life is a process”? Wonder what this really means? I have learned there is a bit more to it all... have a listen!
08:34
April 15, 2020
Episode 64: Making Joint Custody Work... For Real!!
Episode 64: Making Joint Custody Work... For Real!!
In divorce, many parents naturally ask for 50-50 custody. Yet it is important to know what it really looks like and what is needed to truly make it work... especially if there is high conflict between the parents. Let’s explore ... Want more information about my Family Support services? Email Support@MsAyana.com or visit MsAyana.com
13:37
April 10, 2020
Episode 63: What happens if we un-name emotions?
Episode 63: What happens if we un-name emotions?
I continue our examination of emotional flow with a radical idea...
10:24
April 08, 2020
Quarantine Reflections....Again (pt 3)
Quarantine Reflections....Again (pt 3)
Just as we are still not yet through the thick of this season (what I call a Global Holyday), I too am not yet done sharing my thoughts about the matter....Thinking this is an intense situation?  Listen and see if today's reflection doesn't change your mind...
05:52
April 03, 2020
Episode 61: Emotional Flow (pt 3)
Episode 61: Emotional Flow (pt 3)
I got more for you regarding how emotions truly work!!!  So let's get to it.  Today, we will explore the question: What do you do next when you are feeling dis-empowered (what we formerly called negative or bad)?  Listen now!
11:22
April 01, 2020
Quarantine Special - part 2
Quarantine Special - part 2
For those who are still curious about my view of current affairs....for those asking why this might be happening for us...for those who just want to take a break from all the doom and gloom...this episode is for YOU!!!! 
07:31
March 29, 2020
Episode 59: Emotional Flow (pt 2): Good vs Bad Feelings
Episode 59: Emotional Flow (pt 2): Good vs Bad Feelings
Let's continue our exploration of our internal emotional worlds, shall we!   Today, I bring you lesson #2.  Listen as I provide us with a new way to respond to those pesky negative feelings that just can't seem to stay away long enough!!!
08:20
March 27, 2020
LIVE from MIAMI BEACH!!!!
LIVE from MIAMI BEACH!!!!
During this quarantine time, I want to gift you some inspiration!  This episode was recorded live about two weeks ago while in Miami.  Who would have known that the topics of rest and restoration would intend be so timely!!! Well, The Universe knew...so you go!!!!  Travel to the beach with me!!!!
04:28
March 25, 2020
Episode 56: Emotional Flow, lesson #1
Episode 56: Emotional Flow, lesson #1
As promised, here is your first lesson in understanding your inner world of emotions. Lesson #1 is not likely what you think.... listen now!
15:21
March 20, 2020
Quarantine Special (pt 1 ): Why I’m not freaking out with the rest of the world...
Quarantine Special (pt 1 ): Why I’m not freaking out with the rest of the world...
Many have asked me what my reaction is to the latest state of affairs. Here it is ....part 1.
06:57
March 20, 2020
Episode 55: Encountering Difficult Feelings
Episode 55: Encountering Difficult Feelings
Riding the emotional rollercoaster can be most unpleasant .... yet what if there is a higher purpose to feeling bad... listen as I explore a new understanding of our dark feelings. Have questions for me? Reach out on IG @livinglightonline or FB @HealThySaredSelf. Learn more about the awesome SuccessCoach David Bey at DavidBey.com
13:34
March 18, 2020
Episode 54: Emotional Security
Episode 54: Emotional Security
Do you know what emotional security even is? Have you experienced it? Listen as I reflect what is on my heart about this elusive topic...
12:30
March 15, 2020
Episode 53: Jealous? Of course not....
Episode 53: Jealous? Of course not....
Not only have we labeled certain emotions as good or bad, we have gone as far as to deny when we are experiencing bad feelings. Listen in as I share how are bad feelings, such a jealousy , may indeed have a higher purpose.
09:13
March 04, 2020
Episode 52: This stuff is hard!
Episode 52: This stuff is hard!
I am so grateful you are listening and now I owe you something! Take a listen...
05:31
February 19, 2020
Episode 51: The Pursuit of Happiness - what they didn’t tell you!
Episode 51: The Pursuit of Happiness - what they didn’t tell you!
So many of us are seeking happiness, yet do we really know what happiness is and more importantly, what it isn’t?! Let’s explore together and sort the truth from the lie! Connect with me on IG @LivingLightOnline
12:23
February 18, 2020
Episode 50: Ecstasy & Suffering
Episode 50: Ecstasy & Suffering
Let’s continue our journey into understanding the dark side of the emotional spectrum...listen as I review the wisdom from an elder while seeking to explore the relationship between ecstasy and suffering...
16:42
February 15, 2020
Episode 49: What to do when encountering your dark side?
Episode 49: What to do when encountering your dark side?
I have been sharing a lot about positive thought, yet what happens when you find your thoughts have gone dark? Take a listen...
12:41
February 13, 2020
Episode 48: The Puzzling Nature of Soulmates
Episode 48: The Puzzling Nature of Soulmates
Today, I share an excerpt from a book by Florence Shinn about Marriage. Perhaps this wise elder’s words can help us wrap our minds around the true nature of soulmates once and for all..
13:30
February 13, 2020
Episode 47: The Wisest Ones are Not Who Think....
Episode 47: The Wisest Ones are Not Who Think....
Today, I want to reveal who I find to be the wisest teachers on the planet .... it’s not who you think 😉. Lets listen together and learn what they have to share!
09:24
February 11, 2020
Episode 46: Break-Ups
Episode 46: Break-Ups
This morning as me reflection on the common idea that relationships are hard... yet perhaps there is more to this ... take a listen!
06:55
February 10, 2020
Episode 45: What exactly is Emotional Independence?
Episode 45: What exactly is Emotional Independence?
There are all types of terms you discover when researching and exploring the realm of self-help. Yet, what do they truly mean? Today, listen as I take on the task of figuring out what in the world is emotional independence anyway.
06:15
January 15, 2020
Episode 44: Three Powerful Words that Will Change Your Life
Episode 44: Three Powerful Words that Will Change Your Life
Let’s explore yet another step along our pathway to true lasting Happiness... it’s easier than you think!
07:57
January 10, 2020
Episode 43 - Ready for change? Do this!
Episode 43 - Ready for change? Do this!
So you are ready to commit to you...Great! Yet, want to know the next step? Listen here!
09:14
January 05, 2020
Episode 42: The Happiness Formula - Part 2
Episode 42: The Happiness Formula - Part 2
Happiness may indeed be closer than you realize! Listen for the How!
18:07
December 28, 2019
Episode 41: The Happiness Formula - Part 1
Episode 41: The Happiness Formula - Part 1
Are you unhappy? Let’s explore what is really in the way and how to get beyond it!
09:39
December 14, 2019
Episode 40: How ya living?
Episode 40: How ya living?
One of my favorite teachers, Dr. Edith Fraiser, always taught us about the power of a question. One of most powerful questions we can ask ourselves daily is: Are we living to avoid death or to embrace life? Listen as I explore why...
07:31
December 11, 2019
Episode 39: How to sit the Inner Self-Critic Down...finally!
Episode 39: How to sit the Inner Self-Critic Down...finally!
Sometimes we have to admit that our ways are unloving. We aren’t being gentle with ourselves yet what do we do next? Take a listen while I explore one way forward.
05:11
December 09, 2019
Episode 38: Slaying Chronic Dissatisfaction, What Are You Settling For?
Episode 38: Slaying Chronic Dissatisfaction, What Are You Settling For?
Tired of feeling dissatisfaction? Give a listen for what baby steps you can take to begin to turn things around.
08:50
December 07, 2019
Episode 37: Perspectives
Episode 37: Perspectives
I’m sure you have heard “Perspective Matters”.... but let’s explore Why!
13:46
December 03, 2019
Episode 36: Griot Power
Episode 36: Griot Power
I am fascinated with Griots... here is why you should be too...
11:19
November 29, 2019
Episode 35: Ladies Talk#2 - Not receiving enough from your relationship?
Episode 35: Ladies Talk#2 - Not receiving enough from your relationship?
Asking why they can’t just do better? Perhaps this can give you a different approach to get on the path towards getting what you want... finally!
11:18
November 27, 2019
Episode 34: For the Parents Amidst Struggle
Episode 34: For the Parents Amidst Struggle
This is my response for parents who want to know how to cope with the hurt of being distant from their beloved child. Take a listen as I got you!
16:23
November 22, 2019
Episode 33: Ladies Talk...
Episode 33: Ladies Talk...
Today, I want to take a minute and address my sisters! Ladies, let’s get real and examine ourselves!
12:45
October 19, 2019
Episode 32: Tired of waiting for more? Try this!
Episode 32: Tired of waiting for more? Try this!
I’m switching it up today and asking you a question!
08:01
October 09, 2019
Episode 31: God Talk part 3 - Claiming Your Name
Episode 31: God Talk part 3 - Claiming Your Name
Take a listen as I continue my musing about how “God” works.
09:16
September 25, 2019
Episode 30: How Do We Get Real Results From God?
Episode 30: How Do We Get Real Results From God?
Spoiler Alert: If you are near children who are Santa Claus lovers, put your earbuds in NOW!!!
12:18
September 10, 2019
Episode 29: Confronting life’s annoying roadblocks
Episode 29: Confronting life’s annoying roadblocks
I don’t know anyone who is excited by a roadblock. Let’s explore if these annoying things can possibly teach us something about creating ease. Perhaps they can .... or perhaps not...
15:30
September 09, 2019
Episode 28: God Talk
Episode 28: God Talk
This episode is not for everyone. However, if you are one who has questions about “God” and what you believe, then take a listen.
13:34
August 22, 2019
Episode 27: Counselors, Mentors & Coaches...Oh My! - the essential ingredient to get what you need
Episode 27: Counselors, Mentors & Coaches...Oh My! - the essential ingredient to get what you need
Let’s reflect together about how to determine whether we are getting the right kind of help from our professional supports.
10:19
July 17, 2019
Episode 26: Why The Red Chair?
Episode 26: Why The Red Chair?
Wondering about why this podcast is titled Reflections from the Red Chair? Take a listen as I share the backstory here.
05:55
July 16, 2019
Episode 25: Who is Ms. Ayana again?
Episode 25: Who is Ms. Ayana again?
Want to know a little more about me? Take a listen as I quickly reintroduce myself and what this podcast is all about.
02:38
July 15, 2019
Episode 24: Stepping Outside of Yourself
Episode 24: Stepping Outside of Yourself
Let’s reflect upon using this new practice to cope with relationship distress and dissatisfaction. Themes: Self-Health & Sacred Partnership
04:21
July 10, 2019
Episode 23: Can PTSD heal itself?
Episode 23: Can PTSD heal itself?
Most have heard about PTSD, yet do we truly know what it is and most importantly how to heal it? Take a listen as I put on my clinical hat and share details.
15:05
July 09, 2019
Episode 22: What is Hidden in Vintage Children’s Cartoons?
Episode 22: What is Hidden in Vintage Children’s Cartoons?
Today, I share the gems of truth found within in one of most overlooked places...
13:46
July 08, 2019
Episode 21: The Gift of Momma Love
Episode 21: The Gift of Momma Love
My storyteller comes out and shares how my Momma’s Love taught me the formula of attracting abundance!
10:15
July 05, 2019
Episode 20: Reflections of an Ol’Skool Queer Ally
Episode 20: Reflections of an Ol’Skool Queer Ally
Take a listen to my reaction of while learning about the new school vocabulary of what started out as just LGBQ.
10:38
July 04, 2019
Episode 19: What is the Deal with Mental Health Diagnosing?
Episode 19: What is the Deal with Mental Health Diagnosing?
Ms. Ayana puts on her clinical hat and breaks down the real deal about how Mental Health diagnosing works. Listen to get clear about what it is and what it is not. No fluff, promise!
12:46
July 03, 2019
Episode 18: Are you fully present?, Part 2 - The Trap!
Episode 18: Are you fully present?, Part 2 - The Trap!
Let’s examine the practice of being present a bit deeper. In this episode, we reflect about the relationship between showing up and engaging in routine.
09:32
June 27, 2019
Episode 17: Are you truly present?
Episode 17: Are you truly present?
We keep hearing about the practice of being in the Now, yet what does it all mean? I share how a horse named Bunny schooled me about what it means to be Present and why it is so important!
10:11
June 26, 2019
Episode 16: Ode to The Kings
Episode 16: Ode to The Kings
This message is for the King Men of My Tribe! The Great Feminine Salutes You!
07:33
June 16, 2019
Episode 15: Healing through Heartache - part 2
Episode 15: Healing through Heartache - part 2
Let’s look at what we can do with all that leftover emotion from a breakup.
10:01
June 12, 2019
Episode 14: Healing through Heartache, pt. 1
Episode 14: Healing through Heartache, pt. 1
What can we do to heal after a breakup?
17:46
June 11, 2019
Episode 13: Observing Water - learning about the ebb and flow of emotions
Episode 13: Observing Water - learning about the ebb and flow of emotions
Listen as I share what Mama Ocean is teaching me about the true nature of how emotions work
07:37
June 10, 2019
Episode 12: The Unforgiving Past - Why our partners won’t change ...
Episode 12: The Unforgiving Past - Why our partners won’t change ...
Let’s look at what gets in the way of our mates granting our wish of being more forgiving of our mistakes.
08:22
June 09, 2019
Episode 11: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
Episode 11: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
Let’s examine our thoughts and beliefs about not feeling good. How do we truly react when we aren’t feeling positive?
06:33
June 03, 2019
Episode 10: The Secret to Effective Therapeutic Mental Health Counseling
Episode 10: The Secret to Effective Therapeutic Mental Health Counseling
Ever wondered what truly makes counseling work? I have been serving others for over 10 years as a Psychotherapist and in today’s episode, I drop the truth on ya!
05:43
May 25, 2019
Episode 9: Facing Problems
Episode 9: Facing Problems
You have heard the term, a beautiful struggle. Yet what if our thinking is all wrong and there is even more to this idea of how use view problems...let’s explore this thought together.
07:47
May 23, 2019
Episode 8: Part Two, Embracing the Beauty & The Beast
Episode 8: Part Two, Embracing the Beauty & The Beast
Now that we acknowledge that our love will endure phases, what do we do? Listen for my reflections.
10:22
May 16, 2019
Episode 7: Embracing both - The Beauty & The Beast
Episode 7: Embracing both - The Beauty & The Beast
Let’s talk grown folks business, the business of relationships that is!!! Listen to learn what I have discovered is one of our biggest challenges in maintaining long term love.
13:48
May 13, 2019
Episode 6: Expressing Your True Self
Episode 6: Expressing Your True Self
Sometimes a lyric says it all. Let’s explore the wisdom found within the chorus of one of my favorite jams ...take a listen to see which one!
07:13
May 12, 2019
Episode 5: Giving Space to Others...
Episode 5: Giving Space to Others...
I spoke before about the challenge of giving space to ourselves when feeling low. Now, Iet us explore the challenge of giving space to others we are invested in...
09:40
May 11, 2019
Episode 4: Releasing the Plan
Episode 4: Releasing the Plan
Today’s reflection is about what happens when the plans fail you!!! Listen to find out what I now do instead of following the plan!
09:31
May 10, 2019
Episode 3: Face to face with OverThinking....
Episode 3: Face to face with OverThinking....
Listen to learn what I did when I was face to face with overthinking...
11:35
April 25, 2019
Episode 2: Seeking Relief from Pain...
Episode 2: Seeking Relief from Pain...
Today, I reflect about how my attempt to battle pain was changed by one mentor’s wisdom...
06:04
April 22, 2019
Episode 1: My origin story & why I do what I do
Episode 1: My origin story & why I do what I do
I, Ms. Ayana, introduce the inspiration behind my creation of a podcast as well as why I choose such a challenging profession.
13:03
April 18, 2019