We aren’t just put here on this Earth to survive. I believe the goal is to THRIVE! But, thriving is not easy, it can be very messy! The journey of living mindfully as a black person in America is challenging but full of magic. Join Marilyn Julia, LMFT, a licensed mental health professional/ holistic energy healer/ and storyteller as she and her guests discuss holistic wellness, black culture and media sharing an offering of inspiring, humorous, and raw stories of the black messy mindful journey, for the CULTURE!
Marilyn Julia, MFT is joined by millennial artist, educator, and recent college graduate, Miss Maxx Imani! We are discussing a little bit of everything as Miss Maxx shares her messy mindful journey through life as a young black creative!
Connect with Miss Maxx Imani via
Itty Bitty Earthy Kitty (Maxx's cat) Instagram @ittybitty_earthakitty
Subscribe to her Youtube Channel Miss Maxx Imani
For the Culture Recommendations:
Summer Walker music!
Well informed young voters!
Thanks for listening!
In this weeks episode we are joined by Dr. Lisa Upshaw, a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and holistic health practitioner in Los Angeles who shares how and why she created The Wellness Blueprint to address imbalances first in herself and then, in the broader community!
You can find Dr. Lisa at www.drlisaupshaw.com
For the Culture Recommendations from Dr. Lisa:
On My Block- Netflix series
The Pyramid Code -documentary available to stream on Netflix
Nappily Ever After -Netflix film
Get Loved Up -Podcast from Koya Webb
Black Girl in Om -podcast from Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
Ancient Wisdom Today -podcast from Shaman Durek
This week I'm joined by Sharr Smith, MA. Known to many friends as the Soul Soother and Energy Whisperer, Sharr Smith is an Intuitive Coach, Spiritual Teacher, & Empathic Healer and she is sharing her raw and real testimony of moving through depression.
We discussed trauma and severe almost fatal depression and how she found her light at the end of tunnel and is now using that light to illuminate the path for others. To book a reading or services with Sharr Smith, you can find her at www.luminoussoullove.com and on Instagram and Facebook @LuminousSoulLove.
**This episode discusses suicide so please listen with care and if you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself, you are not alone. Please reach out for help. One resource you can call at anytime (you don't even have to be having suicidal thoughts just be in emotional distress) is the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
As always, this podcast is not a substitute for a therapeutic relationship. Here are two resources to find a licensed therapist.
In episode 4, Marilyn Julia shares some of her favorite resources and tools to support a spiritual awakening! Part 1 is all therapy tools and part 2 is full of metaphysical energy healing tools to support your growth! As always, this show is not meant to serve as a substitute for psychotherapy! To find a licensed therapist in your area, visit https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com or www.psychologytoday.com.
Below is more info on some of the resources I shared in the episode. Thanks for listening!
Part 1: Therapy tools
What is CBT? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/cognitive-behavioral-therapy
Cognitive distortions list https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201301/50-common-cognitive-distortions
Self compassion www.selfcompassion.org
"The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Way-Spiritual-Higher-Creativity/dp/1585421472
What is DBT? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/dialectical-behavior-therapy
Part 2: Energy healings tools
The Ultimate Guide to Chakras by Dr. Athena Perrakis (Founder of the Sage Goddess) https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Chakras-Beginners-Unblocking/dp/159233847X
"Work Your Light" oracle deck by Rebecca Campbell
Free birth chart resource https://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php
Marilyn Julia, MFT is joined by certified yoga and meditation facilitator Alli Simon discussing loss, liberation, purpose, and how connecting to the breath is a vehicle for profound healing! Connect with Alli Simon at www.allisimon.com
Alli's recommendations for the culture!
Read books by Octavia Butler. More info on www.octaviabutler.org
Visit the CAAM in LA and see The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914. Founded by Jefferson Lewis Edmonds & Curated by Tyree Boyd-Pates.
Thanks for listening! For more information on booking or working with me visit www.MarilynJulia.com
Marilyn Julia, MFT is joined by international speaker founder of the Club of Hearts, Joi K. Madison aka Tupac Chopra discussing the messy mindful journey of evolving past where you thought you were intended to be.
You can connect with Joi K. Madison on
Level up by joining the Club of Hearts at https://www.patreon.com/clubofhearts
Here's Joi K. Madison's list of recommendations for the culture!
Myleik Teele's Podcast (podcast)
Redefining Wealth (podcast)
Progress is a Process (podcast)
All Heart (podcast)
Thanks for listening!
Welcome to Black Messy Mindful where we talk wisdom and wellness for the culture! In the first episode licensed psychotherapist and holistic healer Marilyn Julia shares her inspiration for creating Black Messy Mindful, a preview of the upcoming season, and offers some healing tools to support your journey from just surviving to truly thriving!
The "Work Your Light Oracle" deck by Rebecca Campbell is available for purchase on amazon.