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Challenge Yo Self | Inspiring Women Daily

By Ashley Williams & Dr. Joy McNeil
Challenge Yo Self is inspiration for the shining, the stuck, the salty, the striving, the sabotaging, the sleepy, the superhero, the soulful, and the stoic woman and supporters of women.

Featuring Ashley and Joy + guests and a short, but supersized dose of motivation, The Daily Challenge.

In Season 2, the theme is Relationships, Passions, and Obsessions.

Join us for blogs and podcast: thatwednesdaylife.com
Email us: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com
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Follow us - Twitter: @ashleyandjoy
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270. Not made to DO IT ALL - Season 2 Finale
Welcome to the Challenge Yo Self Season 2 finale. Sorry not sorry… we are taking a long break. We have decided to go on hiatus to focus on various individual projects. Perhaps you are in a season of transition too. Don't fret, We have left you with a plethora of free podcasts, wisdom and information and we hope you take full advantage of these resources. We want to end this season by challenging the idea that we were meant to do it all. No one can or should try to do it all. So with that, define what your "All" looks like and do it! Thank you for all of your support and love, we look forward to hearing from you soon directly! Challenge Yo Self! Joy and Ashley Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. Make sure to: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage. Join us as friends.  2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com.  3. Join us in Twitter - @ashleyandjoy Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-770 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Your time is NOW, Challenge Yo Self! #itsyourtimetoshine #allin #authenticliving #mindsetmatters #mindsetcheck #abundantliving #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime
01:16:41
August 03, 2021
269. Face What Scares you First - The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “facing what scares you first” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Don't forget to take notes: Write out the scariest tasks of your day Do the hardest thing first Focus on the task at hand and don't allow distractions to pull you in And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage and Twitter: @Ashley and Joy 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. 3. Find us on Youtube: Challenge Yo Self an Empowered Podcast Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #doubleminded #movingforward #decisiveness #nomoreconfusion #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
10:09
July 17, 2021
268. What kind of SELFISH are you? The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “selfishness” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to hear more about selfishness and why "sometimes" it is good to put others first. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage and Twitter: @Ashley and Joy 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. 3. Find us on Youtube: Challenge Yo Self an Empowered Podcast Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #awareness #love #consciousness #change #mindfulness #toxicrelationships #buildingrelationships #relationshipsbelike #selfishnesssucks #selfishnesskills #unselfishness #selflessnessoverselfishness #healthyselfishness #selfloveisnotselfishness #understanding #humility #freedomfromunderstanding #clarityminded #wisdom #selfgrowth #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
11:24
July 17, 2021
267. Cussing Love!
NEW EPISODE! Do you remember those classic reality shows: Real Housewives of...., Love and Hip Hop, or maybe even Love Island for those of you who are new to reality relationship shows. Looking back, do you ever remember seeing healthy relationships? Or even calm conversations at that? Well there was no lack of yelling and fighting but to us this is not what relationships should be. Come along on this journey as Ashley and Joy discuss the realities of the ugly cussing love and the alternatives that will help you keep your peace. Jump in as we talk more in this season of Relationships, Passions and Obsessions. Challenge: Where do you need to make peace in your life? Do you need to let some relationships go? Or have hard conversations? Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO". There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage. Join us as friends. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-770 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Ask Dr. Joy Well is featured every week. Feeling stuck? Write a virtual anonymous letter and I will personally read your letter on the show and provide recommendations for you. Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #awareness #love #consciousness #change #mindfulness #toxicrelationships #buildingrelationships #relationshipsbelike #hardlove #pettysphagehetti #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime #emotions #hillsandvalleys #poweroffriendship #strugglebus #struggles #struggletostrength #winningseason #restfortheweary #restforthesoul
46:58
July 15, 2021
266. You want them, but do they want you? The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “You want them, but do they want you?” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. Sometimes the person we want doesn’t want us. Let’s talk about some ways to process this gray area today. Take notes. Share with a friend. We want to hear from you! Contact us via email at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy. And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast and visit our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
20:21
July 13, 2021
265. How to Address and Support those who Grieve and Mourn - The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “How to Address and Support those who grieve and mourn” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. We all will experience loss in our life time, but when it knocks on the door, whether unexpected or expected, it is gut-wrenching. I share on this episode ways to not sound like a jerk or an old broken record when supporting those experiencing a loss. Take notes. Share with a friend. We want to hear from you! Contact us via email at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy. And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast and visit our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
22:37
July 12, 2021
264. Go Deeper! The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Go Deeper” hosted by Ashley Marcel. If you are ready to go deeper in all areas of your life, listen to today's episode of the Daily Challenge. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #deeper #digdeeper #deepermeaning #godeeper #deeperlearning #lookdeeper #seedeeper #deeperanddeeper #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
08:47
July 10, 2021
263. 14 Things I’ve Learned Along The Way - A Special Challenge Yo Self Episode
Hi, I’m Dr. Joy. In the midst of one of the most painful and powerful times in my life, I gained some inspiration from my Dad, who passed away one week ago on my birthday. My father applied greatness to everything he did, and I understand now what he meant, even when I decided to take a different road. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these 14 nuggets of things I’ve learned along the way, and may you have a healing measure of peace as you listen. Contact us via email at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy. And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast and visit our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
27:20
July 04, 2021
262. Finding Joy in the Everyday Life. The Daily Challenge.
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Finding joy in your everyday life” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to find out what it looks like to find a bit of joy in the midst of your day. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #joy #enjoy #enjoylife #enjoyinglife #enjoythelittlethings #joyinthejourney #joysoflife #enjoyingthesunshine #happiness #myhappiness #happinessishere #happinessisachoice #choosehappiness #happinessoverload #spreadhappiness #happinessisfree #connectinghappiness #sharehappiness #happinessday #findyourhappiness #simplehappiness #happinessisthekey #happinesstherapy #happinesswithin #happinessjourney #ichoosehappiness
10:04
June 25, 2021
261. Are you showing love to your body? The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Are you showing love to your body?” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to find out what "loving your body" looks like and ways you can begin showing yourself love today! P.S. don't mind the sneeze that came out of nowhere haha!! Enjoy! And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #bodylove #lovingyourskin #bodyimage ##body #love #bodypositive #lovequotes #loveyourself #bodygoals #loveit #bodypositivity #lovebody #bodyacceptance #bodypositivemovement #bodyandsoul #bodymindsoul #lovemybody #bodymood #bodypositivefitness #bodyimagemovement
12:07
June 24, 2021
260. I like you BUT NOT IN THAT WAY
Have you ever been friend zoned?  Well we don’t do the friend zone around here! What does it mean to put someone in the friendzone anyway? Do they know they have been placed there? Are they okay with that new position in your life? Is a “friend zoned” person really a friend? What is the need to place someone there, do you need a friend? These are only a few of the questions addressed in this sizzling episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast as we push deeper into this season of relationships, passions and obsessions. Quite frankly, Joy and Ashley do not have time for friendzone relationships. Listen in to hear more about the friend zone and why you should think deeply before using this terminology. Maybe YOU need to look deep inside and ask yourself “why” you need or want to friend zone a person… The answer may surprise you if you’re honest.    You will not want to miss this conversation!!!   The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO".    There are three ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage and Twitter @AshleyandJoy. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. 3. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube channel: Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv058bRoxK45SgE9lS-77eQ  Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Twitter: @AshleyandJoy Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Spotify Playlist: Check us out at "The Daily Challenge Playlist" Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little, big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self!  #relationships #healthyliving #toxicpeople #gaslighting #healthyme #relationship_goals #relationshipmatters #friendzone #friendzoned #fuckafriendzone #friendzonesucks #healthybodyhealthymind #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime 
30:58
June 23, 2021
259. Where is the New Year, New You? The Daily Challenge
What is new about this you in 2021? Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “Attitude: Where is the New Year, New You? ” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. If you do nothing different then you will get nothing different. If you have worked a plan, with goals and strategies, how are you faring? It’s not a competition. We all have high expectations for 2021 but there are so many memes going around about the remix of 2020. 2021 will be as delightful and different as you choose it to be. Let’s work on growing and giving ourselves compassion as we exceed our expectations. Share with a friend. We want to hear from you! Email - hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Website- https://ThatWednesdaylife.com Instagram and Facebook - @Challenge.Courage Twitter - @ashleyandjoy YouTube -Challenge Yo Self - Inspiring Women https://youtube.com/channel/UCv058bRoxK45SgE9lS-77eQ Bullhorn podcast via phone - 857-385-7709 . . . . . #transformation #transformationtuesday #womensupportingwomen #changes #changeyourlife #changeisgood #changeyourmindset #changed #changeyourmind #changeyourthoughts #womengrams #totallifechanges #bethechangeyouwanttosee #creativewomen #prayerchangesthings #confidentwomen #changeyourstory #changeyourhabits #changeyourwaterchangeyourlife #changeishere #bethechangeyouwishtosee #changeagents #whatmatters #dogoodfeelgood #nevergivingup #within #behavior #noexcuses #goals
10:26
June 22, 2021
258. When Things Do Not Go Your Way, You Still Have A Say! The Daily Challenge
What do you do when things don’t go your way? Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “You Still Have A Say! The Daily Challenge” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. When you hit a brick wall do you stay there? When you hit an accident on the road, do you throw a tantrum? When your loved one dies, what do you do? When things don’t go our way, let me support you with some keys to process and be patient with yourself. Take notes. Share with a friend. We want to hear from you! Contact us via email at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy. And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast and visit our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #grief #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #courage #newpodcastepisode
10:26
June 22, 2021
257. I Love My Job! The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “I love my job” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen in to hear why the "I love my Job" name badge had such an impact on Ashley. We want to hear from you! Contact us via email at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy. And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast and visit our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
06:39
June 19, 2021
256. Don’t Give Up! The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Don't Give Up!” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Today's message is straight to the point... Don't give up, you are right there!! Listen to find encouragement to keep going when you feel like giving up. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational anthem just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #dontgiveup #keepgoing #almostthere #youareworththewait #strengthinthewait #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
10:14
June 17, 2021
255. STUCK in the belly of the Whale - The Daily Challenge
REMIX. Welcome to the Remixed Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. We did some audio tuning so this should sound much better to you, the listener. Today’s theme is “STUCK in the belly of the Whale” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. When distraction, disconnection, unexpexted and unfortunate circumstances arise, let’s talk about ways to process, progress, and even overcome. Take notes. Share with a friend. We want to hear from you! Contact us via email at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy. And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast and visit our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #changemindset #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
21:57
June 16, 2021
254. Challenge Yo Self! You are a person, not a problem! The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “Challenge Yo Self! You are a person, not a problem!” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. Simply this…. Stop putting yourself down. Stop kicking yourself. You want the secret to a great life? You’re covered today. Take notes. Share with a friend. Contact us via email… hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage Twitter @ashleyandjoy And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast. There are several ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at http://challengepod.wordpress.com and our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
20:36
June 14, 2021
253. Double Minded Much? The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “Double Minded” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to find out why being double minded can and will keep you in limbo and why you should move and make decisions even if you are afraid of what may come. Contact us via email… hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage Twitter @ashleyandjoy And don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast. There are several ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at http://challengepod.wordpress.com and our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
09:02
June 11, 2021
252. 360-Degree Understanding - The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Title is “360 Degree Understanding” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to be encouraged that clarity is possible even if you never understand why you went through what you went through. Listen through the end for a special motivational anthem to boost your day. Contact us via email… hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy; and don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Find us on our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast. There are several ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at http://challengepod.wordpress.com and our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
08:31
June 10, 2021
251. Embracing the Softer Side
What does the word vulnerability mean to you?  Everyone can struggle with allowing themself to open up and be vulnerable. More often we hear about Men struggling in this area; however, we tend to not recognize the inner "strong woman struggle" that many Ladies face!  Particularly as Women of color, there is the notion that you should always be strong. But, what if we told you that being vulnerable is strong? It takes strength to soften the heart and share the inner you in a safe place. In this episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast, Joy and Ashley share their softer side and discuss what true vulnerability looks like.  The hosts goes on to mention tennis extraordinaire Naomi Osaka who, in an unprecedented move, decided to take her self-care and mental health in her own hands when she walked out of the French Open after declining to take interviews before the match. We all need this level of confident vulnerability and self care. Get your softest blanket, a cup of tea and listen to the softer side of the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Challenge: We challenge you to do one thing/let go of one thing to improve the quality of your life this week starting now! Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO". There are three ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage and Twitter @AshleyandJoy. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. 3. Subscribe to our NEW Youtube channel: Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv058bRoxK45SgE9lS-77eQ Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Twitter: @AshleyandJoy Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Spotify Playlist: Check us out at "The Daily Challenge Playlist"  Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little, big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime
30:41
June 09, 2021
250. The Last Single Girl on Earth - The Daily Challenge
CONGRATS TO US ON 150 episodes of the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Welcome to The Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “The Last Single Girl on Earth” hosted by Dr. Joy. This is a Daily Challenge especially for the Single Women who feel as though they are the only one left on the planet. Listen to find out how our thoughts about our life limit us or catapult us forward. And, how we can reframe our thinking. Let’s do this. Listen through the end for a special motivational anthem to boost your day. Contact us via email… hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; Twitter @ashleyandjoy; and don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Find us on our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast. There are several ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at http://challengepod.wordpress.com and our redesigned website https://thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #singlewomen #challengeyourself #relationships #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingwomen #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #madeforwomen #madebywomen #thoughtreframe #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
19:20
June 08, 2021
249. Faith OR Logic - The Daily Challenge
Welcome to The Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Faith or Logic” hosted by Dr. Joy. Listen to find out how faith and logic repel each other, attract each other and also the difference between the two. They don’t have to be enemies. They work together. Faith is not necessarily connected directly to Christianity only. Faith is universal. It’s believing in what is not yet seen. Logic is important too. Logic is thinking through and assessing the steps to making things happen or to explain life events without tons of emotional affect. Logic says 2+2 = 4. Logic considers all of the variables and makes the best decision based on the facts and prior knowledge. Let’s talk about it. Listen through the end for a special motivational anthem to boost your day. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Challenge.Courage; and don’t forget… to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Find us on our NEW Youtube Channel using the full name of our podcast. There are several ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and our redesigned website thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #faithwithoutworks #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #practicality #wisdom #overanalysis #believebolder #accountability #successtips #loa #impossible #unstoppable #newpodcastepisode
21:11
June 07, 2021
248. Let’s Begin Again - The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Title is “Let's Begin Again” hosted by Ashley Marcel. I came across this poem which inspired me to record this nugget just for you: "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Listen in to be filled with encouragement as you begin to begin and bloom again! And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #beginagain #motivationforyoursoul #innerhealing #bloomfromwithin #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
06:29
June 04, 2021
247. You are not behind. You are right on time. The Daily Challenge.
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “You are not behind, You are right on time” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to this motivation nugget and Repeat after Me.... I am right on time! And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #rightontime #innergrowth #joyfromwithin #bekindtoyourself #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
11:28
June 03, 2021
246. When the Spaghetti is Petty
We've got a Youtube channel!!!!! Check us out at our full name - Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast.   In the time of "youngin" brides and 50-year age gaps, it was time for the Challenge Yo Self hosts to bring you a down and dirty episode full of wisdom nuggets and a lot of good pettiness.  In today's episode, Joy and Ashley ask the question, why are so many people (particularly men) marrying and getting into relationships with partners who are significantly younger than them? Is it loneliness, or perhaps the want for companionship before they turn into dust? Whatever the case, you will not want to miss this petty spaghetti episode in our Relationships, Passions, Obsessions season of the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Challenge: We challenge you to write down each point and journal your thoughts. How do these points apply to your life currently? Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO". There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage. Join us as friends. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-770 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Ask Dr. Joy Well is featured every week. Feeling stuck? Write a virtual anonymous letter and I will personally read your letter on the show and provide recommendations for you. Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #youngbrides #agegap #realpetty #pettysphagehetti #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime #emotions #hillsandvalleys #poweroffriendship #strugglebus #struggles #struggletostrength #winningseason #restfortheweary #restforthesoul
48:57
June 03, 2021
245. 7 Gems to POWER UP your week - The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “7 Gems To POWER UP your week.” hosted by Dr. Joy. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
12:48
June 01, 2021
244. Friendship, Love, Grief, and Acceptance - A Special Daily Challenge
SURPRISE! We have entered YouTube land. Come hangout with us and subscribe to our channel by searching by the full name of our podcast. Welcome to a special edition of the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Friendship, Love, Grief, and Acceptance” hosted by Dr. Joy. Sometimes we love hard. We envision well and then we lose. While love is never a loss, some relationships are going to end even when we don’t want them to, even when we avoid the hard topics, even when the writing is clear - it’s over. As Memorial Day weekend moved along, Dr. Joy chose to lose someone who did not recognize her worth and value. A friend who chose to stay on the fringes of her life was too much to bear another minute. She had to walk away. As Dr. Joy made the decision, she came across an email from one of her favorite writers - Brianna Wiest. That email was no coincidence and she chose to make it the centerpiece of today’s episode. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are three ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. AND OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #grief #breakups #acceptance
13:46
May 31, 2021
243. I am not your 'In the meantime' girl! The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great!  Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s title is “I am not your 'In the meantime' girl” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to hear the story behind Ashley's "in the meantime girl" statement along with tips on how to be honest with yourself/your potential partner as well as signs to be aware of. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us at hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #worth #nomorescrubs #realrelationshipgoals #nomoredrama #worthy
15:30
May 28, 2021
242. 5 Things I've Learned Working with Students - The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great!  Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “5 Things I've Learned Working with Students” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to hear the top 5 life lessons Ashley has learned after working with College Interns for several years. You may want to write these down! And don’t forget the end for a special motivational anthem just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #youngwisdom #dreamon #getoutofthebox #creativewomen #keepdreaming
12:21
May 27, 2021
241. From Disappointment to Appointment Part I
Have you ever had such a rough week that your only emotion is "Attitude"?  No worries, we have all experienced those times where it seems like one thing happens after another; and there is nothing you can do about it. The challenge then is, how to move forward when you are stuck in a funk... On this episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast, Joy hands the mic to Ashley as she discusses her less than favorable week that led to pure frustration and quite frankly... ATTITUDE. On the other hand, there is a beautiful story in the midst of the trouble.... sistership and the power of having a team of strong women to hold you up when you are too weak to do so yourself.  This is a powerhouse episode that you will not want to miss. Make sure to have a pen and paper ready to take notes!!! You may even want to pause and rewind!! Challenge: We challenge you to write down each point from the podcast and journal your thoughts. How do these points apply to your life currently? Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO". There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage. Join us as friends. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-770 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Ask Dr. Joy Well is featured every week. Feeling stuck? Write a virtual anonymous letter and I will personally read your letter on the show and provide recommendations for you. Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime #emotions #hillsandvalleys #poweroffriendship #strugglebus #struggles #struggletostrength #winningseason #restfortheweary #restforthesou
52:15
May 27, 2021
240. Don’t Give Up... Too Quickly! The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Don’t Give Up... Too Quickly” hosted by Dr. Joy. Listen to determine some practicals for how to work through the challenging moments of your purpose work, and how to determine when giving up is actually good for you. Get motivated today to go after your dreams. You got this! Keep strengthening that resilience muscle. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational anthem just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #queensgambit #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #dontgiveup #purposework #giveuptoxicity
15:23
May 25, 2021
239. What Happened to Compassion? The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Question is “What Happened to Compassion?" hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen in to hear more about our compassion problem and ways to cultivate a more compassionate You! Show References: 1. Berkeley's Definition of Compassion: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ 2. Referenced article regarding the greatest divides in our Nation right now" https://www.ap.org/explore/divided-america/ 3. "10 Easy Ways To Cultivate Compassion" By Lissa Rankin, M.D https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23406/10-easy-ways-to-cultivate-compassion.html And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #compassion #compassionateliving #compassionforall #compassionisnotacrime #compassionheals #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
13:53
May 24, 2021
238. Do Something Different - The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Do Something Different" hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen in to hear why wanting something different requires you to do something different. **Journal Questions for Reflection: What change have you been hoping for? Have you changed anything about your situation or done anything different? What was the outcome? And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #doitdifferent #doitscared #differentperspective #daretobedifferent #differentview #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #motivation #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
06:24
May 20, 2021
237. Why Your Sign is NOT ENOUGH - Dating Deeper in 2021
Astrology is such a hot subject these days. Have you ever met an amazing Guy "or Other", you are attracted to them and you have great chemistry, so naturally your next move is to ask.... "what's your sign"? Have you ever done this? If so, "why"? We spend too much time focused on unimportant topics such as a person's astrological sign and not enough time on the person's character and personality. Don't miss this power packed episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast as Dr. Joy and Ashley give you alternatives to the "what is your sign" question. And With that, Challenge Yo Self!! Challenge: Re-listen to this episode and write down 3 Farmer questions and 7 well questions for your next date, meetup, connection, etc.... **make sure to listen to the entire podcast episode to get the meaning of these phrases** Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO". There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage. Join us as friends. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-770 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Ask Dr. Joy Well is featured every week. Feeling stuck? Write a virtual anonymous letter and Dr. Joy will personally read your letter (anonymously if you like) on the show and provide recommendations for you. Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime #wellthinking #thinkdeeper #realconnection #matureconversatoins
44:33
May 19, 2021
236. How Writing Benefits You - The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “How Writing Benefits You” (or something akin to that) hosted by Dr. Joy Well who is spending time with nature in the first half of the episode. How does writing benefit you today? In the Daily Challenge, Dr. Joy talks benefits of writing practically. Get empowered with your mind, pen and pad. That’s old school cool. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #dailychallenge #disappointment #mountaintop #quicklisten #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #creativity
14:28
May 19, 2021
235. You’ve Disappointed Someone. Now What? The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s theme is “What to do when you’ve let someone down” hosted by Dr. Joy Well. Let’s dive in and examine ways to move forward when someone feels you’ve given less than your best. That doesn’t mean they are right and you are wrong; but there is an opportunity for development. Let’s dive in. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #dailychallenge #disappointment #mountaintop #quicklisten #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
15:28
May 18, 2021
234. Do You Know When to Water Yourself? The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Question is “Do You Know When to Water Yourself” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen in to hear more about what it looks like and what you can do to "Water Yourself". And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #dailychallenge #hydrate #mountaintop #quicklisten #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
10:10
May 14, 2021
233. The Power of Being Honest - The Daily Challenge
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Power of Being Honest” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen to find out 3 reasons you must begin being honest with yourself and those around you. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
10:10
May 13, 2021
232. Top 5 Reasons to Rekindle that Old Flame
Episode Title: "Top 5 Reasons to Rekindle that Old Flame" Sometimes old flames are like that BBW candle you forgot about in the back of your closet.. You may need to dust it off and reignite that flame or it falls and bursts into a million pieces; either way it's the experience that counts. If you are an OG Challenge Yo Self listener you will know that we are currently in Season 2: Relationships, Passions and Obsessions. Joy and Ashley could not continue through the season without giving you another hot list, this time on rekindling flames. Maybe you two just needed to mature, or possibly get some healing. Maybe you just want a hookup; whatever your motive you will not want to miss this discussion of the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Check out this episode to find out 5 reasons it is okay to rekindle that old flame. Challenge: Go back and write down each point; journal how you would feel if a past flame reentered your life. Maybe you are sure the old flames are all burnt out. Great! Journal 5 things you want to work on personally because healthy relationships start on the inside. Leave us a voice message or email to let us know what you noticed about yourself. The theme this season..... is RPO pronounced "REE-PO" (Relationships, Passions, Obsessions). This season the Challenge Yourself will encourage, empower, and motivate you through the often mysterious, mesmerizing, and sometimes misleading world of relationships - relationships with yourself, relationships with others and intimate relationships. Whether talking about our own personal relationships and lessons or gaining perspective from the line up of highly-esteemed special guests, you will have the opportunity to become empowered with INTENTION in a world of "Whatever" and "YOLO". There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage. Join us as friends. 2. Visit our websites: thatwednesdaylife.com and challengepod.wordpress.com. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-770 Email us directly: hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Ask Dr. Joy Well is featured every week. Feeling stuck? Write a virtual anonymous letter and I will personally read your letter on the show and provide recommendations for you. Check us out Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for our little big bite-sized motivation and fun, the Daily Challenge. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #passions #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #podcastsforwomen #globalreach #educational #blackgirlmagic #originalmusic #perfectionismbusters #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen #authentic #reclaimmytime #oldflame #rekindledflame
36:22
May 12, 2021
231. How to Deal With Rejection - The Daily Challenge
Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is entitled “How to Deal with Rejection” hosted by Dr. Joy. Yes I got swept away in the Bennifer phenomenon. In other news, let’s talk about dealing with and overcoming rejection. Rejection is not a bad thing but it feels terrible; and, it’s also a rite of passage. Let’s talk about it how to deal with rejection. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #mindfulness #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #mindsetshift #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #rejection #podcastingpleasure #firstdate #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #egodriven
15:38
May 11, 2021
230. Preparing for YOUR Race - The Daily Challenge
How do you prepare for your race? Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is entitled “Preparing for YOUR Race” hosted by Dr. Joy. Your race is like no one else’s race but there are some key tools you will need for your journey. Let’s talk about it. This episode is sure to inspire you to develop your passions methodically. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #mindfulness #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #mindsetshift #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #firstdate #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling #marathon
16:20
May 10, 2021
229. It’s OK to be OK ;) - Ask Dr. Joy Well
Listen folks, it’s is ok to be ok. Stop waiting for the other shoe to drop and knock you in the head. Find contentment. Stir up peace. Welcome to Ask Dr. Joy Well. Original creative lyrics by Dr. Joy Well. “I sabotage. So what. I was stuck. So what. As long as I acknowledge it, I’m not gonna lead with it. Self-sabotage to Supernova. I need more than a Range Rover. Self-sabotage to Supernova. I’m not giving up cause it’s not over!” One of the greatest relationships you will ever have is with yourself. Don’t miss out on your best life in the reckless pursuit of perfection or people pleasing.” Dr. Joy Well.  On this episode of Ask Dr. Joy Well exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast, the statement is simple - it’s ok to be ok! There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond:  1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage  2. Become a member on our website - thatWednesdaylife.com. We'd love to have you in our community for exclusive access.  Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage  Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709  Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com  Website: thejoyexpert.design Ask Dr. Joy Well is answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues. Submit your messy, stuck, sabotaging letters here (anonymous names are fine).  And grab some insight. #relationshipmatter #sabotage #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #psychology #intimacy #podcastingpleasure #selfcarematters #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #womenpodcasters #podincolor #womenareamazing #lifehacks #womensupportingwomen 
15:25
May 08, 2021
228. Tend to Your Mind
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “Tend to Your Mind” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Are you living a FULL life? Tune in to hear more about living your life to the fullest as we acknowledge May as Mental Health Awareness Month. T-Shirt Company Mentioned in Podcast: Self Care is for Everyone https://selfcareisforeveryone.com/ And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
10:35
May 07, 2021
227. The Cost of Purpose
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Question is What question, idea, issue keeps you up at night? "The Cost of Purpose” hosted by Ashley Marcel. Listen in for motivation on moving past fear into your purpose. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
11:45
May 06, 2021
226. Facebook Groups for Dummies :)
Question: Exactly how many Facebook groups are you a member of currently? How many groups do you actively engage with? We took a leap into the unknown and ended up on the zany ride of the season. You will be thoroughly entertained and enlightened during this episode, "Facebook Groups for Dummies" in our season on Relationships, Passions and Obsessions. Facebook groups have become very popular especially as we have faced lockdowns and less social interaction. On this episode, Joy and Ashley discuss their interaction on a relationships-based Facebook group with more than 60,000 members. With that many people in one place, things are bound to get juicy (or just plain weird).  You must listen to the entire episode to hear the top 4 posts the Challenge Yo Self team chose from members of this Facebook group. Not to mention the Existential Question asked by none other than Dr. Joy herself. Join us as we talk (laugh) our way through our take on these Facebook posts inside this rather large, really hilarious Facebook group. By the way: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we have a couple of great and accessible resources just for you. Make sure you share with friends, family or anyone in need. Mental Health Awareness Month Resources: For therapeutic resources: Coa @joincoa on Instagram. It's your affordable gym for mental health, offering therapist-led emotional fitness classes. Open Path Collective - openpathcollective.org for access to affordable therapy based on your income. Challenge Yo Self!! Check us out Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the DAILY CHALLENGE, on the podcast!  Check out our brand new website - challengepod.wordpress.com for the all of our remarks and deets and tune in for this historic podcast conversation! Don't forget to connect with us!  1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage; twitter @challengecoura1 2. Join our Blog Experience - thatwednesdaylife.com and subscribe to grab email updates on our brand-new website: challengepod.wordpress.com Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to our podcast on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us at challengeyoself@gmail.com. Feeling stuck? Send in "Help Me Figure This Out" Letters to - Ask Dr. Joy (Website: thejoyexpert.design) Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #wholeness #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #blackwomen #datingrevenge #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #manipulation #marriage
01:01:15
May 05, 2021
225. Do you remember your FIRST First date? Redefining the Principle of First in Daily Living
Do you remember your first-ever first date? Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is simply entitled “FIRST” hosted by Dr. Joy. Listen for a trip down memory lane to first dates, first kisses, first cars, and then the principle of firsts in the function and gratitude of everyday life. This episode is sure to inspire you to expand your idea of first to operate fully in the present. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Email us your first FIRST date memories. We love it when you share! Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #mindfulness #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #mindsetshift #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #firstdate #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
15:16
May 04, 2021
224. A Power Move That Will Save Your Entire Day
Got 10 minutes? Great! Welcome to the Daily Challenge, a bite-size, motivational snack for your week, exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast. Today’s Message is “A Power Move That Will Save Your Entire Day” hosted by Dr. Joy. Listen to find out what powerful tool you can use to save your day from a case of the “I haven’t done enough” syndrome. And don’t forget the end for a special motivational singalong just for you. Catch Up with us on hello@thatwednesdaylife.com and make sure to check the show notes of every episode for ways to stay connected to our podcast. Follow us on all the socials @Challenge.Courage and don’t forget to “Challenge Yo Self. Don’t Be a Challenge”. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations and motivation. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Challenge Yo Self! #powermoves #lifehacks #authenticself #challengeyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #lifeadvice #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #mountaintop #motivation #dontsettle #dailymotivation #journaling
11:31
May 03, 2021
223. Is Your Diamond Real or Not? How Fake Diamonds End Up on your Hand (and in your life).
Have you ever seen Moissanite up close? These are beautifully lab-manufactured gemstones created to glisten and shine brilliantly like a real diamond. These stones are less-expensive than diamonds; and, for the most part, they succeed in nearly deceiving the eye into thinking it is a natural made stone.  Welcome to the Challenge Yo Self podcast episode on jewelry - well not really.  This episode is not about jewelry, but rather the idea that, like Moissanite, some of our relationships are not the real deal. They are replicas masquerading as the real thing, hoping you will never uncover the truth and live the rest of life traumatically deceived, confused and broken.  Sometimes these fake stones make their way into our lives because they check off ALMOST all of the items on our desires list. Maybe your former partner said all of the right things in the beginning and swept you away with their charm and lovebombing.  Maybe all of the pieces looked to be lining up just right! However, there is ALWAYS a caveat... There is always something that just won't gel. You begin to notice behaviors, actions or mannerisms that are just a little off but you shrug them away because, well.. they check all of the other boxes on the list. During this episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast, Dr. Joy and Ashley talk about how people end up with fake diamonds on their hand (and in their lives) and how to recognize the signs of real versus phony. Tune in to this episode of the podcast as Challenge Yo Self continues Relationships, Passions and Obsessions - Season 2. Challenge Yo Self Don't forget to connect with us! There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Check out Dr. Joy Well's Website: thejoyexpert.design Challenge Yo Self! #lovebomb #relationships #travel #loveyourself #diamondsareforever #adviceforwomen #africandiaspora #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #fakediamonds #fakelove #dontsettle #lovebombing #trustyourgut
01:23:13
April 28, 2021
222. Hate it or Love it: 5 Ways to Gain Traction Interpersonally.
Beastmode may do more harm than good in your relationships.  You may have a great relationship with your workout and meal prep, but you may have some more work to do regarding interpersonal communication and connection. Wellness is not just physical. Wellness extends past physical.  It is financial. It is emotional. It is spiritual. It is intrapersonal. It is psychological. It is self care. It is interpersonal... and more. On this episode of Ask Dr. Joy Well exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast, Dr. Joy discusses how to win interpersonally.  Introducing the scale of wellness from 1 to 10 with 1 being "I'm not pursuing wellness" and 10 being "Wellness in various phases is a priority actively." What's your number and why? Interpersonal wellness is producing solid, respectful communication with people, near and far. How do you relate to others and how do others relate to you?  Challenge: Ask 3 people you trust to give you a honest answer on how they perceive you and your behaviors. This podcast introduces 5 steps to increased interpersonal communication: 1. Gain more self-awareness - Are you aware of how you feel, think and believe... and how you relate to others? 2. Curiosity is a game changer. Take the time to open up and get out of your own head. 3. Conversation is an art.  Know your audience. Assess verbals and nonverbals. Adjust accordingly. 4. Create well-formed questions.  Know the difference between open-ended and closed-ended questions. 5. Deal with your darkness or it will deal with you.  Make peace with your past. Confront your triggers. Now, let's look at your interpersonal wellness scale of 1 to 10.  With 1 being "hot mess lane with room to grow" all the way up to 10 (able to navigate interpersonal communication solidly). What's your number? Why? Send us a message and let us know your score! There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond:   1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage   2. Roll with us at challengepod.wordpress.com and thatwednesdaylife.com for exclusive conversations. Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709   Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com or hello@thatwednesdaylife.com Check out Dr. Joy Well's Website: thejoyexpert.design  Challenge Yo Self! #interpersonalcommunucation #wellness #careergoals #confidenceboosting #fear #lifehacks #improvement #individualgoals #personalreflection #presentationskills #openingup #podcastforwomen #intentional #selfactualization #scaling #relationshipsbelike
31:38
April 21, 2021
221. Swallowing the Jagged Little Pill - Are Men at a Disadvantage in Dating and Relationships?
Do remember that burning question, “Will you choose the Red pill or the Blue pill”?  Those famous words spoken by none other than Morpheous on the Matrix.  Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.  Either way you may have heard of a more recent example: “The Movement for Men’s Rights”. This underground society or philosophy, with deep, secret roots on the internet, is not what you may think. The "red pill" is a term used by a group of men (and some women supporters) who assert that mainstream views and treatment of women as pedestalized and victims of a unequal society is fake news. While some of their opinions may have some validity, the heart of their message contains a root of bitterness and hatred towards women and may we even go so far as to say, themselves.  Our purpose for creating this episode is to challenge the way the movement has presented its theories, ideals, rules, and guidelines - that all women have gotten a free ride in a fancy car, and that men should take back their power emotionally, sexually, and relationally. Tune in to this episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast to hear the recommendations single women should heed in this season of Relationships, Passions and Obsessions. Check out our brand new website - challengepod.wordpress.com for the all of our remarks and deets and tune in for this historic podcast conversation! Don't forget to connect with us!   1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage; twitter @challengecoura1  2. Join our Blog Experience - thatwednesdaylife.com and subscribe to grab email updates on our brand-new website: challengepod.wordpress.com Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage  Listen to our podcast on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709  Email us at challengeyoself@gmail.com.  Send in "Help Me Figure This Out" Letters to - Ask Dr. Joy (a newly featured Wednesday episode answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy, mental wellness expert. - Website: thejoyexpert.design Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #wholeness #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #blackwomen #datingrevenge #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #manipulation #marriage #selfawareness #threestrikes
01:17:38
April 20, 2021
220. One of the greatest relationships you will have is with yourself.
“One of the greatest relationships you will ever have is with yourself. Don’t miss out on your best life in the reckless pursuit of perfection or people pleasing.” Dr. Joy Well.  I love giving advice, but I didn't get any letters this week; therefore, it was time for a pep talk and i'm glad you're here with me.  On this episode of Ask Dr. Joy Well exclusively on the Challenge Yo Self podcast.  There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond:  1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage  2. Text WINNING to grab a chair in our text community!  Find out the number by listening in to our podcast.  We'd love to have you in our community for exclusive access.  Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage  Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709  Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com  Website: thejoyexpert.design Ask Dr. Joy Well (a newly featured Wednesday show answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy). Submit your messy, stuck, sabotaging letters here (anonymous names are fine).  #relationshipmatter #travellust #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #psychology #intimacy #podcastingpleasure #selfcarematters #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #womenpodcasters #podincolor #womenareamazing #lifehacks #supportblackbusiness 
29:47
April 15, 2021
219. Dear Black Women - An Overdue and Provocative Conversation Among Friends
Don't save him, cause he don't wanna be saved. Early Friday morning, an article from Rebecca Stevens A. on Medium, a site for amazing writers, hit my phone.   It is entitled, "Is it True What They Say about Sex With Black Girls?" Read it here: https://medium.com/illumination-curated/is-it-true-what-they-say-about-sex-with-black-girls-223333aeb10d I immediately thought, "What do 'they' say?", as I read the article. I know what I've experienced; however, I wanted to hear what someone else who lived mostly outside of the United States experienced. Would we be similar? Would we be different?  We had a similar experience as black girls growing up. The article resonated with me and it resonated with Ashley, my co-host. We are, indeed, two spectacular, single black women navigating a cruel world courageously.   I immediately alerted Ashley and this podcast episode was born.   Wait, let me back up... it's not really an episode as much as it is an experience to be had and savored, if you can stand the heat.   We provide a 30 minute warmup prior to diving into the deep, and I'm warning you that we go deep.  There are many words that people who are NOT black women use to describe us.  I say it's time to take back the narrative and the power from those who do not walk in our shoes.   As we continue Season 2: Relationships, Passions, Obsessions - this episode promises to be one of the most provocative yet.   We challenge YOU to tune in, take notes and give us feedback. Don't forget to Challenge Yo Self! There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Text WINNING to grab a chair in our text community! Find out the number by listening in to our podcast. We'd love to have you in our community for exclusive access. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com Ask Dr. Joy Well (a newly featured Wednesday show answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy). Submit your messy, stuck, sabotaging letters here (anonymous names are fine). Get REAL recommendations. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #travel #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #africandiaspora #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #maslow #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #blackpodcasts #womenpodcasters #thefuckery #podincolor #women #supportblackbusiness 
01:25:56
April 12, 2021
218. Ghosting is Trash. But we Prefer Comfort over Courage - Ask Dr. Joy Well
This episode started from one viral tweet which proudly says: “Sorry I ghosted you I started catching feelings”.  Have you ever done the opposite of what you felt?  Have you ever run away from what you wanted because you were afraid that it just might be right? That the person may be right for you?  Or even better... that you may actually NOT get hurt this time, at least not intentionally...?  Welcome to the Challenge Yo Self podcast - advice column - Ask Dr. Joy Well. Ask Dr. Joy Well is the virtual advice column for women who desire creative strategies to get unstuck and find their own version of JOY.  This episode focuses on how we sabotage ourselves in relationships, or potential relationships and how to think BIGGER about your life, your relationships, your communication and your passion. And, Dr. Joy provides solutions for how to rebound from that.   Don’t forget to Challenge Yo Self!  Created by Dr. Joy Well, mental wellness expert, therapist, professor, author and speaker... and PhD: Ask Dr Joy Well - is a safe space for professional women to share their stuck points, struggles, challenges and even their joys every week and receive recommendations for releasing the dead weight and unleashing the joy inside.  Ask Dr. Joy Well is the first virtual advice column for women that focuses exclusively on improving life, decreasing self sabotage, and unsticking the stuck points.  For the sabotager who desperately wants to make different choices.  For the perfectionist who obsesses night and day but dreams of dancing wild and free.  For the stuck points, the salty times, the tough breaks, and the hard knocks... "Ask Dr. Joy Well" is a road to shining brighter, and higher, and lighter day-by-day.  How to write a virtual letter to Ask Dr. Joy Well: Click to write and submit.  Website - thejoyexpert.design  Where to find Dr. Joy Well (Mental Wellness Catalyst):  Instagram: @purposeoverpickles  Email: askdrjoy@pm.me  Text Dr. Joy Well: (919) 446 8621  Website: thejoyexpert.design  Exclusively on Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast. #advice #podcasterislife #ghosting #attachment #perfectlyimperfect #getyourjoyback #podcast #perfectionist #sabotager #passion #toxicrelationships #joystrategist #selfimprovement #mentalhealth
32:16
April 08, 2021
217. Partner, let us UPGRADE Your Conversation - A Challenge Yo Self Rewind
Sometimes a great rewind helps us to put things in perspective. In this case, the conversation on upgrading our conversation is on deck. What kind of conversationalist are you? Let’s find out! Check out our tips for upgrading your convo! Don't forget to connect with us! 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage; twitter @challengecoura1 2. Join our Blog Experience - thatwednesdaylife.com and subscribe to grab email updates on our brand-new website: challengepod.wordpress.com Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to our podcast on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us at challengeyoself@gmail.com. Send in "Help Me Figure This Out" Letters to - Ask Dr. Joy (a newly featured Wednesday episode answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy, mental wellness expert. - Website: thejoyexpert.design Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #wholeness #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #blackwomen #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #upgrading #marriage #selfawareness #joyandpain
27:39
April 02, 2021
216. All I Do is Win, Win, Win (The Deception of Work in Progress) - Ask Dr. Joy Well
Have you ever heard the phrase "I'm a Work-in-progress" or "I'm working on it"?  How it's going for them? Chances are you have heard the phrase "I'm working on myself" repeatedly in many different ways... but is it courageous or a copout?  While the song is super empowering and hype, how's your life work coming along? Bold Statement: Winning is not merely the degree on the walls or the money in the bank.  Winning is not an event.  It is a choice and a lifestyle.  What is your choice; and is winning part of your lifestyle? Ask Dr. Joy Well is the virtual advice column for women who desire creative strategies to get unstuck and find their own version of JOY. This episode focuses on the deception of the work-in-progess mantra and the reframe desperately need for us to be more effective in our professional and personal lives.  Created by Dr. Joy Well, mental wellness expert, therapist, professor, author and speaker... and PhD: Ask Dr Joy Well - is a safe space for professional women to share their stuck points, struggles, challenges and even their joys every week and receive recommendations for releasing the dead weight and unleashing the joy inside. Ask Dr. Joy Well is the first virtual advice column for women that focuses exclusively on improving life, decreasing self sabotage, and unsticking the stuck points. For the sabotager who desperately wants to make different choices. For the perfectionist who obsesses night and day but dreams of dancing wild and free. For the stuck points, the salty times, the tough breaks, and the hard knocks... "Ask Dr. Joy Well" is a road to shining brighter, and higher, and lighter day-by-day. How to write a virtual letter to Ask Dr. Joy Well: Click to write and submit. Or go to website - thejoyexpert.design Where to find Dr. Joy Well (Mental Wellness Catalyst): Instagram: @purposeoverpickles Email: askdrjoy@pm.me Text Dr. Joy Well: (919) 446 8621 Website: thejoyexpert.design Exclusively on Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast. #advice #podcasterislife #womangeek #workinprogress #perfectlyimperfect #getyourjoyback #podcast #perfectionist #sabotager #drama #toxicrelationships #joystrategist #selfimprovement #mentalhealth Sponsorships: off for this episode
30:17
April 01, 2021
215. Spread Your Wings and Prepare to Fly - Warrior Wednesday - Ask Dr. Joy Well
This is the virtual advice column is for women who desire creative strategies to get unstuck and find their own version of JOY. Ya ready? Challenge Yo Self: Write a letter to yourself as if you were writing to your best friend coaching yourself through a stuck situation you're currently experiencing now.  This episode focuses on a woman who feels stuck geographically and wants to spread her wings.  What she does not recognize is that she is a butterfly already who has choices.  Let's dive in to the letter from Misty Blue. Thanks Misty. Created by Dr. Joy Well, mental wellness expert, therapist, professor, author and speaker... and PhD: Ask Dr Joy Well - is a safe space for professional women to share their stuck points, struggles, challenges and even their joys every Warrior Wednesday and receive recommendations for releasing the dead weight and unleashing the joy inside. Warrior Wednesdays' Ask Dr. Joy Well is the first virtual advice column for women that focuses exclusively on improving life, decreasing self sabotage point, and unsticking the stuck points. For the sabotager who desperately wants to make different choices. For the perfectionist who obsesses night and day but dreams of dancing wild and free. For the stuck points, the salty times, the tough breaks, and the hard knocks... "Ask Dr. Joy Well" is a road to shining brighter, and higher, and lighter day-by-day. How to write a virtual letter to Ask Dr. Joy Well: Click to write and submit. Or go to the website below. Where to find Dr. Joy Well (Mental Wellness Catalyst): Instagram: @purposeoverpickles Email: askdrjoy@pm.me Text only: (919) 446 8621 Website: thejoyexpert.design Exclusively on Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast. #advice #podcasterislife #womangeek #noprocrastination #perfectlyimperfect #getyourjoyback #learning #catalyst #sabotager #drama #toxicrelationships #joystrategist #selfimprovement #mentalhealth
43:53
March 26, 2021
214. The Book of Chuck ft. Chuck Hawkins - How To Get Raises and Bonuses the RIGHT Way
Firsthand podcast convo experience from Challenge Yo Self co-host Ashley Marcel:  This episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast is one that I never saw coming and will never forget for all of the right reasons. On this episode, Joy and myself ask a very special guest to speak on the topic of Relationships, Passions and Obsessions in reference to his gut punching twitter posts.  Because, we all know the truth comes out on Twitter. We started this interview asking about this guest's twitter feed, and the conversation turned into one of the most encouraging messages I have ever received.  I am a 30+, well educated, African American woman currently going to Graduate school for a Masters degree. I love my family and friends and have a desire to work with women and communities in an effort to provide them with a better quality of life. Did I mention attractive? All in all, I think I am a great catch. However, my experiences over the past few years would paint a completely different story.  After enduring many dating fails, hurtful assumptions and bad intentions from men, I became very discouraged about the health of singles today. Quite frankly, I was done trying to impress Men and trying to become the ideal version of the wife they said they wanted.  I needed hope and that hope came in the form of a special guest and friend of Challenge Yo Self.  Introducing our friend Mr. Chuck Hawkins… Chuck is a “Girl Dad” of 4 beautiful daughters and a devoted, loyal husband. If these things do not tell you enough about “Mr. HawkVision”, Chuck has also apprenticed with world-renowned Les Brown, he has spoken and trained entrepreneurs all over the world. Now, Chuck is sharing his wisdom and talents with the world by leading workshops, holding speaking engagements and hosting the legendary podcast “HawkVision '' where Chuck interviews entrepreneurs from all over the globe. (@chuckishustle, @hawk_vision_) Based on these things, I was more than excited to hear what Chuck had to say. For the first time in a long time I felt valued, I felt heard and I felt seen. I knew we have many different nationalities, races, ethnicities and genders who listen to our podcast so I do not ever want to overlook that. We are so grateful for you. I truly hope you are as blessed by this episode as Joy and I have been. Challenge Yo Self. Check out our brand new website - challengepod.wordpress.com for the all of my remarks and deets and tune in for this historic podcast conversation! Don't forget to connect with us! 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage; twitter @challengecoura1 2. Join our Blog Experience - thatwednesdaylife.com and subscribe to grab email updates on our brand-new website: challengepod.wordpress.com Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to our podcast on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us at challengeyoself@gmail.com. Send in "Help Me Figure This Out" Letters to - Ask Dr. Joy (a newly featured Wednesday episode answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy, mental wellness expert. - Website: thejoyexpert.design Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #wholeness #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #blackwomen #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #top10 #marriage #selfawareness #joyandpain
01:19:20
March 23, 2021
213. Retirement from Dating and Other Things We Do FOR Our Mental Wellness – Ask Dr. Joy Well Exclusive – Warrior Wednesday
If dating has become an exhausting job or chore more than an exciting adventure, and you’ve been at it for so long… what are the alternatives? A letter arrived into my virtual mailbox from “Leg the Stallion” asking me why I am retiring from dating. Great question to answer. But first: Singles, if you’re exhausted with the chasm of dating, what keeps you engaged in it day after day and night after night? Sex. Nah. Food. Nah. Drama. Perhaps. Standards. Maybe. Pressures. Surely. Does the endless scroll of dating apps, hooking up, and trying to read minds excite you or exhaust you?  Does it fill you or fool you? Do you use romantic or physical connection to fill the empty spaces in your soul? Food for thought. Therefore to “Leg the Stallion” and all of the listeners out there, I will take the hill and answer this question honestly and authentically right now on Warrior Wednesday. I hadn’t quit at anything I put my mind to… but saying no to people, places and things that recurrently stress me finally didn’t feel like quitting.  Instead it felt like winning. Excerpt: “When I graduated and I realized – wow! A lot of my friends are married. Or engaged, or already have like whole families. I was like waking up like Rip Van Winkle. Waking up and looking around. And being like, wait? So Huh? You mean to tell me? That I missed so much. In my pursuit of all things educational…” Created by Dr. Joy Well, mental wellness expert, therapist, professor, author and speaker... and PhD: Ask Dr Joy Well - is a safe space for women to share their stuck points, struggles, challenges and even their joys every Warrior Wednesday and receive recommendations for releasing dead weight and unleashing the joy inside. It is the first virtual advice column for women that focuses exclusively on defying self-sabotage and finding your joy. For the sabotager who desperately wants to make different choices. For the perfectionist who obsesses night and day but dreams of dancing wild and free. For the stuck points, the salty times, the tough breaks, and the hard knocks... there is a remedy. "Ask Dr. Joy Well" is a road to shining brighter, and higher, and lighter day-by-day. How to write a virtual letter to Ask Dr. Joy Well: Click here to write and submit. Where to find Dr. Joy Well Instagram: @purposeoverpickles Email: askdrjoy@pm.me Text Dr. Joy: (919) 446 8621 Website: thejoyexpert.design  Exclusively on Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast. @challenge.courage #advice #mentalhealth #womangeek #noprocrastination #perfectlyimperfect #getyourjoyback #learning #catalyst #relationships #retirement #sabotage #selffulfillment #performance
47:30
March 18, 2021
212. The First FIRST 10s of 2021: Top Ten Pleasurable Distractions for Singles Over 30
Whether you're single and you love it, single and you hate it, single because of circumstance, or single because you're a hot mess, you don't wanna miss this episode! We are bringing back out First 10s this season, because you loved and supported it so much last season. Hundreds and hundreds of you tuned in.  Challenge Yo Self podcast hosts - Ashley and Joy - are counting down the Top 10 pleasurable distractions for Singles OVER 30. You will not want to miss out on the fun tips and antics infused into this episode. When you're single and over 30, whether by chance or by choice, it can be tough.  There's only but so many bingeable shows and apps to get into.   We've got the cure - including everything you need to invest in yourself, your future, and tighten up your circle.   We might have even mentioned Beyonce in there. Who knows?  Join the countdown with us, listen to the podcast, share our tweets with friends, and share your thoughts/ideas/drama on our brand new website - challengepod.wordpress.com AND Don't forget to connect with us! 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage; twitter @challengecoura1 2. Join our Blog Experience - thatwednesdaylife.com and subscribe to grab email updates on our brand-new website: challengepod.wordpress.com Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to our podcast on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us here. Send in "Help Me Figure This Out" Letters to - Ask Dr. Joy (a newly featured Wednesday episode answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy, mental wellness expert. - Website: thejoyexpert.design Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #wholeness #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #africandiaspora #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #Intimacy #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #top10 #investing #selfawareness 
01:06:38
March 16, 2021
211. Warrior Wednesday - Ask Dr. Joy Well - Warning: Dangerous Questions
Question of the Week: What do you value most about your life? Warrior Wednesdays are reserved for women warriors out there on the front lines of the professional world.  Created by Dr. Joy Well, mental wellness expert, therapist, professor, author and speaker... and PhD: Ask Dr Joy Well - is a safe space for professional women to share their stuck points, struggles, challenges and even their joys every Warrior Wednesday and receive recommendations for releasing the dead weight and unleashing the joy inside.  Welcome to "Ask Dr. Joy Well" exclusively on Warrior Wednesdays via Challenge Yo Self podcast. Warrior Wednesdays is the first virtual advice column for women that focuses exclusively on improving your life.   For the sabotager who desperately wants to make different choices. For the perfectionist who obsesses night and day but dreams of dancing wild and free. For the stuck points, the salty times, the tough breaks, and the hard knocks... "Ask Dr. Joy Well" is a road to shining brighter, and higher, and lighter day-by-day. How to write a virtual letter to Ask Dr. Joy Well: Click to write and submit. Where to find Dr. Joy Well (Mental Wellness Catalyst): Instagram: @purposeoverpickles Email: askdrjoy@pm.me Text only: (919) 446 8621 Website: thejoyexpert.design Exclusively on Challenge Yo Self | An Empowered Podcast. #advice #podcasterislife #womangeek #noprocrastination #perfectlyimperfect #getyourjoyback #learning #catalyst
36:10
March 11, 2021
210. The Power of Love - Lessons Learned from watching Her Majesty Oprah Interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Challenge Yo Self to Chime in with Us! Friend Us - IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone and save your data: 857-385-7709 Email us: challengeYOself@gmail.com  Join the #WarriorWednesday Virtual Advice Column: Ask Dr. Joy Well  Submit your messy, stuck, sabotaging letters here (anonymous names are fine). Website: thejoyexpert.design Check the blog: https://www.thatwednesdaylife.com Episode 210 Notes What did you learn from the Oprah interview on Sunday with Meghan and Harry? “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.… and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it.” – Diana, Princess of Wales  Who would have imagined these words coming to life in the marriage of her youngest son and his bride, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  Today, the word "love" can sound like it's just a word. Rarely do we see the type of dedication and consistency that Princess Diana showed before her tragic passing in 1997. But we have been privy to a new love, an unwavering love - and no we don't mean Bridgerton.  For these reasons, Challenge Yo Self could not bypass the opportunity to talk about the recent, highly anticipated interview between Harry, Meghan and the great Oprah. In this episode, Joy and Ashley share the golden nuggets they learned about love from Harry and Meghan's relationship and interview.  Joy speaks of the love that "decides together" and refuses to stay stuck when faced with walls. Ashley discusses how love allows a person to see life through another's eyes, and the choice to stick together when it is easier to leave. You do not want to miss out on this timely, powerful and real conversation about love. Specifically, the way Harry and Meghan have shown their love for each other among some serious haters.  May you be inspired and challenged to love resolutely. There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Text WINNING to grab a chair in our text community! Find out the number by listening in to our podcast. We'd love to have you in our community for exclusive access. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #royals #harryandmeghan #meghanandharry #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #truelove #thelittlemermaid #endracism #freedom #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals #familymatters
40:48
March 09, 2021
209. I would do anything for love, but I won't DO THAT!
When was the last time you stopped to ask yourself:  What do I need in this relationship? What do I want? And no, we are not talking about what you want for dinner. This is deeper. Nowadays, many relationships have a weak connection and like your cell phone service, weak connections can lead to disconnection. Not to mention the issues that arise when YOU do not have an understanding of what you do and do not want. In this episode of the Challenge Yo Self podcast, Joy and Ashley talk about personal and relationship needs and the importance of voicing your wants regarding faith, family and much more to your partner. Join Joy and Ashley as they share why understanding your needs and wants is important and share practical tips on how to uncover and share them. Make sure to take the accountability challenge and e-mail us your TOP TEN MUST HAVE VALUES. Don't forget to Challenge Yo Self! There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Text WINNING to grab a chair in our text community! Find out the number by listening in to our podcast. We'd love to have you in our community for exclusive access. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Email us directly: challengeYOself@gmail.com Ask Dr. Joy (a newly featured Wednesday show answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy). Submit your messy, stuck, sabotaging letters here (anonymous names are fine). Get REAL recommendations. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #travel #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #africandiaspora #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #maslow #relationshipneeds #realrelationshipgoals 
37:43
March 07, 2021
208. Warrior Wednesday - Ask Dr. Joy Well - How to release others' expectations of you
Welcome to "Ask Dr. Joy Well" exclusively on Warrior Wednesdays via Challenge Yo Self podcast.  Question of the week: Name three aspects of your life you commit to end by this time next week. For the sabotager who desperately wants to make different choices. For the perfectionist who obsesses night and day but dreams of dancing wild and free. For the stuck points, the salty times, the tough breaks, and the hard knocks... "Ask Dr. Joy Well" is a road to astounding joy. Created by Dr. Joy, mental wellness expert, therapist, professor, author and speaker... and literal PhD: Ask Dr Joy Well - is a safe space for women to share their stuck points, struggles, challenges and even their joys every Warrior Wednesday. How to write a virtual letter to Ask Dr. Joy Well: Click to write and submit. Where to find Dr. Joy Instagram: @purposeoverpickles Email: askdrjoyl@pm.me Text only: (919) 446 8621 Website: thejoyexpert.design Joy is available in abundance. Let’s walk in JOY together. #advice #podcasterislife #womangeek #noprocrastination #perfectlyimperfect #getyourjoyback
52:12
March 04, 2021
207. I Burn For You - Finding and Expanding Your Intimacy Tank
If you've been on the planet for more than 60 seconds and watched Netflix at some point, you have probably heard the hot-blooded phrase "I burn for you". Are we right? Intimacy... defined as "A close familiarity or friendship; closeness." In this episode of Challenge Yo Self , Joy and Ashley discuss the meaning of intimacy and distance that is created when relationships lack it.  In all fairness, many of us were not shown true intimacy nor have we truly experienced it. We may have seen long lasting relationships but never true passion; we may have had friendships but never really created strong bonds. These are the characteristics of a culture lacking closeness. Joy and Ashley discuss what it looks like to put yourself first and begin developing an intimacy with yourself, followed by your personal relationships. Ashley shares a powerful article by "mindbodygreen.com", defining the four types of intimacy. You may be surprised! Finally, Joy shares a lesser known coaching technique called the "Somatic Method", which aims to help people build intimacy within their lives and relationships. What a better time to talk about this important yet rarely talked about subject, than in the midst of season 2 of the Challenge Yo Self Podcast - "Relationships, Passions and Obsessions". We challenge YOU to take the intimacy leap and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner (or potential partners). Resources on Intimacy: "4 Types of Initimacy" https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/types-of-intimacy-besides-sex "The Somatic Method" https://goop.com/wellness/sexual-health/how-to-get-out-of-an-intimacy-rut Don't forget to connect with us! There are two ways to join our community, gain knowledge, and chat about our podcast - website - anchor.fm/boldstandards and beyond: 1. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook: @challenge.courage 2. Text WINNING to grab a chair in our text community! Find out the number by listening in to our podcast intro. We'd love to have you in our community for exclusive access. Keep in touch: IG and Facebook: @challenge.courage Listen to us on Bullhorn via phone: 857-385-7709 Contact us directly: Here Ask Dr. Joy (a newly featured Wednesday show answering your deepest questions on life, relationships, and challenging issues with Dr. Joy. Submit your mental health-related questions here. Let's go! Buckle up and Challenge Yo Self! #relationships #travel #loveyourself #challengeyoself #adviceforwomen #intimacy #globalreach #podcastingpleasure #tinder #sex
59:16
March 04, 2021