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By MamMaJ
MamMaJ(ism) is a podcast meant to challenge you. Every podcast starts w/ a guided meditation to help get you in the right mindset so you can properly receive the information. Each episode will tackle a topic that hits close to home for me. I’m not licensed, I’m no expert but I do love to talk and learn. Because of this, I wanted to bring my experiences to you all and share the lessons I’ve learned. The (ism) is a movement of love and open conversations so let’s get into it, I love you!
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Episode 54: Top 5 Books of 2020!
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 Buckle up cause we hop right into it this week 🤪 Today’s guided meditation we are doing a coherent breathing activity✨ I want to do this breathing exercise (and most likely other kinds of breathing exercises) every other week so that we are constantly working on regulating our breath! I know it might be tempting for you to skip this part in order to get to the episode but use this time for yourself! 😌 As for the episode, I felt it was only right to share some of my top favorite books from 2020. Honestly, considering making this its own segment because there just wasn’t enough time! If you’re into books and looking to find more to get into be sure to hear more 🤗
January 11, 2021
Episode 53: The Year of Living
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 We are back to our regularly scheduled program complete with a guided meditation 🧘🏾‍♀️ We love out affirmations but we love our meditations even more as it helps us get closer to the art of grounding ourselves and stilling our minds. Today’s guided meditation focuses on giving yourself compassion during a difficult situation. Take this wonderful advantage to align with your inner self 😌 This week I will be going over this year's theme! If you aren’t sure what I'm talking about then you must be new, hi welcome so glad you are here 😊, make sure you stick around so you aren't out of the loop! Remember to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @mammajism
January 4, 2021
Podsmas Episode 24: Day 7 Imani
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 We are in our final episode of Podsmas 😭 this is a bittersweet feeling but this leads us to new beginnings 🥂 Today’s guided affirmations focus on grounding our faith✨ this fits perfectly with the episode for today since we are talking about the seventh principle of Kwanzaa, Imani (☝🏾stick around to learn more). Take this wonderful advantage to align with your inner self 😌 As for the episode, HAPPY KWANZAA!! For this past week, I have been sharing each principle of Kwanzaa because this is a cultural holiday that does not receive the attention that it deserves. Today we talk about Imani, which is the 7th and final principle of Kwanzaa! Tune in to hear more 🤗
January 1, 2021
Podsmas Episode 23: Day 6 Kuumba
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 Today’s guided affirmations focus on grounding our creativity and inspiration✨ this fits perfectly with the episode for today since we are talking about the sixth principle of Kwanzaa, Kuumba (☝🏾stick around to learn more). Take this wonderful advantage to align with your inner self 😌 As for the episode, HAPPY KWANZAA!! For this week, leading up to the new year, I will be sharing each principle of Kwanzaa because this is a cultural holiday that does not receive the attention that it deserves. Today we talk about Kuumba, which is the 6th principle of Kwanzaa. Tune in to hear more 🤗
December 31, 2020
Podsmas Episode 22: Day 5 Nia
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 Today’s guided affirmations focus on our purpose and passion in life ✨ this fits perfectly with the episode for today since we are talking about the fifth principle of Kwanzaa, Nia (☝🏾stick around to learn more). Take this wonderful advantage to align with your inner self 😌 As for the episode, HAPPY KWANZAA!! For this week, leading up to the new year, I will be sharing each principle of Kwanzaa because this is a cultural holiday that does not receive the attention that it deserves. Today we talk about Nia, which is the 5th principle of Kwanzaa. Tune in to hear more 🤗 Remember to check out Tremaine’s new podcast “The Maineafesto Pod Show” on Instagram! @themaineafestopodshow
December 30, 2020
Podsmas Episode 21: Kwanzaa Day 4 Ujamaa
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 Today’s guided affirmations focus on financial abundance 💰 this fits perfectly with the episode for today since we are talking about Ujamaa (☝🏾stick around to learn more) As always remember to repeat as necessary for YOU I usually stop saying them once I truly believe it 💆🏾‍♀️ Utilize this time to get right within 😌 As for the episode, HAPPY KWANZAA!! For this week, leading up to the new year, I will be sharing each principle of Kwanzaa because this is a cultural holiday that does not receive the attention that it deserves. Today we talk about Ujamaa, which is the 4th principle of Kwanzaa. Tune in to learn what today is about and how you can incorporate it into your day! Check out The Black Wallstreet on Instagram for all your Black-owned business needs! @Officialblackwallstreet Remember to check out Tremaine’s new podcast “The Maineafesto Pod Show” on Instagram! @themaineafestopodshow
December 29, 2020
Podsmas Episode 20: Kwanzaa (Days 1-3) Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 The guided affirmations in this episode are a repeat from episode 12 where the focus is on manifesting and supporting ourselves when it comes to our goals 🧘🏾‍♀️ We start each meditation with deep breaths in order to regulate our bodies and settle our minds 💆🏾‍♀️ Utilize this time to get right within 😌 As for the episode, HAPPY KWANZAA!! For this week, leading up to the new year, I will be sharing each principle of Kwanzaa because this is a cultural holiday that does not receive the attention that it deserves. Kwanza started on the 26th but since that was a weekend we are kicking off this episode with the first three days of Kwanzaa: Umoja, Kujichagulia, and Ujima. Tune in to learn the history and how you can celebrate this wonderful holiday! Check out Tremaine’s new podcast “The Maineafesto Pod Show” on Instagram! @themaineafestopodshow
December 28, 2020
Podsmas Episode 19: Merry Christmas!
Hi, my loves! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation! This is a short but sweet episode. The main focus is on the affirmations so I do hope you stay and listen. These affirmations come from Episode 11 of Podsmas where we focus on proclaiming a healthy and joyous life! I hope affirmations are becoming a part of your daily schedule 🥰 merry Christmas to those that celebrate and when episodes return next week we will get into Kwanzaa! 
December 25, 2020
Podsmas Episode 18: Christmas Movie Theories Part 2
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of love and open conversation 🥰 The guided affirmations in this episode are a repeat from episode 2 where the focus is on the breath and maintaining positivity 🧘🏾‍♀️ We start each meditation with deep breaths in order to regulate our bodies and settle our minds 💆🏾‍♀️ Utilize this time to get right within 😌 As for the episode, this is part 2 for the Christmas movie theories 😎! These theories are specifically for the movie “The Santa Clause”, sorry in advance if you’ve never seen it but you really should, its a classic! These are some theories that kinda make sense if you think about them long enough. Either way, it goes, the beauty of a theory is that even if it’s not true its fun to believe in it lol it adds that extra element to the movie experience 🤪 The Santa Clause: Bernard was the previous Santa’s son The Santa Clause: Santa is an exiled wizard from Harry Potter!
December 24, 2020
Podsmas Episode 17: Christmas Movie Theories
Hello, my babies! Welcome back to another episode with me 🥰 Today's guided affirmations are a repeat from episode 8 where we focus on choosing happiness for ourselves. Make sure you say these affirmations with conviction because the more you believe it the more it will be so. If you generally enjoy a good "conspiracy" theory 😎 then this episode is for you! I scoured the interweb and came across some pretty interesting theories for some popular Christmas movies I'm sure you've heard of. I don't go too deep in-depth with each theory, however, I will link the articles below so you can enjoy the deep dive as I did. There might be a part two because there are plenty of Christmas movie theories to go around! Let me know what you think 😌   Home Alone: Kevin from Home Alone Grew up to be Jigsaw  A Nightmare Before Christmas: All Tim Burton Movies are connected to A Nightmare Before Christmas  A Nightmare Before Christmas: Everyone in Halloween Town is Dead
December 23, 2020
Podsmas Episode 16: Shadow Work, Anyone?
Hi, my loves! Welcome back to another episode 🤗 this is another throwback guided affirmation from episode 4 where the affirmation focus was on love 💞 and the happiness we have/create for ourselves! Make sure that when you do these affirmations you are really believing in the words you are repeating ✨ It may not feel true when you first say them but as you continue to practice it gets easier! Today we're are really getting to the meat and potatoes😋! It's not technically holiday-related but when we're dealing with the matters of healing and self-help why not start in the holiday season! If you were ever interested in finding more ways to repair and heal this is the episode for you! Try not to get bogged down by the wording, the most important thing to remember is that healing isn't linear, work at your own pace, and focus on your healing journey!   This is the link to the journal prompts for shadow work📝!
December 22, 2020
Podsmas Episode 15: Have You Activated Your Inner Superpower?
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another guided affirmation. This is a throwback affirmation from episode 6 so it will most likely sound familiar if you've listened to that episode. The beauty about affirmations is that the more you do the more benefits will come your way so enjoy this guided meditation as it will help ground you. Today's episode is focused on the ❄️winter solstice✨. There has been a lot of talk surrounding what this actually means for all of us so I decided to take it upon myself and share some of those "theories". This year has really been a whirlwind it only makes sense to end the year with a major energy shift like Jupiter and Saturn conjoining at 0 degrees! Let's get into it 🤗
December 21, 2020
Podsmas Episode 14: The Best Gift to Give Yourself
Hi, my babies welcome back to another episode! Today's affirmations are a continuation of affirmations that are meant to ground the love we have for ourselves, in ourselves. I especially love doing these affirmations while looking in the mirror so I can see the words and mean them even more. I would love to hear how y'all prefer to do your affirmations as well! As for the episode, I am talking about my favorite gift I gave to myself *spoiler alert it's this podcast lol* It has been a true pleasure of mine to create these episodes and share pieces of me with all of you! Tune in if you want to semi-reminisce about this time we've shared. 
December 18, 2020
Podsmas Episode 13: Let's Regift! (With Caution)
Hello, my loves! Welcome back to another episode 🤗 Today's affirmations are based on love.  This is one of my favorite topics to affirm in myself as I've struggled in the past with self-love 💞 Affirmations were one of the things that helped me see the love I had not only within myself but for myself. I hope you come to similar conclusions as well. In this episode, we will do a much needed deep dive on regifting. Is it really as bad as people paint it out to be or are they just doing it wrong? 🤔 Tune in and we can figure it out together!
December 17, 2020
Podsmas Episode 12: Bringing Mindfulness to Gift Giving
Hello, my babies 🤗 Welcome back to another episode! Today's affirmations are also centered around grounding our confidence in the lives that we live. Using affirmations like "I manifest my desires" and "I easily accomplish my goals" allows us to speak truth to things we set out to do. Remember to practice your affirmations daily 🧘🏾‍♀️ and I promise you will see a difference in your attitude and life! The topic for today is what kind of gifts 🎁 to get people (especially if you are pressed for time). I talk about ways we can be more mindful in picking the right gift for someone which will turn you into a gift-giving success! Tune in and found out how 😋
December 16, 2020
Podsmas Episode 11: To Gift or Not to Gift
Welcome back my loves! This episode is a good one, if you're into the do's and don'ts of gift-giving, that is. We are starting today's episode with guided affirmations for your everyday life. These affirmations help proclaim a healthy and joyous life that you are leading daily 😉 don't worry if you feel like you aren't there yet, keep doing these affirmations every day and you will feel it more and more 🧘🏾‍♀️. As for the episode, you asked and I've come with some suggestions that are sure to help ease your mind if you're in a gift-giving crisis. This pandemic has affected a lot of pockets so gift-giving might not be an option for you 😬, don't worry I have some suggestions that are sure to help you have that difficult conversation with a loved one. If all else least you tried! 😅
December 15, 2020
Podsmas Episode 10: What Animated Holiday Character Am I?
Hello, my loves! These #affirmations are more geared toward #work-life but can be applied to any part of your life honestly. I wanted to start the week off with these affirmations since I am in this transition of my life work-wise where I need all the #positive affirmations I can get! Hopefully, this helps you in ways that have been helping me 🤗 Today is Monday which means we are doing another holiday quiz 😋 this quiz is based on familiar characters that welcome you to the holiday season each year. This is a chill episode so sit back and enjoy! The link for the quiz I did:
December 14, 2020
Podsmas Episode 9: Happy Birthday Mommy!
Hi, my babies! Today is a very special day, it is the birthday of the queen of my heart, my absolute best friend, and my soulmate. The guided affirmations today are inspired by her as they warm my heart like she warms mine. The episode itself is about me going down memory lane on my favorite memories with my mom. She really did make my childhood magical by doing little cutesy things that allow me to look back and smile. Tune in and listen to how unconventional our relationship can be 😅
December 12, 2020
Podsmas Episode 8: Happy Hanukkah!
Welcome back babies and HAPPY HANUKKAH! Today's episode has our usual guided affirmations that I hope are making a positive change to your daily routine. Remember to always say it with meaning and conviction; the more you believe it, the more it will be so. This episode is dedicated to my peeps who celebrate Hanukkah, For those who don't, I hope I do a good job of explaining the holiday because I learned something new myself.
December 10, 2020
Podsmas Episode 7: Ballin' on a Budget
Hi, my loves! Welcome back to another episode of Podsmas 🥳 this week's episode has affirmations that focus on wealth and prosperity! If you have been feeling like something big is going to happen soon in your life, this is your sign. Ground yourself in these affirmations and let them elevate you to the place you were meant to be. Today's episode features our first-ever call-in to the Pod!! As well as some "budget hacks" to help you decorate this holiday season. 
December 9, 2020
Podsmas Episode 6: Hip Hip Hooray for Holiday Traditions!
Hi, my babies! You already know the drill, we start this episode off with some guided affirmations 🧘🏾‍♀️  meant to ground you in your confidence and love for yourself. Today's episode is all about the traditions! I don't share too much of my own because I don't remember most of them unfortunately 😅 but the spirit never leaves me 🤗 I also talk about potential future traditions I would like to start if I happen to start a family of my own.
December 8, 2020
Podsmas Episode 5: Which "The Office" Christmas Episode am I?
Welcome back, my loves, to another Podsmas episode! We are starting off week 2 with some guided affirmations that will ground us in confidence. As I mentioned last week every Monday will be a holiday quiz to keep the pod fresh and exciting. This week's holiday quiz is "The Office" related so sorry in advance if you arent familiar with the characters or content that will be referenced. But I will say I highly recommend the show to anyone who enjoys fun things. 
December 7, 2020
Podsmas Episode 4: What's Your Fav Holiday Movie?
Hi, my babies! We are closing out week 1 of #Podsmas with some guided affirmations that will solidify the love and trust you have within yourself. Even if you don't fully believe it yet, trust the process and allow yourself to be open to all the love and success you deserve. This episode focuses on the holiday movies that get me through the season each year without fail. I came across a few movies as of late that may be added to the list for future seasons to come! Tune in to see what those movies are.
December 4, 2020
Podsmas Episode 3: Mindfulness During the Holidays
Hi, my babies! These affirmations are focused on calming and happiness. Remember that this is an activity that has benefits that may appear over time. Be patient with yourself and know that as long as you're trying you're on the right track! Today's episode dives into the topic of mindfulness during the holiday season. We already have so many stressors throughout the year but there's just something about the holiday season that can really bring out the anxiety in someone.
December 3, 2020
Podsmas Episode 2: Got Holiday Spirit?
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode of podsmas!! 🥳🥳 These affirmations are sure to put you on the right path to opening yourself up to a happy holiday season 🧘🏾‍♀️ Remember to repeat after me and really believe in the words that you are saying. Sometimes we have to fake it till we make it but once we do, boy is it a beautiful feeling 🥰  Today's episode takes a little recap time to talk about yesterday's episode. After that, we dive into ways you can bring the holiday spirit to your days if you're just not feelin' it (lookin at you Covid!).
December 2, 2020
Podsmas Episode 1: Covid-Proof Resolutions
HAPPY PODSMAS!! Welcome back for season 2  🥳  I am so glad to be doing this another year with all of you. We are starting today's episode with a guided affirmation to get you in the right headspace for manifesting. This episode is focusing on starting our resolutions for the new year. I don't know about y'all but I had a few plans that got thwarted by covid and I won't let that happen again. So let's talk about ways we can work around it so that 2021 can be a better experience for us all 🤗
December 1, 2020
Episode 52: The Podsmas Guide
Hi, my loves! This meditation has less guidance than normal. I figured it would be good to start incorporated meditations that allow you to connect with yourself more than just listening to my voice tell you what to do. I know quite some time has past but don't you worry I make up for it triple time during this fun festive month! This is the second annual Podsmas and I am so excited to spend another holiday season with my favorite supporters. Tune in to figure out how to best prepare for Podsmas 2020!
November 30, 2020
Episode 51: I Need Your Help :)
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to an all-new episode! This week isn't a standard episode, I am calling on y'all to help me out! We are a few weeks away from Podsmas and I want to make sure it's an upgrade from last year. I would love to know if yall have any suggestions for things you'd like to hear this holiday season. I have a few ideas already but would love listener input as well! And of course, if you haven't already PLEASE go out and vote! I know politics can be a bit much and trying to figure out whether your vote actually counts or not can be daunting but regardless use your privilege to vote if you have it! Don't be on the wrong side of history. 
November 2, 2020
Episode 50: 10/10/10 WS
Hello, my babies! Welcome back to an all-new episode 🤗 This guided meditation is on stillness 🧘🏾‍♀️ so make sure you are in an area that can allow you to focus ✨Since we are finished with the mindfulness and self-esteem series I felt it would be a great idea to do an activity that is meant to ground you and keep your negative thoughts at bay. I know I've had countless episodes on steering clear of negative thoughts but at the end of the day we are all human and it's bound to happen! I hope to provide you with plenty of tools necessary to help combat those unwanted feelings. So let's get into it!
October 26, 2020
Episode 49: Self-Compassion
Hi, my loves! It is the FINAL week of our mindfulness and self-esteem challenge 🥳 ! This has been a transformative 6 weeks for me and I hope it has been for you as well 😌 As we close out this challenge we are starting this episode with a guided meditation from myStrength, a resource offered by my healthcare provider Kaiser, on ✨self-compassion✨ Speaking candidly, this meditation made me emotional and I appreciate it for opening up a side of me I didn't realize I needed to pay more attention to. As for the episode, we take a deeper look into self-compassion and talk about ways we can be more compassionate toward ourselves. Be sure to follow and subscribe so you won't miss out on future challenges and transformative activities 🤗
October 19, 2020
Episode 48: Interconnectedness
Hi, my babies! This week we are throwing it back to a guided meditation that focuses on rewriting a bad day. 10 points to whoever remembers which podcast episode this guided meditation was first aired 😋 We are almost done with our mindfulness and self-esteem challenge! This week we are talking about interconnectedness and how that shapes the way we can be more mindful! If you've never heard of this term then you're in for a real treat, this concept really helps to put (all) things into perspective. Take a deep dive with me as we venture the second to last stop on our mindfulness and self-esteem journey!
October 12, 2020
Episode 47: Loving-Kindness
Hello, my babies! Welcome to an all-new episode! Our guided meditation is on imagery so try your best to keep your mind open and ready to receive. Meditation is a great way to practice our imagery and imagination, it allows us to tap into the more creative parts of ourselves! This is now week 4 of our mindfulness and self-esteem challenge. You might have heard of loving-kindness through meditations done here on the pod but this episode dives deeper into what that actually means and looks like. Tune in and catch a vibe!
October 5, 2020
Episode 46: Spaciousness
Hi, my babies! Welcome back to another episode, we are going to start with a guided meditation from where we focus on redirecting our compassion for those who tend to frustrate us. This guided meditation is a nice precursor to next week's episode (hint hint) so be sure to try this meditation out to yield the best results! As for this week's episode, we are now onto week 3 of our mindfulness and self-esteem challenge! I hope that these challenges have been fun for you as they have been for me. This week we are talking about Spaciousness and how that can be applied to our mind. To find out how you must tune in!
September 28, 2020
Episode 45: The Art of Non-Striving
Hello, my babies! Welcome to another episode!  We start our guided meditation with a body scan to make sure we are fully relaxed. Followed by a mindful meditation on our thoughts. It's always good to take some time to just acknowledge our thoughts. This week we are continuing with the mindfulness and self-esteem challenge. Week 2 is focused on non-striving and how we can practice staying in the moment instead of always wanting more.
September 21, 2020
Episode 44: The Art of Nonjudgmental Thinking
Hi, my babies! On this fine MamMaJ Monday, I am going to take you on a mental health journey with me. September is Suicide Prevention Month and I want to make sure I do my part by saying that my DM's are always open, I am a really good listener. For 24hr help call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Know that you aren't alone even if it may feel that way, trust me I know what that's like. For the next seven pods, I will be walking you through a mindfulness challenge I will take to improve my gratitude so that it continues to reflect in my work. Mental health is extremely important therefore I want to provide you with some free tools to work on your mental health at your own pace. Feel free to join me on this mindfulness adventure!
September 14, 2020
Episode 43: Yeah, I've Been Busy
Hello, my babies! This guided meditation is on coherent breathing. We started it last week and this week I give you a little more background as to where this technique originated from. The pod itself is all about how busy I am LOL. More importantly than that, I talk about how it's necessary to create a list of priorities. Creating a list of priorities can help you figure out which tasks need to get done first. Also, you spend your time productively when the said list is put to use! This doesn't mean that you have to be productive all the time, just know that if more productivity is a goal of yours this is a solid way to get started!
September 7, 2020
Episode 42: The Mindful Hour
Hi my babies 🥰 Happy MamMaJ Monday. I have an exciting new guided meditation for you all to try. This guided meditation is all about focusing on our breathing 😤 to slow our heart rate down and get us in control of our own bodies 🧘🏾‍♀️ This is a meditation practice I will bring to the pod as often as possible so get used to it! As for the episode itself, today's topic is on morning routines. I believe that how we start our days are just as important as what we decide to do with them. Tune in to see how I cultivated my routine, you might want to try it yourself  😉
August 31, 2020
Episode 41: If You're Reading This Let Go
Happy MamMaJ Monday!! I have a very interesting episode in store for you today. As you can tell by the title, the theme for this week is letting go. I know it's easier said than done but todays ep is starting off with a guided meditation on letting go. I would like to note that this is only a tool to help assist you in your journey it's not meant to take all your pain away. Keep that in mind because a lot of the self-work that is done here is exactly! You will only receive what you put in the work to get. But don't worry I believe in you, if I can do it you certainly can. Along with this meditation I will also be sharing a piece of myself that I've tried my best to keep private, however, I do believe this will help aid you in your journey as it did with mine.
August 24, 2020
Episode 40: Don't Wallow in it
Hello, my babies, happy MamMaJ Monday! The hiatus is officially over and we are back in business. The most exciting change you'll be witnessing today is a NEW theme song for MamMaJ(ism) titled Here/If by the talented artist DP The Unknown. If you're interested in checking out more of her music (which you really should) follow her Instagram @dptheunknown to stay in the know. Today's meditation is all about visualization so make sure you're in a space where you can focus. The topic is on the importance of feeling your feels but knowing when to push forward which is a very slippery slope indeed so let's get into it! Challenge: step up to the plate and push yourself further in whatever aspect of your life you feel is most applicable. For example, I (eventually) pushed past my depressive episode and didn't allow it to continue to define me. What would yours be?
August 17, 2020
Episode 39: Podversary Recap!
Hello my babies! If you follow me on my socials you already know this past wednesday was the one year anniversary for this podcast! So much time and energy has been put into creating something I am so proud of. I hope you all of enjoyed my ramblings, know that it doesn’t stop here! The more I learn the more I have to give all of you. Thank you for rocking w/ me this long, I won’t let you down!
June 29, 2020
Episode 38: Things my Father Taught me
Hi my loves! Today’s episode is starting with a guided meditation by on role models. I believe this is a great meditation that keeps you focused and aligned on who you want in your life to lead you down the right path! As for the episode itself, since Father’s Day was yesterday I wanted to make sure I gave my dad his props. The following episode is based on a few(because who had the time to list them all) lessons I’ve learned from my dad. Let’s get into it!
June 22, 2020
Episode 37: Happy Juneteenth!
Hi my babies! You know I had to come correct this Juneteenth and create an episode that explains the importance of this holiday. Do your part by getting knowledgeable about the history this country loves to whitewash and water down for consumption. This episode is made with love and I hope you give it a listen with an open heart. Share with a friend!
June 19, 2020
Episode 36: We Deserve to Live
Hi my babies! It has been a tough few weeks for me and I'm sure for you as well. I still feel weird posting content and seeing the world continue to move on as if these injustices don't exist (but what else is new?). I will be sure to do my part by continuing to use this platform to uncover topics of discussion that others shy away from. This specific episode was recorded days after the murder of George Floyd so I wont re-record in order to keep the authenticity but I do want to take this moment to give some love and light to Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Riah Milton, Dominique "Rem'Mie" Fells, Rayshard Brooks, Oluwatoyin Salau and many many many others. We are with you and we will continue to fight for our justice.
June 15, 2020
Episode 35: Unfollowed and Unabashed
Hi my babies, happy MamMaJ Monday and happy Memorial Day! Today’s episode is by on self love, a thing you can never have enough of! The episode itself dives into the act of being unfollowed/unfollowing on social media. We’ve all been there to some extent but that doesn’t define who you are as a person! If you are feeling the need to cleanse your timeline look into the profiles you feel no longer serve you (even if it’s mine). Let’s get into it!
May 25, 2020
Episode 34: C H A N G E
Happy MamMaJ Monday my babies! I hope the weekend has served you well and you’re ready to face another productive week 🤩 on today’s episode we have a guided meditation from on opening your awareness. As you can see from the title, the topic of this episode is focused on change but more specifically how you can benefit from it!
May 18, 2020
Episode 33: Reframe your Goals
Hi my babies! I’ve missed y’all but it’s been a beneficial break so I can get back to dishing out the good stuff. Today’s episode features a meditation from followed by an episode on reframing the way you look at the goals you set at the beginning of the year! I promise it’s worth a listen, don’t forget to subscribe and share w/ a friend!
May 4, 2020
Episode 32: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Happy MamMaJ Monday! This episode starts w/ a guided meditation that encourages you to let go of the past so that you can focus on your future. I know how hard it is to let things from your past go so utilize this meditation to keep your past where it belongs. The content of this episode is very personal as I share a sexual assault story that I haven’t told too many people about but I feel needs to be shared. So, let’s get into it..
April 13, 2020
Episode 31: On My Block(ed list)
Happy MamMaJ Monday my loves! This is a fun little episode that starts off with a guided meditation on understanding your emotions which is always a good skill to have! As you can probably guess from the episode title I’m going to be talking about the art of blocking someone. And by “the art of” I really just mean my reasonings for it and how it has helped me in a few recent situations. But don’t take my written words for it, go ahead and hit play!
April 6, 2020
Episode 30: Self pity don’t live here no mo’
Hello my babies! Happy MamMaJ Monday 🤗 today’s episode is starting off w/ a guided meditation on rewriting a “bad” day (Perfect as a tool to use whenever your day isn’t going as expected). And the topic is on self pity and ways in which you can combat this feelings!
March 30, 2020
Episode 29: I’ve been doing too much expecting and not enough reflecting
Happy MamMaJ Monday my loves! On today’s episode we will be doing a guided meditation on practicing compassion w/ ourselves during difficult situations. Hopefully this meditation will help you create a loving relationship w/ yourself. The topic itself is on how we can work to create less expectations so as not to create disappointments!
March 23, 2020
Episode 28: QuaranTingz
Hello my babies, Happy MamMaJ Monday! I’m back w/ a new episode featuring a really special meditation that is meant to help cope with panic attacks so if you can’t personally relate maybe send it to someone you know who struggles with panic attacks. As for the content, I obviously have to address this COVID-19 business and hopefully some helpful tips to maintain productivity while stuck at home!
March 16, 2020
Episode 27: Potential
Hi my babies, Happy MamMaJ Monday! I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me but I’m back! As always we’re starting w/ a guided meditation and today’s topic is on potential (obvi). So buckle in and listen up cause I got some words!
March 9, 2020
Episode 26: Surprise! I’m talking about anxiety again LOL
Hi my babies! Happy MamMaJ Monday 🤝 today is a repeat guided meditation (yeah it’s gonna happen on occasion) so use this time to really dig deeper into the meditation. Today’s episode is about social anxiety lmfao but more specifically how anxiety is running my life but I won’t let it take over and other inspire-sounding things! Tune in to find out how 😉
February 18, 2020
Quick Reminder
Hello my babies, happy MamMaJ Monday! Unfortunately there won’t be a new episode this week but take this time to reflect on your mental health to ensure you’re operating at your best. We will pick back up next week, until then take care of yourself :)
February 10, 2020
Episode 25: What’s your legacy?
Hi my babies! It’s another beautiful MamMaJ Monday which means a new episode is here! Today I pose the question what is your legacy? In the wake of the unfortunate passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the other members on the plane that day, it’s getting everyone in this grind mode but what happens if we apply this level of tenacity every single day? Let’s get into it...
February 3, 2020
Episode 24: podcasts and books and music, oh my!
Happy MamMaJ Monday’s my babies! I am so grateful to have this platform and because of that we are doing a gratitude guided mediation so get ready to get in a zone of gratefulness. Today’s episode is kinda strange cause it’s not deep or nothin lol. But if you’ve ever wanted to know how I managed to read 8 books THIS year (so far) you’ve come to the right episode. It’s all about priorities baby, so put my on your list and let’s get into it!
January 27, 2020
Episode 23: Declutter your life!
Hi my babies! Happy MamMaJ Monday!! Todays guided meditation is a good one so please be ready to set aside some time to get right within. I have a little challenge for y’all in this episode (note this challenge took me a few hours ngl) tune in to see what it is!
January 20, 2020
Episode 22: I talk too much
Happy MamMaJ Monday!! On today’s episode I am talking about how I talk too much, I know, this is riveting stuff. Accompanied w/ some suggestions on how you can combat rambling if you can relate and share this problem that I have. Today’s guided meditation is brought to you by the internet and is similar to a body scan but we’re focusing on your thoughts! Let’s get into it...
January 13, 2020
Episode 21: Take your time
Happy MamMaJ Monday!! We are back w/ the regular episodes so this one starts with a guided meditation to start this new year off right! I also talk about his taking your time and assessing a situation can truly help make life just a little easier for you.
January 7, 2020
PodsMas Episode 20: The Year of Intention
Hiiiiii! This is the final episode of PodsMas I hope you have enjoyed this segment and will continue to support the pod for many more episodes to come. Even though PodsMas is over, the holiday spirit shall live on! Let’s do our part by being the best versions of ourselves that we can be. Today’s affirmation focuses on starting fresh so let’s get into it
January 3, 2020
PodsMas Episode 19: Kuumba & Imani
Hi my loves! Sorry for the sporadic episodes I know it’s damn near impossible to figure out when I’m gonna post but just know this is the second to last episode of PodsMas!!! I am talking about the last two principles of Kwanzaa to close out the holiday season. New year affirmations are in full effect as well so let’s get into it 🤪
January 3, 2020
PodsMas Episode 18: Nia (Purpose)
Hi my babies! I know you missed my voice, it’s only been less than 10hrs hehe. This is the actual episode for today’s principle in Kwanzaa day 5 which is Nia! Our affirmation is the same exact one from the previous episode so let’s make sure we are solidifying our desires to bring the new year in right!
December 31, 2019
PodsMas Episode 17: Ujima + Ujamaa
Hi my loves! My plan was to def post over the weekend but time flies when you’re having fun. So naturally this episode is both days 3 and 4 of Kwanzaa while later on tonight I will be posting day 5 (today’s actual principle)! Our affirmation today is focusing on the release of 2019 and only taking with us the lessons we’ve learned!
December 30, 2019
PodsMas Episode 16: Kujichagulia (self-determination)
Hi my babies! Happy day 2 of Kwanzaa so you already know we talmbout self determination! Starting off w/ some affirmations that’ll gear us forward in the new year :)
December 28, 2019
Episode 15: Umoja (amongst other things)
Hi my babies! As the holiday season is slowly starting to come to a close let’s end the year w/ Kwanzaa!!! I’m not gonna lie, I don’t celebrate it as hard as I should but baby steps. We starting off the episode w/ some affirmations to get you in the right mindset, are you ready?
December 27, 2019
Episode 14: wow it’s amazing how hard it is for me not to ramble
Hi my babies! Today’s episode starts off with some lovely affirmations cause I didn’t do them yesterday smh. If you couldn’t tell from the title, I ramble a lot in this episode so I don’t blame you for skipping. But also, don’t skip because you will be a witness to my eventual growth in speaking eloquently
December 25, 2019
Episode 13: I broke up with him
Hi my babies! Sorry for the 3 missing episodes I take a lil bit about that in this episode, also about how I had to do one of the hardest things...break ups are never fun or easy but this episode is to help put things in perspective! And another thing, sound quality is ass so bare w/ me pls & thx
December 24, 2019
PodsMas Episode 12: Memory Palaces
Guess who’s back, back again? THIS GIRL! And she’s talking about memory and how she sucks at keeping it. We’re affirming our minds and then getting into all things memory. Tune in!
December 18, 2019
PodsMas Episode 11: Can you be a stone?
Hi my babies! Sorry for the late episode upload, life comes at you fast. But never fear the episode is live and we are affirming our bodies and talking about stones! Does this not make you want to learn more? Tune in ;)
December 17, 2019
PodsMas Episode 10: take the holiday cheer w/ you everyday!
Hiiiiii! I’m BACK! And this time, I’m talking about holiday cheer and why you should keep that thang on you at all times. Mindful moments is also back so be ready to start the episode w/ some alone time w/ your thoughts cause that’s not terrifying at all ;)
December 14, 2019
PodsMas Episode 9: holiday funds? Never heard of it!
Hi hi! I’m back at it again w/ the holiday talk, more about gifts. But how we can be more thoughtful this holiday season (unless the giftee likes the $$$ gifts I cannot help you there). Who says frugality can’t be fun?
December 13, 2019
PodsMas Episode 8: happy birthday to my mommy I love you!
Hi my babies! Today is a special day because 1) it’s my moms birthday and w/o her I wouldn’t be here and 2) I took myself on a date and it was well needed and v self-actualizing. Today’s affirmations are based in healing!
December 12, 2019
PodsMas Episode 7: gifts aren’t guaranteed
Hi my babies! Day 2 of week 2 of this PodsMas journey and it is truly a struggle to commit. But MamMaJ doesn’t give up and sticks to her word so here’s a new episode! I’m talking about sewing and gift giving. What joy!
December 11, 2019
PodsMas Episode 6: social media is a tool not a crutch!
Hi my babies! Welcome to week 2 of PodsMas edition!! Today I am talking about social media (yay more talk about the medium taking over all our lives!) And how we can be more intentional! This episode starts w/ an empowerment affirmation so get ready to be as intentionally empowered as possible!
December 10, 2019
PodsMas Episode 5: time is really out here wildin!
Hi my babies! Can’t you believe it’s that time again? I’m back closing out week 1 of PodsMas w/ a fun lil topic called time. Can you guess how long it took me to come up with a proper title? (Spoiler: too long) let’s geek out about time, consistency, and change together shall we?!
December 7, 2019
PodsMas Episode 4: a short ramble on seasonal depression
Good evening! This episode was a doozy to create and even attempt to explain! Only because the headspace I’m in is kind of funky, but I’m working on working THROUGH my struggles instead of hiding from them so here we are! Unfortunately y’all gotta deal w/ my ramblings, I’m sure tomorrow will be a more thought-provoking topic. But just know seasonal depression is real and you should check on your homies!
December 6, 2019
PodsMas Episode 3: therapy is pretty lit ngl
Hi my loves! I’m back!!! Surprised right? This time I’m talking about therapy and how I’m trying to figure my way through it since I never really had an example of what a good therapy sesh should look like. Take a listen and let me know of your experience if you have one, or let me know your qualms about therapy if you’ve never been. I would love to have a dialogue about it!
December 5, 2019
PodsMas Episode 2: hot and cold state empathy
Hi babies! Y’all ready for day 2? today has been such a wonderful day and it was tied neatly w/ a bow by me listing to an episode of Hidden Brain from NPR that I briefly summarize and talk about. Take a listen and tell me what you think!
December 4, 2019
PodsMas Episode 1: Being grateful is hard but worthwhile!
Hello my babies! As you can see things are going to be a little different this holiday season. Since this is my first holiday season I wanted to try something fun and create “vlogsmas” styled episodes for the month of December. Brace yourselves as I present to you some isms right in time for the holidays!
December 3, 2019
Episode 20: Panic Attacks
Hi babes! Sorry for the unwarranted hiatus I’ve been on but I’m back w/ an important topic on panic attacks. If you’ve never experienced a panic attack I’m happy for you, but here are some ways you can assist if you see someone experiencing one. Have a beautiful day and remember to please be kind to yourself and others!
November 25, 2019
Episode 19: Sorry NOT Sorry
Hi my babies! On today’s episode I’m talking about the overuse of “sorry” and how it’s ruining everyone’s life!! Lol jk not really but it is v annoying and also v unnecessary. Let’s get some new replacement words in our vocabulary so we can only say sorry when we mean it and not as a filler, deal? ;)
November 4, 2019
Episode 18 Werk Stress! (Boundaries pt 2)
Hi babies!! This week I wanted to take advantage of having the boundaries talk by going more in depth and focusing on work stress! This could be a thing you might not even realize you carry w/ you but I hope that this allows you to take a step back and reflect on how you create boundaries between your work life and personal life. As always this episode starts w/ a guided meditation so be prepared to relax and receive 🙏🏾
October 28, 2019
Episode 17 Boundaries are good for the soul!
Hi my babes! This has been a trying month I’m ngl so we starting this episode off with some positive affirmations that are sure to get you on the right foot to start your day! Boundaries are SO important and necessary to build healthy relationships with ourselves and others so let’s get into this conversation ;) pls be kind and from the bottom of my heart I love you!
October 21, 2019
Episode 16 Lean into your emotions!
Happy MamMaJ Monday! This past week has been a little tough for me and I’ve also noticed it’s been tough for others as well; because of this I wanted to do an episode on the importance of “leaning in” I used to think distractions were healthy but you can’t ignore how you feel! So join me in vulnerability as we feel all the feels w/ no remorse!
October 14, 2019
Episode 15 Affirmation. Meditation. Repeat.
Hi my babies! It is Mental Health Awareness Week/Month (honestly the innanet said both so we goin w/ both); so I figured what better way to kick off this month than by talking about my favorite activity to zen out to...MEDITATION!! As always, this episode is starting off w/ a guided meditation so let’s practice what I preach so we can get on the right side of mental health!
October 7, 2019
Episode 14 Date Yourself Sometimes?
Happy MamMaJ Monday! Today’s topic is about the importance of taking time aside to pamper/date yourself. Mentioned in previous episodes, self love is the foundation which means taking yourself on dates is the upkeep to maintaining that foundation! You owe it to yourself so let’s get into it!
September 30, 2019
Episode 13 The Power of NO!
Happy MamMaJ Monday! Today’s motivation was brought to you by trying to navigate life as authentically as possible and with that authenticity comes the magical word of “no”! We know it exists but do we really use it when we should? I know I haven’t in the past so sharing some tips on how I’ve mastered the ability to say “no” w/ grace, so let’s get into it!
September 23, 2019
Episode 12 Did you show up for yourself today?
Hi my babies! It is I, MamMaJ, back at it again w/ a new episode! Today’s topic is on the importance of showing up for yourself. That’s it. Fairly simple concept a lot harder to practice lol. Bring back the drum circle guided meditation on this episode so enjoy the rhythm and get into this episode!
September 16, 2019
Episode 11 It’d be nice if you support ya homies sometimes too!
Hi my babies! Sorry for my impromptu hiatus last week sometimes life comes at you fast! But we’re back and we’re better, starting off the episode w/ a guided meditation (yes it’s back and here to stay!). This weeks topic is on support so pull up a chair and get comfy cause if you’re like me you probably need a reminder that your homies need support too!
September 9, 2019
Episode 10 Our Fingerprints Don’t Fade..
Happy MamMaJ Monday’s my babies! This weeks topic faces the bittersweet reality that our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. Depending on the circumstance, this could be a really dope thing or something truly traumatic. As authors of our own stories we get to decide which side of someone else’s history we reside on. Which would you choose?
August 26, 2019
Episode 09 Self Love be the Best Love
Happy MamMaJ Monday!! Today I hope you’re feeling all the feels cause we talmbout LOVE and all things you! Have you ever fallen in love? What about w/ yourself? Who says you can’t do both!? If you like what you hear pls don’t forget to follow/subscribe to stay updated on new episodes!
August 20, 2019
Episode 08 Out of the Box! (Your Comfort Box)
Happy MamMaJ Monday! Coming at you yet again w/ some MamMaJ realness! Today’s episode is all about comfort zones and how you should keep out of them lol. We’re human, we like to be comfy I get it but where’s the growth in that?! Let’s do better together, deal?
August 12, 2019
Episode 07 Perception is Everything!! (no really it is)
Hi babes!! I’m so sorry for posting a late episode I was torn between two episodes and wanted to let my supporters (I’m talkin bout you, silly) vote on which episode via insta @mammajism I needed to give the poll some time to accumulate a fair vote and so “B” was the winner! This episode is a shout-out to all things we perceive, so let’s get into it!
August 6, 2019
Episode 06 Implicit Bias: Class Discrimination
Hello my babies! MamMaJ is back putting herself on blast(okay writing in 3rd person is weird)! I really find this podcast as a way for me to atone for my sometimes shitty ways. So today’s topic of discussion is on implicit bias. This topic alone can be broken down into so many different sectors so this episode primarily focuses on class discrimination. Join me and let’s own our shit, together!
July 29, 2019
Episode 05 Am I Problematic?!
Happy MamMaJ Monday! I felt it was only right to follow up my friend circles podcast w/ an episode on potentially being the problematic friend in the group. Let’s face it, we all have our moments where we might not be the best versions of ourselves. This was my way of looking in the mirror and owning my truths. So I challenge you all to join me and do the same!
July 22, 2019
Episode 04 Who’s in Your Friend Circle?
Hello my babies!! Happy MamMaJ Monday! I’m switching things up a bit and doing some affirmations to get your week started off the right way! In this episode I’m going to be talking about friend circles. We all have them but are they all as healthy as we’d like to think? Remember, these episodes are meant to start a bigger conversation so if you have anything to add or personal experience please feel free to share them with me! My DMs are always open ;)
July 15, 2019
Episode 03 Celebrity Grief is not Only Real but Normal asf
Hi my babies! This episode might be a little hard to navigate due to a last minute “felt it in my spirit” vibe to scratch what was originally planned for today and record an episode that had me feeling a way. This episode is for my people who grieve celebrities as if they were their own you’re not alone and MamMaJ is crying alongside you. This episode is especially for you, Cameron Boyce, rest easy...
July 9, 2019
TSBNR Thursday: Independence Day
Surprise!! I figured what better way to introduce my “There Should be no Reason Thursday” segment than on a day like today, the 4th of July. If you are unfamiliar w/ TSBNR I basically say a bunch of statements starting with “There should be no reason” and then explain why I believe it shouldn’t be a thing. These are all 100% MY OPINION. Hope you enjoy 🤗
July 4, 2019
Episode 02 Dialing Back Social Media
This week I’m talking about a series of hiatus’s I’ve conducted w/ my social media presence and what I’ve learned from them. It was a huge wake up call in terms of what this generation seems to deem as acceptable “check-ins” and how it really can mess w/ you mentally if you go too deep in the rabbit hole! As always this podcast starts w/ a guided meditation to get your mind right so sit back, relax, and let MamMaJ drive the boat 😭
July 1, 2019
Episode 01 What are you Waiting for?!
Hello loves! MamMaJ here ready to finally share my thoughts w/ you in a podcast format. This is something that has been long overdue so I’m here to make good on my promise to bring you some podcast realness! This episode is the intro to all things MAMMAJISM! Some guided meditation to bring your mind at ease and a friendly reminder on the importance of getting out of your own way. Hope you enjoy and stick around for more! From the bottom of my heart, I love you!
June 24, 2019
Episode 00 (Listen first)
Hello my babies! This episode is meant to share my WHAT and WHY. So if I invited you to check me out this is the preferred start to my podcast journey. I thank you for the opportunity to share myself in the most vulnerable state, storytelling. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy creating this open space for dialogue. So excited for what’s to come and from the bottom of my heart, I love you!
June 24, 2019