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Mindful Nuggets

Mindful Nuggets

By Tasha T

Mindful Nuggets is a podcast dedicated to encouraging Christian women to THRIVE mentally and spiritually! Often, we as women are busy doing many things but still feel unfulfilled. The hope is that this podcast will help you to find a sense of balance in life and provide skills to improve your overall wellness.

Season Two will start on August 1, 2022 and the theme is transitions. You will hear about my own personal experience with life transitions as well as hear from other women who have experienced a variety of life transitions.
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Am I part of the problem or the solution?
Am I part of the problem or the solution?
Hey y’all! I heard a question last week and it has stood with me: “are you part of the problem or are you part of the solution”?  On today's episode, I'll be sharing: Importance of self-awareness  The four self-awareness archetypes Signs that you are the problem How to be part of the solution  I'll be referring to an article that I read about self-awareness [https://hbr.org/2018/01/what-self-awareness-really-is-and-how-to-cultivate-it]. If you are struggling with being the problem,  I would like to invite you to my FREE "Mental Nuggets" [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-nuggets-tickets-482124265657 ] workshop on Friday, December 16th from 6:00-7:30pm. If you need support, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram @mindfulnuggetspodcast.     --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets was a podcast to support women who are on their mental and spiritual wellness journey.  Please note that the information provided here is from my own perspective and some from what I have found through research.  If you take any information from this podcast, you are doing so at your own risk.  Listening to this podcast episode does not replace the need to seek out the support of a trained mental health professional. Please know that this podcast does not supplement seeing a mental health therapist and/or seeking spiritual counseling from your local church.   If you are actively wanting to end your life, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.   If you are in a mental health crisis, you can call 988 from your cell phone to get support OR text "hello" to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor via text.  If you need help locating a therapist, you can find one at psychologytoday.com, therapyden.com or therapyforblackgirls.com. If you need help with locating a therapist, please feel free to connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast. If this episode today has encouraged you, share with others, please leave a comment and give the show a five star rating! If you have questions or comments for me personally, you can connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast.
23:01
December 07, 2022
"What do I need to remember about giving?"
"What do I need to remember about giving?"
Hey ya'll! We just celebrated Thanksgiving.  We often talk about the THANKS part but we don't often talk about the GIVING!  Today, I am talking about Giving. The last Tuesday in November is giving Tuesday! Today, I'm am talking about motives for giving, benefits of giving, locating places to give and some ways that you can give. I know these sound really simple but sometimes I think we forget about just how special it is to be able to give. If this topic encouraged you, don't be selfish, give someone else the link so that they can hear it as well. Until next time, be mindful!
12:53
November 28, 2022
How can I have a happy thanksgiving day?
How can I have a happy thanksgiving day?
Hey y’all! I know it’s thanksgiving week and for some people, this might be a hard week! Today, I am talking about some reasons that thanksgiving might be hard and what you can do. Thanksgiving can be hard due to grief, comparison, mental health, etc. I will share what you can do if you find yourself struggling to have a happy thanksgiving due to these reasons. If you know of someone who might be having a hard time this thanksgiving, please share this episode with them!
24:07
November 21, 2022
"Who am I in the midst of my singleness?" -CJ Wade
"Who am I in the midst of my singleness?" -CJ Wade
Today, I am talking to CJ Wade about her experience with identifying who she was in the midst of her singleness.  This episode encouraged me and I hope it will encourage you as well. Here's some information about CJ Wade: Alabama native C.J. Wade is a creative soul, author, educator, and self-care champion. She is on a mission to empower others through the arts and to normalize self-care solutions for creatives and clergy. In addition to managing her practice You Matter Massage & Wellness, she teaches dance and choreographs artistic projects. C.J. inspires through her blog at www.thewritewade.com and her podcast Listening at the Speed of Life. Her book The Morning After can be found through Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. She loves forest bathing, naps, historical markers, and dancing in grocery aisles. You can connect with her via her linktr.ee. 
27:15
November 14, 2022
What do I need to let go of?
What do I need to let go of?
Today, I am sharing an article that I wrote for Reckon South's Honey Column.  You can read the article here.  As you are listening to this reading, answer this question:  What do you need to let go of?   Did this article speak to you?   If so, let me know in the comments section or hit me up on IG!  -- Please note that all information on this podcast is from my own research and opinion.  It does not substitute the process of working with a licensed therapist or seeking out the spiritual counsel of a member of clergy. If I can be of assistance, please reach out to me directly and don't just take my words from the podcast episode as the final say so. 
07:07
November 07, 2022
"How did become Fear-LESS?" - Interview with Laura Lee
"How did become Fear-LESS?" - Interview with Laura Lee
Today, I am speaking with Laura Lee, the author of FearLESS: A Path to Peace. We are talking about how she was able to overcome fear in her own life and the inspiration for writing her book.  You will definitely want to hear this interview. Laura Lee lives with her husband in Pennsylvania. Both passionate and faithful, in her love for the Lord, Laura serves as a United Methodist Pastor. She enjoys painting, photography, interior design, and writing. The publication of Fear-Less is one of many to come. Having dreamed of writing since childhood, Laura Lee is officially now living her dream. Laura Lee draws from her personal experiences with fear as she offers insightful wisdom that will give you courage and well-being. With illustrations, true stories, and redirection, she offers godly advice and techniques to gain control of your life and start living to its fullest with purpose. You can connect with Laura Lee on Instagram. 
24:10
October 31, 2022
"How has my parenting journey been?" with Shaunda Mathieu
"How has my parenting journey been?" with Shaunda Mathieu
Today, I am speaking with Shaunda Mathieu about embracing forgiveness, parenting challenges and choosing to swiftly obey God in situations.  Shaunda Mathieu is an author, evangelist, singer/songwriter, and podcast host. Her most recent literary project is titled Nameless Wonder, her sophomore project is a riveting Christian fiction novel: A House Built on Sand, and her debut bool, a memoire titled Pages from My Journal. Shaunda just completed the inaugural season of her podcast; She’s Relentless where she focuses on women between the ages of 18 and 49 who are in transition on the road to their destiny. Her mission is to leave a legacy of the Gospel to ministry and marketplace by any means necessary! She uses every creative tool available to make sure her assignment is complete. She is a member of All Nations Worship Center–Atlanta, and she resides in Fayetteville, GA with her family.   You can connect with Shaunda Mathieu on Instagram @Shaunda_Mathieu. 
23:33
October 24, 2022
"What do I need to remember about grief?" with Johanny Reyes, LCSW
"What do I need to remember about grief?" with Johanny Reyes, LCSW
Heyyy! Today, I am speaking with Johanny (pronounced Jo-hon-ey) Reyes about "Grief!"  You or someone you know might be grieving.  We have experienced so many deaths individually and collectively over the last almost three years.  Today we will talk about myths associated with grieving and how to support someone who is grieving.   Here's some information about Johanny! Johanny is a licensed therapist and clinical social worker in the state of Florida and currently the CEO of Thriving Counseling Solutions LLC.  Johanny experienced her own family trauma and was able to understand some of her situation through working as a social worker.  As far as she can remember, Johanny has had a passion to work with people.  She believes that her life story has contributed to her pursuing the social work and mental health profession.  She says that moving to the United States and growing up in an impoverished environment introduced her to social work.  Johanny has a true passion to help make a difference in people’s lives.  Especially those who look like her and have faced intergenerational trauma.  Currently, Johanny works with teenagers and high functioning adults and helps them to manage mental health concerns, relationship problems and grief and loss.  You can connect with Johanny @ www.ThrivingCounselingSolutions.com or via Instagram @ ThrivingCounselingSolutions.  Here’s a handout about grief. 
17:43
October 17, 2022
“How can I overcome depression?” -with Eboni Vasser
“How can I overcome depression?” -with Eboni Vasser
Today, I am talking with Eboni Vasser! I met Eboni during the walk to Emmaus in 2017 or 2018?  Who knows! But one thing I do know is that she is a person who is worth knowing.   Eboni Vasser is the founder of Abba's Heart Inc., a faith based organization who serves children with parent(s) in active addiction or recovery. She is an evangelist & author of Crooked Trees: Building on a Fragile Foundation. She volunteers for the Alabama Justice Ministry Network which allows clergy to enter the Jefferson County Jail to minister to incarcerated individuals. She also volunteers for Kairos Prison Ministry.  She is currently co-authoring a book with her Mom, Crooked Trees: Escaping to Acceptance which will be released first quarter of 2023. --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets was a podcast to support women who are on their mental and spiritual wellness journey.   Please note that the information provided here is from my own perspective and some from what I have found through research.  If you take any information from this podcast, you are doing so at your own risk.  Listening to this podcast episode does not replace the need to seek out the support of a trained mental health professional. Please know that this podcast does not supplement seeing a mental health therapist and/or seeking spiritual counseling from your local church.    If you are actively wanting to end your life, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.   If you are in a mental health crisis, you can call 988 from your cell phone to get support OR text "hello" to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor via text.  If you need help locating a therapist, you can find one at psychologytoday.com, therapyden.com or therapyforblackgirls.com.  If you need help with locating a therapist, please feel free to connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast or email me at mindfulnuggetspodcast@gmail.com. If this episode today has encouraged you, share with others, please leave a comment and give the show a five star rating! If you have questions or comments for me personally, you can connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast.
28:30
October 11, 2022
"How do I know if someone is depressed?"
"How do I know if someone is depressed?"
Hey ya'll! October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Depression looks different for everyone.  There are some people who are able to be pretty functional and still suffer from depression.  According to Mental Health America, depression is a mood disorder.  Yes, we all have our ups and downs with our mood.  But a person who is depressed has these mood shifts for about two weeks. On today's episode, I'll be talking about: Symptoms of Depression. What looks like depression might not be depression. Ways to help you to navigate depression. Here are some symptoms of depression: Feeling or appearing low, empty inside, or irritable most of the day every day Losing interest in activities you would normally enjoy Changes in appetite or weight—eating more or less; gaining or losing weight Changes in sleep—either not being able to sleep or sleeping too much Changes in activity—feeling restless inside or feeling sluggish Feeling exhausted even when you seem to be getting enough sleep Speaking or moving slowly, fidgeting, or pacing Feelings of worthlessness or guilt Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions Thoughts of death or suicide Ways to navigate depression: Create a daily routine. Connect with important people in your life on a regular basis. Learn a new hobby. Go for a walk. Speaking with a therapist. October 8th is National Depression Screening Day.  Are you concerned that you or someone who you know is depressed, check out this screener. --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets was a podcast to support women who are on their mental and spiritual wellness journey.  Please note that the information provided here is from my own perspective and some from what I have found through research. If you take any information from this podcast, you are doing so at your own risk.  Listening to this podcast episode does not replace the need to seek out the support of a trained mental health professional. Please know that this podcast does not supplement seeing a mental health therapist and/or seeking spiritual counseling from your local church. If you are actively wanting to end your life, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.   If you are in a mental health crisis, you can call 988 from your cell phone to get support OR text "hello" to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor via text.  If you need help locating a therapist, you can find one at psychologytoday.com, therapyden.com or therapyforblackgirls.com. If you need help with locating a therapist, please feel free to connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast. If this episode today has encouraged you, share with others, please leave a comment and give the show a five star rating! If you have questions or comments for me personally, you can connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast.
09:49
October 03, 2022
"How did I become free?" - Interview with Tasha M. Scott
"How did I become free?" - Interview with Tasha M. Scott
Today, I am speaking with Tasha Scott about her transition to experiencing mental freedom.  Today's episode might trigger some people and empower others. . . or even both!  Tasha M. Scott owns Maximized Growth, LLC. and is an unconventional voice of wisdom for today's leaders.  Tasha's mission is to see leaders and teams fulfill their full potential through the power of self-awareness and others' awareness to improve the overall group dynamic and culture. "At the end of the day, we are all in the people business," says Tasha. Certified under Maxwell Leadership, Dr. John C. Maxwell led. She’s an active member of the Montgomery Rotary Club, a graduate of Leadership Montgomery (Class XXXIII), Leadership Alabama (Class XXXI). She also serves as an ambassador for the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. Social links: To learn more about Tasha and Maximized Growth, visit www.maximizedgrowthllc.com and @maximizednow across social media platforms.  --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets was a podcast to support women who are on their mental and spiritual wellness journey.  Please note that the information provided here is from my own perspective and some from what I have found through research.  If you take any information from this podcast, you are doing so at your own risk.  Listening to this podcast episode does not replace the need to seek out the support of a trained mental health professional. Please know that this podcast does not supplement seeing a mental health therapist and/or seeking spiritual counseling from your local church.   If you are actively wanting to end your life, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.   If you are in a mental health crisis, you can call 988 from your cell phone to get support OR text "hello" to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor via text.  If you need help locating a therapist, you can find one at psychologytoday.com, therapyden.com or therapyforblackgirls.com. If you need help with locating a therapist, please feel free to connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast. If this episode today has encouraged you, share with others, please leave a comment and give the show a five star rating! If you have questions or comments for me personally, you can connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast.
28:22
September 26, 2022
What is it like being a new mother? - Interview with Iesha Madden
What is it like being a new mother? - Interview with Iesha Madden
Today, I am talking with Iesha Madden about motherhood!   Iesha is married to her college sweetheart and is a mother to her 2 year old son. She is a teacher by profession but is also a mom content creator and social media manager. In her spare time she loves reading, listening to podcasts, working out, game nights, and spending time with those she loves. You can find her over @morethanamamaseries on Instagram where she talks about all things authentic motherhood, personal development, and self-care. --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets was a podcast to support women who are on their mental and spiritual wellness journey.  Please note that the information provided here is from my own perspective and some from what I have found through research.  If you take any information from this podcast, you are doing so at your own risk.  Listening to this podcast episode does not replace the need to seek out the support of a trained mental health professional. Please know that this podcast does not supplement seeing a mental health therapist and/or seeking spiritual counseling from your local church.   If you are actively wanting to end your life, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.   If you are in a mental health crisis, you can call 988 from your cell phone to get support OR text "hello" to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor via text.  If you need help locating a therapist, you can find one at psychologytoday.com, therapyden.com or therapyforblackgirls.com. If you need help with locating a therapist, please feel free to connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast. If this episode today has encouraged you, share with others, please leave a comment and give the show a five star rating! If you have questions or comments for me personally, you can connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast.
17:28
September 19, 2022
Can I triumph through my tears? - Interview with Jacqueline Smith
Can I triumph through my tears? - Interview with Jacqueline Smith
I am speaking with Jacqueline Smith about her grief journey.  Jacqueline J. Smith is a wife, mother of two, a 23-year-old son, and a daughter who resides in heaven (forever 22).  Jacqueline is also a speaker, podcaster, podcast producer, and podcasting coach.  The tragic passing of her daughter in October 2019, led Jacqueline to become an advocate & support specialist for bereaved mothers. Faith is the fuel that sustains Jacqueline in building her business, even in the midst of unimaginable grief. Her company, LSW Media Group assists aspiring podcasters with the development, production, promotion, and publication of their podcasts  The problems she solves for her tribe are planning, producing, promoting, and profiting from their podcasts. When she is not changing the world, Jacqueline can be found connecting with her Aquarian roots near any body of water.  Jacqueline enjoys photography, and watching planes defy gravity.
24:07
September 12, 2022
Can we talk about suicide?
Can we talk about suicide?
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (SPAM).   This month was started in 2008 as a way to bring awareness to suicide and to encourage people to access mental health treatment if they are struggling with suicidal thoughts. In 2020, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages 25-34 and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 44.  In today's episode, I'll be discussing:   Statistics about suicide   Words surrounding suicide   Myths about suicide   Tips to support someone who might be suicidal   Resources to support you or those in your life who might have suicidal thoughts Verses that I mentioned:  Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Psalm 46:1  "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble."  Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Safety plan:  https://www.mysafetyplan.org/  --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets was a podcast to support women who are on their mental and spiritual wellness journey.  Please note that the information provided here is from my own perspective and some from what I have found through research.  If you take any information from this podcast, you are doing so at your own risk.  Listening to this podcast episode does not replace the need to seek out the support of a trained mental health professional.   Please know that this podcast does not supplement seeing a mental health therapist and/or seeking spiritual counseling from your local church.   If you are actively wanting to end your life, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.   If you are in a mental health crisis, you can call 988 from your cell phone to get support OR text "hello" to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor via text.  If you need help locating a therapist, you can find one at psychologytoday.com, therapyden.com or therapyforblackgirls.com.  If you need help with locating a therapist, please feel free to connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast. If this episode today has encouraged you, share with others, please leave a comment and give the show a five star rating! If you have questions or comments for me personally, you can connect with me on IG @mindfulnuggetspodcast.
10:57
September 05, 2022
Can we talk about celibacy? Interview with J.P. Austin
Can we talk about celibacy? Interview with J.P. Austin
I had the privilege of speaking with JP Austin about her celibacy journey.  I discovered JP Austin through this article.  When I read that article, I said, I have to get to know her!  I am always so eager to see what she has to share on her IG page.   Here's some information about JP: As a single millennial who has been actively practicing celibacy for nearly a decade, JP has learned to wrestle hard and wrestle well with God on topics of sex, singleness, and relationships.  And she has experienced God’s freedom, power, and redemptive purpose in her journey of navigating purity amid today’s culture. In hearing the growing countless frustrations of her single girlfriends and close circles regarding singleness, sex, and dating, JP feels inspired to share her journey of navigating sex and relationships as a single Christian. Through her story, JP hopes to encourage this generation to begin to include Christ in their most intimate relational details and decisions. Discovering that any season surrendered to Christ, is a good one. JP is the also the Creator of The Submissive Feminist Blog, a women’s blog committed to submitting to biblical truth for everyday living. More samples of her work can be found on her personal site, www.thejpaustin.com. -- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T is a podcast that was created to uplift and inspire.  This podcast does not replace the process of sitting down with a mental health professional who can assist you with processing your own mental wellness journey.
34:07
August 29, 2022
What is my purpose? Interview with Dr Sherri Yoder
What is my purpose? Interview with Dr Sherri Yoder
Today, I am talking with Dr Sherri Yoder about her journey to discover her true purpose.  Here's a little about Dr Sherri:  Dr. Sherri abandoned her post as Clinical Psychologist in the treatment arena of mental health in favor of a thought leadership position in mental ill-health prevention. She is pioneering the promotion of mental health, an underrepresented effort particularly in the United States, through her nonprofit which seeks to teach women innovative and sustainable thought practices so they can build and protect their mental, emotional, and relational well-being. Dr. Sherri elevates proactive mental health care through content development, keynote speaking, program and product development, grant writing, podcasting, collaboration with other thought leaders, and social conversations. She seeks to put an end to popular messages that disempower individuals from taking charge of their mental health by equipping women to do so. Dr. Sherri believes it is women who will create the sweeping cultural changes needed to effect meaningful and sustainable change. In addition to her nonprofit work, Dr. Sherri is a Thought Coach, author, and blogger. You can connect with her on Instagram @Dr.Sherrispeaks! -- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T is a podcast that was created to uplift and inspire.  This podcast does not replace the process of sitting down with a mental health professional who can assist you with processing your own mental wellness journey.
22:08
August 22, 2022
Is this what I expected? - with Joy Kitanga-Dabo
Is this what I expected? - with Joy Kitanga-Dabo
Today, I am talking to Joy Kitanga-Dabo about her experience with going from being a single lady to being married!   Here's some information about Joy:  Joy is a servant of the LORD, wife, and mom (three young children: Gloria, Nyakeh and Joshua). Joy has learned to navigate through life with prayer and Scripture. She was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in a small village by Christian parents who showed her God’s love. Joy had a strong conviction that God loved her at an early age and desired to know Him. However, that conviction was challenged when she was given away to a family member where she witnessed and learned about the impact of miscarriages. She also struggled with her faith as she was taught that to serve God one needed a special calling with spiritual gift. Consequently, her family experience and the faith struggle in the church left her feeling not good enough for God to work through her. Through counseling, prayer, and Scripture she rediscovered that love, built her faith and decided to share that knowledge of God’s love with everyone she meets. She is the founder of God Imprints Ministries where she teaches, inspires, and encourages women and family to seek God and pray. She is a dynamic teacher who leads women’s Bible studies and mentor women who desire to grow and develop prayer strategy. She is excited to talk about women of the Bible, especially Hagar and the Samaritan Woman. Joy loves hiking, spending time with family sharing food and playing games, listening to all genres of Christian music, writing (journaling) and resting on Sabbath. She is a respiratory therapist by profession, which she enjoys equally as her ministry. You can connect with Joy on Instagram @GodImprints. -- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T is a podcast that was created to uplift and inspire.  This podcast does not replace the process of sitting down with a mental health professional who can assist you with processing your own mental wellness journey.
36:43
August 15, 2022
How do I write this book? - Interview with Lakaysha Scott
How do I write this book? - Interview with Lakaysha Scott
Today, we are talking about mindset!  Do you have a fixed or a growth mindset?  Did you even know that there was such a thing?!  I will also be sharing some affirmations that will help you to expand your mindset!  I also spoke with Lakaysha Scott. We discussed her mindset shift and the process that she went through to write her book.  Lakaysha “Kay” Scott (best known as Kay Flowerz) was born and raised in Southern California, in the beautiful Inland Empire. Most important to her are her faith and community. In her leisure time, you can almost always find her writing, working out, or sharing inspirational words on her social media. The Psalms of Flowerz is Kay’s first poetry book. Pic: Will send it through instagram DM instagram link: @KayFlowerz Click on this link to purchase a copy of Lakaysha's book!  ****Please go to this link to enter the contest to win a copy of Lakaysha's book!!*** ------- Affirmations to remember:   I WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVE MY PRAYERS ARE HEARD.  Mark 11:24 – I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. I AM NOT WHO I ONCE WAS; I AM FORGIVEN.  2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  I AM STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.  Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  I AM MORE THAN A CONQUEROR.  Romans 8:31 – If God is for us, who can be against us? We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us)  I AM ALWAYS ON GOD’S MIND.  Psalms 139:13 – You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother’s womb Psalm 139:13-16 The Message (MSG) Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.  --- DISCLAIMER:  Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T is a podcast that was created to uplift and inspire.  This podcast does not replace the process of sitting down with a mental health professional who can assist you with processing your own mental wellness journey.  
28:08
August 08, 2022
Are you going through a transition?
Are you going through a transition?
Hey y’all!!  I am back for season two of Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T! So, we will be taking a shift for season two. . Or, should I say, we will be taking a transition?!  Yup, that's the theme of season two.  Today, I'll be sharing what is helping me during my season of transition. I would LOVE to hear about what helps you during your season of transition.    --  Disclaimer: Mindful Nuggets podcast is for inspirational and educational purposes only.  This podcast does not replace the process of sitting and speaking with a therapist about your own personal journey and experiences.  Go to Psychology Today to locate a therapist near you!
14:36
August 01, 2022
Hey Ya'll! Quick Update!
Hey Ya'll! Quick Update!
Hey ya'll! I just came in for a quick update. Thanks for being here!  Connect with me at MindfulNuggetsPodcast on Instagram! Podcast instrumental music is “Tomorrow belongs to you “ by EvgenyBardyuzha I found it here! 
03:01
July 11, 2022
Bonus: The number one most played episode of season one!
Bonus: The number one most played episode of season one!
Mindful Nuggets Podcast is on a hiatus until July 4, 2022. In the meantime, please enjoy the MOST played episode of season one! Do you have a favorite episode? Please share with me on IG @mindfulnuggetsbytashat!
07:01
June 27, 2022
Bonus: 2nd most played episode of season one!
Bonus: 2nd most played episode of season one!
Mindful Nuggets Podcast is on a hiatus until July 4, 2022. In the meantime, please enjoy the second most played episode of season one! Do you have a favorite episode? Please share with me on IG @mindfulnuggetsbytashat!
24:35
June 20, 2022
What tools do I have?
What tools do I have?
In honor of Father's Day, I am sharing an interview with D.C. Lyons, author of With Worn Out Tools!   Here's a little about D.C. Lyons:  During a 20-year customer experience career, Darren built relationships across the globe traveling to Asia and Central America over 15 times each and leading diverse organizations of over 1,000 full-time employees (FTE). At the height of his corporate career, DC was an Assistant Vice President for The Hartford Insurance Group, leading 500 Licensed Insurance Agents across 4 domestic sites. Darren used a vegetarian diet to lose more than 260 pounds over an eight-year period. Over the past eighteen months Darren has had numerous health issues, including two below-knee amputations, Stage Five Kidney Failure requiring dialysis three times a week and congestive heart failure. Darren’s story is one of triumph because of his tenacious desire to fight back to life through these trials. Darren obtained his Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from The University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Mason University. Darren and his lovely wife Elaine founded Korrior, Inc. with a vision to create inspirational books and faith-based media projects. Darren’s new e-book, “A Day in the Life in a Skilled Nursing Facility: Short Stories from a Young Man Trapped in a Nursing Home” was released in September 2018. Darren’s memoir, "With Worn Out Tools: Navigating The Rituals of Mid Life" was released in the winter of 2019. Darren is a member of The John Maxwell Team as a trainer, coach, and speaker. He is available for speaking engagements at dclyons.ceokinc@gmail.com or by phone
36:02
June 13, 2022
Bonus: 3rd most popular episode of season one!
Bonus: 3rd most popular episode of season one!
Mindful Nuggets Podcast is on a hiatus until July 4, 2022. In the meantime, please enjoy the third most played episode of season one! Do you have a favorite episode? Please share with me on IG @mindfulnuggetsbytashat!
25:48
June 09, 2022
How can you be so joyful?!
How can you be so joyful?!
Today, I am talking with MRS NICOLE CARTER!  She is The Ultimate J.O.Y. Leader who is known as the thermostat that changes the climate of any room. Her contagious smile illustrates the vision that God wants for everyone – true JOY.  Nicole is an award-winning speaker through Toastmaster International. She is a middle school CTE (career and technical education) teacher with an extensive business, education, and presentation background. Nicole spent 20 years as a leader at a Fortune 200 corporation while teaching as an adjunct professor at local community colleges. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master's of Business Administration.  She is an author of a unique series of fictional books, an educator of educators, and a life changing speaker.  Nicole's upbeat storytelling presentations will leave a long-lasting impression on YOU and will invoke immediate change. After hearing today's episode, you will want to connect with Nicole!  You can connect with her via her website at Establishing Joy. She has a guide to help you to have JOY daily and also affirmations.  She is also available for coaching and mentoring.  
27:53
May 23, 2022
Who am I depending on?
Who am I depending on?
Today, we are talking about mental health from a different perspective. Have you ever heard of personality disorders?  Well, I'll be talking about them today.  What does dependency mean to you?  I'll be talking about that too. When you are done, you should be able to answer this question: "Who am I depending on?" Until next time, ya'll stay mindful!
28:08
May 16, 2022
Do you have a clear vision?
Do you have a clear vision?
Do you have a clear vision?   I was looking over my vision board that I created at the end of last year.  Some things I have accomplished. YAY!  Most of all, I have seen fruit of a particular verse that I wanted to focus on this year.  The verse is James 1:5 - "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." Yeh, I desire wisdom more than material things!!!   Anywho, I am providing some tips today on getting clear on your vision.   Feel free to connect with me at MindfulNuggetsPodcast on Instagram if you have questions or comments! Until next time, be mindful! 
11:02
May 09, 2022
How can I honor a special woman who is no longer with me?
How can I honor a special woman who is no longer with me?
Mother's Day is the second Sunday in the month of May.  This can be a happy time for some of us and a sad time for others of us.   Today, I am talking about a special woman who played a special role in my life.  I am also sharing ways to honor the special women in your life who are no longer living.  I'll be sharing my own experience and also discuss some practical tips on how to honor the deceased.   And as always, the information that is presented here does not substitute seeking the support of a mental health professional.   ---- Handout on Tasks of Mourning.   Thank you for listening to "Mindful Nuggets" podcast! If this podcast episode is an encouragement to you, please feel free to share with others.  Also, reach out to me at @MindfulNuggetsPodcast on Instagram! Until next time, let's be mindful!
19:28
May 02, 2022
How good are your boundaries?
How good are your boundaries?
Hello!  We are continuing the discussion on boundaries today!   How good are your boundaries?   Today, we are talking about the common traits of boundaries, six areas to set boundaries in and my personal examples of boundaries.  Here is the handout that I was looking at: Boundaries Info Sheet Remember, that you can set boundaries, say no, disagree with someone, make yourself a priority, turn down an invite and still be kind! Setting boundaries does not mean that you are mean!  Thank you for listening to "Mindful Nuggets" podcast!   If this podcast episode is an encouragement to you, please feel free to share with others.  Also, reach out to me at @MindfulNuggetsPodcast on Instagram! Have fun setting boundaries!   Until next time, let's be mindful!  
16:14
April 29, 2022
Why do we struggle to say "no"?
Why do we struggle to say "no"?
We struggle to say "no" or set boundaries with others. . . but why do we have this struggle?! We will talk about this on today. We are going to talk about: What boundaries are Setting boundaries with ourselves Reasons that we struggle to set boundaries  How to set boundaries with others Here are some good resources: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab  Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend  If you find this conversation to be helpful, please share it with others who might benefit from listening!  **Please note that this podcast does not serve as a substitution for speaking with a licensed mental health professional.**
15:45
April 22, 2022
How can we show up for one another?
How can we show up for one another?
Today, I am talking with one of my good friends, Carnisha Johnson.  We go wayyy back!  We are talking about how you can show up for your friends and vice versa. We are talking about "Atlas of the Heart" by Brene Brown and just how to manage these complicated emotions of ours.   Here's the details about Carnisha!   Carnisha is currently at therapist at Soul Story Therapy in Helena, AL.  What a name!  She is not just a therapist there but a "soul sister."  They call each other soul sisters!   We have all been knocked down by life. You do not have to navigate life challenges alone. As a psychotherapist, Carnisha's goal is to provide a safe space for you to work through barriers to reach your full potential for personal growth and wellness. She has compassion and is passionate about you being able to fully show up in life as your authentic self. Over the past 14 years Carnisha have had the pleasure of working in a variety of areas in social services and mental health. She has a strong background working with diverse populations; individuals of all ages, couples and families from different walks of life. She received my Bachelors in Social Work from Jacksonville State University and Masters in Social Work from The University of Alabama. Carnisha's areas of focus are anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She looks forward to helping her clients to organize your thoughts and emotions and taking back control of your life. Resources:  Soul Story Therapy Practice Atlas of the Heart 
36:25
April 15, 2022
Which mask are you wearing?
Which mask are you wearing?
Today, I am speaking with Mrs Rosemary Jackson-Moore and we are talking about masks.  And I am not talking about n-95 masks or cloth face masks.   Sometimes we knowingly wear masks and other times we unknowingly do it.  We are talking today about why we wear masks and what to do when we realize that we are wearing a mask.  Get your notebook and pen because you will definitely want to capture these nuggets!   Mrs Rosemary Jackson-Moore is a living witness of God’s ability to save, heal, and set free those who are lost, wounded and/or bound. Using her own personal story, years of experience in the fields of social work, mental health advocacy, addictions, crisis and other counseling, and her book, Taking Off the Masks: Telling Our Story and Giving God the Glory, she encourages others to take off their masks and allow God to bring healing, wholeness, and freedom into their lives. She is a trained Behavioral Health Advocate, and an Ordained Pastor.  For more information, please visit her website: www.TakingOffTheMasks.org.
35:31
April 08, 2022
Can I REALLY be well in ALL areas?
Can I REALLY be well in ALL areas?
Today, I am talking to Angela Ansa!  When I heard her speak, I said, I have to get her on my podcast!!!!  You are truly in for a treat.   Angela Ansa, MPH, MCLC, is a wife to an amazing husband and a mother to 2 beautiful girls, a Christian and a Ghanaian American living in the United States. Angela holds a bachelors degree in health and wellness, a masters degree in public health and master certification in professional coaching.  She is the Co-founder, Co-owner and CEO of Aspire Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. in PA where they empower individuals with limb loss and those with mobility issues and chronic pain with the appropriate devices to get their independence back and live a life without limit!  Angela is also a fierce advocate for women empowerment, women leadership, the 8 dimensions of wellness and coach women and entrepreneurs how to balance their careers and their personal lives so they can truly have it all through her Chat Over Popcorn platform. You can connect with Angela Ansa at: ChatOverPopcorn
32:32
March 25, 2022
Do we really need one another?
Do we really need one another?
Today, I am speaking with Sharon Shannon! I met Coach Sharon via clubhouse in April 2021 and she has been such a blessing. You ever met someone and didn’t know that you needed to meet them? She’s that kind of person for me. Today are talk about "Do we really need one another?"  Have you ever felt like you didn't need people?  Maybe you were disappointed by people and just wondered what's the point?  This episode will leave you with an answer!   A little about Coach Sharon!   Sharon Shannon is a veteran of the United States Air Force. She is a former teacher turned education consultant, professional speaker and speaking coach. Coach Sharon is a woman of God who has built her career off of her faith in Jesus Christ. She truly believes in sharing what she knows to help others to grow develop and level up. You can connect with Coach Sharon Shannon at In Sharon's Heart Women of Movement  Instagram: InSharonsHeart WomenofMovement
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March 18, 2022
What do my finances have to do with it?
What do my finances have to do with it?
I am chatting with Dr Annette West AKA The Ginger Queen.  Dr Annette West is a woman on purpose. For over 35 years, it has been her goal to find ways to better care for her mind, body, and spiritual walk. As she grows, sharing and empowering others' growth is always her goal. She believes that when we learn to maintain an optimal level of wellness, we are aligned better with God's ways. She logistically supports missions in Kakamega, Kenya; Nigeria and India. She always shared that “she is the visible manifestation of His invisible presence” we must have the SONshine flowing at all times. Today, Dr West and I are talking about financial wellness.  She is sharing nuggets from her personal journey to help you on yours.   It is important that we are wise stewards of the finances that God has given us.   Ways to connect with Dr West: JATNE Publishing.org DrAnnetteWestMinistries.org GinQKBoost.com  IG: jatne_publishing
19:21
March 11, 2022
What does God have to do with it?
What does God have to do with it?
Today I am speaking with Minister Neva Brooks.   Ms Neva is currently an Associate Minister Serving my Lord and Savior under the leadership of Pastor Carl. A. Lucas Sr. She is a member of God First Church, in Spanish Lake, Indiana where Carl A Lucas Sr is the pastor.  Ms Neva is a retired nurse, has a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a masters degree in business administration.  She is a very intelligent and wise lady! Ms Neva is a retired executive Chief Nursing Officer.  She has over 35 years experience as a nursing leader with mental health expertise and advocacy. She is known as the Diamond Sharp Nurses’ Coach. Ms Neva walks with nurses from existing in a state of conflict to living in a place of confidence, productivity, and clarity.  She is the CEO and owner of Diamond Sharp Coaching, LLC.  Website: www.diamondsharpcoach.com Ms Neva is a mother, a grandmother, a mentor, a friend, a sister, a true daughter of God and follower of Jesus Christ. Please sit back, relax and get your notebook to capture these nuggets from Minister Neva Brooks aka the Diamond Sharp Coach!
20:10
March 04, 2022
Are you surviving or just thriving?
Are you surviving or just thriving?
Hi there! Are you merely surviving or are you truly thriving?  If you are not sure, this episode will definitely help to answer this question for you.   If you find this episode to be helpful, please feel free to share it on social media and with your family and friends.   We all can T.H.R.I.V.E!!  You need to chat or want to collaborate, feel free to email me @ itstashascorner@gmail.com.  I'd love to hear from you!   Please join me on ClubHouse every Sunday @ 7pm in the room "Mindful Nuggets" where we discuss podcast episodes.   Psalm 23 (I AM Not Alone) by Joshua Sherman Goodness of God by CeCe Winians  Promises by Maverick City Music  Jireh by Maverick City Music 
06:45
February 25, 2022
What are you holding on to?
What are you holding on to?
Have you ever found yourself punishing yourself because of past mistakes?  Maybe you have some huge dreams but you have a hard time believing that they will be fulfilled because of the past?   If you or someone you know is struggling with this, you might want to listen and share this podcast episode with them! If you need help with this topic, you can find me @mindfulnuggets on Instagram!  
06:33
February 18, 2022
What are you saying to yourself?
What are you saying to yourself?
“See each morning a world made anew, as if it were the morning of the very first day… treasure and use it, as if it were the final hour of the very last day.” Fay Hartzell Arnold Who do you look to affirm you, God or people?   Are you feeling rejected by people or struggling to see yourself the way that God does? Well, you will want to listen to this podcast episode!   If you have questions or comments, please email me at itstashascorner@gmail.com. Join Mindful Nuggets on Clubhouse!  Follow Mindful Nuggets on Instagram. 
10:51
February 11, 2022
What Are You Thinking?
What Are You Thinking?
Hello!   I am Tasha T, your host of Mindful Nuggets with Tasha T!  Thank you for listening to today's episode.   I am a licensed clinical social worker, public speaker and essayist who is very passionate about mental health. A great part of mental health is our thought life. .  Let me ask you a question.  What are you thinking?  It is important to take time to think about what we are thinking.  Today, I'll discuss some practical tips on how to do this.   If this episode has helped you, please leave a rating and/or send me an email at LDT3085@gmail.com. I hope you have a fabulous week!  Peace and Blessings!  ~Tasha T
07:06
February 04, 2022
Welcome to Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T!
Welcome to Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T!
Welcome to Mindful Nuggets by Tasha T!
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January 20, 2022