Toxic positivity is shallow. It’s a false reassurance, like someone saying “everything happens for a reason” after your grandmother dies or “everything will work out” after you lose your job and apartment and are forced to relocate. When positivity is used to cover up or silence the human experience, it becomes toxic. Join us during this eye-opening conversation.
June 08, 2022
Toxic Masculinity and Femininity
Both toxic masculinity and toxic femininity are performed by men and women to attempt to keep their value in society. Toxic masculinity and toxic femininity tell men and women that their worth, value, and validity as men and women is conditional upon their adherence to these roles. Join us as we dive deeper into the two.
May 26, 2022
✨DATING TRENDS 101✨
From dry-dating to future faking, join Sippin T' with Nat & Z as we discuss new trends in dating & how to survive them!
May 12, 2022
Flag On The Play - Red Flags In Relationships
When people are in healthy relationships respect each other. They can talk honestly and freely to each other and share power and control over decisions. They trust and support each other and respect each other’s independence. In contrast, an unhealthy relationship is unbalanced. It is important to know that red flags are real and many of us ignore them until it’s too late.
April 28, 2022
Black Women & Education
Some studies show that Black women are the most educated group in the U.S. But what does this mean for their opportunities, wages, and quality of life? Join us in this episode for a very timely conversation!
April 20, 2022
DIY on a Budget
DIY is really about you seeking out the knowledge and developing the skills you need to do something that you would normally pay someone else to do for you. It can also be applied to things like cutting your own hair, sewing your own clothes, decorating a cake, managing your own investments, and so much more. Now that Spring is upon us, it may be a great time to take on a few DIY projects of your own.
March 31, 2022
Mind Your Business, Drink Your Water & Stay In Your Lane
Staying in your lane is a great tool to have in your mental wellness toolbox. It can be utilized when it comes to warding off comparison and with loved ones who overwhelm you with problems. Join us in this episode where we dive deeper into this topic.
March 16, 2022
Guilt & Shame
In the last episode of Sippin’ T, we tackled accountability & the importance of taking ownership and responsibility when our actions affect not only ourselves but those around us. However, did you know that accountability, guilt & shame are often intertwined? Join us this episode and hear us tackle these difficult emotions.
March 02, 2022
Accountability - Who Gonna Check Me Boo?
When you're personally accountable, you take ownership of what happens as a result of your choices and actions. You don't blame others or make excuses, and you do what you can to make amends when things go wrong. Join us this episode where we dive into Accountability and how to have more in our lives.
February 16, 2022
You Know What That Is? Growth!
By definition, growth is a process of change, and change can be unsettling. But growth...totally worth it! It's exhausting but it's rewarding! Join us in this episode as we dive deeper into how we can grow both in our professional and personal lives.
February 02, 2022
New Year, Same Shit
And We're Back!
January 19, 2022
Oh You Fancy, Huh? Black Women & Luxury
Definition: 1. indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living. 2. something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity. 3. something pleasant and satisfying. Join us this episode where we get into what luxury means to us!
December 20, 2021
You Can't Sit With Us - Mean Girl Syndrome
Mean women typically target other women based on their own insecurities, jealousy, feelings of competition, and envy. Usually, the victim will be independent, popular, successful – in short, a threat in some way to the aggressor. Join us in this episode and we dive deeper into the mean girl syndrome.
December 08, 2021
Grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Join us in this episode as we discuss gratitude, why it matters and how we can foster it in our life.
November 22, 2021
Having A Purpose Driven Life
What is it that adds meaning and satisfaction to life? What is it that gives us a sense of purpose? Join us in this episode where we discuss how to cultivate purpose in your life.
November 10, 2021
Colorism in the African American Community
In this episode, we discuss colorism in the Black community, trace its origin, discuss its impact, and what we can do to overcome it.
October 27, 2021
Black is Beautiful - Beauty and Skincare
The beauty industry has never really catered or considered black skin or hair. Companies market to what they considered their “base” and black women & women of color sometimes had to get in where they fit in. In this episode, we speak to some of the beauty needs of AA women and highlight some of the awesome brands that always get it right.
October 13, 2021
PWIs & HBCUs - The Myths, The Pros & The Cons
A lot of the conversations are rooted in the following questions: Are they on equal footing? For prospective Black college students, which is the better fit? To be honest there is no right or wrong answer in this equation. Experience is subjective...you can meet two students who go to the same school and have different feelings about it. In this episode, we decided to tackle the myths, the pros, and the cons of PWIs & HBCUs.
September 29, 2021
It's Our Anniversary
When we decided to start this podcast we never thought our topics and conversations would resonate with so many people. Join us as we look back at the year, share our favorite episodes, and thank you loyal listeners for all your support!
September 15, 2021
I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me...Earlier
Looking back there are a multitude of things we wish we would have been told or learned sooner. Join us as we discuss a list of things we know now but wish someone would have told us earlier.
August 11, 2021
How To Have Difficult Conversations
Being scared to verbalize your wants and needs is a trauma response. There are many reasons we find having tough talks hard, and it ranges from our childhood experiences to the way we relate to the world around us. To many of us, it can seem easier to avoid an issue, rather than to address it. Having delicate conversations can make us feel uncomfortable, or bring us back to points in our past we’d rather not address. Tough talks are no walk in the park, and they can leave us feeling anxious, stressed, and desperate for a way out. The problem is that these conversations are often the most important ones we can have. We have to overcome these hesitations, however, and we can do that by building up an understanding of who we are and why it’s so hard for us to address certain things and people.
July 28, 2021
Living With Fear
According to Psychology Today, fear has the ability to alter our perception of reality in many different ways. There are two kinds of fear: one acute, life-saving direct fear, which heightens our awareness, and one slowly sneaking indirect fear, which lowers our awareness. The same basic emotion—fear—produces completely different results, depending on how it enters our reality and how we cope with it. Join us for an important conversation about how we live with fear and how to let it go.
July 14, 2021
People should be shamed when they say or do something reprehensible. Social sanctions are an important mechanism for social change, and they should be used. However, when the cancellation is subjective, arbitrary, and restricts the individual's path to redemption, we have to take a step back and determine if cancel culture is the justifiable means to the end. Please join us as we discuss the good, bad, and ugly of cancel culture Check us out on Anchor, Spotify, and Apple https://anchor.fm/sippint-nat--z https://open.spotify.com/show/6W1ADyHOD6leT0RW7J9lNB https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sippin-tea-with-nat-z/id1526315358
June 30, 2021
Father - Child Dynamic
Depictions of dads in popular culture push the stereotype of fathers as incompetent, emotionally disconnected, “secondary” parents who are not nearly as important to their children as their mothers. As a result, Fathers are often pressured to take a backseat when it comes to being involved with raising their kids and can face ridicule for things like admitting that they help change diapers or expressing an interest in taking paternity leave. In reality, although a mother’s love is important and special, having an active father figure plays an equally important role in the healthy development of a child. Please join us for this important and timely conversation.
June 16, 2021
Getting Ready For Summer
Memorial Day has always been seen as the unofficial start to summer. And now that warmer weather and summer sun is just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to start feeling light, fresh and energetic. No need to wait for June’s official start to summer; the time to start is now!
June 03, 2021
Self Esteem, Self Confidence and the Outside Noise
Self-confidence and self-esteem are two terms that are often used interchangeably. In fact, they bear only a passing relationship to each other. Join Nat & Z as we discuss self-esteem, self-confidence, and how to drown out the outside noise.
May 20, 2021
The Mother - Child Dynamic Part II
Part 2 of this important conversation up now!
May 05, 2021
The Mother - Child Dynamic Part I
The interaction between mother and child is an important and dynamic process. Despite conventional wisdom, attachment and bonding between mother and child are not automatic and do not occur immediately. Rather, it becomes ingrained as the result of learned experiences that begin during the first year of life and are repeated daily throughout one’s childhood and adolescence. Please join us for Part 1 of this conversation.
May 05, 2021
Declutter Your Shit
The best way to declutter your home, your workspace, and your life is to take things one small step at a time. Join Nat & Z as we layout ways to get through the mess, organize your life and mind, and clear chaos out of your life.
April 28, 2021
In this week’s episode, Nat & Z ask each other random questions about life, love & everything in between. This is a great way to spark conversations with those close to you and possibly gain a new perspective. If you are interested in doing this with your tribe check out: https://capitalizemytitle.com/random-topic-generator/ Tea on the Table: Sweet Spot Butterscotch Black Tea by Plum Deluxe https://www.plumdeluxe.com/ @plumdeluxe
April 14, 2021
The Journey Into Motherhood
Black women’s experiences with pregnancy are often challenging. Yet, what’s rarely discussed is the trauma Black women may experience while trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and after giving birth. Join Nat & Z as we discuss black women’s journey into motherhood.
March 24, 2021
Health Inequity and the Black Woman
Join Sippin T' with Nat & Z as we tackle the health inequities that plague women of color generally and black women specifically. As women, we at times find it difficult to advocate for ourselves and our needs all while knowing that communication is the key to great health care. We need to change from a passive patient to an active advocate. Your health is worth fighting for. Check us out on Anchor, Spotify and Apple https://anchor.fm/sippint-nat--z#sippintea https://open.spotify.com/show/6W1ADyHOD6leT0RW7J9lNB https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sippin-tea-with-nat-z/id1526315358
March 15, 2021
Being Black At Work
Being a person of color at a predominantly white workplace creates its own special kinds of stress. This episode, Nat & Z discuss how your melanin can affect your comfortability at work & what employers can do to create a more supportive and inclusive environment for their employees of color.’ https://anchor.fm/sippint-nat--z/episodes/Being-Black-At-Work-er06gt https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sippin-tea-with-nat-z/id1526315358 https://open.spotify.com/show/6W1ADyHOD6leT0RW7J9lNB #beingblackatwork #codeswitching #donttouchmyhair #authenticity #podcast #teatime #whatsthetea #melanatedmusings #girltalk #anchorfm #spotify #podcastsincolor #melanatedpodcasters #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlpodcast #podcastersofIG #goodgirlfriends #girltalk #culturenews #hooddalailama #lastsipoftheday #lastsip #hottea #ilovetea #happytea #teachronicles #allabouttea #getthetea #explorepage
February 24, 2021
Preston Mitchum defines black love as rooted in resilience and hope. Black love allows us to reimagine our lineage and connections to ancestors through passion and empathy. Black love means allowing for balance and yielding space, while allowing a person to grow and change, and figure out ways to navigate the world separately and with a partner. In this episode Nat & Z discuss the concept of black love in 5 areas: Community Culture Individual/Self Families Marriage/Relationship Tea on the Table: English Tea Shop Chocolate Rooibos & Vanilla
February 11, 2021
Quick Sip - Black Excellence in Films
We are currently in what some can call a golden age for movies the showcase the true African-American experience. Get Into this quick sip where Nat & Z discuss their top 10 films that explore & amplify these stories.
February 04, 2021
Forgiveness - The Other F Word
What is forgiveness? How do you truly forgive someone? How do you forgive yourself? Please join us as we tackle the concept of forgiveness, its benefits, and why it's important for your growth and overall happiness. Tea of the Day: Chamomile Vanilla Honey Herbal Tea - Caffeine Free - Bigelow Tea Listen to us on: https://anchor.fm/sippint-nat--z#sippintea https://open.spotify.com/show/6W1ADyHOD6leT0RW7J9lNB https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sippin-tea-with-nat-z/id1526315358 #forgiveness #forgive #selfforgiveness #dispositions #benefits #misconceptions #sippintea #selfcare #podcast #blackgirlswhopodcast #melenatedpodcast #teatime #visionboarding #intentions #goals #dreams #hottea #podcastersonIG #tealovers #explorepage #luxuryinacup #selfcareinacup #girltalk #pinkiesup #anchorfm #spotify #applepodcast
January 28, 2021
Mercury's In Microbraids - Astrology II
There is more to Astrology and horoscopes besides signs, planets and houses. So it’s time to get some deeper insights from our expert guest for this episode our friend Heather, the real-life unicorn. We mention her a lot here at Sippin T’, she is the lover of the cosmos, sunshine, books, positive thinking, the law of attraction, the deeper mysteries of life, unicorns, art, music, love, and so much more. You can visit her youtube page Celestial Goodness 1111 and her blog at https://celestialgoodness.com. Tea on the Table: Ginger Tea
January 21, 2021
What 2021 Will Bring - The Zodiac
Your zodiac sign is the biggest influence on your life and personality in Astrology. Understanding the nature of your own zodiac sign can help you gain personal perspective, growth, and a greater connection to the universe and the earth around you. Join Nat and Z as we give an overview of the astrological signs, and give you insight on what 2021 will bring for your zodiac!
January 13, 2021
Putting Intentions into Action - Vision Boarding 101
While we talk a lot about dreams and goals for the New Year, we don’t really dive into the nitty-gritty of turning dreams and goals into reality. In this episode, Nat and Z discuss vision boarding and how it is a great way to get clear on your goals and motivate yourself to bring them to life. Tea of the Day: Organic Healthy Vision Tea - https://fullleafteacompany.com/products/organic-see-clearly-tea
January 06, 2021
New Year, New Me - Prepping For the New Year
It’s that time of the year again where many of us reflect on the year that was and look to the year that will be. We begin to make goals & set intentions for what we are looking to accomplish, but many times we tend to fall short and have a hard time sticking to them. In this episode, Nat & Z will get into ways to say IDFWU to 2020 and prep ourselves for what 2021 will bring.
December 29, 2020
Quick Sip - All Things Christmas
🎄🎄With Christmas looking a bit different this year, your anxiety from thinking of all the tasks involved in preparing for this holiday may be at an all-time high. Here are some tips on how to prepare for Christmas & how to get into some alternative celebrations. 🎄🎄
December 22, 2020
I'm Not A Player, I Just Date A Lot: Dating 101
Dating means different things to different people. It can be a partner-seeking endeavor or simply an opportunity to meet people, learn about yourself and what you want, and a way to establish social confidence. This week we tackle dating, the different stages of dating & having dating commandments. Tea Of The Day: A tea date is an economical and safe first date option. Here are some locations that may be in your area: ATL- https://jayidache.com/ - Jayida Ché [jay-e-duh shay] PHILLY - https://frannylousporch.org/ Fanny Lou's Porch NYC - https://brooklyntea.com/pages/tearoom - Brooklyn's Favorite Tearoom - DC - https://www.calabashtea.com/ - Calabash Tea & Tonic
December 16, 2020
I Will Survive. Learning How to Heal
“Healing—it literally means “to make whole”—as restoring something or someone to an undamaged state; when something of value is damaged, such as a painting or other artifact, our practice is always to repair it in such a way that it looks as though the damage never happened.” Psychology Today [https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/tech-support/201908/12-signs-healing-toxic-childhood] Do you know how to heal from emotional, physical and mental pain? This week Nat & Z explore the nature of healing, how to giver yourself grace and how to take the steps necessary in your journey towards healing. #sippintea #podcast #teatime #whatsthetea #selfcare #girltalk #mentalhealing #emotionalhealing #physicalhealing #anchorfm #spotify #explorepage #podcastsincolor #melanatedpodcasters #bekindtoyourselfeveryday#blackgirlpodcast #podcastersofIG #selfcarematters #selfcare101 #blackgirlmagic #goodgirlfriends #culturenews #lastsipoftheday #lastsip #hottea #I❤tea #ilovetea #happytea #teachronicles #allabouttea #getthetea #pinkiesup #selfcareinacup #luxuryinacup Tea of The Day: Organic Passion Flower Tea - https://www.buddhateas.com/passion-flower-tea.html
December 09, 2020
Navigating Family Dynamics During the Holidays
Although health officials are urging families not to gather this holiday season, some of us are still planning to gather with family members outside of our immediate household. It is important to keep in mind that big family gatherings can breed an atmosphere of hostility and conflict. In this week’s episode, we provide some ways to navigate through holiday family dynamics and come out sane on the other side. Tea of the Day: Adagio Cranberry Tea
November 26, 2020
Knowing when to leave: The Party, The Job, and The Relationship
We’ve all had to ask ourselves at least once in our life: is it time to leave? This week’s episode touches on knowing when to leave the party, the job, and the relationship. Tea of the Day: Twinings Focus - Supports Mental Focus #sippintea #podcast #teatime #whatsthetea #melanatedmusings #girltalk #anchorfm #spotify #podcastsincolor #melanatedpodcasters #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlpodcast #podcastersofIG #goodgirlfriends #culturenews #lastsipoftheday #lastsip #hottea #I❤tea #ilovetea #happytea #teachronicles #allabouttea #getthetea #knowwhentoleave #pinkiesup #selfcare #luxuryinacup
November 18, 2020
How to deal with Post Election Stress
Did you know that nearly 70% of Americans have stated that the Presidential election has caused them a significant level of stress? In this week’s episode, we dive into how to deal with post-election stress and anxiety in a healthy way. Tea of the Day: Rooibos Latte “If you don’t have a milk frother, get that in yo’ life!” “Folks are supposed to be opponents, not enemies”
November 10, 2020
Lost In Translation - The 5 Love Languages
And We’re Back!!!! In this week’s episode, Nat & Z discuss the 5 love languages, how to apply it in your relationship, and discovering how to communicate your needs to your partner. Tea of the day: Call Me Your Sweetheart Blend Editor’s Note: The sound quality may be a little distorted when listening.
November 03, 2020
Quick Sip - Closure
Today's quick sip is about finding closure and learning to let go and move forward. New episodes coming next week!
October 26, 2020
Quick Sip - Collective Fatigue
Hey, Y’all! While we are on a brief hiatus, sit down, relax and have a quick sip with us! Let’s discuss collective fatigue and how to combat it ❤️
October 14, 2020
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall. Am I Worthy Of This All? The Imposter Syndrome
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments? Well, this week’s episode we talk about how these feelings can be attributed to a phenomenon called the “imposter syndrome”. THE TEA ON THE TABLE: Yogi Sweet Tangerine Positive Energy Tea “You feel like a 3 day old Popeye’s biscuit.” “Give it to God & give a co-pay.”
September 23, 2020
Friends, How Many Of Us Have Them
And We Are Back! This episode we discuss the levels of friendship, the types of friends you should have and when it may be time to walk away. “ Well you know he is a work in progress” “It ain’t nuttin’ to cut that b!tch off” “Cuz I was the last of the Mohicans when it came to marriage” “Well girl that’s just a Tuesday” Tea of Day: Have a Tea Party with Earl Grey & Darjeeling
September 16, 2020
I Wanna To Do Hoodrat Stuff with My Friends: Traveling with Your Tribe
☕️ NEW EPISODE ☕️ This week's episode tackles the do’s and don’ts of traveling with friends & the one’s you need to leave at home. “I got Usher’s number” “Did it work?” Tea of the Day: Bellini Tea Cocktail
September 09, 2020
Okay Ladies Now Let's Get Information - Are Your Affairs In Order?
EDITOR’S NOTE: We talk about the shooting of Jacob Blake and incorrectly stated that the shooting resulted in his death. We apologize for the inaccuracy in this statement. This week's episode takes at securing the bag, estate planning & how to get your affairs in order. “Martin Luther the King” “I put that sh!t on everything” Tea of the Day: Cinnamon Apple Spice
August 31, 2020
The Gravity of Grief
☕️ NEW EPISODE ☕️ This week's episode takes a look at grief, how it affects the mind, body, and soul, and how to take of yourself during your grieving process. “It was alleged, but I believed it” “You grieve your body is betraying you” Tea of the Day: Psychocandy
August 24, 2020
Love, Heartbreak & Auntie Anthems. 10 Albums Every Black Woman Should Own
During this week's episode, Nat & Z discuss their 10 top albums, college memories & how Mary mispronounces words. " Was it an entanglement?" "I was 18, I wasn't nobody's damn secretary!" Tea of the Day: Royal Peach Tea
August 20, 2020
Protect Ya Neck! How to Maintain Peace In Your Life
This week's episode takes a look at how to set boundaries, maintain peace in your life, and how not show up to every party you are invited to. "Protecting your peace means being your own advocate." Tea of the Day: Snarky Tea Company 1. Calm The F*ck Down 2. Namaste Motherf**cker
August 10, 2020
Enjoy Your 40's Shorty
In this episode we discuss Black is King, enjoying your 40’s & why Nat needs to tell the truth and shame the devil. ⠀ “I need the horns like Beyoncé said” ⠀ Tea of the day: Heath & Heather Organic Green Tea with Coconut ⠀
August 05, 2020
Self Care In The Time of Corona
Inaugural Episode! In this episode, we discuss tips and tools to minimize stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. "Is this thing on?" Tea of the Day: Pukka Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey
August 04, 2020