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Even SuperWoman Needs Therapy

Even SuperWoman Needs Therapy

By JuNene K.
Somebody somewhere said that therapy is for people who are crazy. Somebody somewhere said if you are a black woman you’re either angry, broken or a gold digger. We as black women think we’re Super and no shade we’re pretty bad ass but we have to know that the S we tote around on our chest can also mean Safe, Self-Confident, Submissive, Sensitive, Supportive and Secure. Even Superwoman Needs Therapy is about having real convo about how to not work so hard pretending to keep your shit together that you fall apart.
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S5 - Episode 13 - I Belong In The Room
Chatting with Dr. Mosadi Porter about being a successful black woman in a room full of white men. She tells a bit about her diagnosis and struggle with PTSD major depressive disorder and being the master of the mask.
38:48
November 17, 2021
S5 - Episode 12 - Marriage or Nah?
Chatting with my girl group the Fantastic Four about marriage, struggleships, past baggage and relationship necessities. Anything goes when we get together. Come join us.
47:28
November 11, 2021
S5 - Episode 11 - Compounded Shit
Talking about my latest move and how I realized that I had shit on top of shit that seemed compounded. I relate this to life and discuss how to get from under it as well as future prevention.
42:19
November 9, 2021
S5 - Episode 10 - Time Management
I talk about how time management spills into other areas of our life. How often times our eyes are bigger than our stomachs so to speak because we take on more than we can manage and we don’t know how to manage what we already have. Weeeeeelll.
44:48
October 21, 2021
S5 - Episode 9 - It’s Deeper Than That
Sharing a few conversations about getting to the root of things. Included in this episode is my TedTalk style presentation Broken Crayons Still Color that I presented at the Early Educators Leadership Conference in Virginia.
37:22
October 21, 2021
S5 - Episode 8 - Why Women Cheat - Part 2
Discussing why women cheat with the girls turned into an entire conversation about being side pieces and having open relationships. It doesn’t get anymore invitingly real than this.
50:45
September 30, 2021
S5 - Episode 7 - Why Women Cheat Pt. 1
We often hear about men and their cheating tendencies but why do women cheat and what qualifies as cheating? Let’s talk about it. Part 1 I talk alone. Part 2, I’m bringing in the girls.
36:13
September 28, 2021
S5 - Episode 6 - Can You Be Alone?
Society has somewhat brainwashed us to believe that it’s weird to do things alone. That if you are alone something is wrong with you. Let’s talk about why that is.
33:30
September 21, 2021
S5 - Episode 5 - I Delivered But I Lost It
Special Guest: Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis talks about her struggle with anxiety and the freedom she experienced when Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child committed to walking in her truth regarding mental health and sought help for her dis-ease.
45:24
September 16, 2021
S5 - Episode 4 - Do You Deserve Recess?
This episode is jam packed with get up and go motivation. I talk about children being deprived of recess because of their inability to listen when it’s really the recess that helps them listen in the first place. Adult wise: We need to know that we deserve recess so we can function at our highest level.
44:09
September 13, 2021
S5 - Episode 3 - When Is It Ok to Lie?
Talking about the ins and outs of lying to self, in relationship to save face and avoid conflict. When is a lie appropriate and when does it cross the line?
43:14
September 8, 2021
S5 - Episode 2 - The Shit Is Hard
Reppin for my single mothers. Sometimes it gets extra complicated, tough, rough and bumpy as hell on this single mother road; and oftentimes we are really hard on ourselves if everything doesn’t go according to the plan in our head or in our ear by others.
40:16
September 2, 2021
S5 - Episode 1 - The Nudist
I talk about my first experience at a nudist event with The Black Naturists Association and the liberation that it provided.
37:02
August 24, 2021
S4 - Episode 14 - Encourage the Community
Closing out this 4th season with a thoughtful moment about encouraging the community, allowing self to become lowly so that others can be elevated. Understanding that when one succeeds, we all succeed.
36:48
August 13, 2021
S4 - Episode 13 - Non Negotiables
What are your non negotiables in friendship? How are your opinions shaped by what your friends do to honor you or not? I talk about the: “try(ers)” “can’t say no(ers)” “the overcommit(ers)” and the “I’m sorry (ers)”. Don’t judge a book by its cover but definitely believe what’s on the pages.
36:52
August 5, 2021
S4 - Episode 12 - Morning Rituals
I share some of my favorite morning rituals that are non negotiable. These things help me be the best possible version of myself. Try some of mine or develop your own.
42:47
August 3, 2021
S4 - Episode 11 - Something Going On Internally (Simone Biles)
I just had to chat about the recent news of Simone Biles withdrawing from The Olympics citing Mental Health. If we don’t self preserve, society will cause us to self destruct.
41:53
July 29, 2021
S4 - Episode 10 - These Damn Gnats!
Are you experiencing an influx of gnats in your space? Are they annoying you to no end? I liken these gnats to the overflow and relay of thoughts going through your head that are EVERYWHERE, that’s why you can’t get nothin done. Let’s figure out how to get rid of em!
46:55
July 27, 2021
S4 - Episode 9 - Do It Now!!
Whatever it is that is undone in your life, now is the time to do it!! If you maximize the time you have now, you don’t have to worry about redeeming it later.
37:09
July 22, 2021
S4 - Episode 8 - What Type of Parent Are You?
This episode explores the 4 parenting styles and how they affect children in this generation. I talk about how to change your style and support the most optimal growth pattern of your child.
43:18
July 20, 2021
S4 - Episode 7 - Weddings and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
In preparation of my mom’s 5th wedding I go on a rightful tangent about weddings, marriages, divorces and relationships in general. Everybody had their own take, this is mine. 😀
40:09
July 14, 2021
S4 - Episode 6 - How Do You Heal? (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
The conversation with Ex husband #1 continues. Can you really heal when you are still dealing with the hurt of the past, when those who had a hand in your hurt never apologize for amplifying your pain? When perspectives are different each individual still has their truth.
44:43
July 11, 2021
S4 - Episode 5 - How Do You Heal? (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
The conversation with Ex husband #1 continues. Can you really heal when you are still dealing with the hurt of the past, when those who had a hand in your hurt never apologize for amplifying your pain?
46:30
July 11, 2021
S4 - Episode 4 - In Your Truth Part 2 (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
Continuing the conversation with ex husband #1. We talk about life, sexuality, denial, betrayal and how our life’s events led us to walk in our truth.
39:32
July 2, 2021
S4 - Episode 3 - In Your Truth (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
Chatting with ex husband #1. We talk about life, sexuality, denial, betrayal and how our life’s events led us to walk in our truth.
43:52
June 30, 2021
S4 - Episode 2 - TEDx Talks by Black Women
TEDx talks are designed to take a life experience and present it in a short 15 minute story like message that ignites a conversation that will incite change. We listen in on these TEDx talks by black women with the hope that it will start conversation and progressive healing.
50:16
June 24, 2021
S4 - Episode 1 - Speeches by Powerful Black Women
Take this journey honey. Maybe you remember a few of these speeches, maybe you’ve never heard others, either way they are so goooooood you can listen to them over and over again. Be Empowered to be GREAT!
35:29
June 22, 2021
S3 - Episode 14 - Heart to Heart
Taking a bit of time to encourage you to continue to live in your NOW moment. Keep letting go and allowing all emotions to be fully present so you can master your humanity.
27:02
June 17, 2021
S3 - Episode 13 - Therapy for the Theatre
Chatting with friend end fellow thespian Ebony Marshall Oliver about Mental Health in the Performing Arts. We talk about overcoming anxiety, fear, rejection and the dis-ease of comparisonitis.
55:57
June 15, 2021
S3 - Episode 12 - Non Applicable
When filling out the application of life, if it doesn’t add to the quality of your life it should be checked as non-applicable. This includes attitudes, people, instances, events…all dat! If it is not building you up or progressing you forward it should be deemed n/a. It’s a very simple thing. Resist the temptation of wasting your time on things and people that do not apply to you, that don’t stretch you.
36:05
June 10, 2021
S3 - Episode 11 - What’s Your Dream?
Somewhere in our adulthood we lose the kid in us that used to dream and imagine and ultimately believe that anything can happen. When is the last time you thought about what makes you feel free?
31:47
June 3, 2021
S3 - Episode 10 - Show Up and Show Out
If you have a talent or a skill or a desire to offer something that you possess, it’s time to Show up with that thang as that thang and share it with the world. Okkkkkk. Let’s start the conversation.
40:39
May 27, 2021
S3 - Episode 9 - Keep Doing The Work
This is my brain dump day but know that somebody somewhere is depending on YOU, your voice, your story, your experiences. Keep doing the work that you are passionate about. It’s ok to tire but get rid of the excuses.
41:10
May 25, 2021
S3 - Episode 8 - I Lost Myself
Chatting with my good friend Shanjala Irving, new mom and wife about losing herself in her new position(s). She talks about how easy it was to do it but how hard it was to stop.
52:23
May 19, 2021
S3 - Episode 7 - Accountability and Productivity
The question is: What does it take for you to do what you need to do to get where you desire to be? When will you do it? It’s the excuses that are causing the pause in the productivity.
39:31
May 18, 2021
S3 - Episode 6 - Body Positivity & Self Love
Talking to Art & Fashion Enthusiast, Stylist, Curator for the Kulture and my Business Coach, Katorra. We talk about body positivity for the full figured woman as well as the “perfect sized” woman. Body positivity is essential to the embodiment of self love and we have to fix the inside so we can show up as our authentic self.
47:09
May 13, 2021
S3 - Episode 5 - Hold The Space
Chatting with Actress and Wellness Practitioner Ashley Wilkerson about holding the space as a woman and allowing ourselves to feel, be and embody our fullness without apology.
01:01:05
May 11, 2021
S3 - Episode 4 - Mother’s Day
Chatting with my mom for a special Mother’s Day edition. We hit on the Mental Health of Motherhood.
41:10
May 10, 2021
S3 - Episode 3 - Use Your Words
If you can’t articulate it you ain’t ready for it. Words create so use them to create what you desire. Write the vision...(you know the rest). I share how I used my words in an instance to help restore my humility.
38:36
May 4, 2021
S3 - Episode 2 - It’s More Common Than You Think
It’s the anxiety, the mild depression, the highs, the lows, the consistent anger or aggressive behavior, the outburst and the emotional imbalance they are all mental illnesses and they are more common than you think. Even these celebrities struggle with it.
40:55
April 29, 2021
S3 - Episode 1 - Staying Healthy Mentally
We have to take care of our mental health before it turns to mental illness. Being proactive is always better than reactive. Let’s stay sane ya’ll!
37:38
April 27, 2021
S2 Episode 14 - What Have You Learned Today?
Sharing my nightly routine and what empowers me to live in my truth. Reflection is necessary. If we can’t see who we really are we can’t truthfully function.
38:17
April 15, 2021
S2 - Episode 13 - Healing the Culture
Chattin it up with Creator of Echelon Magic Boutique and Spiritual Healer Extraordinaire Elle. We talk about healing the culture and removing all the obstacles that get in the way of the process. At the end of the day it’s all about doing the work.
52:17
April 13, 2021
S2 - Episode 12 - The Best Possible Version of You
What can we do in this current climate with so much stress and pressure on us? Running is not going to solve it. All we can do is be the best possible version of ourselves. But how tho?
39:11
April 8, 2021
S2 - Episode 11 - What Women Should Do
More than just doing the cooking and cleaning. Women, it’s time to get ourselves together in relationship with self first.
35:55
April 6, 2021
Chatting with the Ex (#2) Part 2
S2 - Episode 10 Relationships - Past, Present and Future. We talk about the ins and outs of relationship and how communication and understanding are key. Sneak peak into some of our experiences. 😜
52:27
April 1, 2021
S2 - Episode 9 - Healing and Insecurities
Your healing doesn’t include someone else’s demise. Your insecurities are not anybody else’s fault or responsibility to tip toe over. We have to learn to be responsible for our own feelings and not hold other people ransom for what we feel. It’s just not right!
40:21
March 30, 2021
S2 - Episode 8 - Relationship with Productivity
How is your relationship with Productivity? Do you have a routine that causes you to crush the day? I share 7 tips to have a better relationship with productivity.
40:19
March 25, 2021
S2 Episode 7 - Are You Tolerating or Celebrating?
Your immediate circumstances will dictate your movement more than who you are will. When you tolerate someone you are just there for what you want to get. When you celebrate someone you look forward to sharing all that you are with them.
39:16
March 23, 2021
S2 Episode 6 - Chatting with the Ex (#2)
Having a conversation with my ex husband (#2) Howard Britt. We talk about relationship and the expectations of the man and woman in relationship. Can exes have productive conversations and take what they learned from previous relationships (even divorce) and thrive in future love?
46:05
March 17, 2021
S2 Episode 5 - Riding in my car
Getting back to the foundation of this podcast. Organic conversation about normal things. Unedited and unscripted. Talking about a joint I visited in the West End and the “experience” of customer service.
23:59
March 17, 2021
S2 Episode 4 - The Road Less Traveled
What road are you paving in your career, in your life, or in your relationships? Are you following or are you leading? I talk about being better right now and finding the most authentic version of yourself to take the unpopular route.
34:42
March 13, 2021
S2 Episode 3 - Cheers
“Making your way in the world today takes everything you got.” Talking through how to relate to yourself in an effort to get through real life scenarios. BECOMING the place “where everybody knows your name.”
34:42
March 9, 2021
S2 Episode 2 - Power
Talking about the relationships in Power, what to glean and what to run the hell away from. If you’ve watched Power you will nod and agree, if you haven’t watched it you will flock to see it.
39:25
March 4, 2021
S2 Episode 1 - Relationships
Unpacking relationships in Season 2 and how we deal with them and how they deal with us. Relationships with our significant others, our side pieces, our fathers, our baby daddies, our mothers, our children and our friends.
34:17
March 2, 2021
Episode 14 - The Wrap Up
The last episode of Season 1. My sister friend and I talk about how poetry is reflective of life. If we use what we have (out talent, our story, our pain, our passion) we can become who we were designed to be and in doing so affect change in the world.
25:54
February 25, 2021
Episode 13 - Superwoman (Alicia Keys) vs Superwoman (Karyn White)
Dissecting the lyrics of both versions of Superwoman. The biggest notable difference is one declares I AM, the other declares I AM NOT. Which one resonates with you more?
25:44
February 23, 2021
Episode 12 - Katori Hall - The Mountaintop
While faced with the current events of this double pandemic in Texas I was inspired to read the end of Camae’s monologue “the baton passes on” it speaks to where we can go from here and who feeds off our energy. Individualism and collectiveness are both essential.
25:08
February 18, 2021
Episode 11 - Langston Hughes - Mother to Son
While the temperatures are plummeting, the power is going out and we just mad at everybody walking, we yet celebrate our black poets. This message is certainly for us. “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”
23:11
February 16, 2021
Episode 10 - Nikki Giovanni - Ego Tripping
I had to do another one from Nikki Giovanni. This is a testament to the beauty and strength of The Black Woman and the confidence that we encompass yet we don’t often walk in.
20:22
February 11, 2021
Episode 9 - Nikki Giovanni - Choices
We are celebrating black poets for Black History Month. So it’s time that we we dive into Nikki Giovanni. I read her piece “Choices” and discuss decision making and the choices to either self destruct or flourish.
22:52
February 9, 2021
Episode 8 - Me and My Mama
My mom shares a poem she wrote when she was 11 about The Black Man. This is also the precursor to many more conversations about mother and daughter relationships and repairing the damage.
23:19
February 4, 2021
Episode 7 - Maya Angelou - Still I Rise
Honoring the great SuperWoman Poet Maya Angelou. February is the month to explore great women poets that build us up. We’ll listen and break them thangs down and make em personal.
23:12
February 2, 2021
Episode 6 - Keeping It Together
Chatting with CEO Mommie, good friend and business partner Brandi Davis about keeping it all together as a boss, a wife, and a woman. We discover that it’s ok to ask for help and take a break from being super.
23:35
January 28, 2021
Episode 5 - Black Women Chat
A candid chat of black powerful women. We go from talking about the culture of black women, to self esteem, to our favorite sisterhood movies. Joined by my girls The Fantastic 4 as well as special guests Dr. Genalyn and Charlotte Stallings.
25:50
January 26, 2021
Episode 4 - Self Sabotage
Self-sabotage is when we consciously or unconsciously do things to prevent ourselves from reaching our goals. Self-sabotage will keep us from being the best possible version of ourselves. Admit you don’t have everything together so you can get it together.
21:56
January 21, 2021
Episode 3 - What Would Your Ex Say About You?
In an unscripted conversation with a couple of my closest friends, we talk about what our exes would say about us. This one was candid, the NEXT one though...🗣 It’s good conversation to have and something to ponder because we want to be better, right? What would your ex say about YOU?
33:27
January 19, 2021
Episode 2- Check Your Vitals
We have to know what’s going on IN us and what triggers those things. NOTHING and NOBODY is worth a trip to the emergency room. Periodt! I share a story about my own health and how my heart was stopped and restarted twice.
19:48
January 16, 2021
Episode 1- Mashed Potatoes
This is just a bunch of stuff I was thinking as I was riding along or standing around. It’s regular stuff that could happen in a day that if left unchecked or undealt with can cause us as SuperWomen to become shotgun women (ready to explode)
22:22
January 12, 2021
The Unperfected Intro to Even SuperWoman Needs Therapy
Women, we wear so many hats and the world expects us to keep it all together. If someone could see our insides they’d know we are falling the hell apart. It’s ok to crack cause that’s human. Let’s talk it out.
01:32
January 12, 2021