Hosted by award winning author, transformation coach, and the self-proclaimed Latina Oprah, The Nancy Ruffin show is where inspiring thought leaders, modern day influencers, & social game changers come to discuss their own personal journeys & have real conversations about the journey to success.
As a modern thought leader, spiritual enthusiast, and transformation expert Nancy is committed to helping the next generation of leaders tap into their potential, ignite their fire, and expand their self-awareness. If you're ready to PowerUp & blaze trails of positive change then this show is for you.
Millions of people are working from home, schools are closing and grocery store shelves are empty. There are so many sources of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s normal to feel some anxiety when a global infectious disease impacts every realm of your life. In this week's episode, Nancy talks about how she's been coping with the Coronavirus pandemic, shares her thoughts as a healthcare worker, the actions the public hospitals are taking to prepare and shares tips for managing anxiety & stress during times of fear and uncertainty.
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In this week's episode Nancy discusses the importance of taking action when in pursuit of your dreams and what it really means "to do the work". She challenges you to think about what you do everyday and if your daily routine is contributing to or hindering your growth.
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In this week's episode Nancy discusses the legacy Kobe Bryant leaves behind after his tragic and untimely death. She discusses Kobe's mamba mentality, what that means, and how (if at all) you're applying it to your life. She challenges you to think about your own legacy and if what you're doing today is contributing to it. Listen. Share. Subscribe. If you love this episode, leave a comment and let us know.
Being accountable is more than just being responsible for something—it's also, ultimately being answerable for your actions and finding the motivation to do difficult things. In this week's episode, Nancy talks about the importance of showing up for yourself, how to avoid self-sabotaging behaviors, and shares tip on how to make yourself more accountable. Listen. Subscribe. Share.
In the first episode of the new year, Nancy challenges you to take an introspective look at the dreams you have for your life and ask yourself are they big enough? Many limit the size of their dreams to the size of their understanding on how to accomplish them and the actual possibility of achieving them. Nancy talks about the dangers of limiting your dreams to your level of understanding and why it is necessary to dream dreams that are so big that they seem impossible. If you've ever questioned your dreams or the possibility of them coming true, this episode is must listen.
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In the last episode of the decade Nancy gives it to you raw no chaser and breaks down the dos and don'ts for the new year. Whether you struggle with setting boundaries, saying no, or eliminating toxicity from your life, the one common factor in all of it is YOU! This week Nancy challenges you to take an introspective look at yourself and get honest with yourself about who you are so that you can make 2020 your best year yet.
Topics discussed in this episode:
Eliminating toxic behaviors, thinking, patterns, habits
Value based goals vs. Societal based goals
Creating a new mindset
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Have you ever found yourself praying for something you really want? So often we ask God for blessings and miracles, and when we don't get them we feel like He has forsaken us. The truth is we probably aren't being blessed not because God is forsaking us, but because we are not taking action. If we want to see God move in our lives we have to move first. In this week's episode, Nancy talks about preparing for the miracle and the responsibility we have to put some action behind our prayers. "...faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17
In this week's episode, Nancy discusses leadership, letting go of toxic behaviors and relationships, and how one discovers God's plan for their life. Are you walking toward's God's purpose for you or are you self- destructing? Tune in to hear Nancy break it down.
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On this week's episode Nancy sits down with Life Preserver's founder Shana Pederson and Board Member Maribel Rivera to discuss the human trafficking crisis and what their organization is doing to raise awareness. The ladies also discuss life/work balance, how they structure their days, and how Maribel's super organized work style works perfectly with Shana's laid back go with the flow style and how they balance each other out.
To learn more about the Life Preservers Project or for more information on how you can get involved visit: www.lifepreserversproject.org
When it comes to chasing your dreams do you have to quit your job in order to find success? On this week's episode Nancy discusses whether or not working a full-time job distracts you from truly achieving success when pursuing those things you’re passionate about. Is it possible to achieve full-time success while chasing your dreams part-time? Listen in and share your thoughts in the comments.
For busy working parents, time management can seem like a myth. Between work, family, self-care, friends, dreams, passions and everything in between, finding time to do it all can seem like an unrealistic goal. In this episode, Nancy shares her time management tips and how they help her make the most of her time.
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Neighborhoods can shape success—down to the level of a city block. Social scientists and economists have been fascinated by the idea that a city—even a neighborhood can shape someone's economic success in life. In this week's episode, Nancy goes back to her childhood Brooklyn neighborhood and discusses how her neighborhood shaped who she is and how her daughters are growing up completely different.
When it comes to growing up in an inner city/urban neighborhood or growing up in the suburbs who is the most likely to succeed? Tune in to hear how Nancy answers this question.
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Starting your own business can be a terrifying endeavor, yet for former real estate agent turned public relations powerhouse Nikkia McClain, believing in herself and believing in God was enough for her to take that entrepreneurial leap. In this week's episode, Nancy sits down with the CEO and Founder of Tene Nicole, Marketing and Public Relations to discuss career, family, and women empowerment. Nikkia shares how she transitioned from real estate into the entertainment industry, she shares some of her greatest challenges, how she overcame them, and her biggest regret as a working mom. For any working parent chasing their dreams this episode is a must listen.
About Nikkia McClain:
Nikkia has successfully produced events and worked with clients such as the NBA, NFL, Hot 97, and more. She created the annual Pow(H)er Awards ceremony highlighting and recognizing extraordinary women in Media, Entertainment, Social Justice, Entrepreneurship and Business and also created the annual Support Your Girlfriends retreat getaway where women come together to bond, share, and support each other all while relaxing and having fun. To learn how Nikkia was able to pivot from a career in real estate into the world of entertainment and build a succesful PR firm all while being a mom, wife, and advocate for women tune in now.
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To connect with Nikkia or to learn more visit her website http://www.tenenicole.com/
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In this week's episode, Nancy discusses our ability to cultivate change and how we are each equipped to inspire and influence. She also shares her views on the recent Puerto Rico uprising, the danger of Promesa and the Fiscal Control Board, and why it's imperative that everyone use their voice to spread awareness on Puerto Rico's fight for independence.
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Anyone can father a child, but being a dad takes a lifetime. Fathers play a role in every child's life that cannot be filled by others. This role can have a large impact on a child and help shape him or her into the person they become. Fathers, like mothers, are pillars in the development of a child’s emotional well-being. Fathers not only influence who we are inside, but how we have relationships with people as we grow. The patterns a father sets in the relationships with his children will dictate how his children relate with other people.
On this week's episode, Nancy sits down with her dad, uncle, and brother-in-law to talk all things fatherhood. They share their own experiences on being a father, how their own parents influenced their parenting styles, how they overcome parenting obstacles, and share sage advice for new and seasoned fathers alike.
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Nancy is back from a 3 week hiatus and this week she is sharing all the highlights from the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC. She is also talking about the global crisis on human trafficking and why participating in the 2020 US Census is a must. Listen. Share. Subscribe.
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To learn more about human trafficking visit http://rickymartinfoundation.org/about/ or http://www.lifepreserversproject.org/about/
To learn more about the 2020 US Census visit https://2020census.gov/en
On this special episode of The Nancy Ruffin Show, Nancy is joined by Diana Olmedo, Myriam Thompson, and Zaida Medina to discuss the truth about motherhood. The ladies, all at various stages of motherhood, share some of their experiences as mothers. In this super raw and unfiltered conversation between Nancy and her BFF's they share insight on navigating single motherhood, parenting a child with ADHD, raising teenagers, the importance of advocating for your children and so much more. This episode is enlightening, refreshing, and funny. If you've ever wondered what moms talk about when they get together then tune in.
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May is Mental Health Awareness month and on this episode of The Nancy Ruffin show, Nancy talks about why mental health is everyone's responsibility. In NYC, at least one in five adults suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year. Poor and minority residents are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses and are more likely than whites to be misdiagnosed or untreated.
Nancy discusses mental health in communities of color, the lack of effective resources, and how barriers to treatment stop people from getting the care they need. She also shares her own personal experience with losing loved ones to suicide, depression, and drug abuse and offers tips on what you can do to help those around you who may be struggling.
Did you know in NYC:
20% of lower-income mothers develop symptoms of depression after pregnancy.
25% of the 230,000 veterans who live in New York, are estimated to have PTSD and/or major depression (that's one out of every four veterans).
35% of NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter clients have a serious mental illness; it’s closer to 40% among homeless who live on the streets.
For more information and resources visit: Thrive NYC
What is my purpose? What am I supposed to be doing with my life? We all, at some point in our lives, find ourselves asking these questions or some variation of them. In this episode, Nancy talks about finding purpose in position and discusses how purpose isn't something you seek or create, but is something you are born with. She also talks about what you need to do to discover your own purpose and what to do with it once you have. Listen. Subscribe. Share.
Everyone always tells you to follow your dreams, but what if your dreams aren't what you're supposed to be doing with your life? What if following your dreams isn't tied to your destiny? What if God's dreams for you are greater than the dreams you have for yourself?
In this episode, Nancy shares how the dreams she once thought she wanted really weren't the dreams she was supposed to be pursuing. She discusses how being a mother was never a dream she had and how that desire ignited dreams she never knew she wanted.
This is a candid conversation about trusting God's will for your life and understanding that sometimes we have to relinquish our own selfish desire to control the outcome. Sometimes what we think we want pales in comparison to what God wants for us. If you find yourself unsure of what's next for you or if you're questioning or searching for God's plan for your life then this episode is a must listen!
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Spring is upon us and as we transition from the cold barren months of winter into the season of new beginnings, Nancy sits down with Foster Care Unplugged founder Melody Centeno for an authentic conversation on triumph and perseverance. Though life may try and break us it is up to us to decide whether or not we stay broken.
In this episode, Melody shares her own story of triumph and how at the age of 7 she knew she wanted to work in the foster care system. A survivor of sexual abuse, Melody discusses how that incident impacted her, why she's dedicated her life's work to foster care advocacy, and the importance of guarding your heart. She also discusses motherhood, how she's breaking the cycle of dysfunction, and how she's been able to seamlessly tie in her creative passion into the work she does.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is a sexual assault survivor visit www.rainn.org for resources on how to get help. Find help and the resources you need. Call 800.656.4673
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The fear of not being good enough is ubiquitous in humanity. Depending on how this fear was first experienced and what story we created around it, this fear can shape our lives and often does so unconsciously.
In this episode, Nancy taps into the root of where this mindset stems from, what we can do to overcome it, and discusses how our childhood and social environments influence who we are, who we become, and how we see ourselves. She also shares why she believes that we lack nothing and are already equipped with everything we need to be successful.
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As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, in this episode Nancy is spotlighting a few of her favorite women making moves in business, fashion, and art. She also talks about the importance of reaching back and helping others as we attain elevated levels of success. In a society of selfies, and me-centered mindsets, do you feel we have a responsibility to pay it forward or nah? Tune in to hear what Nancy says about this.
Mentioned in this episode:
Stefanie Fuentes aka @blcnewyork (Instagram)
Viv Moran aka @blackflowersgrow (Instagram)
Sarah Vega aka @_sarahvega_ (Instagram)
Yesenia Gonzalez aka @brooklynjessie (Instagram)
Raygrid Calderon aka @spirituallysparkled (Instagram)
Michelle Akers aka @liveinfashion (Instagram)
Qiana Aviles aka @QianaAviles (Instagram)
The Empowerment Hour is now The Nancy Ruffin Show and in this episode Nancy shares why the name change was necessary, what inspired it, and where she hopes to take the new show.
Also in this episode, Nancy discusses cancel culture and why so many of us are quick to discard and end friendships yet we take back and forgive a lover who mistreats us. When it comes to our friendships why are they so disposable? Tune in to find out Nancy's thoughts on this.
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