Calm Down Podcast

Calm Down Podcast

By Viola Ekene
This podcast is a weekly reminder that we all have to learn to take it one day at a time. In each episode, we bring a topic to the table and dissect it in all honesty. There are three segments in this podcast; Issues, reality check and the common sense rule. Candid, thought provoking, hardly talked about conversation topics happen here.
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Your host Viola Ekene is an On Air Personality (OAP), Content Creator, Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger.
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Ep 21: Be kind to yourself
If you love this podcast and would love to become a patron of it, click this link: www.patreon.com/violaekene to become one and join a membership level. You will also get to unlock a special offer to advertise your businesses or services for free on an episode of this podcast. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Our feature in the Common Sense Rule segment of this episode is Uche Anaekwe; a book lover and fitness enthusiast. You can click HERE to connect with her on Instagram. You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @podcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm. You can also send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
32:27
June 18, 2020
Ep 20: Alexander Gray shares his story on surviving Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you love this podcast and would love to become a patron of it, click this link: www.patreon.com/violaekene to become one and join a membership level. You will also get to unlock a special offer to advertise your businesses or services for free on an episode of this podcast. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter The blog post on 'If it steals your joy', it's not worth it: https://hiswordmybeauty.com/its-not-worth-it-if-it-steals-your-joy/ Dr Alexander Gray's Social Media Platforms His website: www.apostlealexandergray7.com Facebook Page: Apostle Dr Alexander Gray Our feature in the Common Sense Rule segment of this episode is Klawdia Onyii Anonu-Okonkwo. You can click HERE to connect with her on Facebook You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @podcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm. You can also send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
45:10
June 1, 2020
Ep 19: #hiswordforyouseries - Your time will come. Trust me, it will.
#hiswordforyou series are short random episodes of this podcast where I share my thoughts, random musings, meditations and what the Holy Spirit has laid in my heart for you wherever I am at any given point in time. There are no segments in these series like the others. Just me pouring out my heart to you.  I hope it blesses your heart and uplifts your spirit. If you love this podcast and would love to support, Click HERE to become a patron and enjoy exclusive content and behind-the-scenes. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @PodcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Follow on Tik Tok by clicking HERE. You can find me on Triller @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
08:55
May 15, 2020
Ep 18: Kandice Benford shares what living with vitiligo feels like
If you love this podcast and would love to become a patron of it, click this link: www.patreon.com/violaekene to become one and join a membership level. You will also get to unlock a special offer to advertise your businesses or services for free on an episode of this podcast. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Kandice Benford's Social Media Platforms Instagram @kndc85 Kandice self love movement page on Instagram @selflovemovement2019 Click HERE to shop Kandice's amazing self-love T-shirts Connect With Chinwuba Evelyn; Our Feature On The Common Sense Rule Segment Instagram @eve-chinwuba Facebook @Eve Chinwuba You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @podcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm. You can also send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
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May 11, 2020
Ep 17: Uncovering the black biblical destiny with Onleilove Alston
If you love this podcast and would love to become a patron of it, click this link: www.patreon.com/violaekene to become one and join a membership level. You will also get to unlock a special offer to advertise your businesses or services for free on an episode of this podcast. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Onleilove Alston Social Media Platforms Instagram @propheticwhirlwind YouTube Channel: Prophetic Whirlwind Onleilove Alston's Website: www.propheticwhirlwind.com You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @podcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
54:51
April 28, 2020
Ep 16: #hiswordforyou - It's time to let go of anxiety and here is how.
#hiswordforyou series are short random episodes of this podcast where I share my thoughts, random musings, meditations and what the Holy Spirit has laid in my heart for you wherever I am at any given point in time. There are no segments in these series like the others. Just me pouring out my heart to you.  I hope it blesses your heart and uplifts your spirit. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @PodcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Follow on Tik Tok by clicking HERE. You can find me on Triller @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
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April 13, 2020
Ep 15: This is how Uche Anaekwe reads 88+ books in a year!
To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Uche Anaekwe Social Media Platforms Instagram @dhe_bibliophile Twitter @youceeanaekwe You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @podcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com Shalom!
49:36
April 11, 2020
Ep 14: Books i read in the first quarter of 2020 + Current read list and recommendations
Blog post of this bonus episode with pictures of books read: https://hiswordmybeauty.com/books-i-read-in-the-first-quarter-of-2020-plus-my-current-read-list-bonus-episode/ The apps i mostly use in reading soft copy of books are Bambooks and Anybooks To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @PodcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Follow on Tik tok by clicking HERE. You can find me on Triller @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
15:51
April 6, 2020
Ep 13: How you can overcome anxiety and boredom in this Corona Virus social distancing and stay productive
To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Time Start Frames For the Segments Issues Segment -2:16 Reality Check Segment - 24:23 Common Sense Rule Segment - 25:40 You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @PodcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Follow on Tik tok by clicking HERE. You can find me on Triller @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
30:40
March 28, 2020
Ep 12: Three reasons you should keep a gratitude journal
To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Time Frames For the Segments Issues Segment -3:02 Reality Check Segment - 11:39 Common Sense Rule Segment - 18:12 You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @PodcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
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March 21, 2020
Ep 11: Why Christians Should Be Vocal About Their Faith With Fisayo Adeyemi
To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Fisayo Adeyemi Social Media Platforms Instagram @fisayoade_ Twitter @fisayoade_ YouTube Channel @Fisayo Ade Fisayo Adeyemi's Website: www.fisayoade.com You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, twitter @podcastCalm and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Do you want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them If you have any submission for the Reality Check Segment, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or leave a direct message on the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast or twitter @PodcastCalm For sponsorship, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and to work with me click HERE to see my full service list. Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com
1:01:44
March 13, 2020
Ep 10: How to overcome masturbation with Joshua Kesena
In the Issues segment, Joshua Kesena our guest who was an ex-masturbation, drugs and sex addict shared the best and only way to overcome masturbation. For the Common Sense Rule Segment, we look at 6 awkward questions you should never ask people because they are none of your business. To get updates on new episodes and never miss a thing, click HERE to sign up to this podcast newsletter Joshua Kesena Social Media Platforms Instagram @joshuakesena Twitter @joshthefiend YouTube Channel @TheKesenas Podcast: Free Indeed Podcast with Josh You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast and like the Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast To connect with Viola Ekene; the host, follow on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Want to go through episode show notes? Click HERE to see them Website: www.hiswordmybeauty.com To participate in the Reality Check Segment, Please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or send a direct message to the Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast. If you love this podcast, please give me good ratings, a review and subscribe on any podcast listening app/platform you use in listening to podcasts. Shalom!
52:48
February 28, 2020
Ep 9: 8 Ways You Can Support Your Friends' Business or Hustle Today
Sharing eight ways you can genuinely support your friends business or hustle in the Issues Segment. Do you want to send any concerns or issue bothering you for my advice and that of this podcast community, send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com The Common Sense Rule Segment had us talking sense to people that spit indiscriminately. Loads of fun and laughter i tell you! To read Episode Show Notes, click HERE. To receive updates on new episodes, sign up to this podcast newsletter by clicking HERE Social Media Follow this podcast on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast Viola Ekene the host on Instagram @viola_ekene and Twitter @viola_ekene Blog: www.hiswordmybeauty.com If you love and enjoy this podcast, please give me five star ratings, review, subscribe and share. I'll really appreciate that
29:51
February 21, 2020
Ep 8: It is okay to ask your parents or loved ones for financial help
Most young people do not reach out to ask for financial help from their parents or loved ones because they believe it will portray them as a weak person. See, it is totally fine to ask for money when you are choking. Totally fine! In this episode i shared how to go about this plus other financial issues we seem to overlook. To send a mail, please send to ekeneviola@gmail.com You can follow on Social Media Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast Like Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast Viola Ekene on Instagram @viola_ekene and Twitter @viola_ekene. Blog is www.hiswordmybeauty.com and you can like my Facebook Page @HiswordMybeauty Sign up to receive new episode updates by clicking HERE Love You!
29:29
February 12, 2020
Ep 7: Surviving Viral Encephalitis at 18 + Lessons Learnt
I was diagnosed of Viral Encephalitis which is an inflammation of the brain when i was 18. I had very slim chances of survival and was hospitalized for a month plus. I was also unconscious most times and on oxygen. This disease happens one in 1 out of 2000 ailments. I'm sharing this part of my journey to encourage you that everything works together for your good. I share how i was able to navigate through it and how the faith of Jesus kept me. I hope this uplifts your spirit and constantly reminds you that you are not alone. To send a mail of anything you need my help or that of the members of the community on for the Reality Check Segment, send to the email address; ekeneviola@gmail.com or send a direct message to the podcast Instagram handle @the_calm_down_podcast To receive new episode updates, sign up for our news letter by clicking HERE. Please if you love this podcast, subscribe, rate and leave me a review to enable more people discover it. I'll really appreciate if you do that on any podcast app you're  listening with right now. Social Media Platforms Let's connect on social media! Instagram: the_calm_down_podcast Facebook Page: Calm Down Podcast You can follow my personal page on Instagram @viola_ekene and Twitter @viola_ekene This podcast is available on all podcast listening apps/platforms
37:55
February 1, 2020
Ep 6: Purpose Discovery Is A Process That Never Ends
In the Issues Segment of this episode, we understand that discovering your purpose shouldn't be something you bother about because it comes in different dimensions. Our pains are struggles are also part of our purpose discovery process which never ends even when we leave this world. A member of the community just shared a testimony of how Episode 5 where i explained why we should go with flow encouraged and resonated so much with her as she almost committed suicide last year (2019) . This was for the Reality Check Segment In the Common Sense Rule Segment, i rant and also talk about people that have the habit of always straining their necks to see what you're doing on your phone when sitting beside you. There are also people that when you show them a picture/meme you came across while scrolling on social media, they collect the phone and continue to scroll. Sooo annoying! Lol! If you have anything you are currently struggling with, and need my  opinion and that of the community before making a decision, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com or drop a direct message on our Instagram page @the-calm-down-podcast Sign up for our news letter to receive updates on new episodes, get show notes and be featured on an episode of the podcast. Click HERE to sign up LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Episode 5: How To Go With The Flow Join This Podcast Community Social Media Info Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast Facebook page @Calm Down Podcast Twitter@viola_ekene Instagram @viola_ekene Also share and leave me with good ratings so other people can find this podcast and be blessed as well. Love you!
41:28
January 22, 2020
Ep 5: How To Go With The Flow
In this episode, we learn how to go with the flow when it comes to following our dreams and doing the things we love in the Issues segment. In the Reality Check Segment, a member of the community needs an advice on how to overcome the jealousy she feels for his/her best friend.  Viola gives her own advice and i urge you to do so too by sending a direct message to us on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast or drop a comment with your advice whenever it is posted to our Instagram Page. In the Common Sense Rule Segment, we learn 10 things you should never say to someone that is depressed or that opened up to you that he/she is depressed. Be a part of the Calm Down Podcast  Community by following us on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast and on twitter @viola_ekene. Like our Facebook Page @the calm down Podcast Sign up for our news letter to receive updates on new episodes. Click HERE to sign up Also share and leave me with good ratings so other people can find this podcast and be blessed as well. Love you!
37:40
January 13, 2020
Ep 4: How To Set Realistic Goals For The New Year
In this episode, we learn how to set realistic and achievable goals for the new year without procrastination in the Issues segment. In the Reality Check Segment, a member of the community needs an advice on how to start up something he had always wanted to do. Viola gives her own advice and i urge you to do so too by sending a DM to us on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast or drop a comment with your advice whenever it is posted to our Instagram Page. In the Common Sense Rule Segment, we address the issue of people smacking their mouth or tongue while eating or using a toothpick. Mannn! That really needs to stop! Be a part of the Calm Down Podcast  Community by following us on Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast and on twitter @viola_ekene.  Like our Facebook Page @the calm down Podcast Sign up to our news letter to receive updates on new episodes. Click HERE to sign up Also share and leave me with good ratings so other people can find this podcast and be blessed as well. Love you!
33:05
December 28, 2019
Ep 3: Utilize the Small Opportunities
In this episode, we look at the different ways we undermine ourselves and don’t go for what we want because we are waiting for a ‘big’ opportunity to come through. I also proffer solutions on how we can put ourselves out there regardless. In the Reality Check segment, a member of the community seeks help on how to ‘be’ and ‘stay’ content. (I kept saying 'consistent'. That was a mistake. Sorry about that!) Ever being told by someone you’re meeting after a long time that oh! You look fat or you’re so skinny? We correct that manner-less statement in the Common Sense Rule Segment. I hope you love it! Don't miss out on new episodes! Subscribe to my newsletter by clicking HERE.  Please share and also recommend this podcast to friends. Love you!
39:19
December 19, 2019
Ep 2: Rest is also part of the journey
You don’t have to always work day in day out to be considered hard working to be able to make it. Learn to take that nap, break or vacation and have a me-time. It’s also part of your journey and success story. I hope you enjoy this episode. Please share and give me a good review to help others find this podcast as well. Are you struggling with something and need advise on it? In the Reality Check segment of this episode, I tackle a mail sent to me by a listener on self esteem and body shaming. You can send yours to ekeneviola@gmail.com. The Instagram post I read out is from @meejakess. You can follow me on Instagram @viola_ekene and twitter @viola_ekene Don't miss out on any episode! You can sign up for my weekly newsletters by clicking HERE.
37:27
December 14, 2019
Ep 1: How To: Handle ‘End of The Year’ Anxiety
Every end of the year, there is this pressure to be hard on ourselves because we feel we haven’t achieved a lot like ‘others’ have. In this episode Viola Ekene (The Radio Nerd) tackles five practical ways on handling this anxiety. Please share and subscribe if this blesses your heart and if you have any question or anything you’re going through you want me to advise or hear my opinions on, please send a mail to ekeneviola@gmail.com and I’ll handle it in the next episode. Kisses! Don't miss out on any episode. You can sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss out on anything. Click HERE to do so.
35:25
December 7, 2019
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December 1, 2019