YOG51: Keep it Simple.

‘Keep it simple,’ is one of the classic slogans used in 12 step recovery when things get tough. In this podcast episode, June shares some tools to help you keep things super simple in the midst of overwhelm, frustration and limited time.

YOG50: Recovery Step 1 with Rineya from My Black Experience. BONUS PODCAST!

I could not let January slip by without sharing some step one racial sobriety recovery in the first month of this year. The adapted step 1 from AA translates to us as, ‘We admitted we were powerless over the impact of racism (white supremacy), that our lives had become unmanageable.’  To break this down, I am thrilled to be sharing the space with my sista in recovery Rineya who agreed to join me to share her experience strength and hope on this first step as a black women healing from addiction. We explore the pain and powerlessness of living under the system of white supremacy, her rock bottom moment, tokenism, racism in the rooms, and the power of black spaces which bring hope in taking this first step. You don’t want to miss this! You can connect with Rineya at www.myblackexperience.co.uk  or follow her on instagram @Rineya_Umran_ka

The Opposite of Trauma is Play.

In this podcast June shares the importance of play as part of our healing, recovery process. Living under the oppressive system of racism is traumatic, and if we were raised in homes that also were chaotic, play is going to be something the can feel foreign to us because these environments will consciously and unconsciously  keep us on high alert.   Play is the opposite of trauma, so grab a tea and a pad to take notes as June shares how to bring more fun into your growth process. For details about the living in love programme go to www.love.juneallen.net

Gentleness.

With recovery and healing comes pain. Sometimes it hurts more than the original hurt because we now have to deal with the years of using the dysfunctional survival behaviors that helped you cope. I know it’s not what you want to hear but that’s the reality. I say this not to scare you but to let you know that despite the pain, you are not alone and there are tools you can use to be more gentle. This work is deeply spiritual, so in this episode I empower you to focus on the peace and not the pace.

The Freedom To Restart

Many of us are stuck in our perfectionism, which often means that we give up on ourselves far too quickly. We should and could ourselves with shameful thoughts and then become afraid to try again. In this session, I share the power in giving yourself the freedom to restart, no matter how many times you’ve dropped the ball.

A Tree Without Roots?

‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey. 
On the 17th August was the Honorable Marcus Garvey’s birthday. This grandfather of PanAfricanism mobilised millions of Africans around the world to stand in their power, build businesses and be proud of their history. In this session (44), I honour his legacy by sharing how doing the internal work can have a huge impact on how we practice black empowerment in business. 

 

Releasing Guilt

Do you feel guilty about focusing on your healing process? Many of us want to feel more empowered in our lives but also fear the isolation and feelings that often accompany letting go of our old lives. In this session, I share on what’s really underneath our guilt and how to release it so you can move on.

Reignite Joy!

Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the suffering that we forget the importance of nurturing joy as part of the process. This podcast episode was recorded at Womad Music festival! I’m having an absolute blast and check in to remind you how to reignite your joy!

Moving Beyond Survival

Welcome to podcast episode 41! Many of us are so use to surviving that we don’t know what it means to thrive. Why are we willing to accept surviving as a way of life? What does it mean to let go of this deprivation? In this podcast, I talk about how recovery gave me permission to dream, hope and step into a vision of wholeness. Are you ready to claim yours?

This episode is sponsored by Self Love Rehab, A 12 week course to learn the foundational tools for revolutionary black self love. You will learn a 90 day empowerment system with wellness goal setting, understanding how racism has impacted your self esteem and how to set boundaries and build confidence  as a black women. For full details go to www.selfloverehab.com