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Be Well Sis: The Podcast

Cassandre Dunbar
34 episodes
After being consistently left out of wellness conversations, Be Well Sis is a podcast dedicated to providing resources for Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Hosted by Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the conversations are candid, informative, and unapologetic.

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Conscious Child, Mindful Parent

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.~ Sue Atkins Guest Feature:  “Kristen Hanna is a mother of two, mindfulness practitioner, and guide who specifically works with pregnant women and other moms. Her intention is to teach tangible self-regulating practices and share…
51min

Season 3- Decolonizing Wellness

Hey Sis!  I've been gone for a few weeks resting, regrouping, and prepping for a dope new season!  This season we're exploring topics like cannabis as self-care, the power of traditional medicine modalities such as acupuncture, real body positivity, conscious parenting, sisterhood, the complexi…
2min

Doing the Deeper Work: Self- Redisovery

“You should only seek to impress two people- your eight-year-old self and your eighty-year-old self”. - Unknown   Guest Feature: Christina Rice is the founder of OmNoire-  a wellness social community for women of color dedicated to living well from the inside out. Their mission is to connect li…
47min

Creating a Life that Truly Reflects Your Values

Apply to the From 9-5 to Consultant Accelerator Scholarship here! Guest Feature: This episode features a conversation with Naya the Creative, the Founder of House of Brand Therapy- a brand development agency and education space that focuses on creating profitable brands. Their educational mater…
34min

Cultivating Self-love through Forgiveness and Compassion

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. - Brene Brown Guest Feature: Meghan Watson is a psychotherapist , writer, consultant, and content creator who is focused on helping you get connected to your best self. She specializes in helpin…
37min

Checking In: Tips on Managing Anxiety and Reasons You have to be Proud

Happy Anniversary!!  March 6 marks the 1 year anniversary of the Be Well, Sis Podcast and I'm so grateful for each and every one of you! In this solo episode, I'm catching up with you and sharing some of the happenings in my life. I share: Reminders for physical wellbeing Tips for being pro…
21min

Normalizing Therapy, Postpartum, and why She Matters

"Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you're going".  Guest Spotlight: Jade Kearney is a Mental Health Expert, Advocate, and Founder/CEO of She Matters , a new community designed to support and meet the mental health needs of Black women.    W…
41min

The Intersection of Financial Health and Wellness

“Those who master money are free to serve others still mastered by it”. – Orrin Woodward Generally speaking, we rarely discuss the connection between our financial health its effect on our overall wellbeing. Today's episode addresses the very tangible link between the two.  Guest Feature: Jam…
32min

Faith and Community: How to Thrive While Living with a Chronic Illness

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."- Maya Angelou Today's guest is the embodiment of all of the above!  Guest Spotlight: Nakeisa Jackson is a certified life coach & mentor, registered nurse…
36min

Owning your Journey: The Road to Motherhood

Happy Black History Month!    Guest Spotlight:  Layo George is  the founder of Wolomi—an app that supports women of color in improving their maternal health outcomes.  While working as a labor and delivery nurse, she witnessed first-hand the disparities that women of color face during their p…
27min

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt that even though you had all the experience/education/applicable skills that you still didn’t belong in the room? That even though you’ve gotten the job, that you didn’t really belong? That, my friend, is Imposter Syndrome. Let’s talk about it!   Guest Feature:    Christi…
29min

Reproductive Wellness and Self Advocacy

Guest Feature:  Janelle King  is a Registered Nurse with a Master's degree in Public Health. During her nursing career she has spent many years educating young women about reproductive and sexual health.  In her spare time, you can find writing about reproductive health and wellness on her blog …
32min

Falling In Love With Yourself

Happy New Year!! In this episode, Cassandre discusses the importance of intentionally creating time and space for self care and cultivating a profound relationship with yourself.    On My Radar: Peak and Valley : Medicinal Mushroom and Herbal Supplements for Holistic Wellness Health in…
13min

Mindful Nutrition: The Link Between What We Eat and Why We Eat

*Please forgive the slight echo in this episode;  I'm still getting used to the acoustics in my new space. It'll be remedied soon!* Guest Feature:  Esosa E. also known as “ Raw Girl ” is a dynamic Certified Nutrition Specialist, Behavioral Coach, and published author with ten years of experien…
35min

2020 in Review + Steps for Creating a Successful Personal Wellness Plan

Join me as we take a reflective walk through 2020 and strategize on how to better care for ourselves in the coming year.  This episode features a variety of questions that serve as journaling prompts  that inspire self reflection.  ________ Song of the day (played at episode conclusion): We G…
20min

Perfectly Imperfect : Managing Expectations vs. Reality

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”  Today's episode features a dynamic conversation with 2 incredible women- the CEO/Co-Founder of Momotaro Apotheca and an NYC-based Ob/Gyn.  Lindsay Wynn and Dr. Mare share their insight on everything vaginal wellness and we explore the root…
43min

Good Grief

This week we're joined by Breeshia Wade
43min

Episode 16. Acceptance: The Key to Abundance

“Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself.” Today we speak with the inspiring and insightful Whitney. She walks us through how being  diagnosed with  a rare chronic illness in her young adulthood really shaped her.  Whitney says “ I am here to offer my expe…
39min

Episode 15. The Power of Radical Self-care and a Practical Guide to Wellness

Join me as I detail my own story of burnout and why I've become so passionate about self-care. In this episode I breakdown what the meaning of radical self-care and how to self-assess. 1. Readjust your inner voice 2. Take an honest inventory 3. Write it out Link to radical self love articl…
22min

The Power of Radical Self-care and a Practical Guide to Wellness

Join me as I detail my own story of burnout and why I've become so passionate about self-care. In this episode I breakdown what the meaning of radical self-care and how to self-assess. 1. Readjust your inner voice 2. Take an honest inventory 3. Write it out Download the FREE accompanying…
22min

Episode 14. Intimacy and Sexual Liberation

Season 2 episode 2 features the incredible Dr. Lexx Brown James. She's a best-selling author, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified sex educator. Our conversation takes many different turns as we deep dive into intimacy, barriers to intimacy, sexual liberation and dismanteling sex…
38min

Episode 13: Rest as a Form of Resistance

We're back!!! After taking a much needed break- we discuss the importance of rest in our community. Guest spotlight: Today's episode features the dynamic Kayla Butler (@sprdlove), host of the Lay with Kay podcast . Kayla Butler is a South Florida native with a love for yoga, history, and un…
40min

Hey Sis- where have you been?!

We're (almost) BACK!!!  Just an update to let you know where I've been, what I've been up to, and when to expect the show to be back in action.  Mark your calendars for the season 2 debut on October 13th! We'll be back with more thought provoking conversations and information to equip you to live…
3min

Raising Resilience: The Intersectionality of Race, Motherhood, and Mental Health

One in seven women in the U.S. suffers from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Black mothers suffer at even higher rates and are less likely to be treated. For this reason, this conversation is extremely important not only for expectant mothers, but also for all of us because we’re either person…
44min

10. Self-Love, Boundaries, and the Power of Your Story

"Someone else will be inspired by the part of your story you're ashamed of."- Nakeia Homer Guest spotlight: Just a girl from the projects who decided not to settle is a phrase Nakeia uses to share her story. She believes that behind every dope woman is a story only she can tell. As a writer, s…
31min

Black. Lives. Matter.

This week's episode is a departure from the usual show format. There is no featured guest. Instead, I try my best to articulate how I've been feeling these past few weeks and reiterate the purpose of this podcast.  I'm incredibly grateful for each and everyone of you and truly hope you're well. …
15min

Episode 8: Position Yourself as the Answer

In this episode, we speak to Courtney Underwood- the founder and CEO of the HR consulting firm- Kassar Consulting as well as the owner of  lifestyle apparel brand - Passports and Purpose. While being a multi-passionate mompreneur with two thriving businesses, she created multiple streams of income …
38min

Episode 7: Jesus and Therapy: You Can Do Both

"Just pray it away!" "Take it to the Lord in prayer".  If you're Black and ever confided in an elder about possibly seeking therapy, you've likely been given one of these responses {insert eyeroll}. This week, we're joined by Aly Brown- also affectionately known as Aly B,  as we delve into our …
33min

Episode 6: How to Heal After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

"My son, Joshua, died in 2014 during my 39th week of pregnancy. I was just a few days shy of my due date. After we received news that he no longer had a heartbeat, I knew my life would change forever"- Caroline, Founder of Parents of An Angel and author of  Heartache, Heatling, & Hope: The Store of…
39min

Episode 5: Self-care, Well-being, and Growth: How to Start Your Wellness Journey

Guest Spotlight:   In this episode, we spoke with Florie Johnson- a California-based Intuitive, Reiki Healer, Feather energy cleanser, Alternative Health Expert, and mother who uses a variety of tools to help her clients turn their pain into power.  This episode is crucial, not only, for those …
51min