We are now in the middle of a global pandemic and cultural revolution at the same time. It’s a lot (to say the least).
In this solo episode, Les is discussing the importance of setting boundaries and protecting your energy so you can channel it into the areas of life that make most sense for you.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with responding to everyone wanting to check in with you because you’re their go-to “Black friend”, if you’re being put in the position to educate others and are trying to figure out how to navigate it, and if you’re looking for ways to set clear boundaries so you can take care of yourself during this critical time, this episode is for you.
In this episode, we talk about…
- Defining the role you want to take on in our current state.
- Listening to your body and redefining what self care means at this time.
- How to respond to emotionally taxing conversations.
- Guided journal prompts for clarity.
- Check out #ProtectYourEnergy, an extensive doc with canned responses to racial gaslighting and taxing conversations.
- Visit the Balanced Black Girl Community Healing Resource Guide for an extensive list of Black-focused virtual healing events, mental health resources, and Black-owned self care businesses.
- Follow @balancedblackgirlpodcast on Instagram.
- Like Balanced Black Girl on Facebook.
- Follow @balancedblkgirl on Twitter.
This episode is sponsored by Cantu Beauty.
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Balanced Black Girl is edited by Bex Be Casting.
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Les is the founder of Balanced Black Girl and the host of the Balanced Black Girl Podcast. She’s a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and natural beauty junkie who loves 90’s R&B, trying new skincare products, and creating recipes in the Instant Pot. She created Balanced Black Girl to provide content and experiences empowering women of color to live well.