Road to SoulJoy Wellness

Simply Joy

Road to SoulJoy Wellness: The Podcast where a coach and a therapist explore the journey to living your best life on purpose. SoulJoy Wellness Podcast is a 30-minute conversation with occasional interviews that will be discuss and educate on health and wellness for Black women (35+) through Fitness, Faith and Fun. SoulJoy Wellness Podcast covers the state of black women’s health and wellness through engaging dialogue, one-on-one interviews and live events. Black women will gain information and be empowered to address health disparities that plague our community. read less
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Episodes

Is Your Job An Opportunity or Are You On The Glass Cliff?
May 9 2024
Is Your Job An Opportunity or Are You On The Glass Cliff?
Is Your Job An Opportunity or Are You On The Glass Cliff? Episode 16 Summary: In this conversation, Joy and Nadine discuss the challenges faced by Black women in navigating the corporate world, specifically the concept of the "glass cliff." They explore the lack of support, sponsorship, and allies that Black women often experience, leading to situations where they are put in leadership positions with high risk of failure. The hosts also provide insights on building relationships, developing strategic networks, and identifying when to persist or move on from an unsupportive environment.   Key Takeaways: The "glass cliff" refers to situations where women or minorities are appointed to leadership positions during challenging times, with a high risk of failure.Black women often feel unsupported in the workplace, lacking sponsors who can advocate for them and clear obstacles in their path.Building relationships, developing mentors, and identifying potential sponsors are crucial for navigating the corporate landscape.It's important to strategically plant seeds, share ideas, and engage others to gain support for initiatives, rather than solely relying on formal meetings.Self-reflection is necessary to evaluate one's approach and energy, while also recognizing when an environment is unsupportive, and it's time to move on.  Word of the Day: Joy's Word: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is, his good, pleasing, and perfect will." (Romans 12:2) Nadine's Word: Persistence - a firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.   Chapters: 0:00 - Introduction  0:52 - The "Glass Cliff" and Lack of Support 3:09 - Black Women's Ambition and Education Levels 3:55 - Accessing Support and Resources 5:28 - Difference Between Mentors and Sponsors 8:42 - Navigating Unsupportive Environments 19:21 - Strategic Networking and Planting Seeds 20:42 - Protecting Ideas and Building Alliances 24:38 - Knowing When to Move On 25:54 - Closing Thoughts   Call to Action: Reflect on your approach and energy in the workplace. Build strategic relationships with potential mentors and sponsors. Plant seeds for your ideas by engaging others in conversations. Recognize when an environment is unsupportive, and be prepared to move on when necessary.   The Team Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Are We Becoming Our Mothers As We Raise Daughters?
May 1 2024
Are We Becoming Our Mothers As We Raise Daughters?
Are We Becoming Our Mothers As We Raise Daughters? Episode 15 Summary: Joy and Nadine explore the complex dynamics of mother-daughter relationships and how they evolve over time. They discuss the challenges of balancing independence and respect for a mother's wisdom, as well as the ways daughters often end up mirroring their mothers despite initial resistance. The conversation touches on themes of generational differences, risk tolerance, communication, and the importance of empathy and storytelling within these pivotal bonds.   Key Takeaways: Daughters may resist becoming like their mothers, but often end up embodying similar traits and perspectives as they mature.Disagreements and "pushback" are common in mother-daughter relationships as daughters assert independence and mothers want to impart wisdom.Generational differences in risk tolerance and life experiences can create friction but also opportunities for growth.Effective communication requires actively listening to each other's stories and perspectives with empathy.Close female friendships and mentoring relationships can mirror the mother-daughter dynamic in meaningful ways.   Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:10 Reflections on becoming like one's mother  03:40 Daughter's pushback and mother's wisdom 07:01 Mother-daughter dynamics with friends 12:40 Arguments as part of the love language 16:30 Risk tolerance and life experiences  20:11 Sharing stories and listening 23:34 Improving relationships for the next generation   Call to Action: Approach mother-daughter relationships with empathy, actively listening to each other's stories and perspectives. Recognize that disagreements are natural, but strive to communicate with mutual understanding and respect. Appreciate the wisdom gained from life experiences while also embracing the independence and potential for growth in the next generation.   TeamHost: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ )Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ )Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ )Announcer: Sabrina HaskettMusic: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.ioMusic Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Join the Silent Revolt? Or Quit the Quiet and Speak Your Truth?
Apr 23 2024
Join the Silent Revolt? Or Quit the Quiet and Speak Your Truth?
Join the Silent Revolt? Or Quit the Quiet and Speak Your Truth? Podcast Episode 14 In this episode of Road to SoulJoy Wellness, Joy and Nadine delve into the intriguing phenomenon of "quiet quitting" in the professional world. They explore how individuals, instead of openly resigning or addressing issues, opt to disengage silently, leading to challenges in workplace dynamics and personal growth. Through candid conversations, the hosts examine the motivations behind quiet quitting, emphasizing the importance of assertive communication, setting boundaries, and seeking closure. They encourage listeners to reflect on their own experiences and consider the transformative power of embracing change and growth. Ultimately, the episode serves as a call to action for listeners to navigate transitions with resilience, advocate for their needs, and cultivate empowerment in their pursuit of soulful joy and wellness.   00:04 Introduction The concept of "quiet quitting" and its emergence as a potentially new phenomenon. 01:51 Understanding Quiet Quitting: the nuances and passive nature 5:30 Seeking Closure and Resolution 10:29 Empowerment and Setting Boundaries 13:34 Embracing Change and Growth   Word of the Day Joy's Word "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7 Nadine's Word – Closure - Closure is an act or process of closing something, especially an institution, thoroughfare or frontier or of being closed. In a legislative assembly, it's a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote. Additionally, it refers to a sense of resolution or conclusion at the end of an artistic work, a feeling that an emotional or traumatic experience has been resolved.  Call to Action  ·      Embrace closure, assert their boundaries, and cultivate empowerment in their personal and professional lives. ·      Take your power and continue your own journey toward soulful joy and wellness   The Team   Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ )Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ )Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ )Announcer: Sabrina HaskettMusic: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.ioMusic Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Celebrating Black Maternal Week with The Motivated Mom
Apr 10 2024
Celebrating Black Maternal Week with The Motivated Mom
Celebrating Black Maternal Week with The Motivated Mom - Episode 13 In this episode, Joy and Nadine are joined by LaToya Dennis, the CEO of Motivated Mom, to discuss the importance of focusing on black maternal health during the designated Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17). LaToya shares her personal experiences and the inspiration behind her Motivated Mom platform, which aims to support and empower mothers. The conversation explores the challenges and "epic fails" that come with motherhood, as well as the need to create more resources and community support for black mothers. Key Takeaways: • The Motivated Mom platform was created to help mothers, especially those who may not have had the experience of being a daughter, navigate the unique joys and challenges of motherhood. • Motherhood does not come with a perfect guidebook - each mother's experience is unique, and there is value in openly sharing the "epic fails" to support one another. • Providing self-sufficiency programs, mom-trepreneurship initiatives, and maternal health resources within the community can make a meaningful impact. • Black Maternal Health Week is an important time to focus on reducing disparities and increasing positive outcomes for black women and their babies. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction and Welcome 01:45 Overview of Motivated Mom Platform 06:57 Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood 10:21 LaToya's Personal "Epic Fails" as a Mom 13:23 The Need for Honest Conversations and Support Word of the Day: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG) Call to Action: • During Black Maternal Health Week and beyond, take time to uplift and support the black mothers in your life. • Seek out local organizations and initiatives working to address health disparities and empower black women. • Share your own experiences, and encourage open conversations around the realities of motherhood. • Visit the Motivated Mom website and social media to learn more about LaToyia and her work. https://www.instagram.com/latoyiadennis/ https://motivatedmom.org/ • Visit The M.O.M.s Tour website to register for the event near you. https://themomstour.info/ • Consider getting involved in organizations working towards Black maternal health equity. The Team Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
The Undeniable Link: Racism and the Public Health Crisis
Apr 3 2024
The Undeniable Link: Racism and the Public Health Crisis
The Undeniable Link: Racism and the Public Health Crisis: Podcast Ep. 12 Joy and Nadine are joined by guest Andrea Ault-Brutus, PhD, a public health professional, to discuss racism as a public health crisis. Andrea shares her perspective on how racism underpins various social determinants of health, such as income, education, and access to resources. They explore examples of how racism impacts individuals' daily lives, from housing discrimination to unequal healthcare treatment. The discussion also touches on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and the role of advocacy in addressing health inequities. Key Takeaways: • Racism is deeply rooted in society and impacts various aspects of life, including housing, education, employment, and access to healthcare. • Social determinants of health, such as where you live, work, and play, are underpinned by racism in the United States. • Communities of color experienced disproportionate challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, from higher exposure rates to unequal access to treatment and care. • Advocacy and meaningful investment are crucial in addressing health inequities and promoting equitable access to resources. • Building relationships with healthcare providers who understand and validate individual experiences can improve health outcomes. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:11 Defining Public Health 04:27 Connecting Racism and Public Health 06:17 Examples of Racism's Impact 11:12 Housing Discrimination 16:36 COVID-19 and Health Inequities 21:53 Access to Healthcare Providers 27:39 Advocacy for Better Health Outcomes Call to Action: Advocate for policies and initiatives that promote health equity in your communities. Write to local policymakers, support community-based organizations, and amplify the voices of those working towards equitable access to healthcare and resources. Word of the Day: 3 John 1:2 (ESV) - "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul The Team Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Quit to Soar! the Great Resignation Part 2
Mar 26 2024
Quit to Soar! the Great Resignation Part 2
Quit to Soar! the Great Resignation Part 2: Episode 11 In this conversation, Joy and Nadine discuss the trend of Black women becoming the fastest-growing group of business owners and entrepreneurs, even before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. They explore the reasons behind this trend, such as lack of work-life balance, unequal pay, and limited access to resources in traditional jobs. The hosts also provide practical advice on starting and growing a business, including sharing your dreams, networking, forming partnerships, utilizing resources, and leveraging social media. Key Takeaways: - Black women have been leading the way in starting new businesses, driven by factors like lack of work-life balance, unequal pay, and limited opportunities in traditional jobs. - Share your dreams and aspirations with others to build your network and find potential partners or supporters. - Networking is crucial for making connections, finding resources, and partnering with others who share your vision. - Explore partnerships and collaborations, as they can provide support, resources, and opportunities for growth. - Utilize available resources such as webinars, mentors, accelerators, and local business organizations to gain knowledge and guidance. - Leverage social media and virtual events to connect with potential customers, partners, and industry peers. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:51 Black Women Leading Entrepreneurship Trends 06:42 Reasons Behind the Entrepreneurial Surge 11:32 Defining Entrepreneurship and Scalable Businesses 17:43 Networking and Building Connections 21:55 The Power of Partnerships 25:18 Taking Action and Evaluating Progress Call to Action: Start sharing your dreams and aspirations with others. Actively seek out networking opportunities, both in-person and virtual, to build connections and find potential partners or supporters. Explore available resources and consider forming partnerships to help your business growth. The Team Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
👸🏽 Queens Claiming Their Crowns: An International Women's Day Celebration:
Mar 19 2024
👸🏽 Queens Claiming Their Crowns: An International Women's Day Celebration:
Queens Claiming Their Crowns: An International Women's Day Celebration: Episode 10 Summary: In this conversation, Joy and Nadine discuss various topics related to International Women's Day and embracing authenticity. They emphasize the importance of loving oneself and building a supportive tribe. They also highlight the significance of taking action and evaluating progress in order to live one's best life on purpose. Takeaways: Celebrate International Women's Day by embracing your authenticity and sharing it with others.Loving yourself is the foundation of self-care and allows others to see and love your true worth.Find and nurture deep connections with a supportive tribe that cheers you on and celebrates your successes.Take action and evaluate your progress regularly to ensure you are aligned with your purpose and goals. Chapters: 00:00 International Women's Day 06:42 Embracing Authenticity 11:32 Loving Yourself and Self-Care 17:43 Building a Supportive Tribe 21:55 Nurturing Deep Connections 25:18 Taking Action and Evaluating Progress Call To Action: As we celebrate International Women's Day, let's uplift and support each other. Reach out to the amazing women in your life, express your appreciation, and share the lessons you've learned from them. Remember, together we rise. The Team Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywell... ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisprodu... ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io/ Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisP...#internationalwomensday #womensday #IWD #livinglifeonpurpose #newdaynewstart
The Great Resignation
Mar 12 2024
The Great Resignation
The Great Resignation - Episode 9 Joy and Nadine dive into the fascinating discussion around "The Great Resignation" - the recent trend of millions of people quitting their jobs. They explore the reasons behind this movement, from people re-evaluating their priorities during the pandemic to the desire for more flexibility and work-life balance. Get ready to rethink the traditional workplace as they discuss the rise of remote work, non-synchronous learning, hybrid models, and how employers may need to adapt to attract and retain top talent. Highlights: 🔆 A staggering 47 million people quit their jobs in the past year - uncharted territory! 🔆 The pandemic forced a hard reset, making people rethink their lives and what they want 🔆 Some key reasons for quitting: disliking return to office, seeking better work-life balance, being overworked (healthcare workers), and re-prioritizing life 🔆 Surprising stat: It's not just young people - ages 30-45 (older millennials & younger Gen X) are driving this "Great Resignation" 🔆 Working remotely showed the benefits of more personal time and less commuting 🔆 Will employers keep allowing remote work? How will it impact transportation/parking industries? 🔆 The rise of "non-synchronous" classes/work - complete tasks by a deadline rather than set hours 🔆 Hybrid models with partial remote & office time could be the solution 🔆 Mental health, self-care and work-life balance are huge motivators for change 🔆 Employers may need to get creative with flexibility, perks and rethinking the office workspace 🔆 Is society moving past the "industrial model" of rigid schedules and commuting? The Team Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io/ Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Aging While Black: Confronting Health Inequities in the Golden Years
Mar 5 2024
Aging While Black: Confronting Health Inequities in the Golden Years
Dr. Sadie McConner, a public health expert with a background in podiatric medicine, biology, and health equity, joins the show to discuss aging and the health disparities faced by marginalized communities. She highlights the systemic challenges, such as financial constraints, lack of resources, and environmental factors, that contribute to poor health outcomes among the elderly, particularly in communities of color.   Highlights: 1. Health inequities persist across the lifespan, from infant mortality to aging, disproportionately affecting marginalized communities due to systemic racism and lack of access to resources. 2. Economic factors, such as low-income levels, inability to afford medications or healthy food, and rising property taxes, create significant barriers to maintaining good health and quality of life for the elderly. 3. Environmental factors, including lack of walkable neighborhoods, exposure to pollution, and substandard housing conditions, exacerbate health challenges for aging individuals in underserved communities. 4. Lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, are crucial for healthy aging, but access to these resources is often limited in marginalized communities. 5. Community support systems, such as churches, support groups, and neighborhood networks, can play a vital role in promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being for the aging population. 6. Advocating for policy changes, addressing systemic inequities, and promoting health equity are essential to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to age with dignity and access to quality healthcare.
Self-Care: More Than A Mani Pedi, Episode 6
Feb 20 2024
Self-Care: More Than A Mani Pedi, Episode 6
Self-Care: More Than A Mani Pedi – Episode 06 In this inspiring episode of "The Road to Soul Joy Wellness," Joy Williams and Nadine Houston deliver an enlightening discussion about the vital importance of self-care. As a life coach and therapist respectively, they share their unique perspectives on prioritizing your own wellbeing.   The key message? You can't pour from an empty cup! Joy and Nadine emphasize that self-care isn't just a luxury spa day, but an ongoing lifestyle built on intentionality. They explore how women especially often struggle to carve out "me time," always putting others first as wives, mothers and caregivers. But nurturing your own interests, dreams and joy is essential to having something meaningful to give back.   With compassion and grace, Joy and Nadine guide listeners on incorporating self-care holistically across mind, body and spirit. Their practical tips include: - Revisiting childhood dreams and rediscovering fun through "adult play dates" - Prioritizing enjoyable physical activities like workouts, not just results - Making self-care a natural routine, not an afterthought  - Extending compassion inward before outward - Avoiding toxic self-judgment and comparison traps Punctuated with scripture, moving personal stories and contagious laughter, this uplifting conversation will inspire you to lovingly fill your own cup. Because as Joy and Nadine remind us, putting on your own oxygen mask allows you to truly care for others from a place of abundance.  Tune in to "The Road to Soul Joy Wellness" for more insightful spiritual self-care wisdom! And let Joy and Nadine know: What self-care goals will you pursue with more self-love?  Credits: Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/  ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/  ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/  ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Music Produced By White Hot https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Healthy Aging: Episode 05
Feb 13 2024
Healthy Aging: Episode 05
Healthy Aging: Episode 05 This podcast is centered around the subject of aging, health, and wellness. Listen to the perspectives on aging as a cause for gratitude, and sharing age when they feel comfortable sharing. The discussion, led by a coach and a therapist, revolves around the wellness journey "Road to Soul Joy" and the importance of a purposeful, active and health-conscious lifestyle for aging well. Topics touched upon included positive attitudes towards aging, monitoring health parameters, and post-menopausal changes. The hosts challenged traditional retirement notions and invited future discussions on healthy aging and living optimally. Potential Actions Begin a consistent routine of physical activity, focusing on strengthening agility and upper body strength to prevent injuries from falls. Regularly monitor cholesterol levels and blood pressure.  Incorporate supplements such as collagen and Vitamin D3 into the daily routine. Experiment with grey hair color fashion trends and try out temporary color products that can be washed out easily. Evaluate personal dietary habits and consider necessary changes for healthier aging.   Credits:Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ )Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ )Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ )Announcer: Sabrina HaskettMusic: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Produced By White HotRiverside.fm - https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Alone In A Social Media Crowd: Episode 04
Feb 6 2024
Alone In A Social Media Crowd: Episode 04
Alone In A Social Media Crowd: Episode 04 Welcome to "Alone in a Social Media Crowd" where we delve into the epidemic of loneliness and isolation, as highlighted by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. In this episode, Coach Joy and Therapist Nadine explore the impact of social media on our connections and well-being.   As the world grapples with a rising sense of isolation, exacerbated by the pandemic, our hosts discuss the importance of recognizing the deeper, often overlooked effects of social disconnection. They reflect on how virtual interactions, while seemingly abundant, can lack the depth and authenticity needed for genuine human connection.   Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Joy and Nadine examine how different age groups navigate loneliness, with surprising findings suggesting that younger individuals who spend more time on social media may actually feel lonelier. They also touch on the challenges faced by seniors and those with social anxiety, offering insights into overcoming these barriers to connection.   Through candid conversations and practical advice, the hosts emphasize the value of intentional relationship-building and the power of community in fostering mental and emotional well-being. They advocate for a shift towards proactive engagement, encouraging listeners to cultivate meaningful connections both online and offline.   Join us on the journey to combatting loneliness and rediscovering the joy of genuine human connection. Tune in to "Alone in a Social Media Crowd" for insights, inspiration, and actionable steps towards living a more connected life. https://bit.ly/ALonelinessEpidemic    (0:00) Loneliness and social media connections.  (1:17) Loneliness and social connections in a post-pandemic world.  (9:48) Cultivating relationships and communication.  (14:48) Social support, isolation, and mental health.  (23:58) Making friends and connections in various settings.
Racism As A Public Health Crisis, Part 2: Episode 03
Feb 6 2024
Racism As A Public Health Crisis, Part 2: Episode 03
Racism As A Public Health Crisis, Part 2: Episode 03 The Road to SoulJoy Wellness podcast episode is the second part of a discussion on racism as a public health crisis. Hosted by Joy Williams and Nadine Huesner, the episode explores the impact of racism on health, touching on issues such as environmental factors, dietary choices, and access to healthcare. The hosts emphasize the need for systemic changes and advocate for healthcare, housing, and education reforms. The conversation delves into how racism affects lifestyle choices, such as exercise and diet, and highlights the importance of making healthcare more accessible and culturally competent. Detailed Summary Notes: 1. Introduction: - Hosts: Joy Williams and Nadine Huesner. - Part two of the discussion on racism as a public health crisis. 2. Connection and Excitement: - Expressing joy at seeing each other. - Mention of the importance of video calls for connection. - Discussion on the impact of Zoom and telehealth in therapy. 3. Quote of the Day: - John 13:34-35 - A new command to love one another. - Quote emphasizing the importance of recognizing, accepting, and celebrating differences. 4. Discussion on Racism as a Public Health Crisis: - Recognition of racism as a public health crisis. - Surprise at the widespread acknowledgment, with 200 municipalities declaring it. - Acknowledgment that the issue existed even before being officially recognized. 5. Environmental Factors and Diet: - Discussion on environmental factors affecting health, citing examples like pollution. - Mention of challenges in accessing fresh produce in certain communities. - Exploration of the historical context influencing dietary choices. 6. Exercise and Lifestyle: - Discussion on exercise habits and the cultural perspective. - Personal experiences shared about community habits related to physical activity. - The importance of making exercise fun and integrating it into daily life. 7. Healthcare Access: - Recognition of using emergency rooms as primary care for some communities. - Avoidance of healthcare due to perceived subpar standards. - Advocacy for universal healthcare and culturally competent physicians. 8. Telemedicine and Wearables: - Emphasis on the role of telemedicine in improving healthcare access. - Mention of wearables, such as Fitbit, to track health metrics remotely. 9. Systemic Change and Education: - Advocacy for systemic changes in healthcare, housing, and education. - Connection between healthcare, housing, and education disparities. 10. Educator Struggles: - Recognition of challenges faced by educators in underfunded schools. - Acknowledgment of teachers using personal resources for a better learning environment. 11. Closing Thoughts: - Advocacy for healthcare, housing, and education reforms. - Stress on the interconnectedness of these issues. Links The Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2023 - https://pressley.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Anti-Racism-in-Public-Health-Act-2023-One-Pager.pdf NYC Board of Health Passes Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis - https://www.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2021/board-of-health-declares-racism-public-health-crisis.page Racism as a Public Health Crisis: From Declaration to Action - https://www.apha.org/-/media/Files/PDF/topics/racism/From_Declaration_to_Action.ashx Update: 246 Cities, Counties, Leaders Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis! - https://salud-america.org/rising-number-of-cities-counties-are-declaring-racism-a-public-health-crisis/ Credits: Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/ ) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/ ) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/ ) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Produced By White Hot Riverside.fm - https://www.riverside.fm/?via=PatoisProduction
Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Jan 22 2024
Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Road to SoulJoy Wellness - Episode 2 Overview: Welcome to "Road to SoulJoy Wellness: The Podcast," where hosts Joy Williams and Nadine. Heusner explore the journey to living your best life on purpose. In this episode, they delve into the declaration by the New York City Board of Health that racism is a public health challenge. The hosts discuss historical instances, the emotional and health impacts of racism, and how it permeates various aspects of daily life. Detail: The hosts reflect on the recent declaration by the New York City Board of Health, acknowledging racism as a public health challenge.They highlight the historical context of racism affecting emotional health, communities, education, and professional life.The hosts share insights on the resolutions proposed by the Board of Health and the need for accountability.The discussion expands to the disproportionate effects of COVID on Black, Latino, and Native American communities, citing racism as a contributing factor.Personal experiences, such as distrust of healthcare based on historical events like the Tuskegee experiment, are explored.The hosts stress the importance of being one's own advocate in the healthcare system and the challenges faced by Black individuals in receiving proper care.The conversation touches on environmental justice, redlining, and the compounding effects of societal decisions on health.The hosts discuss the intersectionality of racism with economics, housing, and health, challenging the narrative of personal responsibility.Resolutions from the New York City Board of Health are highlighted, with an emphasis on accountability, research, and collaboration.The hosts express the need for collective advocacy, awareness of toxic products, and self-empowerment in creating change.The episode concludes with a call for individual responsibility and the importance of allies in the fight against racism. Word of the Day  Jeremiah 30:17  AMP ‘For I will restore health to you and I will heal your wounds,’ says the Lord,‘Because they have called you an outcast, saying: “This is Zion; no one seeks her and no one cares for her.”’ Quote of the Day  Predujice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible. ~ Maya Angelou Credits: Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Produced By White Hot
Be Your Own Super Hero
Jan 17 2024
Be Your Own Super Hero
Road to SoulJoy Wellness - Episode 01 OVERVIEW: Athletes must maintain their mental health to balance the pressures to succeed and perform well during competitions. While more and more athletes and coaches are beginning to recognize the importance of mental health in sports, mental health has historically been an unspoken issue within the realm of athletics. Thanks to recent examples of professional athletes advocating for mental health awareness, mental health is beginning to lose its stigma in athletics. In many ways, these athlete super heroes are leading the way in addressing mental health. Each of us can be our own super hero and take care of ourselves, mind, body and soul. Content Summary: 1. Opening Thoughts:    - Exploring the concept of being your own superhero.    - Highlighting the challenges athletes face in prioritizing self-care. 2. Word of the Day:    - Reference to 3 John 1:2 (N.I.R.V. version) emphasizing spiritual well-being, good health, and overall prosperity. 3. Quote of the Day:    - "It's much more interesting to embrace who you really are rather than waste energy pretending to be someone else." 4. Discussion on Athletes and Mental Health:    - Mentioning athletes like Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and Michael Phelps.    - Observations on the different reactions and potential impact of race and gender.    - Addressing the stigma and shame associated with mental health challenges in the spotlight. 5. Insights on Self-Care:    - Drawing parallels between physical and mental injuries.    - Emphasizing the importance of addressing mental health issues early to prevent escalation. 6. Impact on Society:    - Discussing the societal expectations placed on athletes and the need for a shift in perspective.    - Advocating for mental, physical, and emotional well-being as priorities.  7. Parental Pressure in Athletics:    - Exploring the negative impact of intense parental pressure on young athletes.    - Highlighting the importance of self-awareness on the part of parents. 8. Identity Beyond a Single Focus:    - Reflecting on the dangers of defining oneself solely through a single aspect of life.    - Drawing connections between the challenges athletes face and those experienced by individuals who lose their jobs. 9. Solutions and Support:    - Encouraging open conversations about mental health.    - Advocating for a support network and seeking professional help.    - Comparisons to finding the right therapist being similar to finding the right pair of shoes. 10. Changing Perspectives:     - Challenging the narrative around mental health struggles.     - Normalizing discussions on depression, anxiety, and substance abuse among successful individuals. 11. Conclusion:     - Reinforcing the idea that everyone has the potential to be their own superhero. Credits: Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Produced By White Hot
Road To SoulJoy Wellness
Jan 17 2024
Road To SoulJoy Wellness
Just Us - Episode 00 OVERVIEW: Introduction to Podcast and Hosts ... You are listening to Road to SoulJoy Wellness: The Podcast where a coach and a therapist explore the journey to living your best life on purpose. VISION: SoulJoy Wellness Podcast is a 30-minute conversation with occasional interviews that will be discuss and educate on health and wellness for black women (35+) through Fitness, Faith and Fun. MISSION: SoulJoy Wellness Podcast provides culturally competent content on the state of black women’s health and wellness through engaging dialogue, one-on-one interviews and live events. Black women will gain immeasurable knowledge and be empowered to address the health disparities that plague our community. SoulJoy Wellness Podcast intention for black women is to live a joyful life on purpose. WORD OF THE DAY: Isaiah 43:19 NLT For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. QUOTE OF THE DAY: New Day New Start Every day is an opportunity for you to be different and for you to do different. So, let’s start our day with new intention. Credits: Host: Joy Williams (https://www.instagram.com/souljoywellness/) Host: Nadine Heusner (https://www.instagram.com/thepractice20/) Producer: Kim Rabsatt (https://www.instagram.com/patoisproduction/) Announcer: Sabrina Haskett Editor: Erica Glenn (https://www.instagram.com/ericae.glenn/) Music: Beat Provided By https://freebeats.io Produced By White Hot