Joy for the Journey Podcast Dec 08, 2023
The Journey of Relationships
Listen as we discuss relationship expectations, getting out of your own way, meeting people where they are, and what history has taught us.
Aligning with your purpose
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr.Leia Love, owner of Leia Love Hair & Nail Salon. Listen as she drops nuggets of wisdom on pursuing your goals and finding your purpose.
How to Move Past your Hurts and Find your Purpose
I had the opportunity to speak with Maurice Martin, spiritual life coach and two-time best-selling author. His current book, Your But is Too Big: 7 Principles That Empower You to Heal Past Hurts and Get Motivated to Find Your Purpose, is a must-read, but don't just take my word for it. Listen as Maurice drops practical nuggets of wisdom on how we can move past our hurts and find our Purpose. This is a conversation you won't to miss.
Faith and the Entrepreneur
How many times have you asked yourself or been asked, "are you sure you want to do this?" This question, especially for entrepreneurs, can be challenging to answer. Sometimes you want to give up and even doubt that you are doing the right thing. Listen to my conversation with Jason Samuels, President/CEO of Franchise Society, LLC, as we talk about having faith and how important that is for a small business owner and life in general.
Boundaries, how many of us have them? How often have we lacked the confidence to share our feelings when our boundaries have been crossed? As we learned through the conversation with Coach Kayla Walkin, boundaries are needed to have and sustain healthy relationships. Listen as Kayla provides tips on how to set healthy boundaries.
Fix The Crown
We have all heard the phrase "Fixing your Crown." But do we know what all that entails? Listen as Ms. Dee, and I discuss how we, as women, can fix our crowns and others in the process.
Wants and Needs: Communication pt 2
As men and women, we have a definite set of wants and needs. But how often do we need help communicating our wants and needs to each other? Listen as I speak with Coach Kayla and a few other special guests as we talk about wants, needs, and how to communicate to get what we want.
What's Love Got To Do With It?
What's love got to do with it? Love for many comes in different forms and fashions. Love, as we know, is patient, kind, and not envious. But have you ever thought about how what it means to love yourself? Listen as I speak with Jennifer Tidwell and my producer on Ace Epps on what loves is and means to them.
Communication: Can you hear me?
Communication is defined as the exchange of information. But are you being heard? Listen to part one of the three-part interview series with communication and relationship coach Kayla Walkin.
How often have you heard someone say they got a promotion or received an invitation based on who they know? But not many of us understand that while, who we know may have provided us an opportunity, once given a chance, you have to show you deserve to maintain and keep it; that is where being prepared comes into play. Listen as I share some tips on how you can ensure you are prepared to receive the promotion favor can give.
Move...Get out YOUR Way !
Hi, my name is Joy, and I am a procrastinator. Go ahead and laugh, but I know I'm not alone. There are others like me who, for one reason or another, procrastinate. If I am honest, this is not the best way to operate, and here's why, procrastination causes stress, anxiety, and lack of movement. Listen as I share my story of procrastination and how I plan to move past this negative trait with a plan and extending grace.
Are you ready to challenge yourself in 2023? If so, listen to my conversation with Karen Phillips of KP FitLife as we discuss our event, Reset 2023, A New Year, A New You.
Advice for 5 Friends
What would it be if you could provide words of encouragement to five friends? Well, listen in as I provide my own words of encouragement to you, my fellow travelers, for the new year
As the end of 2022 comes to a close, have you thought about the seasons of your life? Are you where you want to be, or do you need help knowing where you want to be? Listen to my conversation with Ms. Dee, the owner of Bridge the Village, as we talk about how to shoulder the season we are in.
How many remember playing the game Simon Says as a kid? But as adults, what happens when Simon is no longer a game but turns into our vices? Listen in as I speak with Allison "Kat" McDaniel, host of Akron Community Voice, as we discuss our Simons.
Good Bones Part 2
Join us for our conversation with Maisha McIntyre, LPCC-S, as we talk about how we can mentally, emotionally, and spiritually have Good Bones (firm foundation) from the inside out.
When S**T Happens
How often have we watched or allowed people to walk into our lives, leave a mess, and walk away as if nothing ever happened, and we are left to clean up the mess? Listen in as we discuss when S**T happens and how you can ensure it does not happen to you
Friend of Foe?
Friends... How many of us have true friends? In this episode, we will discuss the importance of choosing friends. Are expectations of ourselves as friends and finally, the importance of doing a friend check.
What'cha Mad At?
Anger is something that many have but are unable to control. Listen to hear how you can recognize and handle when anger shows up and tries to take over your life.
How many are familiar with the term Good Bones but different from how you think? Listen to hear how having Good Bones is directly related to having a firm foundation.
It's All Up to You
As a kid, I loved the choose your own adventure books. If you are familiar with these books, then you know how easy it was to change the story's outcome for your character. What would happen if we, as adults, kept that same mindset? Listen to It's All Up to You to find out how.
The Power of Presence
Have you ever thought if my presence makes a difference in someone's life? The answer is yes; listen to the Power of Presence to find out how your showing up can save a life, including yours.
The Power of Grace
Grace..What an interesting concept. Some fail to believe they deserve it, and others believe they deserve it but are unsure how to give it. Listen, as I tell my story of how I was reminded of the power of Grace.
In this day and age, being healthy mentally should be a way of life. Join me for a live candid conversation with a group of my friends, as we discuss all things mental health from the educational, theraputic and spiritual points of view.
Bent, But Not Broken.
What happens when someone you love needs to be held up? Do you let them go it alone? Or Do you offer support? Tune in for tips on how to help them bend but not break.
The Myths and Reality of Non-Profit Organizations
Join me for an informative and interesting conversation with the founder of Be You Podcasting, Ace Epps, as we talk through the myths and challenges of non-profit organizations.
Black in Art Spaces
In a space where minorities are not given a fair chance to shine, black artists showcase that they can be versatile in their talents outside of sports, where minorities tend to dominate in some leagues, black people are given a chance to shine & showcase their keen eye for detail to paint their own story from their worldview.
From Mother to Son
Being a single parent is not easy; it is filled with ups and downs. Often, more downs than ups. Listen in on the candid conversation between myself and my son as we discuss our journey as mother and son.
Mental Health and the Black Woman
Do you feel as if you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? As Black Women, we often find ourselves taking care of others before we take care of ourselves. In this episode, we learn it is ok, to take care of you. Here's the question, how can you take care of someone else when you yourself are not ok?
Unapologetically, A Black Woman in Entrepreneurial Spaces
As a black woman, we've found it hard to properly grow in entrepreneruial environments, due to the lack of support, examples, or just not feeling welcomed in that space. This eposode discusses how we break our own self-inflicting barriers, while making our mark known, substantial, and worth remembering.
Fractured But Not Broken
We have all experienced a loss that we surely thought would break us, A loss we knew we would never come back from. But did you ever stop to think that our losses help shape and redefine who we are? Yes, our losses may fracture us, but we are not broken.
What's Love Got To Do With It?
What's love got to do with it? Depending on who you ask, it's a second-hand emotion or simply an action. Neither is right or wrong - it's all in your perspective.
Premier Episode - His and Hers
The premiere episode of a monthly segment entitled His and Hers where John Smith, the Aspiring Intellectual podcast host, and I discuss current events from a male and female perspective.
Systematic Sisterhood Shaming - Part 3
As we concluded our series on Systematic Sisterhood Shaming, the conversation takes on a male perspective. Listen in as we learn what and how the messages a dad tells their daughters shape who and how we see ourselves as grown women.
Systematic Sistherhood Shaming Part 2
Use your inside voice.. Have you ever heard that? What are messages are you telling yourself and where do they come from? There is more to your inside voice then meets the eye.
Systematic Sistherhood Shaming
As women of color, we often find ourselves questioning and doubting our beauty and worth. Is this something we learn from an earlier age? Why do we feel the need to devalue someone else to make ourselves feel valuable? We all are beautiful, no matter the skin you are in.
Premier Episode - Black White Girl
Have you ever felt like a fish out of water, longing to be a part of the "in" crowd? But what happens when your need to fit in leads to learning you were enough all along?