See Her Healthy
By Tasha Edwards
What if we SAW her in her potential for health? What if we saw her beyond her blood pressure, her cancer, her heart condition, her generational habits and helped her get there.
See Her Healthy is about changing stats by granting access. We’re talking to women who are facing real things, making changes and creating a new normal, redefining what it means to be healthy.
See Her HealthyMar 28, 2022
In June, 2021, I attended a live movement conference with all of these ladies whom I had only met online. It was refreshing, supportive and eye opening. We decided to create a Mastermind group (fancy wording for making sure we have each other's back) and we've been connected ever since.
Please don't let the fact that you don't teach Pilates keep you from soaking up the blessings in this discussion. What you hear are professionals sharing their way, finding their way and showing others the way. What you hear is courage and connection. What you can't see are falling backdrops and wine glasses. LOL.
Everyone needs someone to understand and have their back. And, if you haven't yet, you should try Pilates. :)
Follow them on Instagram at:
Mychele Sims: @get2werk
Mindi Westfall: @bendymindipilates
NIkki Peterson: @nicole.peterson.775
Tanesha Manigo-Brown: @pilatesandaromatherapy
Girls Women Sisters Friends with Shay and Xan
And....they drop some knowledge at the end.
I love them both so much and I hope that, because of this, they will get used to speaking into the mic. Their stories and lives are going to change the world.
What It's Like to Be a Woman in Fitness with Jenn Hall
Jenn Hall knows fitness.
As a former professional dancer, international presenter, choreographer, program director, course creator and social media and fitness website BEAST (I mean really), she has seen her share of changes and knows the back and front side of the industry. In this first episode of our second season, we talk about all the things from the lack of women in the top positions in the industry to the pressure women have to look a certain way and the competition it can create.
You can reach Jenn by:
Facebook: Talk To Jenn
Changing Out In The Open with Shenna Townsend
When you're a public figure and you're literally everywhere it's hard to hide anything; especially your body. When Shenna, or Lashay B., our favorite female DJ here in Huntsville, got a report she did not like from her doctor, she used it as motivation to take control of her health. As she was going through her process and people started seeing her in a smaller body, the "talk" started. This is a candid and honest conversation about what it's like to go through lifestyle changes in the public eye and the responsibility and stress that goes along with that.
You can find and follow her at:
And her passion project (which you can support): IG: lashaybspromdressdrive
A Mother's Love, Life and Lessons with Ninah Moore
My friend, my sister Ninah Moore, is taking control of her health one step at a time and it has absolutely nothing to do with a number on the scale.
Ninah was in elementary school when she lost her mom Janice to a heart attack. While she admits that it didn't quite register then, Ninah, a cancer survivor, mom, grandmother, wife and lover of people has taken the lessons from her mom's life and death and is moving forward to be the best she can be and is encouraging others to do the same.
...and I love her so much for it.
A Conversation on Public Health with Dr. Shauna Harrison
This episode is so important.
As we begin to take our eyes to the broader view, we can see and understand why we are in a public health crisis and not just because of COVID-19. Shauna breaks down the "circles" and limitations of the medical profession and the fitness and wellness industry and explains the what public health entails and why women are still suffering in these systems.
Taken from her website: ShaunaHarrison.com
"Shauna is a self-proclaimed nerd, hip-hop head, jock, and yogi. A graduate of Stanford, UCLA and Johns Hopkins, she simultaneously pursued academics and fitness obtaining her PhD in Public Health and teaching fitness classes across the country. Through her unique style and authenticity that blends her love for hip hop, wellness, yoga and knowledge of public health, Shauna has created a brand of her own, making her a sought after partner for leading brands.
Not only is Shauna the creator of Muscle + Flow, she is an Adjunct Associate at Johns Hopkins and served as a panelist for multiple universities and organizations covering the subject of Fitness, Yoga, Wellness and Public Health. Shauna is also a columnist at SELF (The Sweaty Professor) and a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective."
The Healing List
I'm riding solo again this week after days of craziness, stress and trauma triggers. I decided to really think about those things and people that bring me back to myself...and the ones that don't. Have you ever created a list of things and people to go to when you feel hurt, ashamed, guilty and like a failure?
Here's my list and here's why. Let's just talk. For real.
Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity
For further reading, my favorite three books of Dr. King's are:
PLEASE consider purchasing from the King Center at https://thekingcenter.myshopify.com/collections/books-and-more)
Where Do We Go From Here?
Letter From Birmingham Jail
Why We Can't Wait
The quote that inspired this podcast is taken from the book, "A Strength To Love." I have not read it in its entirety but it is on my list.
Revisiting Family Rules and Reaching Our Kids with Bonita Barnett
I graduated from high school in 1993. She graduated from high school in 2014. And nothing is the same for teenagers right now. Bonita Barnett, M.A., QMHP is my cousin and she is currently a middle school counselor on Chicago's North Side. I asked her to share some tips as to how we can relate to and support our teenagers in current times. We talk about the things we couldn't do or say in our own family (you'll hear the laughs) and what a difference we could make if we just listened. This is a good one. You can read the rest of her bio below.
Bonita Barnett, M.A., QMHP, Obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology & Sociology from Tennessee State University. She recently graduated from Adler University in Chicago, IL where she received her Master’s of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling. Currently is a Middle School Counselor on the North Side of Chicago. Her passion with working with children and adolescents began with her volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader. Her long term aspiration is to become a School Psychologist to continue to help students specifically students of color break down barriers and overcome adversities within the school system and in society. She is a strong believer of giving back to her community and providing children with the same great resources she had growing up on the South Side.
There Is Nothing Wrong With Having a Resolution
But New Year, New Year Opportunity. And here we go!
Failing Forward with Neysa Taylor
COVID was enough to take us out but can you imagine becoming an empty nester, changing careers and losing your spouse all at the same time? I know, right?
But Neysa Taylor is still here doing the thing.
This is so powerful. Listen with an open mind and an open heart. You can follow Neysa on Instagram at the @myriadthatisme and check out her podcast at @goladiespodcast.
You can also purchase her book "Congratulations on Your Engagement: Letters to Tiffany" here.