Even SuperWoman Needs Therapy
By JuNene K.
Somebody somewhere said that therapy is for people who are crazy. Somebody somewhere said if you are a black woman you’re either angry, broken or a gold digger. We as black women think we’re Super and no shade we’re pretty bad ass but we have to know that the S we tote around on our chest can also mean Safe, Self-Confident, Submissive, Sensitive, Supportive and Secure. Even Superwoman Needs Therapy is about having real convo about how to not work so hard pretending to keep your shit together that you fall apart.
Even SuperWoman Needs TherapyMar 03, 2022
S5 - Episode 14 - Levels of Discomfort
This was the last episode of Season 5 that I was supposed to do with my girl group The Fantastic Four. Unfortunately our dear friend Shanjala Irving passed unexpectedly and my voice has been silent. Join me as I open up and talk about the levels of discomfort that come with growth.
Mar 03, 202226:47
S5 - Episode 13 - I Belong In The Room
Chatting with Dr. Mosadi Porter about being a successful black woman in a room full of white men. She tells a bit about her diagnosis and struggle with PTSD major depressive disorder and being the master of the mask.
Nov 17, 202138:48
S5 - Episode 12 - Marriage or Nah?
Chatting with my girl group the Fantastic Four about marriage, struggleships, past baggage and relationship necessities. Anything goes when we get together. Come join us.
Nov 11, 202101:13:08
S5 - Episode 11 - Compounded Shit
Talking about my latest move and how I realized that I had shit on top of shit that seemed compounded. I relate this to life and discuss how to get from under it as well as future prevention.
Nov 09, 202142:19
S5 - Episode 10 - Time Management
I talk about how time management spills into other areas of our life. How often times our eyes are bigger than our stomachs so to speak because we take on more than we can manage and we don’t know how to manage what we already have. Weeeeeelll.
Oct 21, 202144:48
S5 - Episode 9 - It’s Deeper Than That
Sharing a few conversations about getting to the root of things. Included in this episode is my TedTalk style presentation Broken Crayons Still Color that I presented at the Early Educators Leadership Conference in Virginia.
Oct 21, 202137:22
S5 - Episode 8 - Why Women Cheat - Part 2
Discussing why women cheat with the girls turned into an entire conversation about being side pieces and having open relationships. It doesn’t get anymore invitingly real than this.
Sep 30, 202150:45
S5 - Episode 7 - Why Women Cheat Pt. 1
We often hear about men and their cheating tendencies but why do women cheat and what qualifies as cheating? Let’s talk about it. Part 1 I talk alone. Part 2, I’m bringing in the girls.
Sep 28, 202136:13
S5 - Episode 6 - Can You Be Alone?
Society has somewhat brainwashed us to believe that it’s weird to do things alone. That if you are alone something is wrong with you. Let’s talk about why that is.
Sep 21, 202133:30
S5 - Episode 5 - I Delivered But I Lost It
Special Guest: Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis talks about her struggle with anxiety and the freedom she experienced when Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child committed to walking in her truth regarding mental health and sought help for her dis-ease.
Sep 16, 202145:24
S5 - Episode 4 - Do You Deserve Recess?
This episode is jam packed with get up and go motivation. I talk about children being deprived of recess because of their inability to listen when it’s really the recess that helps them listen in the first place. Adult wise: We need to know that we deserve recess so we can function at our highest level.
Sep 13, 202144:09
S5 - Episode 3 - When Is It Ok to Lie?
Talking about the ins and outs of lying to self, in relationship to save face and avoid conflict. When is a lie appropriate and when does it cross the line?
Sep 08, 202143:14
S5 - Episode 2 - The Shit Is Hard
Reppin for my single mothers. Sometimes it gets extra complicated, tough, rough and bumpy as hell on this single mother road; and oftentimes we are really hard on ourselves if everything doesn’t go according to the plan in our head or in our ear by others.
Sep 02, 202140:16
S5 - Episode 1 - The Nudist
I talk about my first experience at a nudist event with The Black Naturists Association and the liberation that it provided.
Aug 24, 202137:02
S4 - Episode 14 - Encourage the Community
Closing out this 4th season with a thoughtful moment about encouraging the community, allowing self to become lowly so that others can be elevated. Understanding that when one succeeds, we all succeed.
Aug 13, 202136:48
S4 - Episode 13 - Non Negotiables
What are your non negotiables in friendship? How are your opinions shaped by what your friends do to honor you or not? I talk about the: “try(ers)” “can’t say no(ers)” “the overcommit(ers)” and the “I’m sorry (ers)”. Don’t judge a book by its cover but definitely believe what’s on the pages.
Aug 05, 202136:52
S4 - Episode 12 - Morning Rituals
I share some of my favorite morning rituals that are non negotiable. These things help me be the best possible version of myself. Try some of mine or develop your own.
Aug 03, 202142:47
S4 - Episode 11 - Something Going On Internally (Simone Biles)
I just had to chat about the recent news of Simone Biles withdrawing from The Olympics citing Mental Health. If we don’t self preserve, society will cause us to self destruct.
Jul 29, 202141:53
S4 - Episode 10 - These Damn Gnats!
Are you experiencing an influx of gnats in your space? Are they annoying you to no end? I liken these gnats to the overflow and relay of thoughts going through your head that are EVERYWHERE, that’s why you can’t get nothin done. Let’s figure out how to get rid of em!
Jul 27, 202146:55
S4 - Episode 9 - Do It Now!!
Whatever it is that is undone in your life, now is the time to do it!! If you maximize the time you have now, you don’t have to worry about redeeming it later.
Jul 22, 202137:09
S4 - Episode 8 - What Type of Parent Are You?
This episode explores the 4 parenting styles and how they affect children in this generation. I talk about how to change your style and support the most optimal growth pattern of your child.
Jul 20, 202143:18
S4 - Episode 7 - Weddings and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
In preparation of my mom’s 5th wedding I go on a rightful tangent about weddings, marriages, divorces and relationships in general. Everybody had their own take, this is mine. 😀
Jul 14, 202140:09
S4 - Episode 6 - How Do You Heal? (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
The conversation with Ex husband #1 continues. Can you really heal when you are still dealing with the hurt of the past, when those who had a hand in your hurt never apologize for amplifying your pain? When perspectives are different each individual still has their truth.
Jul 11, 202144:43
S4 - Episode 5 - How Do You Heal? (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
The conversation with Ex husband #1 continues. Can you really heal when you are still dealing with the hurt of the past, when those who had a hand in your hurt never apologize for amplifying your pain?
Jul 11, 202146:30
S4 - Episode 4 - In Your Truth Part 2 (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
Continuing the conversation with ex husband #1. We talk about life, sexuality, denial, betrayal and how our life’s events led us to walk in our truth.
Jul 02, 202139:32
S4 - Episode 3 - In Your Truth (Ex Husband #1 Chat)
Chatting with ex husband #1. We talk about life, sexuality, denial, betrayal and how our life’s events led us to walk in our truth.
Jun 30, 202143:52
S4 - Episode 2 - TEDx Talks by Black Women
TEDx talks are designed to take a life experience and present it in a short 15 minute story like message that ignites a conversation that will incite change. We listen in on these TEDx talks by black women with the hope that it will start conversation and progressive healing.
Jun 24, 202150:16
S4 - Episode 1 - Speeches by Powerful Black Women
Take this journey honey. Maybe you remember a few of these speeches, maybe you’ve never heard others, either way they are so goooooood you can listen to them over and over again. Be Empowered to be GREAT!
Jun 22, 202135:29
S3 - Episode 14 - Heart to Heart
Taking a bit of time to encourage you to continue to live in your NOW moment. Keep letting go and allowing all emotions to be fully present so you can master your humanity.
Jun 17, 202127:02
S3 - Episode 13 - Therapy for the Theatre
Chatting with friend end fellow thespian Ebony Marshall Oliver about Mental Health in the Performing Arts. We talk about overcoming anxiety, fear, rejection and the dis-ease of comparisonitis.
Jun 15, 202155:57
S3 - Episode 12 - Non Applicable
When filling out the application of life, if it doesn’t add to the quality of your life it should be checked as non-applicable. This includes attitudes, people, instances, events…all dat! If it is not building you up or progressing you forward it should be deemed n/a. It’s a very simple thing. Resist the temptation of wasting your time on things and people that do not apply to you, that don’t stretch you.
Jun 10, 202136:05
S3 - Episode 11 - What’s Your Dream?
Somewhere in our adulthood we lose the kid in us that used to dream and imagine and ultimately believe that anything can happen. When is the last time you thought about what makes you feel free?
Jun 03, 202131:47
S3 - Episode 10 - Show Up and Show Out
If you have a talent or a skill or a desire to offer something that you possess, it’s time to Show up with that thang as that thang and share it with the world. Okkkkkk. Let’s start the conversation.
May 27, 202140:39
S3 - Episode 9 - Keep Doing The Work
This is my brain dump day but know that somebody somewhere is depending on YOU, your voice, your story, your experiences. Keep doing the work that you are passionate about. It’s ok to tire but get rid of the excuses.
May 25, 202141:10
S3 - Episode 8 - I Lost Myself
Chatting with my good friend Shanjala Irving, new mom and wife about losing herself in her new position(s). She talks about how easy it was to do it but how hard it was to stop.
May 19, 202152:23
S3 - Episode 7 - Accountability and Productivity
The question is: What does it take for you to do what you need to do to get where you desire to be? When will you do it? It’s the excuses that are causing the pause in the productivity.
May 18, 202139:31
S3 - Episode 6 - Body Positivity & Self Love
Talking to Art & Fashion Enthusiast, Stylist, Curator for the Kulture and my Business Coach, Katorra. We talk about body positivity for the full figured woman as well as the “perfect sized” woman. Body positivity is essential to the embodiment of self love and we have to fix the inside so we can show up as our authentic self.
May 13, 202147:09
S3 - Episode 5 - Hold The Space
Chatting with Actress and Wellness Practitioner Ashley Wilkerson about holding the space as a woman and allowing ourselves to feel, be and embody our fullness without apology.
May 11, 202101:01:05
S3 - Episode 4 - Mother’s Day
Chatting with my mom for a special Mother’s Day edition. We hit on the Mental Health of Motherhood.
May 10, 202141:10
S3 - Episode 3 - Use Your Words
If you can’t articulate it you ain’t ready for it. Words create so use them to create what you desire. Write the vision...(you know the rest). I share how I used my words in an instance to help restore my humility.
May 04, 202138:36
S3 - Episode 2 - It’s More Common Than You Think
It’s the anxiety, the mild depression, the highs, the lows, the consistent anger or aggressive behavior, the outburst and the emotional imbalance they are all mental illnesses and they are more common than you think. Even these celebrities struggle with it.
Apr 29, 202140:55
S3 - Episode 1 - Staying Healthy Mentally
We have to take care of our mental health before it turns to mental illness. Being proactive is always better than reactive. Let’s stay sane ya’ll!
Apr 27, 202137:38
S2 Episode 14 - What Have You Learned Today?
Sharing my nightly routine and what empowers me to live in my truth. Reflection is necessary. If we can’t see who we really are we can’t truthfully function.
Apr 15, 202138:17
S2 - Episode 13 - Healing the Culture
Chattin it up with Creator of Echelon Magic Boutique and Spiritual Healer Extraordinaire Elle. We talk about healing the culture and removing all the obstacles that get in the way of the process. At the end of the day it’s all about doing the work.
Apr 13, 202152:17
S2 - Episode 12 - The Best Possible Version of You
What can we do in this current climate with so much stress and pressure on us? Running is not going to solve it. All we can do is be the best possible version of ourselves. But how tho?
Apr 08, 202139:11
S2 - Episode 11 - What Women Should Do
More than just doing the cooking and cleaning. Women, it’s time to get ourselves together in relationship with self first.
Apr 06, 202135:55
Chatting with the Ex (#2) Part 2
S2 - Episode 10 Relationships - Past, Present and Future. We talk about the ins and outs of relationship and how communication and understanding are key. Sneak peak into some of our experiences. 😜
Apr 01, 202152:27
S2 - Episode 9 - Healing and Insecurities
Your healing doesn’t include someone else’s demise. Your insecurities are not anybody else’s fault or responsibility to tip toe over. We have to learn to be responsible for our own feelings and not hold other people ransom for what we feel. It’s just not right!
Mar 30, 202140:21
S2 - Episode 8 - Relationship with Productivity
How is your relationship with Productivity? Do you have a routine that causes you to crush the day? I share 7 tips to have a better relationship with productivity.
Mar 25, 202140:19
S2 Episode 7 - Are You Tolerating or Celebrating?
Your immediate circumstances will dictate your movement more than who you are will. When you tolerate someone you are just there for what you want to get. When you celebrate someone you look forward to sharing all that you are with them.
Mar 23, 202139:16