Balanced Black Girl Podcast
By Lestraundra Alfred
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Putting black girl magic in motion, the Balanced Black Girl Podcast provides a dose of real-life wellness for women of color. Join host Lestraundra Alfred and guests for candid conversations about health, happiness, and life. This show aims to reimagine wellness and self-care to make them feel real and approachable for all.
||CleanFeel Good Friday #6 - What’s self-love got to do with it?||It’s Feel Good Friday, and this week we’re talking about self-love. Not in a cheesy way - in a realistic way. In a compassionate way. Tune in for three simple steps to start showing yourself a little more love - because if you don’t love you,...||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 | Protecting Our Melanin with Shontay Lundy of Black Girl Sunscreen||Today, we’re talking to Shontay Lundy, founder of Black Girl Sunscreen. She was inspired to create Black Girl Sunscreen by her love of the outdoors, and dissatisfaction with sun protection products available on the market. She often hikes...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeel Good Friday #5 - Creating a Relaxing Night Routine||A few weeks back on Feel Good Friday we talked about creating a morning self-care routine. Today, we’re talking about creating a night time routine. Having a solid night routine can help you get more rest, properly recover from workouts, and improve..||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 | Making Self-Care Accessible with Michelle White||Today we are talking to Michelle White, self-care blogger and author of the guided self-care journal, Self Explore, Self Restore. Michelle created her website gmichelle.com to offer space for folks to practice self-care regularly and strengthen their...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeel Good Friday #4 - How to Stay Healthy at Work||In today’s Feel Good Friday episode, we’re sharing tips to help you stay healthy at your J-O-B. Let’s be real, most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else so it’s important to still take care of yourself even while you’re at the...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18 | Let's Talk About It with Taylor Nolan||Today, we’re talking to Taylor Nolan, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and host of the Let’s Talk About It Podcast. Taylor's provides a unique perspective on the topic of mental health from her studies in psychology and counseling, as well as her...||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeel Good Friday #3 - How to Create a Morning Self-Care Routine||In today’s Feel Good Friday episode, we’re addressing one of my favorite topics: how to create a morning self-care routine. I’m breaking down what my morning self-care routine looks like, why it can be short and sweet (I promise you don’t need..||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 | Creating Safe Spaces for Fitness with Lindsey Page of Radically Fit Oakland||Today, we’re talking to Lindsey Page, the founder of Radically Fit Oakland. Radically Fit is the Bay Area's body positive community gym for all queer, trans, POC, big bodied and fat identified folx and their allies, regardless of experience or...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeel Good Friday #2 - Getting Financially Fit||It’s time for another Feel Good Friday mini-episode, and today we are talking about financial wellness. When talking about health and wellness, we often get very stuck in the physical, however, our mental and financial health are incredibly...||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 | Buying Black and Living Green with Dr. Kristian Henderson of BLK+GRN||Today, we’re talking to Dr. Kristian Henderson, professor of public health, a natural lifestyle enthusiast, and the founder of BLK+GRN, an all-natural marketplace by all Black artisans. BLK+GRN curates products that are sold in categories like...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeel Good Friday #1 - Creating Space for Healthy Habits||Introducing Feel Good Friday! On Fridays, we’ll be sharing mini episodes with actionable wellness tips empowering you to live well. This week, we’re talking about creating space for healthy habits. It’s the time of year when a lot of people are...||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 | Diversifying the Nutrition Field with Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN of Diversify Dietetics||Today, we’re talking to Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN, co-founder of Diversify Dietetics - an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering students and young professionals from underrepresented minority groups to..||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 | Years that Ask Questions, and Years that Answer - 2018 Recap||In our final episode of 2018, Les is sharing a personal, candid recap of the year. No topic is off limits. We touch on the highs and lows of 2018, what’s next for Balanced Black Girl, the real deal on setting goals that stick, and the question...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 | Listener Q&A with Les||In this bonus solo episode, Les is answering listener questions on everything from food, to fitness, to hair care, to racism in the wellness space. Questions include: What have been your experiences as a Balanced Black Girl doing outdoor...||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 | Staying Happy and Well with Dr. Pragati Gusmano||Today, we’re talking to Dr. Pragati Gusmano, Florida-Based Functional Medicine Doctor and founder of Happy and Well. Dr. Pragati offers her patients an alternative perspective on conventional healthcare and her approach emphasizes identifying the...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 | Reframing Fertility with Bri Braggs of Fertile Alchemy||Today, we’re talking to Bri Braggs, the founder of Fertile Alchemy. Bri is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about educating women on the importance of preconception health and create a new narrative around their fertility. Bri...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 | Creating Your Own Lane with Falesha Johnson||Today, we’re talking to Falesha Johnson. Falesha is a former professional track athlete turned empowerment speaker, speed and agility coach, and philanthropic adviser. Inspired by her personal love of track and field, Falesha saw a need for young...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 | Liberation and Healing Through Yoga with Abiola Akanni||Today, we’re talking to Abiola Akanni, of Yoga by Biola. Abiola is a wellness entrepreneur best known for the Divine Feminine Workshop, and her unique yoga format Trap Vinyasa: A Body Positive Yoga Experience. Her yoga journey started 10 years ago...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 | Taking Care of Our Mental Health with Ashley McGirt, MSW||Today, we’re talking to Ashley McGirt, MSW, Licensed Mental Health Therapist and founder of Ashley McGirt Counseling Services. Ashley is an accomplished speaker, author, hospice therapist, and entrepreneur running her own private therapy practice....||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 | Igniting Intersectional Feminism with Allison Tenney||Today, we’re talking to fitness coach Allison Tenney. Allison is known for her online fitness training programs and for founding the Ignited Womxn Summit, an annual wellness and leadership event that creates a space for learning through an inclusive..||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 | Cultivating Self-Love Through Strength Training with Brittany Love||In this episode, Balanced Black Girl Founder Lestraundra Alfred sits down with Brittany Love, Seattle-based health coach, personal trainer, and cycling instructor. Brittany has had a wide range of experiences in the world of fitness. From discovering...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 | Pretty, for A Black Girl||Discussing limiting beauty standards and how they impact us||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 | Taking Up Space with Chrissy King||Building Strength, Practicing Self-Care, and Calling People In||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 | How to Feel Confident At The Gym||Tangible tips to help you feel better working on your fitness in public||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 | #WellnessSoWhite||Why Representation in the Wellness Space Matters||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 | Welcome to the Balanced Black Girl Podcast!||Meet your host + what to expect||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
There are some podcasts that I have to scroll through and pick out the few episodes that I may be interested in - this podcast is NOT one of them. Literally every single episode is on topics I’m interested in- beauty standards, fitness, yoga, wellness & entrepreneurship. I’d like to hear more about black women's experiences in new age topics & spirituality if Les is into that kinda stuff :)
A podcast with great perspective that all should hear!
Thankful for the perspective and guest that Les brings to Balanced Black Girl Podcast. This podcast has motivated me to find my own way to thrive as a black girl in America, to own my uniqueness and let it shine bright. It’s amazing to hear from all the women of color and guest on the show to hear the great work their doing. The way Les has authentic conversations and provides a platform for others, is admirable. Thankful to add the Balanced Black Girl podcast to my lineup.
This podcast is EVERYTHING! Its just what I needed in a time of self discovery/rediscovery and is so affirming regarding things I often believed I was going at or dealing with by myself. The content is amazing and absolutely necessary! A major Thank youu to you Les and your guest speakers!