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Wellspringwords: The Podcast is a space devoted to the thoughts and expressions of fellow spiritual beings journeying through life. This podcast is an extension of Wellspringwords, a digital wellness platform and writing studio that serves to enhance the holistic wellbeing of women of color, first, through the cultivation of unique wisdom via intuitive writing, storytelling, and authentic creative expression. In this space, we explore the following question through the lenses of collective l ...
 
Join us as we engage in deep conversations and explore controversial questions about society, Philosophy, The human mind, Game theory, and Postmodernism. You'll hear me talk to smart and interesting people every week to get their unique and honest perspective on things, Hinted Neuron is a podcast for the curious, the thinkers, and the makers everywhere. Subscribe to this podcast, Enlightenment Awaits. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hintedneuron/support
 
Momma’s Motivational Messages is a podcast that encourages stressed Gen X women to put their needs first so they can better support their children and aging parents who depend on them for their care. The goal of this podcast is to provide strategies and tips that will inspire these women to be intentional about making self-care a priority. Most importantly, listeners will learn to do so before they have a mental, physical, psychological, spiritual, financial, social or professional crisis. S ...
 
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My conversation with Taiwo centered on education, beliefs, and the Nigerian experience. Follow us on: Twitter @HintedNeuron Instagram @hintedneuron Facebook Hinted Neuron Leave a review on this podcast at https://ratethispodcast.com/hintedneuron Also, subscribe to our email list on our website https://hintedneuron.com to stay updated on new release…
 
The holidays are notorious for creating stress, as people try to manage their usual activities with the increased tasks that go along with celebrating the holidays, such as shopping for perfect gifts and making plans to entertain family. If you add being a perfectionist to the mix then you’ve got the perfect recipe for a stressful holiday. Addition…
 
My conversation with Kofo centered around stories and how they evolve. We were interested in exploring how we experience things. What we remember and how we narrate them. Guest Links: Kofos's Website: medium.com/@oyinpodozi Kofos's Instagram: @kofoisart Follow us on: Twitter @HintedNeuron Instagram @hintedneuron Facebook Hinted Neuron Leave a revie…
 
For many women, loving themselves first does not come naturally. In fact, many women have to learn to love themselves because they have been socialized to believe that putting their own needs first is a selfish act. As a result, many women put everyone’s needs before they own, always talking about their dreams and desires in the future saying thigh…
 
Have you ever been in a situation in which you find yourself procrastinating, going around in circles, unable to accomplish what you have in mind, literally feeling stuck with no clear way out? In this episode of Momma's Motivational Messages, Becca Ribbing, author of The Clarity Journal and a Career Coach shares many nuggets about the dangers of s…
 
Do you have stories inside of you that you would love to share as part of your legacy but no one has heard them because you don’t think of yourself as a writer? What would you say if I told you that by starting a journaling practice a few times a week you can learn to express yourself authentically, which can transform not only your own life but th…
 
As humans, we all have a habit of collecting and accumulating clutter. Often, our cupboards are full of gadgets and accessories we don’t use anymore, and our closets are filled with items of clothing that either don’t fit anymore or no longer bring us joy when we see ourselves in them. Yet, we hang on to these items creating clutter that can cause …
 
Let’s face it, being promoted to a supervisory position can be both exciting and daunting. On the one hand, you feel excited about having been recognized for your experience and expertise, on the other, you can have fears about leading others in a way that will optimize their talents to advance the company’s interests. Terry says that can be a real…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem closes out a beautiful season 3 with a discussion on feeling the intensity of our own personal essence. She connects the season’s theme of “returning to wholeness” to the larger idea of taking the time to go inward, cultivate and be with our own energy, and feel at home in our bodies. Take a wal…
 
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel deep in your heart that the life you're living is not the life you were meant to live? Well, that's where Avalaura Gaither found herself, in spite of the fact that she worked tirelessly in her dream profession, had a great income, drove a nice car and had a great family. So why did she find herself i…
 
Getting a divorce can take a toll on your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health leaving you feeling broken and burnt out. The good news is that you can rebound from a life challenge such as this and start thriving again. In today’s episode of Momma's Motivational Messages, Kelly Foster discusses her road back to finding herself and livin…
 
In this episode, Dr. Peggie Kirkland (PK) delves into the impact that negative self-talk has on women. According to PK, your internal dialogue frames the narrative messages that you tell yourselves over and over. This narrative has the ability to change your mood and more significantly, can lead to depression and anxiety; the more you do it, the mo…
 
In this episode, Robin Tillotson explores the challenges and triumphs of black women, over 50, who have put themselves on the back burner while attending to the needs of their families. For many of these women international travel with her company is their starting point for putting themselves first without feeling guilty. Robin is an avid traveler…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem speaks with writer Saakshi Agarwal about writing as a tool for connecting with self, for self-expression, and for archiving the current self. The passion of these two writers is underscored during this episode as they reflect on and analyze the role writing plays in their lives. Enjoy this conve…
 
A lot of times when we think about forgiveness, we think about forgiving someone else. But, how often do we actually think about forgiving ourselves? In this Episode, Dr. Peggie Kirkland shares the importance of being able to forgive yourself. According to health experts, self- forgiveness is essential to your physical and psychological well being.…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem answers several questions from the Wellspringwords community on creativity, writing, spirituality, and the writing process. Sprouted from an idea from one of our writing fellows, Surabhi Raj, we asked you all for questions about sharing your heart with the world, cultivating your experience as a…
 
Part of a larger Divine plan is how you sometimes come to view your life, If you’ve lived long enough. You also realize that life sometimes takes us on unpredictable journeys, that may initially make our heads spin, but once we get over the initial shock of the experience, and we take some time to reflect, we may realize that things that happen are…
 
Happy Summer everyone! Please make some time to decompress, soak up some rays and relax your mind, body and spirit. It’s so important to recharge so you're not running on empty. Take that salsa class, learn to swim if you don’t know how to, travel as far as you’re comfortable going, buy a guitar or a keyboard and get a tutor, start writing your mem…
 
I had a conversation with Nkem on Writing and Breeding Ideas, we talked about the writing process, flow, and getting inspiration as a creative. Guest Links: Nkem's Website: bynkem.co Wellspringwords: wellspringwords.love Follow us on: Twitter @HintedNeuron Instagram @hintedneuron Facebook Hinted Neuron Leave a review on this podcast at https://rate…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem chats with Aniekeme, life coach, speaker, writer, and lover of NYC. As two proud Leos, they speak from the heart about creative expression and following the inner call. Some of the topics they dive into include creating consistent containers for creative expression, reconciling creative flow and…
 
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that allows you to bring calm to your mind and your body as you let go of negative thoughts, and allow the thoughts which keep racing through your mind to slow down. Just get a comfortable seat, wear comfortable clothes and focus on your breathing. In this episode, PK leads you through a 5-minute Daily Mindfulne…
 
For anyone who is not aware, affirmations are a tool for shifting your thoughts from focusing on what you’re lacking, to a focus on your strengths. Since we all have positive and negative internal dialogues running through our minds each day, those thoughts are shaping our reality with their scripts. When the script is positive, we feel upbeat, con…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem shares her insights about what it feels like, looks like, and means to slow down and become present through bringing our energy back to us. Many of us struggle with people-pleasing and, in effect, continue to self-abandon when we really want to feel centered and empowered. Through her life exper…
 
This episode is definitely for you if you answer "Yes" to these questions: Are you living your life trying to please others, even if it makes you uncomfortable? Do you find yourself setting out to do everything perfectly, so that you can receive approval from your family, peers, your boss, your clients? Do you constantly feel yourself in a state of…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem has a conversation with good friend and fellow solo-traveler, Federika. Through storytelling about their journeys through Mexico, the two talk about their journeys deeper into themselves along the way. Self-belief, transformation, and personal purpose are a few of the themes they discuss in this…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem has a full and deep conversation with Kata van Doesselaar, her yoga teacher trainer. They dive into embodying yoga as a life practice -- that means in a way that is compassionate and supportive to our holistic healing and growth in all areas of our lives, on and off the mat. They also discuss th…
 
It's true that Mother's Day is a day when women are the focus of their family's affection and adoration, but sadly, this attention may not extend beyond the day or to the same degree. That's why you need to enjoy the day, but remember that it is still your responsibility to keep yourself front and center when the day is over. Think about it. What w…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem chats with writer Kaley Roberts about her reported memoir, Unreported, a book that investigates the unreported nature of sexual violence in the USA. In the safe space of this podcast, Nkem and Kaley’s conversation acts as a form of resistance as they speak openly about sexual violence. Throughou…
 
I had a conversation with Ana Lennyr on Parent-Child relationships, mental health, and mastering the game of life Follow us on: Twitter @HintedNeuron Instagram @hintedneuron Facebook Hinted Neuron Leave a review on this podcast at https://ratethispodcast.com/hintedneuron Also, subscribe to our email list on our website https://hintedneuron.com to s…
 
As humans, we all have a habit of collecting and accumulating clutter. Often, our cupboards are full of gadgets and accessories we don’t use anymore, and our closets are filled with items of clothing that either don’t fit anymore or no longer bring us joy when we see ourselves in them. Yet, we hang on to these items creating clutter that can cause …
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem sits with herself and verbally thinks about the role “surrender” plays in her life and how she sees it playing out in the collective human journey. She speaks about surrendering to our personal cycles and surrendering to love as she engages the metaphor of floating or falling while in a period o…
 
Brilliance without Resilience Won’t get you Very far: 8 Tips for Building Your Resilience Whether at home or abroad, women are being called on to be more resilient. Nowhere is this more evident than in Ukraine where women are being forced to take on full responsibility for taking care of their children and other family members some of whom may be e…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem has an animated conversation with friend and birth + postpartum doula, Clare, about the journey back to Self after self-abandonment. Clare shares how she followed her inner calling into the world of pregnancy and postpartum support, and how her own journey of parenthood has invited her into hers…
 
For many people, the start of spring signals new life, new beginnings and opportunities to enjoy the extra hours of daylight. It’s a time when you start to think about cleaning out closets, and cupboards and any other parts of your home that became cutterd during the winter months. Some of you may even be picking up swatches of paint as you think a…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem chats with fellow writer, solo traveler, and good friend Amara Amaryah about living a slow and soft life. That is, living a life of wonder, self-compassion, and internal strength. They dive into topics from hypersensitivity to artistry, all through the lens of living softly. As a poet, Amara sha…
 
Happy international Women’s Day! And Happy Women’s History Month! This time of year is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions women have made to the culture, history and society of the United States, as well as their contributions to the world-at-large. But have you stopped to think about what it takes to fulfill these roles effectively? Whe…
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem speaks with friend, fellow dancer, and fellow modern-day philosopher Tchewa on what it means to embrace life. As this season of the podcast touches on the theme of returning to wholeness, Nkem and Tchewa share their experiences and insights on cultivating a relationship with yourself, thus retur…
 
Are you tired of making everyone else a priority? Are you looking for ways to add some excitement and meaning to your life? Then you'll want to hear from Robin Tillotson, an avid traveler and the Chief Cultural Officer for This I do for me: Women Over 50, Black and Fabulous. Robin is also a self-proclaimed “activist for joyful aging.” In this episo…
 
Did you know that even though you Gen Xers are by nature self-sufficient, resourceful, flexible, and highly-educated, to name just a few of your admirable characteristics, you still worry about debt, paying your mortgages, student loans for you and your children and credit card interest. In short you are stressed about your finances, and not having…
 
If you've ever asked yourself, "What's my purpose?" It's because you were in the space of assessing your spiritual wellbeing, which is less about your religious affiliation and and more about your personal values, your beliefs and your search for meaning and purpose in life. In this episode, PK shares the connection between your spiritual wellness …
 
In this episode of Wellspringwords: The Podcast, Nkem has an enlivened conversation with friend, fellow writer, and Human Design enthusiast, Belén Alemán. After diving into Human Design basics, the two discuss what it means to live an aligned life through the elements of your Human Design chart. They share personal examples of when their design ene…
 
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re working so hard you feel sleep deprived more often than you feel rested, or you’re working so hard that you forget to eat or you ignore important household chores, like paying your bills or doing laundry until you have nothing clean to wear, and for those of you with children, you are unable …
 
How are you celebrating this Valentine’s day? Is it with a loving partner, girlfriends, your family or are you alone? Whatever situation you find yourself in, it is important to take some time to focus on your emotional health today! In this episode, PK provides Reason # 4 for why she thinks Cupid should really be working harder today, since many o…
 
Ever noticed how good you feel after you have interacted with people with whom you share a mutually positive connection? There’s a reason for that. In fact, research from the National Institutes of Health says that not only do social connections influence our biology and well-being, strong social ties can impact everything from a longer life, stres…
 
How much is your physical health contributing to whether you're a participant or observer of life? In this episode, PK encourages listeners to join with Cupid in being intentional about focusing on getting or maintaining great physical health. Right now everyone is focused on Omicron and other COVID variants because those are highly communicable di…
 
Are you mentally healthy? Mayo Clinic, defines mental health as the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave in personal and family relationships, at work or school and in social settings. Listen to this episode to find out the cues that might alert you to the need to seek help from a mental health professional. If some …
 
As Valentine's Day approaches, are you looking forward to it with anticipation or dread? Many of you will go through a lot of emotions ranging from sheer ecstasy because you anticipate your significant other sending you flowers or gifting you with chocolate or jewelry or cute lingerie or other tokens of affection. Others will be disappointed becaus…
 
Welcome back and welcome to season 3 of Wellspringwords: The Podcast. Get ready for the ride on this continued journey of curiosity, exploration, and abundant manifestations of human connection. Host, Nkem, sits with herself and guests as they continue talking about wellness, spirituality, and writing. And in this season, they'll really be tapping …
 
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel deep in your heart that the life you're living is not the life you're meant to live? Well, that's where Avalaura Gaither found herself, in spite of the fact that she worked tirelessly in her dream profession, had a great income, drove a nice car and had a great family. So why did she find herself in …
 
Critical Steps You Don’t Want To Miss If You’re Starting A Business: Entrepreneurial Advice From Elaine Slatter We cannot ignore the fact that the COVID19 pandemic has had many negative impacts on the lives of individuals, families, businesses, our country and the world-at-large. However, the pandemic has also provided opportunities for many. One s…
 
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