Women of color are leading conversations centered around self-care, health, and wellness. Focusing on the activities and mindset shifts needed to lead a more balanced life, here are five noteworthy self-care podcasts by women of color that will improve your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Self-Care & Wellness Podcasts By Women of Color
The Tao Of Self Confidence
The Tao of Self Confidence is a podcast created for you, the woman who is on her inner journey to self-confidence no matter what stage you are at. If you are looking for inspirational stories and advice during your daily commute, workout, or just “me” time, Sheena Yap Chan delivers the goods. Each episode brings you an amazing woman who shares her journey: her life before the discovery, the “AHA” moment, life after her discovery, and more.
Follow on Instagram: @thetaoofselfconfidence
What self-care tips can you share with podcasters who are feeling burnout?
Sheena Yap Chan: When I am feeling overwhelmed, I detach from my podcast. I will go to the gym, read a book, or watch something on Netflix. Having mini-breaks clears me up and helps me to keep going. Also, having seasonal breaks helps too.
Balanced Black Girl
Balanced Black Girl offers wellness education focused on Black joy, health, and well-being. Hosted by Les, this show facilitates candid conversations with Black women wellness professionals, providing actionable health, wellness, and self-care advice for us, by us.
Follow on Instagram: @balancedblackgirlpodcast
The Sex & Podcast With Meagan Narvaez
The Sex & Podcast shares stories of WOC with different kinds of health challenges, whether mental, physical, or addiction, and explores how they navigate sex and relationships. The goal is to share with listeners examples of how these women got to a better place with themselves, through self-care, therapy, and sexual exploration.
Follow on Instagram: @meagan.therapist
The Skin You’re In Podcast
Supporting women in prioritizing their wellness and loving their bodies, The Skin You’re In Podcast demystifies the confusing topics around health and wellness. This show gives you the actionable steps you can take right now to master your wellness, feel amazing in your skin, and break up with diets for good.
Follow on Instagram: @skinyoureinpod
What self-care tips can you share with podcasters who are feeling burnout or podfade?
Tangia Renee: There is no one size fits all approach to podfade or general burnout. You are likely doing too many things, or you have lost sight of your vision. This happens to everyone at some point.
I recommend taking a step back and asking yourself what you need right now to feel grounded and good about yourself, then go do that for a short time to give yourself the mental break you need. It can be as simple as taking a weekend to relax or reading a book. Whatever you need to do, you need to do it away from the podcast to get yourself into a different mental space.
After your mental break is a good time to ask yourself why did you start the project to begin with and what you want from it. Allow yourself to dream about what the show could be if money and time were not considerations. Does that dream still feel exciting and authentic to you, and do the reasons why you started still resonate? Do you want to continue?
If the answer is no to these questions, then it’s probably time to evaluate if continuing on your current path is worth the investment. Remember, you are allowed to pivot at any time. If it doesn’t work for you as the creator, then it doesn’t work, and you should adjust accordingly. If you answer yes to the questions, then something needs to be adjusted to make it easier for you to achieve your goals.
Wellness Glow Up Podcast
Redefining what it means to be well, The Wellness Glow Up Podcast is a weekly show devoted to helping women of color become their healthiest selves by providing the tools and knowledge to be their best health advocates. Join Kayla Nedza, certified International Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Women Creating Calm, as she interviews expert holistic wellness guests. Every now and then, she goes solo to talk about her own experiences within the wellness space.
Follow on Instagram: @wellnessglowuppodcast
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Danielle Desir is the founder of WOC Podcasters and the host of The Thought Card Podcast. The Thought Card is an award-winning affordable travel and personal finance blog and podcast empowering financially savvy travelers to afford travel, pay off debt, and build wealth. Danielle paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to over 27 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from pursuing her dreams and living life on her terms.