Brown Girl Self-Care

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Join Bre, aka The Self-Care Pusher from Southern California, as she shares life experiences, weighs in on current events, amps up her wellness/health habits and finds clean(ish) products to try all for the sake of taking her physical, spiritual and emotional well-being to the next level and (hopefully) inspiring other women of color to do so as well. It's time to become obsessed with our self-care!

Episode Date
2 Things I'm Doing To Get My Pre-Covid Body Back

If you've gained a few pounds in the last year or two, hear me when I say you aren't alone.  Lockdown, stress and working from home got me caught up in a rut which found me not moving my body as much as I used to.  To counter the weight gain and get back on track I've started doing two simple activities (walking + intermittent fasting) that will tone my body, increase my energy and keep my mind clear.

May 03, 2021
Was the Derek Chauvin verdict really a victory?

I've been slowly simmering on borderline rage for the last few weeks off and on.  In today's episode I'm sharing MY thoughts and feelings regarding the guilty verdict Derek Chauvin received and why I don't feel like celebrating.  I get a little emotional in the episode so if that is triggering please be gentle with yourself and skip this episode.

Apr 26, 2021
Doing things for fun and joy instead vs "perfect" or monetized.
Apr 12, 2021
Self-Care Looks Like Saying "No" Without Guilt When Your Job Wants You To Travel Or Do After-Hours Events

Have you ever been shamed or guilted into attending potlucks, after-hours  events or traveling for your job?  I was for quite some time until I took a firm stand, set a boundary said I would only participate when I felt it was right for me.  I talk about that in todays episode!

Apr 05, 2021
Changing your mindset to encourage more awareness and abundance Pt 1

I received a community question from a young woman asking how she could change her mindset to encourage more awareness, faith and access to abundance when lack is super prevalent.  

Listen to todays episode where I give some insight on how I've been able to work on moving past limiting beliefs and opening myself up to positivity and thinking more abundantly.

Special shout out to todays sponsor Buttered By K-Luxe.  If your skin is crying out for moisture  and you are about that "natural product" life, check out their moisture rich body butters and scrubs..  I've got a special code that will get you 15% off your order - BreSpring15. 

Visit today!


Mar 29, 2021
Identifying Trauma and How it Affects Our Relationships With Kobe Campbell

In this episode I'm speaking with Christian Counselor and Speaker Kobe Campbell about trauma.  What you are listening to is a portion of a conversation we recently had live in front of an audience.  Here is what you'll hear in the session:

What is trauma?

How is it received?

How do you know if you experienced it?

What are the ways our relationships with our parents play out in our friendships and intimate partnerships?

Make sure you connect and follow my guest Kobe here:


Healing Circle Podcast:

And also, make sure you join Brown Girl Society by clicking here for more conversations just like this one, monthly printables to help you stay in alignment with your goals and also a village of like minded women all focused on healing and living an elevated life:

Mar 15, 2021
The ABC's of what I am through Christ

It's easy to forget who you are, or who you are being led to be, when you feel stuck in a place of being overwhelmed and depleted.  That's how I've been feeling for about a week or so.  Today I decided to make a list (with the help of the alphabet) of who I am in God based on his promises for my life as well as the purpose he has for me.  I hope that you find this list helpful and that it encourages you to hit the pause button this week and sit down with your pen and journal to make your own.

Feeling alone in your journey of a life well lived?  Need more faith based support?  In need of a sense of belonging and community with other Black women?  Join Brown Girl Society!

Mar 08, 2021
Village Vibe: I Got Used To Living With My Struggle

Hey Beautiful Black Woman!!

In this episode of the podcast I'm sharing a letter I received from the community and my thoughts about staying comfortable with your struggle.  

If you are feeling afraid to get out of your struggle comfort zone or have ever gotten anxiety about a season of growth and opportunity, this episode is for you.

Make sure to join our online village, Brown Girl Society, by clicking here.

Mar 01, 2021
7 Ways That God Loves Us That We Can Use For Self-Care

Hey, sis!

I've gotten questions on occasion asking "How do I start loving myself or showing up for myself?"  In this episode I'm going to give you seven ways that we show up for others, which not coincidentally are ways that God shows his love for us.  These simple but effective principles are powerful ways to also commit to loving ourselves.

Feb 22, 2021
Boundaries on the Job and Making Career Changes with Lawyer Toya Gavin

Sis, if you are working at a job that no longer serves you, hear me when I say you are not stuck.  If you are afraid to set up healthy boundaries in the workplace, you are not out of luck.  If you have never negotiated to get what you want and need when looking for a new position it's not too late.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with lawyer and coach Toya Gavin of Legally Bold about all of the above (and more!!) during a Brown Girl Self-Care LIVE fireside chat.  This conversation was so timely I wanted to bring some of the nuggets she dropped here to the podcast.  

You can connect with Toya on Instagram right here!

ps - Toya will be doing a workshop in Brown Girl Society on March 17th on how to stay in alignment with the goals and vision you are claiming in 2021.  You don't want to miss this, girl!!

Brown Girl Society is the official membership of Brown Girl Self-Care.  For only $24.99/month you'll find virtual meetups, a supportive community and monthly workshops all centered on your healing, care, joy and abundance from a Christian perspective.  

Want in?  Email me directly:

Feb 15, 2021
Grace For When You Are Doing Your Best

Hey hey!

Ever been hard on yourself about how you haven't done enough or things didn't work out the way you wanted them to but you tried your very best?  

This episode of the show is specifically for you.  It's a quickie meant to encourage you and help you keep your head up and not be so hard on yourself.

ps - Join our growing Facebook group if being in community with beautiful Black women all focused on self-care is your jam!

Feb 08, 2021
In 2021 we aren't undervaluing ourselves anymore

Hello Brown Girl in Bloom,

This episode is all about how we are no longer undervaluing ourselves and instead are going to be intentional about building ourselves up.  I'm giving you 4 takeaways that you can start using today to start living and thinking differently.  This episode pulls no punches and is shared with love.

Be sure to share this episode with a Brown Girl in Bloom and don't forget to rate and review if listening on iTunes.

Feb 01, 2021
5 Things You Can Do TODAY To Boost Your Self-Care w/ Katara McCarty

Hey, hey!  A few weeks ago I hosted a Brown Girl Self-Care LIVE session on Zoom along with my guest, Katara McCarty.  Katara is the creator of the Exhale App, a self-care resource for BIWOC.  During the session Katara gave the community super helpful info about how stress interrupts our nervous system as well as 5 (FREE) ways we can intentionally pause and practice self-care.

You can find the Exhale App here!

And follow Katara here on IG!

Also, make sure you have registered for the "Aligned with His Vision" Board Party that happens on January 30th, 2021!

Jan 25, 2021
When Black women have trouble receiving kindness

Accepting kindness in the form of help, compliments and gifts is not only a celebration of you it's also an act of resistance.

I recently experienced a situation where I declined someone pouring into me and it really made me sit down for a while and reflect on why I reacted the way I did.  In this episode I'm giving you three thoughts on how to shift your perspective if you have a challenge receiving kindness.

Jan 18, 2021
4 Areas I'm Leveling Up in 2021

2020 was about survival for me.  I quit my "good paying job" September 27, 2019 and, instead of finding a new job, Covid hit in January or February 2020.

I feel like now I am being called to boldy reinvent myself but in order for me to do that, I've got to take better control of my morning and also how I decide to show up in life.

In this episode I'm sharing a few ways I'll be working this year to show up more confidently as well as be more responsible and forgiving.


Jan 11, 2021
4 Powerful Shifts To Help You Get More Out Of 2021

Happy New Year!!  During a period of reflection at the end of last year I came to the conclusion that I wanted to be super intentional about doing what I could to help bring a different kind of energy and seriousness to 2021.  I'm believing and claiming that this year will be amazing and pivotal for my life and business and I want that for you too.

With that, in this episode I'm sharing 4 shifts I'm using to help make this year different.  Make sure you have a pen and notebook handy.

Also, be sure to sign up for the official Brown Girl Self-Care Vision Board Party right here _>

Jan 04, 2021
Let's Talk About Natural Hair!

This episode is all about natural hair!  Recently Brown Girl Self-Care hosted a free community chat on Zoom where myself and guest Robin Butler (Coil Beauty Inc) shared tips, tricks and products to help you on your natural hair journey.  Make sure you have a pen and journal handy and also, be sure to share this episode with a friend looking to learn more about ways to honor and take care of her hair.

This episode is brought to you by Coil Beauty Inc.  Find out more about their "God Made Me Coily" Doll and Book Kickstarter Campaign that is going on right now by clicking here. 

Dec 28, 2020
Trust The Process (Even When You Almost Burn Down Your Kitchen Table)

It's funny how God will teach you a lesson in the midst of chaos.  Recently I got a good reminder that success is still possible even when we can only see a few steps ahead and the way forward has traps, bumps in the road and pitfalls.

This episode is is sponsored by COIL Beauty Inc.  When you were a little girl did you have a doll that helped you see how beautiful you were? How about a book that put your beautiful features front and center instead of an after thought?  Click here to see the empowering "God Created Me Coily" book + doll COIL Beauty Inc has created for our babies and help support their kickstarter.

Also, Brown Girl Society is open to new members. Click here to join if you are ready for a God centered self-care approach and community.

Dec 21, 2020
Are you really ready for that big dream you've been asking for?

Brown Girl Society started day one of the "Believing Bigger" journal on 12/13.  One thought I had for the ladies that I'll share with you is, how ready are you for the big thing you are believing for?  If God handed it to you right now, how would you treat it?  Sometimes it isn't enough to say we are ready but we have to physically/mentally/emotionally start to prepare ourselves while we wait.

This episode is is sponsored by COIL Beauty Inc.  Mommies/Aunties/Grandmas click here to see the empowering "God Created Me Coily" book + doll COIL Beauty Inc has created for our babies and help support their kickstarter.

Also, Brown Girl Society is open to new members. Click here to join if you are ready for a God centered self-care approach and community.

Dec 14, 2020
Uncovering Your Focus Word for 2021

2020 is winding down which means now is the perfect time to figure out what your "focus word" for 2021 will be.  Not sure how to decide?  In todays episode Bre, shares the technique she used to uncover her word for 2020 and how she kept it top of mind for the year.

Please support this episodes sponsor, Coil Beauty Inc and learn more about their Kickstarter, offering a book and doll that celebrates our beautiful hair textures. 

Dec 07, 2020
Learning How to be More Resilient (pt 2)

In this final episode on resilience I share a super cringe worthing, embarrassing story that triggered my inner critic plus my process for moving through it.

Nov 30, 2020
Learning how to be more resilient: Pt 1 (Anger)

How resilient are you in the face of challenges and upsets?  When I was younger, I really struggled with being able to bounce back in a healthy way because I didn't know how to cope.  In today's episode, I'm sharing the downside of chronic anger, ways to possibly work through it, plus a bible verse that helped me put things into perspective.

Nov 23, 2020
4 Tips For Getting Into Alignment With God's Vision For Your Life

In this episode Bre is giving you 4 ways to begin inviting more clarity into your life so that you can get into alignment with God's vision and purpose over your life. Have your journal handy to jot down notes and "aha's" you may receive.

Also, here are the books mentioned in todays episode:

Believe Bigger (Amazon affiliate link)

100 Days of Believing Bigger Journal (Amazon affiliate link)

Nov 16, 2020
What You Water, Grows.

In this episode I take a few minutes to talk about the election (YAY!!!) and how it was allowing me to get sidetracked by trolls and nonsense.  I came across an excellent quote by TD Jakes that gave me inspiration to stay focused on what matters.  Listen to todays episode if you've been watering the wrong things in the lasts few months.

*Episode has a little language*

Nov 09, 2020
Honor Your Greatness + 3 Journal Prompts

It's not hard to notice greatness in others but when it comes to ourselves, we draw a blank.  In this episode Bre talks about honoring our greatness plus gives three journal prompts for reflection.

Nov 02, 2020
Leave Trash in the Trash!

Bloomies, why do we go back to the "trash" of old relationships and habits that no longer serve us?  It's because we are getting something out of it.  What?  That is for you to reflect on. 

Listen in on todays episode where I share my thoughts and experiences.

Oct 26, 2020
Self-Care Looks Like Setting Boundaries With Our Kids

Hey, Bloomie!

Quick episode today where I share some of MY personal experiences around raising a child as a single parent.  I'd often put my needs to the side and put self-care on the back burner.  This definitely had some consequences that I've come to regret. 

Oct 19, 2020
My Spirit Said "Let Down Your Guard"

Hi Brown Girl in Bloom,

I'm sharing a journal entry that I'm hope will allow you to take a look at who you are when times are tough and also, think about the guards up around your heart.  

Be blessed, be well!


Oct 12, 2020
Colon Cancer in the Black Community

Today I have Dr. Gina Charles on the show.  Dr. Charles (aka Dr. G) is a board certified Family Medicine Physician, Entrepreneur and Wellness Expert who encourages Black women to live healthier lives and advocate for themselves. 

In this medical edition of the show we discuss how colon cancer isn't just a "male" disease, things that can increase your risk, tips to help you feel more comfortable speaking with your doctor and also letting your doctor go if they aren't empowering you to take charge of your health.

Want to connect with Dr. G?  Here is where you can find her:

Oct 05, 2020
What can you do if you aren't being valued?

I was re-reading portions of "When they call you a terrorist" by Patrisse Cullors recently and a question jumped out that made me pause.  The question was  - "What is the impact of not being valued?"

For me, when I'm not valued the impact results in feeling invisible, used, not respected and worthless.  This is definitely nothing new as the system was designed to keep us oppressed while using our genius for profit.

If you've been feeling like you aren't enough or like you aren't valued, today I'm giving you 4 ways to reclaim your power:

  1. Remember what you bring to the table
  2. Expect the best for yourself
  3. Treat yourself the same way you'd treat someone you admire
  4. Invest in yourself

Listen to todays episode and also, don't forget to leave a review on iTunes and share with a friend.

*There is a little language in this episode*

Sep 28, 2020
Abundance isn't just about money

Thanks for catching this episode!  Today I'm talking more about abundance and also how scarcity thinking will have you clinging to things you need to let go of.

Be sure to leave a 5 star review on iTunes and also check out Brown Girl Society by visiting

Sep 21, 2020
Ask yourself each morning - "What can I fail at today?"

Ready for some Monday motivation?

On todays episode Bre shares a question she's been asking herself each morning that helps her get unstuck, stop making fear based moves and allows her to show up as her best self.

If you think that winning is the only way to see change happen, or you have been stuck with your personal goals, this episode is for you.


Sep 14, 2020
Black girls cry

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl,

In this episode of the podcast I'm peeling back a little bit of my layers on what it means for me to express my emotions through crying.  You may have had to stifle our tears as a child/young adult and now you are trying to come to terms with the idea that expressing yourself through tears is valid and ok.

Let's talk about!

P.S. - Be sure to share this episode with a friend and don't forget to rate/subscribe.

Sep 07, 2020
Monday Meditation - I am Healthy

Is your soul in need of more affirmations to help you get through the next month?  Don't worry because I got you!  Take 20 minutes, get comfortable and quiet, and listen to 21 affirmations all about being healthy.

I am a firm believer that life and death are in the power of the tongue so I encourage you to speak life and health over yourself at all times.

Aug 31, 2020
The "4 rooms" and creating a vision for your life

Hey, hey!!!  

Today I'm sharing about how our spiritual, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing makes up the "rooms in our body" and an exercise on how to create a vision for your life. 

This stemmed from a quote I found from author Rumer Godden that in essence says everyone is a house with 4 rooms and these rooms need to be at minimum "aired out" everyday.  I'll explain more in the show so click "play" to listen now.

Also, make sure you sign up for the 5 day #cancelgrindculture challenge which starts August 31st.

Aug 24, 2020
Grind Culture + Black Women

Today's episode is all about "grind culture."  Surprisingly, though most relate it to jobs employment, for Black women it also applies to the work we do after we clock out for the day.  At the end of the episode I give a few prompts for reflection on what grinding looks like for you and if there is room for improvement.

If you'd like to explore more about grind culture and take some time prioritizing yourself, sign up for the 5 day Cancel Grind Culture challenge that starts on August 24th.  Make sure you are on the newsletter to get more details this week. Click the link below:


Aug 17, 2020
You are NOT your mistakes!

Hey, hey!

If you are allowing your mistakes to hold you back I need you to listen to todays episode so that I can give you a good word.  I'll be sharing about making mistakes, learning lessons and also "poor choices."  

If you find this episode helpful can you please share it with one of your friends?

Aug 10, 2020
Monday Meditation - I am Blooming

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

Let's hit the "PAUSE" button and make space to be still and center our self-care.  I hope that you enjoy this months meditation.

Also, will I see you at the next Soul Care Sunday?   Click below to register now.

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Have an amazing week!

Aug 03, 2020
Life and Healing After Dating A Narcissist

Have you ever dated someone with narcissistic characteristics?  What void were you filling?  Were you too embarrassed to break things off?  Did you need an apology before you could move on?

I'm talking about this with my guest, Dani Belgrave.  Dani is a 30-something mental health advocate and body positivist. Listen to our "real talk" chat where Dani shares the woes of dating a narcissist and how she was able to get her life back.

You can find Dani here:

Jul 27, 2020
When Distractions = I'm Not Good Enough

Have you ever allowed yourself to become distracted or procrastinated because you felt that you weren't smart enough or worthy enough to keep pushing towards your goal?

I'm talking about that today on this weeks episode.

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Jul 20, 2020
I'm A Christian (Follow up to Manifesting Episode)

I had to record this episode because there are 2 things I didn't say when I had the conversation about Dani about manifesting.  I hope it gives you clarity on who I am and what I believe.  

Jul 14, 2020
Simple 3 Step Manifesting Process with Dani Faust

Well hello Beautiful Brown Girl!

I've got a special guest on the show today who is breaking down what it really means to manifest (because I was wrong!!) and also the SUPER EASY 3 step process she swears by to make "manifesting happen."

Dani Faust, Spiritual and Manifestation Coach and host of the Manifest it, Sis podcast is giving us life today as she breaks down how Black women can co-create with God to go after and achieve the things and experiences we want out of life.

After the episode, catch up with her on:

Instagram @thedanifaust 

Facebook @Coachdanifaust


Jul 13, 2020
Monday Meditation - I AM VALUABLE

Hey beautiful brown girl!

Today I'm doing something a little different on the show.  AN AFFIRMATIVE MEDITATION!  Yasss!!!!  Allow me to pour into you, refresh your spirit and remind you of who you are today so that you can center your wellbeing and mood as you do all the brave things you do each day.   

If you are feeling this episode let me know.  Email me at or screenshot this episode and post it in your stories on Instagram so that I can see it and share.

Jul 06, 2020
5 Best Ways To Begin Investing In Yourself

Does the thought of investing in yourself make you feel overwhelmed? Do you have strong feelings about how your life should go but you don't feel confident enough to make it happen?  Girl, I got you.  If you are a habitual shrinker/people pleaser this episode is especially for you. 

Listen to this weeks episode where I share 5 ways to start investing in yourself so you can start making sh*t happen.

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

Jun 29, 2020
When Father's Day is Hard AF

Father's Day 2020 has come and gone and for some of us all we could do was hang on and do our best to get through it.  Though the day is over, we are still processing our feelings and triggered memories.  Let's chat about that today and I'll give you a few suggestions on how to nurture yourself this week.

Want to:

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

Jun 22, 2020
White apologies, Buying Black and June Book Rec's

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

You are getting a smorgasbord today.  I'm checking in with you on why I'm not doing the labor of educating White people, Juneteenth ( and why we are buying black through July 4th), plus two books I read this month.  Click play to listen and don't forget to rate/subscribe where you are listening.

Want to:

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

Jun 15, 2020
Using your authentic voice

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

You were taught that it's "bad" to speak up and use your voice when actually that the perfect opportunity to be your authentic self.  I'm talking about it on todays episode.

Want to:

learn more about the 7 Day Self-Care Experience?  Click here!

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

Jun 08, 2020
When Brands Are Silent, We Stop Supporting.

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

When businesses and groups I've purchased from don't address the experiences Black people are having, I let them go.  Listen to todays episode and see if this feels like self-care you can get behind.

Want to:

learn more about the 7 Day Self-Care Experience?  Click here!

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

Jun 01, 2020
1 Self-Love Exercise You Gotta Try This Week

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

Why is self-love so hard?  These days it's much easier to find a million things to dislike about ourselves but so hard to believe we are worthy of loving ourselves.  This week I want you to try one simple exercise of self-love and see if it resonates with you.  Click to listen to this weeks episode.

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learn more about the 7 Day Self-Care Experience?  Click here!

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

May 25, 2020
Boost Your Self-Esteem with 8 "Becoming" Takeaways

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

Today I am sharing 8 major takeaways from the Netflix documentary "Becoming."  Michelle Obama allowed us a peek into her private/work life while giving us major life changing thoughts. Grab your pen and journal so that you can take notes!!

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

May 18, 2020
6 Daily Self-Care Questions You Need

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

Have you experienced moments of, but don't understand why or how you got to that place?  I definitely have which is why I do my best to check-in with myself everyday.  Today I'm sharing six questions to start asking yourself daily or as needed.

Want to:

learn more about the 7 Day Self-Care Experience?  Click here!

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

May 11, 2020
Create your own morning routine and keep your peace

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!

I wanted to stop allowing life to control me and instead start controlling life because I was tired of showing up from a place bitterness and annoyance.  I wasn't giving myself the "all about me time" I needed and it was quite apparent.  Because of this I've created a peaceful morning routine that has helped me to be the best Bre possible (most days).  If you are crafting a morning routine or didn't know they were even a thing, this episode is for you.

I mention the book The Morning Miracle* which you can purchase here if interested.

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

*This is an affiliate link which means I will receive a small amount if you purchase, which helps me keep the show going.

May 04, 2020
The World Will Make Space For You

Hey Beautiful Brown Girl!!

Today I'm sharing a slightly embarrassing mishap that proved without a doubt that if you are persistent and bold, the world will make space for you to do yo thang.

Also, sign up here for the 7 Day Self-Care Experience!

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Bre Mitchell

11331 183rd St #310, Cerritos, CA 90703

Apr 27, 2020
3 Limiting Words to Toss in 2020

Our words hold more power than many of us realize.  Like Proverbs 18:21 says "Life and death are in the power of the tongue."  So how are we using this power?  Are we building ourselves (and others) up or tearing ourselves down?  

Listen to today's episode where I share with you three words we can remove from our vocabulary TODAY that will help us feel more bold and confident immediately.

Apr 20, 2020
2 Books You Need Neeooww

On today's quick episode I'm sharing about:

Stocking up on meat (Thanks CNN!)

Intermittent fasting

1 mindset hack you can try immediately

2 books on self-love that you need to check out

Apr 13, 2020
4 Lies affecting your mindset right now

With this global pandemic on the move and trying times weaving their way into our thoughts and processes, I'm going to give you 4 lies to be aware of that you either have experienced or may down the line.  

I'll give you the 3rd one right off the bat:  We are NOT all in the same boat with how we are dealing with our new normal.

Apr 06, 2020
6 Signs That Say The Relationship Ain't Working

Relationships can be complicated but definitely so when we are hanging on when it is time to let it go.  There are so many feelings that come up for us when we are forced to identify a damaging relationship for what it truly is.  You may have fooled yourself into thinking things are ok, but I'm going to give you six signs that you need right now to identify the relationship isn't working.

Mar 30, 2020
From 52K in Debt to $130K Net Worth

It's time to talk about something that makes many of us uncomfortable...DEBT.  Did you know that it is possible for you to get out of debt and do it in a reasonable way?  Did you also know that being in debt for a lot of us has to do with the mindsets we were taught as kids?  Listen to this episode where I talk with Krystal Dillard who shares how her and hubby were able to get their whole finance life on track, get out of debt and increase their net worth.

Mar 23, 2020
9 Ways to "Win" During the Coronavirus Pandemic

So here we are, sis.  The coronavirus is definitely a thing and we are doing our best to stay calm but ahead of the curve while new updates keep coming in and stressing us out.

To maintain a sense of normalcy the BGSC podcast will be updated twice a week (instead of once) in the hopes of encouraging self-care while we wait to see what the effects will be over the next few weeks.  So with that said, today I'm giving you 9 ways to stay calm as well as keep moving forward while we are in this season especially if a quarantine goes into effect.  If you have kids that will be home this episode is especially for you.

Mar 14, 2020
5 Reasons Black Women Self-Sabotage

Are you stuck in an endless loop of setting goals and targets but not hitting them.  Do you feel like you keep setting yourself up for failure in your career, relationships and even your finances?  You may be experiencing self-sabotage and don't realize it. 

Listen to this quick episode and I'll discuss 5 reasons why we self-sabotage and what that might look like based on a blog post I discovered by Lisa Jeffs.

If this episode resonates with you, be sure to check out these other blog posts that may be of great help to you if you'd like to work through this issue and grow into a healthier and happier version of yourself.




Mar 09, 2020
Story Time: My Teen Had The Flu + a Community Question

So last week was a whole mess.  My teen came down with the flu which meant I was on double mommy duty, ramping up my energy to make sure she was ok for the last 6 days as well as avoiding getting sick.  She's totally fine now and we are pretty much in the clear but I did have to make sure I took a few simple steps to take care of myself while caring for her.  I talk about it in this weeks episode.

Also, this week I answer a community question about journaling.  How to start and also how to stay consistent.

Mar 02, 2020
"She Did That" Documentary Recap

Netflix has some excellent documentaries available in honor of Black History Month, one of which is She DID That.  I was super excited to sit down and watch because I just knew that it was going to feed by soul and leave me feeling empowered.  This documentary did not disappoint and my hope is that you have time soon to check it out at least once especially if you are an aspiring entrepreneur.

Renae Bluitt, Lisa Price, Melissa Butler, Tonya Rapley, Luvvie and other intelligent, successful black women set the stage for a phenomenal experience that will leave you feeling like you can do anything you put your mind to (which you can!!).

Feb 24, 2020
3 Signs You Are "Scurred" To BE GREAT!

Sis, are you honestly embracing the wonderful things you are and do?  Are you walking in your greatness or are you making these three excuses that I make to just "get by?"  Listen to todays episode and let me know your thoughts.  There are a few cusswords in this episode LOL.

Feb 19, 2020
From White Cult Marginalization to Black Girl Magic with Rebekah Ferguson

Today I'm deep diving into the marginalization of black girls by way of the "boys will be boys" platitude, micro aggression and racism with my guest Rebekah Ferguson.  

Rebekah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing counseling in justice involved populations and making space for marginalized people.  She comes from an extremely religious, born-again Christian family, so extreme in fact that she ended up being raised in a cult community consisting of a tiny largely White neighborhood in upstate NY.

Here is Rebekah's story of how she was able to break free and gain a sense of identity as an empowered black woman:

Feb 10, 2020
Community Question - What is grace?

We have a community question today around what it means to show yourself grace.  This is an excellent question and so relevant today because now, more than ever, we need to be mindful of how we treat ourselves.  Listen in on todays episode on grace and, if you have a question that you'd like to have answered you can email it to

Feb 03, 2020
6 Ways To Cope With Grief

The world was rocked on January 26th with the news of Kobe and Gianna Bryant being killed in a helicopter accident and we were left feeling devastated.  On today's episode I'll be discussing some ways that we can begin to process our feelings and thoughts surrounding this tragedy as well as loss in general.  

Jan 27, 2020
No More "Manifesting" For Me

For the last few years I'd been trying to manifest things and gain stuff with Law Of Attraction however, there was one huge problem with that.  Listen to this quick mini episode where I share my personal beliefs of manifesting and why I no longer use The Secret.

Jan 20, 2020
Falling In Love With Yourself After Facing Infidelity w/ Chalet Jean-Baptiste

Have you ever put yourself in a relationship that you know 1000% isn't for you?  Were you afraid to set boundaries because you thought he would leave you?  How do you rebuild your life after facing infidelity and learn to love yourself?  Author and Speaker Chalet Jean-Baptiste shares her story today on the podcast.  This is a great episode! 

Jan 13, 2020
Create Your Best Vision Board Yet

If you didn't have a chance to create a vision board last year because you lacked direction or didn't know understand it's importance, have a listen to todays episode.  I'll be sharing a few tips and things to think about when it comes to making your board that will help inspire you to whip out your magazines, scissors and glue and start it today!

Jan 06, 2020
2020 Won't Be Ashy With These 6 Things

We all want to start 2020 off on the best foot, right? I surely do! As I sit here typing, there's a dead plant on my desk that is a great way to sum up how the last few months of the year were: ashy and parched. RIP Plant!! There were some highlights but there were definitely some areas where I could have done better and gone harder. With that said, here are a few things I am doing/will be doing for the new year.

Have a listen and don't forget to click here to subscribe and rate the show!

Dec 30, 2019
Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wallets. It's Christmas Time.

Whew, Chile!  It's Christmas time and you know what that means?  Debt, pressure and a whole lot of "it's got to be PERFECT" going on.  Let's kill that noise tuh-day!  I'm going to share a few tips you can try that will help get rid of some of the anxiety surrounding Christmas plus I share a few tips from our community as well.

Dec 23, 2019
Is Your Squad Holding You Back?

In today's episode Bre shares her thoughts on taking a look at the "company you keep" as we enter an exciting new decade.  We are privileged to see 2020, let's not waste time!!


Dec 16, 2019
God, Grant Me the Audacity of a White Man in His Prime.

Could you use a little more boldness and confidence in your actions and decision making processes?  In this episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast Bre talks about her experience at a co-working space that made her aware of how some of us move differently, take up more space and aren't apologetic about it.

Dec 09, 2019
Ways Stress Shows Up In Your Life

In this episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast Bre shares signs and symptoms of anxiety, stress and burnout that she has experienced.  She also shares one way she has learned to assist in dealing with it all.

Mentioned in the episode:

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Dec 02, 2019
1 Tip to Keep Manipulators, Drama Queens, Baby Daddy's and Gossips at Bay

Hey Girly!  Today I'm doing a short episode!  Yes, you heard that right!  Because you know I can go on and on....and on, but today we are keeping it brief.  I'm sharing about a technique that I've been doing for years to keep unwanted (as in nosy or drama starters) folks out of my personal business and for the most part out of my mental space.  You may have been doing it too and had no idea there was a name for it.  Learn about it in todays episode.


Nov 25, 2019
5 Reasons Why Your Glow Up Is Parched

Today I am answering a community question regarding a single mom of a 3 year old that is stuck between security and being unhappy on the J-O-B.  Also, I'm giving you 5 reasons why our glow ups get a little stuck and we can't work ourselves up to the next level.  Listen with an open mind!!  This episode has language and is not intended for small ears.

Nov 18, 2019
Nya Abernathy on Being a People Pleasing Perfectionist that is Scared to Make God Mad

What do you do when you've hit rock bottom? Is it possible to pull yourself out of despair when you are in serious need of healing plus have people pleasing tendencies, are afraid that God is angry with you all the time and are working a job that you wish would just blow up so you no longer have to go?  

Today I am exploring all of this with my guest, Nya Abernathy.  Nya is a married mom of (soon to be) two based out of Atlanta.  Her business, The Dignity Effect,  explores and teaches healing and self-care with grace and bravery. 

Also, can I ask for a favor?  If you like the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast and want to hear more episodes like this one can you please click here to rate, review and subscribe?

Nov 11, 2019
Survival Mode and the Black Woman

Today I am sharing my thoughts on what it means to be in survival mode, how trauma shows up for us, how existing in this space as a black woman throws us into survival mode and a few ways to try to work through all of this besides therapy (which is crucial).  

Please visit for show notes.

Also, please be sure to leave a review and rating on iTunes.

Nov 04, 2019
Tiyanna Washington on Taking Back Your Life When Your Periods are Out of Control

When your menstrual cycle is out of control how do you feel and what the heck do you do?!!?!?  Heavy periods are very common for black women and they can get so bad that our lives can be turned upside down and even ruined.   We are missing days from work, fighting with doctors to help us (and not just use us for insurance money) and overall mentally depleted with the ever raging red war. 

Listen in today while I chat and share with Tiyanna Washington.  Tiyanna is a NYC-based licensed social worker and youth mental health advocate recognized for her mental health advocacy and community service.  She has worked within the school system servicing youth diagnosed with emotional disturbances, behavioral-conduct disorders, and severe cognitive and learning delays.  While working through the challenges of assisting our youth she has also had to deal with super heavy periods which left her drained. 

Click play to listen as we share our experiences, plus Tiyanna gives us some takeaways that helped change the course of her cycles.

Oct 28, 2019
Lyvonne Proverbs on "Surthriving" When the Monster in your House is your Father

Sexual abuse and violence against women runs rampant in the U.S. as well as other countries around the world.  How do we work through this when it's a parent or relative that violates us? In our community is it ok to talk to our children about ownership of their bodies and that "no means no?"

Today I am speaking with Pastor Lyvonne Proverbs, a New York City native, body and sex-positive preacher, transformational speaker, poet, educator, and creative social entrepreneur working to end #ChurchToo. An Emmy-award-winning media producer, plus featured in Essence as well as Cosmopolitan, Pastor Lyvonne is the founder of beautiful scars (@WereSurthrivors), an online storytelling agency focused on trauma, healing, and resiliency. She is committed to eradicating childhood sexual abuse having dealt with it not once but TWICE in her lifetime.

Listen in as we sit down, get as comfortable as we can with a topic like this and share our experiences as well as our journeys to healing.  

*Trigger Warning as well as a few cuss words sprinkled in as well.  This is a #realtalk type of conversation*

Oct 21, 2019
Are You An Over-Apologizer? Girl, Stop it!

Bre Mitchell (host of the podcast) dives into what it's like to be an "over-apologizer", how it shows up in our life and how to shut it down! Life is too short to not be the best version of ourselves we were placed her to be.  Apologizing for everything limits us, not enhances.  

Oct 14, 2019
DeAnna Leach on Going From Bitter to Better After Divorcing a Cheating Partner

We've got another amazing episode this morning!  I had the chance to chat with Motivational Speaker DeAnna Leach, who founded Check, Shift & Grow in 2018 to help women reach their goals by helping them check their mindsets.

DeAnna got raw and real about her interracial marriage that ended in divorce due to her partner cheating.  She shares about:

  • Recovery after divorce
  • How pride kept her in the relationship
  • Being strong for her children to rebuild her life
  • Learning to forgive and to stop blaming her mate for everything that went wrong

You can follow and connect with DeAnna right here:

Website - Check, Shift and Grow

Instagram - Check, Shift and Grow

This episode is sponsored by Sugar Shak Collection!

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Oct 07, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: What Should You Do When Times Are Uncertain?

It’s time for a bonus episode.  WHAAAATTTT?!?!  I know. Crazy, right?

Today talk about one super powerful way to stay peaceful during times when our lives are in a season of uncertainty. Since recently quitting my job I’ve had moments of vulnerability and nervousness about how my bills will get paid and even if I made the right decision.  If you too are in going through trials and tribulations I encourage you to give this episode a listen. 

Oct 01, 2019
Candace Wilkins on How Anxiety and Trauma Can Cause You to Never Finish What You Start

This is an incredible episode!  I had the pleasure of chatting with Candace Wilkins, Blogger, Minister and Author "Letters to the Finishers."  She shared about her to decision to put off college and how trying to stick to the wrong path to success lead to anxiety and pressure.  Also, she shares more about how overwhelm can cause us to start a ton of things but never finish them.  If you are a quitter or procrastinator this show is for you.

** One thing to note is that on this day I was having audio issues so, if you notice a bit of overlap or me laughing in weird places just chalk it up to a glitch. **  Don't miss the message because it will bless you.

If you'd like to catch up with Candace you can check her out here:



Letters to the Finishers (this is an affiliate link which means I may earn a small percentage if you purchase)


Sep 30, 2019
Your Self-Care Bank Account is at -$4.38

What do you do to prevent running yourself into the ground and running on "e?"  Can you be at your best when you're feeling your worst?  Let's talk about it!  Today I'm sharing simple hacks to give yourself a boost and fill up your "self-care bank account" before you need to make a huge withdrawal that causes your body to shut down.  Black woman are highly susceptible to superwoman syndrome and feeling guilty about wanting alone time or setting boundaries.  Let's counter that immediately with some of the tips shared on the show.

ps - Be sure to check out my 5 Day Self-Care Flow program that will help you bring attention back to your life, mindset and overall wellbeing.  Click Here!

Sep 23, 2019
KyAira Carter on Meeting Your Parents Where They Are and Releasing Unhealthy Beliefs

Today I'm talking with KyAira Carter, Certified Yoga Instructor and Owner of Yokyni Organics.  Stepping into entrepreneurship came from a year of intense therapy where she was encouraged to release years of suppressed emotion, toxic behaviors and unhealthy beliefs formed about herself and others, and generational trauma that she - like many other African American people - was carrying without even realizing. Healing those wounds allowed her to replace everything she'd unlearned with unconditional love, healthy boundaries, and self-confidence.

Today we are talking about how she was able to meet her parents where they are after they separated, how she ended up moving back in with her dad after experiencing freedom on her own, and when she realized she could set boundaries in her (sexual) life.

Sep 16, 2019
Zakiyyah Walker on Generational Trauma and Toxic Relationships

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Zakiyyah Walker, PersonaI Revolution Coach and Legacy Strategist, regarding trauma being encoded in our DNA, "strong black woman" syndrome, and how growing up with a mother involved in toxic relationships altered the course of her life resulting in multiple suicide attempts. 

Zakkiyah has survived, is thriving and due to that her mission is to help black women get crystal clear on what they really desire, the habits that are keeping them stagnant and the steps to create the life they want --ON PURPOSE. She is committed to helping Black women remove their "crown of thorns" and heal from societal, generational and, ancestral trauma through strategic life-changing actions.

How to reach Zakkiyah:




Books mentioned:

The Souls of Black Folks (W.E.B Du Bois)

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (Joy A Degruy)

Assata Shakur Autobiography (Assata Shakur)

Women Who Run with Wolves (Clarissa Estes) 

Sep 09, 2019
Where is your “spot?”

Do you have a place where you can go to be alone and replenish your spirit?  Today I’m in the car, at MY spot, talking to you about why this is important and how to find your own. 

Thank you so much for your support!  Please be sure to share and rate  the show on iTunes. 

Sep 07, 2019
Sierra Brown on Surviving Sexual Trauma And Growing Up As One Of a Few Black Kids In Her Community

Sierra Brown is the owner and operator of Melanin Well, LLC; a health and wellness coaching company, where she helps women of color (and those that love us) lose weight and live well with ease, confidence and conviction.  She also happens to be a West Virginia native, former college basketball player, and the oldest of 6 children.  It's these experiences, as well as a health scare (left renal vein thrombosis) her senior year of college, that made her the wellness-obsessed black woman she is today.

Sierra blogs over at about her experiences as a black woman, including her path to healing from sexual trauma as well as what life was like growing up as one of only a few black kids in her class and community.

Want to learn more about Sierra?  You can find her here:


Facebook Group (Where you can also find out more about Melanin Well Academy)

Website (Where you can also find out more about Melanin Well Academy)

Sep 02, 2019
Adult gap years - Should you take one? Where should you start?

Is it possible to take a gap year/sabbatical even as a 9-5'er?  I say absolutely YES!  With proper planning, the right attitude and some faith I believe we can take the time off we need to reset our minds and bodies.   

What I discuss today:

  • a brief update on where I've been
  • what a sabbatical/gap year is
  • ways to get started even while on the j-o-b

Please be sure to leave any comments and questions you have down below about today's show.  Also, make sure you are signed up to the newsletter for updates on the next episode.

Thank you for prioritizing yourself,


Aug 26, 2019
Check In With Yourself

Checking on others in our life is super easy but when it's time to do it for ourselves it seems like a daunting task.  What does it mean to check in on your self, why is it important and how can we do more of it?  I talk about that in todays episode right on the heels of Mothers Day 2019.  

May 13, 2019
Yonce and Tips for Less Stress at Work

Today I'm talking about knowing who you are, regardless of what your circumstances are as well as a few ways I have learned to chill out during my time on the plantation.  Whoops, I mean at work.

Apr 29, 2019
Ugly Eyebrows, India Arie and Waistbeads

Happy Self-Care Sunday!  It's time for a new episode!  I feel like posting every two weeks is tooooooo long in between so I'm considering moving to once a week.  Antyweigh!  Today I'm talking about getting my eyebrows done at Ulta and then I pick up where I left off about my waistbead experience which bubbled up negative thoughts about my body.  Have a listen then let me know what you think!  Also, if you'd like to reach me feel free to email

Bre the Self-Care Pusher

Apr 14, 2019
Hello? It's Me.

Hello Beautiful Brown Girl.  I've been waiting for this day for a while now!  My name is Bre and I'm the Head Self-Care Pusher (HSP) behind the scenes of Brown Girl Self-Care Co.  I'm also right alongside you while we navigate this job that has been thrust upon us which is taking care of ourselves completely and doing so with love and forgiveness in an unapologetic way.  


In today's episode I introduce myself and spend a few minutes telling you why I started BGSC.  If you have any questions or topics you'd like to see discussed here be sure to email me at


Self-Care Pusher

Mar 31, 2019