The Positive Professional

A weekly sprinkle of positivity, self-care &wellness, mindfulness, and guided meditations.

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July 12, 2022 00:15:23
Season 3 Episode 25 "Intersectionality in Mental Health"

Season 3 Episode 25 "Intersectionality in Mental Health"

The term “intersectionality,” originates from Black Feminist thought by way of Kimberlé Crenshaw, a pioneering scholar, and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory and so much more. In 1989, Crenshaw developed the idea of “intersectionality,” as a way to understand the impact and experiences of overlapping and intersecting identities. Intersectionality refers to the convergence of multiple systems of oppression, that negatively impact marginalized groups of people. This episode explores solutions toward implementing an intersectional based approach to mental health treatment. ...

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July 04, 2022 00:11:09
Season 3 Episode 24 "How the Strong Black Woman Schema Can Affect Your Mental Health"

Season 3 Episode 24 "How the Strong Black Woman Schema Can Affect Your Mental Health"

The Strong Black Woman Schema or Super Woman narrative is essentially a societal view that Black Women are resilient, strong, and therefore can take on anything in life. However, while some may view this narrative as something positive or even empowering, there are levels to this ideology. This episode explains how the idea of resilience can cause others to view Black Women as superhuman and therefore lacking the need for support on an individual and even systemic level.  ...

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June 27, 2022 00:32:07
Season 3 Episode 23 "Yoga Nidra Meditation"

Season 3 Episode 23 "Yoga Nidra Meditation"

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June 14, 2022 00:10:22
Season 3 Episode 22 "Born To Be an Optimist?"

Season 3 Episode 22 "Born To Be an Optimist?"

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty “ – Winston Churchill An optimist, when faced with a problem, tends to find the upside to the situation and starts figuring out ways to solve that problem or ways to turn it around.  A pessimist, however, immediately throws up his hands, and yells, “That’s it; it’s all over. I can’t handle this anymore.”  Or he will distance himself from the problem, pretending it doesn’t matter.  This is denial, and it never works.  According to the world's foremost expert on optimism, Dr. Martin Seligman, everyone is born optimistic.  And yet, 95% of grownups are pessimists, not optimists.  What goes wrong?  Some people see the glass as half empty.  Others see it as half full.  This episode explores is it really as simple as that?  Is it possible to be a bit of both? ...

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June 06, 2022 00:09:09
Season 3 Episode 21 "Are You Stuck? Consider Changing Your Focus!"

Season 3 Episode 21 "Are You Stuck? Consider Changing Your Focus!"

If you sometimes feel as though you’re caught in life’s quicksand, you have a lot of company. We work, we struggle, and we try to do everything we possibly can to move on to a higher level of well-being but it seems like the harder we work, the more stuck we get. If you’re approaching a Category 5 frustration level, this episode will provide tips on how to shift your focus to have a more meaningful life. ...

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May 30, 2022 00:13:15
Season 3 Episode 20 "Guided Meditation-Serenity"

Season 3 Episode 20 "Guided Meditation-Serenity"

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