“Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength” by Chanequa Walker Barnes has found its way into Dr. Shante’s hands and in this season finale, Dr. Shante shares the challenges with the image and identity of being the “Strong Black Woman”.
“You can wish for it. Or you can work for it”. Social media is saturated with quotes like these. We live in a society that glorifies the grind, the hustle, and people who take action. But what if the key to your success was doing the opposite. Being Still? In this episode, Dr. Shante breaks down the power of stillness and its relationship to your success.
We all know that the opposite of fear is faith, but faith isn’t tested JUST through obstacles. It’s also tested through a willingness to trust God with our dreams. In this episode, Dr. Shante breaks down what breaking up with fear really looks like.
The phrase “Know Thyself” is attributed to the Greek philosopher Socrates. He believed that intimate knowledge of self was the means by which we would become our higher selves, our best selves. In this episode, Dr. Shante tackles why she’s single and the importance of knowing yourself before you get into a relationship. Whether married or single, this episode will definitely leave listeners with a better understanding of themselves.
In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Shante laid out a number of issues that impact, frustrate, and hurt the very people that the church is designed to help. In Part 2 of this episode, Dr. Shante invites Rev. TiShuanda McPherson, ESQ to navigate the path towards healing and restoration.
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More often than not, when criticism is launched against the church the backlash is swift and resounding. But the truth is, despite its best intentions, there have been many instances where churches have done more harm than good. In this episode, Dr. Shante tackles church hurt and provides an in-depth commentary on the ways that churches inadvertently silence, shame, and abuse their members. This is Part One of a 2-Part series.
Nowadays you hear a lot about “vibrating on a higher frequency”. This is an old idea packaged in a new bottle. The Apostle Paul addressed this when he spoke about” putting away childish things.” In this episode, Dr. Shante addresses what it really means to vibrate at a higher frequency by examining the mentality, modality, and reality of elevation.
How do you respond to the word, “No!”? Rejection hurts. Rejection stings. And even though, intuitively we know that rejection comes with the territory, many of us become emotionally withdrawn, start questioning our abilities and become too fearful to try again. In this episode, Dr. Shante tackles how to face rejection, and push through your wilderness.