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Adonica Shaw chats with authors, celebrities, thought leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs about everything from research and psychology to current events and spirtuality. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

Latest Episodes

The Dalai Lama, Finding Joy & Shifting into Resilience with Paralympic Medalist Bonnie St. John

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. She graduated Magna Coom Lauday from Harvard, earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and has also served in the White House as a Director of the National Economic Council during the Clinton administration. Today, Bonnie travels the globe as a highly acclaimed keynote speaker, expert, business owner, and the author of seven books including her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy. She has been featured extensively in both national and international media including: The Today Show, GMA, CNN, CBS Morning News, PBS, NPR, and The New York Times. In this episode, I chat with her about how her mindset helped thrust her forward despite the odds and learn more about the shifts she says each of us can make to hone in on our ability to be resilient. This episode of I Surrender is bought to you by Wingspan Health. Wingspan is the fastest, easiest way to get all of your medical information in one place. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

36 min2 w ago
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The Dalai Lama, Finding Joy & Shifting into Resilience with Paralympic Medalist Bonnie St. John

Surrendering and Overcoming Cancer with Opera Singer Gary Ramsey

When Gary's near-fatal cancer struck in the summer of 2015 there were few options available to him. His entire reality was uprooted and tossed into yet another more perplexing and mystifying one. Due to his firm resilience and ability to follow his heart, he slowly emerged from cancer into a world far greater than the one he had previously known. Now a former Opera singer, Gary teaches people around the world about how the power of surrendering allowed him to transform his mind and create peace in the face of a storm. This episode of I Surrender is bought to you by Wingspan Health. Wingspan is the fastest, easiest way to get all of your medical information in one place. Wingspan Health was created by a software engineer with a rare disease to help her manage her health. Now, it’s available to you! Wingspan’s goal is to empower you to feel confident and comfortable receiving care. For the next two weeks, they’re eliminating 100 dollars of medical debt for every new user who signs ...

42 min3 w ago
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Surrendering and Overcoming Cancer with Opera Singer Gary Ramsey

Season 2 Trailer

This podcast takes a deep dive into the behaviors, beliefs, and paradigms that hold us back, but more importantly how to overcome them by surrendering to a different way of doing things. This weekly conversation features the stories of people who’ve overcome great trials as well as experts who’ve successfully helped people navigate their darkness and life-altering experiences. Season 2 features interviews from former Paralympic skier, and White House Official Bonnie St. John, and Renowned Psychotherapist and NYT bestselling author Barry Michels, transformational therapist Kristan Sargeant and many more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

50 sNOV 3
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Season 2 Trailer

Navigating Imposter Syndrome, Self-Care & Finding your voice with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

This week on the I Surrender podcast, Adonica talks to Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin about her relationship to self care and personal advocacy in the workplace and how it shaped her career. Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist and executive coach, with a focus on career advancement and leadership development. She is a co-founder and partner of Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, a career and executive coaching consultancy, where she works mostly with high potential managers and executives. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Her views about career advancement, job transitions, leadership, and diversity & inclusion are regularly sought by the media and she has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, NBC News, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Business Insider, and Insight Into Diversity. She has also been honored as a Top Voice on LinkedIn in the area of Job Search and Careers. Dr. Orbé-Austin has been an invited s...

35 minAUG 25
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Navigating Imposter Syndrome, Self-Care & Finding your voice with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Transformed Aimée Derbes for Life

This week Adonica talks to Dr. Aimée Derbes DACM, LAc, about how she transformed her life with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Aimée Derbes, DACM, LAc, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, breathwork healer, and writer based in New York City. In addition to being a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, she is a nationally certified Chinese herbalist, a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, and a Certified Breathwork Healer. Dr. Derbes helps people reconnect with their innate vibrancy and wholeness, so they can navigate being human with more ease. Her healing arts practice, Align Acupuncture, is a refuge for people who are ready to be deeply supported as they let go of living in chronic stress, refill their wells, and heal in a sustainable, lasting way. Approaching each of her patients as a beautifully complex individual, she draws upon the richness of both East Asian medicine and energy medicine to craft personalized treatments that supp...

36 minAUG 19
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How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Transformed Aimée Derbes for Life

Upward Trends in Mental Health Concerns Amongst People & Public Figures in the Black Community

In this special episode of the, I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Cyrell Roberson about the impact of mental health on Black celebrities and public figures as well as the uptick in reported suicides in the African American community. Cyrell Roberson provides psycho-educational assessments, neuropsychological evaluations and therapy at Summit Center for children, adolescents, and adults. Cyrell is a doctoral candidate in School Psychology at UC Berkeley where his research focuses on the psychosocial development of underserved gifted students. His work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Advanced Academics, the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, and the American Psychological Association. Cyrell has a wide range of experience in private practice settings, as well as K – 12th grade public, independent, and charter schools in the Bay Area. His previous professional experience also includes working at Educational Testing Service (ETS) on...

34 minJUL 29
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Upward Trends in Mental Health Concerns Amongst People & Public Figures in the Black Community

Jane Elliott Uncut on Mental Health, Racism, Police Brutality & Re-educating America

In this special episode of the "I Surrender," podcast Adonica interviews Diversity Educator Jane Elliott on the Impact of Racism and Police Brutality on the Mental Health of American Americans. This interview is one of several special episodes for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, in which Ms. Shaw has interviewed various mental health professionals on issues like the Strong Black Woman Schema, Racial Microaggressions and PTSD amongst Veterans impact the black community. Jane Elliott is an internationally known teacher, lecturer and diversity educator. Elliott is considered to be the forerunner of diversity training, with the controversial ["Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes"](Blue Eye Brown Eye Exercise) exercise that was used in a third-grade classroom the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in 1968. Her now-famous exercise label participants as inferior or superior based upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. For mor...

75 minJUL 22
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Jane Elliott Uncut on Mental Health, Racism, Police Brutality & Re-educating America

Beating Burnout by Living More Intentionally with Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney

In this special episode of the, I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney about beating burnout by living more intentionally. Dr. Lisa is the founder and owner of Enhancing Wellness Counseling & Consulting, LLC, and Beyond Grand Coaching, LLC, and has been active in the mental health arena for 11 years. In private practice work, she focuses on relationships and trauma. In the past few years, Lisa has become aware of the need to address burnout. As a result, Lisa has become the Intentional Coach & Strategist to support women in living intentionally. Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and has training in Play and Expressive Arts Therapy. For more information about Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney, visit her online at https://www.enhancingwellnessllc.com/about. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

23 minJUL 19
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Beating Burnout by Living More Intentionally with Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney

Confronting Mental Health in the Black Church with Keyza Caldwell-Turner

In this special episode of the I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Keyza Caldwell-Turner about confronting mental health in the Black church. Ms. Caldwell-Turner, is a Certified Licensed clinical social worker from Dover, Delaware who has lived in Baltimore for the past 20 years. HBCU lover she hold a Bachelor's Degree from Coppin State College and a Master's Degree from Delaware State University both in Social Work. Keyza currently works full-time for Baltimore City public schools as a school social worker and has a private practice. Keyza has a passion for reducing the stigma of mental health treatment in the Black church. Keyza is a divorced mother of two beautiful children. Kayla, 15 & Kameron 12. She loves to travel, read and eat good food. For more information about Ms. Caldwell-Turner, visit her online at Www.instagram.com/mind_body_soul_counseling --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https...

45 minJUL 17
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Confronting Mental Health in the Black Church with Keyza Caldwell-Turner

Managing Racial Microagressions in the Workplace with Dr. Holly Sawyer

In this special episode of the I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Dr. Holly Sawyer about managing racial microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Holly Sawyer is a licensed professional counselor, mental health public speaker and self-published author of "It's Time to Talk About Trauma." At her private practice, Life First Therapy in Philadelphia, she provides psychotherapy to professional black women helping them navigate their life and career without using substances to cope with depression and/or anxiety when experiencing microaggressions in the workplace. She also provides clinical supervision to recent graduates and professional consultation to licensed professionals. Dr. Holly has 15 years of experience teaching and developing higher education courses online and face-to-face. For more information about Dr. Sawyer, visit her online at www.lifefirsttherapy.com. You can purchase her book at https://www.lifefirsttherapy.com/merchandise.html --- This episode is sponsored by · Anch...

25 minJUL 17
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Managing Racial Microagressions in the Workplace with Dr. Holly Sawyer

Latest Episodes

The Dalai Lama, Finding Joy & Shifting into Resilience with Paralympic Medalist Bonnie St. John

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. She graduated Magna Coom Lauday from Harvard, earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and has also served in the White House as a Director of the National Economic Council during the Clinton administration. Today, Bonnie travels the globe as a highly acclaimed keynote speaker, expert, business owner, and the author of seven books including her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy. She has been featured extensively in both national and international media including: The Today Show, GMA, CNN, CBS Morning News, PBS, NPR, and The New York Times. In this episode, I chat with her about how her mindset helped thrust her forward despite the odds and learn more about the shifts she says each of us can make to hone in on our ability to be resilient. This episode of I Surrender is bought to you by Wingspan Health. Wingspan is the fastest, easiest way to get all of your medical information in one place. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

36 min2 w ago
Comments
The Dalai Lama, Finding Joy & Shifting into Resilience with Paralympic Medalist Bonnie St. John

Surrendering and Overcoming Cancer with Opera Singer Gary Ramsey

When Gary's near-fatal cancer struck in the summer of 2015 there were few options available to him. His entire reality was uprooted and tossed into yet another more perplexing and mystifying one. Due to his firm resilience and ability to follow his heart, he slowly emerged from cancer into a world far greater than the one he had previously known. Now a former Opera singer, Gary teaches people around the world about how the power of surrendering allowed him to transform his mind and create peace in the face of a storm. This episode of I Surrender is bought to you by Wingspan Health. Wingspan is the fastest, easiest way to get all of your medical information in one place. Wingspan Health was created by a software engineer with a rare disease to help her manage her health. Now, it’s available to you! Wingspan’s goal is to empower you to feel confident and comfortable receiving care. For the next two weeks, they’re eliminating 100 dollars of medical debt for every new user who signs ...

42 min3 w ago
Comments
Surrendering and Overcoming Cancer with Opera Singer Gary Ramsey

Season 2 Trailer

This podcast takes a deep dive into the behaviors, beliefs, and paradigms that hold us back, but more importantly how to overcome them by surrendering to a different way of doing things. This weekly conversation features the stories of people who’ve overcome great trials as well as experts who’ve successfully helped people navigate their darkness and life-altering experiences. Season 2 features interviews from former Paralympic skier, and White House Official Bonnie St. John, and Renowned Psychotherapist and NYT bestselling author Barry Michels, transformational therapist Kristan Sargeant and many more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

50 sNOV 3
Comments
Season 2 Trailer

Navigating Imposter Syndrome, Self-Care & Finding your voice with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

This week on the I Surrender podcast, Adonica talks to Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin about her relationship to self care and personal advocacy in the workplace and how it shaped her career. Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist and executive coach, with a focus on career advancement and leadership development. She is a co-founder and partner of Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, a career and executive coaching consultancy, where she works mostly with high potential managers and executives. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Her views about career advancement, job transitions, leadership, and diversity & inclusion are regularly sought by the media and she has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, NBC News, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Business Insider, and Insight Into Diversity. She has also been honored as a Top Voice on LinkedIn in the area of Job Search and Careers. Dr. Orbé-Austin has been an invited s...

35 minAUG 25
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Navigating Imposter Syndrome, Self-Care & Finding your voice with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Transformed Aimée Derbes for Life

This week Adonica talks to Dr. Aimée Derbes DACM, LAc, about how she transformed her life with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Aimée Derbes, DACM, LAc, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, breathwork healer, and writer based in New York City. In addition to being a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, she is a nationally certified Chinese herbalist, a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, and a Certified Breathwork Healer. Dr. Derbes helps people reconnect with their innate vibrancy and wholeness, so they can navigate being human with more ease. Her healing arts practice, Align Acupuncture, is a refuge for people who are ready to be deeply supported as they let go of living in chronic stress, refill their wells, and heal in a sustainable, lasting way. Approaching each of her patients as a beautifully complex individual, she draws upon the richness of both East Asian medicine and energy medicine to craft personalized treatments that supp...

36 minAUG 19
Comments
How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Transformed Aimée Derbes for Life

Upward Trends in Mental Health Concerns Amongst People & Public Figures in the Black Community

In this special episode of the, I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Cyrell Roberson about the impact of mental health on Black celebrities and public figures as well as the uptick in reported suicides in the African American community. Cyrell Roberson provides psycho-educational assessments, neuropsychological evaluations and therapy at Summit Center for children, adolescents, and adults. Cyrell is a doctoral candidate in School Psychology at UC Berkeley where his research focuses on the psychosocial development of underserved gifted students. His work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Advanced Academics, the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, and the American Psychological Association. Cyrell has a wide range of experience in private practice settings, as well as K – 12th grade public, independent, and charter schools in the Bay Area. His previous professional experience also includes working at Educational Testing Service (ETS) on...

34 minJUL 29
Comments
Upward Trends in Mental Health Concerns Amongst People & Public Figures in the Black Community

Jane Elliott Uncut on Mental Health, Racism, Police Brutality & Re-educating America

In this special episode of the "I Surrender," podcast Adonica interviews Diversity Educator Jane Elliott on the Impact of Racism and Police Brutality on the Mental Health of American Americans. This interview is one of several special episodes for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, in which Ms. Shaw has interviewed various mental health professionals on issues like the Strong Black Woman Schema, Racial Microaggressions and PTSD amongst Veterans impact the black community. Jane Elliott is an internationally known teacher, lecturer and diversity educator. Elliott is considered to be the forerunner of diversity training, with the controversial ["Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes"](Blue Eye Brown Eye Exercise) exercise that was used in a third-grade classroom the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in 1968. Her now-famous exercise label participants as inferior or superior based upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. For mor...

75 minJUL 22
Comments
Jane Elliott Uncut on Mental Health, Racism, Police Brutality & Re-educating America

Beating Burnout by Living More Intentionally with Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney

In this special episode of the, I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney about beating burnout by living more intentionally. Dr. Lisa is the founder and owner of Enhancing Wellness Counseling & Consulting, LLC, and Beyond Grand Coaching, LLC, and has been active in the mental health arena for 11 years. In private practice work, she focuses on relationships and trauma. In the past few years, Lisa has become aware of the need to address burnout. As a result, Lisa has become the Intentional Coach & Strategist to support women in living intentionally. Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and has training in Play and Expressive Arts Therapy. For more information about Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney, visit her online at https://www.enhancingwellnessllc.com/about. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adonica-shaw/support

23 minJUL 19
Comments
Beating Burnout by Living More Intentionally with Dr. Lisa Battle-Gwathney

Confronting Mental Health in the Black Church with Keyza Caldwell-Turner

In this special episode of the I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Keyza Caldwell-Turner about confronting mental health in the Black church. Ms. Caldwell-Turner, is a Certified Licensed clinical social worker from Dover, Delaware who has lived in Baltimore for the past 20 years. HBCU lover she hold a Bachelor's Degree from Coppin State College and a Master's Degree from Delaware State University both in Social Work. Keyza currently works full-time for Baltimore City public schools as a school social worker and has a private practice. Keyza has a passion for reducing the stigma of mental health treatment in the Black church. Keyza is a divorced mother of two beautiful children. Kayla, 15 & Kameron 12. She loves to travel, read and eat good food. For more information about Ms. Caldwell-Turner, visit her online at Www.instagram.com/mind_body_soul_counseling --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https...

45 minJUL 17
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Confronting Mental Health in the Black Church with Keyza Caldwell-Turner

Managing Racial Microagressions in the Workplace with Dr. Holly Sawyer

In this special episode of the I Surrender Podcast Adonica talks to Dr. Holly Sawyer about managing racial microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Holly Sawyer is a licensed professional counselor, mental health public speaker and self-published author of "It's Time to Talk About Trauma." At her private practice, Life First Therapy in Philadelphia, she provides psychotherapy to professional black women helping them navigate their life and career without using substances to cope with depression and/or anxiety when experiencing microaggressions in the workplace. She also provides clinical supervision to recent graduates and professional consultation to licensed professionals. Dr. Holly has 15 years of experience teaching and developing higher education courses online and face-to-face. For more information about Dr. Sawyer, visit her online at www.lifefirsttherapy.com. You can purchase her book at https://www.lifefirsttherapy.com/merchandise.html --- This episode is sponsored by · Anch...

25 minJUL 17
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Managing Racial Microagressions in the Workplace with Dr. Holly Sawyer
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