Look On The Bright Side

76: Clay Masks & Nail Polish Do Not Heal Trauma ft Denise Francis

March 14, 2022 Jenell B. Stewart
Look On The Bright Side
76: Clay Masks & Nail Polish Do Not Heal Trauma ft Denise Francis
Show Notes

Dear Black Women, you have permission to drop the cape. It's time to take it OFF and get into this self-love and self-healing work! The constant messaging that we receive to be strong and all sacrificing is too much to handle. Today, I want you to normalize expressing your emotions and embrace healing from traumatic experiences. 

In this podcast episode, I sit down with Denise Francis, Founder of The Self-Love Foundation, Inc., to discuss the POWER that can be unlocked through the black woman's self-love journey. 

  • [00:05:04] How validation and support from your community can propel you forward.
  • [00:07:00] Get to know Denise Francis, the Founder, and CEO of the Self-Love Organization Inc, and learn how she's bridging the gap between self-love and mental health. 
  • [00:07:25]Ever wondered what it takes to become a TEDx speaker? Denise gives us her testimony on the power of manifestation. 
  •  [00:15:10] Legacy goals!- Learn how Denise's advocacy led to her getting her research on self-love and healing approved on an academic level.
  • [00:18:50] Our passions usually have a story attached to them - this is Denise's story. Listen as she shares the moment she chose to become a "Strong Black Woman."
  • [00:24:43] Self-Care has become commercialized, but do you know what self-care really is? 
  •  [00:27:00] Understanding our Strong Black Women Trauma responses and how they show up in our relationships - especially with our mothers. 
  • [00:36:37] Intuitively, we know that challenges shape our character. Denise shares her turning point. 
  • [00:39:45] Feeling stuck in your self-love journey - Listen as Denise walks us through her Self-Guided Therapy Journaling Technique. 
  •  [00:55:27] Healing from setbacks, pain, and honoring our process - Denise and I discuss starting the healing journey here.
  • [00:58:06] With so many accolades under her belt, Denise shares how she wants to be remembered and reminisces on her biggest win!

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Connect With Denise: Instagram| Soul Study Journal | TedTalk

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