If your life has been characterized by feelings of self-loathing, listening to one sad playlist after another, or being unable to get out of bed, babe, this post is for you.
Between dealing with a global economic crisis, the Hamas-Israeli war, and what seems like a universal slump, 2023 has been a roller coaster for almost three-quarters of the world population. But you know what? There’s always hope at the end of the tunnel (even if it doesn’t feel like it rn).
And one of our favorite and expert-approved ways to shake off the bad vibes, unshackle yourself from the funky slump, and revitalize your energy is by listening to a good ‘ol motivational podcast episode.
These eight black-owned podcasts, for example, are sure to offer you some little golden nuggets that can fuel your comeback era, hit you with some hard truths about love, finance, and life, and who knows? Maybe change your life for good (in the most positive way possible)!
Have a listen and let us know how you’ll be feeling by the end of it all!
The Self-Love Fix With Beatrice Kamau: Why You’re Not ‘Doomed’ To ‘Being Single Forever’ + Why God Is Not Out To Get You
If you’ve given up on dating, feel the universe has been conspiring against you, and God wants you to lead a miserable single life forever, this episode is specially curated for you.
Host Beatrice Kamau fearlessly confronts and calls all your bulls**t most authentically and honestly. She also tells you why seething with anger, feelings of bitterness, and jealousy every time you see a happy couple is a reflection of your insecurities and low self-esteem.
Yes, it is one of those hard-to-listen-to podcast episodes, but as someone who’s been where you are, Beatrice will help you come face to face with the truth of your desires, and by the end, your dating life will never be the same.
The Baddie B Mindset Podcast with Stephanie: Step Into Your ‘Untriggered’ Woman Era
This is one of our favorite Baddie B Mindset R&R Series episodes. In it, Stephanie embarks on a journey of clearing, forgiving, and releasing the limiting beliefs that have always held you back.
Listen to it if you’re ready to level up and ignite your growth!
Lovers & Friends With Shan Boodram: My Key To Not Being Blinded By Hurt And Constant Criticism
Often struggling to understand what real self-love looks like? Often find yourself getting hurt or blinded by pain and not able to move forward? This is the podcast episode for you.
Super podcast host Shan Boodram shows you how to heal from hurt, cultivate a deeper sense of self-love, and unlock true peace and freedom in your life.
It’s honestly the best episode for anyone who’s been hating their reflection in the mirror lately, those who’ve been paralyzed by heartbreak and other devastating life issues.
Best Kept Secrets With Sharon K. Mwangi: Breaking Cycles, Re-invention, & Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself Ft. Stephanie Cherono
Sometimes, the thought of exiting a slump can feel like a full refresh – a complete reset of everything defining you. If you want to do a life overhaul and start some healthy habits that will help you become the best version of yourself, this is the perfect episode to listen to right now!
In this podcast episode hosted by the multi-hyphenate Sharon K Mwangi, lifestyle and wellness content creator Stephanie Cherono shares her two cents on how to effectively break toxic cycles, re-invent yourself, and how you can effortlessly become better versions of yourself.
Super Soul With Oprah: Everything Is ‘Figureoutable’ Ft. Marie Forleo
In this thought-provoking podcast episode, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning web host Marie Forleo contemplates the centuries-old question, ‘Why do some people struggle while others find a way to thrive, often despite the most challenging circumstances?’
In exploring the answer (in her opinion), Marie shares the valuable lessons her mom taught her about handling life’s inevitable problems. She also discusses how one’s attitude, spirit, and tenacity can affect the outcome of any situation that comes your way.
Tune in if you’re ready to be inspired to think more deeply about living your best life despite the challenges you come across daily.
Balanced Black Girl With Les Alfred: Why Rejection Can Be Protection Ft. Sequoia Holmes
You didn’t think we forgot about this one, did you?
Super host Les and her dear friend Sequoia Holmes talk about everything from cultural expectations for Black women in the workplace to the benefits of being vulnerable and open, the drama that was the Tarte influencer trip fiasco, how rejection can be a form of protection, and the importance of nuance in content creation.
Clever Girls Know With Bola Sokunbi: Selena’s Journey To Overcoming $36,000 In Debt After A Broken Engagement
If finances have been kicking your butt and you have found yourself googling ‘how to pull a Bernie Madoff without getting caught,’ this is the podcast episode for you.
In the episode, Selena discussed the financial mistakes she made in her six-year relationship that ended with a heartbreaking broken engagement, the first steps she took to get back on her feet, how she navigated through the emotions and mental turmoil of a 35,000 debt, and much more.
Listening to this episode is like having a motivating chat with your fabulous, ambitious, and former struggling millennial cousin.
Getting’ Grown With Keia & Jade: In My _ Era
If this year has taken you by the balls and you feel like alighting the universe bus, this is the podcast episode for you.
Hosts Jade & Keia reflect on the shifts and seasons of life, explore the expected vs. the unexpected, and discuss the lessons they’ve been learning along the way.