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A Safe Space to Heal, Disarm and Be Yourself with Tamika Lewis

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How do you know when it’s time to be supported and have a space for your own growth and healing? A safe space to heal, disarm, and be yourself. Whether there are days that you just don’t want to get out of bed, or you’re hiding in your productivity, this episode is for you. We’ll talk about what it means to lead with our humanity, honor our bodies, and practice self-care.

In this episode, I get cozy with one of my close friends, Tamika Lewis, LCSW.

Tamika is a speaker, writer, and licensed psychotherapist practicing in Los Angeles, California. She is the Clinical Director and founder of Womxn of Color Therapy Inc, a health and wellness community for teens and women of color. WOC Therapy offers free resources like The “Strong Woman's” Guide to Inner Peace, as well as online workshops and courses relating to anxiety, codependency, and racial healing.

“I wanted to create community and a safe space for women to come and disarm and to be who they really are.”


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • Tamika’s background in becoming a therapist, healer and a lifelong student of life [5:53]
  • An area that she feels we all can improve on, and how she strives to do this each and every day [6:12]
  • Some ways that we can start disarming ourselves, in order to embrace being human [10:36]
  • The conversations that Tamika is having with her kids around the issues of race, and the practices she does with them to instill a sense of pride and knowledge about their culture [12:50]
  • What sort of things can tell us that we should be reaching out for additional support right now [16:02]
  • Why being angry is ok, and that we don’t always need to be “nice” as a women of color [21:03]
  • Tamika’s tools and care practices that she’s using and sharing with her clients during these times of uncertainty [24:13]
  • How she is navigating homeschooling as an entrepreneur and her thoughts on “mom guilt” [26:10]
  • The way that Tamika is juggling a busy life of entrepreneurship and motherhood [31:56]
  • What role friendship plays in daily life, and why you need to have those key people to be in your corner [37:28]
  • The vision she is building and creating with the powerful work that she is doing with teens and women of color [42:27]

Resources + links mentioned:

» Tamika Lewis

» WoC Therapy

» WoC Resources

»  Connect with WoC on Instagram, and Facebook

»  Connect with Tamika Lewis on LinkedIn

» Common Sense Media

» Keep Google

» My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menake

» Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

» The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

Key Quotes:

  • “I just wanted to create a community and a safe space for women to come and disarm and to just be who they really are.” [6:45]
  • “We can just work on being better at being in the here and now. Notice what’s coming up and what’s happening in our bodies, and just disrupt that in the moment.” [11:36]
  • “I just want them to have a sense of pride and knowledge about their culture.” [14:31]
  • “Sometimes you’re riddled with that mom guilt, but our kids are watching from the sidelines and they’re taking notes. I think that they are really celebrating our efforts.” [29:40]
  • “I mean we have one run at this, so I just want to have fun on the journey.” [35:40]

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