Welcome back to BeREAL! This week, in a more casual episode, Diana and Ednesha tell listeners about who they are outside of the BeREAL Podcast and also about upcoming change.
The conversation starts with the two discussing their favorite things about fall. For Ednesha it is apple picking and Halloween time. They talk about haunted houses and how Diana does not like scary things but Ednesha loves them. Then they move on to discuss the not so fun parts of Fall. The darker days sometimes weigh on Diana, and she doesn’t understand the reach of the pumpkin spice craze.
Next, the duo moves on to talk about what other initiatives they have going on outside of BeREAL. At Black Woman Be Whole, Ednesha has an upcoming brunch for either late Fall or early Winter. She also has a wilderness retreat planned for herself this coming weekend, where she hopes to learn how to survive in the wild. Over at BeWELL, Diana talks about the upcoming parenting workshop. This monthly wellness talk this month will be hosted by BeWELL’s very own Susan Miller.
After a short break, Diana and Ednesha return to discuss upcoming changes to the BeREAL podcast. After much deliberation, the team has decided to switch to a seasonal format. Each season will consist of 20 episodes and there will be two seasons in a year. This change comes as an effort to practice what they preach. Diana and Ednesha have noticed that the weekly format is too stressful on both of them. They talk about their fears surrounding this change, but also explain how relieved they felt when it was decided. Ednesha noticed that she has a hard time saying “no” to things, and that led her to pile too much on her plate. Having this change forced upon her actually came as a blessing.
To finish off the episode, the women talk about other ways change can be beneficial. They highlight scenarios in which you might want to change therapists or change directions in a relationship. They highlight that change keeps things exciting, even though it is often looked upon with dread.
Thank you for tuning into BeREAL this week. Look for our upcoming episodes on the holiday season and personal experiences with therapy coming soon. In the meantime, make sure you check out last week’s episode on Seasonal Affective Disorder.
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