Welcome back to BeREAL! This week, Diana and Ednesha are joined by Randi Zinn to discuss female empowerment and “going beyond.”
Randi Zinn is an author, mindfulness and wellness expert, podcast host and founder of the Going Beyond Movement and Beyond Mom. The Going Beyond movement grants women permission to step in, step up, and enter a curious dialogue with their life. Her platform offers: The Going Beyond Podcast, LIVE podcast events, community building events, dynamic social media storytelling, and retreats for women. She is a regularly featured expert interviewed by the media, and has been featured in Women@Forbes, HuffPost, The New York Times, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Cheddar, FOX5 NY, Great Day Washington, The Honest Company Blog and many more. She is a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus NY and has taught since 2008. Randi’s book Going Beyond Mom- How to Activate Your Mind, Body & Business After Baby was published in September 2017.
Randi begins the episode by giving a little backstory to the Going Beyond Movement. She explains how it began as a movement for mothers, founded around the time that she herself was a new mom. From here it expanded and evolved into an empowerment movement for all women. She explains how this is inclusive of women of all backgrounds and how she herself is still learning how to make the space the most comfortable for women of color. She summarizes the philosophy of the project to be, “Your life is the movement the world needs of you.”
Ednesha offers a personal account of the ways that she tries “going beyond” daily. She tells the women how she would like to go beyond the black pain that is deeply ingrained with the black experience. In order to do this, she pledges to herself that she will have joy in her life. Randi uses Ednesha’s story as a way to highlight the mission of her movement. She hopes that followers will has experiences similar to her own, that they will have a head to head journey with their pain. The discomfort that this will inevitably create opens the door to the next, better place of one’s life.
Randi finished the episode by detailing the logistics of the movement. She elaborates on the events that she would host, retreats and live podcast recordings, pre-COVID. She also delves into her work as a wellness mentor and who her ideal client is, as well as what they can expect to get out of sessions with her. Lastly, she ties the conversation back to therapy with a quick discussion on how therapy helps to push her “beyond.”
Thank you so much for tuning into the BeREAL Podcast this week. Be on the lookout for a brand new episode next week. In the meantime, make sure to listen to last week’s episode with Sydney Silver on mental health coaching.
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