**A BONUS EPISODE in memory of grandmas and all grandparents who have transitioned.** On August 12, 2021, my paternal grandmother, Lucille Walker passed away. I had the honor of reciting an original poem at her homegoing services and I invite you to remember those you've loved and lost. Less than 4 minutes long, my prayer is that one or two of the words bring a smile to you in memory of! Enjoy - And super great news. Keep an eye out for my book #2 this year, which will be 44 letters and poems to help shift you to your best you. I cannot wait!
Ivory Tifa, Occupational Therapist, Poet and Kindness Doula joins Lolita E. Walker on this episode and it is soooo juicy. It challenges your thinking a bit and helps each of us say hmmmm. We are about to move a little differently after this episode here! Question: When you are at your lowest, do you think of kindness as that "thing" that will help you cope and heal through it all? Hmmm. #nojudgement but worth the thought. Ivory not only shares an original poem entitled, "Would you do anything differently?" but she also draws an intersection between therapy, healing and kindness. Imagine being near the World Trade Center during 9/11, in a city with no family and your dorm room in shambles. Would your first thought be to gift kindness? You have to tune in. We talk everything from walking into purpose and passion, recognizing you've been moving in your zone of genius every day, without even knowing working with children at the border to help them cope with trauma, random acts of kindness that we can do TODAY, plus so much more.
Dhomonique Murphy, a Media Master, 3x Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Serial Entrepreneur, Mommy and Wife, is joining Lolita on this episode, for a power packed segment to help craft the story behind you and your brand. Questions: Do you consider yourself a brand? How would you shape the stories in your life to fully narrate the fullness of who you are? What would you say are your most memorable moments that can help shape someone else's life today? How do you turn, what seems to be your most tragic life experience, into a lesson learned, to propel you to leap further and farther? Grab your pen and pad and don't miss the 5 strategies that Lolita leaves in COACHING, a celebration of COCKTAILS and cheers for the IG messages from power players from the Clubhouse audio app, and some good ole-fashioned CONVERSATIONS, where Domonique drops stories and mastery right here for you today. It is a super fun and jam-packed mastermind that will shift your thinking forever!
David Bianchi, poet, actor, philanthropist, just to name a few, joins us on this episode to talk everything from making history in the NFT space, as the first spoken word performance poet to create an NFT. Unfamiliar with what an NFT is and how powerful of a currency it is? No worries, he shares all of the details during our conversation. But, David doesn't just stop there. His "spinema" of "I Can't Breathe" has reached millions and has reshaped how we fuse poetry, art, cinema, social consciousness and our words into a true artform to make money, while impacting community. 100% of the proceeds of his "I Can't Breathe" piece will benefit The George Floyd Foundation and his aim is to raise $150K more dollars for non-profits by December 31, 2021 to pour into the communities that each "spinema" profits. In today's episode, COACHING leaves you with an exercise of "soul work" called The Circle of You. We look at limiting beliefs and relate them back to the power that our thoughts and our words have and how you may be able to look at them a bit differently. COCKTAILS celebrates the amazingness of who you are and reminds you of the affirmation that you are greatness where you stand. Own it and own the words that you say to yourself and to others. CONVERSATIONS are where you hear David Bianchi share stories of when he was young and how words shaped him, a bit of inspiration to leave us motivated to action, what he feels is a barrier that still faces him today and his 4 minute, 50 second, power piece of work called, "I Can't Breathe."
It's something about these Phenomenal, Die-Hard Morgan State University Grads! In this episode, we uncover what really happens in the Men's Den? I'm chatting with four of my super-amazing men friends, sharing laughs and we are chatting everything from affirming our children and the power of affirming our tribe to advice for single mothers. You may hear a crackle in my voice that sounds like a tear rolling down my eyes, but stick with it - I did hahah. We tackle the question of "who is on the Board of Directors of your life", how to hold others accountable, shedding people from your life and some of the funniest memories between friends, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Grab your mocktail or cocktail and join us at the kitchen table to celebrate my 1 year podcast anniversary with my Morgan State University family! Please join me in welcoming Dr. Justin Black, Lamar Robinson, Allan Boomer & Mervin Bourne. Let's have a bit of fun!
Imagine being born to immigrants, being a 1st generation American, having a largely successful career, launching your own law practice and BOOM- Federal Prison! Who hasn't experienced pain? Whether physical, emotional, mental and more, we each have a pain-story, even you. On this episode, I've invited Rashmi Airan to share her story and to gift us with tangibles of how we can begin to turn our pain to purpose TODAY! We talk takeaways from her experience, learnings from prison, lessons for and from children and so much more. Grab your pen and pad because we are digging deep in this episode, Change Agents.
"Dear Meghan" is not only the title of my powerful poem that I share at minute 15.59, but it is also a celebration of one of the Power Women that I am calling out as a woman making history as we speak, specifically for walking into fear with courage by her side. How often do we struggle to do that? Lemmie ask you this. How often do you truly pause and "see" those around you for who they are and what they are bringing to the table? How often do you acknowledge the hurt that you and others may be holding on to? How often do we gift folks the flowers they deserve in this moment? This episode is a celebration and thank you to the women everywhere who are making history and standing in all of their power. Listen in and grab a few things to shift differently.
What if....you were unconventional and used it to power your dreams? Imagine being an executive assistant for 10 years and building a six-figure business from your cubicle? You heard me right. What if you sat in your "Queendom" during this Women's History Month and dared to live as you colored outside of the lines? Imagine that! In this episode, I am joined by Celebrity Ghost Writer and Power Communicator and Journalist, Pauleanna Reid and Phenomenal Poet, D'Naia Bryant. Through their work and their words, we each leave empowered, with a few nuggets to leverage today and with a revised pep in our step. Are you ready? I'm #allin
We are celebrating Women's History Month with poetry, perseverance and power. I've tapped some of the amazing poets that I met on the Clubhouse app and am excited to bring them to this platform to share their work. This episode is dedicated to all women, particularly the ancestry of the Black women highlighted in the poetry and experiences of the poets today - Duane Reid, Livia Kojo Alour, Tariq Saint Sankofa & Yours Truly.
Kiran Bassi joins Lolita Walker in this episode to talk vulnerability in the workplace, sexual harassment, shame, leadership (and lack thereof), ethnic and corporate culture, owning your story and everything in between! Far too often in corporate spaces, we keep our heads down to get the work done, overlooking the bias and bullying that is happening to and around us. In this episode, you may challenge what you are playing. What if you found the courage to tell your manager that you were uncomfortable in a particular workplace situation and their first question was, What did you do? Hmmmm, think about this happening even in your personal life! Does the weight of shame overtake you? Do you retreat and begin to question yourself? Some of us will never know until it happens. Others of us have been here and wonder what we could have done differently. In this episode, Kiran is telling her story of harassment and she is sharing the pain, shame, conflicts within her ethnic culture, the irony of the corporate culture, owning her truth and using it to help others share their stories.
How do your fears translate into how you show up at work and life? What if you could shift the lenses of life to offer you a new perspective each time you faced fear? Novel idea right?! I knooowwwwww! On this episode, Jamie Alexis-Fowler, of Empower Work, is joining Lolita Walker at the kitchen table for some good-ole-fashioned conversations on what you can do today to begin to shift your perspective on fear!
Is "authenticity" a buzz word or is it a way of life? In this episode, we talk truth, liberation, direction setting, empathy, empowerment, self-awareness, reflection and everything in between. You'll even grab an exercise of soul-work that asks the question, "What if you were a house?" Hmmmmm...... I am joined by Cameo King, global leader, podcaster, business owner and powerhouse of all things "living authentically," for great conversations. Please don't forget to listen, subscribe and leave an amazing review IF you are fining value in these episodes and soul-work.
KICKING OFF SEASON 2 RIGHT! We're talking Relationships during COVID! They are tricky to say the least. In this episode, Relationship Coach & Matchmaker, Candice Harper, shares 5 ways to leverage dating during this pandemic. I add on 5 considerations for dating between many of our laughs, hilarious dating stories and so much more. Grab a pen and paper and grab these nuggets as we talk everything from the single life to married and relationship burnout!
Dr. Monica Goldson, CEO of Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS), joins me in a fun, candid and raw, behind-the-curtain interview of an all-the-time mom and daughter, who is a full-time, Power-Woman-Boss. We talk everything from communications surrounding the murder of George Floyd, to navigating a male-dominated industry, to the prayers for decision-making and even missed mommy-moments with her son. Listen in as we chat learning, leadership and life.
We are going deep in this episode y'all! Are you ready for self-discovery, realization, soul work x3 and some serious shifting of your mindset? We are talking all things “truth.” How do you define it? How are you showing up in it? How are you living it? Join Reiki Practitioner and TEDx Speaker, Manav Khanna, as we have an amazing dialogue of discovering and rediscovering the truth within you. You will definitely want to grab your CC&C Journal, as Manav walks me through an amazingly powerful exercise of soul-work.