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Aug. 26, 2021

Self-Love, Self-Care and Mental Wellness During a Time of Toxic Politics, Social Unrest and the Pandemic

Self-Love, Self-Care and Mental Wellness During a Time of Toxic Politics, Social Unrest and the Pandemic

“Toxic politics, social unrest and the pandemic have affected us all, but mental health care is available and effective,” says host DJ D-Rich. In today’s episode, your host is joined by Aisha Moore, Self-Care Expert, and Tysha Pressley, Lead Therapist at...


“Toxic politics, social unrest and the pandemic have affected us all, but mental health care is available and effective,” says host DJ D-Rich. In today’s episode, your host is joined by Aisha Moore, Self-Care Expert, and Tysha Pressley, Lead Therapist at Rehabilitate Your Life, to discuss manageable solutions to mental wellness during the pandemic and beyond. 

As a black woman, Aisha Moore always felt as though the pressure of the world was on her back. Between managing her job, social life and being an active member of her community, she never knew a life that didn't involve stress. It wasn't until she experienced a string of panic attacks that she took a step back and reevaluated her life. Aisha came to the conclusion that stress had become so ingrained in her everyday routine that she had become addicted to living an unmanageable lifestyle. For anyone looking to destress, Aisha explains that it's important to first acknowledge your unhealthy relationship with stress, and to then find comfort with resting and putting yourself first. 

For Tysha Pressley, the pandemic has given her more clients than her books can handle. According to her, we are programmed to be “human doings” rather than human beings. The pandemic has stripped most Americans of their daily distractions and has forced many people to realize the true state of their mental health. Tysha wants listeners to know that seeking help does not make you weak, and she would encourage anyone who feels internal conflict to consider therapy. 

We all know the struggle is real, so join us on today’s episode of the Southern Soul Podcast for an honest conversation about stress management and mental health. Get answers to commonly asked mental health questions, tips on how to live stress-free, and learn how to master mindfulness so you can improve your overall well-being. 

 

Quotes

• “Not being stressed feels vulnerable, it feels naked, it feels weird, because the thing that we say  we don't want is to be super stressed. But we're so used to it that not being stressed just feels odd. So we do things to self sabotage and put that stress back on.” (17:04-17:24)

• “It's a lot of rehabilitating your life when you grow up in dysfunction and trauma. It really does  affect your life overall, and it can really devastate your life if you're not really mindful.” (27:51-28:03)

• “It's really important to make sure that you're putting yourself first. I love that people are coming in so they can learn the skills that they need in order to put themselves first and manage their own mental health.” (41:03-41:14)

• “You have to know who to go to for the right things, and it's not always the people you love. Sometimes it's the stranger, sometimes, it's people who you don't expect but that doesn't mean those people don't have value.” (01:19:02-01:19:13) 

 

Links

https://rehabilitateyourlife.com/meet-tysha

https://www.selfcarebyaisha.com/

 

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