Does Being Woke Still Matter? with NY Times Bestselling Author, Resmaa Menakem

13 de sep. de 2023 · 1h 44s
Does Being Woke Still Matter? with NY Times Bestselling Author, Resmaa Menakem
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Welcome to the 1st episode of season #4 of the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast! Each month we speak to inspiring and empowering guests to help you rediscover your authenticity, realign with...

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Welcome to the 1st episode of season #4 of the Mind-Blowing Happiness® Podcast! Each month we speak to inspiring and empowering guests to help you rediscover your authenticity, realign with your values, and walk in your purpose for a juicier, more joyful life.

In this episode, Trish kicks off the new season with New York Times Bestselling Author, Healer, and Trauma Specialist, Resmaa Menakem. Resmaa is the author of the New York Times bestseller, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. He is also the author of The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation's Upheaval and Racial Reckoning, and Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy–and What You Can Do About It.

Resmaa Menakem is a longtime therapist and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the healing of racialized trauma. He is the founder of the Cultural Somatics Institute and the originator and key advocate of Somatic Abolitionism. For ten years, Resmaa co-hosted a radio show with former U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison on KMOJ-FM in Minneapolis. He also hosted his own show, Resmaa in the Morning, on KMOJ. Resmaa has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on family dynamics, couples in conflict, and domestic violence. He has also been a guest on Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central TV program, Tha God’s Honest Truth, and on iHeart radio’s The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy.

1:00 – Trish talks about how she learned of Resmaa's work
3:50 – Resmaa talks about how he got into the work of healing
8:40 – Resmaa explains "somatic abolitionism"
12:00 – Trish and Resmaa address the concept of "wokeness"
13:15 – Resmaa gives historical context to wokeness and "fugitiveness"
17:05 – Trish and Resmaa talk about the impact of Jan 6 and the potential for a Civil War
18:54 - Resmaa discusses how "symbols of our feral past" are part of our present
20:30 - Resmaa examines the "training ground" of Jan 6
23:00 – Resmaa explains the value and "currency" of whiteness
23:40 - Resmaa shares the mistake in his bestselling book, My Grandmother's Hands
24:50 – Trish and Resmaa discuss the reason for the creation of "white supremacy"
26:15 – Resmaa explains why black and brown people should seek each other out
27:00 - Resmaa explains that race has a "charge"
28:40 - Trish talks about the need to awaken white compassion instead of tears
29:53 - Resmaa offers his recommendation for personal growth in mainstream communities
31:30 - Resmaa explains "bodies and logic"
35:00 - Resmaa explains the concept of "generativeness"
37:37 - Resmaa discusses the acronym, "VIMBASI" and how to reclaim the "6 intelligences"
40:00 - Trish talks about her work with Black women and busyness
40:30 - Resmaa talks about how rest for Black women is revolutionary
41:50 - Trish recalls the consistency of images of white women being pampered and resting
43:30 - Resmaa explains why the "structure" wants free labor
45:00 - Resmaa encourages you to think of your body as a "toy box" instead of a "toolbox"
45:20 - Trish talks about the shame of body rest and pleasure
46:00 - Resmaa describes a powerful embodied mirror practice
47:19 - Trish talks about the importance of nurturing the physical body
48:00 - Resmaa discusses the power of pausing
49:20 - Resmaa dives into pain and healing
54:00 - Resmaa explains that most people don't look at or hold their own bodies
54:50 - Trish and Resmaa share the strange childhood behavior they have in common
56:00 - Trish and Resmaa talk about how to prepare for whatever is coming
58:38 - Resmaa shares his new children's book project


Learn more about Resmaa Menakem's work and donate to his children's book project at https://www.resmaa.com/

Learn more about Trish Ahjel Roberts’ work and schedule a Clarity Call at https://TrishAhjelRoberts.com to learn about the 2024 Ghana Soul-Healing Retreat, Mind-Blowing Happiness Private Coaching, Finding Freedom Book Coaching, Passion Quest 6-Week Mind-Body-Soul Refresh for Black Women, and more!

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