On CHECKING IN, Michelle Williams and her friends let it all out as they reveal their intimate experiences with depression, anxiety and their mental health journeys. Hosted by Michelle, these celebrity interviews will also offer skills on how to manage mental health hardships and even offer coping strategies for emotional well-being.
Michelle and David explore the power of belief. They discuss where our thoughts come from and how to manipulate your five senses to change the course of your life because “you are what you think.” CHECK IN to this episode for a reminder to be mindful of your thoughts and words. Your words can impact your life!
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Michelle goes deep with Vince as they unpack a traumatic experience that inspired his new book, Everything Is Fine. Vince’s story teaches us forgiveness, resilience and sticking by our loved ones who suffer from mental illness. CHECK IN to this episode for a reminder that you are worthy of a beautiful life, no matter what you’ve been through.
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Michelle and Markuann will have you revisiting old ideas as they discuss passion versus pension, embracing your journey and remaining patient as your dreams come to fruition. Markuann shares the story behind the development of hit tv series, Godfather of Harlem. CHECK IN to this episode if you need some encouragement to keep pushing towards your goals.
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Michelle covers some controversial topics with the femininity doctor, Keli Pitts. This episode explores the definition of femininity and how your understanding of the term can impact your romantic relationships. This will also serve as a reminder that differing opinions can still be harmonious. Michelle and Keli’s conversation reminds you to CHECK IN on what you’re bringing to the table in your relationships.
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Get a glimpse of Tenitra in this episode as Michelle breaks the mold with her bestie, Dr. Amira Ogunleye! The ladies merge girl talk and inspirational gems as they discuss achieving success despite humble beginnings, entrepreneurship and channeling your passion. CHECK IN to this episode for the insatiable desire to call your best friend!
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LaurieAnn Gibson brings her BOOMCACK and all the audacity to this session! Michelle and LaurieAnn emphasize the importance of living your truth, “staying in your yes” and following your dreams. LaurieAnn also shares her formula behind creating some of the biggest superstars we know and love. CHECK IN to this episode if you need the extra push to stay true to your dreams.
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Michelle and Glo go deep while still bringing us a little laughter as they discuss the burden of black trauma, explaining your pain to non-black friends, being called to do something you’re not “qualified” to do, and the importance of allowing yourself to feel anger and frustration. CHECK IN to this episode for a reminder to take care of yourself, so you can pour into others from a place of wholeness.
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Michelle and Bevy are bringing you a lot of laughter and love in this episode! The ladies discuss the stigma behind being a “strong black woman”, stories from her book and risking it all to chase her dreams. CHECK IN to this episode for a reminder of how making sacrifices can lead to ultimate happiness and success!
To buy Bevy’s book Bevelations: Lessons From a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie, visit https://www.bevysmith.com/
Michelle and Dr. Leaf discuss the difference between the brain and the mind. Yes, there is a difference! Checking In gets scientific as Dr. Leaf uses her extensive research to show us how powerful the mind truly is. If you want to learn more about the positive benefits of building a strong mind, CHECK IN to this episode!
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It’s a family affair on this episode of Checking In! Michelle gives you a glimpse of her everyday conversations with her singing sister, Kelly Rowland. They talk about Kelly’s new EP, the key to having a healthy relationship, and investing in yourself. CHECK IN to this episode for a subtle reminder to take a leap of faith and put the work into making your own dreams come true!
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For the final week of Black History Month, Michelle talks to Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. They discuss the work and legacy of her parents, growing up under tremendous influence, the state of our society and self care in the midst of it all. This episode reminds you to CHECK IN on what you are doing for your community!
For more on Ilyasah Shabazz, visit https://www.ilyasahshabazz.com/
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Michelle and DeVon have a much needed conversation about relationships that will be valuable to singles and couples! They dive into understanding men in relationships, the consequences of getting in the way of your lover’s dreams and purpose, the significance of tone when communicating with your partner, and celibacy. CHECK IN to this episode to make sure you keep honor and respect in your romantic relationships!
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Ask and you shall receive! You wanted a continuation of Michelle’s original conversation with Dr. Dharius Daniels and it’s here just in time for Valentine’s Day! Single Ladies: Dr. Daniels is giving insight on a certain kind of man that’s out there who can treat you right. You just have to go get ‘em! Michelle and Dr. Daniels also lean in on how we allow past relationships to affect our current situations and the secret to maintain...
Michelle and Lecrae talk about Lecrae’s experience of battling mental illness as a black, Christian man in the limelight, surviving a suicide attempt and being honest about how you truly feel. This episode reminds you to CHECK IN on your willingness to be vulnerable. It’s okay to say you’re not okay!
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Michelle and Brittany take the familial feel of Checking In to the next level! Brittany is a licensed counselor, a certified trauma practitioner, and she’s also Michelle’s first cousin who helped her get back on her feet. Together they explore the stigmas surrounding therapy in the black community and get real about mental health while still bringing laughter and love. CHECK IN to this episode for a complimentary mediation session!
Michelle and Bakari Sellers try to bring a little peace to politics with this conversation. They discuss the relationship between mental health and politics, white supremacy in America and Donald Trump’s impeachment. This episode will remind you to CHECK IN on what you’re doing to contribute to change and hopefully, put you at ease as we prepare to usher in a new administration.
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Michelle and June Ambrose discuss choosing happiness, the brighter side of being stuck at home during the pandemic, “styleology”, and recognizing style as an art. Fashion is so much deeper than what you have on! CHECK IN to this episode for some great tips on not just how to look good, but how to feel good, too.
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Michelle and Dr. Dharius Daniels do a complete breakdown of the nature of relationships and the importance of reciprocity. Dr. Daniels also debunks the myth that the pandemic ruins relationships. If you’re looking for balance in a friendship, a business partnership or a romantic relationship, you’ll definitely want to CHECK IN to this episode!
For more information about Dr. Dharius Daniels, visit https://dhariusdaniels.com/
Michelle and Sarah Jakes Roberts dig deep into being a woman in today’s society and mastering how to “have it all.” They also discuss the church’s role in mental health. The conversation moves Michelle to open up about the importance of having supportive friends like Sarah, reminding us to CHECK IN with our “strong friends” and making sure we all get the help we need.
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In Michelle’s inaugural episode of Checking In with Michelle Williams, Michelle opens up about her personal experience during the pandemic and shares encouraging words for you to get through your own experience. Dr. Oz joins in to discuss holistic healing, the effects of the pandemic on mental health and racial disparity in health care. Michelle and Dr. Oz remind us to CHECK IN with ourselves, our loved ones and our doctors.
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