Fireflies Unite With Kea

Fireflies Unite With Kea

Fireflies Unite Podcast With Kea is a weekly podcast from the perspective of individuals thriving with a mental illness created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies), encourage people of color to seek treatment and end the stigma and raise awareness. We want to show that mental illness does not have "a look"; it includes everyday high-functioning people. The podcast is also designed for people to see how everyday decisions impact their mental health and overall wellness such as finances, relationships, and nutrition. Podcast episodes are available every Monday. Join the conversation and get social! Facebook Closed Group-Fireflies Unite: Healthy MindsFacebook Fan Page: @firefliespodTwitter: @firefliespodInstagram: @firefliespod... Show More

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March 1, 2021 3 min

During the last episode, Kea says her final goodbye to the podcast and hello to the other opportunities for Fireflies Unite.
 
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On this week's episode, we are joined by Jamie Rockymore-Bess, Editor in Chief of Healthful Living Magazine, who discusses why she created her mental health magazine. Learn more about Healthful Living Magazine!

Jamie Rockymore-Bess is the Founder of Helpful Living Magazine, a mental health magazine that educates readers about mental health/wellness. She recently launched the 4th issue focusing on social injustice and the coronav...

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On this week's episode we are joined by Tyshiana Johnson and she discusses self-love and self-care while offering tips to become the best version of ourselves.

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How To Practice Self-Love
How To Practice Self-Care For Beginners
 

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February 7, 2021 10 min

On this week's episode, Evolve joins us to talk about burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

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Evolve Benton, MA, MFA is a speaker, educator and curator who inspires audiences to think about questions of performance, diversity, inclusion, tran...

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On this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. Bee, a Wellness and Strengths Coach, Journalist, Transformational Speaker, and Photographer. She discusses grief besides the loss of a loved one and self-care tips while grieving.

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December 28, 2020 4 min

On this week's episode, Kea talks about seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD. Learn more about SAD.

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December 23, 2020 3 min

After an eight week break, Kea comes back with some sad news for the fireflies family.

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October 4, 2020 11 min

On this week's episode, Kea encourages us to check in with ourselves and evaluate the changes we need to make to support our mental and physical health.

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    On this week's episode, Katara McCarty joins the podcast to discuss her app Exhale, why she created it and the benefits of it.

    From out of the realities of abandonment by her biological mother, being bi-racial and growing up in a Black home, Katara McCarty realized early in life that the color of her skin mattered. After becoming a single mother at 19 and finding the courage to leave an abusive relationship, Katara became an ent...

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    On today's episode, Lakitia shares how she healed from sexual trauma and how it has pushed her into purpose.

    LaKitia Woodard is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, International Author, and Sexual Abuse Survivor empowering  women  to transform their life by embracing their difference. On her journey to purpose, she found herself always sharing her testimony of surviving sexual abuse to motivate and inspire women to take actio...

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    September 13, 2020 23 min

    On this special edition episode of Kea's 30th birthday, Kea's mom joins the podcast to discuss her personal mental health journey and what she's learned from her daughter.

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    On this week's episode, Kea shares how therapy has changed her life for the better and four lessons she's learned along her healing journey

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    We all have heard of your IQ? But what is your EQ? What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent?

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    Anxiety is the name used to describe all feelings and symptoms a person experiences when they feel they are in danger. On today's episode, Kea discusses what happens when we experience.

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    August 16, 2020 5 min

    Who does your support system consists of? What can you do to build  a stronger support system? On this week's episode, Kea offers 10 tips to building a support system?

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    Some people have certain personality traits that help them overcome stress such as optimism, a tendency to take action and a sense of humor. You can develop these traits. In this week's episode, Kea talks about stress management tips.

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    August 2, 2020 7 min

    Stress is a part of life but too much stress can cause problems. Stress is sometimes referred to as “pressure” or “tension” when you are faced with a new, unpleasant or threatening situation. It can affect your mental and physical health, damage relationships with family and friends. During Kea's time in the hospital, she learned about the different types of stress and how it impacts us.

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    July 26, 2020 12 min

    On this week's episode, Kea's shares what she learned from her recent depression relapse. She encourages us to give ourselves grace, don't believe the negative thoughts and to learn on your support system.

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    Kyra Ariana of the The Self-Care Plug Podcast joins Kea to talk about what it is like to live with more than one mental illness. As a mental health advocate, Kyra Ariana focuses on being a source of encouragement and education. She’s also a podcaster of The Selfcare Plug, public speaker and life coach. On her platform she shares beauty tips, educates women on mental health and speaks and creates events within the mental health comm...

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    Boundaries prevent burn-out and promote healthy relationships with yourself and others. If boundaries aren’t in place, many of us fall into codependent roles. On this week's episode, Kea discusses how the savior, people-pleaser and martyr impact relationships.

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