Man to Man: A Wellness Series

Man to Man: A Wellness Series

Black men, it's time to get real with each other. Wellness, self-love, self-care; these are just a few topics Black Love Inc. General Manager and Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach David Wasicki will be bringing to the forefront in Man to Man: A Wellness Series. Each week the topics will change, but the insights & lessons gained from Black men of all walks of life will remain constant. Man to Man serves as a platform for men to get real-life insight directly from notable, successful men who lead with the honesty and vulnerability.


June 29, 2023 44 mins

James Harris was supposed to be just another statistic in the foster care system. At the age of sixteen, he decided the best plan for his future was to emancipate himself and take control of his life so he could be the support system for his siblings who he was separated from when they entered the Virginia foster care system. Today, Tedx speaker, husband, and father James Harris goes Man to Man with David to discuss how he took the...

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Knowledge, plain and simple, is POWER! Being informed about today’s society is essential, and can be the difference between thriving or just getting by. James Nicholas Kinney is one who chose to survive, learn and thrive when the universe gave him a choice that he couldn't say no too. Now, he's here to go Man to Man with David to discuss how he pulled himself out of a very deep depression and battled his agoraphobia after almost lo...

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June 15, 2023 43 mins

What do you do when you lose it all? When you think you know your life plan, and then suddenly that changes? Dominic Lawson knows all about change and loss. He wouldn't tell you that there is some magical cure all on the other side. What you would learn from him, is that he is a man of service, a man who loves his community, and a champion of mental health who is STILL on his own journey. Through storytelling, he is finding his own...

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May 18, 2023 62 mins

Get your air horns ready because today, David goes man to man with actor, producer, husband, father and of course New Yorker, Alimi Ballard. David and Alimi dive into why he credits his mother as the most influential person in his early life and how he takes those lessons and teaches them to his children so they have the tools to navigate a world, that can be very cruel, with grace, confidence, and humility as a young person of col...

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May 4, 2023 49 mins

Narcissism is defined as a self-centered personality style characterized as having an excessive preoccupation with oneself and ones own needs, often at the expense of others. Often people want a narcissist to be more engaged in things going on around them than themselves. But what happens when a narcissist decides to go get the genuine help they need to be become a better man for the people around them. David goes Man to Man with L...

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April 20, 2023 42 mins

Forgiveness is something we all struggle with. However, studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack; improving cholesterol levels and sleep; and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stress. Today, David is going Man to Man with an influencer, father, and skateboarder who knows all about the power of forgiveness, Lheighton Coo...

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March 16, 2023 41 mins

As we all know, being different than what people think Black men should be gets you straight mocked, being vulnerable is not something we expect from Black men. Whether that comes from wearing "feminine" colors, not being fit, to enjoying certain hobbies, there are some things that Black men avoid because they don't want to be talked about. For body positive, model and NAACP Image Award nominated author Kelvin Davis, that was an af...

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February 16, 2023 51 mins

Welcome back fam! Today David goes man to man with an actor, and comedian but also a father and overall good dude Jermaine Fowler. The two discuss how comedy was truly a way for Jermaine to make something of himself when everything seemed hopeless, how much of one's self it takes to make others laugh, and the intersection of religion and wellness. Jermaine has really seen and been through so many ups and downs and his views on it a...

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February 2, 2023 33 mins

Today we are starting out Black History Month right with this brother right here! Hosea Chanchez is an actor and producer who has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and is probably best known for his role in The Game which you can catch on Paramount+ but his talents don't stop there - Hosea is also a  passionate advocate for mental health awareness and support within the Black community. As David and Hosea sit dow...

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November 3, 2022 31 mins

If you know anything about these Black Love streets, then you know Sean Patrick Thomas is a favorite around here. He's a loving husband, a great dad, and a phenomenal actor, and today he's sitting with David to talk about Till the heartbreaking true story of the historic lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till through the eyes of his mother Mamie Till-Mobley in which he plays Gene Mobley. 

David and Sean chat about what (if any) similar...

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October 13, 2022 35 mins

Hey Black Love fam! Today David is back  with a legend in the music game. He has worked with all the big names like Kanye and Rihanna (and a bunch more), but he is also an entrepreneur, a family man, and a brand new  author. We're talking about Benny Pough! 

Benny is back to talk about his new book On Impact which is full of lessons on living a life of impact, rising through the leadership ranks, and having to overcome a near-death ...

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Happy one year of Man to Man and International Podcast Day! 🥳🥳🥳 Just for International Podcast Day you can catch  the full video of this conversation on Youtube!

Toxic masculinity. What is it? Is it really an issue or is it some buzzword? We brought in two brothers to have a conversation about masculinity in all forms, but especially centered around being Black men: Karega Bailey, artist, educator, and angel father, and King Jay ...

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September 15, 2022 40 mins

Ray Singleton is a lot of things, but you might know him as America's Husband. He first stole a lot of hearts as he started sharing his wife, Roslyn's, cancer journey. Or You might have met him for the first time on the latest season of Black Love Doc. OR This might be your first introduction to Ray in which case  you are late to the party! Ray is positivity personified. David and Ray discuss just how masculinity intertwines with b...

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September 1, 2022 58 mins

Steve Harris is a multi-hyphenate to the nth degree. He's a producer, an entrepreneur, an Emmy winner, a documentarian, a network executive, and he and David happened to cross paths at his latest project, Sneakertopia. But perhaps just as interesting as all the things that Steve has managed to do and create and work on, are the paths he had to take to get there. From his early days at Howard University, to being a young father and ...

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August 18, 2022 37 mins

David is back with Bryan to finish their conversation and this round they're going into more of what exactly Bryan does as an ICF Accredited Leadership Coach. Surprisingly enough, leadership is so much more than just the being the person in charge. It encompasses a doubt, and stress, and performances and humility and want. Listen in as Bryan and David reflect on their growth, development and what their journey from adolescence to m...

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August 4, 2022 34 mins

Sometimes you just have to chop it up with an  old friend. This week David is going Man to Man with Bryan Winston who is not only an old friend, but an ICF Accredited Leadership Coach, NLP Master Practitioner & Ericksonian Hypnosis Practitioner. Listen in as the two discuss the meaning of masculinity in today's world, how fatherhood has helped shaped them today, and  how doing things well is so much different than just doing.

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July 21, 2022 40 mins

What's it like to go from nothing, to everything, back to nothing and finally living your best version of you? From a near death experience as a child to modeling and record deals, to prison, nothing about Garrain Jones' story is typical. Most stories like his do not have a happy ending. So what makes Garrain different? Listen in as he shares his story and the one thing that truly changed his life. Plus Garrain gives us the inside ...

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July 14, 2022 37 mins

It's not every day you get to chat with a man who is known as Mr. Hype. Adedayo "Dayo" Kosoko is a photographer, and creator who exudes joy. Everyone who has met him, or worked with him knows that Dayo is going to bring it all the way up. In this conversation David and Dayo chat about what it means to be a first generation American, repping for his people, and the joy that is Black joy.

Make sure you let Dayo know how you felt about...

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July 7, 2022 38 mins

Wellness is a journey not a race. No one knows this better than the founder of Fit Men Cook, Kevin Curry. This man has been through it all. From Philly to Dallas, soul food was a way of life, even if it wasn't a healthy way of life. Listen in as Kevin shares how his struggles with depression led to his transformation, how the idea of comfort food is a lie, and why your Mama's sweet potato pie ain't all that special(!). 

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May 5, 2022 37 mins

Against all odds. That's what you'll be thinking after hearing Chris Slate's story. The fitness coach and wellness specialist has been through so much to get to where he is today. Listen in as he shares how he arrived at his now, how he is always evolving, and the intersection of mental wellness always crosses with physical wellness. 

Make sure you let Chris know how you felt about this conversation and see what he's up to @slatefit...

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