Stay A While

Stay A While

If food is a love language then this podcast is virtual soul food. Host Tommi A. Vincent is a NFL wife, chef, life-coach and domestic violence survivor who found her recipe for healing was through using food as medicine. Stay A While with those who hunger for connection as human beings, who have faced the impossible, and are still standing to tell their stories. Your presence is welcome. So take a seat at the table and make yourself at home. It’s time for some comfort food for your soul.

Episodes

February 18, 2022 17 min
On this final episode of our second season, we reflect on family. It's been a consistent topic on this show and that's not a coincidence. The work of building a life we love and a life that impacts others starts with the love and support of our village. So, look back with us at these conversations with Tommi and Troy Vincent, intergenerational healers Khadijah and Zakkiyah Abdul-Mateen, businesswoman extraordinaire Diahann ...
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How do you identify healthy love? How do you talk to younger generations about the red flags (and the green flags)? On this episode of Stay A While podcast, Tommi sits down with the 'love is respect' (https://loveisrespect.org) director Angela Lee for a deep and fulfilling conversation about what it means to create safe spaces for young people figuring out how to navigate relationships, and the lessons we should never be si...
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Real talk is a hallmark of this show so this week we’re digging into all things PETTINESS. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’ve all had our petty moments, our shady thoughts, or jabs at others when they tap dance on our nerves. This week, author and podcast host Demetria L. Lucas (https://instagram.com/demetriallucas) offers her perspective on what makes us do it and how she reins it.

You can learn more about Demetria on her we...
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"...Motherhood is one of the most underappreciated jobs in the whole world. Like it is. You're literally raising citizens of the world, the next world leaders, the next engineers, the next great chef, the next author like you're raising these people.”- Desiré Vincent Levy


By now, you all know Tommi is a big advocate of women taking the opportunity to do “whatever the heck we want to do!” in every aspect of our lives. So,...
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This is the first episode in our Liberated Woman series, exploring what it really means to be a free woman, beyond anyone else’s opinions or ideas.

You can’t ever really know freedom until you know who you are and fight to be here, no matter what. No one knows this better than today’s guest, Brittney Oliver, Founder of Lemons 2 Lemonade, a successful networking platform & event series that provides career content and inspiration...
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“How do we transform our society for the better? Because we can't do it in ways that are destructive. Because at the end of the day, we're all connected now and interconnected. And we've got to find a way to coexist in this world and ensure that there is justice and equity, fairness and dignity and respect.” - Dr. Bernice King

Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! There is no doubt that we stand on the shoulders of...
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We’ve heard the saying time and time again. We all have a God-given purpose in this life. We absolutely do! However, finding what that purpose is, and moving it from vision to reality is the question on the minds of so many. especially when there’s a lack of support or an influx of distraction. Guest Dawn Christian takes her seat at the table to explore some tools for seeing past the present, in order to move towards our destiny.

Co...
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As the countdown begins to a new year, and the clock sounds at midnight, the emphasis of fulfilling one's purpose becomes an emphasized focus. So how do you activate your gifts?
This week's motivation is all about recognizing that pivotal moment.

- How to recognize when you've been operating in your purpose
- How Tommi snatched her life back and started helping other women - and realized that was part of who she was her...
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Here's the truth. Everything doesn't happen when we want it. Even when we want, wish, and pray for it; sometimes it doesn't happen, and we may never know why. However, when we learn to appreciate the process, we grow. We just have to get out of our way.

* Instead of getting into microwave mode, where we want everything to happen quickly, how do we get comfortable with the process?

* Figuring out how to be present at the m...
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December 22, 2021 9 min
As we wind down the year and reflect on our past, in order to plan for our future, it's important to identify what keeps you grounded. In preparation for the unknown, your anchor is what keeps your foundation steady, even when your environment is tested.

In this mini-episode, Chef Tommi drops a dash of midweek motivation to help you get centered for 2022.


* What do you do when you encounter triggers?
* What is that thing that keep...
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As the year comes to a close, we’re rewinding to an episode of Stay A While that will help us prepare for 2022.

This time of year we’re asking ourselves questions like: What did I do well? What else do I want to accomplish? Who do I want to be? Who do I want to grow closer to? Who do I need to let go?

With that in mind, we’re going into the archives to replay a conversation that tackles an important piece of living our best lives.

In...
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If you’ve ever wondered how you were going to get up again after getting knocked down yet again, you’re not alone. Sometimes we quit when our path becomes unbearable. Sometimes we find the strength to keep going no matter what. Sometimes we do a bit of both. Today’s guest - Tunisha C. Brown, Editor in Chief of Impact Magazine has a story that will inspire and encourage you, from surviving cancer, homelessness, and abuse to founding...
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“We're great for everybody around us. But I want us to get to a space where we are making ourselves a priority. And I realized that in my journey to wellness if my mental health isn't intact, nothing will be intact,” - Cassandre Dunbar

Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! Face mask on? Check. Pedicure done? Check. A good glass of wine? Check. And now, let’s discuss the deeper meaning of self-care. Because, all the ext...
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“You can't force people to do things. But you can set a standard in your home for what because I'm the one cooking, nobody else…I feel responsible for keeping them healthy and safe.” - Heather Martin


Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! Whether we are choosing what to eat or what paths to take in life, love is a strong determining factor. That’s why today’s guest, Heather Martin aka Chef Mommy and ⅓ of the hit Gospel ...
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“We have to get rid of that belief that we are too much, and that we have to know that we are enough, and have the audacity to believe that we are enough to enter any space just as we are. And then once we go there, we spell our stuff out and sit back and wait for it to get picked up.” - Khadijah Abdul-Mateen


Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! As Black women, we hold so much emotion in our bodies, our minds, our habits that...
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“I believe that when we're dealing with people, it's important that we don't limit our opportunity to experience the greatness of other people.” - Zakiyyah Abdul-Mateen

Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! As Black women, we hold so much emotion in our bodies, our minds, our habits that we often never have time to explore. Well, this episode is all about examining our lives and the lives of those who came before....
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“Follow the path of peace when we think about unhealthy relationships, not only with others, but within ourselves. Some of us have toxic beliefs about ourselves, limiting thoughts, and self sabotaging behaviors... Allowing yourself to really believe that you deserve the peace and kind of giving yourself permission to have a life that's full of it.” - Davia Roberts


Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! Ice Cube once said, “...
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“Sometimes, the support doesn't come from the universe, from our husbands, from whoever, because you didn't ask them.” - Elayne Fluker


Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! Aren’t you tired of doing it all by yourself? You’ve carried the whole team on your back for too long - whether that team is your family, your work, or others’ problems - and it’s time to put it all down. On this episode, Elayne Fluker host of Suppo...
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“I think it just comes back to leading with love. If we can self determine and define what we really think it means to love and be loving, then when we meet the opposition, it's not as difficult to know how to manage.” - Shauna K

Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! If we do it right, stepping out on faith extends to every area of our lives. Including our career paths and workplaces. We often look to our jobs for stabilit...
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“The truth and honesty that comes with saying, ‘I'm struggling, or I need help, or I want to be better. So this is what I'm going to commit to.’ It is so powerful, but it takes a lot of courage.” - Mori Taheripour


Welcome to Stay a While with Tommi Vincent! Whether we are problem-solving a family issue, negotiating a salary, or going back and forth with ourselves in our own minds - we all are constantly figuring out what it ...
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