Episode 54 | Synergy: Stress, Chronic Illness & Being Black [ Part II ] — feat. Dr. Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD

Dr. Donald E. Grant Jr., PsyD

Tune in to Episode 54 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast.

Join us for Part II of our series on stress, chronic illness & Black mental health, featuring Psychologist Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., PsyD. We talk about oppression. intergenerational trauma, as well as the physiological manifestations of stress. We also discuss links to chronic illness. Could there possibly be a link between intergenerational trauma and MS in Black people?

Dr. Grant is a socio-cultural analyst and mental health expert who has served as an educator, media analyst, child welfare administrator, trainer, presenter, and social services advocate. Dr. Grant currently occupies two roles as the Executive Director of Mindful Training Solutions, LLC (MTS) and Executive Director of Pacific Oaks College’s Center for Community and Social Impact.

Find him on Twitter at @DrGrantJr and Instagram at @dr_grant.

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Episode 53 | Synergy: Stress, Chronic Illness & Being Black [ Part I ] — feat. Dr. Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD

Tune in to Episode 53 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast.

Join us for Part I of our series on stress, chronic illness & Black mental health, featuring Psychologist Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., PsyD. We talk about oppression. intergenerational trauma, as well as the physiological manifestations of stress. We also discuss links to chronic illness. Could there possibly be a link between intergenerational trauma and MS in Black people?

Dr. Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD

Dr. Grant is a socio-cultural analyst and mental health expert who has served as an educator, media analyst, child welfare administrator, trainer, presenter, and social services advocate. Dr. Grant currently occupies two roles as the Executive Director of Mindful Training Solutions, LLC (MTS) and Executive Director of Pacific Oaks College’s Center for Community and Social Impact.

Find him on Twitter at @DrGrantJr and Instagram at @dr_grant.

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production and more.

As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Episode 53 | Synergy: Stress, Chronic Illness & Being Black (Part I) — feat. Dr. Donald Grant, Jr, PsyD.

Join us for Part I of our series on stress, chronic illness & Black health, featuring Psychologist Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., PsyD. We talk about oppression. intergenerational trauma, as well as the physiological manifestations of stress. We also discuss links to chronic illness. Could there possibly be a link between intergenerational trauma and MS in Black people?

[ Episode 4 Recap ] Energy Vampires & Protecting Your Energy

Have you ever been in someone’s presence, be it online or in close proximity, and start to feel uneasy?  You may start to notice tension throughout your body, your stomach may be in knots, your breathing may become erratic.  Well, if you notice those small but subtle changes, you have been bitten by an Energy Vampire!  Beware…

According to Dr. Sophie Henshaw in How to Avoid Being Drained By Energy Vampires, “Energy vampires are emotionally immature individuals who have the sense that the whole world revolves around them. They are almost incapable of seeing things from another person’s perspective. They often lack empathy. They believe that they must take everything they can get from others and that giving anything will deprive them of essential resources.”

As we’ve discussed in previous episodes, stress and MS are a dangerous combination. Imagine the stress that energy vampires wreak on one’s system! When you’re dealing with MS, you’re already operating with a deficit — dealing with someone who drains you, instead of refilling your cup, can be damaging to your spirit (and manifest in your body). Take care to avoid them! Or, at the very least, be aware of this type of person (or situation) and keep your distance.

It’s important to recognize when your personal space has been invaded, because your body will tell you when toxic energy is unwanted.  In the podcast, we talked about a couple of techniques to help keep the negativity at bay.  Meditation and body scanning are always easy ways to escape the “bite.”  If you’re curious about how to incorporate relaxing or energy blocking techniques take a look at the link below.

 

We want Myelin and Melanin to be a place where you find information that is beneficial to your life.  Remember, avoid the bites and stings that energy vampires can bring!

Love, light & awareness! 🙂

D & D

 

Episode 4 — Energy Vampires & Protecting Your Energy

Listen to Episode 4 of Myelin & Melanin!

Have you ever been in someone’s presence, be it online or in close proximity, and start to feel uneasy?  You may start to notice tension throughout your body, your stomach may be in knots, your breathing may become erratic.  Well, if you notice those small but subtle changes, you have been bitten by an Energy Vampire!  Beware…

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