On Episode 248 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie revisit a fascinating conversation with Grace Estripeaut, a mental detox expert and all-around fascinating woman. The three jump right in to discuss Grace’s story and life’s work. Grace helps listeners with stories and practical steps to guide them to a calmer life with more clarity. Grace shares tips on how to switch off your busy mind and decompress so you can actually sleep and start the next day refreshed, how to boost your energy and improve your mood, how to find SPACE in your life, and ways to fuel your tank, encourage your vision, and stay focused on what matters most -- regardless of what’s happening around you! Listeners will be blown away by this conversation. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 247 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Leslie and Tesi bring all of their holiday intensity to a discussion of the prevalence of food deserts across our nation. Too many Americans suffer due to the lack access to affordable, healthy food options because of the absence of grocery stores within convenient traveling distance, and too many of this country’s children are negatively affected by not just the geography but by the larger systemic issues that we face. Because of the inequity of systems in place, many activists prefer the words “food oppression” or “food apartheid” to describe the injustice, and after sifting through the research, Tesi and Leslie understand why. The sister-hosts discuss the magnitude of the problem, the implications of food oppression, and, finally, the solutions that are working and the ways in which an engaged Mama Bear might engage. It’s a big topic, to be sure, but it’s one worth your attention and care. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 246 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Leslie and Tesi talk to the extraordinary Emily Tisch Sussman. Emily has been at the forefront of executing strategy for the progressive movement in the United States for more than a decade. She is a leading democratic political strategist who appears regularly on FOX News, CNN, HLN, and MSNBC and whose views are frequently featured in national news outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, and Politico. Today, she spends time talking to Tesi and Leslie’s listeners about her life, her work, her hope, and her response to the world we find ourselves living in. Listeners will love her expertise and practical advice when it comes to all-things politics as we prepare for 2020. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 255 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie discuss fairtrade, the fast fashion industry, and what to avoid and what to embrace during this American holiday shopping season. The two women talk about what goes into a fairtrade label, what the fast fashion industry is doing to our earth and human beings, and why it matters. They encourage listeners to do their best, vote with their dollars, and look for all of the great, creative companies who are taking social responsibility in the production of their wares—in terms of the way they treat their workers and their environmental impact. It’s a fun and informative episode. Listen in! Visit the Mama Bear Dares website for complete Show Notes.
On Episode 244 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi sits down with Catherine Middlebrooks to discuss yoga, life in an RV, and how moms can and should live a BIG, FULL life. They discuss the ins and outs of and how restoring the core and pelvic floor during the postpartum period plays a huge part in being able to enjoy motherhood and life, and how Catherine manages the adventure of traveling with her family in the RV they inhabit. The conversation is informative, fun, and a powerful reminder that when we follow our own gut about what’s best for ourselves and our family, we are infinitely happier. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.