Authentic Wednesday Podcast

Embrace your imperfections and authentically be you! Join Bianca Hughes, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and her guests as they vulnerably share their behind the scenes stories of giving themselves permission to take off their mask, let go of expectations, and embrace their own path of freedom and authentic connection with themselves, loved ones and the world.

Podcast Update

There are some changes taking place on the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. On this episode Bianca shares the process of the changes she is making on the podcast. _ Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (sign up) to receive podcast updates, tips and resources on authentic living.

08-04
05:11

How to overcome Obstacles and Live A fulfilling Christian Life with Cafria Hart and Bianca Hughes

Life is very complex and there are a lot of obstacles to overcome in order to live a fulfilling life. In this Episode Bianca and her friend Cafria talk about some of those obstacles we face in general and as Christian women and how we work through them. - In this episode, Cafria and Bianca discuss: Treating your children as young humans Switching roles in a partnership to be in alignment Introducing your partner to your loved ones Liking vs loving yourself Failing relationships until you meet the right person Staying abstinent until marriage and the bonding power of sex Visit the http://www.authenticwednesdaypodcast.com/ (website) to discover more about the http://www.authenticwednesdaypodcast.com/ (Authentic Wednesday Podcast.) To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

07-21
01:15:29

Being $150,000 in Debt Helped My Wife and I Create our Dream Life with Robert Raymond Riopel

All of us experience difficulties along the way. What helps people become successful is what they learn from their failures and taking action to get out of the situation. On this week’s Authentic Wednesday podcast  Robert Raymond Ripoel shares how being over $150,000 in debt helped Robert and his wife create their dream life. Robert Raymond Riopel is an international Best-Selling author, App Designer, Entrepreneur and Trainer who has spent the past 18+ years travelling around the world sharing his passion. Robert draws on his journey from humble beginnings to financial freedom at the age of 32, to inspire individuals into tapping into their greatness. - In this episode, Robert discusses:  How he got where he is now The importance of being yourself Breaking problems down into small steps and taking action Celebrating every victory, no matter how small How he and his wife overcame their financial crisis Connect with Special Guest Robert: https://successleftaclue.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/TheRobertRiopel/ (Facebook) https://successleftaclue.com/ebook/ (Free E-book: Success Left A Clue) Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

07-14
46:56

73. 3 Ways your Authenticity is A Gift to the World

Most of us don’t realize that being authentic is not only beneficial for us but it is also a big gift to the world and the people around you. - In this episode, Bianca shares: Her “Aha” moment about being authentic Giving other people the permission to be authentic by being your authentic self How to make people feel safe around you How to let the world experience the true you Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

07-07
11:18

72. The Emotional Side: When A Loved One has Cancer with David Richman

Experiencing yourself or a loved one with having cancer is an emotional rollercoaster. Each side is heavily affected but it often is not easy to find the right words and connect with each other. David is here to show how powerful storytelling is to overcome those issues. David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. His first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer. - In this episode, David discusses:  His journey to become the best version of himself The power of storytelling Connecting to people by listening and understanding their story Dealing with emotions in a cancer affected environment The concept "Middle of the pack" Doing things always for you Connect with Special Guest David: https://david-richman.com/ (Website) David's book: “Winning in the Middle of the Pack” David 's book “Cycle of Lives Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

06-30
46:28

71. Having A Warm Bed vs Being in a Fulfilling Relationship

Finding a fulfilling relationship for life is easier for some than for others. Whatever your relationship status is right now, this topic never gets old. In this episode, Bianca opens up about The difference between a warm-bed advice and a partnership advice Disenfranchised grief Her thoughts and feelings about being single Not settling for less - Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

06-23
15:45

70. My Transformational Story of Attracting a Godly Cherished Relationship with Keshia Rice

Finding the right partner for a fulfilling relationship can be difficult and frustrating. This week’s podcast episode is about exactly that and special guest Keshia Rice is here to help. Keshia Rice is a dating coach. She helps successful, Christian women learn how to attract quality men without compromising their values, identity, or sanity.As the daughter, sister, and niece of preachers, Keshia understands what it’s like as a Christian woman to balance a conservative upbringing with modern hookup culture. And like many women in the corporate world, Keshia knows the challenges of being ambitious while maintaining your femininity. In this episode, Keshia opens up about:  Growing up as a preachers daughter Figuring out what you really want in a relationship Feminine and masculine energies in ourselves Accepting your feminine as a strong woman Her experiences as a dating coach Dating as a Christian woman Connect with Special Guest Keshia: http://keshiarice.com/ (Website) https://www.instagram.com/keshiarice/ (Instagram) Free  Masterclass  Breakthrough Boundaries Soul Ties https://calendly.com/keshiarice/cherished (Book  a call) _ Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

06-16
49:08

69. What I Interestingly Learned from Taking Care of my Nieces

Taking care of children can be a challenge but also the most rewarding experience in the world. It provides us with the opportunity to see the world through different eyes and learn a lot of things about ourselves. In this episode, Bianca shares:  Her experience of taking care of her nieces That children are little humans with the same emotions and thoughts  What she learned about herself and what we can learn from them - Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

06-09
18:23

Encore: Are You Compromising on Your Values or Preferences?

In this Encore podcast episode I shared my story on discovering what it truly means to "not compromise on your values". I dived into  defining compromise, values and preferences and how they are related. I highlighted ways you can live a life that aligns with your values and connect more to your authentic self. In this episode you will learn Identifying the difference between values and preferences The importance of identifying your values Aligning your life with your core values The impact of compromising on your values https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/e55a36a069 (Personal Values List) _ Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

06-02
22:59

Encore: Battling to be Yourself with Justin Patton

In this Encore podcast episode I delve into Justin‘s journey of building his self-confidence and self-love. We discussed the challenges he faced with porn, drinking, and emotional pain. We had a refreshing conversation that is filled with lots of gems and surprises. This is a great conversation for anyone who has ever wondered about the emotions men or some of the challenges they face. Justin Patton is a spoken word artist and author. He believes that self-fulfilment only comes when we can embrace who we are, free from the idea of who society tells us we should be. In this episode Justin shares The value of a supportive community The impact of porn on sexual confidence The silence of sex Suicidal thoughts Mental Health Emotional struggles Honesty with self Discovering purpose and a reason to live Self-forgiveness How to Connect with Special Guest: Justin Patton www.iamjustinpatton.com Instagram Facebook YouTube https://medium.com/@iamjustinpatton (Medium Blog) Books https://amzn.to/2R2yGDq (The Alchemist (Amazon Affiliate Link)) https://amzn.to/2L5VSNk (Warrior of Light (Amazon Affiliate Link)) - Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

05-26
48:05

Encore: Approaching my 40’s, No Kids … Yet I Leaped, Choosing God, Divorce and the Unknown with Suzanne Mohr

In this encore podcast episode I had the pleasure of hearing Suzanne Mohr's authentic experience of going through divorce as a Christian. She bravely shared her internal struggle of shame and guilt, the pressure from the church to stay married and how she trusted God with possibilities and the unknown. Suzanne is a makeup artist, writer, and lover of life with an eye for all things beautiful. She has a passion for helping women heal from broken relationships and overcome the limitations that keep them from fully experiencing the very best life has to offer. - In this episode Suzanne discusses The Idolization of marriage within the christian community Scriptures taken out of context regarding divorce The pressure to be married in the church Developing a relationship with God Fears  regarding getting a divorce Thriving after a divorce Not being able to show up as yourself in a marriage Recognizing your emotional and mental drought after a divorce The importance of taking time to heal after a divorce Guilt  and shame surrounding initiating divorce Being brave and choosing possibilities instead of fears God loves you despite getting a divorce _ How to Connect with Special Guest: Suzanne Mohr Instagram Email: suzanne.beautymarked@gmail.com Resources Mentioned on the Show https://www.melanietoniaevans.com (Melanie Tonia Evans) Escaping Toxic Guilt _ Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook

05-19
56:47

Encore: Overcoming Financial Anxiety with Dr Ayanna Abrams

In this week's Encore podcast episode Dr Ayanna took a brave step in sharing her story of overcoming financial anxiety. She authentically shar Areas of clinical interest include anxiety (generalized, relationship & academic), mild to severe depression, toxic relationships, trauma, academic stress management, and issues with adjustment.More recently, Dr. Abrams has broadened her practice to maternal mental health needs. ed the impact of growing up without financial literacy, including leading her to make unhealthy money decisions and avoid paying debt for years. She openly shared the process she took to rewrite her money shame narrative and how she manages finances today. Dr. Ayanna Abrams is a licensed clinical psychologist in Georgia and CEO/Founder of Ascension Behavioral Health, LLC, a solo private practice. - In this episode Dr Ayanna discusses The identity we create around money  Knowing you safe spaces Experiences of being a first generation Caribbean  Exploring your authentic self in college Managing finances in college Rewriting your narrative regarding money shame  Black women and money conversations How to Connect with Special Guest: Dr Ayanna Abrams Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr_ayanna_a/?hl=en (Dr Ayanna Abrams) https://www.instagram.com/notsostrong/?hl=en (Not So Strong) Facebook Ascension Behavioral Health https://www.facebook.com/notsostronginfo/ (Not So Strong) Website http://ascensionbehavioralhealth.com (Ascension Behavioral Health) Resources Shared on Show Apps https://www.mint.com (Mint) https://www.youneedabudget.com/our-app-lineup/ (You Need A Budget) https://www.everydollar.com (Every Dollar) https://www.myfinance.com (My Finance) Podcast https://www.journeytolaunch.com/podcastlanding/ (Journey to Launch) https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/podcast/ (Clever Girl Finance) https://nicolewalters.com/podcast/ (Nicole Walters Podcast) https://anchor.fm/optimal-finance-daily/support (Optimal Finance Daily) https://mytaughtyou.com/podcast-page/ (Myleik Teele's Podcast) Websites https://thebudgetnista.com (The Budgetnista) https://www.thefinancebar.com (The Finance Bar) _ Visit the website to discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

05-12
01:02:08

Encore: Breaking out the Box... To Be Me... with Obio Jones

In this week episode my guest Obio Jones vulnerably shares his journey of authenticity. We dive into what it meant for him to take off the mask of and choose his true desire for connection over his fear of rejection. Obio Jones likes to think of  himself as a believer. And not just in God, but in humanity, and in people. He host's a YouTube show called Convos with O where he tackles every stigma you can think of.  In this episodes Obio discusses: Becoming closer to God through abstinence Uncovering masculinity The safety of faith Authenticity and integrity Stepping outside your comfort zone Working through your imperfections with God Breaking out the box of who you are supposed to me _ How to Stay Connected with Special Guest: Obio Jones https://instagram.com/obioojones (Instagram) https://m.youtube.com/obiojones (Youtube) https://godloves.shop (God Loves Website) _ Visit the http://www.authenticwednesdaypodcast.com (website) to discover more about the http://www.authenticwednesdaypodcast.com (Authentic Wednesday Podcast.) To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

05-05
45:37

68. Our Healing Journey to An Authentic Marriage with Natasha Koo & Jachym Jerie

Being in a romantic relationship can be hard and challenging but also worth fighting for. This week’s podcast episode is about a couple who solved their relationship issues together and are now here to tell their story of what it means to cultivate an authentic marriage. Natasha & Jachym Jerie are husband & wife & Co-Founders of Your Exceptional Relationship. Their mission is to help women to heal their hearts and transform their relationships so they can revolutionize the world. Having been on the brink of divorce, Natasha & Jachym know firsthand how intimate relationships can bring out the worst in us. Their journey has led them to heal and create a deeply fulfilling marriage that's even better than the honeymoon.  - To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes click here. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

04-28
49:42

67. Your Roles are Not your Identity

Many people identify themselves rather with the roles they take on in their daily life than with their true identity. Bianca is here to help you figure out what your true identity is and not just your roles. In this episode, Bianca shares:  The key differences between your roles and your identity The impacts this thought pattern can have on you  An exercise to figure out your identity - To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes click here. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

04-21
14:19

66. The Struggles of becoming A Wife

Getting married means taking on another role either as a wife or a husband. For many people attached to these roles come certain expectations. In this week's episode, guest Patrica Belfort shares it is all about accepting your worn imperfections and realising that the role of a wife is not your identity. Patricia Belfort is a marriage vlogger on a mission to help new wives embrace the journey towards marital bliss and empower women to live authentically. Her driving force is to encourage a shift towards authenticity in herself and in others as she believes authenticity saves lives. To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes click here. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

04-14
36:47

65. Reflecting your Thoughts to Filter out the Noise

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the flood of information you consume on a daily basis? Are your thoughts jumping around all the time and you have a hard time to focus? In this episode Bianca talks about exactly this feeling and what she does to calm her mind. - To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes click here.To stay connected follow the Podcast on https://www.instagram.com/biancakesha (Instagram) and Facebook.

04-07
09:21

64. Struggling with Porn as A Woman with Sarah Ritson

Do you struggle with porn? This episode’s guest Sarah Joy Ritson definitely did and is now here to talk about how she, with the help of God, overcame her addiction to porn. She explains what porn can do to the human body and brain and that it is not just a problem men have. Sarah has worked the past two and a half years as an elementary school teacher in the US and South Africa, where she currently resides. She is passionate about her faith, good books, good food, and good conversations. To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes

03-31
41:04

63. Self-Criticism is a Bad Habit

Your inner critic can be loud, but have you ever considered it to be habitual? In this episode Bianca’s curiosity around self-criticism led her to research more about what it really means, and how it’s actually a habit. In this episode, Bianca shares: How habits live in your subconscious Becoming aware of your inner critic Where Bianca’s own self-criticism came from Overcoming this habit intentionally, and learning to love yourself _ To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes click here. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

03-24
14:21

62. Alcohol, Athletics, and the Road to Recovery with Kristen Feemster

Many people grieve loss around relationships or a loved one, but what about a passion, like a successful athletic career? Kristen Feemster is a former college athlete and experienced the NCAA basketball tournament her junior year. After competing in such a monumental tournament and training intensely for the sport throughout college, Kristen didn’t know how to handle the “real world”, so she turned to what many of her peers did to self-soothe: alcohol. On this week’s podcast Kristen shares her story of grief, adapting to life after college basketball, and the road to recovery from her alcohol addiction. Kristen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified personal trainer, and the founder of B3 based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.  - To discover more about the Authentic Wednesday Podcast and the full show notes click here. To stay connected follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook.

03-17
40:51

bokang mauba

This podcast had really helped me become more committed to being more comfortable being authentic to myself and my vision. I appreciate the stories and gems of jewels Bianca's guests bring to her table to share with the world. They are powerful, inspiring and have taught me that I'm not alone in this journey of self-discovery and improvement

06-08 Reply

PETER ADZUDZOR

following Carlton Mackey's suggestion, I want to say God bless you for the content you put out every Wed. I was struggling to he productive towards the end of this past week but binging about 6-8 episodes got me thru Fri. I lost track of how many times I paused or ran back Carlton's 2part episode just to process. in retrospect he definitely contributed to my lack of productivity with all the truth he dropped. I'd def recommend his episodes, along with Dr. Ayana, plan on running them back next week. God bless you for creating the space and your guest for their authenticity 👏🏾🙌🏾❤

04-05 Reply

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