In this season of life, reading has become somewhat of a luxury for me these days. Gone are the days when I could finish a book each week or read the latest issue of Real Simple when it arrived in my mailbox. Yet, I still crave that exposure to new views, people and ideas. That’s why podcasts have become so clutch for me. Whether I’m listening during my hour-long commute or while cleaning up, my favorite podcasts keep me lifted, inspired and laughing.
Here are five podcasts that I am loving right now.
I am very ambitious at work. I write strategy, set big goals, and lead a fantastic team. I do all of this while fighting through anxiety. That’s why this podcast has been such an incredible addition to my library. I met the host, Morra Aarons-Mele, years ago when I first started my blogging journey. She is so brilliant and I’m proud that she’s tackling mental health in the workplace.
Favorite Episode: The Anxiety of Being the “Only”
It’s important to me to grow in my faith and as a mom. So, I began looking for a podcast that could help me do both. Risen Motherhood was one of the first ones that I came across and I truly enjoy the episodes. While there have been a couple that have not resonated with me as deeply, I still find great value in the topics as they push me to elevate my thinking and keep God first in all that I do.
Favorite Recent Episode: “Mom, Stop Looking at Your Phone!”
Thanks to Instagram, I stumbled across the Coffee + Crumbs blog last year. I love the varied and authentic glimpses into motherhood that the various writers bring to the table. So, I was pretty sure that I would love their podcast. Happy to say that I was 100% right. They constantly hit it out the park on topics ranging from vulnerability, the superwoman syndrome and loneliness. These girls are my favs.
Favorite Recent Episode: Motherhood + Loneliness
I really enjoy my marketing career but I also have side hustle dreams. But, I am always procrastinating and letting fear get in the way. So, it has been incredibly motivating to hear the journeys of other women of color who are making real moves with their side hustles. I take away at least two actionable gems from each episode to push me out of my comfort zone and pursue my goals.
Favorite Recent Episode: How Black Women Can Build Legacy Wealth
These three besties are CRAZY and I 100% love it. Every conversation contains lots of real talk, laughs and some cursing (listen with headphones). But, I appreciate hearing millennial moms, like myself, telling it like it is when it comes to black motherhood.
Favorite Recent Episode: Does It Still Take a Village?
By no means is this the extent of my podcast playlist. I have about 20 shows in my library that I rotate with some frequency.
What are your favorite podcasts? Share your recos below!