Office Visits with Dr. V
Episode 1: Meet Dr. V

Episode 1: Meet Dr. V

July 5, 2022

I am a busy doctor, wife and mother. Get to know me and why I love you so much that I wanted to create a podcast. My prayer is that something said on this podcast will get you started on a path to your optimal health and wellness.

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00:36 - This being the first episode of the Office visits with Dr. V podcast, Dr. V starts by outlining what inspired her to start the podcast. The fact that she wasn't sure about what to talk about didn't stop her from following her dream of starting a podcast. So, armed with her husband's advice, she decided to treat this podcast like a job interview and tackle issues she couldn't cover in a typical doctor's appointment.

 

02:08 - Every person's career journey is unique; Dr. V's journey is no different. Having taken a gap year before joining campus, she decided to work for a non-profit organization called the Public Allies. Dr. V admits that the real-life work experience she got while working with that organization helped her realize what she wanted to do with her life.

 

03:13 - Dr. V's mother was a pediatric nurse, and that's how she got to learn about the wonderful world of medicine. At one time during her teenage years, she stumbled upon four books about the human body. One of the books was about the reproductive process, which, to her, was like reading and watching porn. She was fascinated by how the human body works and the entire process of how a baby comes into being.

 

05:15 - There was a time during her undergrad days when Dr. V was faced with a situation which most people will view as somewhat awkward. One of her athlete friends struggled to put on a tampon, and Dr. V had to talk her through how best to put on a tampon. This experience helped her realize that women don't know a lot about their bodies. It was high time someone took the initiative to educate women about how unique their bodies are.

 

06:18 - When Dr. V got into private practice, she found out that some of her patients were having difficulties dealing with their mental and physical ailments. Although some patients could hardly afford a doctor's appointment, most, if not all of them wanted someone to listen to them. This, in turn, prompted Dr. V to become the doctor who gets to know her patients better before treating them. She describes that the talks she has before getting into a patient's problems help ease the room's tension and enhance that patient-doctor relationship.

 

09:35 - In this part of the conversation, Dr. V is not happy with how some women know very little about their bodies. Dr. V states that some women would book a doctor's appointment claiming to have an unhealthy vagina while it was just normal cervical mucus. Although Doctor Google can sometimes have misinformed diagnostics, Dr. V believes that it's always beneficial to know about some of the common issues women face.

 

12:14 - The medicine world is always changing to accommodate new strategies and information to help people live better lives. With the introduction of Lifestyle medicine, Dr. V found out that 80% of chronic ailments can be prevented by the mere shift in how we live. Although some conditions like age are things we cannot control, according to Dr. V, changing how we eat, drink, and exercise can significantly enhance our lives' quality.

 

15:15 - The pillars of health, as described by Dr. V, are nutrition, exercise, sleep, and connection. Although most people downplay the benefits of a great connection, having a good connection with your family or society can significantly improve the way you live. Dr. V goes on to applaud her husband, who has been of great help in her medicine journey.

 

17:40 - As a parting shot, Dr. V narrates how she has always been fascinated by the human body and just how great our bodies are. Just like everybody is unique, everyone has a different purpose in life. With that in mind, Dr. V explains that her purpose is to become an instrument that brings peace and purpose to people both for the body and soul. As an active member of her church and taking on the role of minister of health and wellness, she realized that helping people get well and live healthy lifestyles is what she calls her calling.

 

18:30 - Dr. V's message to you today is that God wants you to live a better life. Although you might sometimes be faced with situations out of your control, the things you can deal with should be dealt with accordingly. Your body has been designed to heal itself, but it can't do it on its own. So, go out there, live your life, and start embracing a healthy lifestyle.

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Episode 10:  Women‘s Mental Health

Episode 10: Women‘s Mental Health

June 28, 2022

Postpartum Depression. Anxiety. Mental illness.  The shame and silence around these topics is heart breaking, especially when there is a way out.  Dr. V has an eye opening discussion with her friend and neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Samantha Suffren of Women's Transitional Healthcare in Charlotte, NC.  Dr. Suffren freely shares her encounter with postpartum depression and how to recognize when your unhappiness may be something more serious.  She also educates us on how to use the healthcare system to address our mental health needs. 

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Episode 9: Conversations for Our Daughters

Episode 9: Conversations for Our Daughters

June 21, 2022

Patients always ask me, “When should my daughter start going to the ob/gyn?” Or “she has _____ and I want her to see you.”  Most often, if your daughter has a gynecologic problem, her first stop should not be the Ob/Gyn.  It should be the pediatrician. This episode addresses the concerns my patients have about their daughters.  Three caring, compassionate pediatric providers answer our questions.  Join Tasha Dial, MD, Kirsten Goolsby, PA and Racquel Tonuzi, MD for an enlightening view into the health issues of our children.

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03:33 - Puberty can be a really confusing time for adolescents, especially girls. With this in mind, it’s extremely important to talk to your kids about puberty from a very young age. This makes them psychologically prepared for the changes that they will experience and makes it easier for them to open up on any issues they might encounter. Unfortunately, many parents don’t know how to talk about these issues with their kids, and that’s why Dr. V. invited three experts for this episode to talk you through the entire process. 

05:19 - Sadly, birth control automatically equals sex for most people. However, that’s far from the truth. From a medical perspective, birth control methods have two main uses, prevent pregnancy and take control of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Some girls experience horrendous menstrual cycles, which, for a teenager, can be overwhelming. So, if your child’s quality of life is being affected by her menses, it’s time you considered using some type of birth control.

12:20 - The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, yet we seem to forget a group of people that have also been severely affected, our kids. Sometimes parents rarely recognize that their kids are suffering from mental health issues until it’s too late. Dr. V. believes that responsible parents can never be too busy for their kids. It’s your duty as a parent to monitor your kids and look out for worrying signs such as withdrawal or self-harm. That said, always try and create a conducive environment to have those difficult conversations. And if your child approaches you with troubling topics, the least you can do is lend a listening ear. 

16:42 - We all know that puberty is characterized by several changes such as mood swings. So, how can parents differentiate and deal with puberty mood swings and depression-related mood swings? Dr. V. believes that mothers need to cultivate that unique mother-daughter relationship where girls can comfortably open up to their mothers. This way, you’ll be able to teach your daughters reasonable ways to articulate their frustrations and fears. Nonetheless, sometimes things can get a little tense, and it’s up to you to give your child time to cool off, which allows you to have meaningful conversations. 

20:09 - Even with its proven track record, some people are yet to adopt the HPV vaccine fully. This is because there are still a lot of misconceptions and lies surrounding the vaccine. The good news is that the past couple of years have witnessed a reduced number of cervical cancer cases. If you are the parent of a kid below the age of 15, make it a point to get him or her vaccinated. Vaccines act as preventive measures; thus, it would be best if you protected your kid while you still have control over their decisions. 

26:30 - Even though we all enjoy technological advancements, some aspects of technology, like social media, still need monitoring. Without the appropriate monitoring, your kids can and will consume content that we’d otherwise not tolerate. Even though you’d like to give your kids some privacy, it still makes sense to monitor the type of content they are into. Start by teaching them how to safely use the internet, and if possible, block some apps and websites on their phones. 

33:20 - Over the last two years, especially during lockdowns, the number of obese children has dramatically increased in the U.S. However, the problem has been with us ever since Michelle Obama was First Lady, and it will continue plaguing us unless we do something about it. Dealing with child obesity has to start with the type of foods we make available in our houses.

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Episode 24:Healing Your Whisper Stories with Yolanda Grier

Episode 24:Healing Your Whisper Stories with Yolanda Grier

May 31, 2022

Healing Your Whisper Stories By Tapping into Creative Healing with Yolanda Grier 

Whisper stories are those experiences that we have but never share with anyone. They might be about a time when we were bullied, assaulted or something that happened in the past that we regret and need to let go of. Your whisper story doesn’t have to be publicized or written for publication for you to heal. Just getting it out will reduce its power and impact by helping you to see it differently because it doesn’t tell the truth about who you really are. Telling your story in a creative is the way to heal and reframe your narrative, release the burden from your shoulders and move on with your life. If the experience remains inside you, you are not going to live up to your potential because of the pain; hence it’s worth investigating what it is and how to get out of it. 

 

Join the conversation with Yolanda Grier, an artist, author, instructor, as she shares her whisper stories, how they impacted her life, and how she overcame them through creative art journaling. Yolanda is a creative healer and the host of The Creative Healing With Yolanda podcast. She creates a space for healing and fun through creativity by combining words, images, and color. Her mission is to teach others how to thrive through creativity, painting, journals, and OOAK makings. 

 

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:18] Introduction to the show 

[02:24] About our guest today, Yolanda Grier

[04:26] What are whisper stories and Yolanda's mission in that space

[06:24] Yolanda's whisper story at four years old   

[15:40] Yolanda’s second whisper story with her cousin at 17 years 

[20:26] Changing the narrative around childhood traumatic events 

[24:26] How depression showed up for Yolanda and how she dealt with it

[30:42] How Yolanda got out of her trauma and later became a creative healer 

[35:26] Getting into a space where you’re able to tell your story to people who deserve it 

[37:22] How Yolanda helps people and the ages of the women she works with

[43:48] Seeking professional help to reframe your experience and how Yolanda did it

[47:03] Art journaling and how Yolanda discovered she had been doing it for healing 

[50:29] Why Yolanda left her customer service job and how she became an art educator 

[55:44] How to tap into Yolanda's creative healing work and work with her

[58:31] Ending the show and call to action

Notable Quotes 

  • People's negative reactions don’t tell the truth about your story; they just reaffirm that it’s not meant for them.
  • Once a story decides it wants to get healed, it’s going to come out  
  • When your whisper story gets out and gets apart from you, its impact reduces 
  • When you get to the other side of your healing, you may have to introduce yourself to yourself 
  • People around you know more about you than you do because you don’t spend time with yourself 

 

Let’s Connect!

Yolanda Grier 

Website: https://www.yolandagrier.com/

Creative Healing podcast: https://www.yolandagrier.com/podcast

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creative_healing_podcast/

Get Yolanda’s books: https://www.yolandagrier.com/shop

 

Dr. V

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Episode 23: Training and Running to Get Fit with Bridget Boss Faison

Episode 23: Training and Running to Get Fit with Bridget Boss Faison

May 19, 2022

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness, workouts, or marathons. Everyone has different goals for themselves and will have different needs when it comes to training and running. It can also be challenging to find the motivation and inspiration to stay consistent, but it's all about finding what works for you and sticking to it. One of the best ways to create consistency is by joining a community or group in your area. Getting involved with other people who are also trying to achieve or make changes in their lives will help you stay motivated.

Join the conversation with Bridget Boss Faison as she shares her journey and experiences in training, workouts, and marathons. Bridget is a two-time half marathon finisher, a guidance counselor, and an educator. She completed a half marathon and a second one just recently. Fitting her training and workouts into her lifestyle has helped her accomplish her goals and change her body and life.

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:18] Introduction to the episode 

[02:06] Why and how Bridget started running

[09:36] Bridget's level of fitness and how she has managed to maintain a healthy weight

[12:08] What are weight bees and how to use them

[13:37] Working with groups and why Bridget couldn’t do it by herself 

[16:10] How Bridget is able to balance her training, job, and family life

[18:43] Going beyond your excuses to invest in your future health

[20:52] Bridget's seven days workouts and training schedule 

[25:52] Bridget's health goals after going past 200 pounds and where she is today

[28:52] How she keeps her momentum going in her training 

[31:26] About Bridget’s experience in the first and second race

[34:22] Why you need the right shoe when running

[36:41] Bridget's advice to anyone who wants to get off the couch 

[40:10] Ending the show and call to action

Notable Quotes 

  • You have to start somewhere to get where you want to be
  • To be effective, make your workout and training a lifestyle 
  • Joining a community or group makes a huge difference 
  • When running, you have to have the right shoes 
  • Just get started, stick to it, and find a community to make it easier. 

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Dr. V

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Episode 22: Being Physically Active through Running with Thad McLauri

Episode 22: Being Physically Active through Running with Thad McLauri

May 3, 2022

Thad is a personal trainer and running coach who combines his passion for running (over 30 years!) and his love of writing by hosting the popular website RunnerDude's Blog (RunnerDudesBlog.com), one of the top-ranked running blogs in the country. He's also a contributing writer for Active.com, has written articles for AmateurEndurance.com, and was featured in the July 2010 Runner's World "Ask the Experts" section. Thad owns RunnerDude's Fitness, a personal training studio in Greensboro, North Carolina, that provides fitness and running programs for all ages and ability levels. He has worked with hundreds of runners, from beginners to experienced marathoners. His biggest reward is helping others get hooked on running, fitness, and healthy living.

 

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Physical activity is the foundation for a healthy life. It has been shown to help with everything from sleep to heart health and mental health. It also helps with weight loss, mood, and energy levels. There are many different ways to be active, including running, walking, cycling, and swimming. Running is an efficient way to get your daily dose of physical activity in without breaking a sweat or burning too many calories.

 

Running can strengthen and tone your body, improve your cardiovascular health and endurance, and increase your overall performance during a race or a long-distance run. Learn more about running with Thad McLaurin in this episode.

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:15] Meet our today’s guest, Thad McLaurin

[02:11] How he became the Runner Dude and a running coach 

[06:41] Did his childhood upbringing have anything to do with his passion?

[10:50] Personal benefits of running

[12:54] Thad’s message to the overweight and obese 

[16:36] How to choose the best running footwear

[19:50] Keeping records of your running progress

[23:55] Why everybody should be doing a running exercise

[25:25] How to avoid injury when running

[27:17] Strength training as a way to prevent injury when running

[29:16] Muscular endurance training exercises you can try today

[32:30] The health benefits associated with running

[37:26] Key takeaway lessons from Thad

[38:55] Connect with him and know about running groups you can join

[45:10] Episode wrap up and calls to action

 

Notable Quotes 

  • “Running is the only inclusive activity that anybody can do, regardless of their age, color or race.”
  • “Shoes are an investment in running.”
  • “Anything you do too excessively is poison.”
  • “Running is all about maintaining balance.”

Book Recommendation;

  1. Full-Body Fitness for Runners by Thad McLaurin: https://www.amazon.com/Full-Body-Fitness-Runners-Thad-McLaurin/dp/0692026959

Let’s Connect!

Thad McLaurin

Website: http://runnerdudesfitness.com/

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thad.mclaurin/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/runner-dude-19a07322/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therunnerdude/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RunnerDude_

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiP5W0Q8VF31tde9Ek7GamA

 

Dr. V

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Episode 21: Dental Health Checklist for an Ideal Smile with Dr. Julie Phillips

Episode 21: Dental Health Checklist for an Ideal Smile with Dr. Julie Phillips

April 26, 2022

Dental Health Checklist for an Ideal Smile with Dr. Julie Phillips

It is the first thing people notice about us, and it can make or break a first impression. A healthy smile is a reflection of a healthy life. It is important to keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy to have a great smile.

In order to achieve this, it is important to follow a dental health checklist for an ideal smile. The first step would be brushing twice a day with toothpaste. This helps remove plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. The second step would be flossing once or twice a day for about 30 seconds or until the thread goes cleanly through the teeth. It is also necessary to brush after eating any type of food as well as drink plenty of water throughout the day. The last step would be visiting your dentist at least twice every year for an oral exam, cleaning, and x-rays if needed. Learn more with Dr.Julie Phillips in this episode.

Dr. Phillips has resided in North Carolina for over 20 years. After completing dental school at SUNY at Buffalo, she moved to North Carolina, where she completed her prosthodontic training and earned her Master’s Degree at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She has been in private practice, specializing in Prosthodontics since 1999. 

Her practice focuses on providing all types of dental restorations, whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, including implant restorations, crowns and bridges, and partial and complete dentures. When you want to make your mouth healthier or improve the appearance of your smile, Dr. Julie Phillips is ready to help you.

 

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:54] What’s in for you in today’s episode

[01:47] How we met with Julie

[04:00] The small overlooked things that have a really big impact on dental health

[05:54] Common dental medications to combat dry mouth

[09:12] Things you can do to have healthy teeth if you can't avoid sugar

[16:26] Julie’s thoughts on teeth whitening

[18:48] How to prevent staining of your teeth

[19:36] Do you really need fluoride for your teeth?

[21:30] Who are prosthodontists, and how’re they different from a general dentist

[23:57] What inspired Julie to become a prosthodontist

[26:17] How can chronic conditions impact one’s dental health

[28:50] Why is it important to have healthy gums

[32:49] Dental red flags that you should be looking for

[34:03] Tips to get rid of bad breath

[37:59] How you can connect with Dr. Julie 

[39:22] Episode wrap up and calls to action

Notable Quotes 

  • “Water can’t replace saliva in keeping our mouth hydrated.”
  • “It takes nine months for a cavity to form.”
  • “An acidic drink is a big enemy to healthy teeth.”
  • Over-use of teeth whiteners can be detrimental to your enamel.”.
  • “Anything done to moderation is good.”
  • “Your mouth affects your general health.”
  • “Anything good is costly.”
  • “If you won’t brush your teeth at home, you’ll be forced to pay someone else to do that for you.”

Let’s Connect!

Dr. Julie Phillips 

Website: https://juliephillipsdds.com/

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/DrJuliePhillipsProsthodontics/

Healthgrades: https://www.healthgrades.com/dentist/dr-julie-phillips-3kg9t

Dr. V

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Episode 20: Interview with Nanyamka Joseph a Functional Nutrition Coach

Episode 20: Interview with Nanyamka Joseph a Functional Nutrition Coach

April 12, 2022

Lifestyle And Dietary Changes That Improve Your Health with Nanyamka Joseph

No matter where you’re today, if you keep working on your diet, you can change your tomorrow. Your body can fix and restore itself. You just need to give it the right building blocks. We’re all created in such a way that our bodies are meant to naturally heal themselves if we provide what they need to function at their highest level. Changing your lifestyle will not happen overnight but giving yourself grace, working on your mindset, educating yourself on what works for you and providing your body with what it needs to thrive is a big win. The journey will not be perfect, you are going to have both bad and good days, but to get to the ultimate end, you need to be consistent. 

 

Join the conversation with Nanyamka Joseph, a functional nutrition coach who is passionate about helping driven and working women become the healthiest version of themselves. Nanya's journey to health started with a desire to have her first child. After years of trying with no success, her breakthrough was surprisingly simple, and it came when she changed what she was putting in her body. Food! 

 

During the episode, Nanya shares how changing her diet eliminated Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which she had from a young age. She also shares practical tools that you can use to find what works for you, live a healthier lifestyle and be the best version of yourself with consistency. 

 

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:41] Meet our today’s guest, Naya Joseph

[02:46] How to reach out and connect with Naya

[03:35] How Dr. V and Nanya met 

[04:44] Nanya’s career background information 

[06:20] How Nanya journey shifted selling jewelry to nutrition  

[08:27] What Nanya changed in her diet that helped her eliminate Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 

[10:52] How Nanya’s experience with PCOS impacts what she does for her client

[13:08] The first step to improving your nutrition 

[14:03] Identifying and replacing highly processed foods in your diet

[19:11] Reducing sugar and salt in your diet 

[20:59] Practical steps to reduce sugar in your diet 

[24:31] Shifting your mindset around what you put in your body

[27:56] Listening to your body cues and getting better at it

[30:39] Tips on how to stay engaged in developing a healthy lifestyle   

[33:49] Key takeaway from Nanda 

[37:17] Nanda’s socials and what she offers in lifestyle and wellness space

[40:07] Ending the show and call to action 

 

Notable Quotes 

  • “You can change your situation and your health by nourishing your body properly.”
  • “If you give your body what it needs to thrive it will.” 
  • “Your body can fix and heal itself; you just need to provide the right building block.”
  • When you carry guilt around what you eat, you’re prone to under eating, which is detrimental to your success.” 
  • “Give yourself grace change does not happen overnight.” 
  • “Educate yourself and find out what works for you; what works for another person might not work for you.”

Let’s Connect!

Nanyamka Joseph 

Website: https://www.simplified-wellness.com/#gallery

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nanyamka_joseph/

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/nanyamka.joseph

 

Dr. V

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Episode 19: Boundaries and Balance - Dr. Zoe Stallings

Episode 19: Boundaries and Balance - Dr. Zoe Stallings

January 3, 2022

Boundaries and Balance-Dr. Zoe

Living with a healthy boundary and balance in life can be very challenging, especially when you are surrounded by people who have unhealthy boundaries and practices. It is, therefore, important to know what kind of person you are and what type of boundary you need.

Aspects such as time management, work-life balance, self-care, and happiness can be tricky at times, but living with a healthy boundary and balance in life can help you avoid unnecessary stress. This episode with Dr. Zoe Stallings will give some steps to help create a healthy boundary with your life.

Dr. Zoe is the founder and CEO of the Mobile Urgent Specialized Treatment Clinic PLLC, also known as the MUST CLINIC PLLC. In her completely mobile clinic, she continues to see patients as a Family Medicine Physician providing medical care to patients with compassion.  She truly wants to partner with patients to help them improve their lifestyles and their overall health.

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:23] What’s in for you in today’s episode

[04:29] Dr. Zoe Stallings’ backstory and career background

[06:12] How she started Mobile Urgent Specialized Treatment Clinic

[12:57] How Dr. Zoe overcame mental hurdles to start M.U.S.T Clinic

[18:04] Follow these tips and stop procrastinating

[18:51] Where can you find Dr. Zoe, and is she taking new patients?

[22:44] Boundaries and how they affect our health

[27:03] How does it show up in our health when our boundaries are violated

[30:52] Meaning of “balance and health.” 

[35:04] How to maintain a healthy life balance

[37:46] Zoe’s lessons on how to bounce back and triumph after a divorce

[40:57] Family is a key pillar is one’s success

[46:03] Dr. Zoe’s key takeaway lessons for you!

[50:32] Ending show and calls to action

Notable Quotes 

  • It’s weird how the pandemic gave an opportunity for businesses to move to the next level.
  • Talking to people is a great way to figure out what the community will need
  • Waiting for the right time and environment to start something will never come
  • You have to identify your boundaries consistently. Once people learn why those boundaries matter to you, they will respect them.
  • If you enter into a negative space, you will see and draw negativity
  • Inspiration follows movement

Resources Mentioned

  1. Boundaries by Henry and John:https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-When-Take-Control-Your/dp/0310247454.
  2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WF972WK/

Let’s Connect!

Dr. Zoe Stallings 

Website: https://www.mustclinic.health/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoestallings/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustclinic/

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Mobile-Urgent-Specialized-Treatment-Clinic-PLLC-105872994518152/

 

Dr. V

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Episode 18:Cultivating the Culture of Consent to Enhance Your Sexual Wellness-Bobbi Pompey

Episode 18:Cultivating the Culture of Consent to Enhance Your Sexual Wellness-Bobbi Pompey

December 20, 2021

Consent is all about knowing when to say yes and when to say no. It’s a practice that can be applied universally, not just in sexual contexts. However, there are many reasons why consent can be difficult, but one of the most common is that it’s not something we are taught at home or school, especially when it comes to intimacy and sexuality. In order to foster a culture of consent, we need to be able to talk openly about these issues. Learning and teaching our children about consent can help us to know what it means and how to apply it in different situations in our life. 

Join the conversation with Bobbi Pompey as she shares the concepts around consent and how you can cultivate it as a culture in your everyday life. Bobbi is an independent living skills specialist and an adjunct professor at San Francisco State, where she teaches independent living skills for the blind.

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:53] What’s in for you in today’s episode

[02:01] Having conversations around sex and handling sex assault

[06:06] Bobbi’s career background 

[08:25] The meaning of cis and transgender

[10:27] The role of consent in everyday life

[13:14] The true definition of consent and how it plays in different situations

[15:04] How assumptions around consents can get us into troubles 

[21:35] Legal consents and how your right to consent can be violated

[24:10] How Bobbi got into the space and her experience in the field 

[27:06] Bobbi experience with tools of consent and how she used them

[30:17] How Bobbi was sexual assaulted and what prevented her from reaching out

[34:00] When Bobbi got help and was finally able to speak it loud

[37:39] Tools that you can use when you feel like your consent has been violated

[40:27] Resources where you can learn more about consent and sexual assault

[44:00] How to reach out and connect with Bobbi

Notable Quotes 

  • Consent is bigger than sex, intimacy and relationships
  • Consent is respecting somebody for their permission or denial
  • If you are uncomfortable with your consent, it’s probably being violated
  • Always trust your gut
  • Whatever you have to do to get out of a situation is what you’ve to do.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

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Bobbi Pompey 

Email: bobbipompey@gmail.com

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