Meditation to Fight Race-based Stress and Anxiety

38 minutes

The Covid-19 pandemic. Police Violence. White supremacy and terror. Dehumanizing behavior. Systemic racism. Everywhere. Every day. African Americans and other people of color face constant threats not only to their physical safety but also to their mental health. This leads to high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses that also make African Americans vulnerable to chronic disorders like heart disease, obesity, asthma, and diabetes.  And it reduces the life expectancy and quality of life for many African Americans. Add poverty, lack of health care, inadequate housing, and reduced access to good nutrition and clean water to this deadly cocktail and there is another "pandemic" rooted in racism.  Many African Americans are using and seeking methods to protect their mental health and reduce stress and anxiety.  One effective method is meditation, which has proven benefits of fighting stress and anxiety, reducing depression and improving the quality of life--on both mental and physical levels--for the person who engages in regular meditation or meditative practice. In this special episode, Robin will discuss the unique stresses faced by African Americans and the benefits of meditation. She will also guide three short meditations to introduce the practice of meditation and provide instant stress relief during these turbulent times. You will not want to miss this episode!

More episodes from Espresso Talk Today

Why & How to Buy Black First

How can you support Black economic empowerment? The easiest yet most powerful way is to buy from Black businesses. Invest in Black businesses. …

The Struggle & Reality of Black Economic Empowerment in America

Black Wall Street. Madame C.J. Walker. BET. OWN. Vista Equity Partners. Black Americans have always worked for economic power and independence. There have been notable successes--and many …

Deliberations of a Black American: March Edition

An "uncommon" monthly news perspective show that reflects on  events and their effects in the Black community. Join March host, Ben Koponen, in this show about March news events. From the …

King Kong to Black-ish: 90 Years of Black Stereotypes

The ETT Team has a lively inter-generational discussion on the existence and effects of Black stereotyping in the media. Whew! From King Kong through YouTube, we discuss the differing …

Yes, Black Stereotypes still Exist in the Movies

Stereotypes exist in every part of society. Modern movies and television shows are not immune to this problem.  It's frustrating. It's persistent. It's inexcusable. And today we call it …

Why Everyone needs a Financial Education

Do you understand compound interest? What is the Rule of 72? When should I start saving and investing? Great questions. A good financial education …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to Why & How to Buy Black First
40:15
Start listening to Why & How to Buy Black First
40:15