THE VISIT™ WITH DR. ARABIA MOLLETTE PODCAST

A new digital talk show exploring and discussing all things health in our community and culture while having fun!


Episode 23: “Essence of A Boss Part 2 ”

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On this episode of The Visit, I'm bringing to you three of the interviews I conducted from the @essenceofaboss conference with Selena Hill (@msselenahill), Xiomara Small (@xiosmall), and Vanessa Simmons (@vanessajsimmons).

First, Selena Hill is an award-winning multi-media journalist and digital editor at Black Enterprise. We discussed how technology is revolutionizing women's health.

Xiomara Small is the manager of artists and talent relations at Global Citizen (@glblctzn). In this conversation, the two of us discuss what it means to be a global citizen.

Vanessa Simmons is one of the hardest working women in business. She has a clothing line, she has a footwear brand, she has a skin care line, and she's a mother. She is also the daughter of Hip Hop legend Rev. Run of Run DMC, and the niece of Russell Simmons.

It's my honor to welcome these ladies to The Visit!

Art by @cihstudios


Episode 22: “Essence of A Boss Part 1 ”

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Essence of A Boss Part 1 (Episode #22) is here with special guest, actress, producer, TV host and author, Vivica Fox (@msvfox). In this special episode, she will talk about her new book, "Every Day I'm Hustling", a guide to living the life you want! 

Founder of @essenceofaboss and author, JodyAnn Prendergast (@ladyceocollaborative) also joins me in this episode and breaks down the essence of being a boss and she also shares bits of her new book "Boss Enough to Start!”

Lastly, I have the Founder of @ebbymagazine, Ebby Antigua (@ebbyantigua) who will talk about how women's magazines identify with us and what inspired her to create her latest digital magazine.

Welcome to the Visit! 

Art by @cihstudios



Episode 21: “Healthy Smile, Healthy You! ”

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Did you know that half of Americans suffer from gum disease? Are you or a loved one afraid to visit the dentist? Is your smile nowhere to be seen because you are ashamed of your teeth? Then this is the show for you! Joining me in honor of Minority Health Awareness Month is Celebrity cosmetic dentist, Dr. Corey Black (@dr.coreyblack) of Aces of Braces in Flatbush, Brooklyn. We'll discuss how to prevent gum disease, tips for better oral hygiene, and what to do to get that star studded smile!

Welcome to the Visit! 

Art by @cihstudios 


Episode 20: “Is Social Media Harmful to Girls/Women?”

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There is concrete data that shows social media isn't great for mental health -- but did you know girls suffer more than boys from the negative effects of social media? If you've noticed a change in your daughter, your niece, or your female students' behavior, her online time may be a factor? Joining me today, via Skype, is clinical psychologist, technology wellness and behavioral expert, @drlisastrohman. We'll discuss how, and why, social media is hurting our girls. 

Art by @cihstudios

Episode 19: “Why Couples Cheat on Each Other Financially?”

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Do you suspect that your partner is financially cheating on you? Did you recently discover that your partner has a secret bank account? Did you ever wish that if you hadn't married your spouse, your money would be straight? If so, this is the show for you because with us today is America's favorite guru of financial empowerment and author of Amazon #1 bestseller, Live Richer Challenge, Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche! @thebudgetnista is here to provide us with tips on how to avoid financial cheating in your relationship! #happyvalentinesday! Welcome to The Visit!

@thebudgetnista and art by  @cihstudios


Episode 17: “Women In Media - A Conversation with Journalists Sukanya Krishnan and Nicole Johnson”

Beyonce said it best when she sang, Who Runs the World? Girls! ..

Stereotypes of women are widespread in media and society. It's hard to believe but in 2018, there are still television shows that portray women negatively, with continued remarks about the appearance of women in the public eye. Do you ever wonder what can be done to promote the images of women in media without demeaning them? Well this is the show for you.  I’m excited to welcome two guests with established careers in television, who certainly have a lot to say about their experiences as women in media. Sukanya Krishnan is an Emmy Award winning morning news anchor on Good Day Wake Up on Fox TV in New York City. She previously anchored for the PIX Morning News on WPIX in NY. 

Also with us is Nicole Johnson, another Emmy Award winning journalist at PIX 11 in New York. They both have covered many high profile stories including September 11th.

This show was recorded live before a studio audience on April 22nd.


Episode 16: "From the hospital to the kitchen to Natural Success.
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Ever dreamed of starting a business but a health diagnosis is stopping you? Have you ever asked yourself “Do you have what it takes to pull it off?" If so, this is the show for you because we are going to talk about how to conquer your dreams of starting a business while living with a chronic illness. With us is Dawn Fitch, Founder & Creator of Pooka Pure and Simple, a natural body product line, and Author of The BLT Natural Kitchen Recipes. 
 

As a Multiple Sclerosis survivor, Dawn is a true inspiration to many and will talk about her journey with battling this disease, tips to jumpstart your business plans, and how to become a world class entrepreneur. We are celebrating Women’s History Month! Welcome to the Visit!


Episode 15: "Gun Violence and Lives Shattered…Where do we go from here?"

In 2003, I lost one of my youngest sisters to gun violence. My sister was killed 3 weeks after her 19th birthday. It was an incredible blow that my family and I endured. Our community and country must start implementing solutions now to help those grieving and to save lives.

Joining us for episode 15 of The Visit™, "Gun Violence and Lives Shattered…Where do we go from here?", are two very special guests. Tamika Mallory’s son’s father was fatally shot almost 16 years ago, and this loss led her to become the integral voice for civil rights. She is a  Civil Rights leader, anti-violence advocate, entrepreneur and one of the masterminds behind such historic events: The Women’s March on Washington, Gun Violence Awareness Month Initiative and NYC’s Crisis Management System targeting gun violence prevention.

Mysonne “The N.Y. General” is an independent, Bronx-based MC. On 10/11/2017, Mysonne did a powerful freestyle at the BET Awards Hip Hop Cypher. Besides his introspective style and brutally honest lyrics, he has been known to be one of the most outspoken voices against gun violence and police brutality. After spending seven years in prison, he has proven that struggles can make us stronger.


Episode 14: "Valentine's Day is Overrated..but Love Isn't"

Love is always top of the list for New Year's resolutions. Will you agree? But for so many it is an endless battle. Some people find it easy to fall in love, and maybe for you, not so much? Do you or someone you know believe loving a person can be extremely difficult, especially if there are past traumatic experiences, fear of commitment or picking up the pieces from a recent heartbreak? If so, this is the show for you because I'm excited to have two guests from our previous podcast on Sex, Singleness and Seeking Your Soulmate! Chamin Ajjan, Psychotherapist, NYC Big Book Award winner, and author of "Seeking Soulmate: Ditch Dating Distress and Find Real Connection, Pervis Taylor, Award-Winning Celebrity Life Coach and co-author of "Single Man Married Man" and Brooklyn's own radio show host, Damon Avinger, of the local radio show "The Average Shavage." This show is part of our live recorded Valentine's Day Brunch podcast, and will focus on sexual health, trauma, self-love, entering and re-entering the dating world, and overall relationships! Let's get you right and ready for love in 2018. Welcome to the Visit!


Episode 13: "Medical Marijuana: The New Healthy Investment"

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Do you know that cannabis is the oldest known psychotropic drug in the world? Are you or do you know someone that suffers from chronic pain and are interested in using medical marijuana? If so, this is the show for you because we'll speak with Dr. Nefertiti Brown, Breast Surgical Oncologist and one of Los Angeles’ top Cannabis Physicians; as well Chanda Macias, PhD, a Biomedical Research Scientist and 1 of 7 African American business owners in the cannabis industry. Learn how they are treating patients from all across the country. 


Episode 12: "Love your Boobies"

Do you know that African American women are more likely to develop aggressive breast cancers and 40% more likely to die from the disease? Are you or do you know someone that is a breast cancer survivor? In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we spoke with special guest and board certified Breast Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Vivian Jolley, about the importance of genetic screening for breast cancer, importance of early detection for women of color and why more women of color should consider getting screened.


Episode 11: "Healthy Recipes for A Prescription"

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Love the idea of cooking healthier meals for your children at your doctor’s office? Are you or someone you know are looking for programs to help you shop, prep and make nutritious meals for your children? If so, this is the show for you because with us today is board certified Pediatrician in Fredericksburg, VA and founder of The Doctor Yum Project, Dr. Nimali Fernando. Dr. Fernando empowers families with information on illness prevention through a healthy diet by allowing her patients and their families the opportunity to step up their culinary skills in a kitchen located inside her clinic. Welcome to the Visit!!!!


Episode 10: "Eat Me Up: The Secret To Simple, Quick, & Healthy Meals"

Love the idea of #cooking healthier meals for you and your family, but not enough time to do it? If so, this is the show for you because we chatted with #CelebrityChef, Community Activist and Entrepreneur, Alexia @cheflexgrant Grant, owner of  Newark, NJ-based “Eat Me Up Cuisine.” She has made delicious meals for clients including #LaLaAnthony, #AngelaSimmons, #MarcJohnJeffries, #MalcolmJenkins and more. @cheflexgrant also provides tips on on how to make simple, quick and #healthymeals in our busy lives. At just nineteen years old she began to accept private catering commissions. To accommodate the robust demand for her culinary services she founded Eat Me Up Cuisine. She firmly believes that #food is love. The #reward of feeding others has impacted Alexia’s life in a profound and permanent way. It’s not just her profession, it’s her #passion. 


Episode 9: "Yoga: Why More People of Color Need this Healing Space?" 

Did you know that one in every 15 Americans practices yoga? And according to a 2012 Yoga Journal study, more than four-fifths of them are white? We spoke with Crystal McCreary about the benefits of Yoga and the lack of diversity within the Yoga community. She is a Black Yoga Practitioner in NYC and her mission is to bring about wellness in underserved, urban communities, and combat the toxic stress that too frequently leads to severe health issues and death. Welcome to the Visit! 


Episode 8: "How Not To Lose Your Happy" 

Did you know that #Suicide is the 10th leading cause of #death in our country? With suffering from severe acute #depression, #bipolardisorder and #panic attacks, we will talk with ex-NBA Chicago Bulls cheerleader and published Random House author, Erika J. Kendrick, about her struggles with mental illness and how the voices in her head almost encouraged her to commit suicide...and she even tried but survived. Also we will talk with Psychiatrist, Dr. Byron Young, about suicide and #mental illness. Learn "How Not Lose to your Happy."


Episode 7: "Incarcerated Minds: Mental Health in the Prison System"

With the tragic deaths of young men like Kalief Browder and calls for the reform of the criminal justice system, we discussed Mental Health in the Prison System with community activist and entrepreneur, Shabaka Shakur, who was wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, as well as Dr. Brickell Quarles, Clinical Psychologist, Rikers Island & Founder, urbanLEAP. Shakur shares his experience of keeping his mental health intact while fighting for his freedom. Dr. Quarles provides advice for formerly incarcerated individuals, and affected families. 


Episode 6: "Hip Hop's Chronic Disease: Diabetes"

Hip Hop's Chronic Disease: DIABETES.  Former Yo! MTV Raps co-host Doctor Dre gives an exclusive interview about his biggest fight - type 2 diabetes and blindness. Hear his plans to use his radio and television platforms to raise awareness within our community.


Episode 5: "Dear Vagina, Let's Talk!"

Ladies, have you had a chat with your vagina lately? If not, tune into episode 5 of The Visit™ with Dr. Arabia Mollette podcast titled, "Dear Vagina, Let's Talk!" featuring Dr. Lisa McLeod who specializes in obstetrics gynecology. We talked about ALL those embarrassing topics you may be scared to discuss with your doctor, mom, sister, or friends. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and YouTube! 


Episode 4: "Is Hip-Hop Facing a Health Crisis?"

Is Hip Hop facing a health crisis? We talk with Choppa Zoe -  the star character "Damon" in the critically-acclaimed web series "Money and Violence" and South Florida's Hottest Hip Hop Artist, about the battle with losing weight, sedentary lifestyles plaguing the Hip Hop community, and how to balance a music & acting career while maintaining your health. 


Episode 3: "How To Build Perfect Skin"

Want your skin to have the million dollar glow? One of NYC's top dermatologists Dr. Michelle Henry joins us to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the story our skin tells us about our overall health. Learn about the benefits of drinking water, the 5-minute bath, alopecia, skin cancer prevention and the advantages/disadvantages of coconut oil for the hair.


Episode 2: "Sex, Singleness & Seeking Your Soulmate"

Are you unlucky in love? Want advice on mindful dating? Finally met someone you like but afraid to share your struggles with mental illness? Hear from Psychotherapist and Intimacy expert Chamin Ajjan, Author of Seeking Soulmate, and Celebrity Life Coach Pervis Taylor, III, Author of Single Man Married Man as they discuss sex, singleness and seeking your soulmate!


Episode 1: "Dear Treadmill, It's Not You...It's Me"

Welcome to The Visit™ with Dr. Arabia Mollette Podcast Show! I am so excited to share my show with you all. My team and I have been working hard to create interesting and diverse content for you all. My first guest will be Nicole Chaplin, The Fitness Rockstar,™ a successful certified Master Trainer, motivational speaker, author and owner of Bella X Fitness in NYC. With her "spicy and fun" style of training, hear how this celebrity fitness expert took her passion and molded it into a career. Also we will talk about why people give up on their New Year's goal.