Opt Into Self-Care

Feb 3, 2023

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I'm Kelley โ€” licensed therapist, burnout expert, and host of the Black Girl Burnout podcast. I encourage black women to opt out of struggle and opt into our legacy of joy and accomplishment. Join me!

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In this episode host Kelley Bonner discusses the importance of implementing a healthy โ€œSelf-Careโ€ plan in your life. Many of us have been trained to believe that self-care or doing something nice for yourself is selfish. However, that simply is not true. Kelley covers 5 pillars of self-care. By creating plans that allow you to feel joy in your heart, soul, mind, body, and at work, you will release so many hidden emotions that no longer serve you. If you are struggling with guilt associated with doing nice things for yourself, or taking time to yourself, this episode is for you. Choose to opt into soft living today. Stay tuned til the end, to learn more about today’s homework assignment. You will be so glad that you did ๐Ÿ™‚

The Black Girl Burnout podcast is dedicated to helping black women learn how to opt-out of the mentality of struggle while also learning how to opt-into the life of joy, abundance, and good health, which is their birthright. Burnout can manifest in a variety of ways, including feelings of exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of accomplishment. It is totally ok if you are experiencing more than one of the feelings at the same time. Being able to fully align with your truth is a significant sign of strength. The ultimate goal of the podcast is to help women achieve Opting Out of Struggle.


Did you know that self-care doesnโ€™t just mean getting a message, a manicure, or a facial? Did you know that soft living does not mean lazy living? Self-care can be as simple as taking a few uninterrupted minutes to yourself to enjoy peace of mind. By working through the exercises that Kelley suggests, you will be able to release the things that are holding you back from fully experiencing the self-care that you deserve.  Today is the day to embrace self-care, soft living, and abundance.

If you are new to the Black Girl Burnout podcast,or a happily subscribed member of the Black Girl Burnout community (big hug), thank you so much for your support. Message us on social media and let us know how you are implementing self-care in your life? Also, let us know what you are grateful for in your life and what resonates with you from this episode? By the way, have you been enjoying our new licensed musical treat by Mayyadda.  Let us know what you think about the vibe of our new podcast sound. Stay tuned, we will be interviewing her soon, she is amazing!

Check out these time stamps from the podcast audio and let us know what you think on social media ๐Ÿ™‚

Self-Care Is Not Selfish  [5:00]

5 Pillars of Self-Care  [7:49]

Body Centric Self-Care  [10:59]


Click below to view the full transcript for this podcast episode. 

Opt Into Self-Care


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Are you a black woman who has been feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, and confined to the struggle? If so, the Black Girl Burnout podcast is here for you. Journey along with host Kelley Bonner as she interviews guests and shares personal anecdotes about productive ways to opt-out of struggle and opt into happiness,ย  while navigating the unique challenges and joys of being a black woman in today’s world. From work and relationships to self-care and mental health, this podcast is a safe space to explore and find support along the journey towards your goals. Join our community and start feeling more connected and less burnt out.

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Producer  – Wendye Walter

Creative Director – William Cornell

Associate Producer – Amanda St. Maur

Cover Art – Reignland Creatives