Episode Summary

This episode is jam-packed with valuable lessons, guidance, love, and wisdom! You may get wrapped up in empowerment and revel in what Quentin shares! We talked about so many topics that truly impact our quality of life.

If you’re a parent or not, this will help you reflect on how toxic masculinity has shaped your views and how you can break the cycle of toxic masculinity, mental health stigmas and reclaim your power as a child sexual abuse survivor.

Quentin shared on how he manages anxiety, what it can look like for others, and why it’s important to get to the root of anxiety and not deal with it as a surface symptom.

We also talked about equity in communities of color and how this impacts mental health services and more!

Shout out to Rebekah Borucki for making the connection for Quentin and me!


Quentin Vennie is a celebrated wellness expert, philanthropist, keynote speaker, and author of the bestselling memoir, Strong In The Broken Places. He is the host of the new wellness and social justice podcast, “Freedom to Breathe”. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Entrepreneur, Chicago Tribune, NBC News, Fox News, MindBodyGreen, and others. Quentin has been recognized as one of Black Enterprise magazine’s 100 Modern Men of Distinction and by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for his contribution in raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, as well as appearing as the wellness keynote speaker for Colin Kaepernick’s “Know My Rights” Camp. Quentin is passionate about working with youth in under-resourced communities, helping them understand their traumas and turn them into triumphs, and spearheads initiatives that make yoga and mindfulness accessible among communities and populations that don’t ordinarily have access to them. Having spent years practicing yoga and meditation, Quentin has found a recent passion in gardening and interior design as forms of anxiety management.


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