Authentic Wellness Podcast
Authentic Wellness Podcast
The Authentic Wellness Podcast is a show for women who want to create a full and balanced life on their own terms. Your host, Sophia Antoine, is a fierce supporter of mental 💛 wellness and wants to make it clear that it's not beyond your reach. New episodes drop weekly on Wednesday. Be sure to subscribe and share❣️
From Off the Grid to Back on Track
June 19, 2023 • 17 MIN
In the return episode of 'Authentic Wellness Podcast' after a lengthy hiatus, the host shares her introspective journey during her break. She candidly talks about the trials and triumphs of her personal life, her emotional exploration of a new relationship, and the professional challenges of starting a new business as a doula. The episode is a raw and revealing account of the host's experiences of overcoming fear, acting in opposition to her own best interests, and learning from her actions. Despite the turbulence, the host shares the silver linings and life lessons learned, from reclaiming fun to expanding her understanding of compassion and mindfulness. She discusses the books that guided her and her commitment to making amends and growing from her experiences. The host also announces a change in the podcast's release schedule to a monthly format, allowing for a deeper exploration of topics and greater engagement with listeners. The forthcoming episode will discuss individuality and societal expectations.
Lean In with Carmen King
November 17, 2022 • 39 MIN
Carmen shares the importance of rebuilding after a setback and leaning into a foundation of faith when everything else is shaky.
Are You SAD?
November 10, 2022 • 13 MIN
When the seasons change, our moods can change too. Find out what's happening and what you can do about it.
The Necessity of End-of-Life Doulas
November 7, 2022 • 24 MIN
Have you considered what you'd like to happen in your last days? Listen to this episode to find out how an end-of-life doula can help.
Balancing Family, Finances, + Faith
November 2, 2022 • 33 MIN
Do you know what it's like to worry about money and the welfare of your family? Jeanne shares the importance of balance within her family.
Birth Plan Basics
October 30, 2022 • 19 MIN
What's a birth plan and why would you need one? Find out those answers and more in this bonus episode of the Authentic Wellness Podcast.
Healing Hands Healing Hearts
October 26, 2022 • 42 MIN
Mara's talented and healing hands help her make a difference in the lives of others. Her goal is to compassionately serve others while extending the same love to herself.
Making Work Meaningful
October 20, 2022 • 65 MIN
What does it mean to make your work meaningful? Dionne Thomas has certainly found a way. Long before remote working was a thing, she built a business no one knew they needed. Not to mention, she is making an impact on the social justice scene
The Other Side of Addiction
August 24, 2022 • 30 MIN
It's not easy to have an addiction. Neither is it easy to be in love with someone with an addiction. Listen as Essie Christensen shares her journey of letting go of her relationship with her husband and how she got back to herself again.
There is More to My Doula Story
August 19, 2022 • 24 MIN
Did you know that there is more than one type of doula? Listen as Sophia discusses the next phase of her doula journey.
My Doula Story
August 10, 2022 • 26 MIN
Why does a person decide to become a birth doula? In this episode of the Authentic Wellness Podcast, Coach Sophia shares what inspired her to become a birth doula and how she plans to help the community of women that she works with.
The Right Side of Rejection
May 5, 2022 • 22 MIN
Welcome to Season 2. In this episode, Coach Sophia explores rejection. Today we will talk about how rejection affects your self-esteem, your relationship with others, and your belief systems. Worksheets:
Mental Wellbeing with Katrina Kincade
February 2, 2022 • 61 MIN
Katrina leads the conversation about the importance of mental health, self-care, and having positive representation in every area of your life.
Sexual Wellness with Mikayla Rickard
December 8, 2021 • 27 MIN
Listen as Mikayla, a future sexologist shares her views on the importance of self-love, a patient partner, and giving as much as you want to get in a relationship.
Authentic Check-In: Recap and Rest
November 30, 2021 • 17 MIN
We made it through the first major holiday of the season. It's time to talk about what I learned and what's to come.
Meet the Wellness Encourager
November 22, 2021 • 42 MIN
Sheniqua, an RN by profession, decided she was tired of seeing women overworked, overwhelmed, and burned out so she decided to do something about it. She started an online training and coaching community called A Better U Academy.
From Broken to Broker
November 14, 2021 • 49 MIN
Listen as Melissa shares how the pushing of an overbearing boss signaled it was time to strike out on her own and be the person she knew she was destined to become.
Authentic Check-In: People-Pleasers
November 7, 2021 • 21 MIN
Listen as Coach Sophia discusses her earliest memory of people-pleasing behavior. She also touches on how lovingly bring yourself out of that destructive behavior. Visit to book a discovery call.
Injecting Wellness into Your Finances by Building Credit
October 25, 2021 • 37 MIN
You need credit to do just about anything these days. Listen as Jennifer Rickard shares the experience that caused her to take a look at her finances and helped her start her business, Credit Botox.
Authentic Wellness Check-In: Boundaries
October 18, 2021 • 18 MIN
Like good girlfriends do, Sophia is checking in and reminding you to get your boundaries in order. Boundaries are important and necessary. Do you have good boundaries in place?
Finding Financial Wellness with Joy Voltaire
October 13, 2021 • 52 MIN
Money 💵. Racks 💳️. Moolah💲. The Bag 💰️. Whatever you call it, we are talking about it. My guest, Joy Voltaire, is a Savings Strategist and she is sharing her money story. She also encourages listeners to start where they are and to grow from there.
Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself
October 4, 2021 • 12 MIN
Have you ever felt like a failure? In this episode, your host, Sophia Antoine, introduces herself and her show. She also shares how the events of the last few years helped to birth the Authentic Wellness Podcast. We quickly move on to the features of the show and the exciting things the future holds. Listen, Subscribe, + Share with your family and friends.
Mental Health May
May 1, 2019 • 22 MIN
We are starting the month off right. We are setting our intentions and making sure we exit May better than we entered. In this episode, we discuss monthly, weekly, and daily observances that are important to our audience. There is something for everyone. Listen, share, and participate.  --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Where Have You Been?
April 22, 2019 • 12 MIN
Welcome Back!! I am terribly sorry it seems like I left you high and dry, but as you'll hear in this episode, my life kind of fell apart. I am committed to being more consistent as my life gets back to normal. Glad to have you on this journey again.  --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
40 Days to 40 - Day 3: You Are What You Eat
October 18, 2018 • 14 MIN
I'm sure you've heard, "you are what you eat" before, but did you know that eating can be categorized as ANYTHING you put into your body? Are you aware that you are affected by negativity much like foods that are deemed unhealthy? Listen in as I share another lesson in the 40 Days to 40 series. When you're done with the episode, connect with me on my other platforms so we can chat about the episode. Go to to choose what works best for you. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
40 Days to 40: Day 2 - Bonus Parents
October 17, 2018 • 14 MIN
I didn't truly appreciate what bonus (step) parents brought to the table until I started putting this series together. All of the memories started flooding back. My social media timelines seemed to be filled with blended families. What a sight to behold. Listen as I recount my experiences, good and bad, of having a step parent and how it shaped my entire life. I am looking forward to your feedback as well as connecting with you on other platforms. Head over to to find out more. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
40 Days to 40: Day 1 - Birthdays are for Celebrating
October 17, 2018 • 14 MIN
This is the first episode in a series leading up to my fortieth birthday. I am sharing lessons I've learned throughout the years, in no particular order, in hopes that I can shed light on what you're feeling. At the very least, let you know that you're not alone. Day One is all about the importance of birthdays. No matter what age you are, you are to be celebrated. You are important and your presence is necessary. Listen as I share a few things I learned about birthdays and how I feel different with each milestone. Connect with me everywhere by going to   --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
A New Level Mindset with Jessaca Rowe
October 11, 2018 • 33 MIN
Jessaca Rowe is an author and transformational speaker. She started with a passion for at-risk youth then when she wasn't able to find a job in her field of Criminal Justice she decided to blaze her own trail. Jessica inspires women in person and online with her posts and live stream content. Be sure to connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter after listening to the show. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Lies About Self Care
September 19, 2018 • 126 MIN
This episode was inspired by a billboard that said Abortion is Self Care. It depicted so called African American women and and it seemed to insinuate that deciding to terminate a pregnancy is the best way to practice self care. It also seemed to say the men in their lives or at least one men who got them pregnant don't play a role in caring for the family. I am thankful to Dionne Thomas, Elle Chanel, and Necie Black for joining me for this courageous conversation. I have a deep respect for them and their stories had me in awe. They share their personal experiences and deepest feelings about the billboard and why it's wrong! While this episode is longer than normal, it is worth the listen. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Transition to Sophia Speaks
September 17, 2018 • 17 MIN
This episode explains how the show went from Courageous Coaching to Sophia Speaks. It's not very long and a bit on the fly, but you'll get the idea. If you'd like to contribute to future episodes, you can do so by going to You can add your name to the list and each time a survey is available, you'll be sent an email. Answering anonymously is an option. See you in the next episode. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
026 - The Detrimental Side Effects of Male Manipulation
August 27, 2018 • 30 MIN
Some call it seduction. Some call it using what you got. Some call it manipulation. No matter what you call it, it can have detrimental side effects on your relationship. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
025 - Simple Tips to Strengthen Your Poor Credit Score
August 22, 2018 • 33 MIN
If you are looking to buy a home, a car, or another big-ticket item, you should listen to this episode first. Essie Christensen Baines shares with us simple tips to increase your credit score. She explains how anyone can take care of their credit if they pay close attention to detail and exercises patience. Credit repair takes time. Please consider supporting the show. It all helps. Thank you. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
024 - Back to Weight Loss Basics with Tamira Johnelle
August 15, 2018 • 29 MIN
Today we chat with Wellness Mentor and Lose Weight Taste Great founder, Tamira Johnelle. She joins us to discuss the dangers of following fad diets and provides practical tips on how to take care of your body the right way. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
023 - Relationship Talk with Professor Griff
August 8, 2018 • 69 MIN
This is one of the most honest episodes I've ever had with a man. Professor Griff, speaks freely about modern-day relationships and shares a few pointers on how to increase communication and decrease conflict. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
CCP Episode 022 - Intimate Partner Abuse featuring Dorothea Robinson
August 1, 2018 • 52 MIN
Intimate partner abuse happens more often than we know. It probably happens more often than we would like to admit. Dorothea helps women come to terms with what's going on, assess the situation, and come up with a plan to get out safely. Dorothea has also formulated a program to help young ladies be safe on their college campuses. Visit to get the links to connect with Dorothea and valuable resources. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
CCP 021 - The Trendy Savings Diva | Joy Voltaire
July 25, 2018 • 38 MIN
Joy Voltaire is the Trendy Savings Diva. She teaches women and the occasional man how to spend only $25 per week on groceries and strategically use coupons to save on everything else. Visit to get the links to connect with Joy. She is an accidental comedienne and will keep you in stitches while teaching you to save. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
CCP 020 - Building a Personal Brand with Richetta Blackmon
July 18, 2018 • 34 MIN
In this episode, Richetta Blackmon shares what it means to have a personal brand. She also shares practical examples of what it means to show up consistently online. If you've ever had questions about branding, this is the episode for you. There is also the opportunity to join the Brand Boss Club when Richetta will teach you how to show up how you want to be known. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
CCP 019 - The Queen of All Things Domestic | V Taybron
July 11, 2018 • 40 MIN
Lean in as V Taybron, Owner of shares with us how she went from being almost homeless and reading books by candlelight to baking sweet treats and shipping them halfway around the world. Place an order and get a special discount. Listen to the episode to get the coupon code. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
CCP 018 - Single Moms Get Your Life | Tiffany Shepherd
July 4, 2018 • 35 MIN
Tiffany recounts her bout with severe depression after finding out that she will be a single parent. She shares how she recovered and has made it her mission to support other single mothers. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
CCP 017 - The Queen of Real Estate | Chiquita Lindsay
July 2, 2018 • 33 MIN
Chiquita Lindsay is the self-proclaimed Queen of Real Estate. She's worked at a job for more than 30 years when she began to wonder what retirement would look like for her. When she saw the big picture, she did something about it. Lean in to this episode and take notes. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Farewell June | Welcome July
July 1, 2018 • 33 MIN
It's important to wrap things up a good as you can prior to starting something new. In this episode, I officially close the door on June. I let you know what worked and what didn't. I share my results from my first Wants & Wins board. Best of all, I share what we have to look forward to in July. Feel free to submit questions/comments on the hotline 786.749.TALK (8255). I'd love to hear from you. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Home Ownership with Antoinette Gabriel
June 27, 2018 • 40 MIN
Star Realtor, Antoinette Gabriel shares how she went from a renter that was getting her car towed to a thriving homeowner turned realtor helping others to find their dream homes. In addition to that, Antoinette shares how important it is to have a positive and steadfast mindset when setting goals for home ownership. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Mental Health Awareness with Amanda Panda
June 20, 2018 • 40 MIN
In this episode, we chat with Amanda Panda. She is the founder of Mammals for Mental Health as well as the parent of children who had their share of mental health challenges. She is dedicated to being an advocate and stomping out the stigma. We welcome your questions and comments. Call 786-749-TALK (8255) to submit your feedback. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Honoring My Father - Shaneequa Cannon
June 17, 2018 • 34 MIN
Shaneequa shares how her stepfather never made her feel like a stepdaughter. She tributes her love of reading to him taking her and her siblings to the library and encouraging their love of learning. Listen as she recounts the beautiful memories from her childhood. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Honoring My Father - Destiny Thomas
June 17, 2018 • 43 MIN
Destiny Thomas, a published author and entrepreneur, shares her struggles with growing up without her father, reconnecting with him as a teenager and how wonderful her husband is with their son. We welcome your questions + comments: 786-749-TALK (8255) --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Honoring My Father - Sheniqua Johnson
June 17, 2018 • 50 MIN
In this special Father's Day episode of the podcast, Sheniqua Johnson, RN joins us again to share how her father was an integral part of her life. She readily admits that he wasn't a typical Dad, but he was exactly what she needed WHEN she needed him. Your questions and comments are always welcome: 786-749-TALK (8255) --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Getting a Handle on Your Health with Trinette Stanford
June 13, 2018 • 51 MIN
This interview had me floored. Trinette Stanford shared so many nuggets about health and wellness that she rendered me speechless. I joined her Facebok Group during the interview. If you have questions or comments, call 786-749-TALK (8255). --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Episode 12 - Hello June
June 11, 2018 • 29 MIN
A solo episode with Coach Sophia Antoine talking about June Goals what to expect from the show in the future. On the heels of losing two well-known celebrities, I am asking that you reach out if you need help. Suicide Hotline - 800-273-TALK (8255) Text Line - or text HOME to 741741 Spanish - 888-628-9454 To leave a comment or ask a question you'd like answered on the show, call or text 786.749.TALK (8255) --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
A Talk with The Connection Queen Laura Templeton
June 6, 2018 • 32 MIN
In this episode, we chat with Laura Templeton. She helps women network and make lasting connections with the people they meet. She shares the many shifts she's made in her life and how she's still a Daddy's girl. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
May Wrap Up - Hello June
June 1, 2018 • 17 MIN
In this episode, we chat about May goals and June self-care activities. It's just me us today, no guest, no fluff. Let me know what you think. Call with your questions or comments 786-749-TALK (8255). --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Real Talk about Relationships with Latonya Howard
May 30, 2018 • 45 MIN
Latonya Howard, Brand Strategist, spend time with us to discuss the ins and outs of marriage and relationships. From being a young mother to a well-seasoned entrepreneur, Latonya shares it all. Contribute to the conversation. Call 786-749-TALK (8255). --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Wholey (Alex) Foley - An Unconventional Coach
May 23, 2018 • 52 MIN
In this episode, we spend time with Alex Foley. She recounts her experience as a young transplant recipient who later went blind. She tells of how she became a health coach and how it's okay to fail forward. Call in with questions or comments to 786.749.8255 (TALK). Just like your story; your opinion matters. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
A Conversation with Keisha Bowling
May 16, 2018 • 56 MIN
In this episode, we chat with domestic violence survivor turned advocate, Keisha Bowling. She shares her story of being in an abusive relationship and how much strength and courage it took to leave. Your questions/comments are welcome. Call 786-749-8255 (TALK) to reach the podcast line. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Chatting with Sheniqua Johnson, RN
May 9, 2018 • 59 MIN
In this episode, we chat with Life and Health Coach Sheniqua Johnson, RN. She shares her own struggles with mental health and how she turned them into triumphs to courageously help women. She is also an author and motivational speaker. Your questions/comments are welcome. Call 786-749-8255 (TALK) to reach the podcast line. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
An Interview with The Mad Conservative - Kiki Green
May 2, 2018 • 138 MIN
KiKi Green - The Mad Conservative - joins me today to talk about a little bit of everything. This is admittedly a FAN GIRL moment as I have admired her from afar for some time. She is a doctoral student, a REAL housewife, and mother to a feisty one-year-old girl. Kiki is also vocal about her political views and vaccines. Call 786-749-TALK (8255) with any questions or comments. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Smell of Poverty with Raeshal Solomon
April 25, 2018 • 27 MIN
Raeshal Solomon is today's guest. We discuss her participation in the book anthology, The Smell of Poverty with Shannon Griffin. We cover how she went from $400K in debt to $40K. Raeshal also has a line of books called Little Bankers that teach young children financial literacy. Call 786-749-TALK (8255) with your questions or comments. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Smell of Poverty with Sherry Thompson
April 18, 2018 • 29 MIN
In this episode, we speak with another contributing author to the book anthology, The Smell of Poverty. Sherry is a Social Worker by trade and education, but when she saw how poverty affected the people who came to her for help, she became an entrepreneur in order to help them do the same. Call 786-749-TALK (8255) to comment on the show. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Smell of Poverty with Jackie McKeever
April 10, 2018 • 30 MIN
Jackie is an MBA who recounts her story of poverty in the book, The Smell of Poverty. She is quite knowledgeable in her field of accounting and encourages women to dream and become debt free. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Smell of Poverty with Julia Royston
April 9, 2018 • 29 MIN
Julia Royston, talks about her experience with poverty and why she was compelled to contribute her story to the book anthology, The Smell of Poverty. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Smell of Poverty with Shannon Griffin
April 8, 2018 • 24 MIN
In this episode, I chat with Shannon Griffin about her new book, The Smell of Poverty. It is an anthology featuring 16 authors experience with poverty and how they overcame the odds stacked against them. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: