Episode 45: Growing Up In A Doomsday Cult (while Black) with LaNisa Frederick

EPISODE 45: 

EPISODE 45: 

Growing Up In A Doomsday Cult (while Black) with LaNisa Frederick

Growing Up In A Doomsday Cult (while Black) with LaNisa Frederick

SHOW NOTES

Let’s have a light chat about cults with LaNisa Frederick.

She’s an award-winning actor, writer, content creator, voiceover artist and black survivor of Doomsday Cult, WorldWide Church of God.

Let’s get the lay of the land. What exactly is a cult? You might find isolation, charismatic leaders, financial arrest, and consequences for leaving, but LaNisa’s experience and research say time and society are the judge.

So anything can be a cult? These days, language is tricky, but there doesn't have to be an extreme and devastating end to make it a cult.

I even had my eyes opened to the existence of a diet cult! Woah who knew Jesus said you had to be skinny?

Speaking of the variety of cults out there, it's important to note that no one wants to join a cult. Vulnerabilities, life circumstances, and different origins contribute to everyone's story.

Like LaNisa says, even though black and brown experiences aren’t often talked about, “It’s not just white people shit.”.

During our conversation, you can’t help but laugh. LaNisa wants to open the discussion of black and brown cult experiences with comedy.

Laughter is a source of healing and by using comedy, LaNisa can heal AND teach

Tune in to the full episode for more about LaNisa’s story and be on the lookout for when comedy and Cult stories will collide with LaNisa’s podcast, Black and CULTivated, coming September 2024.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • What’s a cult? And can virtually anything be one?
  • Opening up the conversation about black and brown cult experiences.
  • Surviving the WorldWide Church of God while black.
  • What draws people into cults?

Cults don’t have to be as infamous and devastating as Jonestown or Heaven's Gate to be dangerous. I was so surprised to learn about the getting skinny for Jesus diet cult! What shocked you the most? And what do YOU think makes a cult? Let me know on Insta!

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Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 44: Goal: Back Away From The Booze with Ruari Fairbairns

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EPISODE 44: 

Goal: Back Away From The Booze with Ruari Fairbairns

Goal: Back Away From The Booze with Ruari Fairbairns

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Have you ever had a whispering voice in the back of your mind *alcohol is holding you back*?

Maybe the amount you consume on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis contributes to your answer. Like, hey, I’m a mom, and I need my one glass of wine at the end of the week.

Okay, fair enough, but what if I told you that even that habit shows alcohol is holding you back?

“Oognah…. I’m not pouring whiskey into my coffee. I’m fine.” Right. Maybe you are *fine*, but don’t you want to be better than fine? The best version of yourself, even?

You are going to love this conversation with Ruari Fairbairns, a former oil broker and professional partier, who created One Year No Beer.

Ruari’s entire life changed when he took a break from alcohol. In his own words, he became fitter, faster, healthier, a better dad, and a better husband. And he wasn’t tossing them back first thing in the morning either.

So what gives? Why is alcohol holding you back? Ruari explains the science behind alcohol's effect on the body and mind and how it actually worsens the things you use it for.

Stress? Worse with alcohol? Depression? Worse. Self confidence? Worse. And other things too… It's likely your struggles with weight and health problems are directly contributed to by alcohol use, even in small amounts.

In his programs One Year No Beer and Complete Control, he rebukes the idea of abstinence as the solution, and dives into the underlying causes of compulsive behavior to help people mitigate stress and control their alcohol use.

You don’t have to get sober (I know that feels like a bad word), and you don’t have to be the boring anti-social person.

Just start simple. Drink less. Take control of your alcohol use. It could turn your whole life around.  

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • One Year No Beer, a challenge to take a break from alcohol.
  • Is alcohol actually making your stress worse?
  • Who is the victim of the highest rate of peer pressure to drink?
  • How can a break from alcohol impact your health and daily life?

WOAH. You can feel the heart from Ruari in this episode. Did this one strike a chord? What steps are you going to take to drink less? Let me know on Insta!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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