SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields

SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields
About SoundBalming with LaMarr D. Shields: Inviting you into his basement Balm shelter once weekly for emergency relief from the rays of negative reinforcement bombarding us throughout our daily living experiences, LaMarr D. Shields drops balms made up…

Love and Entrepreneurship: The Story of CurlMix
Jul 29 • 52 min
Marriage takes work. This is especially true when you literally work with your spouse. Having your partner at your side all day at work and then for the rest of the night at home isn’t for everyone, but for married entrepreneurs, Kim and Tim, they c…
Creativity, Calling, Culture, and Leading with a Spiritual Purpose
Jul 22 • 66 min
Dr. Ericka Njeri Elion is an emerging spiritual and cultural leader, as well the Creator and President of the Miriam House, who understands the need to define and respond to the generational spiritual consequences of racism, victimization, marginali…
How to Thrive in Life’s Toughest Seasons
Jul 15 • 47 min
Are you overwhelmed with life’s changes? Have you gone through a divorce? Wanted to give up? Had a baby? Changed jobs? Switched careers? In this up and close interview, former Ebony Fashion Fair Commentator and model turned psychotherapist and media…
Twisted Melodies: The Life of Soul Legend Donny Hathaway
Jul 8 • 45 min
Soul music legend Donny Hathaway, who is name-checked among a list of famous suicides— a man who often refused to take the prescribed medication that was meant to help control the debilitating symptoms of his paranoid schizophrenia takes center stag…
Secret Confessions of A Real Estate Entrepreneur
Jul 1 • 49 min
I recently had a chance to chat with entrepreneur and real estate expert Christian Ross. If she looks and sounds familiar to you, she either sold you your home or you’ve seen her on an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters.” With more than 10 years’ expe…
Matchmaker Ericka Jackson dishes about love and the job search
Jun 26 • 34 min
It turns out that dating and job searching aren’t all that different. One expert shares her best advice for flirting, handling rejection and avoiding being too picky.I recently conducted an interview with my friend Ericka Jackson, who is a w…
Uncovering the Story of Youth Homelessness
Mar 27 • 40 min
Across the country, thousands of young people are without permanent homes. Service providers and policy makers have not known how many of these young people exist or how to meet their needs. That picture is changing due to the work of a Rebeka Beach…
Student Loans Are the Devil
Mar 21 • 26 min
It’s been one week since federal authorities announced that 50 people — including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman — participated i…
Overcoming Adversity with Reality
Feb 4 • 64 min
Someone once said, “Every great loss demands that we choose life again.” This quote sums up the life of Jeff Jordan, social entrepreneur and health and wellness advocate. Despite being raised by a single mom, who was addicted to drugs, and a father …
Confessions of a Special Needs Parent
Jan 28 • 53 min
Parenting a child with a disability can be a challenge, and often those challenges feel like a strong tidal wave coming, threatening to make parents lose their balance, to fall, and sometimes wanting to give up.Despite the stares, the school…
Yoga, Mental Health and Healing: An Interview With A Yoga Instructor Leonora Eubanks
Jan 21 • 44 min
Yoga, Meditation, SoundBalming, Dr. LaMarr D. Shields, Lenora Eubanks
Winning BIG in the Game of Life
Jan 14 • 66 min
Educator, author and filmmaker Dr. Marc Williams, a nationally-respected sports marketing pioneer, pop culture expert, has been widely regarded as a Sports Marketing Pioneer. He is one of the nation’s experts on Education, Leadership, Career Transit…
Reciprocal Healing with Thai Massage
Jan 7 • 41 min
From the moment we are born to the final days of our lives, touch acts as a central aspect of the human experience — impacting our physical, mental and emotional health, and quite literally shaping the way we go through our lives.Candace J. …
Doing What You Love While Building a Smart, Purposeful Brand
Dec 11, 2018 • 48 min
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Samara Stone, Founder of The Stone Foundation, about personal branding, learning from failure, and leading with passion and purpose.Samara is an innovative leader in the field of mental health, where s…
The Art of Adaptability: Climbing Mountains without Legs
Nov 27, 2018 • 61 min
After walking into Brain Surgery and never walked back out, Dr. Yvette Pagues lost an opportunity for fully-funded Ivy League college scholarship, Fortune 100 Executive Engineering career and the ability to walk on her own. On the other side of trag…
Up Close with Jazz Artist Frank McComb
Oct 30, 2018 • 31 min
These days, the word ‘legend’ is very seldom used to describe modern day artists, but I had the opportunity to sit down with a legend, Frank McComb. Frank has worked with this century and last century’s greatest musicians and blessed many p…
How ‘Mess In A Bottle’ Creator Kalilah Wright Defied All Odds To Start Her Business
Oct 26, 2018 • 46 min
When Kalilah Wright left her six-figure architect job to follow her true passion of becoming an entrepreneur — crafting cool sayings on cotton t-shirts for her brand, Mess in a Bottle — she never thought …
From Pain to Purpose
Oct 8, 2018 • 53 min
How one mom bounced back after SIDS
Finding Your Juicy Integrated Life (JIL) with Executive Coach Anisa Rashad
Aug 26, 2018 • 51 min
Being happy doesn’t have to be hard, says prominent executive coach Anisa Rashad. We each possess an internal compass that expresses our individual wisdom and points to the things that would most fulfill us. On this interview, Anisa offers tried-and…
Photographer Kyle Pompey talks about his book Perspective Baltimore, living a life of purpose, giving back, beauty, and what it was like being my student.
Aug 20, 2018 • 51 min
This is one of my favorite interviews to date. It really delves into the details of how Kyle Pompey found his niche, and started to excel in it. We also reminiscence on the days when Kyle was my student, and what he learned from me. Most importantly t…
Confessions of a Life Coach
Aug 13, 2018 • 43 min
This week on the podcast, my guest is Jennifer Powers, author of the Oh, Shift! and Oh, Shift! for Teens. She talks about the power of words, living free, beating depression, and choosing joy. Her message of hope provides real solutions for real people…
Professional Beatboxer Shodekeh talks on the origins of beatboxing, child-abuse, and neuroscience
Aug 6, 2018 • 78 min
Shodekeh Talifero has embarked on many collaborations over his career as a professional beatboxer - not only with other musicians from a diverse range of backgrounds, but also with neuroscientists as he seeks to reinforce his musical intuition. As a…
Singer and Activist Ayanna Gregory Reflects on The Legacy of Her Father Comedian Dick Gregory
Jul 27, 2018 • 76 min
Ayanna Gregory is the daughter of longtime civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory; she’s also an accomplished singer. Ayanna talks about how activism influenced her acting and music. Also, Ayanna Gregory shares an excerpt from her one-woman sh…
Reducing Stress with PeaceBreaks
Jul 23, 2018 • 56 min
From work, school, and finances, to friends, family, and first dates, pretty much every aspect of our lives can (and will) be a cause of stress at some point. In this episode of SoundBalming, author Candance Greene shares her deep breathing technique …
Charnele Brown from ‘A Different World’ Opens Up about her life, Acting, and Bill Cosby
Jul 13, 2018 • 47 min
Charnele Brown’s role of Kim Reese in A Different World was one of the most relatable ones during the run of the show. Striving for educational perfection while experiencing real world issues, there was no denying Brown’s talent in her role on the show…
Emmy Award- wining talk show host talks about following your passion.
Jul 13, 2018 • 64 min
People know him as the Digital Lifestyle Expert® on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, NPR, FUSE, and more. They’ve watched him on Steve Harvey, Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, and other popular talk shows and news programs. In recent years, Mario has become an even gr…
Walking While Black’ documentary aims to bridge gaps in police, community relations
Jul 13, 2018 • 26 min
After an interaction with Howard County police in 2012 that he found deeply troubling, filmmaker A.J. Ali says he was motivated to address relations between police and the African-American community. AJ — teamed up with Errol Webber, a Maryland Inst…
What You Need to Know About Self-Publishing: An Interview with Dr. Adair White-Johnson
Jul 12, 2018 • 38 min
I recently caught up with Dr. Adair White-Johnson, the author of eleven self-published books and the founder of the Johnson Tribe Publishing. In this interview, she told me about: 1)How to self-publish a book in 2018 2)The one thing you must do …
In Haiti, Art Remains a Solid Cornerstone
Jul 11, 2018 • 18 min
Jan. 12 will mark the nineteenth anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Among the millions of Haitians still homeless and rebuilding their lives are artists — painters, musicians, dancers, writers. On a recent trip to Haiti, I caught up wi…
Academy-Nominated Cinematographer Hans Charles Talks Race, Culture, Relationships, Images, and Hollywood
Jun 29, 2018 • 88 min
‘13th’ Cinematographer Hans Charles On ‘Mr. SOUL!’ And Being Deliberate About The Black Image Selma director Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th examines America’s prison industrial complex and its effect on African Americans from slavery till now. The 201…
Why Pursuing Your Purpose Matters
Jun 6, 2018 • 35 min
This episode is dedicated to people who are feeling lost, stuck, or stagnant in their lives, people who are in jobs that they don’t love, and people who are struggling with finding what it is they’re really meant to do. Dr. Joe Johnson shares key i…
Unmasking the Pain Inside the Classroom
May 28, 2018 • 37 min
The extraORDINARY: Mr. Nobody follows Tsanonda Edwards, a young man growing up in inner city Baltimore, MD, as he strives to find his way through high school, college and life having grown up in a strict religious home. After death significantly impact…
Doing Time with My Son: A Mother and Son’s Enduring Love Through Incarceration
May 25, 2018 • 38 min
As a mother of a formerly incarcerated son, Bettye Blaize share’s her story of struggle and triumph. And how she stayed connected to her son, even though he was in prison.
DC Sniper’s Ex-Wife, Mildred Muhammad Talks About Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings
May 25, 2018 • 35 min
Some experts say domestic violence is a common thread in mass shootings. Mildred Muhammad, D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad’s ex-wife, said she knows about the connection first-hand. She joins me in the BalmShelter to describe her living nightmare. I…
Keeping Babies Dry and Safe
May 8, 2018 • 3 min
Eliseba Osore talks about working with women who desperately need supplies for their babies and small children.