“The way that I do it is by making self-care a lifestyle, rather than a practice. I make sure that everything I’m diving into has some element of caring myself within it. Every conversation, every project, everything that I do as I navigate through my work day has implemented within it something that honors me as a human”
– Dr. Mariel Buqué
Meet Dr. Mariel Buqué
Dr. Mariel Buqué is a Columbia University-trained Psychologist and sound bath meditation healer. Her work centers on healing wounds of intergenerational trauma, holistic mental wellness, and centering indigenous healing practices. She is also a wellness and antiracism consultant for Fortune 500 companies across the world and teaches the next generation of therapists as a professor at Columbia University. You may follow her on social media at @dr.marielbuque and find her work at www.drmarielbuque.com.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb talks to Dr. Mariel Buqué. As a university-trained psychologist, Dr. Buqué talks about dealing with depression and trauma holistically. Besides treating these issues from a mental health point of view, Dr. Buqué also talks about treating the physical body as well as addressing the systemic ills that often directly or indirectly push oppressed and suppressed people to experience trauma.
“The relationship that you have with yourself is one that could really benefit from the daily attention. The thing about having a relationship with yourself is we have to get honest. I think that’s what scares us, that we have to be honest about the things that are deep and dark. We have to get honest about the things that we’ll find that we don’t like, that will probably require us to shift and shifting is very hard for us. Change is very hard for humans.” – Dr. Mariel Buqué
Get Loved Up with Dr. Mariel Buqué
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Dr. Mariel Buqué shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @dr.marielbuque, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 03:28 Normalize Therapy & Healing
- 05:58 Aspects of Depression
- 08:17 Defining Trauma
- 16:49 Hardest Thing About Being a Therapist
- 19:19 Self-care as a Lifestyle
- 26:17 ‘Ghosting’ and Abandonment Issues
- 35:04 Healing Season
- 38:46 Being Alone But Not Lonely
- 42:07 Improve Your Relationship With Yourself
- 45:01 Take Care of Your Body First
- 49:55 The Personal is Political
- 56:28 Favorite Things
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Dr. Mariel Buqué’s latest work here
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership