“My motto is put yourself first. But I say, your wellness is your greatest resistance in society. It’s the greatest thing you can do to push back against grind culture, capitalism culture.”
– Oludara Adeeyo
Meet Oludara Adeeyo
Oludara Adeeyo is a therapist and author of Self-Care for Black Women. Based in Los Angeles, California, she works as a psychiatric social worker where she assists individuals experiencing homelessness as well as severe and persistent mental illnesses. Oludara is passionate about helping people improve their overall wellbeing, especially black women. Before becoming a social worker, Oludara spent 7+ years working as a writer and editor. She’s been a social web editor at Cosmopolitan, and managing editor at XXL. Oludara grew up in Edison, New Jersey. She loves Beyonce, hot yoga, cooking, and watching telenovelas.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb talks to author, social worker, and therapist Oludara Adeeyo. Oludara talks about her book, which contains practical tips for black women wanting to improve their overall wellbeing. Oludara talks about learning how to take care of oneself in a holistic way, from your spirituality to your physical and mental health.
“I like to call myself a former strong black woman. I was known as the strong friend. I was the one you could go to anytime. No matter what I’m going through, like I’m always gonna be there for someone else. And I really had to learn that, that pattern, it stops with me. I’m not going to ignore my emotions, I’m not going to put my health in jeopardy just because I feel like I need to be perceived as this really super woman.” – Oludara Adeeyo
Get Loved Up with Oludara Adeeyo
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Oludara Adeeyo shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @oludaraadeeyo, 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.
- 01:56 Inspiration Behind The Book
- 04:46 Getting Through Grief with Self-Care & Therapy
- 07:44 Breaking Generational Trauma
- 10:25 Spirituality vs. Religion
- 14:16 Oludara’s Top 5 Self-Care Exercises
- 16:57 Get Rid of Limiting Friendships & Toxic Relationships
- 21:20 Oludara’s Morning Routine
- 24:09 Going Vegan
- 26:22 Journey to Book Deal & Entrepreneurship
- 28:59 From Journalist to Social Worker
- 32:18 The Power of Journaling & Affirmations
- 34:10 Practical things to do when the sadness hits
- 37:56 Favorite Things
- 39:53 Oludara’s Message To The World
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Oludara’s book Self Care for Black Women
- 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