The Abstract Podcast

Daniel Ikejimba Jr. & Lala Openi

The Abstract Podcast is about mental wellness and flipping the script. Partners in life and in business, hosts Openi & MOMB share unfiltered realness, relatable experiences, and laughter while building awareness on coping & resiliency in relationships.

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In this month's episode, the spotlight is on Imposter Syndrome. Openi + MOMB define what it is, where it comes from, and how to flip the script on it by turning your #1 critic into your #1 fan, and answering questions submitted to the Ask the Abstract segment! Tap in! Credits: "High 5" concept by Mel Robbins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74DqZM-FOnM Luvvie Ajayi Jones Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QijH4UAqGD8 Dr. Judy Ho "Stop Self Sabotage": https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/43667389-stop-self-sabotage Intro & Outro music: "Rasputin: Prod. Marow Intro Poem lyrics: Openi Join: Patreon.com/theabstract Website: theabstract.work IG: @theabstract.work Email: asktheabstract@gmail.com Episode Produced + Edited by: MOMB Support this podcast

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Nov 10

1 hr 16 min

In this episode, the spotlight shines on the relationship between your body and what you eat. Tune in to find out the deeper meaning behind cravings, that your body has 2 brains, and so much more! Send us your questions: via email: asktheabstract@gmail.com via IG: @theabstract.work Become a Patron! Support this podcast

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Aug 24

43 min 3 sec

America's past and present have been filled with oppression, stress, the unexpected, and sporadic moments of happiness. So the question begs to be asked, how can we tap into our fullest selves, where joy and solidarity are not only at our fingertips but also in our hearts? Tune in to our discussion about living fully by letting go of what no longer serves us, while tapping deeper into our radical joy. This Intentional Life Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisintentional.life/ (@thisintentional.life ) Music: "a million holy pieces" by Dorien Blue ft. Honey Gold Jasmine Produced by Lucas Quinn https://vimeo.com/534707708 (https://vimeo.com/534707708) (Music Video) Send your questions to: asktheabstract@gmail.com JOIN OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/theabstract (https://www.patreon.com/theabstract ) Support this podcast

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Jul 4

2 hr 4 min

Life can be intimidating, to the point where it feels almost like a bully. When you're back is up against the wall, what resources do you tap into so you can step up to the plate and protect your peace? This episode Openi & M.OM.B reflect on the value in mental health awareness, past episodes, dealing with psychological obstacles & breakthroughs, AND introduce a new segment of the show: Ask the Abstract!! Where at the end of each episode, they chew on questions that have been cooking up in your mind. Whether it's about mental health, therapy, coping strategies, chronic conditions, past episode, society, culture, identity, life. Send your questions via email: asktheabstract@gmail.com, DM on Instagram: instagram.com/theabstract.work/, or through the website: theabstract.work Music credit: "AmnesiaWavez" produced by Hurric4n3Ike https://www.smarturl.it/hurric4n3ike Support this podcast

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May 30

2 hr 23 min

In this episode, we talkin' bout anxiety. We cover the evolutionary psychology purpose of anxiety, differentiate between anxiety & fear, share personal experiences in coping with it, and get into why anxiety is more common now than ever before. We've got some juicy gems in this one so don't miss out!  Music Credits: Intro: "Embodying A Body" Written & Performed by Openi Mastered & Composed by Aware Wolf  Outro: "FlightWavez" Produced by Hurric4n3Ike Support this podcast

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Apr 29

1 hr 46 min

In this episode, MOMB & Openi debunk the concept of "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" as they expand on the impact your mindset and perspective have on your abilities, behavior, and habits. Outro Song: "AmnesiaWavez" Produced by Hurric4n3Ike https://www.smarturl.it/hurric4n3ike For more things Abstract: Website: theabstract.work Patreon: patreon.com/theabstract IG: instagram.com/theabstract.work/ Support this podcast

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Mar 30

1 hr 57 min

Openi + MOMB discuss how the pandemic has impacted intimacy, sex, its influence on romantic relationships, and how valuable it is to be able to communicate openly with a partner. This episode features special guests Myk Blauuw & Aniseyy!  Outro song: "Dancing Medulla" by Aware Wolf IG: @Mykblauuw @Aniseyy  The Abstract website: theabstract.work Patreon: patreon.com/theabstract IG: @theabstract.work Email: asktheabstract@gmail.com Support this podcast

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Feb 28

2 hr 18 min

The wait is over! The first episode of season 2 is here! On this episode, MOMB + Openi discuss vicarious trauma, pandemic anxiety, and reflect on their experiences getting through last year which included: loads of unlearning, finding peace in surrendering, and so much more get discussed. Also, special guest DJ Tittahbyte joins in on the convo, shedding insight on what it was like working in the healthcare field, being in a relationship & raising children amidst a pandemic, and adapting to the changing social landscape as a DJ. Check it out now! Outro song: "Oh-Peh-Nee" by Aware Wolf All things DJ Tittahbyte : https://linktr.ee/tittahbyte IG: @tittahbyte The Abstract website: theabstract.work Patreon: patreon.com/theabstract IG: @theabstract.work Email: asktheabstract@gmail.com Support this podcast

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Jan 31

1 hr 35 min

On this Season 1 finale, Openi and MOMB discuss the concept of "friend slaves", the dangers that come with them, and recommend ways you can take control over your healing while freeing the friend slaves you may have in your life. Be sure to head over to our website (theabstract.work), our Instagram (@theabstract.work), or our patreon (patreon.com/theabstract) to get access to more content, see past work, or maybe even buy some merch! Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 22 min

MOMB & Openi get into the power behind your words and why you should use them. Touching on attachment styles, explaining what "active constructive communication" is, while stressing the importance of how you talk to yourself, in relation to effectively communicating with the outside world in a way that everyone gets their needs met! Much of the content discussed relates back to episode 3 "EQ/Emotional Intelligence" so if you want to a jump start on learning how to improve your communication and understanding of yourself, hop over to that episode for a recap before hitting play on this one. Be sure to check out The Abstract on patreon (patreon.com/theabstract), Instagrams (@this.should.fix.everything) or simply shoot us an email to let us know what's on your mind (asktheabstract@gmail.com). Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 20 min

On this episode of The Abstract, MOMB & Openi make distinctions between sympathy, empathy, and compassion, while elaborating on why choosing compassion can be significantly beneficial for yourself and others. They go on to share more information on how to properly hold space, the difficulty the comes in making a space feel safe, examples of holding space, and lastly tips on providing what Guy Winch calls "emotional first aid" on yourself or others. To learn more about these topics, or to gather information on the resources and sources from the content discussed in the episode, join The Abstract on patreon (patreon.com/theabstract) and follow on Instagram @this.should.fix.everything Support this podcast

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Aug 2020

2 hr 28 min

On this episode MOMB & Openi dive into the concept of preventive healthcare and preventing the occurrence of diseases and conditions in the human body. They bring up concepts we should talk about with our doctors/healers, dismantle the "rule" on when you should see a doctor/healer, reveal personal experiences with trying to be a healthy child, and much more! Relevant content on this very discussion has also been created and was posted on The Abstract patreon (https://www.patreon.com/theabstract?fan_landing=true (https://www.patreon.com/theabstract)) for free and accessible for everyone! Be sure to check out their patreon and join their community to get more access to quality content! Support this podcast

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Jul 2020

1 hr 15 min

On this episode, Openi & MOMB explore the concept of health with Danielle Keenan (Cosmology Black; acupuncturist and  masseuse), Sumayyah Franklin (Sumi's Touch; traditional birthworker), & Jazz Hudson (Goddess Butter; CEO, professor, mother), who go onto share their childhood experiences, ways to analyze your health, and so much more!  Support this podcast

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Jun 2020

1 hr 57 min

On this episode, Openi & MOMB discuss the concepts of happiness and joy, the pillars of happiness, and questions for finding the activities that bring more satisfaction! Check it out now! Support this podcast

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May 2020

1 hr 6 min

How big is your EQ? On this episode, Openi & MOMB break down the meaning of "emotional intelligence" while serving up some food for thought on ways to develop/improve/understand your own EQ. Support this podcast

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Apr 2020

1 hr

Are you prepared for the end of the world? MOMB & Openi discuss their vision of the apocalypse, share reflections on humanity and the state of the world alongside two special guests! Support this podcast

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Mar 2020

1 hr 20 min

Daniel Ikejimba Jr. (MOMB) & Lala Openi (Openi) introduce the first episode of The Abstract, and discuss coping mechanisms. Support this podcast

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Aug 2019

46 min 8 sec