Keeping it Real with Dr. Anita

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Welcome to the "Keeping it Real with Dr. Anita" podcast"! This dynamic learning environment will provide a safe place for learning and for you to raise your awareness. I am here to help you experience life-changing perspectives and transformative change. Learn how to utilize your greatest strengths so you can live your best life and experience a SHIFT. Visit www.anitapolitewilson.com to learn more. Also please connect with me and a community of likeminded people from all over the world on Facebook and LinkedIn.Click below:Facebook- www.facebook.com/dr.anitalifecoachLinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson-ph-d-77695b

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With the holidays fast approaching, our focus for this month will be the gift of presence. Not presents that we exchange during the holidays. But the presence of ourselves. And when I thought about the gift of our presence, there were striking similarities with presents we exchange. For example, oftentimes we make assumptions about the gift depending upon the packaging.Visit herehttps://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

4 dic.

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Today we're talking with Dr. Deena Brown, International influencer, women's empowerment expert, speaker, author and coach about her upcoming project, Melanin Toks. It's going to be epic!Visit herehttps://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

27 nov.

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Today we're talking with Ms. Stephanie Carter, a children’s book author with a background in Civil Engineering. Her book, “To Love Me is to Love the Skin I’m In” has the potential to be life changing. Not only for dark and lovely black girls, but also for white parents who choose to adopt children of color. If you're looking for a unique and meaningful holiday gift, go to Amazon.com and type in "To Love Me is to Love the Skin I'm In," but don't wait too late!Visit here for more! https://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

20 nov.

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In recognition of Thanksgiving, our theme is gratitude. Today, my Allies in Action Crew and I will be sharing experiences on our Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging journey that may have been uncomfortable in the moment, but is something for which we are now grateful.Visit here for more! https://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

13 nov.

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When I think about how I got into this space called Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging I am grateful for the hard lessons learned several years ago when I was first starting out. Lessons that helped me to trust my own voice in a way that evolved over the years into a sense of certainty that my approach works for me and benefits others.https://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

6 nov.

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Our goal this month was to take the scariness out of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging conversations. Today's episode will be exploring the scariness we attached to initial inclusion conversations. Once we become comfortable with talking about inclusion, we can create opportunities to receive feedback, which can also be scary. Feedback is crucial to help us develop skills that make inclusion conversations easier to start and learn from as individuals, leaders, and organizations.Visit for more!https://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

30 oct.

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Continuing our October theme of exploring what's scary about Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging conversations, Dr. Anita is being joined by Dr. Don Chick to share with us the connection between diversity & leadership to culture & innovation which can be scary when we consider the advances of AI.Web - https://www.doctoranita.com/podcast-1

23 oct.

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It’s national chess day, intended to recognize a game of anticipation, reflection, and strategy. In the same ways, it requires anticipation, reflection, and strategic thinking in terms of how to introduce Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging conversations into the corporate culture. Today, we’re talking with three gentlemen who are leading a cultural transformation in the workplace to hear and learn from their varied perspectives on what they found scary, and how they are overcoming organizational assumptions, interpretations, and limiting beliefs.

16 oct.

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Today, Dr. Anita and her Allies in Action Crew will explore what has made Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging conversations scary for then, and how they overcame those fears in ways that resulted in new and deep relationships that were completely unexpected.Visit Dr. Anita on the web - https://www.doctoranita.com/

9 oct.

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Too often in our lives, we consider people who are different from us as a potential threat to us, and therefore that perceived threat is scary. And because our biases are so ingrained, either intentionally or subconsciously, people find it scary to even have the conversation about Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. Today, we’re going to examine how our brain is designed to protect us from real vs. perceived threats.Visit Dr. Anita on the web - https://www.doctoranita.com/

2 oct.

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In today's podcast, we're talking with the recently appointed President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Action Network and hear why laboring for justice is truly a labor of love for her.Visit Dr. Anita on the web - https://www.doctoranita.com/

25 sep.

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Today, I’m going to have the opportunity of talking with my engineer Brian Colburn of Sitch Radio to explore his ah-ha moments while listening to some of my recorded content for a new course I’m developing. Brian tells some of the best stories from his lived experiences being raised in L.A. and as a Marine.Visit Dr. Anita on the web - https://www.doctoranita.com/

18 sep.

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Privilege can be used to include, and privilege can be used to exclude. Which side of the equation do you want to be on? This time last year, we talked about Laboring for Justice as the world processed the murder of George Floyd. This year, we’re going to slightly reframe our perspective and talk about Laboring for Justice as a Labor of Love and explore what we can stop, start, do more of and do less of in pursuit of justice with our Allies in Action crew.Visit Dr. Anita on the web - https://www.doctoranita.com/

11 sep.

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None of us need worry about changing who we are because what makes us different makes us valuable. And value has privilege. The issue is how you use your privilege, in whatever category you can claim it, to make things better for other people. And if you think about it, that's just paying it forward in a more significant context. Paying it forward may require you to cultivate a change in behaviors that actively demonstrates a combined love for humanity and laboring for justice as a labor of love.Visit Dr. Anita on the web - https://www.doctoranita.com/

4 sep.

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Today, we're wrapping up our month long focus on subtle acts of exclusion by having a real conversation with Dr. Mary McCall who served as the chair of my dissertation committee. Having retired from the world of acedemia, Dr. McCall now voluntarily leads self-study groups for white people who want to intentionally explore the process of waking up to subtly exclusive behavior, how to become aware of their role in subtle acts of exclusion, and how to interrupt it with the ultimate goal of eradicating it.

28 ago.

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Today, we are spending time with my dear friend, Dr. Sandhya Johnson to hear about her lived experiences with subtle acts of exclusion based on her intersectionalities as a woman of color, married to a white man, raising an Asian-American daughter.

21 ago.

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We're kicking off this month by exploring the book, Subtle Acts of Exclusion, by Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran with the Allies in Action Crew. By the end of our time together, I hope we will have identified ways to commit subtle acts of INclusion.

14 ago.

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There's an awakening that's happening in the workplace. It’s different from being woke, but it's similar. Being woke seems to be instantaneous. Awakening is more of a process. When it comes to our general situational awareness, we're awakened differently based on our experiences, based on our background, based on what we're willing to recognize and respond to as an alarm that indicates the opportunity to become woke about something.In my work as a Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Consultant, I'm finding that the difference between folks getting woke and being mad about it, and folks becoming awakened and being accepting of it, is the method.LinksWeb - www.doctoranita.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

7 ago.

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Today we're having a real, REAL conversation with a subject matter expert who is the principal founder of the CARE Collective, an organization that leverages the gifts and talents of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, or BIPOC, professionals to achieve and sustain financial independence in today's marketplace.LinksWeb - www.doctoranita.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

31 jul.

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We're going to be exploring Black Independent thought and Ways of Being with a Black man who chooses to define Blackness for himself as a result of his lived experiences, and not based on how society has been conditioned to see Blackness for him—give that some thought.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

24 jul.

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Remember being in grade school and having to report out on what you did over summer vacation? This show is kinda like that. Only we're going to discuss what July 4th means to each member of the Allies in Action crew and I’m looking forward to sharing their diverse perspectives.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

17 jul.

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Yes, I do feel absolutely blessed to be an American. At the same time, I am in complete agreement with Harry Smith’s observations that “Our history is both woeful and wonderful. Our story should be shared… owned. It endangers no one to understand the sins of our past.” And here is why his thoughts resonate so deeply with me.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

10 jul.

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As an advocate for all people in the workplace, we have a real conversation with Helen Vits about the perspective of an Asian-American woman married to a white man and the concept of “the talk” that she has with her children.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

26 jun.

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A conversation about the lived experiences of a phenomenally successful Asian-American woman as she graciously provides personal insights into her family history, pains, and triumphs.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

19 jun.

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In a previous episode, the stage was set for this month’s conversations by acknowledging that there is no “stand out” influential Asian-American voice that has the recognition of Dr. King or Cesar Chavez. Today, we explore the humanity of our Asian-American brothers & sisters by helping them down from the unfair pedestal of “model minority”, bringing them front and center from the “invisible minority”, and loving them through the pain of being the “hunted minority”.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

12 jun.

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Our Asian-American brothers & sisters need to be recognized in ways that reinforce their place in society by helping them down from the unfair pedestal of “model minority”, bringing them front and center from the “invisible minority”, and loving them through the pain of being the “hunted minority”. If you’re not quite sure how to do that, listen in.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

5 jun.

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After the Derek Chauvin verdicts were read, I took a long walk and thought deeply about why we are here. It's called the human race for a reason. We all start at different places, much like a track meet. The hope is that eventually, at some point in the race, when everyone is even, anyone has a chance to win. But we're not talking about winning in a competitive nature where one race of people is held down, so that another race of people can continue to progress. We're talking about the human race in terms of how far any of us can go by starting from the same position of opportunity without being seen as a threat.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

29 may.

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The outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial was one moment in time. And I wonder: how have we now been prepared to move forward in life through the readings and discussions and experiences that were initiated on May 26 2020 when the collective consciousness of an entire globe had to stand still and be emotionally, mentally, psychologically and spiritually arrested by what we saw. And now, approximately one year later, how do we move forward? Justice has been served in one case, but what's really changed? (NOTE: If you think the liner notes are too long, you can delete this last sentence: There are so many other moments in time yet to come. Only time will prove whether or not we've learned a lesson. And just how far we've actually moved the needle.)Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

22 may.

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The Derek Chauvin verdicts reminded me of the words of Dr. King, when he said, “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a constant attitude.” I really can’t think of anything else to add to that statement, except that Black folks are constantly having to forgive… to live. We have to forgive the people who still don’t value our lives in order that we can go on with life and somehow overcome unimaginable emotional, spiritual, mental, and psychological stressors that are part of the everyday lived experience of Black folks.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

15 may.

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Shortly after the Derek Chauvin verdicts were read, Keith Ellison, the Attorney General of Minnesota, was giving remarks, extending appreciation, and making observations about the work of this coming generation. And I couldn't help but notice the team that was behind him. I think approximately half of the team were white males, and the other half of the team were men and women of color. And it just kind of stopped me in my tracks. This is what diversity, inclusion and belonging looks like and should be about.Links: www.doctoranita.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson

8 may.

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Unless we can all find the place where we belong, unless we can all find the cause that we belong to, and that we feel belongs to us, there's really no point. There's really no hope for any kind of justice unless we can belong to each other. And unless we can find the cause, to which we all belong.Let's Connect - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson-ph-d-ipec-cpc-77695b/

1 may.

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Wrapping up the month’s focus on mental health and wellness, In her “Real Conversations with Dr. Anita” she learns about the impacts of bi-polar disorder on those who manage it and the people who try to love them with subject matter expert Dr. Cheree MontgomeryLet's Connect - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson-ph-d-ipec-cpc-77695b/

24 abr.

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Continuing the dialogue about Kanye West in this second episode of “nSanity Check with Dr. Anita” she and her crew explore the real challenges of managing mental health and wellnessLet's Connect - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson-ph-d-ipec-cpc-77695b/

17 abr.

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Remember when Kayne West declared his run for president? In her “nSanity Check with Dr. Anita” podcast, listen in as she wonders out loud, “Is this crazy, or is it just me?”Let's Connect - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson-ph-d-ipec-cpc-77695b/

10 abr.

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Listeners will be introduced to a new voice in podcasts: In her “Keeping It Real with Dr. Anita” hear how it all began, understand the intention for each week’s broadcast, and discover Dr. Anita’s passion for facilitating conversations that matter.Click below:Facebook- www.facebook.com/dr.anitalifecoachLinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-polite-wilson-ph-d-77695b

3 abr.

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