In the Season One finale of “Talk Wellness to Me”, Ashley Johnson and Delilah DaSilva sit down with musician and Energy Healer, João Pires Correia. The three discuss the transformative experience of learning to be with yourself and healing through gratitude and compassion for self and others. They also speak about Correia’s journey of overcoming his obstacles of being a blind, black, and queer man.
Key Popsyisms From This Episode…
“It’s really important to understand what you need to heal and that there’s many forms of healing.” – DaSilva on embarking on a wellness journey
“Energy is all about the intention.” – Correia on understanding how energy works
“If we could come from a space where we’re a little bit more compassionate and empathetic to one another, the world would be a better place.” – DaSilva on understanding that everyone is struggling with something
“We are the ones that can change our lives.” – Correia on recognizing that we can be the heroes of our own stories
“You’re not really free until you can free your mindset.” – Johnson on the foundation of energy healing
“There’s always a moment in time where things are very, very difficult, and there are dark moments, but you can get through them.” – DaSilva on the power of resilience even in the midst of great trials
“What’s the point of having a close circle of loved ones if you’re not accepting any of [what] they have to share with you?” – Johnson on overcoming her reservations about sharing her hardships with others
Missed an episode or two? Don’t fear! All of Season One’s episodes are available right here on AmPopsy for your listening pleasure and to aid you in your journey from wellness to wholeness.
About the Co-Hosts….
Delilah Dasilva is a first gen Cape Verdean American from Boston. She began her career in entertainment working at the Roxbury International Film Festival and went on to work in the film festival circuit including working at Sundance and then transitioned to working in Film/TV Production for the last 8 years. She has worked on the Netflix show GENTEFIED both seasons 1+2. In 2020, she produced her first short DREAMER that has screened at the LA LATINX FILM FEST and OUTFEST. Delilah is a the Co-Creator of the Talk Wellness To Me Podcast, with her producing partner Ashley Johnson, that discusses the intersectionality of being black/brown children of immigrants and how we process trauma and get to wellness. Follow her on IG @ staayydope.
Ashley Johnson was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She began her career in entertainment working on hit shows such as “American Idol”, “Little Big Shots”, “Speechless”, and “So You Think You Can Dance”, and transitioned into Jfilms such as Universal Pictures’ “The Photograph” and MGM’s “Everything, Everything”. Ashley took the leap into independent producing, which led her to collaborating with “Talk Wellness To Me” co-host and co-creator, Delilah. Ashley and Delilah began TWTM to normalize discussions of wellness within black and brown and immigrant communities; and to share tools and resources that can help facilitate healing and expand awareness of wellness for others. Follow her on IG @ a.noel.j.
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