Episode 3

3. Showing Up Uncensored with Erica James-Staryhorn

In this episode I am talking to Erica James-Strayhorn a marriage and family therapist. We discuss learning how to honour yourself at all times. She shares her love of personal growth. We touch on and the importance of taking responsibility for your choices by creating safe loving relationships. She also highlights functional self-care and the importance of recognizing what self-care incorporate into your everyday life.

Episode Highlights 

  • Creating accountability for your personal growth
  • Leaning into fear
  • Having friends who accept your authentic self
  • Creating new experiences in order to grow
  • Managing fear
  • Paying attention to how your body responds in different situations
  • Being open to difficult yet loving feedback

Special Guest: Erica James-Strayhorn



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Resources Shared on Show

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Self-Care Plan (Print)


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About the Podcast

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About your host

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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.