Episode 32

32. How I Almost Gave Up with Dr Bessie Stewart-Banks

In this episode my authentic conversation is with Dr Bessie Stewart-Banks. She courageously shares a season in her life where she almost gave up! She takes off the mask and shares her experience of marriage, divorce, suicide and emotional healing.Episode Highlights

  • Overcoming shame 

  • Infidelity

  • Divorce  

  • Idolization in romantic relationships 

  • Turning to God for emotional healing 

  • Finding yourself through God

  • Opening up your life to help others

  • Combating suicidal ideation 

  • Knowing your worth 


Special Guest: Dr Bessie Stewart Banks

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Books by Bessie

Resources Shared on Show


Woman Thou Art Loosed (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Battlefield of the Mind (Amazon Affiliate Link)

No More Sheets (Amazon Affiliate)


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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.