Sleeping & Breathing Misses in the Black Community | Karese LaGuerre

Karese LaGuerre | Sleeping & Breathing Misses in the Black Community

Having trouble sleeping?

Karese LaGuerre is the author of “Accomplished: How to Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout and Execute Goals.” She’s a Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist. She founded The Myo Spot, a practice aimed at amplifying oral wellness to whole body wellness. In this episode Karese and I talk about her work, the little things regarding sleep we don’t think about and how the Black community gets left behind in the conversation.

Karese LaGuerre | Sleeping & Breathing Misses in the Black Community
Karese LaGuerre | Sleeping & Breathing Misses in the Black Community

You can find Karese and The Myo Spot online:

Buy her book “Accomplished: How to Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout and Execute Goals.”


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Transcript

Speaker 1 (00:00):

Power elevation experience registration is coming up. It starts on March 24th and it ends on March 31st. What’s the power elevation experience. It’s about music, movement, education, and action. We’re talking diversity, equity and inclusion by learning, and then taking action in different ways in our everyday lives. What we’re doing with the music is getting empowered and we’re moving our bodies so that our minds are ready to receive the information. If you want to learn more, the link will be down in the show notes. In this episode, we’ll be talking to Karese LaGuerre, welcome to diversity dish, where we’re dishing on everything. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice related. My name is Sedruola Maruska, and we’re bridging the gap between what needs to be said and what needs to be heard. Those individual experiences that are often ignored or simply dismissed. Sometimes I’m dining alone. Sometimes I’m dining with friends and sometimes I’m dining a-la-cart, no matter how I’m dining, it promises to be delicious. Let’s dig in

Karese LaGuerre is a registered dental hygienist and myofunctional therapist. She founded the Myo spot practice aimed at amplifying oral wellness to whole body wellness through teletherapy. She helps clients of all ages overcome tongue ties, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, grinding anxiety, and various breathing and oral facial dysfunction, passionate about education. And self-help she published, accomplished how to sleep better, eliminate burnout and execute goals. When she’s not working with clients globally, she spends time with her husband and four kids.

Speaker 2 (02:05):

Hey Karese, thank you so much for being here. It is such a pleasure to meet you. I am so happy to be here. Thank you for having me. Absolutely. It’s my pleasure. So as we get into our discussion, I like to start off just a little light and personal before we get into the deep information that we will get into. But I would like to know what is it that you’re passionate about right now? I am super passionate about awareness of the importance of sleep and even more so the importance of good breathing to help impact that sleep and make it more purposeful where need that sleep to re-energize, you know, get ourselves back to full a hundred percent. We’re charging up at night that way, the next day we’re good to go. So I am a hundred percent passionate about that sleep and are essential.

Unapologetic Black Woman – Takirra Winfield Dixon

Takirra Winfield Dixon | Unapologetic Black Woman

“It’s so important for Black women to own or own tables.” – Takirra Winfield Dixon

That’s just one of the many gems that Takirra dropped in this episode. Takirra is an unapologetic Black woman whose mission is to help other Black women be the same. In this conversation we talk about what it means to be an unapologetic Black woman and why it’s so important for Black women to build their own tables. We also talk about hair, Black spaces and why showing up is so important. We had a great conversation that I think you’ll learn from and enjoy.

Folks are too comfortable thanking us instead of respecting us. - Quote by Takirra Winfield Dixon

Here are the many ways you can learn more about Takirra Winfield Dixon and how you can work with her to help formulate your own voice.

The Grio article:

“Honestie Hodges and the intersectional systemic racism of Black women and girls” – https://thegrio.com/2021/03/16/intersectional-racism-black-women-girls/

Salon Articles:

“Does this smart watch come with an app to deal with casual racism”

“My college’s response to a Nazi march taught me about the “true America” 

“I’m a Black woman, not a “woman of color.” Here’s why I make that distinction”


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Transcript

Speaker 1 (00:00:00):

Are you having trouble sleeping, maybe you’re snoring, or maybe you just don’t feel rested in the morning and you feel like your body still needs a little bit more. Well, if that’s the case, then you should take a listen to our last episode with Currys, like air, where she talked to us about the reasons why we may not be sleeping as well, and especially how that may be affecting the black community. But before you do that, let’s take a listen to this episode with tequila, Winfield, Dixon,

Speaker 2 (00:00:40):

Welcome to diversity dish where we’re dishing on everything. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice related. My name is central and Mariska, and we’re bridging the gap between what needs to be said and what needs to be heard. Those individual experiences that are often ignored or simply dismissed. Sometimes I’m dining alone. Sometimes I’m dining with friends and sometimes I’m dining. I Lockhart, no matter how I’m dining, it promises to be delicious. Let’s dig in

Speaker 1 (00:01:22):

Kira Windfield Dickson served as a political appointee in president Barack Obama’s administration. She’s currently the strategic advisor to president Obama’s U S secretary of education. John B. King Jr. To cure also served for six years as a senior member of Martin O’Malley’s gubernatorial administration. She’s a proud Howard alum, a graduate of the university of Maryland and has experienced as a communications consultant Takirra has dedicated her career to elevating and uplifting stories and the experiences of black women. Oh my goodness. Takirra, I cannot tell you how excited I am to have you on diversity dish. I’m flattered. Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for coming on. I will tell you that I didn’t even know who you were. I don’t think until like the day I sent you a message and said, will you please be on me?

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