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The Delicious Truth with Gloria Cotton, is a podcast series that presents the whole truth about the issues that impact our daily lives. We believe that what makes something 'delicious' is a certain fullness. Delicious is rich, intimate and powerful. During this podcast, we’ll cover all three delicious layers of the truth. The Absolute, Empirical Truth The objective, unbiased precise evidence, the facts, stats and data. The Personal, Experiential Truth The experiences people have. Answers to questions like, “How does this show up in peoples’ lives for real?” and “What are some of the things that people don’t know they don’t know and that keep them in a conscious or unconscious darkness or denial about what’s true for others even when it’s not true for them”. The Consequential, Impactful Truth The difference this makes in people's lives. Things that answer the questions, “So what?” “Why should anyone care?” and “How does this impact others, not just the target group?” And finally, we get to NOW WHAT? During this podcast you will hear about resources, solutions, tools and what you can do to make things better, to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

The Delicious Truth with Gloria Cotton, is a podcast series that presents the whole truth about the issues that impact our daily lives. We believe that what makes something 'delicious' is a certain fullness. Delicious is rich, intimate and powerful. During this podcast, we’ll cover all three delicious layers of the truth. The Absolute, Empirical Truth The objective, unbiased precise evidence, the facts, stats and data. The Personal, Experiential Truth The experiences people have. Answers to questions like, “How does this show up in peoples’ lives for real?” and “What are some of the things that people don’t know they don’t know and that keep them in a conscious or unconscious darkness or denial about what’s true for others even when it’s not true for them”. The Consequential, Impactful Truth The difference this makes in people's lives. Things that answer the questions, “So what?” “Why should anyone care?” and “How does this impact others, not just the target group?” And finally, we get to NOW WHAT? During this podcast you will hear about resources, solutions, tools and what you can do to make things better, to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

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The Delicious Truth with Gloria Cotton, is a podcast series that presents the whole truth about the issues that impact our daily lives. We believe that what makes something 'delicious' is a certain fullness. Delicious is rich, intimate and powerful. During this podcast, we’ll cover all three delicious layers of the truth. The Absolute, Empirical Truth The objective, unbiased precise evidence, the facts, stats and data. The Personal, Experiential Truth The experiences people have. Answers to questions like, “How does this show up in peoples’ lives for real?” and “What are some of the things that people don’t know they don’t know and that keep them in a conscious or unconscious darkness or denial about what’s true for others even when it’s not true for them”. The Consequential, Impactful Truth The difference this makes in people's lives. Things that answer the questions, “So what?” “Why should anyone care?” and “How does this impact others, not just the target group?” And finally, we get to NOW WHAT? During this podcast you will hear about resources, solutions, tools and what you can do to make things better, to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hindsight is 2020 - Season Two Has Come to An End

12/28/2020
2020 has been a year like no other year in the history of our nation. It brought with its pandemics a huge weight upon our bodies, hearts, minds, and spirits. Is it any wonder that people are dying in their spirits even if they aren't dying in their bodies? We see this clearly in the rising evidence of mental instability in ourselves and others. As we wrap up this season I do hope that despite how hard 2020 has been for us all, that you felt empowered by the guest featured on each and every...

Duration:00:18:21

Season 2 - Episode 11: We need to Change. Now what does that mean?

12/9/2020
My favorite artist and poet is no other than THEE MICHAEL JACKSON. When my next guest and I planned this episode, I couldn't help but think of Michael's song Man in the Mirror. There is a TV show called "What would you do?" When something wrong is happening, even when there are many people around, there is rarely an instance where all the onlookers get involved. This is called the Bystander effect. Everyone just assumes that someone else will do it. I'd take that and go a step further....

Duration:01:10:43

Season 2 - Episode 10: Beginning to Examine the Structures of Racism in Corporate America

12/2/2020
Back in June, Harvard Business Review published the following fact. "From 1619 to 1965, this country had laws, policies, and practices — from slavery to Jim Crow to redlining — that legally separated white and Black people in an attempt to maintain a white supremacist society. The inhumanity required for people to function in such a society — to dehumanize others and be dehumanized — has left its mark on our nation and, by extension, our organizations in innumerable ways." - Ben Hecht A few...

Duration:00:38:40

Season 2 - Episode 9: The Relationship Between Bias and Systemic Racism

11/25/2020
When the “New North America” was established, it was clear that black people were not human or equal to white people, even after the civil rights movement. Consequently the architects of society had a non-inclusive cultural standard to adhere to when developing our society. This is where bias comes in. When power and bais marry, they produce systemic racism. All of the systems of our society were built by white men. Our criminal justice system, employment system, housing system, health care...

Duration:00:39:23

Season 2 - Episode 8: Honoring All of Our Parts

11/18/2020
Have you ever said or thought that you could be great if only a certain part of you would let you? Maybe a phrase like, “I don’t know why I keep letting this partner back in my life? I’m never going to find love.” or “I could be healthy, but I can’t seem to stop eating the wrong things.” Usually these thoughts are pretty normal and can begin a dialogue about restoring one's power and sense of self. But when we are addressing larger dysfunctions like eating disorders, addiction, phobias etc.....

Duration:00:35:41

Season 2 - Episode 7: Searching for AND in a World of OR

11/11/2020
Humans seem to be obsessed with labels. The idea that you look at a certain pronoun, assign it a proper label which comes with a certain definition. With these labels and definitions we expect that these pronouns would mostly adhere to their respective labels. It’s either this OR that. Rarely do we accept pronouns that are this label and AND something else. Women are this, men are that. Cats are like this, dogs are like that. Americans are this, Africans are that. Christians are this,...

Duration:01:03:12

Season 2 - Episode 6: One Woman's Journey to Becoming a Recovering Racist

11/4/2020
Racism is defined as a prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized. By that definition, anyone, even those in the majority can suffer from racism. That is not the case. Racism is only effective because of its power to impact the lives of people on a systemic level. People of color aren’t upset about the aforementioned definition, it’s the...

Duration:00:55:11

Season 2 - Episode 5: Stopping and Preventing Bullying and Taking Care of Yourself

10/28/2020
Bullying is something that most of us are pretty familiar with. In fact, at a time, bullying had been so normalized that for a long time, there were no formal interventions. People just accepted that there were bullies and the bullied and that in time things would change. Unfortunately, bullying has only progressed and has evolved into many forms. According to stopbullying.org: Students ages 12-18 experienced various types of bullying, including: Being the subject of rumors or lies (13.4%)...

Duration:00:57:37

Season 2 - Episode 4: Working with Native American Communities

10/20/2020
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans, and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States. Indigenous peoples are the first people. We recently, for the first time in US history celebrated Indigenous Peoples day, formerly Christopher Columbus Day. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the newly branded day. When many of our fellow Americans think of Native American people, vivid images of headdresses, wild and free dancing, mystery, and what...

Duration:01:04:03

Season 2 - Episode 3: The Spirit of Inclusion

10/17/2020
Inclusion is defined as the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. We are familiar with that right? On the playground, everyone gets picked to be on the team. Sucks to be picked last. At home, older siblings are required to include their younger siblings. Spouses or lovers are reminded by national holidays to include one another. At work, there are affinity groups, conferences, workshops and on a government level, affirmative action policies for the...

Duration:00:35:31

Season 2 - Episode 2: The Revelation of Being a Caregiver

10/8/2020
According to a research study by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the United States that have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months, in 2019. The United States has 331,002,651 citizens. This is a subject that impacts 13% of the population, and frankly, there isn’t enough support and awareness on the subject to offer adequate support. This issue is something that needs to be discussed. That is why I...

Duration:00:47:45

Season 2 - Episode 1: Rethinking "Microaggressions" and Bold Conversations with Dr. Michael Baran

9/30/2020
Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups. The fact is that you have likely been on both the giving and receiving end of microaggressions. When people speak of microaggressions most often they are talking about the subtle acts of exclusion that black people deal with on a day-to-day basis....

Duration:00:44:16

Trailer: Season 2: A Utility Bag for Self-Care and Self-Love

9/23/2020
Welcome back! Did you miss me? Cause I sure missed you. Season one of the Delicious Truth was a pleasure to work on. I hope that it brought out everything that we hoped. This podcast was intended to start conversations, promote understanding, and more importantly, provide insight into barriers to joy so that people can take back their power and live a more joyful life. This season we want to help you build a utility bag for self love and care. This season we’ll cover topics like micro...

Duration:00:03:17

Episode 12: Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder (PTSD) Part II

9/2/2020
2020 has brought about a lot of loss. And loss, especially unexpected loss can be traumatic. As if America wasn’t already fraught with social issues, COVID-19 has further shed light on our challenges. In the last episode, we broke down the root of slavery as it existed in America. Let’s recap the definition of slavery: Someone is in slavery if: forced to work – through coercion, or mental or physical threat; trapped and controlled by an ’employer’, through mental or physical abuse or the...

Duration:00:49:54

Episode 11: Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder (PTSD) with Brandies Mevaa

8/26/2020
We are in a state of unrest. Unrest has occupied us, and I mean all of us. Whether you are black, white, rich, or poor, to be human is to be connected to one another and we are all in a state of unrest, and this unrest is a substantial barrier to joy. In America, we have a deep problem with division. Labels and hierarchies are established to keep the system going, in favor of the favored. These systems and supports for that system were established long before Mr. Columbus rediscovered...

Duration:00:53:49

Episode 10: From Military Service to Civilian Life with Greg Jenkins

8/19/2020
I'm a proud supporter of our troops and vets, in fact, I have very close loved ones who have served in the military. No matter which branch they serve in, they do a great service in both America and countries abroad. The military has a substantial presence in our lives and whether we are conscious of it or not, they have a brand that conveys that the military is a family, career, a proud institution. No matter our individual impressions of military life, we automatically believe that by...

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 9: Dating in 2020 with Lorren & Marco

8/12/2020
On this episode, we believe that love is greater than anything. Our relationships to ourselves and all things outside of ourselves when operating from a place of love has the best outcomes. The most fundamental loving relationship is between romantic partners. The desire to meet, fall in love and form lasting partnership is something that unites us as humans. Before the internet, you'd meet at a place of worship, schools, bars, concerts or maybe the library. Sure that still happens but 48%...

Duration:00:43:36

Episode 8: Recidivism -Why? Challenges and benefits of eliminating the culture of repeated criminal and antisocial behavior patterns in the USA.

8/5/2020
Recidivism refers to a person's return to state or federal custody, after the person has already served time for a previous crime. A U.S. Sentencing Commission report on recidivism among federal prisoners, released on January 24, 2019, showed that nearly 64% of prisoners who had been convicted of violent offenses were arrested within eight years compared with about 40% of those convicted of nonviolent offenses. Meanwhile, the process of remanding folks to custody is supposed to be a form of...

Duration:00:39:11

Episode 7: Great Leadership: Why and how it matters with Megan Davis Lightman

7/29/2020
Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or organization. Leadership by itself doesn’t actually default to good or bad, it just is. Maybe that’s because good and bad leadership is subjective? I find that odd, but nonetheless, it's true. Historically speaking there have been folks in leadership that have divided the communities and organizations they lead over whether they were good or bad leaders. So what are we to do about it? We think that by getting to the root of what...

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 6: The Great Financial Reset: COVID19 with Ash Cash Exantus

7/22/2020
Money is complicated. Mix it with a pandemic and it can get beyond complicated to down right sticky. We’ve all heard that we should be seeking “Financial freedom,” what does it really mean? Financial freedom is financial independence, because you have enough income to pay for one's reasonable living expenses for the rest of one's life without having to rely on formal employment. In some realities, people have lost their jobs and now there is no income coming in. Saving or putting away...

Duration:00:39:46