Episode 15

Published on:

20th Apr 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 15 -Author Shawnise Chantell

Episode Description - 

Did you know that there is a medicine that can erase portions of your memory? Neither did we until this week’s guest, Author Shawnise Chantell, shared it during her interview with host J Haleem. What should have been the most joyous occasion of her life, became the most traumatic, eventually leading her to flatline. After a bout with depression and anxiety, Author Shawnise Chantell, found a psychiatrist, who not only would work to restore her mental health, but encourage her to write her story. One thing is for sure, healing comes in many forms - and Author Shawnise Chantell is the picture of it.  

Show Notes - 

1:47 - J Haleem welcomes Shawnise Chantell to the show

2:33 - Author Shawnise shares her background in the medical field

5:03 - Author Shawnise speaks on the importance of knowing your purpose

5:58 - J Haleem speaks on passion being an uncontrollable emotion 

7:45 - You have to have a why 

9:38 - Author Shawnise speaks on having her daughter @ 15 & the subsequent life events that took place thereafter

12:24 - J Haleem speaks on telling your whole story

14:21 - Author Shawnise speaks on her support system

17:49 - Experiencing the “tough love,” that comes with having a baby at 15

19:56 - Having her second child, two years later, and getting her tubes tied, which not only lasted for six days, but lead to multiple surgeries, and an intense medical scare 

27:04 - Author Shawnise Chantell introduces her debut novel, God Within a Lily

28:57 - Dealing with depression & anxiety

30:08 - Taking a medicine that causes you to wipe out the most traumatic moments of your memory 

33:03 - Author Shawnise speaks on being encouraged to write a book from her Psychiatrist 

34:32 - The moment she received her breakthrough 

35:31 - Getting out what she needed from publishing her book 

37:14 - J Haleem speaks on the freedom he obtained once he wrote his book 

38:20 - Becoming more aware of who she is 

39:20 - “Because of your courage,” I did not give up. Author Shawnise speaks on what she wants readers to get out of reading her book and hearing her story 

42:26 - Author Shawnise speaks on her children’s take on her accomplishments 

43:42 - Author Shawnise speaks on what S.T.A.R.V.E. means to her

46:05 - The importance of knowing & taking charge of your health

47:54 - God Within a Lily releases Summer 2022

50:00 - J Haleem thanks Author Shawnise for being a guest on the show  

Connect with Author Shawnise - 

Web: https://www.shawnisechantell.com

Social Media: Author Shawnise Chantell across all platforms 

Ph: 612-PURPOSE (787-7073) 

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S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
This podcast shares tips, thoughts, and ideas on how to build and successful platform by overcoming challenges and going from Surviving to thriving. Featured guests have overcome struggles and built a career or business by Standing Tall A Reclaiming Victory Everyday.

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About your host

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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.