May 20, 2021

Alison Desir: Running While Black, Competent Counseling & Caregiver Burnout

Alison Desir, athletic activist and counselor, blurs the line between mind and body through the integration of 2 of her passions: community based mental health and running. Mayim and Alison examine how running has fit into each other’s lives and how it has provided a meaningful coping mechanism to deal with life’s many stressors. Alison ends her segment with an amazing discussion on the black experience in the United States and how empowering exercise can be for black and brown communities!

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Alison Mariella Désir

Mental Health Coach

Mayim Bialik


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