the LOVESPEAKS series


the LOVESPEAKS series

with Sally Lou Loveman

The #1 fear people have is speaking in public. It’s actually the only fear Sally Lou Loveman doesn’t have. Join Sally Lou for the lovespeaks series where she leaves fear behind and speaks love – doing what you love, loving your story, learning to love speaking, loving each other and loving ourselves. As the former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sally Lou and her crew speak their stories each week so you can speak yours. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting, and everything in between, if you need a community to kickstart your heart, you need the lovespeaks series.

 Sally Lou is a mom, professional speaker, author of Speak: Love Your Story, Your Audience is Waiting and founder of lovespeaks.

It’s the lovespeaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

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Season 2 Episode #5:

Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities

Guest: Dr. Renee Matthews

On this episode we are speaking about the health inequities facing the black community during this time of pandemic. Dr. Renee Matthews is the host of Ask Dr. Renee and can be seen in over 45,000 doctor’s offices in her Out of Office with Dr. Renee video spots. Dr. Renee uses her medical degree to help people live healthier lives and on this episode, she offers specific things we can all do to protect ourselves and others from COVID. Stay healthy and I hope you will listen.

Listening Notes

1:00 Dr. Renee Matthews
1:19 Health inequities in the black community
2:39 Renee’s dad’s health
4:28 How is love speaking to you today?
5:20 Staying busy
6:00 Renee says her dad as a black man was not treated well
6:45 Renee’s platform
7:00 Why did you decide to use your medical degree in this way?
8:08 Two pandemics
8:35 86 people
9:56 “There was a rumor that black people can’t get this.”
10:36 “The numbers were ridiculous for black people.”
11:11 Underlying conditions
12:18 No primary care doctors
12:45 Essential workers
13:43 Wear a mask!
14:40 “Wear it correctly & leave it alone!”
17:55 “Bandanas are the worst!”
18:00 “Things are passing under the face shield.”
19:08 “Surgeons wear masks for 12 hour surgeries!”
19:43 I’m no longer a candidate for wine
20:49 Besides wearing a mask, what is the best thing we should be doing?
20:56 How to be prepared
22:40 “Food is medicine.”
22:59 Watch your stress
24:33 COVID in eyes
27:09 “Wash your hands and remove your clothing.”
28:39 When do you sleep?
29:08 How many steps should we get a day?
32:18 “I ran next to my bed the other night!”
32:44 What’s exciting you right now?
34:50 The Girl Scouts
35:05 “I’m an official YouTuber!”
35:55 The purpose of this podcast
36:06 What reminds you of your purpose?
37:27 “We are now going to focus on asthma.”
38:36 COVID vaccine
40:04 “Antibodies is a treatment.”
41:29 Does it have to do with blood type?
43:00 “We don’t listen!”
43:26 “Look at other countries!”
44:33 Do you have a daily prayer?
45:45 Renee’s prayer
46:12 The prayer of Jabez
46:40 Devotional for teen girls
47:27 Did you have a “no” that launched you?
47:58 “There was a counselor at my college who told me I wasn’t college material.”
48:15 Renee stops at nothing!
48:59 Renee’s Oprah story
51:50 Emergencies at The Oprah Winfrey Show
54:49 20,000 people
56:15 Speaking to the black community
57:44 Thank you!


Past Episodes of Season Two of the LOVESPEAKS series podcast

Episode #1: Speaking of Race

Episode #2: Speaking of Solutions

Episode #3: Speaking of Gendered Racism

Episode #4: Speaking of Rebels

Season One Episodes of the LOVESPEAKS series podcast

Episode #1: Speaking of My Story

Episode #2: Speaking of Midlife

Episode #3: Speaking of Love

Episode #4: Speaking of Soul

Episode #5: Speaking of Music

Episode #6: Speaking of Purpose

Episode #7: Speaking of Recovery

Episode #8: Speaking of Composting

Episode #9: Speaking of Mindfulness

Episode #10: Speaking of Kindness

Episode #11: Speaking of My Mom

Episode #12: Speaking of Loss

Episode #13: Speaking of Leadership

Episode #14: Speaking of Enlightenment

Episode #15: Speaking of Laughter

Episode #16: Speaking of My Kids

Episode #17: Speaking of Doing What You Love


Episode #18: Speaking of Standup



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