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BOI Meets Wellness is a wellness podcast that shares stories, celebrations and challenges of building a wellness ritual as BOI. Someone who is Born Obviously Incredible.

Host Evolve Benton shares weekly well-being tips and interviews incredible people about their journeys.

A new episode drops every Friday. 

We talk Money, Mindset and Motivation. 


Sep 1, 2022

Shannon Mae Musgrove is the founder of Self MAED, a space for self-healing for womxn of color. She has traveled the world and gone on her own self-healing journey, and now she supports others in their quest for self-improvement as a certified AntiRacis Raja Yoga instructor, mindful meditation teacher, and social justice activist.  With a 12-year experience in higher education, Shannon is passionate about serving first-generation and low-income students and introducing them to generational healing modalities as they navigate college life.


Today, Shannon talks about what inspired her to create her brand and curate wellness retreats for womxn seeking self-care. She also offers valuable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and gets real about the challenges and rewards of running a business.



[00:01 – 01:23] Opening Segment

  • I introduce our guest, Shannon Mae


[01:24 – 03:36] Wellness Check-In

  • Give yourself the grace to realign and find your balance


[05:01 – 06:57] Who is Shannon Mae?

  • Getting to know her passion for serving underrepresented students
  • Advice for those who want to pursue higher ed: be willing to relocate and don’t lose yourself


[06:58 – 15:27] It Takes a Village

  • Shannon talks about the people on her gratitude list and those who touched her life in some way


[15:28 – 16:22] A Journey of Healing

  • How Shannon started her brand
    • Experiencing life changes, going to therapy, and exploring the world
  • Creating space of wellness for women of color


[16:23 – 18:09] Are You Ready to Start Your Online Business?

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[17:13 – 21:28] Building a Retreat Business

  • If you’re just starting out, slow down and give yourself time
  • What’s it like launching a retreat during the pandemic
  • Understanding the power and beauty of locations
  • What’s next for Self MAED?
    • A focus on money management and wealth-building
    • Opportunities for physical fitness
    • Mommy and me retreats
  • Register now to Self MAED’s 4-Week Mindful Meditation Class


[32:25 – 36:36] Closing Segment

  • Shannon answers the BOI Talk and Hop questions
  • Reach out to Shannon!



Tweetable Quotes:

“When I first learned how to meditate, I didn't know that's what I was doing. It was more of mindfulness practice. I would go to this state and I would focus on my five sentences and it just brought me so much peace.” - Shannon Mae

“And I realized that it's okay to take a step back and slow down to build the foundation and, in doing that, I gained a lot of clarity.” - Shannon Mae

“Lean into either your experiences, the place that you've gone. If you haven't, you should travel to those spaces before because I think that really makes the difference.” - Shannon Mae


You can connect with Shannon Mae and Self MAED on their website, Follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Join the Me Time! by Self MAED Facebook Group and sign up for Self MAED’s 4-Week Mindful Meditation Class.


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