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Season Five: In Their Closet Featuring Chef Don Bowie

Visionary, Entrepreneur and Taste Engineer are three ways to describe Chef Don Bowie. He may be behind the scenes running the city’s hottest eateries, but he is no stranger to the spotlight. The restaurant owner for Taste + Bar and now Rare restaurant, steps away from the kitchen and into my studio for a little grilling by yours truly.

Listen to part one, where we dive into the work ethic and background history into the making of the man and everything that adds up to what made him today. Every little step you take is leading you to a place in your future where those challenges will become skills. Chef explains how no job was too little and the importance of staying humble.

We also discuss marriage and relationships but most importantly, accountability. Chef admits to his own mistakes and eat a large slice of humble pie by explaining his role in his marriage not succeeding. We also talk about how he will continue to find peace and success in the future.

Who knew that in 2010 Chef Bowie would start his cooking career with a video for the OWN network’s “Your Own Show” by receiving 400,000 votes! Additionally, Bowie was a top 15 finalist for the Food Network’s Next Food Network Star online competition. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon entry into the culinary program, he quickly accepted an offer to become an understudy for Bravo’s Top Chef Season 7 contestant, Chef Tracey Bloom.

He has worked with Jermaine Dupri, T.I., Jazzy Pha, Shaquille O’Neal, Polow Da Don, Raheem Devaughn, Gucci Mane, athletes, media personalities and more. His restaurant has a hefty reservation list, as well. But we can get you to the front of the line and a backstage pass by listening to this episode. We hope you brought your appetite, you’ll want to sink your teeth into this interview. Bon appetit!

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In Their Closet Featuring Chantá Jones, Samantha Stylez & Kösmïc Khamïllïon

In Part 2 of our two part series, we discuss Spirituality, Human Nature and Law of Attraction. Join these ladies in the discussion about the part we play in attracting narcissist and everything else in our life.

Kösmïc Khamïllïon licensed Psychotherapist & Shamanista who has been counseling for over 10 years. She took 3 years off (called by spirit) to focus on wholïstïc wellness & shamanistic healing. In that time it forced her to gain insight & enlightenment in to my deeper purpose for being on this planet. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago she saw so much at a young age. It forced her to always seek peace and protect her energy from adverse entities being emerged in so much emotional & spiritual deprivation.

After being so helpful to thousands of clients burnout set in. She took 3 years away from counseling and participated in multiple spiritual wellness retreats and gained clarity about my path on this planet & now more grounded and intentional then I have ever been. I live in a state of Flow & practice being present. Her inner child was revived and now she assist others in discovering their purpose and assisting them in being alignment to their core values and divine destiny.

Her gift is Shamanistic Healing Investment Retreats, Non-Profit Magically Me, INC assisting at risk youth with disabilities to use their gifts to manifest a magical life. She also specializes in assisting in helping you nurture your inner child through tapping into your creative gifts & imagination as resolve the areas of trauma which cause blocks in your auric energy field. Art, Meditation, Movement, Astrology & Chakra healing in sessions with homework assignments as you work to discover your purpose.
As a Wholïstïc Healer she uses many inner child healing techniques, sacred plant medicines investment retreats, Nature therapy, Chakra alignment therapies, Play therapy creativity exercises, astrology, affirmation, art, music and other many other creative mediums.

Lets get to know Samantha Williams! She’s a mother of six, five boys and one girl and was born and raised in Third Ward Houston, Texas. She grew up on the Southeast side of town. She is currently a Hairstylist and Salon owner. Samantha Stylez started her journey as an assistant to her cousin, where she discovered her love for cosmetology. In 2006 she enrolled in Franklin Beauty School, graduating in 2008. And now, has been in the beauty industry for 14 years.

Continuing her education, Sam frequently traveled with world renowned Hair/Makeup Artist, Patricia Bradley, Karlene Bethea and the likes to different hair shows perfecting her craft. She resides in Houston with her children and mother. Her history of the Narcissist is shared on the podcast with quite an interesting tale of love gone wrong.

And finally, I want to introduce you to my friend Chantá Jones.

In Part 1 of our two part series, we discuss Spirituality, Human Nature and Law of Attraction. Join these ladies in the discussion about the part we play in attracting narcissist and everything else in our life.

Kösmïc Khamïllïon licensed Psychotherapist & Shamanista who has been counseling for over 10 years. She took 3 years off (called by spirit) to focus on wholïstïc wellness & shamanistic healing. In that time it forced her to gain insight & enlightenment in to my deeper purpose for being on this planet. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago she saw so much at a young age. It forced her to always seek peace and protect her energy from adverse entities being emerged in so much emotional & spiritual deprivation.

After being so helpful to thousands of clients burnout set in. She took 3 years away from counseling and participated in multiple spiritual wellness retreats and gained clarity about my path on this planet & now more grounded and intentional then I have ever been. I live in a state of Flow & practice being present. Her inner child was revived and now she assist others in discovering their purpose and assisting them in being alignment to their core values and divine destiny.

Her gift is Shamanistic Healing Investment Retreats, Non-Profit Magically Me, INC assisting at risk youth with disabilities to use their gifts to manifest a magical life. She also specializes in assisting in helping you nurture your inner child through tapping into your creative gifts & imagination as resolve the areas of trauma which cause blocks in your auric energy field. Art, Meditation, Movement, Astrology & Chakra healing in sessions with homework assignments as you work to discover your purpose.
As a Wholïstïc Healer she uses many inner child healing techniques, sacred plant medicines investment retreats, Nature therapy, Chakra alignment therapies, Play therapy creativity exercises, astrology, affirmation, art, music and other many other creative mediums.

Lets get to know Samantha Williams! She’s a mother of six, five boys and one girl and was born and raised in Third Ward Houston, Texas. She grew up on the Southeast side of town. She is currently a Hairstylist and Salon owner. Samantha Stylez started her journey as an assistant to her cousin, where she discovered her love for cosmetology. In 2006 she enrolled in Franklin Beauty School, graduating in 2008. And now, has been in the beauty industry for 14 years.

Continuing her education, Sam frequently traveled with world renowned Hair/Makeup Artist, Patricia Bradley, Karlene Bethea and the likes to different hair shows perfecting her craft. She resides in Houston with her children and mother. Her history of the Narcissist is shared on the podcast with quite an interesting tale of love gone wrong.

Chantá Jones is a licensed cosmetologist from Houston, Texas. Chantá has studied the full exploration of inner and outer health and all things beautiful. She is known for her dynamic enterprising, uplifting, and kind hearted spirit. Chantá Jones has made a name for herself as an international beauty expert displaying passion for the beauty industry starting at the young age of 15. Instead of playing outside, she developed her own talents and styled her friends, offering tips on their new color trends. It was undeniable that beauty was her calling.

Shante started Xotic Glow to create a brand that would help people both men and women find inner and outer beauty as well as empower women to love themselves unconditionally without limits and embrace their imperfections. Not only does Chantá have a need to promote self care and love, but more importantly she aims to have a legacy for her own children. Chantá is a wealth of knowledge in the beauty industry with over 12 years. She has had the opportunity to work with top names of the business such as Mazzini hair care, Organic Root Stimulator, Bonner Brothers hair, CHI, Alice in Wonderland Hair Salon, River Oaks Beauty Bar, Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora and many others.

Xotic Glow has been fortunate to host and attend workshops globally in places such as USA market, Canada, UK, Paris, Dubai, China, and Africa. She has also attended several beauty exhibitions hands-on and behind the thing is it located in operating workshops, marketing, visual merchandising and working with leading chemist in the cosmetic industry. In 2013 Xotic Glow hosted a beauty workshop in Angola and made the headlines in the news and local newspaper as an international health and beauty advisor from the USA. When you encounter Chantá Jones you will get the full Xotic glow experience she is your “glo up”. Many have been captivated by her grace, polish demeanor, upbeat energy, and encouraging spirit. She’s down to welcome people from all walks of life leaving them filled with beauty tips and personal glow goals. Angola was a perfect place to open Xotic Glow as it’s first flagship location. We are very happy to welcome Chantá to the show to share her wealth of knowledge with us and her friends, Samantha and Kösmïc.

is a licensed cosmetologist from Houston, Texas. Chantá has studied the full exploration of inner and outer health and all things beautiful. She is known for her dynamic enterprising, uplifting, and kind hearted spirit. Chantá Jones has made a name for herself as an international beauty expert displaying passion for the beauty industry starting at the young age of 15. Instead of playing outside, she developed her own talents and styled her friends, offering tips on their new color trends. It was undeniable that beauty was her calling.

Shante started Xotic Glow to create a brand that would help people both men and women find inner and outer beauty as well as empower women to love themselves unconditionally without limits and embrace their imperfections. Not only does Chantá have a need to promote self care and love, but more importantly she aims to have a legacy for her own children. Chantá is a wealth of knowledge in the beauty industry with over 12 years. She has had the opportunity to work with top names of the business such as Mazzini hair care, Organic Root Stimulator, Bonner Brothers hair, CHI, Alice in Wonderland Hair Salon, River Oaks Beauty Bar, Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora and many others.

Xotic Glow has been fortunate to host and attend workshops globally in places such as USA market, Canada, UK, Paris, Dubai, China, and Africa. She has also attended several beauty exhibitions hands-on and behind the thing is it located in operating workshops, marketing, visual merchandising and working with leading chemist in the cosmetic industry. In 2013 Xotic Glow hosted a beauty workshop in Angola and made the headlines in the news and local newspaper as an international health and beauty advisor from the USA. When you encounter Chantá Jones you will get the full Xotic glow experience she is your “glo up”. Many have been captivated by her grace, polish demeanor, upbeat energy, and encouraging spirit. She’s down to welcome people from all walks of life leaving them filled with beauty tips and personal glow goals. Angola was a perfect place to open Xotic Glow as it’s first flagship location. We are very happy to welcome Chantá to the show to share her wealth of knowledge with us and her friends, Samantha and Kösmïc.

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In Their Closet Featuring Chantá Jones, Samantha Stylez & Kösmïc Khamïllïon

We went dark last week, but this week we return with two episodes to follow up.

In Part 1 of our two part series, we discuss Spirituality, Human Nature and Law of Attraction. Join these ladies in the discussion about the part we play in attracting narcissist and everything else in our life.

Kösmïc Khamïllïon licensed Psychotherapist & Shamanista who has been counseling for over 10 years. She took 3 years off (called by spirit) to focus on wholïstïc wellness & shamanistic healing. In that time it forced her to gain insight & enlightenment in to my deeper purpose for being on this planet. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago she saw so much at a young age. It forced her to always seek peace and protect her energy from adverse entities being emerged in so much emotional & spiritual deprivation.

After being so helpful to thousands of clients burnout set in. She took 3 years away from counseling and participated in multiple spiritual wellness retreats and gained clarity about my path on this planet & now more grounded and intentional then I have ever been. I live in a state of Flow & practice being present. Her inner child was revived and now she assist others in discovering their purpose and assisting them in being alignment to their core values and divine destiny.

Her gift is Shamanistic Healing Investment Retreats, Non-Profit Magically Me, INC assisting at risk youth with disabilities to use their gifts to manifest a magical life. She also specializes in assisting in helping you nurture your inner child through tapping into your creative gifts & imagination as resolve the areas of trauma which cause blocks in your auric energy field. Art, Meditation, Movement, Astrology & Chakra healing in sessions with homework assignments as you work to discover your purpose.
As a Wholïstïc Healer she uses many inner child healing techniques, sacred plant medicines investment retreats, Nature therapy, Chakra alignment therapies, Play therapy creativity exercises, astrology, affirmation, art, music and other many other creative mediums.

Lets get to know Samantha Williams! She’s a mother of six, five boys and one girl and was born and raised in Third Ward Houston, Texas. She grew up on the Southeast side of town. She is currently a Hairstylist and Salon owner. Samantha Stylez started her journey as an assistant to her cousin, where she discovered her love for cosmetology. In 2006 she enrolled in Franklin Beauty School, graduating in 2008. And now, has been in the beauty industry for 14 years.

Continuing her education, Sam frequently traveled with world renowned Hair/Makeup Artist, Patricia Bradley, Karlene Bethea and the likes to different hair shows perfecting her craft. She resides in Houston with her children and mother. Her history of the Narcissist is shared on the podcast with quite an interesting tale of love gone wrong.

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Chantá Jones is a licensed cosmetologist from Houston, Texas. Chantá has studied the full exploration of inner and outer health and all things beautiful. She is known for her dynamic enterprising, uplifting, and kind hearted spirit. Chantá Jones has made a name for herself as an international beauty expert displaying passion for the beauty industry starting at the young age of 15. Instead of playing outside, she developed her own talents and styled her friends, offering tips on their new color trends. It was undeniable that beauty was her calling.

Shante started Xotic Glow to create a brand that would help people both men and women find inner and outer beauty as well as empower women to love themselves unconditionally without limits and embrace their imperfections. Not only does Chantá have a need to promote self care and love, but more importantly she aims to have a legacy for her own children. Chantá is a wealth of knowledge in the beauty industry with over 12 years. She has had the opportunity to work with top names of the business such as Mazzini hair care, Organic Root Stimulator, Bonner Brothers hair, CHI, Alice in Wonderland Hair Salon, River Oaks Beauty Bar, Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora and many others.

Xotic Glow has been fortunate to host and attend workshops globally in places such as USA market, Canada, UK, Paris, Dubai, China, and Africa. She has also attended several beauty exhibitions hands-on and behind the thing is it located in operating workshops, marketing, visual merchandising and working with leading chemist in the cosmetic industry. In 2013 Xotic Glow hosted a beauty workshop in Angola and made the headlines in the news and local newspaper as an international health and beauty advisor from the USA. When you encounter Chantá Jones you will get the full Xotic glow experience she is your “glo up”. Many have been captivated by her grace, polish demeanor, upbeat energy, and encouraging spirit. She’s down to welcome people from all walks of life leaving them filled with beauty tips and personal glow goals. Angola was a perfect place to open Xotic Glow as it’s first flagship location. We are very happy to welcome Chantá to the show to share her wealth of knowledge with us and her friends, Samantha and Kösmïc.


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Season Five: In Their Closet Featuring Stacy Bowers

Stacy Bowers joins the podcast to share her story as a former cast member from the OWN network’s Ready To Love, Season 4. I ran into her in the bathroom at Henke & Pilot on a Friday night and convinced her to have a conversation with me and she’s been in the group chat ever since!

Stacy is a dynamic entrepreneur and television personality hailing from the state of Mississippi. Growing up as an only child to a single mother, Stacy developed an incredible work ethic at an early age. She credits her mom with cultivating in her a strong sense of humility, community engagement, vision. As a youth and young adult, Stacy would dedicate weeks of her summers in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico doing missionary work with the impoverished. A world traveler, she has had the living abroad in Israel and Italy. She speaks 3 languages including Spanish and Italian. Stacy is a decorated and respected entrepreneur, earning recognition as a Top 50 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs in Texas. As an insurance agency owner, she has earned the distinction of being a Top 5 Producer in her area. A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, she has remained true to her commitment to her community by serving in youth mentorship including youth business education efforts. She has served in community youth athletic support, coaching and sponsorship. As a television personality, Stacy has been seen as a contestant in Tony Award winning CBS show The Amazing Race. She also tested her luck at love in OWN’s hit reality show, Ready To Love. One of her upcoming projects includes being a featured author in a book entitled “Elevated: Rise of the Underdog”– digital copies being released starting Oct 7, 2021.
She is the mother of three, currently living in Houston, Texas. Stacy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Mississippi State University. She completed the Master’s program at Columbia Southern University, earning Highest Honors with a Masters of Business Administration specializing in Public Policy. 

We discuss her time on television and her outlook as an entrepreneur, mom and now author. Join the conversation by grabbing a notepad to see how her insurance company can help your dwelling area and how her new book can help your mindset.

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Season Five: In Their Closet Featuring Verneashia Allen

Verneashia Allen is a cast member from the OWN’s Ready to Love hit series recently filmed here in Houston during season four. Her relationship with Joel Ware made it to the end but did not stand the test of time once the cameras stopped filming. On season FIVE of In Their Closet podcast, we discuss what went wrong and break down Verneashia’s thoughts on dating, business and family.

Her salon, Spoiled Rotten Beauty Bar, will celebrate its grand opening in just a matter of days while she continues to celebrate turning a pandemic into a bandemic.

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Elle Moore & The Paradise Boyz

Welp, I had a cancelation. And it just so happened that my son stopped by my house to check on me, per usual. I was venting about my change of plans and then a light bulb went off in my head when I heard Jordan talking on the phone with my nephew, Evian. So I am so glad to introduce you all to the men who give me advice from a young, GEN X perspective. They call themselves, “The Paradise Boyz”. It’s their group chat name so the tag has stuck. Paradise is the term that converts to your phone when you’re visiting in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Paradise contains most tourist attractions in the Las Vegas area, excluding downtown. Despite this, the name Paradise remains relatively obscure because all of the zip codes serving Paradise are assigned the default place name “Las Vegas” and my boys are in Vegas all the time, hence the name. These guys are private and intentionally obscure.

Introducing Jordan Moore and Ron “Evian” Price, my son and nephew, affectionately called JMO and Young Ev. (Ron is my sister Tabitha’s son and Jaylen is my sister Michelle’s son. The third person, Jaylen Patterson, was unavailable but he will join us next time.) These three guys tell me about music, terminology and slang, even clothes, that are hot and everything else that means anything. The first time I heard about Drake, J. Cole or Miguel was because of my son, JMO. It is because of them that I am young at heart and stay so fly. I talked to “No IG Evie” and JMO about naked selfies, Netflix & chill, dating and all the cool things that twenty year old’s give to their mom and aunt to keep me abreast on what is life. I love this conversation, it’s the perfect way to end season four and it’s basically a send off of me going into the next season… and the next chapter in life.

We talk about sooooo much! Prayer, Manifestation, Faith, Love, Police Brutality, Narcissist and so much MOORE. I liked their conversation so I am currently trying to get the boys to start their own podcast about travel life, Vegas and commentary on the bets that they make. Because they make MONEY. (But then again, they were taught by the best…) I love them and appreciate them SO MUCH for helping me out with my podcast and I hope you love the show. See you in season FIVE! We return in September.

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Lil O

Oreoluwa “Lil O” Magnus-Lawson first exploded onto the scene with “Can’t Stop,” a success-as-the-sweetest-revenge anthem that featured a young Destiny’s Child back before Beyoncé would go on to take over the world. As his name alone will tell you, physically, Houston rapper Lil O isn’t exactly the biggest artist on the scene, but he just might be the most important. I’ve known Lil O for over 27 years, so he is the BIGGEST rapper that I know! And I am so happy to introduce my forever friend to the podcast and take a walk down the past to learn why he is still a legend today.

Already an underground legend at this point, Lil O has only grown more and more impressive in the years since he released H-Town classic albums like Blood Money and Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze. His sensation, Back Back, went viral after the global pandemic caused the whole work to distance at least six feet. We will take a listen to O’s greatest hits and a lesson about how he worked for his start in the music business.

It was “Can’t Stop” that caught the attention of the legendary DJ Screw who invited O back to the lab just hours after he’d dropped off a copy of the single in the midst of buying some of Screw’s notorious mixtapes. We celebrate the anniversary of June 27th and the success of all the Houston rappers that have made our city the music empire that it is, by starting this conversation with my dear friend, Lil O.

Enjoy the sounds and history in this podcast.

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Ron Freeman

Ron Freeman is a current member of Own’s Ready to Love, Season four cast being filmed in Houston, Texas. His occupations include a small car lot owner ( Safe Wheel Auto), a casket company owner (One Caskets), corporate sales manager, stock trader and youth motivational speaker. He is from Detroit but has been a Houstonian for the past 14 years. His hobbies include working out, basketball, boxing Latin dancing, travel, cooking, relationship talks and although his personality can be shy at times, he is fun and open and loves to give.

I grabbed Ron for tonight’s podcast to discuss last week’s disruptive departure and his change in personality from the charming character we loved in the beginning to the devil he was portrayed to be during his exit. Ron has a lot of explaining to do and I think you will find his answers interesting and insightful.

Ron opens up about mental health and his connection to the community. Share, like, repost and include me in on your thoughts about Ron and this turn of events.