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A weekly show for real, soulful conversations concerning mental, physical, and spiritual health with professional athlete and entrepreneur Jarnell Stokes and psychiatrist and mental health advocate Dr. Denise McDermott.Head over to our YouTube channel to catch special video episodes!… read more

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Wrapping up Season One!

September 7th, 2020


Jarnell and Denise meet up in Los Angeles to recap the journey getting to the first season of Keep It Real.

Recreation: Hitting Pause to "Re-Create"

August 17th, 2020


Originally Recorded July 21, 2020

Jarnell checks in from his RV during a much needed road trip vacation, he and Denise talk about the importance of …

Sacred Dating: Special Guest Dr. Andrea Best (Pt. 3/3)

July 10th, 2020


Originally Recorded June 29, 2020:

Jarnell and Dr. Denise get real with Dr. Best to talk about the realities of dating during quarantine, what we …

Programmed Prejudice: Special Guest Dr. Andrea Best (Pt 2/3)

July 10th, 2020


Originally Recorded June 29, 2020:

We’re all programmed from a young age to label people based on their appearance, religion, sexuality, and even age. Dr. Denise and Dr. Best share their experiences with gender …

Like Attracts Like: Special Guest Dr. Andrea Best (Part 1/3)

July 10th, 2020


Originally Recorded June 29, 2020:

During a time when the world is coming together to have long overdue discussions about systemic racism and oppression, it’s important that we also address our individual responsibility …

Freedom in the Time of COVID

July 7th, 2020


Originally Recorded July 4, 2020:

Dr. Denise and Jarnell hang out for a quick conversation this 4th of July to talk about how people are responding …

You Are Your Own Best Healer

July 6th, 2020


Originally Recorded June 15, 2020

In this episode Jarnell and Dr. Denise discuss different approaches to mental health and the importance of protecting your energy within relationships. They also dive into the …

Where Are Our Leaders: Accountability in Our Own Communities

June 17th, 2020


Should companies and celebrities do more to support social justice? Jarnell and Denise draw attention to cultural and spiritual development as an …

Unlearning Unconscious Racism: Reflections from Peaceful Protests

June 14th, 2020


Dr. Denise and Jarnell take a closer look at how systemic racism impacts us all and how we can begin to unlearn this programming by looking within and becoming aware of our own biases. Jarnell also shares his …

Going Into the Suffering: How BLM Protests Signal the First Step Towards Healing

June 11th, 2020


How do we take care of ourselves during times of collective pain? Dr. Denise and Jarnell discuss how they're caring for their mental health while …

Energies Meet! : Introducing KEEP IT REAL

June 8th, 2020


Although they come from very different backgrounds, Dr. Denise and Jarnell Stokes explain their coming together as a meeting of energies. They launched KEEP IT REAL to be a platform for bridging conversations to inspire …

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