Permission to Thrive with Regina Louise

Regina Louise is fierce. You’d have to be to have gotten through what she’s experienced in her lifetime. But she’s turned her adversity into fuel and turned the insights from her life trials and tribulations into wisdom. Along the way, she’s learned to live unapologetically and fearlessly. Through her book, Permission Granted, she’s inspiring others to do the same.

In our conversation, we discuss:

  • Moving through adversity;
  • Tenaciously and bravely processing our own lives;
  • Self-love as an act of resistance, a practice of resilience;
  • How we give ourselves permission to thrive.

This interview will inspire and move you. Listen wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Regina Louise is the author of Permission Granted. Her bestselling memoirs, Somebody’s Someone and Someone Has Led This Child to Believe, were made into the award-winning Lifetime movie I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story, which was nominated for a 2020 NAACP Award for Best Director. A summa cum laude graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies with a master’s of fine arts degree, Regina is a Hoffman Process teacher, workshop facilitator, and motivational speaker who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her story has been featured in media outlets like NPR’s All Things Considered, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, and many more. Visit her online at IamReginaLouise.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits, will be released this summer. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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