Published on:

27th Jan 2021

After Dark 14: Nature vs Nurture: Breaking Generational Curses with Donna Barnes

Does negative behavior run in your family? Are you the curse breaker? How much of your behavior is nurture vs nature?

Friend of the show, Donna Barnes joins the conversation about generational curses. How much does how you are raised play a part in who you become? Maybe a lot or maybe a little.

We also discuss how society judges children who come from certain environments. Valencia shares how being a control freak probably saved her from a lot of harmful behavior. Being raised in the same environment doesn't make people the same. Motivation and mentality may be the change maker in the life of most people.

Join the conversation to learn how you can change the direction of generational curses.

Key Topics and Things Mentioned:

  • What exactly is a generational curse
  • Environment vs DNA: who wins
  • How to rise when you are different

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Define U Radio After Dark Conversations
Have you ever wondered what real people really talk about when the gloves are off? Do you think you are the only one who thinks like you do about the world today? Are you ready to hear adult conversations? In today’s world, the ignorant and biased people are loud. They don’t represent the “silent” majority’s views or how we really feel. On After Dark, I have conversations with friends of the show about life, love and more. Sometimes, we agree and are on the same page. Other times we disagree, but either way everyone’s opinion is respected and represented here.

Valencia is an author, speaker, and a business owner. Most of all, she is a wife, mother and a black woman maneuvering everything from foster parenting to dealing with racism to questioning systematic programming by the media. "Have conversations that mean something!”

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Valencia Griffin-Wallace

Valencia Griffin-Wallace is the founder of Define U, LLC, host of the Define U Radio podcast, best selling author of many titles and award winning author of Motherless Child, her story of growing up with an addict. She is on a mission to educate gen x women about true self empowerment, accountability and confidence. In her words, "Your past doesn't define you, it gives you definition and what you do with that is up to you."