Domestic Violence Awareness: It Is Never Ok. It Is Not Your Fault.

The month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness month which is approaching soon. What exactly is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness: It Is Never Ok. It Is Not Your Fault.

How To Cope When A Natural Disaster Hit

Natural disasters can significantly impact the mental health of many including those directly impacted, first responders, survivors of previous natural disasters, and those watching the coverage. Mental Health America (2017) identifies the following common reactions to natural disasters. Disbelief and shock Fear and anxiety about the future Disorientation; difficulty making decisions or concentrating Apathy and emotional numbing Nightmares and reoccurring thoughts about the event Irritability … Continue reading How To Cope When A Natural Disaster Hit

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Curvy Curly Conscious: Self-Love Day Party

It sounds cliché but I love ‘love’. I am an advocate for self-love because I know what it feels like to not love yourself or to feel like you are not enough. Like most people, I had to learn how to love myself as an adult. I knew my parents, family, and friends loved me but I was never taught how to love myself. It … Continue reading Curvy Curly Conscious: Self-Love Day Party

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Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

In recent weeks, several clients, colleagues, friends, and family members have experienced the death of a loved one. The circumstances were different for each loved one. However, there are many commonalities we all share when dealing with the death of a loved one. Regardless of how you feel and the circumstances, grief is normal.   Anger, frustration, sadness, worry, uncertainty, etc.  It’s all normal and part … Continue reading Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

The Experience: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life with Iyanla Vanzant

An Afternoon with Iyanla Vanzant On Sunday, July 29th I got the chance to spend four hours in the presence of six-time New York Times best-selling author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant. It honestly didn’t feel like four hours. Iyanla was funny, transparent, authentic, engaging and nurturing as she shared her life story. The first book I ever read by Iyanla was “In the Meantime: Finding Yourself … Continue reading The Experience: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life with Iyanla Vanzant

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I Could Have Died Trying to Build a Brand and Grow My Business

Don’t Die Trying to Build a Brand and Grow A Business In business,  there are so many triggers in the workplace that can cause stress. I talk about this because I recently experienced what being overwhelmed and being under stress can do to you. Running my own small business and doing it all proved to be much more than I wanted to admit. It nearly … Continue reading I Could Have Died Trying to Build a Brand and Grow My Business

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Mental Health Matters: 7 Tools to Silence the Shame

Voices of Hope On July 22, I had the opportunity to attend the Haven House Mental Health Conference hosted by The House of Hope in Decatur, GA. Anchor Hospital was the premier sponsor along with several conference partners. Mental Illness is not a punishment from God.-Rev. Dr. Percy Johnson Rev. Johnson posited that theology and mental health should be integrated. Silence The Shame One of … Continue reading Mental Health Matters: 7 Tools to Silence the Shame

Girl Power: Are you Really using your Superpowers to help other Women?

Girl Power is a slogan that we all hear often. What exactly does the slogan girl power mean? It encourages and celebrates women empowerment, independence and confidence. It has become a global movement committed to empower, educate and encourage women to live life freely and with no reservation. It helps women, raise and improve one’s self esteem and confidence. One thing that it  is not, … Continue reading Girl Power: Are you Really using your Superpowers to help other Women?

I’m Your Everyday Woman, Not Your Superwoman

The everyday woman juggles a multitude of roles and tasks daily. Sometimes, to the detriment of herself. Furthermore, childhood messages such as “What goes on in this house stays in this house..” or “Only monkeys cry”. In addition to, traumas throughout the lifespan plague the everyday woman. For some, the ebb and flow of everyday life is compounded by mental illness or manifest into mental … Continue reading I’m Your Everyday Woman, Not Your Superwoman