Dear S. I. S. (S)uffering (I)n (S)ilence

I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I see you, I'm praying for you, and you are truly at the top of our Heavenly Father's mind. He sees your pain, he sees your suffering, and he desires to see you healed, set you free, and live a life full of love, joy, hope, peace, and purpose. For years, I have counseled many of my sisters from different backgrounds, cultures, races, and upbringings who have been (S)uffering (I)n (S)ilence for way too long.

Prophetic Word: The Lord is about to Pass You By

On Monday March 18, I was driving in my car and listening to William McDowell’s song, “Don’t Mind Waiting” and the Lord dropped these words into me and told me to share this Word with the World. If you have been waiting for the Lord to fulfill a promise he gave to you then this word is for you!

“3 Ways” Therapy Helps You Address Anxiety

If you deal with anxiety you most likely have looked into ways you can help calm your emotional rollercoaster. Perhaps you’ve even tried some self-help techniques in the past. While these methods can provide some relief, it’s often temporary.

BECOMING

A few weeks ago I watched a full interview that Oprah facilitated with our former First Lady, Michele Obama on her newest book "Becoming Michele Obama". I have not read her book yet but it's on my bucket list of books I want to read for sure. This interview truly captured my attention because she was very authentic and transparent as she shared snippets of her book to a very broad audience.

Blackish: Bow Has Post Partum Depression

Last year, the sitcom, “Blackish” had a very heartfelt and the most realistic episode I have seen on T.V. in a while about Post-Partum Depression. I watched the episode twice, once alone and once with my husband, and I cried both times. Even my husband got emotional because it bought back the feeling of helplessness as he watched me suffer as I gave birth to our first child. It brought back so many memories for us.

Trap Therapist Interview

Back in April 2018, I got the opportunity to be interviewed by Mrs. Dylesia Barner, Doctoral Student, LCSW, Business Owner, International Speaker and so many other things 🙂 She is truly making an impact on so many lives and I am so glad that we crossed paths. Check out my interview below.

5 Reasons Why Parents Don’t Discuss Child Sexual Abuse

According to the US Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by the time they are 18, and 44% of rape victims are under age 18. Sadly, but not surprisingly, victims of sexual assault are three times more likely to suffer from depression, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and four times more likely to contemplate suicide according to the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN).

Marriage Nuggets

In this video I really wanted to share some marriage nuggets. I wanted to share how my husband and I met and how Marriage can be everything that God created it to be right now today in your life. I pray that it blesses you and empowers you to revisit the way you function in your marriage. Below are some references and suggestions of materials and scriptures that I referenced to in this video. Have a blessed weekend.

How to Cope with PTSD While Pregnant

Pregnancy can be an emotionally overwhelming experience for just about anybody. But for women with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it can be downright scary. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information to be found about how PTSD can impact a pregnancy, leaving many moms-to-be with even more questions and concerns.

Hey, New Dads! Need Some Help Embracing Your New Role?

Fatherhood is more than providing food, shelter and enforcing discipline. Fatherhood is the consistent presence of strength, wisdom and love in your child’s life. Many dads struggle to be more involved in their child’s life, confused by old ideas of gender roles that conflict with their desire to connect and bond with their children. And let's face it, being a father or a mother does not come with a manual after the child is born.

4 Signs You Might be Struggling with Depression

It’s natural to feel down or anxious from time to time. What’s not natural, however, is prolonged feelings of hopelessness and despair. When these emotions grab hold, and won’t let go, it is likely you may have depression. Depression makes every day a constant challenge. You no longer enjoy life as you once did. Just getting out of bed can feel overwhelming.