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How What You Eat Can Affect Your Mood

Have you ever been laying in your disheveled room, stress eating a bag of Sour Patch Kids for the fifth time that week and just felt… even worse? Aside from that extremely specific example, many of us have experienced a similar situation and wondered why the phrase “comfort food” existed, considering we aren’t being comforted at all! This is because the type of food we eat is directly linked to how we feel—both physically and...

Your Oral Health and Your Overall Health

 Did you know there is actually a distinct connection between your oral health and your overall health? Meaning, signs of something being off somewhere else in your body can be present in your mouth. Also, something going wrong in your mouth can cause other things to go wrong throughout your body [1]. Because of this, it is very important for us to be educated on how we can take care of our oral health in...

5 Tips to Avoid Mental Burnout

As women, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. From the time we’re little girls, a doll is placed into our hands. From that moment on, we become caretakers. We eventually enter womanhood where we’re slapped with the social construct of being “Superwomen” and instructed to “Lean In” with the hopes and aspirations of having it all! The result? Mental, physical and emotional burnout! Have you ever been in burnout mode? I...

Achieve new year’s resolutions in the 4 months (or less) you have left

If I’m honest, I’ve kinda grown numb to New Year’s Resolutions. I get excited. I do for a bit. Then I go back to regularly scheduled programming. Womp, womp—   And why does it take a whole 12 months to achieve these goals anyway? While I hate failing at anything, I tell myself that falling off the resolutions band wagon is ok, because I’m…   Juggling a lot Working on other things Helping other people...

Therapists Need Therapy

Self-Disclosure #1: I’m a therapist who has been depressed Mental health issues, like any other health issue, affect everyone. It’s not particularly selective about who it chooses to affect, nor does it give you a time frame of how long the effects will last. I won’t get into the details of what caused my depression, because quite frankly, it’s irrelevant. Depression can be caused by numerous reasons, and what may cause depression in me, will...

SHE TEA 2018: Video Clips

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SHE Tea 2018: Photo Gallery

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Keep sipping on #SHETea

Wow, oh, wow! What an absolutely amazing experience we had at the 4th annual SHE Tea: Women’s Wellness Conference. As a mentor, presenter, small business owner, or sister in the space, thank you for what you deposited into this sacred experience. Now, it’s time to pour into you… Be intentional about reflecting on the relationships that were formed, smiles that were exchanged, and wisdom that was acquired. Protect your “GO Plan” in your heart’s memory, and...

Forgiveness is a favor for your FUTURE

I get it, forgiveness is hard! Many times we get mentally hooked on experiences and decisions we have had throughout our lives. Therefore, these experiences may have made us change something about ourselves, our perspective on life or our view on the things that lie ahead. These could also be decisions that we made in life that caused a negative outcome, or created a twist in our path in life that was highly unexpected. We hold...

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