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Journaling is a powerful tool for healing and managing mental and emotional health. As a child, my mother was always writing. She wrote down everything from lists of things to-do, to the goals she wanted to accomplish. Journaling is a habit that I learned from her....

With the constant influx of information coming at us from everywhere, it is important to keep your mental health and self-care a top priority. The images and news stories that we are exposed to can create feelings of fear, pain, anger, confusion, and anxiety. In today'...

I watched the most recent episode of This Is Us, and as usual, I was blown away by the way they handle mental health; specifically anxiety, panic attacks, familial support, and Black men and therapy. If you haven’t seen this week's episode and want to avoid spoilers, p...

Wow! I am still processing all the magic that happened yesterday. I attended TWO

tour stops for Elaine Welteroth's new book More Than Enough. The amount of #girlpower and #blackgirlmagic that I witnessed was unbelievable! I couldn't believe it and I was there! The first...

Today is global running day. This is a day that celebrates the sport of running. Runners of all ages and abilities pledge to take part in some type of running activity. I have been a runner for about 12 years now. I stared off as a run/walker, then a jogger, and now I...

For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, my husband and I travelled to Greensboro, NC (my hometown), and Toronto, Canada.

My intention is to travel at least 4 times per year. Some of the trips are local/drivable day trips. Other trips require flying both nationally and interna...

November 30, 2018

“If you’re a couples’ therapist, why do you focus so much on self-care?” I am asked this question all the time. My answer is: the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves. The way we take care of ourselves greatly impacts the way we are able to sho...

Happy fall! Although the weather is still warm here in Atlanta, there is a distinct coolness in the air that lets me know fall is here. A new season is the time to reset and reassess the habits and practices from the summer. What worked for you during the warmer months...

In September, the attic in my home caught on fire. I was downstairs, my husband was upstairs, and we heard a crackling sound. Minutes later we saw and smelled smoke coming from the attic. I called 911, we left the house, and in a matter of minutes, ten fire trucks were...


In the social media world, the phrase “relationship goals” is everywhere. You see it hashtagged under photos of couples in loving embraces, on dates, with big smiles on their faces. What are “relationship goals?” How do you reach those goals? Are the...

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