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...

Every 90 days, I take a health and fitness assessment. It is part of the fitness plan at the gym where I work out. The assessment shows me how I have been showing up and relating to life in numerous ways. It also provides healthy feedback on how I can make shifts in th...

This post is a very personal one. It exposes a part of my marriage that has caused conflict and strife between me and my husband on a regular basis. It is with much courage and vulnerability that I speak about this openly. The ongoing argument is about the different be...

Remember the show on BET called “Teen Summit?” That was one of my favorite shows as a teen. The show covered everything from politics, safe sex, current events, and popular music. Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at Dekalb Early College Academy’s (DECA) Teen S...

The intended start and end for my social media break was Saturday morning to Monday morning. However, when I woke up Saturday, I immediately checked my Instagram page. Instead of beating myself up about it, I decided the break would start Sunday morning and end Wednesd...

Empowering my clients to find their own personal power is what I am most passionate about. We all posses the power to create the lives that we want. Sometimes we don't know how to access that power or are unaware that we have it in the first place. Joining my clients o...

November 13, 2017

Ten days ago, my grandfather, PaPa, passed away. He lived 84 full and loving years. In October, I had the opportunity to spend time with him and have a conversation about my life in Atlanta. Little did I know, that would be my last conversation with him. During that tr...

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