Hmmm…let’s start in the middle. I am a self-aware, fun-loving, introverted and independent spirit who wants to give and receive love. My growing self-awareness is just one of my gifts that often enables me to have insight about people and their experiences at times. I’m interested in many things, but most of all, I am passionate about helping women transition from one place in their lives to the next; it could be from being stuck to unstuck, from being excitedly engaged to happily married, or from being separated to happily divorced. I love helping women discover and decide to move their lives along in ways they deem beneficial for themselves.
That’s partially why I created this blog…I wanted to be constructive with my learning while helping others in the process. Since God is not letting my experiences go to waste, I decided to share my thoughts and experiences with others so they may hopefully gain insight into their own lives and be blessed. In my blog, you will find that I write about the time when I was depressed, having a hard time in my marriage, going through my separation, and then ultimately my divorce. You will see that I have written about overcoming heartbreak, learning to value yourself, having faith, developing a spirit of discernment, and more.
I am also concerned about the empowerment of women. There are far too many things, and people, in this world that derive pleasure from beating us down. I love to help women empower themselves and become excited about their present and their future. It’s important for us to have healthy self-esteem, be virtuous, and understand our own worth.
Being a single mother, I have tried to instill these ideals in my own daughters. It’s important that our daughters become independent by using their intelligence and God-given gifts to not only benefit themselves, but others as well. The older I get, the more I am cognizant of being a living example of what I’ve tried to teach them: critical thinking, independence, self-esteem, self-respect, social conduct, the value of family and community, and so many other things.
Other facts that may be of interest, but don’t necessarily pertain to my blog are that I earned by Bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill (in psychology and speech communication) and my Master’s degree (communication disorders) from NCCU. I have been a practicing Medical Speech-Language Pathologist for well over 20 years. While I have enjoyed treating these patients, like what I do, and the field has been good to me and my family, it is not my passion.
My passion is in life coaching, specifically in the areas of Transition and Women’s Empowerment.
Coming soon, I will again offer life coaching and am excited about helping women in this way. In the meantime, subscribe to my blog and sign up for updates on my email list, The Courageous Soul, located on my home page. And don’t forget to LIKE my page on facebook!
(Other random facts about me: I like tertiary grays, traveling, reading, peace and quiet, movies, decorating my house, working out-sometimes, late spring/early fall, playing with makeup, rottweilers, blood red roses, naturopathy, wearing jeans all the time, and acting silly with my closest family and friends.)