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A Woman's Soul: Restored

A Woman's Soul: Restored

By Latonia Hendry
A Woman's Soul: Restored Podcast

The "A Woman's Soul: Restored Podcast" talks about rediscovering hope, happiness, and the things that can happen in life that can take away your essence. Latonia, and her guest, focus on the traumas that may have made you a victim and discuss measures that can be implemented to turn that negative into VICTORY. Topics are discussed that are hard to hear but necessary for growth, vitality, and a newness in life after a trauma. Helping women be healed and restored from their past trauma!
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"Restored From Self Mutilation by God and Prayer!" with Patricia E. Wiggins-Plummer. Repeat Episode
The trauma that we experience can cause us deep interior pain. That pain can remain bottled up inside or be displayed outwardly in unhealthy ways. Self-Mutilation is the mutilation of oneself, especially as a symptom of mental or emotional disturbance or to cause physical harm to oneself from some sort of trauma. Latonia's guest for December's First Sunday Conversation lived with a terrible secret that she learned to hide for many years. Please listen in as Patricia E. Wiggins-Plummer discusses a time in her life that she was in a very low place, but through her belief in God and having a strong prayer life, she made it and her secret became her testimony.  Check out Latonia's First Sunday Conversation with Patricia here on A Woman's Soul; Restored.
December 5, 2021
"A Legal Perspective!" with Attorney Susan M. Omilian
There have been many prolific events that have taken place over the years with sexual trauma and domestic violence; even to the point of domestic violence being coined that term. The legalaties of the system have not always been favorable toward a woman that was in the midst of a traumatic event. Over the years, there have been successes and failures in the areas of crimes against women, and the lacking of after care, leaving her feeling lost and sometimes confused about how she should feel and what to do to get back on track. Finding a light after sexual trauma can be very difficult if a woman has to do it alone. Latonia's guest Susan Omilian is a trailblazer in the area of helping women reclaiming their lives after abuse from start to finish and aftercare. Listen in on the conversation as they discuss Susan's long-standing career, the work she has done as an attorney advocating for women, and the hundreds of women she has helped to Thrive as they discuss, "A Legal Perspective!"
December 1, 2021
"Still Standing!" with Aeriel White
As children, we are taught to listen to our parents/adults, do well in school, and to be good boys and girls. The parent(s) job is to love and protect; to provide and to be that comfortable place when we fall. The lessons that we learn as a child are supposed to equip us for the future but what if those lessons were learned because we had to grow up fast? Learned because the role of the parent became our role? What if we learned that we had to sacrifice ourselves for the well-being of others when we should have been outside playing with our friends? Season 2 Episode 24 guest Aeriel White discusses with Latonia what it felt like having reversed roles as a very young girl and how her early beginnings of abuse, neglect, and being failed by multiple systems equipped her for what she is doing in her life today. Join the conversation as they talk about, "Still Standing!"
November 24, 2021
Cringes, Scars, and Things That Makes You Say, "Oh My!" Commentary with Latonia Hendry
An emotional grinding of bones can be described as a Cringe. A bottomless pit of an unexplainable emotion that carries a crushing wave of agony that singes through joy and happiness and leaves you temporary debilitated. Scars; physical reminisces of an healed up action from a perpetrator that forever bears its mark from someone else on your body. The personification of them looking at you daily with no regret; but you wear the burden. Looking at a crippling memory in a physical state. This week, Latonia gives commentary on the lasting effects of Cringes, Scars, and Things that Makes You Say, "Oh My! She also gives her personal story of her Cringe and Scar moments and some from her former guest.
November 17, 2021
"In the Thick of It!" with Ashley Michelle
There are some instances where the situational trauma is just as bad, or worse, than the event trauma. These are instances that would not have happened if we were not in a particular place, or with certain people/person, that lead to drastic circumstances that causes both situational and event trauma. As we think back over the emotional and sexual stressors that have happened in our lives, we may even look at the situation and see that if our choices were different then our outcome may have also been different as well. This week Latonia, and her guest social media maven and rising TicToc star Ashley Michelle, discuss her traumatic event-which is a first for this podcast-and how her life has been after her traumatic event and how she uses her platforms to raise awareness.
November 10, 2021
"God Blocked It And He Would Not Let Me Go!" With Tamara Brown-Hodges
There are severe traumas that we are mentally protected from by a blockage of certain memories that would otherwise cause more harm than good. These moments in time, for a period, are better forgotten than remembered. One medical term for this phenomenon is called Traumatic Dissociative Amnesia (TDA) meaning the brain has a protective mechanism and pockets some stressful memories to preserve the mental state of a person. Sometimes these memories are hidden for a short term, but 87 percent of patients that remembered their traumatic event experienced TDA for decades. A medical diagnosis is one way to explain this occurance, but some believe that this is a way that God provides His Divine Protection by blocking the stressed memories of a person. November's First Sunday Conversations with A Woman's Soul Restored, Latonia and her guest Tamara Brown-Hodges, discuss recovered memories of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and the adulthood feelings and emotions associated with supressed memories that have been remembered. Tamara will also be giving away a copy of her book.
November 7, 2021
"Let Me Prey Upon You!" with Sandy Phillips Kirkham
There are incidents of abuse that, as a society, we have become desensitized to because we have become numb to some particular acts of violence. We have heard so many tramatic events until nothing shocks us anymore but there are instances of, not the act, but the role of the perpretrator that now gives us uncertain feelings about whom we can trust. Someone in political office, school system, and the church should be regarded more stearnly when they cross the line from protector to perpetrator; but that is not always the case. This week, Latonia and her guest Sandy Phillips Kirkham discuss such an instance of a perpertrator being someone in high regard and what happened to Sandy's life in the aftermath of her traumatic ordeal as they discuss, "Let Me Prey Upon You!"
November 3, 2021
"Restored From Living A Double Life!" with Alison Bacon
We can be living our lives in a productive manner of working, taking care of our families, and just trying to get by day to day. To the outside observer, everything can be fine, and we can look normal. We blend in with others well in this sometimes routinely existance we call LIFE. Sometimes though, there is something deeper going on behind closed doors that is not obvious to the natural eye. The doors hold dark secrets and the walls contain the sights that the outside have no idea is going on. This week, Latonia has a discussion with her guest Alison Bacon as she talks openly about what she endured during her bout with Domestic Violence. They will be discussing, "Restored From Living A Double Life!"
October 27, 2021
"The Soul of Science" with Charlene Jones
When we hear the word 'science', or even think of it, our minds can transport to the intellectual proponets of foundational studies, experiments, chemistry labs, test tubes, and ofcourse data analysis. Measured activity focused on the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observations, and other principles, to explain the sometimes unexplainable. Charlene Jones is an award-winning author, podcaster, studier and future practioner of 'Havening', and an innovator that realizes there is another proponent to science, and because of recent discoveries, the thought of science does not have to be so 'matter-of-factly' or impersonal but can be thought of outside of the box and used to aid in helping others survive Trauma. Latonia and Charlene will get into the conversation of 'The Soul of Science!'
October 22, 2021
Possibilities From Impossibilities!
We can have a situation that can seem impossible and we may feel that we have no way out. Those situations can then multiply and intensify by other things happening that may compound our feelings of sadness and leave us drowning in our sorrows and woes. This week, Latonia talks about finding possible results from impossible situations. There is light at the end of the darkness. The sun will shine in the midst of our cloudiness; we just need to find it!
October 13, 2021
"Coaching Conversations For Change!" with Lois Wagner
There are many times that, when you are feeling negative, have a situation, or just need to decompress, that finding a good friend to talk to can be comforting and therapeutic. It is also a bonus when that friend, or even family member, can make you laugh and forget about the thing you are going through; if only for a moment. What if your friend helped you with your situation by telling you stories about their life? What if we can find all of this in a Coach? This week, Latonia's guest is Lois Wagner from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Coach and Training Facilitator that has a unique way of bringing comfort through conversations for real and effective change. Lois will be telling her personal story and how her business was derived from a tragedy. How being resilient has helped her to take her life lessons and use them as tools to help and empower others. (Audio loops at 27:00-46.00 so please feel free to skip ahead of this section.)
October 13, 2021
"Education, Safety, Business; Having A Love and Drive For It All" with Sabrina Osso
There are Visionaries that tackle violence head on with a different approach. They have 'Out Of The Box' thinking and are not confined to being limited to available sources but look for ways to strike a blow from unexpected avenues to produce lasting and effective results. This week, Latonia's guest is one of those Visionaries. Sabrina Osso, and her company Osso Safe, are fighting violence through many factors; turning the unconvention into Hope. Listen in as Latonia and Sabrina discuss, "Education, Safety, Business; Having A Love For It All!" Disclaimer: There are many technical difficulties that can go wrong during a recording; or even during a live podcast. This recording was no different but both Host and Guest persevered through, and once they got going, the interview was a wealth of information with a passion-filled episode. Latonia apologizes for all interruptions and thanks Sabrina for being so very understanding. This is real life with real occurances but the information shared overrides any glitches due to human and technological errors!
September 29, 2021
'Restored From Darkness and Brought Into His Marvelous Light!' with Carolyn Rice.
There may come a time in life, when the trauma is so consuming, until you feel like nothing matters and life is just something to go through and not to enjoy. Your peace and essence my be drowning in a sea of hurt, pain, and memories from the past. You may feel invisible and that you are not as good as everyone else because of what you have experienced in life. You may even feel that you do not matter and find it extremely difficult to move forward. This week, Latonia's guest is Author and Servant Leader Carolyn Rice as she shares her triumphant journey of how she was Restored from darkness and brought into His Marvelous Light!
September 22, 2021
"Embracing F.A.M.E." with Pastor Stephanie Lashley
Forgiveness is a challenging road that we all travel down at some point. Unforgivness can cause bitterness, resentment, and a loss of focus. It can also harden your heart. Unforgivness is a road with many bumps but Forgiveness clears a path for less bumps and a heart that is free. This week, join Latonia and her guest Pastor Stephanie Lashley as they address the topic of "Embracing F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All Mine Enemies)" They also discuss how not to 'burn out' in ministry, the importance of forgiveness, finding purpose in grief, and many other essential topics that are vital when growing while going through trials.
September 15, 2021
"Blessings In Bruises and Gifts In Grief" with Jennifer Bridwell Oppenheim
One of the damages that trauma causes is when good things happen, the good and the trauma are sharing the same space within, so good things cannot be enjoyed and the bad overshadows everything. There can be a prolonged continuance of emotional degrees of staying in the moment of trauma. Hi's and low's manifest together. This week Latonia, and her guest Transformational Coach Jen Bridwell Oppenheim, discuss the importance of seeing good; even when bad things happen. They also have a discussion surrounding Jen's area of expertise; food, eating, and body image.
September 8, 2021
"Restoration Through Acceptance" with Author Kimberly Ann Bell
When we go through a tramatic experience, a part of us suffers a death. That death emcompasses the loss of whatever we are mourning because of a rape, sexual abuse, molestation, etc. Grief has five (5) stages. The last stage is acceptance. Until we accept the things that have happen to us, we cannot fully be Healed and Restored. For the first installment of First Sunday Conversations, Latonia has an open and candid discussion with Author and Inspirational Speaker Kimberly Ann Bell as she discusses the traumatic occurance that happened in her life and her new book, "The Epitome of Kimmy: Accept and Embrace It All!"
September 5, 2021
"Empowering Children Through Books" with Bracha Goetz
Children are the fabric of our future and we should do everything in our power to protect them. Danger does not necessarily come from strangers anymore and we must teach them that 'bad touch' is bad no matter who it comes from. We should give them the much needed guidance and information to aid them in knowing that they are important and that their voices will be heard. This week, Latonia's guest Bracha Goetz is the author of 40 children books that speaks to the souls of children and she is empowering them through books.
September 1, 2021
Transformation Through Somatic Approaches with Marina Yanay-Triner
There is a method that some Coaches and Counselors are using to help Trauma patients that can either aid or go beyond traditional talk therapy. Traditional talk therapy is still a necessary part of healing but the body-based Somatic Approach supports a connection back to the body for a sharper and more acute instincts and intuition. This week, Latonia has a conversation with Transformation and Trauma-Informed Coach Marina Yanay-Triner as she talks in-depth about, "Transformation Through Somatic Approaches." Latonia also shares information on a new journey she is contemplating taking and seeks Marina's expertise on the topic.
August 25, 2021
"Surviving Pain Through Research and the Arts!" with Aunia Kahn
Doctors and Researchers are constantly seeking avenues to help individuals with mental health disorders and trauma. As the need for alternatives to medication are constantly rising, there are demands for alternative methods that will not medicate but still stimulate. This week, Latonia's guest is mental health and trauma researcher Aunia Kahn. Aunia is a creative entrepreneur, globally awarded figurative artist/photographer, inspirational speaker and many other endeavors that she is involved in. Dealing with a life-threatening illness for over 18 years, and coming from a place of violence and abuse, Aunia is using her pain to help others through trauma and life's difficult challenges through creative methods. Her goal is to let others know she is rooting for them and for them to keep going!
August 18, 2021
Adverse Childhood Situations That Can Plague Adulthood!
Unresolved issues from our childhood can resurface in our lives and cause havoc. Our state of mind, how we function, and even our careers can be affected by negative situations from our past. Our emotional health can be damaged as we try to navigate through our feelings and relationships with others. Riana Milne MA is a Certified Global Life and Love Trauma Recovery Coach, #1 Best Selling Author, Educational Speaker, and Liscensed Mental Health Counselor for over 21 years. Riana will bring her expertise to A Woman's Soul: Restored as she discusses with Latonia, "Ten Adverse Childhood Events that Sabotage Us in Life, Love Relationships, and Business!"
August 11, 2021
Feelings of Inadequacies!
We can go through so much in life until we may feel like we are not good enough for anything or anyone. Add an abuse, or any type of sexual or emotional trauma to the equation, and that is a formula for someone not appreciating who they are as a person and what they add to society. This week, Latonia addresses those subpar feelings of not being good enough and how to combat those feeling to find your Value!
August 4, 2021
When Victims Become Perpetrators
There are a large number of studies that show that prepetrators were once victims themselves. There are situations that can cause a shift to happen in a victim and they become the thing they hated. A cry for help can be in the form of violation. This week, Latonia discusses the various conclusions that can happen in an adult that was molested as a child and not get the help they needed; including becoming a perpetrator.
July 28, 2021
The Trauma of Secrets!
It can be funny to think that something so innocent as a secret can cause so much hurt, sadness, and heartache; but then there is nothing innocent about some secrets. Keeping a secret, in some instances, can be detrimental not only when a situation is occuring but even much later as the realization of the secret is exposed. This week, Latonia discusses the magnitude of levels that secrets, in abusive situations, can cause and the trauma that is inflicted.
July 21, 2021
She Did Not Let Go!
As women, we are very resilient. We have the ability to push through; especially when all seems lost. It may take a moment to gather our bearings after a series of negative events, or tramatic experience, but we can be amazed at our own abilities at times to propel forward. This week, Latonia discusses the importance of getting up from whatever situation that has you down. Not only can you get up but you can make new discoveries about yourself that allows you not to let go!
July 14, 2021
Where Is She?
There is a sickness and maliciousness that occurs in an adult that molests, violates, or abuses a child in any manner, but there is a particular circumstance that can be occuring in a childs' life that causes them to be more subjectable to a prepetrator. What should be looked at as more protection for children in this situation can be used as an opportunity to harm them. This week Latonia address a very serious occurance, or reoccurance, that can be happening to a child that can leave them in the hands of the closest of vileness.
July 7, 2021
Married to Pain
When two become one, that can be one of the most momentous occasions in both of their lives. The bliss of a new united life overrides any pain that either of them may have. The honeymoon period of twelve to eighteen months highlights life together, but when this phase is over, and the reality of married life settles in, what happens when unresolved emotions surface in the midst of the marriage? In the Season Two opener, Latonia addresses the topic of tramatic pain in a marriage, or relationships, and how the people we love can be affected by it.
June 30, 2021
Time Does Not Necessarily Heal All Wounds
We have been led into thinking that, if enough time passes by, we will be ok. Time can be our disfunctional friend and having that status means that we have to know how to deal with our friend. Dates can be triggers for memories. We can relate to a date of a traumatic event and it can put us in a bad place. As that date approaches, we can experience mental and psychological changes. We may cannot explain it but we definately experience it. This week, Latonia discusses dates in time and the effect it can have on us. The significance of the date that a traumatic event happens stays engrained in us. We do not have to suppress it but we do need to manage it! 
May 31, 2021
Why Do We Have to Tallk About ‘It’?
This is the question that some may ask about the topic of Sexual Truma, Abuse, Domestic Violence, etc.. That maybe if we just do not talk about it, or because it is not in the forefront, that it is not that important. There is a misconception that it is really not happening that much, and there are way more important issues that can be discussed, so why even spend time on a topic that is not that relevant to current events or may only affect a small population?  This week, Latonia address this very subject, why we have to keep the conversations going, and why these issues are so important to her.
May 10, 2021
Your Authentic Self!
When we go through a tramatic event as an adult, it can destroy your life as you knew it. Faces become the enemy, locations become bad memories, and our mind can put us in a place of unrest mentally and physically. You are still you in the midst of it all; you just have to reconnect with HER. What can we do to reclaim our authenticity? How can we move forward when we do not feel like moving at all? What should we do first? Who can we trust? This week, Latonia will discuss how to reclaim your Authentic Self.
April 26, 2021
When the Past becomes the Present
As we overcome traumatic situations, either from our childhood or adult lives, we can feel a sense of normalcy by being able to live productive lives.  We may have thoughts occasionally of what took place in our lives, but the past is tucked back in our minds and we are able to push through to be an active and present individual; or so we thought. What if we had a reoccurance? What if something happens to bring us smack back facing our past? What should we do? What can we do?  This week, Latonia will tackle the subject of a resurfaced traumatic event and how the past can make a full circle in our lives.
April 19, 2021
When Your Past Infiltrates Your Present!
When we are going through a current trial or situation, we can get so troubled until our Past resurfaces itself back into our Now; it can be that stronghold that pulls us back to a place of vulnerability. As we navigate this thing called Life, it is important to remember that our day-to-day living can be difficult enough without resurging past memories or feeling stuck in current abuse. We do not have to muddle everything together either from our past or currently.
January 18, 2021
Fighting Domestic Violence on a Deeper Level
Safe Shelters are located in different areas across the country. They fight the battle of Domestic Violence on a deeper level. They are not only a safe place for victims and children to reside after leaving an abusive situation but they also teach and restore the victim emotionally. Safe Shelter advocates for victims on so many levels to the point where they are able to stand, and provide, for themselves.Listen in as Latonia interviews Doretha Rice, Program Director for Chatham County Safe Shelter-Center for Domestic Violence Services. Since 1979, SAFE Shelter has been Savannah's only shelter dedicated to all victims of intimate partner violence and their underage children. 
December 7, 2020
Children and Domestic Abuse
When we go through sexual trauma, particularly domestic violence, the people we are trying to protect end up being the main people we hurt; our children. The children that we think are not listening, that they are sleeping, that we have covered them....that is not true. Their innocence is taken and they are forced to grow up way too soon. Making sure that we not only get aftercare but that the children do as well so that they can become well-adjusted and productive adults. They do not stay little, so our decisions must not be emotional but what is conducive to what best for them. 
November 9, 2020
From Victim to Victory
There comes a time, in between being victimized and encompassing your victory, when there is an uncertainty that can be confusing and have you questioning or even doubting yourself. The limbo of emotions that are felt right after making the decision not to be a Victim anymore can set up how you get to your Victory.  The two words have the first four letters in common, but that is all. Just like these two words start off the same but end differently, it is how you end that makes a world of difference and not the commanality of what you may have gone through! 
November 2, 2020
Prayed For then Preyed On; When the Sheep Are Bled On!
Latonia Hendry, and four local Survivors and Advocates in Savannah, wrap up their Panel Discussion at the Restored Table for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the last part of the 3 part discussion. This discussion focuses on Sexual Abuse in the church. Please listen to parts 1 and 2  if you missed them. From left to right: Min. Shondtel Walker, Author, business owner, and Advocate. Lady Melanie Mason, Founder and CEO of Rise Up 2 Build Up, Women/Community Advocate, Voiceover Artist. Lady Katrina Smith, Information Specialist for Sisters Helping Sisters Social Org. for Women, Inc and Children/Community Advocate. Lady Veronica Stanford, Author, Trendsetter, and Philanthropist.
October 26, 2020
The Misconceptions of Domestic Violence ‘Panel Discussion at the Restored Table!’
Latonia Hendry, and four local Survivors and Advocates in Savannah, take on a series of topics for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in part 2 of this 3 part discussion. Please listen to part 1 last week if you missed it .From left to right:Min. Shondtel Walker, Author, business owner, and Advocate.Lady Veronica Stanford, Author, Trendsetter, and Philanthropist.Lady Katrina Smith, Information Specialist for Sisters Helping Sisters Social Org. for Women, Inc. and Community/Children Advocate.Lady Melanie Mason, Founder and CEO of Rise Up 2 Build Up, Women/Community Advocate, Voiceover Artist.
October 19, 2020
The Twists and Turns of Domestic Violence – Panel Discussion at the Restored Table!
A Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence: Myself, LaTonia Hendry, and four local Survivors and Advocates in Savannah, take on a series of topics for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in part 1 of this 3 part discussion. From left to right: Min. Shondtel Walker, Author, business owner, and Author, Lady Veronica Stanford, Author, trendsetter, and Philanthropist.Lady Katrina Smith, Information Specialist for Sisters Helping Sisters Social Org. for Women, Inc. and Community/Children Advocate.Lady Melanie Mason, Founder and CEO of Rise Up 2 Build Up, Women/Community Advocate, Voiceover Artist.,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch
October 12, 2020
Domestic Violence Awareness Month – “A Window Without A View”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, advocates across the nation come together to end domestic violence. As advocates, we understand that this fight is a daily one to help victims become survivors and to protect lives, but in October, the focus is more intent, and many events and activities are planned many months in advance. My book, "A Window Without A View" is about a very dark time in my life living in an abusive marriage but also remembering the molestation that happened to me as a child. This book is more serious than, 'Issues of the Heart-Male; When His Issues Become Your Issues' because the occurances in were on a more mature level. The book is about living your life but not really seeing your situation. A Window Without A View
October 5, 2020
Restored by The Word of God and Music
American National Independent Recording Artist Divine Favor, also known as Min. K.C. Webb, has won many awards and accolades over the years. She is a firm believer in Family and has a passion for the craft she loves so much. This soulful songstress, award-winner,  profession vocalist, vocal trainer, and Minister of the Word has a personal story to tell of traumatic events that have happened in her life. Divine shows strength, transparency, and endurance as she discusses a form of sexual abuse that most are ashamed to talk about. Through her healing, she is able to openly discuss her past and how The Word of God and her music restored her.
September 21, 2020
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Pierce The Soul
Somewhere along the lines of an old wives tale about, "...words can never hurt me", we have found out that is a lie. Verbal abuse can cause just as much harm as physical abuse, but because words are seen as trivial and harmless, we do not take verbal abuse seriously. The tongue can be a vile little creature, and when the ones we love use words to hurt us, it cuts deeper than any physical scar can. Words are a double-edged sword; they can help or harm."Use your words to heal not hurt!" Latonia Hendry
September 14, 2020
Faith Restored My Soul – Part II
Join me on this riveting episode of A Womans Soul Restored as I conclude my interview with Pastor Sharon Burrell.  Pastor Burrell is a Co-author, Empowerment Speaker, and a Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health so listen in as we take a motivational journey to Restoration by Faith.
September 7, 2020
Faith Restored My Soul
My 1st guest on my 5th episode of A WomansSoul Restored is Sharon Burrell.  Ms. Burrell is a Pastor, Co-author, Empowerment Speaker, and a Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health. The journey from The Big Island to America has not been an easy one.  She has had many trials in her life, and has been verbally and sexually abused, but has not let those occurances hold her back. She gives a powerful empowerment session in part 1 of a 2 part podcast."Abuse can stop you in your mental tracks!" Pastor S. Burrell
August 31, 2020
When His Issues Become Your Issues
When we correlate traumatic events that have happened to us, and compare it to issues that our partners may have, they fit together. Especially in intimate or parental relationships, issues of the males in our lives may seem like a heart issue, but it is a mind facet that connects their mental issue with our heart in a negative way. It is a heart issue for us because of how we were created as women. We have a yearning to be fixers, but at some point, we can become the recipient of the issue. "Live to tell your story. Do not become a statistic; do not be spoken of in the past tense!" Latonia Hendry
August 24, 2020
The Silent Weapon of Destruction
According to Psychology Today, as many as 70% of adults and 52% of children suffer from Depression as a result of recently being removed from an abusive situation. In a 7-10 year case study, those numbers increase by 9% in adults and 12% in adolescents up to age 19 and young people up to age 24. When we are experiencing abuse, or just getting out of a toxic relationship, we do not fully grasp the severity of what is or has happened because we have a self-mechanism to 'numb' ourselves to adapt and accept. As time goes by, and we realize fully what has taken place, the hurt and shame may bring on depression or even a deeper depression. The numbers are also higher because children do not tell sometimes until their teen years or even adulthood. Women sometimes feel that stigma of blame as well and do not come forward until years later. This is also true of children whom have grown up in abusive homes.There is hope for a better tomorrow not filled with disturbing thoughts and images that may cause our mental health to become imbalanced. We do not have to live a life suffocated by The Silent Weapon of Destruction."Your beauty may be covered in ashes, but ashes can be washed away!"
August 17, 2020
Breaking Free From Your Mental Prison
Traumatic experiences can produce negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You may feel trapped in a place of darkness that you feel there is no escape from. A feeling of drowning and hopelessness that has confined you to being stunted from any growth; or growing minimally. You do not have to live in the prison of your mind. Unlock the cell door and throw the key as far away from you as possible. Take control of your thoughts and live your life to the fullest. "The only thing holding you back is you. You were created for greater!"
August 10, 2020
Refining for a greater purpose
This introductory podcast of A Woman's Soul Restored will focus on how repressed hurt can manifest in your life presently.  Pain, that has not been addressed, has a way of showing up when you least expect it. Life is more than existing, but hurt and pain causes you to do just that; exist. Life is to be lived with purpose and joy, and not just going through repetitive motions just to get to the next day.  Choosing to move beyond your past does not mean that you forget, but it does mean that you can use your past to achieve a wonderful future of acceptance and continuing to grow."The negative occurrences that may have happened in our past does not define us but refines us for a greater purpose!" Latonia Hendry
August 3, 2020