The Grace & Hope Consulting Podcast
By Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC
Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC is a person-centered and community-focused company providing mental health, personal development, and inclusion supports to individuals, families, organizations, churches, and communities. Through consulting, counseling, coaching, training, writing, and publishing, we help individuals achieve mental and emotional wellness, reach their full potential, and live fulfilling lives. We are committed to promoting social-emotional learning, human potential, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Find out more at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
Lois Hollis Shares How to Build Resilience by Addressing Shame and Guilt
Lois Hollis, RN, BSN, REV. is a shame guilt educator, counselor, filmmaker. Lois shifts our opinion on one of the most taboo subjects, shame and guilt. Her 50 years’ experience in health, 15 years’ researching, and counseling will bring us new knowledge of these misunderstood conditions to release us from the shame guilt struggle. No matter how we have been hurt, we have the opportunity to live with joy and love. Shame and Guilt do not belong to us. https://loishollis.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/loishollis/ https://www.facebook.com/lois3hollis https://www.facebook.com/LoisAHollis https://www.facebook.com/groups/1362596790752033 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4sGSwpVlinOOmLO0lsJS-g https://www.instagram.com/shameguilt_ https://twitter.com/loishollis3
November 07, 2022
Jerry Fu Shares How His Resilience Journey Led to A Career As A Conflict Resolution Coach for Asian-Americans
Jerry is a conflict resolution coach who helps Asian-American leaders advance in their career and life journeys. Having taken on several pharmacy leadership roles, Jerry started coaching in 2017 to help other Asian-American professionals deal with the conflict they encounter at work, with their culture, and within themselves. Prior to starting his coaching business, Jerry served as a pharmacist and began facilitating leadership workshops in 2012. Today, Jerry offers a range of coaching services, which includes individual coaching, group workshops, and keynote presentations. He has appeared on over seventy podcasts and plans to appear in plenty more. To learn more, you can visit https://www.adaptingleaders.com. Connect with Jerry on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-fu-pharmd-acc-53710187/ #DEI #conflictresolution #asian #asianamerican #coach
September 19, 2022
Licensed Tour Guide Talks About Finding Resilience After 911 and Covid, Interview with Christina Stanton
Christina Ray Stanton is a Florida native who has lived in New York City for almost 30 years. Christina is a licensed NYC tour guide who has led thousands of people on tours since 1995. In 2017, she founded a nonprofit called Loving All Nations, which helps the world’s poor and vulnerable. Christina has written two books and over twenty articles that have won awards and have been featured on TV channels and in top publications all over the world. She is a sought-after speaker on the subject of 9/11. Website: www.christinaraystanton.com, Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/christinaraystanton My book addresses our experience of living six blocks from the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks. We had to evacuate our home after the second plane flew over our heads while we stood on our 24th-floor terrace. When the buildings came down, we were covered with dust and debris and spent hours outrunning smoke that threatened to asphyxiate us in Battery Park. We were carried off the island of Manhattan by boat in the largest boat evacuation in history and were homeless for almost two weeks before we could get back into our apartment. We struggled with PTSD, unemployment, and health issues in the aftermath. My book about Covid-19 is related to 9/11, in the sense that the toxins from the 9/11 dust compromised my health and likely led to a near-fatal case of the virus. I was hospitalized twice and told I had a 50% chance of survival. I’ve been given a gift that no one would want — the chance to speak from inside two of the most shattering events to hit our country in the past century. But both calamities taught me that we have an enormous capacity to speak into each other’s lives, and both large and small acts of kindness can alter someone’s future. I want to inspire others by telling stories that include examples of how we can lift each other up. I also founded a non-profit called Loving All Nations after surviving 9/11, which addresses need after man-made and natural disasters around the world. ChristinaRStanton@gmail.com www.christinaraystanton.com www.lovingallnations.org #911 #trauma #covid #resilience
September 11, 2022
Interview with Danny Vann, the Foster Care Survivor Who Now Encourages Others in Foster Care
Meet Danny Vann, Christ's servant, husband, father, grandfather! His Mission is to help Child & Family Advocates and Foster Parents to Transform Traumatized Children's Lives from CHAOS to HOPE so they can SUCCEED in Life. Born in 1953 the oldest of six kids, Danny Vann has faced many challenges in his life. He is a former foster & trauma survivorand a prime example of how to overcome life’s obstacles. He has been inspiring and motivating people for decades through his professional music, corporate leadership and church fellowship roles. After open heart surgery and a heart attack 15 years later which left him permanently disabled, he studied and became an ordained minister and began reaching out to help others from home. He is a Songwriter, recording artist and the author of the transformational book "99 Days of 100% Encouragement" and My Journey in the Shadow of “The King” - A story of hope and resilience...the discovery of a cherished life: both are available on Amazon in paperback and eBook (Kindle). Personal Information Now, as an author, ONLINE/Webinar encourager and motivational speaker, he shares very plainly about his life’s journey. Danny brings a multitude of life experience - and Life-Hacks- to help others improve their life as they navigate their own journey. He encourages people not to panic about challenges along the way and sees all situations as opportunities for learning! His heart’s desire is to help others. Danny Vann - FormerFoster-TraumaSurvivor (facebook.com) or www.DannyVann.com Contact Danny Vann at Dvanngel@yahoo.com #fostercare #adoption #trauma #traumasurvivor
July 11, 2022
Biochemical Researcher Becomes A Full-time Artist to Find Joy - Interview with Nancy Delahaye
Nancy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a former scientist and a self taught artist who found her true passion in abstract art. She paints loosely in colorful acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings reflect her extensive travels and memories made. She paints with bright colors, broad strokes and energy and her collectors describe her work as “uplifting” and “imaginative”. Her mission is to lift others who also have had losses and need inspiration. Nancy often says that she hopes her paintings bring a smile to the viewer’s eye. She wants her collectors to thrive rather than just survive. Connect with her on Instagram: @NancyDelahayeArt & Facebook: NancyArbourDelahaye.
July 04, 2022
Author Amy Nordhues Discusses How She is Rising Above Sexual Abuse
Amy Nordhues is a survivor of both childhood sexual abuse and sexual abuse as an adult at the hands of a mental health professional. She is a passionate Christ-follower and expert on the healing God provides. She has a BA in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Criminology. Her devotions have been published in The Secret Place (Judson Press) and include: A Big Softy, Winter 2018; Fixer Upper, Summer 2019; No, Thank You, Summer 2021; and Unveiled, Fall 2021. Her memoir, “Prayed Upon: Breaking Free from Therapist Abuse” won first place Inspire Christian Writer's "Great Openings" contest for non-fiction. She blogs at www.amynordhues.com. A married mother of three, when she isn't spending time with her family, writing, reading, or creating photo books, she can be found laughing at her favorite comedians. Grace & Hope Consulting,LLC compiled a list of resources to help those impacted by sexual abuse, you can download it here. #ptsd #trauma #abuse #traumsurvivor #traumarecovery #sexualabuse
June 27, 2022
Sexual Abuse Survivor & Blogger, Patty Cabot, Discusses Her Journey to Resilience
Beginning in her teens, Patty battled drastic weight fluctuations of 50 to 75 pounds every two years. Desperate to break the cycle, in her late 30s she started working with a therapist specializing in eating disorders. Her therapist’s specialty is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a psychotherapy technique that helps people suffering from trauma. Patty was sexually abused by her stepfather and to a lesser extent, her cousin. Despite Patty’s great shame and reluctance to delve into the pain of her past, it became clear that her weight was merely a symptom of the abuse. Over 12 years she worked with a therapist and EMDR, a chiropractor to release trapped “fight or flight” responses, a sex therapist, and attended group therapy for sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is an especially insidious thing because it leaves its imprint on every part of you. Patty accomplished what she desperately hoped was possible but feared was not. Her hope is that others struggling with these issues will be able to see themselves in her and know that all is not lost. Learn more at www.pattycabot.com.
June 20, 2022
A Toxic Workplace Impacted Her Mental Health - Interview with Author Chelsea DeVries
Chelsea DeVries wanted to be a writer at the age of 7. Her first publishing credit came at the age of 14 with a poem in a student anthology. She then wrote nonstop while doing IB classes in high school. She published two YA novels while still in high school which after over 10 years she rewrote as a NA romance that she looks to put out as her next publication.She is a seeker of justice and uses her words to free this world’s outcasted, peculiar, and underdogs from the chains that bind them. When not writing she runs and does PR for authors and musicians with her bookish brand The Smart Cookie Philes. Though she’s Florida born and raised, she has New Jersey in her veins. She currently lives in Port Richey, FL with her squad of two dogs. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @onegirlrevolution26_, and her squad at @dasquad26. In October 2020, DeVries was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome which is a form of Autism. Find out more at thesmartcookiephiles.com. #autism #trauma #toxicworkplace #resilience #workplacewellbeing #relationships #mentalhealth
June 13, 2022
From Trauma-Induced Narcistic Behaviors to Becoming A Life Optimization Coach, Interview with Derek Newborn
After being named one of Florida's Top Personal Trainer, Derek Newborn became a published fitness model. However, the more attention he received, the more self-destructive he became in every aspect of his life. This process is what led him to reach rock bottom, including multiple suicide attempts. He had become a full-blown narcissist. After accepting what he was and exactly where he was in my life, he devoted himself to killing that version of him while helping victims of narcissists gain back control of their hearts and minds. He created thenewbornblueprint.com to help men avoid the common pitfalls that lead to extreme narcissism as well as show others what to look for to avoid entering a relationship with a narcissist. He’s been a teenage father, a construction worker, a personal trainer, a fitness model, and a business owner...He’s also been a liar, a cheater, a backstabber, and a narcissist...through his trials, tribulations, and downfalls, He’s been able to create a blueprint for success for the modern man. He’s created a set of plans specifically designed to help men live every aspect of their life at the highest level while being able to avoid the costly pitfalls of the modern male society.
June 06, 2022
Retired High School Teacher Turned Award-Winning Author Shares Her Journey From Divorce to Living in Paradise
Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro is an award-winning author, speaker and educator. She earned her doctorate in education and completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard after a very successful and rewarding 35-year career as an educator. Marni’s life was forever changed after experiencing numerous trauma-induced STEs-Spiritually Transformative Encounters. Marni’s 2020 Best Books Award Winning Spiritual fiction “God Came to My Garage Sale” is prominently endorsed by James Redfield, best selling author of “The Celestine Prophecy” series of books. Marni is resilient and handles life’s challenges with love, compassion, grace and hope. Marni is a contributing author to numerous anthology books and her latest prominently endorsed 4-book series is entitled: “True Deceit False Love.” Find out more at www.GodCameToMyGarageSale.com.
May 30, 2022
Became Blind at Age 17, Kevin Lowe Shares His Journey of Becoming A Business Owner & Life Coach
Kevin Lowe is the creator and host of “The Lowe Down with Kevin Lowe”, a podcast that aims to shine light on the positive side of life as he shows you the world from his unique point of view. Kevin is completely blind. Guided by faith, and inspired by life itself, Kevin has come to realize that God knew he would serve a greater purpose on this earth without his sight than with it. Kevin has inspired and motivated so many to live out their lives no matter what obstacles may be standing in the way simply by sharing his life’s story. Kevin has shared how he has been able to overcome the unthinkable, becoming blind at just 17 years old, with churches, schools, through public speaking engagements, on radio, and on podcasts. But at the end of the day, if you ask him, Kevin will tell you he’s just any other 30-something still trying to find his place in the world. He just hopes that he can make a difference in as many peoples’ lives as possible along the way. Website: https://www.TheLoweDownWithKevinLowe.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/thelowedownwithkevinlowe Instagram: https://instagram.com/thelowedownwithkevinlowe
May 16, 2022
Tapping for Resilience with Dr Katie Nall
During childhood, our guest moved with her mother and two siblings attending 12 different schools in five different states. After leaving home in high school, she lived on the streets sleeping under the bushes until friends figured out her lifestyle. With education as her goal, she finally asked her high school guidance counselor to find her a home to complete high school education. For her senior year, she lived in a foster home. The day after graduation, she flew to San Diego to attend college where she found herself 20 miles away from the nearest college with no car. Undeterred, she hitchhiked back and forth to classes. Not only does our next guest now have her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, she also is a TEDx speaker, a professional member of National Speakers Association, and an Accredited Master Trainer and Certified Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with additional training in trauma, quantum, and picture EFT. Whether in person or online, Dr. Nall shows others how to dissolve their WAFFLES – worry, anxiety, fear, frustration, lethargy, exhaustion, and stress. A careless housekeeper and worse cook with no desire for rehabilitation she somehow is still married to the same person for over 48 years. https://linktr.ee/KatieNallPhD Website: NallEdgeCo.com Email: Hello@DrNall.com Phone: 772-226-0167 Qi Gong FB Live – Tuesday and Sunday 4:30 p.m. EST Social Media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KatieNallPhD FB: https://www.facebook.com/KatieNallPhD L-I: https://www.linkedin.com/in/KatieNallPhD IG: https://www.instagram.com/KatieNallPhD TW: https://twitter.com/KatieNallPhD CH: @drkatie\ Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/drnall
May 09, 2022
Author Christopher King Discusses How Resilience Helped Him Push Through Anger, Depression, Anxiety, and Rejection
Christopher King II is a 27-year-old author born in Dallas, Texas. He is a first-generation college graduate of the Historical Black College or University, Prairie View A&M University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management Administration with a minor in Marketing in 2018. During his time at PVAMU, he had a lot of obstacles to overcome. From nearly getting kicked out of college multiple times, to nearly being incarcerated one college night. After having a close encounter with God, he decided he needed to make a change. He ended up getting more involved in school and leading organizations. He made a total 360-degree change in a short span of time. After he graduated, he wanted to continue sharing his testimony about the things he experienced in college. He then decided to write two self-help novels, to help others who struggle with hard times in life. He wanted to let others know that they are not alone, and they can overcome all things! Also, he has a YouTube Channel where he films vlogs and speaks about the same things. Connect with him or check out his resources at the links below: 24 Ways To Discover Self-Enlightenment A Step By Step Guide To Seek Self Enlightenment https://www.amazon.com/Discover-Self-Enlightenment-Step-Step-Self-enlightenment/dp/1695877608 Post-Grad Depression: https://www.amazon.com/Post-Grad-Depression-graduating-depression/dp/1702740609 YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCJdTx2YdwgXDz8RN-GlZwPQ Instagram: mr.kingii
May 02, 2022
Achieving Resilience Through the Pleasure Ladder with Bracha Goetz
Bracha Goetz is the Harvard-educated author of 40 books that help children’s souls shine and a candid memoir for adults about overcoming food addictions joyfully and spiritually, Searching for God in the Garbage. Her books can be found on the Bracha Goetz Amazon Author Page and at the new website created by her children: goetzbookshop.com
April 25, 2022
Lifelong Educator, Cara Adams, Shares How to Help Young and Mature Minds Build Resilience
Florida resident Cara Adams is a Christ follower, mother, and teacher. All these qualities marry together in her passion for teaching children the gospel. Cara has been an educator for over 20 years. Most of her career has been serving students with special needs. For years Cara taught Bible study in public schools, children's ministry in churches, and giving countless hours to local and foreign faith-based children's organizations. Currently, Cara leads a Christian preschool. She also founded a mother-daughter Bible study. Appreciating her gifts, Cara has launched a career as a writer. During her battle with cancer, Cara wrote and published her first children's book. Now she tours different schools, churches, and organizations sharing her personal story and her book with children. Find out more at https://www.cara-adams.org/ and follow Cara on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cara-Adams-Childrens-Author-108681051702768/
April 18, 2022
Resilience After Trauma with Author Alexia Bartholomew
Alexia Bartholomew was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Through her journey, she has worn the hats of a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, soldier, veteran, college graduate, overcomer, and now a writer. She has written poems like "I Am Eagle, Watch Me Soar", "I Am”, and "Surrender To Your Presence" which is currently in the Library of Congress. "You’re Not The Only One…who has been hurt, violated, abused and has Overcome" is her second self-published book that encourages people to remember that they are not the only ones going through things in life. Her first book, Father Give Me Heart, is available for purchase in stores and online at places like Amazon, Words Unite Bookstore, and Barnes and Noble. She is also the host of the podcast called Eagle of Encouragement. Alexia currently resides in San Antonio, Texas where she is currently enjoying food (except pig feet), hanging out at SeaWorld, and enjoying the diversity of cultures that the city, San Antonio, has to offer.
April 11, 2022
Interview with Holly Miller, Teacher & Cancer Patient
Holly Miller lives in Harrisburg, PA where she is a high school math teacher with a “stubborn hopefulness”. She became a mental health advocate after being diagnosed and struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder in 2015. She uses social media as a way to tell her story and bring awareness to mental health. Holly has also recently been diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma (NHFL) in November 2021. NHFL is a slow growing, incurable, but treatable blood cancer. She is currently consulting with her oncologist to seek a plan for treatment in 2022. You can find out more about Follicular Lymphoma at the Follicular Lymphoma Foundation’s website https://www.theflf.org. Holly is a part of their online support group on Facebook “Living with Follicular Lymphoma”. If you would like to follow her journey, she can be found on Instagram at ThatHersheyParkGirl. (She is also a theme part enthusiast!) Holly also can be reached through email at HollyMiller1886@gmail.com. #cancerawareness #cancersucks #cancerpatient #resilience
April 04, 2022
Award-winning Gospel Music Singer, Shellem Cline, Uses the Tragedies in His Life to Give Others Hope
Shellem Cline is a nationally recognized Christian Country/Positive Message artist who has performed on the professional level since 2012. Cline began his career on a local level singing Gospel Music with his family, the Gilbert Family. In 2004 Cline's grandfather Carl Gilbert was diagnosed with Crones Disease and shortly after, the family left the road. Since then, Shellem traveled on a regional level as a solo artist and in 2006, at the age of 18, saw an increase in his ministry and music career. Since his "professional" beginning in 2012, Cline has received multiple honors including: New Excelling Artist (2012), Young Excelling Individual of the Year (2013), Favorite Vocalist (2013), Songwriter of the Year (2014), Christian Music Forerunner (2014) and many nominations for other prestigious awards. Cline has also received 15 top 80 hits in the Christian Country industry, seven of which Cline was the writer. Currently to date, Cline has received five number one hits in Christian Country Music. Cline's most popular hit, "Blue Jeans and Biscuits" came on the scene in October 2016, and worked its way to number 1 on the national chart for 2 consecutive months. The song also was awarded Christian Country song of the year in 2017 and won the Diamond Award for song and video of the year as well. But life has not always been easy. In this segment, he shares some of the hardships he endured and how God helped him. Find out more about Shellem's work at https://www.shellemcline.com/
March 26, 2022
Resilience Chat with Mindset Coach, Lee Roebeck
Lee Roebeck is an abundance coach and one of South Africa’s best-trained speakers. He traveled to Boston in the USA, to receive his training at “The Harvard of Professional Speaking Schools” – The Bill Gove Speech Workshop. Lee helps entrepreneurs clear money blocks and attracts clients easily. He works with entrepreneurs from all over the world, and these businesspersons are experiencing quantum leaps in their results because of the ideas he teaches. Access Lee's gift to you at https://bit.ly/Serenity-Audio #resilience #mindsset #coaching #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment
March 14, 2022
Resilience Chat with Human Behavioral Specialist & Researcher Emmanuel Anthony
Emmanuel Anthony is a human behavioral specialist, researcher, writer, consultant, teacher, Demartini Method facilitator and inspirational speaker. He has spent the last decade working with thousands of clients globally, dedicated towards assisting human beings 1-on-1 and 1-on-many to get crystal clear on their mission on planet earth, overcome common mental disorders, accelerate human evolution, growth and mastery within all seven areas of life, whilst drastically expanding their awareness. His teachings and body of work can be found through his company Quantum Equilibrium, YouTube, social media platforms and media sources such as television, radio, podcasts and literature. His legacy is driven by a highly driven focus to share the most powerful tools, resources and technology that would allow any human being regardless of age, sex, color or creed to achieve self-governance, self-mastery, wellness, wellbeing, longevity and a holistic soul driven experience on planet earth. To connect further with Emmanuel Anthony, or speak personally with Emmanuel and the team at Quantum Equilibrium. Simply book yourself in for a Complimentary 20-Minute Discovery Call (https://calendly.com/quantumequilibrium/qe20mindiscoverycall). To stay up to date with all of Emmanuel’s content, speaking engagements, webinars and seminars, you can follow Emmanuel on the following social media platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV8hOWjmTrtG64STjyd3wJg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmmanuelHAnthony Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmanuel_anthony LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmanuelhanthony
March 07, 2022
Resilience Chat with Author China Meyers
China is an Inspirational Writer, Published Author, Public Speaker, Screenwriter and a retired Real Estate Investor. She is an African American woman, the last of seven children. She was born and raised in Brooklyn NY, and proud to be a three-time grandmother and a mother of four. She has a great passion for writing words that can change the course of a lost soul. It gives her great pleasure to say, she is an inspirational published author and public speaker with a clear message of hope. Her published works include several articles, a COVID:19 Natural Strategies book and Volume-1 of a seven-series novelette book based on her life titled, “A Letter To God”. This incredible, gripping, tale will have you on the edge of your seat and no doubt leave you wanting more. She speaks at schools and churches, and been a guest on TV and radio shows spreading inspiration. She lives her life demonstrating that there is no victims only survivors of what has happened to us. She also knows in my heart, that with God's help, any hardships we experience can be overcame. Lastly, she is grateful to co-host a LA Radio Show. China Meyers can be reached at email@example.com. Find out more at www.inspirational-published-author.com.
February 28, 2022
Creator of The Wonder Technique Discusses Resilience in Advance
Twenty years ago, David Hennessey created a holistic personal development program called The WONDER Technique that has continued to evolve over the years. David has presented The WONDER Technique at 100s of workshops and seminars and to over 7,000 people in person. His formal training is in Psychology and Nutrition and he has traveled to over 20 countries and lived in 3 long terms. His goal is to give the fundamental tools of personal development to everyone on the planet. Find out more at https://thewondertechnique.com.
February 21, 2022
Resilience and Inclusion in the Workplace with Julien Lefort, Succes Coach, Trainer and Mentor
For the last 15 years, Julien has worked with both non-profit (AIESEC, Chance UK, Coaching For Everyone) and private sector (Société Générale, Adecco, Thomsons Online Benefits - Mercer group). Originally working in a corporate environment managing Learning and Development functions globally, his job was supporting people in their development as leaders and as individuals, creating programs that would make them shine as employees and make them grow and develop. After missing an important event in his daughter’s life, and a feeling of being stuck in his work, Julien decided to make the shift to entrepreneurship. As a Success Coach, a Trainer, and Mentor of coaches, he works with a range of truly amazing individuals from coaches to creative entrepreneurs. Most recently, he has been diving into the correlation between Resilience (specifically in his work as a coach) and Diversity & Inclusion. Even though diversity was always around (he was raised in a french-senegalese family, one of his aunts is from the LGBTQ+ community, he has members of his family who suffered from mental health issues, and now he is married to someone from a different nationality), he still asks himself many questions on the impact he can have, but also whether he is moving in the right direction when it comes to becoming a more inclusive individual. That's when he created a program called Inclusion Coaching for Resilience to support leaders, HR specialists, DEI advocates and ambassadors, teams, etc. to develop their own skills and bridge the gap between awareness and action. This 5-step program aims to accelerate a leader's ability to be resilient through coaching and practicing inclusivity in the workplace. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: +40 736 301 461 w: www.wearefutureminds.com #resilience #inclusion #workplace #diversity
February 14, 2022
Resilience Chat with Colleen Mitchell, Life Coach, Author & Type 1 Diabetes Mentor
Colleen Mitchell is a life coach, fantasy author, and engineer. Having lived with type 1 diabetes for over 26 years, Colleen is no stranger to handling hard things. She dealt with deep grief when her dad and grandma both passed away within 53 days of each other in late 2019...right before the pandemic. She lost over 60 pounds by choosing to take her health into her own hands...against the advice of traditional doctors. She went from rewrite to published book in a single year. Additionally, Colleen hosts the podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes, coaches authors in The 60-Day Novel Writing Challenge, and is the founder of Inspired Forward, a blog and coaching practice focused on mindset for people with type 1 diabetes. You can find her on Instagram @inspiredforward. Colleen lives in Missoula, Montana, with her husband Tim and their cat Luna. Find out more at www.inspiredforward.com. #resilience #writing #authors #diabetes #grief #posttraumaticgrowth
February 07, 2022
Given Up for Adoption and Surviving Cancer, Bestselling Author Rebekah Wolff Shares Her Resilience Story
Get your copy of "Be resilient" at https://amzn.to/3HSE970! Rebekah Wolff is a published author and Licensed Professional Counselor, working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has also expanded into helping others as a Life Coach. Please visit the Angelwings Care & Coaching by Rebekah website at www.angelwingscoaching.com for more information. In her spare time, she believes in reaching out to the community and helping others through various medical and mental health organizations. Rebekah feels rewarded to give back whenever she has the time to cancer organizations as she is now an eleven-year breast cancer survivor. More importantly, she loves being around her loved ones and lives in West Bend, Wisconsin with her daughter and a family of pets. Rebekah can be reached at email@example.com. #resilience #grief #adoption #selflove #personalgrowth
January 31, 2022
Finding the Resilience to Discover and Reinvent Yourself with Lisa Morabita
Get your copy of the book, Be Resilient: Stories, strategies, and tools to help you rise above your circumstances! Lisa Desautel Morabita is a mother, wife, writer, and bestselling author. She is an evolver and believes her calling as a healer and caregiver has allowed her to expand her heart-centered life to others. Lisa is also a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, an Ordained Minister, a Certified Life Coach, and is currently studying psychology. Lisa blended into society throughout her life though never felt like she fit. She longed to find her true authenticity through each and every trial she encountered as life brought her nothing short of trauma, grief, triumph, love, and hope. Lisa is extremely compassionate and intentional about her personal growth alongside every tribulation. She found God, found herself and learned how to love out loud while on her journey. She is extremely passionate about loving others while on their path and helping them find their true authentic self. With this desire, she birthed Morabita Wellness. Lisa loves family time! She is dedicated to her wife Merri and their two daughters Kaylee and Emilee. Lisa and Merri are also dog moms to three fun and loving rescues that rescued their hearts. #resilience #selfdiscovery #reinventyourself Connect With Lisa: https://linktr.ee/Morabitawellness #resilience #selfdiscovery #reinventyourself
January 24, 2022
Let's Talk About Resilience for Women in Leadership with Dr. LeAnne Salazar Montaya
Get your copy of the book, Be Resilient: Stories, strategies, and tools to help you rise above your circumstances! Dr. LeAnne Salazar Montoya has been a public servant in Northern New Mexico for the past 20 years. She is a mother, wife, daughter, author, advocate, and educator. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys writing. Dr. Salazar-Montoya has experience as a leader, administrator, and small business owner. When she is not working, she enjoys international traveling and locally volunteering her time. Her background includes involvement in many professional organizations. She enjoys serving on the national education committee for Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and several other local and regional non-profit boards. Empowering, educating, and encouraging other women are top priorities for her. Despite her many successes, she has experienced setbacks throughout her life, but she is determined to leave behind a legacy for her children that leaves a tale of hard work, independence, and perseverance. She aspires to be a positive role model for her children and a helping hand for those in need. "And just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, she too will rise. Returning from the flames, clothed in nothing but her strength, more beautiful than ever before." - Shannen Heartz Connect with Dr LeAnne on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/leanne87548/ #womenleaders #womeninleadership #womeninacademia
January 17, 2022
Let's Talk About Resilience for Adoptive Parents with Tracy Loken Weber
Get your copy of the book, Be Resilient: Stories, strategies, and tools to help you rise above your circumstances! Tracy has over 25 years of community leadership and service, actively serving on numerous local, state, and international boards and currently serving as the State Co-Chair for the Collective Impact Parent Partner and a Mental Health Advocate for the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health and the WELS Foster Care Advisory Group. Tracy is currently serving the UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Program as a Foster, Adoptive, and Relative Statewide Trainer. Weber presents internationally on behalf of adoptive and foster parents, trauma-informed best practices, educational technology and adult literacy issues through associations with the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Health and Human Services, Office of Children’s Mental Health and Infinitely More Speaker Team. Weber’s teaching background includes instruction for UW-Milwaukee and UW- Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in Milwaukee, WI; St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota; and Bemidji State University, also in Minnesota. She has also held the position of elementary staff development technology integrationist on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation with the Cass Lake-Bena School District. Weber earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Curriculum and Design and Instructional Technology and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Accounting. Tracy is also a certified trainer for aha! Process, Inc., in the Bridges out of Poverty Seminars and is trained through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU in Trust-Based Relationships (TBRI) & Trauma-Informed Classrooms. In August 2020, Tracy became a Master Coach holding Certifications in Professional Life Coaching, Life Purpose Coaching, Goal Success Coaching and Happiness Life Coaching and in October 2021 she became a Certified Youth Mental Health Frist Aid with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. She is currently a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service doctoral candidate at Cardinal Stritch University expecting to graduate in May 2022. In 2013, Tracy was inducted into the Professional Education Hall of Fame at Bemidji State University. She currently serves on various committees and board appointments. Weber was awarded the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award in 2012, in recognition of her leadership and success in the nonprofit sector in southeastern, WI. In addition to the Literacy Coalition of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Spirit Award for unwavering advocacy of literacy for K-20 students. Tracy and her husband Thomas live in Wisconsin, with their five adopted children. Connect with Tracy at: www.TracyLokenWeber.com #resilience #education #fostercare #adoption #mentalhealth #parenting #specialneeds
January 10, 2022
Kaylin J. Knight Shares How Divorce and Grief Pushed Her into Her Purpose
Get your copy of the book, Be Resilient: Stories, strategies, and tools to help you rise above your circumstances! Kaylin is a bestselling author, grief support advocate, suicide prevention advocate, peer mentor for widows, and involved in the pro-life (mom and baby) movement. Kaylin is currently a senior at Liberty University pursuing a psychology degree in crisis counseling, a member of the American Association of Suicidology, the American Psychology Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is also the president of the Policy Council for Stafford County Headstart. She serves at Grace Covenant Church as a KB Leader with the elementary children. Furthermore, Kaylin is a mother, sister, daughter, and a loving friend to so many. She is described as a Shero, an inspiration, an encourager, a supporter, and a prayer partner by those closest to her. Kaylin has a passion for life and a mission to help other young widows move from widowhood to wholeness, living a life of purpose, hope, healing, and joy after loss. Find out more at https://kaylinjknight.com and follow her on https://www.facebook.com/WidowedtoWholeness.
January 03, 2022
Why Has the World Become Less Kind?
Happy World Kindness Day!! Why has the world become less kind? Is it that we no longer care about others? Do we believe kindness makes us weak? Is the lack of kindness from some global change? In this episode, I share a few things that I think contributed to the world being less kind.
November 13, 2021
3 Common Avoidance behaviors
Are you or someone you know exhibiting avoidance behaviors? Listen in as we discuss three common avoidance behaviors and a few things you can do to address to them. For more support, join us for our 2-hour coaching session titled, “Beat procrastination”. Go to www.graceandhopeconsulting.com to sign up.
October 19, 2021
5 Ways We Waste Time Every Day
Are you trying to maximize your time and continually fall short of your goal? Maybe these five time-wasters are getting in the way. Let's explore what they are and ways to increase your productivity. For more support, connect with us at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
October 05, 2021
What to Do When You Feel Stuck or Trapped in Life
When you feel stuck or trapped in your life, it becomes almost impossible to be happy. Those who do feel stuck tend to feel depressed, frustrated, and dissatisfied with their lives. The truth is life is full of ups and downs. There will be times of great change, and times where nothing changes at all. Feeling stuck at some point in your life is normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. Let's look at some of the best things you can do when you feel stuck or trapped in life. If you are feeling stuck right now, we want to help you get unstuck. Book a free consultation at https://calendly.com/graceandhopeconsulting
August 07, 2021
Don't Let Fear Steal Your Life
The number one thing that holds many people back from going after their dreams is fear. If left unchecked, our fear can keep us locked up inside our own mental prison. The trouble is, confronting your fears isn’t easy and it is going to be uncomfortable. While it may keep us comfortable, fear can also cause frustration and depression. If you truly want to live your best life, you need to stop letting fear rule it. Here, we will look at how you can stop letting fear control your life. For additional support, book a free consultation at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
July 31, 2021
How to Get Back on Track When You’ve Lost Your Enthusiasm for Life
Have you lost all enthusiasm for life? Did your “get up and go” get up and leave? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! Many people lose their enthusiasm for life somewhere along the way. Whether it is down to depression, or because you are stuck in a rut; losing your enthusiasm can suck. However, there are ways you can get back on track and regain your enjoyment of life. Let’s look at some of the things you can do right now to regain your enthusiasm for life… Need more support? Book a free consultation at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
July 24, 2021
What Am I Doing with My Life? Tips for Figuring Things Out
Do you often find yourself wondering what you are doing in life? Many people reach a point where they feel they lack direction in their lives. Instead of living life to the full, they simply go through the motions. If this sounds like you, there are things you can do to help you get out of the rut you are currently in. Let's discuss some fabulous tips for figuring out what it is you want from life. For additional support, book a free consultation at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
July 17, 2021
Are Your Best Days Truly Behind You?
Are you worried your best years are now well and truly behind you? As we get older, it’s common to start to feel like life just isn’t as good as it used to be. Let's talk about that!
July 10, 2021
Let's Talk About Insomnia With Ibi
Ibinye Osibodu-Onyali is a licensed marriage and family therapist who helps people with chronic insomnia learn how to fall asleep and stay asleep without pills or gimmicks. She has a free guide to help people sleep, called "5 myths about insomnia that are keeping you awake and how to finally sleep." https://zinnia.kartra.com/page/5myths. You can find her at www.thezinniapractice.com #sleep #sleephygiene #bedtimeroutine #sleeptips
July 03, 2021
How Relationships With Narcissists Affect Our Mental Health & Self-Esteem
In this segment, Chou Hallegra and Sheree Casey discussed how relationships with narcissists affect our mental health and self-esteem. Send us your questions and we will answer them in Part 2. Sheree is a podcast host, resilience coach, entrepreneur, author, publisher, licensed minister& speaker. Sheree helps women learn how to use their resilience to recover from unhealthy relationships (such as those affected by narcissism) and life’s disappointments so that they can regain their power and move in their purpose. Sheree is also the CEO/ Founder of Innovating life coaching Solutions. She is the host of 2 podcasts “Speak Life 562" and "Expanding your power”, both of which are designed to inspire. She has written and co-authored five books. Additionally, she has been a guest on several podcasts and one of the featured speakers for the “Comeback Champion Summit" with Che Brown and was featured in an interview with the LA Tribune. You can follow Sheree on IG@speaklife562 This week only you can get a free electronic version copy of my book “When Happily Ever Doesn’t Happen: Picking up the pieces after life’s disappointments" at https://amzn.to/3gLU0s3
June 19, 2021
5 Tips for Better, Healthier Boundaries
We all have boundaries. Maybe you don’t feel like you do, because of many times in the past, especially when you felt like people have overrun you. Somewhere around the umpteenth time of being taken advantage of, of being ignored about your own needs, and treated as though your time is not valuable, you start to believe that you’ve lost whatever boundaries you had. The good news is, you can re-create your boundaries, and make them stronger and healthier than ever before! How? Read on for a quick list of five tips to jumpstart your life and put it on track for a happier you. You can also book a free consultation with me >>HERE
May 26, 2021
5 Strategies for Guarding Your Personal Boundaries
Imagine an invisible fence set around yourself, with a single gate that is shut and locked, with only you in possession of the key. How does that make you feel? Guarding your boundaries is an important part of living a life that’s not only healthy and happy; also meaningful. But if you are struggling in this area, need help in setting the boundaries again and guarding it from now on, I'm a message away. We'll go through it, together. Click >>HERE to book a free consultation.
May 22, 2021
6 Steps to Establishing and Sticking to Healthy Boundaries
Boundaries are those invisible lines we draw around ourselves that keep us from harm. These are the barriers that no one can cross without our permission. Boundaries are what keeps us in control. How do you get them? And more importantly, how do you keep them once you’ve put them in place? Download your free guide
May 19, 2021
You Have Worth! Establish Your Personal Boundaries
You don’t have boundaries, and the world has beaten a path to your door with their self-interest at heart. For too long you’ve been paying the price. How do you break out of this vicious cycle? That’s quite literally up to you. But, let me help you... I'm a message away >>HERE
May 15, 2021
What are Personal Boundaries? And Why Do We Need Them?
You’ve probably heard the phrase before, but maybe you’re unsure what it means. Just what ARE personal boundaries, and what difference do they make in your life? If you are struggling to set boundaries in your life, let's connect! You can text me at https://bit.ly/chatwithchou.
May 12, 2021
6 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries Online
When it comes to your time spent online, how good are your boundaries? Sure, you might be pretty on top of things like not sharing your personal information. You might even have some restrictions that you’ve placed on yourself in regards to the time you spend on social media sites. But how good are these walls? Listen along as I give tips on how to set healthy boundaries online whether your time spent on the internet is for business or pleasure. If you want to learn more about being aware, safe, and in charge of yourself on the Internet, book >>HERE for a consultation. Happy surfing!
April 28, 2021
7 Reasons Why You Don’t Set Boundaries and How to Start
You’ve gotten roped into staying late at work. Again. Or you’ve committed to something that you didn't want to but felt you had to. Now you’re beating yourself up because you know you should have better boundaries, but you don’t seem to understand how to form them. What do you do? Boundaries don’t have to be terrifying. Understanding why you don’t set them is the first step toward establishing positive change. When you use what you know to set solid boundaries for yourself, you will discover peace and happiness that you never knew was even possible. To learn more about boundaries or need someone to walk with and figure out what to do, click >HERE for a free consultation.
April 21, 2021
5 Myths About Healthy Boundaries
Very often the problems in setting boundaries stem from several mistaken beliefs about boundaries in general. In this segment, I've debunked five myths about healthy boundaries. Any of them sound familiar?
April 14, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Stay in Your Comfort Zone
Why do we stay in our comfort zone? Because our comfort zone is the stress-free zone we are used to. It’s what is familiar. It’s also the place where we are the most dissatisfied with our life. Here are a few reasons why you should get out of your comfort zone.
April 07, 2021
Struggling to achieve your goals? Maybe your comfort zone is the reason.
Your comfort zone keeps you paralyzed from attempting what you desire. You may have goals and dreams but are afraid of the what-if’s that might happen when you do try. Let's continue this conversation at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
March 24, 2021
Facing Your Fear of the Unknown
Your life can be as fulfilled and exciting as you desire it to be once you step into the unknown where you find your true self. Need additional support? Connect with me at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
March 10, 2021
Fear: The #1 Thing Standing In Your Way to True Happiness
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” Dorothy Thompson Living in fear keeps us from taking the risks and chances to go for what we truly desire. It keeps us from finding true happiness. If you want to continue this conversation, connect with me at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
February 24, 2021
How Tiny Actions Can Make Huge Impacts
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day!! Scott Adams said, “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Have you ever considered what ripple effects your random acts of kindness can have? #kindness #randomactsofkindness #bekind
February 17, 2021
A Special Message to All The Single Ladies
Happy Singles Awareness Day! I have a message for my sisters who are still single. This is from me to you, with all my love. If any of this resonates with you, please connect with me at https://calendly.com/chou
February 16, 2021
5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Relationship with your Significant Other
Looking for ways to feel connected to your partner? Here are five simple ways to improve your relationship with your significant other. Dig deeper with this very useful and practical worksheet, 35 Must Ask Questions To Strengthen Your Romantic Relationship.
February 13, 2021
When What You Want Scares You (Part 2)
Now that you have accepted it, embraced it and even started to welcome and enjoy what it is that you want, let’s go a bit deeper. I invite you to explore some of those internal defense mechanisms that are causing you to fear the very thing you desire.
December 18, 2020
When What You Want Scares You (Part 1)
Sometimes what we desire clashes with our internal wiring. We want it and yet we repel it. If this is you, you are not alone. Let’s explore ways to deal with this. In this segment, we will talk about some mindful ways to address this dichotomy. First be aware of it, acknowledge it, embrace it, and enjoy it!
December 17, 2020
Interview With De'Nicea Hilton, Holistic PLAY Activator
Who says you’re Perfect? De’Nicea does! Appreciating the root meaning of “whole and complete,” De’Nicea Hilton creates Playful Healing Spaces for Women to Embrace, Embody and Express Her Perfect Authentic Self. As a Holistic PLAY Activator and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, she’s learned that serious healing doesn’t have to be so serious. And, because she just can’t keep this to herself, she founded the “anywhere-you-wanna-be” Perfect PlayGround that offers experiences such as her signature Perfect Alignment PlayGroup Mentorship, Re-Creation Center Membership, and the infamous UnSlumber Party Day Retreats. While playing in the Perfect PlayGround, she DISCOVERS the holistic, purposeful meaning of her physical symptoms/conditions, EXPLORES the possibilities already available to support her Being in her purpose, and EXPERIENCES her potential when aligning her Spirit, Mind, and Body. Ready to PLAY? Find out more at www.deniceahilton.com
November 07, 2020
Interview With Dr Amber Brown
Dr. Amber Brown, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, RYT is the founder and owner of Root Physical Therapy and Wellness, a safe space to learn about the root causes of your concerns. As a doctor of physical therapy, she focuses on orthopedic conditions, oncology rehab, lymphedema, chronic pain management, Women’s Health, prenatal and postpartum care, bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction for all people, and much more. Dr. Brown is also the founder and owner of Care 4 You First, a community for health and wealth tips. She guides people on the pathway to financial freedom without sacrificing their health as a certified financial coach and health coach. The goal in mind is to educate the community so we can have a better quality of life. Leave a legacy, not a hardship. Find out more at www.rootptandwellness.org/
October 31, 2020
Interview with Kasey King, Family & Relationship Coach
Kasey King is the owner of KSalone Relationship Coaching Services, LLC. She specializes in couples who struggle with communication, intimacy, and boundaries in their relationships. With a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kasey has learned how to work with complex systems and understand the profound effect of collaboration. Kasey has helped hundreds of people work through their challenges, and enhance their relationships. Not just through her education, but as a United States Navy Veteran, Kasey has traveled the world and experienced first hand the various ways that love is communicated. Also through her military service, Kasey learned the core values of honor, courage, and commitment, and has applied it to her businesses and relationships. She believes that the client is the expert on their own lives and success is the result of client willingness and the relationship with the coach. Her goal is to create loving, lasting, and cohesive relationships-no matter where you are in your journey. Kasey and her husband, a 21-year servicemember in the United States Navy, have been married for 12 years, have 3 children, a dog, and tons of memories from their various duty stations. Kasey has her own blog hopefulinspirations, is a blog contributor to Queens Uniting, a non-profit organization, and has also contributed to Military Spouse Behavioral Health Clinicians (MSBHC). Three of Kasey’s loves are coffee, the New Orleans Saints, and a good book. She recently completed her relationship e-workbook, 5 Senses of Love, which is now available on her site at www.ksalone.com.
October 24, 2020
Interview with Paulette Harper, Author & Coach
Paulette Harper is a two-time award-winning best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction books. She is a sought-after speaker, pastor, coach, and literary strategist. Her mission is to help women find hope through transformation, restoration, and reclaiming their lives via workshops, conferences, and seminars. As an inspirational speaker, Paulette’s presentations are inspiring, enriching, and encouraging. Her ability to share and connect with her audiences comes from her own life’s journey and experiences. Paulette’s desire is to empower, influence, and cultivate women to move forward while dealing with issues that hinder them from fulfilling their God-given purpose. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching, and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying. Her messages come from her own life experiences. Visit her website: www.pauletteharper.com
October 17, 2020
Interview With Paulishia Augillard, Author & Licensed Professional Counselor
Paulishia Augillard is both a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Paulishia graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University, with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy. Paulishia has extensive education, training, and experience in the field of mental health. Paulishia is the CEO of Polly Clinical Services and specializes in working with individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. She also provides pre-marital/ marital couples counseling, relationship coaching, and keynote speaking services. Paulishia has a long-term goal to become a clinical psychologist. She considers herself to be blessed to be able to work in a profession that she truly loves and is passionate about. Paulishia is also involved in her church community at Lakewood Church. She has presented in Mental Health conferences, Executive Leadership Institute training, and a host of community events and radio speaking engagements. Accomplishments: Mother of 3 children, wife of 21 years to best friend and business manager, CEO Polly Clinical Services, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Talk Show Host: Taking Authority, #1 Best Selling Author and the hottest new release: "Renewing Your Mind: How to Break Through Cycles of Stress and Anxiety and Start Living the Life You Deserve", "We love, we believe: Balancing Marriage, Family, and Career," and "Rebirth: Healing Tips for Generational Trauma." Find out more at www.paulishiaaugillard.com Schedule a session with her at www.schedulemybreakthrough.com Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 10, 2020
From Homeless to Landlord, Interview with Atiya Goldsmith
Her upbringing and her experience being homeless have cultivated in Atiya the desire to provide housing to others. Becoming a landlord has allowed her to build wealth, but most importantly provide housing for families that would not ordinarily be an ideal tenant, because of credit or income guidelines. Now that she has been a landlord for ten plus years, she wants to share her knowledge for others to consider if building wealth through obtaining rental properties is a good fit for them. To learn more, you can purchase and read her ebook titled " So you want to be a landlord" by going to www.payhip.com/goldsmithenterprises.
October 02, 2020
Raising Teen Girls With Michelle Page, Founder of the Unbreakable Moms
Michelle Page may be a pharmacist by profession, but she is also a wife and mom of two daughters. As the founder of Unbreakable Moms, Michelle has created a supportive community that connects moms with resources to help them through the teen years. These days, having a teenage daughter means not only the typical drama of friends and mood swings but also dealing with the pressures created by social media leading to an increase in behavioral and mental health issues. Michelle is currently working on a book about her journey to become an unbreakable mom by leaning into her faith. In her spare time, she enjoys being creative through performing music and making jewelry. www.michelle-page.com Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unbreakable-moms-podcast/id1482383075 FB: @unbreakablemoms IG: @unbreakablemomspodcast @unbreakablemomsoffaith
September 25, 2020
Entrepreneurial $ense with LaShanda Henry
LaShanda Henry is the founder of SistaSense Online business training, mentorship, and networking community for women entrepreneurs. With a degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, LaShanda has had a long-standing love of all things tech. She has been featured in Essence, BlackEnterprise.com, and UNC-TV for her expertise in blogging and social media. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Henry has reached thousands of people online through her work as both a web designer and mentor to start-up entrepreneurs. Her mission is to inspire others to actualize their personal dreams and business goals through the use of technology. Today her desire to connect with other like-minded women has turned into a thriving community of successful business owners reaching, teaching, and empowering others to live their best lives. Find out more at www.sistasense.com and follow her at https://www.facebook.com/sistasense
September 18, 2020
Embracing The Joys & Changes Of Mid-Life, Interview With Cherie Faus-Smith
Cherie Faus-Smith is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, & mentor focusing on women over 50. Her goal is to inspire women (like you!) to live life on their own terms. She shares her experiences as a domestic abuse thriver, melanoma cancer survivor, and being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder to inspire women to live life to the fullest, push their comfort zones, and be their absolute best. Her mission is to empower women in their 50’s to discover their own unique purpose in life. She helps women get unstuck so they can get excited about their life again and feel more fulfilled than ever before. Midlife is a stage of transitions and change can be scary. Cherie will guide, motivate, inspire, and support you in your new journey. Find out more about Cherie by visiting her website. Also, you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook. If you prefer email, you can send her a message at email@example.com.
September 04, 2020
Interview with Author & Speaker Regina Mixon
"Passion, Purpose & Positivity" is what one can expect when in the presence of Regina G. Mixon. Regina helps women age 18 and older, identify self-destructive habits that have served as barriers that have kept them from living their best lives; purge themselves of those, identify their purpose and begin the process of doing so passionately. Hailing from Minden, Louisiana, Regina currently resides between Southern California and Northwest Louisiana, spending an equal amount of time in both. As a mother of two adults and grandmother of three, Regina considers them to be the most valuable gifts given to her by God. Having endured many hardships in her life, and learning tons of life’s lessons the hard way, Regina readily shares her stories with any and all in hopes that they will not have to endure the sufferings and hardships she endured. A very passionate Speaker and Author, Regina hopes that people will come to realize that with faith in God and themselves, nothing is impossible. Regina, a Woman of Purpose and Determination, a Woman on the Grow, a Woman Destined to Win, a Woman of God! An author of seven books with her first book being a bestseller, Regina is currently working on the completion of two books—a non-fiction and fiction book. Regina is the Founder of Regina Mixon Enterprises dba REGS Books Publishing and God’s Storehouse Ministries dba Women Destined to Win International, Children Destined to Win, and with other programs coming soon. Facebook.com/Reginamixon Instagram.com/reginamixon Twitter@reginamixon LinkedIn@reginamixonenterprises
August 21, 2020
Meet Shawn Hall - Every degree she earned cost her ZERO dollars!
Shawn A. Hall is a former US Department of Education Program Specialist who spent years evaluating school districts, schools, and state departments of education throughout the country. Her work stoked the desire to continue helping youth through education. From the age of 2, she watched her mother struggle to get her own education and eventually obtain a Ph.D. Shawn knew that the way to success was to seek All Roads Education™️. After graduating from Bennett College, she went on to obtain her M.B.A. in International Management from Southeastern University and her M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University. Every degree she earned cost her ZERO dollars! She loves spreading what she dubs “the gospel of debt-free college.” After gaining her 2ndMaster’s degree, she settled into raising her 4 daughters and settling into the homeschool community as a teacher and parent. It was there that she realized how many students and parents were unaware of how much money they were missing out on and she began sharing advice and tips. One mother told her, you really could do this full time” and that’s when she founded All Roads Education. Since 2010 she has helped hundreds of parents save monies, time, and sanity with her straight talk, no holds barred approach. Today, she travels around the country conducting debt-free workshops for community-based organizations and schools as well as runs a successful virtual consulting firm that focuses on finding funding for college for students as well as assisting them select and apply to the colleges that best suit their skill set and interests. Find out more at www.Allroadseducation.com
August 07, 2020
"When Happily Ever After Doesn't Happen", Interview With SA Casey
SA Casey, is a Certified Life Coach, CEO of Innovating Life Coaching Solutions, LLC, and Founder of the Speak Life for Change membership group on Facebook. She is also a Licensed Minister, The Host of 2 Podcasts Speak Life 562, and a brand new Podcast starting on July 1 "Expanding your Power, Women empowering Women. The Author Visionary of an anthology called Mothers Speak: Christian Women Share Their Wisdom for Spiritual and Natural Success, She has a brand new book coming out on July 5, called When Happily ever after doesn't happen to pick up the pieces after disappointment and is also a contributing author for the new anthology Unmuted, a Blogger, Speaker, Actress, and playwright. It is her mission to empower women to reach their full potential to get to their next! Follow her on Instagram: @Speaklife562
July 17, 2020
Interview With Author & Conscious Coach, Kathleen Hearod
Kathleen Hearod is a CMC, Conscious Mind Coach, and author whose primary focus is helping individuals develop their conscious awareness levels. Her desire is to master conversations around taboo topics and setting higher expectations. After successfully publishing two books, appearing on WXIX Fox News, being a guest on both domestic podcasts like Women Unmasked and international podcasts such as Wounds to Scars, Kathleen continues to reach her goals of becoming a brand families trust to restore the family leadership role. Kathleen began to study, track, and monitor the results of behaviors associated with those of African American descent as a result of slavery residual effects. Her passion quickly grew into a desire to become an expert in the field of communicating how to create expectations, set boundaries and values to decrease poverty, expose the pipeline to prison and crush the fatherless family model by restoring the family structure. Connect: khconscioucoach.org facebook.com/khcc2020 khcc.teachable.com IG: @kh_consciouscoach C
July 11, 2020
Freedom Comes At A Cost!
Happy 4th of July! Freedom is not free. There is a price to pay to achieve the freedom you desire in your life. What must you sacrifice today in order to find freedom? If you want to continue this conversation, find me at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
July 04, 2020
Even COVID Can't Keep Coach Dante Down!
Dante is a father of four and has 17 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. In 2007 he got very sick and was forced out of that profession. Not sure what to do, he became a personal trainer because he wanted to know more about fitness as it relates to stress and health. He founded Dominate Fitness in July 2010 and in 2017 he furthered his knowledge and became a Master Life Coach. He helps his clients lose weight, change the conditions of their health, and also boost their confidence. He loves serving women and helping them along their journey. Dante won quite a few health and fitness competitions during his career. Six months after opening his gym, he was unlawfully forced to close due to COVID and he is now making his marks in the online space. His clients enjoy their workouts and the results they achieve. Find out more about Dante at www.dominatefitnesslive.net and follow him on his page Dominate Fitness Live.
July 04, 2020
Dare to Soar Higher With Coach SharRon Jamison
As an entrepreneur, author, speaker, visionary, and life strategist, SharRon Jamison has been teaching principles of love and self-empowerment for more than 25 years. Her career journey has taken her from owning a fitness studio to managing multimillion-dollar accounts for an international biotechnology firm. SharRon is a dynamic and energetic speaker, who has delivered passionate, powerful and inspiring speeches to audiences of all sizes. She knows how to captivate and motivate people to see their own potential, leverage their unique talents, and embrace their own power to achieve their goals. She challenges people to Dare to Soar Higher! She most recently founded The Jamison Group, a leadership training and development company specializing in personal transformation and relational healing. SharRon and her team of experts work with organizations, corporations, and ministries of all sizes, and provide services nationally and abroad. SharRon earned a BA from Hampton University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Please visit www.SharRonJamison.com to learn more about her work.
June 27, 2020
Courageous Conversation About Racism and Generational Trauma
My friend Ibi and I sat down to talk about racism, how we can deal with it in our homes, and also how it impacts generations. Olayide Ibi is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is the owner of The Zinnia Practice- a therapy practice for women and couples. She loves helping women work through trauma, toxic relationships and finally find their voice. She helps couples learn healthy relationship patterns so that they can finally stop intergenerational trauma. You can download her free guide here "5 steps to manage anxiety and fear." bit.ly/NoAnxietyFear. You can find her on www.thezinniapractice.com. She is also on Instagram and Facebook as The Zinnia Practice.
June 25, 2020
Interview with Copywriter, Jasmine York Ball
Jasmine York Ball is an award-winning journalist, author, Editor in Chief, and certified Content Marketing Strategist. For over 7 years, she’s been helping businesses create content that's clear and true to their authentic voice, gains them visibility, attracts their ideal clients and grows their business! Jasmine realized in her own business (and with her clients), the right words meshed with the right systems can be a game-changer. That's why she teaches people how to create freedom in their business by leveraging content and their brand's messaging to attract their most valuable payers (without losing themselves, sales, sleep, or sanity). In her career, Jasmine has worked with one of the fastest-growing print media companies in North America, written marketing campaigns for multiple 6 and 7-figure brands, published an African-American based printed lifestyle magazine in her community and served as the lead writer over various content marketing campaigns for both large corporations and small business clients. Jasmine even helped one of her clients generate over $7 million in revenue within a year with her writing strategies. Although she absolutely loves creating and transforming content, she understands that many of her fellow entrepreneurs struggle pretty hard in this area and it's hurting their business. That's why this small-town girl from Selma, AL has a big life mission to use her writing to serve others and connect them to resources that will help them live more informed, inspired, and overall better lives. Find out more at https://www.jasmineyorkball.com/
June 20, 2020
Healing Inside & Out With Author Nikia Simon
Nikia Simon is a life coach and disability advocate who teaches people to overcome adversity in order to live life according to their own design. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is known for her elegance and strength that fills each room. She lives in Clarksville, Tennessee with her two children, Imani and Nigel, along with her cat Sunny. When she’s not setting the world on fire, she can be found in deep meditation or striking a Yoga pose. Find out more at gumroad.com/l/Eqgvw
June 13, 2020
Anne Richardson on Overcoming Trauma
Anne is an author, spiritual director, workshop presenter, and leader of trauma groups for women. She is also a survivor of childhood molestation. Her passion is to share her healing journey with fellow survivors and provide helpful suggestions for family and clergy who accompany them. Find out more about Anne, her book, and her work at the links below: Website: www.annemarierichardson.com Her FB page: www.facebook.com/annenotalone. Her book: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Alone-Transforming-Accompanying-Survivors/dp/1732954429/
May 26, 2020
Registered Nurse, Louis Bianco, Co-authors Mental Health Book
Louis Bianco, RN, CPS, is a 36-year-old native of Central Pennsylvania. Over the past 20 years, he has been a part of the mental health system in PA, as a consumer, a peer specialist, and a psychiatric nurse. Louis has continued to advocate for a greater understanding of mental health in the state of Pennsylvania, through close to four years of volunteering as a public speaker and advocate. In 2019 alone, He has spoken at a state conference for health educators about the creation of K-12 curriculums. He has sat on a panel with police officers and caseworkers to discuss mental health to criminal justice majors at West Chester University. He has spoken to over 700 high school sophomores at Cumberland Valley High School’s First-ever Wellness Summit. Additionally, Louis' first published book titled, "Mental Health DisABILITY: Perception vs. Reality" was released earlier this month. Follow him at https://www.facebook.com/LouisBiancoRNCPS/ Order your copy of the book at https://bit.ly/MentalHealthBook2
May 22, 2020
I'm NOT Okay And That's Okay!
How are you really doing? Yes, not just on the surface but really doing? I’m not okay, and that’s okay. Plus why you shouldn’t wait for certain things. PS: If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to 741741
May 20, 2020
Jeanne Cesena Discusses Her Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Wellness
Jeanne's primary message, “From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness”, is an inspiring personal testimony of her life journey, God’s peace through His Word, and how unconditional love has changed her, her family, work, and ministry. Jeanne endured threats on her life, physical and emotional abuse, abandonment, and psychological bouts of bipolar disorder, paranoia, and Schizophrenia. God has given her the strength to overcome. She is now an event planner, wedding designer, band promoter, BlendedStepFamily Ministry Leader, mother, grandma, wife, and speaker on the topics of Mental Health, Worship Lifestyle and StepFamily life issues. Her mental health story gives hope to the individuals, their families, and friends, who are searching for answers. Jeanne’s love for God, His Word, and His ministry flows through all her messages. Jeanne is available for speaking at church groups, workshops, and events. Below are the different ways you can connect with her. Mental Wellness: Yourmentalwellness@yahoo.com Speaking/events: Speakinggodsword316@yahoo.com Grab your copy of Made to Overcome - Mental Health Edition #2 at https://bit.ly/MentalHealthBook2
May 18, 2020
Entrepreneurial Success Tips With Jill Albany
Jill, a wife of 32 years and mother of three, is a real estate associate broker, author, creator, worship leader & speaker dedicated to serving women and helping them get the transformation they desire in life and business. She has a desire to come alongside of women in their entrepreneurial journey by providing the necessary element of community and support that she has found to be the Lifeblood of motivation and inspiration in every successful business. She is passionate about serving others from a platform of Faith, and real encouragement and imparts hope into the lives of others so they also believe that God desires to bless their life and business. Growing up in a broke and broken family, Jill understands the difficulties of poverty and the joys of seeing great financial success. Therefore she is passionate about helping others obtain real and lasting wealth. Jill has 13 siblings and deeply values family, faith, and community. With this in mind, Jill has created a business that is based on a deep connection and a true heart for the success of others. Her motto is, ‘I am not living unless I am giving’ and she teaches others the value keeping of a heart of service in their business. Find out more at https://jillalbanys.com/
April 17, 2020
Grief & Secondary Losses with Joel-Ann Mothersille LPN, CC
Joel-Ann is a Certified Transitional Life Coach that specializes in equipping women with the necessary tools to transition from surviving to thriving after experiencing a major life event or loss of any kind. Her experience with personal loss and also as a Hospice and Palliative Care nurse gave her a unique perspective and understanding of what grief is and ignited her passion for helping women heal after loss. Her training as a Grief Recovery Specialist is the toolbox she pulls from to help her clients rediscover joy and create a "new normal" despite their encounters with grief and loss. You can connect with her at the links below: Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EvolveSBMLLC Instagram: www.instagram.com/evolvesbm Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/evolvingthroughgrief/ Website: www.evolvespiritbodymind.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 05, 2020
Dr Michelle Page on Integrative Medicine & Caring for Ourselves During COVID-19
Michelle Page received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. She then went on to complete a pharmacy residency at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington and also became a Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy. In addition, she has completed several certification programs including diabetes, smoking cessation, and medication management. It was during her work in geriatrics when she began to become disillusioned with the allopathic medical model and started exploring lifestyle medicine and alternative healing modalities beyond herbs and supplements. This journey led her to the functional medicine model and its approach to treating the dis-ease found in the body. As a life long learner, Dr. Page has a very diverse knowledge base and skill set that includes personal training, nutrition consulting and success coaching. All of which she utilizes as the founder of the Unbreakable Moms, a supportive community that connects moms with resources and a podcast. Dr. Page is currently working on her first book about the influence of the gut-brain connection on mood which will be published in the spring of 2020. She is a wife and mom of 2 daughters with whom she shares a home with their dog, 2 cats, and 2 fish. She enjoys being creative through performing music and making jewelry. www.michelle-page.com FB: @DrMichellePage @Unbreakablemoms IG: @drmichellepage @unbreakablemomspodcast
March 26, 2020
How to Manage Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19
This is the audio recording of a webinar I held on 3/25/2020. If you have any questions or need additional support, contact me at email@example.com
March 26, 2020
Embracing Change with Shaneequa Cannon
In order to be the person she felt she needed as a teen, stumbling through life following a suicide attempt, sexual assault (rape), and unwed teenage motherhood, Shaneequa Cannon became a public high school Language Arts teacher. During those 13 years as an educator, Shaneequa’s mission was to be the change she wanted to see and the beacon of possibilities in the lives of others. But, after narrowly surviving a bout with pulmonary embolisms in her lungs, Shaneequa had to confront her mortality and habits of mediocrity. This brush with death gave her a fresh pair of eyes and a fervent desire to see the women around her rise out of their own mediocrity, winning through telling their stories on stage and on the page. This led her to start a business as the Master Brand Story Coach, drawing on her love of teaching and her fascination with storytelling, helping women entrepreneurs embrace the power of their story so they could move forward with permission and purpose. This is a new multi-faceted mission that Shaneequa takes to the stage, page, and screen as a speaker, author, and screenwriter. She's a graduate of the University of Miami and Full Sail University. More info at www.shaneequa.com
March 18, 2020
How To Be Content While Single With Ibi Osibodu-Onyali, LMFT
Ibinye Osibodu-Onyali is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a dating coach. She runs a private practice in CA where she helps women with anxiety, insomniacs, and couples who are struggling in their marriages. As a coach, she helps single women date in purpose, undo unhealthy intergenerational relationship patterns and learn healthy relationship boundaries. Ibinye loves to help women heal old relationship wounds and learn simple steps to find healthy, lasting love. Currently, she creates workbooks to help women navigate dating and love. You can find some of her workbooks on payhip.com/ibinye To work with her one on one you can find more on www.thezinniapractice.com
March 02, 2020
Personal Nutrition with Lisa LaRue-Baker
Lisa LaRue Baker is an author, musician, photographer, registered natural health practitioner and wellness coach in addition to living with a chronic, life-threatening illness since birth. As an author, she has published several books, contributed to or acted as consulting editor, on numerous books. She is mother of one adult son and resides with her singer-songwriter and audiobook director husband and their two kitties in Topeka, Kansas. Find out more at www.topekawellnesscoach.com For more info on the Made to Overcome -Chronic Illness Edition book, go to http://bit.ly/ChronicIllnessBook1
February 28, 2020
Living With A Chronic Illness: LaShonn's Story
LaShonn Edmunds proudly shares her lymphedema story in this book, although nervous and excited all at the same time to expose her medical issue to the world. It was scary, but she hopes and prays that her story will help somebody else. She lives in a beautiful small country town in South Carolina with her husband of 25 years, two beautiful daughters and one handsome son. She absolutely loves her family and enjoys spending time with them as much as possible. LaShonn works in the medical distribution industry as a technology training specialist. She owns two companies; Click BTS, LLC and Cairs, LLC. She also supports her husband with his music business. She attended Changing Your Mind ministries which have been instrumental in helping her on her journey to rediscovering herself through the word of God. Something she enjoys is volunteering to teach computer classes to the CYMLA youth and local community centers in her area. LaShonn can be reached at http://icairs2.info/contact-us/ Get your copy of Made to Overcome - Chronic Illness Edition at http://bit.ly/ChronicIllnessBook1 #chronicillness #lymphedema
February 26, 2020
Advocacy, Autism & Chronic Illness with Christina Abernethy
Pre-order your copy of Made to Overcome - Chronic Illness Edition at http://bit.ly/ChronicIllnessBook1. Christina is a two-time bestselling co-author, a dedicated wife, mother of three, and passionate advocate for people impacted by disabilities. She has coordinated events to fund research, supports and service dogs for families. She has served on local committees, coached an adaptive cheerleading team, and won awards for successful fundraising endeavors including those for “Team Bubba,” honoring her son with autism. She is the founder of Love, Hope, and Autism and is proud to be the coordinator for Changing Spaces Pennsylvania, a movement to build accessible restrooms with powered height adjustable adult-sized changing tables across communities to promote inclusion. She is working with legislators to pass a bill in Pennsylvania that would require such facilities in hospitals, airports, museums, rest stops, malls and more. Christina also works as a Family Support and Community Engagement Specialist at Achieving True Self, supporting families like hers. Christina is committed to spreading a message of heightened awareness and acceptance of differences, ultimately inspiring hope. For her efforts, she won the ACHIEVA Award Of Excellence for Family Support in 2018 and in 2019 she was awarded a medal by the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/LoveHopeandAutism/
February 24, 2020
How to Be A Leader in the Workplace
We talked about business goals recently and I mentioned the importance of being a leader in your business, but I wanted to clarify that leadership is for all of us. You can be a leader in the workplace as well and here are a few ways to do just that! If you would like to continue this conversation, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 02, 2020
3 Lessons I Learned When I Found Myself Undressed At The Office
It's not what you think but you can apply these three lessons in your own life today! As always, if you have more questions or need more support, reach out to me at email@example.com
February 01, 2020
Got Business Goals?
In the past few months, I have had many people reach out to me asking for advice, suggestions, and ideas on business matters. Although I have been a businesswoman for a few years, I don't often talk about business strategies. Well, you've asked and I've listened and here I deliver. What are your business goals? How will you achieve them? Are you treading water or actually getting some traction? The way I see it, business is more than just a means to make an income. More me, it's the impact that's more important. I want the products and services I offer to make a difference in people's lives. I want to leave a legacy that will outlive me but I work at it wisely by outsourcing and automating whatever I can. What about you? What's helping you grow your business? Where are you struggling in business? If you want to thrive in all areas of your life, join us for THRIVE 2020 today!
January 25, 2020
Did You Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions?
In case you weren't aware, January 17th is Ditch Your Resolutions Day. Did you ditch your resolutions on January 17th? I hope not! At least, not all of them. In this segment, I talk about what helps me achieve my goals, what might be getting in the way of you achieving yours, and how Thrive 2020 can help you. If you are ready to thrive this year, go to https://payhip.com/b/2BNp.
January 19, 2020
More Ways To Tap Into Gratitude
** Get your gratitude journal at http://bit.ly/gratitudejournal2019 ** Access all the audio recordings for this gratitude challenge at https://anchor.fm/chouhallegra ** All the blogposts for this gratitude challenge can be found at https://www.graceandhopeconsulting.com/blog ** If you missed my video on how to be grateful when things are tough, catch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWSw7JigI2s&t=24s
November 27, 2019
Show Your Gratitude With Words
We’ve talked about the process of writing in a gratitude journal and the kinds of benefits that activity can offer. Writing is a powerful process. Sharing your written words of appreciation with others can have an even bigger impact than journaling privately. Personal notes can really brighten a person’s day, and make many positive impacts in the lives of those receiving them and those giving them.
November 26, 2019
Find Something Random In Your Environment To Be Grateful For
If you’re still on the fence about starting a practice of gratitude for yourself, I’d like to issue you a simple challenge. Just for today, find just one random thing in your environment to be grateful for. This is a low-stakes activity that can be a great way to jumpstart your pursuit of gratitude.
November 25, 2019
Use Gratitude Meditations & Affirmations To Boost Your Spirit Anytime
You’ve probably heard of both meditations and affirmations, though you may be uncertain of just what they are and how they work. These two practices are actually quite simple to add to your routine or even to use in a particularly stressful moment to gain perspective. Let’s take a look at how to use gratitude meditations and affirmations to boost your spirit anytime.
November 24, 2019
Enforce The Gratitude Habit With A Small Journal
Once you get into the habit of contemplating what you’re grateful for each day, it’s time to consider making it a written activity. This can be intimidating for people who don’t like to write or who feel they may not have time to dedicate to such a practice. In all honesty, it really doesn’t take much more time to write it down than to simply think about what you appreciate, and you don’t need strong writing skills in order to jot down three sentences. Let’s see if we can’t make the process seem less stressful.
November 24, 2019
Start & End Your Day By Counting Your Blessings
One really easy way to get started on a gratitude practice is to make a habit of counting your blessings both morning and night. You don’t even have to write them down, as in a gratitude journal, if that seems too overwhelming. Simply taking a few minutes when you wake up and before you go to bed is enough to begin cementing this new practice into your routine. Before long, you’ll be easily noticing that blessing abound. Here are some tips to help you begin.
November 23, 2019
What A Difference A Bit Of Gratitude Makes
Gratitude can be simply broken down to appreciating the good things in your life. It doesn’t always seem simple, though. When things are hectic or stressful, finding the silver lining can be challenging. However, learning how to embrace gratitude can significantly boost your happiness. Being grateful offers a host of other benefits you’re probably not aware of, too. Let’s take a closer look at the concept, ways it can improve your life and how to practice it.
November 21, 2019
Are You Your Worst Ennemy?
The real barriers to success are internal roadblocks. This is where it gets difficult. What internal roadblocks are getting in your way? Download my guide to help you stop sabotaging and start succeeding at everything that you do: https://payhip.com/b/6CkO
November 18, 2019
6 Signs You're Ignoring Your Emotional Health
In this episode, Chou discusses 6 signs that you are ignoring your emotional health and how to improve it. If you are struggling in this area, reach out to Chou at www.graceandhopeconsulting,com, LLC
October 07, 2019
Saying “No” to New Opportunities Can Be Good for Your Business
We tend to think of a ‘no’ as a big red stop sign in the middle of the street. But has it ever occurred to you that sometimes saying ‘no’ is what’s going to push you forward? We tend to think of a ‘no’ as a big red stop sign in the middle of the street. But has it ever occurred to you that sometimes saying ‘no’ is what’s going to push you forward?
September 23, 2019
4 Reasons Why Work-Life Balance Is Important
Having a work-life balance is learning to separate your professional and personal lives, so you don’t deprive one or the other. Both of these aspects are vital to our happiness, but if one impedes on the other, you will feel out of balance and that's not a healthy place to be.
September 08, 2019
5 ways to Develop An Ambitious Mindset
Do you want to get more done in life? Do you want to finish the year strong? Then, You need to develop an ambitious mindset and here’s how.
August 19, 2019
Don't Just Dream, Do This Instead
Dreaming is a good thing. Dreaming big is even better, but don't stop there. Here are 7 things you should do when you start dreaming big.
August 05, 2019
Free Thyself From Procrastination
What are you putting off? What's getting in the way? What would your life be like if you got that thing done? Is this outcome worth the hard work and sacrifice? If yes, reach out for help and let's get it done. Let's connect at https://calendly.com/chou !
July 29, 2019
Free Thyself From Work
What's your relationship with work? Do you have unhealthy thinking processes that affect how you see work? Are you trying to meet unmet emotional needs through work? I can help! Schedule a FREE consultation with me at https://calendly.com/chou and let's connect!
July 08, 2019
Free Thyself From Your Painful Past
Are your past experiences keeping you from living life to the fullest? Are you stuck in your past? Your past is a place of reference and not a place of residence. It's time to free yourself from your painful past. If you need help moving past your past, I can help! Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 01, 2019
Free Yourself From Other People's Opinions
It's good to seek wise counsel but not everyone's opinion should be listened to. If you listen to everyone's opinions, you'll be miserable. Whose opinion is influencing your life? Struggling with this, let's chat! Email me at email@example.com
June 24, 2019
My takeaways from #MHAConf19 - Day 3
Summary: We need to create a safe place for men to share their feelings and seek help for mental health when needed. Our physical health affects our mental health. We need to seek for all of us, not just part of us. We need to do a better job at supporting caregivers. If you are a caregiver, we are here for you. Reach out to us today! Here are the websites I mentioned: graceandhopeconsulting.com/support-for-caregivers TheDepressionFiles.com aballsysenseoftumor.com Caregiveraction.org
June 22, 2019
Free Yourself From Could Have, Should Have, And Would Have
The things we tell ourselves can cause emotional distress and even create mental and emotional bondage. Here are a few tips on how to free yourselves. If you need additional support, reach out to us at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
June 17, 2019
Take Care of Your Emotional Health
Your emotional health is just as important as your physical health. Don't neglect it. if you need additional support in this area, reach out to us at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
June 10, 2019
Unchain Yourself Mama: Turn Your Passion Into Your A Family Mission
You don't have to put your passion aside because you are a mom. You can turn your passion into a family mission. #UnchainedMama This is our last segment of Unchain Yourself Mama but we are still accepting registration for the four-week coaching program that's starting soon. Join us and invite a friend or two: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unchain-yourself-mama-life-coaching-for-moms-tickets-60259371402
May 13, 2019
Unchain Yourself Mama: You Are Not Your Child's Maid!
Another episode with Ibi and Chou to help you Unchain Yourself, Mama! This tim we want to remind you that you are not your child's maid. Want more support in finding and enjoying yourself as a mom, then join us for a 4 week program that's starting in a couple weeks. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unchain-yourself-mama-life-coaching-for-moms-tickets-60259371402
April 29, 2019
Unchain Yourself Mama: Ditch the guilt
Listen in as Ibi and Chou share strategies to help you find yourself and enjoy life. Join us for 4 week coaching program to unchain yourself, register at http://bit.ly/UnchainYourselfMama Ibi is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a wellness coach for busy moms. She helps women learn how to manage anxiety, discover their strengths and become unstuck. Her passion is helping moms live without guilt or regrets. Find out more about Ibi at https://www.thezinniapractice.com Chou is a Certified Counselor and Life Coach on a mission to help women achieve emotional wellness, reach their full potential and live fulfilling lives. She is passionate about helping people rise above their circumstances so they can be more and do more in life. Find out more about Chou at https://www.graceandhopeconsulting.com/life-coaching-for-women.html
April 22, 2019
Unchain Yourself Mama Part 1: Do you remember who you were before you became a mom?
Listen in as Ibi and Chou share strategies to help you find yourself and enjoy life. Join us for 4 week coaching program to unchain yourself, register at http://bit.ly/UnchainYourselfMama Ibi is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a wellness coach for busy moms. She helps women learn how to manage anxiety, discover their strengths and become unstuck. Her passion is helping moms live without guilt or regrets. Find out more about Ibi at https://www.thezinniapractice.com Chou is a Certified Counselor and Life Coach on a mission to help women achieve emotional wellness, reach their full potential and live fulfilling lives. She is passionate about helping people rise above their circumstances so they can be more and do more in life. Find out more about Chou at https://www.graceandhopeconsulting.com/life-coaching-for-women.html
April 16, 2019
Women Making History: Interview With Patti McCloud
Patti McCloud and family have served in fundraising and advocacy efforts since 2000. She has been active with the Pittsburgh Walk for Autism Speaks, co-chairing the Walk in 2004 & 2005 and chairing several Walk committees throughout the years. In 2008, she participated on a corporate fundraising panel at the Autism Speaks National Leadership Retreat. In 2009 & 2010, Patti served as Community Advocacy Chair in PA. She helped secure Act 62 in PA and the passage of the federally funded Department of Defense Bill. She has chaired Dress It Up Blue and Chefs Create Pittsburgh, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Autism Speaks. She has been an active Board Member of their Pittsburgh Chapter serving in various capacities. Patti is employed with Pressley Ridge as their Family Support Coordinator. She lives in Mars, PA, with her son, Jordan, diagnosed with autism and intellectual disability and her daughter, Nicole, who attends the University of Kentucky. She also co-authored "It's Going To Be AUlright!" available at https://amzn.to/2JUtK1H #womenmakinghistory
March 31, 2019
Use The Little Bit You Got
What do you have in your hand? What skills, experiences, knowledge do you have? You might think it’s nothing of significance, nothing important but it’s not! Use the little bit you got to impact the world around you.
March 31, 2019
Women Making History: Interview with Jennifer Bruno
Jennifer Bruno is the Founder of Team Cassie, a nonprofit organization that seeks to enrich the quality of life of the special needs community and their families. She also co-authored, "It's Going To Be AUlright!", available at https://amzn.to/2U9Xnjt Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/teamcassiefund/
March 30, 2019
Women Making History: Interview with Kelly Cain
Kelly Cain is a wife, mom, and the co-founder of Autism Caring Center. She is also co-authored " It's Going To Be AUlright!", available at https://amzn.to/2U9Xnjt Learn more at www.autismcaringcenter.com
March 29, 2019
Women Making History: Interview With Cathy & Christina
For over fifteen years, Catherine Hughes have provided comprehensive support and passionate advocacy to individuals and self-advocates, their families, and surrounding natural supports such as schools, churches, daycare facilities, as well as healthcare organizations, transition providers, and other applicable sources throughout communities. Navigating "the system" is often a daunting task - but she believes that receiving services and supports to be independent, successful, and well, should never be. Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/caffeinatedadvocate/ Christina Abernethy is a dedicated wife and mother of 3 from a small town called Ohio Township. She is a passionate activist for individuals and families impacted by disabilities. With her own family being touched by multiple diagnoses including autism, she has coordinated events for local and national charitable organizations to fund research, support services and even service dogs for families like ours. She has served on a local walk committee, participated in a local gala, coached a special needs cheerleading team, and have won awards for successful fundraising endeavors including those for “Team Bubba” created in honor of our son with autism. Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/LoveHopeandAutism/ Both of Cathy and Christina were co-authors for the #ausome book "It's Going to Be Aulright! available at https://bit.ly/AuSomeMoms
March 28, 2019
Women Making History: Interview with Samantha White
Samantha White helps women transition from emotional pain to peace through Christian Mindset Coaching. Please do not forget to text the word FREE to 9107596373 to claim your ebook today! Find out more about Samantha at https://consultpositivity.com/
March 25, 2019
Women Making History: Interview with April Green
Hailing from Capitol Heights, MD, April Green is a wife and mother of three children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A licensed minister, April has worked in the field of early childhood special education for the past 20 years and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in educational leadership. April has a background in psychology and Curriculum Instruction and Assessment. She has a passion for early intervention and promoting awareness. This passion led April to host and produce a podcast, Keeping it Moving with April and Vondell (http://bit.ly/2FWQgEh), which focuses on shedding light on mental health and autism awareness. She has also created a blog, Ausome-Sauce (ausomesauce.wordpress.com), which chronicles experiences raising multiple children living with autism. April strongly believes that awareness is key for acceptance and is dedicated to being a vehicle for change while helping others find peace and purpose through the pain. April also co-authored a book, "It's Going to be Aulright!" available at bit.ly/AuSomeMoms
March 24, 2019
Women Making History: Interview with Donna Lund
Donna Prezioso Lund is a mother of 4 children, with two boys on the #autism spectrum. She also co-authored It's Going To Be Aulright", available at https://amzn.to/2CsGbvi. Follow her blog at www.labeledtolunderful.com or Labeled to Lunderfulon Facebook.
March 23, 2019
Women Making History: Holly Teegarden
Holly Teegarden is a digital marketing consultant, national speaker on social media and analytics, autism advocate, digital detox expert, podcaster with Everyday Life Coach, certified Christian Life Coach and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Holly is a true entrepreneur helping people achieve their goals in business and personally. Most recently she co-authored a book, It’s Going to Be AUlirght, available on Amazon. You can learn more about her at livinginboldness.com or hollyteegs.com
March 22, 2019
Women Making History: Interview with Sharice Nace
Sharise Nance is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adjunct Professor, Speaker, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Author. In addition to running her private practice, HandinHand Counseling Services, Sharise now dedicates her efforts to VitaminCHealing, an organization designed to promote self-care, work-life balance and integration and burnout prevention among those throughout the helping profession and beyond. She can be reached at www.vitaminchealing.com
March 21, 2019
Just do it!
Don't let your situation stop you from sharing your gifts with the world.
March 09, 2019
Happy International Women's Day!
Shout to all the women who help me be more and do more in life.
March 09, 2019
Reinventing Yourself After a Divorce or Break Up, Interview with Dr Sacheen Mobley
On this #ReinventYourRelationships episode, Sacheen Mobley & Chou Hallegra discussed how to #ReinventYourself after a divorce or a break-up. Dr Sacheen is the Creatrix-In-Chief of Living and Loving Your Best, LLC. Dr. Sacheen is a published author, speaker, and consultant who helps women get from fear to focused in every aspect of their lives by using proven communication strategies, modalities, and life experiences. You can find her work on her two YouTube channels, her Facebook Pages, Instagram, and Twitter. She is set to release a re-edited edition of her book The Energy Suckers: The Four Faces of Narcissism in 2019. She is available for interviews, personal coaching, and private readings. To learn more, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 23, 2019
How to Help someone be more positive
What makes some people so negative? How can you help them become positive? How do you remain positive when you around negative people? These all the questions I answered during this Q & A session. Need support? Let's connect: https://calendly.com/chou
February 17, 2019
What's all the fuss about #ReiventYourRelationships?
In this episode I share why I started this series on @ReinventYourRelationships Find out more about me and my work at www.graceandhopeconsulting.com
February 15, 2019
I Found Love That's Worth Living & Dying For #ReinventYourRelationships
I found love that is worth living and dying for...and it's not what you think. Let's continue this conversation: https://calendly.com/chou #ReinventYourself and #ReinventYourRelationships
February 14, 2019
#ReinventYourRelationships: Finding Healing After Traumatic Relationships by Lori Bair
When relationships are not healthy, they can become traumatic and healing from that trauma is hard but so worth it. In this episode, Lori shares her story of finding healing after traumatic relationships. Lori is a motivational health coach focusing on the gut-brain connection. Healthy gut, healthy mind. website link... http://lbhealthcoach.com facebook link... https://www.facebook.com/lbhealthcoach/ Her Amare Global link... https://bit.ly/2v6q1Xo
February 13, 2019
When 2 Therapists sit down to talk about how to #ReinventYourRelationships
What happens when a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional & a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist start talking about the impact of relationships on our mental & emotional wellness? Wisdom, expertise, charisma, and a lot of brilliance to help you #ReinventYourRelationships and #ReinventYourself! A little bit about my special guest... Ibi is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She helps women with anxiety and insomnia learn how to find their calm. She also helps dating and engaged couples create a strong foundation for a healthy marriage. www.thezinniapractice.com As a coach she helps moms figure out how to pursue their passions, find time for self care and still be devoted to their loved ones. Because happy moms raise happy kids. www.thehappyworkingmom.com
February 12, 2019
#ReinventYourRelationships: Grieving lost relationships by Sederia Grave
In this episode, Sederia shares how losing meaningful relationships (her mom and her husband) affected her mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. If you're grieving and need someone to talk to, let's connect: https://calendly.com/chou
February 09, 2019
Impact of self-love on your emotional wellness & relationships- Interview with Liz Thees
Our first interview for #ReinventYourRelationships focuses on the impact of self-love on your emotional wellness. Liz Thees shares some great insight on this topic as well of her personal story of being married, divorced and remarried to the same man. They have been together for 22 years now!! Like you, Liz has been searching for her life purpose. After many years of studying and self-reflection, she discovered that she was meant to help individuals find clarity in their life purpose. She is a Certified Life Coach with a holistic approach and specializes in helping people of all ages find clarity in their journey of life. Find out more athttps://liztheescoaching.com/
February 04, 2019
#ReinventYourself: Interview with Shamaka Schumake
To find out more about Shamaka Schumake and her work as a Vision Achievement Strategist, visit www.shamaka'sworld.com
February 01, 2019
#ReinventYourself: Interview with Rachel Leigh
Here's a little note from Rachel: "I am Rachel Leigh from Tennessee. I value living in the Bible Belt and Southern Hospitality as much as I value multiculturalism and being one small part of a huge diverse body of believers, all united in Christ. I have a Masters level college education in Business and still consider my Fathers business of spreading the gospel of Christ my most important assignment. What lights me up is seeing the moment the Holy Spirit is invited in and first recognized by a new believer or the awe-inspiring world-shaking moments when a believer is given a new revelation of Gods glory. I love these “light bulb moments” and love to share my own. I just love that God chose such a humble creation as us to grow His Kingdom and to be His Kingdom. I’m a grateful daughter of the Most High King!" Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/WarriorAngelMinistries/
January 29, 2019
#ReinventYourself: Interview with Carrie Reichartz
From Lawyer to Missionary, from trauma to triumph, this woman helps us redefine success! Carrie Reichartz is a lawyer, business owner, and founder and Executive Director of Infinitely More Life… where she hosts conferences and coaches client’s on how to move from trauma to triumph. She takes frequent mission trips to Kenya to work with people affected by trauma and pregnancy issues. She has a true passion for children and helping people travel through trauma into triumph by inspiring them through her personal story. You can find more about her work at www.InfinitelyMoreLife.org.
January 28, 2019
Refuse To Be Reduced By Your Circumstances
You were made for more. Don't let your circumstances stop you from being and doing more. Refuse to be reduced by what happens to you.
January 19, 2019
#ReinventYourself: Interview with Markeith Braden
Markeith Braden is the CEO of Markeith Braden & Company, a Digital Media & Personal Brand Consulting Agency that helps Small Business Owners & Solopreneurs leverage digital media & marketing automation to build a profitable personal brand business. Additionally, Markeith is the host of The Markeith Braden Podcast, a weekly podcast where he shares personal development content, interviews from successful entrepreneurs, & business success principles that guide today's entrepreneurs in this digital age. Find out more at https://www.markeithbraden.com/startapodcast/
January 10, 2019
My New Year Declaration
Instead of resolutions, I craft a declaration. Instead of making plans, I cast a vision . If you want to find out how to do the same, book a free consult with me at calendly.com/graceandhopeconsulting
January 01, 2019
How was your year?
Join me tonight at 8 PM EST for a year end praise and prayer meeting
December 30, 2018
Be Yourself #StressBusters #StressRELIEF
Be Yourself #StressBusters #StressRELIEF Check out this page for more on this topic: https://buff.ly/2L3CVMu
December 14, 2018
Say NO #StressRELIEF
You can find lasting freedom from stress when you learn to say, "NO". Join me for live stress R.E.L.I.E.F. coaching sessions, https://www.graceandhopeconsulting.com/stress-relief-coaching.html. Registration closes soon, sign up today!
December 07, 2018
You are the reason why I am here
Happy Thanksgiving! Remember, you only have one life to live so live it well, live it fully!
November 22, 2018
Do you have an attitude of gratitude?
Do you have the ability to see the blessings in your mess? Can you just be thankful for the glass instead of worrying whether it's half full or half empty?
November 09, 2018
Wellness Wednesday :Dont be afraid to ask
Asking for help is not a weakness, it's a strength. What do you need help with today? Would you take a courageous step and ask for help today?
October 31, 2018
Thankful Thursday : 3 broad ways to practice gratitude
We can practice gratitide in so many ways. Here are 3 broad ways (or categories) to practice gratitude
October 25, 2018
Wellness Wednesday : Let's talk about sleep
Your brain and body need enough sleep in order to function at their optimal capacity. Here are some tips on how to create and observe a good sleep hygiene.
October 24, 2018
Family Friday: How often do you include your children in your decision making?
Including your children in your decision making tells them that you value their opinions and that you care about how your decisions will affect them. Include them in the decision making process and you might just be surprised how creative they can be!
October 20, 2018
Thankful Thursday: What are you thankful for?
Gratitude is good for the soul and a thankful heart is a happy heart. What are you thankful for today?
October 18, 2018
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Interview with Survivor & Advocate Tomasita Richardson
Tomasita can be reached at email@example.com. If you need help healing from the emotional wounds of your past, "Rewrite Your Story" is for you! Find out more: https://goo.gl/forms/b2JZgxky2Ma6s8Rl1
October 17, 2018
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Interview with Author & Survivor Cherie Faus-Smith
Speaker, mentor and author Cherie Faus-Smith is a beacon for victims of domestic abuse. She shines a light on survivors and illuminates a path of prevention toward healthy relationships with an end goal of helping them recognize the signs of abuse. With over three decades of real-life experiences, Cherie shares that there is hope after abuse. Her open heart has a way of bringing out the best in others. Cherie’s book “The Cycle Ended: Saying Goodbye to Domestic Abuse” details the struggles in her past abusive relationships and how she found love after breaking the cycle of choosing unhealthy relationships. You can find more information about Cherie on her website https://cheriefaus-smith.com/.
October 17, 2018
Motivation Monday: Just do it!
Stop procrastinating and take action
October 17, 2018
Tips Tuesday: Be a gatekeeper
If you hear something, see something, then DO something; someone's life depends on ur!
October 17, 2018
Make your health a priority
You only have one life to live so live it well
October 17, 2018
I am a woman who knows who she is
Hey guys, Please give me some feedback on this poem. You can read it at https://medium.com/@ChouHallegra/i-am-a-woman-who-knows-who-she-is-bbe5368480bd Thanks in advance!
September 21, 2018
Will you answer the call?
Is something or someone knocking at your door? Is there a need that you can meet? Will you answer the call? Life is fulfilling when we answer the call and live in our lane.
September 18, 2018
Picking up the pieces
When a tragedy or crisis hits, it can shatter our hearts and our lives. In order to move forward, we need to pick up the pieces. But, not all pieces will serve us in the next season.
September 18, 2018
Mental health & Emotional wellness in African-American communities
Danielle Ruffin of Black Healing Matters interviews Chou Hallegra about mental health and emotional wellness , especially in African-American communities.
September 08, 2018
Mental Health Tips for Moms
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and Mother's Day, Chou Hallegra held a live Q &A to provide some mental health tips for moms.
May 12, 2018
Stop waiting for things to get better
"If you wait for all your problems to go away, you'll never do anything in life" Chou Hallegra
May 06, 2018
Who's walking with you?
In this episode, Chou Hallegra talks about 3 types of partnerships that we each need as we journey through life
April 20, 2018
Don't wait tomorrow to be happy
If you're always waiting for something or someone to make you happy, you will never be happy. Choose to be happy today!
April 16, 2018
You are the only one in charge of your emotions
In this episode Chou Hallegra talks about the power and control we truly have over our own emotions
April 16, 2018
Learn to say NO so you can say Yes to what matters
Everytime you say Yes to something, you are saying No to others. Are you saying YES to everything and forgetting what really matters to you?
April 16, 2018
Conversation about Single Parenting with Pleasant
The struggles single parents face are real but as they prioritize their needs versus wants and focus on their children, they are able to live valuable legacies.
April 16, 2018
Conversation about Mental Health with TheTalkingklingon
In this episode we talked about how the lack of understanding creates stigma and stigma becomes a barrier to receiving help. We need to have open communication about mental health so all can receive help.
April 16, 2018
The more we let go, the more we get
My current situation has forced to stop, slow down, sit, and rest. Yet, I'm doing more with less.
March 08, 2018
Be In Charge Of Your Health
Being a medical patient does not mean you have to take the back seat. Here's why and how you can be in charge of your health.
February 21, 2018
Love Yourself For Who You Are
Don't wait for someone else to love you. There's love in and around you. You can practice self-love by doing one simple thing each day.
February 15, 2018
I will be dropping an audio segment once a week to help you achieve emotional wellness, reach your full potential, and live a fulfilling life.
February 11, 2018
You Got This!
Facing a challenge right now? Here's a reminder that you are stronger than you think. If you need prayer, listen to the last segment and hear Chou praying for you. You got this and God got your back!
October 01, 2017
Get Out That Box!
You cannot live a fulfilling life if you are stuck in a box. On this episode, Chou encourages you to embrace who you are and shares steps to build parternships that free you.
October 01, 2017
What Are You Working For?
What are you working for?
September 04, 2017
You Are Enough
Things you accomplish in life are like toppings but even without them you are complete, just like a plain ice cream scoop. Do things to add flavor to your life, not because you think you're not enough
August 26, 2017
Kick Your Fear Into Action!
In this episode, I discussed the 12 common fears and I encourage you to face your fears and do something new. I also talk about doing things scared and I share my favorite fear-busting verses.
August 23, 2017
Stop The Stigma
Stigma is a very bad thing. It keeps us in the cages that mental illness puts us. Stop the stigma and seek help. Stop the stigma and reach out and help someone!
August 15, 2017
You CAN Do Something About It!
Bad things are happening around us and you can do something about it.
August 14, 2017
When Life Gives You Lemons
How to deal with life's unpleasant moments
August 10, 2017
What Are Your Goals In Life?
Goals give your intention a plan. They help you craft a trajectory for your future. What are you headed in life? What are you working on?
August 10, 2017
Q&A on Saying "NO" & Grieving
??? Tips for Grieving? • Tips on grief - response to Veronica's question • What not to do when you're hurting (grieving)
August 07, 2017