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Pain, Passion, & Purpose

Pain, Passion, & Purpose

By Shakeeta Torres
Shakeeta Torres is a Licensed Therapist and Certified Life Coach. Mrs. Torres loves to help women to heal from their Pain, discover their Passions, so they can walk boldly in her Purpose. Join her as she shares Biblical Teachings, Education about Mental Health, Marriage Nuggets, and ways to discover your Purpose!

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What is S.A.D.?
In this Episode I discuss S.A.D. Listen to this short podcast about what it stands for and how to deal with it! Resources for therapy worldwide or My course is located at
September 13, 2021
What's the Number 1 Purpose Killer
In this episode, I talk about what the Number 1 Purpose Killer is.  Stay tuned for more content about this and course specifically created for you.   Download my free eBook: Grief & Faith: A Piece of My Testimony
September 6, 2021
Ask Shakeeta: What is some Wisdom you can offer Aspiring Therapists?
In this episode, I discuss briefly a response I gave to an aspiring therapist!  Be sure to subscribe to my podcast and join my email list for updates and reviews!
September 2, 2021
When & How to Talk to Your Kids About Child Sexual Assault
One one of the things that was passed down to me was intergenerational trauma.  My mother was sexually abused at a young age and we never had "that talk".  How soon should you have that talk with your child.  I discuss it more here and share research and my own experiences with treating childhood trauma and understanding my own. Here are some articles to expound on this teaching.
August 30, 2021
Purpose: The Gifts are Without Repentence
Check out this short teaching about the importance of having both the Fruits of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit.  Scripture readings are  Romans 11:29 1 Corinthians 12-31  (vs. 31 says now eagerly desires these gifts) Galatians 5:19-26
August 23, 2021
Introduction to Trauma
In this episode I will share an overview of What Trauma Is, the types of traumas, and trauma symptoms. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. Some types of Traumas are: · Bullying · Community Violence · Complex Trauma · Disasters · Early Childhood Trauma · Intimate Partner Violence · Medical Trauma · Physical Abuse · Sexual Abuse · Human Trafficking · Miscarriages · Death of a Child · Car Accident · Intergenerational Trauma Symptoms of psychological trauma 1. Shock, denial, or disbelief. 2. Confusion, difficulty concentrating. 3. Anger, irritability, mood swings. 4. Anxiety and fear. 5. Guilt, shame, self-blame. 6. Withdrawing from others. 7. Feeling sad or hopeless. 8. Feeling disconnected or numb. This are not all the types and symptoms of trauma and how it affects a person. 
August 16, 2021
Ask Shakeeta: How to Study the Word of God with Your Children
In this episode I share a little bit about how to Study the Bible with my daughters.  The bible is here and the book is here! Also, you can take the quiz How Much Do You Know About Grief?
August 9, 2021
A Woman of God vs. A Daughter of God
In this episode I share what Holy Spirit shared with me about the differences between A Woman of God vs. A Daughter of God. I pray this blesses you 💕
August 2, 2021
Ask Shakeeta: How Long Will I Be in Therapy
In this episode I answer the question that I'm asked the most. If you have any questions you want me to ask please email me at or
July 26, 2021
Grief & Faith: Where Have I Been
In this episode I share about my most recent experience with Grief and death in my family. I shared how my husband and I allowed our children to attend the funeral!
July 6, 2021
Healing While Leading
In this Episode, I share a little bit about the importance of "Healing While Leading" and more about my new school that will launch in a few days.... "EmPowered Purpose Academy".  My first course will be "Grief & Faith".  Be sure to sign up for more details at and follow me on IG and FB for Live Q&A!
June 9, 2021
Mental Health & Faith
In this episode I talk about Mental Health and Faith and what that means to the church.  Here is the link I referenced to in my podcast about the "Parable of the Sower".   Don't forget to sign up here to keep up with news and updates about my new online school and to receive resources to help you heal on purpose. 
May 25, 2021
Bag Lady
In this episode, I talk briefly about how carrying dead weight can hinder you walking in your purpose.  I hope you enjoy this revelation that Holy Sprit just dropped in my spirit right before I recorded this :)  I was excited and trying to pace myself!
May 11, 2021
Happy Mother's Day
In this episode, I talk about my Mother's Day and discuss ways that you can cope with your emotions.  I hope that this episode truly blesses you. You can visit Grief in Six Words...
May 11, 2021
In this episode we explore the meaning of Purpose According to the Word of God.  I also talk about my Purpose and how living from a place of Inadequacy is exactly where God wants us to be!
April 20, 2021
My Testimony: Passion
In this episode, I will share more about some of my passions and give you a few nuggets on how to discover yours!
April 1, 2021
My Testimony: The Pain
In this episode, I share parts of my Testimony and some of my pain. I definitely had to pause a couple of times, cry, praise God, and thank him for everything he has healed me from. I am a Trauma Survivor that has endured so much Physical, Mental, & Emotional Abuse especially in my childhood. I am no stranger to Grief, Trauma, Passivity, Rejection, Fear, Guilt, Shame, & so much more. I pray my story blesses you, inspires you, and encourages you to allow God to turn your Pain into Purpose!
March 14, 2021