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How the “Flower Technique” Can Help Your Self-Care Journey

flower technique self care

I’m a wife. A mom. A business owner. A doctoral student. A member of the praise team. The lead counselor at my church’s counseling ministry. A daughter. A friend. And a woman. Needless to say, I have a lot of responsibility which pulls me in multiple directions. However, using what I call the “flower technique” helps me practice self-care. As a therapist, it’s easy for me to throw around the phrase “practice self-care” and to harp on how important it…

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Chatting it up with the Girls of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 on Blu-ray 8/22! #D23Expo #GotGVol2

Where are all of my Guardians of the Galaxy fans?! Have you seen Volume 2 yet? If not, I’ve got a treat for you that will hopefully get you excited to go out and grab your digital or Blu-ray copy. When I told you that D23 Expo was filled with all types of pixie dust magic, I was definitely not exaggerating! Shortly after our minds were blown away by the surprise real-life super heroes during the live action panel, we…

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Sharing Your Failures is Good for Business

Failures are good

The other day on social media I saw something about being open about your failures. Not only be open but that the masses NEED to know about our failures. The post stood out to me cause it was different, for one. And secondly, I personally like to know about entrepreneurs failures because it helps me relate. It humanizes the brand and individual. And yes, we’re talking about our business related failures here. For the personal, gossipy kind, I will have…

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5 Fun Facts About the Lion King You May Not Know #D23Expo #LionKing

Hey guys! I’m back with some more inside scoop and goodness from the D23Expo last month!!! Seriously, we had so many amazing experiences I can probably write about them until the end of the year. But today, I’m going to share our experience we had with the Lion King panel we got to see! If you’re anything like me, you love the Lion King movie as much as I do. And while we learned at the expo that they are…

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Exactly Why Healthy Foods May Be the Reason for Your Unexplained Weight Gain

Healthy Foods Gaining weight

You’ve decided to get serious about your health. So, you swap out your junk food for healthy food alternatives and you GAIN WEIGHT?! You are confused. You have questions. And, you are seriously considering going back to your normal way of eating. After all, making changes to gain weight is not what you signed up for. The big misconception is that eating healthy is enough to prevent weight gain – maybe even produce weight loss. In reality, there are tons…

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Duck Tales Woo-oo! Series Premiere 8.12 + Exclusive Sneak Peeks #DuckTales

Y’all know I shared recently that Duck Tales is back!!! Well, tomorrow is the day. And I have some more inside info to get you even more excited. While at #D23Expo last month, we got to chat it up with Executive Producer, Matt Youngberg (right) and Co-Producer/Story Editor, Francisco Angones (left). Here is what you’ll see during the premiere episode that airs tomorrow, August 12th. Scrooge McDuck has met the kids, brought them into the adventuring hold. The second part of…

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10 Parenting Hacks to Make Life Just a Little Bit Easier #GMW

It’s always a good time when I’m on the set of Good Morning Washington! My last segment was for Black History Month, and how to celebrate it all year long. So I was happy to be invited back to share these 10 useful parenting hacks. Check them out below as well as the replay in case you missed it. I got to spend the whole day with my youngest as she was my co-host for the segment, and then tagged…

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Steve Harvey’s Funderdome Show Contestant Shares Her Story

Funderdome show contestant

In case you didn’t know, Steve Harvey is switching things up from his Emmy Award Winning “Steve Harvey Show” and closing the chapter on Emmy Award winning show. However, not to worry as, you can now catch him hosting his new show “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome“. This show is mixes game show fun with Shark Tank like pitching with 2 entrepreneurs going up against each other hoping to win the audience’s vote for funding. Watch it every Sunday on ABC at…

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How do you Become a Successful Mompreneur?

Being a successful mompreneur

This one goes out to the work-at-home mom and the mompreneur out there. I have a serious question. How do you successfully parent and do business? I know they say it’s not about “balance”, but all about “juggling”. But even Oprah said that if she had children, she wouldn’t be able to do both jobs [parenting and Oprah-ing] equally good. Do you agree? I was reading a book earlier today that shared the story of a rich successful man who…

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Experience the Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park #SummerOfHeroes

The world was made better when superheroes came along. So what better way to pay homage to some of these heroes than with Disney California Adventure’s Summer of Heroes experience happening now through September 10th. This was yet another magical moment I got to take part in while in LA for the D23 Expo. What is Summer of Heroes? In a nutshell: It’s a blockbuster season of heroic encounters! It’s all about getting up close and personal with our favorite super…

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A High Protein Ice Cream Recipe That Your Family Will Love

Healthy protein ice cream recipe

If your family is anything like mine, then regular ice cream runs are a normal part of summer. However, regular ice cream runs can make it harder to fit into your clothes as the weeks go by. If your children are eating other sweets, regular ice cream runs can also negatively affect their behavior and appetites. Most of us want to raise healthy kids who have a healthy relationship with food. This requires modeling and teaching them healthy eating behaviors from…

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D23 Expo 101: The Good, The Great & The Can’t Wait to Go Back Moments #D23Expo

The D23 Expo 2017 has officially come and gone. Seriously, it left in the blink of an eye. But even over a week later and I am still recovering. In a good way. Today I’m going to share even more special highlights from my own personal experience. Again, it’s hard to capture something like this in words so you’ll just have to add it to your bucket list. It is totally worth the lack of sleep and achy feet. D23…

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