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Virtual Chat with the Dean

Join me for a Virtual Chat with the Dean of Student Affairs at Walden University this Monday evening at 7pm! I am excited to talk about Trauma and PTSD during a Virtual Chat with the Dean of Student Affairs at Walden University. Join us Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 7pm. We will be discussing Trauma and PTSD. Mental illness happens when we lose our presence in the present. Mental illness is something that is real, and it is something we do not talk about enough in our communities, families, and… Read More »Virtual Chat with the Dean

Fall for the Book Festival

Join me for the Fall for the Book Festival this Saturday, October 12th, 2019. I will be presenting with three other children’s authors at 10:30am. When: Saturday, October 12th Time: 10:30am – 11:45am Where: Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Merten Lawn Tent 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 I’m excited for you to join us at the Fall for the Book Festival! I will be co-presenting “Teach Them Well & Let Them Lead: Writing Better Stories for Children.” Children’s book authors, Maria Ribbing Cornell, author of The Boy and the… Read More »Fall for the Book Festival

Fall shirt special 50% off!

We’re having a fall shirt special! Now is the perfect time to grab up those shirts you’ve had your eye on! Now until October 15th, 2019 you will get 50% off your t-shirt order PLUS free shipping! *While supplies last.* Use the code FALL2019 when you checkout. Make a statement that you will not be labeled. Wear this shirt to show that you believe that we need to talk about mental health and it’s importance. Express your individualism and fight the stigma of mental health by wearing this shirt. This… Read More »Fall shirt special 50% off!

Three questions you should ask before you get into a relationship

let’s Talk about Love There are questions you should ask before you get into a relationship. But first, let’s talk about love. I have several friends who desire to be in a relationship or are currently with someone, but their needs are not being met. I told one of my friends recently that she needed to be direct with her significant other about her needs. People often think that being direct and asking what someone needs from a relationship with us is too direct and it will scare them away.… Read More »Three questions you should ask before you get into a relationship
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Birthday Celebration!

Happy birthday to me! I have so many things to celebrate this month! I’m starting another chapter in this thing called life. It’s my birthday celebration! My website got a makeover. And I have some exciting things coming this fall! In honor of my birthday celebration month, use the discount code Birthday to receive free shipping and a $5 discount off any book or t-shirt. Check out the link below to purchase your t-shirt and join the movement to overcome the stigma of mental health by improving people’s attitudes towards… Read More »Birthday Celebration!

Nobody Can Make It Out Here Alone

Recently I was at dinner while on travel and I was asked a question: Do you like traveling alone? I can focus and gain clarity on my personal, career, and professional goals when I take time to be alone. When I am alone, I can meditate and sit in solitude. In those quiet moments, I can hear my grandmother talking to the 10-year-old within me. She is quoting “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the… Read More »Nobody Can Make It Out Here Alone

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Book Reviews!

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First, thank you to those who have purchased a T-shirt or Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep book. In particular, Thank you all for taking the initiative to address the importance of mental health and reducing the stigma. I am preparing to head home this weekend for the first two events promoting my book. Of course, I had to take a moment and reflect on the past month. I have sold over 200 hundred books. In fact, that isn’t counting numbers from Amazon and Barnes & Noble! In addition… Read More »Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Book Reviews!
Speaking Engagements and Appearances

Speaking Engagements & Appearances

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I am excited to announce my speaking engagements and appearances for the first half of 2019. February 11th – Magazine Photo Shoot 15th – Union Parish Library, Farmerville, LA 16th – Interview on 102.1 Hot Jams, Shreveport, LA 16th – Book Signing, Shreveport, LA; 6-8pm March 12th-14th – London Book New Book Display 16th – Men’s Real Talk series. When: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am – 11 am Where: The Y in Druid Hill 1609 Druid Hill Avenue Baltimore, Md 21217 23rd – Book Launch Party… Read More »Speaking Engagements & Appearances

Working to Overcome the Stigma

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Don’t miss a thing—-January 2019 in review! This month I received my printed books from my publishing company, and a week later I released Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep to the public. Not to mention, the eBooks should be ready in about three weeks.  In addition, I’ve had to reorder three shipments of the t-shirt line. We are working to overcome the stigma of mental health. Your feedback and reviews have been fantastic. Most importantly the message has been received that it is okay to take care of your… Read More »Working to Overcome the Stigma