When “depression” really means something else

Have you noticed how the word “love” is often overused for all types of relationships? The following are words to be more specific in regards to that warm feeling of love… favor, like, partial, preference, relish, craving, crush, desire, infatuation, longing, lust, yearning, eagerness, enthusiasm, fervor, zeal. appreciation, esteem, estimation, regard, respect, adoration, adulation, IContinue reading “When “depression” really means something else”

When there is GOOD in GOOD BYE

↓Click arrow to listen to the audio message It’s hard to realize you got blind-sided, bamboozled, tricked, manipulated, or kicked in your heart by someone you trusted or that someone took your kindness for weakness, that you were ill-prepared to deal with dysfunctional, untrustworthy manipulators, abusers, or didn’t know how to cope with conflict. ItsContinue reading “When there is GOOD in GOOD BYE”

7 Tips – How to Self-Care Without Apology

Self-Care Pearls of Wisdom from Jewel Diamond Taylor   1. Remember “No” is a complete sentence. Teach others how to respect your personal boundaries.  Guard your heart and peace of mind.  If your next decision or a request of your time, body, money, skills, or trust will take away from your peace mind…the cost isContinue reading “7 Tips – How to Self-Care Without Apology”

Live out loud

        So I have shared this quick story from many podiums as a guest speaker.  I want to share it with you now…      One day a passenger in the back seat of a taxi kept asking his taxi driver questions.  His taxi driver kept jumping and looking startled every timeContinue reading “Live out loud”

Know when to say “no”

“Be careful.  Like a fish caught in a net, you can become entangled in a toxic relationship, trying to support or fix someone else’s problems. Some people are more loyal and trapped in their story and identity of victimization more than they are open to experience healing, restoration, and peace. You may find yourself sayingContinue reading “Know when to say “no””

Isolation and being alone can be addicting

“Loneliness and isolation are dangerous.  They can be addicting.  Once you get used to how peaceful it is, you can begin to dread and avoid dealing with people anymore. When you get upset, it is a set up for depression and isolation.  I have had to pray and encourage myself many times out of the caveContinue reading “Isolation and being alone can be addicting”

Women on the Grow 501(c)(3)

           As Founder of Women on the Grow, Inc. 501(c)(3), I offer life coaching, personal development materials and programs to empower women with life coping skills, emotional wellness, stress management, and self-esteem to be successful and NOT a statistic.      If you would like to make a donation of anyContinue reading “Women on the Grow 501(c)(3)”

Break free from dysfunctional generational patterns

What is the story you have been telling yourself?  When you are consumed with fear, grief, disappointment, rejection, shame, worry or anger it is difficult to “see” the bigger picture.  It is difficult to hear from God. To survive…you may detach, shut down, go into denial, strive for perfectionism and live in hyperdrive to achieve,Continue reading “Break free from dysfunctional generational patterns”