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”

What to do when SHIFT happens

The following is an excerpt from Jewel Diamond Taylor’s book “ShiFt Happens”      Life can be a journey or a “trip” — Are you going to be a whiner or a winner in life? An African proverb teaches, “It rains on everyone’s roof.”     The same thing can happen to two different peopleContinue reading “What to do when SHIFT happens”

21 Quotes to Get Through Tough Times

1. “When your  personal storm comes, be so rooted in your faith that you stand like a palm tree…you bend, but you don’t break.” – Jewel Diamond Taylor 2.  “Family and friends can be a tonic or toxic.  You don’t have to give up on them.  Just give them UP to God.  Being a fixerContinue reading “21 Quotes to Get Through Tough Times”

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”