Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

🤎Thanksgiving is a time for food, celebration, and fun. Every year on Thanksgiving, families gather around the table to enjoy a meal and give thanks. But for some folks, Thanksgiving can be a lonely time. Many adults spend the holidays feeling isolated and depressed.

🤎Today, as we celebrate this Thanksgiving, it is important to remember that it’s about more than being thankful for one day; it is an entire lifetime. Today is the day to be grateful for all the things in your life, no matter how big they are or how small. Even in our deepest sorrow, we can find something to be thankful for.

🤎Don’t forget to check in on your grieving, depressed, and lonely sorors, church/family members, co-workers, and friends! Mental Health doesn’t take a holiday, be mindful of that!

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving 🦃

4 Ways To Cope This Turkey Day👇🏾

Tomorrow will be difficult for many, myself included, as sometimes I do wish I had a normal family life. Still, I no longer let that stop me from living because I use these exact coping skills to beat holiday depression:

▪️Remember, you ARE NOT alone, so stop saying or thinking this! We all are suffering in some way, and don’t beat yourself up thinking you’re the only person in the world 🌎 who’s depressed because you are not! Take this time to reach out to a supportive friend, coach/mentor, or call a hotline SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

▪️That neighbor down the street that’s always asking for you to come over go! That co-worker who is always asking you to go out for drinks, take them up on that! Just don’t sit a waddle in self-pity; this landed me in a mental hospital! If you are invited, it’s ok to go, and it’s definitely ok to have a good time!

▪️Start your own traditions; for year’s my husband, and I would go to the beach 🏖yes, we love it down there even in the winter! This was our new tradition because neither of us celebrated with family! I haven’t been in the mood to slave over a stove, so we order take out! It’s ok! Start your tradition…

▪️Do what makes you happy, now if you choose not to do anything at all, then that’s ok too! You are not obligated to partake in festivities if you don’t want to! And don’t feel guilty if you want to curl up with a blanket and Hallmark movies!!! Do what makes you feel good, period!

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Protect Your Peace This Holiday Season 🦃

🍂As we begin this holiday week, for those of us who don’t celebrate with family, DO NOT feel ashamed or guilty!!

🍂Everybody doesn’t have a hallmark family, and you ARE NOT obligated to put yourself through hell for a piece of dry turkey😝

🍂I am genuinely happy for those of you who get together and enjoy loved ones; this DOES NOT give you the right to look down on others!!! Pray for us as we start the holiday season; invite us over, but don’t chastise us over our choices!!

🍂To those of you who have toxic people in your lives, protect your peace this holiday, guard your heart, DON’T be bullied into toughing it out because it’s family…NO!

🍂Stop sitting around the table with people who keep secrets, talk behind your back, and backstab you!
It’s ok to start new traditions; it’s ok to be with friends who are like family to you!

🍂Protect your peace, protect your mental health, save the bail money🤣

Have a great Monday and Blessed Holiday Week,

Happy Monday 👇🏾

Y’all know how much I love affirmations❤️
🗣Repeat them often, I can’t stress that enough!!!

Repetition of words creates repetition of thoughts.
Repetition of thoughts creates reality.

By intentionally choosing the words that wallpaper your mind, you change the tone of the room in which you live and you change the life you are living.

There is Power in Words…

🌟Don’t forget to grab a copy of my latest affirmation journal:👇🏾
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CRLX3HV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HAE8B6STJR9Y12B27JWK

27 Days of Thanks Day 2️⃣

Rejection- the action of rejecting: the state of being rejected

➖ We’ve all been there…we asked someone for something…a date, a job, a raise, a loan, help in doing something, forgiveness, love, a recommendation, and so on, and we were rejected. Or we started up a business but then not enough clients show up and so we felt rejected.
Oh the devastation inside! 😩
The feeling of utter failure and yes, REJECTION!

➖ Rejection gives rise to many feelings that make us doubt our own self-worth, that cause us to put great big question marks around our value as men, women, human beings. The fact that we have been rejected makes many other accomplishments we may have under our belt pale in comparison. We then give the rejection tremendous power over our own judgment of ourselves.

➖Being rejected stunts our healing and growth, it also paralyzes us and will keep us from going after our dreams out of the fear of rejection!

So grab your journal 📙and answer this question, when was a time you were rejected and why are you thankful that it happened that way?

I’m personally thankful for all the reactions that have occurred in my life, did it hurt yes? But eventually, it was for my good!

Remember sometimes
REJECTION IS REDIRECTION

Day 2️⃣ Journal Prompt:

When was a time I felt rejected, how did I feel?
What did this rejection teach me?

27 Days of Thanks 🍂 Day 1:

🍂Welcome to November a month that reminds us of how thankful we should be, not only this month but all year round. Even in the mist of our circumstances, I promise there is something in your life to be thankful for!

📝Each day for the next 27 Days, I will drop a question and journal prompt, so have your journals handy to be able to jot these questions and prompts don for further use!

🍂 Developing a thankful attitude goes a long way toward developing a more resilient and appreciative self.

🍂Your way of thinking has a huge impact on your physical and mental health. People who practice gratitude are generally happier and healthier!

▪️Day 1️⃣ Journal Prompt:
List 3 things you are thankful for and why? 📝

▪️You can leave your answer here 👇🏾 or in your notes!!!

🌟Get my new FREE PRINTABLE to jot down your goals for the month of November 👇🏾🍂November Planner Sheet🍂

Happy November

10 Mental Health Journal Prompts 💚

▪️Keeping any type of journal will help with improving any mental health issues. I personally use a prayer, manifestation, and goal journal!!

▪️All 3 of them serve a different purpose, but all are good for keeping my mental health intact!

▪️Any type of journal that you keep can be beneficial. It doesn’t matter if it’s just to document your life or to work through problems – you can use a journal to do it all.

Here are 10 journal prompts to get you started:

1️⃣ In detail, describe how a perfect day would look to you.

2️⃣ Write a letter to someone who negatively impacted you and how it affected you.

3️⃣ What do you wish people would understand about your illness.

4️⃣ Write something that surprises you about your illness.

5️⃣ Describe how you feel about yourself.

6️⃣ What difficult thoughts or emotions come up for you.

7️⃣ What do you fear most?

8️⃣ How does your mental health affect your business, life, and relationships?

9️⃣ What do you love most about yourself.

🔟 List 3 important goals you intend on accomplishing…mental health goal, business goal, life goal!

⚠️SAVE THIS POST⚠️

Use this prompts as much as you need to, writing down your thoughts and feelings will do wonders for you self-esteem, confidence, and your mental health! 💚

Don’t forget to pick up my Affirmation & Prayer Journal for more prompts:

World 🌍 Mental Health Day 2021💚

Mental Health Advocate

It’s World Mental Health Day 💚

As someone who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, I celebrate my mental health every day! World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year. This day tries to create awareness about mental health issues.

▪️Despite the progress we have made, there continues to be stigma related to mental health, especially in the African American community!!!

▪️As you go about your day, take time to educate yourself and speak with a loved one! We are fighting battles you wouldn’t understand!

▪️So I celebrate those of you who are suffering, and those of you who suffer in silence! I hope that my story inspires, educates, and helps someone get the services they need!!!

💚Remember YOU are not alone…
💚YOUR illness doesn’t define you
💚YOU are not attention-seeking
💚YOU can’t just snap out of it
💚YOU are not a victim
💚YOU are a survivor

▪️Reach out and seek help, I’m only a DM, text, email away if you need more resources to help you on your journey!!!

Because #IAMMENTALHEALTH💚

6 Tips To Better Mental Health Today💚👇🏾

💚I know that dealing with mental health issues can take a lot out of us, but in order to perform at your best in your business and life, here are steps you can take starting today, to help you along your way!!! 👇🏾

REDUCE STRESS😩
This is a tough one and a big one for most of us!
Reducing your stress means either cutting stressful situations out of your life or dealing with stress differently. Incidentally, exercise can do both.

GET PLENTY OF SLEEP 😴
Sleep is the big difference-maker in life. A good night’s rest helps you to feel better the next day and when you feel better and have less stress, you eat better as well.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER 💧
Drink plenty of H2O. At least eight, eight ounces glasses a day should do it. This is not only for overall health, but it also aids in digestion and will often cure that pesky afternoon stress headache as well.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF ❤️
Take time for yourself. If you meditate, do yoga, journal or pray. Spend time each day in one of these activities. They have been proven to lower stress and center your body and mind.

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE 💪🏾
Focus on what you did right or what you ate that was right instead of what you did wrong. Positive reinforcement leads to long-term change.

JOIN A GROUP 👥
Online or in person. Having someone or some people to share your journey with will encourage you to stay at it even when the going gets tough.

▪️If you need help implementing these steps, or need an extra push! Ask me about my
6-Week Heal Grow Transform Program

Hope these tips put you on the path to healing each day!

Transformation/Business Coach

Self Love Sunday💖

Trying to win love from others is a losing battle, when you focus on self-love and self-compassion rather than trying to get others to build you up you become happier with yourself!

Loving yourself is hard especially if you suffer from mental health issues, we tend to believe the lies of anxiety and depression!

If you feel like loving yourself is too hard or cost tons of money, here a few things you can try right now that don’t cost you a dime and can be should be done immediately:

🔸 Say “NO” when you need to:
Boundaries are an essential form of self-care because they let others know that you deserve and expect respect.

🔸 Don’t COMPARE yourself to others:
Others aren’t better or worse, more or less than you, sis! They’re just different. You have value just as you are and accepting yourself means there’s no need for comparisons…period!

🔸 Be HONEST with yourself:
This one can be harder than it seems. Some of us as so good at self-deception that we don’t even know we’re doing it. Honesty is key in all relationships and your relationship with yourself is no different. (Ya’ll know how big I am on self-evaluation)

🔸 Practice GRATITUDE:
Gratitude is one of the simplest ways to focus on the good in yourself and in your life. Remember there is always something to be grateful for.

You are worthy of love…🧡

Take Care,

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