Raising Resilience: Overcoming Adversity and Creating A Life of Purpose

What an inspiring conversation I had with today's guest.  Zaakirah Muhammad is the dynamic founder of Phocused Media Group, a platform that combines photography, digital media, and branding.  A childhood cancer survivor, Zaakirah shared her journey of courage and resilience as told through her powerful memoir, Seeing Life Through A Different Lens which incorporates riveting journal entries from her mother.                   (Original Air Date:  Friday, March 12, 2021)

Guest:  Zaakirah Muhammad, Photographer, Brand Strategist, and Author/http://www.phocusedmediagroup.com and http://www.seelifedifferent.com



Overcoming Trauma, Part II: Helping Children Cope

Today, I talked with Psychotherapist and Trauma Consultant Beth Tyson.  She is committed to helping children and families process and overcome trauma in healthy ways using productive strategies.  Ms. Tyson shared coping strategies that are applicable in the pandemic we are in as well as other traumatic and stressful circumstances.  (Original Air Date:  Friday, February 12, 2021)

Guest:  Beth Tyson, Psychotherapist, Trauma Consultant, and Author/http://www.bethtyson.com.

Overcoming Trauma: Reclaiming Peace in a Pandemic

Today's interview with Dr. Lorie Hood was truly illuminating.  We examined the traumatic impact of the current pandemic and its layers — fear of COVID 19, loss of social connection, economic distress, and racial injustice.  Dr. Hood shared signs to help us recognize when the effects of trauma require professional attention as well as strategies for responding to stressful situations. (Original Airdate:  Friday, January 8, 2021)

Guest:  Dr. Lorie Hood, Neuropsychologist, Traumatologist, Coach and Speaker/http://www.loriehoodphd.com



Boss Moms: Finding Wisdom & Wellness in A Pandemic

In this episode, I sat down with two phenomenal women entrepreneurs to talk about how they navigated their businesses and families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We also talked about the impact of recent social unrest fueled by centuries-long racial injustice in our nation.  (Original Air Date:  Friday, January 8, 2021)


Kiya Tomlin, Fashion Designer and Apparel Manufacturer/http://www.kiyatomlin.us

Angelica Talan, Lifesyle and Travel Blogger, Content Creator/http://www.angelicainthecity.com



Conquering College: Getting In and Staying In

This was a great discussion.  Today's guests shared a wealth of wisdom for college students navigating the challenges of campus life and the rigors of higher learning.  Whether your student's a high schooler gearing up for the application process or has already landed on campus, you don't want to miss this! (Original Air Date:  October 13, 2017)


Dr. Kpakpundu Ezeze, President of Future Quest Inc. and Author of Dream College:  How to Help Your Child Get Into the Top Schools/Dream College 

Dr. Wendy Osefo, Noted Political Commentator, Professor, and Founder of the 1954 Project/https://wendyosefo.com/professorospeaks/


Mom IS Home: An Amazing Story of Resilience and Victory

In this episode, I spoke with Dr. LaTarsha Holden, 2020 National Mother of the Year®.  She is the mother of 6 and has overcome tremendous obstacles, including homelessness.   Today, she is highly regarded as a speaker and a 12-time author.  Above all, she is a champion for her community, including the homeless.  Her life story is the subject of an upcoming film.  You are sure to be inspired by her story of tenacity and victory and admire her resolve to protect her children in the face of adversity!  (Original air date:  Friday, July 10, 2020)

Guest:  Dr. LaTarsha Holden, advocate, speaker, author/www.genuineexpressions.life


A Conversation on Race

Amid the uproar felt across the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, I sat down with Karen Fleshman of Racy Conversations.  The discussion spanned our nation's painful history, persistent yet unaddressed injustices toward Black Americans, and what needs to be done to heal the unleashed anguish and outrage we see today.  (Original air date:  Friday, June 12, 2020)

Guest:  Karen Fleshman, Attorney, Racial Equity Strategist, Speaker, and Author/http://www.racyconversations.com


Walking in Vision and Purpose While SLAYing the Odds

My guest today is a dynamic serial entrepreneur who empowers and motivates others to pursue their life's dreams.  She also clients to use electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, and computers to facilitate daily life tasks.  And she was born blind.  Her strength, optimism, and creativity awe those who meet hear and I know you will be inspired.  Check out my conversation with Kamille Richardson. (Original air date:  May 8, 2020)

Guest:  Kamille Richardson, CEO & Founder of Blind Girl Vision & ISee Technology/@BlindGirlVision

Living Beyond Labels: Children Can Rise and Thrive Beyond Learning Challenges

When parents learn their child has a learning disability, it's often shocking, but it can be a relief at the same time.  They get answers to their questions along with strategies for helping their son or daughter overcome the obstacles in their path to success at school.  On the flip side, educators and others might consciously or unconsciously use those diagnoses as labels that blind them to the student's potential.  Today's guests are committed to creating better outcomes for students who have been labeled.  Dr. Kimberly Douglas creates and delivers courses that help parents guide their children's educational journey.  Dr. Linda McGhee helps students navigate academic and social situations, and conquer challenges posed by their learning differences. (Original air date:  April 10, 2020)


Dr. Kimberly Douglass, Founder of Reimagine Academy/www.reimagineacademy.teachable.com

Dr. Linda McGhee, Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, and Radio Host/www.lindamcghee.com





Women and Wellness During the Pandemic

Today, I talked to Dr. Sharron Credle and Sharrelle Higgins, the dynamic hosts of Sisters & Company Talking About It. They empower women to deal with obstacles on the path to their life's goals.  Dr. Credle and Sharron told us how they each coped with the lockdown.  Sharelle had firsthand experience with the coronavirus when she and her husband fell ill.   The sisters sprinkled their accounts with words fo wisdom we should all take to heart. (Original air date:  May 29, 2020)


Sharrelle Higgins, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach, and Founder of OUCHBBY Productions/www.ouchbby.com

Dr. Sharron Credle, Educator and Expert on organizational leadership and women’s empowerment and Author of The Dr. S.D.C. Structured Journal: Shift the mindset & the view will change/www.drsdc-corporation.org and www.urge-foundation.org