NAMI Mississippi 2019 State Conference

CONFERENCE SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Katrina Kimble is a speaker at the NAMI Mississippi 2019 State Conference! Katrina Kimble is a consultant and health and wellness expert for Awaken Wellness Consulting, where she develops programs, designs wellness trainings and more. She has more than 20 years of experience in community health, human resources, project management, and health and wellness.…

Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Heart

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” Cherie Carter This week reflect on our need to overcome a tendency to protect ourselves in order to be able to both forgive and seek forgiveness. Today’s quote reminds us that holding on to anger when someone has hurt us actually…

The Intentional Pause

Why do we hate silence? Why do have a need for constant sound or noise? Whether it is listening to music, tv, audible book or conversation, we have an excessive need for sound. We are constantly batting two types of noise; Outer Noise sounds from the environment (ex. Tv, workplace, home, traffic, etc.) Inner Noise…

Emotional Bank Account

As a culture, we clearly value expressing our love for each other this time of year. This includes the expression of all kinds of love, not just romantic love. Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to tell friends, relatives, colleagues, and classmates (Remember exchanging cards with everyone in your classroom when you were a child?)…

Rock Your Red for National Wear Red Day!

Rock Your Red – Friday, Feb. 1st – National Wear Red Day! Heart disease and stroke is the No. 1 killer in women, and stroke disproportionately affects African-Americans. Importantly, African-American women are less likely than Caucasian women to be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death. What’s more, African-American women have almost…

Practicing Generosity with All Your Heart

“Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods,but form a contented mind. -Unknown As we continue to the practice of being generous with ourselves, reflect on how you can practice self-care regarding your own emotional wellness. Is there something worrying you this holiday season? Perhaps naming it can help you to begin to diminish its…

Mindfulness for Women: Be Intentional!

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and do not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. So often in life, we are so busy planning and scheduling our day. Our cell phones, computers and social media constantly remind us…

We Have a Burdon Bearer

Spiritual and emotional burdens are stressful. The heaviness and fatigue of the soul can bring depression and even a loss of hope. In times of crisis, each new morning demands our strength. We all look for strength in different places. There is great news, however! Christ is the ultimate source of strength. We have a…