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Building & Growing: Learning to Spread Your Wings

During my journey of self-discovery and coaching others, I realized that self-care was an important piece that many women tended to shy away from. For years I believed that self-care equaled selfishness and that just isn’t the case. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
In Mark 12:31, Jesus tells us that we should: 
“Love others in the same way you love yourself.” There are no commandments more important than these.

A New Direction

In the silence, I’ve been slowly finding my voice and re-defining who I am according to who God says that I am. Now for everyone that could mean and be something different. No two people are the same. For some, the process may be quick and easy. For others, it can be quite painful and disruptive. Of course in true Tashauna fashion, my process has been the latter. And in my silence, I realized why the pain and disruption are needed.

Four Simple Ways To Find Happiness Within

A lot of times, especially as women, we’re told, “Marry or find someone who completes you.” So we grow up with this idea that we should look for our soul mate, or someone to make us happy and feel complete. When we think about it in that aspect, or in that manner, it implies that we’re not whole. It implies that we’re half of a person. And it causes us to feel that in order to be happy or to be seen as whole we have to connect with this “soul mate” to find happiness.

3 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

The holiday seasons are upon us and for many it can be stressful and not a joyous occasion.  In the US, Anxiety Disorders affect approximately 40 million adults between the ages of 18 to 54 (National Institute of Mental Health, 2017) and in the UK surveys indicate that approximately 3 million people suffer with anxiety disorder (AnxietyUK.org). Here are three ways to overcome anxiety.

Top 3 Challenges of Raising a Teenager

For many of us, we believe the teenage years to be the home stretch, the time where we start envisioning ourselves relaxing on a beach somewhere sipping some delicious beverage and enjoying some much needed and well deserved adult time. Okay, maybe that’s not everyone’s dream… maybe it’s just mine…but we all have an idea of how we will reward ourselves once the kids are finally out of the house. Now before we hit those white sands and cerulean waters, we have to make it through these sneaky… I mean, teenage years. So here are my Top 3 Things That Make Raising A Teenager Challenging.