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Strutting in Purpose: From An Essay To An Authoress

Since we are on a roll with this Girlfriends blog series, let me change your mind.

Let’s talk about the mind-shift of Maya Brooks. She went from “Oh, hell no!” to “Oh, hell yes!” And you can too. With quotes like “Don’t be a stupid bitch, girl,” she encouraged women to make their impossible possible.

Inspirational Encouragement

We can all learn from Maya. She knew who she was and who she wanted to be. She didn’t let the negativity of the world get to her. Defeat after defeat, she kept moving forward and literally let her haters be her motivators. As she sold “Oh, Hell Yes!” out of her trunk, she did so with pride.

To her, she felt blessed with the fact her book was selling, not overly focused on where (peep the positive). Turn your patience into perseverance to get a win. I know it’s easy to feel stuck in your situation and that your blessing is far away, but just hold on (yes, I know gospel songs too). At the end of the show, Maya had everything she wanted: her man, child (still working on another), her house, her friends, and a passionate career.

Let’s use Maya as our inspiration in the fact that we all have to start somewhere. In terms of mental health, the first step is acceptance. Accepting it’s okay to not be okay. Whew chile, the perfectionist in me has a hard time even typing that. Strut within 2021 knowing your blessing is on the way – you just have to get out of your own way first.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

As a therapist, this aligns with one of my favorite types of therapy: cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy on the surface is all about changing the negatives to positives; the deeper understanding is how we think affects how we feel. There are a plethora of techniques that can be used like thought blocking, reframing, and being present.

If you’re interested in this type of therapy or need some inspirational encouragement, please send me an email.

Until the next Virtual Couch session,


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