"The Holistic Lioness was created for the millennial woman of color unafraid to admit she is beautifully flawed in search of internal peace, healing and balance." -Keisha Faulkner, Founder & CEO
According to, PsychCentral, stress, hormonal imbalances, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and depression, are just a few contributing factors. Emotional melt downs happen. Science tells us why. So what now? Bury yourself deep into your bedroom covers, eat 5 pounds of chocolate, and call your best-friend to complain about how miserable life is? NOPE. Next time you’re feeling an emotional hot-mess try practicing self-awareness by asking yourself these candid, yet, solution-oriented questions.
Known as the daughter of the late-great comedian and actor, Bernie Mac, this Chicago native, divorcee and mother-of-one has struggled for years to maintain control of her life. Following the death of her famed father, Je’Niece experienced uphill battles that centered around family drama, depression and suicidal thoughts. Fighting to put the pieces of her life back together, Je’Niece learned lessons on faith, victory and self-love.
After much research I realized that child birth for many women are considered high trauma events, similar to car accidents or being robbed at gunpoint. And until one has really healed from the event, several things can trigger fear, sadness or even depression.
Practicing daily gratitude is a positive psychological intervention you can work towards incorporating in your daily lifestyle. It requires very little commitment, just simply a shift in your attitude and deliberate mindfulness. It begins with looking at all situations whether good or bad from a positive perspective. Will you begin to look at the glass as half full or half empty?
To my sisters who have been diagnosed with anything terminal, please remember that it is okay to put YOU first. Sometimes you must remove the cape from your back and cater to yourself. Be assured that a diagnosis of any terminal illness is not a death sentence, but a battle you win every day that you wake up with your mind made up to fight! So FIGHT sisters, because you are already victorious.
I often tell people that my journey to healing was the best and worst time of my life. While I was unable to do a lot of things on my own like getting out of the bed, taking a shower, dressing myself, doing my hair, and even speaking at one point, my limited abilities ultimately helped strengthen my character and faith in God.
As I reflect on my healing, I realize that my peace was never lost. There were times when I pushed it to the side and instead opted to focus on my ego and all of the things that didn't serve my spirit well; but every time I found stillness, my peace would appear, effortlessly.
Known for working with individuals and couples involved in difficult, toxic and sometimes destructive relationships, Janie Lacy, has successfully used her passion for counseling and professional experiences to heal the lives of people everywhere. This notable relationship coach and psychotherapist enjoys educating and advising others on dating, addictions, mental health, anger management, parenting and more.
To someone who has never experienced them first hand, it may seem like mental issues are a plague of the white, upper-middle class. But the truth is, these conditions don’t discriminate. It’s the validation of mental health and proper attention given to it that, unfortunately, is a privilege denied to many minorities.
God has equipped each and every one of us with gifts. He never intended for us to try and do everything ourselves. God values each unique aspect of who you are and appreciates what each of us brings to the table. What God has equipped me to do may be different than what God wants you to do. We have to learn to work in our distinct areas in order to accomplish God’s mission and keep our sanity.