Health

The Gospel According to Jessica Care Moore

Some people are good at doing some things and then there are some that are great at doing almost everything they put their hands on. This dynamo lady that hails from Detroit, Michigan is no different. Jessica Care Moore can almost do it all. Well, whatever she puts her mind, heart and hands to do she does well.

What’s Life Like Living with Lupus?

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Often times we think about Cancer and Diabetes as diseases that impact us the most.  Well, we shouldn’t disregard the power that Lupus has on the individuals it tries to attack. 

RCR! Presents Real Discussions talked about What’s Life Like Living with Lupus with two women who refuse to lose.  They are not just survivors, but winners.  My guests Joelle May and Adrienne Allende have decided they would not lose in the daily battle with Lupus.  These ladies have decided to win each new day that they’re given. Yes, it’s like that! It’s a daily decision to want to beat it and not give in to how you might be feeling.


The interesting thing about this is that both of these women were diagnosed with Lupus at different times in their lives not knowing that they had anything wrong with them to begin with.


It has changed them both immensely where some of things that wanted to do and/or used to do can no longer be considered an option. Having children, relationships, careers, etc. are we’re tough decisions that had to made in order to focus on their health each and everyday.


Lupus is a complicated and unpredictable disease. You don’t know when symptoms will strike or how long a flare could last. The uncertainty of how you can be impacted will very from day to day and throughout the course of the day.  To make a donation to the local chapters, go Lupus.org.


Feel free to learn more about Lupus and the women who have decided to fight everyday on the Real Chicks Rock! YouTube channel.


Remember...

~ To connect with those that inspire you.

~ To continue to put in the work because quality is priceless. 

~ It’s never too late to learn especially from your own mistakes.

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Our Mental Health

People come in all different shells, templates and forms. None of which can help determine if mental illness is being challenged or at risk.  People have learned to how to cope, maneuver and get by with whatever state of mind they might be in.

Mental health is a serious topic, but yet still continues to be taken lightly.  RCR! Presents Real Discussions discussed this topic with two experienced therapists within the mental health industry.

Erica Strayhorn James of EJ Counseling and Nathalie Ellis of Esteem Counseling Services were very knowledgeable about the different types and forms of mental illness.  What I found to be interesting is that they have clients that are young as 3 years old. The ladies had several examples that they shared to help enlighten us about what mental health is really all about.

A few things that are helpful in dealing with mental illness is journaling daily. This will help in expressing what the person is feeling and dealing with. 
Equipping people with information and educating the person about their choices, outlets and strategies are a good practice. Lastly, just practicing self care routines everyday will also help combat in battling mental illness.

It’s also helpful to involve loved ones in the educational process. Like any other illness, getting love and support will help manage any situation better.  

Keep in mind that individuals can get to see a therapist just like seeing a primary care physician.  Don’t struggle to get mental wellness on your own.  

Check out the episode - Our Mental Wellness on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube channel and reach out to these ladies or other mental health professionals or therapists

Erica James Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor - https://www.ejcounselingatl.com/meet-erica

Nathalie D. Ellis, LPC - https://esteemcounselingservices.com/about-us/

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The Many Phases of Cancer

The Many Phases of Cancer.

 

We have the audacity to think that when people have cancer, they should begin to look a certain way. Especially when they have stage 4 cancer. We have a lot of nerve.

 

Nickole Justice and Deborah Huddleston don’t look sick at all. They are two beautiful women, they are mothers and they are dealing with stage 4 cancer.

 

Neither one of the women knew that they had cancer. They weren’t feeling well and went to the doctor. For Nickole, they told her that she was too young to have cancer. Therefore, the opportunity to diagnose her cancer early and catch it was missed. Deborah had been running her own business, took care of many and carried on her day to day routine. She too wasn’t feeling well one day and decided to go and get checked out.

 

You can only imagine that this was life changing for both women. Their jobs. Their careers. Their families impacted. These ladies don’t have time to be scared because they are in a fight for their lives every day.

 

Healthcare that’s afforded to them is not enough and it’s a constant battle to acquire and maintain coverage.  Their families have stepped in to help provide the support they need. And yet they still fight. They won’t quit. They want to live. 

 

Despite everything that was thrown at them, they were winning until we lost one of them.  On Sunday, June 10, 2018, we lost Nickole Justice to stage 4 cancer. She leaves behind her 10-year daughter nicknamed Nurse Peaches, her parents, family, and friends. It was my honor to meet her and have her and Deborah on RCR! Presents Real Discussions on Sunday, May 20th.   We extend our prayer and condolences to her family and we’re so thankful to have met her.

Thank you Nickole for sharing your battle with us, it will be used to help others.

 

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Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness are 2 words, we like to see go hand and hand. Especially, when it’s the beginning of a new year.

We are becoming more and more aware of our food options and choices. The pesticides and steroids that are placed on and in our foods are unacceptable.

Chef Jamel Thompson and Jackie and Janae Madison were very passionate about what we eat, how it’s prepared, the portions and making sure we exercise.

Chef Jamel brings a vast amount of information to the discussion.  He studied and received his degree
His vegan food leaves your mouth wanting for more as the taste is incredible.

Jackie and Janae Madison is a mother and daughter combination that enjoys exercising and stay well together. The 6-year-old Janae holds her Mom accountable by making sure they exercise every day together. Jackie coaches people to eat appropriate portions. Both Jackie and Jamel would agree that if you’re going to eat meat, make sure it’s a good cut and the right portion. Don’t overdo it.

Both these professionals can now offer help on what and how to eat. Most people would agree that all the exercising will be without value without the proper diet and food portions to go with it. Everyone one is different, so govern yourselves accordingly.

Here’s to wishing you and yours nothing but health and wellness in 2018 and the years to come

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If you missed the discussion, feel free to check out on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

- Make decisions about what and how you eat food that best suits you.

- You gotta keep moving, stay active and mobile.

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New Jack Jingle Jam and Toy Drive

Something happens when we take a moment to give especially to children.  

Real Chicks Rock!™ was honored to collaborate this past weekend with Shuffle and Repeat for their New Jack Swing Toy Drive.  It was rescheduled due to snow in Atlanta 2 weeks ago, which made it more exciting as the event was held with only 2 days before Christmas.  The room was filled with good music, good vibes and good times.  At the end of the event, several toys were collected and some sacrificed coming out when they were not feeling their best.  We appreciate that kind of dedication and support to help others, especially during this time of year. 

Thank you to everyone that came, gave toys, made a donation and had a good time with us. The box was filled with toys that will be donated to children of domestic violence survivors from the Powerful Beginnings organization. 

Remember...


No matter how small the gift is, if it comes from a good place it will make a BIG difference.
Enjoy the REASON for the season and continue to... #ROCKon

 


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The Power of Writing ~ An Author’s Perspective

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These Women Have Something To Say...

The topic: The Power of Writing ~ An Author’s Perspective on RCR! Presents Real Discussions on Sunday was filled with laughs, smiles, and eye-opening information. My guests Fonda Clayton Smith and Joyce Reed were very transparent in their process of being an author.

They identified the pros and cons as well as the process in getting your book published. Using writing and becoming an author has helped in being an extension of their voice.

We give many heartfelt thanks ...
For everyone who tuned in. 
For the likes, the shares and spreading the word. 
To my guests for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and share with the masses.
To Instinct Radio for allowing Real Discussions to have a home.

Remember...
~ Use writing to help write your truth.
~ Use writing to let your voice be heard.
~ Use writing to be extension of yourself, your brand and your product.

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