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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from Virginia Tech and an MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching, a nonprofit guru, a published author and a poet.

Besides her most recent published book, Crying Tears of Teal released in fall of 2017 she also has other previous publications which include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 which was released in 2014. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and a contributing writer/blogger for Valued Victorious and Virtuous and Beautiful Brown Girls (both online magazines and blogs) and has features in Natural Awakenings Magazines in DC and New York City where she discusses health and wellness, shares poetry and articles and other national publications.

Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian CancerGYN CancersHIV/AIDSLymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show continuing our conversation about Lyme Disease.

During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about:

– Some of her background including having lyme disease since December 2012
– What lyme disease is, how one can get it and how she got it
– The bull’s eye rash and the coinfections that she has had and is dealing with (one of them being vertigo)
– The chances of her son getting lyme disease
– The medical community’s approach to lyme disease
– The costs and some of the challenges she deals with
– What should you be doing if you have lyme disease
– What keeps her going and what has she learned about herself during this journey

You can contact Ms. Wills via:

Website
Divine Wryte Wellness
Crying Tears of Teal
Reconstruction, Pieces of Life Volume 1
Facebook
Twitter
Email

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

Jill Jones is our special guest for this conversation. Ms. Jones is activist, feminist, former collaborator with Paisley Park.

During the September 5, 2019 episode of Staggers State Of Things, the ladies talked about:

– Hurricane Dorian and what 45 is doing during the hurricane including #Sharpiegate and what the media will do now with a POTUS who alters information they disseminate
– 45 is pulling money from hurricane recovery and childcare centers to build his wall
– AOC and Dan Crenshaw clash over whether people should lend guns to friends
– Jennifer Aniston being darkened on the cover of InStyle magazine
– Nicki Minaj retiring

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

Twitter
Authory
HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

You can find out more about Ms. Jones via:

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Soundcloud

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Dr. Vibe


Robert Leung is a Certified Life Coach, with 20 years experience successfully coaching men through life’s challenges and transitions. He is the creator of Heart of Man Coaching. Robert’s work with over a thousand men, from all walks of life, has centered around helping men access, understand and master the power of their emotions, without compromising their masculinity. He believes this is the key to our evolutionary success as men. Robert has researched and created a number of seminars and exercises to help men discover the tremendous opportunities that access to their emotions can provide. Opportunities for better health, peace of mind, self-worth, healing, confidence, success and of course, love.

Recently, I hosted a conversation with Robert in which Lee Rosen, Program Lead – Men And Masculinity, gave a living eulogy to Robert.

Here is Robert’s background on The Eulogy for Life Exercise

The word eulogy means “praise”. It comes from the Greek eu meaning “good” and logos meaning “speech”.

What makes this exercise unique is that it’s a eulogy for the living designed to improve the depth and understanding of our relationships with the people in our lives that matter to us..

The idea is simple. Don’t wait till someone’s dead to tell them how you really feel. Wouldn’t you like to hear what people will say about you when you’re gone? When you put yourself in the mindset that the person you are writing about is no longer alive it makes us extremely present, aware and vulnerable. Most of us are rarely in that state of mind even with the people closest to us. The thought of them being gone makes us conscious of all that they mean to us. That can be uncomfortable because we don’t want to think about them being gone. But what a gift to be able to hear how much you are loved and appreciated while you’re still here to enjoy it!

Hearing your eulogy is perhaps the most intimate affirmation one can experience. It deeply enriches both the giver and the receiver in ways nothing else can and thereby enriches their relationship. What could be more rewarding?

Why should we wait for illness or death to tell the people we love how we really feel? We all think we have time but all to often that is not up to us.

Having delivered eulogies for some very close friends and heard them read mine I can tell you there is nothing like it! I felt loved, respected, honored and validated in a way I have never felt before. It helped me understand the impact I had on people and their lives. It gave me a sense of my legacy and some ideas about things I could still change or improve. It made me realize the depth of my caring for these people and their importance in my life on a whole other level. Something I sometimes take for granted.

It was very powerful. Tears were shed, but they were tears of joy. There was also great humor and laughter. It was a little uncomfortable but the shared love and intimacy was unforgettable and well worth it. This was done with a team of men I have known for over 20 years. I didn’t think we could get any closer. But boy was I wrong. Imagine what this could do for friends and families willing to up their intimacy.

I think we should write eulogies for everyone in our lives that we love just to really know how much they mean to us. And then I think we should read them to those people so that they can know how much they mean to us.

I am certain The Eulogy for Life Exercise will make everyone feel closer. It will be a profound experience that enhances your relationships with the people who matter to you, and with yourself.

During the conversation:

– Robert gives some of his background which includes being a creative director in the advertising industry for twenty-five years, doing men’s work for over thirty years and being a life coach for over ten years
– He shares his passion about where emotions fit in with men and where it might go
– His change from the world of advertising to life coaching
– Reflections on his early coaching days of men
– Some changes in manhood and masculinity over the last ten years including men having to become stronger in being vulnerable
– The story behind the living eulogy concept and the reaction of men when he first shared the concept with them
– We find out how Robert and Lee met
– Lee gives a living eulogy for Robert
– When should men do the living eulogy exercise?
– “Don’t wait to say the things that matter. There are no guarantees.” Robert Leung

You can contact Robert via:

Email

You can find out more information about Men And Masculinity via:

Website
Facebook
YouTube

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


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