A Healthy Balanced Lifestyle: Mentally, Physically, Spiritually, Financially

April 16, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Rhonda, Dr. Pamela, and Dr. Sony

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Balance is not easy to achieve when you’re living a fast-paced life – but it is totally possible. And once balance is achieved, it is surprising to see how much more one can actually accomplish. The Dr. Divas discuss balance from four different perspectives: mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially, and challenge listeners to take a look at their own lives to achieve greater balance in each area.

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Dr. Rhonda, Dr. Pamela, and Dr. Sony

Dr. Rhonda, Dr. Pamela, and Dr. Sony

Dr. Rhonda Anderson has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Mercer University located in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over ten years of experience in human resources and strategic management, with six of those years devoted to higher education administration. She has expertise in student affairs, program management, forming external partnerships, alumni affairs, retention, marketing, and career services. She has a strong passion for seeing others achieve their career goals and aspirations. Currently, Dr. Anderson is the Executive Director of Student Affairs for the Academy of Creative Coaching. In addition, she is the founder of A Scholar’s Touch, LLC and iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs, LLC. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northcentral University in the Higher Education Administration degree program for masters and doctoral level students.

Dr. Pamela Antoinette is a college professor and innovative business owner who holds a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. Her research focuses on interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, inspiration, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. She is the founder of Inspiration Ink, an organization that houses Tandem Light Press and The Academy of Creative Coaching for students, aspiring authors, and future professional coaches who wish to empower others through their own unique gifts and talents. Her latest book is Letters to the Brokenhearted: Woman-to-Woman Advice on Refocusing, Rebuilding, and Reloving. The bulk of Dr. Pamela’s career has been spent in higher education, where she has twelve years of professional experience. As a student affairs professional, she received training in suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse counseling.

Dr. Sony Shepherd earned her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and earned her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Phillips University. She also has a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Emergency Response Policy. Dr. Sony has authored and co-authored more than sixteen books. Her latest book is Staying Alive: How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters. With an extensive background in professional coaching to educational entities, government officials, and international organizations, Dr. Sony specializes in crisis management and has provided on site crisis response and recovery support following many school crisis situations and major disasters around the world. Sony’s expertise is highly regarded and she has also appeared on Good Morning America, NPR, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and 20/20. Most recently, Dr. Sony served as the project lead for the United States Department of Education as part of President Obama’s White House School Safety Initiative.

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Dr. Charlyn Green Fareed



Dr. Green Fareed is a human and organizational systems consultant, coach and action researcher. The primary focus of her coaching and consulting practice is helping to develop the careers and leadership capacity of women in the non-profit sector as well as in communities. As the founder and primary researcher for the Strong Black Women Project, she leads workshops, discussions, and presentations on the findings of her groundbreaking research on the cultural ethic of the Strong Black Woman and its link to the overall health and wellness of African American women. For more information visit: www.thestrongblackwomenproject.org View Guest page

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Kelsey Haberin



Kelsey is a Junior Communications and Digital Media major at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. But you most likely know her as the social media intern for the lovely ladies at The Dr. Divas Show. She runs the talk show's Facebook page, Twitter account (you know all those hilarious live tweets every Thursday during the show? That's her!) she established the show's new blog as well as researches and writes up the show treatment every week. Kelsey designed this Thursday's show and will be lending her expertise and experiences with The Dr. Divas! (She also really loves Starbucks, as seen in her bio picture.) Twitter: @dr_divas Check out the new blog: https://thedoctordivasblog.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctordivas View Guest page

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Dr. Sybil Ingram



Dr. Sybil Ingram is a successful and respected health care, regulatory/compliance, medical science liaison and information technology professional with significant experience with pharma/medical devices Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management Systems & Compliance, Risk Management, challenges and solutions. With over twenty years of professional experience, she has been one of the nation's foremost speakers and active consultants for the HIPAA regulations and implementation challenges, addressing all major aspects of the Administrative Simplification Subtitle and affected entities/stakeholders. Dr. Ingram has served as a clinician, clinical researcher and instructor, emergency preparedness and readiness/compliance specialist, I.S. and software product director, risk manager as well as a project manager for multiple national providers of health care services. She has held key positions for health care industry leaders such as HBOC/McKesson, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Labs, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). In addition, Dr. Ingram is nationally board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, a Sr. state representative for the National Family Caregivers Association and is an active member with the Medical Reserve Corp (under the auspices of the US Surgeon General.) She is an inventor and held a patent [pending] with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) . Dr. Ingram has also been recognized with a special commendation by the Department of Health & Human Services & CDC. Website: http://thesamuraicaregiver.com LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/possybilities View Guest page

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Dr. T. Hasan Johnson



Dr. T. Hasan Johnson is a professor at California State University, Fresno, in the Africana Studies Program. He specializes in research on men and masculinity and writes passionately about men being the target of domestic violence. As a scholar, his general research focuses on how Africana resistance groups intersect religiosity, sexuality, and patriarchy while negotiating white supremacy, oppressive capitalism, and new forms of media. Dr. Johnson specializes in Africana responses to cultural, political, and intellectual aggression from internal and external sources; as well as their use of socially-constructed truths as a means of reifying social hierarchy. As an Afrofuturist, Dr. Johnson's work addresses how technology, political ideology, icon-construction, blackness, and the imagination have been used as tools for social agency, cultural development and political mobilization in Africana communities. Dr. Johnson has also received the 2013 Promising New Faculty Provost Award and the Fresno State Talks teaching award. Visit his website: http://www.thasanjohnson.com Telephone: 1 559 278-8805 Email: Hasan@THasanJohnson.org View Guest page

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Lady Shepsa



Lady Shepsa Jones is a writer, teacher, life-coach, mother and “juju woman”—one who taps into her magical powers for healing and manifestation. A shy girl, she started writing at a very young age to express her emotions. Recognized for her talents early on, she won many awards including Presidential Scholar in the Arts, National Foundation for Advancements in the Arts Award and was a first place winner in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Contest. As she grew older, her love of the arts expanded into performance and acting. She holds a B.F.A. with honors in Drama from New York University where she also double majored in Africana Studies. As an adult she has spent over ten years studying the spiritual sciences of the African Diaspora, as well as Taoist and Tantric traditions. Through the study of sacred sexuality, Shepsa has reconnected to the goddess within her and aims to assist other women in experiencing the healing and freedom of their sensual selves. In 2012 she published poetry a book called The Goddess Pages: Honey, Full Moons and Daggers. She is also a certified i2Tantra practitioner with JujuMama LLC and currently completing a yoga teacher and healer certification. She was recently published in Corset’s Magazine’s Sacred Sex issue. Shepsa has also led workshops at Oceans and Rivers annual Relax, Relate, Release event, and was a featured presenter at Imani Dawson’s “Kinks Come Out At Night” event. Always evolving, Shepsa is now leading women in healing circles, sacred sexuality workshops, group coaching programs and retreats. Website: http://letgoletgoddess.com/ Email: ladyshepsa@gmail.com View Guest page

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Dr. Floran Syler



Dr. Floran Syler is a financial presenter, writer, coach and is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. Floran sits on the Accounting Advisory Board at Atlanta Technical College and teaches accounting online at Grand Canyon University and Strayer University. In 2010, Floran retired as Partner of the public accounting practice Harvey, Covington & Thomas, LLC and opened Mind Your Business Consultants (MYB); a business consulting firm located just outside Atlanta that offers financial counseling, strategic planning and tax advice to individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations. She is also the founder and lead consultant of the MYB Financial Fitness Club which assist individuals in achieving financial independence. She is the former weekly host of Chronicles of Black Wealth television talk show hosted by the 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay and is currently working on the development of the Mind Your Business internet podcast. Her research is focused on the creation of financial wealth for people of color, higher education performance based funding models, mentoring and leadership development, and increasing the number of presidents and administrators of color in our nation’s institutions of higher learning. View Guest page

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