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Traveling the Road to Better Decisions

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by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew Many people are not aware that one of my friends is incarcerated.  I remember when I first met her nearly 15 years ago.  She had a beautiful face with a pretty smile.  She was a great mother but her experiences were not the easiest.  Her relationships with men were difficult and […]

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We Are The Change That We Seek

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew Previously we looked at the three stages of change, at what makes up personal transformation. I used the work of author Jack Meizrow (2000) to break the process into three components: A disorienting dilemma Critical Reflection Perception Transformation Personal Experience with Disorienting Dilemmas I’ve had my own disorienting dilemmas. I grew […]

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How Does Personal Transformation Occur?

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew After a long hard week of preparing for Greater Dallas Movement Day, (an event that has over 1000 in attendance that I have been fortunate to serve as emcee for the past two years) I spent some time taking it easy. I’m not much of a movie watcher but I wanted […]

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3 Steps to Creating Your Legacy

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew It’s funny how you don’t think about the impact of a person on your life until they are no longer available.  Facebook, despite its ability to provide an ample amount of funny videos and mindless entertainment, can also be a place to receive pertinent information.  Reading through my timeline one Sunday, I found […]

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Real and Present Dangers – Ebola and Other Fears

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew I was in Austin, Texas at a conference and usually in the mornings, I spend time in prayer and meditation. I have a variety of devotional materials that I read ranging from the spiritual to the secular. These readings serve as motivation for me to stay focused and keep perspective on […]

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Disconnection: The Gift of Silence

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew As I write this, it has been twenty seven hours of being disconnected from my phones, laptop, iPad, television, and people to some degree. I decided to spend a week-end at a monastery to get quite and hear the small inner voice that has been craving to share insights and lessons. […]

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Gone Too Soon: The Gift from My Grief

by Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. I remember grabbing my phone the first thing on Friday morning to check messages. There it was. The message that I was not prepared to read from one of my dear cousins who has been my role model and friend: “Our cousin, Jackie, passed away in her sleep last night.” It […]

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Five Steps to Dealing with Stress

By Froswa Booker-Drew We always hear about the impact and dangers of stress on our minds and bodies. No matter how much I’ve read about stress and coping mechanisms to deal, life is hard and presents challenges that are often difficult to prepare for. I am in one of those situations right now. I am […]

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Here Are the Keys to Building Relationships That Make a Difference

by Froswa’ Booker-Drew I was fortunate to attend an Intensive at the Jean Baker Miller Institute on Relational Cultural Theory last summer in Boston. Started in the 60s and 70s by individuals such as Dr. Jean Baker Miller, Dr. Judith Jordan and others, Relational Cultural Theory is typically used in counseling but it is a […]

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