By Minister Sonya Hosey “Mental health needs more sunlight, candor, andunashamed conversation.”– Glenn Close I am unashamed to saythat I dealt with threedeaths, all within a yearand a half – my sisterand two nieces. At onepoint, I thought after onedeath, I could breatheagain; two more tookmy breath away. I recently went to asalon, and the Nail Techand I began chit-chatting. Curious, I asked how Asianculture … Continue reading SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: CAN WE TALK 4REAL?
Minister Sonya Hosey Our emotionalwellness is testedevery day. As youlook around, there are timeswhen life can be difficult.We must quickly recognizehow these experiences canimpact us positively ornegatively. It is time that we look at ourwellness holistically. TheSAMSHA defines wellness in eight dimensions:emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical,environmental, financial, occupational, and social. Ihave encountered women who have hadchallenges with more than half of these areas. Forexample, we may … Continue reading SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: ONE BREATH, ONE MOMENT, ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Eight African American Women clergy and leaders gathered for the She Speaks Hope Retreat at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and were greeted by Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, the first African American Woman Dean in the history of the seminary. I am amazed because we were the first African American women’s group. This Spirit-led retreat demonstrated powerful moments of sisterhood. As women leaders, where do … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness: Reclaimed Sisterhood
By Minister Sonya Hosey There is continuing to be an exchange of views about faith, the black community, and mental well being. Some in the faith community ask why we only talk about African Americans when the church should focus on all people? I agree. We are all citizens of the Kingdom of God, and believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Son … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness
Contributing Writer Minister Sonya Hosey YOUR STORY All of us have a story to tell. Your family history, experiences, failures, and success shapes you. “Be the hero of your own story. Show the world the quality of your character, the strength of your resolve, and the size of your heart by finishing strong.” — Gary Ryan Blair Jeremiah 29:11” For I know the plans that … Continue reading SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: You Are the Hero of Your Own Story