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Rev. Dr. Clifford D. Barnett Sr.  on  The First 2000 Days

Rev. Dr. Clifford D. Barnett joins us this week on The Diva2de Perspective.  He is the pastor of Warner Temple AME Zion Church.  Dr. Barnett currently serves the AME ZION Christian Education Department as the Chairperson for the Commission on Family Life.  His passion for children and families  is apparent to all who know him. He has been an integral part of the push for the First 2000 Days Initiative in New Hanover County. This thrust brings to light the effect of toxic stress during the first 2000 days of an infants life. He is a recently elected member of the Wilmington, NC City Council.   Dr. Barnett has been a huge supporter, mentor and friend to me.  (Please don't tell him I said that.  It might go to his head.)  Thank you for being with us on the Diva2de Perspective

The first 2000 days - Rev. Dr. Clifford Barnett
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Self acceptance with Crystal

This week on the Diva2de Perspective we are discussing strategies for communicating with and understanding youth, with Crystal Pellom, MA, LPC, CPP.  She works with children from 0-18 years.  She is very passionate about what she does.  And you can see her love for children in her interaction with her son Jace.   Thank you for being with us this week Crystal.

Acceptance with Crystal - Diva2de
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Vulnerability with Mireya

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In this "Bonus Track" of the Diva2de Perspective, we are discussing vulnerability with Mireya Lupercio, MSW, LCSWA.  Mireya  gives insights from angles that we are often overlooked. 


We also discuss the book The Gift of Imperfection by Brene' Brown.  Thanks,  Mireya for gracing us with your insight and compassion.  Enjoy this bonus track of The Diva2de Perspective.

Vulnerability with Mireya - Diva2de
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Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself? In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living--a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.

Trauma with Franchon

In the second episode in our series on mental health, we are joined by Franchon Francees, MS, LPC, CTP, who leads us in a discussion of trauma.

Listen, if you've ever experienced trauma or if you're even marginally curious, then you really want to click the play button on this one.  Thank you,  Franchon, for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us at The Diva2de Perspective

Trauma with Franchon - Diva2de
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Depression with Jamie

This week's Episode features a conversation with

Jamie Washington, MA, LPC, LCAS. 


Jamie is giving us some information on depression from the perspective of a practicing clinician. He is also breaking it down in layman's terms so that we can all understand.  Thank you, Jamie for sharing your insight with us.

Depression with Jamie - Unknown Artist
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