The Ultimate Guide to Mental Health in Dealings with Your SH!T?

Is Covid-19 forcing you to Deal with Your SH!T? Fortunately for you we have some answers and solutions for helping you to cope with depression, anxiety and the woes of the world.

Author Erika Utley Delivers Deal With Your SH!T
Author Erika Utley Delivers Deal With Your SH!T

LETS DEAL WITH IT

Dealing with our SHIT (Shame, Hurt, Insecurities, and Trials) can be a challenge. It involves being honest with oneself and truly diving head first into those innermost places, within our heart and soul. Licensed Therapist and Author of Deal with Your SH!T, Erika Utley takes a unique spin into helping others deal with their past pain in order to resolve their current emotional states. In this book, there are 25 ways to overcome your SHIT, all of which have been broken down into simplistic ideas. The goal is for the reader to truly begin to apply the ways to lead their best life.

In Deal with Your SH!T, one will find themselves experiencing a wealth of emotions, from laughing hysterically, to having their eyes fill with tears due to the raw nature in which the author presents the material. The reader will also have the opportunity to journal their journey, as writing space is available after each topic is presented.

Author Erika Utley Delivers Deal With Your SH!T
Author Erika Utley Delivers Deal With Your SH!T

Erika provides realistic strategies to overcome Shame, Hurt, Insecurities, and Trials including:

  • Figuring out your own personal agreements
  • Making peace with your past
  • Un-taming your wild side
  • Flushing away your excuses

And so much more!

ABOUT ERIKA UTLEY

Erika Utley (affectionately known as “The Smileologist”) is a practicing, Licensed Therapist with a radical approach to assisting others in gaining inner healing. She is the CEO and founder of Smileology Counseling Services, where her mission is to help others “Learn the Art of Smiling from Within.” Erika has dedicated her life to sharing her knowledge on mental health in such a way that is realistic and attainable for individuals in today’s society.

Sunset Inflight

The caption is Sunset Inflight. Some of the best optics are captured while in flight on journey to Delta medallion status Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The caption is Sunset Inflight. Some of the best optics are captured while in flight on journey to Delta medallion status Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The caption is Sunset Inflight. Some of the best optics are captured while in flight on journey to Delta medallion status Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The caption is Sunset Inflight. Some of the best optics are captured while in flight on journey to Delta medallion status. Practice makes perfect. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this photography say to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

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WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

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WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

2 Reasons You Should Watch Andrew Ahn’s Driveways Film

Hong Chau, Brian Dennehy + Lucas Jaye star in DRIVEWAYS Directed by Andrew Ahn Photo Courtesy Film Rise
Hong Chau, Brian Dennehy + Lucas Jaye star in DRIVEWAYS Directed by Andrew Ahn Photo Courtesy Film Rise
Hong Chau, Brian Dennehy + Lucas Jaye star in DRIVEWAYS Directed by Andrew Ahn Photo Courtesy Film Rise

Brian Dennehy delivers a stellar performance, alongside Hong Chau in Driveways. The star cast welcomes Lucas Jaye in what is to be a promising performance that will inspire you!

About the Film

Kathy (Golden Globe-nominee Hong Chau, DOWNSIZING; HBO’s “Watchmen”), a single mother, travels with her shy eight-year-old son Cody (newcomer Lucas Jaye), to Kathy’s late sister’s house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody develops an unlikely friendship with Del (Golden Globe, Tony-winner and longtime acting legend Brian Dennehy, in one of his final leading roles) the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer and with Del’s encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home.

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The Critics Say

“DRIVEWAYS performances are among the most affecting I’ve seen in quite a while”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jeannette Catsoulis (NYT Critic’s Pick)

“DRIVEWAYS shows us how unlikely people can come together under imperfect circumstances and fit together perfectly. It also shows us how fleeting that perfection can be”– THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, Justin Chang

“DRIVEWAYS evokes what it means to be home”
– THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE, Richard Whittaker

“A sweet, understated masterpiece” – THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, G. Allen Johnson

“This is the ideal movie for this moment”– DEADLINE, Pete Hammond

Hong Chau, Brian Dennehy + Lucas Jaye star in DRIVEWAYS Directed by Andrew Ahn (SPA NIGHT)
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Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko was already a star

About Jhené Aiko:
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mix tapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more.  Jhené made history when Sail Out, her phenomenal #1 debut EP of 2013, became the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history.  The EP’s success was propelled by her sizzling BET Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated #1 platinum crossover hit “The Worst” (over 117 million combined YouTube views to date). The EP also included “Bed Peace” featur­ing Childish Gambino (over 37 million combined YouTube views); “3:16am” (over 14 million combined YouTube views); plus collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples.

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The momentum kept up when Jhené joined Drake on his 39-city North American Would You Like A Tour?  She appeared with him on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which led to her own solo dates on ConanThe Late Show with David Letterman, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Jhené’s brilliant debut album of 2014, Souled Out entered the Soundscan R&B chart at #1, containing “The Pressure,” described by Billboard as “an otherworldly neck-snapper” (over 14 million YouTube views to date).

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The release of Souled Out was celebrated on NBC’s The Today Show.  In 2016, Jhené collaborated with fellow multi-platinum Def Jam superstar Big Sean on their debut duo project, TWENTY88. The duo made their tv debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Jhené’s critically hailed second album, Trip, was released September 2017, entering the Soundscan R&B chart at #1.  Her third album, CHILOMBO (March 2020) acknowledged her full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, and contained the singles “Triggered” (RIAA platinum), “None Of Your Concern,” “Pu$$y Fairy (OTW),” “Happi­ness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” (featuring Future, Miguel), and “B.S.” (featuring H.E.R.).

Clarence Avant is The Black Godfather on Netflix, Watch Now!

Clarence Avant is The Black Godfather on Netflix Photo Courtesy of Netflix
Clarence Avant is The Black Godfather on Netflix Photo Courtesy of Netflix
Clarence Avant is The Black Godfather on Netflix Photo Courtesy of Netflix

Watch Netflix

Clarence Avant is The Black Godfather. Watch this inspiring  work of art and  and story.  It is very rare to see authentic and genuine content produced. This work is brilliant. Take the highly styled journey and celebrity filled story in the comfort of your own home. Clarence Avant conquered tons of obstacles, financial ruin, but still is fighting the good fight and creating magic in the world of entertainment. Clarence has a roster of accomplishments that are mesmerizing.

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Inspiration

If by chance you are on the entrepreneurial journey this documentary is fuel to continue. The rawness and the unapologetic spirit of Clarence Avant will supercharge you. In a sea of professionals that often want credit it is so refreshing to see a man manipulate the system in silence. Momma always said “Watch The Silent Ones.” Taking notes and focusing on the numbers is what all should take from this magnificent body of work. Influence and esteem has a new address. Netflix you have outdone yourselves in painting the story so vividly.

Be sure to watch and learn from the master himself. To see the work of an African American man shown in such a great light is inspiring. The work and accomplishments of the past are stepping stones for younger generations to leap in faith. Thank you for this memoir. Thank you Mr. Avant for blazing a trail and opening doors for  all artist . Your courage, wisdom, and unapologetic spirit are encouraging!

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EXCELLENCE INSPIRING MOTIVATING A MUST WATCH NOW ON NETFLIX!

Who is the Black Godfather?

Witness the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, a music executive who influenced legends such as Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and so many more.

Vice is Fearless and Raw Storytelling on Showtime, Watch Now!

Vice is Fearless and Raw Storytelling on Showtime
Michael Cooksey shows Alzo Slade the freshly cut timber on property that belonged to his family for more than 100 years. A timber developer purchased the property in a forced sale last year. VICE, “Losing Ground”. Photo Credit: Michael A. Lopez/VICE News/SHOWTIME.

Vice is a fearless and raw approach to storytelling. Vice tackles global issues that are often overlooked by traditional media now on Showtime. In this week’s special one-hour episode of VICE, correspondent Seb Walker examines the spectacular rise and fall of WeWork, and delves into the world of venture capitalists willing to gamble billions on the next big startup; as the U.S. continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, correspondent Alzo Slade explores the vulnerability of black land owners in the South; and correspondent Isobel Yeung reports from the heart of Italy’s COVID-19 crisis, gaining rare access to an ICU in a hospital overwhelmed by the virus.

Take a look at clips from this Sunday’s episodes below:  

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The Emmy-winning documentary series VICE, known for delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, is available across all SHOWTIME platforms on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-episode season pursues untold stories on the environment, social justice, civil rights and identity from all corners of the globe. The VICE reporting team includes a diverse group of award-winning journalists, with Suroosh Alvi, Krishna Andavolu, Ben Anderson, Charlet Duboc, Vikram Gandhi, Hind Hassan, Josh Hersh, David Noriega, Paola Ramos, Alzo Slade, Gianna Toboni, Seb Walker and Isobel Yeung reporting on complex geopolitical stories.