BEING MISUNDERSTOOD

Have you ever felt misunderstood? It’s a part of life. If you alter yourself to accommodate others or cover up who you are to fit in you’ll waste the BEST parts of your LIFE in confusion over people and their actions. Truth is our past experiences (and how we choose to interpret them) shape our perception.…

MY FAVORITE THINGS

My MUST-HAVES for an exhilarating SUMMER 2017! Those of you who follow my pages know I’m an absolute bookworm. Great books, quality beauty products, and brilliant travel hacks are my favorite! I’m ready for the summer months…Are You?? Stock up on my summer must-haves today! BOOK LOVERS                 …

CLASS IS IN SESSION

  As a child, I often noticed the good in others. I enjoyed identifying qualities that inspired me to reach for more. Although I was a quiet kid I was very observant. I was often considered different, difficult to read, or hard to understand because of my reserved nature. The qualities that were once viewed…

POSITIVE THOUGHTS

YOUR THOUGHTS TRAIN YOUR BRAIN Do you find it difficult to control your thoughts? Our natural survival instincts help us in situations of immediate harm. However, our bodies are not designed to stay in fight or flight responses daily. Stress, anxiety, worry, and negative thoughts keep you activated in fight or flight emotions. When you stay…

MINDFUL LIVING

Mindfulness is a valuable tool to help ease the stress of modern life. It’s about calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s thoughts with the intention to FOCUS on quieting the mind. I enjoy teaching mindfulness to youth as a therapeutic technique. You’d be surprised to learn how receptive teens are at developing wellness tools. I’m always…

BIO

Tawanna Rucker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at TruExpansion Foundation, an organization that provides youth empowerment programs and vocational training in business office services to teens. She has successfully developed strategic partnerships with organizations to engage youth through higher education, arts, and community involvement. Tawanna began her career in 1992 as a professional model. She…

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