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L Tomay Douglas, MSW, CASACT

✨Restoring Justice to the Human Spirit✨ Educator Restorative Justice Practitioner Speaker Writer

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Happy Truth Tuesday! Truth is one of my values. We probably can agree that it’s an important value to have. Do you believe the passage- the truth will make you free? It freed me from being hostage to ugly secrets. Truth can decrease stress levels, empower you to make informed decisions and live in the light. In fact, studies have shown that keeping a truth (secret) goes against the natural response of your brain. Finding comfort to disclose is rare. It’s why we seek out therapists, etc. One truth to a significant part of my journey as a multi-abuse survivor: @hiddenwaternyc HiddenWaterNYC.com They helped me overcome child sexual abuse, you can too! Speak your truth in community and heal. ⚖️ ⚖️ ⚖️ #happy #truth #tuesday #be #free #find #your #voice #heal in #community #silentnomore #speakup #affirm #metoo #timesup #women #men #teens #children #mentalhealth #awareness #hope #prevention #recovery #families #join #hiddenwaternyc #freedom #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Great Afternoon! Being mindful of those who invest their time to say hello, how are you, is everything okay and/or send an email is something I do not take for granted. We can get busy pretty fast in our day and forget to check in on those whom we declare matters. This is mostly due to life issues that one must contend with. However, be mindful that you contact others when they’re not well when you say you care and not only to make a dollar; that’s the difference between being mindful and minding your business at another’s expense. On this Mindfulness Monday, thank someone for their kindness, compassion and caring heart. We need more of this in our world. How about you? ✨ ✨ ✨ #happy #mindfulness #monday #thankful #grateful #appreciate #life #health #family #friends #fans #followers #colleagues #business #partners #children #moments #matter #create #memories #love #laugh #forgive #embraceyourworth #listen #affirm #be #inspired #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Great Day! Here’s my “Mindfulness Monday” moment. The worst part of my weekend was taking ill and having to miss a major event. The best part was celebrating my sister and spending time with my friend who is a culinary genius and nutritionist. It was just what the doctor ordered. I am grateful for quality time nourishing my mind, body and spirit including relationships. Mindfulness is what we can all benefit from. It’s a great way to be more appreciative, deeply connect by being present with yourself and/or others in the moment. Have you had your mindfulness moment today? ✨ ✨ ✨ #happy #mindfulness #monday #thankful #grateful #appreciate #life #health #family #friends #fans #followers #colleagues #partners #children #parents #moments #matter #create #memories #love #laugh #forgive #embraceyourworth #listen #affirm #be #inspired #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Too often people are celebrated after they are gone. Sometimes we take for granted that we will have another chance. I’m learning that each day is an opportunity to celebrate those we love and admire. Let me introduce you to my beautiful sister. She holds a managerial position, a mom of two beautiful children, can sing and knows how to light up your life. I admire her strength, her financial savvy and how she loves her family, friends and kindness shown to others. She was the first to graduate from college and inspiration to return myself. My sister, Anissa is an amazing woman. Who in your life can you celebrate today? ✨ ✨ #happy #Sunday #cherish #family #friends #Saturday #called #for #rest #reflecting #on #how #i #am #blessed #create #memories #celebrate #each #other #everyday #is #a #special #occasion #youareworthit #smile #belit #brandmebeautiful

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Happy Truth Tuesday! Do understand that freedom is something I embrace. It’s why I honor truth. We do ourselves a disservice when we operate with deceitful motives. It will only cause the one deceiving to build a house of lies as one project it on others. Why would you want to create a house of mirrors based on untruths? The images reflected back will only showcase a self made prison that will one day shatter. Be free by being truthful. #Befree #happy #truth #tuesday the #lie #you #tell #you #hear #it #too #integrity #honesty #transparency #builds #character #lies #dig #holes and #self #made #prisons #choose #truth #start #fresh #riseup #belit #livefree #brandmebeautiful

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This never gets old because it’s the truth. Life is worth living because you are enough. You are enough to weather the storm, see the light of Day and realize that yes, you came out ok. You are enough just being. No strings attached. No expectations for you to fulfill. Wherever you are, whomever you are..... You are Enough! 💎 💎 💎 #just #in #case #you #did #not #know #you #are #enough #repeat #i #am #perfectly #flawed #and #pretty #amazing #ltomay #brandmebeautiful

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Happy Mental Health Awareness Monday! 💚 💚 This weekend I had the honor of speaking at a Mental Health Awareness Picnic. It was an amazing event and a great way to educate our community, while sharing a meal. 🥙 🍗 🥗 When I look at Suicide rates doubling, silence is not an option. We are all impacted when someone takes their life and it’s usually someone that added beauty, color and warmth to the world. We will feel their absence! 😕 🙄 You may feel uncomfortable hearing the truth, however, listening is one thing you can do to help someone in despair. Another is finding a resource outside of youself to help also. Real impact occurs through real conversations. Look in the mirror. See the solution. Stop stigma. Save lives. ☎️Call the Suicide Prevention Line: 1 (800) 273-8255 💚 💚 💚 #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #realconversations #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #matters #truth #preventsuicide #stop #stigma #leanin #listen #be #uncomfortable #resourceful #compassionate #empathetic #make a #difference #save a #life #therapy is #good #mind #your #Mental #wellness #recovery is #possible #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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I finally had a chance to meet an Instagram friend in person yesterday. We did a live together and she dropped this jewel right here. This is so true. It’s because of her that I had the honor of speaking at Blossom Brown Beauty’s Inaugural Mental Health Awareness Picnic. If you don’t know her, let me introduce you to Ms. A, founder of @beautifulbraincollective She is absolutely a gem to know. We hung out well after the event ended and I enjoyed every moment. She’s a mental health warrior who is kind, funny, smart and beautiful from the inside out. I was among phenomenal women! Thank you all for being your beautiful selves! @beautifulbraincollective @blossombrownbeauty @cassiejamesfoundation @classiecash @__unstigmatized__ @ltomay @survivorssoar 💚 💚 💚 #beautifulbraincollective #stigma is an #injustice to #all #suffering #in #silence #embraceyourworth #mind #your #health #wellness #mentalhealth #awareness #preventsuicide #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #letmefixyourcrownsis #unstigmatized #unstoppable #cassiejamesfoundationinc #blossombrownbeauty #riseup #survivorssoar #belit #sane #brandmebeautiful

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@classiecash Thank you for your life giving presentation! I took notes, said ouch and am inspired to mind my physical health more as well as my mental health. You brought it yesterday. Keep inspiring us to live better. I look forward to future collaborations! @classiecash @blossombrownbeauty @__unstigmatized__ @beautifulbraincollective @cassiejamesfoundation #health #check #research #get #informed #about #diabetes #heart #disease #highbloodpressure #wellness #qualityoflife #mentalhealthawareness #inaugural #event #letmefixyourcrownsis #cassiejamesfoundation #unstigmatized #beautifulbraincollective #riseup #survivorssoar #sane #brandmebeautiful

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I had the blessed honor to hear from this great woman of worth. Her message was powerful. Mental health is real and so is suicide. The time is now to start talking about mental illness and remove the stigma. @__unstigmatized__ You are a gift; Beautiful inside Out. I look forward to working together in the future!!! @__unstigmatized__ @blossombrownbeauty @classiecash @beautifulbraincollective @ltomay @survivorssoar #unstigmatized #mentalhealth #awareness #research #labelscostlovesfree #letmefixyourcrownsis #beautifulbraincollective #riseup #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Ms. Shida, @blossombrownbeauty dropped this jewel at her event. What a powerful statement! I may have been a speaker, however, I’m still teachable. One must me educated in order to make informed decisions. Your event provided that and so much more. You are an awesome woman! Thank you again for the good you are doing and helping to fix our crowns! #letmehelpyoufixyourcrownsis #blossombrownbeauty #inaugural #mentalhealth #awareness #picnic #health #education #socialworker #networking #sharing #epitome of #sisters #who #strengthen sisters #brandmebeautiful @__unstigmatized__ @classiecash @beautifulbraincollective @ltomay @survivorssoar

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I couldn’t end the night without saying thank you @blossombrownbeauty for the amazing work you are doing within our community! Your event was beautiful and so near and dear to my heart. I’m honored to have been chosen as a speaker. I see great things coming up sooner than you think! #blossombrownbeauty #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #unstigmatized #cassiejamesfoundation #beautifulbraincollective #brandmebeautiful #together #we #win

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Happy Faith Forecast Friday! I have a vision board. We create them to visually see where we want to be. It’s you putting into the universe what you believe you’ll attain. Faith Forecast is similar with one difference- speaking the beautiful good we expect to receive. Ie. Forecast peace in the storm, that new job you’ve been preparing for. There is power in your tongue. 💥 So take this time on #FaithForecast Friday to declare and write down what you want to visually see. 🗣 #positivevibes #speaklife #vision #board #visionspeech #change #your #language #how #do #you #see #declare a #thing #words #are #powerful #riseup #embraceyourworth #honorthepower of your #voice #mentalhealth #awareness #spiritual #health #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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New Speaker Alert 🗣🗣🗣 added on to the amazing panel of powerful women we already have speaking. It is our pleasure to announce that founder of @brandmebeautifulinc Ms.L’Tomay Douglas will be speaking @blossombrownbeauty inaugural Mental Health Picnic. Ms.Douglas is very well versed in Many areas of Mental Health and will be sharing her profound knowledge, as well as resources to aid in our community healing. Meet us this Saturday. This is an event you don’t want to miss. RSVP Link in our bio @blossombrownbeauty #blackgirlhealing #SavingOurBlackGirls #BlackYouth #blackmentalhealthmatters #Interventions #Solutions #Depression #ChildrensMentalHealth #awareness #ptsd #Advocacy #IWontStop #Bsw #MSW #advocacy #CommunityOrganization #GivingBack #Harlem #Newyork #cliniciansofcolor #Help #StopTheShame #mentallyfit #nationalmentalhealthawarenessmonth💚 #SuicidePrevention #July #Depression #mentalwellness #advocacy #SocialWorker #minoritymentalhealth #ptsd #Trauma

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May freedom break forth like never before in your life. It’s a value held for myself. When we’re walking in toatal freedom possibilities are manifested. In fact, you will no longer be limited by the mindset of lack, ‘can’t see it’, ‘not sure’ or ‘not me’. The only imposter in your life is a bully called disbelief. Take back your authentic self and be free. I believe in you. Happy 4th of July! ✨✨✨🌟💫 ⭐️ 🌟 💫⭐️ #happy #4th of #July #independence #day #declare #your freedom #silent #nomore #timesup #metoo #nevergiveup #mind #mental #emotional #spiritual #financial #health #matters #embraceyourworth #see #yourself #free #rise #up #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Happy “Talk about it” Tuesday!😊 There are things that can be miscommunicated between people at home, on the job and in a text message. This is often how conflict arises, by mixed messages. 📞 📱 The answer isn’t to immediately charge the conversation. In fact, it may be best to pause and revisit later. However, to clear the air and practice effective communication, you must be willing to talk about it. 📞 📱 In order to deepen relationships and make more meaningful connections, we must talk about those things that make us uniquely different and yet connected. Talk about the discomfort, your dis-ease or your pain. Whatever you do- talk about it. I am. Will you? 🤔 ✨ ✨ #happy #talk #about #it #tuesday #connect #deeply #relate #meaningful #ways #dialogue Is #dope #speak #truth in #love #listen #respond #acknowledge #impact of #conflict #around #mentalhealth #parenting #relationships #surviving #riseup #silent #nomore #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Happy Monumental Monday! Truly, this is my reality today. Today marks the day for new beginnings. I wrote an earlier post titled the #byebyeblessing and it’s remarkable to witness the good that comes when you say goodbye. New doors open with a readjusted focus. All because of letting go. What’s that monumental moment that you’re ready to celebrate? ✨ ✨ #monday #love #on #time #celebrate #life #you #others #things of #great #significance #embraceyourworth #be #open #see #good #expect it #enjoy the #process #journey #closed #doors #reroute #mindset #yesyoucan #behappy #riseup #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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