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Erika T. Kendrick

Erika T. Kendrick
Erika T. Kendrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Personal & Executive Coach in Montclair, NJ whose passion is working with women to restore hope. She enjoys family, all things beautiful, and a good challenge. You can find out more about her at and

Give Yourself Permission to Slow Down

Give Yourself Permission to Slow Down Nia Magazine for black women
"You’re so slow,” I say. My daughter is a laid back type of kid. I don’t even think I’ve ever seen her actually rush around. This is one of the reasons that she’s my blessing. Let me share why. I’m a recovering “Overcharged, let’s hurry up,...

But God: A Sink Full of Blessings

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I love the entire process of cooking. This includes thinking about what to prepare, getting the ingredients together, and preparing and serving the meal. When I’ve whipped up something that I think is spectacular, I look for my family’s approval. I want them to love...

Had Enough? 5 Quick Ways to Eliminate Stress

5 ways to eliminate stress Nia magazine for black women
It's so easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "If I only had ____ (fill in the blank), my life would be so much better, things would be so much easier, and I would be so much happier.” Constantly focusing on what's missing, not...

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His Thoughts: Choose Her Every Day (or Leave Her)

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June Book Club selection: “The Thing Around Your Neck” by Chimamanda...

We're so excited to announce our June 2017 Book Club selection: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie PURCHASE THE BOOK: HERE The Official Book...


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A Fit life is a Long Life: Consistency is Key

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Celebrate Black Speak Week: September 4th-10th. Let’s Make It a Thing

One thing that has never sat well with me is the way that some of us act when we encounter our black brothers and...

Why You Should Celebrate Your Break Up

The break-up stage can last so much longer than necessary, holding up the new possibilities that could potentially unfold.