Massive Meltdown? No Worries: 7 Things To Help You Reset and Recover

The pressure of being disconnected from the world as I know it, coupled with some personal challenges, finally got to me yesterday. I had a MM (code for massive meltdown), like ugly cry and all. When Chadwick Boseman died, I watched Amanda Seales share the overwhelming grief she felt about his untimely death, her personalContinue reading “Massive Meltdown? No Worries: 7 Things To Help You Reset and Recover”

How Are You?: 5 Things To Combat The COVID Blues

When COVID first hit and we were required to stay at home, I was probably a little too excited. I was burned out and saw the opportunity as a way to restore myself… That was in March! April, I was still enjoying my time at home! May still enjoying! By June, I was starting toContinue reading “How Are You?: 5 Things To Combat The COVID Blues”

The 5,4,3,2,1 Method: A Tool I Use to Center Myself and Re-Focus

Accomplishing goals via hard work is all I know. That, coupled with my self-diagnosis of imposter syndrome, makes me a tad bit excessive. Well, maybe you can take the word tad out. Okay, and the word bit. I am in a complete zone ( code for I go overboard) when working. And, according to myContinue reading “The 5,4,3,2,1 Method: A Tool I Use to Center Myself and Re-Focus”

Defund The Police You Say?

Where in the “Sam Hill” is Eugene, Oregon? I have no idea, but I would love to study the people in that community. It seems they implemented police defunding long before the world watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis. In fact, Eugene Oregon began defunding police thirty years ago. Those ofContinue reading “Defund The Police You Say?”

Touch Me

Being a single person in the age of COVID has become tougher for me. Recently I realized I had inadvertently removed my superwoman cape from storage and placed it back on. After all, I am a mom and a small business owner. As a mom, I am quietly consumed with creating the new normal forContinue reading “Touch Me”

Are You Okay??

(TRUTH BE TOLD) Everyone has their own story Can you hear silent cries, do they have any validity, or are they wasted emotions? I would dare to say there aren’t any emotions in my opinion that should be seen as wasted Though we tend not to express oneself in the same manner, the release isContinue reading “Are You Okay??”

5 THINGS Moms Should Teach Their Daughters

When I entered the motherhood circle at the young age of 19, I got a lot of advice about how to take care of my daughter’s physical needs. Breastfeeding, cloth diapers, nap time, burping, cereal in bottles, etc. Wherever I turned, there seemed to be an abundance of women ready, willing, and able to teachContinue reading “5 THINGS Moms Should Teach Their Daughters”

Vibin’ With Psychotherapist Keischa Pruden

I had such a great conversation with psychotherapist Keischa Pruden about mental health. I figured sharing this convo would be a great way to close out The Vibe for the week! Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, tune in and take advantage of this free therapy session :-). Much Love, TonzaContinue reading “Vibin’ With Psychotherapist Keischa Pruden”

Super Women Don’t Have Time For Mental Illness

One of my all-time favorite movies is Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. YA-YA!!! I loved that movie so much that if it weren’t for her father’s strong objection, Gabriella would have been named Sidda Lee. The tight bond that the women maintained despite challenges that tested the bounds of their friendship is one of theContinue reading “Super Women Don’t Have Time For Mental Illness”

How Are You Feeling? Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Several people have suggested that I talk about mental health, so I have decided to do just that. This week each post and Wednesday’s episode of Vibin’ With Tonza (podcast) will be dedicated to mental health awareness! According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 (46.6 million) U.S. adults live withContinue reading “How Are You Feeling? Let’s Talk About Mental Health”