February is American Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, The Empowered Mocha Patient is proudly participating in American Heart Heath Month. Over 40% of African-Americans over the age of 20 are affected by heart disease and high blood pressure. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thanks

Feature of the Month: A Thankful Heart Somewhere along the way I noticed one of my FaceBook friends sharing status updates each day of November for things they were thankful for. I can't remember who it was now, but it had to have been in 2010. The 1st few days they posted left a lasting impression on me, so I joined in and have been participating each November since then. I typically post 3 things each day on my I'm thankful for on my … [Read more...]

Featured Person of the Month: Virginia Hurston, My Mommy

November 2012's featured person of the month is dedicated to my extraordinary Mother, Mrs. Virginia White Hurston (sunrise 12/30/39 - sunset 11/21/08). She was an educator and served the Beecher Community Schools faithfully for 31 years as an English & History teacher. I affectionately tell everyone that she was my ride or die, #1 fan, loved me best besides God & would lovingly support me even if I was wrong as 2 left shoes. My … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Survivor: Vickie Williams-Cullins

Vickie Williams-Cullins is The Empowered Mocha Patient's 1st featured Person of the Month. She captured my attention while interacting with her on FaceBook. She’s a passionate, determined woman, with a persevering spirit in the face of adversity. 2008 was a significant year for both of us, in that we both experienced the great loss of our Mothers, in the midst of other personal challenges. Her personal challenge was being diagnosed with breast … [Read more...]