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The Awakening of Women

Awesome and inspiring read! Thanks #Michigan Author!

Weam Namou

The Awakening of Women

My niece, Sandy Naimou, is a yoga instructor, speaker and one of the board members at the Theosophical Society in Detroit. She invited me to speak in December about a topic that I dearly love; the roles of powerful women in ancient Mesopotamia.

I’m not a historian, but I studied this topic thoroughly when I wrote my four-part memoir series Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School. So, I’m aware of my rich lineage and of the fact that priestesses and princesses thrived in ancient Mesopotamia and made great contributions to the cradle of civilization including poetry, peaceful governance, and beer! Female freedom sharply diminished in that region when secular males acquired more power and religious beliefs evolved leading to the habitual pattern of, in Scarlet O’Hara words, “War! War! War!”

That region has suffered nonstop violence because of many factors, especially the…

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Hello #Detroit, Get on the waiting list with @DistrictDetroit | #MotownMom #DistrictDetroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest and most exciting sports and entertainment developments happening in the country. We’re planning new mixed-use developments around Detroit’s world-class sports and entertainment venues, including the new Little Caesars Arena. Throughout 50 blocks, we are creating new shops, restaurants, bars, office space and residential offerings in a vibrant area that is already attracting millions of visitors a year.

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#MotownMom: Owe taxes in #Detroit? That’s OK. Wayne County will still sell you foreclosed homes.

Wayne County doesn’t always enforce a law that forbids…

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#MotownMom: “Detroit Water Shutoff: Thousands Are Struggling to Pay For Water” on YouTube

How many of you know are living in Detroit without any water and what have been their methods of getting water?

#LateNight #MotownMom Confession: My kids never celebrated Halloween cuz I was a broke single mom.

Late Night #MotownMom Confession: My kids never celebrated Halloween cuz I was a broke single mom. I would just tell them it was the Devil’s Weekend & since we lived in Detroit they believed me & never asked.

It wasn’t that I was ashamed to be a single mom or even broke, I just knew I couldn’t spend money on three kids to dress them up.

I know what you’re saying, I could have easily made something up around the house. I’m creative.

Yeah, but I’m tired and I was not about to exert any energy on three kids, when I worked a full-time job, was a full time published author, head of the household and barely scrapping two pennies together to get heat.

Dressing the kids up for Halloween was the last thing on my list and I enjoyed my peace over their happiness.

I sometimes extended myself, if we had a car to take them to a church friendly function where they could get a bag of candy and have a go.

Otherwise, after Halloween, I’d wait for the costumes to become discounted and buy about twenty dollars worth put it in their dress-up trunk and let them use them throughout the year to just have fun around the house.

Do I feel any sort of guilt by having them miss out on things like that for their childhood?

Actually no.

My peace of mind was really more important and once my oldest was big enough to walk around and understand what Halloween really was, she actually took the youngest one out once or twice in the “nice” parts of Metro Detroit, but like me, she wasn’t into all that walking around and funny, the younger one wasn’t all into getting candy since I never had candy readily around the house.

On a side note, I’d also buy the discounted candy and use it for their Thanksgiving and Christmas bags.

Smart Mommy.


Watch “Ivanka Trump’s New Book: Offensively Frivolous | AM Joy | MSNBC” #motownmom

When she related Time Management from Beloved my stomach turned. 

I couldn’t in my right mind put my review online. 

#MotownMom: New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgia

A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, in collaboration with a team from the University of Michigan Medical Center led by David A. Williams, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN.

In the randomized clinical trial, 230 adults with fibromyalgia received one of three treatments, each of which was presented for eight weekly sessions to small groups of patients. The new therapy, which Lumley and co-developer Howard Schubiner, M.D., director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital, call Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), helps patients view their pain and other symptoms as stemming from changeable neural pathways in the brain that are strongly influenced by emotions. EAET helps patients process emotional experiences, such as disclosing important struggles, learning how to adaptively express important feelings — especially anger and sadness but also gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness — and empowering people to be more honest and direct in relationships that have been conflicted or problematic.

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Iyanla’s Most Powerful Pieces of Advice | Iyanla: Fix My Life | Oprah Winfrey Network on #motownmom

I saw her when she came to Detroit with Oprah back in 2014. 

When I say sister girl is life touching… Believe it!  

*   Be SelfFull – take care of self-first

  *   Don’t make someone else’s crazy about you

  *   Learn to trust yourself

  *   Be clear about your boundaries

  *   Respect people enough to tell them the truth

  *   State the facts, speak the truth

  *   when you see crazy coming, cross the street

#MotownMom: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017


University of Detroit Mercy

Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD


UPDATE: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22

Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1, 2017 – The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) at University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort of Boost. Applications are due Sept. 22and are available at

Boost is a nine-week program that provides existing business owners who are solving social problems within Detroit with resources to become financially sustainable and through mentoring opportunities.

The CSE will also host an information session for those with questions about the program on Thursday, Sept. 216-8 p.m. Advance registration is necessary. To register, please email with the subject line: BOOST Informational Session. Please include your name and contact number in your email. This informational session will take place at 1917 American Bistro, located at 19416 Livernois Ave., Detroit, 48221.

CSE Boost 4 classes take place on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.Oct. 5 – Dec. 14, at the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, located at 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, 48221.

To date, entrepreneurs in the Boost program have impacted over 16,000 lives and raised nearly $1 million in funding. CSE Co-Director Derrin Leppek said that Boost, “is an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurs to sharpen their business model and increase the chance of sustainability with experts and access to the nationally ranked business school at Detroit Mercy.” The CSE and programs like Boost are just one of several ways Detroit Mercy promotes the Jesuit and Mercy values and ethics, which represent the core of the institutional and college mission.

Applicant ideas must be well beyond the conceptualization phase and have had generated some revenue in their enterprise. The business must also provide a solution to an economic, social and/or environmental issue within metro Detroit. Applicants from diverse backgrounds should apply. Applications are available online at a reminder, the deadline to complete the online application is Sept. 22, 2017

For more information and/or to schedule an interview with program Co-Director Derrin Leppek contact:

Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD



About University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Today’s University boasts the heritage of two founding institutions: the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941.  The two consolidated as University of Detroit Mercy in 1990. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. For more information, please visit

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