Who’s Going To Show Their Scars

Who’s going to show their scars with me on this Thursday evening, April 2nd when Tina Campbell shows hers scars on WeTVs Mary Mary reality show? #MyScars

We are almost half way through Season 4 of WEtvs Mary Mary Reality Show starring Multi-Grammy and Stellar Award winners Tina Campbell and Erica Campbell . If you have been tuning in since the beginning of the season, you may have seen the “My Scars” tee on your tv.

Tina Campbell has allowed us viewers to witness vulnerable issues within her marriage while she fought for love. We couldn’t be more excited. Tina Campbell’s testimony and transparency truly captures the essence of the message “I show my scars so that others know they can heal”.  We say, “Tina keep showing your scars.  Someone needs to see your scars.” What did you think about the show?

“Find a way to tell your story; each time you tell your story it heals a part of you.”  ~ Oprah

I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning

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Progress Is The Goal

I have been writing this blog in my head for the past few months. At first, I was beating myself up for not writing as much as I had been. But with progress being the goal, I must admit that I have made a lot of progress in other areas of my life. On December 23, 2014 I finally made moving back home to California a reality. Though it still feels like I’m just on an extended vacation, I snap out of it every Monday while I sit in traffic headed to work. Yes, in that 2 month time period, I received 3 job offers. Not to mention that during my first week of work my boss informed me he was signing me up for B-school with Marie Forleo.

My Scars Chat - SFSU

My Scars Chat – SFSU

And if relocating and starting a new job isn’t enough progress, I was also planning the first My Scars Chat of 2015. I was so honored this past Wednesday to be back on the campus of my Alma Mater, San Francisco State University, along with my undergraduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc and host a My Scars Chat with young women and men that were eager to learn and discuss the impact of domestic violence. And they showed their scars! They opened up and discussed some of their life experiences. They talked about the concerns they had for friends and I am confident that they left empowered and will continue to show their scars so that others know they can heal.

So no I have not been vacationing and over-indulging in free time but progressing forward. I have clients that I am also working with and bringing their brand messages to life through t-shirts. One thing is for certain I am content with where I am and I am going to find a way to celebrate myself very soon. I am learning not to be so hard on myself. Every seed that I plant is not going to blossom overnight but if I keep taking steps towards reaching my goals one day they will be achieved. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Erica Campbell Showing Her Scars

Erica Campbell Showing Her Scars

And then there is that moment when you receive a text from a friend of a picture that she saw on Instagram of one of your favorite gospel singers and half of Mary Mary, wearing a My Scars shirt. Then you’re told by your Sorority sister that Tina Campbell wore hers on the Mary Mary reality show and you catch the promo clip. It reinforced that fact that, I may not be “busy” (doing stuff just to pass the time) but I am definitely making progress. What goals have you set? What are you doing to achieve them? Are you making progress? Do you need an accountability partner? I’m listening!

I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning

Erica Campbell: Help {Video}

I love this song and the video! The words are the very sentiments of my heart right now.  Erica Campbell did an excellent job and I love how she included her daughter Krista.  She is definitely training her up.

Lyrics:  “Said I do, but to tell the truth sometimes I don’t…I need a lifeline right now 911 won’t do, my backs against the wall now, done all that I could do….Help, help, Lord I need your help.”

Mary Mary Season 3 Starts February 27th

 

 

Mary Mary Season 3The countdown to Mary Mary Season 3 has begun.  The gospel singing duo will return to WeTV on Thursday, February 27th @ 9pm Est.  We have definitely been witness to some ups and downs while anticipating the new season.  From Tina Campbell discussing the infidelity of her husband, the death of their father and Erica Campbell launching her solo career, these two sisters and their families have gone through a lot.  It will be interesting to see how they hold it all together behind the scenes when their faith is tested.  Watch the preview.  Will you be tuning in?

 

Mary Mary:Coming Back For Season Three

While we may not know the future of the singing duo Mary Mary, we will definitely get another season to witness Erica and Tina’s life behind the scenes.  The Mary Mary reality show will be back for a season 3 on WE tv.  Reaching 5.2 million viewers this season, it is no surprise that they will be back.  The duo will begin filming for season 3 Mid-March.

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I was excited to hear this news.  It seemed like the sisters got a lot more comfortable  with being filmed during season 2. So much happened during this season.  From babies to weddings and semi-proposals, life was moving fast.  So fast, that with a career as demanding as theirs, I don’t blame Tina for wanting to take a break or even GooGoo wanting to run for cover in Atlanta.  Erica and Tina appear to manage their careers and personal lives very different.

I think Mitch’s suggestion of re-engaging in counseling is a great idea.  I also think that even taking a break for a little while is a great idea.  Those last few moments of season 2 shed some light on communication.  The way we communicate with one another can be a deal breaker in any relationship whether siblings, spouses, employer-employee or parent-to-child.  Although, I love the bluntness of Tina, I don’t think I could deal with it as a sister or a business partner.

Who has been your favorite sister to watch?

 

Mary Mary: The Singing Duo Is Taking A Break

Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You) 2 (LQ)

Mary Mary – Shackles (Praise You) 2 (LQ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary Mary have been sharing their gift with us for the past 12 years as a group.  The sisters, Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, introduced us to Shackles (Praise You) and broke through many gospel barriers with the release of their first album.  There music has been heard and played in places that many would have thought gospel music should not or would not be played.  Mary Mary have continued to make contributions to the Urban Contemporary Gospel category, garnering them Grammy’s, Stellar Awards and more.

Over the past few years, Mary Mary has taken to television as Sundays Best judges for the BET gospel singing competition.  With every new addition to their schedule, their lives have gotten a little busier.  We have also watched the growth of both Erica’s and Tina’s family.  Juggling a major singing career, television appearances, tours, recording and family can get hectic.  It can also create a lot of strain on relationships, health and eventually a career.  Though I hate to see them take a break, I definitely understand and wish them both the best during their haitus.

If you watch the Mary Mary reality show, then you know that Erica Campbell has been considering starting a solo career.  Tina’s priority right now seems to be her growing family.  Both of them have young children and these early years you don’t get back.  I have also read some comments on other sites speaking negative about them not taking out time for God, “you don’t see them praying”.  In 2013, I really want people to gain some understanding of how television works before you judge another man/woman’s walk.  If we could pray and preach on any network would there be a need for TBN or any other Christian network?  Okay rant over, but in all honestly, when you are going and going and going that balance can be lost.  Does it mean they love God any less?  I can’t say but I am sure that after this break, they will both re-enter ready to share their love for God through  music.   You can read more about their plans on Essence in an exclusive interview.

Are you a Mary Mary fan?  What do you think about the break?