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Through personal narratives, expert advice, online training, and curated wellness events, the WUHS network delivers resources to help Black Women surmount obstacles, heal from past traumas, and start every day with positivity, thus propelling them towards their goals and dream lives.

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Breaking Free from the Shackles of Trauma: A Journey to Unconditional Self-Love

January 21, 20232 min read

“Healing is not just about getting better. It's about unraveling the layers of pain and hurt and rediscovering who you are beneath it all.” - Iyanla Vanzant

Healing from past trauma is an essential part of leading a happy and fulfilling life. Trauma can take many forms, from physical or emotional abuse to natural disasters or accidents. It can leave deep emotional scars and impact many aspects of our lives, including our relationships, mental health, and overall well-being. The good news is that healing is possible, and there are steps we can take to help us move forward.

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One of the most important things to remember when healing from past trauma is to acknowledge and validate your feelings. It's important to recognize that your experiences are real and that they have had an impact on you. This can be difficult and uncomfortable, but it is an essential step in the healing process. By acknowledging and validating your feelings, you can begin to process and move through them, rather than pushing them away or denying them.

Another important step in healing from past trauma is to practice self-care. Self-care is the process of taking care of yourself physically and emotionally. It includes things like getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, and doing activities that bring you joy and relaxation. By taking care of yourself, you can give yourself the support you need to heal. Self-care is not selfish, it is necessary.

Finally, seeking professional help can be incredibly valuable when healing from past trauma. A therapist or counselor can provide guidance and support as you work through your experiences, and can help you develop coping strategies and tools for dealing with difficult emotions and memories. Remember, healing takes time and effort, be kind and patient with yourself.

It is important to remember that healing from past trauma is a journey and it will not happen overnight. It will take time and effort, but with the right tools and support, it is possible to move forward and lead a happy and fulfilling life. Acknowledge your feelings, practice self-care and seek professional help. Remember, you deserve to heal and to love yourself unconditionally.

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LeAnne Dolce

LeAnne Dolce, a certified Wellness Professional, is on a mission to empower Black women to prioritize their self-care and live fulfilling lives. Born and raised in Washington State, she juggled the responsibilities of motherhood while pursuing both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Technical Communication from the University of Washington. Today, LeAnne is not only a mother of two but also a proud grandmother. From corporate communications to IT Project and Program management, LeAnne's professional journey has been diverse and dynamic. However, her passion for wellness and empowerment led her to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. As a certified wellness professional, certified product formulator, published author, and motivational speaker, LeAnne has made it her life's work to champion the power of self-care. Her powerful and authentic message resonates deeply: by prioritizing self-care, it is possible to heal past traumas and awaken each day with happiness, free from guilt or shame. LeAnne's pursuit of promoting wellness led to the inception of the "Wake Up Happy, Sis!" network. A unique platform for Black women, it curates self-care and wellness experiences to help women become happy, healed, and whole. This network has created a supportive and nurturing community where women connect, share their stories, and learn from experts in the field of wellness. The "Wake Up Happy, Sis!" Show, hosted by LeAnne, is an emerging radio show and podcast. Through engaging discussions with experts in the field of self-care and wellness, LeAnne disseminates wisdom drawn from personal experiences, shares inspiring stories of high-performing Black women, and offers tips and advice for listeners. The show empowers women to put their self-care at the forefront of their lives. LeAnne's infectious passion for empowering women is evident in her work. Her vibrant energy and unwavering commitment to the cause serve as a beacon of inspiration for others. Regardless of their achievements or circumstances, LeAnne is a powerful ally for any woman needing a boost of motivation to prioritize their self-care. The "Wake Up Happy, Sis!" network is a dedicated platform for high-achieving Black Women. Its goal is to strike a harmonious balance in their lives by empowering them to overcome past traumas, build resilience, and cultivate genuine happiness and fulfillment. The network offers a wide range of resources, from personal stories and expert advice to online training and inspiring interviews. By focusing on self-love, self-care, and inner strength, WUHS addresses unique challenges like imposter syndrome, stress management, and boundary setting. Through the network's diverse initiatives like workshops, meetups, VIP days, and wellness retreats, WUHS fosters community engagement and provides opportunities for personal growth and networking. WUHS also features a range of exclusive products and experiences, including The Sister Circle paid membership, The Wake Up Happy Sis Show radio show and podcast, and The Soul Renewal Experience Retreats for immersive personal growth experiences. "Wake Up Happy, Sis!" is more than a network; it's a vibrant community and a comprehensive platform for Black Women. It provides essential resources and tools for women to prioritize their wellbeing, heal, and build resilience. By shining a light on the path to self-love and inner strength, it encourages women to thrive without guilt or shame. In the words of LeAnne Dolce, "Wake up happy, sis!" because you are worth it.

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Meet LeAnne Dolce

Hey Boo Hey! I'm the CEO and Founder of Dolce & Lay. I have been a self-care enthusiast and a student of the wellness arts for over 15 years. Having been in the space of being overwhelmed with motherhood, family, work, school, community service, and all the other hats that I wore, I constantly put myself LAST. My health and my relationships suffered until I decided to take charge of my self-care and wellness FIRST, so I could be more present for all who needed me. Now my passion is helping African American women - professionals, entrepreneurs, and mom+ (the women who wear all the hats) reconnect with themselves through
Radical Self-Care!

Just what is Radical Self-Care? It's being authentic, intentional, and unapologetic about putting your self-care first. It's removing the guilt and promising yourself to #ReclaimYourMeTime so you are the best version of yourself for those who need you. It's thinking differently about self-care, Wellness, and your own self-discovery. It's building with a community of women who support one another along their journeys.