Hey hey beautiful people. I am Ta’lor L. Pinkston, the founder and creator of The Heart Advocate. I am a Self-love Therapist and Activist who is dedicated spreading the message of self-love and how to choose it as a coping skill for mental health and healing.
In 2015, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I had just received my Master’s in Social Work and was planning to become Therapist, but instead, I was living in a one-bedroom apartment, low-income, unmarried, in a toxic relationship, I was fired from my employer while on an unpaid maternity leave, and was struggling with prenatal depression. I lost myself; my mental health was declining and so was my self-worth.
At that time, I hated myself for bringing my daughter into a world that I did not prepare to have her in but when she was born, I was reminded of my value.
For the first time, I admitted to myself that my choices reflected a lack of self-love and that I wanted to learn how to truly love myself. I started a blog and became more active on social media talking about my experiences and my self-love journey.
Self-love was a buzz word at that time and I but it seemed commercial and surface at times. In search for a more in-depth understanding of what self-love meant, I did a google search for self-love and found Christine Arylo, the founder of the Path of Self-love school and my life changed.
In 2017 and received my certification in the Foundations of Self-love and although everything I was taught was to benefit me and my own self-love journey, I wanted to spread the message of self-love and how to choose it as a coping skill for mental health and healing support.
what self-love has taught me …
Self-love is about choosing to be honest with yourself about who you are and who you are not. Choosing to accept yourself, be compassionate with yourself, and take care of your mind, body, and soul.
I have learned to express myself and not hold things in, to never settle for unhealthy relationships and how to set boundaries. Honoring my body with my choices and making self-love choices. This is what I live and what I teach. I am dedicated to taking self-love with me everywhere I go and I believe in how The Path of Self-love spreads the medicine of self-love.
Since receiving my certification in self-love, I have helped over 2,000+ people become their own Heart Advocate in my Self-love Sessions, programs, and workshops. They have chosen to never settle, have respectful relationships, and to choose themselves no matter what, and I want to help you too. Will you make the commitment to Become a Heart Advocate?
To help individuals choose self-love as a coping skill for mental health and healing in difficult and stressful situations.
For every individual to know their self-worth and reduce their depression and anxiety symptoms with self-love.
The Heart Advocate is a black owned business and believes in equity for every race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. We are pro-black, pro-lgbtqia+, and pro-womxn. The Heart Advocate is here for you if you are:
- struggling with a transition
- having difficulty in your relationships
- not as confident as you would like to be
- struggling to accept your body or feel like you don’t fit in to the standard of beauty
- battling with anxiety or depression
- fighting for equality + equity and intersectional acceptance and feel overwhelmed
- LGBTQIA+ and haven’t felt accepted or seen by mental health professionals
- struggling with singleness and/or feeling lonely
- going through a break up or divorce
- a creative or entrepreneur battling with feeling like you are never doing enough
i am here for your heart
The Heart Advocate is dedicated to my daughter, Xael Ahni Jordan.
You are the reason why I remembered my self-worth and stopped neglecting myself. I love you little one and I hope you always remember to love yourself.
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Hey, just realised, I never dropped you a link to this blogging award. Oops! https://alexischateau.com/2017/12/20/thanks-to-cynthia-for-the-blogger-award-nomination/
Wow Alexis, I am truly honored and what a great blog post! Congratulations to you! I will definitely be participating and I will make sure to tag you. Most appreciated sis
Absolutely love this page! I had to follow! Keep up the good work!
Thank you tammier33. I am glad you did and thanks for the follow. I will definitely reciprocate.
Thank you! And no problem!
Hey Lady listen up… There’s another nomination awaiting you. Have a look. ://theglittersoflife.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/1-award-and-loads-of-gratitude/
Omgoodness I am so elated. You are so amazing!!!! I can’t thank you enough for your support!
My pleasure. 🙂
I have so many mistakes that I wish someone could have stopped me from making, yet I’m not sure if my “hard-headed young self would have listened”
LOL! You speak truth. I didn’t listen to the minor advice I was given. It took years for me to get it…so many errors, but we are stronger now and we can educate the younger generations. Thank you sharing and following!!
You have a great passion here and a wonderful idea for a blog. I believe you can and will empower and support many through this.
I pray for just that. Thanks for loving my passion!!!!!! Keep in touch!
Lord have mercy!! why didn’t I discover this blog earlier. I love your blog, your content is too relatable to my life experiences!!
Thank you sooo much for taking in the time!!!!! Lol. Well i am so glad you found it now! I’m sure our life experiences are similar!!!!!! I’m almost positive. I am alwAys here!
I loved each word of this post. Awesome, full of strength. 🙂
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying to advocate for all women. It is so important to me to uplift women, reach out to them, and build their confidence, my own included!!!!!
I do support your cause. 🙂
😆😍😁🤗 thank you!!!!!!!! Spread the word!
Yes, surely will. 🙂
Read my poem and article. I dedicate it to you. 🙂
WHAT??????? I AM SO EXCITED!!!
Hope you like it.*fingers crossed*
https://theglittersoflife.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/the-essence-of-being-a-woman/ and https://theglittersoflife.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/on-this-eve-of-womens-day/
this is SSOOOO REAL. Love it.
Keep it up and check me out my blogs some time <3
I just did check out your page…you will see my comments soon. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for the kind words! Keep in touch with me. I have so many questions about apple cider vinegar…you will see shortly LOL
This is perfectly on point. Haven’t read something so true for a while. Honest writing. Shall follow you as im totally impressed how you nail it xx
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really appreciate you seeing my vision! Keep in touch!
Absolutely. How could i stay away xx
Hello! I’m also a new blogger and found your post on first Friday! I love your concept and cannot wait to see more – as a fellow lady trying to make it through this world too, I hope to learn from you!
Thank you so much madkatter13 ….. you inspire me! I really apprieciate you reaching out!!!!!
What a beautiful initiative 🙂
Thank you soooo very much! I have big plans for this!
I’m sure you will get there if you put your mind to it, looking froward to seeing it unfold 🙂
God willing! Thank you so
What a fantastic site – I utterly admire what you are achieving here – Bless you xx
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am honored!
Awesome site! I wish you all the best!
Thank you so much!!!!!!!
Hi it is a pleasure visiting your site once more 🙂 We have redesigned our mobile apps and are updating all of our previously published ones. I would love to get your blog involved. Please contact me on my personal email anytime:
Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I will be contacting you sooner than later Jacque’
This is an amazing blog you are writing! I look forward to staying tuned and sharing your post!
Thank you YonnaBre, I really appreciate you stopping by! Please check out Beauty Is… and Promises, I think you would enjoy those posts! Keep in touch!
This is such helpful thing that you are doing. Wishing you great success! 🙂
Thank you so much. I am glad you see the value in what i am trying to accomplish! Keep in touch!
Great job. Happy to find it….
I am soooo glad that you did! Thank you for reading. Come back soon!
Great post. Wishing you well on this journey of helping many. 😀
Thank you for stopping by my blog <3
No problem. Thank you so much….it is a tough job and thank you for visiting my site as well.
This is really great. I love what your passion and purpose for this blog. Keep the fire burning and don’t ever quench it.
Thank you so much. I will check out link. Thabks for sharing
I love this powerful message your blog sends!!!
Thank you so much… it is a constant work in progress but I have big plans for LADYHOOD. Keep in touch! I appreciate your support!
Wonderful post, and an amazing blog! I nominated you for the blogger recognition award, and there’s more information on my blog 🙂❤
Thank you so much for considering me Aqsa!!!! I feel so honored! You have no idea how much this means to me! I will Che out your page immediately!
No problem!! You deserve it <3 I look forward to reading your post 🙂
Soon to come!
Thanks so much for the Follow! I love the theme of your blog and what you are doing. Too many women don’t feel like they have someone to really go to for advice. Love it! xo
Thank you so much. I am so glad that you see the value in my blog and that you understand the importance of uplifting women! Keep in touch!
I love this. I am glad I found this blog.
I am so happy that you love it!!! My heart is warm!
I love the mission of your blog. Please keep writing!
Thank you sooo much Corinne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love your philosophy! Really made me think…. Love Sooz x
Thank you so much! That is my goal… I really appreciate you checking out my site and I plan to do the same on yours.
Great post! I had to come over and check out your blog after you suggested it and I am glad I did!
I am so glad that you took the time!!!! Thank you so much! I am still learning so I really appreciate the feedback!
This is such an amazing and relatable post! On a personal account, even I wish I had a mentor to guide me through some of the difficult situations. But, hey, let’s be optimistic. Those problems made us who we are, a better human striving towards a better tomorrow. 😊
Thank you sooo much TaaniSpeaks for checking my post out. Our mistakes make us, and it is our jobs to mentor others. Soooo true!!!!