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 the heart.
In 2015, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter and for 9 months I struggled with prenatal-depression. At the time, 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 and I was fired from my employer while on an unpaid maternity leave.
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 strength. During the first year of her life, while fighting for my relationship and battling my depression and anxiety, I knew that I was putting more effort into my relationship than I was putting into myself. I was settling for less than what my heart desired. I was not staying true to myself.
For the first time, I admitted to myself that I did not fully love myself. I started a blog after my therapist (at the time) told me to write again. When I entered the blogging world and became more active on social media, I saw so many talking about self-love, but it seemed very commercial and surface. 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 100+ people become Heart Advocates in various self-love therapy sessions and programs. 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 support individuals with defying perfection, challenge their inner-bullies, and build a strong self-worth by choosing self-love as a coping skill for mental health and healing.
For every individual to know their self-worth by advocating for their hearts desires.
I am Safe-Space for your heart
The Heart Advocate self-love therapy and program is for all races, genders, religions, and sexual orientations is a value I carry with me in every session as 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
the heart advocate is 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.