About the Author

Dr. Alisha Reed is a licensed pharmacist and a widow mom who believes that self-care is non-negotiable. She is the creator of the lifestyle brand FLY with Alisha Reed, moderates a widow support group, and hosts The Fly Widow Podcast.

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  1. Realizing You needed help is a success story by itself!
    Thanks for your story!
    Now I know how to navigate to find a
    Mentor. I need to win!

  2. The cards, sayings, merchandise, et all are inspiring. While target directed, feel in this economy it is a bit pricey, especially for the group of women who REALLY need the inspiration that the cards present. If it’s a choice of buy a gallon of milk or a $5.00 whatcha think is going to get it. Have you been to supermarket lately. It’s daunting, just saying.

  3. Dr.Alisha Reed thank you for your piece on needing a mentor. I appreciate your transparency & strength in championing for you! You hit it spot on in your observation about what this society thinks about the endless well of strength & resilience expected of Black women- till the well runs dry! I salute you, encourage you & pray the prayer of Jabez over your life. Thanks for your words -because words are power!

  4. This post resonates with me on multiple levels. Being a mentor and mentee simultaneously spur growth for both sides. As a semi- retired individual starting a new role as an educational consultant, I realize that I do need a professional mentor. I can also continue to mentor others since I have reared two awesome young adults and have spent over 30 years in teaching and administration at all levels of education.

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