S. Tia Brown

S. Tia Brown is a licensed therapist and lifestyle expert who uses solutions-based therapy to help individuals develop practical life skills and treatment plans to enhance their quality of life. After spending more than a decade addressing issues ranging from relationship and mental health stressors to budgeting and personal finance woes, Tia is sharing expert advice for making healthy choices and improving your overall quality of life mentally, financially and exponentially.

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The Pursuit of Mental Healthiness

Happiness is not enough.  There. I said it. Ask most folks what they desire most,…

It’s National Homeownership Month—Here’s How You Know If You’re Ready to Buy

Buying a home is a big responsibility. Here’s how you know if you’re ready?

Real Question: How Do You Handle Dating Post the Pandemic?

Tips on balancing fun, mental health and dating during COVID’s second summer.

Gift Your Graduate More Than Cash This Season

Tips on strategic presents to help your graduate build financial literacy and habits.

Have a Toxic Mom? Here’s How You Manage Mother’s Day

Tips on how to deal with the challenges of having a toxic mother.

We Need to Talk to Teens About The Viral Videos of Mothers Degrading Their Daughters

Watching Black girls being emotionally abused by their parents isn’t entertainment.

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Thank Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for Showing Us What Toxic Actually Looks Like

Toxic has become one of the most overused pop mental health terms of the last…

Black Women Should Feel Free to be Happy—and Sad

Black women experience a unique mix of stressors, and need the space to process them.

Holiday Happiness: Will You Fake It or Make It?

For some, this festive time of year is dreaded, not joyful. Learn how to best deal with holiday anxiety in this revisited December 2016 article.

Top 10 HBCUs—& The Real Convo You Need to Have With Your Kids

It’s never too early for high schoolers and their parents to start thinking about college, whether for the next academic year or years down the road. Though it focuses on HBCUs, this December 2016 article offers valuable information for all college-bound students and their families.

8 Myths About HBCUs That Simply Aren’t True—and Why

It’s back-to-school time, and we are once again sharing this post from 2016 that busts those myths about historically Black colleges and universities.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Shacking Up? Here Are Some Rules

When Prince Harry tells Meghan Markle let’s walk the acres and talk, he’ll mean it.…

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Think You Don’t Have a Type? New Study Proves You Do, But…

According to a recent relationship study published online by the American Psychological Association’s Journal of…