The Modern Trophy Wife

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The words “trophy wife” paint a picture of model-like arm candy whose main attribute is her incredible beauty unmatched by her mate. In the past, powerful men searched for the trophy wife to accompany their wealth and prosperity – and their wives intellect and interests were irrelevant. Thankfully, our culture is seeing a shift in the ways women define

domestic and professional success, and two experts on human behavior are here to empower women on how to reach their goals while thriving at home, and do it with style.  The “Modern Trophy Wife” dares to want more, and gets it!

In “The Modern Trophy Wife: How to Achieve Your Life Goals While Thriving at Home” psychiatrists Dion Metzger M.D. and Ayo Gathing M.D. redefine what it means to be a trophy wife in the twenty-first century and welcome all women to their inner circle, imparting wisdom and medically sound advice on being confident and well-balanced.  As board certified psychiatrists, they inspire with guidance on developing deeper relationships, better life balance, and happier homes.

Our advice promotes not just relationships but complete body and mind wellness from a doctor’s perspective,”  says Dr. Metzger.  “Unlike dating gurus, we are truly experts in this field, having years of training in human behavior.  We help educate women to achieve balance and prioritize their life, de-cluttering what’s distracting so they focus on what makes them happy”.

Powerful, inspiring, and relatable, The Modern Trophy Wife provides practical wisdom addressing the myth that women are either a mom or a professional, and how to find happy work-life balance.

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Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Stringy and Vulnerability 
Strategies for Balance Chapter

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Love Lessons: Black Women Teaching Black Girls to Love

This book offers a unique, interdisciplinary, and thoughtful look at the challenges and potency of Black women’s struggle for inner peace and mental stability. It brings together contributors from psychology, sociology, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities, to discuss issues ranging from stress, sexual assault, healing, self-care, and contemplative practice to health-policy considerations and parenting. Merging theory and practice with personal narratives and public policy, the book develops a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness in order to provide tangible solutions.

The collection reflects feminist praxis and defines womanist peace in terms that reject both “superwoman” stereotypes and “victim” caricatures. Also included for health professionals are concrete recommendations for understanding and treating Black women.

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Coming in 2017!

Don’t Ignore The SignsDITS

The Ultimate How To Guide for Men and Women

Evaluate the Red Flags, Deal Breakers and Next Steps BEFORE you get involved in your next serious relationship.

They say that love is blind, but it doesn’t have to be!  This indispensable guide equips you with the information that you need to correctly choose your potential partner.

From evaluating online profiles until you’re fully committed, noted psychiatrist Dr. Gathing, integrates psychological principles with a real world perspective to help you navigate the process of finding your mate and making sure he or she is ready for healthy commitment.