Going from Pain to Purpose: Endometriosis Awareness Advocate

April 1, 2017


Dealing with Endometriosis


Michelle N. Johnson, Wellness Educator

Endometriosis Advocate



March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Each year millions of women and girls are impacted by this debilitating disease.  Over 176 million women are fighting a silent war that is upending their lives. It crosses ethnicity/race, age and socio-economic levels.  Endometriosis is hard to detect and often misdiagnosed.

Listen to our interview as she shares insights and strategies to effectively deal with Endometriosis. In the U.S. on average, it takes 10 years from symptom onset to receive an accurate diagnosis of endometriosis.

Some of the top symptoms include:

  1. Severe bleeding during your period (like hemorrhaging)
  2. Lower back and abdominal pain
  3. Vomiting, nausea, and headaches
  4. Prevents you from getting out of bed or doing daily activities

It hits women in the prime of their reproductive lives and impacts women and girls from age 12 to age 60. The symptoms mimic other conditions.

Michelle N. Johnson turned the pain she endured from this disease into a purpose to educate others.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Wellness Educator for over 10 years, Michelle N. Johnson fights fiercely to educate, enlighten and empower individuals to become proactive participants in their health and wellness management.

She brings awareness every March to the plight of those with Endometriosis through her annual Fighting Fiercely © educational campaign and expo.  She is a member of the Endometriosis Association, and author of the Endometriosis resource guide: Fighting Fiercely: Unveiling the Unknown about Endometriosis in June of 2015. She states, “I give women a roadmap for what the next steps should be after diagnosis. I share in-depth research on treatment options and make recommendations for specialists.”  

You can follow Michelle on social media at Facebook.com/fightingfiercely or email her at [email protected].



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Angeline Lawrence is a best selling author, Huffington Post contributor, ghost writer and magazine publisher. She provides proven strategies and tips on overcoming obtsticles in the workplace, such as workplace bullying in her Amazon Best-Seller, Postioned for Power: The Working Woman's Guide to Thriving in Life. Visit www.bit.ly/WomenofPower to purchase your copy today. 

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Watching over the Vision

February 13, 2015

Watching Over the Vision

By: Angeline Lawrence

The job of a visionary does not end with simply writing down the plan.  The hard part is getting a great team to help execute it.  We can learn how to watch over the vision from some of the great leaders mentioned in the Word of God.

One of the most renowned female leaders of Israel was Deborah, a powerful woman of God that was a judge over the people of Israel.   Deborah charged Barak to fulfill the order given by God to lead an army of men to attack the nation’s enemy. He responded in Judges 4:8, “Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”  The most talented people on a team will still need the support of their leaders to get the job done. 

In addition, God watches over every word he speaks to man as stated in Jeremiah 1:12. He positions his spirit-filled leaders to execute his vision and intercede on his behalf. Download the new episode now and listen as I discuss, “Watching over the Vision.”

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Love Your Enemies By Angeline Lawrence

January 16, 2015

Love Your Enemies

by: Angeline Lawrence, Host

Being on the receiving end of taunts and bullying can be detrimental to our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  As Christians, many of us were not built to give great comebacks when insulted.  Christ taught his disciples to love everyone, especially their enemies because he held them to a higher standard of righteousness. 

Matthew 5:44 states, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” (NIV) Christ taught them that true faith in God was more than the observance of laws and ordinances.  Christ emphasized the importance of displaying the same characteristics of compassion, equity and virtue as the Creator.  The ability to pray for individuals who work against us embodies great strength and righteousness.  Our Creator bestows His love and blessings upon everyone, even individuals that do not obey His Word.  We must learn to love the people that hate us. 

In honor of one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the history of America, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

Thanks again for joining me on the Shine and Grind Show. I have a special offer for Shine and Grind listeners for the pre-sell of my book, "The Working Women's Guide to Winning: Defeat Satan at His Own Game with Integrity,” which will be published in 2015. The book will provide more strategies for overcoming life’s challenges such as workplace bullying. Get started now http://bit.ly/10GBGrx and receive a free audio chapter from the book.

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How to Overcome Fear by Angeline Lawrence

January 6, 2015

Overcoming Fear

Angeline Lawrence, Host

In past episodes, I discussed the love God has for us. If that love is strong and without any fear, then we are unstoppable.  Fear is defined as an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.  It does not have to be an actual threat, but our anticipation of a threat. Fear can paralyze us and hinder our faith walk.

We must overcome the fear to show that we’ll obey the voice of God regardless of the situation. Ultimately, our love for God is shown through obedience to Him.

Yes, we may naturally have concerns when God is taking us through an experience in our lives that is new. Yet, we must obey his Word and follow his voice so that our love is perfect. I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (NIV)

Listen in as I discuss overcoming fear.

Thanks again for joining me and Happy New Year.

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Traits of Great Leadership by Angeline Lawrence

August 18, 2014
Leadership is crucial to the vitality of any business or organization. Jesus Christ mandated that great leaders become as the servant to thier subordinates. Matthew 23:11-12 stresses the need for humility in leaders. 
Likewise, companies that have gone from subpar to outstanding had CEOs that were classified as Level 5 Executives.  Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't," defines such leadership as Humility + Will.

Listen in as I discuss the characteristics of great leaders and their need for humility versus bravado.

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Domestic Violence Survivors find SAFEty in Entrepreneurship

July 7, 2014
Kalyn Risker, Founder/CEO SAFE (Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment)

Kalyn Risker, Founder/CEO of Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE), has a background in Human Resources. She knows first-hand the physcial, financial and emotional devastation caused by domestic violence. She turned her experience as a survivor into a business to help other women suffering the same plight. One in three women in the United States are victims of domestic violence. 

The 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization's mission is to equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence. Over the past 8 years, SAFE has assisted 852 survivors of domestic violence through direct training, services, resources and referrals.  

SAFE’s 8th Annual Appreciation Fundraiser & Afterglow will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a special Afterglow Event immediately following until Midnight at the newly restored Detroit Historical Museum. 

Visit the website at www.newsafestart.org  for more information. If you are a victim of domestic violence you can call the emergency number at 1-800-757-4919.

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Getting to Your Next - Talk with Shonta Prince - Transition Strategist

July 4, 2014
Shonta Prince, Transition Strategist
Getting to Your Next - Talk with Shonta Prince, Transition Strategist
As the Founder of Shonta International, Shonta Prince specializes in purpose and life focus coaching and mentorship for people in transition in the workforce, in entrepreneurship, and in ministry.
She states, "Purpose is what God put in you that can benefit others." A Navy Veteran, speaker and minister, Shonta is dedicated to helping others through their life transitions to reach their next dimension of success. We discuss the importance of identifying the seasons of transtions in one's life.
You can learn more about her agency at www.bootstobrilliance.com.
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