All posts by: Shamis Pitts

Overcoming the “Angry Black Woman” Trope

Recently, I was on the New York City subway. It was crowded and I ended up standing body to body with other folks. I stood close to the subway car entrance because there was nowhere else to go. Right as the doors were closing, a man, his young son...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 18th Feb 2020
Shamis Pitts / 0 / 06th Feb 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Leadership coach launches 2020 wellbeing campaign

NEW YORK, New York—January 28, 2020 “New year, new you.” It’s a common mantra this time of year, but for one reason or another, many of us don’t reach the goals we’ve set. Leadership Coach Shamis Pitts understands struggling in one’s work and personal life. To share her personal...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 02nd Feb 2020
Spiritual Wellbeing: Why and How I Committed to a Mindfulness Practice

I grew up in a diverse family within a diverse community in Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. From a religious perspective, I was raised Muslim, my family on my mother’s side is Christian and many of the people in my childhood neighborhood were Jewish. I believe that is part...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 23rd Jan 2020
Mental Wellbeing: It was a long time coming

My mother died suddenly after an operation when I was 17. We buried her, rented an RV and drove from Maryland to Orlando, FL, went to Disney World and drove home. Then, I packed up my life and moved away to start my freshman year in college. Within one...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 15th Jan 2020
Physical Wellbeing: How I Got Re-Started

I did not exercise in 2019 until Thursday, December 5th. What got me going? I signed up for my friend’s December 6th kundalini yoga class. The last time I went to her class, I ended up with a severe muscle spasm. (Visual: Me, rolled up in a ball, knees...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 08th Jan 2020
I launched a 2020 wellbeing campaign. Here’s why.

I launched a 2020 wellbeing campaign. Here’s why. Published by Shamis on January 1, 2020 I have strived for excellence my entire life. I am a recovering workaholic…language that I know is negative. Ideally, I would find a way to describe my issue in a way that is more...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 01st Jan 2020
What I Learned About Myself: 2009-2019

What I Learned About Myself: 2009-2019 Published by Shamis on December 29, 2019 My sister-in-law asked me if I was ready for 2020. I was thinking, “There are still several months left in 2019, people!” Then, I started to get curious about why everyone was so concerned with 2020’s...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 29th Dec 2019