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Start Your Journey to Recovery at Spiced Life Conversation
Spiced Life Conversation is located in Conyers Georgia. We help clients create sobriety goals, and recovery plans, begin their life in recovery journey, and offer aftercare services for addiction and programs to support them in achieving their goal of preventing relapse. We are the top resource for self-care rituals, flexitarian clean eating lifestyle, sugar detox resources, meal prep recipes for chakra health and living a low sugar lifestyle, shadow work journaling for mental and emotional health, and creating a closer relationship with God as you learn the tools you need to heal and recover from sugar addiction, codependency people pleasing, and emotional eating caused by abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma. Our goal is to provide tools, resources, and guides to help you create the lifestyle you were meant to experience as you shift from these four recurring self-sabotaging behaviors...
✔︎Breaking Codependency (people pleasing feeling responsible for everyone and everything)
✔︎Imposter Syndrome (fear of success and being abandoned)
✔︎Emotional Eating (sugar addiction, sugar dependence)
✔︎Financial Stress (taking on other people's debt, loaning money to folks who can't pay you back, undercharging for your services or products)
I often work with people who have learned from a young age that to stay safe, they had to caretake, people-please,
and accommodate other people’s feelings before their own.
Does That Sound Like You?
Why Is Aftercare Important in Recovery?
You Can't Stop Pleasing Others.
How Do I Know If I Am a People Pleaser?
If you're reading this, I'm guessing you think you may be codependent, you escape with food in times of stress, and people-pleasing is jeopardizing your recovery.
You may feel responsible for other people's feelings, moods, life choices, and behavior. You may feel anxious if others are unhappy with you, and you give their needs, feelings, and opinions precedence over your own.
You won't express how you feel or ask for your needs because you don't want to burden others with your problems or look weak.
You want to keep the peace at all costs, even if it means sacrificing yourself and your happiness. Even your sobriety.
So you keep telling yourself that "you got this," but you don't-you actually feel unseen and misunderstood.
A part of you knows that you lack self-worth, values, self-respect, and self-compassion. You know you shouldn't discount your feelings, wants, needs, wellness, life, and business goals or even doubt yourself! But your compassion for others due to a fear of success and being abandoned is so strong that you dismiss or talk yourself out of self-care and self-love clean and sober living to avoid conflict, especially in close relationships where you tend to lose yourself and abandon your own needs.
Is People Pleasing Causing Problems?
You even escape with food, shopping, or constantly working or doing because you do not want to go through the process of healing childhood trauma that you carry in your life due to unresolved emotional pain from childhood emotional neglect and fear of abandonment or you just avoid facing this addiction because it feels good but deep down you know it's just a numbing mechanism that needs to be eliminated from your life. Codependency is a coping and survival strategy adult children from dysfunctional homes rely on to avoid pain.
At times you want to give up, unplug from your responsibilities, and not care so much about how others see you, being the responsible person, but you don't want to admit to anyone or yourself that you're feeling resentful, unappreciated, and ignored because you're not able to say "no" to things or set boundaries to accommodate your own needs, wellness goals, or recovery plan. Or live in the complete freedom you crave without feeling overwhelmed and trapped by life, business, or the people in your life or your deep hidden fear of not being able to deal with disappointment or loss due to a fear of abandonment.
Therefore you just defer to, agree with, and please others and escape with food to feel better while suppressing your difficult emotions and stressful lifestyle. At times you may even find it difficult to understand your own emotions. The reason for this is because
If you're codependent or a people pleaser your relationships are enmeshed and your boundaries are distorted. You lose yourself worrying about what your partner thinks, needs, or wants and your sense of self is dependent upon external validation. You may find yourself easily falling for people you can fix, or you believe you can heal. The fear of abandonment fuels denial.
If this sounds like you.
Emotional Intelligence, Codependency, and Emotional Eating Counseling can support you.
Is An Aftercare Program Right for You?
The thing is you must learn the hard lesson of trusting, respecting, loving, and showing compassion for yourself. This statement sounds simple, but many people struggle daily to prioritize their needs, and self-care rituals, and lead their own lives without guilt, shame, and outside influences of other people's expectations, beliefs, and demands. Especially, if you were raised to have no emotional needs or programmed with faculty thinking that expressing emotions is a sign of weakness. Growing up with your feelings ignored teaches you that your feelings are unimportant, your needs, well-being, wants, desires, dreams, and life and business goals don't matter. Some folks may mistakenly take these subtle messages as they don't matter!
These difficult emotions can lead to repressing, or minimizing how you feel and escaping with substance to numb the pain. Addiction to food, drugs, or alcohol is a disease that spreads its deadly tentacles into every aspect of your life. Nothing is immune, including your job, relationships, coping skills, finances, and even your physical and mental health. Because addiction is so destructive and pervasive, recovery is an incredibly time-intensive, exhausting, and challenging process. Therefore, it is no wonder that many people encounter bumps in the road and begin using substances again. Learning coping skills for relapse prevention can be a crucial part of an addiction aftercare program that helps reduce the chances of a destructive backslide.
If you need long-term sobriety support I can help you begin your emotional healing journey to heal these unresolved issues from your past. If you need aftercare services we can create a plan that helps support your vision for your life in recovery.
What Is Addiction Relapse?
Relapse is a common occurrence among people in addiction treatment. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as many as 40 to 60% of people in treatment for substance abuse will relapse at some point.
Just as no person is perfect, most addiction recoveries experience one or more incidents of addiction relapse. This happens when you lose your coping skills and begin to drink alcohol or use a drug after a period of abstinence. Although relapse is very average in the recovery process, it can be dangerous and even fatal, mainly if you use a drug in the same quantity you did before stopping. Because your body is no longer tolerant of the drug, you might overdose.
Why does relapse occur so often? The main reason lies in why you started to drink or use drugs in the first place. For most people, substance use relieves physical or psychological pain or helps a person to numb themselves. If your life gets stressful and you lack coping skills for relapse prevention, the chances are good that you will go back to the ineffective coping skills that worked, however poorly, in the past.
Research shows that the greatest risk for relapse is during the first 90 days after your initial treatment. Additionally, the odds of maintaining recovery are lower without an aftercare program.
Aftercare services have many benefits, including the following:
You will learn how to cope with stress.
Identify and manage their triggers.
Recognize warning signs of relapse
Develop healthier behaviors
Use coping strategies to address any cravings or negative thoughts that may lead to a relapse
You can receive support and encouragement.
You’ll learn how to interact with family and other people in healthy ways.
If your cravings start, you will have a recovery coach to call; you’ll build a support system and wellness team.
It builds confidence and develops skills through mental health and behavioral therapy, peer groups, and continued education to help in achieving and maintaining sobriety.
What are the aftercare services?
The term "Aftercare" simply means the treatments you receive after being discharged from the hospital. In mental health, aftercare programs are recommended once you have completed intense treatment programs as well as hospitalization. Aftercare is a time when you will continue your education to learn all about yourself, your triggers, and how you deal with the stress and negativity of life.
Why is aftercare important in mental health?
Aftercare helps you repair old relationships, and it can also help you cut ties with negative people and aspects of your past life. You will learn to develop a new foundation of positivity through new relationships, new perspectives, and new habits for sobriety goals.
Are You Ready For Change?
By slowing down, and being fully mentally present, you’ll develop a deeper awareness of your thoughts, feelings, needs, decisions, wants, and desires.
You can do this by asking for sobriety support and sober living guidance. Together we will create the life in recovery you’ve dreamt of free from codependency and emotional stress eating to aid in healing adverse childhood experiences ACEs.
No more putting yourself last, let’s make you a high priority!
No more escaping with food, let's make healthy eating and living a high priority!
No more allowing unresolved pain from your past to define who you can become!
So if you are ready to “become the leader of your life,” I got you!
Let's start rebuilding your life and healing from abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma.
What is emotional intelligence?
Emotional intelligence (EI) is our ability to reason about the emotions of others and ourselves to enhance thinking and decision-making. EI helps leaders maximize their own and their team’s performance. EI is higher in individuals who possess the five skills of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation to achieve, empathy, and social skills. Research has shown that EI can be learned and developed by strengthening the use of the five skills.
START YOUR JOURNEY
I help women struggling with codependency, financial stress, imposter syndrome, sugar addiction, and emotional eating deal with negative energy that affects their aura and chakra emotional center. We explore the generational curses deep-rooted abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that causes negative thoughts, emotions, and unhealthy behaviors that attract toxic people and one-sided relationships. Best of all I teach them how to grow mentally stronger by building and maintaining a stronger sense of self as they rebuild their life in recovery from trauma and addiction.
In short, I help women take charge of their lives and become a better version of themselves by becoming the leader of their own life choices without people pleasing, fear of success, escaping with food, rejection, and abandonment, hiding or playing small to make others feel comfortable or for themselves to feel valued or loved. Your feelings, needs, and voice matter. You Matter.
So Let's Start Honoring Your Worth!
Whole Health Counseling
The Life In Recovery Program
How Do We help?
We Help Women Overcome
Fear of Success and Being Abandoned
Are you interested in understanding the emotional wounds of abandonment and childhood emotional neglect and how they may affect your adult life and relationships?
Would you like to gain clarity on some of your limiting patterns and circumstances when you struggle with a fear of success and being abandoned?
Are you unsure about what decisions to make to stop sugar cravings and emotional eating? Are you ready to deal with stress, and start creating healthier eating habits and a stronger foundation at home for healthier eating and living?
Are you ready to discover your soul path, and spiritual gifts, or build a personal relationship with God by developing your intuition and following it with strong faith and desire when manifesting the life you were meant to experience as opposed to the life you have created through the demands and expectations of others due to people pleasing and recusing others?
Do you have a lot of questions about your current life situation: emotional wound, emotional eating, loss of sense of self in relationships, purpose in life and/or understanding spiritual gifts and soul path and seek a numerology reading, or perhaps you would like to develop your leadership skills or learn how to get organized to raise the vibration of your home, office, or life?
Or maybe you just need wellness support for post-op nutrition and self-care rituals as you heal and recover from surgery. If so we can help with that, too.
Are you ready for a new beginning? A fresh start.
Whatever your self-care, wellness, or lifestyle management goal we can help.
Learn how to get back on track and reset your life by beginning your emotional healing journey today. We can show you ways to protect your vibe!
Share your story with us today!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Through Dr. White’s work, I’ve understood so many things about myself and how ACEs impacted my life. I’ve started saying no to things I normally would’ve said yes to, and it feels so so good to no longer think self-care is being selfish. I no longer feel guilty when taking care of my own need or speaking my truth. Thank you.
Caitlin W.- Athen Georgia
When I met Dr. White I was a total mess. I ate way too much processed foods and sugar, hated my job, hadn’t put myself first in years, and I was miserable due to unresolved emotional pain from a neglectful mother who struggled with drugs and left the childcare responsibilities up to my grandmother who raised both my sister and me. I meet Dr. White in Georgia during a loan closing appointment as I was visiting to support my sister in closing on her first home purchase. I was curious about the sign on her car that read Spiced Life Conversation and she explained that she was also a licensed trauma-informed nutritionist and folk herbalist in conjunction with being a certified mobile notary and loan signing agent, I was inspired and curious I never heard of a trauma-informed nutritionist so I booked a VIP/DAY appointment during my stay in the United States. Dr. White taught me skills to manage my anxiety and stress eating and was so patient and kind in her approach. I felt so comfortable with her, and her confidence gave me the courage to correct major areas of my life. I have worked virtually via the membership website in the 12-week Life in Recovery Program, as well as the Sugar Detox and Emotional Healing Challenge which I registered for twice to keep the email and phone support going with Dr. White and her team. I experience 7 months of support and I don’t even recognize myself. I am now happy and in control of my life and emotional state. I have learned how to take care of myself without compromise, and I have my new relationship with God and favor mindset as well as Dr. White to credit.”
-Jennifer W.- London England
I have been depressed my entire adult life. I tried other therapists and never stuck with it. Not one therapist ever mentioned adverse childhood experiences ACEs. This was an eye-opener for me. A trusted friend gave me Dr. White’s name and website, although at first I was heisted due to the high ticket price and no refund policy I decided to step out in faith and give her Fall Course The Soul Connection 80/20 Life Detox Cleanse a try. Upon the first session I knew I was in the right place, I loved the fact I could communicate via email as I express myself better through writing. Her emails were inspiring and detailed. We also held phone sessions and texted with both her and the recovery coach. She quickly identified my issues with fear of abandonment and reassured me that she knew how to help me. Long story short, within 6 months I feel like a different person. I am no longer waking up hopeless and sad, but rather looking forward to every day. I gained much clarity about my sense of abandonment and how to stop stress eating, deal with my pain, let go of things I can't control, forgive, and focus on healing my thoughts and behavior around codependency people pleasing and stress eating. Her approach of building a favorable mindset and applying self-care rituals in your life is easy to follow and is the reason I feel better. The investment was worth it!
-Stephanie C. San Diego, California
I came to Dr. White freshly after separating from my husband after 39 years of a difficult marriage. I was referred by a friend who worked with her when she was a therapist at Florida Therapy in Panama City, Florida. My friend told me Dr. White had an outreach that supported displaced housewives. She listened to my story. I told her what I needed to know was, did I make the right decision being that I had been a stay-at-home mom my entire life with no marketable skills or job experience. She completely assured me I was making the right decision, hands down. In our session, she was able to see clearly what the difficulties were and gave me good counsel and the confidence I needed to go forward and do the right things for my self-care and life in recovery from sugar addictions emotional eating, and financial dependency on my husband. Dr. White is a great listener, easy to talk to, professional, and genuinely cares. I was able to turn my stay-at-home mom experience into marketable skills to obtain a job to support my kids and myself. She is very insightful and knows how to do her job well. She gave me the tools I needed to build and maintain a stronger sense of self and wellness plan. She is my sounding board, and outlet and makes me feel better about myself. I highly recommend her! Thank you, Dr. White.
–June R.- Destin Florida
Growing up with your feelings ignored has a major effect on your self-worth and self-esteem. I always felt responsible for others' happiness. After sessions with Dr. White, she helped me to recognize that I had needs, dreams, and life goals too. I couldn't allow my fear of success and being abandoned by loved ones to prevent me from doing what I wanted. I not only created a life around my wants, needs, and recovery goals but I found my voice. That was priceless. Thank You for believing in me when I didn't dare to believe in or love myself. The Wellness Workshop is so worth it. It helped me reestablish my purpose in recovery.
Amy Wash.- Denver, Colorado
Benefits of Aftercare Services
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Jumpstart Your Emotional Healing Journey or
Maintain Momentum With our Aftercare Program
Sometimes, we get so entangled in our stories, emotionally hijacked by our situation, or a loved one story or situation that it’s hard to see clearly and objectively what is going on. The truth is everything we attract is related to our ways of reacting to it. Most times it's our mindset that needs changing.
Maybe you’re getting triggered in relationships both at work and personally and don’t know how to resolve the fact that your needs aren't being meant because you haven't owned your voice or spoken your truth. Though you schedule time for yourself or your work task, you often end up canceling it to accommodate someone else's needs or pick up their slack.
Perhaps, you’re a people pleaser and you don’t know how to set healthy boundaries. Or, you feel responsible for a loved one happiness and hardship from their life choices or failures. Maybe, you simply feel unhappy and unfulfilled and don’t know how to feel better and just need someone to talk to outside your inner circle whose nonjudgemental and can give you compassionately direct honest advice to help guide your soul from the trauma and heartache you feel from being ignored or feeling unimportant.
It can be tremendously challenging to move forward if you don’t know where the emotional issue lies, where and how you keep yourself stuck, as well as what to do to truly transform your limiting pattern and unhealthy behavior. The common thread between food addiction and codependency is that those suffering from codependency have boundary and control issues, low self-worth as well as physical, emotional, and psychological consequences.
What I hear a lot in VIP/Day sessions from clients is, "Is there a way to set boundaries without damaging my relationships or feeling guilty?" I ensure their guilt will also be there because we are human but when we understand the difference between supporting and rescuing folks you will see a shift and feel better about putting our mask on first so we have the energy and supply to support others when appropriate without self-abandonment. As far as setting boundaries yes you can do it lovingly and compassionately. But that doesn't mean the other person will see it that way. In reality, they want their needs met. They aren't considering your recovery plan, wellness goals, sobriety, or highest good if they were you wouldn't have to set or enforce boundaries. Instead, they see your decision as a threat and feel threatened. How someone responds has nothing to do with you, that's their problem. Don't ever feel bad for taking care of yourself. It's called self-love and self-respect for a reason, only you can do it.
In short, if you have lost yourself due to rescuing or people-pleasing. That means you are an individual suffering from codependency and are susceptible to stress-related medical problems as well as psychological problems. Codependency is known as a relationship in which one person appears to be dependent on another. Codependency isn’t simply being clingy or preferring to spend time with someone more than being alone, it’s a “psychosocial condition that is manifested through a dysfunctional pattern of relating to others.” That is your current behavior and thought process. And both can be fixed.
A codependent is a person who can't function from his or her innate self and instead organizes thinking and behavior around a substance, process, or another person (s). A process is an activity. For example, it may be gambling, sex, shopping, or working.
-Darlene Lancer, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of Codependency for Dummies
This pattern is characterized by: extreme focus outside of self, a lack of open expression of feelings, and attempts to drive a sense of purpose through relationships. This pattern is typically learned at a young age as a response to early childhood neglect, abuse, or other family dysfunction and includes an extreme dependency on the approval and acceptance of others while simultaneously ignoring or repressing their own needs in favor of attending to the needs of others. This description of codependency shares much in common with some of the most prevalent shared experiences of those suffering from food addiction.
"Darlene Lancer, a marriage and family therapist specializing in addiction and codependency, believes that the common thread that runs through co-dependency and food addiction is shame. Although for most people, shame is a temporary feeling, Lancer says, “For addicts and codependents it hangs around, often beneath consciousness. You’re ashamed of who you are. You don’t believe you matter or are worthy of love, respect, success, or happiness.” Over time, this chronic sense of unrelenting shame caused by formative experiences accumulates and manifests in low self-esteem, people-pleasing and other maladaptive behaviors, and a profound inability to meet your own needs. “Shame creates many fears and anxieties that make relationships difficult, especially intimate ones,” Lancer explains:
For codependents, shame can lead to control, care-taking, and dysfunctional, nonassertive communication. […] You aren’t assertive when shame causes you to be afraid to speak your mind, take a position, or express who you are. […] Codependents are afraid to get close because they don’t believe they are worthy of love, or that once known, they’ll disappoint the other person.
At the same time, love and approval are what the codependent person craves, and because you have not learned how to nurture or perhaps even recognize your own needs, you are left in a constant state of struggle, unable to move forward in healthy ways. Instead, you turn to eating as a self-destructive means of filling the void and finding comfort. As your codependency and food addiction deepen, they may also serve to feed off of each other, creating triggers that heighten distress, anxiety, codependent behavior, and your addiction.
For people like You and I, who have struggled with codependency and food addiction throughout our entire life, discovering the nuanced and reciprocal relationship between the two can be like finally solving a puzzle.
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed, or unsure of what is holding you back. You might even become distrustful or jealous, cutting yourself off from others… even though you know this is not the true You.
This behavior is normal due to the core of codependency is- A Lost Self
You will not see any change until you have dealt with the core issue (processed emotional wound at the causal level), (for example for me my challenge was a fear of success and begin abandon due to a bad painful childhood experience that never got address until later in my adult life after being triggered) you won’t be able to experience true healing until you face your shadow traits. You can’t try to do/resolve things in your head or think that by reading self-help resources, you will magically change. Trying to intellectualize and/or rationalize isn’t enough — you need to participate in your life by doing the inner work. This means, healing from both food addiction and codependency to truly remove their roots and create a strong foundation for lasting recovery. I did just that and you can too.
I'll show you how!
If you're serious about hitting the reset button on your life and ready to take on the self-care challenge I can help you begin to make positive changes in your life with a full life audit. No more dwelling on negativity. It's time to protect your vibe, heal your emotional wounds, and cleanse your heart and home from negative energies and unhealthy behavior patterns because when one area is unbalanced it throws other areas of your life into chaos as well. Contact us today to see if abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma are the roots of your codependency and emotional eating behavior.
If so we can help you restore order in your life!
We’re here to help you
Begin your recovery journey today
and pursue dreams in sobriety.
Still on the Fence?
Let's Have a Conversation About Rebuilding Your Life!
It’s never too late to start all over and rebuild your life from scratch; never too late to become the person you were destined to become. If you are still here, still living and breathing, then you have all that it takes to move in the direction of your dreams…soul path...spiritual gifts...and live out your soul contract... Don’t give up!
~ Nikki LeToya White
Live More Confidently!
When life “forces” you to start all over and rebuild your life from scratch, instead of panicking and looking at the whole thing as a punishment, and instead of allowing fear to paralyze you, you can look at the whole experience as a new chance; as a new opportunity for you to create your life on a stronger and healthier foundation; a new chance for you to be happy. To restore order to chaos or dysfunction. To start all over and show up in the world as you were meant to without trauma and addiction has a stronghold on your life.
That's where I come in.
Remove Mental and Emotional Blocks To Success!
I've witnessed, first-hand, the deep-rooted struggle, pain, and fear that emotional abandonment and childhood emotional neglect caused. The spiritual separation of love and suffering of feeling alone in the world and ignored ensues. Everyone seems to believe just because you don't speak up about how you feel (because you don't know how to express yourself emotionally in a way that others truly understand that you are not complaining, whining, or trying to be negative, just simply stating how you feel) they think you are okay. But, you're not okay there is an invisible barrier that you can't explain that says you're not allowed to be happy, safe, trust yourself or others, or lead your own life, you're only allowed to follow others' expectations or demands, fix, save, rescue, and please them to feel good about yourself. This is a false belief.
To believe you could be the leader of your own life without feeling responsible for others' moods, opinions, feelings, and happiness is a goal that can be a reality. Hell, it should be your top priority, your number one wellness goal. But this can only happen if you trust in yourself again. Throughout history, the family has been fundamental to society. Strong families lead to strong communities and contribute to a healthy, stable nation. But because our families are made up of imperfect people, seeking to do right but often feeling like we’re getting it wrong, many families are just struggling to survive. Due to fear of emotional rejection, we all fall short. We all back down to avoid conflict, hurting others' feelings, disapproval, or abandonment. This self-sabotage causes us to abandon our own needs, dreams, and inner voice.
Knowing how to have a family that thrives is difficult. It takes effort. And it can be easy to take our families for granted. Or communicate the wrong way and cause them to feel threatened by your life choices that they feel will affect their needs or goals. We assume they’ll always be there. We assume they’ll turn out fine. But this assumption can fracture families, leading to fractured communities and an unstable nation – a sad fact we witness in the brokenness of the world around us today. I believe in healing generational wounds. Breaking the cycle of fearing abandonment and feeling ignored and neglected just because one generation wasn't taught how to deal with their emotions or express themselves correctly without feeling offended or threatened by others' free will.
I also believe women are the key to starting the process of healing unresolved pain from the past and any addiction developed by suppressing the pain. Any woman individual, wife, or mother is usually the primary caretaker and influencer of the home and family. They are the ones who take care of everyone around them. Most women are expected to do everything. A lot of men assume the women in their lives will do everything, and surprisingly, many women accommodate them, willingly or not. My clients complain about this all the time. I tell my clients that you have to tell their partner what they want and not expect him/her to read their minds. Some wives resent this. That goes for family too. Some family members like to count your money and expect you to accurately their needs and wants. Some siblings resent saying no. Many wives think their spouses should know what needs to be done and do it without being asked. This is unrealistic and impractical and builds resentment. While many women enable their families by saying yes and never allowing them to learn from their mistakes. They are leading miserable lives due to their inability to say no and put their own needs first. This codependent behavior is causing all kinds of addiction to develop due to avoiding conflict and suppressing difficult emotions such as overconsumption of wine, alcohol, drugs, medication, being a work alcoholic, gambling/lottery, shopping, and food.
I've been in your shoes struggling with a binge eating disorder to escape the stress within my own life. That's why I teach self-care topics regarding life in recovery. However, I've also, learned the soul lesson you are experiencing. I also believe the opposite is true. Because I am no longer the woman who thinks, feels, or behaves in this manner of rescuing or people pleasing. My recovery allows me to put my mind at ease. I've learned how to heal and recover from people pleasing, abandonment, childhood emotional neglect, fear of success, seasonal affective disorder, and a diagnosed binge eating disorder. Emotional eating, a lack of self-love, abandoning my own needs, and sharing my skills with all the wrong people while allowing my wealth and finances to remain impoverished are no longer a goal.
At Spiced Life Conversation, LLC, we know that when women are equipped with practical advice to heal themselves, they can thrive and so can their families. When families are strong, they leave a valuable imprint on society for generations to come. We believe in rebuilding the family unit, starting with the person who holds the most influence in helping others thrive. Women. That's why we support women on their healing journey. We they are thriving they can in return support others without losing themselves in the process.
In the weeks ahead you can be on your way to beginning your emotional healing journey and practicing self-care rituals if you choose to invest in your inner work.
I am on a healing mission and will be forever because I know better than anyone because I've experienced it and walked the path of recovery every day. I understand that recovery is a lifelong process. It's the only way to heal generational wounds and PTSD that distress your daily life. I've decided to dedicate my life to helping women shed their fears, regain their confidence, fuel their creativity, and recover from abandonment, financial stress, emotional neglect, imposter syndromes, and emotional eating as they become the leader of their lives by building and maintaining a stronger sense of self so they can start living the life they were meant to experience, helping their own family thrive in the process. If I didn't choose to do the work in live a life in recovery I would not be able to serve as a highly sensitive serial entrepreneur in the role of notary loan signing agent, trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, wellness consultant, visual artist, designer or best selling author and content developer. If you are ready to live a life in recovery I can help.
I do this by helping clients:
✨Face their shadow self.
✨Create a healthier lifestyle.
✨Create healthier eating habits.
✨Opening their heart.
✨Connecting them to their authentic self.
✨Developing their intuition.
✨Process unresolved pain and trauma from the past.
✨Teaching them how to protect, listen to, and follow their inner voice. Through spiritual practices of aura cleansing, home, and workplace cleanse chakra diagnosis, and helping them banish negative energy and ward off unpleasant people that no longer serve their higher good as they choose to heal and recover from unhealthy self-sabotaging behavior that leads to the road of success however you define it on your terms.
If you are ready to become the leader of your own life. I can help you get back into alignment with your soul path, and own inner voice, using your spiritual gifts to take care of your own needs. Free of codependency and emotional eating.
My specialties include trauma-informed soul therapy to overcome childhood emotional neglect, mental and emotional healing/wellness, soul alignment, grief management, rejection and abandonment trauma, mindset development, conflict resolution, subconscious mindset processes, overcoming obstacles, as well as leadership, empowerment, and career development.
My trauma-informed counseling begin when I started helping women in 2008 working as an Ordain Minister in the role of Recovery Counselor, Marriage and Family Counselor, and Life Planning/Career Coach as well as in the mental health and substance abuse field as a Master Level Individual and Family Behavioral Health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor and Clinical Case Manager. In 2016, I became a Registered Licensed Board Trauma-Informed Nutritionist, Folk Herbalist, Hoodoo Practitioner Visual Artist, and Wellness and Leadership Coach specializing in trauma and addiction. In addition, I work in the real estate industry as a Mobile Public Notary and Loan Signing Agent and I have been a Skincare and Wellness Consultant for Avon since 2009.
With over a decade of coaching and trauma-informed counseling experience to my claim, I have helped clients become trauma-informed, develop a closer relationship with God and Ancestors, overcome the fear of rejection and abandonment, heal through grief, and learn how to create better relationships with themselves as they connect to the greater power and purpose of their own life free of codependency and emotional eating. Now as a trauma-informed nutritionist, I will teach you all about trauma-informed care and trauma-informed nutrition. If you are serious about healing and recovering I can show you how to shift your people-pleasing behavior from abandoning your own needs to properly serving humanity while creating a win-win situation with others as opposed to a one-sided manipulative situation where you are self-sabotaging your own needs and financial situation to make others feel comfortable or to like you. Does all this sound right to you? We know that you deserve more. Do you believe that you deserve the same grace from God and the love, respect, and happiness that you give to others? We believe in what your life could be. But at the end of the day, the choice is yours.
THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL EVER MAKE IS IN YOURSELF.
Either way, I honor your choice. If you choose yourself. I am committed to supporting you in moving through your mental and emotional setbacks and difficulties so that you can create a life that is powerful, purposeful, happy, successful, and fulfilling.
Decide for yourself!
We believe that every family has the potential to thrive. And we want to see our nation transformed by families that have been strengthened and redeemed from generational trauma and childhood conditioning that no longer serve their adult life. That’s why we provide women and their families with consistent encouragement and practical help.
Life is ever-changing; pain, disappointment, grief, loss, struggle, and challenges are all a part of the life process. You will learn how to reconnect with the world and learn how everything is connected. But aside from getting what you desire– you will also learn to perceive life differently and become an even better version of yourself by making your own life choices like you are doing at this very moment. Let me guide you through your soul's healing journey. You can build mental fitness and well-being in your own life as well as in the workplace: creating a positive culture and life you were meant to experience on your terms. In short, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Make this the turning point of your life. A rewarding experience awaits you. You've got an important decision to make. When you are ready schedule an appointment to start your journey. You owe it to yourself and you'll be glad you did!
What is spirituality?
Spirituality is our connection to the universe through a personal higher power often called source, spirit, the divine, God, or another term of your choice. Spirituality exists outside of organized religion. You do not have to be a specific religion, or religious at all, to be spiritual! Spirituality often comes through as a feeling that you belong to something greater. Spirituality enhances our intuition to help guide us through life’s decisions. It also allows us an opportunity to develop a personal relationship and deeper connection with God, Ancestors and our Divine Team of helpers and Angels.
To be very frank and honest. I learned that I would never change my life until I change something I did in my daily life. The secret to my full remission and recovery was in my daily routine. Self care is how I took my power back. I believe that success on all levels in any area of your life is found in your daily routine and mindset. You must choose to make the shift!
With that said, I’ll tell you right up front, I don’t fix people; I help them reconnect with their inner strength and wisdom, their gut feelings to heal shattered self esteem and broken hearts.The fixing is a result in the effort you make by doing the work needed to heal and recover. That's something I nor any other human can do. It's on you to heal.
-Dr. Nikki LeToya White
I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
Be a strong woman.
so your daughter will
have a role model and
your son will know what
to look for in a woman
when he's a man.
Take care of your mental and emotional health
and overcome codependency (people-pleasing) and emotional eating today!
-Dr. Nikki LeToya White
Events & Announcements
Are you part of the GuttyGirl Club?
Our annual book tour begins June 19th for our meet and greet and book signing events. Check out our dates so you can organize your calendar accordingly. Can't wait to connect with you brave self-healers, recovered emotional eaters, and codependent people-pleasing as well as those striving for recovery!
Are You Striving to Recover From Emotional Eating or Codependency?
Enrollment for our self-paced 12 Week The Soul Connection 80/20 Life Detox Programs is now open daily. The Life in Recovery Program starts July 11th for early bird specials and ends on July 18th and goes back to the original price until Thursday the 20th. Our Annual Fall Session Begins on Monday, August the 1st 2023. We have limited spots left due to the waitlist. I'm booking 10 extra spots and thereafter your name can go on the waiting list for the winter session that starts on Monday, January 1st, 2024.
Do You Struggle With Stress During The Holiday Season?
Enrollment for our 16-Week Navigating Binge Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holiday Season seasonal class starts July 11th for early bird specials and ends on July 18th and goes back to the original price until Thursday the 20th. Our Annual Fall Session Begins on Monday, August 1st, 2023. We have limited spots left due to the waitlist. I'm booking 5 extra spots and thereafter your name can go not on the waiting list for next year's class.
Do You Struggle With Low Mood, Stress, Self Care, and Emotional Eating During the Winter Months?
Enrollment for our 16-Week Beat The Winter Blues seasonal class starts December 12th for early bird specials and ends on December 19th and goes back to the original price until Thursday the 21st. Our Annual Winter Session Begins on Monday, January 1st, 2024. We have limited spots left due to the waitlist. I'm booking 5 extra spots and thereafter your name can go not be on the waiting list for next year's class.
It's Back By Properly Demand!
Do You Want a Private Wedding and Need a Wedding Officiant To Marry You?
Back by popular demand. Dr. White has started back offering private elopement weddings. Weddings are reserved for couples who want to elope privately due to economic circumstances or stress prevention. Dr. White is an approved wedding officiant for the state of Georgia through American Marriage Ministries Minister ID: 792205 and she is a licensed certified ordain minister through Harvest Tyme Ministries since 2009.
Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic
Our office is taking the following precautions to protect our clients/patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
My colleagues, staff and I wear masks.
My colleagues and staff maintain safe distancing.
Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available during and after sessions.
We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people at the studio each day.
We ask all clients/Avon customers to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
Credit card pads, pens, and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
Physical contact is not permitted.
Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of frequently.
Common areas are thoroughly disinfected after each session and at the end of each day.
No art supplies are being used at this time. All creative expression processing of emotions assignments are done in clients' homes as homework assignments.
Note: We are no longer providing Telehealth due to too many distractions, interruptions, and problems with internet provider service.
Are you a Codependent
Struggle with Emotional Eating
Is Your Sense of Worth Tied to the Approval of Others
Whether you’re a recovering people-pleaser, a recovering codependent, an emotional eater, a highly-sensitive person, an empath, or a chronic caregiver, or have the INFJ or INFP personality trait our whole health counseling program can guide you to live from a place of strength, authenticity, and inner peace.
-If you've never felt seen or heard
-You tend to lose yourself in relationships
-You can't see or value yourself
-You feel responsible for others' happiness
-Your limiting beliefs are keeping you stuck
-You feel ignored like your feelings don't matter-You Don't Matter!
-You abandon your needs, dreams, health, career opportunities, or opportunities to develop your spiritual gifts to save, rescue, fix, or please others you may struggle with codependency or have a deep emotional wound of abandonment or childhood emotional neglect trauma that may be affecting your adult relationships and life choices. Or you may be an Empath but don't know it!
When you have been raised to believe that what you feel, think, need, and want are unimportant, you develop into someone who hides their authentic self, people please, lacks boundaries, is often depressed, angry, anxious, and has few skills to change their lives. As a result of all these difficult emotions, you tend to escape with food or other addictions like sex, shopping, gambling, drugs, alcohol or wine, gaming, etc. to feel better. Codependency and emotional eating do NOT have to control your life. You can begin your healthy eating and emotional healing journey! Take the FREE quiz to see if you struggle with emotional blockages.
If you do because you answer yes to 5 or all 10 questions, sign up for a 60-minute Clarity/Vent Soul Guidance Session so you can begin on a journey of becoming the leader of your life.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Does Your Sobriety Goals and Recovery Plan Include...
Nutrition Counseling for Abandonment Trauma Survivors
1-on-1 Nutrition Counseling
For Overcoming Sugar Addiction, Craving, Dependencies, and Emotional Stress Eating.
Private Counseling For Women Looking
To Improve Health and Well-being and seek to breaking codependency, stress eating, and build a sustainable life in recovery.
For Emotional Healing and Overcoming
Abandonment and Childhood Emotional Neglect Trauma.
Life in Recovery Program
For Those Needing a Mentor To
Get Into Full Remission In Emotional Eating
And Breaking Codependency.
Aftercare Support and Relapse Prevention
for Georgia Residents and Women Around The World
2.8 % is the lifetime prevalence of binge eating disorders in the United States.
People pleasing is a survival strategy and a learned behavior that can be changed.
Let Us Help You Achieve
Approximately 30 Million Americans struggle with eating disorders.
You don't exist to solve others' problems unless it's your career/business and you are getting paid to do so. $$$$$
Learn to see rejection as an opportunity to move on, not as an invitation to try harder to make people see you or like you.
Nobody else will make your self-care a priority.
Recovery is a real and attainable goal for everyone our program is for women who are working on healing their codependency people-pleasing and emotional eating thinking and behavior caused abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma.
My goal is to support you in creating a healthy, happy relationship with yourself and others. I specialize in counseling for separation anxiety, abandonment, and childhood emotional neglect trauma, overcoming sugar addiction, and emotional eating, financial stress, and codependency people pleasing. I find the root of these problems is often a feeling of not being good enough, a harsh inner critic, and fear of abandonment. Through our work together, you can learn to treat yourself with compassion and acceptance and overcome your fear of being abandoned.
If you (or someone you love)
answers YES to any of these questions,
Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica
can help you create a sustainable life in recovery.
1. Do you tend to fall in love with people you think you can rescue and end up losing yourself in the relationship?
2. Are you struggling with emotional stress eating?
3. Are you ready to quit your sugar addiction?
4. Do you struggle with financial stress and codependency people pleasing?
5. Did you experience a sense of abandonment or childhood emotional neglect trauma in your childhood?
6. Is it hard for you to say no and prioritize your self-care rituals?
7. Are you sensitive to the moods and needs of other people, and often don't know what you need or want to create your own life?
8. Do you struggle with imposter syndrome as it relates to a fear of success and being abandoned?
9. Do you have unresolved emotional pain from your past that is causing problems in both your professional and private life?
10. Is your happiness or mood dependent upon what others say, how they feel, or behave?
Codependency is a behavioral condition in which a person with low self-esteem relies on external validation for a sense of purpose. Codependency is rooted in a fear of abandonment and emotional neglect. Your sense of worth is tied to the approval of others. Childhood emotional neglect leaves us with TRUST ISSUES. As adults, we NEVER ask for help and believe we must tackle life's hardships completely on our own. Feeling ignored has caused us to repress our needs, minimize our pain, and accept whatever treatment is given. We have trouble finding our purpose in life, and our thinking and worldview can be fearful and faulty. No one taught us how to process or regulate our emotions and as a result, we are then prone to food addiction and unhealthy addictions such as drugs and alcohol. If you're codependent your relationships are enmeshed and your boundaries are distorted. You lose yourself worrying about what your partner thinks, needs, or wants and your sense of self is dependent upon external validation. You may find yourself easily falling for people you can fix, or you believe you can heal. The fear of abandonment fuels denial along with the invisible scars of childhood emotional neglect.