About Your Host

Hi, I'm Suzette Vearnon.  On December 27, 2014 on my 55th birthday, I did something my Inner Critic would not have predicted.  I got married to the most wonderful man.  It wasn't because I was perfect!  It was because I was me!  The same me who was told I was not enough at times and I was too much at others.  I struggled for most of my adulthood because of it.  Oh how I could have used someone who could unlock for me what was such a mystery, that I was enough.

That's why I'm so excited about this podcast.  I get to give to you what I didn't get.  And because of that, it won't take you 55 years to get it right!   But if it has, it's  not too late.  Let's make sure that you don't spend one more moment not knowing that you are worthy, you are worth it, you are enough!!

Join me every Sunday for my Enough Factor Podcast!

E19: Broken Open - The Journey From Grief to Purpose

Am I stuck in grief? This was the question Catherine McNulty asked herself when someone told her she was.  It had been 2 years since her infant son died yet sadness and depression were her constant companions. Grief had become her new normal. Normally, I don't walk around thinking about grief. In fact, I honestly try to avoid it.  But within the last two weeks, at least three people I know have buried a parent. And within the last couple of years, I've gone to more funerals than I've ever wanted to. Though my conversation with Catherine was taped some time ago, it could not be more timely.  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E18: Transitioning Out of Brokenness

What got broken?  This was a question I asked podcast guest, Chatela Monae, as we talked about why she is in the process of divorcing her husband.  What struck me was her determined intention to take care of herself during the process, first.  Something that many women don't do and as a result come out of their divorces bitter, fractured and afraid to trust a man again.

In this, the last in our Recovering From Divorce Series, Chatela tells us a story all too common. The story of rushing into marriage thinking that the same smarts you bring to books will translate to relationships.  That, because a man asks you to marry him, he recognizes your value and wants to marry you for all the right reasons.  The belief that if you pray long and hard that somehow God is going to fix what's broken and save your marriage.  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E17: Removing the Stigma So You Can Enjoy Sex

Good girls don't, bad girls do?  Guess again!  Good girls talk about sex.  In fact, good girls want to enjoy sex too! This episode is all about sexual freedom a topic near and dear to our guest's heart. For Leah Carey spent 42 years mired in shame, laying on her back during intercourse, staring up at the proverbial ceiling waiting for it to be over.  She didn't know she could ask for what she wanted so she endured what she didn't want.  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E16: When ‘For Worse’ Is The Death Of Your Marriage

Joining in our Recovering From Divorce Series is none other than Co-Host Dating Commentator Troy Vaughan.  In their old school meets new school style, Troy and Suzette go in the ring to go round for round about this question: Why do folks exchange the wedding vows, "for better, for worse...til death us do part" and, with all that said, still get divorced?  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E15: I had no idea how to overcome failure!

Tiffany Green and her husband were the picture perfect couple: smart, attractive and, by all intents and purposes, the quintessential couple.  Even, their families adored each other.  Theirs should have been the ultimate happily ever after story! Yet after 3 1/2 years of marriage, Tiffany called it quits. Up until this point, she had never failed at anything but here she was with a failed marriage and had no idea how to overcome this failure! This third episode in our Recovering From Divorce Series chronicles Tiffany's journey to the real answers she was seeking and the real resolution her soul required. [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E14: Building A Legacy...One Diaper at A Time

According to Pew Research, the number of fathers who do not work outside the home is on the rise.  It was up to 2 million in 2012 in fact!  In this special Father’s Day episode, I’m talking with one of those unsung heroes.  He’s music producer and stay-at-home dad Derrien Hinton aka “DH The Composer”. In our candid conversation, Derrien talks about the realities of parenting twin boys, how brand building and legacy building are intertwined, and the deeper meaning of manhood and fatherhood he’s discovering...one diaper at a time[EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E13: Silent No More - How I Learned to Love My Voice

For years, Altovise Pelzer carried around a secret that she had kept concealed from everybody.  No one knew, not even her mother.  It wasn't until she felt compelled to share it with her daughter that Altovise went from silence to finding and loving her voice.  In this, our second episode in the Recovering From Divorce Series, Altovise shares her story of molestation, being evicted from her home, going through a divorce and being a people pleaser. But most of all, she shares her journey of enoughness and the unexpected full circle that brought her face-to-face with her ex-husband.  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E12: Heartbreak Is Not A Life Sentence

Kicking off my Recovering From Divorce Series is Voice Actor, International Public Speaker and The World's #1 Master Trainer on Relationship Sales Dynamics™, Spike Spencer. In this episode, Spike shares his heartbreak at discovering his then-wife with his best friend, moving past the anger and internal blocks, to learning to cook with the right ingredients to attract the right partner.  Listen as Spike explains the something that has to click so heartbreak doesn't become a life sentence.   [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E11: I Like Him, But He's Bipolar

You're really feeling this person and think that they might just be "the one," but they tell you they are bipolar.  What do you do?  May is Mental Health Awareness Month and continuing the discussion is none other than my cohost, Dating and Relationship Commentator and Atlanta native Troy Vaughan. In this episode, Troy and I get real and talk about dating and mental health, the normalization of unhealthy mental health in the Black community, myths versus reality, and the importance of seeking a mental health professional at all stages of life. [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E10: REST - Release Every Situation Totally

Have you ever felt uncomfortable being around people, avoided or cancelled appointments at the last minute or your mind “bugging” as if it’s on hyperdrive? In this episode, Cynthia White, a Speaker, Entrepreneur, Coach, Mentor, and Mental Health Advocate joins Suzette as they talk about how mental health should be acknowledged as an important issue in our society. Cynthia and Suzette share their thoughts on what healthy habits should be incorporated into our routine for us to live our life by design and not by default. Tune in as Cynthia shares her personal battle with mental illness and how she became her own advocate. [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E9: Knowing Your True Worth Beyond Abuse and Violence

In the middle of abuse and violence, Veronica Pryor-Faciane decided enough was enough! In this episode, she shares her compelling story of triumph over incest and sexual abuse and how she found the strength to break free.  If you've ever wondered if you'll ever break free from the guilt and shame of abuse and violence, Veronica's story will awaken you to your true worth and help you go from worrier to warrior. [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E8: If Life Offers You An Out, Take It

Why does it seem so hard for some to leave a toxic situation behind? In this episode, Suzette discusses why it is important for high achieving women to recognize when life offers them an out and to take it without hesitation. Suzette also shares, in the most honest possible way, how changing your mindset is key to overcoming the question, “Am I enough?” when something holds you back from leaving. Wait for her to reveal that one thing that can finally set you free.  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E7:  Can You Afford To Date Your Expectations?

Taking his virtual seat at the podcast table is none other than Dating and Relationship Commentator and Atlanta native Troy Vaughan. In this episode, old school meets new school as Troy and Suzette offer their unique perspectives on the question, "Can you afford to date your expectations?"  Listen as Troy makes his debut as co-host, giving a man’s perspective on some controversial issues about dating and relationships while bringing to the table viable solutions and advice.  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E6:  Revive, Empower, Celebrate Yourself

Taking her virtual seat at the podcast table is none other than the heart and soul of 50+ Women of Color, Class, Confidence and Style, Zelda Cookie Wade. Zelda shares how her heart, once isolated and lonely, is now filled by over 29,000 women from all over the world. She reveals her secret sauce and the transformation that can happen when women are revived, empowered and celebrated. [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E5: I Want To See You Be Brave

When was the last time you were brave--not for everybody else, for you? In this episode, Suzette brings to light the subtle yet impactful ways Life offers us opportunities to be brave. She gets to the heart of where lack of self trust can come from and your Inner Visionary who must take her place as boss of your life. Her insights are certain to amplify your voice, your value and your vision. This podcast is a must-listen for those you need to take a bold step in their own direction..   [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E4: The Power of Intentionality: Your Voice Your Investment

In this episode, we get the great privilege to hear from the incredible Public Speaking Strategist, Joi Worthy Johnson! Joi is not only a force of intention when it comes to speaking but is passionate about setting an intention for living.  Whether keynote speaking at a conference or communicating with your spouse, Joi teaches the power of your voice, your intention and your investment.   [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E3: Choose You...FIRST!

In this powerful episode, Master Life Strategist Andrenee Boothe goes underneath the skin of why women over-give. She deconstructs the inner workings of your inner critic.  She tells you how to change the conversation so your inner critic recognizes who's in charge. And she gives you tools to reconstruct the you--the real you--who will choose you...first[EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E2: Stop! You're Doing Too Much Too Early In Your Relationship!

Do you bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and never never let him forget he's the man? While that might work for the Enjoli perfume commercial, it doesn't work for your relationship.  Doing too much too early in your relationships, though a common mistake of the high achieving, seldom gives you what you really really want.  This episode cuts through the denial and gives a compelling argument for why you should stop doing so much!  [EPISODE DETAILS]

 

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E1: Why Enough Factor Podcast?

Because we all struggle with the question, "Am I enough?"  And rather than talk about it, we get busy trying to prove to ourselves and others that we are.  One problem though.  Seldom if ever is that ever enough.  That's why we're here.  To help you to write your own definition - yours alone - of what makes you enough so you can have a brand new experience of living and loving.  For you see, the answer is not in the mouths of other people.  The answer is within you!  [EPISODE DETAILS]

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