1. I’ve Been Bleeding.

    (Well-Being Update) I’ve been spotting. I went to a new GYN doctor in San Diego and she was great. She said she needed more data to say why I’m bleeding. She thinks it’s I’m still healing. She said not to worry. I’m not worried just disappointed. We ordered all of my records from my bio-identical hormone doctor and my emergency hysterectomy doctor. I have a follow-up in two weeks. I wash…Read More

  2. The Raw & Real Series: (God Says It’s Time)

    My former spouse and I settled our divorce yesterday.      There are details and final paperwork—but it’s done. I am no longer married.      I also had to let go of amazing people. I am retiring Defy Impossible. When I said it was the end of an era, I meant it.      I am starting over.     Not from the ground up.     No.     On the…Read More

  3. The Raw & Real Series: Out with the Old …

    This is going to sound crazy, but it’s true:  When I was on the streets, my best friends were not people. They were books.  Reading allowed me the chance to transport myself into different worlds. And they were safe. Reliable. My constant companions.  It might sound weird, but I am still very closely emotionally bonded to my books … even more so than people, sometimes.  And so I carried my…Read More

  4. The Raw & Real Series: Trusting Me

    I’m about to move!!  Sunny San Diego is about to be my new home, and I confess … as excited as I am for my new beginning, I have been in denial.  I’ve been busy—busy doing all the things required for a big, life-changing move. I’ve been so caught up in getting everything in order, that I haven’t been able to just BE with the fact that this is a TOTAL life change. So all of the sudden…Read More

  5. The Raw & Real Series: Dragons Breathing Fire

    We're breathing fire in my new Facebook community, y’all. O-M-God. I'm in love!!  I love my dragons. I love my dragons. I love my dragons!  We have a whole community of them now (over 300 people joined with ZERO marketing), and they are HUNGRY. There's a fierceness about the people who are attracted to Breathe Fire (that’s the name of this group). These are successful, conscious entrepreneur…Read More

  6. The Raw & Real Series: Breathe Fire

      When a woman speaks her truth, she breathes fire. A fire that burns down the lies Scorches through façades and Lights up the dark nights living in her soul. When a woman speaks her truth She b$tch slaps shame, regret, and self-sacrifice. Her tongue becomes a flame. Her voice, gasoline. She spits truth like red-hot embers burning down Generations of "making it work," "Making do," and "overc…Read More

  7. The Raw & Real Series: Feeding My Soul

    I’m excited.  And a bit nervous.  Everyone knows me as Doctor Venus, the Millionaire Mentor. And if you’ve been following my blog, you know I’ve been struggling with what to call myself, ever since the emergency hysterectomy turned my world upside down.  I'm starting fresh. I'm starting new. I'm starting from a whole different place. I’m starting over.  I have a new brand—a new direc…Read More

  8. The Raw & Real Series: New Beginnings.

    THIS is a time of new beginnings!  In just 4 weeks, I’m moving to sunny, beautiful San Diego! Dallas has been my home for 15 years, but it wasn’t the city I chose. I came here because of work … not because it called to my heart.  But San Diego is my choice! And I’m SO excited.  I’m going to give you a “virtual” tour of my new condo on the 29th floor.  As you come in the front doo…Read More

  9. The Raw & Real Series: The Crushing 

    Well, I did it … I cut my hair!  And #realtalk: I have not felt this much joy in months! Finally … finally …  I have arrived!  Allow me to reintroduce myself … I am Venus Opal. Your artist. Your CEO. Your CCO (Chief Creative Officer).  Your bad ass.  This transformation of my hair is transforming ME, y’all! I feel like a new person. My confidence is up. I feel ALIVE. I feel happy. A…Read More

  10. The Raw and Real Series: I’m Thinking of Shaving My Head

    I'm thinking about straight shaving my head. Just … skew it. Cut it off. I am. I am. I am. I am. Why not? What would it be like to be totally bald? To just get rid of it? What might it be like to do something as drastic to my hair as the doctors did to my body? Think about it: as women, we wrap a lot of our identity into our hair. Right? I mean, I LOVE my hair. But changing it now feels like a n…Read More