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Shantel Patu

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Shantel is an entrepreneur, writer, and designer. She has a BA in Business Administration with a focus on Project Management and is currently working on a Masters in Psychology. She serves as the Director of Children Ministry at Bethany Community Church North. In her spare time, she lends her ear as a Life Coach. She is a wife of 28 years to an amazing man and mother to four beautiful prodigies, as well a host of godchildren who have been graciously bestowed to her throughout her and her husband’s life.

Shantel's Posts

Opinion: Gottman’s Four Rules and the Need for Diversity

Shantel Patu

Listen to the women. Listen to the people of color. ...

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A Letter to My Younger Self on My Wedding Day

Shantel Patu

Here are a few things I’ve learned about love and life over the last 23 years of marriage. ...

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Can Words Really Hurt Me?

Shantel Patu

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but can words really hurt me? ...

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The Joys (and Tears) of Parenting My Adult Children

Shantel Patu

I’m enjoying watching my children grow into adults that I can be proud of. ...

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Coloring Outside the Lines: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community

Coloring Outside the Lines: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community

Shantel Patu

Seeking meaningful treatment helped me discover that sometimes there is so much beauty in coloring outside the lines. ...

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to love or to like

To Love, or to Like?

Shantel Patu

”Like” is a word that is underrated, while the word “love” steals all of the attention. ...

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Julie Gottman

Finding Julie Gottman

Shantel Patu

Our relationship was like an island and we were castaways. ...

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