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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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Dr. Joyce Morley Ball

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About Doctor Joyce

Dr. Joyce Morley-Ball was born the youngest of fourteen children and is the mother of three daughters. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Elementary Education/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo; a Master of Science degree (MS) in Counseling from SUNY Brockport, Specialist degrees (Ed.S.) in Counseling and Education Administration from SUNY Brockport, and a Doctorate degree (EdD) in Counseling, Family and Worklife (CFW) from the University of Rochester. She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor and National Certified School Counselor by the
American Counseling Association (ACA), a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist by the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC).

Dr. Morley-Ball has served as an educator in the public school system and as a professor at the post secondary level for more than twenty-five years. She engages in motivational speaking, training, and executive coaching at the national, state and local levels, and she serves as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. Dr. Morley-Ball does consulting for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions, including The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), The U. S. Dept. of Education, The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Commission, Project GRAD Atlanta, and other organizations. She served as president of the Atlanta Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Jeannette Rankin Foundation in Athens, Georgia.

Dr. Morley-Ball serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Porsche Foxx Community Fund (PFCF). She has been recognized by Who’s Who In Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals, the World’s Who’s Who Among Women, and she was featured in the 2008 Edition of the African-American National Biography. She was selected to serve as an International Delegate for the World Mental Health Organization and she led a mental health team to assist with the mental health needs of first responders, their families, and other survivors of hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Morley-Ball appeared on CNN's Talk Back Live, CNN Families At The Dinner Table, provided consultation with CNN on Children of Divorce, appeared on Good Day Atlanta with Georgia Women On Line for Change, UPN's "Focus Atlanta". She has also served as an expert guest on Atlanta radio stations KISS 104.1, WAOK, WGUN, WZGC, Mississippi radio station WACR, as well as stations in Hawaii, NYC, Oklahoma, Florida, North Carolina, Baltimore, Iowa, Rev. Jessie Jackson’s TV & radio talk shows, and as a regular expert guest on WVEE-V103's Porsche Foxx’s Issues Monday and Taboo Tuesday shows.

Dr. Morley-Ball served as an expert guest on WXIA TV 11—Alive and as a relationship expert on Praise 97.5, UPN, The Conn Jackson Show, The Family Digest TV Show and other radio and TV shows.  She served as a National Keynote Speaker fir "Speaking of Women's Health" & "Universal Sisters", and she has spoken at Madison Square Garden, as well as other major venues.   and she is recognized as a relationship expert, relationship coach, and expert on various topics and is affectionately called “Dr. Joyce—the Love Doctor”. She is a talk show host, author, poet, and columnist, where she served as an expert consultant to Ebony Magazine, contributing to the article “Five Men and Five Women to Avoid”, Essence.com, Essence Magazine, Atlanta Woman Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, the Rome News-Tribune, Atlanta Good Life Magazine, The San Franciso Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution (AJC), as well as other magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Morley-Ball contributed to articles on WebMD and The New York Daily News.  She was Relationship Editor and she authored columns for
Family Digest Magazine, entitled, “Marriage Makeovers”, and “Relationship Treatments.” She was featured on the cover, served on the editorial board and wrote a column for Galz Magazine (Dr. Joyce Speakz). Her book of poetry is entitled Weary But Not Worn: A Spiritual Reawakening, and her recently published book is entitled Seeds for the Harvest of A Lifetime: increasing Self-Awareness, Self-Esteem, and Improving Relationships.

Dr. Morley-Ball hosted a live, weekly, radio call-in talk show on WGUN, entitled the “Dr. Joyce Show”.  She co-hosted the weekly “Love and Relationships” show on WVEE- V-103-FM, in Atlanta.  She also hosted the "Dr. Joyce Show" on Love 860 AM, served as a relationship expert on the "Better Mornings
Atlanta TV Show, the "JJ on Atlanta" TV Show, and as a regular relationship expert on the nationally syndicated "Mike & Juliet" TV Show"  (M&J).  Dr. Joyce won WE Magazine for Women's 2009 video contest (http://wemagazineforwomen.com/we-magazine-announces-video-competiton-honorees/. She currently co-hosts a  monthly relationship segment on Atlanta's KISS 104.1-FM and provides expert opinions on other nationally sydicated shows, such as the Conn Jackson TV Show, other radio & TV shows, magazines, and newspapers.  

Dr. Morley-Ball is a member of Women in Film & Telivision Atlanta & International (WIFTA/WIFTI).


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