Tina Campbell: Gets Personal As She Discusses Her New Album It’s Personal On Gospel Central

An Evening With Tina Campbell

Tina Campbell talks with Gospel Central about her newly released album It’s Personal, book I Need A Day To Pray and An Evening With Tina Campbell Tour.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling down to Southern California to experience An Evening With Tina Campbell. I was excited to have made the trip and not only be a part of the audience but also as a special guest of Tina’s.  If you have purchased the album It’s Personal then you know how powerful each song is and the message/prayers behind them. I have played this album over and over again. I go to sleep with it playing low on repeat. Yes it’s just that personal!

The evening was amazing!!! I sat on the 3rd row proudly showing my scars. It didn’t take Tina long to spot me in the audience.  I was initially in total media mode, I was ready to snap pictures and update social media minute by minute.  But prior to Tina coming out, Goo Goo Atkins, our host, came out and gave some house rules. Above all, Tina just wanted her audience to sit back and be ministered to, the purpose for the evening, ministry not entertainment.

I can go on and on. Each performance had me on my feet, clapping my hands and stretching my arms out to God; a total praise and worship experience.

Join me tomorrow at 6:30pm EST as I co-host alongside Michael Stewart on Gospel Central Radio and our special guest Tina Campbell. Order your copy of It’s Personal today!

Tina Campbell and Rhachelle Nicol’

Teddy Campbell and Rhachelle Nicol’

Mama Atkins and Rhachelle Nicol’

Erica Campbell and Rhachelle Nicol’

Rhachelle Nicol’ and Goo Goo Atkins

Tina Campbell jokes with Rhachelle Nicol’

Rhachelle Nicol’ presents Tina Campbell with the official God Sings Through Me shirt

Tina Campbell signing book

How To Turn A Simple Task Into A Memorable Moment

Its the start of your three day weekend so why not make homemade pizzas with your family.  My children and I love homemade turkey pepperoni and cheese pizza and also chicken, pesto and cheese pizza.

boboli pizza crust

My son and daughter accompanied me to the store to pick up the ingredients.  We like to use Boboli pizza crust, mozzarella cheese and a cheddar blend, Buitoni Pesto with Basil, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni and Foster Farms Chicken Breast strips.  When we arrived back home, we spread everything out on the counter, turned the oven on and began to prepare our homemade pizzas.

Marinara sauce is included when you purchase the pizza crust.  For the turkey pepperoni pizza, my children and I spread the marinara sauce on, then sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese and then a layer of cheddar.  Lastly, we place about 8 – 10 pepperoni slices on top of the cheese. Then place it right in the oven.

For the chicken, pesto and cheese pizza, we prepare it similar to the other.  We spread a layer of pesto sauce directly on the crust, not holding back on the pesto sauce.  Then of course we pile on the cheese and cut up the chicken breast in 1/2 in. size pieces.  Sometimes we even throw some klamato olives on top.

The pizzas were a total hit. They were delicious and it was a team effort.  How have you kicked off your 3 day weekend?

“Frankie & Neffe”: Talk About Their New Season Premiering June 3rd

Frankie & Neffe

“FRANKIE & NEFFE” picks up where “KESHIA COLE: ALL IN” left off, as viewers will get a deeper glimpse into the complex lives of Keyshia’s mother, Frankie, and 2 sisters, Neffe and Elite. While Neffe and Elite are determined to launch successful careers, they continue to struggle with Frankie, as her instability is a constant source of friction with her daughters. the family ties are inescapable, but Frankie, Neffe and Elite are also three individual women at different stages of life. Whether they enter laughing or come out swinging, these funny, raw, unforgettable women fascinate us and keep us rooting for their success.”

Join me this Monday, June 1st @ 8pm EST as I host an exclusive virtual press conference with the stars of BET’s “Frankie & Neffe” show for bloggers only. You could be one of those bloggers to join this mother-daughter duo on the line and have your questions answered as well as those of your faithful readers. If you are interested in participating, send an email to rn @ rhachellenicol (dot) com and include the following information:

1) Name
2) Name of your blog and a link
3) Top 3 questions you would like to ask Frankie and Neffe
*A recap of this virtual press conference should be on your site no later than Wed., June 3rd. If you are not serious about completing the recap on your site please do not respond. This virtual conference is for those who are serious about sharing the answers to their questions with their readers. Your article will be shared on multiple social media platforms for others readers to read. YOU MUST BE A BLOGGER AND HAVE A SITE.

The Life You Want: Oprah I Had An Aha Moment

Rhachelle Nicol' and Curly Lox

If you recall, last year I had the opportunity to attend Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Weekend in San Jose, CA as press. Over the course of that weekend, the attendees were challenged to find one thing that they could do daily for the next year in order to live the life they want. I thought I would tackle this challenge by intentionally waking up each day and doing something that would push me closer to my goal; sending an email, returning a call, etc. But I soon realized that my efforts were not focused enough on one area/thing in my life that I wanted to change. I was seeing results but some days I was putting forth less effort and just going through the motions.

But I soon realized that even though I wasn’t clear on my approach I was still being guided in the right direction. Last year, I made up in my mind that I was relocating back to California. I planned to live with my sister for at least a year, work, save money and build my business. Well on a larger scale that was/is my one thing that I am doing daily. Daily I am making an effort to blend 3 families (a friend of mine accepted the challenge). We are three single mothers choosing to create our own village, support each others visions and build our businesses, together. Can you imagine 3 women ages 36-40 under one roof, raising a total of 8 children? It can get crazy at times but we always remember our “why?”

We attend church together, prepare meals together and we push one another to go after our dreams. “I am not my sister’s keeper. I am my sister.” My season of the “Ruth and Naomi” relationship. I am surrounded by those that not only give me a list of things I “should” do but take it further and say come with me and I will show. “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:” Ruth 1:16

I am so excited about this season of my life! And I can’t wait to share more with you about the challenges and victories of blending 3 families and building 3 businesses.

“I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

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Wellness Wednesday: Choose You

Vallejo Times Herald photo“As you become more successful and further down the road of purpose, more opportunities will come your way. It doesn’t get easier to decide between each one but the wisdom gained along the way makes it easier to know which one(s) are best for YOU.  Choose you” ~ Rhachelle Nicol’

God Sings Through Me

God Sings Through Me oversized teeRN Brand recently released its latest addition to the inspirational collection of Christian t-shirts.  The God Sings Through Me oversized tee for women and dark heather gray v-neck for me began shipping to the public Stellar Awards weekend.

I had been wanting to create a design with God Sings Through Me but the concept just never came together in my head.  I had recently collaborated with Gospel Central’s Michael Stewart, designing the Gospel Central logo and the next thing I knew, I had a concept for the God Sings Through Me shirt.  The words God Sings Through Me were inspired by my late cousin Kimberly Walton.  She loved to sing.

You can now order your own by visiting www.christiantees.storenvy.com

“I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning

Tina Campbell: “It’s Personal” Debut Solo Album Set To Release

Available online May 7th

Available online May 7th

Tina Campbell is gearing up to release her debut solo album “It’s Personal” and memoir “I Need A Day To Pray” on the same day. Tina Campbell, Grammy award winning gospel artist and WEtv Reality star of Mary Mary, is set to release her highly anticipated album and memoir May 7th.

If you have been watching this season of WEtv’s Mary Mary Reality show, you have heard a portion of Tina Campbell’s testimony of forgiveness after infidelity.  She also talks about while going through her process of healing how she began to journal and how the music began to be poured into her.  One of my favorite interviews that she did on the show is with WBLS. Call me bias because she is wearing a “My Scars” tee during the interview but her transparency is a blessing.  You can listen to the full WBLS interview.

“It’s Personal” will feature the current inspirational single “Destiny”.  “I’ve got a

Available May 7th

Available May 7th

destination in my view. The road may be bumpy getting there but I’m pressing through.  I will enjoy this journey no matter come what may. I’ll become better, and stronger and wiser every day. I’ve got a vision and a purpose, a divine destiny.  It may not look like it right now but faith ain’t what I see.  It is the things I hope for believing that it will come and that no matter how long it takes. I know God’s will shall be done.”  I’ve been listening to this song since last year when I saw a video of her performing it live.

I know that I will be grabbing my copy of both “It’s Personal” and “I Need A Day To Pray”.  So keep your eye out for a review coming soon.  Tina Campbell the process of your healing is so familiar to me. “I show my scars so that others know they can heal”. I wrote, I prayed, I cried, I questioned but in the midst of it all He was giving me a vision for my purpose, Destiny. Though “It’s personal” we understand that our testimonies are not for us but to bring hope to a lost and dying world. Thank you for showing your scars to the world!

“I show my scars so that others know they can heal.”

Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning

As Seen On TV

As Seen On TV

Who’s Going To Show Their Scars

Who’s going to show their scars with me on this Thursday evening, April 2nd when Tina Campbell shows hers scars on WeTVs Mary Mary reality show? #MyScars

We are almost half way through Season 4 of WEtvs Mary Mary Reality Show starring Multi-Grammy and Stellar Award winners Tina Campbell and Erica Campbell . If you have been tuning in since the beginning of the season, you may have seen the “My Scars” tee on your tv.

Tina Campbell has allowed us viewers to witness vulnerable issues within her marriage while she fought for love. We couldn’t be more excited. Tina Campbell’s testimony and transparency truly captures the essence of the message “I show my scars so that others know they can heal”.  We say, “Tina keep showing your scars.  Someone needs to see your scars.” What did you think about the show?

“Find a way to tell your story; each time you tell your story it heals a part of you.”  ~ Oprah

I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning

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Progress Is The Goal

I have been writing this blog in my head for the past few months. At first, I was beating myself up for not writing as much as I had been. But with progress being the goal, I must admit that I have made a lot of progress in other areas of my life. On December 23, 2014 I finally made moving back home to California a reality. Though it still feels like I’m just on an extended vacation, I snap out of it every Monday while I sit in traffic headed to work. Yes, in that 2 month time period, I received 3 job offers. Not to mention that during my first week of work my boss informed me he was signing me up for B-school with Marie Forleo.

My Scars Chat - SFSU

My Scars Chat – SFSU

And if relocating and starting a new job isn’t enough progress, I was also planning the first My Scars Chat of 2015. I was so honored this past Wednesday to be back on the campus of my Alma Mater, San Francisco State University, along with my undergraduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc and host a My Scars Chat with young women and men that were eager to learn and discuss the impact of domestic violence. And they showed their scars! They opened up and discussed some of their life experiences. They talked about the concerns they had for friends and I am confident that they left empowered and will continue to show their scars so that others know they can heal.

So no I have not been vacationing and over-indulging in free time but progressing forward. I have clients that I am also working with and bringing their brand messages to life through t-shirts. One thing is for certain I am content with where I am and I am going to find a way to celebrate myself very soon. I am learning not to be so hard on myself. Every seed that I plant is not going to blossom overnight but if I keep taking steps towards reaching my goals one day they will be achieved. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Erica Campbell Showing Her Scars

Erica Campbell Showing Her Scars

And then there is that moment when you receive a text from a friend of a picture that she saw on Instagram of one of your favorite gospel singers and half of Mary Mary, wearing a My Scars shirt. Then you’re told by your Sorority sister that Tina Campbell wore hers on the Mary Mary reality show and you catch the promo clip. It reinforced that fact that, I may not be “busy” (doing stuff just to pass the time) but I am definitely making progress. What goals have you set? What are you doing to achieve them? Are you making progress? Do you need an accountability partner? I’m listening!

I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning

Protecting My Peace And Joy

love joy and peaceThe past few weeks have been full of joy. I was on a natural high from everything that was happening and lining up in my life. There was a peace that filled my heart, letting me know that I am where I need to be right now. I gave up the stress of worrying about my future while consciously making day to day decisions to live the life I desire. So what happened?

The reality of the world we live in hit me like a ton of bricks. I awaited for the news of Darren Wilson’s indictment for the murder of Mike Brown like most of the world. I would like to say I was surprised by the announcement that there would be no indictment, but I wasn’t. I wasn’t. And that’s what hurts. Because if I were surprised then there would be more hope than fear for the lives of my 4 boys that will one day be young men.

I haven’t made many comments about the outcome or even the current protest. I had a long conversation with a friend of mine about how I was feeling. My faith was tested, my peace was not still and my joy hadn’t come in the morning. I couldn’t understand the thoughts of Darren Wilson’s supporters. I said, “They can’t believe in and pray to the same God that I do. And how much longer do we [African Americans] have to keep praying before things change? Surely someone’s prayer was answered and they were given some mandate or instructions as to what to do.” His response was, “All we can do is make sure that we do what we were sent here to do”. And while I want to do and be all that I was sent here for, his response still wasn’t enough. But the more I began to dwell on it, the more I was robbed of my peace and joy.

One thing is for sure, you have to protect your peace and joy. I understand now more than ever the importance of a daily spiritual practice. The power of meditation and visualizing your peaace, joy and happiness and literally pulling it into your day. And sometimes you just have to still away, shut down and silence all the noise until your sould is replenished. So while I hold my peace, please know that I am striving to do all that I know to do in my corner of this world to bring change.

I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!

Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!

https://www.facebook.com/ShowingOurScarsMovement

You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!

http://www.rnbranddesign.bigcartel.com

Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”

Sunday Mourning