My need to be accepted was reaping havoc on my self-worth. My fear of rejection caused me to attract toxic relationships. I often overcompensated to please the people in my life, even my children. Although I was talented and creative, I would take the back seat to my dreams while supporting everyone else’s. It wasn't until I came face to face with death, that I realized that I was merely existing. Enough was enough! I vowed to God, if he offered me a second chance, I would in return "Woman Up" and start living my life unapologetically. God granted my request, and my life began to change. Little did I know that permitting myself to live authentically would give me the confidence to pursue my dreams. I pissed off a few people who were used to me being the “yes” woman and for the first time in my life, I could have cared less. I did, however, have to confront and resolve some issues in my past., At times the process was painful, but it is paying off, and as a result, I am living my life unapologetically.” Woman Up” is designed to empower women who have developed the disease to please, to identify and address the unresolved issues that contribute their need to be accepted so that they too can live unapologetically authentic lives.