We had the good fortune of connecting with Adriane Phinazee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Adriane, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
Be the change you wish to see in the world. What this means to me is that you must change your mindset in order to gain a perspective of what is going on around you to make it a better place.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Adriane Phinazee is the founder of Matters of the Heart by Adriane, an author of “Overcoming Fear with Faith”, blogger, encourager, mentor, and transformational speaker. I basically started Matters of the Heart after being in a very dark place in my life. God allowed me to journal my way to healing in which I was able to self publish my first book. During my healing process, I had to forgive myself and walk in my newfound freedom. I worked on becoming a better person so I could inspire, encourage, and empower others who has endured pain in a toxic relationship or may be faced with divorce how to overcome and live a fulfilling life. The biggest struggle I faced was believing in myself that I could actually help others after being told I wasn’t good enough or comparing myself to others made me question the assignment upon my life. However, one day I had an encounter that made me realize that God had a purpose for me and what I endured was not for me but for someone else to be transformed by hearing or reading my story. Adriane just recently released the Matters of the Heart Anxiety Journal that can be preordered on her website which will be shipped out first week of August.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If my best friend was visiting, we would eat and drink at Houston’s downtown Atlanta, we would visit Botanical Gardens because it’s a very interesting place. We would hang out at Centennial Park for WindDown Wednesday and go shopping at Lenox mall.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are many people that deserve credit in supporting me on this journey from my family, circle of friends, branding manager, and mentors. Adriane’s biggest reason for pressing her way through is her children, Kobe and Kennedi. Everything I do is for them. Every endeavor I have done has been for them! I always want my children to know that life may knock you down but God gives us strength to get back up to fight. I want them to know “I Am A Survivor!

Website: www.adrianephinazee.com
Instagram: @mattersoftheheartbyadriane
Facebook: @mattersoftheheartbyadriane
Other: Email: mattersoftheheartbyadriane@gmail .com

Image Credits
Fashion Stylist: Felicia Dietrich Photographer: Howell Designs Studio MUA: Hauss of Glam Creative Director: Chance 436 Design Studios Hairstylist: Keyondria “KeeKee” Williams