Feeling unloved, unappreciated, and unwelcomed? Do you feel like you are just limping through your days, hiding unrelenting hurt, and plagued by childhood trauma?

Are you constantly questioning what’s real and what’s not, feeling confused and lost in a life that used to feel so much better?

Maybe you’re wondering where the time has gone and how you’ve managed to drift so far from your goals and personal aspirations.

Does it feel like you are surrounded by negativity and limited beliefs that do not align with who you are?

You are not alone.

It is normal to sometimes be stuck with situations and people you don’t want to deal with, but when these occurrences begin to negatively affect your own wellbeing, it is time to do something about it.

They might have occurred with different people, and in different circumstances, but the way they make you feel is the same. Your feelings are trivialized, your thoughts are manipulated, and your reality is denied.

When this is done repeatedly, you begin to feel confused or even crazy. You are left questioning your own reality and sanity.

The Ripe Awakening project is a mirror turned on you to empower you. Do you see yourself and your loved ones here? Do the descriptions of how the pain looks, feels, and sounds seem far too familiar? Now you can do something about it. You do not have to compromise your individuality just to be “considerate” of others.

You can set healthy boundaries and make your friends, family, and parents respect those boundaries.

The help we all need is here: a clear explanation of our troubles and a guide to finding relief through faith, therapy, diet, and exercise as well as building a supportive network and eliminating toxic people.

The Ripe Awakening helps break the cycle, allowing us to break free from the lies and manipulations that have been keeping us captive. We help others identify emotional pain _ which uniquely and profoundly affects our families _ as the root of lashing out through desperate acts of emotional, domestic, drug, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, workaholism, and addiction to shopping, gambling, and sex.

If you want to take back control of your life, regain your sanity and self-worth, and realize your true potential as a gift with purpose, then The Ripe Awakening can help you.

Self-Awareness and Self Actualization:

Build Self-Esteem

Financial Awareness and Management

Professional Etiquette in Global World

Image Building

Overcoming Adversities

Single Parenting:

Disciplining children


Furthering education

Spiritual Growth:

Power of Prayer


Finding Purpose

About the Speakers

Dr. Eurita Taylor


Accountant | Author | Podcast Host | Motivational Speaker

Dr. Eurita Taylor was born on the island of Antigua. She attributes much of her tenacity, perseverance and focus to her Caribbean upbringing and the strong arms of her mother and father.

She faced great hardship being an immigrant in America. She was often ridiculed for her accent. Racism and discrimination ravaged the country. Despite her lack of resources, she continued to press through. It took years but today, Eurita Taylor has earned her bachelors and master’s degree in accounting and her doctorate degree in Christian counseling. She is an accomplished accountant for the United States government, and a published author of “His Strength in My Weakness: A Journey of Brokenness, Breakthrough, and Transformation.” Her story as chronicled in her book, helped to win a mini documentary award when presented by Tabernacle Talks to The Best Shorts Competition.

Dr. Taylor helps people increase their ability to thrive and make better choices in their expenditures. She has taught financial classes at The Soup Kitchen, South Bend IN, The United Way, Mishawaka IN, and The United Way, Cincinnati Ohio.  She is known for her ability to save no matter how small the amounts and for her expertise in couponing. Dr. Taylor has given many advice on shopping ideas to make every dollar count.

Her role as Site Coordinator volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program increased the number of taxes done enormously, that she was asked to return in a paid capacity. Dr. Taylor wrote letters to local businesses to donate food for the volunteers. She also, spoke to the universities requesting help from the students to prepare taxes and in return they received credit upon completion of program.

She hosts her own weekly podcast show appropriately titled, “Unleashing Unlimited Power with Dr. Eurita Taylor,” where God uses her to help others find healing. Based on her life’s experiences, she believes that digging deep inside to find the truth and then release it into the atmosphere helps to overcome anger and unforgiveness.

Dr. Taylor is the leading force behind The Ripe Awakening Virtual Conference specifically targeting the thirteen independent islands and eighteen dependent territories collectively constituting the “West Indies” and Belize. The Ripe Awakening Virtual Conference is designed to motivate, inspire, and help others tap into the strength God gave them to reach their highest potential.

Accountant by day and counselor by night, Dr. Eurita uses her personal experiences, professional skills, and Ph.D. in Christian Counseling to empower individuals struggling with low self-esteem, homelessness, and financial stewardship. DrEuritaTaylor.com

His Strength in My Weakness

Dr. Eurita Taylor’s profoundly exhilarating work in “His Strength in My Weakness” is sharing her own experiences of overcoming anxiety, pain, and lovelessness.

It challenges the myths around anxiety and is an easy-to-read accessible guide to helping readers through issues surrounding anxiety. Wonderfully written with biblical lessons and in collaboration, it has received wonderful press. It contains valuable resources for parents coping with all that a new baby can bring, focusing on mental health, depression, and offering practical advice.

Written in her clear, comforting, accessible and honest tone, this promises to do so much good in an area of mental health and relationship building that is often overlooked or brushed under the carpet. “His Strength in My Weakness” promises to go straight into the bestseller listings regarding work on personal and spiritual development.

About the Speakers

Tokunbo Richard Adelekan, PhD


Senior Pastor | Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

Born to an African (Yoruba) father Tunji Adelekan, M.D. and an African-American mother, Patricia Adelekan, Ph.D.; Rev. Dr. Tokunbo R. Adelekan’s life has been a pilgrimage of mind and spirit. A Visionary Shepherd – Agent of compassion, theological ethicist, biblical expositor, revivalist, evangelist, conference speaker, congregational transformer, community developer, cultural critic, folklorist and dramatist, who works out of the Prophetic-Charismatic wing of the Afro-Baptist faith, - Dr. Adelekan is considered one of the most dynamic USAmerican Scholar-Preachers of his generation. Pastor Adelekan dares “things the rest of us do not see and dreams worlds that are beyond most of our imagining.” Featured by Ebony magazine as one of the “30 Leaders of the Future”, in his role as a transatlantic communicator, Dr. Adelekan has worked persistently to build cross-cultural and cross-denominational alliances between Christians in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Dr. Adelekan has written a play entitled Glad Surrender, numerous essays, papers, and articles. In 1998, he was elected to give the Annual Lecture for the Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary Graduate Forum. His reviews have appeared in the Koinonia (Fellowship) Forum, The Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, and the Dictionary of Mission Theology. Dr. Adelekan’s book entitled, “African Wisdom”, was released in 2004 by Judson Press. His most recent work “A Charge To Keep”, published in October 2014, by the Progressive National Baptist Convention and MMGI Books, is widely recognized as a major primer on the role of the local church in urban renewal in the post-Industrial age. Dr. Adelekan’s monograph entitled, “846 -Trumpet of Compassion: An Exploration of the Role of Compassion in Healing the U.S. Social Order” is scheduled for publication in December of 2021.

Dr. Adelekan serves as the Senior Pastor of Dayton’s Tabernacle Baptist Church – one of the fastest growing churches in Southern Ohio. Dr. Adelekan was an early pioneer of the modern Hip-Hop Scholar -Activist-Preacher phenomenon and introduced a number of culturally relevant innovations into practical missiology.

Dr. Adelekan and his wife, the gracious and lovely, Tahira Adelekan (M.D.) are the proud parents of three wonderful children. They make their home in Dayton, Ohio.

The Arts of Joseph

In this bold and bracing exploration of the life of one of Biblical Faith's most complex and creative personages, congregational engineer, evangelist and expositor, Tokunbo Adelekan, explains why Joseph as a prismatic figure, par excellence, is a dynamic mosaic of God's artistic covenant. Joseph's challenging life reminds us of our foibles and of our unachieved potential yet urges us to find strength through submission to God's artistic molding process. For Adelekan, suffering, potentially can be, an indispensable species of Godly servanthood. In viewing God as an artist molding the life of this Olympian figure, Adelekan brings into relief certain "arts" "giftings". In The Arts of Joseph we meet a figure who asks us to use our wounding to measure our commitment and check our desire for truth and betterment. There is much to be learned from how Joseph faced and fought degradation and death. What we make of his pilgrimage may determine what we make of our vocation, and perhaps ultimately what we make of our souls.
"On my own personal pilgrimage suffering has become potentially meaningful, adversity has brought forth certain "fruits" that otherwise may have remained untapped and underdeveloped. My aim is to help add value to the work of those persons who are responsible for leading others (parents, church leaders, public servants, athletes) with certain important tools that may help them remain open to the promptings of the Spirit without succumbing to cynicism, passivity or downright disillusionment."
The value of such a book is to push 'hope' to those that use it as the currency of meaning commodity, that must never be allowed to go out of Christian circulation or human circulation for that matter!
About the Speakers

Bridget Samuel Charles


Author | Minister | Educator

Bridget Samuel Charles was born on the beautiful island of Antigua. She attended Swetes Primary School and All Saints Secondary School, after which she attended Antigua State College, majoring in Education, and taught briefly at her (high school) alma mater. She migrated to the United States, and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Caldwell College. Mrs. Charles continued her teaching career in the urban areas of New Jersey, where she taught from 1st through 8th grades, specializing in English Language Arts and Social Studies. She was awarded the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award in 2009, among many other honors for her excellence in teaching.

Mrs. Charles was also an Academic Interventionist, and an award-winning Debate Coach for many years with Jersey Urban Debate League, later renamed The Newark Debate Academy. An ardent lover of education, Mrs. Charles returned to Caldwell College and completed two Masters degrees – in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration. She was an Adjunct Professor briefly at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where she taught Humanities. She is a beloved author, having written a children’s book titled Grandma’s Kisses, and several plays including The Urgency of Now, and Complications. Her latest writing project, her first full-length novel titled No Regrets has catapulted Mrs. Charles to the level of best-selling author on amazon.com in the category of Caribbean and Latin American Literature.

As a member of the United Methodist Church for the past 35 years, Mrs. Charles has served in many capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, Chairperson for Higher Education, Worship Committee member, Director of Camp Shining Star Day Camp for 10 years, and a member of the Administrative Council. She is currently a Certified Lay Minister with the United Methodist Church. Mrs. Charles is married to Vaughn Charles and currently resides in New Jersey.

No Regrets

No Regrets chronicles the life of Elline Merle Derence George from the time she was a little girl. Set in the Caribbean on the island of Antigua, it tells of the hardships she faced, and how she dealt with them. Elline’s response to adversity reveals what she considers to be the most important things in life.

As her story unfolds, the reader is drawn into the Antiguan culture, starting in the early twentieth century. Will Elline grow up to be the strong, fearless woman she aspires to be? Will she be a beacon of hope to her mother, siblings, and community members?

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