Monique is navigating one step at a time in the journey of life and giving us gems of wisdom that add value and purpose to our individual journey.
When you see her on social media, she’s using her platform to create a safe space for her readers and for herself, sharing the stories and blessings of her life. She’s coaching the reader of her new book while going into her 6th season as a Power Forward for the Atlanta Dream. She will continue to successfully blaze the trail of living with purpose and love. She is deliberately following her own desires.

Q: Did you always want to be a professional basketball player?
Monique: Funny story, I never even wanted to play basketball. I got into it thanks to my dad, and ended up loving it. I never imagined that I would be able to make it to the pinnacle as a professional athlete.

Q: You reached 100 career steals against Chicago, which was considered your comeback game from injury, what did you learn from that experience?
Monique: Stay solid, keep your head down, and keep working! Trust in God; believe in yourself.

Q: Where do you want to take your basketball career?
Monique: I want to max out and reach my potential with basketball! I would like to play the game for at least 10 or more years, and I know that basketball is a steppingstone for whatever will be next in my journey.

Of course, you are an inspiration for others who come up behind you…
Q: How do you inspire young girls and women who aspire to be in the WNBA but don’t have the standard layout of steps, etc.? What do they do?
Monique: I encourage people to get in the gym and work on their game. No matter what your background is or where you come from, if you can hoop, there’s no denying that. Getting exposure by playing in tournaments and having highlight reels of your game also.

Q: Do you have any suggestions on how to bridge the gap of support between fans of the WNBA and the NBA?
Monique: People taking the time out to actually watch games and even attend a game if a team is in your city. Being intentional to connect with your local teams and even players on teams who might inspire you and that you feel that you can relate to.

Monique has added the title of author to her checklist of accomplishments with the release of her first book, “Finding Balance: A Playbook for Wellness.”
Q: What made you want to write this playbook? How has the information in the book changed your life?
Monique: We all fulfill multiple roles in life, and this is my playbook of tactics and methods to find balance between those roles and increase our overall mental wellness. This book contains my keys to unlocking the door to better understanding who we are outside of what we do, and learning how to feel like the highest version of yourself every day.

Q: Who inspires you? What village did a great job of raising you up into the beautiful person that you are today?
Monique: I have to give all credit to my mom and dad. They instilled so much knowledge, character, love, and a Godly foundation within me. My dad always encouraged me to find balance in my life and have alignment with my mind my body, my spirit. My mom showed me what it means to work hard and to be a boss woman in life. Both of them gave me everything that I needed to succeed in my life.

Q: Where does your commitment to self-care and balance come from? What does balance look like to you? …
Monique: I strive to be in feel like the highest version of myself daily. I love life, and life loves me back due to the intentionality that I put into my journey. My scope of success while finding balance is making a plan and executing that plan every day. This looks like cultivating a system and program that are catered specifically for your individual well-being and needs. It’s focusing on daily deposits and small wins and watching them add up towards your bigger goals. Successfully finding balance means implementing daily rituals and practices that make you feel more at home within yourself.

Q: What does your legacy look like to you?…
Monique: I’m praying that my book will be a large part of my legacy! I want to impact people in a positive way and help people gain a better sense of self-love and worth.

Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
Monique: My superpower would be being able to understand and speak any language while I am traveling abroad! I love being able to connect with people, but language can definitely be a barrier at times. I wish I could speak any language at any moment to better connect and express myself to people.

Q: What is something you would like to share that people typically don’t know about you?
Monique: I love cooking, and I’m a foodie! Food might really be my love language 🙂

Q: Play anyone living or not. Who?
Monique: Hakeem Olajuwon

Q: Beach or Mountains?
Monique: Beach

Q: What is your vision for the best version of Monique?
Monique: I’m feeling aligned in my mind, body, and spirit. being at peace and feeling content. knowing and trusting that I am divinely guided and protected and that I am right where I’m supposed to be.

Q: What is the first sentence of this chapter of your journey?
Monique: I like who I’ve been, but I love who I’m becoming.

You can continue to read more about Monique and follow her journey on her website,, where her book is also available for purchase.

Finding Balance: A Playbook for Wellness

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