Cast Blog: #RHOA

Happy New You!

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Housewives Then and Now: Atlanta Edition

Kandi's Post-Reunion Plans

Cynthia: "I Don't Think I Did Anything Wrong"

Happy New You!

Phaedra wishes everyone a Happy New Year and a new outlook.

Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new year and new episodes. Finally, the reruns are over! It is 2011, and hopefully you have a new outlook! I am always fascinated by the optimism a new year brings: hope for change, excitement for life, and the possibility of true self-actualization.  

2011 is significant because the number 11 is the master number which represents rare and exceptional energy, much like 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' (which is essential for great television!). The central theme of this week's episode is stepping out of your comfort zone. While stepping out of your comfort zone is never fun, it is imperative for growth. During this episode, I venture out of my comfort zone by inviting Kim to my son's Sip and See at my home, following our confrontation. Kim ventures out of her comfort zone when she leaves her children for the first time to join Kandi for a bus tour. Kandi ventures out of her comfort zone when she elects to have Kim, a novice artist as her opening act for her tour. NeNe also finds herself in an uncomfortable situation when she attempts to interview Jermaine Dupri. Lastly, Cynthia and Peter participate in  premarital counseling and face some challenging issues regarding their relationship and pending nuptials. 

While all of these scenarios are vastly different, everyone wants the same outcome of success and happiness. We all know life is not always easy. Everyone will at some point experience joy, pain, happiness, and sadness.  But, unfortunately, facing those hard tasks and uncomfortable situations head on is sometimes a necessity. Often, when we look into the eye of the storm, God gives us the wisdom and courage we need to walk through it with grace. When I face difficult situations, I am always comforted when I remember the beautiful rainbows that follow horrific storms. My Mom always says, "Trouble doesn't last always, this storm too shall pass!" With this new year, know that you and I have an opportunity to overcome all difficult situations so that we can be rejuvenated, redeemed, and renewed! 

Happy 2011! Happy new you!