Wendy Raquel Robinson: The Business of Happiness

Actress, dancer, and choreographer Wendy Raquel Robinson became a household name as a result of her role as Regina Greer on The Steve Harvey Show which led to three NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy. She then hit TV gold again with her role as Tasha Mack on the hit show, The Game. As Tasha Mack, she is a relentless businesswoman. That’s something she carries over in her real life business; she makes it her business to be happy.

Wendy’s work ethic is just as fierce as her commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. She is an advocate of working out as a means to staying healthy, both physically and mentally as well as being happy. Here, “The Game” star, a former dancer, shares how being active is her best stress-buster. “When I’m having a really rough day, I take it out in the gym.  It releases so many endorphins in your body.”

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And when it comes to Black women and the many stresses we face, Robinson advises sisters to put themselves first. “Its not about being selfish,” she says. “If you don’t, you will lose in the end. Until you can be happy, you can’t facilitate happiness for anybody else.”

And happy is something that Wendy knows all about since being happily married for over 10 years. When asked how she made herself ready for the perfect man, she admitted she thought she’d never find the one.

“I had gone through a devastating breakup,”
confesses Robinson. “It was an on-again, off-again relationship that I was in for about 13 years. After I was finally over it, I was just done. I was living alone and got me a dog and I was just doing everything that I wanted to do. I wasn’t concerned about a relationship, or looking for someone to complete me. Of course, it’s always nice to have someone to share it with, but I’ve been blessed to have family, great friends, and a wonderful circle, so I was moving forward and I wasn’t looking for it.”

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“Then when I stopped looking for it, it happened. It happened because I was in a place where I could receive it. I do believe in doing the work and getting yourself together because love can be right in your face, but…