My guest today is Dr. Jade L. Ranger, author of Mustard Seed Mentality: Unscripted Pearls of Wisdom from a Wife, Mother, and Entrepreneur. This is episode 8 of 15 in my Pharmacist Authors Series (Summer 2023).
During our conversation, we discuss:
📚 What the book is about
📚 Why she wrote it
📚 Who should read it
📚 Why they should read it
📚 What she wants readers to do with the information
📚 Where you can buy the book
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Information about the book
As a wife, mother, pharmacist, small business owner, and now author, Dr. Jade L. Ranger understands the demands on women. Over the course of her life and career, she has honed her skill set for maintaining a healthy and somewhat balanced life. In her book, Mustard Seed Mentality, Dr. Ranger, takes a deep dive into the real life paradox of the “Super Woman Syndrome,” while she offers guidance on managing anxiety and coping with everyday stressors. Dr. Ranger also highlights how these types of challenges are amplified for women of color. “Being a woman is no easy feat, tack on the role of motherhood, and we should pretty much add a cape,” Dr. Ranger said. “Whether you are a career woman or stay-at-home mom, we all have something in common.”
Dr. Ranger draws inspiration and solace from her Christian faith, and it is her unwavering faith that is the foundation for her pearls of wisdom. By sharing her personal experiences, Dr. Ranger hopes to encourage women and help them understand that the struggles they face are more common than they realize. “My goal is for women to feel uplifted, heard and seen,” Dr. Ranger said. Mustard Seed Mentality is available for purchase online at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com
Bio – Dr. Jade L. Ranger, PharmD, ABAAHP, FAAMM, Co-Owner/Pharmacist, The Prescription Shoppe
Bowie, Maryland native, Dr. Jade L. Ranger is an accomplished scholar, entrepreneur and community leader. She graduated from Hampton University with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD.) in 2012. After spending almost, a decade of her career working for big chain pharmacies, she, alongside her husband, Dr. Henry Ranger, opened The Prescription Shoppe, a full-service mom and pop pharmacy in March 2019. Together, they have impacted the Greater Williamsburg area by not only providing patient-centered care, but also supporting and engaging their community in authentic, tangible ways.
Dr. Ranger is a member of multiple professional and service organizations including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), the Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA), Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the York, James City-Williamsburg branch of the NAACP. In addition, she sits on the local board of directors for Literacy for Life, and just recently began her appointment (April 2022) at the national level as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of Pharmacy Today, the American Pharmacists Association’s monthly magazine covering all aspects of the profession of pharmacy.
In September 2021, Dr. Ranger added author to her resume with the release of her published book, Mustard Seed Mentality: UnscRxipted Pearls of Wisdom from a Wife, Mother, and Entrepreneur which is available for purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major retailers where books are sold. She is also a feature writer for the Virginia Gazette as a columnist for a monthly column entitled #ParentLife UnscRxipted.
Jade has been hailed a community leader for raising awareness regarding social justice issues and for her tireless support of local, small businesses throughout the pandemic. In 2021, she became a Top 15 under 50 recipient by the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Business Council and a Top 20 Women in Business recipient by Hampton Roads Inside Business. She was also distinguished as a 2022 Top Forty Under 40 awardee by Hampton Roads Inside Business and inducted into the 2022 Class of the Forty Under 40 Alumni Recognition Society by her alma mater, Hampton University. In addition to receiving numerous accolades and awards, Dr. Ranger continued her education in 2022 by obtaining a board certification in Anti-Aging Medicine through the American Board of Anti-Aging Heath Practitioners. After which, she also completed a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine (FAAMFM).
When her schedule permits, she loves reading, yoga, and above all, spending quality time with her family. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband and their two children, Jacob and Joshua. The family attends New Zion Baptist Church where they have been active members since 2011.
Highlights from our conversation
One of Dr. Ranger’s favorite Bible verses is Matthew 17:20. It refers to a mustard seed. Having a small amount of faith [like a mustard seed] can help in a big way. Dr. Ranger’s faith has helped her through many of life’s challenges, including opening an independent, community pharmacy with her husband, Dr. Henry Ranger, who is also a pharmacist.
Jade loves writing, but she also loves to read. Physical books are her preferred media.
Although women were her target audience, men also like her book. Romantic relationship advice, for example, is a topic in her book that both men and women appreciate.
During our interview, Jade read a sample of the book. The topic of the sample was time management. As a Mom with 2 boys still at home, I can relate to the struggles she mentioned. We need to give ourselves grace and be on the lookout for Super Woman syndrome. We can do it all, but not all at the same time. Having faith that we will overcome our struggles helps.
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Links from this episode
Book link 👉 Mustard Seed Mentality: Unscripted Pearls of Wisdom from a Wife, Mother, and Entrepreneur by Dr. Jade L. Ranger
Website for The Prescription Shoppe (Williamsburg, VA) https://www.tpsva.com/
Website for the book https://www.msm1720.com/
Book recommendation from Jade – The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill Women by Anushay Hossain
Jade L. Ranger, PharmD on LinkedIn
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Dates, authors, and book titles in the Pharmacist Authors Series on The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast:
(Part 1 of 15) June 5, Introduction to the Pharmacist Authors Series (Episode 220)
Part 5 of 15) June 19, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 224 Interview with Sue Ojageer, PharmD on her children’s book The Pharma Heroes: The Power of Precision Medicine
(Part 7 of 15) June 26, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 226: Interview with Christina Fontana, PharmD about her book Moving Beyond the Counter: Elevating into Heart-Centered Health Care through Entrepreneurship
(Part 8 of 15) June 30, Interview with Jade L. Ranger, PharmD, about her book Mustard Seed Mentality: Unscripted Pearls of Wisdom from a Wife, Mother, and Entrepreneur
(Part 10 of 15) July 10, Interview with Cory Jenks, PharmD about his book Permission to Care: Building a Healthcare Culture That Thrives in Chaos
(Part 11 of 15) July 14, Interview with Donna Bartlett, PharmD about her book MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better, Healthier You
(Part 12 of 15) July 17, Interview with Frieda Wiley, PharmD about her book Telecommuting Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving While Working in Your Pajama Pants. Plus, we touch on her 3 children’s books in development.
(Part 13 of 15) July 21, Interview with Tim Ulbrich, PharmD about his book Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt, and Create Wealth
(Part 14 of 15) July 24, Interview with LaQuoia Johnson, PharmD about her book How Rxacism Manifests Inside the Small World of Pharmacy
(Part 15 of 15) July 28, Pharmacist Authors Series wrap-up (solo show)
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