I firmly believe the toughest battles fall on the shoulders of the strongest soldiers. For the past year, I have been in battle. For the last 10 months or so, I have been wanting to write some long and elaborate post about how I overcame this battle, but this isn’t something to overcome. This is … More Rebuilding After a Breakdown
It has been a while…We have to face many emotional mountains. I think our breakthrough comes when we recognize that we are not “okay” and focus on finding ways to overcome instead of drowning. Months ago, my grandmother was given 6-10 months to live. While visiting her in her care center or in the emergency … More Revitalize.
I think one of the most difficult things to overcome as a woman, no matter the age, is lack of confidence. Even the most self-assured people have their days, I know I have! I was talking with a friend today & she motivated me to share/open the floor to you all. She is preparing to … More When They Say Confidence is Key…
Not all those who wander are lost Before I go further, let me just say, I am not a life coach nor do I have this thing figured out, but I am learning. I am becoming more aware of my desires and needs. I had to wander for a few months-(still wandering….)-to figure out the … More Quick Tips for Me Management
Sometimes I feel like my only way to power through frustration and misunderstanding is to write. Sometimes paper is the only audience I need because it does not shout back hateful or ignorant comments. I cannot really wrap all of my thoughts and emotions into one post, but here is a snapshot. Just listen for … More (R)ol(e) Pl(a)ying in (L)ife
Subtract Distractions, Add to Your Productivity My summer began in the middle of May. Although I was running back and forth between cities and states searching for jobs, I still wanted to maintain a productive lifestyle during this break. Throughout my Master’s program, I found myself constantly searching for time to sleep and simply have … More All Summer ’16
When asked to write about women uplifting one another instead of bashing each other, I sort of brushed it off to the side. It was hard for me to approach a topic I had little experience in, but as you and I both know, things change. During my time as an apprentice, I found myself … More Backbones.
I think I speak for many, if not, all women when I say I hate vulnerability. It’s uncomfortable. I have always been a private person, especially with my feelings and I have always had to be-(or at least try to appear to be)-strong. As I reflect over the last 10 months, I have to say, … More She is Unstoppable.
Today, I attended the Butterfly Brunch in my hometown. I had the honor and privilege to speak to a relatively large group of black women about self-love. During the 8 hour drive to Iowa yesterday, my nerves were beginning to take a toll on me. “What if they don’t FEEL me?” My Gma introduced me, … More Butterfly Brunch
Spring will officially begin on March 20th. What I love most about the spring is the overwhelming urge to grow! I’m not sure if it’s the brighter days and soft winds or watching the flowers blossom or scrolling through engagement, marriage, or graduation photos, but something about spring says, “BE GREAT.” The Law of Attraction … More The Bloom