As the year 2020 has come to a close and the New Year has begun, it’s tradition to do a self-inventory. This is the exercise where most people look over their prior year goals to see what was accomplished and set new goals for the year ahead. I am normally one of those people, but … Continue reading 2020 in Hindsight – Hello 2021
What is it with people that make us pass judgement on others? We do it unknowingly sometimes. See a mom alone in the store with her children and assume she’s single (and even if she is, that’s her business). A friend tells us what they’re going through and we project our past experiences or what we’ve seen onto … Continue reading Check Yourself
I was talking to a friend about this season in my life and she told me I was “brave”. I was already feeling pretty brave and courageous, but her words were confirmation. As I looked to define the word brave, I came to understand that the words brave and courage are synonymous. When you hear the word … Continue reading She Found Her Courage
It's time to change the narrative of what a "strong black woman" looks like because honestly, it is exhausting.
Sometimes I find myself irritated and annoyed. My son gets on my nerves. He is a - very smart, funny, well-spoken, and outspoken - ball of energy. He is my answered prayer, our love child, and most times the glue that binds us all together (we are a blended family). He is sweet and affectionate … Continue reading Parenting is triggering
One of my friends sent a post in a group chat. It said: You are more than a mother You are more than a girlfriend You are more than a wife You are more than a daughter You are more than a sister You are still you; make sure you’re living that too. That post … Continue reading WHO ARE YOU?
The season had changed, but it still showed signs of the previous season. Could this be a correlation to your life? You may have just entered into a new season, but it doesn’t look or feel like it just yet. Stay encouraged; brighter days are ahead.
I remember growing up and hearing my mom say the phrase “everybody is not your friend”. As kids we tend to place our trust in people without reservation. We would call someone we just met our “friend”, not knowing much about that person besides the fact that we like them at that moment. Somewhere along … Continue reading Friendships Matter
I have a love/hate relationship for social media. Sometimes it’s very resourceful – you can connect and keep in touch with family, friends and associates near and far; you can find good groups to join; you can find great businesses; get great laughs at the latest memes and videos, etc. But there are also times … Continue reading Social Media – the Ugly Truth
I used to be the person who made fun of the saying “new year; new me”. It seemed as if the people who made that statement were waiting on a new year to become a better version of themselves. I wondered, “why wait until a new year, why not start today?” It appeared to be … Continue reading New Year; New Me – WHY NOT?!