In 2010, I was a recently published 23 year old, full of goals, aspirations and positivity. I was in a relationship with a guy that I was sure was the one. I had just graduated with my bachelors in a corporate communications and ready for grad school. Today, on the last day of the decade, … Continue reading 10 Lessons Learned
I’ve held these feelings in for a few months now. To be honest, I probably haven’t held them in as well as I think I have. I know 4 close friends off the top of my head who have probably gotten this story already, but in true writer fashion...I can’t get over it until I … Continue reading If God cares about me, why does He let people hurt me?
Why is it so hard for us to be in the moment? Or take direction from others? It’s amazing how we can think we are doing everything right, but once we are placed in a situation where we cannot control the outcome, we freeze. We lose our self confidence and our way of thinking. What … Continue reading Mind your manners.
How do you forgive someone who has hurt you? Who has made you cry? Who has damaged you in some way that you feel is beyond repair? Who isn't sorry? This is a question that many of us ask ourselves on a daily basis. It's a struggle because of our need for validation as humans. … Continue reading Forgiveness is Selfish.
I downloaded another dating app. This one lasted a whole week. That's probably a record for me, but as usual, I deleted it out of frustration and exhaustion. When I don't get immediate results, some type of interaction that shows promise, I'm completely over it. Then I think of the men that I've dated (if … Continue reading Don’t feed the sociopaths.
I told you I wasn't done with the Black Panther messages. This one might be my favorite. One complete thought that I know everyone has about this movie is, "The women of Wakanda are lit!" Queens. Scientists. Warriors. Missionaries. And more. What was even more magically is how the men and Wakanda were completely in … Continue reading Lessons from Wakanda: Love and Purpose can co-exist.
I have been really intentional about clearing up my social media timelines. You'd be amazed at what happens to your mind when you clean up what goes into your spirit. Not everyone I unfollowed or unfriended was negative. Some just didn't feel right with where I'm trying to go in life. I've gotten most of … Continue reading For everything, there is a time and place.
I have been somewhat counseling some of my friends. This was completely involuntary on my part. Don’t get me wrong, I love them dearly and will do anything I can, but I often feel very unqualified to give advice. I haven’t experienced a lot of things or even pains that they have in regards to … Continue reading Hurt people heal people.
A few years ago while at a women's empowerment event in Nashville, something one of the speaker's said will never leave me. Whether its a personal relationship or a business relationship, learn the gift of goodbye. I remember thinking of how simple, but powerful the concept was. She went on to point out how most … Continue reading December Rules: Give the gift of Goodbye
Let's face it. We all have highs and lows. That's what recovery is about. It's a process. You never know when something will happen in your life, that you will need to recover from. That's why it's so important that when you are up, or on a 'high', that you don't sit on your pedestal and judge others. Tyrese disguised his judgment and criticism of others as advice.
My recovery tip for today is, don't be like Tyrese. Here's how to handle your ups and downs without involving social media.