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Release to Receive

Release to receive. This phrase is very similar to let go and let God. These two phrases can be applied to many aspects of our lives. Today, the focus is on relationships. Romantic ones to be more specific. When a romantic relationship (or any relationship for that matter) comes to an end, we experience grief. […]

Black Childhood Trauma and Systemic Racism

My heart raced and tears began to form in anticipation of the “punishment” I would receive. I was told to wrap the hem of my uniform dress around by arms slightly bending so that my dress was pulled taut across by behind.

Who do you think you are?

When it comes to achieving self-actualization, often times, we are our biggest adversary. Prime Example: When you are in the moment of thinking about your next accomplishment in life or making a decision that can change your life positively something questions our integrity to do such a thing. For instance, you may decide that it […]

When did you Know?

It was the initiation of a pending divorce that triggered my research into this seemingly mysterious word. When I stated that I needed to leave for the safety of our children, his response was, “I can not live without you and I would kill myself if you leave.” Hearing that made me delay the divorce.

Stand In It!

The feeling of not being seen magnified as self-worth issues. One behavior that I subscribed to regularly was the act of apologizing constantly. It was like I was apologizing for my presence in a room. I was apologizing for my voice being heard. While studies show that women generally apologize more than men, we know that nothing done in excess is “good” for us.

Ode to Self

I realized that identifying how you would like to be loved is one step that may very well deter us from accepting behaviors that are not conducive to our growth.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Let’s sit with Sojouner Truth’s speech “Ain’t I a Woman”. She was a shero in her own right. And as we live our lives as sheroes let us not forget what we have been through, how we came through, and how we remain victorious despite our own doubts. Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): […]

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