Take a New Approach

We have all heard the saying that old ways won’t open new doors. When we are honest with ourselves, we learn that our habits and beliefs have shaped our outcomes. While doing something new is scary and unfamiliar, we must ask ourselves how long do we want to stay where we are. What if our…

You Are Not Your Mistakes: Begin Again

I want to encourage someone today who may feel like they’ve messed up in life some way or another. I want you to know that everyone does. Mistakes are good for you when you choose to learn from them. Most of all when you choose to persevere. We don’t always understand life’s lessons right away…

You Make Better Choices When You Are Confident

Each of us have choices on a daily basis. You can make choices out of fear and insecurity or out of confidence and love. You won’t get far making choices on what others want you to do. Listen to wise counsel but never follow the crowd. Don’t make a choice thinking you can’t do something…

Dear Black Woman

Dear black woman. You matter. You are valuable. Your opinion is valid. You are not alone. When you feel misunderstood. And like nobody is listening. I am listening. I hear you. I see you. I am you. The love you were created with. Covers you each second. You aren’t dramatic. You aren’t too loud. You…

Growth as a Woman

Do you know how powerful you are? That your words have meaning ? Are you aware of how you can build? And just as quickly tear down ? Do you act with kindness when no one is looking ? Do you lovingly accept when they are undeserving ? How often do you forgive or do…

Friendship: Grateful Moments

When you can’t show up for yourself. And you need a little help. Friends are there to lift you up. When you go through tough times. Your real friends stand by you. I’m so thankful to my friends. Who have proved to be family to me. I’m forever thankful for their unconditional love and presence….

Permission to Feel: It’s okay

You are not weak because you have feelings. You are not wrong for taking a break. You don’t have to apologize for not meeting someone’s expectations. You don’t have to say yes when you want to say no. You don’t need permission to feel. You don’t need approval to be real. You owe yourself the…

Your Truth Matters: Rejecting Conformity

Everyone has a truth. We hide from it to accommodate the ones who caused the pain. Why do we do that? In this world it is not always acceptable to acknowledge what is wrong. As much as we have free speech, silence gets rewarded more. No press, no judgement, no explanations with penalties. Silence is…

What you know vs. who you know

Lately I’ve been watching hiring practices. I’ve seen with my own eyes people who have manipulated the hiring process, whether falsifying a resume, getting a job because their buddy works there or climbing their way into a network without a genuine interest in the actual role but the income. I get it’s survival of the…