Stop Letting Life Happen to You

Are you used to going with the flow and accepting life as it comes ? While this is a beautiful trait no one should be ashamed of, it also needs a strong side. It’s okay to be soft but also be strong. Don’t feel bad about your soft side, embrace it and let it out!!…

Choose Happiness

This year I have decided to challenge myself to work on goals I haven’t focused on as much like becoming a yoga teacher, singing and writing a book. Much of my time has been devoted to figuring out my career- which is still on my mind, however I realized one thing. I can spend my…

Speak, Surrender

You can’t speak to me like you used to. I am not the same. I don’t allow anyone to use words that will put me in shame. Distance is a great power and sometimes silence even more. Everyone has to get to a place where they say, no more. The most freeing thing is to…

New Identity: As Defined By Me

There are times when we don’t see ourselves properly. For a very long time I allowed others to project onto me their ideas of who I should be. I began to listen to the thoughts about how much money I should be making, how much time I should spend in a position, what I should…

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…