Something happened to me the other day that triggered an instant feeling of hurt and even a streak of anger. I was so consumed by the happening that it completely altered my mood. I thought to myself, 'how long are you going to allow this memory to have that affect on you?' So after doing … Continue reading Before healing others, heal yourself.
What can actively be done by us to improve the economic, educational and social conditions of our community? How do we organize and plan to ensure that these ideas are properly executed? How might we overcome assumptions that equates success to white culture? For example, the Grammy’s is greater than the BET Awards; owning a … Continue reading The Sound of Victory: The Past, Present & Future of Sharing Our Stories
Some of the strongest people we know have self-loathing issues. Some of them even create the most confident facade but are bound by fear. The truth is, EVERYONE has fears and some type of uncertainty or anxiety about themselves. No one is born feeling empowered as confidence is learned, so it is completely normal to … Continue reading Self-Empowerment From Within
Now that the New Year hype is dying down, let’s chat. I’ve been doing a lot of meditating on the distinction between goals and vision as well as their relationship (to follow along click here), and I think we get so caught up in the “New Year, New Me – Let’s make a vision board!” … Continue reading Write the vision. Make it plain.
One of the most powerful things we have is our energy. It defines the way we live, both naturally and spiritually, and it allows us to speak without speaking. But what happens when our energy undergoes a deficit? What happens when we are so disconnected from our spiritual compass that we don't have enough power … Continue reading Have you seen my charger? Found it!
Ahh 27! Wow! I remember being a teenager making huge plans for this age as if it was the golden age that you're supposed to have your life IN ORDER—yeah right! The thing is, no one is perfect, and no matter how much it seems as though I have it all together...I DONT. I go to … Continue reading My 27th solar return and life’s lessons along the way!
The most uncomfortable feeling I've experienced would have to be facing the unknown. Seriously, the restraint of not being able to decipher what's to come is simply annoying. The thing is, we cannot control everything. We make all of these immaculate plans for our lives, all the while God is laughing because His plan is … Continue reading Be Present.
I am an educated Black woman, and to some that's a threat. My ancestors shed blood, sweat and tears for me to be able to exude such prestige, which essentially reflects the fact that I am a force to be reckoned with. Every since the days of slavery, constraining Blacks from an education was used as a method … Continue reading One Thing I Know for Sure ….
Do you ever take out the time to just meditate on how far you have come and the things you have accomplished thus far? As I sit next to my window with the sun beaming on my face, I cannot help but to be anything other than thankful. Thankful because this little black girl from … Continue reading A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart
Diamonds are formed when carbon is under extreme pressure in the earth. Without pressure a diamond would just be carbon in a lesser form such as graphite. Without the trials and tribulations of life, where would we be? Lost...completely. We would have no sagacity to pilot our lives, and the motivation to excel would be … Continue reading No Pressure, No Diamonds.