When You Need to “Take a Break”

When You Need to “Take a Break”

Earlier this week, I was on Facebook unfriending someone who I really don’t have to be friends with, but could just follow. As I was switching this up, I saw a new option for ignoring or getting rid of people on your friends list. LOL. It’s under “Unfriend” and above “Unfollow”. Guess what it’s called? “Take a Break”. Continue reading “When You Need to “Take a Break””

Why It’s Important to Take Care of Yourself

Why It’s Important to Take Care of Yourself

Although we can raise children, work full-time jobs, run a business on our own, cook, clean, exercise, go to school, and do whatever else we need to do to build and maintain the life we’ve envisioned, there’s one thing we must do above everything.

We have to take care of ourselves.

#BlackGirlMagic is real. It’s powerful. It’s empowering. It’s inspirational. It’s wonderful. Continue reading “Why It’s Important to Take Care of Yourself”

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Three

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Three

You made it! Here are the last ten pieces of wisdom I’ve learned in 30 years of life. Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to connect with my heart, soul and mind! I hope you enjoy the finale of my series, and that something spoke to you, touched you and encouraged you! Continue reading “30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Three”

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two

This week, my lessons for life focus on living your best life and learning to love others. If you missed part one of this three part series, check out 30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years (Part One) now!

  1. Live your truth, there’s no time in life to fake it.

If you’re a blerd, prefer to eat versus exercise, enjoy sci-fi over reality TV, or books over movies; love it, accept it, be who you are, and how you feel like being you. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone else, be you to the fullest extent! Discover, develop and celebrate you! Continue reading “30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two”

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part One

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part One

I’ve been on this earth for three decades – over 360 months, 1,500 weeks and 11,000 days. Over this time, I’ve learned some lessons about life, faith and love, and I feel like I learned the most in the last year of my 20s. I want to share 30 truths that I have come to know about being human, a Black woman, an introvert and having a relationship with God; some of which have come easy to me and others I’ve had to fight to understand. Here’s part one of a three-part series (of 10 lessons each) sharing the wisdom I carry with me each day. Continue reading “30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part One”

How to Forgive and Know That You’ve Forgiven

How to Forgive and Know That You’ve Forgiven

This post is the sequel to last week’s post How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive, where I shared my journey to forgiving those who have hurt me, going back to my childhood.

If you’re ready to take steps to forgive yourself and others, and want to determine whether or not you have truly forgiven, then read along! Continue reading “How to Forgive and Know That You’ve Forgiven”

How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive

How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive

I’m a pretty sensitive person. I cry during romantic movies, get teary eyed when I’m frustrated, and criticism often brings extreme anxiety. If we ever have a conversation, I’ll remember most of the things you said, all of your facial expressions when you said it, but most of all, everything you do to me, including how you make me feel when you do it. Even if it’s as simple as you smirking after I ask you how my hair looks.

HOLDING ON CAN BE A MEANS OF PROTECTION

Continue reading “How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive”