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”

Choosing Faith Over Your Feelings

Choosing Faith Over Your Feelings

This week has been tough so far. I have plenty of assignments to work on and tasks to accomplish, and this is normally all I need to get and stay motivated. Something about this week is different, though. I literally don’t want to do anything. Nothing. Especially not write this blog post. I told myself several times that I was not going to write this.
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4 Affirmations to Change Your Life

4 Affirmations to Change Your Life

Before a year ago, I looked for approval, acceptance and confirmation of my value from outward sources – friends, family, male attention, my work performance, how others treated me and what they said about me.

This often left me empty, confused, emotionally unstable and insecure.

Last May, I started writing affirmations in my journal every Sunday then reciting them daily for the week. With each day, I could feel my confidence, self-worth and joy rise. Continue reading “4 Affirmations to Change Your Life”

10 Things Heartache Taught Me

10 Things Heartache Taught Me

We often count the days, weeks and months since we lost the ones we love, but it always feels like it just happened yesterday.

Have you ever been through the storm and could feel the sun, just for the clouds and rain to swiftly cover its glory? Have you ever felt like you were just starting to “feel normal”, then another blow to your heart brings you deeper into despair than before? Continue reading “10 Things Heartache Taught Me”