Author: Eden

I enjoy long naps (when I can sneak one), cheesy books, and I'm fueled by the smiles of my son.

10 Essential Life Lessons I Learned This Decade

This past decade has taught me so many valuable lessons that have contributed to my continuous journey of self-growth and enlightenment. At the beginning of the decade, in 2010, I was thirteen years old, a pivotal age in anyone’s development. I found myself lost, depressed, and unsure of who I was. At this age and […]

Channeling Your Power of Conduction – A Reflection on “The Water Dancer”

I recently finished reading “The Water Dancer,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ debut novel. This novel was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club, and Ms. Winfrey herself described the story as powerful.  Although it took some time for me to take in and digest this novel, I can confidently say that I’m glad I took my time with this […]

To Season With Salt or Honey – The Importance of the Words We Choose

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” Dr. Maya Angelou Words. So simple yet they hold so much power. Language is the tool that separates humans from animals. Our words allow us to communicate ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Throughout time, […]

Self Care Isn’t Face Masks & Bubble Baths – Here’s What Self Care is When You’re a Mom

Lately, the term “self-care” has gained recent popularity. More and more people are accepting the fact that taking care of yourself enables you to be your best self in external areas in your life. While this is very true, marketing companies have used this term to sell various products like face masks, bubble baths, and […]

9 Things to Be Grateful For TODAY

“Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living.” Gratitude. This is my most recent area of focus during my journey to reaching my highest potential. On this journey, I’ve learned that a grateful spirit makes us more receptive to receiving further blessings. To put it simply, by paying gratitude forward, we are already […]

“When You Know Better, You Do Better”

This week on my favorite podcast, Oprah’s Super Soul, she shared an invaluable lesson that she learned from the one and only Dr. Maya Angelou. “When you know better, you do better”. Seven simple words strung together to create a powerful statement which we should all inculcate into our hearts and minds.  So what does […]

Cultural Identification & Mental Health: Using Your Roots to Calm and Uprooted Mind

“How do you identify culturally?” A few weeks ago, during a session with my therapist, I was presented with this question. I shrugged and hesitantly answered, “I don’t know, I’m African-American.” She scribbled my answer down while I anxiously tried to get a glimpse of her notes. The question definitely took me back. Usually, when […]

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