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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 […]

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, […]

“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 […]

How Maya Angelou’s Life and Legacy Has Inspired Me

  A truly inspirational figure in American history is no doubt, Maya Angelou. A woman of remarkable talent, her life and legacy continue to influence many today. If you’re familiar with Maya’s work, she often told riveting stories about herself and painted vivid pictures of African-American life and culture. Miss Angelou lived a rich life. […]

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