Spirituality & Self Care

“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 it mean? “When you know…

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Spirituality & Self Care

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 someone asks about my ethnicity,…

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Spirituality & Self Care

The Art of Letting Sh*t Go

The Art of Letting Shit Go, what does it mean? On my personal growth journey, I’ve learned that letting go of negative emotions that we tie to painful memories makes us receptive to new positive experiences. Imagine that you are on a long journey and you come to an old bridge. This bridge can only support so much weight, and…

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Spirituality & Self Care

10 Ways to Welcome Spring

Today marks the first day of Spring, and where I live, I was pleased to wake up to 50-degree weather and sunshine. Spring is my favorite season. After a long, cold, and bitter winter, it’s amazing to watch everything come back to life. There’s a feeling of rebirth and youth in the air as baby birds start chirping in the…

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Lifestyle & Culture

Changing the Black Girl Narrative : Education

I chose to make the first installment of this blog series about changing the Black girl narrative when it comes to education. With the current political and social climate in our country, it’s essential that we begin taking the initiative to change the narrative of future Black girls everywhere from an early age; where these narratives often start. It is…

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Lifestyle & Culture

How Black Panther Represented the Roles of Black Women

Marvel’s record-shattering film, Black Panther, has left its footprint not only in entertainment but within American culture. For decades, Black people have been portrayed through various lights in the media and entertainment industry. While there have been quite a few positive representations in media and film, the reality remains that negative images still exist. Black Panther amazingly broke down a…

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