Tag: growth

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 […]

What is a Mom-Springa and Why Do I Need One?

I recently finished reading “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler” by Kelly Harms. It was a great kick-off summer read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only was it funny and down to earth, but the book left me with some life long lessons, with the top one being: all moms, new or not so […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transition – Making Yourself Receptive to Good Fortune

The past few weeks in my life have been all about transition. I’ve had to make some pretty grown-up decisions, sacrifices, and really accept the shift that’s occurring in my life. Thankfully, the major transition in my life is positive, but as I said, it’s come with tough choices for me that’s forced me to […]

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