Love & Relationships, Spirituality & Self Care

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, many leaders and notable figures…

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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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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Thoughts & Feelings

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston was a book that I had sitting on my shelf for about five months after picking it up at the local library’s annual book sale. I was drawn in not only by the cover art (1998 Harper Perennial Modern Classics paperback edition), but I was also attracted to the name on…

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Lifestyle & Culture

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. Yes, she had to endure…

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