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

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 thanking the universe (or whatever…

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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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Spirituality & Self Care

I AM – Learning The Art of Manifestation

While on my journey of self-discovery and spirituality, I have learned several ways to channel positive energy, not only for myself but for those that I interact with. Although my primary focus is to bring more positivity into my life and interactions with others, I’ve learned that to be someone who can give this type of energy, it must come…

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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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