"When we consider the design for our lives, I think it is important to note that the thoughts that live inside of our minds inform our reality, which help to shape our perception, which determines our altitude. If we're not willing to challenge and redirect those thoughts so that they are healthy, critical, warm, forgiving, calming and open (among other things), we run the risk of failing ourselves. We run the risk of being trapped in our metaphorical or literal living rooms. When that happens the classroom and boardroom--or whatever room you hope to one day enter or create--becomes smaller and smaller. And the detrimental thing about entering small, cramped, one-sided spaces, is that there is no room to go or grow."
Lately I have been struggling to write. Though it has always been the thing that sings to me. When I was younger, among other things, I wanted to be a singer, an actress, a poet, a writer, a teacher, and a doctor. Writing has been a constant in my life for as long as I … Continue reading Does it Sing to You? Finding Your Niche When You Feel You Have Nothing. . .
"Many people will walk down the aisle and before God, family and friends, say I do. And then, they don't." 365 Days of this Millennial Marriage . . . ♥
I write this excerpt on behalf of graduation season, realizing that high school graduates are anticipating their commencement ceremonies and perhaps are moving into post-secondary education. I once saw an argument on a social media thread about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) needing to, pardon my language: “get their shit together”. Now, the individual … Continue reading Love Yourz!
We often hear about the bliss, the joy, the automatic unconditional bond, the moment you become a mother. We don't often hear the truth about postpartum . There was nothing magical about becoming a mother — it wasn’t the calm baby sleeping in my arms, the social media picture of “She’s here!” It wasn't what I … Continue reading Motherhood: A Toda Madre