The Lessons 2020 Taught Me

2020 was a YEAR! I think that’s one thing we can all conclusively say! There was literally no way any one could have predicted the turn it took for the entire planet, but while the majority of conversation regarding 2020 is very negative whether politically, socially or financially; for me- 2020 genuinely was a great…

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Navigating My Triggers

I am a runner. Nope, not the running shoes, heavy breathing and sweaty running runner. The I-no-longer-feel-happy-safe-settled-or-off running from relationships like a track and field athlete. Being home quarantined allows you time to do a lot of thinking. Some of that thinking may not be so good, but ultimately it allows you to take stock…

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Why Journaling Should Be Part Of Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care, a word that is trending and bouncing off of every lifestyle blogger blowing up Instagram, but other than taking bubble baths, using masks, reading and the like, what are some of the more IMPORTANT things we need to implement more regularly into our lives once the trend disappears? To us, journaling and writing down…

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Moving

Moving,Changing,Evolving,But we’re not on the same page, Slowly, Turning,Churning,Eroding away the person I thought I needed to be, Moving,Changing,Evolving, Stepping into the person that I am becoming, Slowly, Turning,Churning,Learning to do things for myself, by myself Moving,Changing,Evolving,Accepting that we have to make the most out of the life we are given, Slowly, Turning,Churning, November 2018-…

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Don’t Let Your Mind Be Overwhelmed

We’re sure you’re all feeling anxious and a little concerned about not only the mounting number of cases of CoVid-19 in general, in your specific region, but also the amount of unknowns floating around. The constant stream of numbers, statistics, facts, figures and SO much chatter surrounding all of it, that you cannot help but…

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Tribe

It’s in the moments of sadness and despair,You reach out and see who is there.When you’re feeling down and out and don’t trust your own strength,This is when the power of friendship is the pull and support system you need.The people who are your day ones,They lift you up, but also call you out on…

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Proud

I didn’t want to tell you I was struggling,I didn’t want to show you that ultimately I failed.I project this strong, confident capable person,Able and sure of themselves,Yet, I am really withdrawn, retiring and somewhat reserved,Too proud to ask for help because I will appear a failure,Ashamed of the picture of strength I display, yet…

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Why I Am No Longer Scared Of Starting Over

Change, they say is inevitable. People change, the seasons change, time is always changing…but why is it so hard to take the leap and make a massive change in our lives? We’re unhappy about things, but we’d much rather complain, but do nothing about it. Then there’s the debilitating fear of the unknown, of having…

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Insecure

Insecurities are loud they say,Trust me, I know, I’m shouting them,Busy not liking so many things about myself,I spot them easily within you,Fermenting, churning all the things I’d like to change about myself,But falling back into the same old patterns,Doubting that I am good enough,Fearing maybe I have been the issue all along,Unsure how to…

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Addressing The Angry Black Girl In Me

Outspoken. Yes. Passionate. Yes. Opinionated. 100%. Sensitive. That too. Negative? I’ve been called worse. Like most people, I’ll fully admit to being complicated and multifaceted. As much as I can be a social butterfly, I tend to keep new people at a distance and not let them know the true me- call it protectionism. I…

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