Increasing my Energy Vibrations to Increase my Life

Over the years, I have become an extremely spiritual person. While I do not align myself to a set religion any longer (and haven’t in a really long time), my spiritual health continues to strengthen. For me, it is very important that I have a spiritual connectedness and understanding that I follow consistently.   For […]

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We May Need to Talk About What Victimhood Means

Every time there is a domestic violence case in the media of some sort, onlookers oftentimes have the same types of questions.  These questions include: Why won’t she leave, then? What did she do to him to make him react the way he did? She hasn’t left, so she must like it. Doesn’t she think […]

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Self-Care for Spring, Cleaning from the Outside-In

For the past couple of years, I have really become more and more spiritual.  I do not identify myself as religious, but I have a strong belief in the Universe and a “Higher Power” which governs our world and beyond.  The last couple of years, I have gotten stronger in this belief and it has […]

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Dear Self, It is Okay to Accept Help!

There’s this thing that was ingrained in me by my parents and everyone around me that the need to be totally self-sufficient are the ultimate life goals.  I was reared, whether intentionally or non-intentionally to always be a person that never needed to ask anyone for anything and if I did need any kind of […]

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Black Panther and the Social Contexts

**this is not a “think-piece”.  Well, I don’t think it is, anyways* I know, I know. I already wrote a Black Panther piece here. But then I saw it again and it was so necessary for my overall perspective.  While the first time I saw it, I caught all of the major points of the […]

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Black Panther is filled with so much magic and it makes my heart soar with pride

Last night I attended a private screening for Black Panther, which officially came out today.  The excitement that this movie fueled for over a year’s time was warranted and the outcome was absolutely phenomenal.  There is so much to say but at the core, my spirit is full, free, and absolutely pleased with this masterpiece […]

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The Love of the Black Woman

We, black women, are uniquely created.  For most of us, our hearts are the biggest parts of our beings. We love the hardest and with the most fervor and strength.  Our love moves mountains and answers prayers.  With our love, we have helped to convince a nation to vote its very first black president, stood […]

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What Mo’Nique Taught Us About Knowing Your Worth and Burning Bridges

By now we have all heard about the schpiel that Mo’Nique is still currently in with Netflix.  In the event you’ve been under every turnable rock, the rundown is this:  Netflix approached her about a new comedy special for her and offered her $500K (per her words).  Because she was offended by this offer, she, […]

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The Death of the Comfort Zone

I am a woman that craves comfort and familiarity. I like to be settled and I ask lots of questions when I am unsure of something. I like to have all of the information to be as proactive as I can be just in case anything arises.  The Comfort Zone is my area of ease […]

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My Anxiety and How it Makes Me Feel

For much of my life, I have been pretty forthcoming with how anxiety has affected me throughout my life.  My first real run-in with anxiety was in high school after a halftime performance (I was on varsity poms), and I had a sudden panic attack.  When I was younger, anxiety was something that came and […]

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