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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Being a Vessel in 2018

We are a few days in on the new year and this year, as I draw closer to my life’s purpose and hone on what drives me, I realize that my personal goal overall is to be a vessel and to continue to inspire, encourage, motivate, and support others.   I have realized in the […]

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Kenneka Jenkins and the Glaringly Obvious Rape Culture That Followed

It’s taken me a while to talk about this because I wanted to make sure that I gave myself the time I needed to process it. I have to admit that everything about this case has bothered me, but I can’t sit down without talking about the importance of rape culture education here. A few […]

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Being Confident in Saying “No” and Owning my Right to Decide

This year has been incredibly eye-opening for me in so many ways.  One of those ways has been in realizing just how little people tend to value the choices and decisions of others.  To clarify – I have noticed that people on the whole do not respect the choices that others make for themselves.  This […]

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Why I’ve cut down on being so plugged into political issues this year

I have always considered myself to be very socially conscious.  Since before the first Bush Jr. administration of the early 2000s, I have always taken pride in being very aware in the details regarding our political climate with respect to the African-American diaspora as well as the rest of the country.  I have been a […]

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The Importance of Self-Awareness

For most of my life – stemming as far back as high school – I never aligned myself with being a “morning person”.  In the mornings, I am not chatty, I have very little to say, and I generally dislike being barraged with questions and instructions before at least 10am.  I took this belief of […]

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Learning to Deal with Anxiety, Naturally

I’ve never been clinically diagnosed, but I have had issues with anxiety for much of my life.  In recent years though, as my hearing took a bit of a nosedive, I’ve had more issues with anxiety than I’d like to admit, because I also experience frequent tinnitus. While at the BlogHer conference in Orlando a […]

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My First BlogHer Experience was Amazing!

I have been a member of the blogging community for over ten years.  I started my first blog around 2005, while in college (Xanga) and then gravitated to MySpace, where I have made many lifelong friends all over the world, and around 2008, I took my old blog over to Blogspot.  I stopped blogging consistently […]

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Maintaining Self-Care During Depression

The past week I’ve been going thru the motions a bit.  It’s been more of a challenge for me to get tasks done, stay focused, and stay alongside my schedules that I pre-plan at the beginning of each week. Sometimes I would cease working early, feeling “over it” and retire to reading, watching Netflix, or […]

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