Puzzle Therapy for the Anxious

When I feel overwhelmed I tend to drop everything. Calls and texts go unanswered, messages get missed, social media gets parked and I go silent. I do that in an attempt to regain structure and grab ahold of life and as a result, I “fall behind.” This past weekend I was sitting on the couchContinue reading “Puzzle Therapy for the Anxious”

Actively Overcoming

Shame. Withdrawn. Suicidal Ideation. Depression. Tears. Fear. Hopelessness. Negative Self Image. Failure. Trapped. Worthless. Withdrawn. Complacent. Thank God I don’t look like what I’ve been through. In this picture, you see someone ACTIVELY overcoming. You see someone who’s trying to choose daily to transform her thoughts into focusing on the positive (because there are many).Continue reading “Actively Overcoming”

Cicely Tyson: Just As I Am

I like to put together a book anticipation list. It’s a list of compiled books I plan to read that are dropping in the future. Cicely Tyson’s, Just As I Am was at the top of that list this year. I knew the publish date, and when it finally came, I was E X CContinue reading “Cicely Tyson: Just As I Am”

Write the Vision & Make it Plain

2021 was my first year creating a Vision Board at the beginning of the year. Last year I was flipping through magazines in August in my friend’s Atlanta living room. I had no idea what I wanted to accomplish, but I did find images that grabbed my attention. I also made the mistake of labelingContinue reading “Write the Vision & Make it Plain”

5 Lessons Learned from a Jam-packed Weekend

This weekend I had a full schedule from hanging out with my co-workers, celebrating my college-roommate turned great friend’s birthday, to attending a virtual event; This weekend was far from what the norm has been as far as weekends go. I was thrilled to have a lineup of events to attend, so much so thatContinue reading “5 Lessons Learned from a Jam-packed Weekend”

Stop! Natural Hair Is Not Unprofessional

It upsets me that people don’t understand how much hair is a part of our identity. Growing up I knew that we had to get our hair permed or hot combed to get it as straight as possible to match the beauty standard. Apparently, with our hair straightened it was manageable and neat. Over timeContinue reading “Stop! Natural Hair Is Not Unprofessional”

Reassurance for the High-Achiever

This is for the high-achiever who feels like time has run out. The one who can receive so many stares and yet still feel unseen. The one who has their accomplishments displayed throughout their home and pass them by daily without recognition. It’s the time of year when high- achievers suffer the most. Failing toContinue reading “Reassurance for the High-Achiever”

How to Jump Start Your Christmas Spirit

Public Service Announcement, Christmas is not canceled! Yes, it may look a little different this year, but we should feel blessed to have made it this far. The holidays are rarely about giving or receiving material things. The holidays are about laughing and smiling with the ones you love, including yourself. This season I wantedContinue reading “How to Jump Start Your Christmas Spirit”

What I Wish I Knew About de-PRESS-i-ON

Imagine that the sun is shining bright, and you are sitting outside in the middle of an open field. In the distance, you see Parents sitting on the porch watching their children running around playing outside. A savory aroma catches your nose, causing you to turn in another direction just enough to locate the smokeContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew About de-PRESS-i-ON”