3 Reasons Why The World Should NOT Be Your Therapist

3 Reasons Why The World Should NOT Be Your Therapist

Empower & Inspire
At this point the Kanye interview has been seen and  heard around the world. As a Kanye West fan and an admirer of Charlamagne the God’s interviewing style, the anticipation was real.  After his trip to TMZ, the anticipation was pretty much dead. I was not interested in hearing anything Kanye related for a few days. I did my best to scroll past any mention of it on social media, but finally I listened to the segments of the interview with Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club podcast.  Please keep reading my friends, this is not an analysis or my “woke” thoughts on Kanye, Charla, or the interview. This is about the very first thing I heard that made me pause and give a side eye like I was sitting next…
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Surviving Mother’s Day Without Mommy

Black Excellence, Empower & Inspire
The week leading up to Mother's Day is always difficult for me ever since I lost my mother thirteen years ago. Each year I find myself with the same exact feelings as the day approaches.  Feelings of anxiety, bitterness, and an overwhelming sadness.  I'm easily irritated, overly tired, and have no desire to do anything productive.  It's that life ain’t fair and I’m tired of having to deal with it without the comforting words and hugs of Mommy feeling. A couple of years ago I compiled a list of things to do leading up to Mother’s Day that helped me and a few others who have experienced the loss of a mother or mother figure. And while I know from experience that nothing will heal the pain, it is my…
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Advice For Young Black Women

Advice For Young Black Women

Black Excellence, Empower & Inspire
The other day I saw a question in one of the Facebook groups I follow. When I saw it I immediately responded with some advice that I would tell one of my young sisters. I then sent it to a group of my good girlfriends to get their thoughts. I'm one of the those blessed women who has a tribe of beautiful and successful sister friends who hype each other in all that we do. My girls are intelligent and they keep it real. Based on the conversations we've had with each other and the different things we've experienced, collectively and individually, over the years I knew they would have some sound advice. The advice we're sharing can be applied across the board to women of all ages, ethnicities, and…
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Lessons I’ve Learned

Lessons I’ve Learned

Empower & Inspire
As I prepare to celebrate my birthday this weekend, I sit and reflect on the many things I’ve experienced and learned. Life has thrown me so many curve balls. Some I saw coming and prepared for as best as possible, some I saw coming but didn’t prepare for very well, and some that came so hard and blindsiding that it took forever and a day to recover. But the thing is- I did recover. Every single time, I recovered. I bounced back. And in that bounce back I’ve learned lots about the world, people, and most importantly, myself. (more…)
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What You Can Learn From The Success of Cardi B

What You Can Learn From The Success of Cardi B

Empower & Inspire
I like many people discovered the bigger than life personality, Cardi B, on the sixth season of my guilty pleasure, Love and Hip Hop New York. When she first appeared I thought oh my goodness, she’s loud and hilarious! Where has she been all this time? As episodes went on I, like many others, absolutely fell in love. It was apparent from her scenes that she was her authentic self at all times. Good, bad, or indifferent you had to respect it. (more…)
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Just Some Things I’m Grateful For

Just Some Things I’m Grateful For

Empower & Inspire
Lately, I’ve been asked by a few people close to me if I would consider telling more personal stories on my blogs. Like many people, I definitely have a story to tell. And like most resilient black women, I don’t look like what I’ve been through. If you read through some of my earlier posts I do get rather personal, personal for me at least. (more…)
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Learning To Live With Regrets

Learning To Live With Regrets

Empower & Inspire
“This is the number one rule for your set, in order to survive, gotta learn to live with regrets.”-Jay-Z, 1996). Words from one of my favorite songs, Regrets by Jay-Z, featured on the Reasonable Doubt album.  The song is about the different things Jay-Z has been through up until that point in his life. He takes us on a journey and tells us stories about highly stressful situations he’s been in from drug deals, life in the streets, and missing his friend who has passed on. And although I can’t relate to being nervous about a drug deal, stressing my mother out because I wouldn’t leave these streets alone, I can relate to having regrets. (more…)
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