5 Things To Quit Right Now

This list struck me when I first saw it. Seems like the information is pretty elementary, yet it is so very profound. 5 things. 5 things that should be simple to do, but it does not work that easily. Some of us are stuck in habits, stuck constantly doing some of the above or even … Continue reading 5 Things To Quit Right Now

Lonely vs Alone

Alone: Isolated, separated from others (Merriam- Webster) Lonely: Sad because one has no friends or company, solitary (Dictionary.com) So many times I hear people talk about feeling lonely.  Feeling like no one understands them. Feeling distraught and depressed. And then there are those that say that they can be in a crowd of people and … Continue reading Lonely vs Alone

Rainy Day Blues

Today has been a rainy one in Atlanta. I'm happy that I work from home and don't have to spend too much of my day stuck in traffic or on the roads. I always see people talking about how the rain puts them in a sexy mood, makes them want to cuddle. No doubt, I … Continue reading Rainy Day Blues

25 powerful photos of Chicago’s Women’s March (2017)

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In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Living in 2016 taught me how to release the right amount energy to achieve goals. After midnight on December 31, 2015, I knew the year would be something to remember. Why? Because I was turning 50 in six months. My plans were to live life to the fullest and embrace whatever challenges in my path. … Continue reading In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Embracing My Extra

Yes, I know that the hot term now is “thick.” But come on, everyone isn’t thick, some of us just have a little extra and I’m okay with mine. As I was anticipating going to homecoming and seeing old friends that I hadn’t seen in forever, I started examining my body with a very critical … Continue reading Embracing My Extra

Working while African American WOMAN

Recently, I was immersed in deep dialogue about race, class, and gender and the word microaggressions came up. I sat quietly waiting for examples because I secretly didn’t quite understand the exact meaning. It turns out; I’ve experienced a shit load of microaggressions in my life. Too many to count. Drifting in and out of the conversation, … Continue reading Working while African American WOMAN

In too DEEP!- a poemstory

Loving, laughing; and believing in happily ever after is an ultimate goal. At least I hope so. I’ve never heard anyone confess to wanting anything different. Life serves up all kinds of cues to what feels right in relationships. What complicates matters is getting in too DEEP! Let’s keep it real. There’s no denying the … Continue reading In too DEEP!- a poemstory

Death of the Old School Hustlers

“I need both in my life. A professional legitimate hustler.” The other day I did a question of the day on my Facebook page and in a couple of Facebook groups. I asked if you preferred your mate to be a professional or be a hustler. Immediately, I saw the difference between the younger generation … Continue reading Death of the Old School Hustlers

Reduce Your Stress by Shifting Your Mindset

"Before I was aware of this, countless negative thoughts flowed through my mind throughout the day.  As a result, I was more pessimistic about life and my destiny." Negative thoughts and emotions are common contributors to stress.  Replacing negative  thoughts with positive thoughts, also called cognitive restructuring, is an important element of living a stress-free … Continue reading Reduce Your Stress by Shifting Your Mindset