Is Perfection Killing You? #UnaplogeticLiving

Beyonce’ Pretty Hurts

Decoding This Song

WOW! The things we do to hurt ourselves to gain approval from others. When I first heard this song a few years ago, it really touched me deeply because I know what it is like to smile….smile….smile when people are around but once everyone was gone, there was a dark cloud of self-hate floating over my head. My Achilles heel was my body image and people-pleasing. Continue reading

First Lady Michelle Obama: Live Out Loud. #UnapologeticLiving

“DAG! You don’t even know me…..Well let me live my life out loud so people can see and then judge for themselves.”  First Lady Michelle Obama.

I waited days to watch Oprah’s sit-down interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. The entire interview was awesomely beautiful, but this section, in particular, spoke to my spirit. Watch Michelle Obama’s commentary on living out loud. Continue reading

People Pleasing Part 1: When Saying “Yes” Goes Horribly Wrong!

“People-pleasers want everyone around them to be happy and they will do whatever is asked of them. They put everyone else before themselves. Saying yes is almost an addiction that makes them feel like they need to be needed. This makes them feel important and like they’re contributing to someone else’s life.” Dr. Susan Newman, Psychologist and author of The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It-And Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever.

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Let’s Be Clear: Who Am I Speaking Too?

Today is January 4. The official launch date for I am excited to have a series of conversations with you about a subject I’ve learned to appreciate through life experience. A course entitled ” Lifes Lessons” where the cycle of passing and failing test seems to be almost never ending. I had found the beauty in what it means to be human. Living life and making choices for my life that are 100% in my best interest. And not giving a damn of what someone else (who has never walked a mile in my shoes) has to say. Did this Christian woman just say damn? Hell yeah, I said damn! I am fighting to keep my head above water, and I don’t have time to be politically correct because of someone feeling uncomfortable. I am not in the business of being anyone else but myself. Continue reading