In Time Of Bereavement.
Recently on October 1, my family experienced a devastating loss of my beloved Aunt Bo who has suffered many years with her health. Knowing there was a 50/50 chance of survival, we also knew the quality of her life would most likely decline. So when God called her home, I believe everyone was at peace with the fact my Aunt Bo is no longer suffering in her body, However, beginning the process of coping with the reality that we will no longer physically see her again is horrifically overwhelming. Every action and reaction to the news of her loss is valid from: Continue reading
Standards: Beliefs and Actions On One Accord.
Raise The Bar: lower (or raise) the standards that need to be met in order to qualify for something.
Stop It Now!
A little self-criticism is a good thing. It can be a reality check that encourages you to be a better person. But there is a big difference between saying ” I need to exercise more” which can be the seed planted to motivate you to workout, rather than to say to yourself, “I AM FAT!” Continue reading
Social Media Edition.
It isn’t a secret that everything post onto social media doesn’t always live up to its advertisement, but it sure doesn’t stop many of us from trying to compete with what we see. Continue reading
A time to disconnect from work to reconnect with family while relaxing.
Summer 2016, I was so engrossed in my work that I didn’t create a chance to take my children on vacation. Looking back, I feel bad because I spent the majority of that summer providing hair care services to my clients instead of allowing parts of the season to be fun for my kids. The only fun my children had that summer was the occasional bouncing between house to house of family and friends to attend cookouts. I vowed to never ever do that again. So in 2017, I did something different. I created summer time business hours so that my family and I could spend time alone and enjoy our summer. Ocean City Maryland is one of our favorite beaches. It is Three hours away from home which makes it all the more perfect for a mini family trip. Here’s how I decided to spend Sunday with my family. Continue reading
Survival, Opportunity, Speed, & Evolution.
Art, Entrepreneurship, and Pop-culture keep my gears going which has always been a huge part of my life. Bodak Yellow premiered in early June 2017, but my first time hearing this song was on The Wendy Williams Show when Cardi B performed during Wendy’s Birthday Show. The beat was hot, the rhythm flow was catchy. I wanted to explore this song. I was curious to learn what was all the hype about. So I sat at my desk, opened my laptop and searched for the uncensored version of this song on Youtube. Here is a clip of the song below. Beware (Language is explicit) Continue reading
What’s really in my heart?
Ok, this post is going to be very different from any other post I have ever written here because I am taking a risk that I have never taken before. I am willing to throw away everything I have ever been taught in my whole life, and I want to be able to explore my life, my spirituality from the ground up. Everything I have ever been taught, I want to put it all on trial. I want to make sure that what I’ve been taught is facts for what I know to be true and not because someone told me. Continue reading
Taking The Mask Off.
It has become natural to deny how we feel. No one wants to stick out like a sore thumb due to fear of what other people may think. It is easier to blend in and live in the shade of beige. If what we are truly feeling isn’t noticeable, then we have mastered what it means to be unbothered. But is that truly how we feel? Are we ok with masking our emotions? Continue reading
Sometimes We Have To Encourage Ourselves.
Music provides positive reinforcements that give us the ability to cheer and become uplifted. Music provides a deepening experience through the connection of the words we sing which somehow forces our mind, body, and spirit to be in agreement with the message. Depending upon what is happening in our lives, a song sometimes is the only thing that relates to our life situations. Continue reading