For years, I spent so much time with a negative attitude about who I was because I had been so brainwashed about how society viewed me, as a plus size woman. Let me be clear by saying that beauty has no true shape or size; it's a mantra that I have come to live by, … Continue reading Taking time for YOU.
World Mental Health day recently passed, and I can’t seem to stop reflecting on it. Nobody is perfect, everybody goes through something. And yet sometimes, it seems as if the world is crumbling around our shoulders and nothing we do helps. The stigma surrounding mental health is so exhausting; when people want to reach out … Continue reading Ask Yourself …
So look right, I haven’t always had a “bad” attitude, but I guess one too many issues in life lead me down this path of the “angry black woman” people so desperately want us to be. Don’t get me wrong, I am a really kind person, but when you constantly mistake my kindness for a … Continue reading The Adjustment
It’s been almost three years since I heard your voice, and the very thought it brings so much joy into my life. Today, we celebrate you … not because you’re gone and we want to cherish your memory, but for the many special memories you created in all of our lives. You came … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ju!
For years, I’ve talked about the importance of mental health, and how we need to break down barriers and go to therapy. Again, I’ve talked about it...but I have to admit, I’m one of those people who never actually takes their own advice. I wish I could say why; honestly, I’ve built a monstrosity of … Continue reading TAINTED.
July 18th would have been my brother’s twenty-ninth birthday; what should be a day of joy and celebration has become one of the saddest days of the year. As it grows closer, I can’t help but feel … distraught. With each passing day, I feel as if I become weak. Maybe it’s because I can’t … Continue reading Celebrations Amongst Grief
I can’t lie, after a stressful week I feel … defeated - like I gave up and, somehow, the week won. I know, it sounds like overly complicated and drawn out, but that’s how I am at times, it’s what makes me … Alana. This morning, as I sit here reflecting on … Continue reading Soul Care Sunday