So, while reading Gabrielle Union's new book, We're Going to Need More Wine, she tackles the age-old topic of colorism. For a little background, her mother is of fair skin and her father of darker complexion. Gabrielle obviously resembles her dad. She grew up in predominantly White Pleasanton, California, who one of very few Black… Continue reading Colorism and Raising Our Daughters
As we wind down 2017 and prepare for the new year, I'm sure many people are planning their new year resolutions or in other words, letting social media know who and what they're leaving behind in 2018. I've never been one to get caught up in resolutions making promises to myself that are never kept.… Continue reading 2018: Live Purposefully & Slay Goals
So, I have three children, Travis, 7; Ethan, 4; Logan, 2. As the oldest, Travis is very independent and responsible. He knows what he likes and doesn't like; he's also autistic. If you can imagine, that sometimes comes with a lot of challenges, which requires a lot of time and attention. Logan is the baby… Continue reading Raising A Middle Child
We all know there is a huge stigma around therapy especially among African Americans. Mental health issues are so taboo and talking about it is seen as a sign of weakness in our community. But, mental health isn't about being weak, crazy or "just not right in the head." Sometimes we have a lot things… Continue reading How Therapy Helped Me. . .
So, it's the first day of my weight loss journey, and I'm so excited! However, I would be lying if I told you I was 100% prepared with a full fridge of healthy foods and a workout schedule, but I do have a plan, and that's a start. I am definitely one of those people who needs… Continue reading Week 1, Day 1 : Let’s Do This!
I've avoided writing about this, because I've already declared my commitment issues to you all, and I still haven't committed. I figured if I didn't talk about it, I wouldn't have to admit to myself and to you that I've continued to be inconsistent with changing my lifestyle and that I haven't taken my health as seriously… Continue reading Avoidance & Passion Sparks A New Path
It was the beginning of my third year as an undergraduate finance major when I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to teach English, but even more so, I wanted to become an editor for a small publishing company. So many times, I've read books published by small companies that had spelling and… Continue reading Freelance Editor For Hire!