5 Mindsets To Leave Behind in 2016

With 2016 behind us, it only makes sense to reflect on how last year has been for you and how not to bring somethings with you in the new year. The year 2017 is now upon us and now would be great time to leave some of  mindsets that have held you back in 2016.  I know...
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5 Simple Ways To Practice Self-Care

Photo Credit: www.styledbyshay.com Self-care is so important to practice.  Unfortunately, a lot of us don’t set aside time to do this. I will admit I have been a victim of this as well.   Time is not always on our side and we can be easily side- tracked due to...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Write In A Journal

Journal writing, also known as expressive writing has shown time and time again to have numerous benefits.  In my personal experience journal writing has provided me with a way to get out all my thoughts and feelings.  I have also noticed a positive change in my...
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10 things That Will Happen When You Say No

"No!" How can a simple word as this be so hard for many of us to say? There is one thing that I think a lot of us are guilty of, and that is the inability to say “no” to  others.  I was one of those people  who would jump through hoops of fire, then crawl through a...
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How To Stop Giving Your Time Away To People Who Waste It

I feel like a lot of us are giving away too much of our time to people who waste it.   The people who waste our time is what I like to call "Time Wasters."       Time wasters are people who bring either very little or absolutely nothing to your...
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7 Ways You Can Nuture Your Creative Side

Do you have the creative curse?  Have you ever had so many ideas taking up space in your mind, but you just can't get your ideas to flow onto paper or a word document? Did you have a piece of artwork or writing you needed to do but nothing seems to go the way you have...
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10 Things You Can Do On A Cold Winter Day

 Cold days are amongst most of us this time of year.  If you are one of the poor unfortunate soul, such as myself, who have to endure snow, blizzards, and low temperatures then you know there is not always the option of going outside. This is a harsh reality for a lot...
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Take The Cape Off and Save Yourself

Take The Cape Off and Save Yourselves!  After a series of unfortunate events, I have learned one thing.  It’s time you stop caping for those who don’t support you. If you need information on what caping means, have no fear, the urban dictionary is here.  To cape...
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Losing Myself Was The Best Thing To Happen To Me

 As I have gotten older I have realized that one of the most difficult moment for me was realizing that I no longer knew who I was as an individual.  I have so many roles as a mother, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, lover and confidant.  After so many years of...
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5 Types of Toxic People To Avoid Like The Plague

A great part of self-care is ensuring your emotional health is well intact.  This is especially important when dealing with people you happen to come across on a daily basis.  People can either have a positive or negative effect on you and this may cause you to feel...
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10 Facts About Me: Shayla

 As  a part of my emotional self-care, I think it's important I become a little more open to others about myself. I think now would be a great time to let you all know some random facts about me.  I won't say I'm an extremely private person; well for some things...
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10 Things I’ve Have Learned About Myself So Far

 Photo courtesy of createherstockAs a twenty-seven-year-old woman, I feel like the life I once knew has crashed in on me.  I’ve heard my twenties will be filled with years of confusion, awkwardness, risk-taking, and self-discovery. I honestly would have to agree,...
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Being Optimistic When You Know You Shouldn’t

Being Optimistic about  life is often a hard task to follow. We are persuaded by events that happen in our lives, whether good or bad and they can play a key role on our emotions and how we deal with unexpected events.It’s hard as hell to remain optimistic when you...
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5 Ways You Can Reconnect With Yourself

Have you reached a point in your life where you are unhappy about what you have become?As the school year begins, and my daughter is heading off to preschool this year, I can’t help but fill like my mojo has been M.I.A. for a minute. Prior to my busy life with having...
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Arguments=Solutions

Although arguments are most famous in a relationship, it’s how you end the confrontation. Anyone can argue all day, but how u feel after, determines the next attitude. In a relationship, your spouse is your one and only. He/she is the one you can rely on to have your...
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Depression. A Black Woman’s Journey

 I have a secret, well, not really but for a good portion of my life I was told to keep it as one.I suffer from depression.Depression is one of those taboo subjects to talk about because it is still looked at us something that is not normal in human nature.I can say...
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