“Ok, we’re diving today.” Instantly, I look at her. I try to read her face. I immediately give a thumbs up! As a mom, that’s what I’m supposed to do, right? Support and encourage. I could tell she was apprehensive. I was too. I could tell that she had big thoughts and feelings about this new experience. I did too. Diving off of the high board?! She had never done this before.
Self Love: Part 2
“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.'” —Oprah Winfrey There is something so beautiful about a woman stepping into her power, then standing steady, and choosing to define herself for herself. If you have lived…
Self-Love: Part 1
In August of 2020, while spending time with my family in Ohio, I started practicing daily affirmation meditations. Meditation has been an essential aspect of my self-care routine, but affirmations were new to me. I committed 21 days to speaking goodness to myself. I soon felt that some of the negativity spoken to me from…
There’s freedom in new beginnings…
People do not owe you their time. If someone chooses to be with you in these precious moments that we have... make it worth their time. Consider their perspective. Add to their life. Bring comprehension. Bring joy.
And STILL, Breonna Taylor.
There are certain moments that force you out of your comfort zone and push you forward. Writing And STILL, Breonna Taylor last July was one of those moments for me. There comes a time when you have to speak up and this time it was for my sisters & I. (Happy Black History EVERY day!)
Sometimes You Just Have to Decide
You can learn a lot about yourself in a decade. Tiffany Reneé reminds us that we have the freedom to decide how our next 10 years will be lived.
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." - Maya Angelou. To me, home is a feeling. It's where joy, peace and love abound. It's not just about being comfortable, it's about freedom and having the space to be exactly who you are. I've been in my hometown in Ohio since early July and it has been a much needed recharge.
When I See Us…
I haven't had the words this week, mostly tears and hurt and frustration and outrage. I struggled to find the words to properly articulate my pain this week, so I just trusted my heart.
We, The Mothers…
I'm still riding the wave of inspiration, celebration and love that I was beautifully overwhelmed with on Mother's Day weekend. Mother's Day has passed but I still feel like celebrating... and I'm feeling very poetic.
Expressions of Love
Tiffany Reneé is back with a perspective on expressing love and how the 5 Love Languages can help us connect deeper with one another especially during the holiday season.