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Danger: Brick Wall Ahead

Hitting a brick wall HURTS, but what happens when you hit the same wall over and over? You find yourself tired, bloodied and looking for a way to stop hurting. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein I’ve always had this drive to have more. To…… Continue reading Danger: Brick Wall Ahead

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Netflix & Chill: A Time to Adore

I’m an ambivert. I think that’s a real term. I saw it on Facebook once and it described me perfectly. You know if it’s on social media, it has to be true. I’m a big heap of extrovert with a good portion of introvert. So when the term “Netflix and Chill” was coined, to me…… Continue reading Netflix & Chill: A Time to Adore

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A Hollywood Gesture

It’s not unusual for a relationship to dangle on a fishing line. If you’re anything like me your swimming technique sucks, but it’s enough to keep your head above water. That’s how I feel about dating. The universal nuisance for most single women is the constant reminder of being single during Valentine’s season. It’s advertised…… Continue reading A Hollywood Gesture

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Women’s March: Lessons for my Niece

Last Saturday, the women of the United States sent a message to Donald Trump and his administration…WE’RE NOT GOING BACK! Those of you who know me know I’m really quiet about my activism. My activism is to help those in need and support what and when I can. As big and bad as I may…… Continue reading Women’s March: Lessons for my Niece

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Get Your Fingers Out of There!!

Let’s face it, we can’t control all people who break social standards. We’re not raised in the same homes, communities, schools, etc. Therefore, it’s only natural you will encounter someone who doesn’t share the same courtesies you do. Once we rolled over into the year 2000, I noticed women of color wanted to showcase their…… Continue reading Get Your Fingers Out of There!!

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A Dream in Birmingham

What’s there to write that hasn’t already been written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? So to honor him on this day, I will share some quotes from his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. Anyone who lives inside the US can never be considered an outsider anywhere in the country” “All too…… Continue reading A Dream in Birmingham

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Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

Dear Janelle, I’m so happy you have found the time to sit down and reflect 2016. I’m also more than proud you’ve set your goals for the upcoming year and I’m confident you will meet them. I want to share somethings you’ve done in the past that’s not been positive and has hindered your journey.…… Continue reading Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself