Happiness

We spend so much time obsessing over social media: amount of followers, how many likes, what people thought about me picture, when was the last time I posted? We waste so much time worry about trivial things that should and don’t define us. Now imagine for a minute there was no social media – no…

The “Love Yourself” Trap

One of the greatest modern-day struggles our delicate society faces is self-esteem. How we feel about ourselves seems to be so crucial for success in almost all areas of life, that self-confidence becomes just another thing for you to acquire. Everywhere you look for advice on the subject, you’re told that you must “love yourself”,…

6 Steps To Learning Your Personal Style

“You can’t always keep up with the Joneses.” a phrase I’ve heard throughout my entire childhood from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, you name it…every family member.  Back in my grammar school years, Jordan’s, name plate belts, and sock buns was the trend throughout my urban community. I felt like I had to stay on track…

My Corner Sits Empty

Morning commuters drive by the busy streets while those walking hurriedly down the sidewalks stopping for their morning coffee while checking their blackberries for those important meaningless messages. The sun is just starting to rise giving a glimmer of hope for a beautiful day. Last night they dragged my dead drug riddled body away. The…

Free To Be Me

I recently read a book called “Free to be me” by Betty Robison. In her book, Betty describes how fear and self-doubt have paralyzed her, making her believe that nothing she did was enough and that she could never “measure up.” As she grows throughout her life, she learns to face her fears and breaks…

Show Your Bow for Self-Love

Self-Love First. When you practice self-love, you are strong enough to overcome anything. Love yourself for what and who you are today, especially if you’ve had to learn some of the hardest lessons Life has to offer. You may have been subject to, but don’t settle for being the victim of circumstance All in the…

Stop The Self Sabotage Once And For All

I was mediating every morning, reciting mantras, visualizing my future, reading the personal development books, nourishing my body, and feeling incredible. I felt amazing. Not only mentally, but physically. My body was actually starting to release the weight I had gained from binge eating. I felt light, energetic, and confident. Was all of the inner…

It’s Time I Come Out

“When it comes to sexuality, like so many things, only the truth will set you free.” This quote stopped me in my tracks as I was reading an article last night. Including the old adage ‘the truth will set you free’ felt a bit cliché until I reminded myself that I am someone who has…