A Family Affair

Some 18 years ago I met some people who would become “forever friends”. I know this because they told me so. Sadly, at the time of, I admit that I wasn’t a believer of the term. At a young age I had already experienced rejection by my peers which caused extreme trust issues that only… Continue reading A Family Affair

My Health & Fitness Journey (Thus Far)

My relationship with food has always been a focus. I remember going on my first diet at the tender age of 10 years old and the person who influenced me the most to do this was in my home. She was someone I looked up to and highly esteemed. I also remember being told I… Continue reading My Health & Fitness Journey (Thus Far)

My People

Have you ever interacted with someone who just doesn’t see you? Your gifts, your talents, your beauty? No matter how hard you try they are blind to the greatness that is “you”.  I found myself in that position recently. And what made it worse (actually there were a lot of things that made it worse… Continue reading My People

Facing Disappointment 

I did not get the job I applied for. I kind of knew that would happen but it’s still a letdown. Even applying for it tugged on so many heart strings. This journey of surrender and waiting never gets easy. When I was told there was another more qualified candidate I did a quick debate… Continue reading Facing Disappointment 

A Woman’s Worth

When i was 17 years old I gave away something very precious to a boy who wasn’t worth it.  He never took me on a date.  He never met my family.  I never even received a bouquet of flowers.  Still, I called him my boyfriend.  I was so desperate to be loved that I gave… Continue reading A Woman’s Worth

Accepted By the Beloved

There once was a girl who, even while in her mother’s womb knew pain.  While her mother carried her, there was a certain family member that did not approve of this pregnancy, and she made it a point to let the mother know it.  She often made the mother cry and regret her decision to… Continue reading Accepted By the Beloved

Friendship: Betrayal, Forgiveness & Reconciliation

This weekend I attended a doctoral graduation ceremony out of state.  The car ride was 6 hours long and my mom and I faced an additional 1 1/2 hour delay due to a four-car accident.  Rumor had it there was a semi involved. Even though I didn’t see the accident I know it had to… Continue reading Friendship: Betrayal, Forgiveness & Reconciliation

How to Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering from Misguided Love

I’ve seen it more often than not.  A girl meets a nice guy, thinks he’s the one, ignores the red flags and lies to herself about the ones she can’t ignore.  She gives him her heart.  It doesn’t work out after “x” amount of time.  They break up, she’s in pain and he’s moved on. … Continue reading How to Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering from Misguided Love