looking back and reaching forward

For me, 2017 was a year of ups, downs, and everything in between. Did I reach the goals that I set at the beginning of 2017? No, and that’s okay. I had the pleasure of entering a beauty pageant for blind women, which was way out of my comfort zone. However, by taking that chance, […]

why self-love is a gift from God

What does it really mean to have a healthy sense of self-love? It requires us to give ourselves a break when we make mistakes. After, mistakes are simply opportunities for learning and growth. When we love and value ourselves, we are more likely to follow our hearts instead of our endless lists of fears, excuses, […]

Compassion Isn’t Just for Everyone Else

If you’re anything like me, there are times that you have an unlimited amount of compassion for everyone else but you. If I don’t practice having compassion for myself, I tend to absorb the energy of others very quickly. As a result, I can become overwhelmed. Sound familiar? If so, you can definitely benefit from […]

the art of disengaging

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably spent your entire life trying to prove yourself and please others. If you’ve been engaging in these behaviors for years, you’ve probably learned that people-pleasing and seeking approval from others can be a major energy drain. They are also wasting your time. How can you turn things […]

Unhappiness as a Message

For many years, I suffered from recurring bouts of severe depression. Even when I seemed to recover, I wasn’t happy. Sure, I would go about my day with a smile on my face, but that was for everyone else’s benefit. Whenever someone was able to see through my smile, they asked why I was unhappy. […]