USING THE CRISIS TO BREAK THE CYCLE

When everything is not going as planned, and you already feel like your world is smashing into you, hearing someone say that everything happens for a reason may make you cringe and cause you to scream. Or maybe it is just me who screams on the inside mid-conversation. And it’s not that you don’t want…

New Year! New Everything! 

2016 has had to be one of the most outrageous, successful, lost for words year for myself. I’ve been brokenhearted by the guy I thought I would spend the rest of my life with. I’ve finally gotten the chance to share my thoughts on a blog. I’ve started doing music and videos. I got the…

Surviving The Dreadful Waiting Period

In the dreadful waiting period, it seems there is no end. Whether waiting and believing for a job or a physical healing, you want this process to end. A process is exactly what you are experiencing. You seek the end, but it is the character you build during the process, that is the most important….

A Review of the New Season of Iyanla, Fix My Life. 

Reality TV is definitely alive and well in 2016. I remember being a kid growing up watching MTV’s Real World and believing every fight and every wild altercation that came across my screen tv screen. Over the years, new reality tv shows like Basketball Wives and Love and Hip-Hop have broadcasted the American Black woman…

Inside Out…

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Keeping a wound clean from the inside out promotes healing in layers. This allows new, healthy tissue to grow in the depths of the wound and prevents top layers from forming too soon and trapping dead or dying tissue, or infection in the wound.* I’ve messed up so bad there should…

The Beauty of the Underdog

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not…

How to Handle Angry People

Do you ever find yourself wishing more people would take those anger management and anger control classes? Do you get tired of dealing with angry people, or wind up being angry yourself? You may be missing the upside of anger: how to use their anger to help you to create the life you truly want. Here you’ll find the secrets for getting to the heart of anger and a simple process for staying peaceful in the eye of other people’s storms.

The Physical and Emotional Effects of Rape

Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornate robe she was wearing. She put her hands on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went. —2 Samuel 13:19  This scripture reflects the ritual that many rape victims perform after the assault has occurred. Most want nothing more than to continue to scrub…

Monday Motivation: Broken Hearts

If your heart had a voice, Beloved, what would it say? – Iyanla Vanzant A heart that’s been broken is known to become overwhelmed with emotions. These emotions form as a result of betrayal. When you love someone and it doesn’t work out for whatever reason, it leaves you feeling as if your heart has literally…

Emotional Affair: Have You Entered a Danger Zone? by Dr. Richard Nicastro

An emotional affair often occurs long before a physical affair. Everyone is vulnerable to heading down the path of emotional infidelity and because of this, you need to be prepared. Discover the top warning signs so you can protect your marriage or relationship from the danger zones of an emotional affair.

Monday Motivation: No Fear

Last week, I received a notification from my neurologist that my Electromyography (EMG) test was abnormal. According to the Mayo Clinic, an EMG is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). The EMG is used to rule out numerous conditions and assist in the diagnosis of radiculopathy,…

How To Take Control Of Your Emotions by Joe Searle

Learn the basic human emotions and how you can utilize them to your own advantage to become successful in any area of life which you choose. Don’t let your emotions control you. The moment you do that, you’ve lost control of yourself.

Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May has been deemed Mental Health Awareness Month. In the Presidential Proclamation, signed on April 28, 2016, President Obama stated “nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress.” Countless efforts are underway to increase public and…

5 Reasons You’re Running on Empty

“So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside.” ― Iyanla Vanzant Have you ever found yourself feeling empty? Do you find yourself engaging in negative conversations? Are you guilty of negative self-talk? If you answered yes…

A Reflection of Me

Life has a way of bringing events full circle. I recently attended an Authors Row event where I shared my journey about anxiety and depression. As I began to speak about the signs and symptoms, a beautiful lady in her forties began to come alive. Her eyes widened with anticipation as she sat up in…

Beginners Guide to Finding Balance

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? With so much going on in the world, it’s easy to get bogged down. Whether it’s love, money or the war of politics, they can all leave you feeling a bit unbalanced. There are a lot of things you can do to clear your head and catch your second wind….

Things You Shouldn’t Say To Sick People

After being hospitalized and released earlier this week, I am thankful to be back at home. Rolling my eyes as I write this, I am in bed, weak and achy like I have the flu. For those that don’t know the background of my illness, you should read Author’s Note: My Testimony…Am I Dying? Cross Your…

Courage Today, A Difference Tomorrow by Myesha S. Roberts

Courage… It’s something that we all lack but strive to embrace everyday.  You have to have the courage to stand on your own two feet. God or whomever you believe in didn’t give you those two feet for show.  They are there to help you step into who you want to be daily.. So take…

SOS: Signs of Suicidal Behavior

The recent events of Kehlani’s suicidal attempt has plagued the music industry and its fans. Many are questioning why someone at the pinnacle of their career would want to end it all. Fame and fortune has masked the underbelly of depression and suicide. Recognizing the signs of suicide can lead to countering this vicious cycle and…

Have a Little Faith: 5 Thoughts for the Artist in You

“The constant gnawing and wanting to take nothing and make it into something. Stillness that irritates restless fingers connected to a steady wrist. The need to see the outcome of dreams manifested. The unmistakable gift one must live with from day-to-day. It’s a shadow in the dark waiting to be captured, written, sketched, hummed… It…

Earthing 101 with Mocha Moma

  WHAT IS EARTHING? According to an entry in the Journal of Environment and Public Health,  Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems, some of them patented, that transfer the energy from the ground into…