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…

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…

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….

Death by Lightning: Suicide Prevention

Death by lightning strikes may appear rare, but they can be deadlier than tornadoes according to the National Weather Service. When an individual is struck by lightning, the electrical impulses travel near or inside the body affecting the cardiovascular and/or nervous system. This can lead to cardiac arrest if CPR is not administered. Moreover, the…

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…

Originally posted on sarahdhenson:
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…

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…

Transformation Tuesday: I’m a Mountain Mover

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. – Mark 11:23 KJV Do you…

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,…