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…

Out of the Ruins

“Today, you may have made wrong decisions and feel calamity on each side. You may feel that from your wrong choices, God has turned his back on you and he no longer wants a relationship. I have great news for you!  Out of the ruins, God will reestablish you. He will remove and clear out all the debris, repurpose it, and build something greater.” – Kendra Bell

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….

HUSTLE: 8 Things You’ll Need To Be Successful

Success doesn’t come to you… you go to it. – Marva Collins Have you ever failed at something? If so, that simply means you are human. I can recall reading that it also means you are a person that isn’t afraid to try something new. If you are presently struggling to find success, here are…

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…

Struggles Of Being An Afro-Latina

Black or Latina? I’ve heard that question so many times that it drives me muy loca (very crazy…lol). Some people do not understand that Afro-Latinos/Latinas do exist in this world. They are so used to the ideal Latina that looks like Jennifer Lopez. A lot of black Latinos are criticized for either not being black…

Faithfulness in the Midst of Adversity

In the wake of terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Istanbul, the night club shooting in Orlando, and the mass shooting of a historical black church in South Carolina, some believers are facing an incessant uncertainty regarding their faith. Many questioned, “How can the God of creation allow such tragedy in the world?” Along my journey…

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…

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,…