Last week, I told you about my new found inspiration to declutter my life physically, mentally, and emotionally. I'll admit,
Inspiration is the first step toward decluttering your life and hopefully that inspiration comes from this post. I want to tell you all about the steps I'm taking to declutter every aspect of my life and how you can too!
My life is a constant river of reflection. Not a day passes without me reflecting on the day before. I think of situations
Well, my friends. I'm back on Nutrisystem again. My journey in 2015 was challenging, but so rewarding. After 3 months
Today I am reflecting on everything I accomplished in 2016. We've come to the end of the road and I've
When word of the Loving movie first came out, I had no idea what it was about. Like most Americans, I had never heard of the Lovings. I didn't know that this incredibly couple help shaped the country that I love. I didn't realize that it was because of them, that I am allowed to marry the man that I love. Their story is like no other because the Lovings weren't an interracial couple fighting for the freedoms of America. They were simply a couple, a family, that fought for their right to live and love together – in the land of the free.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Loving actress, Terri Abney, along with the lead actors and Director of the Loving film. We talked to all of them about bringing the Loving story back to life. This is a very touching story because it's true. It's the true story of the Lovings, who were sentenced to prison or to leave the state simply because they were an interracial couple that got married. With the hate and discrimination this still exists, this movie couldn't have released at a better time. There's a lot that we need to talk about and Terri Abney has a very important message for this generation about love, acceptance, and speaking out.
As a young woman, I've explored a lot of different relationships. I've had really long-term relationships, love at first site relationships, really passionate ones, and really volatile ones. No two relationships are the same, but they all carry a few common things that nobody seems to mention. Maybe we are too involved to realize it, maybe we are too afraid to admit the truth, or maybe we just don't talk about our relationships enough. These are the 5 things nobody tells you about relationships.
I am all about positive living and giving everyone a second chance. Sometimes first impressions aren't the best. I'm sure that I've given a bad first impression a time or two. I'd hate to be written off because of one bad day. Being the empath that I am, I do my best to put myself in everyone's shoes and give them the benefit of the doubt. However, there are some things that I have a really hard time overlooking. There are some women that I just don't want to be friends with.
There's something really empowering about being around other women. I didn't grow up with a group of female friends. I've always had 1-2 girlfriends and the rest were guys. There's a huge difference between a friendship with a man than a friendship with a woman. With female friends, there's an unspoken language and a mutual respect. When you're in a group of secure women, it's like you're in a tribe. You don't have to personally know one another to feel a bond with them. However, it takes a certain kind of woman to give off an energy that makes others feel like they can open up to them and talk to them about anything. Those are the women I want to be friends with. Those are the best types of friends!
I have quite the obsession with scaring the hell out of my boyfriend. I hide in any little crevice I can just so I can jump out and spook him. There have been times when I've waited a half hour to scare him. Hey – you've gotta keep things interesting right? I'm sure this isn't the kind of "interesting" that most couples would think of. Maybe you're thinking that I'm a bit cruel. Well, maybe I am but he has picked up on this little hobby of mine and joined right in. It's safe to say that it's kind of our thing now. I personally get pure satisfaction out of scaring him and here's why.
Empathy. It's something that our world lacks. It's something that children need to understand at a very young age. Empathy could would save the entire world. I was born an empath. I've always called it a blessing and a curse because it's almost as if I have no control over my own emotions. I've lived my life feeling like an outcast because of my empathy, being stigmatized as an emotional woman. Empathy is so much more than being emotional, though.
I just finished watching one of the most inspiring, honest documentaries I've ever seen. Life, Animated is about a boy with autism that couldn't speak, but found a way to communicate through animated Disney films.
Mental illness is real. Some illnesses are talked about and recognized more than others, like bipolar disorder. Then there are ones that people think are made up like body dysmorphia, self mutilation, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. We need to talk about mental illness because ignoring it or hiding it will only push others away. We need a good support system and people around us who understand when it's time to give us our space, comfort us, or just to remind us that it's okay. It's shows like these that take us from pretending mental illness doesn't exist, to talking about it without shame or embarrassment.
Queen of Katwe is going to be one of the most beautiful, inspiring, and emotional movies to hit theaters this year. I get butterflies just watching the trailer and the new featurette. I believe that Lupita Nyong'o is perfect for her role as a mother. When I spoke to her about her motherly role in The Jungle Book she mentioned how much she wants to be a mother because of the strong mother figures in her life.