Self-Care: It’s So Much Deeper Than You Think

How you live your life everyday says so much about you and how you feel about yourself. Whether you are a workaholic who “never has time” for anything else, or a yogi who makes eats right at every meal, or somewhere in between, the way you care for yourself says a lot about how much …

Dear White Student, (A Letter of Healing & Forgiveness)

In class the other day, you said something that struck me and challenged me to my very core. As we were discussing all of the recent shootings of unarmed Black and Brown people, by the police, I could tell you had something important to say. You, the only White student (and a hip hop artist!) …

4 Things I Did to Make Peace with My Mom’s Illness

It’s Sankofa month at TBW–a time to reflect on the past and how to learn from painful situations into lessons. My relationship with my mom has been one of the most transformative situations of my life. It has caused me some of the most pain I’ve ever felt–completely rocked my world. But, my relationship with …

A Healing Letter to My Mom

Dear Mom, I just want to start this letter by apologizing to you for any pain I caused you growing up. Now that I am a mom, there’s so much about you that I’m finally starting to understand. Now, I don’t think I was terrible (I had moments when I flirted with that boundary!), but …

What I learned about Myself from an Abusive Relationship

  I am very proud of what I’m doing here by writing this blog! This is the biggest platform I’ve ever shared this story on so far, but I’m excited to do it. You’ll find that while there are definitely some sad moments in this post, it’s actually a celebratory piece! I’ve come so far …

How to Deal with Life’s Downs

  A few days ago, Prince passed away. One of my favorite artists of all time, just like many of you. It got me to thinking about what to do when you suffer a loss or go through something difficult or heartbreaking. So this post is in his honor. Life’s suckier moments can cause us a lot …

14 Life Changing Quotes to Get You Inspired: Self Love

“You have to love yourself, because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you.” — Dodinsky, author of In The Garden of Thoughts series (from Twitter)   “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — …

The 3 Things You Must Know to Stop Hating Your Job

It’s 2:30pm. You’re at work and you have little to no energy left. How is it that time is moving so slowly?! You try to look busy. You fantasize about the end of the day. But, really you can’t wait until Friday, so you can finally enjoy yourself. Last weekend was great… why did it …

A Revolutionary Word About Depression

The United States is the most depressed country in the world. YES. You heard me correctly. Above Lebanon. Above war-torn Ukraine. According to an article in The Richest, 9.6% of our population report being depressed. And these are just the cases we know about! There are certainly more cases that are undiagnosed and unreported. Depression …

Damn Keys! (Why We Get So Stressed)

3/16/16 I was late for work this morning. I had a ridiculous time leaving the house this morning because I lost my keys. I was trying out a new work schedule that I was excited about and everything was going smoothly, until I. LOST. MY. KEYS. And I mean LOST. They were so lost, that …