Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness

I’ve been contemplating this concept of superficiality versus authenticity for some time now, because it feels like lately I’ve found myself in situations that highlight just how many or how few folks that I interact with, fit into one of these categories:  superficial: existing or occurring at or on the surface; apparent rather than real; shallow; not

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4 Ways Women can better support one another..

The one thing that continues to perplex, anger and sadden me, is the fact that we live in a time where Women spend more time bitching about the next Woman when we should be focusing on uplifting and empowering one another for any and every reason, no matter how small.  It’s a shame to admit that

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Lessons learned…

As I sit here and write, I realize that the older I get, the more blogs I write that begin with “the older I get”! But alas, it is with getting older that I have had the opportunity to learn many life lessons which I continue to take and shape the way I not only

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Feed your Soul, Not your Ego…

The older we get, it’s imperative that we keep our brains active and stimulated! Refuse to allow yourself to settle into a mental and physical rut.. Be adventurous! Try new things, be open to learning about unfamiliar concepts, explore ideas and beliefs that differ from your own. The important thing is to constantly challenge yourself,

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Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America

Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a  43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished

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Clarity in the 40’s

When I approached 40, I had mixed emotions; I believed at that point I would then be officially a “Grown Woman” and all that 40 entails… like gray hair popping up uninvited, being considered “middle age” by folks in their 20’s & 30’s, your body acting  all funny style and feeling some kind of  strange

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Today is a New Day!

Have you ever had moments where you felt a little out of sorts? Where you couldn’t necessarily pinpoint one particular thing or reason, but you felt, in your spirit, that perhaps something was just a tad bit off? Maybe you were doing really good in one area of your life, but in another, well, not so

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Learn to Let Go & find Balance in Life…

We all have our own individual, personal “truths” but keep in mind that we’re all human and sometimes we all, at one time or another have taken our beliefs in something, someone, or even a situation and have tried to make it fit into our personal “version of reality”. But thinking something doesn’t make it

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What is the true definition of being “Culturally Diverse”?

When the issue of diversity has come up I’ve noticed that the concept has different meanings for people, depending on your ethnicity, your culture, your sexual orientation, your level of education, financial status, employment status, political affiliation, the community you live in, and how you’ve been raised among a myriad of other factors. Diversity: The quality or

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