Blindsided Breakups: A thing or not a thing?

I recently read a post online in which a well-known rapper/entertainer mentioned being blindsided by his wife filing for divorce. The thought of this immediately sparked my interest as I thought it’s impossible to be blindsided by your marriage or relationship coming to an end. However, I now see how this is possible. For mostContinue reading “Blindsided Breakups: A thing or not a thing?”

Be Blameless: Own Your Part in the Relationship

The end of my marriage caused me to level up and grow in ways that I didn’t think was possible. It forced me and gave me the opportunity to be real with myself and hold myself accountable. The saying, “it takes two” is real and I understood it more than ever when I was aloneContinue reading “Be Blameless: Own Your Part in the Relationship”

Signs You’re Not Ready to Date After a Breakup

I’ve heard the saying many times, “the best way to get over that man or woman is to find a new one” but is this really a long term solution? Breakups can be hard and even harder to heal from but dating or getting into another relationship too soon due to the “quick fix” approachContinue reading “Signs You’re Not Ready to Date After a Breakup”

Why Expressing Your Needs in a Relationship is Crucial?

Initially it appeared that Lena Waithe would string us along this entire season of The Chi and we’d never see Keisha reunited with her family. However, within these past few episodes we’ve finally received some resolve. While this was one of the central storylines this season, I am actually more intrigued by Papa and Miesha’sContinue reading “Why Expressing Your Needs in a Relationship is Crucial?”

Great Achievements Involves Taking Greater Risks

Are you still wondering when this will all be over and hoping for things to go back to normal, or should I say back to the way they were before Covid-19? Well newsflash, we can’t go back! I’ll quote myself and say, “When the dust settles and this pandemic is over, things shouldn’t go backContinue reading “Great Achievements Involves Taking Greater Risks”

Mending Your Broken Friendship: Is It Worth It?

After catching up on all of the episodes to this past season of Insecure all I can say is Issa Rae, the creator is definitely Black Girl Magic at its best. Each episode this season touched upon a topic that many women like myself can relate to.  While watching each episode so much resonated withContinue reading “Mending Your Broken Friendship: Is It Worth It?”

From Bitter to Better: Fixing Your Own Toxicity

By the time my ex and I had decided to divorce I had already mentally and emotionally checked out of the marriage. So for me divorce was  the next thing to do; counseling and talking didn’t work so why stay stuck in an unhappy place? I was good with the idea of an amicable divorce,Continue reading “From Bitter to Better: Fixing Your Own Toxicity”

They’re Not Going to Apologize, So What?

At the earliest stages of our lives, we are taught that if we hurt someone or offend them we should say, “I’m sorry.” Saying sorry is a form of an apology, but also the acknowledgement that we have wronged or hurt someone. We were taught this, even if we truly didn’t understand why we wereContinue reading “They’re Not Going to Apologize, So What?”

I Can’t Keep Calm Because I’m Black!

The year is 2020 but it is definitely mirroring the 1950’s and 1960’s. If you thought for a second that Black people came a long way then you are sadly mistaken. In fact, we aren’t many generations removed since oppression was inflicted on our ancestors. In school we learned all about the beginning of slavery,Continue reading “I Can’t Keep Calm Because I’m Black!”