Previously written on March 2, 2018 about Season 1. Let’s be real, we all can understand when a person is on their grind to get to the top at any and all costs. However, doing so at the expense of others has always bothered me. I know I just contradicted myself, but allow me to explain. Dear White People, a movie turned Netflix series, was … Continue reading What Colandrea ‘CoCo’ Conners Taught Me
Vulnerability is a key component of every relationship. I’m not just referencing a romantic relationship either. In any relationship, whether romantic, familial, or friendship, fostering emotional safety cultivates genuine intimacy. However, people often feel emotionally unsafe in their relationships. The foundation of intimacy is emotional safety. When there is emotional safety, it creates a climate for closeness by allowing a person to feel internally relaxed … Continue reading Here’s Why You Feel Emotionally Unsafe In Your Relationship And How To Change It
When you become a parent, especially a mother, self-care is one of the most common topics you will hear from veteran parents. In all honesty, self-care is vital for new mothers because it is a deliberate act meant to address mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health. In my early 20’s, my favorite areas of self-care were increasing my credit score, enjoying my place of peace … Continue reading 5 Ways That Your Self Care May Be A Toxic Coping Mechanism
When I was younger, I didn’t understand the importance of family traditions and how they contribute to the health of the family well-being. In family traditions, when a family places high focus outside of the nuclear family, they create what is called an entropic family. The entropic family is a nuclear family that loses its emotional ties and bonds with one another. This happens when … Continue reading 20+ Family Traditions For The Millennial Family
Anahata Mantra: “I LOVE” In total, there are seven chakras. They are said to be the source of where all energy flows through the body. It is said that blocked energy can lead to imbalances in life and illnesses. The fourth chakra is located in the center of the chest. The Anahata, the fourth chakra, is all about connecting and relatedness. Therefore, it is about … Continue reading 3 Simple Steps On How To Balance And Heal Your Fourth Chakra
Let’s be clear, blended families are not new phenomena. We see it talked about online and now we have this belief that elders didn’t have entire families (or children) that we did not know about until we hit adult age. Nothing about this is new. I repeat, blended families and co-parenting relationships were not started with the dawn of millennial families. I personally have friends … Continue reading Dating And Relationships EP4: How To Navigate Baby Mama Or Baby Daddy Drama
Let’s be real, we have to do better. Allow me to explain. According to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout, author of The Sociopath Next Door, it is estimated that sociopaths are four percent of the U.S. population. This is about 1 in 25 people, but to be fair, there are others that put it at about 1 in 100 people. There is an ongoing debate on the exact percentage, … Continue reading Dating and Relationships EP3: Are Most Black Men Sociopaths?
Let’s be real, if you are a millennial and dating, then a situationship is the new normal. How many people do you now that are in relationships? You know, where a guy/gal has been introduced to the friends and family, with a formal title of introduction, and it’s clear the they are in a relationship. Not many, right? In fact, the line has been blurred … Continue reading Dating and Relationships EP1: What Is A Situationship?
Let’s be real, I want you to recall a time where you sat with a friend and felt safe, understood and valued. While conversing with this friend, you didn’t feel you needed to hide certain pieces of yourself. While sharing with this friend, you didn’t feel you needed to always explain yourself because they can articulate your patterns better than you. While engaging with this … Continue reading Why Ambivalent Friendships Will Ruin You