Monthly Archive: December 2016

I can do it

Year’s End Reflection 2016: Encouraging Myself

While overall 2016 was a good year, there were moments where I needed encouragement. Sometimes the best encouragement comes from within one’s own self. In times of conflict, depression, indecisiveness, I needed to pull myself up by the bootstraps, I said this little mantra to myself. I hope you can...

Dealing with criticism

Year’s End Reflections 2016: Dealing With Criticism

Once I really begin taking a hard look at myself, I had to open myself up to criticism of those around me, which is something that is a little difficult for me because I tend to get defensive if I feel attacked. But in 2016, because I really allowed myself...

African American women and depression

Year’s End Reflection 2016: Accepting My Depression

A few months into 2016, I had to admit to myself and accept the fact that I suffer from depression. I had suspected as much for a long time, but I guess I wasn’t ready for depression to be my reality. It took the Holy Spirit to speak to me...

Little Nuggets: But For And

Early this year I read somewhere that replacing “but” for “and”, will drastically change how you are perceived and how you perceive situations. So I consciously put the idea into practice. For instance instead of saying, “I really need to write this blog post, but I don’t want to; I...

Something on the inside, working on the outside

I’m Glad I’m Not Where I Use To Be, Because I Was Mad

So last Saturday someone made a comment about something that has been weighing on my mind for a few weeks. This person wasn’t directly directing the comment towards me, but indirectly the comment was about me and mine. The old me would have let my tongue loose and told this...

journaling

“What Happened To Me Today” Journal

I have been off the grid for a little while–I know, not the best thing to be for someone trying to get a blog off the ground–but I have so much that I want to share with all of you. There is just one problem however, I can’t remember any...