the procrastinator brain

What It’s Like For A Procrastinator: Ted Talk with Tim Urban

  So this morning while trying to curate content, I came across this Ted Talk featuring Tim Urban. Urban, like myself, is a master procrastinator, one who can’t shake the habit of waiting to the very last possible moment to get things done. In his candid and insightful talk, Urban...

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...

Its My Place, It Doesn’t Have To Be Yours

I know that in today’s “I am woman, hear me roar climate,” I will be crucified for saying what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway, my place IS in the home, there I said it and I don’t get offended when someone says this to...

These Shoes Were Made For My Journey

In the summer of 2007. I picked up a pair of black Airwalk flip flops at Payless during the BOGO sale. I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but I can’t see myself paying more than $8.00 for them.(Although what they’d become to symbolize to me is priceless.)...

Little Nuggets: It Was Necessary

Last Sunday, my pastor mentioned this video in her sermon. She said it was a powerful, but what you will witness if you watch the video is the presence of the Lord. I don’t know where Fantasia and her friends were at the time, but on thing is for sure...