Just Show Up

There is something absolutely amazing about the power of Black women when they come together and celebrate one another.  This past Friday I attended a “Waiting to Exhale” Christmas party that was hosted by my physical therapist Dr. Tina Morocco-Collins of NI Physical Therapy.  I had the opportunity to meet a group of very extraordinary women.  The truth is that I almost didn’t go to … Continue reading Just Show Up

Make a Bold Move: Release the Clutter

I was searching for something the other day and I realized that I had no clue where it was.  I live with my brother now so most of my things are stored in 2 closets in my bedroom.  Admittedly, I’m not the most organized person in the world so it’s challenging.  As I’m digging around in frustration (determined to find them), I’m asking myself “why … Continue reading Make a Bold Move: Release the Clutter

Finding Life During Adversity

It’s been several weeks since I’ve written a piece and I apologize for taking such a long hiatus.  I’ve been dealing with personal issues close to my heart but I felt that it was important for me to check in. While I can’t share specifics due to privacy issues, it’s safe to say that it’s been a very challenging couple of months but one that … Continue reading Finding Life During Adversity

Love Them With Boldness

Greetings, Bolder Sisters! The last several weeks have been mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging for me. But I awoke this morning realizing how embracing our boldness can be transformative not only for our own lives but also those of our loved ones.  The past couple of weeks have been extremely demanding for me on a personal level but today I want to talk about the … Continue reading Love Them With Boldness

Dangerous Independence

Being the oldest daughter in a large family is not without its challenges.  Older children learn a measure of independence that can oftentimes be viewed as pride when they become adults.  They are used to taking care of others and tend to automatically “do what needs to be done”.  As a result, they tend to be fiercely independent. Independence is healthy, that is, until it becomes … Continue reading Dangerous Independence

Explanation Not Always Necessary: Drawing Boundaries

Women are caregivers and as such we become so entrenched in doing for others that we forget to take care of ourselves – especially emotionally.  Our children are inquisitive and are always asking “why, what, and how” so we are always answering those questions.  We teach them by explanation. But as adults there comes a time when explaining yourself turns into something else and it’s usually not healthy. … Continue reading Explanation Not Always Necessary: Drawing Boundaries