Spirituality

Accidental Life or Not?

September 22, 2019

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Is our life accidental or not?

 Whether we know it or not, we are all searching for something.

At the core of us, we all are searching for belonging.  Everyone wants to know that we matter to someone and that when we are gone, there will be people grieving the loss of us.

Most people tend to seek from humans what only God can provide. We tend to look for our deepest joys and our life purposes in our mates, careers, and children. As long as we as we practice these habits, we will be filled with disappointment and sometimes, deep sadness.

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Featured Category, Mental Health

Do You Have Self-Awareness?

September 12, 2019
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Do you think you have self-awareness?

Developing self-awareness should be an important skill in our lives. The simple fact is you cannot change what you don’t know about.  If we have no self-awareness, we have no control over ourselves; we have no control over our thoughts, behaviors, habits, relationships. In essence, we have no control over our lives.

 

What is self-awareness?

Self-awareness is a skill that allows us to monitor ourselves, and in turn, monitor our lives.

Self-awareness allows us to explore and learn about who we are, what we care about. This skill helps us to learn about what makes us, us. Self-awareness helps us to identify the thoughts we have, and over time, it helps us identify our thought patterns.

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Black Mental Health, Mental Health

5 Steps to a Healthier Self-Care Routine

August 29, 2019
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What Is Self-Care?

What is self-care? Self-care is any action taken to safeguard one’s health. It is that simple. Self-care does not have to be a grand gesture or an expensive gesture, it can be a quiet and personal treat. The point of self-care is to do things that fulfill, replenish, and fuel you. It is to replenish and restore all the energies, emotions, and service that you have given unto others.

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Self-care is mandatory for all. No matter what our career is, we all serve others in some capacity. We all work to better the world in some manner. As adults, we transition from students to teachers in our careers and pour ourselves into our work if it is fulfilling for us. If our work is not fulfilling us, then we feel drained and exhausted by it, so self-care is still needed to replenish our souls.

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Spirituality

Becoming a Vessel for God’s Glory

August 22, 2019
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Have you ever wanted to become a vessel for God’s glory?

Over the last year, I’ve prayed to God to be used as a vessel for His purposes on Earth. I used to believe that He used powerful people to do powerful works.  During the last few months, I spent a lot of time studing the Bible and listening to sermons, I’ve come to learn that God simply meets a need with a need. He is looking for people who will submit to His power and humble themselves before Him, so that He can work through them and in them.

That sounds so simple, but WE become powerful forces when we truly align ourselves with God. The catch is, we must be wholly submitted to Him. We cannot dictate to Him that we only want to be used in one way or another, or only at certain times.

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Black Mental Health, Featured Category

The Angry Black Woman

August 14, 2019
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The stereotype of  “the angry black woman” has inspired many GIFs and quotes that only serve to perpetuate the stereotype and show how deeply embedded it is in the fabric of the American society and other communities.

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Is Anger A Bad Emotion?

But let’s break this down…Is anger a bad emotion? No, it is not…

Anger is a normal human emotion. It is a part of the human experience. Society has already taught us that when we are uncomfortable with things, we should try our best to isolate it and put it in a tightly closed box.  The fact is that…Black women threaten society. Yes, I truly believe that we do. The description of the phrase “The Angry Black Woman” is only used to restrict us, label us, and place us in boxes that remove our internal power.  This is a powerful statement because black women have so much power; but sometimes, we tend to misuse it and sometimes we let others turn it against us.

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