Tag: emotions

How Scrunchies Saved My Life

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Serious question: What do you feel like you really deserve? I felt like for the longest I deserved freedom, but was scared of the work...

Learning To Be Vulnerable

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I learned something recently that I’d like to share with you: I’m tough. In fact, I’m a little too tough. I always knew I...

Rage Mulching: A Tale of Blowing Off Steam During a Pandemic

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About a month into the pandemic, my husband got the itch to plant a vegetable garden. Though the carrots and the onions didn’t take,...

No, You Cannot Touch My Child’s Hair!

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Being a black woman, everything about me is a conversation starter, good or bad. Each day I have to be conscious in all my...

Galentine’s Day? Having a Diverse Friend Group

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Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, but the new holiday dedicated to love, Galentine’s Day, is here to steal V-Day’s thunder. Galentine’s Day is a...

Surviving the Holidays When You Don’t Celebrate!

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It is the most wonderful time of the year and there is no denying that but many forget that not all are in celebration....

Being the Best You: Remember to Think about How You Want...

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since feeling is first who pays any attention to the syntax of things e.e. cummings When I turned 30, a friend gave me Danielle LaPorte’s book, The...

Adoption Chronicles :: Part 3

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We are nine months into the adoption process. You'd think we would have a baby already, right? Well.... no. It doesn't quite work that way. At...

The Lost Village

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You send out the baby announcements and everyone rings with joy. You receive endless congratulations and suffocating support. Everyone talks of what experiences they...

Motherhood Has Granted Me Grace That I Now Pass On To...

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Motherhood has changed me. I challenge you to show me a mother who wouldn’t readily agree with that statement. Some days, it feels like all...