Why I’m Done Being the Bigger Person

“I release any residual guilt for the way it makes others feel when I am standing in my power” Maryam Hasnaa I have grown beyond weary of making excuses for shitty people and their shitty behavior. Oh, they had a tough life? So, what! They are going through a tough time right now? So, what!…

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My Family or My Dream? Why I Put My Dream on Hold

“Fulfillment is the completion of a circle. All aspects of the self have to be lived out, like the twelve houses of the zodiac” Anais Nin “The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams” Anais Nin   When I read The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois at the age of 16, I fell in…

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The US Health Care System: The Hustle Built On Our Struggle

“If the medicine worked you wouldn’t need to refill the prescription” Unknown “Our profitable disease care system doesn’t want you to die. It doesn’t want you to get well. It just wants you to keep coming back” Escape Fire film The US healthcare system is a revolving door, that creates customers instead of cures. They…

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You Are What You Think: 5 Affirmations to Create the Reality You Desire

“…he had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have” The Alchemist “If one idea is central to yoga psychology, it is that thoughts are real and have real, tangible consequences” The Bhagavad Gita We create our reality with our thoughts. What we think determines what we say…

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“Ain’t I a Woman”? Redefining Black Womanhood

“Dat man ober dar say dat womin needs to be helped into carriages, and lifted ober ditches, and to hab de best place everywhar. Nobody eber helps me into carriages, or ober mud-puddles, or gibs me any best place!” And raising herself to her full height, and her voice to a pitch like rolling thunder,…

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Intermittent Fasting: Are You About That Life?

“Anything you can’t fast from you are a slave to”   We’ve survived Maafa or the Black/African Holocaust, but Heart disease and Type 2 diabetes appears to be something we cannot conquer.  We’ve withstood the Middle Passage, the dehumanization and subjugation of chattel slavery, the extreme injustice of Jim Crow, and the terror inflicted on…

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The Lover I didn’t Choose: Cutting Energy Cords With An Abuser

“You’re responsible for how long you let what hurt you, haunt you” Sarah Jakes Roberts In November I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural We Buy Black Convention in Atlanta. I finally had the chance to meet two members of my soul tribe AND launch my very first product; The Mended Womb Vaginal Steam…

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