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Size Matters: It’s Time to Think and Dream Big!

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.” - Marianne...

How Changing My Life Required Patience…and Other Realizations

I wanted to change my life. I found myself miserable at home, at work and unhappy with myself. I partied too much. I drank...

The Bounce Back: The Heartbreak Diet

I never intended to withdraw from things that brought me joy and satisfaction. I mean, it was never a thought. I reacted. In July 2013,...
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I’m So Glad I Jumped Into My Destiny

Spring, 2008 “I can’t believe this is my life. Thirty-two years old. No career, no car, homeless…” I lamented as I sat on the couch...
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I’m Not a “Ride or Die” Anymore… and I’m Okay With That

As I was riding the subway on my morning commute, I came across a meme that spoke about what a "good woman" was; with...
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“You’re Pretty for a Dark Skinned Girl.”

I sat on her front porch clicking my roller skates on the pavement as the blazing sun kissed my skin. Unwilling to allow the...
(Video) How Tanikia Carpenter Stepped Out on Faith & Straight Into Her Dream

(Video) How Tanikia Stepped Out on Faith & Straight Into Her Dream

Dreams are difficult. And often require a next level of faith to build the confidence necessary to step straight into your purpose. Tanikia knew she...

“I Didn’t Want to Be Divorced”: How Janelle Found the Courage to Choose Herself

Love, like life, is complicated. Marriage sometimes even more so. What do you do when the marriage you prayed for isn't what you envisioned? Janelle's story...

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True Confessions of A New Mom

Growing up, my parents conveyed a very negative sentiment about having kids. They would often tell my brothers and I not to have kids...

My Experiences Abroad Gave Me Panic Attacks

My heart starts racing. I feel my chest tighten, skin tingling. My breathing becomes labored. Terror grips my body as I brace myself for walking...

The Morning Shift: 3 Tips for a Great Start to Your...

BUZZZ….SNOOZE…...BUZZZ...SNOOZE Yep that is the sound of the alarm in the morning for so many people. You hop of bed and straight to the reality of...