Letters to my Ex: Choosing myself

I don’t know what made me fall for him. He was a culmination of everything I never asked for and for some odd reason; it was strangely comforting to me. 

Within a few months, I let my guard down and granted him entry into the most vulnerable places of my world. And as quickly as we allowed our lives to intertwine, it was over.

It was over.

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Self Care for Valentine's Day Giveaway

How easy is it to forget our genuine selves when we we’re consumed by the presence of another?

We’ve all watched a friend lose herself as she fought to maintain the interest of a suitor. She made herself smaller to accommodate the life of someone else, making her dreams and desires less of a priority. Unconsciously, she made the decision that his worth was more valuable. She became someone to be molded, shrunken, and changed at a moment’s notice. She forgot that she was her own… that she held the power to be the woman she desired.

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7 tips for booking your self care vacation

It doesn't matter if you're a a new yogi, meditator, or writer... sometimes, our regular self-care routines don't quite cut it for difficult seasons of life. If that's the case for you, consider taking a solo self-care vacation this year.

Obviously, week-long vacations aren't ideal for everyone. You may not have the PTO or the finances to fund an all inclusive getaway... but if you can find a way, take a solo self-care vacation at least once in your life. 

Here are 7 tips for booking your first self-care vacation.

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Book Review: Healing Through Movement

Breakups are life changing. No matter who initiates the end of the relationship, we’re affected by the loss, for better or worse. Some breakups are easier than others, requiring less emotional energy to regroup and move on. But some will shake you to your core and leave you questioning your worth… which is why Crista Gambrell penned “Healing through movement: Getting back up after a broken heart.” 

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Burden of sexual purity

Burden of sexual purity

Before she goes on her first date with a boy, she will be told, “boys are after one thing.”  She will grow to expect sexual tension and pressure for sexual intercourse from her male counterparts. And the reminder that “good girls keep their legs closed” will reinforce the pressure to limit her contact with boys under the guise that her worth as a young lady is steeped in abstinence.

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Letters to my Ex: Owning my body

Early on, I learned that having someone’s attention does not equate to having their respect. A few failed relationships taught me that the hard way. I only wish that I knew it when I was younger. In all honesty, I heard similar sentiments when I was younger but those words never stuck to my heart. Partly because no one ever took the time to discuss healthy relationships. As a consequence, I stumbled as I tried to figure it out.

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