The World Through My Eyes

Where did I go? As I walk to the mirror to see what it shows. The face that looks back at me holds- A resemblance of a girl I used to know. Her eyes, though the same color are darkly tinted with hurt and fear, blood and punishment,confusion and hate. Her body wears scars of…

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Spending the Holiday with Family

Finally got a chance to see Almost Christmas and I loved it! Aside from it being reminiscent of a Soul Food/This Christmas hybrid, the casting was the perfect recipe for endless laughs and foolery. Just in case you haven’t seen it, I’ll try not to spoil it for you but I do recommend it! Check…

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A Happy Family New Year

This past weekend was absolutely amazing! I celebrated my one-year wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve at my favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot and brought in the New Year with my family. I can remember, not so long ago, when New Years Eve signified party time. I wanted to hang out, have a drink or…

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12.31.16-New Year’s Eve To You But So Much More To Me

1 YEAR 12 MONTHS 365 DAYS 8,760 HOURS 525,600 MINUTES 315,360,000 SECONDS A couple of months ago I came across a blog post about a very interesting topic. When I saw the title of the post I immediately raised not one but both eyebrows and let out a quick hmm. As I read the content…

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Pulling the Weeds and Trimming the Hedges.

And this just in: “I’m making some changes in my life. If you don’t hear from me you were one of them.”~unknown So nice, I had to say it twice! The second time doesn’t sound as cruel as the first. At this stage of your life change, it actually might be music to your ears. Now…

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The Mental Preparation

“Your mind is where your problem is in the first place”. ~Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind. As mentioned in my previous post, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Change?, transitioning from the person you are to the person you desire to be is a far cry from being simple. Mental preparation should be the first step…

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Change?

Over the next few days I will be sharing my opinion on the importance of something we all need yet many despair. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.~ Robin Sharma The only thing harder than personal change is finding that needle in the haystack. Over the years…

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Choosing to be Better

A quick check-in as another week is nearing it’s end. Sundays are notorious for being church, laundry, house cleaning, big meal cooking, sports watching or do nothing all day kind of days because the new week – be it a work week, school week or homemaker week – is about to begin. Regardless of what…

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Through the Looking Glass

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with the husband of a woman who had recently passed away. This was my first time ever speaking with him but I immediately felt a connection. He wasn’t sad about her passing. In fact, he was happy to share feelings about his wife’s life and death as well…

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Reversing Murphy’s Law or, at least, remaining sane while it wreaks havoc.

For those of you who are not familiar with Murphy’s Law it simply states anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Feels good to have a name for the chaos in your life now, doesn’t it? Have you ever had one of those days where Murphy’s Law and all of his friends camped out…

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Domestic Violence

I never cease to be amazed at the foolishness that travels the lines of media across the world. By now you may have heard about the Moroccan TV show that aired a tutorial to teach women who have been victimized at the hands of their domestic abusers how to apply makeup to cover their bruises.…

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A Cup of Coffee

It’s amazing how normal everyday things can be a source of inspiration when you have the desire to write. Something as simple as a cup of coffee can help you tell a story. Imagine sitting across from someone whom you haven’t seen in years. Imagine, placed between the two of you, a table on which…

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Family Ties

It’s true. Our family are the first friends we have in life. They are the ones who witness just about all of our firsts. They are the ones who pick us up when we fall-after they laugh, of course. They are the ones who wear our clothes without permission or steal the last ice cream…

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The Top 25 Things I Don’t Understand.

  Morning people. You know who you are. You guys wake up like the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil and immediately start hurling your good mornings and chipper smiles all over the place. I secretly hate you! People who watch tv shows that you dislike but insist on having a full-blown, one-sided conversation with you in an…

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HPV vaccine for infants?

Today, I want to piggyback, slightly, off of my last post on STI’s. A brief look at HPV. The Human Papillon Virus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection that is spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex in both males and females. More than 40 classifications of this virus exist and, at some…

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Is it an act or a fact?

If your act of kindness is only for the camera or for the praise, it’s not kindness at all.  It’s just an act.    ~Liz McKenzie How many of you know someone who is always there to lend a helping hand BUT they have to prepare their acceptance speech first?  How many of you are that…

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From a Mother to her Children

Sometimes there are things I want to say but don’t.  Sometimes there are things I do say that just doesn’t come out right. Sometimes I am wrong- I’m human. Just know that the love I have for you is forever constant.  There is nothing that I wouldn’t do to keep you happy and keep you…

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Law and Disorder

Pregnancy has a way of uncovering many emotions.  Shock, joy, fear, and excitement spread through expectant mothers and fathers as well as family and friends.  The ability to procreate and carry another living being within your body is an amazingly beautiful thing that is not awarded to everyone.  While baby is developing, mom and dad…

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The Countdown Begins

Well guys, it’s that time of the year again!  With the start of New Years Resolution season vastly approaching, I thought it would be fitting to highlight some resolution inclusions that are definitely worth considering for the new year, new me crowd. Getting healthy and staying healthy is not just about what you eat and…

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Not A Lie But Not The Truth

Hi Liz, I need your opinion. I have been talking to a guy for about 2 months. We live in 2 different states and started talking through a facebook group. I really like this dude and we have plans to meet up soon. I’m a little nervous to see him because I said something that…

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We Can’t Be Friends…Or Can We?

Among the top age-old debates is the controversial question, can men and women be friends? As a woman with male cohorts, I can confidently say that, yes, a platonic relationship can exist between the sexes. We can stand to gain valuable insight from the benevolence of having friendships with the opposite sex. Having male friends,…

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Minnie’s Story

It has been a long time. For some, it may seem like it was yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Others, however, wake up and relive it day after day after day as another anniversary quickly approaches. There are three types of people who know what I’m talking about. Those who were onlookers,…

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A Cure For Chaos

It’s that time of the year again. The slow trickle of the back-to-school celebrations have commenced! Newbie back-to-school parental units, fret not. You’ll catch on. This is the time of year that your home becomes more hushed during the day and bedtimes arrive a little earlier at night. For parents that means the first and…

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The Balancing Act

Life is a huge circus and you’re the tight rope walker. -Liz McKenzie At any given time, any one of us can be juggling a cluster of life’s necessities in one hand – education, work, family, religious and social obligations, etc – and the residual effects of life’s necessities in the other hand – happiness,…

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An Attitude for Gratitude

G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E! Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude helps you bring recognition to the value of every aspect of your life and the lives of others. In my observations, it was apparent that while people issued thank you’s, there was a huge gap…

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WEDNESDAY PEP-TALK

Move to the beat of your own drum. Everyone is not going to support you on your journey and some people will try to convince you that you’re going the wrong way. That’s why it’s so important to develop and strengthen your knowledge of self. When you know who you are, what you want, and…

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A Place For Everything

What’s a gal to do? I am almost envious of you awesome bloggers who can so eloquently and creatively share your footprints in the sand. The niches of the blogging world are endless and you guys dress it up beautifully!! As I become Dora la exploradora in my mind, I venture off on a niche…

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Just a little food for thought

Are you happy with what you see and where you’re going? It’s not too late to make some changes. What is one thing you think you need to change that would be beneficial to your future? Is it a work in progress or is something holding you back? What do you need to do to…

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It’s The Simple Things

Can you believe it? The year is halfway complete!  While we were doting on one task or other, Father Time whispered sweet nothings into the winds of Mother Nature’s kiss. When we weren’t looking, Autumn turned to Winter and Winter became Spring as Summer patiently waits in the shadows. Amid the changes of the seasons,…

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