I feel I need to start with a disclaimer. This post is not asking victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, or any other kind of violent crime to do anything other than heal and go on to live their best lives. I truly am wishing you the best. I am not asking the families of those who lost loved ones … Read more...
I learned a long time ago that we can choose our response to many of life’s circumstances.
We do have options.
One of my options during my hellish encounter was to stay mad. Big mad.
But I’ve witnessed first-hand what bitterness and anger do to a person.
I know what harboring hurt and resentment look like and it’s not a … Read more...
Wasps of all kinds.
They all fill my garden and go from flower to flower gathering nectar and pollinating the fruits and veggies.
There’s no fighting.
There’s more than enough for all of them.
They all get what they need and are content to work together.
Lisa N. Alexander is the
Gut-wrenching pain. It’s unavoidable and part of the human experience.
And for many, they carry the baggage of the experience with them for the rest of their lives and into new relationships. Oftentimes causing a repeat of the past.
This baggage, this:
prevents progress and true healing.
The hurtful words hurled are often rehearsed until … Read more...
I’m the last person to act brand new or clutch a set of pearls during this current crisis we all find ourselves in. And my guess is, neither are you.
We all go through tough times—experiencing seasons of loss and hardship. It’s life. But how you handle these times is everything.
Since this isn’t my first rodeo, I wanted to … Read more...
For some, this is the first time you’ve had to spend extended time at home with the entire family. You’re balancing work from home, the kids, maybe even your parents and your significant other.
It’s the first time you’ve had to spend 24/7 with everybody and it’s not a family vacation.
And undoubtedly, someone is bound to get on someone’s … Read more...
The past three years have prepared me for this moment.
Or at least giving me a good crash course on what it is to redefine normal.
Three years ago, my mother passed away after a lengthy illness.
No lie, it was tough readjusting to life without her. I had been … Read more...
There’s so much to be gained from reading! Whether it’s learning new information from subject matter experts or being thrilled by a good suspense novel, reading has the ability to take you far beyond your current existence.
So, we’ve compiled our favorite 20 books for women. They range from self-help to business, to combating racism and more.
Disclaimer: Following our … Read more...
Loving and serving the emotionally wounded requires a certain maturity and a mastery in the art of compassion and yes, self-love.
Loving and serving emotionally wounded folk requires that you not mirror back the behavior they’re exhibiting.
It requires that you stay calm, always keep the bigger picture in mind and for you yourself not to act out of frustration.… Read more...