I Am My People’s Keeper

"I water my connections with empathy, compassion, responsibility, love, accountability, and acknowledgment." In every moment that we share with another person, it's important to recognize what we are contributing to that shared experience. Any experience that involves another person is one that is being created by both parties. So what we bring to every circumstance … Continue reading I Am My People’s Keeper

My Tribe Vibes Hard

"I set boundaries that allow individuals in my life who value my light, appreciate my complexities, nurture my fullness, love my love, and call me on my shyt." Sometimes our boundaries are not about what we keep out but instead what we allow inside our inner circle. It's just as essential to ensure that we … Continue reading My Tribe Vibes Hard

I Am A Sovereign Entity

"I acknowledge and accept that I am my purpose." You are a sovereign entity who needs no permission to walk in your light. I know that many of our lives have been orchestrated in various ways by the desires of our parents, family members, significant others, and potentially friends. From early on society has told … Continue reading I Am A Sovereign Entity

Boundaries Matter

" I set boundaries that honor the sacredness of who I am." You are sacred. You're highly valued and indispensable, the question is, do you see it? Have you taken the time to really look at the value you are placing on yourself? We tend to put a higher value on people and things outside … Continue reading Boundaries Matter

I Rise To Shine And Grind

" I am dedicated to watering my dreams with consistency, passion, creativity, love, and faithfulness." If you are the type of person who is solely motivated by money, status, or material things, you might as well quit now. Those things although nice will not be able to sustain your motivation for the long haul. Once … Continue reading I Rise To Shine And Grind

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

"I accept that I will not always feel alright or have the answers I desire." Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is to grapple with the unknown. To be comfortable with the spaces in between where you are and where you're trying to go. We like the familiar and feelings of comfort so finding ourselves … Continue reading It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Level Up No Excuses

"I am dedicated to using all of my resources to facilitate my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth." In June of 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech at the OAAU founding rally, and ten words jumped out at me which, I think are the perfect caveat to this affirmation, "we intend to bring into existence … Continue reading Level Up No Excuses

The Karma Of Forgiveness

"I forgive myself for the actions that have caused pain to myself and others. I also forgive my inability to give myself and others what was needed to heel the wounds." Newsflash, we make everything from simple mistakes to completely fucking all the way up, and it's human to do so. That doesn't make us … Continue reading The Karma Of Forgiveness

Live In Your Sacredness

"I am a sacred being dedicated to living in my fullness unapologetically." Anyone who has ever convinced you that you are less than sacred for any reason has lied to you. Perfection is not a prerequisite for your sacredness. It exists regardless to whom or what. Our onus is to accept the responsibility of walking … Continue reading Live In Your Sacredness

Shyt Happens So Shift Happens

"I allow adversity to strengthen my armor, sharpen my mind, soften my heart, and feed my spirit." I will not entertain self-pity or feel sorry for you. Life has happened to you and me both. I get it. It hurt. It's not fair. You're mad. Now, be angry enough to allow yourself to become fortified … Continue reading Shyt Happens So Shift Happens