I Am Fiercely My Own

"I am my own." Niyyirah Waheed wrote, "I am mine before I am ever anyone else's." Sometimes the journey of self-acceptance can come with the need for approval or even a sense of inclusion with those who matter most to us. For a lot of people self-acceptance is based on a broader acceptance from the … Continue reading I Am Fiercely My Own

I Am That I Am

"I accept myself fully and recognize that every part of my journey has been for the benefit of my becoming." Self-acceptance is the most liberating feeling that I hope you either have or are working toward. In no way are we perfect or have to be to understand how amazing we are flaws and all. … Continue reading I Am That I Am

Love Calls Your Name

"I am dedicated to showing up for my life with presence and gratitude for the ways that love reveals itself in my life." Your life is a manifestation of your thoughts and the responses of those thoughts. Often times the distractions of life and our own lack of focus prevent us from recognizing and appreciating … Continue reading Love Calls Your Name

Making Homes Out Of Human Beings

"I am a sanctuary unto myself." Warsan Shire wrote, "you can't make homes out of human beings, someone should have already told you that." It's amazing how many of us will still try though. It's how we look to house our aspirations, fears, dreams, love, or even future in other people. Although we all should … Continue reading Making Homes Out Of Human Beings

Let Go To Fly High

"I release things from my life that do not speak to the sacredness of my being and nourish me with patience, compassion, and love as I come into my fullness." Connecting with our inner divinity is one of the most tedious endeavors that we can take on. It requires that we remove the things that … Continue reading Let Go To Fly High

Be Like The Lotus My Friends

"I embrace and work with my shadow side and much as I do my light creating a stronger, brighter, and more balanced version of myself." It feels good to bask in the warmth of our own light and see how accepting others are of us when we shine. The light in us is palatable, exciting, … Continue reading Be Like The Lotus My Friends

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

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